Sunday, 26 September 2010

A Little Purple Cutie !!!


Well I'm back - Last week,  I was in the lovely county of Somerset, in a cottage on a small farm and it got the thumbs / paws up from son and Whisper (the dog) although my OH and I had a fabby time, we have definetly come home for a rest !!! - anyway whilst I was there I was fortunate enough to meet up with the lovely Sandra, KayTanya and Angie Babes and we had a bit of a crafting session - thanks girls for taking the time out, it was great to meet you all and have a few laughs !!!

On to todays card - when i saw that 1 challenge was purple & silver and another was Stars (plus it gave me a chance to use my CB Starts folder) that was it for me - 2 of my favourite things together, yipee !!!

Secret Crafter Challenge - where they are up to Challenge No: 102 'Purple & Silver'

Lili Of The Valley Challenge where Challenge No: 66 is 'Untraditional Christmas' - hence a purple teddy !!!

Bah Humbug - where Challenge No: 37 is 'Stars'

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 49 is 'Christmas'

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - where they up to Sketch No: 68 and what a fabby 1 it is too - i just love the ease of their sketches, thanks

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week : 38

Image - Lili Of The Valley
Patterned Paper - DCWV - 'Rose Tinted Christmas'
Embossed Paper - Cuttlebug - 'Christmas Stars'
Punched Border - Woodware - 'Dot and Star' - a bargain at £3.69
Silver Star Charm - The Works
Sentiment - Three Bugs In A Rug - 'Tis The Season Clear Stamps'
Ribbon - stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Lazy Days


If a challenge mentions a Man's card, i always end up doing a 'Dog' ( I think it's something to do with the 4 paws and wet nose, who lives with us !!!) card and today is no exception !!! I've also wanted to use this image for ages and have never quite found the right papers or sketch, but i have now.

I have put a charm on my card, although i don't have any chain - tried to order some from Bunny Zoes Craft last week and whilst i was deciding which size rings to order - they had sold out, typical !!!, 

The Challenges I'm entering are :

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 118 is 'Men / Boys'

Sketch Saturday  - where they are up to Sketch No: 120

No Time To Stamp - where Challenge No: 156 is 'Guys Cards / No Bows'

Stamp Something - where the Challenge is 'Something With Spots and Stripes'

Raise The Bar - where Challenge No: 35 is 'Orange, Brown and Green'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 69 is 'Colours of Autumn'

Creative Card Crew - where their Challenge is 'Autumn or Fall'

Image - Penny Black - 'Behave !!!'
Papers - My Minds Eye - 'Bloom & Grow'
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly - 'Round Greetings 2'
Charm - The Works
Image cut out with Curved Rectangle Nestabilites and Star with a Nestabilites too

I have a fabby stamp on offer at the moment - if you haven't already heres my : Mini Blog Candy

Wow - i'm in shock i have just checked out Sweet Sketch Wednesday - to find out what fabby sketch they have this week and i've come 1st and i'm so chuffed, thank you so much.

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Santa - But Not As You Know Him !!!


Firstly i would just like to thank the ladies at Winter Wonderland who picked me to be in their Top 3 for For Me There Will Only Ever Be 1 Snowman !! - wow it was an honour, thanks.

I did also start this card yesterday at The Crafty Devils, but unfortunately i couldn't finish it as i managed to pour water over my base card - silly me !!!

Right todays title well the lovely Squirrel got me into a little tizz - when she decided the new
ABC Christmas Challenge  should be S for Santa - but no 'Red' - well even my 3 year old thinks Santa only wears Red - then i had a think about it and came up up with Non Red, Luckily for me !!

 Simon Say's Stamp and Show are combining this weeks Challenge 'Holiday Fun' with Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - where they are up to sketch No: 66

Bah Humbug - where Challenge No: 35 is 'Using Your Favourite Medium' - mine is Penny Black stamps and Die Cutting using my Nesties

Sarah Hurley Challenges - where Challenge No: 8 is 'Snowflakes'

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week No: 37

Image - Penny Black - 'Antique Santa'
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly - 'Christmas Greetings'
Papers - K & Co - 'Swell Noel'
Snowflakes Cut with - Spellbinders / Nesties - 'Snowflake Wonder' - covered in Stampin Up Heat & Stick powder, then Dazzling Diamonds.

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Girly, Glitter And Use Some Scraps !!!


Well that was the challenge Patsi - set us at The Crafty Devils at Warrington yesterday !!!  So i used a PB image i had with me, a piece of scrap (the strip bit), flowers were made from a scrap of bazzill bling, that i punched using Sharon's daisy punch and Nat kindly let me have some of her Coredinations green card for the background !!!

It was also lovely so see Shell (who taught me how to make some super flowers that i will try out, as they are so easy, but effective, thanks hun), Gill and Carla - i wish i lived closer than a 5 hour drive from you girls, as i would visit you more often, but unfortunately i have to link it up with a weekend away and this time it was via Thomas The Tank Engine Land (Drayton Manor) and West Yorkshire - as we had promised son he could go to see Thomas as a treat for going to nursery for 10 days, whilst i was doing jury service.

Right on to the Challenges and Card :

The Secret Crafter  - where they are up to Challenge No: 100 where Helen has come up with a fabby sketch, that i will use again.

