Sunday, 4 October 2015



Confession time, i didn't make the McMillian coffee morning last Friday, as my lovely friend Liz's, young son Luke had 12 seizures Thursday night (he is a very sick little boy, that visits the local children's hospice) fortunately he is a lot better now and apparently £505.17 was made at the coffee morning.

Today is the first Sunday in October and that means a new Challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month we would like to see 'Warm Autumn Colours' and as usual, we have some fabby sponsors too :
Penny Black 

Yours Or Mine Papercraft

Marianne Designs

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 up with and join in the fun - but please do remember you can use any image you like, except Digi's.

I decided i would use an image that is great for lots of different things, including men's cards - Penny Black - 'Fantasy / 3880K / 2008', i started by cutting 2 pieces of card the same size, then cutting a circle in the centre of one of them and then sticking together, i stamped the image with : Versafine / brown and covered it in : WOW - 'Clear Embossing Powder' (i also embossed the sentiment too)and then distressed it with : Tim Holtz - 'Barn Door / Spiced Marmalade / Scattered Straw' and at the end added some tiny brown beads, the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Thanks, Thanks / 2915F / 2004'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Penny Black Saturday - where October's Challenge is 'Embossing'

Alphabet  - where they are up to 'Q Is For Quick And Simple'

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 393 is 'Masculine'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Take Your Pick - i've picked : Colour Theme, Technique Theme and Product Theme'

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


brenda said...

Love the way you have placed Fantasy Tree into the inked circle Sam, works very nicely indeed along with the offset sentiment.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's poor little boy. Gorgeous colours and great effect. Fab sentiment too

tilly said...

Your card is very effective the way you have done it. Hope your new doggie is settling in and Poor Luke, what an illness to go through but glad the coffee morning made so much

kay said...

Do hope Luke is ok and home again. Loved your autumn card x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Sam, I love the tree and the design
kevin xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sam, lovely colours.
Sorry to hear about your friends son.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sam, such a fabulous design.
I'm sorry to hear about your friends son, I hope he is OK now.

Sarah said...

hat a fabulous effect Sam and the colourway is gorgeous xx

Ellibelle said...

Beautiful CAS card Sam. Love this tree stamp!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous your design and the colours are fabulous.Great sentiment too. Hope your friends lad is okay now..that would have been frightening..


Greta said...

One of my favorite stamps & I love how you created this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at PBSC!

linda said...

i love this fall tree; such a colourful focal point and you're right; this tree would work for so many occasions.

Deb said...

Wow, your card is beautiful!
Many thanks for joining in our Masculine Challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week! Debx

Mervi said...

lovely card, one of my favourite stamps - so versatile;-))m

Sue said...

Hi Sam, beautiful rich Fall colors on your card, so pretty. Glad you friends son is doing better.


susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card and as you say the stamp is so versatile - very elegant x Susan x

Judith said...

I love this Sam - a fabulous technique and just perfect for Autumn , i just love the colours hugs Judith x

Tracy said...

I love your inky creation Sam, very striking.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

A great make with the Fantasy tree Sam, love the background.
Lynn x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card, I love that tree and your beautiful clean design! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours, thanks for joining in our challenge at Alphabet.

Pat xx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful love the colour
hugs Kate x

Pop's Cards said...

I love this sweetie I would pop it in a frame and look at it every day, gorgeous hugs Pops x x x