Thursday, 23 May 2013

A Gift Of Flowers


This is going to be a very quick post today, as i should be sorting out what we need to go on holiday on Saturday we are going to the Isle Of Wight and staying in a dog friendly cottage - which we are all really looking forward to, as i haven't been for many years and nor has Alan.

Today's card is using a stamp from 1996 and when i saw that there were a couple of Lavender and Lilac Challenges, i jumped at the chance of making a card, as i so love that colour and i combined it with some rather gorgeous 'Lilac Velvet Lace' from 'The Ribbon Girls, and fabby papers from LOTV - 'Promises / NitWit Collection, although i have quite a few punches i decided to use one of my dies to make the edging - 'Meridian Border' Memory Box, the flowers are WOC, and the sentiment is LOTV, i've made it into a Mother's Day card, as i'm a bit short for the 10 i usually send out for the troops in December.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Joanna Sheen - where the Challenge is 'Girls, Girls, Girls'

The Ribbon Girls - where May's Colour Challenge is 'Lavender And Lilac'

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 243 is 'Lavender And Lace'

Sketch And Stash - where they are up to Sketch No: 114 and the twist is ribbon or lace - I chose Lace. The  old is the stamp and the die is about a year old, the rest is new

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where May's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Image - Penny Black - 'A Gift Of Flowers'
Papers - LOTV / Nitwits - 'Promises'
Die - Memory Box - 'Meridian Border'
Lace - The Ribbon Girls
Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers - WOC
Gems from stash

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, all are most appreciated, Luv Sam x


Aunty Sue said...

Oh this is a sweet stamp and she looks stunning in this colour. Have a lovely time and hope the weather is good.

Janice said...

Beautiful Sam, lilac isn't a colour I use often but it is lovely. Great image and card. Happy holidays too, hope it warms up a bit for you. Jx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Sam, love the sweet image and pretty colours & details.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Wendy xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Sam. The image is adorable and I love the pretty papers and shades of lilac.

Have a lovely holiday.
Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

A gorgeous card .. .. great layout, beautiful colours and of course a fabby image!

I hope you have a lovely holiday. We have some lovely memories of time spent on the IOW.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Sam. I love the sweet image, pretty colours and gorgeous details.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a well deserved chance to relax. Hopefully the weather will be kind to you.
hugs Sue xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card - love the colour and the beautifully coloured image. Have a lovely holiday - the Isle of Wight is a fab destination. Elizabeth xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Sue said...

Hi Sam, love these older Penny Black stamps, since I have been stamping forever, I have quite a few of them. Love the orchid. Just beautiful. Enjoy your get away....


tilly said...

some of the older stamps are so cute and need to be used more!
a lovely card in Lilacs, I hope you have some lovely weather for your holiday break

kay said...

Beautiful card Sam,have a fab holiday x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Let's hope the weather improves and you have a great time. Haven't been there for ages either. Gorgeous card, my fave colours too x

Claire said...

This is gorgeous hun, love the sweet image and pretty papers and colours. Hope you have a fabulous time in the Isle of Wight. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

so beautiful sam.gorgeous pretty image and design and I love your lilac colours.
enjoy your holiday hun :D

xx coops xx said...

Gorgeous card love the lilac one of my fav colours too. Hope you enjoy your holiday must look into dog friendly cottages. Love Alison xx

Lee said...

Really pretty hope you all enjoy your holiday and that the weather is kind to you.Hugs xx

Sue said...

Hello again Sam. Just popping back to say Thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
hugs Sue xx

Louise said...

Beautiful card,thank you for joining us at Cupcake craft and good luck.
Louise xx

Laura Bradley said...

Fab girly card! Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen! Laura xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card Sam. Lovely colour and DP.
Kathleen x

Nat said...

Gorgeous Sam, just love the pretty colours and lovely image.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous, adorable card Sam, love the pretty colours.

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful creation and super colours
Hugs Kate xx