Saturday, 3 November 2012

Moving Candy Winner

Good morning to you all.  How are you all doing?

Well I am back as promised with the winner of my moving candy.  Before I announce the winner I just want to say thank you to everyone that joined in and hello to  my new followers that have joined me over the last few weeks.

I have used to pick the winner............... unlucky for some but lucky for number 13 Helen from

If you can email me Helen with your details I will get your goodies in the post.

Just a quick update on the move......only 11 more sleeps :)  So excited.......just can't wait.

I will be gone from blogland for a while as BT can't come and set up the phone and broadband until 10th December!  I'm sure we willl have so much to sort out though that we actually might wean ourselves off the telly and that would be good in some ways I think :)

Enjoy your weekend everyone.
Catch you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Moving Candy.......

This is a sticky post so please scroll down for more recent posts....

So most of you will know that we are on the move......not that far away though, probably as the crow flies about a mile from where we live

I have been meaning to get some candy together for my lovely followers and so thought as I will only be visiting Blogland occasionally over the next month or two I would leave you with some candy.

I have put together the following for you.
  • Promarker - Spring Pack
  • StampFairy Clear Stamps
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Papermania paper pad
  • Hobby House Pearls
  • Assorted Wooden Shapes
  • Assorted Metal charms

All you need to do is be a regular follower, no just candy followers please.
Add your name to the linky thing......thats it!!   Hope you like it.

You have until October 31st to enter and I will announce the winner at the beginning of November.

See you all soon,
Hugs Sally xx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Mid Way Reminder at Ready Teddy Go Pink Cream and Brown

Hello everyone,
Hope this post finds you well.
Crafting has taken a back seat for me lately as we prepare to move......hopefully now either 13 or 14th November :)

Today I have a card to share that I made a while ago for the Ready Teddy Go mid way reminder.  All you need to do to join us is make a card using a Teddy Bear as the main image and use Pink Cream and Brown as the colour theme.

You will find all the details here at Ready Teddy Go Challenge

For my card I have used the adorable Fizzy Moon coloured with Prisma and Polychromo pencils

The card blank is from Craftwork Cards
Die Namic die for the Butterfly
Twine and paper from stash
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Ranger Liquid Pearls to finish.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hello to all my new followers glad you could join me.

Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Pink, Brown & Cream at Ready Teddy Go

Hope you are all ok I go again at the beginning of every month I can't believe where the time keeps going to.....1st October would you believe it!!

This months challenge at Ready Teddy Go is Pink Cream and Brown.
We have a fab sponsor Torico from Birdie Brown who is offering 3 digital images from Etsy shop to the winner.
All you need to do is make a card with a Teddy Bear as the main image and use Pink, Brown and Cream.
We hope you can join us and you can enter up to four times.
So on to my card
I have used a Teddy Bo image coloured with Polychromo and Prisma pencils
The paper is from my stash
Papermania flowers
Pearls from The Hobby House
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink.
Thanks for poping over.  Dont forget to see what the rest of the DT have come up with, you wont be disappointed.
We still haven't moved yet.....its looking like the second week in November so hope to be sorted for Christmas.  You probably wont see much of me until the New Year at this rate :(
Take care everyone,
Hugs Sally xxxx

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Mid way Reminder at Ready Teddy Go

Hope  this finds you well......this is a scheduled post so hope blogger is playing nicely today.

This is a really quick post to say you still have a couple of weeks to join us at Ready Teddy Go for our How Many Fingers Challenge.

All you have to do is use a Teddy  Bear as the main image and for this month's challenge make sure you have a number on your card too........simples!!

For my card I have used a Forever Friends Bear stamp

The image is coloured with Promarkers and Polychromo and Prisma pencils.  I have added Liquid pearls and stickles.
Paper is from Do Crafts.
Pink ribbon from stash.
Sentiment and number from Ladybug Crafts Ink

Well that's all from me today.  Hope you can pop over to the challenge blog to see what the other cards from the team.
Hope you have a good rest of the weekend.
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Ready Teddy Go Challenge - How Many Fingers

I sound like a broken record but where does the time keep going to?   The 1st of September and as far as I am concerned work wise probably the worst two weeks of the year are about to start.  School catering at the beginning of the term is not pleasant but as the time is flying by I am hoping the next two weeks past me by very quickly!!! lol.

