Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi, just a post today to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. Sally.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

My Christmas Tree


Hi, No card today. I thought I would share a picture of my Christmas tree that was put up at the weekend. My camera didn't really pick up the lights and as you can see there is no set theme or colour scheme, but there are a lot of birds. The tree topper  is even a peacock, which didn't quite make it into the first photo.

Hope you liked seeing my tree and thanks for stopping by.
           Sally


Thursday, 12 December 2013

Starlight Starbright


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using some stamps from Creative Expressions. I have stamped the Polar Bear with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured it using Copic Markers. The background papers are from K and Company's 'Sweet Noel' Die Cut Mat Pad. The stars are peel-offs that I have stuck onto acetate and glittered with blue and pink glitter. The 'Starlight Starbright' sentiment comes on the same stamp sheet as the Polar Bear, but the 'Merry Christmas' text is a stamp from a £ stamp bin. I have used Spellbinders Dies and Kraft card for the layering and the gems are from my stash. This is a 6 x 6 inch card. 

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

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Peace On Earth


Hi, today I have a card to show you using 'King George and Duncan the Camel' stamp from Molly Blooms. I have stamped the image with Black Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers and a white Gel pen. The background papers are from Hot Off The Press, as is the sentiment. I have used black card for the layering. The star brad and twine were from my stash and I have finished the card with Gold Perfect Pearls. The card is 5 x 6 inches. 

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

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
         Sally.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Silent Night


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using the large 'Silent Night' stamp from Clarity Stamps. I have stamped the image with Black Archival ink onto a piece of Kraft card and again onto white card. I have cut the archway from the Kraft card to make an aperture and painted some shading around the stonework with 'Frayed Burlap' Distress Ink. I have coloured Mary, Joseph, the crib and the palm tree with Copic Markers and cut out. The purple background was made using Perfect Pearl Mists and then stamping a star stamp, which came with a magazine a few years ago, that I have coloured with a Gold Gel pen. The gold layer was also made using Perfect Pearl Mists and a Fleur De Lis stamp that also came with the star. The card measures 6 x 6 inches. 

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
        Sally. 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas Wishes


Hello, today I have a card to show you again using a stamp from the Molly Blooms 'Christmas Carnival' Magazine. I have stamped the stockings with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic Markers and a gold gel pen. The background papers were scraps that were left over from a Hot Off The Press card making kit and Core'dinations card stock. I have used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and used 'Old Paper and Walnut Stain' Distress Ink for the white paper panel. The panel behind the stockings and the star image also came with the Hot Off The Press kit. The sentiment came with the stocking stamp. I have finished by adding a star gem, some ribbon and Ice Stickles from my stash. The card measures 5 x 6 inches.

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

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
            Sally.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Warmest Wishes


Hi, today I have a card to show you using a Molly Blooms stamp that came with the Molly Blooms 'Christmas Carnival' Magazine. I have stamped George with Black Memento Ink and coloured him with Copic Markers. The background papers are from a Christmas card making kit that I have had for a good few years by Hot Off The Press and I have also used Core'dinations card stock. The snowflakes were made using a die form Marianne Designs, some snowflake shaped pearl stickers from my local craft shop and some Ice Stickles. The sentiment also came with the papers and the ribbon and gems are from my stash. The 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.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Christmas Cottage


Hello, today I have a card to show you using the 'Christmas Cottage' stamp by Molly Blooms. I have stamped the image with Black Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers and added glitter and Glossy Accents. The background paper is from My Minds Eye 'Bright Spots' paper pad. I have stamped a snowflake stamp by Hot Off The Press using Anita's 'Tacky Glue' onto vellum, then covered it with glitter. The sentiment is also a stamp from Hot Off The Press. I have also used Core'dinations card stock for the layers. I have die cut some snowflakes using a Marianne Designs die and covered them with glitter and added some pearl centres from my local craft shop. I have also applied glitter to a doily which I have used in the bottom right corner. I have added some Perfect Pearls to finish. The card is 6 x 6 inches.

