Saturday, 12 January 2013

Cut to the chase or Punch it!

Good Morning and a very happy Saturday to you all!

I have some exciting News to share 
the Lovely Brenda at Allsorts Challenge emailed me a little while ago and asked me if I was still interested in a DT spot and of course I said YES! It is lovely as I love playing along with there challenges so now I get to hang out with the teamies too! they are a fab bunch of girls so I am so happy and looking forward to creating with them..

The Challenges are Every Saturday so you will see 2 posts from me on Saturdays now yay!

So then the Challenge at Allsorts this week is

Dies & Punches but you can use either or both
and the sponsors are:

Crimson cloud
Our wonderful sponsors

For my card I went for a Memory Box die, I am reallllly loving those and as I have been playing with washi tape recently a new thing to me I thought I would have fun with some of that too!
and now we have it at the shop where I work too, (Penrith Crafts) and love how it looks, have to say I did have a mental struggle with Clean and simple last year but I am determined to break that this year, 
the MB bird die is cut from the white card and I cut the Insert from Kraft card. added a picture turn and brad a small sentiment and that is that!

Here are some challenges I am joining with my card:

Simon Says Stamp - Black/White + a Splash of Colour 
Charisma Cardz - Birthday Cards
Forever Friends - Birthdays
For Fun Challenges - birds
ABC Challenges - Clean and Simple

Have a great day
and don't forget to come and join us at

 hugs me x


  1. Welcome to the team Samantha, it's lovely to be working alongside you.

    A really eye-catching card, it has a lovely crisp feel to it and I think I need to try out washi tape.

    B x

  2. Simple and effective - I love it

  3. Yaaaay, well done you! I shall now call you Bertie Bassett. Loving your card, so gorgeous. Hugs Sxx

  4. Congratulations on your new DT spot Samantha! I love the simplicity of the design and colours on this card. Great job!
    Helen x

  5. I already knew this Samantha, but still this is awsome and they are so lucky to have you as a teamie. Love your gorgeous card too, the washi tapes and bird look great together ;) Have a lovely day. Hugs Bettina xx

  6. Congrats on your new team. Hope you don't forget your old teams!! LOL
    Fab card honey, I love the die cut birdie.

  7. Congrats to you on your new DT place, I am really pleased for you.
    Your card is wonderful. I really love the design with the cut out bird and great use of washi tape.
    Hugs Sue

  8. Great card Samantha. Enjoy your first challenge with us. Tracy x

  9. This is gorgeous. Such a unique way to feature a punch/die too.
    Hugs, Carissa

  10. Huge congrats on your new DT post Samantha :o)
    Fabulous card - love the design - so elegant.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Debs xx

  11. Beautiful card Samantha - loving your cas look - nice washi tape too.

    Have a great weekend.


    Hazel x

  12. Hiya, saw this card on Allsorts and had to pop by to tell you how fab it is! Love it!

    Liz x
    (your newest follower)

  13. Hi Samantha
    Oh WOW, what a stunning clean and simple card!!! I absolutely love it!!
    Congrats on your DT position.
    Michaela xx

  14. Hi Samantha, congrats on your new DT!
    LOVE your card & the washi tape looks fab!
    Hugs Jo x

  15. This is just beautiful Samantha, I love all the white space x

  16. doesn't look like you struggle with clean and rocked it! love the look of the cut out bird...I need to get me some dies so I can do this.
    Thanks for playing "birds" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted!

  17. what a fun card! Thanks for sahring at FOr fu!

  18. I love this card! I love the way the bird is cut out! And the tapes you used are fabulous! Congrats on the new DT too! That's exciting! :) Thank you so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges! :)

  19. congratulations on your DT spot x I like the clean and simple style of the card and the washi tape is fab!

  20. Stunning detail on this CAS style card. Love it.
    Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Charisma Cardz 4th Birthday Celebration.

  21. so stuning samantha.i really love the cas design and sweet bird.huge congrats on your new DT :D

    xx coops xx

  22. This is lovely Samantha. Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz. And good luck.

    Caz CC DT

  23. Great card Samantha, I love the simplicity of it. Love how you've used the Washi tape. Just remembered I got a roll of it in a ribbon offer when I was at the SECC in Glasgow last October. Must try using it lol!

    By the way I found the link to attic 24 - on Melly's blog - Mel is new to crochet too but she seems to be completely hooked (sorry) and she has some lovely creations on her blog. I really want to crochet something now but I have a lot of other things I need to get done first!

    Kat xx

  24. Me again, I meant to say congrats on your new DT spot at Allsorts. Enjoy!

    Kat xx

  25. This is gorgeous! Love the green washi tape!

  26. This is absolutely AWESOME!! Love that bird especially. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges. Congrats on your new DT spot.

  27. I love this card, you did a beautiful job with it! The layout and papers are perfect! Be sure to check out our challenge blog, your card was the winner this week!

    Thank you for joining us this week at ABC challenges!

  28. A wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  29. Great birdie "birthday"card..Lovely use of the tape too!!
    Congratualtions on your new DT spot.


    Hugs FF DT Blankina

  30. Love you used the negative space the bird. Gorgeous....

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  31. Hun. You won at ABC challenges!!!!! Yippee. Well done. xxxx

  32. A beautiful card Samantha - love it.
    Great to have you with us at CHARISMA this week I hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  33. Thank you for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful card with us at Forever Friend^_^
    Good luck in the draw^_^
    Sonia DT member

  34. Huge congrats on your DT spot - fantastic! And what a great card to kick off with... I love your punched bird, and the washi tape looks brilliant! Looking forward to many more inspirational pieces...
    Alison x

  35. I love, love, love this! CAS, but huge impact! Thank you for playing along with us at Forever Friends!


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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