Well thats enough of my moaning.  I am here to tell you about the new challenge at Ready Teddy Go this month which is called
How Many Fingers - now this had the DT baffled for a while until our lovely Julie Ann explained to us what she had in mind when choosing the theme.  Here is what she said

have you ever heard a kiddie say that they are like 3 fingers . . . meaning that they are 3 years old . . .

We just want cards for a youngster or oldster for that matter with a number on the card . . . simples : )

Remember you just have to have a Teddy Bear as the main image and you can enter up to four times.
This month we are sponsored by Lili of the Valley with a £10 voucher :)

So for my card I have used the incredibly cute Fizzy Moon

He is coloured with Polychromo and Prisma pencils and Promarkers.
I have added Liquid Pearls and stickles to the star and Liquid Pearls along the bottom of the card.
The 1 today is from Ladybug Crafts Ink
Paper - Papermania

I hope you can join us for the challenge and don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see what the DT have come up with.

Have a good weekend.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Paper Piecing at Ladybug Crafts Ink

I am all confused with having yesterday off as a Bank Holiday, I have been convinced today was Monday and then realsied that I was late posting my card for Ladybug Crafts Ink!!!

Well without further ado here we go with another challenge and this one was chosen by the lovely Pam and we want to see Paper Piecing
We are back to the usual fortnightly challenges now that the Summer is over....I know....what summer!!!!

So mine was a very quick and simple card using Cupcake Cutie Cherry On Top this was one of the very first image that I purchased from LCI and I think is still one of my favourites.

I have paper pieced the cupcake wrapper and the topping along with her top.
She is coloured with pencils and I have added Glossy Accents to the cherry and Liquid Pearls to the frosting.
The sentiment is also from LCI and the flowers are die cut.

Short and sweet from me today.
Have a lovely evening.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Ready Teddy Go Birthday Blog Hop Winner

Good evening to you all,
Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.

Its time to announce the winner of our Birthday Blog Hop at Ready Teddy Go so pop over to the challenge blog to see if you were the lucky winner.

Quite a few of the DT had hidden prizes so make sure you visit their individual blogs to see if you were chosen for a hidden prize.

The winner of my hidden prize is number 25 - Tanya  ......... please email with your address details and I will get your prize in the post.

You still have until the end of the month to join our challenge at Ready Teddy Go which is Anything Goes.....all you need to do is make sure that you use a Teddy Bear as the main image.
Hope to see you over at the challnege.
Enjoy your Bank Holiday tomorrow.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Friday, 24 August 2012

Winter Wonderland DT - Red and Green

Another fortnight has passed me by!
I am here today to tell you about the new challenge this week at Winter Wonderland
The theme this week is

Please remember Christmas projects only.

We are sponsored by -

Who are offering a prize of 4 digi's

and also PINK GEM
Who are kindly offering a prize of 4 digi's

Here is my card, using a cute Warren image from Craftwork Cards.  I have added lots of glitter and liquid pearls.
The paper was scraps from my stash and the sentiment was a rub on.
Thanks for popping over today.
A bit of news on the house, we have accepted another from a couple who are first time buyers.  They are really excited and it all feels more positive than the last lady who then pulled out.
If I am gone for a while you know I am packing boxes and will see you in a while :)
Hope you can join us at Winter Wonderland this week. Dont forget to pop over and see what the DT have come up with.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Mid Way reminder at Ready Teddy Go

Hello to you all in blogland,
Hope you are all well today and enjoying the sunshine.  It was dull for most of the day in Coventry yesterday but the evening turned out lovely.

Our house sale has fallen through so we are hoping that we get another buyer soon :(  

This is a reminder that you still have time to join  us at Ready Teddy Go for our Anything Goes Challenge.  Hop over to the challenge blog to see the great cards that the design team have come up with.

For my card I have used a great image from Stamp Fairy  - Barry Bee

As usual he is coloured with Polychromo and Prisma pencils.
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Paper - Echo Park
Sentiment - Woodware

Thats all from me today, I will no doubt be around less for a while as we start to pack and get ready to to keep positive that someone else will want to buy our house!!

