Saturday, 18 February 2017

Bunches Of Wishes


Well last Saturday, when i had my Open House, the house could not have looked any better, shame then the only people the estate agent sent round, had not even got their houses on the market yet :-(. Last Saturday I also went to 'Strictly Come Dancing Live' at the 02, had a lovely time - shame though that the 02 want to be money grabbers and made us give up all of our water bottles and sweets before we entered the venue !!

Today is mid point for Penny Black And More  and this month's Challenge is:  'Use Your Favourite Stamp' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Crafts U Love

Stamp Addicts 


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.

Today's card was actually made for Wendy Kadizo's mum who was 90 in January, Wendy asked if anybody would send her a card, as normally she would only get 5 and it gave me a good excuse to use this adorable stamp : Penny Black - 'Bunches Of Wishes / 0343J / 1997' (i must confess it took me a while to find the number for this stamp, as it's been discontinued !!), stamped on : Die-namics - 'Stitched Circle Stax' and edged with : Distress Ink - 'Picked Raspberry', the flower die : Penny Black - 'Flower Pop Outs / 51-230 / 2016' (i cut it a 3 times with scrap paper and i coloured the leaves in), the ribbon is : Doodlebug - 'Boutique Trims / Bubblegum Assortment', the papers are : LOTV - 'Country Meadow', the sentiment is : Paula Pascal - 'All Year Round', the pears are : Love To Craft - 'A Beautiful Life'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Penny Black Saturday  - where the Challenge is 'Try Something New' - mine is the Penny Black - Flower Pop Out Die

Naughty Or Nice -where Challenge No: 36 is 'Colour Inspiration (which is what i went for) or LOVE'

As You Like It  - where the Challenge is 'Do You Prefer Ribbon Or Lace' - i so love both, but 9 times out of 10, i pick ribbon, probably i have so much of it, so there is a better chance i have a colour to match the card i'm making ;-) x

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Flowers'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Fantastic Florals'

Allsorts  - where Challenge No : 403 is 'Anything Goes'

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


tilly said...

this is stunning, bet your friend loved it....hope the house sells soon, it's in a lovely location....02 Robbing gits...making you buy drinks inside !! xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute, love the pinks, fab layers too.

Mervi said...

So adorable and sweet card in lovely pink tones.
Happy weekend;-))m

brenda said...

Just love this one Same, both the sweet bear and the lovely fresh welcoming colours.

B x

Barb said...

This really is a lovely card you made for your friend's mother's birthday. I love the sweet image and the papers are really pretty. Barbxx

coops said...

So gorgeous Sam.The image is adorable and I love your pretty design and colours ;D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sam, such an adorable image and pretty papers.
It's so annoying when they make you buy drinks and sweets at the venue - the prices are outrageous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob


Oh what a beautiful shade of pink and green Sam! So sweet and feel like Spring is here just looking at your card.

Putting the house on the market is so much work and exhausting. Hang in there.

I also want to stop by to let you know I have received your beautiful doggy card for the Hug a Heart Card Drive Sam. It is even cuter in person! Thanks so much Sam! I'll be sending a group email out later next week with my Heart Panda gift and the winners of the remaining prize packages will be announce on Feb 28th over on my blog. Hope you'll be able to join me then. Have a lovely rest of your weekend Sam. Thanks so much for your help. Take care.

Sarah said...

This is a gorgeous card Sam and I bet it was really well received. Fingers crossed for a buyer to come along really soon xx

Ellibelle said...

What a fun sketch and loving all the pretty papers!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and great colour combo. Thanks for sharing at Allsorts 'ANYTHING GOES' challenge, good luck in the draw. ♥
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

brenda said...

Just popped back to thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Dotty Jo x said...

Your card is so sweet and I bet the recipient was delighted! Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges, Jo x

Linby said...

So sweet and pretty in pink, love your colouring and the papers you chose for the great layout.
What meanies at the O2 - blimey that puts me off going there.

linda said...

this is so adorable sam and the papers are just so pretty! i love how you added the dimensional flowers too! best of luck with your house sale; always seems like a waiting game but when it goes, things move too fast. :)

MaryH said...

What a splendid card to celebrate a 90th birthday, and how kind you are to make this lady's day so special with this sweet card. Always love the PB images, and the bear is darling. Loving the patchwork look behind the little bear, and what a pretty design with the pink & white, the layout too. TFS & Hugs (got a chuckle from the first part of your post. Good luck with the house too)

Liz McGuire, said...

This is so pretty. Hope the house sells soon, Liz x

Sue said...

Same what a pretty background with papers you created for this adorable bear with his bouquet of flowers. What a pretty in pink card, sure your teamies Mom loved it.


Sue said...

Hi Sam,
This is a really pretty card and your colouring is beautiful, such a gorgeous card design.
Hope all is well
love from

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sam! It's so sweet & pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Naughty or Nice, good luck!!! Amy DT

Annette said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pink papers.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
In The Pink Challenge
Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Larissa said...

Super cute card with a really sweet image. Thanks for joining us at As you like it.


susiestacey said...

Adorable card Sam and l am sure it will be appreciated too.
Hope you are having some better luck with the house sale.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Anything Goes' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Helene E said...

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with this lovely creation!

Cass said...

Super sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Lindsey said...

This is such a cute card! I'd say you have the colour inspiration and the love theme nailed with this one. ;) Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

Lynne in NI said...

Pretty in pink! Thanks for playing along at Naughty or Nice :)

KandA said...

This is so sweet. Love those pretty papers and gorgeous teddy xx

Cara said...

This is just so sweet and pretty. Sorry, I'm late visiting. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful indeed, do love this image, Sam, it's truly gorgeous, this card so perfect fir a ninety year old, well done indeed!!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
{Thank You Candy at Shaz in Oz Blog}

Diane said...

Wonderful papers, and what a sweet image.

Hugs Diane

scrappymo! said...

This image is adorable and your card is so pretty.
Great colours and colouring!

scrappymo! said...

Me again. hope your next open house gives better results. I know it is a lot of work to get ready and keep the house spotless every day. Good luck for a quick sale without a chain.

Anne said...

This is so pretty Sam, and what a lovely idea - I'm sure the lady was thrilled to receive all those beautiful cards on her special birthday.

I've had the same at concerts and refuse to buy anything inside, it's appalling greed when you've paid a fortune already for tickets.
Good luck with the house sale, it can be long and frustrating I know :o(

Anne x