Thursday 7 May 2015

May Challenge - Use Flowers

Morning to you all,
It's been a while since I shared a card with you so apologies for not being around much recently.  My mind has been elsewhere over the last few weeks and haven't really felt like card making.  I think we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel though!

My card today is for the May challenge over at Spectrum Noir and the theme is use flowers - they can be part of the image on the paper, embellishments or die cuts....what could be easier?  Check out the DT cards here and details on how to enter

Coloured with Spectrum Aqua pens - Charcoal, slate, black, bud green, moss, red, violet, terracotta, fawn , gold, marigold

The stamp is from Crafters Companion Party Paws - Bamboo

Thanks for popping over today.

Have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Makey Bakey Wedding Mice

Good afternoon all,

Hope you are all doing ok.

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while :(  I just don't seem to have much time recently.

Well I have a card to share using an image form Crafters Companion....Makey Bakey Wedding Mice.. coloured with Spectrum Aqua Markers

Spectrum Aquas -Desert, fawn, chocolate,peach, blossom,topaz,begonia, scarlet, terracotta, charcoal, slate and gold.
Heart X cut die
Sentiments - Craftwork cards

Have a lovely evening.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday 17 April 2015

April Challenge at Spectrum Noir

Morning to you all,

Hope you are all's Friday again and more than half way through April! Blimey how did that happen!

When I saw the new stamps from Stamping Bella they were just too cute not to add a few to my shopping basket....  I have made it for the April challenge over at Spectrum Noir where you need to use Die Cuts...what could be easier.  You can use any image but just make sure you colour it with one of the Spectrum Noir colouring mediums.  
Check out the challenge here 
You could be in with a chance to win £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir goodies too :)

This one is stamped onto Crafters Companion watercolour cardstock and has been coloured with Spectrum Aqua pens.

Pig - blossom ,peach, jasmine
Chick - sunflower, gold, orange
Grass - bud green , moss
Dies - Spellbinders card creator and MFT

The sentiment came with the stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hope you can join us for the challenge.

Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Monday 13 April 2015

Making Cards .....Tiddly Inks

Morning crafty friends,

Hope you are all well.

As some of you will have seen my now I have a couple of cards in the May edition of making cards :)

Both cards are using stamps from Tiddly Inks 

Tiddly Inks clear stamp set
White card stock - Papermill direct
Red Card stock - Papermania red capsule collection
Cloud die - MFT Somebunny
Patterned paper - Echo park - a perfect Summer
Glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Watercolour card - Crafters Companion
Border 1 die - paper Smooches
Rectangle die - Nestabilities

Spectrum aqua colours used:-
Sky - Kingfisher
Grass - bud green , moss
Girl - Hair - tan, chocolate, desert
Skin - Peach
Dress - Slate
Shoes - crimson, scarlet
Hedgehog, desert, peach, spice, chocolate

Tiddly Inks Clear stampset 
White cardstock - Papermill Direct 300gsm
Watercolour card - Crafters Companion
Patterned paper - Echo park a perfect Summer
Stitched circle die - MFT
Star die - Sizzix
Border Die - Paper smooches - Borders 1
Wink of Stella glitter brush - clear

Spectrum aqua colours used:-
Sun - Gold, yellow
Hair - Terracotta, chocolate, fawn
Skin - peach
Bikini and flip flops - Gold, amber, marigold, sunset
bag - tea, aquamarine
bucket and crab - scarlet, orange, terracotta

The magazine is packed full of great projects and there are 32 free papers too :)

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xx

Sunday 5 April 2015

Happy Easter...

Good morning,
Hope you are all doing ok.
Another quick post from me today.....

We will be seeing my Mum and Dad today...looking forward to spending the day together.   
It doesn't seem five minutes since it was Christmas and now Easter is upon us........where do the weeks go to?

Just wanted to share a couple of Easter cards with you

This one is a digital image - From the heart stamps
Coloured with Spectrum Aquas
Aquamarine, bud green, moss, scarlet, orange, gold, blossom , yellow, purple

Cute Penny Black image again coloured with Spectrum Aquas
Charcoal, slate, peach, blossom, bud green, gold, yellow, scarlet, purple

Have a great day whatever you get up to.

Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Spring Bouquet

Morning folks,

Hope you are all doing ok.

I have a card to share today that I made for the Stampendous and Spectrum Noir collaboration....  

I stamped the image onto Crafters Companion card and embossed with Silver Tinsel embossing powder from the Silver encrusted jewel kit...another fab product from Stampendous.
The image is called Blossom Bunched and I just used Spectrum Aquas, Aquamarine and Teal to colour it.

You can see more great cards from the DT over on the Spectrum Noir blog 

Have a good day and I will be back on Friday with another card using this image.

Catch you soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Spring is sure to follow

Good morning all,
Hope you are all doing ok.

A really quick post today.....

I saw this image over at From the heart stamps ...It cheered me up when I thought about Spring which is one of my favourite times of the year :)

Coloured with Spectrum aquas - Kingfisher, Sunflower, Gold, Wildflower, bud green, moss, amber
Stitched scallop die - Lil Inker Designs
Watercolour card - Crafters Companion

Thanks for stopping by.
Big hugs to those who need them.

Bye for now.
Sally xxx

Sunday 15 March 2015

Happy Mothers Day...

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums out there.....extra special wishes to my Mum today especially after the last week.  Looking forward to seeing you today :)

It will no doubt be a difficult day for some who will be missing their Mums on this especial day so big hugs to you all too and a joyful day to those who are celebrating being a Mum for the first time.  An emotional day all round!

The card I am sharing is again coloured with Spectrum Aquas.....all my other colouring mediums are gathering dust at the moment...I'm sure it will be their turn again one day but for now these are my favourite.

A Lili of the Valley image 

Patterned paper - Hobby Craft -The Junior
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon was from Ladybug Crafts (no longer trading - sad face )
Crafters Companion water colour card
Spectrum Aquas - 
Moss, bud green, red violet, gold, sunflower
Fawn, desert, chocolate
Slate, blosson

I have also added Wink of Stella glitter which doesn't show up in the photo.

Have a lovely day everyone and extra special hugs to those who need them today.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xxxxx

Wednesday 11 March 2015


Morning to you all,
Hope your week is going well.

Today I have a card to share with you that I coloured with Spectrum Aquas and added some detail with Spectrum Noir pencils
Stamp called Playtime -available from  Crafters Companion

Adding detail with pencil .....used this tutorial as inspiration....which is done with pens and pencils but you can get a similar effect   here
The image is stamped onto Crafters Companion water colour card with Staz on ink.

Colours - Begonia, spice, slate, tan, fawn, kingfisher, chocolate, peach and pencils 87 & 79

Thanks for stopping by.
Big hugs to you all.
Sally xxx

Friday 6 March 2015

Happy Birthday Mum

Happy friday to you all...... and a Very Happy Birthday to you Mum!   Hope you have a lovely day.

I am so glad it's Friday this week as it certainly has been a week for me and not really in a good way but hey ho we have to soldier on :)

Here is the card that I made for Mum using cute bears from LOTV and of course my Spectrum Aquas

The Spectrum Aquas are used are desert, fawn, kingfisher, wild flower,yellow, crimson, purple
Crafters Companion Water colour card
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen - my new favourite thing

Hope you have a good day whatever you are doing.
Thanks as always for visiting and any comments you leave.

Bye for now.
Hugs Sally xxxx

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