Have a great day.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Midway reminder - Summer Fun - Ladybug Crafts Ink

Happy Tuesday everybody, hope this post finds you well.
It's time for the mid month reminder over at Ladybug Crafts Ink and you still have plenty of time to join us for our

So lets see lots of summer images ... summer colours ... bright and cheerful

Also why not pop over to the shop and grab yourself an absolute bargain as the lovely Kerry still has a fantastic half price sale on all cling stamps until the end of the month

I have used on your Bike Robyn because she looks like she is having lots of Summer Fun!!!

The image is stamped with Memento ink amd coloured with pencils.
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Paper - Echo Park
Twine - Ladybug Crafts Ink this stuff as Kerry knows so well :)
Button from stash.
Liquid pearls for the background and along the edge and the tree has some green nail heads - see what you think Kerry :)

Thanks for popping over and hope that you get chance to join in the fun.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Friday, 10 August 2012

Winter Wonderland Photo Inspiration

Good morning to you all in blogland....
Hope you are all doing ok, it looks like we are going to have another beautiful sunny day her in the UK.
I have some good news to share before I tell you about the challenge at Winter Wonderland this week.
As some of you will have read we put our house on the market 2 weeks ago today and on Tuesday we accepted an offer!!! How cool is that.......  Its all systems go here now and we are keeping everything crossed for the rest of the process to be as smooth as possible.

So this week at Winter Wonderland we have a Photo Inspiration challenge.  Just make a Christmas project and tell us what inspired

We are sponsored by

Joanna Sheen with a £10 gift voucher
Fabulous new sponsor from June 2012

Sassy Cheryls - 4 digis of the winners choice

Here is my card and I took my inspiration from the Nativity Scene.

The image is from  Digi Stamp Boutique called cute nativity set 2.
Coloured with pencils and the paper is from MME.
I have added a sentiment from Personal Impressions and some jute twine from Ladybug Crafts Ink

Thanks for visiting today, have a great day.
Before I go can I say a big Hello to my new followers, glad you could join me.
Well must go and get ready for work.
Big hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Just to Say and Candy Winner

Well as you have probably noticed blogging is taking a bit of a back seat at the moment.
Work is stupidly busy and on top of that we are trying to sell our house.....we have had a lot of interest so far and it has only been on the market just over a week so fingers crossed :)
Sorry to my fellow bloggers that I havent made many visits to you recently, hopefully normal service will resume soon :)

So I had a little candy up for grabs on The Christmas Blog Hop and the winner is Number 10 Cathy.........please email me at so that I can arrange to get your
candy in the post.

I thought I would share this cute Humphreys Corner card with you that I made a while ago.  It is another image that I managed to colour while we were on holiday.

The stamp set is from Crafters Companion

A simple layout again, image coloured with pencils.
Paper MME
Twine and button from stash
Sentiment came with the image.

Thanks for popping over.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Anything Goes and Blog Hop at Ready Teddy Go

Hello and Good Morning to you all in Blogland,
I have lots to tell you in this post today not only do we have our regular monthly challenge but we have a blog hop to celebrate our Ready Teddy Go challenge being one year old......where has the time gone.
So firstly we have a really a really easy challenge this month - Anything Goes as long as it has a Teddy Bear as the main image. You can also enter up to four times so you have plenty of chance to be in with winning a prize.  We also have a great new sponsor this month with a fantastic prize, I know the design team have had their eye on this.  You can read a little bit out Michelle below....
Mishelflo Creative Crafting

Hi Everyone!
I am Michelle from Mishelflo Creative Crafting a small online Craft Shop which I like to think of as your "Crafty Corner Shop". It's just me who runs it, from making the coffee to packing the parcels. I hope you like what I have chosen for the August Challenge Prize. I just adore IndigoBlu!
This is what you will receive ..........

1 x IndigoBlu "Discover your Passion" Rubber Stamp
1 x IndigoBlu Slim Jims (5 x different size Acrylic Blocks)
1 x Inkadinkadoo Stamping Surface
(this is an 8" x 8" Heat Resistant Rubber Mat)
5 x various coloured Versa Magic Dew Drop Ink Pads
Good Luck everyone!

Have fun and hope you can join us for the challenge

Here is my card which I loved colouring in....the image is from Penny Black and is called Teddy's Party......I feel like he needs a few friends to join him .......

He is coloured with pencils and the balloon has Glossy Accents
Paper is from October Afternoon.
Bunting is made from a template - Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink.

Now onto the blog hop

The blog hop will start on 1st August and continue to our reminder date on 19th of August.
We have a fantastic Good Bag that the lovely Shabana from Meiflower has let us have to celebrate our first birthday....again the design team have been eyeing this up too.
We also have some hidden prizes along the way so get hopping and join in the fun.....we have a few little rules for you to follow....

Here is the Birthday Goody Bag from Meiflower

To take part you must firstly become a follower of the RTG challenge blog [if you are not already] and you must display our blog hop button on your site in a prominent position.

1st -19th August 2012
So if you have arrived here from Julie Ann you are in the right place, here is the full list in case you get lost

Next stop is Anne- Marie.  Dont forget to add your name to the linky tool below.
Phew I think thats it, hope you have fun and don't forget we do have hidden prizes up for grabs too :)
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Summer Fun......

Hope you have managed to get some sunshine over the last week and the schools holidays are going well.
Are you enjoying the Olympics or maybe it is giving you more chance to craft while the boys watch and you escape to your crafty hideout!!!

Well we have another challenge for you at Ladybug Crafts Ink and it will last for a month, so you have plenty of chance to join us for our
Summer Fun Challenge

I have used the cute Jack and his Wagon clear stamp and he is half price at the moment in the Ladybug Crafts store....pop over and grab yourself a bargain.

I have coloured him with pencils.
Paper is Jillibean Soup
Buttons and twine from stash
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Die Namic Die - tab

Hello to my lovely new followers, glad you decided to join me.

Have a fab day.  I will be back tomorrow with a great new challenge at Ready Teddy Go and news about our blog hop

Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 27 July 2012

Elves at Winter Wonderland

Happy Friday to you all........
Its time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and this time the theme is Elves
We have a great sponsor.....Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $15 gift certificate to spend in their store

Simon Says Stamp

I have used an image from Pink Cat Studio called Reindeer Ride coloured with pencils

It was a great image to colour in :).  Dare I say that Santa will be on his way in less than 5 months!!!! Wow where has this year disappeared to.
The paper is from my stash and I have used an embossing folder along with a couple of buttons and twine.
The sentiment is from Personal Impressions.

Have a great day.  Hope you can join us for this challenge.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

5 Months til Christmas Fun Blog Hop and some Candy

Wow thats sounds quite a scary thought that we are only 5 months away from Christmas!!
I can't believe how quick this year is going..........
Hopefully I will have a few Christmas Cards ready for the big day.  Here is a fun little blog hope for you take part in and hopefully you will feel inspired to make some Christmas Cards.

Join us the 25th Every Month!

Our little group has grown to 9 this month so hope you enjoy the hopping to visit us all.....I am first on the list this time :)  We all have two cards to share, one using a colouring medium and the other using some sort of die cuts.

This month I have a cute card made with a Humphreys Corner image called Christmas Wishes which is coloured with Polychromo and Prisma pencils blended with Sansador
Paper is Bo Bunny and the sentiment came with the image.
I have added stickles to the image for a bit of snowy sparkle.

The second card is using the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge.
I cut the reindeer at 4.5" on the Blackout setting and then cut another 5" image to go behind it.  I have added glossy accents to the nose and used card candi for the eyes.
The Rudolph sentiment is from another Humphreys collection stamp set.
The twine is from Ladybug Crafts Ink.

Hope you like next you need to hop over to see the lovely Tara

Here is the "5 Months Till Chrismas Blog Hop" in case you get lost. 

2.) Tara
3.) Shari
5.) Tara
6.) Mary
7.) Kerry
8.) Heather
9.) Sara 
I have a little Christmas Candy for you too......just leave me a comment and I will draw the winner using the Random Number Generator on 29th July.

Studio G - Christmas Rub Ons
2 x Kars Mini Clear Christmas Stamp Sets
1 x K & Co Holiday Adhesive ribbon - Green, Red and Gold
Thanks for visiting.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Christmas in July

Hello everyone....hope you are all ok.
I have been a bad ladybug as I didn't get chance to make a mid way reminder card for our Christmas in July new release blog hop over at Ladybug Crafts Ink but you still have time to join our challenge and the new Christmas images are available over in the shop now.

I have got a fun Christmas Card though that I made for the Christmas Card Club where Sue wanted us to make a Humorous Christmas card.  It is so long since I have joined in with the girls over there too :(

Just for a change it is a CAS design.
Coloured with pencils and then just added the sentiment and ribbon along with some stickles.

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Mid Way Reminder - Ready Teddy Go

I am back today with a mid way reminder for our
UP Up and Away Challenge
 would like to see your creations featuring something which flies but remember also that the main image MUST be a bear . . . so it could be a bear flying a kite, or in a plane, or in a hot air balloon . . . you get the idea.

It can be for any occasion, any sentiment and also it doesn't have to be a card, it could be a tag, an ATC, a box, a picture frame anything as long as it features a bear and it is based on paper-crafting.

Hop over to the challenge blog for more inspiration from the Design Team who have done a great job again.

For my card I used a Teddy Bea stamp that was free recently with a craft magazine. A clean and simple design again from me.

I love the effect of the card when you just stamp directly onto the card base and colour with pencils.

I used the balloon stamp from Magnum add on set from Ladybug Crafts Ink and again coloured with pencils and then glazed with Glossy Accents.
Sentiment is from Forever Friends.

I would like to enter this into the Less is More challenge - Single layer and 3.  I have used 3 stamps and there are 3 balloons.

Hope you have a good day whatever you get up to.....we are off to look at houses :)

Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Just to Say

This is another image that I managed to colour while I was on holiday.  I love Humphreys Corner he is just soooo cute.  I bought the stamp from Crafters Companion

The image was coloured with my pencils....just for a change :)
The sentiment came with the image
Paper from stash
Buttons - Fizzy Moon
E K Success Border punch.

Hope you are having a good weekend so far.....very dull again here today but no rain so far.  We did have a lot of rain last night, I think the heaviest we have had during the whole of this rainy period.
I will try and catch up with my commenting so sorry if I havent been to visit you.
Have a good day and I will be back tomorrow with a Mid Way reminder for Ready Teddy Go.

Hugs Sally   xxx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Winter Wonderland DT - Sentiment as the Main Image

This is a very late post with my DT card for Winter Wonderland so

this week's challenge -

Sentiment as the focal point

Please remember Christmas projects only.

We are sponsored by

who's offering

Winner’s choice of either 2 digital images Lil Lolita, Lil Lad and Lil Pinkette ranges

For my card I used a sentiment and papers from Echo Park Christmas kit. I added seed beeds and glitter to the holly and finished off with an organza bow.

Short and sweet from me today.
Hope you are all ok.
Catch up with you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Babies are Heaven Sent

Half way throught the week already!  Hope you are all having a good one so far.

I have a Forever Friends card to share today......I still love this cute bear and Docrafts have some new baby stamps which I couldnt resist.
I think I should rename my blog to Colouring with pencils Clean and Simple as thats all I seem to do these days!  Oh well I love it and hope you do too. Its a good job we aren't all the same.

Coloured with pencils.
Pearls - The Hobby House
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Twine from Stash

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 9 July 2012

Clean and Simple Barry Bear Summer

Happy Monday!
Hope you are all ready for another week.
It's going to be busy again for me with a couple of days down at our will be the weekend again before we know

Just a quick post to share a couple of really clean and simple cards that I made using Stamp Fairy clear stamps called Barry Summer and they are available from My Mums Craft Shop

The images are quite small but perfect for some quick colouring.
The cards are 4" square
Coloured with pencils and blended with Sansador
The first sentiment is from Forever Friends Black and Gold Clear Sentiment set and the second is from Personal Impressions.
Both Bears have Glossy Accents on their noses!

Well thats all from me today.
Hope to try and catch up with you all.....sorry for the lack of comments

I would like to enter the following challenges

The Craft Place Blog - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Just Some Lines - Clean and Simple

Hello to my new followers....glad you joined me.
Have a good day everyone.
Hugs Sally xxx
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