Thursday, 28 May 2009

New challenge blog - June 5th Launch

Evening everyone, just found out about a fab new challenge blog launcing on the 5th June with choccy in the blog candy!!!!

The new challenge blog is called " Stamping for the Weekend". I am sooooooo excited about it.
I found the logo and I'm putting that on my sidebar - somewhere!!!

In case you can't see what is on offer in the blog candy piccys I've taken the liberty of copying & pasting the list directly from the girls site - I'm sure they won't mind.
"Here's a list of what the FIRST WINNER of our challenge will receive:
'Country Garden' Rubber stamp from Sugar Nellie
8"x8" Classical Handmade Papers
Paper Roses in Blue, Purple, Pink and White
'Fragile Beauty' Rubber stamp from Sugar Nellie
Pearl brads in Purple, Blue and Peach
Designer Extreme Vol. I Cd by Bearly Mine Designs
A selection of dangling charms by Poppy Petal Designs
1 Forever Friends Elements pack
1 Anita's Glitterations gold Strip Border Stickers
Creative Fusion 'Christmas' 2 CD set by Bearly Mine Designs
1 Pitch Black Adriondack Ink Pad by Ranger (needs to be heat set)
1 Anita's Dimenstion Stickers - Flowers
Lumas Thorn Ltd Edition Trump & Egbert Rubber stamps
Bumble Bee Rubber Stamp
Selection of charms
Selection of Bead Spacers
24 yards of Assorted colors of Dotty Gosgrain ribbon
Box of Thorntons Chocolates
Bag of Celebrations Chocolates
Now who wouldn't want to win ALL OF THAT???
So remember if you want a chance to win all these goodies, please sign up as a follower, so you don't miss the launch date and the first challenge, and please let all your blogging buddies know there is a new challenge blog starting up June 5th and get ready to participate in the first challenge.
I know we are all excited about the new challenge blog and the DT's creations are really outstanding."
Right all, I'm off to put the logo on my sidebar and make sure that I'm a follower.
Take care
Sam x

The Crafty Pad 7 Day Giveaway

Click on the link below to check out the giveaway at The Crafty Pad. This is happening from the 28th May. All you need to do is leave a comment daily on the said link and leave a link on your own blog. Check back each day (when you leave your comment) to see whether you have been lucky enough to win.

Don't forget to check out Debz new range of stamps while you are there.

Have a lovely evening - well what is left of it.

Take care.

Sam x

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Simon Says Challenge - Animals

Thought I'd have a quick go at this one in between seeing what the footie is doing.

I bought this stamp from the Suffolk Show about 2 years ago now and I've hardly used it. I have a thing for ickle piggies as my hubby is a qualified pig stockman but at the moment is enjoying a break from it. He misses the pigs but not the amount of hours that he used to have to work.

Anyway back to the challenge which this week is Animals and as I've been watching the footie as well I didn't want to make a card, so I've just made an ATC this time.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look at the madness that is my life outside of work.

Take care

Sam x

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Daisy and Dandelion Challenge card - Circles

Okay all, this will be my last post for the day and it's another challenge card for a challenge that I haven't done in a while.

After this card the first thing I shall get when I have enough money is a die cutting machine and dies that cut all sizes of circles - not fun cutting them out by hand.

Anyway as the title suggests this is for the challenge over at Daisy and Dandelion challenge blog and it is "Circles".

Hope you like it anyway and that the rest of the day is lovely for you.

Take care.

Sam x

Simon Says Challenge card

I've overdone the gardening this bank holiday weekend and feeling very sorry for myself as I am really really stiff at the moment, so I've taken the day off from work. We do a lot of bending and twisting and I don't think I could do it today somehow.

So instead I have made a card for the challenge at Simon Says and hopefully I can get back on there for long enough to enter it into this weeks challenge. Curse this IE problem it's a pain.

Anyway here's my attempt at the sketch provided.

Hope you like it.

Have a lovely day peeps.

Sam x

Monday, 25 May 2009

Two ATCs - Fairy/ Mermaid challenge

These are just a little bit of fun as on the "Creations by" forum we have little challenges every week and this weeks one was Mermaids or Fairys. I saw this little stamp set in The Range and couldn't resist it as she was so cute.