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

Hope you like it and thanks for the visit.
               Sally.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Feeling Festive


Hi, this year I have been struggling with getting into the Christmas Spirit, so I decided to spruce up my blog to try and help me get into the mood. Today I have a card to show you using 'Molly with Holly' stamp from Molly Blooms. I have stamped the image with Black Memento ink and coloured it with Copic markers and a white gel pen. The papers are from my local craft shop, and were loose stock, so I don't know who made them. I have used some red Bazzill Basics card for the layering. The snowflakes are cut using dies from Marianne Designs and the ribbon is from my local haberdashery. The large red button and snowflake button are from my stash and the pearl centre is from my local craft shop. I have added some glitter and Perfect Pearls to finish. The card is 5 x 6 inches.

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

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

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Seasons Greetings


Hi, today I have a card to show you using a stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs called 'Penguin & Igloo'. I have stamped the image with Black Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers and a white gel pen. The spotty paper is from the 'Bright Spots' paper pad by My Minds Eye and I have also used Core'dintations card stock for the layering. The snowflake embossing folder I have used is by Darice and has been highlighted with some 'Frayed Burlap' Distress ink. The snowflake dies are from Marianne Designs, the larger of the two has been cut from white glitter card by Die Cuts With A View. The ribbons, twine and button are from my stash. The sentiment is a stamp by Oogaloo. To finish I have added Distress Stickles and Perfect Pearls. The 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.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

A Kraft and White Christmas


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I made using a tree stamp from a stamp set that I have had for a few years, but I cant remember which company they are from. Here is a picture of the complete stamp set, if anyone know who they are made by, it would be a great help. 

Firstly I stamped the Christmas tree with Black Archival ink onto a Kraft die cut circle and coloured with a white gel pen. I then stamped and embossed the tree with white embossing powder onto vellum and cut out. I stick the tree down and added some torn vellum strips to the bottom for snow and glitter to the sky and trees. The Kraft panel behind the main circle had been stamped with a snowflake stamp from Hot Off The Press in 'Frayed Burlap' Distress Ink. The embossing folder I have used if from Darice and had been inked again with 'Frayed Burlap' Distress Ink. The stamped sentiment is from Hero Arts. I have used Spellbinders for the circles and a Marianne Designs die for the snowflake. The ribbons and button are from my stash and I have added faux stitching and Perfect Pearls to finish. The card measures 5 x 7 inches. 

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

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
    Sally.


Sunday, 10 November 2013

With Love Reindeer


Hi, today I have a card to show you using a Reindeer stamp from Hot Off The Press. I have stamped and embossed the Reindeer with White embossing powder onto a die cut tag. The tag and the bow were cut using a die from Provo Craft. The snowflakes were cut using a Marianne Designs Die. The papers are from Trimcraft. The stamp came free with The Papercrafter magazine (issue 65) and has also been embossed with white powder. The heart button and pearl centres were from my stash.

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

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

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Underwater Kingdom Mask


Hello, today I have another mask to show you. The mask base is a Decoupatch mask that I have painted with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint 'Picket Fence', then applied Perfect Pearls Mica powder over the top.  The eyebrows and eyeliner have been painted using Gold Alcohol Ink. I have used the 'Something Fishy' stamp set from Chocolate Baroque for the fish, seaweed and the shell stamp (left side of the face). I stamped the fish and shell with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured them with Copic Markers and glazed them with Glossy Accents. The seahorse is a stamp from Creative Expressions and has been coloured the same way. The seaweed was stamped using Black Archival Ink onto Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungepaper and coloured using Twinkling H2O's . The shells are from a local shell shop and the paper that I have used for the sand and the starfish are from Kanban. The paper I have used in the background is from Crafty Individuals 'The Seaside' 6 x 6 paper pad.The ribbon, blue twine and pearls are from my local haberdashery. The anchor is a Marianne Designs die that had been triple embossed with gold embossing powder. The crabs, blue shells and treasure chest are buttons that have been in my stash for a while. The finished mask measures 12 1/2 inches x 13 1/2 inches.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
               Sally.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Cherry Blossom Lantern


Hello, today I have a card to show you using the 'Chinese Lantern' clear stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. I have stamped the lantern with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers. The papers are from the 'A Little Bit Oriental' paper pad by Sheena Douglass. I have also used 'Walnut Stain' Core'dinations cards stock. The branch die is by Marianne Designs and the blossoms are made using a Tonic punch. The ribbon and pearls are from my stash and I have added perfect pearls to finish. The card measures 7 x 7 inches. 

