Thursday, 21 May 2015

Happy Birthday Sweet 16!

Time for a new As You Like It 
Challenge and the theme this time is
Favourite decade / period in your life (& why).
This could be a special date (Anniversary / Family Xmas) 
or a period of your life (eg your childhood).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Our sponsor this time is
My Mum's Craft Shop

My interpretation of favourite Decade/Era is when I became 16
Its a special birthday 16 a young woman not a kid!


I am quite a bit older! COUGH!

When special family friend daughter's turns 16
it reminds me of when I turned 16 and shopping shoes and clothes.

I also made a matching box

Here are some challenges I am playing:

Alphabet Challenge - JFF - G for Glitz & Glamour
Sweet Stamps - Favorite Colors definitely blue and yellow combo with a splash of brown.

Die Cuttin' Divas - Water a Flower Day - Flower & Die Cut


Hope you can come and share your favourite Decade or Era
hugs Samantha 

Thursday, 14 May 2015


Well in fact Beach Ball!
tehhehe but it made you look...

This weeks challenge at House Mouse is

and as I only recently found out also Anything House Mouse Designs
goes as  alternate option.
Such a cute image and I wanted to try
a new way of colouring clouds what do you think?
I have decoupaged the crab and the ball although I don't thinkyou can see that very much, the balled I triple embossed with clear embossing powder too.

Here are some challenges I am playing too:

Housemouse Challenge - Summer fun
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
Whimsy Inspiration - Color an Image

hugs me x

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Beans and Joy

Hey all how are you?
My Broad beans are doing ok We covered them up 
with Hay to protect them from the frost we are still having and thankfully so far....
They are growing and not getting frost bite! yay!

The Runner beans that were killed but the frost a could of weeks ago went to the
recycling heap and I have planted some more... I have noticed 1 peeping through the soil
in the greenhouse so fingers crossed they will be ok too!

SO then... with the Joy of the Broad Beans being Ok 
and onto a New challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge

The Challenge theme J for Joy

Our Sponsor is
Wild Orchid Crafts

For my card I have used a lovely Penny Black poinsettia stamp
I have cut 3 layers to build it up and love the effect
the Sentiment is my own PC sentiment.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday - Trees or Nature - Poinsettia flower.
City Crafter Challenge - Focus on Flowers
Holly Jolly Christmas - Clean and Simple
Stamp and Create - May Flowers - christmas in May Poinsettia (lol)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes or Clean & Simple

Have a lovely day
hugs me x

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


We are now well into May and for me May isn't any better than April was..
I must be due some good news soon!

Sadly we lost 3 of our Animals
Now I am Sad that they have passed
they were all a very good age

aged 13
Netherland dwarf
Lived with us for 10 years
This is Davide being cuddled by my late Mum
Davide was a Gentle little chap and was dear and sweet and Poor Ella his
partner will miss him too :(

Mr Goose
We got him from a rescue but don't know how old he was
we were told he was 2 but having raised Geese I think he was nearer 4 or 5
he lived with us for nearly 5 years.. Bless him he was a lovely chap!

If that was not enough we also had 2 chickens died in the last month and then Monday Morning we found one of our Ducks had died in the night too!

Sooo Enough already please GIVE me some Good luck and Nice News!

So as we are talking about animals the challenge this week and Top Tip Tuesday is

Our sponsor is-
Crafty Sentiment Designs

I have kept my card very C&S this time as I am trying (cough cough) 
to keep my Christmas cards C&S this year! 

My Tip is a very simple one
add a little white flower soft to add dimension to the snow. 

I am entering some challenges:
2 Cute Ink Challenge - Bird Theme 
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking

Holly Jolly Christmas - Clean and Simple 
Loves Rubber Stamps -  Add a Sentiment
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes

hugs me x

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