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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Dancing Reindeer...


Hello and Happy Saturday...

I'm blogging again today and here to show you a
 couple of cards using
 the new 
die from 
 This Reindeer die has the most intricate curls and beautiful markings. 
I've teamed it with the
and kept it clean and simple.
As you can see the layout is the same and I've used the same dies.
Just the colourways are different.  
I've attached the Reindeer to the card with a brad and used some mini jewels.
The papers for both cards are from WRS
paper pack

Allsorts Challenge this week is Feature a Creature
Cute Card Thursday Challenge is Add something metallic

Have a great weekend!
Keep Crafting!


Love from Sally-ann
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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Duck mad George...


Hey all...

Dropping in mid week to show you a recent special order for a friend at work.
Her little boy George was celebrating his 1st Birthday and she wanted a card to show his love of Ducks with a Blue and Yellow theme...

This stamp was just perfect!
Stamped with extra ducks and coloured with Promarkers,
 I cut it out and mounted onto a scallop and circle base.
 I'm a huge fan of Gingham paper for babies cards so had to include this.
The big number 1 was hand cut and was great for the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment.
GEORGE was created out of glittery foam letters which came from The Works.
Check out that very cute Duck ribbon which was already in my stash 
and I have to say is a few years old.



Some challenges;

I love Promarkers...Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments...Anything Goes + sentiment
Crafty Friends...Special Occasions
Pile it On...Sparkle
I used Glitter Foam Letters.
Crafty Catz...Birds of a feather

Thanks for popping in to see my card.
I'll be back later!

Please leave me a comment as I love reading them!


Love from Sally-ann



Saturday, 1 October 2016

Snowman Family...


Happy weekend all...
and we're into October already!
It's certainly getting darker and a bit cooler in the UK.

I've notched up a few weeks of Christmas card making now.
My latest card is made with 
stamps and papers.





This is a lovely stamp to colour in...I used my Promarkers to match it to the paper pack.
 I love the sentiment too, which will be so useful on lots of my cards!
I made the Poinsettias white this time with silver leaves to keep with the icy feel.
 
 




Challenges...
Christmas Card challenges...Anything Goes 
ABC Christmas...T is for Two
(Two Poinsettias, Two Doillies, Two kids)
Fab and Funky...Christmas

Hoping to get back into the craft room tomorrow for some special orders!

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Love from  Sally-ann

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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Stocking Surprise...


Hello everyone....

So...did everyone survive the first week back to school!?
It was tough but we managed it here.
No blisters from new shoes but wearing trousers again on Friday was a bit weird.

I'm back making Christmas Cards at the weekends...

Here is another card using the Gorgeous New 
  releases:






I coloured the image with Promarkers and then used blue blending chalks 
with a small paintbrush around it.
Added lots of glitter glue and then sprinkled loose ultra fine glitter on top so it really has a sparkly raised texture!.

I did a bit of a close up crop to give you a better idea of the ultra fine glitter...
Think I got carried away with the white ink pen...
I just kept adding and then made some different sized dots for the snowflakes...


It's raining again now in West Sussex so maybe some more colouring
 while watching tv and eating tea and biscuits today!


Have a great crafty weekend!

Love from Sally

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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Rockin' Robins on a branch...


Happy Saturday everyone!


Where did the Summer go?
As usual, us Brits just seem to get used to having some sun and warm weather and then it gets swept away and September turns on the tap in the sky and the winds start blowing in.
I put the sunbed back in the garage yesterday in pouring rain.
(There were tears in my eyes too)

I'm back to school on Monday armed with new stationery, planners and stickers and then we'll all be looking forward to Christmas...

and speaking of Christmas....
How about a bit of inspiration from Wild Rose Studio...and some of the very
cute new Christmas stamps!


This card using the following products:

Robins on a branch stamp
Birds and Berries Paper pack
Poinsettia Die
Lacy Snowflake Die

I coloured the image in with Promarkers and added some shading with Spectrum Noir pencils. 


There are some cute little faces here!

