Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Chirstmas

Hello, I just wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope that 2015 will be a great year for you all and filled wit lots of wonderful Craftiness.
       Sally.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Winter Wishes


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses yet another of the wood effect backgrounds I made for my tutorial. I have also used a stamp called 'Penguin & Igloo' by Whipper Snapper Designs. I stamped the image with Archival Black ink and coloured it with Distress Inks, before adding some glitter. The Design papers I have used are by First Edition and Ii have used my Silhouette to cut the circle frame. The largest snowflake has been cut using a die from Crafts- Too from white paper, which had been covered with double sided adhesive sheet and chunky and fine crystal glitters applied. The medium and smaller snowflakes are dies from Marianne Designs. The sentiment is a stamp from Personal Impressions. The ribbon and the pearls wrapped around the frame are from some gift wrapping that I bought from my local supermarket. The Rhinestone Sparkler is from Hobby House and the pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Thanks for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you like it.
            Sally.



Monday, 15 December 2014

Robin Wreath


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses one of the wood effect backgrounds I created the other day. This is the second background that uses the original technique and the Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks, along with the Gilding waxes and Spectrum Noir pen. I have used my Silhouette to cut the wreath (which was a free shape of the week) from Core'dinations Kraft Core in two different browns. I then embossed the die cuts with a wood grain effect embossing folder and inked the embossing with Walnut Stain Distress Ink before layering together. The robin stamp is from a Craft UK stamp sheet and has been stamped with 'London Fog' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic Markers. I have used Spellbinders circle dies to cut the center piece and added a sentiment that was cut with a Cheery- Lynn die. I also used some paper from K and Company's Winter Winderland paper pad for the layering. The mini wooden snowflakes were taken from some gift wrapping ribbon that I bought from a supermarket and the little wreath charm came free with a craft magazine last year. I have finished the card with a red satin double bow and some Stickles glitter glue. The finished card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:




Hope you like this card an thanks for visiting. 
      Sally.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Wood Effect Paper Tutorial

Just a quick post to let you know that I have done a very quick tutorial on how I made the background paper on the Reindeer Card. The tutorial can be found on the tab at the top of my blog.  I will try and get a better tutorial done later,  but it was the best I could do at the moment.
      Sally.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Merry Christmas Stocking


Hello, today's card uses an image from the Daisy Mae Draws 'Warmest Wishes' art pad by Hobby House. I have coloured the image with Copic markers and a gold gel pen, before cutting it out. The sentiment is a stamp from Anita's that I must have had for about ten years now and never used before. I stamped the sentiment with Black Archival Ink onto white card, then inked the edges with Distress Ink and ran the card through a snowflake embossing folder by Darice and added some 'Pearl Moon' gilding wax. The background papers are from K ad Company and I have also used some red Core'dinations card stock. The ribbon and little wooden stars are from Whitby Crafts and the snowflakes have been cut using dies from Marianne Designs, which have also been embossed and inked. I have finished the card with some gold faux stitching and Stickles glitter glue. The card is 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like my card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
     Sally.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Crafty Cardmakers Christmas Challenge


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More and the theme this time around is Christmas. For this challenge we are being sponsored by Sir Stampalot and fellow CCM DT member Kim Reygate is giving away a bag of crafty goodies. 

For my card I have had a go at making some faux wood effect paper with various colours of Distress Inks, 'Autumn Bronze' and 'Pearl Moon' Gilding Wax by Creative Expressions and a Brown Spectrum Noir Pen. I then stamped the Reindeer image which is from Personal Impressions in Black Archival Ink. When the ink was dry I added some slight colour and shading with Copic markers and a white gel pen. The damask background paper was made using Distress Inks, Pearl spray and the 'Cultivated' Embossing folder by Couture Creations, along with some more of the Gilding waxes. I used a die from Crafts- Too to cut the aperture and layered onto red card stock. The sentiment stamp was free with a craft magazine and was cut out with a label die, also from Crafts- Too. The foliage is a Marianne Designs Die and the flowers are a Tonic Punch. I finished the card with a bow made with red and gold organza ribbon, some pearls and glitter. The card is 6 1/2 x 61/2  inches. 

