Tuesday, 24 September 2013



Well we had a fabby time at 'Leeds Castle' H and his friends did brass rubbing, played on the adventure playground and then when they were inside the Castle there were child friendly information sheets and I-Spy sheets too - we spent 6 hours there and still didn't see all of it.  Alan is feeling better, he's been told he has an infection and a slight tear on his spleen (the doctors think from the car accident he had).

Congratulations Captain Scott Coakley - Scott is my friends Mel and Geoff's son, who live in Australia and we found out a couple of weeks ago - Scott had been made a Captain by Virgin Blue Airlines, and we are all so proud of him - hence a card with a plane on it !!.  The papers are Echo Park - 'Little Boy', sentiment - 'LOTV', distressed with Tim Holtz - 'Faded Jeans'.

The Card And Challenges Are :

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 225 is 'Button Up'

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 202 is 'Dotty'

Cards For Men  - where Challenge No: 19 is 'String It Up'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 277 and another super one at that too

Cutie Pie - where Challenge No: 53 is 'A Cute One For The Boys'

Card Mania - where Challenge CMC No: 30 is 'Cute As A Button'

Image - Penny Black - 'Hedgehopper'
Papers - Echo Park - 'Little Boy'
Sentiment - LOTV
Buttons And Twine from stash

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


tilly said...

What a happy post lol, Congratulations to Scott, you never know, I may fly with him lol, he will love his card, I do ...... Pleased Alan is getting better and what a super time you had at the castle....... my washing dried, the sun came out and car passed MOT, everyone's happy !!
Tilly x

Sue said...

Fabulous card Sam. I love that image and brilliant papers to go with it.
Glad you had a good time at Leeds Castle and that Alan is feeling better too.
hugs Sue xx

Elizabeth said...

Cute card ... perfect for the Captain's celebration. Elizabeth xx

Debs said...

Aww this is totally fab Sam - love the image and perfectly matched DP's and the LO is gorgeous.
Glad to hear Alan is feeling better - hope he continues to improve. Sounds like you and H had a lot of fun :o)
Take care
Debs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Sam, I like the hedgie image and the design.
Kevin xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous plane papers Sam and just love the cute hedgie flying through the sky..so cute.


Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Brilliant card love the image so cute. Love Alison xx

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with The Cutie Pies. Sarah

Sue said...

Sam, what a super fun card for such a wonderful occasion. Love the hedgie flying his plane and the background paper is wonderful. He's going to love that you thought of him and geared the card toward his achievement! LOVE IT!


susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sam, love the stamp and WOW the matching paper is just gorgeous. Glad to hear Alan is on the mend too.
Thank you for joining The Cutie Pies A Cute One For the Boys challenge and good luck x Susan x

downrightcrafty said...

hi Sam, gorgeous masculine card super little image
Hugs Kate xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad hubby is feeling better and you had such a great time. Your card is adorable, love that image and the matching paper is fab, great layout. Thanks so much for entering my candy but you need to leave a comment to say which you would like to win please x

brenda said...

A super card for the lads Sam, nice colour choice as well.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely brilliant card.

Teresa said...

Fantastic card Sam, I love the image and great matching papers.
Hope you are well, hugs Teresa xx

coops said...

stunning card sam.i love your blue colours and fab fun image ;D

xx coops xx

Helene E said...

Thank you so much for your lovely contribution to our challenge at Allsorts this week!

Debra Miller said...

Wonderful card Sam. Love the image and papers you used, perfect for the new captain. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! ~Deb

Wishcraft said...

Ooh gorgeous papers and they're perfect with that cute image. Fab card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Gemma said...

Fantastic card and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card recently...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx

aussie aNNie said...

I am your newest member and wow your cards are brilliantly designed, your images and papers are always so awesome...will be back...luv aNNie


Niki Rowland said...

Absolutely fab card, cute image and great papers, love the little tags too. Thanks for playing along with Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaww a fabulous card hun! I adore this sweet hedgie and a great layout too!
Have a lovely weekend :)

Ellie said...

How cute!! The paper is the perfect match for the sweet image, and I love the way you used the twine!

Annette said...

Such a cute card Sam I love the backing papers. Hope your well Hun. Xx

Jules said...

Hi Sam

Great card!!

Your backing papers match perfectly with that fabby image.

Yes, you were right .. .. our York trip did include the Food/Drink Festival but £4.50 for a mini glass of champagne is a bit out of my league .. .. especially when we would have needed two glasses (that is a new Penny Black stamp that would last much longer LOL!!!).

Hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx