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Friday, 27 December 2013

Fashion at Winter Wonderland

Good morning to you all,

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas ......did you get spoilt :)
We had a lovely time at my parents but it was all over so quickly.

I am here to share a card for the new  challenge over at Winter Wonderland  - Fashion....

We want to see you cards including clothes, bags or shoes that are fashion related.
This can be a non Christmas card.....we are having a break for a few weeks from Christmas cards.
 We are sponsored by Crafters Companion 

The lucky winner will have a £10 voucher to spend in their online store.

Yet again I have a clean and simple card using a Penny Black image called Mimi in Paris......Oooo la la!!!

Sally

The image is coloured with Polychromo pencils with some highlights of glitter glue.
The sentiment is from Craftwork cards
Ribbon from Meiflower
Twine from stash

Hope you can join us for the challenge.

Now what shall I do today?  I have a few days of work so I might be able to get my Craft room a bit more organised :)  I have so much stuff to get rid of too!

Its very windy here so hope wherever you are you are keeping safe.  Have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxxx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

CAS again.....

Hello to you all.
Hope you are all having a good week so far.

I had planned to share quite a few cards over the last few days but it hasn't really gone to plan.

Mike's eldest brother died suddenly last Wednesday from a heart problem which was a bit of a shock to say the least :(    It has put everything back into perspective again and hope that out of the sadness will come something positive and it will bring the rest of his family closer together :)    The funeral won't be until the New Year so just taking each day as it comes and being there for Mike and his family.

I did manage to put this super speedy CAS card together at the weekend for some inspiration for the Clean and Simple challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink
I think it is almost too CAS!


The image is called All Lit Up and is perfect for any last minute cards as it is very quick to colour.   £1.75 from the Ladybug Crafts Ink online shop :)

Well I am off to Slimming World now to see if I have lost anymore weight if I have I will be a happy teddy :)

Catch you all soon.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Clean and Simple at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Morning bloggers,
Hope you are all doing ok.

It is time for another challenge over at Ladybug Crafts Ink and this will be last challenge until 4th February.  The theme for the final challenge of the year is one of my favourites......Clean and Simple.

I decided on another Christmas card and this time used Buttercup with bird on head


The image is coloured with Polychromo pencils.
Strip of patterned paper for the top.
Twine from stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Liquid Pearls and Stickles.


Hope you can join us for the challenge and also pop over an see what the rest of the team have come up with.
Have a great day and thanks for popping over today :)
Hugs Sally xxxx

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Blue and White at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Morning all.......the 3rd of December, the countdown clock is ticking fast and day 3 of your advent calendar!

Hope you are all managing to get organised for the big day :) We are not doing much for Christmas this year really so not getting stressed here :)

I actually managed to make a super duper speedier than ever card on Sunday evening for the mid way reminder at Ladybug Crafts Ink......... Guess what?  It's another CAS card.....think I need to re think my craft room and clear out big time!

I used Snowy Friends which is available in the shop for £1.75...it is a perfect image for a quick Christmas card :)



Coloured with Polychromo pencils and then I embossed the image.
Background using Cuttlebug embossing folder
Ribbon from Hobbycraft
Twine from stash.
Thanks for popping over today.  Hope you can join us for this cahllenge.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Gingerbread Men and Candy Canes....

When I lived in California  as a child I remember two things that were always around at Christmas ......Candy Canes and Gingerbread!
I have a card to share today that features both of these. 

This card is made using There She Goes clear stamps illustrated by the super talented Torico.  I have combined two sets, Buckets of Love and BOL Holiday additions.

The image is coloured with Polychromo pencils on white card stock from Paper Mill Direct....I use this now for the majority of my pencil colouring as you get a good result with the shading.
Just need to brush up on my photography skills now!!!





I have added stickles and glossy glaze to the image to finish it off.

I would like to enter the following challenges 

Jellypark Challenge - Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
Totally Papercrafts Ho, ho for the Holidays
Suzy Bees - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your evening.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 29 November 2013

Winter Wonderland DT - A Christmas Mouse

It's time for another new challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week the them is 

A Christmas Mouse
 so we like to see a mouse in your creations . 
Please remember Christmas projects only. 

