Monday, 24 February 2014

Hoppy Day


It's nice to have H back at school today, as i'm so shattered from last weeks craziness - H really enjoyed everything he did - especially his day trip to Beaulieu Motor Museum, where it was great to see lots of the cars they trash on 'Top Gear', the monorail and dressing up.  I then drove to Eastbourne on Saturday, as i treated a friend of mine for her birthday, tickets to see 'Vincent And Flavia in Dance Till Dawn' and it was brilliant and my friend went all star struck, when we walked into the restaurant and Vincent was having his lunch !!

I can't believe the last time i used this fabby stamp was just under 3 years ago : Penny Black - Hoppy Day / 40-026, I have paper pieced the waistcoat, neckachief and shirt, I distressed the image and edges with : Tim Holtz - 'Tea Dye', the papers are ones i bought in America at Wall-Mart 6 years ago :  Martha Stewart - 'Classic Botanical', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Circular Greetings',  the frog buttons : Craftime - 'Button Fun / 602', twine is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 224 is 'Strings The Thing'

Crafty Little Fairies - where the Challenge is 'One For The Boys'

Oldie But A Goodie - where the Challenge is 'Buttons' - the oldie's are : the stamp, the paper, the button, twine

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 204 is 'Spots or Stripes'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 253 is 'Buttons'

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - where they are up to Sketch 'SSW2 - 007'

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


Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh this is gorgeous, great colour combo and fab image
Hugs Kelly

brenda said...

Oh Sam I am so envious, the 'Simone' in the flesh and the lovely Flavia as well. I so missed the on Strictly last time but they are supposed to be back this year.

Anyhow, lovely card, although I don't do much colouring or cute this is one little fellow I do have.

B x

Chrissy said...

He is adorable Sam and I love the cute little frogs and fabulous papers and paper piecing..gorgeous card..


coops said...

stunning male card sam.gorgeous image and i love your design and colours :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

Sounds like you've had a hectic half term too! But isn't it fun!!
A gorgeous card Sam. Love the image and colours.
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam.
Sue x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sam - greta paper piecing and I love the cute frogs :o)
Sounds like you've had a busy week - but enjoyable too :o)
Debs xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sam. I love the cute image, beautiful colours and cute frog buttons.
Sounds like you had a busy yet enjoyable half-term. Thankfully it's not too long until Easter!
hugs Sue xx

Kathie said...

Oh Sam very very cute, I do love this image and your wonderful colours and embellishments and those frogs are perfect and do darn cute, I do love frogs. Great card thanks so much for joining us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2-DT

Heide said...

Cute card, Love the green and all the cute little frogs. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Sam, gorgeous image and papers and love those cute frogs.
Sounds like you had a great week :)
Wendy xx

Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sam, love the stamp and fab paper piecing and WOW to those froggy buttons. Lucky you getting to go to such a fantastic show - love the dancing it is the only programme l look forward to every year. Take care x Susan x

Pat K said...

Sweet card and the frogs are too cute.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

Sue said...

Hi Sam, I just love this stamp, I have had it for years, it's such a great boy card. Love how you colored him up too.


Marie Gamber said...

Your card is adorable. Love the colors and your frogs are great! Thank you for joining us at Totally gorgeous

Joanna said...

Oooh, I like the paper-piecing! Sounds like a fun trip to the car museum. What a blast! I'd love to see the Top Gear cars (love that show -- James May rocks) Thanks for joining in our sketch challenge Sam.

kay said...

Super card Sam,love the attention to detail and make sure you recharge your batteries now ready for the Easter holiday x

Jules said...

Great colour choices on this one Sam .. .. and I love the little frogs!!

Hope you have caught your breath now after all the half term excitement!

Love Jules xx said...

Sam this is gorgeous and those frogs are so cute. Love Alison xx

Linda Anderson said...

What a precious card! Love everything about it, especially those cute frog buttons. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


NGCARDS said...

A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

Janice said...

Sam this is delightful, loved the stamp the last time you used it too! Glad H had good holidays and much as you love doing things with them it's also nice to get back to a normal routine. Great entry to share with us at an OBAG, love your buttons! Jx

Beccy said...

Adorable card love those frogs - thanks for sharing with Fab n Funky
Beccy x

Sally Dube said...

Awww... So Sweet Sam!! Love your image and those frogs are the perfect addition!! Love to see your cards here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!
Blessings to you!!
Sally SSW2

Sharon Basel said...

What a fantastic card Sam! The image is so sweet and I just adore those frog embellishments! How perfect they are with the image. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at SSW!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Squirrel x said...

Oh just super hun, and perfect for our male theme this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Little Fairies. Hugs Squirrel xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh love those papers, they're fab! Lovely card hun... thanks for joining in at CLF :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Dips said...

Lovely use of Buttons – thank you so much for entering my challenge on OBAG, keep using up all that old stash and join us again for our next challenge!

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love those froggy buttons!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

XxJULESxX said...

Just gorgeous Sam as always!