Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Rainin' Daisies


Wow how warm is it ?, it's been lovely being able to wash my nets. H has Inset day on Friday fortunately, as that is supposed to be the hottest day. This afternoon i'm taking him with his bike to a park and a lake for a ride round and an ice cream.

As there are a couple of 'Pink & Brown' Challenges about, plus the fact that i love bears (i think it dates back to my childhood), i thought i would combine the two and use a stamp that i recently purchased from a well known auction site, and it also gave me a chance to play with my 'Tattered Florals', that i don't seem to use as much as i should.

Today's Challenges and Card :

Moving Along With The Times - where Challenge No: 117 is 'Time To Get Cooking' - where they want to see - 3 DP's, 2 Types Of Embellishments - Brads and Gems, 1 Image

Everybody Art - where Challenge No: 161 is 'Pink & Brown'

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 161 is 'If You Go Down Into The Woods Today / Bear'

Die Cut Dreams - where Challenge No: 99 is 'Recipe Time At Die Cuts' and it's 'Pink, Brown and Cream'

Basic Grey - where Challenge No: 53 is 'Pink & Brown' - I've used 'Bittersweet'

Sketch And Stash - where they are up to Sketch No: 71 and the option is 3 DP's and 3 Flowers - did both

Image - Penny Black - 'Rainin' Daisies'
Sentiment - Stampin Up - 'Oval All'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Bittersweet'
Flowers - Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Florals'
Flower Brads - Papermania
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Tea Dye'
Gems from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Monday, 26 September 2011

Pink - Toes

After a very hectic weekend i was glad son went back to school today, so i could sit back and chill for a couple of hours !!! Saturday i took H swimming then we went to a farm activity centre where they had a bird of prey day on, whilst OH stayed home and did some DIY, Sunday OH took son and dog to rugby - yes H actually plays tag rugby at 4 years of age and in the afternoon we did a farm walk and cream tea - the walk was supposed to be an hour long and ended up being 2 hours, so by that time H and his friends Chloe and Joshua were literally hanging and didn't know what day of the week it was !!!

As 2 of H's friends had birthdays within 2 days of each other i thought todays card had better top up my supplies again !!, it also gave me a good excuse to try something new - using my deep edge doily lace trim to make a surround for the image, using the lovely Debby's tutorial, but i think i need more practice, as i've shown too much of it. I also used some fabby MS papers, that i managed to get in Houston, 2 years ago, but have not really played with them that much.

Todays Card and Challenges :
Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 170 is 'Monochromatic'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Punches And / Or Die'

Ooh La La Creations - where Challenge No: 89 is 'Punches / Dies'

Fuzzy Wuzzy - where unfortunately their last Challenge is 'Pink'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 174

Corrosive Challenges - where Challenge No: 133 is 'Punches and / or Dies'

Image - Penny Black - 'Pink - Toes'
Papers - MS - 'Playful Pink Paper Pad'
Punch Round Image - MS - 'Doily Lace Trim'
Punch / Straight Edge - MS - 'Cherish'
Sentiment - Clare Curd Signature Range
Ribbon - 'Michaels'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Brave Captain


I decided to treat myself this week as the nights are getting darker and because i'm struggling to see colours, so i bought a 'Daylight Lamp' from Amazon, but the seller was a very worthy cause 'RNIB' it cost £35 (with free delivery) and here is the link, if anyone is interested : - sorry about that it should work now.

Todays card is shock horror not a PB - i don't know what seems to be happening lately, this is my 3rd card on the trot, where i've used a different companies image !!! I  purchased this little fella from 'Bunny Zoes Craft' with my winnings and i think he is just right for 5 year old boys - well H's friends anyway !!! I have been dying to use these super DCWV papers and fabby buttons (i have 2 pkts of them) for a while.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Bearly Mine - where Challenge No: 19 is 'Button It Up'

Cards For Men - where Challenge No: 19 is 'Anything But Square'

Dream Valley  - where Challenge No: 16 is 'Buttons'

Here Comes The Boys - where Challenge No: 11 is 'Bingo' and i've gone for the top row : twine, blue paper, die cuts ( image and sentiment)

Sweet Stop - where they are up to Sketch 'SSS126 with a spin Starstruck' - star on sentiment

Paper Creations Ink - where Challenge No: 9 is 'Buttons or Bows'

Image - Nellie Snellen - 'Brave Captain'
Sentiment - G Studio
Papers - DCWV - 'All About Boys'
Buttons - Craftime - 'Pirates'
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Brushed Corduroy'
Twine from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Snowman Frame

I had a fabby weekend with my friend Jane - 'Top Hat' was amazing and well worth the money, they were on stage for nearly 3 hours, gee they must be so exhausted by the end, it was also very funny, which is something i wasn't expecting - if you get the chance to go, i highly recommend it. We also went to Winchester on Saturday, to a fabby restuarant 'Dim T' apparently there are also 5 in London,  we also went to M & S at Hedge End - gee i've never seen an M & S quite so big !

