Friday, 24 February 2012

Bee Costume


This is going to be a really quick post, as we are going to RHS Wisley today to see the Butterflies in the glasshouse, as H has an inset day. Tomorrow after some time of waiting, i'm having an MRI scan done on my right knee to finally find out what's going on, yipee.

When i first saw the Penny Black At Allsorts colour challenge bingo for this month, i thought there is no way i can do that, then last weekend, it came to me, yes i could do it and why had i not thought about it before, as the middle row of 'Yellow, Black and White' - to me refers to only 1 PB stamp and that is the one i'm using today, it's just so perfect for the job.  Now the reason i didn't make this card earlier in the week was because i had to order some wide black lace. The papers are the reliable 'Doodlebug' and in fact the yellow one is aptly named 'Bumblebee' !!

Todays Card and Challenges ;

Penny Black At Allsorts - where February's Challenge is a 'Colour Bingo' and i went for 'Yellow, Black and White'

CES / Crafty Emmas - where Challenge No: 73 is 'Spots and Dots'

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 119 is 'Lace'

Sweet Stampin - where the Challenge is 'Choose 3 In A Row'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 195

Penny Black Saturday - where Challenge No: 189 is 'Pearls and Lace'

Stampin For The Weekend - where Challenge No: 4 is 'Bingo' and i've chosen - 'Pearls, Lace and Polkadots'

Image - Penny Black - 'Bee Costume'
Sentiment - Penny Black
Papers - Doodlebug - 'Swiss Dots' - 'Beetle Black and Bumblebee'
Lace from ebay
Black Pearls - Kaisercraft - 'Basics'
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Just Wishing You


Gee I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted - took H to see 'The Muppet Movie' last Thursday, which is good and he went back to school on Monday, although he has an inset day on Friday. My OH has been off all this week doing jobs !!, before he starts his new job next Monday. I did Easy Aqua on Monday to ease myself back into gentle exercise - came home and went to sleep for over an hour !!, but felt really great afterwards, so will be doing it again next week.

I started this card on Sunday and only got round to finishing it today - the image is unfortunatley not mine, but i would love to have it, as it goes so well with a star theme, the papers are Basic Grey - 'Nordic Holiday' and with the plainer red i embossed it with my new Sizzix folder 'Stars and Swirls Set' (which i love), the stars are cut using Spellbinder / Nestie Stars set (i've put glossy accents on the red stars), punched edge is a Woodware punch and there is 'Glitter Dust' on the hat.

Today's Card and Challenges :

Winter Wonderland  - where the Challenge is to make a 'Christmas Card'

Basic Grey - where Challenge No: 63 is 'Wish Upon A Star' - I've used papers 'Nordic Holiday'

Sketch And Stash - where Sketch No: 81 is by Daniele - my old stash is the punch, charm and nesties,  new stash is papers and embossing folder

Stamptacular Sunday -where Challenge No: 152 is 'Charm Me'

Totally Papercrafts - where Challenge No: 104 is 'Ribbon and / or Bows'

Image - Penny Black - 'Just Wishing You'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Nordic Holiday'
Punched Edge - Woodware
Embossing - Sizzix - 'Stars and Swirls Set'
Stars - Spellbinders / Nestabilities
Ribbon and Charm from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Found Love !


Why is it the best laid plans never happen when you have a 5 year old ???, yesterday H was supposed to go off to the local leisure centre for a day of fun, whilst OH and i were going to have a romantic lunch together and also unbeknown to me he had ordered flowers to arrive during our lunch - well that was until 5am yesterday morning when H woke up with a raging temperature, gave him some Calpol and within 20 mins he was cooler, but looked really spaced, so instead of a nice lunch, H had a duvet day and i made a card !!!, fortunately he's a lot better today, so we are going out this afternoon.

You might need a pair of sunglasses for todays card, as it's a little bright !! - the papers are Bo Bunny and i only seem to have 2 sheets of the design, but fortunately they are double sided and are plain on the reverse - ideal to emboss some hearts on. I've used this sketch before and i love it, as it's so ideal for little images and the charm was in a bargain bucket in a card shop in the sales - it's actually a phone charm and it cost me 20p.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Challenge  - where Challenge No: 188 is 'Love And Kisses'

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 118 is 'Lurve'

Dream Valley Challenges - where Challenge No: 25 is 'Valentine'

Hooked On Crafts - where Challenge No: 17 is 'Hearts'

The Cuttlebug Spot - where the Challenge is 'Sweetheart'

Image - Penny Black - 'Found Love'
Papers - Bo Bunny - 'Sweetie Pie Smooch  / Squeeze'
Embossed - Cuttlebug - 'Hearts'
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Charm - Phone Charm
Pink Gem from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Monday, 13 February 2012

Xmas Treat !


