Sunday, 30 May 2010

Candy Cane

I'm on a roll today - 2 cards !!! and both Christmas !!

Right the card and challenges :

Winter Wonderland - where the challenge is 'Christmas Sweeties' - I've gone for Candy Cane and Gingerbread Men

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week No: 23

I did follow a sketch, but i was too late to enter the challenge - silly me !!!

Image - Penny Black - 'Jolly Teapot'
Image cut with - Nesties - Deckled Rectangles
Papers - Square / Block paper - Doodlebug 'Christmas Cheer'
and the Stripey one - Pebbles Inc
Candy Cane Brads - Eyelet Outlet - no relation, just like the fun brads they sell

Thanks For Looking, Luv Sam x

Christmas Silhouette

Well it's a better morning here in Sussex and i'm hoping my washing will dry today !!! Yesterday was a complete wash out - i took 3 year old to his swimming lesson, whilst OH went to the 'Tip' and little one did not want to show his mummy how good he is at going underwater (like he does when daddy is around), oh well i will just have to go and watch him next week then.

Right on todays card - I got the fabby idea from the lovely Eileen at Ikkis Cuttlebug Corner - you haven't visited her site please do, as she is always comes up with loads of fabby ideas.

The challenge i'm entering is :

Bah Humbug - where challenge No: 20 is  'Silhouettes'

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week No: 22

Image - Penny Black - 'Forest Silence'
I covered the image with Versamark, then poured on Stampin Up - 'Heat & Stick Powder', heated it, then poured on 'Dazzling Diamonds and heated it, to set.
Papers - DCWV - 'Black & White Prints - The Paper Stack'
Frame cut with - Nesties - 'Label 8'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Butterfly Express

Well what a difference a couple of days make!!!, today i'm back in my jeans and anorak !!!, oh well it will save us running up a huge water bill (as we are on a water meter), as we had new lawn laid on Tuesday.

Right on to todays card - 'House Mouse' stamps are another of my favourites, yet this is only the 2nd ever card i have made with 1 and yet i bought 5 of them last year in 'HobbyLobby' in Houston for between $2 and $4 !!!, with the view to have a go - although i have been told the more simpler designs are the easiest to colour in ???

Right on to the challenges :

Housemouse Challenge - are up to Challenge No: 70 and the theme is 'Goodbye' and it's also their first blog hop with loads of fabby candy

Papertake Weekly - are up to Challenge No 41 and it's a fabby sketch

Image - House Mouse Designs / Stampabilities - 'Butterfly Express'
Paper - Basic Grey - 'Urban Prairie'
Sentiment - Penny Black - 'Sentiments' - 'T for Transparent'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Cat In A Jumper

Is this Cat mad or what - especially at the moment with the weather we are having !!!!

Went to The Range in Worthing today, as it was on my way home and whilst there i bought was some 'Glamour Dust' to play with !!

Right onto the card and the challenges :

Winter Wonderland - where they have a Sketch this week

Susie & Vickis Christmas Club - where challenge No: 18 is 'Anything Christmas'

Bah Humbug - where challenge No: 19 is 'Ribbon'

Docrafts - Snoflake Christmas Challenge - Week No: 21

Image - Penny Black - taken from the Transparent Set - 'The Wonder'
Papers and Buttons - Bo Bunny - Tis The Season
Ribon - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Dotty, Dotty, Dotty - I'm Not !!!!

Well some people may disagree ????

Took Whisper out early this morning to the woods and later on we are going to a park near the river with a picnic - as the beaches near here will be extremely busy !!!

Right onto todays card and I'm using an image i love and i've had for a while and didn't know quite what to do with it, now i do !!! and the challenges i'm entering it into :

Penny Black Friends Saturday Challenge - where challenge No:102 is 'Lots Of Dots'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Challenge No:104 - where i decided to turn the sketch 90 degrees

Docrafts - Penny Black Challenge - which is being hosted by the lovely Kay / Incy this time and she wants some decoupage to be added

Image - Penny Black - 'Uplifting Occasion'
Papers - Wild Rose Studio - Polka Dots
Sentiment - Hero Arts - Sparkle Clear
Punch - Martha Stewart - Traditional Scallop

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

A Rather Handsome Yorkshire Man !!!!

