Monday, 27 December 2010

Baby Jesus...

Hello dear bloggers and followers....
Just a quick few lines to say..Hope you all had a fabulous time over the last few days with family and friends....
I had a lovely time with my family and my brother at my sister's house. We all ate and drank far too much. Home now to the putting away and the washing.
The card I am showing you today is a a traditionally inspired childrens card from an issue of 'Beautiful Cards' a few years ago.

I'm really looking forward now to the New Year and some 'Spring cleaning!
I love having a clear out and getting all my new bits and bobs out....First stop the bathrooms to get all my new bubble baths and perfumes out on display, then the wardrobe...must have a clear out in there!
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

March of the Penguins...

and here is my last Christmas card order. Mummy and Daddy Penguin.

It was a freebie digi image but I don't recall from where it came! Sorry!
I coloured in with Promarkers...the papers are DCWV.

Ribbon and button from a local shop...The Button Company and the silver wood snowflakes are from Matalan!!

So the challenges...
1. Watch this ...Film title 'March of the Penguins'
2. I love promarkers...'Anything goes'
3. Papertake Weekly...'Anything goes'
4. Belli Challenge...Christmas
Just finishing some wrapping today while watching Poirot and Midsomer Murders and eating shortbread. Lovely!
We were out all day yesterday shopping in M&S so have been slobbing today. We are all enjoying being at home in the warm with the fairy lights twinkling and some goodies to eat...
Hope all your christmas preparations are coming along nicely.
Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

A modern Christmas card....

Hello again...
Apologies for being off line for so long...
I did end up being a bit under the weather after my girls passed on their germs.
Since I was last on...
I have set up stalls and sold some cards at 2 more Christmas Fairs..
Had my school Christmas Do...A Christmas Carvery.
Been to the Pantomime at Butlins with the entire school plus 5 other local was very loud!
Bought and wrapped 27 little Victorian party bags for my class.
Had a baby shower/lunch for a teacher who is leaving...will show the card I made next time!
My card today is the one I made for my sister..apologies for how blue it looks...
I took the photo at 7.45am.

My sister told me she had bought some new baubles in these colours so I hope she likes this card to match...

Quite simple to make with a circle punch...
Cupcake Crafts have a non traditional Christmas card challenge which I think this would be good for.
So last day at school tomorrow and then I can concentrate on some shopping and last minute things next week.
Thank you Jacky and Kathy for your lovely cards...I have all my hand made ones together...yours will be in the post this weekend.
Off to post and catch up with a few of your blogs now....
Bye for now...

Monday, 6 December 2010

A Mad cardmaking weekend!

Good morning all...
I have another day at home as both my girls are poorly and in bed coughing and sneezing...I have been up and down the stairs quite a few times delivering Calpol, drinks and on the last run my little one asked for some cucumber?
So I have a few spare sit down minutes to show you my mad christmas card making that started on Saturday morning and went on into the evening last night...
I know I should have been a bit more prepared but hey I did it all in one go!
I got out my very old original red sizzix machine and the christmas tree diecut and got to work with some christmas paper stash in green. Then I cut and layered up.

I added glitter glue over the joins and some mini buttons for baubles. Next I mounted all the trees on dark green card and cut out.
Next I cut some blue rectangles and mounted them onto ATC Kraft cards and added ripped white paper for snow...layered again onto red and green and a wavy border cut with Fiskars edging scissors. That was all on Saturday!

So Sunday was all about mounting using various background papers and card blank sizes and colours...also used some red gingham ribbon.
I'm proud to say most of the stash used is quite a few years old and the new things are the cream scallop card blanks and the colourful hexagonal patterned paper.
I ended up with 21 cards now made and ready to send...There are another 7 made in another style which I will show tomorrow....
Some challenges...
1. Design Dollies...layers upon layers...You need at least 5!
2. Dutch Dare...Christmas card, tag or Ornament.
3. The Secret Crafter...Christmas
4. One Stitch at a time...Old Stash/New Stash.
5. Sugar sweet Paper Treats... Anything goes
6. Cardmakin mamas...Anything goes.
7. Top Tip Tuesday...Anything goes.
and here's my tip...make your toppers all in one go... production line, doing each stage then you can make each card a bit more original using different background papers and no one will know you have made 20 of the same topper...unless you blog it of course.
8. Artful Inkables...Punches/Die Cuts
So I'm on lunch duty now...chicken soup all round!
Hope you pop back again

Saturday, 4 December 2010

I've been soooo busy....

