Monday, 30 August 2010



Well we've been out and about this weekend - today we went to Wisley RHS gardens with son's best friend and we had such a good time, that we became members !!!

Todays card is a Christening (something we don't get invited to very often) card, even though we unfortunately can't go as i will be crafting with The Crafty Devils in Warrington on that day !!!, i thought i would send a card and i just conveniently had to put an order in to Lili Of The Valley last week, that this adorable image just happened to drop in !!!  - how convenient was that ??/!!

I'm not happy with the photo, but i can't seem to show the colour of the dotty paper any better, as it's a subtle blue colour.

Todays challenges are :

Lili Of The Valley - where Challenge No: 62 is 'Let's go dotty for circles'

Sunday Sketch and Stamp where Sketch No: 35 is designed by Emma and just the sketch i needed for my image, thanks

ABC Challenge  - where B is for 'Blue'

Papertake Weekly - where It's A Recipe / Your Choice
3 = Flowers (Prima and Roses), 2 = Gems and Papers, 1=Image and Sentiment

Image - Lili Of The Valley
Papers - K & Co - 'Sweet Pea'
Sentiment - Woodware - 'Small Phrases'
Flowers - Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Friday, 27 August 2010

Pink & Brown Teddy


Son and i made a pact if he let me finish my card, we would take his bike out, so i'm quickly uploading this so we can go out.

I forgot to say earlier that i had had a nice day crafting yesterday with the lovely Paula Pascal at The Glitter Pot, where we made gap cards and played with distress inks, i will upload all of them, bar 1 tomorrow, as it's for a friends birthday and she looks on my blog !!!

Right onto the card and challenges :

When i first saw the challenge Pink and Brown, i knew exactly which papers to use !!! and i have left the middle bit of the greeting empty, as i will send the card to one of son's friends and i will add their age.

Just Cute Bears Challenge - where they are up to Challenge No: 31 and it's 'Pink and Brown'

Saturday Sketch - where they are up to sketch No: 117

Sew Many Challenges  - where Challenge No: 24 is 'Happy Birthday'

Stamp With Fun - where Challenge No: 73 is 'Card For A Girl'

Create 4 Fun - where Challenge No: 34 is 'Create A Birthday Card'

Image - Penny Black - 'Transported'
Papers - K & Co / Brenda Walton - 'Neopolitan'
Sentiment - Woodware - 'Circular Greetings'
Punch - Stampin Up
Buttons - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Reindeer Pup !!!


Well good morning from a very wet and dreary Sussex !!, i was going to take little one to little rugby this morning, but they have just phoned me to say it's been cancelled, as they don't want them to slip on the grass, so we are going to have to do plan B, what that is i'm not sure at  the moment - would love it to be a day of cardmaking, but i'm sure that won't happen !!!

Right onto todays card and challenges :

ABC Christmas Challenge - where they are up to 'R for Rudolph' - but i don't have a Rudolf / Reindeer image, so i'm hoping a pup dressed up as Rudolf will count ??

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 115 is a sketch by Domi

Crazy Challenge - where it's 'Never Too Early For Christmas'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 41 is 'Christmas in August'

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week No: 35

Image - Penny Black - 'Reindeer Pup'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Eskimo Kisses'
Snowflakes - Spellbinders - Snowflake Wonder - cut from glitter card
Brads - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Boys And Computer Games


Fortunately for me, my son is only 3, so is not into computer games yet, but i'm dreading the day when he does !!

I bought the paper i've used, first (as i thought it would be ideal for boys cards), then Lili Of The Valley bought out this fabby stamp and i had to buy it - i replaced what is supposed to be on the screen ( a racing car) with some of the space invaders paper, as this is what i remember of video / arcade games !!!

The Challenges I'm entering are :

Lili Of The Valley Challenge - where they are up to Challenge No: 61, a fabby sketch

Critter Challenge  - where they are up to Challenge No: 27 - to make a boy / man's card / scrapbook page with an added twist of glitter - i've made a boys card and the glitter is on the splodges of the backing DP and also the aliens on the computer screen.

Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 Challenge For The Month Of August - i've picked :
Anything with a bit of blue on it, glitter and image that has a hand on it.

Image - Lili Of The Valley - 'Boys  - Computer Fun'
Papers - Cherry Arte - 'Arcade - Alien Invasion'
Nesties - Labels 8
Stickles - Ice Crystal
Buttons - from stash
Ribbon - Stampin Up

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

All That Glitters Is Not Gold !!!!!


Whilst OH took 3 year old out yesterday to an Airshow - I cleaned and played !!! and as there are a lot of Glittery challenges around it gave me a good excuse to use these fabby papers (that i haven't touched yet, but i feel they are going to be used a lot) and a new PB that i got about a month ago, as i thought it would be ideal for little girls cards (son's friends, when he gets invited to birthday parties).

I was also fortunate enough last week to have won some blog candy from Tracie - that included some fabby flowers and gorgeous pearls, thanks.

Right onto the card and challenges :

Penny Black At Allsorts  - their August Challenge is 'Glitter & Glitz' and they are also looking for new DT members and i thought what have i got to loose, so i'm going to put myself forward.

Moving Along With The Times - where Challenge No: 60 is 'Glitter'

Sketch And Stash Challenge  - where Challenge No: 42's thanks for a fabby sketch is fabby i will definetly use it again

Sir Stampalot Challenge  - their August Challenge is 'Bring On The Bling'

Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 103 is 'Glitter & Glitz'

Image - Penny Black - 'Birthday Angel'
Papers - My Mind's Eye - Glittery Edition of 'Penny Lane'
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly - 'Round Greetings'
Crystal Stickles on lace of dress and fairy wings
Glittery Brads - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 19 August 2010

2 For The Price Of 1 !!!


Well i got released from Jury Service 2 days early, yipee - hence why i'm uploading cards on my blog now.

