Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas...

Well Hello all.
I am still alive and well.
Had a few Blogger/laptop/ IT issues of late but I seem to have been away for longer than I thought.
Photos have been taking so long to download from my camera that it has driven me crazy!
Even then uploading them on my blog has taken hours.

Fingers crossed Santa will be bringing me a shiny new laptop tomorrow and I can get linked up from my phone!

So please keep coming to visit me and hopefully I will be back up and running very soon.

Merry Christmas all.
Hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends.

Love from Sally


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Special order; Butterflies for Mum

Hello there!
Well, my Christmas Crafting was halted last week by some special orders that came in... 
My specials usually come from people I know, work or neighbours.

This birthday card one came via FB so I was happy to do it.
Especially since the brief was for her Mum and included Butterflies.
My favourite Wild Rose Studio dies came into play again!

I used all three sizes of butterfly die.
Her colour choice was Yellows and Golds but I added some Greens as a contrast and used glitter card for the word MUM and the 65.
I had some lovely soft multi pastel paper that was good for using with the outline butterfly dies. It just added a touch of colour without being too hard and taking away from the Yellows.

The other requirement was diamontes and sparkle which I also love to add to my Butterflies!
I had such a lovely time making this and I'm very happy to say the lady who ordered it and her Mum who recieved it were very happy!

Just a couple of challenges for this one...
The Pink Elephant Challenge of Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by and checking out my cards.

Come back again soon.
More specials and Christmas cards waiting!

Love from Sally

Friday, 10 October 2014

Angel with Reindeer

Happy Friday everyone!

I'm on a lovely day off today so I was in my craftroom quite late last night catching up on the Christmas card making...
I've got quite a few lined up to show you....

 It's just impossible not to love all the wonderful Wild Rose Studio stamps, papers and dies and I'm so thankful to be sent all their wonderful products to use.
This little Angel has found a cute friend to help hang the christmas ornaments.

 I coloured with Promarkers and added glitter.

This holly spray die is perfect in dark green with red jewels added for the berries.
I've used traditional colours on this card, reds and greens with kraft as my base and
twisted Organza ribbons tied at the side.

Some challenges...

ABC Christmas Challenge...T for tree ornament
Passion for Promarkers...Favourite colour combo...
(as its christmas, I have to say I'm a traditional red and green fan)
Papertake weekly...Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge...Christmas Past/something vintage

I also want to say a big Thank you to the ladies of the Crafty Ribbons DT 
as I made the top 3 with my Christmas pudding card.
I will pop over and collect my badge asap!

Thanks for coming to see me and I hope you're all well under way in your Christmas card making.


Monday, 29 September 2014

Button Christmas Pudding...

Evening all...
September seems to have passed me by in Blogland...
but rest assured I have been crafting and drawing and cardmaking and I'm very happy to say that I have had some designs turned into stamps by the new on-line company

Here is a card made with my own design new stamp Button Christmas Pudding.

 I totally love buttons so a few of my designs have a button theme.
I coloured with Promarkers and then Spectrum Noir pencils.

 Added glitter and glossy accents and cut out and layered onto a scallop circle.
Mounted on to layered squares with some modern Christmas papers, tied with green organza ribbon and a sentiment and a red button tied with red gingham ribbon.

As well as being very cute it's also a very good price at £3.99.
You can see all my designs on my own page
Sally-ann Baker.

Some challenges...

Crafty Ribbons Challenge...Buttons and Ribbon
Winter Wonderland...Layer it up

I'd love some feedback and some sales of course and if you have any stamp suggestions for me I'd love to hear those too....

Thanks for popping by!

Back soon with some more cards..


Friday, 5 September 2014

Red Poinsettas...

Hi all
It's Friday...
which is good as I've only done 3 days back at work and I'm needing a good nights sleep and a lie in tomorrow.
 Followed by some crafting of course!

I have another of the new Wild Rose Studio Christmas stamps to show you.

This cute little mouse with his prize Poinsetta.

I coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils.
This red pencil is so vibrant.

