Sunday, 31 July 2011

Christmas Card Club

Looks like the sun is going to shine on us again today!! Not sure what we are going to do really, probably not that much.
So here is my card for the last fortnights challenge with the Christmas Card Club be sure to check out what the rest of the girls have created too. (you can find a list on my sidebar)
I set the theme which was to have Father Christmas on the card.  He also has a couple of trusty friends with him here.

I have used a Stampavie stamp.  I really like the image although it is a little bit fiddly to colour in.  Coloured with Polychromos and Prisma pencils with Stickles and Snow Write.
Paper - Forever Friends
Sentiment - LOTV
Thanks for visiting.  I may be back later today if not I will definetely be back for the launch of Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge tomorrow.   The new monthly challenge for our cute and cuddly Teddy Bears.

I would like to enter my card into the following
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
Fussy and Fancy Christmas in July
Hope you have a lovely day.
Hugs Sally xx

Saturday, 30 July 2011

My New Favourite....

Furgus MacFluff is top of the cute stakes with me at the moment the images can be found at Cuddly Buddly.  The one on this card is called "Its my Day!"
A really simple card to show off this cutie pie.

Coloured cardstock - DCWV
Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes 
Stampin for the Weekend  - Four Legs

Thanks for visiting me today.
Hugs Sally xx

Friday, 29 July 2011

Winter Wonderland DT Card - Fairies or Angels

Well its Friday again so time for another challenge Winter Wonderland This week was my choice of theme and I would like to see a Fairy or Angel as the main image on your card
This week we are sponsored by Delicious Doodles

It would be great if you could join us.
So for my card I have used Teddy Bea dressed as an Angel and coloured with Promarkers and Prisma Pencils
The paper is My Minds Eye, I have also used Martha Stewart deep edge punch.
Sentiment -Hero Arts
Flower Mariane Creatable Die with a pearl in the centre and of course some glitter.

I hope you can join the challenge and look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to see what the other members of the DT have created.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xx

Thursday, 28 July 2011


A second entry for Less is More. Where the theme is Button or Ribbon
The image is from Cuddly Buddly coloured with Polychromos
Papermaina Blue Card
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Dots
Buttons - from stash
Nothing else to say about it.
Thanks for visiting again and for your lovely comments that I love to read :)   Have a lovely evening....hope the sun is shining.
Hugs Sally xx


 Good morning to you all, hope you are all doing ok.
Furgus MacFluff what a great name so let me introduce you to him.

I think he is super cute and he is a digi image available at Cuddly Buddly I coloured him with Prisma Pencils.  He was great to colour as there is already some shading on the image.
Paper - Jilli Bean Soup (another great name!!) Dutch Mustard and DCWV
Cuttlebug embossing number folder
Button from stash
Bakers Twine - Stampeezee

I would like to enter this into the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - Numbers
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge  - Anything Goes (must be a digi)
Die Cut Dreams - Four legged Friends
Hooked on Craft Challenges - Cute and Cuddly
and share him at Make it Monday

Thanks for vsiting me today.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Christmas in July

If you haven't started already then here is another Christmas themed challenge to get at least one card knocked off the Christmas list!!
Pollycraft's Christmas in July challenge. There are some great new releases in their shop too.  I decided to use Cherry with a Christmas Tree one of the older images which I coloured with Prisma and Polychromo pencils

Material Used
Martha Stewart - Punch around the page Snowflake Punch
Woodware - Tree Punch
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Liquid Pearls and Stickles Glitter Glue

Craft your Passion Challenges - Christmas in July
Christmas Inspirations - Christmas themed project
Pollycraft - Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by, and Hello to my new followers.....I am getting nearer to 100 each day.
Hugs Sally xx

Tuesday, 26 July 2011


Hopefully the card will make you Smile.......
I have another reason to smile today as I have been accepted on the DT for Ready-Teddy-Go which is a new monthly challenge blog dedicated to bears that starts on 1st August.....woohooo.  As you all know I love my bears and I am so happy to have been accepted and can't wait to start working with the new team.  Be sure to check out the blog which just has details of the challenge criteria at the moment but will be full of all things cute and cuddly very shortly!!

