Friday, 16 August 2013

Man's Best Friend


I hope all of you with children are surviving the summer hols, at least the weather has been good this year, i've found it, not too bad - H loves any kind of sport, so he has done a couple days a week at Sport Camps, and on Tuesday we set sail from Dover for 12 nights to cruise round The Baltics, where we will be visiting Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallin (3 places i have never been to), Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen - although while we are away, we are having DIY SOS done on our bathroom - only difference is, we have to pay for it !!!

Today's image is one i fell in love with and it so reminds me of H and Whisper, (when in reality Whisper wouldn't actually sit on a bench, she'll only sit there if Alan or I have picked her up and she is sitting on our lap), image has been distressed with Salty Ocean and the papers are LOTV 'Country Gent', Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo 'Happy Everything', twine, buttons and charm from stash.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Crafty Ribbons - where Challenge No: 57 is '3 Of Something' - I've gone for 3 Buttons and 3 Different Papers

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 282 is 'Button Up'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Going Krafty'

Sweet Sketch - where they are up to Sketch No: 219

Cards For Men - where Challenge No: 16 is 'Metal / Metallic'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Occasion - ally'

Craft Your Passion - where Challenge No: 175 is 'Don't Get Your Twine In A Tangle'

Lili's Little Fairies - where the Challenge is 'Vintage / Shabby Chic' - I wasn't going to enter, but Marianne persuaded me I should.

Image - LOTV - 'Man's Best Friend'
 Image has been distressed with - Tim Holtz -  'Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass' 
Papers - LOTV 'Country Gent'
Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo 'Happy Everything'
Twine, Buttons and Charm from stash.

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

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Pups With Present


After a crazy 4 days in Yorkshire - where Alan and i went to see 'Vincent And Flavia' in 'Midnight Tango, which was absolutely superb, (in fact it transported us back 7 years to Buenos Aires), we took H to Eureka (Children's Museum in Halifax), and Alan took him to see 'Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves', did some retail therapy, including a trip to LOTV, where i was fortunate enough to meet up with the lovely Susan and gee what a shop - not only does it sell all the latest LOTV stamps and paper, but also flowers,dies and pens OMG i could have spent far more than i did :-).

Today's image is one of the ones i bought at the LOTV (and it was Alan's choice), the papers are Papermania - 'Home For Christmas', Punched Frame is MS - 'Snowflake', Bone is PB - 'Bon Mot' but with the sentiment removed and instead stamped with PB - 'Crystalline Transparent Set', Snowflakes Sizzix - 'Snowflake Wonder' covered in Stampin Up - Heat And Stick Powder, then Dazzling Diamonds.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Red, White And Kraft'

Here Comes The Boys - where Challenge No: 57 is a 'Sketch'

The Hobby House - where Challenge No: 3 is 'Christmas'

LOTV - Ideas To Inspire - where August's Challenge is 'Make It Festive'

ABC Christmas  - where the Challenge is 'P is for ?' - Puppies, Present, Pearls, Punched Frame :-)

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Image - LOTV - 'Pups With Present'
Sentiment - PB - 'Crystalline /Transparent Set'
Bone Shape - PB - 'Bon Mot'
Papers - Papermania -'Home For Christmas'
Snowflakes - Sizzix - 'Snowflake Wonder'
Pearls from stash

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

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Yearning / Penny Black And More


Well i have some very exciting news for you today - i was asked by the lovely and very talented Brenda, if i would like to become a full time DT member over at Penny Black And More, i must confess i cried, as since i started blogging just over 3 years ago, i have always wanted to be a DT member on a Penny Black Challenge Blog and now i am and boy does it feel good (i just hope i can live up to the very high standard).

This month's Challenge is 'In The Garden' and to go with it, we have some amazing sponsors, which are :

Penny Black
Crafts U Love (a shop that is just over an hour from me and i like shopping at)

And One lucky person using a Penny Black Image will be picked to be Guest Designer for next month and win a gift too. So pop over to Penny Black And More, check out the other amazing inspiration the very talented team have come up with, and join in the fun, but please do remember you can use any image you like, except Digi's.

I decided to use 'Yearning', as i haven't used this cutie since October 2010 - gee what am i like and i decided my watering can should be an old fashioned metal one and lucky for me i found the ideal papers to go with it too First Edition - 'Dreamcatcher', Sentiment is PB - 'Betsy Bluebell Transparent Set', Flowers are cut using Sizzlits / Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Flower Garland / Decorative Strip', Ribbon and Gems are from my stash.

and another photo to show off the sparkly centre of the flowers :

The Challenges I would like to enter are :

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 280 is 'Anything Goes'

Crafts And Me - where Challenge No: 139 is 'Anything Goes'

The Ribbon Girls - where August's Challenge is 'Birthday Card'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 225 is 'Anything Goes with the option of a sketch (sorry didn't go for that)'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

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

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Starry Ted / Ready Teddy Go


I'm so hoping this schedule post is going to work this time, only i will be in Castleford, West Yorkshire, as Alan and I are going to see Vincent and Flavia tonight in 'Midnight Tango'.

Challenge No: 25 over at Ready Teddy Go this month is 'Diecuts And Punches' (Remember if you want to enter, you must use a Bear image) and we are fortunate to have the fabby LOTV sponsoring us this month with a £10 voucher

I'm so jealous of this prize, especially as they have got 3 new paper pads  and all their fabby new Christmas Stamps out at the moment.

So why don't you pop over to Ready Teddy Go, check out the amazing inspiration from my fellow team members and then join in the fun with us.

Here is my card, that i have made for my friends son, who is going to be 1 next month :

I've used - 
Image - LOTV 'Starry Ted'
Papers - Dovecraft 'Masculine
 Embossed section - CB 'Christmas Stars'
 Star hanging down - MB 'Precious Stars'
Punch Edge - Woodware
 Other stars are cut using Spellbinders / Nestabilities.

Today's Challenges - will be added when i get back.

Creative Craft - where Challenge No: 15 is 'Blue And Brown'

Paper Crafting Journey - where the Challenge is 'Punches And / Die Cuts'

Simon Says Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Delightful Challenges - where the Challenge is 'You're Super (add stars or sparkle) !

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