Sunday, 31 August 2008

Princess Elzy

I am addicted to the Elzybells stamps, they are all so lovely. Here is my latest!
I used a sketch I saw on the Page Plans blog to create this card, I am also entering it into this weeks Dutch Dare, where the challenge is to make a card for a girl.
I coloured the image with copics, added glamour dust for some bling! Ran the base card through the big shot using a cuttlebug embossing folder. The sentiment is also Elzybells, the sentiment and image were cutout using nesties. The swirl is cuttlebug. The patterned paper is Laura Ashley.

Purple Pink Petticoat bath

I am so in love with my Pink Petticoat images at the mo! Here is yet another. I coloured it with copics, added glamour dust (again to make the bubbles look sparkly). The sketch is based on this weeks Paper Minutes sketch ttp:// I will also be entering it into Our Creative Corner's challenge,the theme for the week is Birthday.
I cut the image out using nesties, embossed some green card using a cuttlebug embossing folder, added some small pretty purple flowers, some prima flowers, sequins and a brad, then finished it off with a craft work card sentiment.
I will take another photo in better lighting, as it is quite vibrant, however it looks quite washed out in due to poor light. x

Friday, 29 August 2008

CCT In the water

This week CCT has a theme of:

In the water!
"As always a little flexibility is allowed in the theme, it can be in, on or beside water and the water can even be frozen i.e. snow or ice! We always look forward to your own interpretations!"

I saw this challenge, and immediatly knew what image I was going to use - does not happen very often! lolo. I have used a Pink Petticoat image (I've re found these little beauties over the past few days!), coloured the image with copics, cut it out with nestabilities, added glamour dust as the bubbles in the bath. The backing paper is K & Co, ribbon is from Hobbycraft, I used a sizzix die to cut out some swirls using bazzil card stock. Prima flowers, and sparkly papermania brads. To finish an Elzybells sentiment, mounted onto green bazzil. I mounted the image to the card using 3D foam pads.

Saturday Sketch Challenge

Here are two cards I made for this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge , one of which is a Christmas card. I think they are now to late to enter, but thought I would show anyway.


The first one is a Happy Birthday card, I used a Pink Petticoat image and coloured it with chalks, for the bubbles in the bath, I used glamour dust (so brilliant this stuff - it seems to also last forever!) I cut it out using oval nestabilities, added a Elzybells sentiment, some prima flowers and a woodware brad. The base of the card was embossed using a cuttlebug folders, and I also added some embossed straight lines.


The second card is again based on the sketch, using a Christmas theme. The image is Magnolia, coloured with prismas and sansador, glamour dust added to the wings, backing papers by DCWV and papermania, sentiments are doodlebug.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

SBS 23

Hello fellow SBS 23 ladies. Firstly my name is Sally, I didn't realise I didn't have my name anywhere on here! lol. So big apologies, I didn't realise I could be so aloof without even trying! I'm so excited to be a part of this group.

I will do my best to get to visit you all each week (life/work sometimes gets in the way), as blog hopping is now one of my favourite hobbies, I lose hours and hours, but all pleasurable.

I have always been crafty, over the years I have dabbled in most things. About 2 years ago I found myself buying a TSV card making kit from QVC. However I didn't use it, it was all so lovely I just looked at it!!!!!!!!!!!!! and brought loads more bits and pieces I also looked at!!! What am I like. I decided enough was enough, I heard someone say, you can always buy more, so from that point on there was no looking back.

I have tried many a different techniques, however love stamping, combined with stunning papers, flowers and sparkles, there is normally some element of sparkle to my designs.

A small bit about me, I'm 31 live with my lovely boyfriend Adam who is a Royal Marine, (I'm so proud of him), our two old old cats, and a hyperactive puppy. I work full time, 24/7 shifts - the joy. So get messy when I can.

I look forward to getting to know you all better.

Sally. x

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Fresh and Fun Challenge

Whilst blog hopping - yet again, I came across this challenge, on the Fresh and Fun the site has not been active for a few weeks, so I was really happy to see all is fit and well again. The challenge is a layout, so whats a girl to do on a cold wet Saturday afternoon, when no one's about???
So here is my card, I used a Magnolia image, water coloured it, then added some shimmery stargazer paints, it was attached to the card using 3D foam pads. I got out some pastel bazzil card, and embossed it using cuttlebug embossing plates. I used sparkly DCWV papers which are so pretty, some prima flowers, woodware brads, and a stampendous sentiment. I also added glamour dust to the wings. A girl has to sparkle ;)

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Blog Candy

Shary over at The Other Side Of Me has reached a whopping 37,000 hits on her blog (congratulations Shary) to celebrate Shary is giving away some fab candy, in the form of a lovely Alota Stamp and some images. One person will be very lucky. Check out her blog.

