Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Teddies In Love

Boy what a couple of days - i'm so exhausted, i don't know why i'm posting this now ???, it should have been completed last night, but unfortunately my 3 year old had other ideas !!!, he had gone to the freezer in the garage Monday night for an ice lolly and did not close the door properly - on Tuesday evening i found a huge puddle on the floor and lots of defrosted food - and i so hate throwing away good food, so i spent from 3pm - 7pm today cooking dinners to then be able to refreeze - i managed to use : lamb steaks, turkey steaks, cod, salmon, and a cooked joint of beef (i'm not refreezing that).

Before i get onto the card, i have just found out that i have won some blog candy from the lovely Squirrel, who chose my ABC Challenge  card to win her half way blog hop, yipee thanks hun.

My card,  i have had this stamp for a while, but have never used it and i keep looking at what my lovely friend Janice / Fluffles has done with the images i have sent her, that i thought it was about time i made something with it.

The Challenges i'm entering are :

Just Cute Bears - where Challenge No: 23 is 'Open Them'

Penny Black Friends  where Chalellenge No: 107 is 'Paper Patch'

A Spoonfull Of Sugar where Challenge No: 110 is 'Animal Crackers'

Image - Penny Black - 'Nose-Kiss'
Papers - My Minds Eye - 'Be Loved'
Sentiment - Inkadinkado - 'Happy Everything'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 27 June 2010

2 Girly Christmas Cards

Gee what am i like - the hotest day of the year so far and i'm uploading Christmas Cards !!! and not watching England play in the football - doesn't interest me, i'd much rather watch rugby or F1.

I've made 2 Christmas Cards and they are both girly !!!

The first one (a tent card) and the challenges i'm entering are :

ABC Christmas Challenge - where they are up to 'M for Mistletoe' and faux stitching

Christmas Stamping All Year Long - where Challenge No: 55 is 'Stitching - Sewing or Faux Stitching'

Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 96 is 'Yuletide in June'

Docrafts - Snoflakes Challenge Week No: 25

Image - Penny Black - 'Christmas Fairy' - Mistletoe in her hand, in her hair and hanging off her dress
Papers - K & Company - 'Swell Noel'
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Faux Stitching - Done with Sakura Souffle pen

The second one and the Challenges i'm entering are :

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Strawberries and Cream' - I must admit when i saw this, i did panic then i remembered the gorgeous Doodlebug papers !!!

Crafty Creations  - where Challenge No: 73 is 'We Want To See You Shine' - I first Versamarked the image, then put clear embossing powder over it and heated it for extra sparkle

The Secret Crafter - where Challenge No: 89  is 'Strawberries and Cream' (Sorry forgot to add this earlier)

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week No: 26

Image - Penny Black - 'Xmas Head To Toe' - highlighted with stickles.
Papers - Doodlebug - 'Ladybug' - Daydream (spot/ glittered), swiss dot and boutique stripe
Sentiment - Penny Black - 'Crystaline'
Punched Edge - Stampin Up
Ribbon and Stickles - Stash

Thanks For Looking, Luv Sam x

Friday, 25 June 2010

Rambling Teddy

Hi, Well i picked the car up last night and then got into a panic and OH had to drive it home - I have driven it today though and like anything new, it will take a while to get used to it.

Right on to todays card, need to get this uploaded now, otherwise the challenge will finish and it took me up and till yesterday deciding on what paper to use !!!, i have done paper piecing on it too and i'm really happy with the way it has come out - i did follow a sketch but the challenge run out 3 days ago !!!, oh well, that's what you get for being indecisive !!!

The Challenge, i am entering are :

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - where Challenge No: 106 is 'Travel / Holidays'

Teddy Stampers - where Challenge No: 14 is 'Summer Bears'

Charismacardz  - where Challenge No: 25 is 'For The Boys'

Image - Penny Black - 'Nature Trail Ted'
Papers - Pebbles Inc - 'Travel Stripes and Dots'
Sentiment - Stampin Up - 'Oval All'
Raffia - Papermania

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Ahoy Sailor

Wow what a week - i have driven 350 miles (coming from someone who normally does 130 miles a week !!!).