Some Challenges:

Winter Wonderland...Cute Characters
Christmas Card Challenges...Anything Goes
My time to Craft...Something that flies
I love Promarkers...Use a die cut


Lots of these Christmas products have been featured on The Craft Channel recently so if you are a fan of Wild Rose Studio for your cardmaking keep an eye out as there are more shows coming up...

I'll be back to show a few more Christmas cards too....

Happy crafting!

Love from Sally




Thursday, 25 August 2016

The Craft Channel...Todays Special Value Buy



Hello there!

It's all about Wild Rose Studio
today in the UK on

The Todays Special Buy TSB is an assortment of packages putting together stamps, papers and dies from the Christmas ranges.

Here's a few of my cards using a mix of the products that are on offer today!






Hope you can watch some of the show during the day and maybe grab yourself a bargain too.

Let me know what you buy!


Happy Crafting!


Love from Sally-ann.





Saturday, 6 August 2016

Wild Rose Studio Christmas penguin...



Good Morning!
It's a lovely August Summers day in West Sussex!
I'm just catching up on the opening ceremony of The Olympic Games in Rio and cheering on Andy Murray carrying the Union Jack flag around the stadium one handed. 
I love him! He's such a Hero!

So, I'm going to show you....A Christmas card!

It's a crafting tradition to start my Christmas cards while I'm off school and I know that most crafters are the same...

My DT package from Wild Rose Studio 
 arrived and this little cutie jumped out at me...




I coloured him with Promarkers and added some darker shading with Spectrum Noir pencils.


Here he is proudly standing in the centre of my card.
The beautiful papers are from the
I used the two striped papers here but the floral and patterened ones are out on my desk for my next card which includes a very sweet family of Robins.

The die I've used is called Snowflake Corner

 
Challenges for this card:

I love Promarkers...Christmas in July
Passion for Promarkers...My favourite things
(My WRS stamps, papers and dies...and Glitter of course)

Hope you have a great weekend!

See you back here soon I hope!

love
Sally-ann


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Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Harvest Meadow Mice...


Good Morning!

So, after a manic last few weeks at school, I am finally off work and enjoying doing not much of anything at all....except a spot of crafting!
I have however started looking at my Christmas card situation.
Yesterday was a quick trip to re-stock on blank cards and recycle some old cards from last year.


But before that another make with the 
Harvest Meadow papers and stamps from



The stamp was coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils and I cut it out and layered onto a circle with a red border and then a lace doilly.
Some added leaves and tiny punched flowers.

I am loving these watercolour type papers!
The wildflowers, daisies and poppies and the colours! 
So pretty.


Some challenges. 

Use your stuff Challenge...Floral papers
As you like it...Favourite papers

So now its the holiday I'm crafting while the weather is cloudy and drizzly and going out when its nice and sunny!
Wonder what the next few weeks will bring?


See you back here soon I hope!


Love from Sally.


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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Foxes in the Poppies...


Happy Weekend everyone!
I am well and truly relaxing after a very physical week at work.

Watching some Wimbledon and drinking tea!
As per the British weather...we're on a rain break waiting for the roof to close!

Here's my card for today...
I'm still using these lovely WRS stamps and papers....




Coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils.
I used Kraft card as a base and for layering.
Cream lace layered onto Red and then Lime ribbons.
Punched leaves and daisies with button centres.

Some challenges;
Fussy and Fancy Friday...Flowers and Lace
Craft Calendar July Challenge...Punches and/or Dies
Crafty Ribbons...Animals
Animal Friends...Dies/Punches

Thanks for popping by to see me!

Love from Sally
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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Harvest Mice...


Hello again
Happy Weekend and if you are in the UK it's Fathers Day so shout out to all the Dads!

My card today was made using
from the new collection at  
and the
 which has lots of beautiful watercolour wild flowers like poppies and daisies all swaying in the breeze in a meadow of corn and grasses.



I coloured the image with Promarkers and |Spectrum noir pencils.
I used a Kraft card base and the golden corn on the stamp as inspiration and 
matched it with the corn papers.
I had these small yellow paper sunflowers which I added some beads to
 and set them among punched leaves and natural skeleton leaves.