Hello guys...
A late post this evening as I have had a marathon making day....
I saw the idea for these tree trims on 'Glitter me silly' blog and got to work punching scallops and circles and rooting through my christmas box using up those little stickers and embellishments that have been hanging about for a few years.

They have Elizabeth Shaw chocolate mints sandwiched inside...

I have about 40 made so far but I am going to make some more to put on my tree and to take to my sister's for her tree. I found out her colours this year which are pink, lime green, turquoise and purple. I think they would be popular for the teachers at school as well and may give them out instead of doing cards...
I have also made 21 christmas tree toppers, which will be mounted tomorrow and 7 cards today! Will show you those later....and finally my snowy view yesterday...

I couldn't believe the difference when I woke up this morning....It's all gone now!
Hope you have kept safe and warm!
Thanks for stopping by and pop back soon..

Thursday, 2 December 2010

A day off...My time to craft!

Brrrr...Hello there!
Well I thought the South East was going to miss the snow but it finally caught up with the rest of the country and we have been well and truly snowed on last night!
Which is closed, the christmas decs have gone up and I have mopped the floor a few times with the girls going in and out!
But some crafting is under way...I just fell in love with this stamp when I saw it on a blog...It's from Crafty Individuals.

I am getting into the Vintage look and am especially lovin Kraft card being in fashion again. So simply stamped and edges browned with chalks...

A punched flower and wooden button...some olive ribbon and some floral paper...The sentiment on the bottom is just perfect for inviting a friend over.
It's also perfect for My time to Craft challenge this week which is 'Vintage'...
So another day off tommorrow which brings us just nicely into the weekend and fingers crossed to get a few projects done.
Some snow photos probably later...have fun making those snowmen!
Pop back again soon...x

Monday, 29 November 2010

A Rose for Millie...

Evening all...
A last card with WRS Millie and pot.

Coloured with PM's and some added sparkle on her hat and scarf.

I love these red Flowers..I bought one stem for £2.49 and got about 50 flowers off it. I took the plastic centre out and replaced it with a nice shiny button.

So beautiful!!!
How about some challenges?
1. Sew many cards...Red and Green
2. Just us girls..3D holiday element
3. One stop Craft...Xmas Cuties
4. Crafty Creations...Xmas cards
5. ABC...X is for Xmas
6. I love Promarkers...Anything goes (With a bit of sparkle)
7. Stampin for the weekend...Winter
8. Belli...R for RED embellishments. My Rose, Button and tag!
I'm really busy at school...doing Christmas decorations and display boards...We are learning about the Victorians so Christmas is based around them...I have the children making gold birds and butterflies to hang from the ceiling!
Oh... and I started some Christmas shopping.
Be back join me!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

My Wild Rose Studio draw.....

Hello Wild Rose Studio fans...
Thank-you sooo much for leaving me a comment and making a card with our Dawny's sketch. It was great hopping around all your blogs and seeing all your creativity!
Now I sorted through all my comments and your cards and wrote down all your names.

I folded them up and put them in a bowl! You're all gasping at the technology ..I know!

Here is my little one with the bowl and this is whose name she pulled out...

Congratulations JULES. Well done on a lovely card!
As you know you have won WRS Christmas 'Milton and Sledge' stamp which I'm sure you will enjoy! Sorry that you all can't win but Thanks again for joining in with our blog hop...
So Jules...lets swap e-mails honey and sort out getting this stamp to you asap so you can make some christmas cards!
Back to normal now with some more cards and chat very soon!

Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop....

This post will stay at the top for one week during the blog hop so please scroll down for my posts during the week...

Good Afternoon all...
Welcome to the first ever Wild Rose Studio blog hop! It starts at midday today and finishes next Saturday.
During the hop you will have a chance to see many of the lovely WRS Christmas stamps that are available and be in with a chance of winning some of them along the way!
So, if you arrived here from Dawny P's blog you are going in the right direction...if not then you may want to start at the beginning on Dulcies blog.

