Thursday, 25 August 2022

Stitch A Snowflake


I hope you are all well and enjoying the gorgeous summer weather we have been having here in the UK, I must confess a times it's been a little too hot - that is when I hibernate in the house, although when we had 38C heat here in Cornwall, I wasn't even able to make cards, as the ink was taken an age to dry !!. We managed to get away for a Mediterranean cruise, which was very hot, but at least we had air con, which made such a difference.

Today is the start of the wonderful Christmas card Challenge run by the lovely Maureen Rudolph Days Challenge and as time is quickly catching us up, I thought I had better make 2 cards this time, using the same die, which was kindly given to me, as a present.

Snowflake Die : Penny Black - 'Stitch A Snowflake - 51-376'
The Smaller Snowflake : Spellbinders - 'Snowflake Wonder (one of 5 dies)'
Brad in the middle : Dovecraft 
Sentiment : Penny Black - 'Snow Wishes - 51-082'
Papers : Quick Cards, came free with a magazine

Snowflake Die : Penny Black - 'Stitch A Snowflake - 51-376'
The Smaller Snowflake : Spellbinders - 'Snowflake Wonder'
Brad in the middle - I didn't have a gold one, so found a plain one and embossed it, using gold embossing powder.
Paper : First Edition - 'Gilded Winter' - the paper I picked is already embossed with sparkly gold snowflakes
Sentiments : Lili Of The Valley - 'Christmas Tags'
Gold Thread from stash

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

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Carolling Mice And A Holly Wreath


Firstly I hope you are all ok ? A lot has happened since I lasted posted - firstly I kept it very quiet but Alan's Dad was in hospital at the time of the last Challenge and sadly he lost his fight on 9th May, he didn't want a funeral and because Alan was really drained and emotional from the last 6 weeks of going up and down to Yorkshire from Cornwall, I decided he needed a break, so we went to Vienna for 3 days and WOW what a city, we had the most amazing time.

Today is the start of Maureen's fabby Rudolph Days Challenge and it lasts until 30th June, remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a great prize and as we are half way through the year it gives you a chance to start on your Christmas cards.

The Mouse Image is : Penny Black - 'Holly Day Critters 30-017'
The Holly Wreath and Sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Christmas Treasures 30-019'
The Door is a die (that I have never used before): Lawn Fawn - 'Shut The Front Door LF1495'
Brick embossing : Marianne Design - 'DF3403'

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

Monday, 25 April 2022

The Light Brigade


I hope you are keeping well ? Well since I last posted we have been busy doing our garden and upcycling a bedside table (i'll try and get the photos off of my phone to upload) and being busy in our garden - clearing brambles and ivy and planting new plants (we are no gardeners, but we are giving it a go).

Today is the start of Rudolph Days Challenge and you have until the 30th to upload your Christmas card, don't forget to leave a comment on the Challenge and you will be in with a chance to win a fabby prize.

My card started off with the backing paper that was 5 x 5.5 inches (I think it's Stampin Up), which I cut down by 0.5 inches, I love the brass / copper sparkle.

Image ; Penny Black - 'The Light Brigade / 3916K / 2008'
Sentiment : Art Impressions - 'SC0799', the set with the lady and jumper 
Embossed Strips : Papermania - 'Christmas Borders', bought them years ago for 75p
Paper - I think Stampin Up, but a friend of mine, whose into Stamping Up in a big way, doesn't recognise it ??, but you may

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

Friday, 25 February 2022

Xmas Pilgrims and A Snowy Scene


I hope you are all ok ? Well I didn't think it was going to take me 10 months, before I posted again !!, but finding another house to buy in Cornwall proved harder than we first thought - in fact we were technically homeless for 6 months, till we finally moved into our wonderful new home on 11th November and to be honest it's the best of the ones, we viewed - we are now 7 miles from Newquay and 8 miles from Wadebridge on the North coast in a fabulous little market town and our biggest project to deal with is the garden, as it's 30 meters long and up a hill, but hopefully that should be sorted by Easter.

I will always be eternally grateful to Maureen who bared with me for the last 10 months and kept me on her fabby team, so here are a couple of cards for this month's Rudolph Days Challenge, which starts today and finishes on the 28th (a very short month, this time), so you will need to be quick :

Image : Penny Black - 'Xmas Pilgrims / 3543K / 2006'
Sentiment : My Favourite Things - 'Deck The Howls / CS-348'
Papers : Bazzill Basics Paper - 'Countdown To Christmas'
Punched Edge : E K Success
Tree Gems - The Paper Studio - bought in America about 5 years ago
Ribbon is from my stash
Sketch used is one that Jules with a heart designs

I started this card about 8 years ago, when I did a class at The Glitter Pot (that does not exist anymore) and I never got round to finishing it, so my new years resolution is to try and finish some of the half completed projects 😂

Thanks for looking and all comments are much appreciated too, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Snowmen and Pointsettia


I hope you are all keeping well and that the future is looking rosier, has anybody had the vaccine yet ? I was 'Lucky' enough to have mine in February and the second one in April, as I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, so it's a double edge sword !!  

Whilst in lockdown, I had some spare time, so I decided to make my cards for this month's Challenge - to be honest I was fed up with packing !!, I'd like to report that we are in our new home, but unfortunately we are not, at the last minute the seller refused to exchange contracts, so therefore we broke the chain and have exchanged on our present home and will complete on 18th May, then after that I will technically be 'Homeless' (in the meantime we will be staying in hotels and cottages), we are looking at new houses, but to be honest they have all gone up in price since we first looked in October, but I'm sure something will turn up.

Today is the start of Rudolph Days Challenge and it starts today and ends on the 31st, it's a great Challenge, allowing you to get ahead for Christmas.

The cards I've made this time are both the same design, but look completely different :

Image : Penny Black - 'Snow Very Good Friends / 1996'
Papers : Doodlebug - 'Christmas Cheer' and 
and the plain one is : Lili Of The Valley - 'Solids / Bonnets and Bowties'
Circle Die : MFT - 'Merry Christmas Circle Frame'
Banners made using : Die-namics - 'Fishtail Flags'

Image : Penny Black - 'Pot O' Pointsettia / 188D / 1993'
Papers : Bo Bunny - 'Silver and Gold Collection'
Dies the same as above

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

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Reindeer Wishes And A Stag


Firstly I do apologise if you saw this post in January, as I have my moving head on, I got my months wrong !!.  

Surprise, surprise we haven't moved and right now, it's getting to me (our buyers solicitor is useless, well all 3 of them are / have been !!, they are on the 3rd if you hadn't already twigged)  I hope you are going to make a card for the lovely Maureen's Challenge Rudolph Days Christmas Challenge, especially as I find life so much easier, when it gets to Christmas. 

I thought it was about time I made a couple of Rudolph / Deer cards, so here they are : 

Image : Penny Black - 'Reindeer Warm - Ups / 1242H / 1998'
Papers : Dovecraft - 'Merry Magic'
Mittens : Memory Box - 'Precious Mittens'

Image, Sentiment and Plaque for Stag / Deer to sit on : Came free with a craft magazine, I think it was Cardmaking and Papercraft, but the set is called 'Majestic Moments'
Papers : Prima - 'North Country'
Embossing behind Deer / Stag : Sizzix - 'Flowers, Stars & Swirls Set'
Wooden Deers from stash

Keep well and safe and thanks for looking at my blog and thank you for any comments you leave too, Luv Sam x