I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge, and please take the time to visit my fellow design team members blogs as they have created some amazing cards. Thanks for stopping by.
            Sally.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Joy Bunting











Hello, today I have some Christmas themed bunting to share with you. The bunting itself was cut using my Silhouette and a free cut file from http://www.birdscards.com/. I used Kraft card stock for the base layer and white card for the scalloped layer, to which I added some glitter. The letters were cut from green patterned card with my Silhouette and a font from my computer. I then ran the letters through the 'Cultivated' embossing folder by Couture Creations and sanded the raised areas, before adding some 'Antique Linen' Distress Ink. I also added some glitter to the letters and made a shadow for them out of some more Kraft card. The snowflakes are dies from Marianne Designs and Crafts- Too and have been cut from white card, before being embossed with the same folder and Distress Ink applied. I used an old Cardinal stamp from Rubber Stampede for the middle of the O and coloured it with Copic Markers. The papers I have used are from an old paper pad by First Edition. The embroidered Ric Rac ribbon is from my local craft shop and the green organza ribbon and red bakers twine are from a local supermarket. I finished the bunting with some pearls and buttons from my stash.






I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/

http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
      Sally.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Gingerbread Noel


Hi, today I have a quick card to share with you that I have made using another image from the 'Warmest Wishes' art book by Hobby House. I have coloured the image with Copic markers and added some Glossy Accents and glitter. I have used Papertake Weekly Sketch  #95 for the layout and the backing papers are from Die Cuts With A View. I have also used some Kraft card stock, gingham ribbon, silver twine and some buttons and pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:


Hope you lie it and thanks for stopping by.
          Sally.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Crafty Cardmakers Cut It Out Challenge


Hi, today is the start of the new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More, which is 'Cut It Out'. So this time we want to see cards where you have used Die cuts and, or Punches. 

For the main focal point on my card I used a die from Crafts- Too called 'Merry Christmas Angels'. I cut the image twice from Kraft card and cut the sentiment free from the ornaments before adding gold gilding wax. I then cut the angels from white card and added Stickles to the wings and coloured their faces and hair with Copic markers. I cut the dresses and bauble from scraps of different patterned papers, then stuck them on top of the Kraft base. I cut the white frame and it's Kraft card mat using my Silhouette and an image from the Silhouette Store. I then threaded two strands of twine through the small square holes in the frame. The backing papers I have used came free with the Molly Blooms 'Christmas Carnival' Magazine, as did the buttons. I used a gold gel pen to add faux stitching around the white frame and details to the angels and bauble. More Stickles to finish, along with some pearls and bows from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. 

I hope you like my take on this challenge and please take the time to check out my fellow Design Team members blogs as they are packed full of inspiration and creativity. Also, this weeks prize is the super stamp from Hobby Art and a gift certificate from Di's Digis.



     Sally.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Cars


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that I have made using my Silhouette. The car was a cutting file that I bought from the Silhouette Store and the clouds came as a free shape with the Silhouette Portrait machine and I used one of the fonts from my computer to cut the name and number. I enlarged one of the card wheels, cut it, them ran it through the 'Heavy Duty' embossing folder from Couture Creations to create a tyre effect. The 'Happy Birthday' stamp is from Woodware and I hand cut the Traffic lights and the road. The papers I have used are from My Minds Eye 'Lime Twist- Out Of The Blue' 6 x 6 paper pad and for the die cuts I have Papermania coloured card stock. I have also added some Glossy Accents to the cars, traffic lights and number. The finished card measures 6 1/2 x 61/2 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. 
      Sally. 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Three Christmas Owls


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that once again uses an image from a Hobby House Art Pad. This image is from the 'Magic Of Christmas' pad by Daisy Mae Draws and has been coloured with Copic markers and a white gel pen. I have also added some Silver Gilding Flake and Glossy Accents. The background papers came free with an issue of the Papercrafter Magazine and some red Bazzill card stock. The sentiment came with the Molly Blooms 'Christmas Carnival' magazine and has been stamped with Black Archival Ink. The holly and star embellishments are metal and came with an old Hot Off The Press card making kit. The star was originally gold so I covered it with Tacky Glue and added Silver Gilding Flakes to make it match the stars on the image. The gems,ribbons and glitter were from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
        Sally.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Season's Greetings Snowman


