Thursday, 23 May 2013

A Gift Of Flowers


This is going to be a very quick post today, as i should be sorting out what we need to go on holiday on Saturday we are going to the Isle Of Wight and staying in a dog friendly cottage - which we are all really looking forward to, as i haven't been for many years and nor has Alan.

Today's card is using a stamp from 1996 and when i saw that there were a couple of Lavender and Lilac Challenges, i jumped at the chance of making a card, as i so love that colour and i combined it with some rather gorgeous 'Lilac Velvet Lace' from 'The Ribbon Girls, and fabby papers from LOTV - 'Promises / NitWit Collection, although i have quite a few punches i decided to use one of my dies to make the edging - 'Meridian Border' Memory Box, the flowers are WOC, and the sentiment is LOTV, i've made it into a Mother's Day card, as i'm a bit short for the 10 i usually send out for the troops in December.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Joanna Sheen - where the Challenge is 'Girls, Girls, Girls'

The Ribbon Girls - where May's Colour Challenge is 'Lavender And Lilac'

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 243 is 'Lavender And Lace'

Sketch And Stash - where they are up to Sketch No: 114 and the twist is ribbon or lace - I chose Lace. The  old is the stamp and the die is about a year old, the rest is new

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where May's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Image - Penny Black - 'A Gift Of Flowers'
Papers - LOTV / Nitwits - 'Promises'
Die - Memory Box - 'Meridian Border'
Lace - The Ribbon Girls
Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers - WOC
Gems from stash

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, all are most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 16 May 2013

X-mas Games !


Well for a change it's sunny - only the last 2 days, when i have gone to pick H up at 3.30pm, it has chucked down with rain and then dried up like nothing had happened !!

Ok i'll admit it now, i'm not quite sure about this card as i don't really do CAS (as i so love my DP's and following a sketch), but thought i would give it a whirl, as there are a couple of challenges around - the trees are PB - 'Starlit' and like the snowflakes has been heat embossed with WOW - 'White Pearl', the snowflakes and sentiment are PB - 'Crystalline' / transparent set, dry embossing CB - 'Snow', the snow on the mountain is 'Aleen's True Snow', and i've distressed it with Tim Holtz - 'Faded Jeans' to break up the white.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where Challenge No: 6 is 'Winter Sports' - I went for 'Snowboarding'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 206 is 'Any Sport' - I went for 'Snowboarding'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Clean And Simple'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Ppppppick Up A Penguin'

C.R.A.F.T - where Challenge No: 207 - '16th Of May - Christmas'

Image - PB - 'X-mas Games !!'
Tree - PB - 'Starlit'
Snowflakes And Sentiment - PB - 'Crystalline / Transparent Set'
Embossing On White - CB 'Snow'
Snow on mountain - Aleen's - 'True Snow'
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Faded Jeans'

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would kindly like to leave, all are most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Monday, 13 May 2013

In A Pot


We had a lovely day out on Saturday, we went to Plumpton Agricultural College Open Day and it was super walking round, seeing what all the students get up too.  I had a phone call 2 weeks ago from my GP to say there was a problem with my liver, but as i was seeing the Consultant last week, wait to see him - he decided to take me down to 10mg of my drugs, instead of 15mg, but he was not overly worried, as the rest of me is responding very well, but said he would monitor it.

Today's stamp, is a sweet little one that i've had for a while and thought it would be just right for the sketch at
Bearly Mine, although i did originally make the strips a little wider and had to get the iron out to get them off, so i could make them smaller !!, the papers are Basic Grey - 'Sultry and Eva', the circle behind the image is Memory Box - 'Whimsy Circle' (a die i don't use very often, as i think it's too small !!), the corner is Memory Box - 'Madera Corner', gems are 'Kaisercraft', Flowers 'Wild Orchid Crafts', leaves Sizzix - 'Flowers, Leaves & Branches'.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Bearly Mine -where Challenge No: 85 is a Fabby Sketch

