Monday, 30 May 2011

Make it Monday - Made with Love

So the long Bank Holiday weekend seems to have gone very quickly :(  It was lovely while it lasted though and I have managed to spend quite a lot of time Crafting :)
One of the cards I have made I would like to share at Make it Monday.  For those of you who haven't heard about this challenge yet

   Is a great way to show case your favourite card or project to new people.
You can even revive an old post. It may be old news to you but there are so many new blogs coming online every day that it is NEW to them. So come along link up and check out the other submissions and remember is all about just sharing the creativity and you may even find yourself making some new blog buddies.

Another cute image from Heather Ellis
Again I have coloured the image with Prisma Pencils.
The Paper is My Minds Eye
Bakers Twine - The Ribbon Girl
Made with Love  Charm - This was brought back from South Africa by my bestest friend Robyn......she brought me a whole stash of gorgeous charms......I think you will be seeing them appearing quite frequently on my cards :)
A big welcome to all my new followers, its great that you decided to join me.
Enjoy your evening.
Hugs Sally xxx

Forgot to say that I popped to Hobbycraft this morning and who should I bump into but Sylvie (Gibmiss)  She was over for the weekend and just happened to be doing some retail therapy!!  It was so lovely to have a chat and such a great surprise :)  

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Teddy Bo - Gone Fishing

I made this card last week for the Teddy Bo challenge and realised that I best get a move on as the challenge closes tonight at midnight!
This is another image that I coloured with the Prisma Pencils
Paper K & Company - Hopscotch
Sentiment - Computer generated.
Hope you are having a good Sunday, we have been doing some tidying and sorting ready for our hols in a weeks time.   Mike is now snoozing so I am playing in my Craft Room :)
Enjoy the rest of your afternoon. Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Have a Wonderful Day

So how is your weekend going so far..........I am hoping that it is good especially as we have Bank Holiday Monday to look forward to!
I made this card last weekend and as I said I really think I got a little bit carried away as I made 3 last Sunday.

The image is from Heather Ellis and is coloured with Prisma Pencils and then I added some Stickles

Card-stock - Papermania
Paper - Tulip Collection - Do Crafts
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Seam Binding - Stampeezee
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Fizzy Moon again!!!!!

Not again I hear you cry!!! 
Well I hope you are not getting bored of this cutie.  

This one is also coloured with Prismas pencils.
Paper is My Minds Eye.
Button Flower - Marianne Design Die
Bakers Twine

I have left the message boards that he is holding blank for now until I decide who I am going to send this to.
Well have a lovely day.....soon be the weekend again.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Treat Yourself to a Fabulous Birthday

One of the cute girlie stamps from Lili of the Valley.  I made this card a while ago but haven't got round to putting this one on my blog.

Image coloured with Promarkers and Cpics
Paper - My Minds Eye
Embossing folder
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Swirls - E K Success Punch with liquid pearls
Sentiment - Forever Friends

Thanks for popping over.
See you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Pirate Ted

Another one of the cute releases from Lili of the Valley.
I am having so much fun with my new pencils, I love the dimension that you can achieve with them. This is another card that I managed to make at the weekend.
The paper on this card is from my stash.
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards.

Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 23 May 2011

Fizzy Moon again.....and Make it Monday

What a lovely surprise I got on Saturday evening.......Mike arrives home with these........

For those of you who know Mike you will know that he is not the most romantic person and as for flowers he considers it to be murder to the flowers!! I asked him why he had bought them and he said......Just Because.....aaawwww how sweet is that  :)     I could get used to flowers on a regular basis heheheeee. 

The card I would like to share at Make it Monday is this simple layout featuring another cute Fizzy Moon. 
I have used Prismacolor Pencils to colour the image......I have to say I am loving my pencils :)
The background is embossed with Cuttlebug embosing folder and inked the edges with Colorbox chalk
Pink hearts - cut with a heart punch.

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

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Christmas Club - Christmas Tree Ted

Margaret certainly set us a challenge for the last fortnight but it was great fun.
So we had to make a card to include 
.snow... Christmas tree ...glitter.....berrys....and not square..
I have just today discovered circular easel cards....I have seen some great ones in blogland but today is my first attempt at making one (I think you will be seeing a few of these over the coming weeks as I have made 3 today!)

The image is Penny Black Christmas Tree Ted - Coloured with Prismas
Paper - DCWV
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Gems (Berries) DCWV
Glitter - Stickles
Small Trees - Tonic Studio punch

Have a look at the other great cards that the girls have come up with  this week.  There is a list on my side bar.
Hope you are all having a good weekend.
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Teddy Bo - Prismacolor Pencils

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you are having an enjoyable day wherever you are. The weather is quite good here in Coventry, very windy but at least we have the sunshine.
I have coloured in another image with Prisma pencils and I am am very pleased with the result. I remember when I was young I would spend hours colouring in change there then!!! I still have a lot to learn about these colour pencils but so far so good.
Well it had to be a Teddy Bo image :)
Paper - My Minds Eye distressed with the Tim Holts distressing Tool.
Button Flower - Marianne Creatable
Smaller Flowers -EK Success punch.
Sentiment from Forever Friends decoupage set.

Hope you have a good rest of the afternoon.
Think we are off swimming later :)
See you soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 20 May 2011

Winter Wonderland DT Card - P is for....

Where do the weeks keep going another fortnight has flown by and it's time to share the next challenge at Winter Wonderland with you.
Before the challenge though I must remind you that Winter Wonderland will be 2 on 30 May which means that for the challenge on 27 May we will be having a blog hop. We have so many prizes available that week you will definitely want to play. 

Kate has chosen the theme for us this week and it is P is for .......Penguin, Pink, Party, Purple etc.

We have two great sponsors this week
Sentiments 4 You and Stitchy Bear

So for my card I have used the Penguins from the Penny Black Mimis Christmas Transparent set.
Coloured with Copics
Paper - DCWV
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

I hope you can join us this week for the challenge.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Ladybug Crafts - Orange!!

So the turn of the lovely Mary J to pick the theme of the challenge over at Totally Ladybug Tuesday and she has chosen Orange......include a little or a lot!
Not really a colour I would choose but it gave me  a chance to try out my Prismacolor Pencils.......  which I think I am going to grow to love.  I certainly need a lot of practice but this is one of my first coloured images using them.  I love the soft shading that you can achieve.

The image is from Heather Ellis and I thought it was a good image to start with as it is quite a simple design.

The paper is from Craftwork Cards a very long time ago.
Ribbon - Papermania
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Wooden Boot Button from stash.

So where did that week go to!!! Am I getting old or has time speeded up.  Lets hope the weekend goes slowly. 
Hope you are all ok, thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Teddy Bo Little Ickle Elefant

Wooohooo I won the challenge over at Teddy Bo with my BBQ Easel card.  A big Thank You to the team for picking me there were some fantastic creations.

Teddy Bea's new friend......Aaaawww how cute  ............ ickle elefant.
This is another simple layout and quite a quick make.
The image was great fun to colour in using Promarkers and Copics
Paper - Trimcraft
Martha Stewart - Punch around the Page 
Button Flower - Marianne Creatable
Sentiment - Forever Friends Black and Gold set

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Teddy Bo - How Does your Garden Grow

So here I am again with another great Teddy Bo image.  This card fits the following challenges
2 Sisters Challenge - How does your Garden Grow
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Pennys Challenge - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - In the Garden

I have used a scalloped card blank and then folded the front section in half.
The image is coloured with Promarkers
Paper - My Minds Eye - Stella and Rose
Letters - Cut on Cricut
Wooden Button Watering Can from stash

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 16 May 2011

Going Nowhere Fast....

Aaawwww poor Teddy......he isn't going anywhere fast is he!
Love the new releases over at Lili of the Valley and this cutie is called Lorry Bear.

He is coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with colour pencils.
The paper is Papermania Hampstead Collection and DCWV
Satin Red Ribbon - from my stash.

I thought I would share this at Make it Monday

I would also like to enter this into Crafty Calendar Challenge where the theme is Teddy Bears.

Hope the start to the week has gone ok.
A big Hello to my New Followers...welcome along.
Have a lovely evening.

Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 15 May 2011

One Layer Card Embossing

I wasn't even sure where to start with this weeks Less is More challenge but the lovely Helen (Molecraft) inspired me to dig out the embossing paste and my stash of brass stencils!!!  
I don't think the embossing paste looks as shiny as on Helens or the design anywhere near as adventurous but it was good fun using something that again hasn't seen the light of day for a while!  Thanks Helen :)   I think I need to perfect the technique as the wording is slightly smudged.
Dreamweaver Metallic Silver Embossing Paste 
Stencil - Lasting Impressions
Finished off with a little Glamour Dust.

Thanks for popping over.
Night night
Hugs Sally xxx

Bubble Bath....

Good morning everyone and how are you all today.
Is it safe back in blogland!! I seem to have lost whole posts off my blog and even a photograph on my side bar had changed and it definitely wasn't me who changed fingers crossed.

The card I am sharing with you today is for the Lili of the Valley challenge  which is Ribbon and Bows.
I used on of the cute bunny images for this card coloured with Copics and Promarkers.
The paper is DCWV and I have used Martha Stewart - Scalloped Dot border punch.
Ribbon - Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - Papermania
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope to catch up with blogland today.
The sun is shining at the moment but I think we are in for some showers throughout the day.
Hope your day is a good one wherever you are and whatever your plans are.

Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 13 May 2011

Scrapbook Pages...

I was looking through my photographs at the weekend and came across these pages that I did for Mum and Dad of their gorgeous Chocolate Labrador.....Libbee.   Some of you will know that Libbee has undergone quite a major operation a month ago as one of her Cruciate ligaments has gone in her knee.  She is a third of the way through the 90 day recuperation period with still a long way to go.

Thanks for stopping by.

See you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 12 May 2011

More Cupcakes....

There seem to be an awful lot of images in blogland with Cakes and Cupcakes and here is another cutie.....Tatty Teddy.

I can't seem to get a clean crisp stamped image with these stamps yet so if anyone has any tips they would be most welcome.
I stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarkers.
The paper is also Tatty Teddy Collection.
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - Freebie from Creativity Magazine.

Hope you are having a good week so far.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Put your Feet Up!!!!

I think I have a bit of an obsession with Teddy Bo! I really love this image and again it was great to colour in. I have done a really simple layout and left some of the white card showing to make the image stand out even more.
The image was coloured with Copics and Promarkers.
Paper is My Minds Eye - Stella and Rose which I have distressed round the edges and then added Color Box Liquid Chalk Ink.
The buttons are from my stash.
Sentiment from Forever Friends Decoupage set.
I would like to enter this into the
Polly Craft Challenge which is Boyz to Men - Masculine card
Stamps R Us Challenge for the men in our lives
Glad you could pop over to visit.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

White on White

Love this challenge and  the cards that have already appeared for the Less is More challenge are absolutely gorgeous.
I chose to make a card for a new baby.
I used a dotty embossing folder, pram embossing folder that came with my Cuttlebug and the button is from a Marianne Design creatable.  All  finished off with a small white ribbon.

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

Monday, 9 May 2011

Cookies in a Jar

Hello there hope you have all had a good day.For this weeks Make it Monday  I thought I would share a post from last year which is the Cookie Jars.   If anyone would like more details there are some on my Blog that I decorated as Christmas Gifts with snowflakes on the top of the jar and feel free to contact me here if you would like the recipes.    I got the jars from Ikea and I think they were only 89p each....what a bargain.

Anyway thought this might be something new to some of you.

Place all the dry ingredients in layers in a jar.  Attach the method and ingredients to the jar and there you have a lovely gift.
Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sally xx

Strawberry Fields

Its one of my favourites again ......Teddy Bea gathering Strawberries......she has certainly been a busy Bea!
For this card I have used
6" Card Blank
Paper - My Minds Eye
Image - Coloured with Copics and Promarkers
Bakers Twine and Charm both from The Ribbn Girl 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Going Dotty

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums who are celebrating their special day today.