We are sponsored by 
A £10 voucher for the lucky winner

For my card I have used a Country Companion stamp from Docrafts



The card base was made from red cardstock from Payperbox.
Patterned paper - jillibean soup - Christmas Eve Chowder (what a great name!)
Image coloured with Polychromo pencils.
Sentiment - LOTV


Hope you can join us for the challenge. Pop over and see what the rest of the team have come up with.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Blue and White at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Good morning,
How are you all doing today?  Well I am back from a week away in Cromer and am feeling very chilled and relaxed.  We had a fabulous time and although it's nice to be home I am missing being by the seaside :(

I am here today to share a card for the latest challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink .  The theme is Blue and White.....you don't have to use a LCI image but it would be great if you did.

As ever I was running out of time so it's a super quick card from me........using Dancing Nikki......hope I can get away with the ribbon being cream and blue.....maybe head Ladybug Kerry won't notice!  I might get my P45 :(
The image is stamped directly onto the card base and the dress has been paper pieced. The rest of the image is coloured with Polychromo pencils.
Sentiment is also from Ladybug Crafts Ink.
Ribbon and twine from stash.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you can join us for the challenge.

Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 15 November 2013

Midway Reminder at Ready Teddy Go

Please scroll down for my Winter Wonderland DT card .........Fairies or Angels 


Its time for a quick reminder that you still have a couple of weeks to enter our challenge at Ready Teddy Go..... It's a super easy theme....Use Embossing
All you need to do is make sure that you have a teddy/bear as the main image on your card. You can enter up to 4 times with a different project.....hope you can join us.

I made another card using a cute Fizzy Moon image.  

All my cards or so similar at the moment..... 
Embossing folder for the background.
The image was coloured with Polychromo pencils and cut out using a stitched square die.
Ribbon from Hobbycraft
Twine from stash
Handwritten sentiment from LOTV

Thanks for popping in today.
Will see you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Winter Wonderland DT - Fairies or Angels

Another week gone.....so happy today as we are on holiday next week :)   

It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and the lovely Kate is hosting the challenge which is Fairies or Angels.

For my card I chose an image from Pink Cat Studio Betty Candy Cane Fairy

Coloured with Polychromo pencils
Bauble die - Nestabilities
Spruce Twig Die - Magnolia
Twine from Stash
Sentiment - Trimcrafts

We have a fab sponsor for this challenge 

The prize is 2 stamps of the winners choice.

Hope you can join us. Pop over and see the rest of the teams creations.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Get Krafty at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Morning blogging friends,
It's time for another challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink and this time I have chosen the theme
Get Krafty
Just use kraft card stock on your card...

I have chosen one of the older images called Christmas Pudding Attack and is available here     This image always makes me smile :)



I love using kraft card stock with white and red card so that was the theme for my card.
The image is coloured with Polychromo pencils as usual :) and the cut out using a stitched square die from Lil Inkers.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the twine from my stash.

I haven't had much time again to craft so it's another CAS card from me.
Hope you can join us for the challenge....pop over and see the fab cards from the rest of the Ladybugs.

have a good day and I will try and catch up with you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Sledging Buddies

Good morning blogging friends....
It's damp and cold and the perfect day to play in your craft room.
I was tempted to go to the NEC but I don't need any more crafty stash....most of my cards are so CAS these days that all I need is some card stock, ribbon, twine and my favourite pencils!   So watch this space as I think there could well be some blog candy appearing soon.

As I see from some of your posts we are all very busy and don't seem to have a lot of time for blogging and crafting these days....it is the same with me....I do have some cards to share though that I managed to make the other week.

I have used the very cute Sledging Buddies stamp from Lili of the Valley.

I used a blue and white check card stock to make the base.
The image is coloured with Polychromo pencils with stickles added.
Ribbon and twine from stash.



Another card to share made using A Star on Top...


I would like to enter a couple of challenges

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftitude- Use String/Twine
Totally Papercrafts - Use Glitter

Have a great day.
Hello to my new followers.
Hugs Sally xxx



Monday, 4 November 2013

O Christmas Tree....

So many ideas and not enough time....... My head is full of ideas for Christmas cards but time is not on my side again :(
I have been struggling with digi images lately and the lines smudging when I colour with my Polychromo pencils.  The only thing I have changed is the card stock so I asked Uncle Google for some advice and the suggestion was to spray the image with a fixative before colouring it.   A cheaper alternative that was suggested as a fine spray of hair spray .............. well it seems to be working!