Some challenges:

Allsorts Challenge...How does your garden grow
Fussy and Fancy challenge...Say it with Flowers
Simon Says Challenge...Animal magic 
Animal Friends Challenge...animal with a fruit or vegetable

Hope you have a great weekend and hope you come visit me again soon. 

love from Sally

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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Mouse in the Meadow...



Welcome to the weekend!
Hope it's been a crafty one.
I've been in my crafty space this morning creating more cards to show you.


I'm playing with the new stamps and papers from


I used Kraft card blanks to complete the natural look and added
Cream lace and daisy punch with mini yellow spot buttons and green ribbon.
My image was coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils.

Some challenges;
(My literary Inspiration...Of Mice and Men)

Thanks for dropping in to see my card.


Love from Sally


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Friday, 3 June 2016

New Harvest Meadow collection...



Hello there!

It's been half term in the UK so I've had a week off work and spent some days out with my family.
Also I had this lovely crafty package from 


 arrive on my doorstep.


 Bursting with wildflowers; poppies, daisies and corn ears patterns.
Rust, Olive and Gold coloured watercolour effect plains to match.

The animal stamps to go with this set are perfect for nature lovers and include two harvest mice stamps, a fox and cub and a very cute halloween cat riding a broomstick.



Here's my first card to show you using...



I've used sentiment strips saying 'Love Forever' but this would be great for a
 Mothers day/ Fathers day, baby card or a Birthday for a grandparent.

The image is coloured with Promarkers with some pencil shading on top.
I used a Kraft card base which go really well with this set of papers.
My punched daisies and silk poppy have button centres.

I'm entering this card into this weeks 



I have a few more cards on my table using the other stamps in this set so I'm looking forward to showing you those next.

Thanks for popping in to see me!

Sally

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Wild Rose Studio...Butterflies


Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

Two days of sun and now today its all about the rain!
 
However, I've had time to blog hop and catch up on some TV.
 
This butterfly card uses my favourite dies from 
 

 I just love these different sized butterflies and I use them a lot!
Colour combo of Lilacs, Purples and Silver.
This was a special order and I was told that the customers Aunt 'loved it'!
Always good to hear.

The papers are from WRS



Some challenges;

 
 
Thanks for dropping in to see me. 

I'll be back soon!


love from Sally.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Cute Panda with Flowers....



Good Morning!
It's the weekend...which means time to enter my craftroom again!
But before I go...
Here's todays card...
 



Made using lots of Wild Rose Studio products


I made it bold and bright using primary colours!
Coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils. 



Some challenges...


Hope you like it!
Have a great weekend, whatever you do.

Thanks for visiting...come back soon.


   Love from 
Sally-ann

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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Teddy with flowers...



Happy Saturday everyone...
Hope you are all having a nice day preferably at home blogging and creating!
It's a mixed bag weather wise in West Sussex.
Rain and Sun taking their turns every hour!

I'm here to show you another of my cards using 
stamps, papers and dies.





I used:

Coloured with Promarkers.
I don't often cut out my stamped images
 but I really love this little bear cut out against this oval fame with a floral butterfly background. 

I took the little pink cut out roses from the oval frame and layered
 them over the green flowers in the birthday branch die.
I used pearls in the centres.

My irridescent butterflies are very shiny with sparkly jewel centres. 
Lace doilly and lace edging along the top.


Some challenges:


Stamp, Girly, Flowers.
Sparkle, Die cuts, Flowers
Sparkle, Lace, Girly 


Thanks for visiting!
Hope you leave a coment and come back again soon!

Love from Sally

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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Birds on nest...


Good Morning!
Happy weekend...
Its Sunday and it's looking like it's going to be a lovely day in West Sussex, England.
Windows are open and the birds are chirping away...
which brings me on to my Wild Rose Studio DT card today!


 Birds on nest.
Another of the new stamps from
Wild Rose Studio


I loved this stamp as soon as I saw the first image of it!
It reminded me of the little bluebirds in Disneys Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
I used soft blues and pinks as I've made this one as a
 Baby Congratulations card but I think it would be great as a
New Home card too!



Coloured with Promarkers.
I cut the image out and mounted it in the
Oval die frame 
and used 
Scattered Confetti
paper pack.

