Sunday, 3 April 2016



Today is a very special day, as it's my lovely other half Alan's Birthday and poor him he is spending the day coaching the U9's, including Harrison at a Rugby Festival, later on we are going out for a Thai meal.

Today is also the start of the new Challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month fortunately for me (as it's also mine on Wednesday) is 'Birthday's', yipee nice and easy and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

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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 and 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.

This is the card i made for Alan, i've had this stamp : Penny Black - 'Explorer / 40-212 / 2013', for a while, but i couldn't find suitable papers and brads, till i came across these : Bo Bunny - 'Detour', and i also treated my self to the fabby die : Tim Holtz - 'Globe', the unusual edge is : Penny Black - 'Stitched Edges Die / 51-136 / 2015', the passport die is : Cuttlebug - 'Disney Bon Voyage', there was a big Mickey face on it, so that was covered with a brad !!, the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Sentiment Tags'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Shopping Our Stash - where Challenge SOS 245 is 'Something for the Big or Biggest Boy'

Cardz 4 Guyz - where the Challenge is 'Something Begining With A' - I have chosen Atlas and Aeroplane

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Make My Monday - where the Challenge is 'Going Round In Circles' - Mine are the Brads and Globe / Atlas

Thank you for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x


tilly said...

Happy birthday Alan !!!
Those papers are just perfect for your image and love the new dies to...
Tilly x

brenda said...

It's a great card for Alan, sure he will love it Sam.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Mervi said...

Fabulous card, love the globe die and matching image.
Happy Sunday;-))m

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Birthday Alan. What a great globe die and a fun image too

Shirley said...

I love the colours and the layout. A fantastic male card Sam and I am sure Alan loved and appreciated the card.


Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Alan!! Bet he loved this card Sam, it's fabulous xx

Janice said...

Nicely done Sam, what a great male card, love how you've coordinated everything so well. Happy Birthday to Alan, and I hope you have a lovely Thai meal, yum! Jx

Julie B said...

Great montage of As, you did so well getting all the bits together.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Judith said...

I love this Sam - a great for a travelling man! - as for Mickey all I can say is how could you lol x

Cazro said...

A super collage of interesting facts around the globe. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday for our circles challenge. Caz DT.

Cazro said...

A wonderful collection for your card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz with your words beginning with A. Caz DT.

Ellibelle said...

What a great design Sam. Perfect image an die combination!

linda said...

such a fabulous card sam with all the extra details you've added to the sweet image! i really like the globe in the background!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Sam..that world die is great and love the papers too and the little traveller image is awesome.


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Great card Sam, have a lovely evening. Sue x

cotnob said...

A super card Sam, a great travel theme and lots of fabulous details.

Donna said...

Awesome card for your hubby! Happy Birthday to you both! Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Something for the Big Boys" challenge!

Sue said...

Hi Sam, this is a beautiful card. I love your wonderful design. Such a great background.

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Sam, love the image and the gorgeous die
Lorraine x

Joan said...

Fab card, love the image and the die cut globe and your papers are just perfect too

Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz this week


Gayatri said...

What a fab card? Thank you so much for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
Gayatri xx

Linby said...

What a great card for Alan and I love all the details you put on it, was the globe inspired by your Vancouver trip?
Lynn x

coops said...

Stunning male card Sam.Fabulous design and colours and I love the fab image :D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

Hi Sam
Such a great masculine card, and a fab image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Heather said...

Hi Sam, a loely design with super with super detqailing-------your image is adorable with supe.........your image is adorable with an adorable image, beautifully coloured and super details!!

Heather xx
Sorry I haven't been around - my computer crashed, I got a new one but not able to do anything with it, now I'm goling to the Mac shop to have my other computer sorted out!!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie I love this, the colours are so nice too, hugs Pops x x x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card and thanks so much for joining in with my circles challenge at Make My Monday.
Fliss DT x