Friday, 16 August 2013

Man's Best Friend


I hope all of you with children are surviving the summer hols, at least the weather has been good this year, i've found it, not too bad - H loves any kind of sport, so he has done a couple days a week at Sport Camps, and on Tuesday we set sail from Dover for 12 nights to cruise round The Baltics, where we will be visiting Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallin (3 places i have never been to), Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen - although while we are away, we are having DIY SOS done on our bathroom - only difference is, we have to pay for it !!!

Today's image is one i fell in love with and it so reminds me of H and Whisper, (when in reality Whisper wouldn't actually sit on a bench, she'll only sit there if Alan or I have picked her up and she is sitting on our lap), image has been distressed with Salty Ocean and the papers are LOTV 'Country Gent', Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo 'Happy Everything', twine, buttons and charm from stash.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Crafty Ribbons - where Challenge No: 57 is '3 Of Something' - I've gone for 3 Buttons and 3 Different Papers

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 282 is 'Button Up'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Going Krafty'

Sweet Sketch - where they are up to Sketch No: 219

Cards For Men - where Challenge No: 16 is 'Metal / Metallic'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Occasion - ally'

Craft Your Passion - where Challenge No: 175 is 'Don't Get Your Twine In A Tangle'

Lili's Little Fairies - where the Challenge is 'Vintage / Shabby Chic' - I wasn't going to enter, but Marianne persuaded me I should.

Image - LOTV - 'Man's Best Friend'
 Image has been distressed with - Tim Holtz -  'Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass' 
Papers - LOTV 'Country Gent'
Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo 'Happy Everything'
Twine, Buttons and Charm from stash.

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


Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous card and image
Hugs Kelly

Linda Anderson said...

Oh how precious! Such a darling image. Love the buttons and twine. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


brenda said...

Great card for the lads Sam.

Enjoy your cruise, you will love St Petersburg and Tallin is like something out of a fairtale.

B x

Cards by Alison said...

Gorgeous Card love the layout and the image. Love Alison xx

Claire said...

Love your card Sam and love the clouds too! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Judith said...

Aw I just love this image Sam and the layout is fab - I love "little boy" cards. Your holiday sounds wonderful - I've always fancied visiting that part of the world - have a great time and a beautiful bathroom when you get back! hugs Judith xx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, I like the adorable image the twine the colours and the buttons,
Kevin xx

Deborah said...

Beautiful card Sam. Love your colouring.

Deborah A

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sam, love it all. Have a good holiday x Susan x

Debbie said...

Very sweet LOTV image, great sketch too. Thank you for showing us over at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

Heide said...

Just adorable! Sweet image and perfect papers. Happy to have you with us.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Sam. The image is delightful and coloured so beautifully. I love the papers and layout too.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday
hugs Sue xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous boys card Sam, adorable image and love the colours & fab charm.
Hugs Wendy xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow your hol sounds amazing, hope you have a fab time and come back and tell us about it. I love this sweet image and your card has a lovely vintage feel, perfect for our challenge at Lili's Little Fairies, please join in the challenge. With my DT hat on thanks for playing a crafty ribbons and PTW.

Lorraine said...

Brilliant card Sam. I love the image and the colours and design are gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Little K Smith said...

Aawwwww I do LOVE these LOTV vintage boys, especially the ones with the pups! ;D Gorgeous colours and I love the sweet little charm too! A lush card hun :)

Kirsty said...

this is so cute, love the LOTV stamps thanks for joining in with us at sweet stampin this week

kirsty x Pearly Pop Cards

Jeannie said...

Such a sweet, sweet image and the twine and charm are just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Aunty Sue said...

One Of My Faves From The New Line Enjoy Your Trip

Michelle said...

Adorable this card. The image is so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

tilly said...

another gorgeous male card........ love your papers and sweet image, have a wonderful holiday, sounds fab

downrightcrafty said...

how cute so sweet great card
Hugs Kate xx

Ellie said...

It's beautiful Sam! Loving the cute image and sketch! School already started again in our area, summer went bye way too fast for us :-(

coops said...

so gorgeous sam.really love the image and stunning papers and design.have a fabulous holiday hun :D

xx coops xx

Kat W said...

I agree with Marianne that this is perfect for our challenge this week as it has a really vintage feel to it with the lovely muted colours and sweet image :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at Lili's Little Fairies this week.
Hugs, Kat x

Pauline Wheeler said...

Ah how sweet, thanks for sharing with crafty ribbons
P x

mulberry station said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation. I love your image and coloring. beuatifully done!! Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Joanna said...

What a perfect image for you to use ... looks a little like Whisper. Great to see you back this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Hope you come back again.

Shell Klieber said...

I love this card, it's super cute. Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stampin' Challenge & good luck!

NGCARDS said...

This is such a beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Holly Gwilliams said...

Sam, your cruise sounds amazing and I am very very jealous.

Great card this week. This is one of my fave images from the LOTV vintage boys release. I only have it on the art pad at the moment, but I love the way you have coloured it up.

Great papers and great use of the sketch.

Thanks for playing along at SSW this week. I always love to see your cards.


Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Sam,
fabulous card, just coloured the same image!
Have a great cruising holiday, welcome to Helsinki,
it would have been nice to meet you, but I know you have not much time. Enjoy,
hugs'n' greetings;-))m

Aunty Sue said...

Hi sa m just popped over to say well done on the win at Kellys and i do love this card

Shirley said...

Who could not fall in love with that cute stamped image Sam. A delightful card and I really like the layout and embellishments.


kay said...

Sweet card, have a super holiday x

Kathie said...

Hi Sam this is a really cute card, and I just love this LOTV image just so cute. Love your design papers and great added embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Kaylee Snyder said...

What a cute image. I love the layout, it really highlights the great image. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Be sure to join us this week in our flowers challenge.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Darling birthday card! Thanks for joining us at SSW!

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Sam
Hope you have a lovely day.
Hugs Teresa x

Sharon Basel said...

This is so sweet. I love your little charm with this adorable image. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

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Jules said...

Hi Sam

As you can tell I am way behind with my blog visiting .. .. what am I like?!?!?

Loving your card. Such a great image and fabby papers. Love the little charm!!

Hope your holiday was as amazing as it sounds.

Love Jules xx