Sunday, 2 September 2012

Things To Do !


We are back although a bit jet lagged !!, for those of you who don't know where we went on our holiday, here are some clues ? Whilst away we tried to feed our 5 year old son to some of the natives !!! (only joking of course :-) )

1) The Humpback Whale - just flipped him back
2) The Crocodile at Steve Irwin's Zoo - didn't want to know, as he wasn't meaty enough
3) The Roosters and Tigers  were more interested in busy fighting with each other (they are 2 NRL teams)

For those of you who haven't guessed yet, we went to Australia, to stay with my best friend, who lives in The Hunter Valley - 2 hours outside of Sydney and we had a Superb time.

To help me get over my post holiday blues, i found out yesterday that i have won a prize on last month's Penny Black Saturday Friends and i'm so chuffed, thank you.

Today's card is for my friends son who starts school on Wednesday, i've used a stamp, that i've previously used for the same thing. I thought for a boy twine with a bow was more appropriate and the buttons are from a pack of Craftime themed ones, the papers are from a very old Making Memories pad, and i couldn't find an appropriate sentiment, so instead i opted for a Special Day Stamp from LOTV and marking the date for him.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Sketchie Free For All' - I chose Sketch No: 59 from 30th August 2011

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where the Challenge for September is : 'Buttons And Bows'

Crazy Egg Challenge  - where Challenge No: 105 is 'Back To School'

Oldie But A Goodie - where the Challenge is 'Paper Piecing' - i've paper pieced the notebook - paper, buttons and stamp are old

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No: 70 is 'Back To School'

Image - Penny Black - 'Things To Do !'
Papers - Making Memories - 'Cheeky Collection - Emery'
Sentiment - LOTV
Buttons - Craftime Themed Ones
Twine from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely card Sam, glad you had a good holiday. Sue x

Fluffles said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday & well done on the win. Thought you'd be too busy doing washing to make cards!!! Lovely work Sam and super paper piecing on the cover. Thanks for joining us at an OBAG, Jx

Claire said...

Great to see you back, hope yu had a fabulous time. Love your card and your paper piecing is fab. Thanks for playing along with OBAG this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

Little K Smith said...

A lovely card Sam, such a cute image and I love the fab embellies too :)

Wendy said...

Hi Sam, glad you had a great holiday...Your card is absolutely fabulous, so cute.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Sam, I glad you had a good holiday.I would love to visit Australia zoo, I used to watch Steve Irwin and the team on tv. Your card is gorgeous I like the image the layout and the buttons.
Kevin xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sam - love the paper-pieced notepad - great DP's
Glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday.
Have a fab day.
Take care
Debs xx

debby4000 said...

Love your wonderful card.

brenda said...

Your card is really fab Sam, the colours and the DP's are really bright and happy.

So please you had a good holiday, it's a long flight the fabulous place to visit.

B x

Helen said...

This is just adorable Sam - love the paper piecing, and that wee mouse is just perfect for a first day at school card!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie & Penny Black Saturday!
Helen x

coops said...

so gorgeous sam.fab image and i love your details :D

xx coops xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, what a great card, love the colours, fab image and adore those buttons. Sounds like you had a fantastic hol. xx

downrightcrafty said...

love this and your embellies just super
Hugs Kate xx

Jules said...

Hi Sam

Well are you back into the old routine yet?!? Coming back from a holiday you have really looked forward to always takes a bit of getting used to I think.

Loving your paper pieced image. Must remember to try this as I have this lovely stamp .. .. and don't use it enough!!!

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Leanne said...

Thank you for playing our Back to School challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! Great job!

Kami-koneko said...

this is super cute! really a wonderful creation, thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!


jules said...

Another gorgeous cute card!!!