Monday, 30 June 2014

CAS Strawberry Jam!

Well Monday morning seems to have come round very quickly.  The weekend was lovely but it definitely seemed to be a quick one.

I am really enjoying colouring up some of my older stamps with Distress Ink Markers as it gives them a whole different look.  I have a number of Penny Black images that need to see the light of day again....

So for my card today I used a stamp from a Penny Black Transparent set called Homemade.  It is a very CAS card!

Image coloured with Distress Ink Markers
Lil Inker Stitched square die
MFT stitched circle die
Sentiment - Tiddly Inks

Thanks for popping over today.  I will be back tomorrow with some mid way inspiration for Ladybug Crafts Ink.

Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Bears are back.....

Morning to you all,
What a lovely morning, the sun is shining which I wasn't expecting so I think we will be off out for a walk this morning :)

I have just checked back and I think I have done very well....not a bear in site for the last few posts!  But as they are my favourite I have another one to share this morning and maybe another one tomorrow :)

This is a Lili of the Valley image coloured while I was away with Distress Markers and a touch of Twinkling H2O's which don't show up on the screen. Shame I didn't cut the image out straight though, it looks decidedly lop sided!

For my Distress pens I used Daler~Rowney Bockingford Watercolour Paper 140lb but I did colour an image yesterday on Derwent Watercolour paper 140lb which is very smooth and got a good result. I like to use my pens directly on the paper and then blend out with the water brush.  If anyone else does this and uses different paper it would be good to hear from you :)

The stitched die is from Lil Inker
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Button and twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a lovely day whatever you get up to.

Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Bloomin Jug - Inktense Pencils

Happy Saturday,
Hope you have had a good day whatever you have been up to.

I managed to make some more cards today :)

The image is one of the fab new releases from Ladybug Crafts Ink and is called "Bloomin Jug".......pop over and see the other fab images, there are 12 altogether to choose from and the are suitable for so many occasions.  

If you fancy joining in the challenge this week at Ladybug Crafts you could be in with a chance to win some of the new images.  Check out the details here.

Coloured with Inktense pencils
Embossing folder Sizzix
Sentiment - LOTV
Coloured Card - Bazzil Basics

Thanks for popping over.
Have a good rest of the evening.

Hugs Sally xxxx

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Rocking Horse

Morning crafters,
You don't see me for ages and then here I am sharing cards nearly every day!!

I managed to make up quite a few cards last week while I was off so I have a few to share.

Today's card is made using an image that I coloured ages ago called Rocking Horse from Lili of the Valley

Coloured with Polychromos
Paper from stash
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

Thanks for looking, have a good day.

Hugs Sally xx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Bloomin Fabulous

Morning Crafters,

So day one back at work went OK....I think they can manage quite well without me! 

Another exciting day for Ladybug Crafts Ink....We have another new release called Bloomin Fabulous!....... Kerry has kept us in suspense again so the DT haven't seen the whole collection... looking forward to it :)

we have12 images

There are prizes too.....
1 prize of all 12 images and 5 prizes of 2 images of their choice ... all you need to do is leave a comment telling us your favourite flower and why on the Challenge Blog

Our theme for the fortnight is Anything Goes so hope you can join don't have to use a Ladybug Crafts Ink image but it would be great if you did...maybe one of the new Bloomin Fabulous images :) 

We have Jane from Jane's Journal as GD so hope you can pop over and see what she has created.

For my card I have used Bloomin Roses ....coloured with Polychromo pencils.

The image was cut out using stitched circle die
Paper from MME
Seam binding and twine from stash
Image finished with Glossy Accents and Stickles
Sentiment - Craftwork cards

Hope you can join us for this challenge :)

Thanks for popping over and have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 23 June 2014

More Distress Ink colouring...

Morning all,

So it's back to work today :( very sad face ....... let's hope it hasn't been too manic while I have been away for a couple of weeks.

Here is another image that I coloured whilst on holiday!  He is from Penny Black but not sure what he is called...... so much for steering away from cute bears/animals!

The image is coloured with DI pens
Paper - Pamermania
Sentiments- Pink Petticoat

Thanks for popping over today.
Have a good day and I will be back tomorrow with a card using a brand new image from the latest release at Ladybug Crafts Ink ....Bloomin Fabulous..

See ya then.

Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Birthday Wishes....

Good morning everyone,
Hope you are all doing Ok and enjoying the sunshine here in the UK.

I am back again, this time with a card that I made yesterday using a new stamp set from Tiddly Inks that I treated myself to last week.  I decided that I need to break from the usual cute bears/animals and add a bit of variety so this is my attempt!

I used Distress Ink pens and thought and had the Less is More challenge in mins when making this as their theme this week is Watercolour.....

Sorry about the wonky photo!

Image and sentiment - Tiddly Ink
Pink Petticoat background printed onto Papermill Direct white card stock.
Twine from stash.....I think I need to stop adding that to all my cards too!!!

So I would like to enter the Less is More challenge.

Thanks for looking and leaving me a comment, I need to try harder to get round and visit you all.

Have a great day.

Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Balloon Bunny in Distress with some twinkles....

Morning and happy Saturday,

Can you believe we have reached the 21st June already and it is the longest day?!  I am really not sure where the days/weeks/months go to.  

