Sunday, 4 August 2013

Yearning / Penny Black And More


Well i have some very exciting news for you today - i was asked by the lovely and very talented Brenda, if i would like to become a full time DT member over at Penny Black And More, i must confess i cried, as since i started blogging just over 3 years ago, i have always wanted to be a DT member on a Penny Black Challenge Blog and now i am and boy does it feel good (i just hope i can live up to the very high standard).

This month's Challenge is 'In The Garden' and to go with it, we have some amazing sponsors, which are :

Penny Black
Crafts U Love (a shop that is just over an hour from me and i like shopping at)

And One lucky person using a Penny Black Image will be picked to be Guest Designer for next month and win a gift too. So pop over to Penny Black And More, check out the other amazing inspiration the very talented team have come up with, and join in the fun, but please do remember you can use any image you like, except Digi's.

I decided to use 'Yearning', as i haven't used this cutie since October 2010 - gee what am i like and i decided my watering can should be an old fashioned metal one and lucky for me i found the ideal papers to go with it too First Edition - 'Dreamcatcher', Sentiment is PB - 'Betsy Bluebell Transparent Set', Flowers are cut using Sizzlits / Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Flower Garland / Decorative Strip', Ribbon and Gems are from my stash.

and another photo to show off the sparkly centre of the flowers :

The Challenges I would like to enter are :

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 280 is 'Anything Goes'

Crafts And Me - where Challenge No: 139 is 'Anything Goes'

The Ribbon Girls - where August's Challenge is 'Birthday Card'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 225 is 'Anything Goes with the option of a sketch (sorry didn't go for that)'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

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


downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous Sam love the colour and so cute
Hugs Kate xx

Claire said...

Congratulations Sam, I read this on the PB blog earlier and it certainly is well deserved. Your first challenge card is just adorable and such a gorgeous colour too. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, and congrats on your DT.
Sue x

susiestacey said...

Hi Sam, we are so pleased to have you join the team. Gorgeous card, love the little hedgie and the papers/colours are so pretty too. Hope you have arrived home safely after your visit up north and it was lovely to meet up with you too x Susan x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hello Sam,
welcome to the team!
Fabulous card, love the colours;-))m

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, I like the adorable image, the papers and the flowers.Congratulations on the new DT spot it is well desrved and you will be an asset to the team.
Kevin xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

BIG congrats on your new DT place Sam. I am really pleased for you, it is clear how much you love Penny Black images.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image, pretty papers and beautiful flowers too.
hugs Sue x

Laura Sterckx said...

Super duper cute card! I love that image, you colored it beautifully! I also love the color scheme and the gorgeous flowers! :)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge! :)

coops said...

so gorgeous sam.stunning papers and colours and i love your sweet hedgie :D
Huge congrats on your DT hun :D

xx coops xx

Ellie said...

Welcome to our team Sam! Your card is simply stunning, love the color combo you used, and such a sweet stamp! Love the sketch too, and such gorgeous flowers!

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on your new DT spot Sam - well deserved.
Today's card is gorgeous. I love the little hedgy and pretty colours.
Lorraine x

Cards by Alison said...

Congratulations on being chosen as a DT member no wonder your chuffed. Brilliant card Sam love the cute image. Love Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Love your card, the colours are gorgeous!
Helen x

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sam - woohoo! Huge congrats on your DT position - so deserved. Love this card. The colour and the cute hedgie - perfect.

Liz x

Little K Smith said...

Aawww congratulations on your new DT post hun! Well deserved! :) And such a pretty card too, I adore the little hedgies and lovin all the purple!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh how exciting, I am so pleased for you as you make such fab PB cards. Your card is adorable, love those papers. I would love you to change your comments to a pop up box as when you use an iPad s I do it is v awkward to correct spelling mistakes.

Teresa said...

Oh fabulous card Sam, so cute!
Have a great week, Teresa x

Wendy said...

What fantastic news, congratulations Sam, I'm so pleased for you.
Gorgeous card, such a cute image and pretty papers and flowers..
Wendy xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, sweet card and congrats on your DT place.

Tracy said...

Hi Sam
Beautiful creation, love the stamp and a beautiful layout too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Judith said...

Well done Sam - everything comes to those who wait - as they say! - so well deserved - I love this cute card those flowers are really pretty and such a cute image hugs Judith x

Janice said...

Well done Sam, such a lovely image and card, and really big well done on making the DT, Jx

rachel said...

such a cute card - love that hedgie - gorgeous - thank for joining us at creative inspirations and good luck x

Jeannie said...

Beautiful purples with this sweet little stamp!

Peace & Luv,

linda said...

hi sam, welcome to the team! this is such a sweet hedgie and beautiful card; i love the colours and all the flowers and gems.

kay said...

Congratulations Sam, hope you have come down from the ceiling now,your card is simply gorgeous x

Linby said...

Hi Sam
Gorgeous card and in my fav colours! Love that DP it's beautiful.
Lynn x

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh Sam gorgeous card again! and wow congrats to you for getting on the PB team! do you know that's my ambition and has been for ages now!! i am sure you will be an asset to them and look forward to seeing your cards on there!

MaryH said...

Hi, finally got a chance to pop over & see your adorable hedgie card. (I'm a fan of Hedgie). Love how you've colored Hedgie so delicately. Your watercan looked very metallic, and what wonderful dp you chose to complement the color scheme. Big Congratulations on your new PB DT assignment. That is indeed a huge honor. I think you'll be a wonderful asset to this fab team. Can't wait to see your projects. Thanks for the visit to my blog. I'll be joining as a new follower and try to get back often to visit. Love your style.