Sunday, 7 September 2014



You will have to forgive me for not getting round to you all, but just when i thought i had loads of time on my hands with H going back to school - Alan decided to share his cold with me and i'm now feeling 'Ruff' to say the least !!

Today is the first Sunday of September and that means a new Challenger at Penny Black And More   and this month it's 'Autumn Colours'  and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbons

PPR Papercrafts


And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to Guest Designer for next month, 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. 

This is an image i bought in a sale and i thought it fitted in perfectly with Autumn Colours : Penny Black - 'Gathering (slapstick) 40-264', the papers are very old : Papermania - 'Jesse Edwards Hampstead', the buttons are from stash and the tree die and sticks at the bottom of the image is : Memory Box - 'Twiggy Tree'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Papertake Weekly  - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Stempelgarten - where Challenge No: 29 is 'Autumn'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'The Great Outdoors'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Stamp It And Blog Hop'

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


brenda said...

She is a delightful image Sam and you really have captured the warmth of all the beautiful Autumnal colours in a lovely creation.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

B x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sam - the image is beautiful and I love the leaf buttons.
Hope you feel better soon.
Debs xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sam a fabulous Autumnal card, the image is perfect for it. Love the twigs. Hope you are feeling better. Hugs Susan x

susiestacey said...

How kind of Alan to share...not x Hope you are soon feeling better.
Lovely card - we will all be wrapped up like that soon x Susan x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry to hear you are poorly. Gorgeous card, lovely colours. Get better soon and hope you will enter my candy x

Sarah said...

Hope the sniffles leave you soon Sam. What a gorgeous card, love the image and the papers are delicious!! xx

tilly said...

a beautiful autumn card, shes lovely....... you are in dire straights with your health at the moment, hope you soon feel better.

Lee said...

Aww do hope you soon feel a lot better.LOVE this card beautiful colours,she looks well snugly in here warm clothes.Great embellies too.Big snuggly hugs.xx

Ellie said...

Such a pretty card! Love that stamp, and such beautiful autumnal colors!

Jacee said...

Fabulous card, love the autumn colours.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sam, I love the cute image and beautiful papers.
I hope you are feeling better soon.
hugs Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Such a gorgeous image and love the Autumn theme and colours Sam..hope you feel better soon...take care.


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sam, Love the image and colours.
Hope you feel better soon.
Lorraine x

downrightcrafty said...

super image and love your card
hugs Kate xx

Dortesjs said...

Such a pretty card, so adorable

Heather said...

A fabulous card Sam, I love your autumnal design and papers - your PB image is delightful and such gorgeous detailing!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Alex H. said...

What a lovely card... wonderful image and great paper choice. Thanks for your nice comments and for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge!
;-) Alex H.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful and adorable card.

linda said...

the image suits our fall theme perfectly sam; i love the twigs and those cute buttons.

Jules said...

Hi Sam

Sorry you are feeling "ruff" .. .. hope you feel much better soon.

A great image for Autumn .. .. and those backing papers are lurking in my crafty stash too!

Love Jules xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a pretty autumn card. Love the leaf buttons for embellishment!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!

Paddington fan said...

Hi Sam
Hope you're feeling better by the time you read this!! Love your card, great image and those papers are perfect for autumn. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and hope you'll visit us again soon, love Jacky x

Linby said...

Hope your cold has lifted. This really is the perfect image for the challenge and you made a fab card. Yet another stamp I've never seen!
Lynn x

Janice said...

Super image and card Sam, a perfect Autumn project. Still not seeing Promarker activity, you used them yet? Hope your feeling a bit better now, Jx

Melanie-Jane said...

What a cute girl. I love the way she smiles. Your DP looks fantastic and love those leave buttons. Thank you so much for playing with us at the STEMPELGARTEN Challenge. Hope to see you next time again and keep my fingers crossed.
Melanie Jane

Wishcraft said...

Lovely colours, perfect for the image... Gorgeous card Sam :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Perfect card for the SS challenge!
Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' for the "Great Outdoors" challenge. Hope you will join us again next week.
Pia xx

Tracy said...

I love this image and you've made a gorgeous card with it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous colouring, beautiful autumn card;-))m

Shirley said...

I love the rich colours you have used Sam and the cute leaf buttons are perfect for the Autumnal scene. So beautiful.