Monday, 18 April 2011

Hello I am Back.... Happy Christmas with Stamp Fairy! tehehehee

Good morning,

I am back, did you miss me?

Actually don't answer that!
 te heheheee

Well our trip was very successful, although it was a huge amount of driving we had a great time, we caught up with a lot of friends we have not seen in a long time and had a brilliant time staying with lovely friends along the way... we stayed with some friends in Stratford that we had not seen in a few years and to my pleasure their teenage daughter Emily has taken up crafting since I had seen her last! Now I have encouraged her to start a blog so please pop and see her and also give her some encouragement, :0)

Also on our progressive Journey south to take my Son to see his paternal grandparents
we stopped in warfield Berkshire where we used to live we stayed with several friends and had fantastic weather and had BBQ's and sunny breakfast in the garden! The beautiful weather just seemed to follow us down...

So by Tuesday when I dropped my Son at his paternal grandparents the weather was stunning and I drove to the Glitterpot to meet up with Helen and Kaz
Was brilliant meeting up with them both!
I was VERY good and only spent £12.55 and I bought a lovely Penny Black stamp which you will get to see plenty of in the next few days.
I am not saying how much Helen and Kaz spent! (wink)

After we shopped we went back to Kaz's for a play! YAY!
I stayed at Kaz's for a couple of days (THANKS Kaz and Family)
and also while there showed them how to make home-made Pizza!
YUM! Kaz's Hubby even had a crack at making bread while we were out on the second day! and it was BRILLIANT!

OK so as its Monday onto the Stamp Fairy Challenge

This weeks Challenge is For the Girls with a sentiment
you can find the image I have used here - Nelly Ornaments
I have coloured Nelly with Distress inks and then added white gel pen to her dress to match the papers and the same with the ornament. added some mini rik rak ribbon, card candy, I also thought these cute mini star brads were a fun addition to her bunches in her hair.
The Sentiment I have made on my computer.
and I finished off with my new favourite crystal stickles.

Now your not going to want to miss this...

Challenges are fun to play and I love playing fun challenges so
I am playing along with these challenges today.

Christmas Card Challenges - Must be Christmas - Anything goes.
Alphabet Challenge - "X" is for Christmas.
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Put Down That Marker!
Jingle belles - Christmas cards to die (cut) for! 
Craft Your Passion - You've been spotted (use dots)
Crazy Challenge - Friendship - For a girlfriend
Incy Wincy Designs - Bright and Bold
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems - Color your favorite digi
Squigglefly - How do YOU like to use your digital stamps?

Don't forget when you come to play at Stamp Fairy
in order to be eligible for a prize you must use a Stamp Fairy image.
Have a fab Monday

hugs Samantha :0)


  1. Beautiful card Samantha, sound like you have been very busy visiting friends, glad you had a good time! Jo xxx

  2. Yay! Welcome back! Of course we missed you!! It sounds like you had a great time:-)! And I can't believe how reasonable you have been... I love your card, Nelly is adorable and the matching dress and paper are fab! Have a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx

  3. Miss you already! When can you come back???

  4. Very cute image! Lovely colors and I love the addition of those little star brads in her hair! Thanks for playing our CSAYL challenge!

  5. I spotted this on the challenge blog and I just had to come over here to say how much I love this card. It's really simple but so effective with the lovely spotty red colours. Love it. Annette xx

  6. Hi Samantha,
    Saw your card on Make It Monday. Just gorgeous! Love the cute little image, the dp, the colours and the layout. Coloured beautifully.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  7. Sounds like you have had a busy few days :)

    Gorgeous card Samantha

    Hugs Jane x

  8. oooooooooh! what a totally fun and festive holiday card! i love that sweet stamp and your fabulous red and purple color palette is brilliant in every sense! i also love the sentiment, how cool to have christmas cards made specifically for one's girlfriends, since most of us send quite a few of those!!! <3

  9. Awww she's so sweet,lovely colour combo.
    Thanks for joining us at 'Make it Monday'
    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Sounds like you had a fabulous trip! Love your cute card! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challeng!

  11. Very cute card. Sweet picture. Thank you for participating in this week's challenge at The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

  12. Sounds like you had a great time. Just catching up from our hotel room and saw your card. So cute! You always do such a lovely job with Nelly. Hugs, Carissa

  13. Hi Samantha

    Sounds like you hads a wonderful trip!!

    Your card is so sweet, love the adorable image and you have coloured it so beautifully.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  14. Love that clever little coordinating polka dot dress ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  15. Fabulous card thanks for joining us at ACB this week x

  16. Thanx for joining us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back again.
    Renee DT

  17. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at NettieG's favorites!
    Hugs, Elenor

  18. That is a sweet Nellie :) I like the glittered die cut Nestie oval and the red polka dot paper!

  19. Oh wow this is totally precious!! I adore how you've colored this cutie pie!! :) Such a beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Squigglefly Challenge this week! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Squigglefly Team Leader

  20. Hello! Cute card! Nelly is really sweet, especially with her dress that matches the paper! :)

  21. Adorable card and kudos for getting ahead of the game on your Xmas cards.I'm a scrambler,lol.Thanks for joining us this week at CYP!

  22. What a cute image - I love the red and purple combo! I'm SO happy that you played along with us this week over at Christmas Stampin All Year Long :-)

  23. So sweet...Thanks for joining us over at CSAYL, hope to see you next week!

  24. Great card, love the star brads. What a clever way to use them! Thanks for playing along at NettieG's Digital Gems

  25. love the red dotty paper and dress :)

    sorry for the late comment

    thanks for playing along at Alphabet Challenge Blog, hope to see you again

    Helen Ann XOX


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

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