And before you ask NO it is not my OH (and yes he is a yorkshire man !!!), but somebody else - whilst we were on our cruise this rather dishy guy was also on board and so i just had to have dinner in his restaurant 'The Bistro' the night he was in !!!! (besides the photo, i also got his autograph and a box of his gorgeous belgian chocolates) - please excuse my redness only it was hot in the restaurant and i had already had a glass of wine !!! and don't look too closely at the grey hair, tried to colour it before i went away but i was allergic to hair dye !!!

Ok less of the handsome James Martin and on to a card !!! and it's being entered into :

Snoflakes Christmas Card Challenge No: 20 over on Docrafts

Spellbinders - Impressabilities stamped with Versafine, then put through a Big Shot and then dusted with perfect pearls
Snowflake - Cuttlebug
Punched edge - Friskars
Gems - stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Friday, 21 May 2010

Bear and Flowers


Well i arrived back in the country yesterday at 4pm and look at me already uploading a card for a challenge !!! - gee what am i like !!!

We went on a cruise with 'Ocean Village' - taking in Dubrovnik (couldn't do, as 65 knot winds !!), Venice, Korcula (Croatia), Corfru and Katakolon (where the first Olympic Games were held) - we all had such a good time - including 3 year old, who loved the kids club on board.

Mind you whilst i was away - i was on the internet (see can't keep away) - but i won't tell you how much it cost me !!! and i found out that :

1) I had made Top 5 in the Allsorts Challenge for - 'Jingle Bells'
2) I had made Top 3 in the Winter Wonderland Challenge for - 'Jingle Bells'
3) I had won the lovely Helen's Blog Candy

and i was so over the moon and it put the icing on the cake for the holiday.

Right important things - on to the card, the challenges i'm entering are :

Penny Black Friends Saturday Challenge - where this weeks Challenge is 'Flowers'

Allsorts Challenge - where Challenge No: 52 is 'Birthdays'

Sketch and Stash Challenge - where Challenge No: 35 is a fabby sketch

Papertake Weekly  - where the Challenge is : ' Say It With Flowers'

Teddy Stampers Blog - where the Challenge is : 'Bedtime Bear'

Image - Penny Black - 'dream a dream'
Papers - Papermania - Spring Burst
Sentiment - Hero Arts - Small Greetings
Embossed Centre - Cuttlebug - Frills (something i don't use enough of)
Flower - Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals (only just bought it and am still playing with them)
Pearls - Stash

Thanks For Looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

In A Nutshell

Another type of card i don't make very often - Baby !!, don't know why as a lot of son's friends parents are all pregnant !!!

The colour combination is a little unusual too - only my lovely friend on Docrafts, Julie, set a challenge to make a babies card, not using blue or pink - but i did think i could send it to a girl or boy though, as it's neutral.

The challenges i'm entering are :

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - where they have a sketch and a blog hop to celebrate their 100th challenge.

Docrafts - Penny Black Challenge - set by Julie / XxJulesxX

Image - Penny Black - In A Nutshell
All Papers (including the backing papers) - K & Co - Sweet Pea Baby Boy
Sentiment - Woodware - Tiny Phrases

Right that's me signing off till next Friday, have fun crafting in the meantime.

Thanks for looking, Sam x

Love Birds / Workshop

I've had a lovely day so far - spent this morning with the lovely Clair / Valentines at one of her workshops and we made a wedding card / engagement (which are always handy and i never know what to make for them !!).

Papers - were hand made we rollered them with a Stampin Up roller - Life is Beautiful
Heart Nestabilities and gems - Clairs
All other products were Stampin Up

Thanks for looking, Sam x

Monday, 10 May 2010

Jingle Bells

Wow what a weekend !!!

Michael Buble - wow what a man and his singing is pretty amazing too !!! - my OH managed to get us seats 6 rows from the front and 4 high on the right hand side of the stage - so i was level with his eyes !!!

