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

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Humphreys Corner - Party Time

Good morning blogging friends, hope you are all doing ok.  I have managed to get a few jobs done and the food shopping is also done so time for a play :)

Today I have a card to show you with another image that I coloured while I was away the other week.  I think Humphrey is so cute, you all know how I love my cute images.

He is coloured with Polychromo and Prisma pencils.
I have added Glossy Accents to the spots on his trousers.
The sentiment came with the image.
Paper - Forever Friends
Button and twine from stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Crafty Catz - Spots
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour Cute / Cuddly
Paper Play - Happy Birthday

Just want to say Hello to my new followers, glad you decided to join me.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Noah and His Bear Patches

Wow where did that week go to.  I have done quite a bit of travelling up and down the M40 for work this week so not much time for playing!!

I won a challenge at Sassy Cheryls earlier on in the year and one of the images I chose as part of my prize was the cute Noah and His Bear Patches  I managed to get this image coloured while I was on holiday and thought I would join in the Anything Goes challenge at Sassy Cheryls this week.

So here is my card...hope you think he is as cute as I do.

He is coloured with Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Paper - Fancy Pants Designs - Off to School
Kraft cardstock from stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Die Cuts Stars - X Cut

I would like to enter the following challenges

Sassy Cheryls - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Stars and Stripes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Stars

Hope you have a good day, despite the rain as I'm sure if you are in the UK you will more than likely get wet today!!!

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

New Release and Bloghop at Ladybug Crafts Ink - Christmas in July

Well head ladybug Kerry is keeping us ladybugs on our toes at the moment!!! We have a new release today - Christmas Delights along with a Bloghop....and a sale too!!!
It's  exciting for the Design Team too as we haven't seen any of the Christmas images except the one that we had to create our card so can't wait to see all the fantastic creations.  We have seen sneaky peeks but thats it :)

The collection is called Christmas Delight and there are 6 digi images and they are £1.75 each available from Ladybug Crafts Ink

If you have arrived here from lovely Diane's Blog then you are on the right tracks.  Don't forget to pick up a letter from each blog and then re arrange to make a Christmas related word.  Leave a comment on each  blog and email your answer to
Full details are on the challenge blog and you have the whole month to join us.  You could win all of the 6 new good would that be?
So this is my card.  It is a clean and simple design to show off the lovely Christmas Wreath image.
I coloured it with Polychromo and Prisma pencils and added Glossy Accents and Glamour dust along with a few self adhesive gems for that Christmas sparkle.
The image is simply matted onto green and red cardstock and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Next on the blog hop is the super talented and lovely Laurie Before you head there
the letter you need from me is "A"
 Don't forget that there is a huge HALF PRICE sale on all cling stamps over at the Ladybug Crafts store from now until the end of August.   

So I hope you can join us for our Christmas in July challenge that will run for the whole month so lots of opportunity to come and join us.  You don't have to use a LCI image but we would love it if you did.  Why not try out one of the new Christmas digis and get ahead with a few Christmas cards.

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

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Just to Say.........

Scroll down for my Ready Teddy Go challenge card...

Kerry at Ladybug Crafts Ink has announced a Summer Sale!  The Summer might be a bit of a joke but as for the sale she certainly isn't joking......
Half price on all cling stamps until the end of cool is that :)

I will be back on Tuesday with a card from the new digi release at Ladybug Crafts Ink :)

Hugs Sally xxx

Ready Teddy Go DT Card - Up Up an Away

Another month has flown by and so it's time for another new challenge at Ready Teddy Go
We had a record number of entries last month and some amazing Teddy Bear creations so Thank You to all those who joined us.  There are just too many cuties out there :)

We have another great challenge called Up Up and Away
Rememeber you must use a Teddy as the main image to be in with a chance to win......if not unfortunately your entry will be deleted as its all about bears at our little challenge.
You have plenty of opportunity to be in with a chance of winning as you can enter up to four times.

We have a great sponsor this month Meiflower with a fab goody bag....I know the Design Team have been eyeing it up

So here is my card.
I have used a very cute Forever Friends Bear stamp and stamped him onto cream linen cardstock.  I have coloured with Prisma and Polychromo pencils and the linen card has added a bit of texture which hasn't really shown up in the photograph.  The balloon is glazed with Glossy Accents

Paper from stash
Sentiment - Woodware
I would like to enter this into the following challenge

Craft Our Days Away - Teddy Bears

Hope you can join us this month for our challenge and don't forget to have a look over on the challenge blog for more inspiration from the fantastic design team.

Have a lovely day.
Hugs Sally xxx
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