Thursday, 22 October 2015

Coming Up Roses


My RA has settled down, thank goodness and last Saturday our local group had a coffee morning, where our guest speaker was the very lovely and informative Dr Karen Walker Bone, unfortunately our chairperson had some bad news - that our branch was closing, fortunately there is another branch about a 15 min drive away in another village. Tonight Alan and I are having a 'Date Night', we are off to see 'Nina Conti' (for those who don't know her, she's a ventriloquist).

There are a few 'Pink' challenges at the moment for 'Breast Cancer' and i chose a House Mouse image that somebody had kindly stamped for me - i think the image is 'Hope Your Birthday Comes Up Roses', i've gently distressed the edge with : Tim Holtz - 'Spun Sugar', the papers are : Papermania - 'Rose Garden', the ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls, the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the leaves are : Sizzix - 'Flowers, Branches And Leaves Set', the embossing is : Cuttlebug - 'Roses', the sentiment is : Stampin' Up - 'Oval All'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

In The Pink - where Challenge No: 80 is 'Pink Ribbon'

House Mouse - where Challenge 'HMFMC205' is 'In The Pink'

Cutie Pie - where Challenge No: 92 is 'Pretty In Pink'

The Ribbon Girls - where Octobers Colour Challenge is 'Pastels' - I went for Pink

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'All About The Base' - A Different Shape

Pixie's Snippets Playground - where they are up to Week No: 199

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


brenda said...

This is a real beauty Sam and perfect for the theme. Pleased your RA is settling for you.

B x

Squirrel x said...

Sam, this is just gorgeous hun, who could resist those little meeces! Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along at In The Pink, and good luck. Huggles xx

Lorraine said...

Those little mice are so cute and I love the the papers and embellies, so pretty
Lorraine x

Judith said...

the only word for this is pretty - well delicious and cute also comes to mind - I just love it! hugs Judith x

Di said...

Really pretty card Sam and what a darling image too! All goes together beautifully. And great that your RA is settling down again too.


Di xx

Linby said...

I love how you did the half and half background on this - looks great and one to remember.
Lynn x

Sarah said...

This is really pretty Sam. Pleased to hear that you are suffering less and long may it continue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute card. Love Nina Conti so funny, enjoy

tilly said...

love the embossing and cute image, I am so pleased that you are feeling better, hope you both enjoyed your night out

Chrissy said...

Cute little guys the embossed roses and fab card shape..glad you are feeling better and hope you enjoy the show..


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, thanks for sharing with us @ Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Jacee said...

Awww how cute, a really lovely card, love the colours, fabulous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Torrey said...

Hi Sam! I'm glad to read you're feeling better! Chronic autoimmune stuff is such a pain...literally! Thank you for spreading the pink love and playing with us at House Mouse and Friends! Your card is adorable! You colored it up so well! Are you due for your mammogram?


Sue said...

Sam, your card is lovely. Your card design is beautiful and I really like your pink velvet ribbon. Thank you for joining in the fun with us this time at In The Pink too.

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Sam, an adorable image and lovely soft pinks.
I hope you enjoyed your 'Date Night'.

Barb said...

Your card is Sooooo sweet. A lovely image and I love the colours. Barbxx

Ribbon Girl said...

Pretty card. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge - best of luck! Mary x

Lisa xx said...

Such a gorgeous card Sam, the image is adorable and the papers look so pretty

thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx

debby4000 said...

Such a cute, fabulous pink card.

Christine said...

How adorable are these 2 mice..awwww..beautiful take on the PINK chall theme..think you need to treat yourself to some stamps you have colored them in to perfection..lovely work..

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Mon. chall..

smiles Christine x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

Finally got my head above water and having a catch up in blogland .. .. I had a great time catching up with your blog.

I was really pleased you found Clio. It reads like you were looking for her and she was looking for you. Just meant to be. Had to smile at the "ooops" occurrences though.

Loving your card. Great shape and I love the embossing co-ordinating with those gorgeous papers.

Pleased you are feeling much better now.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Sam, what a lovely pink creation. Beautiful stamp and beautiful color work. Love the papers and how you split them on the card. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Glad you are feeling better and a date night is always fun!!


downrightcrafty said...

just beautiful love the soft pinks the delicate papers and of course the cute image
hugs Kate x

Beth Brovold said...

Such a stunning card...beautifully coloured and embellished!! Thank you for playing along with us at HMFMC for this very important challenge...good luck!
Take care,

Team Clark said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I love the shape of the card and all the pretty floral touches! Gorgeous!

Diane said...

Gorgeous Sam !! Such a fab pretty and very feminine card !! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HMAFMC !!

hugs Diane cxx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Sam... Thanks for playing along with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.
Wendy xx

Wendy Fraser said...

So sweet and pretty, I just love those cute mice, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is beautiful thanks for sharing at the cutie pies
Hugs Kelly