Monday, 18 November 2013

Wonderful Christmas / Penny Black & More


This post is scheduled, as i'm probably feeling a little tired, as yesterday we took H to see 'The Lion King' in London for an early birthday present (as his birthday is the beginning of January).

We are up to mid month in November and that means it's Penny Black And More and the Challenge this month is 'Anything Goes', so you have no excuse not to join in ?? - but just please remember NO DIGI'S ARE ALLOWED. We have some fantastic sponsors too :

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.

And here's what i made :

This is a stamp, that just makes me giggle, as i can imagine cats / kittens up and down the country, making their own fun with a Christmas Tree :-), i have decoupage the ornaments and embossed them, i've also embossed the ornament dies and the pearls with : WOW - 'Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine WC04SF'. Every year i always succumb to a new paper pack (like i need anymore !!), and it's ususally Bo Bunny and this year is no exception, i fell in love with : Bo Bunny - 'Silver & Gold Collection' and i've mounted them on Pearlescent Gold card. The ornaments are : MB - 'Precious Ornaments', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Christmas Tags' (i had to mask the tag off) there are 2 Ribbons - the sheer one is 'Bridal Inspirations' and the top one i bought after falling in love with at The Craft Barn.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

ABC Christmas  - where they are up to 'W for Wishes'

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where November's Challenge is 'Sparkler'

A Little Bit Crafty - where November's Challenge is 'Sparkle And Shine'

WOW Embossing Powder  - where the Challenge is 'Christmas And Winter' - i've used WOW - 'Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine WC04SF' on the ornament dies, the baubles on the image and the pearls (so that they matched the gold).

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 243 is 'Baubles'

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


Laila B. said...

Wow...your card is stunning.
Simply gorgeous.

brenda said...

A super card Sam and lovely colouring if the image.

B x

Aunty Sue said...

So Cute And Great Papers Sam

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a cute card, hope you enjoyed the show, saw it years ago and loved it

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sam, I love the cute image, beautiful papers and the gold detailing looks wonderful.
I hope you had a wonderful time watching the Lion King, such a special Birthday treat for your son.
hugs Sue xx said...

Sam gorgeous card love the image and design stunning. Love Alison xx

tilly said...

love that laid back cat and those papers are gorgeous, loving the gold ornaments too, hope you enjoyed the show

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous papers and cute image;-))m

kay said...

Fabulous card Sam,hope the show was good x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sam - adorable image and I love the DP's
Hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the show.
Debs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sam, it made me smile, I love the image the papers and the baubles
Kevin xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sam. I love the cute PB stamp and fab layout and papers.
I hope you had a good time at the Lion King - I'd love to see that!
Lorraine x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sam, love the cute image and fab papers.
Hope you enjoyed your trip to see the Lion King,I have heard it's fantastic my son went to see it with this school.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

Super cute card. Love the greens and baubles. Yes, this is something a cat would certainly do. Very creative.


Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous papers and fab image, so cute :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Wishcraft said...

Forgot to say - I think the gingerbread papers came with Papercraft Inspirations mag, it's recent so should still be available xx

Chrissy said...

Such a fun and gorgeous card the kitten up the tree, I used to have one of those..little ratbag.Fabulous colouring and papers and love the ornaments.


Wendy said...

I'm back again Sam...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month and good luck.
Wendy xx

Ellie said...

Adorable! Loving the stamp, beautiful color combo and the papers are so pretty too!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute card!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable and absolutely gorgeous card, the papers and image work so well together.

Shirley said...

Your gorgeous and cute card put a huge smile on my face Sam. When I saw the cute hedgie hanging on the garland for dear life it reminded me of my cat when she was a kitten and every morning we would come downstairs to find several baubles scattered around the floor that she had managed to get off the tree.


coops said...

so stunning sam.gorgeous design and image and i love your papers :D

xx coops xx

Angela said...

This is a really fantastic card,and the image is so cute.
Thank’s a lot for joining us at our W for Winter wishes Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge
Hope to see you again
Hugs and greetings
Angela DT

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sam, love the stamp and WOW to those baubles, the look fantastic in the gold, great papers too. Have a good weekend x Susan x

Bettina L. said...

Gorgeous. Love the winter design. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the added gold baubles!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x