Monday, 29 September 2014

What A Winter !


I started a new dance / fitness class last week and it was brilliant, the teacher was trained by Natalie Lowe, Ian Waite and Mark Foster, as i'm a huge Strictly fan, this is right up my street, plus our teacher organises lots of fun social events including theatre trips (and i've already booked and paid for one in December), nights outs and weekend dance sessions - bring it on :-).

I so wanted to enter the lovely Squirrel's Great Penguin Challenge, but i so couldn't decide what stamp to pick, then when i did pick a stamp, as it's so large - what to do with it !!, the image is : Penny Black - 'What A Winter ! / 2751 K / 2003', i've added : Tim Holtz - 'Barn Door Distress Stickles', to the holly in the wreath, the shape is : Go Kreate 'Large Frames Filly #9', the papers are : My Mind's Eye - Wonderful Winter / Glittered Holiday Papers', the die (cut in 2) is : Memory Box - 'Frostyville Wreath', decorated with lots of gems, the ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls - 'Khaki Sage Green No.80 Berisford Satin', the sentiments are : LOTV - 'Christmas Tags', that have been sparkled.

A close up of the glitter, as i'm not sure the first photos show it.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Squirrels Great Penguin Challenge  - how could i not enter, such a fabby Challenge, thanks hun for organising it.

Divas By Design - where the Challenge is 'Pretty In Glitter'

ABC Christmas - where they are up to 'S - For Something Festive'

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where the September Challenge is : 'Christmas Critters'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 230 is 'Christmas'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Layer It Up'

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


Sue said...

Oh my, Sam, this card put a smile on my face the minute it opened up! What a fun card, and love the papers and colors. Nice work.


kay said...

What a fab card Sam., enjoy your new fitness activity x

brenda said...

Big strictly fan here as well Sam, already looks to be a few 'magic hipped' guys to keep an eye on this year.

Super cute card and such a lovely design.

B x

Sarah said...

What a brilliant card Sam, love the stamp and layout too!! Sounds like you are going to have fun!! xx

tilly said...

what a super fun card and wow how big is that stamp!
Sounds like it is going to be fun at your dance classes
Tilly x

Chrissy said...

What a fun cute image Sam..fabulous card design and love the lush bow...gave me a big smile too this morning..too cute.


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Great card Sam.
Sue x

Alison Barlow said...

Oh wow - this is just such a fun card. I love the cute images, your fabulous layout and the colour combo. Thanks for playing along at Fab'n Funky Challenges.
Alison x GDT

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sam. I love the fun image and fabulous layout.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sam, and those little penguins are so cute!
Lorraine x

Janice said...

Great work Sam, a super card with a great image & a fab bow. Happy dancing! Jx

Annette said...

Gorgeous Pingy card Sue. They are adorable! A great card for the pingu challenge.
ps - will I be seeing you on Strictly soon? :0)
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
As You Like It,
The Stamp Basket,
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
ABC Christmas, and
Crafty Little Fairies.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so cute, love the image and great way to use it

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sam, love the cute fun penguins and fabulous shape.
While I'm here thanks for playing along with us at Divas and Fab'n'Funky this week :)
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, I like the adorable image and the fab design
Kevin xx

Squirrel x said...

Fabulous Sam, such fun penguins hunny and a great way to use a large image, thank you so much for joining in the fun at TGPC. Hugs xx

Jacee said...

What a fabulous card, great design, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Wishcraft said...

Fab penguins Sam, love them! Gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Great card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

~@ngie~ said...

hehehee too cute.... love the whole thing darl :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous and I love the shape colours and image
hugs Kate x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a wonderful card Sam! Love the penguins and design of the card! Susan x

susiestacey said...

How have l missed this one, great card and love that stamp. Great shape as well Sam.
Thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderland 'Layer It Up' challenge and good luck x Susan x