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Friday, 26 December 2014

Baubles!

Morning to you all,

Hope your Christmas Day was a good one whatever you got up to.  We had a lovely day with my parents, very relaxing with good company and great food too.....Mum your pastry really is amazing (I know you will be reading this :)))))

Just wanted to share the card that I made for Mum and Dad....another CAS design



Nestabilities bauble die
Doo hickey bauble die
Doo hickey spruce twig
Twine from stash
Spectrum Noir Aquatints


Hope you have a good day today, we are off to see Mikes parents and then Christmas dinner take two later this afternoon.

Thanks for popping over.

Hugs Sally xxxx

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Happy Christmas

Morning to you all,

Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Christmas.   Hope you all have a lovely time. 

We also think of the loved ones that are no longer with us and how hard today will be for some people who may be experiencing their first Christmas without some of their nearest and dearest.  A day of mixed emotions for a lot of you and some will be sharing it with new additions to the family.........so here's a special hug to you all.


Coloured with Aquatints, Landscape, Perfectly Primary collections
Paper from stash
Sentiment Paper Smooches

Thanks for popping over.

Have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Let it snow.....

Good morning to you all.....it's been a while since I popped on here to share a card :(   


So here is one using an image form Penny Black.

The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir Aquatints which are just fantastic, so vibrant even though they are a watercolour medium.  I find colouring in with them so easy and the colours are fantastic.
I have used colours from the Landscape collection and Perfectly Primary, they blend very easily with water.
Cardstock from - Papermill Direct and Bazzil Basics
Die from Lil Inkers
Sentiment and image  - Penny Black


Hope you are all ready for the big day....only one more sleep.

Right better go and get busy in the kitchen! Well not too busy.

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Happy Christmas

Morning to you all,

I am just popping by to share a Christmas card that I managed to make at the weekend.  It has been a while since I managed to get to make cards.

This one is made using an image from Penny Black and I think it is so cute...reminds me of a certain Christmas advert that is on the T.V at the moment :)

This is for the December challenge at Spectrum Noir which is an easy one this time for me Clean and Simple :)




I have coloured it with Aquatints - landscape, perfectly primary and bright and beautiful collections
The dies are Doo Hickey
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat


Hope you have a good day and that the weather isn't too bad where you are.

Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 4 December 2014

My Favourite........Clean and Simple

Morning to you all,

Hope you are all doing ok.  
I have been away for the last few days looking after my Mum after she had an operation on her eye last Friday.  It was quite a stressful few days seeing her so uncomfortable and the after care was not pleasant for her or for Dad and I having to stand by and watch.  Anyway between us we got through and each day I am sure she will feel stronger :)


So over at Spectrum Noir our challenge for December is CAS you all know this is my favourite!
I haven't made many Christmas cards at all this year so I have got a few non Christmas cards to share over the next couple of weeks for the challenge.
The first one is using the super cute Bebunni...


I used the Aqua tints and a water brush to colour the image from the following collections 
Primary, Pastels and Bright and Beautiful
Derwent water colour paper
Ribbon from stash 
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Have a good day,
Thanks for popping over.

Hugs Sally xxx


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas and Winter Challenge at Spectrum Noir

Morning to you all,

Time is definitely whizzing by, another week almost over, it was only Monday 5 minutes ago!

Here is a CAS card for the November challenge at Spectrum Noir, coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and the shading with SN pens


One of my favourite bears :)   James from Lili of the Valley
Stitched circle die
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Button, twine and seam binding from stash
Spectrum Noir pencils -25, 26, 27, 58, 74, 86, 87, 110

Thanks for popping over, another busy day ahead for me and a pizza tasting session at work!  Can't be bad!

Thanks for popping over and sorry for not visiting you all as regularly :(

Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Spots and Stripes at Teddy Bo.....

Good morning to you all.

Hope you are doing ok.  Back to work for me after a lovely week off.   We did lots of chilling out and crochet was top of the agenda for me!  Mike also had a go and has made himself a scarf, how cool is that :)




I have a card to share for the new challenge at Teddy Bo......a nice easy one for you which is Spots and Stripes.
All you need to do is use a Teddy Bo image and follow the theme......  Hope you can join us

Teddy Bo - 260
Aqua Tints - Landscape, Brights, Primary and Pastels
Paper - Echo Park
Bauble die - Nestabilities
Twine and bell from stash
Pearls - Hobby House 



There are some fab new images available today from the Teddy Bo store ......pop back over to the challenge blog to see what the DT came up with .....they are some fab cards .