Here is the card that I experimented with yesterday..... The image is from Sassy Cheryls and is called Max's Charlie Brown Tree
The picture is not very good as it was getting late and ended up taking the photo in artificial light.

Coloured with Polychromo pencils blended with Sansador.
Sentiment - Computer generated.
Twine - from stash

I would like to enter the following challenge

Addicted to CAS - One layer cards

Thanks for popping by.
Hello to my lovely new followers....glad you could join me.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 1 November 2013

Ready Teddy Go - Embossing

Please Scroll Down for my Winter Wonderland DT card.....

I am going to have to say it again.......where has the year gone!!  November already......how did that happen?

So it's time for a new monthly challenge at Ready Teddy Go  this month the theme is Embossing

We have a great sponsor this month..... Dis Digi Stamps who are offering a $10 voucher for the winner.


I have made another Christmas card using Fizzy Moon....


Another very simple card....I am getting very predictable with my cards at the moment :(

The image is coloured with Polychromo pencils
Embossing folder for the background.
Twine from stash
Sentiment from LOTV to finish off.

Thanks for popping over today.

Hugs Sally xxx

Winter Wonderland DT - Blue and White

Happy 1st November! Im sure you are all thinking the same! Where did that year disappear to.......... I know we still have a few weeks left but we certainly are counting down now.
Here is your chance to make a card to add to your Christmas card  stash or maybe you haven't started yet!  We have  a new challenge at Winter Wonderland this week and the theme is 

BLUE AND WHITE ONLY
(Apart from skin, hair or fur)


This week we are sponsored by



With this fabulous prize for our lucky winner.

So for my card this week I have used a High Hopes Rubber Stamp called ......Havin a Ball Snowy.
I hope you love him as much as me.



He is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with my Polychromo pencils.
Embossing folder for the background which I think is Sizzix
Snowflake die - Lil Inker
Happy Christmas sentiment - Trimcraft
Stickles - Star Dust
Twine from stash
***I don't know if anyone can help me but I have recently changed the cardstock I use to The Papermill direct but I am having problems colouring digi images as the lines just smudge.  Never had this problem at all before using my pencils on my previous card...love the card but very sad as I can't successfully colour any digis at the moment.....I am going to ask Uncle Google but if anyone has any tips or anything that I am completely missing please let me know :) ***

Thanks for popping over...hope you can join us for the challenge.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Photo Inspiration - Ladybug Crafts Ink

Good morning,
Hope you all managed to escape the worst of the storm over the weekend.  We got off lightly in the West Midlands....our road was flooded but passable, other than that just very windy and wet!

So another 2 weeks have flown by since the last challenge and new release at Ladybug Crafts Ink....how cool were the Skinny Malinky's?  Hope you liked them.

This week we have a photo inspiration challenge that was set by the lovely and talented Lisa.  Unfortunately Lisa has said Goodbye to the Ladybugs but we are all very much hoping she will come back to us as we are missing her already!

Our challenge for the next fortnight is Photo Inspiration



I was inspired to dig out one of the very first images that I purchased from Ladybug Crafts Ink :)
She is too cute and is one of the Cupcake Cuties.....  have a look at the other cuties here 


The card was made from white card stock from The Papermill Direct.
Image coloured with Polychromo pencils.
Background paper from My Minds Eye
Twine from stash
Sentiment from Craftwork cards
Image cut out with Lil Inker stitched square die.

Hope you can join us for the challenge...whatever inspired you from the picture we would love to see it and it would be eve better if you used a Ladybug Crafts Ink image but not compulsory.

Take care and I will see you at the end of the week with another DT card.

Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 25 October 2013

2 months to Christmas Blog Hop Just for Fun

Hello to you all,
Hope you are doing ok.

Well as you can see from the title....I hate to remind you but Christmas is fast approaching!  Are you all organised! lol!

I am here today with a group of girls who make a couple of Christmas cards each month and so now we all hopefully have a few cards stashed away.

This month is a photo inspiration theme...here is the picture






My first card is the super cute Fizzy Moon and my inspiration is mainly the red and white 




The card blank is made from white card stock from The Papermill Direct.
The image is coloured with Polychromo pencils and then I have added some stickles glitter glue and liquid pearls to the centre of the Poinsettia.
I love colouring this little fella.......too cute!
Embossing folder for the background.
Ribbon from Hobbycraft and twine from my stash.