Well it's half term this week, so i'm not sure how much i will be around, as i'm planning on taking H out on a couple of days out - starting with today, we went to see 'The Chris and Pui Roadshow' (CBBeebies presenters), tomorrow H is going to the local leisure centre for pancake making and swimming, Wednesday is a haircut, decorating t-shirt and crowns for our local village's Childrens Parade in May !!!

For a change i've made an oval easel card, but i thought this was the best shape for the image - which is just so adorable and so reminds me of Whisper (my pooch)!!, the papers are from American Crafts, that i have not previously cut into, i also liked the idea of the stocking charm.

Todays Card and Challenges :

A B C Christmas - where the Challenge is 'C is for Charming'

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 179 is 'Entwined'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is : 'No Square or Rectangle Cards'

Sparkles Christmas - where they are up to their 1st Birthday and Anything Goes

Image - Penny Black - 'Xmas Treat !'
Papers - American Crafts - 'The Goods / Wonderland'
Sentiment - Stamping Up - 'Oval All'
Twine and Charm from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Long Kiss !


Gee, how cold is it and they are expecting more snow by the weekend, oh yipee, just as the half term starts, and i've paid for son to do a couple of things too, which i guess could be cancelled !!

The papers and colours i've picked are unusual for me, i wanted to take part in the Basic Grey challenge, but i was struggling to find a pad that was suitable for the image and flowers, that i wanted to use in the end i came across Two Scoops, which was subtle enough for what  i wanted. I had a play with my Tim Holtz - Elegant Flourish and i must use it more often, the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Basic Grey - where Challenge No: 61 is 'Love / Valentine' - I've used the 'Two Scoops' papers

Wild Orchid  - where Week No: 42 is 'Love Is' - all flowers are from Wild Orchid

By The Cute And Girly - where February's Challenge is : 'Love Is In The Air'

Image - Penny Black - 'Long Kiss !'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Two Scoops'
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirl - Sizzix / Tim Holtz - 'Elegant Flourish'
Punched Edge - MS - 'Valentine Lace'
Yellow Gems from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Monday, 6 February 2012

Love Hearts


Well i hope you are not all snowed in ??, we only had a flurry here - fortunately, so by this morning you would never know that we had actually had snow !!

This post is a mile stone for me, it's my 200th card - wow can you believe it - my darling beloved OH says he can, in fact he thought it was more, well that's a man for you isn't !!!

I was fortunate enough to buy this stamp set in Crafty Emma's sale, i love it as it reminds me of the Love Heart sweets i used to get as a child. The fabulous Doodlebug has come up trumps again with the papers, the ribbon is adhesive ribbon (hence why i didn't put a bow in it) from DCWV, i couldn't resist using my Spellbinders Heart Circles again and i'm now so glad that i bought heart gems in another colour, beside red !!

Todays Card And Challenges :

House Mouse - where there is 'A Love Blog Hop For Challenge No:112'

Die Cut Dreams - where their last ever Challenge (and what a shame it is too) is : 'Red And Pink And Love'

Really Reasonable Ribbons - where Challenge RRR41 is 'Red And Pink With Ribbons'

Totally Papercrafts - where Challenge No: 102 is a fabby Sketch

One Stop Craft - where Challenge No: 168 is 'For The One I Love'

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 178 is 'Pink And Red'

Image - House Mouse - 'Smelling The Roses'
Papers - Doodlebug - 'Heart Strings' and 'Love Letter'
Heart Circle - Spellbinders
Red Heart Ribbon - DCWV Adhesive Ribbon - 'Love'
Gems and plain pink ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Friday, 3 February 2012

Candy Cane Perch


This is a short and sweet post today, as i need to get uploaded before a couple of challenges finish and because i'm not sleeping very well, so am feeling a little jet lagged !!

Now i love bear images and as i have only made 1 other Xmas card this year so far, i thought i would have a play - I've used 1 of my all time favourite paper companys Doodlebug and i also found in my stash a couple of candy cane brads that were screaming to be used !!

Todays Card and Challenges :

Dream Valley - where Challenge No: 24 is 'Animals'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Animal Antics'

ABC Christmas  - where 'B is for ? - well on my card it's Bear, Bow, Brads'

Craft Your Passion - where Challenge No: 95 is 'Beary Sweet'

Papertake Weekly - where Challenge No: 64 is a Fabby Sketch By Dawny P

Image - Penny Black - 'Candy Cane Perch'
Papers - Doodlebug - 'Christmas Cheer' and Merry Argyle
Sentiment - Stampin Up - 'Best Yet'
Embossed Strip - Cuttlebug - 'Snowflakes'
Ribbon and Brads from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x