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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Raining cats and...cats!



Hello there!
Great weather for crafting I guess!
Where has the sun gone in the UK?
A few weeks ago and it was looking like the Summer break would be a good one!
I should have known better...


So here's my latest card.

Cat with heart stamp
Ditsy florals paper 

I always colour with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils.
I thought the grey/pink/lilac was a good colour combination.

I'm entering this card into the challenges from

Well it's not quite the sunny start that I had hoped for my holidays but there's still time.
Hope you having fun crafting in the rain or enjoying some sun!


Lots of love from
Sally-ann
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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Chasing the butterflies...



Happy Weekend everyone!
Hope you've all been busy crafting!
I've had a week off school so it was perfect for inking up my new stamps from 
and making a few cards with their new A4 paper packs.
I feel very guilty being inside when its really sunny so I crafted on the rainy dull days!


This is Dragon Running stamp and I've used it with the A4 Butterflies paper pack.
I cut out the two butterflies from one of the papers and glittered them up.
I like the idea of the dragon having fun running after them.

I coloured with Promarkers.

Some challenges;


Back soon with a scruffy cheeky cat!


Enjoy your Sunday!


love 
Sally-ann


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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Happy Mothers day...


Hi all...
Happy Mothers day weekend!


My card to celebrate Mothers day was made using
products.


I coloured with Promarkers and used Spectrum Noir pencils.
If you're a Promarker fan then do visit
 as they are selling off Promarkers with the old Letraset label at £1 each!
I love a bargain like that and had a lovely time re-stocking and checking out some new colours! 

Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow whether you're a Mum yourself or you're out and about treating your Mum!

Have fun!

love from Sally
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Saturday, 4 March 2017

Bunny Ballerina....


Hello! 
Happy Saturday morning!

I had half term a week ago so I was able to do a little bit of colouring and make a few more cards with my new Wild Rose Studio products.


I used;
Bunny Ballerina stamp
Gilded Tags die
Dancing Daisies paper pack

I coloured the stamp with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils.
Then fussy cut and mounted onto this lovely Tag die.






Some challenges;

Glitter 'N' Sparkle...Anything Goes
Simon says Wednesday...Tag you're it
Cute Card Thursday...Anything Goes
Animal Friends...Animals with Big ears 

I'm also linking up to the

30 day Colouring Challenge

I've only just found this blog but I've been looking at lots of lovely crafty ladies that I follow on Instagram use the hashtag to link up. If you're like me and spend lots of time colouring and want to learn some new tips and tricks, there's some tutorials to click on.
I'm a bit more of an Instagram lover than blogger of late just because its so much easier and quicker to share images. 


Hope you are having a Crafty weekend!

Thanks for dropping by!

Love from 
Sally

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Milton with Gifts...


Hello crafty peeps!
So in between cleaning the floors and doing the washing...
I've been in my craftroom working with all the new goodies I was sent by 




This card is made with;


This new paper pack is full of watercolour blue washes and daisy prints big and small.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Punched daisies with yellow buttons are a must!


Some challenges:



Hope you check out the rest of the new paper packs and stamps.
There are some large A5 large sets and A4 paper packs!
I just need more time to play!

 Last Saturday I set up stall at Boxgrove Priorys Craft Fair.
I love this place.
 Such a beautiful building with gorgeous stained glass windows and a really ornate ceiling.



The lovely colourful Lady Morris dancers were fabulous to watch!




A little photo of my stall....Have a great weekend!


Sunday, 8 January 2017

New A5 WRS Stamp set : Bella


Happy Weekend everyone.
 
Well,  New Year brings New stamps and this year
 
 
have taken it a step further and produced a new range of A5 stamp sets.
Each set has a main stamp, a sentiment, detailed corners and extra stamps that you might need to create a really lovely co-ordinated card or crafty project. 
So many possibilities! 
I'm so lucky to be a DT member for them and  have been sent all the new stamp sets to play with! 

How cute and pretty is this Bella set?
 
 
 
 I've been playing around with some paper piecing on my first Bella card.
I wanted something really colourful for the Balloons and a lovely blue sky to show off the white fluffy clouds and lilac butterflies.


Quite a simple card for my first go...no patterned papers on this one.


Some challenges:

 
 
Have a great week and thanks for coming to see my blog!
 
 
Sally-ann
 
 
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Monday, 2 January 2017

Sizzix Scotty dog card...



Hello there.
Happy New Year to you all!!

Wow...Just saw that I never managed a post in December.
Too busy working, shopping and Christmas card making. 
 Just some of the cards I made and sent out!

One of my best pressies was a new sewing machine from hubby so I'm hoping to start making some nice projects on this soon.


 

I've carried on making Christmas cards between Christmas and New Year as well as using lots of the new stamp sets from Wild Rose Studio and using up lots of odds and ends of papers and embellishments for a set of Spring cards!
Look out for those coming up in th next few posts!


One of the presents to myself was a tartan mug which came in a patterned box.
I have had trouble finding tartan papers so I just had to recycle the cardboard.



 I still love using some of my very old Sizzix dies.
They are great for some quick makes!

I also raided my fabric drawers to find some linen to match the kraft card that I used.

Challenges:


This is my last day at home before school starts again and I'm back in the classroom.

Please come back and do leave me a comment!

Thank you!


Love from Sally. 

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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