Saturday, 18 May 2019

Wizard Avery

Hi,

I hope you are all ok ?, we had an amazing time in Japan - chasing the Cherry Blossom, here are a couple of photo's to show you : 


Harrison dressed as a Samurai warrior at the Samurai Museum in Tokyo


Whilst in Tokyo, I thought I would take full of advantage of my copic refills being half price and treated myself to this lot ;-) x



Today's card was made for one of Harrison's friends, who is Harry Potter mad and is going to Harry Potter World for her Birthday and taking Harrison too  :


Image : Paper Nest Dolls - 'Wizard Avery'
Papers : Echo Park - 'The Apothecary Emporium'
Sentiment : LOTV - 'Dreamy Days'
Button, Owl Charm, Lace and Ribbon from my stash.

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

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Wishes Tree and Seasonal Bear

Hi,

I hope you all ok ?, this is my first post back after my holiday to Japan (celebrating my other halves 50th Birthday), I'll add a couple of photos in my next post.

Today is the start of the Rudolph Days Challenge, where you have till 30th, to upload a Christmas card for a super prize, so go on enter and have some fun.


Image : Penny Black - 'Warmest Wishes Tree / 915K / 1996'
Papers : Cosmo Cricket - 'Jolly By Golly'
Die : Memory Box - 'Precious Mittens'
Sentiment : Penny Black - 'Warmest Wishes / 51-170 /2015'

and 


Image : Woodware - 'Seasonal Bear / FRS050'
Card Shape : Go Kreate - '#4'
Papers : Lily Of The Valley - 'Snow Princess'
Sentiment Die : Joy Crafts - 'Merry Christmas / 6002-0938'
Die : Memory Box - 'Snowflake Corner'
Die Highlighted with : Nuvo Crystal Drops - 'Wisteria, Purple'

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

Friday, 5 April 2019

My Bengal

Hi,

I hope you are all ok ?

It was Alan's (my other half) 50th Birthday on Wednesday and this is the card I made for him, from Harrison and Clio :


Image : Penny Black - 'My Bengal / 3834H / 2008'
Sentiment : Memory Box Die - 'Grand Happy Birthday' and behind it is tiger print vellum
Dad : Craft Emotions Dies

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

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Haven't Heard A Peep !

Hi,

I hope you are all ok ?, today in the UK is Mother's Day and as usual in this house, Harrison has gone off to play rugby and Alan (my other half is coaching) !!, so it's just Clio and I - hopefully the boys will come home and cook me dinner ha ha ha !!

Today's card has been made for Alan's mum :


Image : Penny Black - 'Haven't Heard A Peep ! / 456J / 1996'
Sentiment : Inca Stamps - 'Happy Mother's Day / 7038b'
Papers are : First Edition - 'Summer Breeze'
Die Edging : Penny Black - 'Border Edges / 51-231 /2016'

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

Monday, 18 March 2019

Cottage Window

Hi,

I hope you are all ok ?

On Saturday I did a couple of short classes with the very talented Faye, one of them I will be using for Alan's Father's Day card.

I made this card to cheer my neighbour up, as she has recently had a hip operation and as we both get lots of birds in our garden (including woodpeckars, nuthatch, yellow wagtail, goldfinches, robin, blue tits and great tits), I thought this was perfect for her.


Image : Penny Black - 'Cottage Window / 272J / 1995'
Brick : Marianne D Embossing Folder
Sentiment : Tattered Lace Dies

The Challenge I Would Like To Enter Is : 

Penny Black Saturday Friends  - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes or Clean And Simple' 

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

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Pet Sympathy

Hi,

I'm very sorry, but this is a sad post, especially for those of you, who are animal lovers.

There are times, when you buy a stamp set, but you also hope you don't have to use it, well unfortunately I'm having too - my lovely friend Nicky texted me on Wednesday, to let me know that her Boston Terrier 'Darcy', (who would only play with my dog Clio, so we used to try and meet up every couple of weeks for a walk), had been hit by a car and that the impact was too much for her, I must confess I burst into tears, as she was such a character.

Anyway here is the card I have made for Nicky and her partner Rob :


Image : Sunny Studio - 'Pet Sympathy'
Punched : EK Success - 'Paw Print'
Paper : DCWV - 'Black & White Prints'

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

Monday, 25 February 2019

Angel And Gnomes

Hi,

I hope you are all ok

Today is Rudolph Days Challenge, where you have (Sorry), as it's only a short month, till 28th February to upload a card and shock horror I've managed to make 2 cards :

The first one is an image I made on one of Faye's colouring classes and have finally made it into a card :


Image : Whimsy - 'Angel Blessing'
Paper : Craftwork Cards - 'Christmas Post'
Ribbons from stash

The second one is, my first Slider Card : 



Image / Paper and Sentiment : all came free with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine 
Slider Die : Lawn Fawn 

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

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Somebody Loves Me

Hi,

It's Valentines Day and although Alan and I don't really do it, as we find it too commercialised and would rather use the money towards a holiday, but the least I thought I should do is make him a card:


Hopefully the second photo shows 'Happy Valentine's Day'


Image : Penny Black - 'Somebody Loves Me / 1918K / 2000'
Papers : Echo Park - 'Yours Truly'
Hearts : Memory Box - 'Precious Hearts'
Embossing : Sizzix - 'Valentine Set #3'
Ribbon from stash

I did actually buy myself a present, but it's technically from the other love of my life - Clio (my dog), it's also a Radley 😂


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

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Baby Hammock

Hi,

Hi, I hope you are all ok, I've adjusted my settings, as some dodgy person left me a weird comment, so if you can't leave me a comment, please let me know, thanks.

A friend of mine recently gave birth to a little girl Alara Jasmine (which I thought was such a gorgeous name), so it gave me a good excuse to make this card :


Image : Penny Black - 'Baby Hammock'
Paper : 7 Gypsies - 'Baby Oh Girl'
Sentiment : LOTV
Brads and Ribbon from stash

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

Thursday, 24 January 2019

You're My Cup Of Tea

Hi,

Yes I know I haven't posted for a while, I have still been making cards, so look out for them in the next couple of weeks :

I recently bought this stamp off of the talented Sue, and as I have 2 friends who have recently had surgery, I thought it might cheer them up - it's a British thing to have a cup of tea, as it seems to help with most things ;-) x


Not sure which one I like the most the cup coloured with Copics or the one paper pieced ?

Image ; 'Alm - You're My Cup Of Tea' - My Favourite Things
Papers : 'Tea House' - Dovecraft
Edging : 'A2 Curved Borders One' - Spellbinders

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