Thursday, 30 June 2011

Less Is More........2

I have so many ideas whizzing round for the challenge at Less is More that I have done two entries and if I had time I'm sure there would be a third and fourth!!!

So here is the sketch again
And here is my card

 The Alphabet is cut on my Cricut using Sans Serif Font, I then added Stickles and the sentiment is from Ladybug Crafts Ink Baby Clear Stamp Set.

Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Make a Splash!!

"Make a Splash!" is the challenge chosen by the lovely super talented Mary J over at Pollycraft this week and I thought I would join in.
So for my card I have used a gorgeous Molly Bloom stamp coloured with Prisma Pencils.
The rain coat has been paper pieced using paper from October Afternoon.  The buttons have been made with Liquid Pearls as have the spots on the wellingtons.
On the red paper I have created a grid line using my Hougie Board.
The ribbon is from my stash and the charm from my bestest friend Robyn.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Less is More...... and an Award

Good morning to you all,
The lovely Claire has given me an award

The 'rules' for accepting the award are to mention the blogger who gave you the award and link it back to their blog and pay it forward to 5 bloggers.  So I have chosen the following 5 people:

I have used Penny Black Transparent - Every Which Way coloured with Prisma Pencils.
Sentiment - Forever Friends - Black and Gold

Have a fab day.
Thanks for looking.
See you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 27 June 2011


So I hope you enjoyed the sunshine over the weekend, heres hoping that you all managed to at least see some rays!
Monday is here again and I made a card to share at Make it Monday
I couldn't resist this cutie from Lili of the Valley called Milly Hello.

She is coloured with Prisma Pencils.
Background embossed with Sizzix embossing folder.
Ribbon from stash

There is another great challenge at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge  - Embossing which I would like to enter.
Also the challenge at Sew Many Cards Dry Emossing

Have a great day
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Sketch N Stash Challenge 64

The lovely Vicky has created the sketch for the Sketch N Stash challenge this fortnight and thought I would join in.
I have had a little bit of a tidy in my Craftroom again and found these gorgeous pearlescent patterned papers that I have neglected for a very long time.
The image is one of the new Lili of the Valley stamps coloured with Prisma Pencils.
Sentiment - Penny Black
Flower made with Marianne Creatable Die, leaves Papermania Punch

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 24 June 2011

Pink and Cream - Fizzy Moon

Its been a while since I shared a card with the lovely Fizzy Moon ( well maybe a couple of weeks!!)
I coloured this image while I was on holiday and made the card up over the weekend to fit in with the latest colour challenge at The Ribbon Girls - Pink and Cream

The image is coloured with Prisma Pencils blended with Sansador and a few highlights of Stickles.
Paper is My Minds Eye
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge is 3!!!

Great Birthday Celebrations at Penny Black Saturday this week as they celebrate their 3rd BirthdayThey also have a blog hop with hidden prizes!

This card is for a friend who has just moved house.
The image is again coloured with Prisma Pencils.
Paper - My Minds Eye
Bakers Twine - The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Papermania

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Summer Holiday

So some of us have had our hols :) but I know a lot of you will still be looking forward in anticipation to your time off/away.
I think this card fits perfectly for the Summer Holiday theme over at Pollycraft Monday  I made this  for bestest friend Robyn to wish her a great holiday back to her home in South Africa.
The image really makes me smile and is from Penny Black - Beach Day

The Paper was from a Card Making Magazine
The Sun and the Sentiment are also stamps from the Penny Black Beach Day set.

Thanks as always for stpping by.
Hope you have a good day whatever you are up to.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Saturday Challenge

I think this card fits in perfectly with the challenge over at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge.  The card has to include an image of an object  From Around the House.

This one has been coloured with Prisma Pencils.
Paper - My Minds Eye - Stella and Rose
Card Candy and Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 20 June 2011

Make it Monday

So as I am around today before heading back to work tomorrow I thought I would take the opportunity to join in with Make it MondayI have a new card to share that I put together this morning.

