Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Laybug Crafts Ink - TLT Challenge - Loves me Loves me not - and some news!!

So for those of you that are regular followers you will know that I was picked as a GD for Ladybug Crafts Ink for December/January along with the lovely Catherine and Diane.  Head Ladybug however has since asked us to stay!!!! Well we begged and after we bribed her she said yes.  No in all seriousness Ladybug Crafts Ink was one of the first challenge blogs that I tried to join in with as many challenges as possible and it is a real honour to be asked to be part of the fantastic team.  Thanks Kerry for letting me stay :)

So this fortnights challenge was set by Julie and is called
Loves me, Loves me not
This gives you quite a lot of scope anything from Valentines to Engagement, Anniversary, Best Friends etc etc.

For my card I have used a Ladybug Crafts Ink digi imaged called - Love and Marriage - The First Kiss

Image coloured with Copics and added stickles
Paper - Bo Bunny
Ribbon - Stash
Heart Pin - Stash
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink Baby set
Tiny hearts - Mini heart punch

I would like to enter the following challenges
The Crafty Pad - Valentines, Love, Anniversary
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes

Make it Monday - Anything Goes

But that's not all there is a lot of exciting things going on and the DT are being kept very busy.
We have some new releases on 14th February and below a Sneaky Peek of whats to come.

Well I think thats enough from me today.  Really hope you can join us for the challenge....remember you have a fortnight and if you use a Ladybug Crafts Ink image there is an extra prize.  So hope to see you there.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Christmas Card Club

Good evening everyone, hope you are all ok and have had an enjoyable weekend.  Mine has been very busy and has flown by.  It's the first weekend for a while that I haven't managed to get much crafting done but it has been a good weekend.

So its time for another challenge for the Christmas Card Club and this time Pinky set the theme for us to use a critter.

I have used an image called Snow Bunny from Meljens Designs
Coloured with Copics and added stickles and liquid pearls for the buttons on his jacket.
Snowflake - Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment - Fizzy Moon

Don't forget to pop over and see what the other girls have created.  There is a list on my sidebar.
Well its nearly time for Dancing on Ice so will try and catch up with blogland.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Winter Wonderland DT Card - Swirls and Pearls

Happy Friday!  Another week almost over!  So its time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and Miria has chosen the theme

Swirls and Pearls
At the moment you don't have to make a Christmas card for our challenges. Christmas only challenges start again mid February.
We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and have  a great prize - $15 Gift Certificate


For my card I used the adorable Fizzy Moon and added swirls which are from a Forever Friends Stamp set.  The pearls are self adhesive and also some liquid pearls.
Fizzy Moon is coloured with Copics and Promarkers.

Thanks for looking and hope you can join us for this weeks challenge.
I would also like to enter this into the challenge at Moving Along with the Times - Blooming Marvellous.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Doggie Delight

Happy Wednesday everyone.....
Half way through another week and it doesn't look like 2012 will be going any slower than 2011 did!
Here is a crad that I have made using a Lili of the Valley image called Doggie Delight.
The image is coloured with Promarkers and highlighted on the shoes and cup cake with Glossy Accents.
Embossing folder used for the background.
Sentiments from Ladybug Crafts Ink - the sale is still on :)
Paper from scrap box :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Creative Card Crew - Seeing Red
2 Sisters - Embossing
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - Food and Drink

Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Wishing you a lovely day..........

How are you all doing?   I am working on a new project at work which is really exciting and invovles a celebrity chef no less who I will be working with on Friday......very cool.  So its busy busy busy and not much time for being creative with paper, glitter and glue!

I did get chance to make a quick card that was inspired by the super talented and lovely Mary J.   Hope you dont mind Mary but I had to make a cute circular card.  This is quite a small card as I havent got any large nesties for a grand calibur but I think it works for just a little note.  The image is by Torico  Birdie Brown.
I coloured it with Promarkers and used more paper scraps.
Flowers made using EK Success punch with liquid pearl centres.
Sentiment - Forever Friends
Twine - The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

Thanks for popping over.

Just a reminder that you still have time to join in with the challenge at Ready Teddy Go - In the Pink.  You have until 7pm on 31st January to join us.

