Saturday, 27 July 2013

Armful Of Hollies


Sorry i haven't posted now for over a week, but i've been caught up with doing DT posts and they seem to take me twice along to make !!!, plus last weekend i seriously struggled with the silly temperatures and ended up with 6 migraines in 6 days - my poor body just overheated and however much water i drank, or cool showers or wet tea towels round my neck i did i just couldn't cool down, - fortunately it has cooled down and i'm feeling much better. Also i was caught up with H saying goodbye to his school before he starts his new one in September (well saying that he has a place, but Admissions haven't signed it off yet, so it's all been very stressful).

For anybody interested i'll be in West Yorkshire, well Garforth to be precise from Thursday for a couple of days and i'm looking at taking a visit over to the LOTV shop, if anybody is around and would like to meet up - my e-mail address is on the right side panel.

Today's stamp is one i treated myself to a couple of months ago, as i so love the PB Snowmen - i must have at least 6 now !!, his hat is covered in glamour dust and the snow is 'Aileens True Snow',  the papers are Echo Park 'Season's Greeting's', which i so love i may have to buy another pad !!, sentiment is 'LOTV', holly die Marianne Design 'LR0244' and gems are from my stash.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Die-ing For A Punch !!'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - where Challenge No: CHNC 135 is 'Snowmen or Women'

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No:194 is 'Christmas In July'

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where July's Challenge is 'Snow men (or women)'

Sweet Sketch -where they are up to Sketch No: 216 -149

Penny Black Saturday  - where July's Challenge is 'Christmas In July'

Image - Penny Black - 'Armful Of Hollies'
Papers - Echo Park - 'Season's Greeting's'
Sentiment - LOTV
Holly Die - Marianne Design - 'LR0244'
Gems from stash.

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

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Glamorous Gardening


Unfortunately this is going to be a very quick post as Alan and I are off to see 'Josh Widdicombe' tonight - he's a comedian and was in 'The Last Leg' on Channel 4, then tomorrow we hopefully pick up Alan's new / secondhand car, we are having a new bathroom window fitted and H is going to school as a Spider for his 'Bug Ball'.

Today's image is one of the ones that came free with a magazine a while ago (which is fabby, because you get to test it out before you buy the stamp - only problem is, you are limited to the shape), the image is shape is Spellbinders 'Labels One' with the scalloped edge to match, the papers are LOTV / Nitwits - 'Perfect Pairs', edge die is MB ' Meridian Border', flower is MB 'Hollyhock Stem', Pin is from Crafts U Love 'Deco Pins', Pearls are 'Habico'

Today's Card And Challenges Are :

Simon Say's Stamp  - where the Challenge is 'Pin It'

Lili Of The Valley - Ideas To Inspire - where July's Challenge is 'Pretty In Pink'

In The Pink - where Challenge No: 24 is 'Pink And Pearlie'

A Little Bit Crafty - where July's Challenge is 'Die-ing For It'

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - where July's Challenge is 'Pink And White'

Card Mania -where Challenge No: 25 is 'Pearls / Gems'

Image - LOTV - 'Glamorous Gardening'
Papers - LOTV / Nitwits - 'Perfect Pair'
Edge Die - MB - 'Meridian Border'
Flower Die - MB - 'Hollyhock Stem'
Ribbon - 'The Ribbon Girls'
Pearls - 'Habico'
Pin - Crafts U Love - 'Deco Pin'

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

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Xmas Mouse


Well after last weeks crazy week - it has settled down a bit, well that is until tomorrow - when we have H's sports day at 9.30 - 11.30, at 1.30 we Alan and I are checking out a new school for H, as we have had lots of problems this year with the school - with regards to the headmaster and his teacher who seems to be headteachers pet !!, then at 3.30, when i pick H up from school, i have to drive to his best friends house, as it's her brothers 4th birthday party - barby and paddling pool, brilliant for the kids, oh roll on summer hols then hopefully we won't be so time regulated !!

Well I can't really believe i have made a Christmas Card, when the temperature outside is 24C - gee i must be mad, but then it will save me rushing in December !!, now you made need your sunglasses for the papers as they are rather bright !! - My Mind's Eye - 'Colorful Christmas' (i do apologise to my British followers for the spelling, but they are American papers), the punched edge - MS - 'Icicles', sentiment - PB - 'Let It Snow/ Transparent Set', snowflakes - Marianne D - 'LR0125', ribbon, charm and sparkly brad from stash.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Challenge  - where July's Challenge is 'Christmas In July'

Winter Wonderland  - where the Challenge is 'Easel Cards'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 179 is 'Christmas In July'

The Ribbon Girls - where July's Card Challenge is 'Add A Bow'

Papertake Weekly  - where the Challenge is 'Old, New, Borrowed or Blue' - I've gone for Old (papers, stamp, punch and brads) and Blue

Diva's By Design - where the Challenge is 'Charming'