The image is one of the  new releases from Lili of the Valley called Milly Just for You and I just think she is cute.
Coloured with Prisma Pencils blended with Sansador
Paper is from Tulip Collection by Papermania and you can't see from the picture but it is actually linen textured.
Sentiment - My Sentiments Exactly
Adhesive Pearls for the buttons on her dress
Ribbon from stash
Hope you are having a good dayThe sun is shining here so time to go put the washing out.
Hugs Sally xxx

Challenge # 32 - Numbers

Another great challenge over at Totally Ladybug Tuesday where Tams has chosen the theme of Numbers.
When I saw the DT team had used some great number stamps I just had to have them!!! They are so versatile and I think they will be getting a lot of use.  You can get them at Ladybug Crafts Ink.
For my card I have used one of the Cupcake cuties which I love and the stamp is also available from Ladybug Crafts Ink :)
This one is coloured with Prisma Pencils and highlighted with Stickles.
The circles have been cut with Nesties.
Paper is DCWV.

 Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day.  I am going to make the most of my last day of my holiday :)
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Christmas Club Card - Red, White and Green

Back again with another card.  This time for the Christmas Club and I will hopefully be back on track now with my cards after missing the last challenge.
This time the challenge was set by the lovely  Claire and it was to use Red, White and Green and a Reindeer.
So here is mine.

The image is a clear NitWits stamp coloured with Prismas
The paper is from my stash
Ribbon from my stash 
Sentiment - Craftwork cards.

Be sure to visit the rest of the girls to see what they have created.  They are listed on the side bar.
Hope you are having a good day.
Hugs Sally xx

Happy Fathers Day!!

So we are back from our 2  weeks away and we had a great time It was very relaxing and I think we managed to escape the worst of the rain as we only had a couple of days of rain really.  I had an extra special treat on the way home and stopped off at Sir Stampalot to pick up a couple of things that I had ordered before going away. What a lovely welcome we got from Janice along with a lovely cup of teaWe were there for about an hour before the final stretch of the journey home.

Today I am sharing the card that I made for my Dad for Father's Day using another great Teddy Bo image.
Coloured with Prisma Pencils and blended with Sansador
Paper - DCWV.
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards              

I am entering this into the following challenges -  
Cupcake Craft Challenges - ...Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy
Craft Us Crazy - Fathers Day or Masculine
Thanks for popping over, I will try and catch up with what I have missed on your blogs over the next couple of days.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sally xx

Friday, 17 June 2011

Winter Wonderland DT Card - Christmas Flowers

The challenge over at Winter Wonderland has been chosen by Kate and is to use Christmas Flowers
I found this one really difficult.  I am not entirely happy with it either :(

The stamp was a Sizzix stamp that I bought ages ago on sale from Crafts U Love.
I have coloured the Poinsettia with Copics and Prismas and the added stickles.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts
Ribbon from stash.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wedding Day

Hello, hope you are all ok. 
Just wanted to share this card that I made for Chris and Lisa who's wedding it was on 29th April.  I had to use the adorable Teddy Bea and Teddy Bo

Papers and sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Image coloured with Copics
Seam Binding from Stampeezee.
Thanks for popping over.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Lili of the Valley Dad

We are having a great holiday........very relaxing :)
Another card to share from Lili of the Valley and isnt he cute. I am looking forward to the new releases that are out today.......I'm sure some of them may jump into my shopping basket!!

This is coloured with Promarkers.

