Thursday, 7 May 2015

May Challenge - Use Flowers

Morning to you all,
It's been a while since I shared a card with you so apologies for not being around much recently.  My mind has been elsewhere over the last few weeks and haven't really felt like card making.  I think we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel though!

My card today is for the May challenge over at Spectrum Noir and the theme is use flowers - they can be part of the image on the paper, embellishments or die cuts....what could be easier?  Check out the DT cards here and details on how to enter

Coloured with Spectrum Aqua pens - Charcoal, slate, black, bud green, moss, red, violet, terracotta, fawn , gold, marigold

The stamp is from Crafters Companion Party Paws - Bamboo

Thanks for popping over today.

Have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Makey Bakey Wedding Mice

Good afternoon all,

Hope you are all doing ok.

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while :(  I just don't seem to have much time recently.

Well I have a card to share using an image form Crafters Companion....Makey Bakey Wedding Mice.. coloured with Spectrum Aqua Markers

Spectrum Aquas -Desert, fawn, chocolate,peach, blossom,topaz,begonia, scarlet, terracotta, charcoal, slate and gold.
Heart X cut die
Sentiments - Craftwork cards

Have a lovely evening.
Thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 17 April 2015

April Challenge at Spectrum Noir

Morning to you all,

Hope you are all's Friday again and more than half way through April! Blimey how did that happen!

When I saw the new stamps from Stamping Bella they were just too cute not to add a few to my shopping basket....  I have made it for the April challenge over at Spectrum Noir where you need to use Die Cuts...what could be easier.  You can use any image but just make sure you colour it with one of the Spectrum Noir colouring mediums.  
Check out the challenge here 
You could be in with a chance to win £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir goodies too :)

This one is stamped onto Crafters Companion watercolour cardstock and has been coloured with Spectrum Aqua pens.

Pig - blossom ,peach, jasmine
Chick - sunflower, gold, orange
Grass - bud green , moss
Dies - Spellbinders card creator and MFT

The sentiment came with the stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hope you can join us for the challenge.

Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Monday, 13 April 2015

Making Cards .....Tiddly Inks

Morning crafty friends,

Hope you are all well.

As some of you will have seen my now I have a couple of cards in the May edition of making cards :)

Both cards are using stamps from Tiddly Inks 

Tiddly Inks clear stamp set
White card stock - Papermill direct
Red Card stock - Papermania red capsule collection
Cloud die - MFT Somebunny
Patterned paper - Echo park - a perfect Summer
Glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Watercolour card - Crafters Companion
Border 1 die - paper Smooches
Rectangle die - Nestabilities

Spectrum aqua colours used:-
Sky - Kingfisher
Grass - bud green , moss
Girl - Hair - tan, chocolate, desert
Skin - Peach
Dress - Slate
Shoes - crimson, scarlet
Hedgehog, desert, peach, spice, chocolate

Tiddly Inks Clear stampset 
White cardstock - Papermill Direct 300gsm
Watercolour card - Crafters Companion
Patterned paper - Echo park a perfect Summer
Stitched circle die - MFT
Star die - Sizzix
Border Die - Paper smooches - Borders 1
Wink of Stella glitter brush - clear

Spectrum aqua colours used:-
Sun - Gold, yellow
Hair - Terracotta, chocolate, fawn
Skin - peach
Bikini and flip flops - Gold, amber, marigold, sunset
bag - tea, aquamarine
bucket and crab - scarlet, orange, terracotta

The magazine is packed full of great projects and there are 32 free papers too :)

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xx

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter...

Good morning,
Hope you are all doing ok.
Another quick post from me today.....

We will be seeing my Mum and Dad today...looking forward to spending the day together.   
It doesn't seem five minutes since it was Christmas and now Easter is upon us........where do the weeks go to?

Just wanted to share a couple of Easter cards with you

This one is a digital image - From the heart stamps
Coloured with Spectrum Aquas
Aquamarine, bud green, moss, scarlet, orange, gold, blossom , yellow, purple

Cute Penny Black image again coloured with Spectrum Aquas
Charcoal, slate, peach, blossom, bud green, gold, yellow, scarlet, purple

Have a great day whatever you get up to.

Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Spring Bouquet

Morning folks,

Hope you are all doing ok.

I have a card to share today that I made for the Stampendous and Spectrum Noir collaboration....  