Thanks for looking.

Sam x

Sketch Saturday Challenge

It's been a little while since I took part in one of these so I thought I'd have another go.

Have a look at their blog for the full details.

Thanks for looking.

Sam x

The Crafty Pad Challenge - Sketch

Afternoon everyone. I've thoroughly enjoyed this long weekend as I've had plenty of time for playing. So this is the first of three postings this afternoon.

This is my offering for the sketch challenge over at The Crafty Pad.
Hope you like it.

Sam x

Good morning peeps.

And Happy Birthday to Debsh23 from Trimcraft. This is the card I made for her birthday.
Thanks for looking.
Sam x

C.R.A.F.T. challenge card - 'NEW'

Good morning everyone. Not quite awake yet although it's quarter to ten, but had to come on with a card a made for the challenge on the Trimmies new challenge blog.

As it is a new challenge blog the challenge was to make anything to do with new - baby, home, job etc. I choose baby cause they're cute. Please excuse the photo quality today as I've been going around the whole house trying to get enough light on the card,I took this one and the light was right so I gave up - sorry.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Sam x

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Zodiac ATCs

I said I had some ATCs to upload for you to look at. Ithink I may throw in my LLB ATCs too as I so love his new Venaissance range. Unfortunately the photos of those aren't too cracky but they're good enough for you to get the gist - I think!!
Hope you've all had a lovely Saturday as it has been beautiful sunshine here all day. Lets hope it stays like it for the rest of the weekend.

Take care
Sam x

Friday, 22 May 2009

Is anyone else having trouble on here tonight??

Just asking as I can't actually do any blog hopping and go look at all my buddies blogs as it's just taking an absolute age to load anything up on here in Blogland tonight. I've left one blog half an hour and it still only got half way, so I ended up closing it. I do hope it isn't just me, this is the first time I've had to catch up on all the blogs and it won't let me so I'm sulking at the moment.
Oh well as long as it's back to normal tomorrow, I'm not too worried.
Take care all and night night.
Sam x

CharismaCardz C.B. - Flowers, Lace & Pearls

And I'm back again for the third time, this time with my entry for CharismaCardz challenge blogs' challenge - (try saying that when you've had a couple of drinks!) which is Flowers, Lace and Pearls.

Again I've used Marshmallow but instead of using a black Stazon ink pad I've used Whispers Starry Starry Night ink pad which has given me a much more subtle look.

I will admit I did forget the pearls so I had take a new photo with the pearls on, almost a big whoopsie.

I may be back later with the ATCs that I have also made in the last few days but I still have to take piccys as of yet and the light is starting to go, so I may upload those tomorrow instead.

Have a lovely evening peeps.

Take care

Sam x

P.S. Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Creative Inspirations C.B. - Favourite Stamped Image

Here's offering number two and this one if you haven't guessed it is for the challenge over at the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog.

This challenge has been set by the lovely Cheryl and it is simply as the title says "Your Favourite Stamped Image" and I've used Marshmallow from Erica Martins Daisy & Dandelion range. I actually love the whole range but I think I have used this particular stamp the most so far, as you will notice from my next post.

Sam x

The Crafty Pad challenge card - "Shiny"

Evening everyone. This is the first of three, maybe four, posting tonight as I've been a busy little bee in the last couple of days. It's amazing what you can do when you stop yapping on Trimcraft (heheehe).

Anyway, this card is for the challenge over at The Crafty Pad and all the brief was, was "SHINY".
So I got looking at my Crafty Pad stamps, (designed by the lovely Debbie) and I plumped for the "Just Ted" stamps. I picked Ted rolling on the ball and thought "I can turn that into a bauble, they're shiny". Hence Just Ted on Christmas bauble is born. I hope Debbie doesn't mind me changing it just a teeny tiny bit.

I hope you like it.

Sam x

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

New Challenge Blog Coming Soon

Wow just found out about a fab new challenge blog called "The Next Level". Dawn and Ann have two, yes TWO lots of blog candy to celebrate their new blog and I'm really excited, I just hope that I have enough time to take part on a regular basis.
I have put the piccys of the blog candy on my sidebar and if you click on them it will take you straight to their site as will the logo a bit further down and as I feel like spoiling you I'm gonna give you a link right here as well so here it is

Please do go and have a look and I hope you can join in the fun with me and lots of others too.

