Tuesday, 29 January 2013



 I hope you are all well and none of you have been flooded out. We are ok, although it doesn't seem to have stopped raining here since yesterday afternoon.  Alan has gone to Turkey for a couple of days for work (oh i do hate it, when he is away), he is back on Thursday morning(fortunately he managed to get his flights changed), as we have tickets to see 'Shrek The Musical' in London (H even got permission from his headmaster).

Today's stamp is another bargain, got it for £4.99 and i thought it would be ideal for my best friends daughter's 18th, which is later on in the year. I have used my favourite colour at the moment 'Purple' and the papers are Doodlebug - 'Lilac Boutique Assortment', which include glitter - used for the number 18 (cut using Sizzix - 'Fruit Smoothie'), velvet - used for the flowers, that have been cut using Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Flower Garland' with black 'Dovecraft' glitter brads in the centre, the black 'Kaisercraft' pearls have been covered with ice crystal stickcles. The wide black lace is from 'The Ribbon Girls', whilst the thinner one used on her dress is from Castleford, Yorkshire market.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Cutie Pie - where Challenge No: 36 is to 'Use 3 Different Textures' - I've used Glitter, Velvet, Lace

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Paper Piecing'

Oldie But A Goodie - where the Challenge is 'Glitz And Glamour' - the papers are at least 2 years old, and so is the die i cut the 18 out of, Sizzix - 'Fruit Smoothie'

Sketch Saturday  - where they are up to Sketch No: 243

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No: 48 is 'Use Material / Texture'

Creative Card Crew - where Challenge No: 28 is 'Girly'

Image - Penny Black - 'Ginger'
Papers - Doodlebug - 'Lilac Boutique Assortment'
Lace (wide) - The Ribbon Girls
Lace (narrow) - Castleford, Yorkshire market
Black Pearls - Kaisercraft
Flowers cut with - Sizzix / Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Floral Garland'
No: 18 cut with - Sizzix - 'Fruit Smoothie
Stickles -'Ice Crystals'
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Milled Lavender'

Thanks for looking and any comments you would kindly like to leave too, Luv Sam x


Lisa xx said...

This is so gorgeous Sam, I love the bit of lace on her dress, looks great! Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

Janice said...

A lovely image & a great card Sam. Hope you all enjoy Shrek, Jx

Debs said...

Stunning card Sam - very glamorous image - love how you have added lace to her dress :o)
Fab colour combo.
Have a fab evening.
Take care
Debs xx

p.s Thanks for playing with the Cuties and OBAG - Good luck xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Sam. Love the image - she looks fab with her paper pieced dress and added lace :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Nat said...

This is gorgeous Sam, love the colours and the way you have put lace on her skirt.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Sam. The image is fab and I love the colours and pretty flowers.
Lorraine x

Jolara said...

what a beauty ! Hugs Joyce

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam.
Sue x

Sue - bearhouse said...

I love that image Sam and the colours are gorgeous.
Sorry I hadn't replied to you question earlier, been a bit hectic. You asked me where I live, well it 'sunny' Littlehampton!
Let's hope the rain stops soon

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sam, I like the sweet image, the lace and the flowers.
Kevin xx

paper fun said...

Beautiful!!! Gorgeous lace work.

Thanks for getting girly with us at Creative Card Crew.


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card and love the purples with that beautiful lace underskirt
Hugs Kate xx

Jules said...

Hi Sam

A great card for an 18th!

Love the gorgeous lace and of course your PB image! Another bargain for you.

Thursday will soon be here!

Love Jules xx

tilly said...

another fab bargin stamp...loveing the lace as well... I hope you all enjoy Shrek, lucky Alan got a flight change lol

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge this time and listing your textures. Good Luck cheers Sue N x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Anything is purple is good for me and this is gorgeous. Think I have her. Fab embellies

Margaret said...

Love it!! The lace on her dress really finishes it off

Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our girly challenge

Margaret xx

coops said...

so gorgeous sam.i love the purple and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Lee said...

Hiya thanks for your lovely welcome.Do hope you got to see Shrek and that your husband is home safe.LOVE your fab card,my fav colour.hugs xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sam, like how you have added the lace onto the bottom of the dress.
Thank you for joining in with the 3 textures challenge over at Cutie Pies and Good Luck x Susan x

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Sam,love the image and what a bargain,lovely purple theme and lace as well...
Mandy x

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card and it;s purple - love it! Thanks for playing along with OBAG this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

Kay Carley said...

Great card and just my sort of colour too!!!

Hope you are still enjoying your new laptop!!

Kay xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sam, so cute and I love how you've used the lace.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps & Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx