Sunday, 6 December 2015

Cozy Cottage


I normally schedule my post, but i have so much going on - last night i was at my Strictly Dancing Class Party and had a fabby time too, i took a bottle of wine expecting to bring it home and i did - but with only enough for a glass for Alan ;-) (and this is from a person who normally only has a glass of wine with dinner, when i'm on a cruise, as we usually have a drinks package included !!), plus i've been trying to pin down my best friend in OZ, as she is coming over for Xmas - yipee, as i miss her so much.

This month's  Challenge over at Penny Black And More is 'Anything Goes With A Stamped Image' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Stamp Addicts


A Pair Of Tickets To : Stitch, Stamp, Sewing Craft Show In Manchester In February

Today's card is for Alan's Dad and he is not keen on cute cards, i have had this stamp? Penny Black - 'Cozy Cottage / 945H / 1996' for a while and i wasn't sure what to do with it ? as i wanted to create a snowy scene and stamp and colour it in, in brown and green - so i used Distress Inks for a change : Tim Holtz - 'Brushed Corduroy and Peeled Paint', the snow on the cottage and in the garden is : Aleene's True Snow, the sky is : Tim Holtz - 'Milled Lavender, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire', the snow is : Stampendous Frantage - 'Chunky White Embossing Enaemel' and the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Friends And Family / 3991F / 2009' stamped in brown.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Let It Snow'

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - where Di is up to Challenge No: 206 

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Snow Time'

Penny Black Saturday - where December's Challenge is 'Christmas / Holidays'

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No: 153 is 'Words'

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


brenda said...

A Strictly party sounds fun Sam,I;ve not seen last nights how yet as we were in London for a family get together so have that planned for this afternoon before the fottie at 4pm.

The cottage on your card looks such a warm and cosy one and I can just imagine sitting in front of the fireside keeping all toasie whilst the snow is falling.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. And glad I'm not the only one who enjoys the all iclusive drinks !

B x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sam, love the wintery scene.
Lorraine x

Ellibelle said...

Love this winter cottage card Sam. You created such a beautiful winter scene with it. Love the snow effects you added and wonderful sentiment. Glad to hear you had such a great time yesterday!!

Sarah said...

What a lovely card for a chap Sam xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous and peaceful card.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend;-))m

Chris said...

A wonderful wintery scene! A beautiful card . Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Di said...

What a fabulous scene this is Sam! Beautifully used and the whole card is gorgeous - ha, and you used two Penny Black stamps that I've never come across :)


Di xx

Chrissy said...

What a great stamp Sam and love the snow and sentiment..perfect for your Dad in law...I took a bottle out on Saturday night and none came home..hence to say I was not the brightest star


walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card! The cottage looks cosy and love the falling snow too!

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful wintercard, love the image and the snow effects.
Hugs Daniela

Jacee said...

Lovely festive card
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cotnob said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Sam, such a beautiful winter scene and lovely sentiment.

Sue said...

Sam, this is beautiful - very brave of you to colour with distress inks and the effect looks wonderful.

Teresa Kline said...

hello! sweet cottage, your coloring is fabulous...a perfect wintery time scene! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam. x

Janice said...

Super male card Sam, Jx

Dana & Glen said...

Beautiful card Sam! I can imagine myself in that lovely cottage with a cup of cocoa in front of a fire. Love it!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, love that image x

linda said...

a beautiful non-cute christmas card! i love the snowy sky with the warmly coloured cottage. sounds like you really enjoyed your party. :)

Shirley said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Sam. I love the wintery scene, it really looks as though it is snowing. the lovely sentiment finishes it off beautifully.

Happy Christmas


Judy Corner said...

Beautiful card Sam! Very many thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

scrappymo! said...

I love the soft and homey feel this card has. Using brown ink for this pretty cottage stamp was a great idea!

Sue from Oregon said...

Reminds me of a calm winter night during snow storm!!! I love watching the snow fall. AND I adore the pink cow card below too! ♥ Sue Kment

Heather said...

Hi Sam, I've eventually managed to upload the tutorial Spinner Card at last. It's taken me forever, longer than I thought it would - I've been loosing my computer due the storms around here - I thing!!
Your card is gorgeous Sam, a super design and your image is beautiful!!

Heather xx

Sammy said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Tracy said...

Hi Sam
This is gorgeous, beautiful scene and I love the design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lee said...

Great card,how is your new doggy doing now.xx

Linby said...

What a beautiful wintery and Christmassy scene you've created Sam, so lovely.
Lynn x

Sue said...

Oh, how sweet. Love the snow,and the wintery scene it creates. Just lovely.


Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the falling snow!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Merry Christmas & best wishes for 2016!
Helen x