Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Piggy Love


I hope you are all ok, with all this snow around ? H's school was open as normal Monday, although the paths on the way there was treacherous and i nearly went over a couple of times.  Yesterday i was able to take the car out for the first time, since Thursday, (as it scares the 'S***' out of me driving in the snow) as the roads were almost back to normal. Yesterday H had to go to school dressed as a 'Fairy Tale Character' - he chose a 'Wolf' and although he looked really good, the outfit had cost me £15 !!!

I would also like to thank the lovely ladies at Oldie But A Goodie for picking Sealed With A Kiss to be in their top 3.

Today's stamp is one of the ones i managed to get from 'The Glitter Pot' for £1, when they were selling off 2nd hand stamps, that had been previously used in classes.  The papers are Echo Park 'Truly Yours' and i've   stiched (i so hate sewing, but thought i would give it ago) the ribbon and pulled it, causing it to ruffle / frill up and i like the look, makes a change, from it just lying flat. The punch is MS - 'Valentine Lace' (must treat myself to a different one, as i have used this one so many times), sentiment is Inkadinkadoo - 'Happy Everything', flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and leaves Sizzix die - 'Flowers, Branches And Leaves Set'.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Sweet Stampin  - where the Challenge is 'Show Us Your Frills / Frillies'

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - where January's Challenge is 'Flowers And Ribbon'

Penny Black At Allsorts - where January's Challenge is 'Love Is In The Air'

Really Reasonable Ribbon - where Challenge RRR No: 64 is 'Valentines Day / Love And Ribbon'

Sunday Sketch And Stamp - where they are up to Sketch No: 140 and it's Claire's and it's fabby, thank you

Crafty Ribbons - where Challenge No: 37  is 'Love / Romance, Anniversary'

Image - Penny Black - 'Piggy Love'
Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo - 'Happy Everything'
Papers - Echo Park - 'Truly Yours'
Punched Edge - MS - 'Valentine Lace'
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves - Sizzix - 'Flowers, Branches And Leaves Set'
Distressed Inks - Tim Holtz - 'Victorian Velvet And Spun Sugar'
Ribbon and heart pearl from stash

Thanks for looking, and for any comments you would also like to make,  Luv Sam x


Debs said...

Hi Sam
Gorgeous card hun. What a bargain stamp - I love a good bargain :o)
Love the DP's and the ribbon looks fabulous.
It's been snowing here today but not settled :o)
Enjoy the rest of the day.
Take care
Debs xx

brenda said...

I'm exactly the same driving in the snow Sam and as my car is rear wheel drive I avoid at all costs.

Your valentines card is absolutely adorable and perfect for both our themes at Penny Black and More and Pretty Little Ribbons challenges, thanks so much to joining in both.

B x

Crafty Lark said...

A beautiful card and that little Piggy made smile so much. xx Flora

Kelly Lloyd said...

Pretty card, cute image
Thanks for joining our challenge at crafty ribbons this time and good luck
Hugs Kelly

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and the colours are fabulous.
Take care in the snow
sue xx

Cards by Alison said...

Hi Sam lovely card that little piggy is gorgeous. Love Alison xxx

kay said...

It's so romantic Sam, well done on the sewing,x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Sam, love the cute image and colours.
Know how to feel about taking the car out in this, yesterday was the first time I went out in the car since Thursday too.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, I like the great fun image, the papers and the flowers.
Kevin xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card and love the image so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Janice said...

Brilliant image and a fantastic card. Love the papers too. Heaps more snow here today, getting bored of it now! Jx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aww that's so cute, love the ruffled lace. You are so luck living nea The Glitter Pot.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam.
Sue x

karen said...

oh so cute Sam, a gorgeous card! Karenx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card. The little pig is so sweet. Fab colours and frilly lace too.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

What a bargain your stamp was! And you've made a fabulous card with it too.

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Cards by Alison said...

Sam just wanted to say thank you for your help with my blog and how to put candy onto it. Many Many thanks and for the kind comments about my card too. Love Alison xxx

catherine said...

lovely card and thanks for joining us on Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week
x catherine

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Uma said...

brilliant card, that pig is just perfect! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

Nat said...

This little piggie makes me smile, I love what you have done with him and the way you have frilled the ribbon, it looks fab!

tilly said...

this is so pretty with the ruffled ribbon, pleased H liked his outfit at that price lol

debby4000 said...

Your card is gorgeous and so cute.

coops said...

so stunning sam.i really love your details and fab colours and the image is so cute :D

xx coops xx

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Sam still got some snow here and yes the children have been in school all week here roads are ok but our estate the streets are like a ice ring not the best for walking the dog but must be done. Loving this stamp you got a really good bargin and the card is fab. Thanks for popping by mine take care and have a good weekend

Wishcraft said...

Oh how cute! Love the pretty papers too, fab card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

What a brilliant stamp .. .. and a brilliant price too!!! A real bargain.

I love what you have done with the ribbon too.

Love Jules xx

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card, the image just made me smile :)

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.


Kim said...

Awesome image, love it. Great frillies. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

linda said...

ah, this card is so cute! the piggy is adorable and i love the ruffled ribbon, heart punched border and how piggy's t-shirt matches the striped paper. thank you so much for sharing another lovely card with us at penny black and more this month.

Wishcraft said...

Oops... just popping back to say thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Little K Smith said...

Aawww a gorgeous card Sam, adore the little piggy and the papers are lush too!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)

Mandy said...

Such an adorable image,he's so sweet...I love what you have done with the ribbon....A gorgeous card,love it...
Mandy x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

so lovely and beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more, good luck;-))m

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sam and l love the piggy stamp - not seen that one before - will have to watch out for that one.
Thank you for joining in the 'Love is in The Air' challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

mommyof5kidz said...

Just Beautiful! So stinkin Cute!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon this month!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sam:-)the image is very cute and the details are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Lols x x x

Lee said...

WOW,seriously FAB it.xx