The paper is My Minds Eye and Martha Stewart Border punch.....simples!!!!
Have a good day.
Catch you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Warren - A Very Quick and Simple Card

I made this for a friend of Mikes who loves gardening.  It was a bit of a last minute dot com card but the recipient loved it.
The image is from Craftwork Cards coloured with Copics and Promarkers.
I used a Papermaina recycled Card Blank.
Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards too.
Bakers Twine - Ribbon Girl

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

Saturday, 11 June 2011

So Much Fun with Paper and Colouring Pencils

By the time you read this we will be on our way to our second destination near Holt in Norfolk.  I have had a great time over the last week. I decided to take some stamped images on holiday with me in the hope that there would be a decent table and decent light so I might indulge in one of my favourite past times :). I find it so relaxing and it takes me into another little world...heheheee.  There is a great table in the kitchen which is right near the window and there are lots of inset halogen lights in the ceiling......perfect :)
I have only been stamping and colouring for a couple of years and started with a small collecton of Copics which I enjoyed using a lot I then bought some promarkers which also gave good results.The problem is I have not really got an idea about shading.   As I started looking at more and more blogs I saw the fantastic results that had been achieved using Prisma Pencils and Polychromos.  The lovely Kerry aka A Load of Old Pickle gave me some good advice on what she uses and so Mike investigated on Ebay and got me 36 Prisma Pencils to get me started.  I also have a set of 36 Polychromos also off Ebay!!! I know I am still learning but I love the result that you can get with both types of pencil, the Polychromos being less waxy than the Prismas.
So to give you a sneaky peek this is what I have done so far!!!!

I think you can see a few favourites amongst the images.  Not everyones idea of a great time but I love it and now I am looking forward to making them all into cards.
Thanks for popping over and hope you are all ok.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 10 June 2011

With Love

How are you all doing?
This is another card that I made before my holiday so thought I would share this one with you.  Another really quick card with simple layout which I think seems to be more my style.

Off the top of my head I am not too sure of the stamp set that this Penny Black image is from.
This image is coloured with Promarkers.
The balloon I have highlighed with Glossy Accents and the flowers with Stickles.
Paper - DCWV
Sentiment - Papermania

I am entering this into the following challenges
A Spoonful of Sugar - Summer Colours, Images
Craft Room Challenge - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Things wih Tails

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

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Lorry Bear...

So we are heading towards the end of the first week of our hols.  It has been a very relaxing week and I think we have both been able to switch off from the everyday hectic life that we normally lead!  Today is a very relaxing day and we haven't ventured out yet but Im sure we will be off for a wander later.
Last night we went for a lovely walk along the beach in Aldeburgh and thought I would share just a couple of photos that Mike took.  Pop over to his blog for more about our hols and for more photos visit his Flickr page.

Now onto the card.......I made another card very similar to this one the other week but I just love this cutie from Lili of the Valley called Lorry Bear but thought I would share it and enter it into the Lili of the Valley 100th Challenge - Anything Goes
This was one of the first images that I coloured in with the Prisma Pencils.

Paper - K &Company
Buttons - Basic Grey

Thanks for popping over and a big HELLO to my lovely new folowers. So glad that you decided to join me.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Something Different

Well something different for me anyway......a Kenny K image - Tommy Leen
It was my brothers birthday last week and I so I chose this image.

I found this image really difficult to colour but think it turned out ok.  
Well hope you are all ok.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Winter Wonderland Blog Hop Winners

Hello everyone,
Hope you are all ok......
All the winners have been announced for the Winter Wonderland celebrations and they have been posted on the Winter Wonderland Blog so pop over and see if you were one of the winners.  Hope you all had fun joining us for our Birthday Blog Hop.  If the winner can email me at with your address I will get you candy in the post.

Well enjoy your day.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Happy Birthday - Cute Hedgie

Well I am hoping that Mr Blogger is working and this has appeared ok.  By now we will be on our holidays.  Nowhere exotic but we are both in need of the break.  We are spending one week in Suffolk and the second week in Norfolk.   I will be keeping my eye on Blogland from time to time and have scheduled a couple of posts while I am away.

Image - Penny Black - Tiny Wishes.  Coloured with Prismas and the dress I paper pieced.
Paper - My Minds Eye
Wooden Flower - From stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Hope you have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Friday, 3 June 2011

Winter Wonderland DT Card - The Food of Christmas

Happy Friday!   Hope you all enjoyed our Blog Hop last week and managed to enter for a chance to win one of the great prizes.
This week the challenge at Winter Wonderland has been chosen by Linda and we have to include Christmas Food on our card.