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses one of the Daisy Mae Draws images from the 'Warmest Wishes' art pad by The Hobby House. I have coloured the image with Copic markers and a white gel pen, before adding some Glossy Accents and lots of glitter. I then cut the image out with a die from Crafts- Too. The backing papers are from an old Hot Off The Press card making kit and I have also used some Papermania card in blue and purple and some Kraft card. The snowflakes have been cut with some dies from Marianne Designs and they have also been glittered. The sentiment stamp came included with the Molly Blooms 'Christmas Carnival' magazine and has been stamped with Black Archival ink. The buttons, ribbons, charm and pearls were from my stash. The finished card measures 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
           Sally.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Rodney Reindeer


Hello, today I have made a card using a stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs called 'Rodney Reindeer'. I stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic markers and a white gel pen. The background behind the reindeer was made using 'Broken China' Distress Ink and some Pearl Mists. I have used some chunky glitter for the snow and Perfect Pearls for the falling snow. The tickets are stamps from Inkadinkado and the sentiment is a stamp from Hero Arts. The background paper is from K and Company and I have also added some Kraft and white card stock for the layering. I have used some snowflake die cuts on the background and for the foliage behind the large Poinsettia and the Holly leaves and Poinsettia dies are all from Crafts- Too. I have finished the card with some ribbon, lace, pearls and Glossy Accents. The card measures 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 




Hope you like my creation and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Crafty Cardmakers and More It's Only Words Challenge


Hi, I am back today with a card that I have made for the new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More. The challenge this time is 'It's Only Words', which means that the sentiment has to be a main focus on your design.

I have chosen to make a Halloween style card for this challenge. I cut the spiders web using my Silhouette from black card, then applied some crystal glitter. The text stamp has been stamped with Archival black ink onto some patterned paper that I cut to the same size as the middle of the web. I then applied some more glitter to the edges and some glossy accents to the centre. The orange backing paper is from K and Company's Que Sera Sera paper pad and has been embossed with the 'Ornate Diamonds' embossing folder from Couture Creations. The purple backing layer had been made using 'Dusty Concorde' Distress Ink and Pearl Mist Spay. The flowers have been made using a Tonic 'Petal Pairs' punch and some Marianne Designs dies and 'Rusty Hinge' and 'Dusty Concorde' Distress Ink. The die cut leaves have been cut using a die from Crafts- Too. I have added some metal leaves that I have coloured green, a silver key to which I have added some gems and a bottle of Purple Potion that has been made using Acrylic paint, Glossy Accents and Glitter. The spider is an embellishment by Tim Holtz that I have added some Silver gilding wax to. I have also added a home made hat pin, a 'fanged mouth' charm, black lace, orange skull ribbon, some black pearls and just a few purple gems on sticks from my stash.

I hope you like my creation and thanks for taking the time to stop by. 
           Sally.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Gingerbread Men Tag


Hi, just a quick post today to share a Christmas gift tag that I have made. The stamps and papers are from the Molly Blooms 'Christmas Carnival' magazine, and the images have been stamped with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers. I have used some Spellbinder's dies to cut the layers of patterned papers and a Tonic punch for the Poinsettia. The base is cut from Kraft card stock using a die from Provo Craft and has been stamped with a swirl stamp. The ribbon and button also came with the Molly Blooms magazine and the bakers twine and gems are from my stash. The tag measures about 3 1/2 x 3 inches.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
          Sally. 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Eurasian Blues


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a set of stamps from Hobby Art called 'Bird Song'. I have stamped the birds and branches with 'London Fog' Memento Ink and coloured them with Copic markers and a white gel pen. I then cut out the birds and branches and adhered them to the card with 3D Glue Gel. The Kraft floral lattice layer and the octagonal layers were cut from my Silhouette and glitter and pearls have been added before being stuck to a white base card. The background paper is from K & Company. I have finished the card by adding some more glitter to the edges and some Glossy Accents to the birds beaks and eyes. The card is 7 x 7 inches.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/

I hope you like it and thanks for visiting. 
     Sally.