SBS 23

I am soooooooooooo excited I have been accepted into the SBS 23. Thankyou very much for having me, I cant wait to get to know you all. I will post a proper piece tomorrow. Thankyou to those who have already contacted me, I will be getting in touch over the next couple of days.
There are still a few spaces (I think for this group so if you want to join) click on the link and see what you have to do! Its easy, and sounds like loads of fun. x

Love You Card

This card was based on a sketch, except which blog and sketch I cant remember!!!! lol never mind. I love this image, it is a Pink Petticoat one, I coloured it with copics, and added glamour dust for some good old sparkle, I used nesties to cut out the circles. Sparkly ric rac ribbon from my strash, and mounted onto doodlebug backing paper. The sentiment is also doodlebug.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Carol's Sketch Fun - No1

Whilst blog hopping yesterday I came across Carol's blog. She has lots of lovely designs and cards on there and a challenge.
I needed to make a card for a lady I'm doing a friendship card swap with over on DoCrafts. I saw this layout and thought it was perfect. I used my new Elzybells stamp, I think this image is very appropriate for this time of year! lol. I don't usually use these colours, however had this lovely DCWV papers and decided to make a tuti fruity coloured card. I love the happy colours.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Here he is again............Puppy Mac

Well I could not resist sharing more pics of my little boy Mac with you. Yes I am far to fond of him, and refer to him as my baby!!! I just love him to bits.
These pics were taken Friday evening, after we took Mac to Steart beach, he ran and ran and ran, after sheep, dandilions and what ever took his fancy, so he was particually tired. Which was great for us. Mac loves his cuddles, hes such a cuddly boy.

My boys together, on my new fluffy hot pink dressing gown!

Another Triple Challenge

Wow, I've done it again. I don't intentionally stack challenges up into one card, I just some times need some added inspiration with layouts etc, so I use a layout from one challenge, with the theme of another challenge or 2! lol Happy days.............
This card is for Cute Card Thursday, where the theme was soft furnishings.

And finally a challenge I stumbled across this week whilst spending many an hour blog hopping Dancing in Pyjamas where the theme was Happy Birthday., I think I am late for the challenge, as it is an American blog, but what the heck!!! lol
I made this card using a stamp from the Stamp Boutique, which is great for the CCT challenge of soft furnishings, I also used some Doodlebug flock to give texture to the froth on the beer. I coloured the image with copics, mounted it onto bazzil, and embossed the second layer of bazzil using a cuttlebug folder. I them sanded off some of the embossed pattern to give extra texture to the card. I used K and Co backing paper.

Triple Challenge

Here is a card which fits 3 of this weeks challenges.

Firstly Penny Black Saturday Challenge, who's theme is Ribbons.

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Funky Fairy's Challenge, which is celebration.

I used a Penny Black stamp, and water coloured it, I filled the centre of the flowers with stickles glitter glue. I wrapped ribbon around the coloured image and attached it to bazzil, then mounted it onto pink petticoat backing paper. Finally I added a craft work cards sentiment.

Thursday, 14 August 2008


Here is my entry for this weeks Daring Card Makers blog, where the theme is Scrumdiddlyumptious.

The challenge required: "All things foodie - feature a food you associate with summer and sunny days (just to remind us of those summer feelings)"

I used my stampendous BBQ monkey stamp, every one loves a barbie! coloured it with copics, cut it out and matted it using nestibilities. I mounted the image onto the card using 3d foam pads. I used my letter writer to create the sentiment, and added some lovely bright pink gems.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Clareber sketch challenge

Clarebear over at Do Crafts has set a sketch challenge, I saw it and decided to have ago! I used my new Rachelle Anne Miller stamp, coloured it with copics and a sakura sparkly pen, and cut it out with nestibilities, the sentiment is Hero Arts.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Great candy give away

Katharina's is celebrating reaching a whopping 100,000 hits so is celebrating by giving away some amazing candy? The winner of the blog candy give away gets the complete Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel Collection by Elisabeth Bell ( 4 stamps ). How lucky one person will be. You have to be in it to win it ;)

PBS Challenge and Page Plans Challenge

This week Penny Black Saturday challenge is:
Challenge 8 - No Pink !!
Your cards can feature any colour, but NO PINK !!
as always its entirely up to you what you make - card, atc, altered art etc.. as long as it featuresat least on penny black image.

I found this hard, so used lilac instead!!! lol. I love this image, as it is so sute.

The second challenge is Page Plans, which the theme is a sketch, which is the layout of the card.

I liked this layout, I like simpler things!!!!!!!! (says alot ablot me! lol)

Thursday, 7 August 2008

More quick cards

Hoary Ivor the postman delivered my goodies, so wasting no time, I got busy making another Elzy. I've got these copics (which are lethal, I buy one or two every time I go into town) so it's easier than ever to whip up a card in no time (while watching loose women, I love that program).

Hello Elzy

Stampendous Monkey's

Stamp Boutique

This is a lovely stamp, I brought amongst others from an EBay shop called Stamp Boutique. The shop is owned by Sally-Ann, check out her blog

Hello Elzy

Here is a quick Elzybells card I made, colouring it with copics, I added some glamour dust to the bow on Elzy's head. I ran some bazzil through the swiss dots embossing folder.

