Saturday 11 June 2016



We had an absolutely brilliant holiday, cruising round the Mediterranean with Celebrity Reflection and the sun never stopped shinning, although at times it was a bit too hot for sight seeing - 35C in Athens !!, i've included a couple of photos (although i will have to add the Rome and Athens ones, when i managed to download them from the ipad !!).

Alan and I doing 'The Godfather' tour in Sicily 

Us standing at the top of an active volcano in Santorini (it was a hike of 600 metres to the top), afterwards we went for a swim in a hot spring (that was cool), which was very welcoming

By the windmills in Mykonos

I started stamping and colouring this image before i went on holiday : Penny Black - 'Hedge-Word / 4060K / 2010', for those of you that are familiar with this stamp - it normally say's 'Birthday', but i covered that up and added 'Fathers', papers are really old : DCWV - 'Black And White Prints Paper Stack', the brads and ribbon is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are: 

Cardz 4 Guys - where Challenge No : 123 is 'Father's Day'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Fathers Day / For A Guy'

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - where they are up to Sketch No; 91

Crafty Catz - where Challenge No: 328 is 'Animal Magic'

Crazy 4 Challenge - where the are up to Challenge 'C4C340', which is 'Masculine'

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No; 50 is 'For A Man'

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


brenda said...

A super creation and colours Sam and photos, sorry it's a bit short and sweet have tried to offer a bit of an apology on my blog.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

Janice said...

They are old papers - very old indeed, but perfect for your crossword grid. Super card Sam and lovely holiday photos, Jx

Mervi said...

Beautiful views,and lovely card;-))m

Heide said...

Looks like such an amazing vacation! Your card is adorable, love how you added the saying, So cute. Thanks for joining us at SSW2.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

cotnob said...

Great photographs, I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday.
Your card is brilliant, a great idea to change the words - fabulous design.

Sarah said...

Love this card. What a great idea to customise the sentiment and the black and white paper suits it perfectly and no smudgy fingers from the newspaper print either!! Some great holiday shots xx

Lorraine said...

It looks like you had a brilliant time.
A fab card too, love those little hedgies
Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

So pleased you have had a good holiday .. .. has it recharged all your batteries or have you come back shattered?

Great photographs

Love your card too. I have never even thought of changing the sentiment on that stamp! Thank you for the inspiration.. .. I will have to try that.

Have a good weekend and I hope you have caught up with the washing!! LOL!!

Love Jules xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Lovely photo's Sam I glad you had a great time, I love the card, the image is fabulous, and I still have some of those papers
Kevin xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Sam, so cute! Wonderful photos, glad you had a brilliant holiday:)
Wendy xx

Cazro said...

A really cute card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, what wonderful vacation pics! And what an adorable card. Love the crossword puzzle. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Jane Willis said...

I love the way you've carried on the crossword look with your choice of papers and those square brads. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

Kelly Lloyd said...

Lovely holidays pics. Glad to hear you has a wonderful time
Your card is fab, the papers are perfect with that image
Hugs Kelly

Jac’s Playground said...

Fabulous card, such a great image and love how you changed it, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

scrappymo! said...

Love how you made the sentiment. Great card, Sam!

Your photos look it was a fab holiday.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Adorable Father's Day card and great vacation pics! Thanks for joining us at SSW2!
Judi SSW2

anne said...

A fabulous card and those papers are just perfect with the image you have chosen.
Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Anne SSW2-DT

Gayatri said...

Fabulous masculine card. I love the black and white square design and custom sentiment. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :) Gayatri xx

Paru Mahtani said...

Aww! Isn't that the cutest!
Do play the Father's day challenge at Paru's Card Making Challenges too!

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card and congrats on your win at Crafty Catz. Love the holiday pictures too.

Kathie said...

Such a great Fathers Day card, love your papers and colours. Great card thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Joanna M. said...

Super clever of you to adapt the stamp to your needs. Your vacation looks FABULOUS (a little jealous, not gonna lie!) Love your card this week Sam. I'm so glad that you shared it with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Alex H. said...

Wonderful holiday pictures and a lovey card. I really like the background paper, it's matching perfectly the crossword theme! Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge!
;-) Alex H.