The Congratulations sentiment is from
 Vintage labels stamp set
which is mounted onto the smallest tag from
Elegant Frames set


Challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge...Birds
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards...Spring is in the air
ABC Challenge...E is for everything (Anything Goes)
Simon says Wednesday Challenge...Anything Goes

Hope everyone has a wonderful day today...
Husband and oldest daughter at work so I am at home with my 13 year old who is well and truly having a pyjama day in her bedroom so Craft room here I come!

See you back here soon!

Love from 
Sally

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Monday, 28 March 2016

A little bird told me...



Hi there...
Hope you've all had a good few days of Easter celebrations.
I think I may have over indulged on the chocolate...just a tad! 

I've been in my craftroom today safe from the windy weather.
Making another card with one of the gorgeous new stamps
 from Wild Rose Studio...

Dragon with Bird 

I decided to give this card a simpler feel to it...
no added flowers and colours suitable for a man or a woman.


 Don't they make a very cute couple of friends.
I used Promarkers to colour in.
The paper is from WRS Bluebell paper pack. 
I love this sentiment...so much fun!
Just had to add some birthday bunting....



Some Challenges...

Use your stuff...Pop Dots (to add dimension)
Crafty Friends... Anything Goes

Lots more to show you so pop back soon!

Have fun!


Love from Sally


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Saturday, 26 March 2016

It's Easter Saturday!

       
Good Morning!
It's Easter Saturday and I'm off work for a lovely 2 weeks which means lots of crafting,
 shopping, baking and spending time with my daughters!

My card today just had to be another one using this very cute 
 bunny in a floral basket holding up 
his very large Easter egg!

Using a very Spring like colour combi of Pink, Yellow and Green!


 Coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils...
I used the panel on an easel card and matched up the
 flowers in the image to ones from my stash!

Hope you can see the glitter and jewels!
The paper is from WRS paper packs
 Butterfly Garden and the green spot is from Icing on the cake. 
There's a little white paper doilly under the sentiment panel.

I'm entering this card into the
Passion for Promarkers Challenge
 Spring has Sprung!


Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend so far!


Thanks for visiting!
I'll be back soon.

Love from Sally.
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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Wild Rose Studio...New releases!



Good Morning guys.
Happy Saturday!
So here they are.
 The new stamps/papers and dies from  



 and here is my first made up card...


Very cute Bear with a bouquet of flowers.
I went for colouring in using Lemon and Lime.
The bunch of daisies was my starting point and then I matched up the colours with the lovely daisy paper from the Poets kitchen pack
 and the Lemon Gingham from the Ginghams pack.
The cute bear fit perfectly into the Oval frame die.

No Spring card would be complete without a picket fence and a Butterfly fluttering along.

I'm entering this card into the
Alphabet Challenge...B is for Butterflies 


No rest today...back into the craft rom for a bit and then off to buy some baking things!
Chocolate Beetroot cake to be made tomoz!


Thanks for visiting!
Please leave me a comment... love reading them.


Love from Sally.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

That's a big Egg!


Good afternoon all!
It's a bit chilly still but I can feel that Spring is in the air!

And it wouldn't be Spring without a bit of gingham, a bunny rabbit, flowers and a giant easter egg!



 Yes, it's here in this new stamp from Wild Rose Studio!
Coloured with Promarkers.
These gorgeous Spot and Gingham papers are also from Wild Rose Studio and come in some great colours. Lime, Pinks, lemons and blue!
This was the second card that got sent to the US.
Hope they liked it!



I'm entering my card into the
My elements are along the bottom row.
Ribbon, sentiment, flower.
 I've got some Easel cards coming up to show you and I've still been making Christmas cards!!!
It's going well this year!

Please leave a comment and I'll come visit you too!


More soon...
TTFN

love from Sally
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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Lemon Ted Spring flowers...


Happy Sunday!
Always a Crafting day for me if I'm at home!

Having to decide if I want to carry on making Christmas cards or start on the Spring stamps.
I so ran out of time with the Christmas cards this year that I have carried on making them and have a little stash set up on my table.

On the other side, some new pastel cards that I bought in the WHSmith sale!
Perfect for the Mothers Day/Spring!

