Thursday, 5 July 2012



Firstly if anybody is in the Sussex area and fancies a punnet of strawberries, please pop in, as we are over run in this house with them growing in the garden, so at the moment, looking for recipes to use them all up ?? Ok this house, well Alan and I are officially muppets, as yesterday i drove my car to the mechanics and this morning i realised my handbag was still on the back seat ??, fortunately it was still there and the fact the mechanic is a friend, so Alan will be driving back up to the garage tonight to get it !! and Alan the darling drove to the station this morning with Whisper's lead on the back seat, so i had to take Whisper to school with one of H's belts as a lead !!

Today's card is very different for me, as although i have quite a few PB flowers i never seem to know what to do with them !!, well fortunately for me a couple of weeks ago on Penny Black Saturday the lovely Kath's card was CASED, but as i was away in Gloucester, i was unable to enter the challenge, so i have CASED IT today, using a stamp that i have used before in a class with the very talented Jane Gill at The Glitter Pot, at the time i loved it, but for £10, i didn't know how often i would use it, so when i popped in on Sunday, this was one of the ex-demo's and it was now £3.50, so i snapped it up.  I have teamed it up with Basic Grey 'Wisteria' papers and Ribbon (that i won) and dew drops from The Ribbon Girls'. I've also paper pieced the flower.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 161 is 'In Bloom'

Penny Black At Allsorts - where July's Challenge is 'Summer Blooms'

Basic Grey - where Challenge No: 71 is 'Favourite Colour Combo' - Anything to do with purple, in this instance it's lilac/ blue - Papers used 'Wisteria'

Totally Stampalicious - where the Challenge this week is 'Bows and Ribbon'

The Ribbon Girls - where July's Challenge is 'Create A Girlie Card'

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 224 is 'Gardener's World'

Image - Penny Black - 'Candid'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Wisteria'
Sentiment - Papermania - 'CCSR'
Tag - Sizzix Die
Ribbon And Dew Drops - The Ribbon Girls
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Milled Lavendar' and 'Dusty Concord'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Kath Stewart said...

it's absolutely fabulous sam what a gorgeous the soft colours too..hugs kath xxx

brenda said...

I love that stamp Sam and use it loads, although I can never quite understand why it's called Candid.

Great card and colours and the design is very original, might need scraplift the l/o.

Thanks so much for joining our 'Summer Bloomes' theme at Penny Black and More this month. Also our 'In Bloom' theme at Allsorts - how convenient was that for me this week.

B x

tilly said...

wow Sam, love this, the papers are fab and what a bargin for the stamp!
Have you thought of removing the back seats from your cars lol

kay said...

It's so pretty, fab stamp,x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam, I love the design.
Kevin xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam.
Sue x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is beautiful. You proably know I love purple and these are some of my fave BG papers. I just love that flower and would have snapped it up too. Visited the Glitter Pot when we went to Brighton recently and what a fantastic shop. Lucky you and I wish I lived nearer as would love some strawberries.

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous sweetie..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Claire said...

This is really pretty hun - love the image. Hugs, Claire x

Janice said...

Lovely card Sam & you can see Kath's influence, Jx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Sam, fabulous stamp and papers too.

Fleur said...

Your card is gorgeous
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

Hugz Fleur xXx

coops said...

so gorgeous sam.stunning design and colours and i love the stamp :D

xx coops xx

Little K Smith said...

This is gorgeous Sam, I love the pretty colours, a lovely image and a fabulous layout too :)

Teresa said...

Stunning card Sam and although I don't live anywhere near Sussex it would be worth the journey for your freshly grown strawberries I'm sure, Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Sam! Fab image and colours, love the design - so pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Littlebearcrafts said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love this stamp and I really must ink mine up again soon. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More. Clare x

Mervi said...

stunning card, beautiful sketch, love the papers choices and colours.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Summer blooms Challenge, good luck;-))m

susiestacey said...

Hi Sam, gorgeous card love the layout and the bargain stamp is gorgeous. Thank you for joining the summer blooms challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x