I stamped the image onto Crafters Companion card and embossed with Silver Tinsel embossing powder from the Silver encrusted jewel kit...another fab product from Stampendous.
The image is called Blossom Bunched and I just used Spectrum Aquas, Aquamarine and Teal to colour it.

You can see more great cards from the DT over on the Spectrum Noir blog 

Have a good day and I will be back on Friday with another card using this image.

Catch you soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Spring is sure to follow

Good morning all,
Hope you are all doing ok.

A really quick post today.....

I saw this image over at From the heart stamps ...It cheered me up when I thought about Spring which is one of my favourite times of the year :)

Coloured with Spectrum aquas - Kingfisher, Sunflower, Gold, Wildflower, bud green, moss, amber
Stitched scallop die - Lil Inker Designs
Watercolour card - Crafters Companion

Thanks for stopping by.
Big hugs to those who need them.

Bye for now.
Sally xxx

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mothers Day...

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums out there.....extra special wishes to my Mum today especially after the last week.  Looking forward to seeing you today :)

It will no doubt be a difficult day for some who will be missing their Mums on this especial day so big hugs to you all too and a joyful day to those who are celebrating being a Mum for the first time.  An emotional day all round!

The card I am sharing is again coloured with Spectrum Aquas.....all my other colouring mediums are gathering dust at the moment...I'm sure it will be their turn again one day but for now these are my favourite.

A Lili of the Valley image 

Patterned paper - Hobby Craft -The Junior
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon was from Ladybug Crafts (no longer trading - sad face )
Crafters Companion water colour card
Spectrum Aquas - 
Moss, bud green, red violet, gold, sunflower
Fawn, desert, chocolate
Slate, blosson

I have also added Wink of Stella glitter which doesn't show up in the photo.

Have a lovely day everyone and extra special hugs to those who need them today.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sally xxxxx

Wednesday, 11 March 2015


Morning to you all,
Hope your week is going well.

Today I have a card to share with you that I coloured with Spectrum Aquas and added some detail with Spectrum Noir pencils
Stamp called Playtime -available from  Crafters Companion

Adding detail with pencil .....used this tutorial as inspiration....which is done with pens and pencils but you can get a similar effect   here
The image is stamped onto Crafters Companion water colour card with Staz on ink.

Colours - Begonia, spice, slate, tan, fawn, kingfisher, chocolate, peach and pencils 87 & 79

Thanks for stopping by.
Big hugs to you all.
Sally xxx

Friday, 6 March 2015

Happy Birthday Mum

Happy friday to you all...... and a Very Happy Birthday to you Mum!   Hope you have a lovely day.

I am so glad it's Friday this week as it certainly has been a week for me and not really in a good way but hey ho we have to soldier on :)

Here is the card that I made for Mum using cute bears from LOTV and of course my Spectrum Aquas

The Spectrum Aquas are used are desert, fawn, kingfisher, wild flower,yellow, crimson, purple
Crafters Companion Water colour card
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen - my new favourite thing

Hope you have a good day whatever you are doing.
Thanks as always for visiting and any comments you leave.

Bye for now.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Use a Sentiment

Morning to you all.....hope you are having a good week so far.
Mine has been a busy one and I am so looking forward to the weekend already!

There is a new monthly challenge over at Spectrum Noir and the theme is a nice easy one for you to join in with.....  Use a sentiment.

I made this card for the challenge using a LOTV image

Coloured with Spectrum Aquas
bud green, moss, slate, desert, gold, sunflower,blossom, scarlet, red violet, amber

This card make me think of Spring.....I think it is definitely on it's way :)

Hope you can join us for the just have to use Spectrum Noir products.

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

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Thinking of you........

Morning to you all, another week has come round very fast.

Hope you are all ok today.

I have a card to share for the "Use Red" challenge over at Spectrum Noir was a challenge as I don't usually use red that much and I wanted something other than a red heart for this one.

Sheena Douglas stamp 
Spectrum aquas - Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, moss green
Paper from stash
Stitched circle die - MFT
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Enamel dots - Doodlebug
Twine from stash

You still have a few days to enter the challenge and you could win some Spectrum Noir goodies :)

Have a good day
Hugs Sally xxxx

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Sorry I forgot.......

Morning to you all,
Hope you are all doing ok....special wishes and hugs to those of you who are not feeling too good at the moment.  Especially for you Mum, hope you start to feel better real soon.

I have a card to share today that I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.  I think the two mediums work really well together and you can get a great result.