We are sponsored this week by Sassy Studio Designs
For my card I used a digital image called Cherry Kisses - Christmas Pudding from Pollycraft.  Its worth taking a look as the Christmas images are half price!
Image coloured with Promarkers
Card - 5" Recycled Card Blank - Papermania
Paper - from my stash
Ribbon - Papermania
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Thanks for popping over.
Can't wait to see all you great creations for this challenge.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Winter Wonderland - Blue and White Christmas and Birthday Blog Hop!

This Post will stay at the top until 3rd June. Please scroll down for newer posts.

Hello everyone,
You may want to pull up a chair and grab a cuppa as this is quite a long post this morning!

Winter Wonderland will be 2 on 30 May and we are celebrating by having a week long blog hop. We have 11 sponsors this week, yes, that’s right 11!!!
But that’s not all because each member of the DT has some candy to give away too. Both teams are playing along this week plus Janet who joins us at the end of each month so that’s another 11 prizes to be won.

We would like to have as many prize winners as possible so if your name is drawn for more than one prize we will draw again. That means 22 lucky people will win a prize this week. With so many prize winners we won’t be choosing a top 3 just for this week.

All you have to do to join in the fun is:

•· Play along with this week’s easy and fun challenge which is Blue and White Christmas
•· Be a follower of Winter Wonderland
•· Visit each member of the DT and collect a letter
•· Leave them a comment and enter their candy draw
•· Rearrange the letters to make a two word Christmas Carol
•· E-mail the answer to Winter Wonderland 

Of course you don’t have to join in the blog hop if you don’t want to. You can still enter this week’s challenge and be in with the chance of winning one of the 11 prizes this week but why miss out on doubling your chance of winning.

The theme of this weeks challenge is Blue and White Christmas.
I have used Milton & Co clear stamp available at Crafty Emmas Store and I have made a circular easel card.
Image is coloured with Promarkers.
Paper - Papermania
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You

To enter my candy  which is Christmas themed you will need to leave me a comment and link to your blog at the bottom of this post. ( Hope you like it :))

My Candy
  • 2 x Giant Brads - American Crafts
  • 1 x Mini Alphabet Stamps - Hampton Art Studio G 
  • 1 x Stickles Pink
  • 1 x Christmas Themed Ribbon Pack
  • 1 x 6 sheets - Doodlebugs Glitter Card
  • 4 x Craftwork Cards Festive Bauble Sentiments Sheets
  • 2 x Craftwork Cards White Embossed Bauble Sheets
  • 1 x Tape runner Create and Craft
  • 1 x Woodware  Mini Angel Clear Stamp
 The letter you need to collect from me is   I

The next person on the hop is Janet .  If you have got here from Miria  then you are on the right track if not pop back to Winter Wonderland for the full list of my lovely Teamies Have fun and good luck.

Phew I think that's it.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Forever Friends Monthly Challenge DT Card and a change at Forever Friends....

Time for another Monthly challenge over at Forever Friends.  A nice easy one for you this month to join in with.  A big change here at Forever Friends where we would love you to use a FF image but youcan now use any animal  image that you like. This months challenge is to use  3 Design Papers......simple.......can't wait to see what you create.
We are sponsored this month  by Crafts U Love

So for my card I used one of my favourite Forever Friends stamps - Holding a Balloon.
I coloured him using Promarkers and Prisma Pencils.  
A White Gel Pen for the dots on the Balloon.
Paper - K & Company
Ribbon - Papermania
Sentiment - Forever  Friends

Thanks for popping over and hope you will find the time to join in the challenge, it would be great to see you.
Have a good day
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Penny Black Challenge Week 153 - One For the Girls

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is One for the Girls.
I have used Join the Party Stamp which was a prize from Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
It is coloured with Promarkers.
Paper- Papermania Tulip Collection
Ribbon - Papermania
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx
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