Sunday, 7 February 2016



It's a busy weekend in my house - yesterday Harrison went to RSPB Explorers, then i took him to his Cubs event for old Scouts of our unit to sign a scarf (we need 100, to celebrate 100 years of Cubs), today H was supposed to be in a rugby tournament, but unfortunately Alan is not well (he has been off sick since Tuesday afternoon and Monday we are going back to the doctors to sort out an x-ray on his hip, as it still hurts), so instead we are going to                                                 .

Today is the first Sunday in February and that means the start of Penny Black And More and this month the Challenge is 'Anything Goes with a stamp and die/s' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Crafty Ribbons


Crafts U Love

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.

Today's image is : Penny Black - 'Snuggle / 3343H / 2005', the die surrounding the image is : Spellbinders - 'Heart Circles', i treated myself to a couple of half price Tattered Lace dies : 'Circle Stepper and Diamond Fold Card' (which i used for the sentiment and the stitched heart), the long row of hearts is : Memory Box - 'Twirled Heart Border', the papers are : Carta Bella - 'Devoted'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are: 

Penny Black Saturday  - where February's Challenge is 'Red And / Or Hearts'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 344 is 'Hugs And Kisses'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Hearts'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'All You Need Is Love'

Stempelgarten - where Challenge No: 46 is 'Hearts'

Dies R Us  - where Challenge No: 42 is 'Love'

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


brenda said...

A gr eat shaped card Sam (could be a bit biased here) but your combination of papers and image make for a super Valentines card.

Hope you have a good Sunday and Alan is soon back to rights.

B x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cardstock and folding. Fabulous and pretty card!
Happy Sunday;-))m

Shirley said...

A gorgeous and full of cuteness card Sam. I love the circle stepper card. Well worth treating yourself to that die.


Heather said...

An adorable card Sam, a su[er design with such pretty papers.......your little mousies are just so cute along with beautiful detailing!!

Heather xx
and thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shaped card, dear Sam! Thanks for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge and good luck!
X Daniela (DT)

Darlene said...

OMG what a fabulous design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘LOVE’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

tilly said...

a lovely shaped card and dies... one of my fave images, hope everyone is soon well
Tilly x

Janice said...

Great card Sam, I love that stepper die, and you've used it really well here. A really beautiful card. Hope Alan's ok, whats he done to hurt his hip? Hope he feels better soon. Jx

susiestacey said...

Adorable card Sam, love the sweet little stamp and the card shape is fabby too. Hope Alan is feeling better soon x Susan x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sam, such an adorable image and fabulous design - lots of lovely hearts,

Sue said...

Sam, this is beautiful. I love how you have coloured those cute mice and your card design is gorgeous - I am rather taken with that wonderful heart frame! - all so pretty.
Hope Alan feels better soon.

Ellibelle said...

Fantastic card sketch, Sam. And loving those cute critters! Beautifully done!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous shape of card and some great papers, lovely sweet image and not forgetting the great dies.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Sam, love the design and fab dies... Hope Alan is feeling better soon.
Wendy xx

linda said...

oh, how sweet! the mice are adorable and love the fancy shape and sentiment!

Aoutienne said...

Such an awsome card! I love the shape and of course the cute little mice. Thanks for participating in our Stempelgarten Challenge!
Kind regards,

Sue said...

Hi Sam, love the card design and those sweet little mice are so cute. Pretty heart papers and trims too.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, great shape, cute image. Hope Alan is better x

MaryH said...

This sweet image (which I have, YAY!) looks splendid done on this rocker shaped card. Love the little mouse couple colored in gray shades, with the romantic pinks! A delightful Valentine card, with a fab PB image! TFS

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sam! It's so sweet and pretty and such a fab design.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Judith said...

This is just so cute Sam - a lovely image and great shape too hugs Judith x

Linby said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you coloured your mice - I never seem to get it right.
I got the diamond fold too - so many useful little dies on it.
Lynn x

Team Clark said...

I have never seen this fold before - how cool! This is gorgeous!

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful design and such a sweet image
hugs Kate xx

mixamatoasties said...

What a fabulous card. Love the shape and design.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

suzanne2 said...

Beautiful card Sam, I love the shape! Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this fortnight xx

Team Clark said...

It's raining cats, dogs, and mice here today! <3 Your hearts shows in your beautiful work, I know you must love everyone and every critter you meet. This fold is fantastic and I love, love the hearts and the entire design of this gorgeous Valentine. Hugs to you, Autumn <3

scrappymo! said...

This is darling.Love the fancy fold to your card.