Don't forget to come back at the weekend, where i'll be offering a small blog candy, if i can work out how to do 'Mr Linky' ??? Thanks Helen with your help on keeping a post at the top.

The cards and Challenges are :

ABC Christmas Challenge  - where they are up to Q for 'Quick and Easy' and boy it's a fabby sketch and just what i needed this week !!

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 114 is 'Feeling Fruity'

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge No: 33

Image - Penny Black - '12 Days Of Christmas' - transparent set
Papers - Sorry unknown, as i received them in a Docrafts Xmas Swap last year - there is musical notes on the paper, but it was had to photograph them, sorry
Gems - from stash

Christmas Stamping All Year Long - where Challenge No: 60 is 'Designer Paper Challenge' - using 2 different papers
Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge No: 34

Image - Penny Black - 'Deer In Skates !'
Papers - Dovecraft - 'Contemporary Christmas'
Gems - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Pearls and Girly !!!


Well 1 week of Jury Service down and 1 week to go - it's been hell on earth and i've hated every minute of it - oh well when it finally finishes, i will be offering a small blog candy prize, to celebrate - if i can work out how to leave a message at the top of my blog ????

Ok, on to todays card and it's so not me - Girly !!!!, but i thought i would give it a whirl as there are alot of girly themes around and also my lovely friend Janice sent me a couple of images to say thank you, as i had bought some raffle tickets off of her - so her son can go to Mombassa and also because the image is out of stock at the moment !!!

Right on to the challenges :

The Secret Crafter  - where Challenge No: 96 is 'What Girls Are Made Of'

Wild Orchid Challenge - where Challenge No: 3 is 'One For The Girls'

Creative Card Crew - where the Challenge is 'Lets Get Cute and Girly'

Basic Grey Challenges - where Week No: 26 is 'Pearls'

Craftalicious Challenge  - where Challenge No: 6 is 'Pearls and Swirls'

I've added a different photo, as i was not happy with the first one.

Image - Lily Of The Valley -
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Bittersweet'
Punched Border - Martha Stewart - 'Doily Lace Trim / Doube - Edge Punch'
Swirl - Sizzix
Pearls - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Dino In Car !!!


I forget to say in my last post that I finally met the lovely Ann (from Docrafts) last Thursday, so she came over i took her on a tour of craft shops this way !! - we went to The Glitter Pot and Crafts U Love, i had a fabby day and hopefully we will be able to sort out a day and i'll come over to you.

Right on to todays card (it has been made for one of my son's friends who is going to be 5 in September) and challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - where they are up to sketch No: 61 - and it's fabby and so what i was looking for, for this image, thanks

The Secret Crafter - where Challenge No: 95 is 'It's A Man's World'

Creative Craft Challenges  - where their Challenge is 'Animanl Antics'

Our Creative Corner - where this weeks Challenge is 'Embossable'

Image and Sentiment - Woodware - 'Dino Friends'
Paper - Doodlebug - 'Seabreeze Dotted Line'
Embossed Bit - Cuttlebug - 'Tiny Bubbles'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Red & Blue


Well since i've been back from my hols my feet don't seem to have touched the ground with 1 thing and another,  hence hardly any postings !!!! :

1) Had to rush 3 year old son to A & E had a temperature of 39.5 and said his eyes hurt - fortunately it turned out to be tonsilitis, thank goodness
2) We were in Yorkshire last weekend visiting OH's family - first time we have been up since April !!!
3) I've finally agreed for doctor to put me on Beta Blockers to try and control my migraines - although personally i think it's something else, but they won't let me go for a CT scan, until elimination has been done
4) Had cronic toothache this week, and have now got to have a root canal done at a cost of £198, eek !!!

I don't know how many postings i'll be able to do in the next 2 weeks, as i start Jury service tomorrow, - not happy as i have to put son in nursery for 2 weeks, instead of doing things with him in the summer hols !!!

Right onto the card - my lovely friend Julie (who is as mad about PB's as i am !!) sent me this fabby image and i won the lace in the lovely Helen's blog candy and the challenges i'm entering are :

Sketch and Stamp - where they are up to Challenge No: 41 and i have turned their sketch 90 degrees

ABC Christmas - where the Challenge is P for Presents with the added option of lace

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 64 is Primary Colours - Red, Blue and Yellow - you have to choose 2, so i went for Red and Blue

Moving Along With The Times - where Challenge No: 58 is a Christmas Theme

Wild Orchid Challenge - where Challenge No: 2 is 'Lovely Lace'

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week No: 32

I've add another photo, as the blue background on the swirly paper didn't show up very well

Image - Penny Black - 'Coming Your Way'
Papers - DCWV - 'The Christmas Stack'
Lace - won in Helen's Blog Candy
Gems - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

I Have Some Exciting News For You

The exciting news is my lovely friend Clair has decided to start a new  Monthly Blog Challenge and she asked little old me to be on her Design Team, of which i'm absolutely over the moon about and it would be great if any of you lovely people decided to join in and create a card (using at least 1 Stampin Up product)- and you could win a fabby prize of a Stampin Up scallop punch - how good is that.

The first challenge is a fabby sketch that i had a lot of fun with :

And this is what i did with it :

Image - Penny Black - 'Best Of Luck'
Backing Card  and Ribbon - 'Stampin Up'
Papers - 'Stampin Up' - not sure of the name of them as they were last years
Sentiment - 'Stampin Up' - Whimsical Words'
Candy Dots - Craftwork Cards

Thanks For Looking, Luv Sam x