Wednesday, 13 August 2014



Gee have i really been back over a week from our A-M-AZING holiday - the ship was super (and not too big), crew so helpful and friendly - the pastry chef made me the most devine dairy free desserts, the ports were great, although weather was not brilliant until we got to Bergen, but we didn't really care as we were having such a great time - so much so that we have booked another cruise for next year :-).

I have a few flower stamps and i seem to avoid them in favour of my cute animals !, so thought i would change that and use : Penny Black - 'Star-Inspired / 4156K', decorated with pearls : Hobby House - 'Liking Lilac', have made the shape using : Tonic - 'Layered Circles' the papers are : LOTV - 'Promises' (and if you have noticed my favourite), ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls, the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Tiny Phrases' and the frame for the sentiment is : Cheery Lynn Designs - 'Horizon Fishtail Banners', that i first saw on the lovely Sarah's blog - although buying them was a feat in itself !! - i was doing a Kay Carley class at The Glitter Pot on Saturday, with my crafty friend Louise, saw the dies and thought i'm sure they are the ones i want, so texted the lovely Janice who confirmed they were the ones, thanks hun.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where the August Challenge is 'Floral Fantasy'

Sweet Stampin' - where they have a 'Photo Inspiration' - i've gone for the colours purple and green

Papertake Weekly  - where the Challenge is 'Spots And Dots'

Crafty Creations - where Challenge No: 269 is 'Flower Power'

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


debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous.

Mary J said...

A beautiful card, Sam - great use of those papers!

sallysbitz2 said...

A pretty card. Love the shape and colour. You have coloured the image perfectly x

hugs sally x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sam. I love the image and pretty papers. A fabulous shape too.
I am pleased you had a good holiday.
hugs Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is gorgeous Sam. Love the colour and beautiful image and your new die for the sentiment is fab! Susan x

tilly said...

a beautiful card in my fave crafting colours, pretty ribbon and layout. sounds like the cruise was a great success,
Tilly x

Janice said...

Looks lovely in lilac! Glad you got the dies, they are so pretty, Jx

Sarah said...

Lovely to hear that you had a good holiday Sam. Love your card, that's a lovely stamp, although I fear I do the very same thing and favour cute stamps rather than floral!! So glad you found the banner dies, they are rather lovely aren't they!!? xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card, pretty colours and I love the shape. Pleased to see you had a great holiday.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sam. Love the pretty flower and papers.
Glad to hear you had a good holiday.
Lorraine x

Judith said...

This is gorgeous Sam - you need to stop avoiding those flowers you do them beautifully! I'ts great to hear you enjoyed your holiday so much .... roll on the next one lol hugs judith xx

coops said...

so beautiful sam.gorgeous flower and shape and i love your pretty colours ;D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sam, love the pretty image and design.
Glad you had a great holiday
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

Totally gorgeous, love the colours and design and so glad you had a great holiday!
Helen x

Cass said...

Beautiful card. Love the shape and the flower image as the focal point.
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card hun, I love all the lilac and a great shape too!
Have a lovely weekend :)

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again!

XxJULESxX said...

Just love this one Sam beautiful!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

So PRETTY Sam - love the colours and the shape! Funny how I tend to avoid flowers too and choose the cute animals too.....

Jocelyn x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love that flower stamp!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x