Saturday, 4 October 2014

Warm Winter Wishes


Hi, today I have a card to share with you using a stamp from Inkadinkado. I stamped the image and coloured it with Copic Markers before adding Glossy Accents to the eyes, holly leaves and carrot nose. The background paper I used is from K and Company. I made some texture paste using a tutorial by Pamellia Johnson, which can be found Here, and spread it through a Tim Holtz 'Honeycomb' stencil. The recipe for the home made texture paste is by far the best that I have tried so please pop on over and take a look for yourself as the cards and projects there are amazing. The ornate frame was cut from white card on my Silhouette and sprayed with Pearl Mist Spray. The Kraft card base was also cut using my Silhouette and edged with clear glitter. I have also made a Poinsettia and Holly leaves using a die set from Crafts- Too from Kraft Core card stock, to which I added even more texture paste. I also added more texture paste to the edge of the image and to the felt and metal snowflake embellishments. I finished the card with some lace and pearls from my stash, which I inserted underneath the Snowman. The card is 8 x 8 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
         Sally.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Crafty Cardmakers and More Triple B Challenge


Hi, It's time for a new challenge at Craft Cardmakers and More and the challenge this time is 'Triple B'. You have to chose three of the five following things to include on your project.
                               Butterflies
                               Blue
                               Birthday
                               Banners
                               Buttons
Please pop on over to the Crafty Cardmakers and More blog to see the beautiful inspiration that the rest of the Design Team have created and to check out the prize, which is a fab set of stamps.

For this challenge I have chosen to use Butterflies, Birthday and Banners. I have used the 'Butterflies' stamp set from Hobby Art and stamped a selection of butterflies, masking each one after I had stamped it. I coloured the butterflies with Copic markers and a white gel pen. I then added some glitter to the butterflies wings and some glossy accents to the three top most butterflies. I then coloured the background with a selection of green Copic Markers before again masking the butterflies and stamping a fern stamp with 'Peeled Paint' Distress Ink. The text stamp is from Woodware and has been stamped onto a hand cut banner. I have used Core'dinations card stock for the layering. The finished card is 6 x 6 inches.

Hope you like my interpretation of the 'Triple B' challenge and thanks for visiting.
      Sally.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Oriental Tag


Hello, today I have a tag to share with you that I have made using the 'Chinese Lantern' clear stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. I have stamped the large lantern with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured with it with Copic markers and a coat of Glossy Accents. The smaller lanterns have been stamped with black Archival ink onto Glassine  and coloured again with Copic's. The background was made by making a mask from copy paper and inking the mountains with various colours of Distress Ink. I then applied some Inka-Gold Metal Gloss Paint with a sponge to create the mist and waterfall. I used a black micron pen to outline the mountains. I finished the background by stamping the floral element from the 'Chines Lantern' stamp set and painting it with Distress Ink. The ribbon, lace, pearls and metal coin are from my stash.

I would like to enter this challenge into the following challenge: http://chocolatebaroquechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 



Hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to visit.
      Sally.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Dog And Tulips


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a stamp from Wild Rose Studio called 'Dog and Tulips'. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers and a white gel pen for the highlights. I have added some 'Broken China' Distress Ink around the edge of the image before adding some 'Pearl Moon' Gilding wax from Creative Expressions. The background papers are from Joy Crafts and the bottom layer has been embossed with a floral embossing folder from Creative Expressions. I then sanded the colour from the paper and added some more 'Pearl Moon' gilding wax. I have used Kraft Card and White Card Stock for the layering. The flower was made using a die from Pinflair and the leave were cut using a die from Crafts- Too. The gems on sticks and purple flower embellishments are from my stash and the sentiment is from an Inky-Doodles stamp set. I have finished the card with some Purple gems and Stickles Glitter Glue. The card measures 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:





Hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
       Sally. 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Crafty Cardmakers And More Ribbons/Lace and Pearls Challenge


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made for my first challenge as part of the Crafty Cardmakers and More Design Team. I am really excited to be part of their team. 

