Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Winter Snuggles!


I had a fantastic time in London on Saturday night at 'White Christmas', starring Tom Chambers and Aled Jones and i managed to get myself a lovely sparkly handbag from 'Hobbs' (my Christmas present to myself ;-) ).  At the moment i have one very tired, full of cold 7 year old, who managed to loose a brand new pair of gloves yesterday and is on a school trip today to 'Butser Farm' with cold hands, as he hasn't got a spare pair.

CAS cards feel me with dread, but i thought as the postage has cost me rather alot this year (especially to Australia, where it was £4 to send a birthday and Xmas card), i thought i would give it a go - although it feels a little bear to me, what do you think ? the stamp is: Penny Black - 'Winter Snuggles / 2999J / 2004', i've framed the image with : MS - 'Snowflake round the corner Punch', the papers are : Dovecraft - 'Winter Wonderland', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Christmas Banners /40-253', which i embossed with: Papermania / Heat It Up - 'Blue Glass'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Dream Valley - where Challenge No: 96 is 'True Blue'

Sparkles Christmas - where Challenge No: 47 is 'A Blue Blue Christmas'

Without Words - where December's Challenge is 'Christmas - Modern Look'

Allsorts  - where Challenge No; 288 is 'Animal Magic'

Penny Black Saturday - where the December Challenge is 'Snowing'

Thank you for looking and for any comments (and i'm sorry Mr Blogger is messing around at the moment too, but if you ignore the number verification and just click yes to publish your comment, you can bypass it), would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x


Brenda B said...

Lovely card Sam, I agree, CAS isn't the easiest thing to do, I do love it though! And it's not a little "bear" it's a couple of little hedgehogs!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month,and for stepping outside of your comfort zone, good luck and hope to see you again.

Sparkles DT

tilly said...

I love your card and think it's fine because of those papers.....all 5 of my cards to Oz and NZ cost £2.15 each plus I have sent 3 birthday and 2 anniversary over the last 6 weeks. I made mine as flat as possible but it spoils the fun.
Tilly xx

brenda said...

Sounds like you had a good time in London Sam and I've seen those bags in Hobbs, lucky girl.

Lovely card today and just perfect for your Allsorts theme this week, thanks for joining in the fun.

B x

Chrissy said...

Postage rocked me this year too Sam and I even went for CAS..fabulous cute hedgies and love the snow on their umbrella.


Sarah said...

Ever so cute Sam!! Love the blue. In my world it's not Christmas if you don't buy yourself a present!! xx

susiestacey said...

Love this Sam, it is gorgeous. Hope H had a good trip and is feeling better - hope he does not share it with you x Susan x

Jacee said...

Lovely card, adore that sweet image!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you had a great time, hope your lad is better soon. Such a cute image and I love the blues, lovely card x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, one of my fav PB images. Glad you had a good time in London. Sue x

debby4000 said...

Such a wonderful card and cute too.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sam what a cute image and love the card!! Postage is just silly I think they make prices up!! Susan xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sam - such a cute image and the colours are gorgeous. Looks perfect to me :o)
Debs xx

Sarah said...

Aww this is adorable Sam, love the papers and cute image. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Animal Magic challenge x

Sue said...

Cute, loving all the blue background paper and the hedgies are adorable. I know what you mean about the postage, same here....


coops said...

so gorgeous sam.i love your blue colours and papers and the hedgies are so sweet ;D

xx nic xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

ooooh so lovely and beautiful card,Sam!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Animal magic;-))m

Greta said...

Darling image used for a beautiful card! So glad you joined us at PBSC!

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Blue Blue Christmas “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Gorgeous card Sam - love the PB image and the beautiful blue colours. Love that snowflake frame too.

Great that you could buy yourself such a special Christmas present - we all need to treat ourselves sometimes, don't we? Hope your son is feeling better by now.

Jocelyn x