I have gone for the red and white again on this card and also the Christmas Wreath




Sorry about the photograph.....not very easy to take virtually all white cards :(
The wreath is a Tim Holtz die - Holiday Wreath cut from white card stock.  I have finished it with liquid pearls and stickles glitter glue.  The sentiment is from Craftwork cards and the bakers twine from my stash.


Hope you can join in our little hop and maybe pick up some inspiration for your Christmas cards

Here is the order

Sara 
Sally-----you are here 

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope you have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 18 October 2013

Winter Wonderland DT - Carol Singers

Morning to you all.....
Hope you have had a good week.
It's time for another new challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week the theme is 
Carol Singers

We are sponsored by the fabulous Ladybug Crafts Ink with a £10 voucher :)

I made my card using a Lili of the Valley image which I think I have only inked up once before :(
Coloured with Polychromo pencils ......just for a change.


Paper - Pamermania
Sentiment - Trimcraft
Liquid Pearls and Stickles.
Thanks for stopping by today
I will try and visit you all soon as I am a very bad blogger at the moment :(

Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Midway Autumn Colours - Ready Teddy Go


Please scroll down for my Ladybug Crafts Ink DT Card and Blog Hop post

Morning to you all,
I know I keep saying it but where is the time going to!  So we are halfway through October already!   Christmas will be here before we know it!

Part Two of our Birthday Blog Hop starts toady......you can find all the details here on the main challenge blog.   Remember to leave a comment on each of the DT blogs and on the challenge blog to be in with a chance of winning a fab prize from The Hobby House.




I am here to share my card with you based on the theme Autumn Colours which is the challenge over at Ready Teddy Go

We are sponsored by Stamp Fairy    who are offering a $10 voucher for the winner of our challenge.   There were a couple of images for the DT to use from the super talented Gerda  :) 



I chose Barry Pumpkin and coloured him with Polychromo pencils blended with Zest it.  I glazed the pumpkin with Glossy Accents and of course couldn't resist a bit of glitter.

Time is not on my side at the moment so yet another CAS card.




I used Die-namics die for the scallop.
Twine and Bakers twine from stash
Sentiments - Computer generated.
Clear Gloss and Stickles glitter glue on the pumpkin.


Thanks for popping over...hope you can join the challenge and also the Birthday hop . Next stop on the blog hop is the lovely talented Claire.   For the order of the hop go back to the challenge blog so that you don't miss anybody out.

Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

New Release at Ladybug Crafts Ink and a Blog Hop

Morning everyone,
Hope you are all well this morning.

I am here to share some news of another new release at Ladybug Crafts Ink.  I think you are going to love the new Skinny Malinky release.  To showcase the new release we are having a blog hop :)
So you should have arrived here from the very talented Rose  if not you can find the correct order on the main challenge blog     You need to collect a letter from each DT's blog and then spell out a word.  Once you have the word email your answer to ......... lcichallengeblog@aol.com

None of the DT have seen the collection, only the image that we have used for our cards so we are as excited as you.

I didn't have a huge amount of time to play and so came up with a very CAS card.....seems that this really is my style now.

So here is Hilary - Skinny Malinky.  She is available over at Ladybug Crafts Ink for £1.75. There are 6 new images released today and 6 more next Tuesday :)



So onto my card....
I coloured Hilary with Polychromo pencils and added some glitter.
Cut and matted using oval nesties.
Ruby Slipper Bazzil Basics cardstock.
Gorgeous red check ribbon is also from Ladybug Crafts Ink and you can see the details  here 
Sentiment - Forever Friends

Next stop on the hop is the lovely and very talented Lyndsey 
The letter you need from me is "i"

Thanks for popping over today.
Hope you can pop over and see what the rest of the DT came up with.

Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Less is More White on White Christmas

What a beautiful weekend we have had here in the UK..... it has been like a Summers day today :)

It has been so long since I entered a challenge but this week at Less is More inspired me to get cracking with some White on White Christmas cards.   I actually came up with 3 designs so thought I would enter one into the challenge.

Here it is ....... I think it's the same as everybody these cards are incredibly hard to photograph even in the beautiful weather.


