Monday, 28 February 2011

Forever Friends Sketch Challenge

Have you seen the fabulous new range of papers and stamps and die cut pages from Forever Friends? 
I went to The Range on Saturday morning and didn't know what to choose!   I have used one of the images from the Forever Friends Retro Collection Clear Stamp Set - The Good Life for the following card that I am entering into the sketch challenge at Forever Friends .

This is the sketch to follow for the challenge.

For my card I have used 
Image - Forever Friends - The Good Life - coloured with Copics
Paper - Forever Friends - The Good Life A5 Paper Pack
Sentiment - This is also on the stamp set along with the fish that I have used on the corners of the checked paper.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Couple of Awards

I have been given a couple of awards a little while ago so apologies for the delay in getting these on my Blog.  This first is form the lovely Anne- Marie

You have to say 3 things about yourself and then pass it on to 5 more peple so here goes

1. I lived in California for two years when I was younger
2. I would love to have a craft shop by the sea
3. I have an addiction - Crafting just can't get enough of it .... Lol 
I am passing this onto the following people
Sue - Craftymoone
Claire - Claire's Crafty Corner
Lucille - White Points 
Kathleen - Plain and Simple
Fleur - A Passion for Craft
The second is from Diane and also Sylvie
Thanks very much to both of you for this.
As I have received this award once already I will not be passing this on . I think it is so difficult to
to keep picking out specific blogs and I don't want to sound patronising but you all deserve
the award so please feel free to grab it and add it to your blog.  
Hope thats ok ladies I really do appreciate
you both thinking of me.
Hope you are all going to have a lovely day.
Hugs Sally x 

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Ladybug Crafts Ink Recipe Challenge

 Hope your Saturady is going well, mine is a great improvement on last Saturday and my escapade of locking my car keys in the boot....really not a clever thing to do!

There is another great challenge this week and a Blog Hop to showcase the new stamp releases at     Ladybug Crafts Ink 

The challenge is a recipe  
3 Flowers, 2 Design Papers and 1 image.
For my card I have used a Ladybug Crafts Ink clear stamp of Robyn with a Teddy Bear which is coloured in with Copics.
The Paper is Forever Friends Spring Time stack and I have used 3 flowers layered on top of each other with Card Candy in the centre.  A very simple layout and design but I love the image she is so cute.

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

Christmas Club

I should be really organised for Christmas Cards this year as not only will I be making cards for my DT post at Winter Wondrland but thought I would join in the fun with some of the girls in Blogland
 Claire, Keryn, Crafty Chris and Pinky have a sketch to follow as they have decided to get together and get themselves ready for Christmas this year.  Click on one of their names to find out some more details.  I think the idea is just to join in and have fun.
Their sketch is great

For my card I have used
Stamp - Personal Impressions - Christmas Bears - coloured with Promarkers and Stickles for a bit of sparkle.
Paper - Nitwit Collection and DCWV
Sentiment Ribbon - W H Smiths (On Sale)

Thanks for lookng and hope you can join in the fun.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 25 February 2011

Winter Wonderland DT Card - Animals

Hello everyone hope you have had a good week. Its Friday again so its time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland. This week we would like to see some animals on your projects.  We always love looking at your creations so please get your Christmas stash out and come along and join us.  We have another great sponsor as well this week

who are very generously giving the winner a $15 Gift Certificate

We also have a fabulous Guest designer so please pop over and see the great DT cards as well.

For my card I have used a Penny Black Image  Teddy and Company coloured with Copics.
The paper is from Bo Bunny - Tis the Season Treasure Double Sided Paper and the sentiment is Forever Friends.
Card Candy is from Craftwork cards.

 Thanks for looking and hope to see you over at Winter Wonderland.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 21 February 2011

Pink, Brown and White

One of my favourite colour combinations for cards is Pink, Brown and White and this is the colour theme challenge over at Teddy Stampers this week.  In case you hadn't realised one of my other favourite things is Teddies so here they are again, Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea!    I see that there have been some more new images arrive at Teddy Bo that I need check out too.

For my card I have used

6x6" Square Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Image - Teddy Bo
Coloured with - Copics
Papers - My Minds Eye
Ribbon - Papermania
Sentiment - from my stash
Heart Border - See D's stamp

Thanks for looking

P.S My car and I have been reunited and it has been a very frustrating day which I won't bore you with.  Thanks for all your lovely comments, it s nice to know there are some great people in Blogland.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Anything But a Card and a bit of a saga....

