Saturday, 31 December 2011

Top 5 of 2011

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!
Have a great time if you are celebrating tonight.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 30 December 2011

Winter Wonderland Dt Card - Red and White

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

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A Freebie

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

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Top 5 Christmas Cards

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.
Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Wishes

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

Happy Christmas

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.

Image - Whimsy Stamps coloure with Copics
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Ribbon and Twine from stash

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

DT Call and Red and Kraft again!!

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.

So here is my card following the sketch over at Cupcake Crafts

I have used a freebie image from Meljens Designs called Love is Sweet.

Image coloured with Copics
Red Paper - Bazzil Basics
Spotted paper - Pink Petticoat
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
String from stash.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Just One Won't Harm

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

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

I purchased some very cute digital images from Whimsy Stamps and 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

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Cold and Frosty
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Christmas with a Bow

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

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Winter Wonderland DT Card - Be Different

Sorry this is late everyone but it has been such a hectic last few days of term....but its all finished now until January!!   I still have a few things to do for work but not too much :)

So the challenge this week at Winter Wonderland is

"Be Different"

Use an image for a purpose it was not meant for - this can be a Christmas image for a non Christmas card or a non Christmas image for a Christmas card - you choose

My card is using a non Christmas Image for a Christmas card
The image is from Penny Black coloured with Copics
Paper - Freebie with Quick Cards magazine
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Sentiment - Hero Arts

Thanks for looking.
Hope you have a great day whatever you are doing.
Hugs Sally xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday GD Card - Bingo

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
For my card I used Felt, Spots and Buttons

The image and sentiment is Magnum from Ladybug Crafts Ink
Spot paper - Pink Petticoat
Felt - Paper and String
Button and Twine from stash

Thanks for popping over.  Hope you are having a good day.
Dont forget to pop over and see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 9 December 2011

A Few Different Things........

I have been busy......Mike and I did a jewellery/craft party last weekend for some friends and so I made a few crafty things!!!
Here are some of my makes....
Peg Magnets

Reindeer Poop

Hope you are all ok and have  had a good week.  One more week before the end of term...........
Have a good weekend, I think I need to get a Christmas Tree sorted :)
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Winter Wonderland DT - Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

This week at Winter Wonderland both teams have the chance to join in with the challenge, its a nice easy theme .......Let it Snow, Let it Snow.
we are sponsored by
The prize is 3 digital images For my card I have use an image from LOTV coloured with Prisma Pencils.

Paper, snowflakes and ribbon from stash
Embossed background
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards.

Hope you can join us this week for this challenge.
Thanks for popping over today.
Have a good day whatever you are up to.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Guest Designer Card - Totally Ladybug Tuesday

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

Friday, 2 December 2011

Winter Wonderland DT - Winter Birthday

This week at Winter Wonderland we want you to create a Winter themed birthday card

Now onto this week's challenge -

Christmas/Winter Birthday.

We would like you to create a Christmas or winter themed birthday card or project. You could use your left over Christmas design papers to make this card.

We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. The prize is 4 digital images.
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

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Forever Friends & Co Monthly Challenge - It's all Christmas

Scroll Down for Ready Teddy Go DT Challenge Card

Forever Friends this month has an easy challenge for you and remember you don't have to use a Forever Friends image just as long as the main image is an animal.  The challenge is
Its all Christmas -
For my card I used Forever Friends Bear dressed as Santa

The image is coloured with Polychromo and Prisma Pencils.
Papers - Echo Park and my stash
Snowflake embossing folder
Glitter Snowflake from stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for stopping by today and Hello to my new followers.
Hugs Sally xxx

Ready Teddy Go Challenge - Anything Goes

The 1st of December has come around very quickly don't you think?!  It also means another challenge at Ready Teddy Go and this month is a really nice and easy challenge for you....

Anything Goes

Remember you can enter up to four times just make sure that the main image is a Teddy Bear .....the cuter the better!!!

For my card I used a Teddy Bo and Bea image coloured with Promarkers and Copics.
Embossed Trees - Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back later with Forever Friends and Co DT Card.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

WOW at Totally Ladybug Tuesday and Some News!!!!

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

Monday, 28 November 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

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

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday Spotlight on Teddy Bo and Catching Up

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

Friday, 25 November 2011

Mia Cuddles

Well our week in Whitby is almost at an end as we head home tomorrow morning.  It has been a lovely week, very relaxing in a fantastic apartment with a great view and the weather has been pretty good too.

Here is a card that I made with a new stamp that bestest friend Robyn bought me for my Birthday and its called Mia Cuddles.

The image is coloured with Promarkers.
Paper - DCWV
Ribbon - Papermania

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Moving Along with the Times - Ribbons and Bows
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

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 !!!

Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Feeling Blue

I hope that sentiment doesn't apply to 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

I would also like to enter this into the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - 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

Friday, 18 November 2011

Winter Wonderland DT Card - Awwww What a Cutie

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.
Our first sponsor is the amazing Stitch Bear Stamp Shop

and our second generous sponsor is Sentiments 4 U

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

Monday, 14 November 2011

More Cuteness

Hope you are all ok in Blogland tonight and that you had a good weekend.

Another CAS card with a Bear.........oooh I am getting predictable.
The image is from Stampfairy coloured with Prisma Pencils blended with Sansador.

I would like to enter this into the challenge at Simply Create  use a bear
and CRAFT Challenge - Cute

Thanks for popping over.
A big Hello to my new followers glad you decided to join me.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Another Cute Bear

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

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Christmas/Winter

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Winter Wonderland DT - Make Your Cards Sparkle

It is my week to choose the theme at Winter Wonderland and I want to see you "Make your Cards Sparkle"  Use lots of Glitter and Glitter Card"

We are sponsored this week by Pollycraft and you can win 5 digi images of your choice from the online store :)

For my card I have used an image from High Hopes.
Coloured with Copics
Highlighted with Stickles and Liquid Pearls
Glitter Paper and Glitter Stars to finish off.

Hope you can find the time to join us this week.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Forever Friends & Co DT - Something Old, Something New

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
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