Sunday, 6 November 2016

Snowy Night


I have a little confession to make, in my last post i said i was away for a few days, well we were actually away for just over 2 weeks, in  - Japan (Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kobe, Okinawa, Nagasaki), China (Shanghai), Taiwan (Taipei) and Hong Kong, here are just a couple of photos from our amazing holiday -

Himeji Castle 

Bamboo Forest, Kyoto

'The Bund', Shanghai

As today is the first Sunday in November, it's the start of a new Challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month it's 'Anything Christmas With Stamping' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too : 

Penny Black 

Crafts U Love

Crafty Ribbons 

And one lucky person 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.

The image is : Penny Black - 'Snowy Nights / 1567L / 1999', i stamped it with Versafine, then added sparkle embossing powder, for added sparkle i've put - Glamour Dust at the bottom and round the snow sign, the paper is : Basic Grey - 'Nordic Holiday', the die is : Memory Box - 'Frostyville Border', covered in Stampin' Up - Heat and stick powder, then dazzling diamonds, the ribbon is from my stash.

The Challenges I would like to enter are : 

Fussy And Fancy Friday  - where Challenge No: 176 is 'Ice And Snow With Lots Of Texture'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Add Ribbon or Lace or Christmas Flowers'

Crafty Ribbons  - where Challenge No: 174 is 'Anything Goes with  Ribbon or Lace'

Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No: 254 

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Glitter And Sparkle'

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


brenda said...

Such a happy band of snowmen Sam, makes for a really happy and jolly card.

Hope you have a good Sunday and thank's for sharing your photos, looks like an awesome holiday.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Goad you had an amazing holiday. Fab card well you can't go wrong with snowmen

tilly said...

looks like a wonderful holiday....super card with your snowmen, lets hope the snow doesn't start too soon
Tilly x

Pat K said...

Fabulous holiday card with that great little group. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

Mervi said...

What a lifetime holiday! Wow
Gorgeous and lovely card;-))m

Di said...

Brilliant card Sam - LOVE the snowmen and also how you have more at the top behind the snowflakes. And what a holiday that must have been - great photos too!


Di xx

Chrissy said...

What a wonderful holiday you had Sam..great photos and love your snowmen card..fabulous design.


Kuni said...

What a wonderful card.
my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.

KandA said...

Wow what a fabulous holiday you had and lots of brilliant memories I'm sure. Love your super snowmen card xx

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Sam, lots of fabulous snowmen.
Your holiday sounds fabulous, I bet you had a wonderful time.

Sue said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous holiday Sam, thank you for sharing your wonderful photos.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and great layout.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

Love that little snowy gang Sam and the paper peeping behind the die cut is gorgeous. Sounds like you had a fun packed 2+ weeks you lucky things!! Connor spent some time in China when he was doing his A levels and said it was incredible so I am very jealous indeed of your lovely family snaps xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Sam, the pictures are lovely it looks like you all had a wonderful time, your card is gorgeous I love the snowmen
Kevin xx

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing trip that must have been!!! Loving the photos! Gorgeous card too, the snowmen are so cute!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love your gorgeous snowmen, a wonderful card. Looks like you had a fantastic holiday.

Sue xx

linda said...

sounds like a fabulous getaway sam! such a sweet card featuring that row of adorable snowmen and i love the background papers and die cut border too!

Norma said...

Beautiful card, Sam. Delightful image. Love how you matched the pattern paper to the image. That snowflake border diecut is exquisite.
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Linby said...

Love the layout on this card and the use of the border die. I just got one of my own after tracking it down finally, but not used it yet. Great photos. Lynn x

Christelle Mendelssohn said...

I would like to visit Japon too. You seemed to have a great time! Lovely christmas card. Many thanks to join us in Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week and good luck from Christelle DT.