Friday, 18 September 2015

Things To Do !


Thanks for all your lovely comments about my holiday snaps, i'm glad you loved them, as much as we enjoyed Vancouver, Alaska and San Francisco - we found that Alaska got under our skin, so don't be surprised if you hear that we have gone back in the next couple of years !!

I can't believe, we are up to mid month at Penny Black And More, this months Challenge is 'Anything Goes' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Stix 2


And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to be 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.

I have no 'Thank You' cards left, after our holiday/ cruise, as i took 5 with me, to give to our waiters, the girls in Fun Factory (kids club), the guys that cleaned our room, so i thought i would start on the cards for our next cruise (that we booked, whilst on the ship this time !!), the stamp is : Penny Black - 'Things To Do ! / 1683K / 2000' (that i haven't used, for 4 years), i've stamped the sentiment : Penny Black - 'Salutations / 30-014/ transparent set' in black versafine, then embossed it using : WOW - 'Clear Embossing Powder' and then distressed it and the embossing section (Cuttlebug - 'Bubbles') with : Tim Holtz - 'Old Paper', the papers are : LOTV - 'Country Gent', the strips are cut using : Die-namics - 'Fishtail Flags' and the tops are : Whiff Of Joy - 'Notebook Border'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 378 

Cardz 4 Guyz - where Challenge No: 88 is 'Embossing Heat or Dry' - i've done both - sentiment heat embossed and strip dry embossed

As You Like It - where the Challenge is 'Your Favourite Die and Why' - mine is Fishtail Flags, as they are so perfect for men's cards and give a different shape to a layout

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Animal Magic'

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


Sarah said...

This is a fabulous thank you card Sam and I bet that gorgeous stamp was pleased to get an inking!! Love how you have used the fishtail dies too...might borrow that idea!! So pleased to see you at AYLI and good luck!! xx

tilly said...

a super image for a thank you card, nice layout, where are you off to next time lol

brenda said...

As always a beautiful card Sam and super choice of warm colours.

B x

Linby said...

Yet another PB I don't think I have every seen! Love how you used it. How lovely of you to take thank you cards with you.
Lynn x

Elaine Stark said...

A great image and lovely colours. Thanks for joining AYLI. Elaine

cotnob said...

Such a sweet card Sam, a cute image and lovely warm colours.

Sue said...

Aww, so cute, love the little mouse. What a great idea to take cards with you!! Really sweet card, Sam.


Cazro said...

A great interpretation of the sketch. A super fun card. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz .DT

Jacee said...

Lovely design, so cute!
hugs Jacee
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Chrissy said...

I love your card design Sam and the little Mouse is so cute with his big pencil..awesome.


Sue said...

Sam, this is a gorgeous card, very clever design idea with the fish tail dies and I love your colouring of that super cute image...

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a gorgeous cute card, lovely layout and image

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sam, I love the image and beautiful colours.
hugs Sue xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love how your fishtailed notebooktopped banners coordinate with this sweetly coloured image. It's great to have you join in the fun with the Saturdays at Sketch Saturday this week. Thank you for playing along with this lovely card. Hugs, Lesley

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful Sam. I love the image and the design
Kevin xx

linda said...

awww, this is too cute! i love that little mouse and never got the stamp...yet. :)

Cathy P. said...

What a fun take on the sketch, Whisper. I love your use of embossing and design details like the spiral punch on the top of the flags. So perfect with the image! Great detail. Thanks for playing at Sketch Saturday! Cathy DT

Jane Willis said...

What a lovely card! Your trip sounds fantastic too, I would love to visit Alaska! Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz

Helen said...

A great card - love that little mouse

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz,

Helen x

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful Thank you card. I feel a bit stingy as I have not thought to make cards for the room service people. It is a lovely idea and one I shall copy!

Great card and off now to catch up on your blog!

Mervi said...

Beautiful card, love the sketch, done few cards with it;-))m

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Sam love this card and great sue of the bubbles folder too did that myself recently :)
Shaz in oz.x

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Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Such an adorable card Sam - who can resist a PB critter? I know I can't!! Love your layout too - and the punched Notebook border really matches the image so well.

Jocelyn x