It's a gloomy, foggy day where I am today, so sorry for the 'Not So Great' Photo. For this card I have used an image from the Elizabeth Bell Ready To Colour Art Pad from Hobby House and coloured the image with Copic Markers and a white gel pen. I have added some Stickles and Glossy Accents to the water on the image. The backing papers are from My Minds Eye's 'Totally Girl' paper pad and I have used some Kraft card and white card stock for the layering. I have used dies from 'Crafts- Too' for the flowers and the shape of the image. I have also used the 'Happy Birthday' tag from K and Co. I have used some pink organza ribbon, lace and Pearls to finish. 

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
    Sally. 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Dragon Daydreams


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a dragon stamp from Stamps Happen Inc. I have stamped the dragon with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic Markers and a White Gel pen. The green dragon skin paper has been made using some paper from Joanna Sheen and has been embossed with an embossing folder. The gold layers have been made using Gilding Flakes from Cosmic Shimmer and the red layering has been made using Distress Inks. I have also made a story book using a stamp from Dimension 4th. The castle, book papers and crown are from Die Cuts With A View 'Once Upon A Time' collection. I have used the 'Fancy Flourish' die from Cheery- Lynn and a Tonic Punch for the flowers. I have also used some ribbons, a cross charm, some bead pins, a Knight button and a bottle of 'Dragon Dust' from my stash. The card has been finished with some Gold Perfect Pearls, Stickles and Glossy Accents. The card measures 7 x 7 inches. I am entering this card as a chance to be on the DT for Crafty Cardmakers and More.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
        Sally.


Friday, 15 August 2014

Hugs & Fishes


Hi, today I have a card to show you that uses some stamps from Creative Expressions. I have stamped the images with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic Markers, then decoupaged them to create dimension. The dotty background papers are from 'My Minds Eye'. The Distressed wood paper has been made by painting some white card with Acrylic Paint, then run through an embossing folder, before being sanded and having 'Weathered Wood' Distress ink applied. I then cut a hole in the wood layer and peeled back the edges to create a sort of porthole. The Text stamp also came with the stamp sets. I then made some sand using some embossing powders and 'Glossy Accents' which is a Tutorial in Tim Holtz's blog. I finished the card with some shell embellishments and some pearls. The card measures 5 1/2 x 51/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. 
     Sally.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Greetings From The North Pole


Hi, today I have a Christmas card to show you. I thought I had better make a start so I don't have a huge amount to make all in one go. I have used some stamps from a stamp set from Hobby Art called 'Santa's Reindeer'. I have stamped the Reindeer and the trees and fence stamps to make a scene and the Robin and Log stamp with Archival Black Ink and coloured the images with Distress Inks. I then used some white embossing powder for the snow on the ground and fence posts and some 'Shabby White' Fran-tage embossing powder for the snow. The pine branches have also been stamped from the stamp set and coloured with Distress Inks. The background papers are from K and Company and the lace, pearls, Jingle Bell buttons and North Pole sign are from my stash. I have also stamped some Hoof Prints down the left side of the brown paper panel, which was also included on the stamp set. I have finished the card with some Stickles Glitter Glue. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
    Sally.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

With Love On Your Birthday


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using the 'Taste Of India' stamps by Sheena Douglass. The elephant has been stamped with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic Markers and Twinkling H2O's. The ornate frame has been cut using my Silhouette cutting machine, as have the other layers of the card. The gold layer of the ornate frame has also been embossed using a Sheena Douglass embossing folder which came free with this months Simply Cards And Papercrafts magazine, as was the sentiment stamp. The flowers have been made with a Tonic Punch and the leaves are from a Crafts Too die cut. The card has been finished with some Perfect Pearls and gold organza ribbon. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
         Sally.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bird Song


Hi, today I have a card to show you using a set of stamps from Hobby Art called 'Bird Song'. I have stamped the image with Archival Black ink and coloured using Distress Ink. The background papers are from the 'Fairy Belle' paper pad by Prima. The sentiment came included on the stamp sheet. The flowers have been made using a Tonic 'Petal Pairs' Punch and the leaves have been cut with my Silhouette. The lace and Pearls and Stickles are from my stash. I have finished the card with some 'Shabby White' Fran-tage embossing powder. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.