So our two week holiday is almost over....(very sad face) but it does feel like we have had a break from work and we have packed a lot into the fortnight including some jobs around the house that needed to be done.  We have seen some stunning scenery, took a lots of photos, learnt some interesting facts, done some people watching; which is always fascinating, spent time with the folks, walked a lot more than usual, eaten some yummy food, chilled out, I did a lot of colouring and Mike and I have been together for the whole two weeks which has been fab.............there is something to be said for two weeks off work!

As promised I have another card using one of the images coloured while in the Lake district last week.  It is another LOTV image called Balloon Bunny.

He is coloured with Distress Ink Markers and the balloon I added some Twinkling H2o paint too...looks very sparkly in real life.
The paper is MME
Punched the border with Martha Stewart punch
Ric rac braid from Papermania I think
Sentiment - a rub on.

Whatever you do today hope its a good day.

Thanks for popping over.....

Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 20 June 2014

James - Peeping.

Hello and happy Friday,
How are you all doing?  Looking forward to the weekend...

I have a card to share today using one of my favourite bears ...... James from Lili of the Valley.

He is coloured with Distress Ink Pens mainly using Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Antique Linen.  I do really love these pens :)

I used stitched square die from Lil Inker 
Paper from stash
Twine from stash

Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Distress Ink Pens

Morning, morning morning to you all....

So all has been quiet on my blog for a few days as we have been away.  We spent a really fab week in the Lake District staying in a cottage in Ambleside just 50 yards from Lake Windermere.  The weather wasn't too bad either.  On my previous post I mentioned the couple of days that we spent with my parents which was really lovely too.  
If you want to see what we got up to then you can hop over to Mikes blog where he has done a daily blog post...if you haven't got time to read it all then if nothing else there are some fab photos.

I managed to do some colouring while we were away and started to play with the Distress Ink Pens that I have had for a long time now and haven't really seen the light of day.

After a few images I really have to say that I love them!

I stamped the images with Archival Ink and used Daler~Rowney Bockingford Watercolour Paper 140lb 300gsm
With this paper you can actually do the direct to paper technique and add colour to the image and then use a watercolour brush to spread/blend the colour out.  I personally prefer this technique as it is the same as using Polychromo pencils directly onto the image and blending with Sansador

Hopefully before I am back to the grind stone on Monday I will have a few cards to show you.

Have a good day and I will hopefully be back tomorrow with a card.

Hugs Sally xx

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Happy Father's Day!!

Hope you are all doing OK......
All is good with us as we continue our holiday into week two.  We are spending a couple of days with my parents before we head back home and have the rest of the week chilling out some more!

So today we think of our Dads whether they are still here or not heres wishing happy times for Father's Day.

My card was actually cased from one that I saw on Pinterest....

It makes a change not to have a cute image on it!

Really like the way that it turned out.

Paper is from Papermania
Buttons from stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Well hope you all have a lovely day whatever you get up to.

Thanks for popping over.

Hugs Sally xxxx

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Beer Belly Man at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Morning crafty friends......
It is Tuesday again and time for another new challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink.
For this fortnight we are showcasing Beer Belly Man.....
The theme of the challenge is Father's day/Male cards.

Here is my card

Image available here...
Coloured with Polychromo pencils
Paper - Papermania -It's a Man's World
Sentiment - Doodlebug Rub on letters

Hope you can join us for the challenge.
Thanks for popping over.

Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 6 June 2014

Bloomin Fabulous

Hope you are all well and ready for the weekend.....

Just wanted to share........

Oooooohh Look what, more new images available 24th June..... Bloomin Fabulous!

Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Winifred the Rabbit!

Happy Tuesday folks....

Hope all is going well so far.....I am ver happy as good progress was made yesterday to our drive/extra parking spaces at the front of our house :)

Today's card is made using an image that I coloured in a while ago and she is so cute but not sure about her name....Winifred!

The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp from Funky Kits....

Coloured with Polychromo pencils
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug called pinking stitch
Letters - Doodlebug rub ons
Bakers Twine and Pink jute twine from stash

Don't forget you still have another week to join in the Monochrome challenge over at Ladybug Crafts Ink.....the DT have been showcasing images from the Killer Heels collection.....if shoes are your thing then you will just love these fab images......check them out in the shop here 

That's all from me today.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 2 June 2014

Retro Chester...........

Good Morning,
Hope you had a lovely actually felt like it didn't run away with me for a change.   Saturday was a good day visiting Mum and Dad and getting my hair cut and highlighted (where does all the grey hair keep coming from!!) 
Sunday we did some gardening and preparing for our new driveway that is being started today....eeekkkk so excited!  It doesn't take much these days to make me a happy bunny. We have had planning permission since last October but just couldn't pin anybody down to come and do the work but finally work starts today :))))

I just wanted to share the card that I made for my brothers birthday which was on Saturday.....he is always listening to music and when I was looking at Mary J's blog I came across a card using Retro Chester from Pollycraft soon as I saw it it made me smile so decided this was the image to use......  


Coloured with Polychromo pencils
Memory Box die - Typewriter lower case 

I will leave you with Mum and Dad's adorable Chocolate Labrador..... Libbee.......

Hope you have a good day.....thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx

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