CCT Challenge

Here is a quick card I made using my Elzybells stamps - which I love. I coloured it with copics and it took no time at all :) The dog is really sweet (I've just ordered a new stash, including some sentiments, as I appear to be lacking them) I mounted the image onto the card using 3d foam. Ive just realised there is no real added sparkle by myself to this card - which is a first! lol Please excuse the backgraund in the picture, we are having our carpets cleaned downstairs, so I have taken the picture on the landing, which over looks the garages at the back of the house, shame there is no sunshine today!

I have entered this card into this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge, as it fits the theme!!!

"This week the theme is 'The two of us'
We would like you to use two of something on your card, it could be 2 people, 2 animals or 1 of each, we love to see your own interpretation as always!"

Image: Elzybells
Sentiment: Craftwork cards
Coloured: Copics
Backing paper: K and Co.

This Thursday Challenge

I found this challenge - whilst surprise surprise blog hopping - yet again!!! lol. The people who run this challenge sell ribbons of all sorts, their warehouse sounds like allot of fun.

The theme of the challenge is: "this weeks challenge is called Bowdacious. so we want you to use ribbons and bows, so use the theme in any way that it inspires you."

Image: Magnolia
Colours: Copics and Primsas and sansador
Backing paper: Left over wrapping paper
Card: Bazzil
Glitter: Glamour dust
Sentiment: Hero Arts (courtesy of Vicky)
Ribbon: Dovecraft
Matting: Nestibilities

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Double Challenge.

Here is my card for this weeks Dutch Dare challenge, which is based on a great sketch., and also Funky Fairy's challenge, which has a theme of Celebration.

Image: Magnolia
Backing paper: Pink petticoat
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Coloured: Copics
Card: Bazzil
Gems: Stash
Buttons: Stash
Embossing: Cuttlebug

PTW Challenge

Here is my card for this weeks PTW challenge. The challenge is based on a sketch. The great image and sentiment are curtsey of Vicky at Cuddly Cards big thank yous. I have since brought both and are eagerly anticipating my new babies arrival tomorrow!!! lol. I coloured the image with copics, and coloured the icing on the cake with stargazers for some shimmer.
Image: Sugar Nellie (Curtsey of Vicky)
Sentiment: Hero Arts (curtsey of Vicky)
Coloured: Copics and stargazers
Card: Bazzil
Backing paper: K and Co.

Tilda Challenge

I love Magnolia stamps, they are all so lovely. I have recently brought this stamp fingers crossed it arrives tomorrow amongst a load of other goodies I treated myself to! lol
I coloured the image using copics, and the wings with sakura glaze sparkly pen, then mounted it onto bazzil, then onto the lilac bazzil with 3d foam pads.

This is my entry for this weeks Tilda and Co challenge.

Image: Magnolia
Backing Paper: papermania
Coloured: Copics
Matting: Nestabilities
Gems: Stash
Ribbon: Stash
Sentiment: Penny Black
Card: Bazzil

Monday, 4 August 2008

Spoonfull of sugar challenge

This weeks challenge over at Spoonfull of sugar requires an animal to be used somewhere in the design. I have used an image Vicky from Cuddly Cards gave me (she spoils me). I love this bear he's so cute. I coloured him with primsas and sansador, I love the papers which are K and Co. The silver strip is a kind of ribbon, and a lovely Penny Black sentiment to finish. I mounted the image onto the card using 3d foam to add a bit of dimension. No glamour dust on this one! lol Another pickie taken in the dark!!! I think I'm practising for winter..... Oh dear.

Image: Magnolia (Courtesy of Vicky)

Colours: Primsas and Sansador

Papers: K and CO

Matting: Nestibilities

Sentiment: Penny Black

Ribbon: Stash

More blog candy

Cathy at all that glitter who has a fantastic blog is giving away some unidentified candy!!!!! Cathy is celebrating reaching 20000 hits to her blog - well done Cathy. To enter all you have to do is guess what Cathy brought. She cant photo it, as it forms part of the candy.
Pop over to Cathy blog, she is very clever.
Anyway, I think I have spent far to long blog hopping recently, I need to get creating. lol. x

Magnolia Thankyou

I love this image, she is sooooooo cute. I coloured Tilda using primsas and sansador, matted it onto lovely K and co papers added a pretty organizer ribbon, and stamped thank you on the side using shimmering brilliance ink. I also added some good old glamour dust to the wings. I love sparkle. I have entered this card into this weeks Stamp Something Challenge, which has a theme of Thank you. Check it out.

Image: Magnolia

Coloured: Primsas and Sansador

Backing Paper: K and Co

Matting: Nestabilities

Ribbon: Craft stash

Sentiment: Penny Black

Michelle's Bolgoversary candy - Part 1

Michelle at the Card Grotto is giving away some yummy candy, you have to design a card based on her sketch (which I loved). Check out Michelle's bolg Here is my card, I coloured it worth primsa's and sansador.

Image: Magnolia (curtsy of Vicky at Cuddly Cards)

Matting: Nestabilities

Card: Bazzil

Papers: Papermania, and DCWV

Flowers: Prima

Brads: Woodware

Sentiment: Penny Black

Coloured: Primsas and Sansador

Blogoversary candy

Michelle has some gorgeous blog candy up for grabs pop over here and have a look and see some amazing cards too. Well done on finnishing your nursing course Michelle.


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