Hope you like this card, it is one of my favourites that I have ever made.
  Sally.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Butterfly Dream


Hi, today I have a card to show you using some stamps from Hobby Art's 'Butterflies' stamp set. I have stamped the butterflies with 'Versamark' ink and heat embossed with black powder. I the painted them with 'Twinkling H2O's'. I have also used 'Gemstones' Gilding Flakes by Cosmic Shimmer and the THS019 stencil by Tim Holtz to create the background under the butterflies. The other background papers are from Craftstyle and I have also inked through the same Tim Holtz stencil with 'Walnut Stain' Distress ink onto the background paper. The sentiment has also been stamped, embossed and painted with H2O's. The flourish is a die from Cheery- Lynn and the roses have been made using a Jewelry Clay and a silicone mould. I have added some gilding wax and Pearls to finish. The card is 6 x 6 inches.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
      Sally.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Bon Voyage


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using an image by Elizabeth Bell that comes from the 'Summer Daze' Ready To Colour Art Book from Hobby Craft. I have coloured the image using Copic Markers and white and gold gel pens. The background papers are from My Minds Eye. Behind the boy there is a beach scene from Kanban, but it is hard to see as I have added some 'Pearl Moon' Gilding Wax from Creative Expressions and I couldn't get a photo without a lot of glare. The base card and the twine threaded layer have been cut using my Silhouette and the twine is from my local craft shop. I have also used some Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes for the layers. The seaweed border has also been cut using the Silhouette. The sentiment is from Kanban and the Pearls, Crab button and shells are from my stash. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. I have also used sketch #42 from Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
        Sally.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Flowers For You


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using 'Parker The Panda' stamp from Trimcraft. I have stamped the image using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic Markers and a white gel pen. The background papers are from the 'Animal Antics' collection by First Edition. The base card and all the layers have been cut out using my Silhouette. The large flowers have been made using a die from Prickley Pear and the smaller flowers have been cut using a Tonic Punch. The leaves are dies from Marianne Designs. I have finished the card with some Gold Perfect Pearls and some Diamond Stickles glitter glue. The sentiment is a stamp from my stash. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting. 
             Sally.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Have A Beautiful Day


Hello, today I have a card to show you using another Elizabeth Bell image from the 'Merry Weather' Art Book from Hobby House. I have coloured the image with Copic Markers and white and gold gel pens. The sentiment stamp and butterfly stamp are from the 'Butterflies' stamp set by Hobby Art. The backing papers are from the 'Frolic' Stack Pad from Forever In Time. The scalloped card base has been cut using my Silhouette cutting machine and I have used Spellbinders dies for the scalloped Oval and the flowers and sentiment tab are dies from Crafts- Too. I have added some Pearls (74 to be exact), some lace and Stickles Glitter Glue to finish. 


Here's a picture of the inside of the card which has also been decorated. The card measures 6 1/2 x 61/2 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
          Sally.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Sunny Days


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a stamp from Lili Of The Valley called 'Man's Best Friend'. I have stamped the Image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured using Copic Markers. The backing papers are from My Minds Eye 'Lime Twist- Fly A Kite' paper pad. I have decoupaged the kites and clouds and cut some grass from some green dotty paper. The lattice background was a free download for the Silhouette from http://www.birdscards.com/. The sentiment stamp is also from Lil Of The Valley and I have used a Spellbinders die for the scalloped circle. The card measures 6 x 6 inches.

