Thursday, 26 December 2013

December Diary in pics!

Well, first things first!

Merry Christmas and 
Happy New Year!

I have been making but just not much time to blog!
Not sure what to show you all first!

So let's start at the beginning of December and a shopping trip to London
Covent Garden and it's Opera singers!

Love in a box for Romanian orphans...

Oxford Christmas market...

Felt Christmas card Toppers...

Santa Gift tags...

 Producing my own design Christmas cards for me to send...

Propping up the bar...

Sewing on beads....

and making Christmas tree cards...

I'm entering a couple of challenges with this card too...

Creative Card Crew...Anything Goes
Creative Belli...Christmas

Well all in all a busy December!
Here's to a Happy and Healthy Crafty New Year 2014
 to all my followers and friends in Blogland.
Back soon with more makes!
Lots of love from SallyB

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Felt Christmas Pud!


Well...where did November go?
I've been busy cardmaking and not so much blogging of late!
My Facebook card page has taken over from my blog really. 
Is anyone else finding that?

Here is one of my recent makes using felt,beads and sequins!

              Quite nice to do some hand sewing out of the craftroom sat in front of the fire watching tv!

Creative Card Crew challenge this week is 'Sweet Treats'

Hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting me!
Please leave me a comment if you can.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bluebell the Reindeer...

Hi there...
First of all Big Thanks to the ladies at My time to craft,
 my butterfly card made the Top 3.

I've been using lots of butterflies on my cards and otherwise.
Here's another lovely Wild Rose Studio stamp from the new range.
A beautiful reindeer called Bluebell.
 I have to say this is a beautiful stamp to colour in...Lots of area to shade.
I used my Promarkers in various brown tones, Apricot, Spice, Cinnamon, Blush and Ivory.

I used a holly punch with some red beads and a daisy punch with gold beads to recreate the background paper foliage in 3D.

Another christmas butterfly with lots of added glitter.

A couple of challenges...
Papertake weekly...Anything Goes
I love Promarkers...All that glitters

Hope your christmas cards are coming along nicely!
Thanks for dropping by!
Leave me a comment and I'll come visit you!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Christmas Butterflies...

Hi there all!
Hope that everyone is tucked up inside safe and sound today.
West Sussex has had a couple of downpours so far and the wind is picking up...
but so far, nothing to report.

So My time to Craft this week have a great theme of Butterflies.
Any excuse as I love putting them on cards...even my christmas ones!

This is a Penny Black stamp and I always stamp it onto scraps of patterned paper then cut and layer up with beads, gems, jewels etc.

In fact this whole card is a bit of a scrap fest!
Which is great!
I love making a card out of odds and ends.

I'm going to make lots more of these I think!
Thanks for visiting!


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Ribbons and Bows...

Hi there!
Relaxing at home this afternoon after a mad morning clearing up after a poorly daughter.
She's asleep now so just a bit of time to post while the washing is in the machine.

Another Wild Rose Studio Christmas card...
which are really the only stamps I use now!

 Antoine and his little puppy playing in the snow!
Coloured with Promarkers!
All the background papers are WRS too and go with the stamps perfectly!

I love using the scallop circle as a layer for the cut out image.
Some glitter snow added!

Tag with gingham ribbon.

Don't forget that if you make any cards using the Wild Rose Studio stamps, Christmas or otherwise...Dulcie and all of us on the DT love seeing them.
Post them on the Wild Rose Studio wall and we'll leave you some comments.

Allsorts challenge this week is use Ribbons and Bows
Simon Wednesday Challenge is Christmas/Happy Holiday
I'm off to do some more crafty things now!
Thanks for popping by!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Snowflakes with I love Promarkers...

Sorry for the wee 2 week gap.
I've been working hard creating some Christmas cards for Wild Rose Studio and for my own stash to sell and for me to send out.

This stamp is Annabelle and Antoine out in the snow.
I've kept the colours very traditional with the red and green but added some blue as well.
All the papers are Wild Rose Studio too!

 Coloured with Promarkers so therefore I'm entering the

I've glittered up my snowy scene and punched my snowflakes with added jewells in the centre.

 Gingham ribbon is a must for my christmas cards!

This big grosgrain ribbon bow was recycled from a box of chocs!

Hope you like my card!
Please leave me a comment and pop back for some more Christmas makes!


Sunday, 29 September 2013

How does your garden grow?

Hi there...
Hope everyone is well.
I've been a bit slow with the cardmaking this week...just a few christmas ones made today and I don't know where I eeked them from as my brain is on shut down and the inspiration is not free flowing at the moment!

So I changed tack and went Autumnal.
 I found this tree image already stamped and in a bag with the brown spot off cut, the brown flowers and the butterfly. I must have been doing a whole set and this was the last leftover I didn't use.
I must remember to bag things up like that in future.