I would like to enter the stripes challenge at Creative Card Crew

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you can join us for the challenge.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xx






Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Snow Mouse

Morning to you all......
It's so nice to be off work for a few days :)........ lot's of time to play with my crafty toys too!


Here is a card using an image from Lil Inkers Designs - 

The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir Aquatints, which I am just absolutely loving!

I used colours from the Landscape collection andLandscape 61, Perfectly Primary 02, Pretty Pastels 05, Bright and Beautiful 15, Pretty Pastels 55

The tag die is from Nestabilities with a stitched circle die on top.
Ribbon from stash.


Thanks for popping over today 
Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Christmas Tag.......

Hello to you all,
Did you think I had vanished?   I have definitely neglected my blog over the last couple of weeks.  Work has been so busy that I haven't had a lot of time to share the few cards that I have got round to making.

I am now on holiday for a week so hope to get a few posts scheduled at least.

Here is a Christmas tag made for the Spectrum Noir November Challenge - Christmas - Winter - 

The image is from Crafters Companion, Moonbeam Meadow Christmas
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils -102, 87, 110, 104, 94, 57, 88, 26, 33, 74, 95, 21, 15 114
Snowflake - Lil Inkers
Ribbon, twine and bell from stash


Thanks for popping over today.
I am looking forward to an afternoon of crafting......including some crochet and some colouring :)

Have a good day xxx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Warm Winter Wishes...

Hello to you all,
I sound like a worn out record but where does the time keep going to.....November already and Christmas just around the corner.  The year has absolutely flown by!


I have been lucky enough to have a play with the new Aqua tints from Spectrum Noir..........
They are really vibrant liquid watercolours that can be used for all sorts of techniques for backgrounds, mixed media etc..... But me being me I played it safe and used them to colour in my stamped images.   I am very impressed with the colours and the finished result.

Here is one of my all time favourite images from Forever Friends coloured using the Landscape and Bright & Beautiful range of tints.  The image was stamped onto water colour card.




Sentiment from Pink Petticoat,
Snowflake die - Lil Inkers
Notebook die - Memory box I think.....not 100%


Thanks for popping over today.
Have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Add Pearls at Teddy Bo - Latest Challenge

Morning to you all,
Hope you are all doing OK.  Sending love and hugs to those that need them :)

It's time for another new challenge over at Teddy Bo and this time it's a really easy one for you....all you need to do is use a Teddy Bo image and add pearls! 


So here is what I came up with.....I used the new image called Bea with Bump.  I made an easel card for a change ;)




Coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils - 84, 85, 16, 74, 75, 114, 9, 110
Flat back pearls
Die cut baby grows
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

There are some fab images in the Teddy Bo shop from today.


Hope you can join us for the challenge.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 20 October 2014

My Little Tree.....

Morning to you all,
Hope you are all doing ok and enjoyed the weekend.

Just sharing a card today that I made for Spectrum Noir DT for the latest challenge - Embellishments

The image is from Lili of the Valley and is called - My Little Tree


Coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Tree - 58,59, 103
Skin- 5,88
Coat, scarf and hat - 92,93,85
Boots - 113,114
Trousers - 99

Notebook Die 
Twine from stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Have a great day.  I have a couple of days off later this week and I am so looking forward to it :)


I would like to enter the challenge - Get Ahead for Christmas at Penny Black and More

Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Just wanted to say......

Good morning!

Thursday again, I can't believe another week has almost passed by.

Just popping on with a quick post to share a card for the latest challenge at Spectrum Noir - Use Embellishments


The image is from the latest release at Crafters Companion - Moonbeam Meadow
The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils  

Bunting - 41,42,73,74,55,13,14
Mouse: 87,09,110
Grass: 57.58,59
Box and tag: 16,107,87


Memory Box - Bunting Die
Nestabilities - Circle and scallop circle dies
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Button and twine from stash

Thanks for popping over today.

Hello to my lovely new followers, can't believe I have reached over 300!

Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 13 October 2014

Missing you......Teddy Bo

Good evening,
Well what a horrible wet, cold and miserable day :(   At least I got to work from home today so I didn't have to venture out in it.

I just wanted to share this super cute Teddy Bo image....