Saturday drove to Newhaven for the Mencap event - a little disappointing, 1 of the organisers didn't do the advertising - we still raised £100 though and we will probably do another 1 later in the year.
Sunday - Singleton - Weald and Downland Open Air Museum - as they had a special Fathers day event on
Monday - Chessington - they do special Parent and Toddler days for £13.50 - bargain, so went with a friend and her children and my son - unfortunately it took 1 hour and 40 mins to get home !!!
Tuesday - Cardmaking in Saltdene
Wednesday - Crawley to pick up dress from Next, as it was out of stock everywhere else

Phew i'm shattered now and this afternoon i pick up my new car - that has climate control (yipee, as i'm so fed up with getting out of my present car looking like a cooked chicken !!!)

Right important things and hence only 1 card at the moment !!! and the challenges :

Just Cute Bears  - where Challenge No: 22 is 'Monochrome'

Allsorts Challenge  - where Week No: 57 is a fabby sketch

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 36 is 'Monochrome'

Craftalicious - where Challenge No: 2 is 'Monotone'

Image - Cuddly Buddly - 'Sailor Bear' (the challenges gave me an excuse to use this cute little stamp, that was bought in their sale)
Papers - Papermania - a very old set that i bought, when i first started cardmaking 5 years ago !!
Sentiment - Hero Arts - 'Small Greetings'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Friday, 18 June 2010

Butterfly Bear

Wow what a busy weekend i have planned - tomorrow (Saturday) is the cardmaking fundraising event for Mencap in Newhaven and we are hoping it's going to be busy so we can raise lots of fun for a very worthy charity.  Then around 4.30pm the road i live in are having a few nibbles and drinks get together, so all the neighbours can get together and meet each other - we went last year and it was very enjoyable and nice to put names to faces. On Sunday is of course Fathers Day, so we will be going out for the day.

To me summer is all about seeing butterflies flying around and settling on all the lovely flowers - i don't use them a lot on cards, because that was all we seem to make when i first started cardmaking 5 years ago !, so i guess however lovely they are on cards, you can have overload !!

Right todays card has been made for the very talented Angie over on Docrafts, who so kindly made my gorgeous header and banner and i have been a naughty crafter and not sent her a thank you cards yet, sorry hun.

The Challenges i'm entering are :

Penny Black Friends Saturday Challenge - where Challenge No: 105 is a fabby sketch

Just Cute Bears - where Challenge No: 21 is 'Here Comes Summer'

Forever Friends - where this weeks Challenge is Not Forever Friends - just a cute image

Image - Penny Black - 'Butterfly Bear' (my lovely friend Clair kindly let me use her stamp, thanks hun)
Papers - Basic Grey - Kioshi
Sentiment - Hero Arts - Sparkly Sweet
Gems - stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Where's Dinner !!!

Where's Dinner - now this is exactly the same expression Whisper (my dog) gives me at least 6 times a day !!! This image is also special to me, as it's one of the first stamps i bought and yet i don't use it as much as i should.

At the moment this card has been made for my OH for Sunday / Fathers Day - well unless i get time to make him another one, in the meantime !!!

The Challenges i'm entering are :

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - where they are up to Sketch No: 30

Simon Says Stamps Challenge - where they have a Recipe : 1 Image / 2 Patterned Papers / 3 Embellishments

Stamp Something Challenge - where their Challenge is 'Happy Something'

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - where Challenge No: 54 is 'Happy Fathers Day'

Crafty Card Makers - where Challenge No: 23 is 'Cards For Men'

Image - Penny Black - 'Where's Dinner'
Sentiment - Woodware - 'Tiny Phrases' - although i did have to add happy as fathers day came with it's
Papers and Brads - Dovecraft - 'Pets'
Paw Punch - E K Success - 'Paw Print'
Oval Punch - Stampin Up

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Christmas Lights

I actually started this card on Thursday, but have only just finished putting the final touches to it on it tonight !!.

The Challenges i'm entering are :

ABC Christmas Challenge - where they are up to L for Lights

Bah Humbug Challenge  - where they are up to Challenge No: 22 and it's 'Anything Goes -----'

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week No: 24

I have done a 'Gate Fold' card, something a little different for me!
Image - Penny Black - 'the light brigade'
Sentiment - Penny Black - 'The Wonder' transparent set
Papers - HOTP - Paper Pizazz - Christmas Lights
Lights - Home for the holidays

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


This is going to be a very short post tonight as it's nearly 11pm !!!