I am hoping that your weekend is going well and you are making the most of it.   This is quite a long post rom me to share my eventful Saturday!
I had high hopes for my weekend and woke up on Saturday morning feeling really happy....I was off to Derby to see my Mum and Dad get my hair done and also indulge in a little bit of Craft Retail Therapy.  All sounds great don't you think. 
The journey to Derby was really not pleasant with the weather and the amount of people on the M1 without their lights on makes me so angry!   Well the day improved for a short while as I have found a stall on the market in Derby that has some great craft bargains and that was one of the main reasons for going into town.  I was quite pleased with my purchases and had a little bit of a wander and decided that  instead of wasting my time and money continuing I would go and visit Mum and Dad earlier than planned.  
This however is when my day just suddenly went down hill.  I went back to the car put my stuff in the boot and not only did my bags go in the boot but my keys as well!!!! As I shut the boot I think my heart stopped my keys were suddenly well and truly locked away.  
Who would have thought that this would have caused me so much grief.  The car (quite nice I have to say) is a company car on a long term rental with one of the big car rental companies so consequently I only have one key that is now firmly locked in the boot.  So I get on the phone make a few calls get called a few names and then wait for the AA to arrive.  
The plan was that the AA would be able to gain access to the car and retrieve the keys ....sounds like a good plan.......but no you can't easily break into a brand new Astra well not without making a significant amount of damage.  I told the guy that it was not like this in the movies!! So I have to wait now until Monday morning to make some calls and track down a spare key or get a key code to get access to my car.
So at the moment I am in Coventry and my car is in Derby!!   I will keep you posted and hope to be reunited with it some how and at some point tomorrow.

So onto my Anything but a Card post.
I have used a Stampendous Pail from Crafts U Love and decorated the top with a Cupcake Cutie coloured with Copics.
The ribbons are from my stash and the paper is My Minds Eye.  I have use MS punch Scallop Dot on the edge of the paper.
These pails are so versatile this one as you can see is filled with sweets but I did some for Christmas filled with Wax Crayons.

 I am entering this into the following challenges
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything but a card
A Spoonful of Sugar - Challenge 139 Anything But....
Moving Along With the Times - Anything for a little Girl but a card

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Penny Black Challenge Week 138

 Hello to my lovely new followers its lovely to have you join me.

Oooh there is a lot of  PINK in Blogland at the moment and Penny Black have the challenge of Pretty in Pink this week. 

For this card I have used Betsy Bluebell coloured with Copics.
The embossed background was created with a Sizzix embossing folder and the paper I have had for the longest time and have no idea where it came from.The sentiment is fom Craftwork Cards.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great day and I will see you all soon.

Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine for my Valentine

I have been wanting to share this with you since last Saturday when I made it but even though Mike doesn't look at my Blog very often I just didn't want to risk it.
Mike is also a lover of Teddy Bears so hope he likes the gorgeous Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea images.

I have coloured them with Copics.  The hearts are cut with Heart Netabilities.  The ribbon is from Papermania and the paper is BO Bunny.
Happy Valentnes Day.......hope you all get spoilt.

I am entering this into the challenge at Delicious Doodles - Valentines
Thanks for looking 
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge - In the Pink

Teddy Bo Challenge-  
The challenge over at Teddy Bo is in the Pink!  I think I have gone a little bit over the top though with the Pink!!   It seems to be one of those days today when you are not happy with everything that you put together.
The envelopes have been cut on my Cricut from Doodlecharms Cartridge.
The papers are from my stash.
The beautiful Teddy Bea was coloured with Copics and the ribbon is Papermania.

Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sally xxx

A Lovely Award

Aah Thanks Helen for my lovely Blog Award.  Certainly a way to brighten up a dull Sunday afternoon.
These are the conditions that come with accepting it:

1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES! then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.

2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept. 

3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.  As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers.

 I am passing this onto 5 of my favourite blogs which regularly inspire me not only with their creations but the lovely comments that they leave me when they visit my corner of Blogland 
Cherie  - All Kinds of Crafty Things
Keryn - Poppy Dog
Sue - Cinnamon Creek
Kerry - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Kim - Nana Cupcakes Creative Corner

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Alphabet Challenge - O is for Orange

This is a new challenge for me Alphabet Challenge and this week the theme is O is for Orange.
Not a colour that I would immediately think to use for a card but here goes.

I used the great Molly Bloom free stamp that came with Simply Cards and Papercraft which I just love and coloured with Promarkers. The papers are a mixture of Milton & Co and MME.  The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp and the bunting is from Forever Friends Clear Spring Stamp set.  Of course there are stickles to add sparkle.

Hope you all have an enjoyable evening and I may be back tomorrow with more creations.
Bye for now.
Hugs Sally xxx

Love is in the Air

Happy Saturday everyone.......hope you are haing a good day so far and managing to squeeze some time in for crafting...  I have had quite a busy week with a lot of driving so I am relaxing today in my craft room.
I am entering my card into the following challenges

Ladybug Crafts Ink - Love is in the Air
Stamp Something - Something for your Valentine
Thats Krafty Thursday - Use Kraft Cardstock
Sarah Hurley Love, Be my Valentine

To make the card I have used
  • Square Recycled Kraft Card Blank - Papermania
  • Magnum Add on Stamp from Ladybug Crafts Ink coloured with Copics
  • Embossing Folder - Hearts from Cuttlebug
  • 2 diferent sized heart punches that I am not sure where I got them from (I think one was a freebie with a craft magazine many months ago)
  • Stickles Crystal for some added sparkle
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope to be back later with some more cards.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 11 February 2011

Winter Wonderland Challenge - To the One I Love

Well its that time of the year again......Love is in the air!!
The Challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week has been chosen by Kate  and is " To the One I Love".  Hopefully lots of you will join us this week and remember it can be a non Christmas themed card this week.  Our Christmas challenges begin next week so please come and play along.

We are sponsored this week by Crafty Emma's Store

For my card I have used 
  • Gatefold White Card
  • Patterned Paper from Forever Friends Stack
  • Heart Nestabilities
  • Cuttlebug Heart Embossing Folder
  • Penny Black Stamp - Sweet Surrender coloured with Promarkers
  • Wooden Red Heart Embellishment
  • Thanks for looking.
    Have a good day
    Hugs Sally xxx 

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

More Love and Hearts

I just can't help myself with these adorable bears......
This image is so cute don't you think?  Why not pop over to Teddy Bo and have a look for yourself.
Another quick card for you....
The image is coloured with Copics.
Background paper - Spots is Bo Bunny and the Hearts is from Forever Friends.
Small hearts cut with nestabilities.

I am entering the card into the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts
Die Cut Dreams  - Lots of hearts but no sentiment
Lexi's Creations - Bears

Hope you have a good day.
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Love is the Theme

Hello everyone and welcome to my lovely new followers, so how was your weekend?  I have a fab weekend which I spent with my BEST friend Robyn.  We always have such a great time together and always feel quite sad when it is time to go home We certainly have lots of laughs which is always a good thing.
So today I am using up my last holiday day from last year and intend to make the most of it.   Well Love is certainly the theme in Blogland so thought I would join in with my favourite new characters..........Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea and play along with some of the challenges.  

I have coloured the image with Copics.
Papers are from Papermania and Bo Bunny
Sentiment is a Forever Friends stamp

I am entering this into the following challenges
Teddy Stampers - Theme is Love
Allsorts Challenge - Love, Love, Love
Secret Crafter - Valentine
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentine
Little Claire's - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking.
Hope you all have a good day 
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 4 February 2011

When you Wish Upon a Star......

I dont think I will ever grow up when it comes to Teddies and Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea are definetely adorable I had to buy some more of the great images that Gayle has created and now I dont know which ones to use first.
I coloured this image with a mixtutre of Copics and Promarkers, (not sure if that is a good idea but I have some colours that I love in the Copics and the same with the Promrakers!!)
I have added some stickles of course and her boots have been glazed with Glossy Accents. The striped paper is Basic Grey, the embossed frame is from Craftwork Cards along with the sentiment

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Jack and his Wagon

Some new challenges for me but as I have had quite a lot of time to blog hop over the last few days I have found all sorts of new challenges,  just wish I had more time to play along.

Sketchy Colors Challenge  - 
Blue Brown and White
Fab n Funky 
Chocolate and Brown
Bearly Mine
Men or Boys

I have done a very simple layout for this card and again I have used the Jack with his Wagon stamp from Ladybug Crafts Ink which I have coloured with Promarkers and added Glossy Accents to the wheels on the wagon and the dogs nose.
The patterned paper is from Forever Friends and the brown is DCWV which I have embossed with an embossing folder.
The Happy Birthday Sentimet is from Papermania.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Ladybug Crafts Ink - A Card for a Child.

How is your day going?  Why is it that any days that you have away from work absolutely fly by?  I have really enjoyed my few days off and have been tidying up my craft room which I will share with you once I take some pictures in the day light!!  I have found all sorts of goodies that I had forgotten about.
I have made the following card using some papers that I found and some eyelets that you don't seem to see much of on cards at the moment.

The card is for the challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink which has to be a card for a child.  I have made a spinner card (I think that is what they are called). When you tilt the card the star spins round.
The paper is DCWV - Citrus Stack
The image is Jack and his Wagon coloured with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers
Star is cut on my Cricut and the sentiment is one that I found during my tidying up.....i think it was Papermania.
The eyelets I had also forgotten about and they came with my Crop a Dile
Thanks for stopping by.
I am also entering this into Crafty Emmas Store Challenge which is Bold and Bright and Delicious Doodles Spots or Stripes

Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Hot Chocolate

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge this week is Hot Chocolate.  
The image I have used is from The Paper Shelter and  I have coloured it with Copics and added some stickles to make it sparkle.

The Background paper is My Minds Eye and I have also used a Cuttlebug Heart Embossing Folder on some brown cardstock from DCWV.
The Love sentiment I stamped with Versa Mark Bronze Ink.
A very simple card but quite effective I think.
Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sally xxx

Dots and Spots Forever Friends

Well I couldn't resist the New Spring Time Stamp Collection from Forever Friends.
The image is coloured with Copics.
The background paper is DCWV Spring Matstack.
Sizzix Dot Embossing Folder for the green strip.
The sentiment is also from the Stamp Collection.
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards.

I am entering the card into the challenge at Forever Friends - Dots and Spots.
Thanks for looking.  Hope you are all well.  
I am enjoying my few days off work and making the most of it by doing as much crafting as possible :)

Hugs Sally xxx
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