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

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
         Sally.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Happy Holidays


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using papers from K and Co.s 'Winter Wonderland' speciality paper pad. I have used Marianne Designs dies for the snowflakes and pearl gems from my local craft shop for the centres. The sentiment stamp is from Creative Expressions and has been stamped with Perfect Medium and embossed with gold powder. The ribbon is from my stash and 'Perfect Pearls' were added to finish. The finished card measures 6 x 7 inches. 

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

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

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Once Upon A Time


Hello. today I have  a card to show you that I have made using a Santoro's Gorjuss Girl Stamp. The castle and frog stamps are from Dovecraft's 'Princess Fairytale' stamp set. I have stamped the images with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured them with Copic markers. The background papers are from the 'Once Upon A Time' paper pad from Die Cuts With A View. The key and crown are die cuts that matched the papers, and so is the ribbon. The leafy swirls were cut from the paisley pattern on one of the papers. The flower was made using a combination of Marianne Designs dies and Elizabeth Craft Designs dies. I have also used Spellbinders dies for the frame in the background. I have finished the card with Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls and Stickles. The card measures 7 x 7 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.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

A Very Merry Christmas!


Hello, today I have a card to show you that uses a stamp set from Hobby Art called 'Santa's Reindeer'. I have stamped the Reindeer with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured him with Copic markers and a white gel pen. I have also added Glossy Accents to his nose. The background papers are from the 'Christmas Fancy' 8 x 8 paper collection by Dovecraft. I have also used red Core'dintaions card stock and Spellbinders dies. The snowflake was made using a Marianne Designs Die, a felt snowflake (from my local craft shop) and a snowflake brad from my stash. The sentiment is from the 'Holdiay Birds' stamp set by Inkadinkado and I have added Perfect Pearls to finish. The card measures 6 x 6 inches.

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

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
             Sally.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hedgehog Notebook


Hi, Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments, they really mean a lot. And secondly I would like to thank everyone at Crafty Little Fairies for choosing my card 'Sweet Sixteen' to be in their top three. Today I have a notebook to show you that  I have made using the 'Woodland Folk- Perfect Day' clear stamp sheet from Do Crafts. I have stamped the hedgehog with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers and added glossy accents to the flower. The papers are also from DO Crafts and are from  the 'Woodland Folk' A4 Paper Pack. I have also used some Core-dinations card stock. The ribbons, beads and wooden hedgehog charms are from a gift wrap set that I bought from my local supermarket and the leaves were punched. The book measures 4 x 4 inches. 

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

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
            Sally.

Friday, 27 September 2013

It's a Pugs Life


Hi, today I have a card to show you using a stamp set  I have had for quite a while, but I don't know who's make they are. I have stamped the image with Black Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers. The sentiment is also included on the same stamp sheet. I have used Core-dinations card stock and the Plaid paper is by Joanna Sheen. I have also added Glossy Accents to his eyes and nose and Perfect Pearls to finish. The card measures 5 x 7 inches. 

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

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
     Sally.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Oriental Fantasy


Hello, today I have a card to show you using the 'Geisha Companion' stamp set form Lili of The Valley. I have stamped the Geisha Girl and the scene with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured them with Copic markers. The background papers are from Kanban's 'The Language Of Flowers' 6 x 6 paper pad. I have also used the 'Trellis' embossing folder by Couture Creations. The branches are cut using a Marianne Designs Die and the flowers have been punched using a punch from Tonic. Spellbinders dies have been used to create the scalloped circle. The lace is from my local haberdashery and I have finished the card off by adding Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls and Stickles. The card measures 6 x 6 inches. 

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

Hope you like it and thank you for visiting.
            Sally.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Sweet Sixteen


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I made using a Santoro's Gorjuss Girl stamp. I have stamped her with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured her with Copic Markers and paper pieced her dress. The papers are from Kanban's 'Bloomsbury' paper collection. I have also used some Core'dinations card stock. The text stamp is also from Kanban. The floral swirl die is from Cheery- Lynn Designs and the flowers are made using a set of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have also used Spellbinders dies fro the scalloped rectangles and have used Perfect Pearls to finish. The card was made using a 6 x 6 inch card blank.