I noticed there were a couple of Black, White and 1 other colour around and i had the ideal image for them so here it is and the challenges i'm entering :

Penny Black Friends Challenge - where challenge No: 104 is 'Swirls'

Crafty Creations - where Challenge No:70 is Black, White and a splash of Red

Create 4 Fun - where Challenge No: 23 is Black, White and 1 other colour (I chose Red)

Image - Penny Black - '.....To You' (I decoupaged it, as it looked a little flat !!)
White Embossed Swirl - Penny Black - Scroll Patch (Versamarked then white embossing powder and heated)
 Embossed Swirl - Cuttlebug - D'vine Swirl done on Core-dinations card and lightly sanded
White Swirls - Sizzix - Flower & Vines #2 (first time i've used it and i bought it 18 months ago !!)

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Monday, 7 June 2010

Boy On Bike

Hi, Well i had a fabby surprise this morning my lovely friend Mel, from Sydney rung me to thank me for her lovely birthday card that i had sent her for her 60th Birthday (although i hadn't realised she had reached that milestone), i met the lovely Mel and her equally lovely Mum (Alma, but i call her Edna, as she so sounds like her !!) - 6 years ago on a trip to Tasmania and we have been good friends ever since and she and her husband Geoff are my 3 year old son's adoptive grandparents - one day soon hopefully we will be nearer to them, as i miss them so much.

Right onto todays card and challenges :

Lili Of The Valley  where they Challenge No: 54 is a fabby sketch

Creative Cottage - where Challenge No: 13 is 'Happy Fathers Day'

For Fun - where they're Challenge is Men

Simon Says Stamp - where they're Challenge is 'Fathers Day/ Men'

Cards For Men - where Challenge No: 12 is 'Father's Day'

Sorry i didn't realise you couldn't actually see what the sentiment said, so have now added a photo of it.

Image - Lili Of The Valley - 'Boy On Bike'
Papers - K & Co - Hopscotch
Sentiment - Basic Grey - Clear Stamps
Bicyles - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

On The Beach !!!

Wow what a week, i'm so glad weather is starting to cool down ( i know i'm a bore), as it has played havoc with my migraines, so much so that quack (doctor) wants to put me on Beta Blockers to control them - not sure about that !!!.  Plus i managed to rip half of my big toe nail off, oh joy !!!, it's ok just a bit tender.

Oh well on to more important things - a card, well i noticed that there are alot of Summer Themes around and in my box of images i found a cute little one, so have decided to use it and am entering it for these challenges :

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 106

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Fun Fun Fun'

Cupcake Craft Challenge - where Challenge No: 93 is 'Summer Delights'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 63 is a 'Beach Theme'

Stampavie & More - where Challenge No: 97 is 'Summer'

Image - Penny Black - 'On The Beach'
Papers - K & Co - Super K by Tim Coffey
Sentiment - Hand made by using rub on's
Gems and Ribbon - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Hi and welcome to a drizzly day in Sussex !!!

We went to our villages Country Fair yesterday and what we saw of it was good - unfortunately after being pushed and shoved several times, we decided to leave !!!

Right onto the card - I combining 2 of my favourite things :

Penny Black - I have lost count the number of stamps i have !! and this one was bought for me by my lovely friend Sharon (SharonAngel / Docrafts name) for my birthday a couple of months ago.

and Basic Grey - I have double figures of 6x6 pads !!!

The challenges i'm entering are :

Penny Black Friends Saturday Challenge  - where Challenge No:103 is 'In The Garden', so i thought the image was very appropriate at the moment (with us watering our new lawn every night) !!!

Basic Grey Challenges - where Challenge No:21 is a fabby sketch

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - where Challenge No:86 is 'Buttons and Blooms'

Image - Penny Black - 'Yearning'
All Papers - Basic Grey - 'Porcelain
Punched Edge - Martha Stewart - 'Floral Lace'
Flowers - Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Florals'
Buttons - Stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x