The lovely Debby has asked us to share not only our top 5 Christmas cards but also our top 5 of 2011. Now this is a hard choice to pick 5 but I have chosen cards using different mediums for colouring and definetely clean and simple layouts.
Best wishes to you all for a Happy and Healthy 2012.
Thanks Blogging buddies for all your friendship and support over the last year and heres to a great crafting year ahead!
It was my turn to choose the theme for the challenge at Winter Wonderland this week and I have chosen the colour combo RED & WHITE. The only colours are red and white with the exception of hair, fur or skin. We are sponsored this week by Crafty Emmas
So for my card I have used a cute image from Penny Black called Hearts Away - coloured with Copics and on the hearts I have used Glossy Accents. Red card - Bazzil Basics - Ruby Slipper Sentiment - Penny Black Twine - from stash.
I hope you can join us for the last challenge of the 2011. Thanks for popping over today. Hugs Sally xxx
I just love this free stamp that came with Papercraft Inspirations Magazine. A really simple layout and design to show off the cute image.
I cut and aperture from a white card blank and then made a frame using nesties. I put the image on an embossed background to make it stand out even more. The image is coloured with Copics. The top is paper pieced and the boots glazed with Glossy Accents. A few liquid pearls to finish off. Hope you have a great day whatever you are up to today. We have Mum, Dad and Libbee visiting today :) Thanks for popping over today. Hugs Sally xxx
Have you all had a lovely Christmas? Ours was very quiet but we had a lovely day with Mum and Dad. The super talented Debby is asking us to share our top 5 Christmas cards of the year. Everyone seems to be having a struggle choosing just 5 and I have to agree it is difficult but here are mine. (can you see a bit of a bear thing going on.......)
The very cute Fizzy Moon
I really enjoyed making this with the paper pieced coat
Another cute bear from the Stamp Fairy
Molly Blooms Shepherd George
Cute Polar bear and Penguins from Whimsy stamps.
So why not join Debby and share your top 5 and you will be in with a chance of winning some LOTV stamps.
Have a lovely day. It looks like we are in for a nice day with the sun shining.
So it's Christmas time again......where did this year disappear to?!
I just want to say thank you to all my lovely followers for a great year in Blogland. I have met some great people this year from all around the world. Thanks for all your comments and support. May I wish anyone reading this
Warmest thoughts and best wishes
for a wonderful Holiday
and a Happy New Year.
filled with peace, love and prosperity
Here is a card for you all
Hope you all have a great time and manage to relax a little bit.
I have a serious addiction to Red and Kraft.......... I hope i get over it at some point! Hope you are not getting bored with the colour combination.
Before I share my card I have some questions.......
Would you like to be more prepared at Christmas?
Do you love making Christmas cards?
Would you like to join an easy going, fun loving, friendly Design Team?
If you have answered yes to all three question then you could be just the person we are looking for.
Sadly Danielle and Suzi have decided to step down from the Design Team at Winter Wonderland. Danielle has left immediately but Suzi is hosting the challenge on 23rd December and will then be leaving us. We would like to thank them for their beautiful creations and wish them well for the future.
We are therefore looking for 2 new DT members.
You do not need to have previous experience of DT membership, just be enthusiastic and a regular blogger. We have 2 teams so your commitment would be to produce something once a fortnight, comment weekly on 1 in 10 entries, host the challenge every 10 weeks and be part of the rota for choosing the winners. The DT Co-ordinators are responsible for dealing with the sponsors.
If this sounds like the challenge for you the please link to your blog over at Winter Wonderland Please link to your blog address not a specific post so we can stop by to visit you. Applications will be open until 31 December.
MacFluffies is one cute bear and he is having a sneaky peak at one of his presents..... I bet there are a few people tempted to have a sneaky look at their gifts.....