I like the red, white and blue colour combo at the moment.

The papers are from the Frosted Lace pack and the die is called Snowy Corner.

I love these little blue flowers on the paper especially with the added blue gems.

Just a couple of challenges...

ABC Christmas Challenge...R for Red Poinsettas
Papertake Weekly...Anything Goes

Hope you all have a good weekend with a spot of crafting thrown in...

Thanks for stopping by....



Sunday, 31 August 2014

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Good Morning all and Happy Sunday!

I've had a very busy cardmaking session for the last few days catching up on my DT work for
 and doing some of my own research into stamps and drawing a few doodles...
I will be sharing those soon but first another Christmas card using the beautiful new stamps, dies and papers from WRS.

 I've used 
Girl and Snowman stamp
Christmas sentiments stamp
Frosty Corner die
Frosted lace paper pack

Coloured with promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils.

I added glitter glue to the hats and her outfit and ultra fine shake on snow glitter underneath.

 This frosty corner die was glittered and jewelled up too!

Snowflake charm, lace and gingham ribbon and flower for the finishing touches.


Some challenges;

Allsorts Challenge...Early Christmas makes
Let's Craft and Create...Anything Goese
Top Tip Tuesday...Anything Goes

So thanks for dropping by...please leave a comment or become a follower especially if you love WRS stamps. I've lots more Christmas makes to show too!

I'm back to school on Wednesday getting ready for the new school year...lots of new Yr 3's and a couple of new teachers, some familiar faces too among the upper juniors.
Looking forward to hearing all their news and seeing the holiday snaps.




Saturday, 23 August 2014

Summer Holidays and Christmas Cards?

Good Morning!
I'm back again...
Summer Holidays have kept me away from my laptop, however, crafting has been taking place in between various activities...
Daughters birthday, trip to Egypt and a Wedding!

Just a couple of holiday phots for you...

 Resort pool...

Snorkelling in the Red Sea...

Desert Dune Buggy!

My youngest swimming with the Dolpins!

It's all about Christmas now to most cardmakers especially if you are on a DT for a wonderful stamp company called Wild Rose Studio.

So much gorgeousness popping through my door that its impossible not to be inspired to start the Christmas cards even if it's hot and sunny outside.

Too much cuteness!
Basically everything is from Wild Rose Studio...
Stamp, papers and dies and I really encourage you to look at the new christmas dies.
They arrived literally the day I went on my hols so I haven't managed to use them yet but the snowflakes and frames are beautiful.

Coloured with promarkers first and then with my Spectrum Noir pencils...

Organza bow and the ivory with a sparkle and pearl flower.
This postage stamp sentiment is from a set and I coloured it in which I've never done before.
Love how it looks!

Obviously had to add glitter and jewels to the bouquet!

Winter Wonderland...Anything goes for Christmas
Let's Craft and Create...Ribbon or Twine

So were heading towards the last week and wow how quick has that gone?
As usual I will be cramming everything shoes shopping and hopefully another beach walk.

We have movie and Pizza night tonight for 5 eleven year olds...
and then a 50th Garden party on Sunday!
Hope you all have a FAB weekend!

Monday, 4 August 2014

A Christmas Delivery...

Good Morning!
I'm up early on a holiday day to show you my weekend makes...
I had to forget the sunshine pouring into my craftroom window and transport myself to a Winter Wonderland of snow ...
Can you guess what I was making?

Yep...First Christmas Card of 2014 for Wild Rose Studio using the New releases...

Paper- from Festive Wishes pack
Stamp- Girl with Xmas presents
Sentiments- Christmas Labels

Coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils.

It was fun re-visiting my Christmas box of Ribbon and sparkles...
My glitter is always being used so I was squeezing the last of the snow one...

I decided to go for a really icy blue tone card for this little cutie...and matched up all the blue papers from the pack...I couldn't decide on which paper so I used a strip from each...

First time out for this Snowflake charm and the little silver stars are from a nail kit wheel...
Amazing what you can pick up in the £1 shop!
Ric Rac Ribbon and white 3mm satin ribbon are always in my stash.