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

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
           Sally.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Floral Fantasy


Hi, today I have a card to show you using the 12 x 12 'Nature Paper Pad' by Martha Stewart. I have also used Core'dinations card stock. The leafy swirl die is from Cheery- Lynn Designs and the flowers are made using a Marianne Designs die and a Tonic punch for the centres. The scalloped border is also a Marianne Designs die and the circle was cut using a Spellbinders die. The sentiment came free with a magazine a few years ago and the ribbon and Perfect Pearls are from my stash. The card measures 5 x 6 inches.

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

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

Friday, 20 September 2013

Warm Winter Wishes


Hello, today I have a card to show you using a stamp that I have had for a few years from Inkadinkado. I have stamped the image with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic markers and used a gold gel pen to highlight the writing. I have also added Glossy Accents and glitter to the image. The papers are by Die Cuts With a View and are also a few years old. I have used Core'dinations card stock for the mattes and the holly die cut, which was made using a Cheery-Lynn die and a holly leaf punch that I have cut apart and reassembled. The pearl snowflakes are stickers form my local craft shop, as is the pearl embellishment on the bow. The ribbons are from my stash and I have added Perfect Pearls to finish. The card is 7 x 7 inches. 

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

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

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Cherry Cupcakes


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I made using some stamps and papers that came with the Molly Blooms 'Birthday Parade' magazine. I have stamped Molly and the cupcakes with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured them with Copic markers and a white gel pen. The hearts were also stamped with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento ink onto some patterned paper, which also came with the magazine. I have used Spellbinders dies for the scalloped rectangle, a Marianne Designs die along the bottom of the card and the cherries were made also using a Marianne Designs die, which I have coloured with Copic's. The sentiment stamp, ribbon and buttons also came with the magazine. The cherry charm is from my local craft shop, and was originally silver, but I have coloured it with Copic's. I have finally added Distress Stickles, Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls and Faux stitching to finish. The card was made using a 6 x 6 inch card blank. 

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

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
       Sally.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

It's A Girl


Hi, today I have a card to show you using a Stork stamp that came on a baby themed stamp sheet by Pinflair. I have stamped the Stork with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and coloured with my Copic markers. The backing papers are from K and Co. and are about seven or eight years old. The punch is from a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set- 'Vintage Floral' and Spellbinders dies have created the ovals and circles. The seam binding is from my local haberdashery and the button and pearl button are from my local craft shop. And lastly I have added Perfect Pearls to finish. The card measures 6 x 6 inches.

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

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

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Monkey Business


Hi, today I have a card to show you that was made using some stamps from Creative Expressions. I have stamped the monkey and palm tree with Black Memento Ink and coloured them with Copic Markers before decoupaging them. The background papers are from My Minds Eye 'Totally Girl' paper pack. I have used the 'Trellis' embossing folder from Couture Creations and some Perfect Pearls to finish. This card measures 5 x 7 inches.

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

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

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Holly And Snowflakes


Hello, today's card is made using a paper pack 'Vintage Christmas' from Marianne Designs. On the background layer I have stamped a snowflake stamp from Hot Off The Press and embossed it with in white. For the green layer I used a mask 'Holly Frame' by That Special Touch to emboss the card. I then coloured the leaves with a Copic marker, then sanded the embossing back to reveal the white core of the paper. I finally finished of that layer with some 'Ruby Red' Perfect Pearls. The Blue swirl layer was made using a swirl mask 'Elegant Swirls' from Crafty Individuals, which was embossed, then I applied Distress Stickles to the swirl and some Perfect Pearls. The Merry Christmas was cut using a die from Cheery- Lynn Designs and the large snowflake was cut using three dies from Marianne Designs. The pearl in the centre of the snowflake was from my local craft shop and the holly leaves were punched using a punch I have had for quite a few years now, and I cant remember where I got it from. The finished card measures 5 x 6 inches.

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

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
         Sally.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Best Wishes Floral Card


Hi, today I have a quick card to show you using the 12 x 12 'Nature Paper Pad' by Martha Stewart. I have used Core'dinations card and Spellbinders dies for the ovals, the flourish is a Cheery- Lynn Designs die and the flowers are made using a Tonic punch. I have used Stickles around the edges of the card and Perfect pearls. The gems and ribbon were in my stash. The finished card measures 6 x 6 inches. 