Hello to my lovely new followers, glad you could join me.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Get up and go.........

Sorry its been a few days since I shared a card with you but its been a bit busy with one thing and another.....lots going on......decisions to make....all exciting stuff :)

I finally got chance to have a play and make a card this morning with a stamp from Ladybug Crafts Ink.

There is still a half price sale on all cling stamps at Ladybug Crafts Ink until the end of the month so why not pop over and treat yourself while stocks last!!!

I had to treat myself :) I spent some of my Christmas pennies on a few stamps.
One that really made me smile is called Get up and go.  I have someone in mind to send this to and I know she will laugh out loud :)

Not a single new sheet of paper was cut into for this card but more scraps used!!!  I paper pieced the chair and the lamp shade. The sentiment came with the stamp too.

I would like to enter this into
Paper Sundaes - Paper Piecing

Big thanks to the lovely Designer Diva -Laurie for my new watermark :)

Well hope you have had a lovely weekend, it seems to have flown by again!!
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 184

Now I haven't joined in with this challenge for what seems to be far too long.  So this week at Penny Black Saturday Challenge it is Anything Goes.

I have used a Penny Black Slapstick stamp called Hello Dear.

The image is coloured with Promarkers.
More paper from my scrap box ......doing well with that!
Button and twine from stash.
Sentiment - MFT

Hope you are all ok today and its a little bit warmer.
Hello to my lovely new followers....glad you could join me.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - Bows

It was great to see your fab creations for our last challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink which was to use your New looks like you were all treated very well for Christmas.  Sorry if you havent received as many comments on your entries but I think we are all experiencing huge problems with Mr Blogger!!! 

So now its time for a new challenge which has been chosen by Sue and she has challenged us to use Bows.

For my card I have used Dog Walker Nikki .  Dont forget that there is still a half price sale on all cling stamps at Ladybug Crafts Ink until the end of the month so why not pop over and treat yourself while stocks last!!!

The image was coloured with Copics and I have added some stickles.
The gorgeous ribbon is also available from Ladybug Crafts Ink...another reason to pop over and see what you can put in your shopping basket.
I added a button tied on with twine to the ribbon.
Paper is again from the scrap bits box and I think was DCWV
The sentiment is also from Ladybug Crafts Ink.
Pearls from stash.

Hope you can join us for the challenge, you don't have to use one of the Ladybug Images but it would be great if you could.
The challenge will last for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to put your creativity into action.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Lexis Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint  - Birthdays
Lets Ink it Up - Anything Goes (No digi images)
Pan Pastel UK  - Anything Goes

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

Monday, 16 January 2012

Spots and Stripes

A second post for you today!
For this card I have used a digital image from Ladybug Crafts Ink called Magnum & Lily Fore

The image is coloured with a combination of Polychromos and Prisma pencils blended with Sansador

Paper is yet again from my scrap bits box....I bet you are all so fed up of me saying that!
Sentiment and Flag die from Lil Inker

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Totally Papercrafts - Spots and Stripes
Moving Along with the Times - Spots and Stripes
Simon Says Stamp - Spots and Stripes

Thanks for popping over.
I will be back tomorrow with another challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink.
Hugs Sally xxx

Birds - LIM Challenge

Its been quite a while since I had the chance to join in with the challenge over at Less is More but this week I managed to make this card at the weekend.

This is what they are asking for this week

with the subject of


Remember to add NO additional layers and to keep embellishments to a minimum
For my card I have used an image that I have had for a long time from Pollycraft called Summer Things - Cake

I printed the image directly onto the cardstock and coloured with Copics.
The icing and the beak have been glazed with Glossy Accents. 
I used a EK Success border punch down the front of the card. Sentiment - Forever Friends - Black and Gold Collection
Thanks for looking and for any comments that you leave.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Christmas Card Club

I lost track with our little Christmas Card Club before Christmas but hopefully I will be ok for a while again now.  So this is the first challenge of the year for us and we have had some new girls join us. Make sure you check out their creations which are listed on my side bar.