Very sweet North Pole stamp from a sentiment stamp set which are so useful!

So some challenges for this card

Winter Wonderland...Anything Goes for Christmas

I love Promarkers...Ribbons

Allsorts...My favourite things
(My Wild Rose Studio Stamps, My Promarkers, Ribbons and glitter)

I have to say this is the earliest I have started my Christmas makes.
I usually wait until I've been on holiday!

Hope you can pop back again to see some more Christmas cards...
Leave me a comment so I know you have been...and I will come visit you too.



Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Passion for Promarkers...Weddings

Hello there...
It's the Summer Holiday!!!!
Oh my, I have been looking forward to this for sooo long!
Mixed bag of weather here in the South Coast of England...high temperatures one day and flash floods the next but I've spent the first few days with friends and the kids in the sun and various garden pools...with a Pimms or Sangria in hand!

So I'm showing a wedding card today. 
I know I have a work colleagues wedding coming soon.
The stamp is Wedding Arch and the paper is from the Peach Blossom pack. The beautiful dies are new this year and they all come from Wild Rose Studio...

I coloured in with Promarkers and used a little bit of pencil shading for the grooms jacket and hat.

You can also find this sentiment stamp in a set at Wild Rose Studio.

 Butterfly punch, pearls and glitter.

As you can see from my post title, this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge is Weddings.
I know we are all just starting the summer holiday season but I can't go without showing you these little cuties...
Wild Rose Studio Christmas 2014!!!!
Aren't they adorable?

I have been colouring these in so expect some cards soon...
Thanks for visiting!
love from SallyB

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Less is more..

Hello peeps!
Another mixed bag of British summer weather for us this week.
It was so hot here yesterday and today we have had torrential rain all afternoon.
Todays card is a simple one for me and features this fantastic new Peacock butterfly die from 
Wild Rose Studio.

I used some glitter card to cut it out and matched it up with this Peach paper taken from a 

Layered onto a sentiment panel and a few pearls along the bottom...simple!

My WRS DT team mate, the wonderfully talented Kate Wiles, 
currently has this die as candy on her blog...
(Why not pop across and put your name down.)
I added some black flat back pearls for the centre body section.

I'm entering this card into the Less is More challenge which has a colour challenge of Earth Tones.
Happy crafting all and hope you find time to visit Kate.
The new dies really are something special!

Thanks for visiting me!



Sunday, 22 June 2014

Elsie...Roses and lace

Happy Sunday everyone...
Just popped in from the garden to do a post and show you a new make.

I used an Elsie panel from Wild Rose Studio and scallop nestabilities. 
Just a little touch of ochre chalk around the edge.
The papers are from the new Bluebell pack and the Gingham pack from WRS also.
Lace trim and a lace doilly make this such a romantic card.

I used a Promarker to colour in a light green leaf that just wasn't the right colour to match the ribbon on the pink roses.

These little roses I think I must have had in my sewing stash for about 10 years...

I'm entering this card into the Papertake weekly challenge of 

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and Thanks for coming to see me.


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Happy Fathers Day...


 Hope all the Dads have had a good day!
This is the card I made for my Dad. 
This great photo was taken on my parents wedding day, April 1961.
My dad was 23 and had just finished his National Service with the Royal Marines.

Great to have this image of him in his prime.

I kept it simple mounting onto white and then using this fantastic patriotic paper from
 The man about town paper pack from Wild Rose Studio

I'm entering this card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge...For the boys

I've had a super ladies only weekend away with a friend...
Can you guess where?

A lovely Country Spa Hotel...

Breakfast included..

Great views...

A spot of shopping... Always time to find a paper shop...

Pop up cards... there's a clue here.

The last picture is a bit of a giveaway!

Beautiful Sunny CARDIFF!!
What a lovely place with lovely people.
Can't wait to visit again!

Back to work tomorrow...but I may have to go to bed fairly soon.
That Welsh fresh air has worn me out!

Thanks for visiting