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

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
           Sally.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Fun Fair


Hello, today I have a card to share with you using Chocolate Baroque's 'Carousel Horse' stamp set. I have stamped the horse with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento ink and coloured it with Copic markers and a white and gold gel pen. The background papers are from 'Best Of K and Co. Too' paper pack by K and Co. I have used a Crafty Individuals stamp 'Harlequin Swirl Background' and embossed it with gold on the background. The sentiment came included on the same stamp sheet as the horses, which has also been embossed with gold powder. The circles were made using Spellbinders dies and the distressing on the white layers was made with a distressing tool. The pearls have been piped using Perfect Pearls and the charm was from my local craft shop. This card measures 6 x 7 inches.

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

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

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Pocket Notebook


Hi, today I have a pocket notebook to show you that I made using papers from 'Life's Journey' 6 x 6 paper pad by K and Co. I have used a Martha Stewart punch 'Vintage Floral' down the spine. The leaf swirl is a Cheery- Lynn Designs Die and the flowers are made using a Tonic punch. The stamps are Epoxy sticker that have been in my stash for years. The ribbon is from my local haberdashery and the Perfect Pearls were in my stash. The notebook had been bound using my Zutter and measures 4 x 4 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
              Sally.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Angel Molly


Hi, today I have a card to show you using a Molly Blooms stamp that came included with the Molly Blooms 'Christmas Parade' magazine. I have stamped Molly and the holly leaves with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers and a white gel pen. I then added Glossy Accents to the heart and holly berries and the sentiment stamp is also from the same stamp sheet. The background papers are quite a few years old and have been in my stash for ages, so I can't remember who they are from. The Kraft card is from Bazzill Basics. The ribbon and paper string were from my local haberdashery and the buttons and gems are from my stash. This card measures 6 x 6 inches.

I have been asked what size the 'Two Little Mermaids' card is. It measures 7 x 7 Inches square. I am also going to add the sizes of the other cards to the bottom of each of the previous posts for easier reference. I hope this will help. Thanks for stopping by and all your comments, they are really appreciated.
              Sally. 


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Shabby Chic Geisha


Hi, today I have a card to show you using Lili Of The Valley's 'Geisha Companion' Stamp set. I have stamped the images with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers and white and gold gel pens. The background papers are from 'The Language Of Flowers' 6 x 6 paper pad by Kanban. I have also used the 'Trellis' embossing folder from Couture Creations and 'Old Paper' and 'Worn Lipstick' Distress ink to highlight the embossing. The branches were cut using a Marianne Designs die and the flowers were made using a Tonic punch. The sentiment stamp is from Personal Impressions. I have also added Perfect Pearls and Distress Stickles and the lace is from my stash. This finished card measures 5 x 5 inches. 

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

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

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sending You Smiles


Hi, I am back with another card I have made using a Scrapbook making kit that I bought quite a few years ago by Cosmo Cricket. I have embossed the background paper using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then used 'Old Paper' and 'Frayed Burlap' Distress ink to highlight the embossed detail. The flower was made using a Marianne Designs Die and the layered shapes have been made using Spellbinders Dies. The sentiment stamp is from Polka Doodles and I have also used a lot of Perfect Pearls. This card measures 6 x 7 inches.

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

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
                Sally.

Two Little Mermaids


Hello, today I have a card to show you using the 'Little Mermaid Friends' stamp from Lili Of The Valley. I have stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then coloured with my Copic markers. I then added Distress Stickles, Perfect Pearls and Glossy Accents to the image The background papers are from K and Co.'s 'Best Of K and Co. Too' paper collection. I have also used Tim Holtz Core'dinations card stock in 'Faded Jeans' and 'Old Paper'. The seaweed was cut using the 'Paper Dolls Dress Up' Cricut cartridge from Provo Craft. The tag is also from K and Co, but I changed the colour using 'Stormy Sky' Distress ink. The shells are buttons that were in my stash that i have covered with Perfect Pearls. The fish charms are from my local craft shop. This card measure 7 x 7 inches.