Heres the colours for you:

Elephant - TB1 TB3 CT1 65, 68, 74
Grass - CG3, 57, 58
Flowers - 34, 37, 33
Mouse - 104, 87, 9
Background - OR1, 15, 19

Image - Rachel Anne Miller - Crafters Companion 

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

Thursday, 12 February 2015

If raindrops were kisses

I am following along the Love and Red theme this week for Valentines.

A very quick post to share another creation made for the Spectrum Noir challenge - Use Red

The image is from Penny Black coloured with Spectrum Aquas - Crimson, Scarlet and Desert

Not a lot to say about this one!  

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by.

Hope you can play along with the challenge and be in with a chance of winning some great Spectrum Noir goodies.

Still loving the Aqua markers :) 

Hugs Sally xxx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Buckets of Love ......

Morning to you all,

Hope you are all having a good week so far 

My card today is for the Spectrum Noir February Challenge  and the theme is Use Red

The image was from There She Goes Stamps 
Coloured with Spectrum Aquas - my new favourite thing in case you hadn't noticed.
Colours- Slate, charcoal, Crimson and scarlet
Glossy Accents
Embossing folder

Hope you can join us for the challenge over on the FB page .....

I would also like to join in the challenge over at Naughty or Nice

Are you feeling the love - Naughty or nice challenge

Thanks for popping over today
Hugs Sally xxx

Monday, 9 February 2015

Thelwell is here...........

Do you remember Thelwell from when you were a child.  Anyone around my age will no doubt remember......I wasn't really into horses but I do remember these great books and the fun illustrations.
Well you can get your hands on the images and a cd rom from Create and Craft from today :)

So excited to hopefully see of my cards on the show today.......  The Spectrum Noir design team had the opportunity to make cards using the images for the live launch show today.

Here are a couple of my samples......a couple more to follow tomorrow

Have a great day 
Hugs Sally xxx

Saturday, 7 February 2015


Morning to you all,

Hope you all have a lovely weekend planned .

I made this card last night so thought I would share it with you

The images are from MFT coloured with Spectrum Aquas - Slate, spice, begonia, scarlet, kingfisher, teal, sunset and bud green

The paper is from Making Memories  - Children at play

I have found a new favourite thing - Wink of stella glitter pens :) doesn't really show up that well but there is quite a bit of sparkle.

Have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxx

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Garland of hearts

Morning to you all.

Hope you are all doing ok......I had a great weekend for Dad's Birthday, it was lovely to spend time together with the family and especially good to see my brother and nephew.

I am here today to share a Fizzy Moon card.....super CAS and quick as usual for me :)

I have coloured this one with Distress Ink Markers
A new favourite thing that I have found is the Wink of Stella glitter brush :) -------- You know how I love my sparkles on my cards!

Have a good day.

Hugs Sally xxxx

Friday, 30 January 2015

Happy 80th Dad!

Hello to you all,

So today sees my Dad turning 80! A milestone surely, even though he doesn't seem to think so. Eight decades!

I have managed to get the day off to go an visit and I am so looking forward to sharing this great day with him.

He told me that he didn't want anything for his birthday and just for me to make him a nice pressure there then! 

So this is what I came up with as he does love to read.  I wanted a CAS card with no fuss as he says it's just another day! Gotta love him.

I used a Sheena Douglas stamp
Stamped in Tea Dye distress ink and then coloured with aqua tints - landscape collection and aqua markers - chocolate and desert
The sentiment is using stanps from Ladybug Crafts Ink (sadly no longer trading )

Well I really must dash, still got a lot to do and a little surprise in store for Dad later ;)

Have a good day whatever you are up to.  Hope the snow doesn't hinder any of your plans as we have been hoping it wouldn't get in the way of our day together.

Lots of hugs

A very very Happy Birthday Dad...Love you xxxx

Sally xxxx

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Best Friends...

Happy Saturday!

I have lots and lots of card to make today......some for a brand new launch too :)))

I don't think I will be moving far from my craft room today!

Just wanted to share another card with you today made with a Penny Black image and coloured with the new Spectrum Aquas!  Have I already mentioned that I love these pens :)  They are available to buy now over at Crafters Companion  Have a look here    

If you have some Spectrum products then it would be great to see your creations over at the FB challenge page and you could win £30 worth of goodies 

The image was stamped onto Crafters companion water colour card which is great with the pens, the colour blends out really well and doesn't leave any lines when you colour direct to the card and blend out with water like some does.