For today's card i've used a stamp that i found in a craft shop in Winchester at the weekend and it was only £4 and i thought it would make an ideal CAS card, so when i got back and saw there were a couple of blogs 'One Layer' cards i thought i would give it a whirl - this is also so out of my comfort zone, as i so love my papers.

Todays Card and Challenges :
Less Is More - where week No: 33 - 1,000 Challenge - Anything CAS Goes

Totally Papercrafts - where Challenge No: 84 is 'Clean And Simple'

Secret Crafter - where Challenge No: 152 is 'One Layer Cards'

One Layer Cards - where Challenge         is 'Colour It'

Image - Personal Impressions by Cherry Green
Sentiment - Penny Black - 'The Wonder'
Card Blank - Papermania

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Fancy Pants


H seems to be settling in alright - although he's very tired last night he slept for nearly 12 hours, gee my OH were like, ok what shall we do now !!! Weather here at the moment is fabby, which is good news as it allows me to get some washing dry. I'm off to Southampton for the weekend to see 'Top Hat' starring Tom Chambers (the guy who won Strictly with Camilla) at The Mayflower theatre with my friend Jane and i'm so looking forward to it.

Can you believe H got an invite for a party on Monday this week !!!, well unfortunately he can't make it, as we have other plans, but he still wanted to send Grace a card, so this is for her - I'm sure my Mum will appreciate the image more than her though !!! I've used my new Stampin Up scallop round the corner punch, but it caused me a bit of a headache to start with, as the dimensions didn't come with it, unlike Martha Stewart !! I also decide to have a little play with the swirl i have, but don't use very often - shame on me.

Today Card and Challenges :

Sketch And Stash - where Challenge No: 70 is to pick a sketch of your choice from the catalogue - I chose Sketch No: 64
Allsorts - where Challenge No: 120 is 'Flowers & Swirls'

Challenge Up Your Life  - where Challenge No: 52 is 'Paper Piecing' - I've done the bag and shoes

Everybody Art - where Challenge No: 159 is 'Flowers'

House Mouse & Friends - where they are Celebrating their 3rd Birthday and Challenge No: 104 with the theme 'Birthday Celebrations, with the option of flowers'

Creative Card - where the Challenge is 'Buttons and Bling' - there is also glitter on the flowery paper, but not sure if shows up.

Image - House Mouse - 'Fancy Pants'
Papers - First Edition - 'Daydream'
Swirl - Sizzix - 'Flowers & Vines #2'
Sentiment - Woodware - 'Circular Greetings'
No 5 Cut Out Using - Sizzix - 'Fruit Smoothie'
Round The Corner Punch - Stampin Up - 'Scallop Trim'
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Milled Lavender'
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Buttons from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Monday, 12 September 2011

Birthday Dog


It seems ages (well nearly 2 weeks) since i lasted posted a card, but hopefully things will start to improve, as H from today is doing full-time, last week he was with me more, than he was at school !! - Monday we had to go in with him, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-12.15 and Thursday and Friday 1.45-3.15 !!! I'm also really sorry, as i have not even had the time to visit all of your lovely blogs.

For todays card, i thought i would have a go at a 'Criss Cross Card' and also a play with my new embossing folder 'Bone & Paw Print' - which when i saw it i knew i just had to buy. I've also used some Kraft card (well Stampin Up - Crumb Cake) for the first time and i so love the effect for a man's card. The cake on the tag is the same one with the image - i just masked it off and stamped it.

Todays Card and Challenges :
Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Multifold Cards/ Creations'

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 97 is 'It's A Man Thing'

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 168 is 'Delicious'
Birthday Sundaes - where Challenge No: 26 is 'Criss - Cross Cards'
Paper Sundaes - where Challenge No: 86 is 'Finishing Touches'

Basic Grey  - where Challenge No: 52 is 'Celebrations' - papers used 'Archaic'

Truly Scrumptious - where Challenge No: 65 is 'Decorate The Inside Of Your Card'

Image - Penny Black - 'Birthday Dog'
Both Sentiments - Penny Black - 'Salutations'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Archaic'
Embossed Paper Inside - Crafts Too - 'Bone & Paw Print'
Distressed Embossed Paper and Image - Tim Holtz - 'Tea Dye'
Punched Edge - EK Success - 'Paw Print'
Tag - Sizzix Die
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x