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Things With Wings'

Basic Grey - where Challenge No: 93 is 'Mix n' Match' - i've used 'Sultry for the green and bottom paper and 'Eva' for the spotty strip paper

Ready Teddy Go - where May's Challenge is 'Spring Has Sprung'

Penny Black Saturday - where May's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

By The Cute And Girly - where May's Challenge is 'Flowers'

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 242 is 'Lots Of Layers'

Image - Penny Black - 'In A Pot'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Sultry and Eva'
Circle behind image - MB - 'Whimsy Circle'
Corner - MB - 'Madera Corner'
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Flowers - WOC
Gems - Kaisercraft

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, all are appreciated, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Stitch In Time


Well we had a super time in Yorkshire - we went to 'Eureka' and H absolutely loved it and wants to know when can he go again !!, we went shopping at the outlet mall and i bought a few things in M & S including a linen jacket was originally £59 and had been reduced to £35, then when i got to the checkout, it had another 20% off, yipee and we met up with some friends for lunch in Halifax.  We didn't have enough time for me to visit LOTV shop this time, but we are up again at the beginning of August, so i will check out the classes, see if i fancy doing one and if i do then i will book myself on one.

I would just like to say a huge thank you for all the fabby comments, you all left me, for my last card 'Sailing Boat', i have never had so many and it really means a lot to me.

When i saw the 'Sew Special' Challenge at Penny Black At Allsorts, i knew that the stamp i must use is this one, the papers (and sentiment) came free with 'Creative Cardmaking' and they are a 'Nitwit' design ( i think the magazine dates back a couple of years) - i've put glossy accents on all the centres of the white flowers, thimble button is from 'Craftime - Sewing Room' and the twine is from my stash.

Today's Card And Challenges Are :

Penny Black At Allsorts  - where May's Challenge is 'Sew Special'

The Ribbon Girls - where May's Card Challenge is ' Add A Button'

Penny Black Saturday Challenge  - where May's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 214 is 'Sketcharific'

A close up photo to show glossy accents on the yellow part of the flowers

Image - Penny Black - 'Stitch In Time'
Papers and Sentiment - Free from 'Creative Cardmaking magazine - Nitwits'
Silver Thimble Button - Craftime - 'Sewing Room'
Twine from stash

Thanks for looking and all comments are very much appreciated, Luv Sam x

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sailing Boat


Gee what gorgeous weather we have had for the last couple of days, which sure makes a change. We are going up to Yorkshire this weekend (as we were unable to go at Easter - due to the snow drifts), we are hoping to take H to 'Eureka' in Halifax and we are meeting up with friends at some point too.

Sorry 'Tilly' it's another boy's card today :-).  The papers i've had about 6 months, so instead of stroking them, i thought it was about time i used them and they are : Maja Design 'Life By The Sea'.  Sentiment - Basic Grey,  Anchor Die is an old 'Sizzlits Die', I've distressed the edges and mesh with Distressed Ink 'Faded Jeans', the buttons, mesh and twine are from my stash.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Here Comes The Boys - where Challenge No: 50 is 'Little Boy Blue (Monochrome)'

Sweet Stampin - where the Challenge is 'Anything But Birthday'

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 240 is 'All At Sea'

Cutie Pie - where Challenge No: 43 is 'Lots Of Layers'

The Crafty Sentiments - where the Challenge is 'The Letter B' - mine are boy, blue, boat and button

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No: 55 is 'Beautiful Button'

Lili Of The Valley - where May's Monthly Challenge is 'Boy Oh Boy'

Image - LOTV - 'Sailing Boat'
Papers - Maja Designs - 'Life By The Sea'
Sentiment - Basic Grey
Anchor - Sizzlits Die
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Faded Jeans'
Buttons, Twine And Mesh are all from my stash

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave are all most appreciated, Luv Sam x