Wednesday, 18 December 2013



Well i can't believe we are already up to the 18th of December and H breaks up from school tomorrow (he has an inset day on Friday).

We are also up to mid month inspiration from Penny Black And More, where this months Challenge is Traditional Christmas Colours and we have some super sponsors too :

Penny Black

Classy Crafts

Flonz Craft

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 this is what i made :

And a close up photo of the sparkle - hopefully

Can you believe this stamp is 19 years old its - 'Noel - 194 F' from 1994, i stamped it up in Versamark and then added Stampendous - Crystal Embossing Powder, i've also distressed round the edge with - Tim Holtz - 'Aged Mahogany', i also decided i needed to frame it with something special, so i treated myself to the - 'Spellbinders - Timeless Rectangles' and i've teamed it up with some very old papers - K & Co - 'Christmas Cheer Holly Glitter Paper', the ribbon is from 'The Ribbon Girls' and the pearls are from 'The Hobby House'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Crafts And Me  - where Challenge No: 143 is 'Anything Goes'

A Little Bit Crafty  - where December's Challenge is 'Christmas Cheer'

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where the December Challenge is 'Christmas'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Ribbon And Pearls'

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


brenda said...

That lovely PB stamps has been transformed into a great traditional Christmas card Sam, super work.

B x

tilly said...

a stunning card with your beautiful old stamp, some of the old ones are the best..........thank you for my beautiful Christmas Card, I am sure there are things planned for H over his holidays lol
Tilly x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous rich colours, love it. With my DT hat on thanks for playing at WW

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sam, I love the image and the colours look wonderful.
hugs Sue xx said...

Gorgeous card love that stamp it is beautiful. Love Alison xx

kay said...

It's gorgeous,love the colours and thanks so much for my gorgeous Christmas card,have put the birthday one away x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful vintage stamp, gorgeous card,-))m

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sam. I love the stamp, the colours...all of it. Just fab!
Lorraine x

Wishcraft said...

Fab stamp and love the colours too, lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Sam, good on you for treating yourself to those gorgeous fancy rectangles.
Thank you for your lovely card and the gorgeous candy canes - glad you liked yours too, l thought of you when l made it and knew you would appreciate it. Have a good Chrimbo x Susan x

Clevercrafter said...

Gorgeous stamp, very ornate. Love the colours you've used. thanks for directing me to the PB and More challenge site, that's another I can add to my list. Thanks.

Ellie said...

Gorgeous cards Sam, love the sparkles!!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sam - beautiful image and beautiful papers too.
Debs x

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Sam, love the colours and fab rectangle die.
Many thanks for my gorgeous Christmas card that came today, love Snowy.
Wendy xx

linda said...

wow, 19 years old?! it's a gorgeous stamp and you've made a beautiful card with it.

coops said...

so stunning sam.gorgeous rich colours and I love the fab stamp :D

xx coops xx

Linby said...

A beautiful traditional card - love it.
Lynn x

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the sparkle!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Happy New Year!
Helen x