You can buy the image from Cuddly Buddly This one I have coloured with Copics Paper is Echo Park and Bakers Twine from stash. Its another simple design from me.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Crafty Boots - Christmas Hooked on Craft - Christmas Make it Monday - Anything Goes Thanks for popping over and I must say a big Hello to my new followers, glad you have joined me. Well have a lovely day. Hugs Sally xxx
I purchased some very cute digital images from Whimsy Stampsand made a simple card. I have a thing about Kraft card and red at the moment so be warned some of the next posts will include those two ingredients!!! This image is called Warm Winter Wishes and I coloured it with Copics and Promarkers and Stickles!
The ribbon was from my stash Sentiment - Hero Arts I would like to enter the following challenges
Are you all ready for the big day and going to take it easy and put your feet up?! Mike is working today so I am off to do some food shopping and then make some last minute cards which I am sure will feature Kraft cardstock and red card and ribbon!!!! Have a good day and keep warm. Hugs Sally xxx
So this is week 2 of my Guest Design Spot at Ladybug Crafts Ink!! The challenge this week is Bingo........choose a line and include those items on your card or as some of the Design team have done use all of the items for a Full House!!! Hope you can join us so here is the Bingo Board
You may have seen on my blog last week that I was chosen to be a Guest Designer for December at Totally Ladybug Tuesday....... I am so looking forward to working with the Design team so here is my debut appearance.
The challenge this week is Snowflakes and Sparkle........The lovely Head Ladybug Kerry let us use the Stamp of the Month........ "Tom and Snowman" which can be found here and is half price for the whole of December
I had great fun making the card and here it is
Materials Used 6 x 6" White Card Blank Paper Double Sided from Bo Bunny The image was coloured with Copics and Promarkers- Stickles and Liquid Pearls added Martha Stewart Deep Edge Snowflake Punch Snow Write - Snow at the bottom of the image and dusted with Glamour Dust Sentiment - Craftwork cards. Large Snowflake - Snowflake Nestie Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you all have a good day. It would be great to see you join us for the challenge. Hugs Sally xxx
For my card I have used a digital image from Heather Ellis coloured with Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Felt from Paper and String made into a flower using Marianne Creatable Die
Paper from stash
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Ribbon from stash
Hope you can join us for this great challenge.
Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx
Totally Ladybug Tuesday is one of the challenges that I try to join in with as much as possible and I saw that last week they had a call for Guest Designers for December. I entered a card and gave it a go and guess what...........yes I have been chosen woohooo how cool is that!!!!!
This week they have another great challenge WOW - White on White which Pam has chosen. So as I am still off work with time to play I have made a card.
The stamp is from Ladybug Crafts Ink called Cupcake Cutie Cherry on Top and is one of my favourites. The image is coloured with Copics and added Glossy Accents on the Cherry and Stickles on the Icing. Has anyone else had a problem with Silicone glue making marks through the smoooth cardstock. I have noticed on this image this morning that there are some grey patches and can only think it is the glue :( Embossing Folders used for the background Martha Stewart Border Punch White Ribbon from stash Sentiment from Ladybug Crafts Ink.
Well its my last day off today before work tomorrow. I was looking forward to Mike being off too but he has ha to work today :( I do feel like I have had a lovely rest and ready for the final 3 weeks of term...... Have a good day and I will be back tomorrow with more cuteness and new challenges at Forever Friends & Co and Ready Teddy Go. Hugs Sally xxx
So how is your day so far?...... I am not back at work until Thursday so I am making the most of the time in my Craft Room :) I have made this card this morning for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where they want to see
Christmas + Red & Embossing
For the card I used Royal Mail Penny Black image coloured with Promarkers and Copics. Embossing Folder - Provocraft Ribbon - Fizzy Moon Buttons - Fizzy Moon Right better go and check the washing and get something for lunch. Thanks for popping over. Hugs Sally xxx
So the journey home from Whitby was pretty uneventful. We did however have a lovely stop off to see my Mum and Dad and of course Libbee. It was a great way to break up the journey :)
While we were away I had an email from Nicole at Teddy Bo to say that they would like to Spotlight me and some of my cards this Sunday over on their blog........How cool is that!? Why not pop over and see my cards :) I am so happy, Thanks Nicole and all at Teddy Bo Towers.
