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Thursday, 18 September 2014

When you wish upon a star

Good afternoon to you all,
How are you all doing?....... I am not getting much spare time to come and visit you all so apologies for that :(

I am so happy that the super talented Gayle is back with the very cute and adorable bears at Teddy Bo.......I have missed these cute lil characters but it looks like they are back and even better than before.  Gayle is re drawing some of the original characters and they are available now as digital images here 

Here is a quick card that I put together using Teddy Bea...isn't she sweet :)



I have used Spectrum Noir pencils to colour her in

87, 107, 35, 36, 37, 4,13

Paper - Papemania 
Sentiment - computer generated

Have a good evening.
Hugs Sally xxx



Monday, 15 September 2014

Spectrum Noir Challenge - Friendships

Morning to you all.
Hope you had a good weekend.

Mine was OK, had a lovely visit with Mum and Dad on Saturday......  The rest of the weekend seemed to fly by as usual.

The September challenge over at Spectrum Noir is Friendships
for this card I have used a sweet image from Penny Black...I am still trying to go back and use some of my older images that haven't seen daylight for a while





Paper from stash
Bunting made from washi tape
sentiment - papermania
Image coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and a couple of pens


Hedgehog: 3,4,5, 8,114, 113, 102
Mouse : 107, 102, 87,8
Cake : 84,91,14,74
Cloth: 34,35,BP7
Grass: 58,59,DG3

Thanks for popping over and hope you can join in the challenge.

Hugs Sallyxx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

September Challenge over at Spectrum Noir - Friendships

Morning to you all,
Wow hasn't the weather been fantastic here in the UK for the last few days :)  Summer hasn't left us just yet.

Today is 36 years since my eldest brother was killed in a road accident.....It just doesn't seem possible and so long ago that I can bearly remember him....I was only 8 (given my age away now!)....nearly turning 9 so it almost feels like I never had an older brother.  I do miss him though, probably more in later years as I always wonder what he would have ended up doing...something practical...I think probably a Joiner as he loved woodwork :)...... Miss you Lee xx


Ok so I am here to share a card.....

As you know I am now on the Spectrum Noir DT so this is my first month of creating cards for the monthly challenges.....This month is Friendships
I was fortunate enough to be given some CC images to play with, so todays card is using a super cute image from Rachel Anne Miller called - Squeeze



Coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils

Outline: CT1
Face: 5,88
Coat: 61,62,63
Trousers:28
Hair: 87, 110

Bunny 16,86,87,29,34
Mouse :112

Paper from stash
Embossing folder - CC
Sentiment - CC

Thanks for stopping by today.
Love n hugs 
Sally xxxx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Another Ladybug Crafts Ink favourite........


Good morning to you all,

So I managed to survive week one of the new term!  It wasn't as bad as previous years :)

I have a card to share using another of my favourite images from Ladybug Crafts Ink as you will have seen in my previous post Kerry is closing the doors and so we are having a final challenge and the theme is "use your favourite image"  I have so many favourites it is always hard to choose.

Magnum is another much loved character from Ladybug Crafts Ink ...for this card I have used Tiptoeing Lily......it is available to buy for just £1.00
Make sure you head over to the shop and see all the other great images that are on sale.




The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils

87,110,8,114, 12

Ribbon and twine from stash.

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you get up to .........another crochet class for me :)

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Last Challenge at LCI......

Hello, I am back again today to share my card for the very last challenge over at Ladybug Crafts Ink......after 5 years  Kerry has decided to call it a day so she can spend more time with her adorable Grandson.
I will be very sad to see the challenge end, it has been a great to be part of the DT but all good things must come to an end to make way for a new chapter to start.
Big thanks to Kerry for having me on the team :) 

For this last challenge some of the retired Ladybugs are joining us so I hope you will pop over to see what they have created......
I have used Cupcake Cutie - Cherry on Top.  It was a difficult choice as to know which image to choose for this challenge as it could have been any number of my favourites but this image was the very first one that I purchased from Ladybug Crafts Ink so thought it was the most apt.