We then stayed in a lovely dog friendly hotel (well it was,  until we got the bill and somebody else in the hotel had put a bar and food bill on our room  - the cheek of it, fortunately we weren't charged for it) in the Yorkshire Dales for 2 nights.

Right on to crafting things :

I went and checked out 'The Range' in Worthing on Wednesday (only been open 2 weeks) and came out of there with My Minds Eye - Penny Lane glitter papers for £12.99, which i thought was very reasonable.

On Thursday, i went to 'Craftzone' in Pontefract - where i managed to get a Martha Stewart punch i had been after for a while and some more lovely papers

On Saturday i decided to check out the craft shops in Scarborough - can only comment on 'Craft Inspirations' (full of little nick nacks) as the other one shut at 1.30pm and i got there at 1.40pm !!!

The challenges i'm entering are :

ABC Christmas Challenge - which is 'Jingle Bells' with added punching

Susie & Vickis Christmas Challenge - where Challenge No 16 is 'Jingle Bells'

Allsorts Challenge - where Challenge No 51 is a sketch

Winter Wonderland - where the challenge is 'Cute Creatures'

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge - week 19

Image - Penny Black - taken from 'Jolly Follies' transparent set
Papers - DCWV - The Christmas Stack
Sentiment - Stamps Away - Traditional Christmas Tag - Its
Punched Border - Friskars - Snowflake
Bell and Ribbon - 'Craft Inspirations' - Scarborough
Gems - stash

Thanks for looking, Sam x

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Mouse in a Stocking !!!

Well i'm on a real high today and they say things come in 3's :

1) I have come in the Top 3 at ABC Christmas Challenge for my card 'No Peekin'

2) I'm off to see the lovely Michael Buble tomorrow night

3) Grandma is looking after our 3 year old, so my OH and i can have 2 nights away on our own with Whisper - not been away from him since he was 10 months old and we are both so looking forward to a lie in !!!!

Ok, on to the important things - todays card and i'm entering it in the following challenges :

Christmas Stampin - All Year Long - Challenge 49 - To make an Easel card - something i don't do very often, as i never know what to put on the bottom bit !!!

Susie & Vicki's Christmas Club - Challenge 15 - Christmas Stockings

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week 18

Image - Penny Black - Xmas Mouse (with Flowersoft, Polar White for the cuff on the stocking)
Papers - DCWV - Rose Tinted Christmas
Snowflake - Spellbinders - Snowflake Wonder
Metal Sentiment - Making Memories - Eyelet Phrase

Thanks for looking, Sam x

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Flipping Football !!!

Hi, The lovely people at Lili Of The Valley have come up with a theme of 'Here Comes Summer' and the first thing that jumped into my head was 'The World Cup' and it messing up my telly schedule (how sad am i !!!).

I colour in with Twinkling H2O's and this is the first time i have coloured in a stamp of a boy, as i usually stick to animals !!!, but i'm pleased with how the skin colour came out and the image so much reminds me of my 3 year old son, who doesn't care what he wears, he just wants to kick a ball around.

I'm entering it for the following challenges :

Lili Of The Valley Challenge - Here Comes Summer

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 101

Sophisticat Challenges - Challenge No: 30 - Card for a Child - as it's going in my box for one of son's friends

Image - Lili Of The Valley - Football Crazy ( I bought 5 of their stamps at Farnborough and am so going to buy some more, as they are just great)
Papers - Dovecraft - Masculine

Thanks for looking, Sam x

Sunday, 2 May 2010


Good afternoon from a very dreary and wet Sussex - my ideal Sunday afternoon OH and son watching rugby and me making cards (heaven), after we had all get soaked this morning walking Whisper in the woods !!

On to the card - I'm entering this one for 3 challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - where the challenge this week was : Lets Get Punchy - a good idea as i don't use mine enough !!

Friday Sketchers - where they are up to sketch No:100

Allsorts Challenge - where the theme this week is - Animals

Image - Penny Black - Neighbours
Paper - Doodlebug
Sentiment - CuddlyBuddly - Round Greetings / Unmounted
Punch - Martha Stewart - Floral Lace

Thanks for looking, Sam x