I think I am getting a bit carried away with these bears.......
The image is coloured with Prisma Pencils
Paper from a CD.
Bakers Twine Stampeezee
Button - Basic Grey

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Totally Papercrafts - One for the Boys
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xx

Monday, 25 July 2011

Little Red Dress

Another challenge at Less is More this week it is a recipe - Button or Ribbon (or plurals)

For my card I have used a stamp which was I think was the very first stamp set that I ever bought which is from Elusive Images. The dress is highlighted with Copic Pens and Stickles.
Red Satin Ribbon from Hobbycraft.
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards.
Thanks for popping over, enjoy your day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Forgot to say that Mike has caught the Crafting bug too.......check out his first Cross Stitch projects Mike's Blog.   
It would be great if you could leave him a comment, I know he would really appreciate it.  Thank you xxx 

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Scooting Along and Libbee the Chocolate Labrador

So how is your weekend....Good I hope.
Now I think this postcard idea might catch on :)   Mike has been telling me for years that I should do postcards for this space is all I can say for now.

If anyone is interested I got the postcards from W H Smiths and they also sell them in the Range - Winsor & Newton Water Colour Postcards 300gsm.

Nothing else to say about it except that I have again used the sentiment from Ladybug Crafts Ink Shoes n Bags Stamp Set.  Coloured with Water Colour Pencils and the balloon glazed with Glossy Accents.

 I also just wanted to share some pictures of Libbee (Mum and Dad's Labrador) she was 3 last week.  Aaaawww how cute.....

Thanks so much for popping over and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sally xx

Saturday, 23 July 2011

The Adorable Bears ......

I am loving the fact that with the Prisma and Polychromo Pencils you can colour directly onto card without it showing through to the other side so it is perfect for one layer cards.
For this card I printed directly onto a sheet of A4 card and then cut the card down as my printer refused to print directly onto a card blank even with lots of coaxing!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Paper Take Weekly  - Getting Cute
Hooked on Craft Challenges  - With Love
Crafty Cardmakers  - One Layer Cards

Thanks for popping over.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xx

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Life's a Beach

Summer Birthdays is the theme for the month of July over at Ladybug Crafts Ink
This is another card that I have had ready but only just managed to get it put together and before I know it July will be over and I will have missed the challenge!!

Image and Setiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Paper - Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Punch a round the page
Ribbon that I have had for ages (a little bit more of my stash used :))  I even added a tiny shell in the corner!

I would like to enter this into 
Pollycraft Monday - Summer Fun
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


I have had all the elements for this card ready to put together for a couple of weeks now and finally I have managed to get the card made.
The image is from Lili of the Valley and is coloured with Prisma Pencils.
Stars are cut with X Cut nesting dies and the sentiments and football are some very old stickers that I have had for see thats a bit more of my stash used up!!!
Striped paper is from Forever Friends.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Cupcake Craft - Wish Upon a Star - use stars on your  card
Here Come the Boys - Sporty
A Gem of a Challenge - Lets hear it for the Boys
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xx

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Up Up and Away

I treated myself last week to some stamps from The Glitter Pot Sale....  Too much of a bargain to be missed :)
One of the stamps was Fly with Me from Penny Black that I have used for this card.
I stamped the image directly onto the card and coloured with yes you guessed it..Prisma Pencils.
The bunting was cut using a template from Craftwork Cards.
This sentiment is getting a lot of use lately and is from Ladybug Crafts Ink

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paper Cutz Challenge - The Skies the Limit
Alphabet Challenge Bog - K is for Kitty Cats
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Bunting

Thanks for looking.
Oh I almost forgot to say a big Hello to my newest followers.....almost at 100 now...I can't believe it really.Thanks for joining me.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xx

Monday, 18 July 2011

Going Dotty...