This time the lovely Keryn set the challenge to create a THIN card! Less than 5mm deep once in envelope ie no buttons, bows or 3d flowers!  For my card I have used an image from My Favourite Things called Tweeny Teen Frosty Friends
I have coloured the image with Copics and added Stickles.
Paper again is from my scrap box, I am really enjoying using up some paper......still a long way to go
The sentiment came with the stamp.
Hope I am allowed the twine bow Keryn!!
Thanks for visiting today.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Feeling Blue

Hope you are all keeping warm....very cold here today but lovely to see the sun shining.  I decided to stay in the warm.
I have made the following card again using scraps from my scrap far so good.
The image is from LOTV and I have coloured with Copics.

The flower is made using a new Fringe Flower Die from Lil Inker and the felt is from Paper and String
The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat 
I have added Stickles and Liquid Pearls to the image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with Blue
Crafty Catz Challenge - Use Something New
Annabelle Stamps - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Something New

Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Winter Wonderland DT card

Hello, hope you are all well. 
Its time again for another challenge at Winter Wonderland

Now onto this week's challenge which is Birthday Wishes
Remember this doesn't have to be a Christmas card though you can of course make one if you wish as long as it follows the theme. We will start Christmas only challenges mid February.  Remember you can enter more than once but each entry must be a different type of craft.

Don't forget to pop over and have a look what our new Design Team Members have created along with the rest of the  team.
We are sponsored by The Emerald Faerie Garden and you can win 3 fabulous digi images.
For my card I have used one of the images called Ebony which you can buy here
Image coloured with Copics and Promarkers
Paper - MME (From my Scraps)
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Wooden Flower from stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Glossy Accents used on Toadstool

Thanks for popping over today and any comments.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 9 January 2012

Get Well Wishes

Home at a sensible time today......woo hoo so I have a bit of time to share this card with you.
This is another card that I have made using scraps....a long way to go yet but its good fun looking whats in the box!

This is one of the new Fizzy Moon stamps called Get Well Wishes.
I have coloured the image with Promarkers and Prisma Pencils.
Paper from stash.
Sentiment was with the image.
Liquid pearls to finish off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Paper Pretties - Get Well
Crazy Challenge - Lace and/or Pearls
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers No Flower Embellishments

Have a great evening.
Hugs Sally xx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Love and Hearts

So with Christmas done and dusted our thoughts are turning to Valentines Day.... 
There is a challenge at Penny Black and More at Allsorts called

Love and Hearts

I am still favouring the less is more style card so here is another one. The image is called Love Graffiti and is from Penny Black.  I got this stamp from the super talented Tabs at Tabby Craft Designs.  She has some stamps for Sale and of course I couldn't resist!!!

The image is coloured with Copics and Promarkers.
Paper is Bo Bunny and again is out of my scrap box.....
The hearts have been cut out using X Cut Nesting Heart Dies, they have then been glazed with Glossy Accents.

I would also like to enter this into the Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping over and hope you have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Monochramatic at Pixie Dust

Good morning to you all in Blogland.  Hope you have a lovely day planned.
I am trying to join in with more challenges again so here is one at Pixie Dust Studio . This is what they have asked

Pixie is challenge you all to pick ONE color and have fun with it -

this week, you are to create a MONOCHROMATIC card/project!

White and a colored image is fine, but we really want to see ONE dominate color on there :)

So here is my card
The image is from Lili of the Valley and is called Milly Just for You.
I have watercoloured the image with pencils.
Paper - Papermania Capsule Collection Burleigh Blue
Felt flower made with Marianne Creatable Die and finished with a pearl centre.
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Thanks for popping over to say Hello.
Have a good day and hope you manage to fit in some crafting.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Using up some Stash

I bet you have all made some sort of crafty resolution.  I have got so many scraps and off cuts of paper that I have decided I need to start using some of them up.   So I am going to try and make some cards just using scraps.   I have made 2 so far and here is one just using paper from by scrap bits box........its amazing what I have found in there lol....

So the card was made for the challenge at Sketch and Stash

The image is from the great blog candy that I won over at Kerryns blog   I have coloured it with Copics and Promarkers.
Paper from stash
Button fro stash
E K Success border punch.
Sentiment from Pink Petticoat

Thanks for popping over today. Hope for those of you back at work today your day goes well.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Ladybug Crafts Ink GD card.

Back to work today......lets hope the day flies past.