Aly's Sunday Challenge - where she wants to see 'Glitter and Sparkle'

Craft Your Days Away - where Challenge No: 3 is 'Girly 'N' Glitter'

The Sisterhood Of Crafters - where their Challenge is ' 1-2-3 Recipe' 1 Ribbon, 2 Designer Papers, 3 Flowers

Crafts And Me  - where Challenge No: 12 is 'Gems and Sparkle'

Totally Gorjuss where the Challenge is 'Flowers'

Image - Penny Black - 'Flower Bear'
Papers (Both) - DCWV - 'Floral Prints'
and the stip is a mixture 12 x 12 pack i have
Sentiment - Hero Arts - 'Small Greetings'
Glittery Image - used Stampin Up - Heat & Stick Powder, followed by Dazzling Diamonds
Flowers - Papermania - Daisy Punch
Gems - from Sharon
Ribbon - Stampin Up

I have a fabby stamp on offer at the moment - if you haven't already heres my : Mini Blog Candy

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Ginger - I Don't Think So, More Dark Brown !!


I know a bit of a weird title - but you'll understand when i explain i have used the PB stamp 'Ginger' !!!

Oh the dilema i was in with this card - how to combine 2 of my favourite things PB and Basic Greys and their challenges (especially when i'm so used to picking up a BG pad and picking 2 / 3 papers out of it, where this time, i've had to use 3 different pads and it felt so weird !!), but i finally have and i'm really pleased with how it's turned out.

So here's the Card and Challenges :

Basic Grey Challenges  - where Challenge No: 28 is 'Paper Piecing' (which i love doing) the paper piecing is her dress

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 117 is 'Purple, Cream and Brown'

Sketch and Stash - where they up to Sketch No: 43 and what a fabby sketch it is too and just what i was looking for, thanks

I would normally just stamp the image in Black, but as the challenge required brown - i thought i would do stamp some of the image in black and the shoes and lace at the bottom of her dress in brown

Image - Penny Black - 'Ginger'
Papers - Basic Grey - Brown Paper - 'Nook & Pantry'
Deep Purple Paper, on the dress and the strip - 'Euphoria'
Lighter Purple as frame around image - 'Kioshi'
Punch - Martha Stewart - 'Daisy Chain' - one i don't use very often as it doesn't go through card !!
Sentiment - Woodware - 'Circular Greetings'
I also spritzed the image with some fabby glitzy (but i don't think it's showing up very well on the photo) stuff from Stampin Up, but i can't remember what it's called

I have a fabby stamp on offer at the moment - if you haven't already entered here's my Mini Candy

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Cat With Balloons and Present


I know 3 posts in 3 days, gee it must be a miracle, but it may make up for the fact that over the next couple of weeks there maybe no posts as i'm a little busy.

Todays card is another for my new DT post over at Valentines Monthly Challenge (where you have to use at least 1 Stampin Up product), but i've also been able to link it up some other challenges :

Valentines Monthly Challenge - where Challenge No: 2 ' Colours are Black, Yellow and Turquoise'  - I struggled to start with - then i remembered this adorable stamp

Creative Cottage - where Challenge No: 22 is 'Celebration'

Pile It On - where Challenge No: 35 is 'Pile On The Layers'

Sarah Hurley Challenges - where Challenge No: 7 is '3D'

Stamp Something - where the Challenge is 'Cute'

Pear Tree Designs - where Challenge No: 16 is 'Animals'

Crafters Companion Monthly - where Challenge No: 4 is a fabby sketch

Image - Penny Black - 'Life Of The Party'
Papers - Martha Stewart - 'Playful Blue Paper Pad' (that i bought in Walmart in USA last year)
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Punched Border - Stampin Up
Ribbon and brads - from stash

I have a fabby stamp on offer at the moment - if you haven't already entered here's my mini candy

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Monday, 6 September 2010

For Me There Will Only Ever Be 1 Snowman


As the title say's 'for me there will only ever be 1 snowman' and i have been neglecting him lately - but that has all changed with this card and i'm so happy with the way he has turned out too - i did use a sketch for him, but i was to late to enter !!!

I'm entering 'Snowy' for :

Penny Black At Allsorts - where September's Challenge is 'Punch Away', they are also still looking for DT members, so i'm going to enter with this card as well.

Winter Wonderland - where they have a 'Recipe' - 4 papers, 3 snowflakes and 1 snowman

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - where Challenge No:60 is Christmas With No Red or Green

Bah Humbug - where Challenge No: 34 is a 'Christmas Carol or Song' - mine is Frosty The Snowman

Charisma Cardz - where Challenge No: 35 is 'Inspired By A Song' - mine is Frosty The Snowman

Docrafts - Snoflake Challenge Week No: 36

Image - Penny Black - 'Snowy'
Sentiment - Penny Black - 'Holly Day Critters'
Papers - DCWV - background paper - Text Prints
the strip papers and the one around 'Snowy' - The Winter Mat Stack (i love this, but don't get to use it very often as the size is 4.5 x 6.5!)
Punches - Martha Stewart - Icicles and
Woodware - Snowflake
Gems - from stash

I have a fabby stamp on offer at the moment - if you haven't already entered here's my mini blog candy

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Cute And Small


I don't normally make cards that are small or round - but as there were a few challenges around i thought i would give it a go and also it means another Valentines card (i need 10 and with this one i have 5), that i can send to Craftyjoy / SOS card appeal (the address is on the right hand side of my blog) for the troops and they need to be sent by November !!! I have just sent 10 Christmas Cards, so i'm really pleased i started them early !!!

The Challenges i'm entering are

The Secret Crafter - where Challenge No: 99 is 'Clean and Simple'

Creative Craft Challenges where 'They Are Going Round In Circles'

Crafty Creations  - where Challenge No: 83 is 'White Plus One' - I went for Red

Image - Penny Black - taken from 'Hugs' - Transparent Set
Heart Embossing - Cuttlebug Folder
Ribbon - from stash
Circle cut from Petit Large Circle Nesties

Don't forget i have some mini candy available - check out the sidebar for more information.

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x