Sunday, 15 July 2012

Friendly Surprise


Well what can i say about the weather !! - we even had a thunderstorm on Wednesday, today is sunny and cloudy !! I've had a busy week - H had a party on Wednesday and my phone wouldn't ring out or let me text - I'm on the Tesco network and they obviously use O2, i must confess i was a little nervous, as i was unable to get hold of Alan (he works in the city), then on Thursday we went to pick up Alan's motorbike and went to H's sports day (he did very well in the javelin (foam ones) and goal scoring), luckily the rain held off.

Today's image is one of those that makes me think of summer, sitting on a garden swing with the birds chirping around me - the papers are Basic Grey 'Porcelain', the sketch gave me a good excuse to have a play with Memory Box 'Woven Circle', the flowers and border punch are Stampin Up punches, i've distressed the image so it blends in better with the green border.

Today's Card And Challenges :

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

Penny Black Saturday Friends - has now moved to monthly and the July Challenge is 'Summer'

Basic Grey - where Challenge No: 72 is 'Fun In The Sun' - the papers i've used are : 'Porcelain'

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - where they are up to Sketch No: 162 and it's fabby

Image - Penny Black - 'Friendly Surprise'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Porcelain'
Circles - Memory Box - 'Woven Circles'
Border Edge - Stampin Up Punch
Flowers - Stampin Up Punch
Ribbon from stash
Pink Dew Drops - The Ribbon Girls

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Claire said...

Really pretty card hun, love the image and lovely colours. Hugs, Claire x

susiestacey said...

Hi Sam, gorgeous summery card love all the blooms, thank you for joining in the summer blooms over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sam, I like the hedgie the die cuts and the flowers.
Kevin xx

mulberry station said...

Ohhh, your card is gorgeous!!! I love the lacey feel to your cards. the colors and coloring are perfect. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DY

Heide said...

What a lovely card, such a pretty ribbon and flowers. PB image are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Simple and Sweet said...

What a darling little hedgehog! I love those colors you used as well! Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us this week!
Erika SSW DT

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sam.

Linda Anderson said...

Such a sweet card! Love your image, papers, and the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


downrightcrafty said...

Totally gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already :)

kay said...

what a adorable card,x

Wendy said...

Hi Sam, gorgeous card, love the sweet image and pretty colours.
Glad the rain held off for sports day.
Wendy xx

coops said...

so sweet sam,gorgeous pretty colours and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

sweetbloominscraps said...

Wow, love the feel of your card! I just want to climb right on the swing with that little hedge hog! Your woven circles are gorgeous! Love the soft feel of your papers too!

Jeannie said...

This is so pretty and the sheer green ribbon is just perfect with all of the pink! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh wow, this is so gorgeous. I looked at the sketch and it didn't grab me but these papers and dies are wonderful, so soft, well done you.

Kathie said...

Hi Sam I do love your card it's so perfect and I just adore this Penny Black image. I do love your colours and design papers together and your added embellishments. This card works together beautifully especially with the circles. I'm loving those memory box circles I haven't seen them before. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Sam!

Lovely card, cute image and fab colouring!
Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More Challenge, good luck;-))m

Arlana said...

Such a sweet Penny Black image. Love your lacy cut out circles. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

Sharon Basel said...

Sam this is lovely! Your beautiful papers and diecuts lend a wonderful vintage feel to your card and are so pretty with this adorable PB image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Claudia said...

Hi Sam that's just a so lovely card. The colour combination is special, but really great and the colouration lovely.
Thanks also for your lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

kath said...

Hi Sam your card is so those pretty papers...thank you for joining in the July challenge at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Jacqui P said...

Wow so pretty! I love your colour choice and fab details!
thankyou for joining the fun this time over at Basic grey challenge!
Jacqui P x