The papers are MME
Stitched Die from - Die Namics
Button and twine form stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Spectrum NOir pencils -87, 86,110 93, 5 , 9

Hope you have a lovely evening.  I think I will be keeping warm with some crochet :)

Hugs Sally xxx


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

My first DT card for Teddy Bo Challenge - Anything Goes

Good morning!
I am very excited and slightly nervous to share my first card as part of the amazing Teddy Bo DT.
The challenge is Anything Goes, all you need to do is use a Teddy Bo image :)


Loved colouring Teddy BO.....

Teddy Bo_051
White card from Papermill Direct for card blank and to print the image.
PP - Making Memories - Just Chillin
Ric Rac Braid - American Crafts
Letters - Memory Box Typewriter die
Clouds - Memory Box 
Stitched rectangle die - Die Namics
Small Flower - punch
Liquid Pearls for the centre of the flowers
Stickles Glitter `glue - Crystal
Spectrum Noir pencils - 87, 86, 110, 56, 58, 59, 22, 9, 12, 13, 14 - blended with paper stumps and SN pencil blending solution.


Heres the latest images that are available from the Teddy Bo store, some of them are older images that have been re drawn to bring them more up to date. I think they are even more adorable.



Hope you can join us for the challenge, can't wait to see what you create, join us here

It's definitely worth joining in as this is what you could win

TEN GRAPHICS from the store for the winner and one each for the 2 runners up!

Have a fantastic day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Challenge - Spectrum Noir - Embellishments

Morning to you all,
Hope you are all ok..... not too bad over on my side at the moment :)

I am here to share a card that I made for the new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir FB page and the theme this month is embellishments......for most people that would be easy I guess but I struggled with this as you know I love my CAS style.

Anyways here we go ....just a few embellishments, I think seam binding, twine, wooden flower and a button count!


The image is from the brand new release over at Crafters Companion

I used the following Spectrum Noir pencils

Bear - 87,107
Flowers - 12,80,39,57,56

It's a super quick one to colour and could be used for so many different occasions.

Thanks for popping over today.

Have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Exciting news!!!

Helllooooo
Wow ......so I can't quite believe that I have been chosen to be on the Teddy Bo DT... but I have! I am so excited to be showcasing some fabulous images created by the super talented Gayle Cook.

It was a last minute decision to enter, but so glad that I did now :)

I coloured this image up at the weekend. I was going through a load of files from my old laptop and found my Teddy Bo folder with some very cute and adorable bears....
A very CAS card from me as usual but Teddy Bea looks so sweet I wanted to showcase her :)


Coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
87,110,04,09,34,74

Die Namics rectangle dies and typewriter letters
twine - Darice

Thanks for popping over this evening.

Have a good one.
Hugs Sally xxx


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wise Words


Hello everybody,
Hope you are all doing OK.....

I am here today to share a card for the  Friendship challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook Page

I have used the image Wise Words from Rachel Anne Miller



The patterned paper is from Jillibean Soup
Cloud die
Twine from stash
Image coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils


Owls- 87,108,110,107,74
Tree - 101,111,57,58,EB8
Sky - 74

Thanks for popping over today.

Hope you can join in the challenge...you have another week :)

Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

When you wish upon a star

Good afternoon to you all,
How are you all doing?....... I am not getting much spare time to come and visit you all so apologies for that :(

I am so happy that the super talented Gayle is back with the very cute and adorable bears at Teddy Bo.......I have missed these cute lil characters but it looks like they are back and even better than before.  Gayle is re drawing some of the original characters and they are available now as digital images here 

Here is a quick card that I put together using Teddy Bea...isn't she sweet :)



I have used Spectrum Noir pencils to colour her in

87, 107, 35, 36, 37, 4,13

Paper - Papemania 
Sentiment - computer generated

Have a good evening.
Hugs Sally xxx



Monday, 15 September 2014

Spectrum Noir Challenge - Friendships

Morning to you all.
Hope you had a good weekend.

Mine was OK, had a lovely visit with Mum and Dad on Saturday......  The rest of the weekend seemed to fly by as usual.

The September challenge over at Spectrum Noir is Friendships
for this card I have used a sweet image from Penny Black...I am still trying to go back and use some of my older images that haven't seen daylight for a while





Paper from stash
Bunting made from washi tape
sentiment - papermania
Image coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and a couple of pens


Hedgehog: 3,4,5, 8,114, 113, 102
Mouse : 107, 102, 87,8
Cake : 84,91,14,74
Cloth: 34,35,BP7
Grass: 58,59,DG3

Thanks for popping over and hope you can join in the challenge.

Hugs Sallyxx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

September Challenge over at Spectrum Noir - Friendships

Morning to you all,
Wow hasn't the weather been fantastic here in the UK for the last few days :)  Summer hasn't left us just yet.