Well we all had a lovely day on Saturday with Robyn and Peter and Mum and Dad.
Now Robyn if you are reading this the following card has been made using some of my scraps!!  I think I have a long way to go yet though!
Teddy Bea is looking Pretty in Pink today, I have coloured her with Prisma Pencils.
As for the paper I know that the pink heart paper is from Papermania from a few years agoThe Polka Dot one I am not sure about.
Ribbon - Craftwork Cards.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xx

I would like to enter ths into the following challenges
Cupcake Craftroom - Polka Dots

Teddy Bo - Use Teddy Bea on your card

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Christmas Card Club - Teddy Bear

The lovely Pinky set the challenge for the last fortnight and asked us to include a Teddy Bear on our design.  Perfect for me as I have a soft spot for the cute bears.  For this card it had to be Forever Friends making their Christmas Pudding.....

The image was again coloured with Promarkers for the main colour of the bears (Ivory Promarker) and then I used Prisma Pencils for the rest of it and of course a touch of Stickles.
The paper is some that I have had for ages. (I am trying to use up some of my scraps!) 
Ribbon from StashAnother simple card.
Dont forget to check out what the other girls have created.
They are all listed on the side bar.
Have a good day
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Fly with Me....

Its Saturday!!  So what are you up to today?  We have got a lovely day to look forward to today as my bestest friend Robyn and her husband Peter are going up to Derby with Mike and I to meet my Mum and Dad and spend the day together.  I know Robyn is missing her Mum as she is back home in South Africa so she can have an adopted Mum :)

I had another play with my watercolour pencils and this is what I came up with.

Image is Penny Black - Fly with Me - I have added some very subtle colour to the background using chalks which doesn't really show in the photo.
The paper is from K & Company
Border Punches from Martha Stewart and EK Success
Ribbon - Papermania
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts - Shoes n Bags Stamp Set

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - Get Punchy
Paper Pretties - Use an Animal on your Card
Crafty Purple Frog - Summer Fun

Hope you all have a lovely day whatever you get up to.
See you all tomorrow for Christmas Card Club Card.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 15 July 2011

Winter Wonderland DT Card - Give a Little Lift - Use Embossing

Another fortnight has flown by and its time for another Challenge at Winter Wonderland which is chosen by Kate and we want to see Embossing on your cardThis week we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and Sentiments 4 You

I really love the effect of embossing and when I started making cards I used to do a lot of embossing using stencils and a light boxIts great now that there is such a huge variety of embossing folders and is made so easy with my trusty Cuttlebug :)

I have used two embossing folders a Dotty one and a Snowflake one for the background.
The image is from Penny Black - Caroling Trio coloured with Prisma Pencils
Stitched Ribbon from My Stash.

Hope you get chance to join us with the challenge and tick off another Christmas Card from your list.  I can't wait to see your creations.

I would also like to enter this card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Christmas in 
ABC Christmas Challenge  - No Nonsense
Ambers Crafts - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Have a good day
Hugs Sally xxx

Chill Out.......

Here he is again...after all his Exploring and Rock Star performance on the previous cardsTeddy Bo is taking it easy........

A really quick card that I made for one of Mike's friends.   The image is coloured with Prisma pencils blended with Sansador.
Nothing else to say about it really.   Hope you all have a lovely day....the weekend is almost upon us again :)
I would like to enter this into the following
Crafting for All Seasons - Furry Friends
Crafts for Me - Summertime
Scrapalicious Challenge - Use a bear

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


So here he is again the cute Teddy Bo, this time out and about exploring....

Coloured with Prisma Pencils blended with Sansador.  I have added Glossy Accents to the binoculars and the compass.