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

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

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Oriental Vintage


Hi, I have a card to share with you using 'Aimi with Lantern' stamp from Lili Of The Valley. I have coloured the image with Copic markers and white an gold gel pens. The scroll stamp is also from Lili Of The Valley, and was included in their 'Geisha Companion' set. I have used white and gold embossing powder and 'Glitter Jewels' by Cosmic Shimmer around the edge of the image for a 'Frantage' like effect. I have also gold embossed the sentiment which is from Personal Impressions. I have used some Tim Holtz Core'dinations Cardstock in 'Old Paper' and Tattered Rose'. The background papers are from the 'Totally Girl' paper pack from My Minds Eye. The blossoms were made using a Tonic punch and the leaves were cut with a Marianne Designs Die. The lace, beads and pearls were from my stash. This card measures 7 x 7 inches. 

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

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

Enjoy Every Moment Gate Fold Card


Hello, I can't believe it's August already. Today I have gate fold card to show you using Tim Holtz Core'dinations Cardstock (Pine Needles) and paper from K and Co.'s 'Best of K and Co. Too' paper collection. The flowers, swirls and ribbon border were made using Marianne Designs Dies and the shaped layer that holds the text is a Spellbinders die. The ribbon, square gems and pearls were from my stash. The sentiment stamp is from Creative expressions. This card measures 51/2 x 51/2 inches. Thanks for visiting.
                          Sally.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

By The Seaside Tag


Hello, today I have a tag to show you using some free stamps that I got with a magazine last year. I cant remember the name of the magazine, but the stamps were created by Emma Ball. I have stamped the images with Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers. The background papers are from My Minds Eye and the shells and gems were from my stash. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting. This tag measures 4 x 6 inches.
                        Sally.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Gorjuss Vintage


Hello, today I have a card to show you using a Gorjuss Girl stamp. I have stamped her with Memento Ink and used Copic markers to colour her. The Lattice embossing folder is From Creative Expressions and the ribbon and gems are from my stash. The background papers are by Hot Off The Press and were free with this months Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. The flowers and tags also came included in the pack. The oval and scalloped ovals were created using Spellbinder dies. This card measured 7x 7 inches. Thanks for stopping by.
                Sally

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

George The Chameleon


Hi, today I have a stepper card to show you using a chameleon stamp by Crafty Stamps that my Mum has 'named' George. I have stamped the chameleon using Memento Ink, then coloured with Copic markers and painted him with some Prefect Pearl Sprays and a coating of Glossy Accents. The background paper was made using 'Peeled Paint' Distress Ink and Perfect Pearl Spray Mists. I then used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the foliage pattern on the background. The leaves were made using Cheery Lynn dies and the gems were from my stash. This card is made using a 6 x 6 inch card base. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
                Sally.

Monday, 24 June 2013

A Gentleman's Birthday


Hello, today I have another Steam Punk inspired card. The papers are from the 'Industriana' paper pack from Kanban and the stamps are from their 'Jasper' stamp sheet. I have stamped and embossed the suit onto the diamond pattern paper and added shading with my Copic markers. I over stamped the diamond pattern background paper with the cogs stamps from the same stamp sheet using Frayed Burlap Ink. I then added silver embossing powder around the edges. The sentiment is from Woodware and again embossed with silver powder. The ribbons and gems are from my stash and the screw shaped brads are from Creative Expressions. This card measures 7 x7 inches. Thanks for stopping by.
                 Sally.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Steampunk Pink


Hello, sorry for not posting for the last four weeks, but once again one of my cats had chewed through the power cord for my router. Today I have a card to show you using some Kanban stamps from their 'Vivienne' and 'Insignia' stamp sheets. I stamped and embossed the dress with copper embossing powder, then used my Copic markers to add a bit of shading to the dress before adding Perfect Pearls and Cotton Candy Distress Stickles. The wings were also stamped and embossed with copper powder, but were painted using Perfect Pearls. The key background was made using some Perfect Pearl Spray Mists and 'Without A Lock' embossing folder from Couture Creations. The background paper was over stamped using the heart and again using copper embossing powder. The hearts were painted with Perfect Pearls and the shadowing around the hearts was created with my Copic markers. The ribbon and lace are from my stash and the keys were from my local craft shop, which I coated with Copper Embossing powder to make them match. This is a 7 x 7 inch card. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
                    Sally.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Turtle Tag


