Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Hedgehog Birthday


Well what can i say - we had the most amazing holiday ever (and i can see us going back before long), we were in Vancouver for 3 days, then we joined a cruise ship for 12 nights to do the inside passage way of Alaska, with Victoria (Vancouver Island), Oregon, finishing off in San Francisco, where we stayed for another 36 hours - meeting up with Alan's friend Chris and his family - i've added some photos at the bottom, some different ones to those on Facebook (if you follow me)

As the lovely Squirrel is doing one of her challenges, it was rude of me not to enter and it's also helped me get back into cardmaking, as the last 3 cards were made at the beginning of July, the image is : Penny Black - 'Hedgehog Birthday / 40-016 / 2010', papers : LOTV - 'Promises', the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Circular Greetings', the flowers are : Sizzlits - 'Tattered Flower Garland', the ribbon is 'The Ribbon Girls' and the buttons are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Squirrels Purple Friendship  - where the Challenge is 'Purple Friendship' - where you have to use purple and have a friend

Sweet Sketch - where they are up to Sketch No: 'SSW2 -67'

The Ribbon Girls - where the Challenge is 'Any Image And Ribbon'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 328 is 'Buttons'

Crafty Ribbons - where Challenge No: 126 is 'Happy Birthday With Ribbon'

As promised some photo's of my holiday ;

At the treetops at Capillino Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Alan and Harrison Sea Kayaking in Sitka, Alaska - i was in the other kayak with the guide

Alan and I at Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

Davidson Glacier, Skagway, Alaska

Harrison on the bridge of the Cruise ship with the Captains hat on !! (thank goodness we were in port at the time)

Me being 'Attacked' by a puppy, after we had gone Dog Mushing - believe you me, i offered to stay and work for free to look after the puppies ;-) 

Taking a break from cycling in San Francisco, to have our photo taken, with the Golden Gate Bridge, in the background

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


debby4000 said...

Love your adorable card. What an amazing holiday.

brenda said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time Sam, so pleased you did as you were ready for a holiday.

Lovely shades of lilac on the cute PB card and perfect for our them at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

B x

tilly said...

what a stunning holiday, would have loved being with you. no wonder you did not miss card making but this is a lovely one to get back into gear

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Sam.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.
You had a fabulous holiday;-))m

Jacee said...

Very pretty card, love the colours and papers and the sweet image.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sarah said...

Great card Sam but never mind that let's talk about your holiday!! Such wonderful pictures and happy memories for the three of you too, hope you will share some more soon xx

cotnob said...

Such a sweet card Sam, an adorable image and pretty papers.
Your holiday photographs are fabulous, it looks and sounds like you had a fabulous time.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cute card and some fab pics of a fantastic holiday

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam, and your holiday pics are lovely. So glad you had a great time. Sue x

Judith said...

Such a lovely card - love those penny black hedgehogs and fab holiday pis too - looks like you had so much fun hugs judith x

anne said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers you have used and I must ink up that Penny Black stamp myself sometime soon.
Thank you for choosing to play along with us this week.
Anne SSW2-DT

Heide said...

Looks like you have a wonderful holiday! You card is just adorable. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Kathie said...

Oh Sam what wonderful holiday photo's looks like you had a ball. Love your card this week it's a lovely card, such a great image and your great design papers and embellishments are totally perfect just my colours. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie :0)) hugs Pops x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

A pretty card in my fav colours!
Love your photos - so that's what the bridge looks like ;) Not sure I would have been able to go over it with my vertigo even if we had made it there, and as you had to pay first wasn't keen to rush to do it.
Lynn x

Sue said...

Sam, loving the colors in your card, and the darling image is colored up beautifully.
Loved your vaca pictures, especially how your outfits changed from summer in San Fran to winter in Alaska!! And Captain H looks good on the bridge!! Thanks for sharing.


Chrissy said...

Such a cute card Sam and your wonderful holiday snaps..that's what a holiday is all about..great photos.


Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love the cute image.
Your photos are wonderful, so pleased that you had such a good time.
hugs Sue xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Fabulous card. Love the cute image and pretty papers. Ahhh, I'm just a sucker for a little doggie! Hugs, Jayne xx

scrappymo! said...

Great photo. So glad to see the one of the Capilano Suspension Bridge. I have always enjoyed that attraction. Hope you did too.

Looks like a fabulous trip. You have shared some fun photos! I like the sound of the cruise booked already...hope it is near Vancouver again as would love to plan a get together this time. Felt so badly that my schedule just did not work.

susiestacey said...

Amazing photo's Sam and l can see why you are keen to visit Alaska again.It is on my bucket list so hopefully l will get there sometime x Susan x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

♥LOVE♥ your card Sam - gorgeous image & love the soft purple colours (purple is my favourite colour) - and beautifully embellished as always.

Looks like you had an amazing holiday! My husband's brother & sister went to Alaska earlier this year and they really loved it. It was so different to anywhere else they have been before (and they have done alot of overseas travelling) & they want to go back for a longer holiday there next time.

Jocelyn x