I have coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pencils....
Face: 4,5,88
Cherry: 26,27
Top, Skirt,shoes and tights: 34,35,26
Hair:88,110
Ladder,87,88,110
Cupcake Case 16,88,87

Fluffy stuff for the cupcake frosting
Flat back pearls - The Hobby House
Die- Namics - Alphabet die 
Scallop die 
Bakers twine
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards


There is also a big sale starting today over at the shop here

ALL cling stamps will be on sale for £1 and all ribbon, felt, buttons and nailheads are 30% off. The Swarovski crystals will NOT be in the sale. 




Hope you can join us for this last challenge - the theme is choose your favourite image, it doesn't have to be a LCI image but it would be great if it was.

Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx



Monday, 1 September 2014

Back to School


Hello and Good morning,
September 1st already......

Wow! Where did the school holidays disappear to! At least the weather has been pretty kind, which makes a change for us here in the UK.

Today I have got a card to share using an image from Pollycrafts that I purchased ages ago...I think it may still be available as a stamp.....

Image coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils....


Paper - MME - School Daze
Star die cut - Sizzix
Die-Namics - Notepad insert die
Paper clip


Face: 4,5,88
Hair, 87,100,85, TN2
Skirt & Tie:70
Pencil: 93,84
Apple 26, DR5
Shirt & Socks: 114
Shoes: 120

Hope you all have a good day and if it is your first day back or even your first day at school it is a good one :)

Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Birthday Wishes

Happy Bank Holiday Monday....
Hope you are all having a good weekend.  Ours has been very enjoyable so far :)

Just wanted to share this card that I made using an image from Tiddly Inks called Birthday Wishes...

I have coloured it with Spectrum Noir pencils


Paper - MME
Bunting made from Washi tape
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Spectrum Noir Pencils
Face: 4,5,8,87
Dress and shoes: 23
Hair: 110,111,87,16
Hat: 66,23,79,47
Outline TB1

Have a lovely day.
Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs Sally xxx


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Believe in the magic.......

Good morning to you all,

Hope you are all doing OK....I am happy it is a long weekend here in the UK although the last Bank Holiday weekend in August always feel like we are heading fast towards Christmas!!!  
So with that in mind I have a card to share that I made the other week, coloured with Distress Ink Markers....
The image is sadly no longer available it was from There She Goes Clear Stamps



Paper from stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great weekend...I have a list of things that I want to get done so better get on with them!!
Hugs Sally xxxx

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Super Striker...

Hello again,
Hope your week is going OK.....

As promised I am back with a really quick post to share another make from the weekend.   I have been going back through my numerous Lili of the Valley stamps to ink some up that havent'd seen daylight for a while and also a great excuse to use my new Spectrum Noir pencils.....

So here is Super Striker image




Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion - Football Crazy
Paper - MME
Sentiment - Forever Friends

Spectrum Noir pencils used

Skin: 4,5,88
Football Kit: 74,75,120,112, 120
Football: 120
Hair: 87,111,101
Grass: 57,58

Thanks for stopping by to say hello :)

Hugs Sally xxx



Monday, 18 August 2014

Cuddle Time

Hope you are all well and had a fab weekend.
I had a lazy weekend and managed lots of colouring and some crochet too :) Happy days.
I made the most of it as the next few weeks I am going to be so busy at work but hope to share a few cards with you over the next couple of days that I managed to make at the weekend :) 

So I have a card that I made on Saturday using one of my all time favourite stamps from Lili of the Valley called : Milly Cuddle Time.



Heres the colours of the pencils/pens that I used

Milly : Face : 4,5,85
Milly Hair: 107,110,87,85,85, TN7
T-Shirt: 32, BP7
Puppy: 114, IG7
Kitten: 87,8
Outline GB1

I use card stock from Papermill Direct and the pencils were blended with Spectrum Noir blending solution.

Thanks for looking!
Have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxxx


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