 I'm on here today to show you my first makes with the new stamps from 

I made this card before Christmas so it could be sent off to the US.
 


 I used papers from the Butterfly Garden pack and Ginghams pack.
Beautiful soft shades of pink and lemon with mint green.
The flowers I used have a lovely sugared look to them and I used glitter on the corner dies and stamped flowers.

I always look forward to Spring!
In nature and in Cardmaking!


I'd like to enter this card into a couple of challenges.

Crafty friends Challenge...Animals/Birds
I love Promarkers... Anything Goes

Hope you can find time to leave me a comment!

Lots of love
Sally


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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Mini cards...


Happy Sunday peeps!
Apologies again for being a very bad blogger!
I really don't know where time goes.

I have just finished a lovely batch of mini cards that I wanted to share.
They were mostly done in a day sat watching the tv and using up lots of things from my Christmas craft box.
Buttons, jewels, Sequins, stamps and die cut circles!

 The little foam penguins and polar bears were from Hobbycraft last year.
The lovely snowflake die is from Wild Rose Studio.
The patterned paper pack is so old I don't actually remember where its from!
I made the envelopes to fit the cards and they just fold around.

These are being sent to my work colleagues. 
They do look rather cute!


I'm starting another batch again now!
Hope your Christmas crafting is coming along!

Thanks for visiting me!


Sally

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Winters Butterfly...


Good Morning Sunday!
My favourite day for cardmaking and I've got a lot on my desk today.
Christmas one side. Spring 2016 the other.
A campervan commission and some floral corporate cards due.
So, lets crack on then!

A double whammy of cards as they use the same dies papers and sentiment.
I couldn't decide which to show..so you get both!

This card uses the small winter butterfly.
Cut from lovely glittery frosted card with added sequins.
Robin corner paper from the new Christmas range at WRS and some silver snowflake brads!
This beautiful sentiment is available as a stamp too.


and this has the larger frosted butterfly!
My favourite dies from Wild Rose Studio are the butterfly ones.



Challenges:
 
Hope you like my cards today!
I'll be back with more later! 
 
Thanks for your comments!
I love reading them.


Love from Sally


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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Lace Butterfly...


Hello all...
Hope you're having a nice crafty Sunday!


I've been continuing with the Christmas cards and doing a few special birthday orders as well.

 
This card was given to its owner today.

Peach Blosson papers
Large Lace Butterfly die
Rose corner die


I've been searching for some new challenges and found



 If you know of any others that you think I'll like please let me know!

Back again soon!

Sally

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Friday, 11 September 2015

R is for Rudolf!

Hello!

September has pounced on me and I was nowhere near ready to go back to work this week!
Lucky for me, the children have been great and were easing into school life and all the new changes together!

Christmas seems closer now Summer holidays are over for most of us, 
so I'm showing you another card made using all the new stamps, papers and dies from


  I just love this cute Santa and Rudolf stamp and enjoyed a bit of colouring and shading
 on Rudolf especially!
Couldn't resist adding gloss to his shiny nose!



I cut around my finished and layered them next to this cute Christmas Cottage die!
The sentiment is just one in a great new set of christmas greetings!

Challenges:
Lets Craft and Create...Use dies/punches
ABC Chistmas...R is for....
( In my case, Rudolf )

Thanks for coming to look.
Please leave a comment if you can.
More cards in production so pop back soon.

Sally

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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Frosted Butterfly...

Hi all.
Wow, Saturday again!
Why do the Summer holidays go so fast?

It's been a 'rainy inside activity' kinda week in Sussex and I've spent a lot of it crafting and having tea and cake with friends.


So...a Snowflake is Winters Butterfly...
such a sweet little sentiment.



 All products, dies and paper, are from the Winter release from
This beautiful frosted butterfly is perfect for winter birthdays and Christmas cards!


I added Sparkles and jewels which were great as they made the butterfly curl up slightly.


Challenges;
Simon says...Anything Goes
Papertake weekly...Take your pick
(I chose to use the colour Lilac)

I'll be going back down into my Craft room now...
As its just started raining again!

Hope you are having more luck with the summer where you are!
 

Thanks for visiting!

 Love from Sally
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