Spectrum Aquas 
Hedgies - Charcoal, slate, peach, blossom
Pot - Terracotta, Boulder, Fawn
Grass - Bud green, moss

Really simple style again, the die is from Lil Inkers and the sentiment from Ladybug Crafts Ink (sadly no longer available)

Right I better get cracking on all my projects!

See you again soon.
Have a great day.

Hugs Sally xxxx

Monday, 19 January 2015

Duckling.... Flowers for you ........

Morning to you all,
Hope you are managing to keep warm and cosy :)

I know I didn't need any new stamps but I couldn't resist this one from Penny Black called's great as a quick image to colour (Thanks Sarah :))

Coloured with new Spectrum Aquas - rose pink, begonia, bud green, moss, slate, desert, sunflower and gold.

The image was stamped with black archival ink onto Crafters Companion water colour card.
Notebook die from MFT
Sentiment - Crafters Companion 
Twine and pearls from stash
Paper - Hobbycraft

Hope you can join us for the Spectrum Noir challenge this month which is Anything Goes - You could win yourself £30 of Spectrum Noir goodies by playing along.

As I haven't joined in with any challenges for so long I would like to join Naughty or Nice where the theme is new, new, new - I have used a new stamp and new Spectrum aqua pens.

Have a good day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sally xxx

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Wishing you........

Morning to you all,
Hope you are having a lovely weekend..... not much happening here other than lots of crafting :)

I am truly hooked on water colouring at the moment and have had the opportunity to use the Spectrum Aqua tints and the new Spectrum Aqua pens both of which I love for different reasons.

This image from Crafters Companion was coloured with the Aquatints

 Collections used Landscape, Pretty Pastels, Bright and Beautiful

The image is stamped onto Crafters Companion water colour card with Archival ink and then the aquatints are blended with a water brush.  I love the vibrancy of the colours even though they are a water based ink.

Hope to have a few more cards to share this week.

Have a good day and thanks for popping over today.

Hugs Sally xxxx

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Anything Goes at Spectrum Noir for January

Morning to you all.....

Hope you are all well.

I am here today to share a card for the Anything Goes challenge over on the Spectrum Noir FB page which Blogger isn't let me link up :(

This is a Bebunni image coloured with the fantastic new Spectrum Aqua markers that were launched on Sunday at the CHA in California.  I have been lucky enough to try the pens out and I really do love how easy they are to use and how easy the colours blend either on the card stock or on an acrylic block

The image was stamped onto Crafters Companion watercolour card and coloured with the following colours
Charcoal, slate, desert, topaz, purple, kingfisher, peach , purple, rose pink, crimson, sunflower, orange, aquamarine.
I added glossy accents to the cake and a hint of glitter as usual :)
The patterned paper is from Hobbycraft and twine from stash.

Have a good day and thanks for popping over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Giant cake

Morning to you all,
Hope you are all doing ok and getting back into the swing of work after the Christmas and New Year break.  

I made a few cards at the weekend and one of them I am sharing today.  Made using a Lili of the Valley image called Giant Cake

Coloured with Spectrum noir Aquatints which I am still loving :)  The colours are great and I love the finished result- I used colours from Landscape, Perfectly primary and bright & Beautiful collections.  
The image was stamped onto Crafters companion watercolour card and the tints blended with a waterbrush.
The banner is - Poppy stamps plain banner
Sentiments from There she goes stamp set 

Thanks for stopping by today

Hugs Sally xxx

Friday, 2 January 2015

Catch up....

Happy New Year to you all.....hope you all enjoyed the festivities and also managed to relax and chill a little bit too.  
I haven't been well on and off since Boxing Day night with what I think is gallbladder or gall stone problems :(   I have been in bed for a couple of days and an afternoon so I must be poorly as I never take to my bed.  Feeling not too bad today and ventured out for a bit to pick up a few groceries.

I haven't made any new years resolutions other than going back to Slimming World last week and really want to get stuck back into that again this year.  I have still lost just over 3 stone so that's pretty good for me to have maintained the loss really for most of last year but I have a long way still to go and need to get on the losing streak again.

I have a card to share that again is CAS.....should I try a different style...probably but I just find it so difficult so I am just going to keep doing what I enjoy.

This one is for the challenge over at Spectrum Noir

This is coloured with Spectrum Noir Aquatints which I still love
I used colours from Bright and Beautiful, Landscape and Perfectly Primary.
The image is by Rachel Anne Miller and is available from Crafters Companion.

Off to do as little bit more colouring I think.

Thanks again for popping over.

Hugs Sally xxxx

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