I just had to join in this week at Totally Ladybug Tuesday where the challenge is Going Dotty.
I was one of the lucky ones to be chosen to win one of the gorgeous new stamps from the New Release Blog Hop.
During a bit of tidying up in my craft room I came across a handbag template that I had in a kit from Craftwork Cards and thought it would fit in perfectly with the new image.
So here it is
The base is made with Papermania Textured Pearl Cardstock which I then embossed with a dotty embossing folder.
The image is coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Sakura Glitter Pen to add more dots to the bag.
The sentiment is from Paula Pascual - Punchable labels (just need to get the punch to with then now....heheheheeee)
Thanks again for stopping by.  Another relaxing day in store for me ready for the week ahead.
The sun has come out now after some much needed rain.
Hugs Sally xxx

Christmas Club - Sylvie's Challenge

For the last fortnight the lovely Sylvie challenged us to create a card using the colours Pink, White and one other colour which the other colour in my case is pale green.
 I have used an image from Marianne Designs - Beary Sweet, coloured with Copics and Promarkers.

Paper from my stash.

Ribbon Dovecrafts

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Don't forget to check out what the other girls have made. They are all listed in my sidebar.

Hope you have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 7 May 2011

BBQ Teddy Bo

I had so much fun colouring this image and then making this Easel Card.
The image is another great one designed by the fabulous Gayle Cook and you can see more great cards and new arrivals by visiting Teddy Bo or even visiting his Facebook Page!

The challenge over at Teddy Bo this week is to make an Easel Card. 
I have used a 6" Blank card
Image - Teddy Bo - coloured with Copics and Promarkers
Paper from Stash
Burger Images - Woodware coloured with Copics
BBQ letters cut on Cricut.

Hope you have had a fun day, hope this card makes you smile. 
Hugs Sally xxx

Mmmmm Cupcakes from Teddy Bea

Good Morning to you all.
For saying that was a short week it certainly was a hard week at work. Oh well Happy Saturday. So what does the day have in store for you. I haven't got a lot planned really just the usual chores and of course some crafting will come into the day later I'm sure.
I just want to share another cute Teddy Bea image that I made into a card last night.
Teddy Bea has been busy baking yummy cupcakes!!!!! Isn't she a clever bear!
For the card I used
6" card blank
Image coloured with Copics and Promarkers - also I added White gel pen and stickles to make it look like icing sugar.
Striped paper which I love as it is linen effect is from the new Tulip DoCrafts range
Cupcake embossing folder with Papermania pink card stock
Martha Stewart corner punch
Seam binding
Sentiment -freebie from Creativity Magazine

I would like to enter this into the Moving Along With The Times challenge Have Some Cake

Well have a good day and I may well be back later with another card.
Welcome to my latest followers Starcyl and Stamp Fairy it's so nice to have you join me.
Hugs for now
Sally xxxx

Friday, 6 May 2011

Winter Wonderland DT Challenge

Winter Wonderland will be 2 on 30 May which means that for the challenge on 27 May we will be having a blog hop. We have so many prizes available that week you will definitely want to play.

This week the challenge over at Winter Wonderland is to use our Favourite Christmas Colours.
We are sponsored by Pollycraft Designs. 
The lucky winner will receive 5 digi images from the shop

For my card I have chosen Blue and White as I love this colour combination for Christmas

The image is from Lili of the Valley and is coloured with Promarkers.
The background is embossed with snowflake embossing folder.
Snowflakes - Woodware Punch
Ribbon from stash
Paper - Papermaina
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

Hope you can join us this week and also it will help get you organised for Christmas!   Don't forget to pop over and have a look at what the other members of the DT have created.

Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Forever Friends May Monthly Challenge - Recipe

I can't believe we are into May already the year seems to be flying by.  I think for me as my job revoves around school terms the months just whizz by.

So its time for another Monthly Challenge at Forever Friends. This time we had a recipe to follow
  • 3 design papers  - My Paper is Tulip Linen Design Paper from Do Crafts
  • 3 embellisments  - Flowers made using Papermania Flower Punch
  • 3 colors - I chose pink, green and white
The image is coloured with Copics.
I have also used Bakers Twine and the sentiment is from a Penny Black set.