The butterfly stamp is Penny Black and I love stamping this onto offcuts of pattern paper and then cutting out and layering...

I'm entering this card into the Allsorts Challenge this week which is
'How does your garden grow'

So I'm off to watch 'Downton' and to keep thinking of some Christmas designs...

Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Annabelle and Antoine in the snow...

Hello there!
Did anyone see where Summer went cos one day it was here and the next day Winter was upon us!
Well I guess I shall have to accept the inevitable and start some
'You know what' cards...

So...showing you one of my first DT cards using the christmas range of stamps and papers from
This is Annabelle and her little brother Antoine making a snowman.

Coloured with Promarkers and with lots of added glitter and pearls.

I used light Blue Organza ribbon and some sparkly white tinsel trim.
Four different papers were used for the squares in the background layer.
Then I created a snowy forest scene in the foreground with Sizzix christmas trees.
Finishing touch...White snowflake brads with pearl centres. 

Some challenges this week...

I love Promarkers...Anything goes
Papertake Weekly...Make it Sparkle
Creative Card Crew...Christmas

I guess that most of us have started the Christmas makes now.
I have been working on some cards for me to send too. These tend to be a little bit simpler and use things that can be added production line style.
Hope you come back to visit me soon so I can share those with you!


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The last days of a Wild Rose summer...

Hello! week back to work and my poor feet are objecting to wearing shoes.
I put long trousers on for the first time in ages today!
It felt very wrong.

At least I have a few more summery cards to show you...

I decided to have a go at the no lines method (I used whispers ink but possibly needed to go lighter)
 and I must say it's harder than I thought...
I'm not sure whether I can say I prefer it but I think that it produces a nice soft look and I may do it again for baby cards...Teddys etc
In fact WRS studio Bella the elephant is on my hit list...A cute grey baby elephant would be great I think!

I was pleased to see that 
Ready Teddy Go Challenge is Summer days
Papertake weekly challenge is...Child's Play

so my Wild Rose Studio stamp of Emily with her teddy is perfect!

 Coloured in with Promarkers...

Daisy punch and Martha Stewart Doilly punch
and finished with a friend sticker.

Well my new Wild Rose Studio Christmas stamps and papers have arrived...
so I had a day unearthing and dusting off the christmas box full of goodies...
So expect to see some Ribbons, tinsel, glitter snow and lots of red and green buttons!

So see you back here soon with some christmas inspiration..

Thanks for popping by.
Please leave me a comment!



Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Animal Antics with Emily and cat!

Hello peeps.
What a glorious start to September!
I've had a little sunbathe in the garden today and also started some Christmas stamping.
One extreme to the other.
My school has inset days so I went in yesterday but home today so I was able to drop my girls both off...
Laurens last year at Primary school (Yr 6) and Megan is in Yr 10.
Where does the time go?

Okay so how about I show you a card?

This is a Wild Rose Studio stamp called 'Emily with cat'
I love the detail and it was so easy to colour.
My ink is a little lighter as I was mucking around with the no lines tecnique but I was a bit unsure.
However I like the end result.

A couple of this weeks challenges are

Simon Wednesday Challenge...Animal Antics
Papertake Weekly...Anything Goes.

 As you can see I coloured with Promarkers and cut the image out!
Glittery shoes are just a must!

The Purrrfect sentiment for this card (also WRS)
and the beautiful matching  6x6 papers are awash with flowers...

So just some christmas colouring to do later and then I can share some of the new Wild Rose Studio christmas stamps and papers with you...
Thanks for visiting me today!


Sunday, 1 September 2013

Ladybird Tilda...

Hello there...
Can you believe it's September?
Last few days of the summer holiday now which always makes me a little down hearted.
I love my tan and getting up at 10 am and wearing shorts everyday!

Back to school next week in sensible clothes!
(I did buy some bright pink suede flats to wear)

I've got a Tilda card to show you today...

Ladybird Tilda is still one of my favourite Tilda stamps.
I also used one of my favourite colour combos...Red and blue with touches of cream/white.

The papers are from a Wild Rose Studio pack called Flights of fancy and feature bluebirds and pretty!
The lace doilly is a new purchase and my scallop fits perfectly over the top.

I used a little bit of glaze on her wellies...I think you can see the shine in the photo.
I hand drew a bit more grass behind her with some stems and flowers.

I used lots of blue patterned leftovers and my daisy punches to make up this layered flower.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges...

Simon says Stamp...Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge...Vintage theme
Tildas Town...Anything Goes

Thanks for coming to visit me today.
Hope you like my card.
Leave me a comment and become a follower and I'll come visit you too!