I have a lot of catching up to do with my cards especially for the Christmas Card Club. Before I went away I completed 3 big orders for Christmas Cards so I can now concentrate on playing catch up. The lovely Clare challenged us to make a set of four cards.......a great challenge indeed. For my cards I have used Mini Rudolph images from Pink Petticoat coloured with Copics and highlighted with Stickles and Glossy Accents. Paper - Free with Quick Cards Magazine. Coloured Gems and Snowflake Punch
Thanks again for a great challeneg Clare....sorry I missed the deadline.....Must Try Harder LOL!!! Have a great day. Off to catch up on the washing and then more crafting. Hugs Sally xxx
I have had another go at crochet while I have been away and all I can say is it is starting to make a bit more sense......but I still need a lot more practice and a lot more squares to join together...LOL !!!
I hope that sentiment doesn't applyto you today :)Certainly doesn't apply to me.........I am on holiday so no chance of feeling blue. I am sat writing this post looking out over the River Esk and across to Whitby Abbey up on the hill in the distance...aaahhh its a hard life. Really needed the break though after the last 3 months at work. We have a few days away to have a rest and celebrate Mikes birthday :)
So here is a card for the Teddy Bo Challenge - Christmas but Red and Green must not be seen.
I have used the cute Teddy Bea dressed as a Snowman.. Echo Park Papers Woodware Snowflake Punch Sentiment - Papermania Stickles
I would also liketo enter this into the Ladybug Crafts InkChallenge - Winter Blues Thanks for visiting today. Hope you have a loveky afternoon. We are off for a walk along the River as we have had a lazy day so far. Hugs Sally xxx
The weeks are flying by don't you think? Hopefully you have plenty of Christmas cards made if you have been playing along each week. If not here is a great challenge for you at Winter Wonderland this week
Awwwwwwwww What a Cutie any cute Christmas Image
We have two fabulous sponsors this week, which means two random winners, what more of an incentive to join us do you need.
For my card I have used the cute Fizzy Moon stamp which I have coloured with Copics and Promarkers, highlighted with Stickles. The paper is First Edition. Star embellishments from stash Sentiment - From Me to You
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you acn join us this week for the challenge. Hugs Sally xxx
Well Good Evening to you all in Blogland, Hope you are all doing ok. It has been a busy few days again at work, I don't know where the days go to! I have a card to share that I made at the weekend using James the Bear from Lili of the Valley
Another simple card. The image is coloured with Prisma and Polychromo Pencils blended with Sansador. Sentiment - Personal Impressions. I woulds like to enter this into the following challenges
This month at Forever Friends & Co we want you to use Something Old and Something New on your card. Remember that you can use any animal on your card and you have a month to join us so I hope you can find the time to play along with us.
For my card I have used an old stamp (definetely a favourite) New is the paper which is from Wild Rose Studio - Polka Dots which was a birthday present from bestest friend Robyn :)
The image is coloured with Copics and highlighted with Stickles Paper - Wild Rose Studio Sentiment - Me to You - Tatty Teddy Thanks for popping over today. Hope you are having a good week so far. Hugs Sally xxx
Hello its Sally here glad you have popped over to my blog. This is where I share my creations with you mostly made from paper.
I have been card making now for about 8 years and absolutely love it. I find crafting is a great escape and very relaxing. I tend to spend my spare time which isnt always that much doing some sort of crafting. I can sit for hours colouring images especially with Polychromo or Prisma pencils.
My most recent craft is crochet which I am learning slowly.
It would be great if you leave me a comment so I know you have been. I hope you find some inspiration here at my blog.