So here is my second Guest Design card for Ladybug Crafts Ink and the challenge is
 Anything Goes using New Stash!! 
 I bet you all had some sort of new stuff for Christmas.  So come and join us.  It would be great if you use an image from the Ladybug Crafts Shop but you don't have to.  Remember there is a great half price sale on at the moment on all stamps.

For my card I used a digi called Magnum and Lily Cupcake Surprise  (the first of my new things)coloured with Copics

New Nestabilities - Beaded Circles - (not showing up that well as I covered some of the design with the image and a scalloped circle)
Lastly new Yellow Liquid Pearls used in the centre of the flowers.
Papers MME from stash.
The cupcake has been glazed with Glossy Accents.
Sentiment - Papermania.
Well thats all from me today. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams cards there are some great creations again.
Have a good day and thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 2 January 2012

Christmas Card Club and Freebie again!

So the end of the Holidays are here for me as it is the last day before heading back to work tomorrow. I have really had a lovely relaxing  break and I'm sure tomorrow will be a bit of a shock to the system.  Who knows what the New Year will bring in terms of work I am just going to wait and see :)
I have a couple of cards to share with you this morning and first up is a card using a cute image from Cuddly Buddly Crafts . He is called Fudge - Do I look Good in this.
The image was coloured with Promarkers and stickles added.
Paper from stash
Snowflake - Marianne Creatable
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
This car is for the following
Christmas Card Club - Carol's Choice of Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown -  Their first challenge - Anything Goes
Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge - Use a Snowflake

I just had to use my Freebie Stamp again!!  I just think this image is so cute from Country Companions. Thought I would go for a brightly coloured card.

Image coloured with Copics
Paper pieced the top
Boots coloured and then glazed with Glossy Accents
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Sentiment was with the image
Paper - Jili Bean Soup
Flower - Papermania and Card Candi from Craftwork Cards for the centre

I would like to enter this at
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes

We have the sun shining here so I think its time to go and take the Christmas Decorations down and have a bit of a tidy.
A big Hello to my New Followers, so glad you could join me.
I will be back tomorrow with my Guest Designer card for Ladybug Crafts Ink.  Have you popped over to the Sale there yet to grab yourself  a bargain.
See you all tomorrow and have a good day.
Hugs Sally xx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Ready Teddy Go DT Card In the Pink

Its the first of day the month and the first day of the New Year.  Did you all have a good time celebrating?  I am sat looking out of my craft room window and have seen some lads rolling in from last nights celebrations......almost literally well I guess they won't see much of the day!  I don't think their Mum was too Happy that she had to pick them up at just gone 8am either!!!

This is going to be a long post so you best get comfy.  I don't predict that this will be a regular occurence and that all my posts will need you to be sitting comfortably with a cuppa!

Its challenge Number 6 at Ready Teddy Go  Thanks to everyone that joined us for the last challenge it is always good to see your great cards.  We have another relatively easy one to get you into the crafting spirit for the New Year and we hope that lots of you can join us.
So for my card I have used Teddy Bea with Cupcakes coloured with Copics.

"In The Pink"
So you can make for any occasion, any sentiment, just as long as there's lots of pink and of course . . . bears!!!

The prize this month is a selection of bear toppers, Forever Friends, Me to You and Fizzy Moon too, well worth the effort.

Papers - Tea House - Dovecrafts
Ribbon from Meiflower
Sentiment - Freebie stamp with Creativity Magazine a while ago
Charm - best friend from Robyn brought me back from South Africa.
So remember you can enter up to four times and you have the whole month to join in.  Have fun and can't wait to see what you make.
The other piece of news is
To ease you into the New Year and thank you for your custom the lovely Kerry of Ladybug Crafts Ink  is having a sale. For the month of January...yup you read right..MONTH OF JANUARY...all cling stamps are 1/2 price (digi's not included)!!! How is that for bringing in 2012!
If you've got a wish list, wish no more! At 1/2 price it will be easy to pop a stamp or two into your basket.

So what are you waiting for? Settle down for a bit of retail therapy and grab a bargain while stocks last!!

Well thats it from me for today.  Hope you have a lovely day and again all Best Wishes to you and your families for the year ahead.
Hugs Sally xxx
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