Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Blog Candy Winner


I was going to do the draw on Thursday, but while i'm here in Dubrovnik waiting for our breakfast to go down, before we go swimming in the hotel's indoor pool (gee I'm not that brave to go outside), I got Harrison to pull a name out of the hat and it's :

No : 23 Lorraine

Well done Hun and I will put your stamp in the post on Friday.

Thank you to all those that took part and left comments, luv Sam x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Cheesecake Wish


Thanks for all your kind comments - apparently i'm not allowed to eat 'Dried Fruit' anymore, as that it was the sticky toffee pudding i made and ate last week, that gave me all of the migraines. I did a class with the fabby Kay Carley on Saturday making gorgeous scenes with snowmen.  H had another Rugby tournament on Sunday, this time in Eastbourne and his team got 2nd again.

I love anything to do with Purple, the hardest choice is which stamp to use !! Penny Black - 'Cheesecake Wish / 1652J / 2004', the papers are : Basic Grey - 'Wisteria', the bottom flowery one has been distressed with : Tim Holtz - 'Milled Lavendar', the dark purple paper has been embossed with : Cuttlebug - 'Victoria', the banner has been cut with : Cheery Lynn - 'Horizon Fishtail Banners' and matted on to Die-namics - 'Fishtail Flags Stax', the sentiment is : Penny Black Transparent Set - 'Critter Party'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 281 is 'Embossing'

Top Tip Tuesday - where the Challenge is 'Favourite Colour Combination' - mine is purple with anything

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to 'Sketch No: 332' - i've flipped it round and it was great for me, as i love using my banners

Cutie Pie - where the Challenge is 'Perfectly Purple And Cute'

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to receive, would be most grateful, Luv Sam x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Skating Fun


Well hopefully this week will be better than last !!, i had 4 migraines, so i thought i would go to the Accupunturist, but unfortunately while on the way there whilst doing 55 MPH (on a road that i could), a car decided it would like to turn right, in front of me, to say there was a lot of screeching of my tyres, while the other driver just carried on !!, then on Saturday i had to go and get the flu jab and since then my joints have been screaming, off to see Candiologist (oops you can tell i wrote this out quick - it's Kinesiologist, i should have google it first) today to get sorted out.

I've used this cutie little image today, as H's friend Chloe has a rabbit, but also wants a dog !! LOTV - 'Skating Fun', covered in glamour dust, the paper is : DCWV - 'Rose Tinted Christmas', the snowflake border (which frames the image) is : MB - 'Frostyville Border', the snowflakes that are surrounding the image is : Marianne D - 'LR0125', the sentiment is from : Craftwork Cards, the lace is from : The Ribbon Girls -

Not sure if first photo really showed the framing of the die around the image.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

The Ribbon Girls - where the Challenge is 'Lovely Lili And Add Lace'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - where Challenge 'CHNC 190 Is Something Round'

Sparkles Christmas  - where Challenge No: 45 is 'For A Child'

LOTV - where October's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Winter Wonderland  - where the Challenge is 'Lace And Pearls'

Oldie But A Goodie - where the Challenge is 'Christmas' - my oldies are : paper, pearls, sentiment

Jingle Belles  - where the Challenge is 'Pink Christmas'

Don't forget to enter my Penny Black Candy, where anyone can enter just add your name to the linky and tell me which stamp you would like.

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

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Ornamental Mimi / Penny Black And More Candy Giveaway


Yipee today is the start of our Huge Giveaway over at Penny Black And More and WOW, i'm so jealous as i would love to win any of the fabby prizes on offer :

Penny Black (Main Prize) - Stamps, Dies And Stencils

Other Prizes Are :Dies from 'All Occasion Dies' by Robert Adams, 'Stickeroos' from Penny Black, 'Ultimate Adhesive Kit' from Stix 2, 'Collection of Ribbons' from Crafty Ribbons

All you need to do, to be in with a chance of wining is :

- Be a follower of  Penny Black And More                                              

- Register for free with the Penny Black Club - essential for us and all Penny Black fans, as we are among the first to know about new releases news from Penny Black and so much more

- Leave us a comment at Penny Black And More the winners will be selected from those names.

- Display the Candy logo in your sidebar

- And to be eligible for a further bonus prize 'LIKE' Penny Black On Facebook  and leave a comment. And if you would like to share as well that would be wonderful, here is the bonus prize :

Don't forget to check out the rest of the amazing Design Team who have all made a card and some have candy too.