Have a lovely evening all.

Love and hugs

Sam x

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

3 more awards today!

Hi everyone.I have been given another 3 awards today from Ida/Little. at

......I'm still trying to figure out who to give the last one to, hehehehe. I'll have to have a jolly good think at the weekend as I very much doubt that I'll have time to do anything beforehand as I'm really, really busy at work at the moment but stranger things have happened so watch this space (and the other one just incase I've given you that one).

Okay all, I'm off now got to to dinner for me and hubby so I'll catch you all later.

Take care now

Sam x
Okay I have my thinking cap on now so here comes the list for these fab awards
Okay then I think I'm done.
Have a lovely weekend peeps - take care now
Sam x

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Crafty pad challenge card

Evening everyone, just one card this evening and it's a challenge card for the Crafty Pad. The challenge is simple this week as it's just got to be an octagon shaped card.

Love to know what you think about it.

Oooops nearly forgot the link for you so here it is

Thanks for looking

Sam x

Saturday, 9 May 2009

First commission cards

I made these last night for my boss's wife. My brief was 100 cards with the design that she wanted, which was simply just matting and layering with a flower on top. She is going to sell them at an Open Gardens event in the village of SPORLE, Norfolk on the 14th June so I think I've got them made in just the nick of time (heheheehe).

Anyway hope you like them and here's hoping I get some more orders from them.

Have a lovely weekend peeps.

Sam x

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Ho-hum guess what I've got...

Yay, I've got another award today. It is one I have already but I'm still gonna shout about it coz it means so much to me that you lovely people out there rate my blog highly enough to give them to me.

Anyway this one is from the lovely Liz at please do go and check it out and while you're there you can take a quick peek at her other blog too which is .

I now have to think of another 5 blogs to give this award to - my brain hurts from all this thinking so I'm going to update this later - so watch this space.

Sam x

Okay here goes

Bubblegum/Debbie and crew @

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Another award!!

Hi all, I've just found out that I have been given another award from the lovely Spyder,aka Lyn, bless her. I'm going to cheat on this one as it's one that I already have I'm going to say that the first 10 people who visit my blog and leave a message for me on this post can have the award.

So big thanks to Lyn and enjoy your award those who take it.


Sam x

Monday, 4 May 2009

Last ones today

These are the last two offerings I have for you today. A card and an ATC, again these are using the Joanna Sheen CD that I used for the last two challenges. These were made just because I could, no challenges involved at all.

Anyway I hope you like them and your comments are truly appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Have a lovely evening, well whats left of it and take care peeps.

Sam x

Charisma Cardz challenge 17

Again I've used my Joanna Sheen CD for this challenge which is "Thank You" which I think has been set by Leanne this week (if I'm wrong I'm sure they'll all put me right).

Okay I'm off again to enter this one too and I'll be back yet again shortly.
Sam x

Creative Inspirations Challenge 8

Images from Joanna Sheens "Tales of the Orient" CD. I love these CDs the quality of the finished prints from the printer are excellent.
Here's the link for this one, Maxine set this challenge and it's a sketch:-

Right I'm off again, back soon.
Sam x

Whoops I forgot to put the piccy on.

Sketch Saturday Challenge 49

This is for Sketch Saturday and I had a lot of fun with this one. Here's the link for this one:-

I've used the lovely Candyfloss for this one, I love these stamps and can't wait to get the new sets as they are soooooo cute.

Anyway, hope you like it.

Sam x

Challenge 20 at The Crafty Pad

I've had a busy day today, this is going to be the first post of a few tonight. This one as you can most probably tell by the title is for the challenge over at the Crafty Pad, who incidentally have a sale on too, and you've got to "have a few holes". I think this definitely qualifies as I've got holes with eyelets, holes by corner punches and one BIG aperture hole.

Here's the link to take you directly to the challenge so you too can have a go:-

Right now to enter this one and I'll be back shortly.

Sam x

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Birthday blog candy at Susies

Please pop along to Susies
as she has more candy to celebrate her birthday this week. I'm putting a piccy of her goodies on my side bar, so why don't you pop over there and join her as a follower.
Sam x