Today is 36 years since my eldest brother was killed in a road accident.....It just doesn't seem possible and so long ago that I can bearly remember him....I was only 8 (given my age away now!)....nearly turning 9 so it almost feels like I never had an older brother.  I do miss him though, probably more in later years as I always wonder what he would have ended up doing...something practical...I think probably a Joiner as he loved woodwork :)...... Miss you Lee xx


Ok so I am here to share a card.....

As you know I am now on the Spectrum Noir DT so this is my first month of creating cards for the monthly challenges.....This month is Friendships
I was fortunate enough to be given some CC images to play with, so todays card is using a super cute image from Rachel Anne Miller called - Squeeze



Coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils

Outline: CT1
Face: 5,88
Coat: 61,62,63
Trousers:28
Hair: 87, 110

Bunny 16,86,87,29,34
Mouse :112

Paper from stash
Embossing folder - CC
Sentiment - CC

Thanks for stopping by today.
Love n hugs 
Sally xxxx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Another Ladybug Crafts Ink favourite........


Good morning to you all,

So I managed to survive week one of the new term!  It wasn't as bad as previous years :)

I have a card to share using another of my favourite images from Ladybug Crafts Ink as you will have seen in my previous post Kerry is closing the doors and so we are having a final challenge and the theme is "use your favourite image"  I have so many favourites it is always hard to choose.

Magnum is another much loved character from Ladybug Crafts Ink ...for this card I have used Tiptoeing Lily......it is available to buy for just £1.00
Make sure you head over to the shop and see all the other great images that are on sale.




The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils

87,110,8,114, 12

Ribbon and twine from stash.

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you get up to .........another crochet class for me :)

Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Last Challenge at LCI......

Hello, I am back again today to share my card for the very last challenge over at Ladybug Crafts Ink......after 5 years  Kerry has decided to call it a day so she can spend more time with her adorable Grandson.
I will be very sad to see the challenge end, it has been a great to be part of the DT but all good things must come to an end to make way for a new chapter to start.
Big thanks to Kerry for having me on the team :) 

For this last challenge some of the retired Ladybugs are joining us so I hope you will pop over to see what they have created......
I have used Cupcake Cutie - Cherry on Top.  It was a difficult choice as to know which image to choose for this challenge as it could have been any number of my favourites but this image was the very first one that I purchased from Ladybug Crafts Ink so thought it was the most apt.


I have coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pencils....
Face: 4,5,88
Cherry: 26,27
Top, Skirt,shoes and tights: 34,35,26
Hair:88,110
Ladder,87,88,110
Cupcake Case 16,88,87

Fluffy stuff for the cupcake frosting
Flat back pearls - The Hobby House
Die- Namics - Alphabet die 
Scallop die 
Bakers twine
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards


There is also a big sale starting today over at the shop here

ALL cling stamps will be on sale for £1 and all ribbon, felt, buttons and nailheads are 30% off. The Swarovski crystals will NOT be in the sale. 




Hope you can join us for this last challenge - the theme is choose your favourite image, it doesn't have to be a LCI image but it would be great if it was.

Thanks for popping over today.
Hugs Sally xxx



Monday, 1 September 2014

Back to School


Hello and Good morning,
September 1st already......

Wow! Where did the school holidays disappear to! At least the weather has been pretty kind, which makes a change for us here in the UK.

Today I have got a card to share using an image from Pollycrafts that I purchased ages ago...I think it may still be available as a stamp.....

Image coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils....


Paper - MME - School Daze
Star die cut - Sizzix
Die-Namics - Notepad insert die
Paper clip


Face: 4,5,88
Hair, 87,100,85, TN2
Skirt & Tie:70
Pencil: 93,84
Apple 26, DR5
Shirt & Socks: 114
Shoes: 120

Hope you all have a good day and if it is your first day back or even your first day at school it is a good one :)

Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Birthday Wishes

Happy Bank Holiday Monday....
Hope you are all having a good weekend.  Ours has been very enjoyable so far :)

Just wanted to share this card that I made using an image from Tiddly Inks called Birthday Wishes...

I have coloured it with Spectrum Noir pencils


Paper - MME
Bunting made from Washi tape
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Spectrum Noir Pencils
Face: 4,5,8,87
Dress and shoes: 23
Hair: 110,111,87,16
Hat: 66,23,79,47
Outline TB1

Have a lovely day.
Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs Sally xxx


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