Monday, 25 June 2018

Candy Cane Friends

Hi,

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather here in the UK, I personally really struggle in the heat, so I have ordered myself a Dyson Tower Fan.

Today is the start of  Rudolph Days Challenge, you have from today, until the 30th June to enter, there is always a fabby prize on offer too.


I was fortunate enough to be sent this die as a gift from a lovely friend, thank you - but to start with I struggled to know what to do with it and also how to show off this gorgeous image, I hope what I have achieved, you like ?

Image : Penny Black - 'Candy Cane Friends / 248K / 1997'
Embossing : Cuttlebug - 'Ice Crystals'
Die / Frame : Penny Black - 'Starburst / 51-155 / 2015'
Sentiments : LOTV 

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

As You Like IT  - where the Challenge is 'Favourite Embossing Wet or Dry' - mine is Dry as I feel it can enhance/ lift a plain piece of card

Cute Card Thursday  - where Challenge No : 535 is 'Circles'

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where June's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Crafty Cardmakers  - where Challenge No: 214 is 'Wet or Dry Embossing'

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

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Good Times

Hi,

I hope you are all well, since I last posted we have been on holiday to the Adriatic coast, where it was stunning, but very hot !! 29C - 33C, which is great if we were lazing on a beach, but not sightseeing !

Today's card was made for Alan (as it's Father's Day in the UK today), from Harrison and Clio. I got the inspiration from Simon Say's Stamp, when they sent me this video tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHTEukiQnTA


Images : Penny Black - 'Good Times / 30-463 / 2018' and 'Boys Will Be Boys / 30-122 / 2012'
Paper : Basic Grey - 'Max And Whiskers'
Sentiment : Stampin' Up - 'Thoughtful Banners'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Penny Black Saturday  - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes, with the option of Masculine'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Frame It' and I would just like to thank you for the fabby tutorial, one of your fabby team did 

Cardz 4 Guyz - where Challenge No: 196 is 'Father's Day'

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

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Lovely Heart

Hi,

A couple of weeks ago, while Harrison was at Scout camp, Alan, Clio and I took full advantage of it and went to 'Fort Nelson' in Fareham for the 'Wave Of Poppies'


Today's stamp was purchased at a craft sale I went to recently and this is an old Penny Black, that I fell in love with and the card was made to participate in Faye's 5 Pen Copic Challenge - 
V15, V01, C3, YG01, YG17, and is for one of the ladies who works in reception, at Harrison's school (he leaves in July, so Alan and I wanted to acknowledge some of the backstage people who have supported us)


Image : Penny Black - 'Lovely Heart / 1409K / 1999'
Sentiment :  Penny Black - 'Sentiment Collection / 2016 / 30-350'
Papers : Papermania (very old) - 'Spring Burst'
Ribbon : The Ribbon Girls

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No: 164 is 'Ribbons Galore'

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No : 212 is 'Favourite Florals'

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

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Bearing Flowers

Hi,

Gee what a scorcher of a weekend, I hope you all enjoyed it - Alan and I had an amazing time on Saturday night, when we went to see Kerry Ellis, who is simply an amazing singer and the added bonus was that Brian May of Queen was in the audience and joined Kerry for the final song, which for a small town where I live was simply WOW.

I made today's card for the receptionist at Harrison's school, who is leaving later on this month and she has been really helpful and understanding, with us living 30 mins away from the school.


Image : Penny Black - 'Bearing Flowers / 3973J/ 2009'
Papers : LOTV - 'Country Meadow'
Sentiment : LOTV
Frame for sentiment : Cheery Lynn Designs - 'Horizon Fishtail Banners'
Edging of Circle : Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - 'Grand Decorative Circles One'
Flowers : C.C Designs - 'Five Point Flower'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No: 73 is 'Animals' and unfortunately their last one too 

Penny Black And More - where May's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where May's Challenge is 'Anything Goes & Optional Use Your Favourite Stamp' - I love all the animal stamps, so it was hard to choose

Simon Say's  - where the Challenge is 'Animal Magic'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Flowers'

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

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Wonderland

Hi,

I had a fabby weekend, my lovely friends Kelly, Kay and Sandra came and stayed at my house, for crafting and giggles, while the boys were on a Rugby Tour in the Isle Of Wight.

Today's card has been made for Rudolph's Day Challenge, where you have from today till 30th April to make a Christmas card and enter, so why don't you pop over now and join in, as Maureen always has some fantastic prizes to win x


Image = Helz Cuppleditch - 'Wonderland' - It was screaming at me to be paper pieced, so I did 
The dots on the image is = Nuvo Crystal Drops - 'Wisteria Purple'
Papers = LOTV - 'Snow Princess'
Die = Whimsy Stamps - 'Snowflake Border Die' 
Frame, Snowflake Die covered in Glamour Dust

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Christmas With The Cuties  - where Challenge No: 15 is 'Let It Snow'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Christmas Cuties'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 391 is 'Christmas'

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

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Bunny Balloon

Hi,

Thanks for all of your Birthday messages and cards, I had a quiet one just Clio and I, as Alan was at work and H was on an adventure day.

Last Sunday, while Alan and H were at a Rugby Festival I took full advantage of the peace and quiet and coloured an image, that I've had since last July (when I did a Black and White class), well Faye did give me a kick up the behind by doing a Monochrome Challenge 😉


Image = Whimsy Stamps - 'Bunny Balloon'
Paper = Penny Black - 'Coco Style / 80-010' 
Border = Crafty Cuter Dies - 'Fancy Floral Border'
Sentiment = Penny Black - 'Doodles'

The Challenge I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Penny Black And More - where April's Challenge is : 'Black, White And One Other'

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No: 210 is 'Add A Die Cut'

Cardz 4 Galz - where Challenge No: 69 is 'Black, White and One Other Colour'

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