I  would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
           Sally.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Hobby Horse Girl


Hi, today I have a card to show you that uses another one of the Elizabeth Bell images from the 'Merry Weather' Art Pad by Hobby House. I have coloured the image with Copic Markers and white and silver gel pens. The background papers are from My Minds Eye 'Lime Twist- Out Of The Blue' 6 x 6 paper pad. I have also used card stock from Die Cuts With A View for the layering and flowers. The large ornate oval has been cut using the Silhouette, as has it's mats and layers. The flowers have been cut using a variety of metal dies and the ribbon, lace pearls and charm are form my stash. The scalloped circle has been cut using a Spellbinders die and the sentiment stamp is from Lili Of The Valley. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like it and thanks for looking by.
          Sally.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Best Wishes Little Girl


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using an image by Elizabeth Bell from the 'Merry Weather' ready to colour art book from Hobby House. I have coloured the image with Copic markers and a white gel pen. The background papers I have used are from the 'Vintage Bloom' paper pad by Aspire. I have used my new Silhouette Cutting Machine that arrived yesterday to cut mostly the whole card, including the large circle which is one of the free designs that came with the machine along with the tag for the sentiment. The lattice background, flowers and border have also been cut using the machine. I had hoped that buying this machine would make my crafting speed up, but I have found that it now takes me twice as long to create anything because I am having two much fun playing around with all the different designs and effects etc. The lace and pearls are from my local haberdashery and the sentiment is a stamp from my stash. The butterfly's have been cut from the backing paper and I have finished the card with some Stickles glitter glue. The card measures 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
         Sally.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Footballer


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using the 'Super Striker' stamp from Lili Of The Valley. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured using Copic markers. The background papers are from My Minds Eye's 'Complete Boy' paper pad. The fence die is from Marianne Designs and I have also used Spellbinders dies for the image layer and the scalloped circle. The sentiment stamp is also from Lili Of The Valley and the trainers have been stamped again, coloured and cut out for embellishments. The twine, button, ribbon and Perfect Pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: 


http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
          Sally.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Princess Criss Cross Card



Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using some stamps and papers from the 'Princess Fairytale' collection from Dovecraft. I have stamped the Images with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic Markers. I have hand stitched the background papers and used a Distressing tool and Distress Ink on the edges. The pearls and lace are from my stash, as are the butterfly stickers. The flowers have been made using a die from Pinflair and the leaves are beads on wire. The sentiment stamp is from Lili Of The Valley and I have finished the card with some Sitckles glitter glue. The card is 5 x 5 inches. 


Here is a view of the inside panel. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:




Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
            Sally.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Vintage Floral Tag


Hi, today I have a tag to show you that I have made. The floral is a die from Crafts- Too and has been cut from Core-dinations card stock and pink backing paper. The backing papers I have used are from Joy Crafts. I have used a sentiment stamp from Prickly Pear to create a small scroll. The butterfly stamp came from the £ bin from my local craft shop. I have also stamped and embossed with white powder a Fleur De Lis background stamp from Verve. I have used Spellbinders dies to create the shape at the the top right corner. I have added some hand stitching around the tag as well as two different types of lace and some small pearl flowers. I have finished the card with some buttons, pearls and Stickles glitter glue. The tag is 4 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
           Sally.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Happy Birthday Center Step Card


Hi, today I have card to show you that I have made using the 'Fairy With Dove' stamp from Lili Of The Valley. I have stamped the image and coloured it using Copic Markers. The backing papers are from the 'Bonnets & Bowties' paper collection which came with the sentiment stamp, and was free with this months 'Simply Cards And Papercrafts' magazine. I have used a die from Crafts- Too for the flourishes and the bird. The flowers were made using a die from Prickley Pear and I have also used Spellbinder dies for the circles. I have finished the card with some Perfect Pearls, Sitckles and Glossy Accents. The card is 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 





Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
     Sally.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Thank You Owl


Hello, today I have a card to show you using and owl stamp from Personal Impressions. I have stamped the image twice with black ink and coloured using Copic markers. The background papers are from Joy Crafts and have been distressed and altered with 'Stormy Sky' Distress Ink and silver gilding wax. The flowers are Marianne Designs dies. The lace, ribbons and pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
         Sally.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Walkies With Emma