In addition I have a card and some candy of my own - firstly the card, carrying on our theme of  'Get Ahead For Christmas' Challenge :

I've used the stamp : Penny Black - 'Ornamental Mimi / 4191K / 2011' and i've paper pieced her dress and glittered the stars with : Stickles - 'Gold', the shape i've used is: Spellbinders - 'Labels 18', the papers are : Bo Bunny - 'Silver And Gold Collection', the stars behind the image is : MB - 'Starry Wreath', the bauble hanging down is : MB - 'Precious Ornaments', decorated with a yellow Papermania brad, embossed with gold powder, all the sparkly glitter is : Stickles - 'Star Dust', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Christmas Tags', the ribbon is from my stash - and it has driven me crazy, i even ironed it twice to straighten it !!.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

ABC Christmas - where T is for 'Tree Ornament'

Fab N' Funky  - where Challenge No: 232 is 'Anything With Ribbon'

Deep Ocean - where Challenge No : 88 is 'Christmas In October'

C.R.A.F.T - where Challenge No: 280 is 'Christmas'

As You Like It  - where the Challenge is 'Favourite Fibre and Why' - mine is ribbon, as i love all the different textures, widths and designs you can use.

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 257 is 'Traditional Christmas Colours'

My Candy is a choice of 3 Penny Black stamps - PLEASE NOTE THE WINNER, WILL ONLY WIN ONE OF THEM, so please state either Birthday / Christmas / Valentines on Mr Linky - this candy is open to all, except Candy only blogs (and i will be checking too). I will be doing the draw on Thursday 29th October (as here in the UK it will be half term that week). 

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

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

For You !!


Harrison was in a rugby tournament in Chichester at the weekend, he plays for Horsham, there were 2 teams and they both got to the finals in each of their pools, H's team got silver and the other team got gold - Alan and i are very proud of him, especially when Midhurst was short of a player, (as they had a couple of injuries) and H offered to step in, so that they could play.

My lovely friend Janice decided the Challenge over at Moving Along With The Times this week is 'Hedgehogs', now you know how mad i am about my PB's, that i couldn't not enter, so after much deliberating, i chose one that i have never used before : Penny Black - 'For You / 2072J / 2001', i've decorated the spots on the present with : Stickles - 'Orange Peel', the glittery papers are : First Edition - 'New Leaf', the flower is : Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Flower Garland' has been glittered with : Stickles - 'Ice Crystal' and the brad in the centre is : Papermania and it's been glittered, the ribbon is : The Ribbon Girls - 'Oloroso Seam Binding' and decorated with a Gem Brad from : Papermania, the card shape is : Go Kreate - 'Frilly Frames No: 9', the pearls are : The Hobby House - 'Chocolate Heaven'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Moving Along With The Times - where the Challenge is  'Hedgehogs'

The Ribbon Girl - where October's Card Challenge is 'Glitz And Dazzle'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 279 is 'Autumn'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Autumn'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 330

Crafting Musketeers - where Challenge No: 18 is 'Autumn Colours'

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

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Four Snowmen


Today is the first Sunday in October, we have a new challenge over at Penny Black & More and this month it's 'Get Ready For Christmas' and as usual we have some amazing sponsors :

Penny Black

Flonz Craft 


Marianne Designs

And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to be Guest Designer for next month, so pop over to Penny Black & 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 and image you like, except Digi's.

Have you guessed from my card today, that i'm Snowman crazy ;-) !! From left to right the Penny Black stamps are : 'Happy And Cool / 4003H / 2009', 'Holly-Jolly / 30-039 transparent set', 'Warm & Cold / 3260H / 2006' and the one in the background is 'Snowy / 1573C / 2000', i made a Bendi / Bendy Card (and if you click on, it will take you to a tutorial), the paper is : LOTV - 'Frosty Christmas', the village scene is : Memory Box - 'Country Landscape', the star is : Memory Box - 'Star Of Wonder', the embossing folder is : Cuttlebug - 'Snow Dots' and everything is covered in Glamour Dust - 'Crystal'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Crafty Little Fairies - where October's Challenge is : 'One Designer Paper'

CRAFT - where Challenge No: 279 is : 'Technique Challenge - Embossing'

One Crazy Stamper - where the October Challenge is : 'Halloween or Christmas'

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 341 is 'Spots And Dots'

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

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Land Ahoy


I know a few of my blogging friends are not feeling too good at the moment, for one reason or another, so i thought i would upload a photo of my baby girl (Whisper) (those of you who follow me on Facebook, may have already seen this photo) at Bedgebury Pinetum, i'm not saying she was tired but she took one look at a hill and sat down, so we put her in my friends pushchair and she fell asleep.

Now on to today's card !!, as all of H's school friends seem to have birthdays in December or January, i thought i had better make a boys card now, the stamp is : LOTV - 'Land Ahoy', the papers and brads are : Karen Foster - 'Pirate Collage Paper', the ribbon is : Crafty Ribbons, the sentiment is: Simon Say's Stamp - 'Ahoy Matey Pirates'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is : 'Sketchie Free For All' - I've used Stetch No :87

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is : 'Just For Men'

Cutie Pies - where Challenge No: 79 is 'All The Three's For Cutie Pies 3rd Birthday' - I've used 3 Papers and 3 Brads

Cardz 4 Guys- where Challenge No: 38 is : 'No Ball Allowed'

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