Monday, 29 October 2012

Warm & Cold


It's been one of those weekends (and that's the reason why it has taken me 4 days to complete this card !!) :
a) H got poked in the eye with a pencil at a Halloween party on Friday night - he's ok, but it took me about half an hour to calm him down and the mother of the child that did it, just spoke to me, so matter of factly, where i would have been absolutely mortified !!
b) I've gained a hacking cough - i think it's something to do with the fact i've had the flu jab !!
c) My next door neighbours husband got taken into hospital on Friday night and his wife was Phoned by the hospital (can you believe it) on Saturday morning, to say he had passed away in the night.

I liked the idea of Winter Wonderland's Challenge where you have to use 3 punches and as i had seen at PaperArts in Gloucester (when i visited there in June), where you could make a circle out of the MS - Skyland Snowflake, i decided to have a play with a circle card, the other 2 punches are MS - Snowflake Border and an X-Cut Circle, that i used to stamp the greeting on.  The papers are Craftwork Cards - Frosty Christmas (that i got for half price), the background card is pearlescent white (but not sure if camera picks this up) and i've coloured  the scarf and the ear muffs on the image with Stickles.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is to use '3 Punches' - i've used MS - Skyland Snowflake / MS - Snowflake Border / X-Cut Circle Punch

Charisma Cardz - where Challenge No: 42 is 'Don't Be Square'

ABC Christmas - where they are up to 'U is for Up To You'

Christmas Stamping All Year Long - where Challenge CSAYL No: 34 is 'Circle'

Sir Stampalot - where October's Challenge is 'Punch It Out'

Stamptacular Sunday - where Challenge No: 187 is 'Not Just An Ordinary Card'

Image - Penny Black - 'Warm & Cold'
Papers - Craftwork Cards - 'Frosty Christmas'
Border Punch - MS - 'Snowflake Border'
Snowflakes Round The Edge - MS - 'Skyland Snowflake'
Sentiment - LOTV
Stickles - Crystal and 
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Janice said...

Think my weekend was better than yours Sam! & yup I had a lump in my throat & a tear in my eye as I saw what the girls did for Alan - think they love their big cousin!

Now this is a great card & a super shape - very clever use of punches! Have a good week, Jx

brenda said...

It may have taken four days Sam, but worth the wait as it's stunning.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sam,I like the snowman,the shape and the snowflake border.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

Wow this is stunning Sam...loving all the gorgeous dies you have used....and I hope H is feeling better too hun..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Debs said...

Oh Sam firstly your card is stunning - love what you have done with the snowflakes around the card - gorgeous in every detail.
Secondly hope H is ok - I would have given the child and his Mother a piece of my mind!!!
Thirdly - what an awful ordeal for your neighbour - so sad :o(
Lastly - Paperarts in Glos. is just down the road from me - let me know next time you're down this way :o)
Have a fab evening.
debs xx

pinky said...

Beautiful card Sam. Love the shape. What a shock for your poor neighbour. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Unbelievable re the hospital phoning. What an awful shock that must have been. Lovely card, how clever to make a circle with that punch.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Popping back to say thanks for playing at WW.

susiestacey said...

Hi Sam, gorgeous card it looks so delicate and pretty x Susan x

Cat's sCrap said...

Gorgeous card. Fatastic work on your snowman. Beautiful papers. Magnificent border. Good work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and "Bonne Chance" !

Hugs from France.

Laine said...

Fabulous card, such stunning detail and so cute image. Hope the rest of your week passes more quietly.
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam. Doesn't sound like you had a very nice weekend. Sue x

tilly said...

Hi Sam
Love the shape of your card with those punches...... I just cannot believe anyone could be so insensitive as to phone and say a loved one had died!! what are things coming to.... pleased H is okay
Tilly x

Lorraine said...

It sounds like you've had a right weekend of it!
Your card is gorgeous! I love the image and fabulous design.
Lorraine x

Nat said...

Oh dear, what a weekend for you, hope the next one is better! Love what you have done with the punches on this card, just lovely!

Wishcraft said...

Great shape and a lovely card Sam, that snowman is fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sam, love it.
Oh your poor neighbour, what a shock that must have been.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

Love this gorgeous round snowman card :) the big snowflake die is a great detail to your snow theme

Pam said...

Wow! What an awesome design. Such a smart use of punches. Love the adorable snowman and the pretty blue color palette.

Thank you so very much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday! We are so happy that you could join in the fun.

:) Pam

Pamela said...

Beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

Pam x

kay said...

Gorgeous card Sam,love the shape,your poor neighbour,how awful for her Do hope also yours and H week gets better,x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, cute card, love the colours and the snowflake border.Hope this week gets better for you.

Annette said...

Beautiful card Sam Lets hope this week is a better one. Hope you feel better. xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the shape!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Jules said...

Gosh what a week for you .. .. and how awful for your neighbour.

That happened to my late MIL too when her hubby died.

Fantastic card. Love the shape and that cute snowman.

Love Jules xx

Carissa said...

Such a wonderful creation. The diecut border is really fantastic.
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Carissa :)

Lee said...

Oh Sam poor H I do hope he is alright,"Some Mothers".

Your poor neighbour can't believe they did that how awful for her.Hope your cough soon goes,fingers crossed next week will be a good one for you.

LOVE the shape of your Gorgeous card,great image colours n embellies.Huggles xxx

Tammy said...

Awww your card is adorable! I love all of the sparkle and your gorgeous design!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Tammy x