It would be great if you could join us this month.  Don't forget to check on the rest of the DT for their great creations.

Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Milestones

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is Milestones.
I decided to play along and have made an Engagement card.
The image is coloured with Copics and has stickles for that bit of sparkle!
The background has been embossed using freebie embossing folders from Creativity Magazine.
Ribbon is from MeiFlower
Sentiment is from Papermania.
Flower and leaf punches from E K Success and Papermania.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Simply Less is More

Another great challenge over at Simply Less is More. It is a lucky dip week and you can choose to create a Thank You or Congratulations card.
I have made a Thank You Card
I used the following
6" White card blank - I have embossed some lines to frame the image but don't think they have shown through too well on the photograph.
Craftwork Cards template to create the bunting
Paper from Do Crafts
Card Candy Craftwork Cards stamped on with mini alphabet stamps.
Bakers twine - The Ribbon Girl
Well thanks for looking.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sweet Cupcakes

So back to work today after a lovely long weekend. I guess at least we only have four days to get through until it's the weekend again :)
Just a really quick post to share another card that I made last weekend at Robyn's. It's another cute image from Lili of the Valley......have you seen the sneak peeks of the new releases that have been shared in blog land? I have to say they are looking very cute especially the Teddy images.
This one has been coloured with Promarkers.
Paper I think was My Minds Eye and DCWV
Ribbon from stash
Sentiment Lili of the Valley.
Hope you have a good day whatever you are doing.
I would like to enter this card into the Cupcake Craft Challenge which is to make a card with something on it beginning with "C". There are certainly plenty of Cupcakes on this card.
Also entering into where the theme is Anything Goes
Catch you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 2 May 2011

Make it Monday #35

As I am not usually crafting on a Monday I thought I would join in with the Make it Monday Crafting Bloggers! 
I had a bit of a tidy up in my craft room earlier and discovered a pack that I had bought from Craftwork Cards with the thought of using the kit straight  I think I must have had it for 2 months and it has seen the light of day but only for me to have a look at the cute images of Warren and then place them back in their folder on the shelf.  So today I have coloured a couple of the images which are quick to colour in as they have quite a lot of shading already.
A couple of quick cards made with them.

I have used Copics and Promarkers to colour both images.
The papers for the first one are Stella and Rose - My Minds Eye.  This has been a favourite as there aren't many pages left in the stack!

The papers on this were free with Creative Cardmaking Summer Edition a while ago and are NitWit papers.
Both sentiments are from Craftwork Cards too.

Well thanks for stopping by.
Hope your day has been good.
I am just off for a swim now :)

See you all later.
Hugs Sally xxx

New Baby

I thought Tatty Teddy would be perfect for a New Baby card and I think he worked out quite well.
It is a really simple layout and very quick to make.
The paper is from a DCWV stack that I have had for ages.
I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the centre piece.
I used some mini alphabet stamps for the sentiment on the Card Candy.
Hope you have a great day whatever you do. I really could get used to working 4 days a week or even 3!
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Secret Crafter Challenge A card for a Baby.

So I am off for a swim later. Just off to have a tidy in my craft room.
Catch you all soon.
A big HELLO to my new followers it's great that you could join me and I just want to say THANK YOU to those of you that visit me regularly it is always great to read your comments.
Hugs Sally xxx.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Fashion Challenge at Ladybug Crafts

What a beautiful sunny day we have here in Coventry today........we really are getting spoilt with all the lovely weather.
The challenge over at Ladybug Crafts this week is Fashion. There are some fantastic new releases from the lovely Kerry which can be seen here.

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.
I have paper pieced the dress using paper from Stella and Rose - My Minds Eye and then added White gel pen and stickles to highlight it.
The red card is Papermania and the ribbon is from my stash.
I am entering this into the Ladybug Crafts Totally Ladybug Tuesday Challenge
Hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend whatever you are doing and if you are off again tomorrow the weather stays fine.
Catch you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...