Image - Penny Black - 'Xmas Mouse'
Sentiment - Penny Black - 'Let It Snow / Transparent Set'
Papers - My Mind's Eye - 'Colorful Christmas'
Snowflakes - Marianne D - 'LR0125'
Punched Edge - MS - 'Icicles'
Ribbon, Charm and Sparkly Brads from stash

Thanks for looking and for any comments you leave, are always most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Monday, 8 July 2013

Sailing Boat


Well what can i say - Amazing weather and we've won the Men's Wimbledon final for the first time in 77 years - i got to see the last game and a half, as we had gone out to buy Alan a new / second-hand car.
I'm so glad this week has arrived as i was so busy last week - Friday night i babysat for my friend, then on Saturday the local Arthritis group had a garden party, then in the evening i drove to Horsham for a meal out with my friend and 13 other people to celebrate her 40th Birthday and i was so shattered by the time i got home.

Today's image is fast becoming my favourite LOTV image - or is it the fact that i'm just so in love the fabby Maja Designs - 'Life By The Sea' papers - note to one's self to check out some more of this company's papers, the sentiment is 'Sentiments 4 You', Ribbon is Making Memories - 'Sam' (how appropriate !!) and the star brads are from my stash.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Patriotic', so as i'm British, i went for 'Red, White and Blue'

Lili's Little Fairies - where the Challenge is 'Red, White And Blue'

Totally Papercrafts - where Challenge No: 174 is 'Let's Hear It For The Boys'

Sweet Sketch - where they are up to Sketch No: 213

Crafty Ribbons - where Challenge No: 51 is 'Birthday Boy'

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 276 is 'Stars & / Or Stripes'

Cards For Men - where Challenge No: 14 is 'Bingo' - I went for the middle row : Metal - Brad / Stamped Image / Ticket - Sentiment

Image - LOTV - 'Sailing Boat'
Papers - Maja Designs - 'Life By The Sea'
Sentiment - 'Sentiment 4 You'
Ribbon - Making Memories - 'Sam'
Star Brads from stash

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

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Flutter - Bye


We had a fabby time in Berlin - doing all the places we had been told to do, including Brandenberg Gates, Checkpoint Charlie, East Side Gallery, Alexanderplatz, Reichestag, but i'm sure nobody mentioned Discovery Centre / Legoland - but i guess that is the joy of having a 6 year old on a trip, you have to find something for them to do as well.
Since are fabby trip though Alan has had a car accident - not his fault, a guy in a BMW company car didn't stop him and went into the back of him and also shoved him so hard he hit the car in front too, so he is feeling a little sorry for himself and also his car, it looks like is going to be written off.
On a lighter i went with a friend of mine to see Strictly Confidental last night and it was great to see Artem with his shirt off :-)

For today's card, i thought i would give the triple oval easel card a go with the help of the lovely Coops tutorial, using the K & Company 'Sparkly Sweet' paper pad, the MS 'Pop-Up Butterfly Punch', the ornate butterflies are Cheery Lyn Designs 'Tiny Things With Wings'.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 249 is 'Anything But Square'

Joanna Sheen - where the Challenge is 'Don't Be Square'

Bearly Mine - where Challenge No: 93 is 'Anything Goes'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes - with the option of animals'

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 160 is 'Wings'

Image - Penny Black - 'Flutter - Bye'
Papers - K & Company - 'Sparkly Sweet Pad'
Punch - MS - 'Pop Up Butterfly'
Ornate Butterfly - Cheery Lynn Designs - 'Tiny Things With Wings'
Twine and Gems from stash

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

Monday, 1 July 2013

Dream A Dream / Ready Teddy Go Challenge


I'm hopefully still in bed, but knowing my luck i won't be, if darling son and heir has his way (as he is off today, on an inset day) !! or i'm at the kennels picking Whisper up, as i miss her so much - either way i have done this on Schedule post, so i'm hoping it's going to work - fingers crossed for 10am Monday 1st July.

This is my first post for the fabby Challenge Blog : Ready Teddy Go and No: 24 is :

Flash Bang Wallop - What A Picture ......

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Hoping you will join us this month and don't forget to check out all the other amazing inspiration from my other lovely Design Team Members, and remember, you must add a Teddy / Bear

Here is my interpretation of the photo's - I've gone for my very reliable Penny Black stamps and one I have not used for a while 'Dream A Dream', the papers are DCWV - 'The Linen Closet', Flowers 'WOC', Pearls 'The Hobby House', Cream Lace 'The Ribbon Girls', Sentiment - Hero Arts 'Small Greetings'.

The other Challenges I will be entering are :

Divas By Design  - where the Challenge is 'Perfect Pearls'

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No: 59 is 'Gorgeous Lace'

Crafty Catz - where Challenge No: 189 is 'Say It With Flowers'

That Craft Place - where the Challenge is 'Flowers'

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