A very simple card ..... the snowflake and stitched square dies were from Lil Inker.
The white card which is my favourite at the moment is from Paper Mill Direct.
The snowflake is finished off with a self adhesive gem.

Well that's all from me......I will try and get round to visit you but I just never seem to have enough hours in the day.

Enjoy your evening.......looking forward to the return of "Homeland " tonight :)
Hugs Sally xxxx

Friday, 4 October 2013

Winter Wonderland DT - Buttons and Bows

Morning everyone,
Its my turn to host the challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week and the theme is 
Buttons and Bows

We are sponsored this week by Crafty Ribbons
They are offering some of their gorgeous new Christmas ribbons.


Now onto my card ......I have used the super cute Barkley from Crafters Companion for my card this week.

I have coloured the image with Polychromo pencils blended with Zest it.

Paper is from Nordic Christmas Pad - Papermania.  Its a great pad as it has some textured linen paper and this sheet is actually pearlescent which looks great in real life. You will have to take my word for it!
The Ribbon and twine was from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop before they closed down.
Buttons from stash.

Thanks for looking, hope you have been inspired to pop over and join us. Don't forget to see what the rest of the team came up with.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Stitching or Paper Piercing at Ladybug Crafts Ink

It's time for another challenge over at Ladybug Crafts Ink and this fortnight the lovely Julie has chosen

Stitching or Paper Piercing


Again this is another quick card from me.....I already had the image coloured :)


These rectangular cards are my favourite at the moment....loving them.


The image is available from Ladybug Crafts Ink for £1.75 and is called Window Seat Billie.....isn't she just the cutest lil bear!

The paper piercing has been done using a die cut stitched square on both the red and kraft card.

The hearts are cut using x-cut nesting heart die
Twine is also from Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sentiment - Internet

Hope you can pop over and see what the rest of the team came up with! I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Sorry I am not being good at commenting on your blogs at the moment........not enough hours in the day.

Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 20 September 2013

Winter Wonderland DT - The Holly and The Ivy

Morning bloggers,
Hope you are all well. I am here today to share a card for the new challenge at Winter Wonderland which is 
The Holly and the Ivy


We are sponsored this week by Wild Rose Studio who are offering two stamps as a prize for the winner this week.




I have used a digi image this week from Ladybug Crafts Ink called Holly and Ivy Delight.  It can be purchased for just £1.75.


The image is coloured with Polychromo pencils blended with Zest It which I have recently starting using instead of Sansador.
X Cut Hexagon Die Cuts
Sizzix - Embossing Folder - Christmas Holly - Actually called Snow Globe
Sentiment - Dovecraft
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon - The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - sadly closed now :(

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good day and hope you can join us for the challenge and add another Christmas card to you stash :)

Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

No Squares Allowed

Hello how are you all doing today?   Hope you are ok.

I am here this morning to share my card for the new challenge over at Ladybug Crafts Ink which is 
No Squares 

I must admit I didn't have a lot of time so this card was made in super quick time.....I had the image coloured as I did that a couple of weeks ago :)

The image is called Tracey and Reindeer and is available in the Ladybug Crafts Ink shop.





I have made a circular easel card for a change as my cards are getting predictable especially the rectangular clean and simple ones......I have made a whole stack of those so watch out for those.

Hope you can join us for the challenge over the next two weeks.

Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx




Sunday, 15 September 2013

Ready Teddy Go DT Card - Summer Days

Can you believe we are half way through September already!   Why is the time whizzing by so fast......it would be great if the weeks would fly by and the weekends went at a snails pace!

So I am here this morning to share my card for the September challenge at Ready Teddy Go...
The theme this month is Summer Days

We are sponsored this month by 

Meiflower with a super generous £20 shopping voucher up for grabs.


This online craft shop is a one stop shop for all things to embellish your work.  Meiflower offers fantastic customer service, excellent quality items and even an inspirational blog for when your mojo levels have fallen off the scale!  Thanks Shabana :)

I have used a very sweet image from Penny Black called -  Fly with Me.


Coloured with Polychromo pencils blended with Sansador.
Paper from stash
Sentiment - Forever Friends
Card Candi - Craftwork card
Twine from stash
Die cut star and circle to create the sun.


I hope you can join us for the rest of the month. Remember you can enter up to four times with different items.
Hop over and see what the rest of team Bear have come up with,.
Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxxx
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