Monday, 11 March 2013



I hope, that those of you who are Mums, had a lovely day yesterday - I got 2 cards (both made by H), a bunch of flowers and a bookmark, that H had threaded the ribbon through himself, Alan and H took me out to lunch on Saturday (as we thought yesterday, would probably be really busy), that was after we had seen 'Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' at The Hawth in Crawley starring 'Keith Jack' who was a runner up in 'Any Dream Will Do', and we all enjoyed it - although afterwards i did ask the question 'Where Does He Put His Mic Pack, As There Doesn't Seem To Be Much Room, When He Is Wearing His Loin Cloth ?' - Alan at this point, just went typical and raised his eyebrows !!!

Just to say a big thank you for all your lovely comments about the blogging problems i have had and it turns out now, my blog has been taken off of the person's recommendations, thank goodness.

I have always admired the lovely Brenda's blog, so when i saw that she was having a competition, i jumped at the chance of entering and i chose to CASE one of her cards, as like me, she is a huge PB nutter !!, i went for this particular design, as i don't use my flower stamps enough and i also loved the way Brenda had framed the image, the papers i've used are the new LOTV pad 'Perfect Pair', the ribbon and pin are from 'The Ribbon Girls', the punched edge and frame is - MS - 'Cherish', tag is cut using a Sizzix die, sentiment is 'Personal Impressions' and gems are 'Habico'.  Although this card is for Mother's Day and it was yesterday, i've made it, as it will give me a good start on the 10 i have to send to the troops in January.

Todays Card And Challenges Are :

Brenda At Floral Fantasies - Celebrating her 4th Year Blogoversary and 4,000 followers.

Simon Say's Stamp  - where the Challenge is 'A Bit O' Green'

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where March's Challenge is 'Springtime'

Oldie But A Goodie - where Challenge No:   is 'Feeling Floral' - the old is the stamp and the punch

In The Pink - where Challenge No: 15 is 'Floral / Mother's Day'

Joanna Sheen - where the Challenge is 'Mum's The Word'

And this is Brenda's card that i CASED from August 2011

Image - Penny Black - 'Whispers'
Papers - LOTV - 'Perfect Pair'
Ribbon and Pin - 'The Ribbon Girls'
Punched Edge And Frame - MS - 'Cherish'
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Tag - Sizzix Die

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would also kindly leave, they are all very much appreciated, Luv Sam x


tilly said...

What a beautiful card made both by you and Brenda lol....I love the papers you have used and the pretty flower stamp. pleased you had a good harm looking for bulges when people are not wearing much.... as long as you don't touch hehehehehe

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very nice indeed. Good CASE! xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sam, I like the floral image the colours and the pearls, perfect case.
Kevin xx

brenda said...

I smiled reading your post Sam as that's exactly the sort of thing I would notice !!

You have done a really wonderful job of casing my card and I really like your version with the soft pinks and paper piecing, another thing I really enjoy doing. I rather like that frame you have used as well, another one for the wish list.

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to create a card to join my my blog celebration.

B x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Sam. I love the image with the pretty paper pieced petals. A really great take on Brenda's card, I'm sure she will be impressed!
hugs Sue

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sam. The stamp is so pretty...I need!!! lol I love the layout and pretty papers too, a fantastic take on Brenda's card.
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sam.
Sue x

Janice said...

What a beauty, love both your card & Brenda's. You knee deep in snow yet? Sounds like you could be worse than us this time. Although we have snow lying, nothing fell today, the roads are fine and it was lovely and sunny. Jx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Sam, glad you got the problem sorted. I commented on Docrafts on our post - not sure if you saw it but l may have the same problem :( x Susan x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Sam, love the paper pieced flowers and pretty colours.
Glad you had a lovely mothers day.
Wendy xx

downrightcrafty said...

so pretty and love the colours and flowers
hugs Kate xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great casing and what a pretty card. Glad you had a good Mother's Day, have seen Joseph and loved it.

coops said...

so beautiful sam.gorgeous pretty flowers and papers and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

Your card is beautiful - I love your floral image and the paper piecing too.

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink... hope to see you here again soon with another fabbie pink creation!

Christine x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

A great take on Brenda's card.

Love your gorgeous colour combo and those fabby papers.

Pleased you have managed to sort your blog problems out.

Love Jules xx

Lisa Carroll said...

Beautiful card! The pink and green together is so fresh and spring-y. :) Thanks for playing along in our "Bit o' Green" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

DesignerDiva said...

So pretty, the patterned frames look fab!
Thanks for playing along this week at Oldie But A Goodie and I hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Laurie xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining in with my 'Feeling Floral' challenge over at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

thecraftycavalier said...

I love this Sam! The papers are so pretty and the image is just perfect. A beautiful Mother's Day card. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, hugs, Jayne xx

jenny said...

Beautiful floral card....such pretty colours!
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny x