Monday, 25 September 2017

Puppy Post

Hi,

Gee i can't believe it's September already and H has started his last year at primary school - although it's a bit tough doing the commute back to where we used to live, as we couldn't get him into a school near our new house !! In August we went to Norway Fjords, here are a couple of photo's :







Today's card has been made for Maureen's Rudolph Day's Challenge, which starts today and finishes 30th September and all you have to do is make a Xmas card - the image : LOTV - 'Puppy Post', (that i bought at a 2nd Hand sale in a set - 'Set 4 - Merry Christmas'), the shape : Go Kreate - 'Frilly #4', the papers are : Stampin' Up - 'Candy Cane Lane', the snowflake die at the top : Tutti Designs - 'Ice Crystal Arch', and the snowflake : Memory Box - 'New Castle Snowflake', are also covered in : Glamour Dust, the ribbon from Matalan (clothes and household shop in UK).

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


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Santa Club

Hi,

Today Harrison finishes school until 4th September, we have alot planned for him including a tennis camp, sleepovers and training with the Harlequins Rugby Team.

Since my last post, i have moved house and i thought you would like to see my new craft room (this was taken, after we had first moved in, so a bit messy) :


Today is the start of Maureen's Rudolph Day's Challenge, where you have to make a Christmas card from today until the 31st and it's a great way to get ahead.



The image is Penny Black - 'Santa Club / 1230K / 1998' and it's been coloured in with Copics, the papers are : Bo Bunny - 'Silver And Gold Collection', the sentiment is : LOTV, the brad was originally silver and i covered it in gold embossing powder and heat it.

Thanks for looking and for any comments, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Ride Of Your Life

Hi,

Having meet up with the lovely Lisa on Filey beach, during a recent trip to North Yorkshire, she persuaded me, i should post on here.

I put this car on my Facebook page last week, so some of you may have seen it already, as i made it for Harrison to give Alan :



Coloured with Copics and these are the ones i used :


I saw this card design in Quick Cards magazine a couple of months ago and i just knew i had to do it:

The image is : House Mouse/ Joanna Sheen - 'Ride Of Your Life'
Dies to make card : Die -namics - 'Stitch Round Square Frame'
Embossed Section - Cuttlebug - 'Clockworks'
Distressed with : Tim Holtz Distress Ink - 'Old Paper'
Die round edge : Memory Box - 'Gearworks Border'
Sentiment (Heat Embossed) - Inkwell Stamps - 'Clearly The Best'

Thanks for looking and i hope you like it, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Reindeers

Hi,

I hope you are all ok, if not then sending you wishes. I went to a second hand craft sale on Saturday and whilst there somebody was selling this stamp, how weird ;-) x

If you want to view the other cards i have made since my last post, please check out :
https://www.facebook.com/Whispers-Cards-774880976007654/, it would be lovely to see over there.

Today is the start of the lovely Maureen's Challenge Rudolph Days - where you have to make a Christmas card, it starts today and ends on the 31st May, it's a great way of getting ahead.


The image is : Penny Black - 'Reindeers / 2217J / 2001' - coloured with Copics, the papers and banner are : Craftwork Cards - 'Christmas Post', the embossing section is : Sizzix - 'Gifts, Ornaments and Snowflake Set', the glittered brad is from my stash.

I hope you can join in this fabby Challenge, Luv Sam x

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Christmas Dreams

Hi,

Firstly, thank you for all your wonderful comments of support -  after careful consideration, i have decided not to shut down my blog, but i am only going to post on here any cards i've made for Challenges, where i have been asked to be on the Design Team, otherwise you can view any future cards here :
https://www.facebook.com/Whispers-Cards-774880976007654/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel.

Today's card has been made for the lovely Maureen's Challenge : Rudolph Day's Challenge

Last month I went on a Copic colouring class with the super talented Faye Wynn Jones, bless her she is a saint and so patient too, this is the first ever image i have coloured with copics, on my own (not in a class).


The image is : Penny Black - 'Christmas Dreams / 1509F', have a touch of wink of stella on the holly berries
The papers are : LOTV - 'Classic Christmas'
The frame is : Sweet Dixie - 'Festive Floral Frames'
The ribbon is from the 'The Works' and has sparkle running through it 
Shimmer Dome Stickers - Docrafts / Papermania

Don't forget to have fun and join in with Maureen's fabby Challenge, i mean we all need Xmas cards, so why not start early,

Luv Sam x

Friday, 3 March 2017

Shutting Down This Blog

Hi,

Can someone tell me how to shut down this blog please, as i'm so upset and devastated at the moment, that i don't want to continue card making - it was something i enjoyed doing and kept me going especially with my Rheumatoid Arthritis,

Thanks for all your help and support, Luv Sam x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Bunches Of Wishes

Hi,

Well last Saturday, when i had my Open House, the house could not have looked any better, shame then the only people the estate agent sent round, had not even got their houses on the market yet :-(. Last Saturday I also went to 'Strictly Come Dancing Live' at the 02, had a lovely time - shame though that the 02 want to be money grabbers and made us give up all of our water bottles and sweets before we entered the venue !!

Today is mid point for Penny Black And More  and this month's Challenge is:  'Use Your Favourite Stamp' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Crafts U Love

Stamp Addicts 

Sizzix

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 And More and 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.


Today's card was actually made for Wendy Kadizo's mum who was 90 in January, Wendy asked if anybody would send her a card, as normally she would only get 5 and it gave me a good excuse to use this adorable stamp : Penny Black - 'Bunches Of Wishes / 0343J / 1997' (i must confess it took me a while to find the number for this stamp, as it's been discontinued !!), stamped on : Die-namics - 'Stitched Circle Stax' and edged with : Distress Ink - 'Picked Raspberry', the flower die : Penny Black - 'Flower Pop Outs / 51-230 / 2016' (i cut it a 3 times with scrap paper and i coloured the leaves in), the ribbon is : Doodlebug - 'Boutique Trims / Bubblegum Assortment', the papers are : LOTV - 'Country Meadow', the sentiment is : Paula Pascal - 'All Year Round', the pears are : Love To Craft - 'A Beautiful Life'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Penny Black Saturday  - where the Challenge is 'Try Something New' - mine is the Penny Black - Flower Pop Out Die

Naughty Or Nice -where Challenge No: 36 is 'Colour Inspiration (which is what i went for) or LOVE'

As You Like It  - where the Challenge is 'Do You Prefer Ribbon Or Lace' - i so love both, but 9 times out of 10, i pick ribbon, probably i have so much of it, so there is a better chance i have a colour to match the card i'm making ;-) x

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Flowers'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Fantastic Florals'

Allsorts  - where Challenge No : 403 is 'Anything Goes'

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

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Can't Help It !

Hi,

Well my house officially went on the market, last Saturday - the painters finished on Wednesday and it was going really well and i was keeping Clio away from the gloss paint, but unfortunately Harrison opened the lounge door and let her out, i then spent the next 30 minutes with my tweezers taking all of the dog hairs off of the door frame !!!

Today is the first Sunday in the month and that means a new Challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month it's 'Your Favourite Stamp' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Crafts U Love 

Sizzix

Stamp Addicts

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 And More and 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.


Most of you, who visit me, will be aware i'm 'Dog' mad, so i had to make a card using one, so i went for : Penny Black - 'Can't Help It ! / 3341H / 2005', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Doodles / 51-128 /2015', the papers are : Basic Grey - 'Hopscotch', one of the papers has been cut with : Die-namics - 'Stitched Rounded Rectangles'

The Challenges I Would Like To Are : 


I made this card after reading Sue's post on 'Hug A Heart Card Drive' sending cards to America for children with heart defects, so i've posted my card, to make sure it is there in time for 14th.

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Color (colour) of Love'

Crafty Cardmakers  where the Challenge is 'Love Love Love'

Sweet Stamping - where the Challenge is 'Love Is The Air'

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No: 141 is 'Love'

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

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Snow Fun

Hi,

It's absolutely chaos in my house at the moment - plasterer left yesterday, so we are now waiting for the plaster to dry, before the painter comes back next Monday, then it's new carpet, before we have an open day on 11th February and hopefully that is when we will get an offer on our house, fingers crossed !!

The lovely Maureen sent me an e-mail earlier in the month to ask if i would like to be one half of Design Team A on her Rudolph Day's Challenge, i thought about it for all of one second, as i so loved doing it, when i did it last year for 3 months - remember the rules are you need to make a Christmas card and you have from today the 25th until the last day of the month to enter, without further ado, here is my card :


I've seen quite a few cards on people's blogs making a slider card, so i thought i would give it a go, but to do that i first had to buy : Lawn Fawn - 'Slider On Over dies', the image is : Penny Black - 'Snow Fun / 3278K / 2005', the and background tree and cottage is Wild Rose Studio - 'Cottage' (that i won a year ago in Kate's candy and thought it was about time i used it !!), the star is : Memory Box : 'Star Of Wonder', the seniment is : LOTV - 'Set of 4 Merry Christmas', the snow has been made with : Glamour Dust - 'Crystal' and Stampendous Frantage - 'Chunky White Embossing Enamel' :the paper is a snippet from : Forever Friends - 'Santa's On His Way ......'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

The Merry Christmas Challenge  - where they are up to Challenge No; 17 and it's 'Sparkle' - i have used Glamour Dust and

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No : 140 is 'Baby It's Cold Outside (with a stamp)'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - where Challenge CHNC No: 317 is 'Anything Goes With A Sentiment'

Sweet Stamping - where the Challenge is 'Dies And Punches'

Christmas Cards All Year Round  - where January's Challenge is 'Snowflakes'

Sweet Stampers  - where Challenge No: 3 is 'Winter / Snow'

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

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Charlie

Hi,

Sorry if i haven't been around, but last Monday the painter came in and said he could do our bedroom and computer room this Monday, so Alan and i said 'Yes', then when he left we went 'Oh S**t' we are going to have to clear 11 and a half years of rubbish in a week !!, to say we have been ruthless, is an understatement.

Today we are mid point of the Penny Black And More Challenge for January, which is 'Anything Goes' and the sponsors are :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbon 

Tattered Lace

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 And More and 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.



Alan and I have been invited to a joint 40th Birthday party at the end of the month and this is the first card i've made, the image is : Penny Black - 'Charlie / 40-307 / 2014', the shape is : Tattered Lace -  'Side Stepper Die',the papers are : Basic Grey - 'Basics Kraft Paper Pad', the film strip is : Spellbinders - 'Film Strip / S3-026HL', there is Happy Birthday vellum behind the film strip and the 40 is : Sizzix - 'Fruit Smoothie'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

 Deep Ocean - where Challenge No: 146 is 'Anything New' - mine is the image and film strip

Stamping Sensations  - where January's Challenge is 'Coffee And Cream'

Dream Valley - where Challenge No: 147 is 'Something New' - mine is the image and film strip

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

Darnell's NBUS Challenge  - where Challenge No; 8 is celebrating Darnell's 46th Wedding Anniversary, 5th Birthday Blogoversary - my never used items are : the image, the film strip die and the vellum (as it was a complete A4 sheet !!)

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

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Hello Dear

Hi,

May I just start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2017 - it's a big one for me this year as I will be 50 in April and I aim to celebrate it in style, with lots of events planned and a house move too !!

We have a new Challenge for you today as it's the first Sunday of the month over at Penny Black And More and it's an easy one 'Anything Goes' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbon

Tattered Lace

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 And More  and 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 made this card for my lovely PB team mate Susan, who has recently moved house and i wanted to use some of the things she loves ;-), image : Penny Black - 'Hello Dear / 40-062 / 2011', i used : Spellbinders - 'Labels One', sentiment : LOTV - 'Set 7 Circular Sentiments - For You', papers : LOTV - 'Pastel Dreams', corner die : Joy Crafts - '6002/0261', the punched edge : MS - 'Floral Lace', the ribbon is : The Ribbon Girls, the pearls are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

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

Pixie's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di, is up to Week No 262

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 396 is 'Something New' - I went for New Home card and new Joy die too

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 337 is 'Something New'

The Ribbon Girls - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes, as long as their is ribbon or lace'

Tuesday Morning Sketches - where Challenge No; 383 is 'Anything Goes'

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