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a stamp fro Lili Of The Valley called 'Emma Walkies'. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink and coloured with Copic Markers. The background paper I have used are from My Minds Eye 'Totally Girl' paper pad. I have used a damask embossing folder from Couture Creations called 'Cultivated'. The flower has been made using dies from Marianne Designs and the flourish is a die from 'Crafts- Too'. I have used a paper distressing tool and a sanding block around the edges. I have also used Spellbinders dies and the sentiment is a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The lace, pearls and gilding wax are from my stash. The card is 6 1/2 x 61/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
     Sally.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Smokey The Cat


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using some stamps that I have had for years from Inkadinkado.  I have stamped the cat and embossed it with 'Silver Super Sparkle' embossing powder from Personal Impressions. The background papers are from the 'Sweet Owl' paper pad from First Edition. I have used one of my cats- Smokey as the inspiration for this card, and have used all things she likes to play with while I am crafting. Like the Pearls on a string, gems on sticks and of course ribbons. The sentiment is from my stash and I have used a the 'Fancy Flourish' die from Cheery- Lynn. The flowers have been made using a die from Pinflair and some Spellbinders dies for the layering. And finally I have finished the card with some paw prints, as she is good at leaving them on my card stock. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/

Here is a picture of Smokey herself. She is Bandit's half sister.  



Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
        Sally.

Friday, 9 May 2014

One Should Learn To Sail In All Waters


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a set of stamps from Kanban called 'Beside The Sea'. I have stamped the Lighthouse with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink onto 'Antique Beige' Parchment Paper and coloured with Copic Markers. The backing papers are from K and Company, and I have also used Copic's to colour the map in the background. The compass stamp has been stamped onto Kraft card stock with 'Rich Cocoa' ink and embossed with clear powder before being painted with Gold Acrylic paint. The paper sentiment is also from K and Company and has been distressed around the edges. The anchor is a Marianne Designs Die Cut that had been covered with Gold Gilding Wax. I have used Spellbinders dies for the frame and punches for the flowers. The twine, shaped buttons, shells, pearls and Distress Sickles are from my stash. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
        Sally.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Special Days


Hello, today I have a step card to show you using this stamp from Trimcraft. I have stamped the images from the stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. The background papers are from the 'Animal Antics' paper pad from First Edition. The Fence and leaves are dies from Marianne Designs, the swirl die came free with last months Papercraft Essentials magazine. The daisies have been punches using a Tonic Punch and the sunflowers have been cut using a flower die from Prickly Pear. The Sentiment stamp is from Polka-doodles and has been stamped onto a panel that has been embossed with a Provo Craft small flower circle embossing folder. I have also used some Spellbinders dies and some buttons, ribbon, Glossy Accents and Perfect Pearls from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 




Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
     Sally.

Monday, 5 May 2014

White Bengal Tiger


Hi, today I have a card to show you that uses another of the stamps from Sheena Douglass's 'A Touch Of India' stamp range. I have stamped the Tiger with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured using Copic Markers. The background papers are from the 'Taj Mahal' 12 x 12 Paper Pad from Die Cuts With A View. The flowers have been made using Marianne Designs Dies and the leaves have been cut using dies from Cheery- Lynn. The sentiment also comes with the stamp collection and had been embossed with Black embossing powder. I have added some ribbons, a button, pearls and Gold Gilding Wax from my stash. The card is 7 x 7 inches. 

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
           Sally. 

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Butterflies In Paradise


Hi, today I have a card to show you that uses the new 'Paradise' paper crafting collection from Craftwork Cards. I have made my card using this weeks Mojo Monday sketch, which was great for using up some of the scraps that I have from the paper pad. I have decoupaged the Bird Of Paradise flowers onto the panel and some butterflies that have been cut from one of the backing papers. I have added a sentiment, two flowers and some Candi that also came in the collection. The card has been finished with some Glossy Accents and Stickles glitter glue. The card is 4 1/2 x 8 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.co.uk/

I also wanted to share this picture with you of a Slow Worm that was sunbathing outside my horses stable this afternoon. 



Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
     Sally