So let's start with the word you need to collect on my blog, which is... FROM.
and here is my card made with Milton and sledge stamp.

The spotty background papers are from the WRS paper pad collection.

So to be in with a chance of winning this gorgeously cute Milton bear stamp from WRS then this is what you should do...
Leave me a comment and make a card using the sketch all the DT have used which is one of Dawny P's and enter the challenge on Dulcies blog.
Don't forget to collect all the words from the DT teams blogs along the way....
So from here you need to go to see Lorraine on her blog...
We can't wait to see all your creations and Happy Hopping!!!!
Sally x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Hello there...
I haven't managed to do 'Whats on your workdesk Wednesday' for a few weeks but this week I just happened to have these on my cutting mat so I hope you think they are kinda nice to look at. The last few weeks it has just looked a right old mess..

They are made with a medium size daisy punch and I punched out 3 for each flower and used a button in the centre....

Here is one card they went on...quite simple but I think with four on a card you don't really need much else...More cards with them on coming up soon as I can photograph them.
Hope you can come back again...There is something nice involving Wild Rose Studio happening????

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Millie in Red!.

Hope you're all having a nice Saturday. I'm doing a bit of this and a touch of that!
Some housework, some crafting, some tv watching.
My christmas card production is still very slow. I'm going to have to think of some simple designs and set up a production them all at once! Anyway here's Wild Rose Studios Millie again.

Some nice traditional reds and greens.... Millies coat is glittered up and the floral co-ordinating papers all WRS as well.

Coloured with promarkers and I added a red tag and with some organza ribbon and red buttons...

This card followed these challenges...
Stamps R us...Buttons and Bows
Crazy 4 challenges...Christmas
ABC Challenge...H is for Holidays.
You don't have to do Christmas by the way...any type of holiday is fine.
Pile It On...Furry Holidays-Christmas/Winter with animals!
Going to do a bit of blog visiting now before I go and tidy up my table... have made a bit of a mess today... but I have made 10 cards...none of them christmas ones though!!!
Thanks for visiting me and pop back again

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Poppies for Rememberance.

Hello there!
Hope you are all having a lovely day of Rememberance. This morning at 11 am the whole school met in the hall to watch the BBC News and join in with the 2 minutes silence then listened to year 6 children read out some very moving poems.
My card today was made for my step-mothers birthday so she should have received it today.....

I layered up 3 punched flowers for each poppy and used some black buttons for the centres...
I thought it would look good as an easel card. The black and white paper is DCWV and I just added a couple of butterflies.

Apologies for the poor light conditions...I photographed it by the back door at 7.45
in the morning.
Just a couple of challenges...
Little Red Wagon...Do it in 3's.
Lexis creations...Anything goes
Another rainy blustery day here...but the sun has just come out...
Thanks for

Monday, 8 November 2010

Milton and sledge....

Hi there...
Finally back with a new Christmas card! Wild Rose Studios Milton and his sledge.
The pale blue Snowflake paper is also WRS from the CD.

I used my promarkers and some chalks for his flushed cheeks...It's hard work pulling all those presents!

Lovely Gingham ribbon bow to finish with a red message tag!
The challenges...
I love promarkers...Snowflakes
Crafty Calendar...Winter Snowflakes
Quixotic...Christmas is coming
One Stitch at a time...Winter Wonderland
Whoopsi daisy...Christmas
I have just stamped some new christmas fairy images from out for them soon, they are so pretty!
Well, the weather has really turned now. I only just managed to squeeze my little KA around a fallen tree on the way to work this morning and many roadwork cones and barricades were rolling around in the wind and rain.
Stay safe in the gales....
Pop back soon...xxxxxxx

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Wedded Bliss feature...

Hi again...
Another quick post as it's been a busy day...doing all the household chores and then down to the firework display by the Village Hall. We all smell a bit smoky! So continuing to show you some magazine work which I am proud to have done and hope I can get back into again some day...

Sizzix dolls again and it made it onto the front cover....
Little one has a birthday party tomorrow so I'm out for a few hours but hope I can make it back to post up another Christmas card....
See ya then I hope xxxx.