The background paper I have had for ages in my cupboard waiting for the perfect image to go with it!
The green paper is DCWV
Buttons - Basic Grey

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Pollycraft Monday - The Great Outdoors
Bearly Mine  - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Summer Theme
Thanks for stopping by and a very BIG welcome to my two latest followers Sandra and Kerry.  Glad you could join me.  I can't believe 92 followers.....I may have to have some candy when I reach the 100 mark.  Thank you all so much and to those who leave comments, I love to read them.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs Sally xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

You Rock...

Another Teddy Bo card to share today.  I coloured this image with my favourite medium at the moment.......yes you guessed it Prisma Pencils :)   and Promarkers for the lightest colour on Teddy Bo.

The star is cut using a set of the new X Cut Dies.  They don't feel as strong as the Nestabilities but they certainly cut well.  I chose the star to see what I thought and then decided I may get another set or two so I went back to The Range on Friday night to find that they had sold out :(.........
I'm sure they will get some more in so will have to keep visiting just to check.
The paper is actually from a Christmas Echo Park Pad but thought the blue went well with the denim jeans on Teddy Bo
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
I tried to add a sentiment but it just didnt look right so I think I will leave as is.

I would like to share this over at 
One Stitch at a Time  - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Make it Monday  - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  I think it is  a Teddy Bo week as I have a couple more to share with you hopefully before the week is out.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 11 July 2011

Lets Hear it for the Boys

I managed to spend some time in my Craft Room again this weekend.  I think it actually is one of the things that keeps me going through the week.  Work is pretty rubbish again so the escape to my little world of Glitter Glue and Paper Too was much needed this weekend.
I definetely need to make a few more mens cards so here is one that I made yesterday.

Teddy Bo is coloured with Prisma Pencils and blended with Sansador.
Paper - DCWV and Basic Grey - Basics Kraft Paper Pad
EK Success Border Punch
Bakers Twine
Leaves made with Papermaina Fern Leaf  Punch
Sentiment - Sticker from a Card Making Kit that I have had for ages

I would like to enter this into A Gem of a Challenge - Lets hear it for the Boys
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xx

Sunday, 10 July 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me

Good Morning to you all.
A quick post this morning with this card that is for the Less is More Challenge.  This week it is   A Single Layer Card with Something with Legs

For my card I have used a Pink Petticoat Stamp and Sentiment which was a Gift with Simply Cards and Papercraft a while ago and I have never used it until now.
Coloured with Prisma Pencils and added some of my favourite Star Dust Stickles.
I would also like to enter this into the challenge at Card and a Half whch is to have a card with a creature on it
Hope you have a fun day lined up.  I am doing some tidying again in my Craft Room and then having a lazy day.
Hugs Sally xx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Welcome Little One

Happy Saturday!!  Hope you are all having a good day.
Why do Saturdays always go quicker than any day in the week?  

Today I just wanted to share a card that I made for a New Arrival.

The image is from Ladybug Crafts Ink and is called Baby Baby I have coloured the image with Prisma Pencils.
The paper is Me and My Big Ideas from the Baby Pad that I have had for a long time
Sentiment - is included with the Baby Baby Stamp Set
Flower created using Marianne Flower Die with a pearl bead added in the centre.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Forever Friends Monthly Challenge DT Card - Stripes

This month we want to see stripes on your cards over at Forever Friends & Co.   Remember you don't just have to use Forever Friends images anymore any animal will be accepted for the challenge.  We would love to see your creations so please pop over and join us.
We are sponsored this month by Di's Digi Downloads

This month the DT team could choose an image from  Di's Digi Downloads the image I used is called "We're having a Party" and I teamed it up with the cute Forever Friends Bear holding a glass of Champagne.  Both images were coloured with Prisma Pencils and the for the Forever Friends Image I used the Ivory Promarker as the base and then shaded using Prisma Pencils and Sansador.

The paper was from my stash.
Bunting Stamp - Molly Blooms
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Really hope you can join the challenge this month.

Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Here Comes Summer

Short and sweet from me today......
This weeks Challenge at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge is.......Here Comes Summer.
I raided my stash of paper and found some from a Craft Magazine that fits perfectly with this cute Teddy Bea image for the Here Comes Summer Challenge

The image is coloured with Prisma Pencils and Sansador.
Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Border Punch.
I think it needs something else but not sure what really.

Thanks for popping over
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

First Watercolour Images

I love a bargain and I definetely got one of those when I nipped into town on Saturday.............36 Watercolour Pencils from W H Smiths for £7.49!!!!   I also got some Water Colour Postcards so here is my first attempt at Watercolouring along with my first ever postcard.

The first image is Lili of the Valley - Maisie with Two Balloons

The second image is Lili of the Valley  Milly and Friends.....I just need to add a sentiment to the postcard I think.

I really like the effect that you get with these.  I just won't know what to use for colouring my images at this rate!
Hope you are all ok.

I am sharing this with everyone at Make it Monday
Tha for poping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 4 July 2011

Polka Dots....

Cupcake Craft Room has a new challenge for July and they want to see your cards using Polka Dots.
So I have used two design papers with Polka Dots, the white background one is from Forever Friends and the red one is My Minds Eye.  I also used some Polka Dot Ribbon from Papermania.
The Flower is made using Marianne Die with a pearl in the centre and some Stickles
Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards
The image is Penny Black Poppy Fields coloured with Prisma Pencils and blended with Sansador

I would also like to enter this into

Penny Black at Allsorts challenge - Flower Power
Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy - Anything Goes

Welcome to my new followers, so happy that you joined me.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Christmas Card Club

Where did those two weeks go.......I have been back off holiday for two weeks already and feel like I need another one!!!
So for the Christmas Card Club this time we had the challenge of not using any patterned papers which was set by the lovely Lizzie . I loved this challenge and actually made a couple of cards both using Forever Friends images.  Check out the rest of the girls creations this week, the are listed on my sidebar.

The first one is the cute Forever Friends Bear with his mug of Hot Chocolate....aaaaawwww.Coloured with Prisma Pencils.
I have created an embossed background for this one and finished off with some stitched ribbon.......another simple card.

The second one is Forever Friends Bear as an Angel.
I stamped this one directly onto the card and coloured with Prisma Pencils.  I love that you can do this with Prismas and it doesn't show through the card like it does when you use alcohol based pens.  This one is finished off with Forever Friends sentiment and Stickles for added sparkle.

I would like to join in the Christmas in June Challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink with these cards.  Also don't forget to check out the new releases that the super talented Kerry has released for Christmas and they have a bloghop going on as well.
I would also like to enter
Creative Craft World challenge - Christmas in June
For Fun Challenges - Christmas
The Stamping Boutique - No Design Papers
Hope you have a good day.
See you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Chill Out.......

So how is your Saturday going? My day seems to have passed me by really I don't feel like I have done anything and nothing has gone quite to plan :(
I made this card for a work colleague and thought it was very appropriate and hopefully make him smile.

The image is coloured with Prisma Pencils and is called Bazoo - Chill Out from Trimcraft.
Embossed background done with Sizzix Embossing folder.
Sentiment is also from the stamp set.

Thanks for popping over.
Hello to my new follower Dawn, glad you decided to join me.
Enjoy the rest ofyour day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 1 July 2011

Winter Wonderland - DT Card - Christmas Buffet

This weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland  was chosen by me and is called Christmas Buffet.  You can pick 3 items from the following list along with your main image to create your card. 
Patterned Paper
A nice easy one especially if you haven't started on those Christmas Cards yet.
So for my card I have used paterned paper, ribbon and buttons

The image is from Penny Black coloured with Copics
Paper - October Afternoon -  Good Cheer
Ribbon - Papermania
Buttons from stash
Thanks for popping over.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sally xxx
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