Hello, firstly I would like to welcome some new followers to my blog. Thanks for joining me in my little world. Today I have a tag to show you using some Creative Expressions Stamps and a Chocolate Baroque Stamp. I have stamped the Turtle, Anchor and Seahorse (creative Expressions) stamps with Memento ink and coloured with my Copic markers. I also stamped the Seaweed stamp (Chocolate Baroque) and also coloured with my Copic's. I then added Glossy Accents to the seaweed, anchor and turtles shell. The background papers are from My Minds Eye 'Complete Boy' collection. The fish in the background are also a Creative Expression stamp, which I have stamped and added Stickles to. The shells were from my local  shell shop and the gem was from my stash. This card is 4 x 6 inches. 
Thanks for stopping by.
                Sally.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Pretty Pastels


Hello, today I have a card to show you using a collection of papers that came free with the March 2012 'Making Cards' magazine. I had a re-arrange of my crafty stash yesterday and found them hiding in the bottom of a drawer. The bird topper is also included in the paper collection. The bow is made using a die cut, then embossed with clear holographic embossing powder. The ribbon, lace and gems are from  my stash. This card measures 6 x 7 inches.

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenge: http://mojomonday.blogspot.com

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
             Sally.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Time For Tea!


Hi. today I have a card to show you using a Santoro's Gorjuss girl. I have stamped and coloured the image with Memento Ink and Copic Markers and paper pieced the dress. The aperture and frames have been created with Spellbinder Dies. The papers are from 'The Paper Stack' magazine, as are the hearts, sentiment and tea cup embellishments. The lace and doily are from Woodware and the gems are from Kanban. I have also used a black fine- liner to add stitching detail and a red glitter gel pen to bring out the 'Tea Time' Sentiment and the heart on the tea cup and in the girls hair. This card is 7 x 7 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for the visit. 
              Sally.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

With Love Birds

Hello, today I have a card to show you using Kanban's 'In The Garden' paper pad. I cut the image of the two birds out of the frame and filled it with some backing paper, a border, some lace and beaded pearls. I then used the image of the birds with Spellbinders dies to make the circles and decoupaged the birds. The swirls are also from the same sheet as the bird toppers and the 'With Love' sentiment is a Kanban stamp. The flowers were made once again using Woodware paper flowers, Marianne Design's Dies and a Tonic punch. The gold rhinestone were from my stash. This card measures 8 x 9 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: mojomonday.blogspot.com

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
           Sally

Friday, 17 May 2013

Crafty Individuals Gift Box


Hello, today I have a gift box to show you using Crafty Individuals Papers ans stamps. The papers are form Book 7 'Shades Of Summer' collection. The frame was made using the 'Little Jenny Wren' and the bird and the cage are from the 'Beautiful Birdcages' stamp sheet.The flowers were made using a Tonic punch and the lace and gems were from my stash.  This box measures 4 x 4 inches. Thanks for stopping by.
                   Sally.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Thanks



Hello, today I have another card to show you using Santoro's Gorjuss Girls. I have again used more papers from the 'Cardmaker's Earth Palette Collection Pack' from Hot Off The Press. The image was coloured with Copic markers and paper pieced. The circles were made using Spellbinders Dies, the flowers were made using Woodware paper flowers and a Tonic punch. The ribbons, lace and pearls were from my stash. This is a 6 x 6 inch card.  Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
                  Sally. 



Sunday, 12 May 2013

Happy Birthday Gorjuss


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a Santoro's Gorjuss Girl stamp.I have coloured the image with Copic markers, a white gel pen and also paper pieced the dress. The background papers are from Hot Of The Press 'Cardmaker's Earth Palette Creative Pack' and the Kraft card stock is from Bazzill Basics. The paper flowers are from Woodware and the smaller flowers in the centres are made using a Tonic punch. The lace and ribbon are from my local haberdashery and the circles were made using Spellbinder's Dies. The Pearls were from my stash and I have added some Distress Stickles to the circle and the heart in her hair. This is a 6 x 7 inch card. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
          Sally

Friday, 10 May 2013

Copic Coloured Giraffe


Hello, today I have a card to show you using a Giraffe stamp by 'Stamps Happen Inc.' I have inked up the stamp with Memento 'Rich Cocoa' Ink and used the second generation impression to make sure that the lines are very faint. I then coloured the image with my Copic markers. The papers are by My Minds Eye and the flowers were made using 'Cheery-Lynn Designs' and 'Marianne Designs' Dies.  The paper raffia and twine are from my stash. This card measures 8 x 8 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
                           Sally.