Friday, 31 May 2013

HOW OLD ?......

Hi....the card i've got to share with you today is for two challenges....LILIS LITTLE FAIRIES,the theme this week is a colour combo of "Purple and Yellow"...i was so pleased yesterday when i went to check out their new challenge for this week to find i'd been picked in the top 3 for last week....thank you girls :)...i'll be popping my top 3 badge in the sidebar later.
The second challenge is SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY....fab sketch  and worked just perfect with the image i've used.

 Recipe for card :-
Lili of the valley stamp "Hello Cupcake",coloured with Copics and Prismas.
Papers,sentiment and extra cupcake free with a Creative Cardmaking Magazine.
Silver leaf added to cupcake stand.
Glitter(on hat and shoes) and glossy accents (on the yellow iced cupcakes and the cherry on the extra one)
Doily used to back my image.

Well thats about it from me today
Hope you all have a lovely day...the weathers looking good at the moment
Take care

Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Hi....well the weathers alittle brighter here today...and really should go and have a hour in the garden,may do this afternoon.I've made a card this cover a few challenges and must say i'm happy with the way its turned out....such a cute image.

The image i've used is  from a Morehead acrylic stamp set "Raindrops" by Crafters Companion....i've coloured it using a mixture of Copics,Promarkers and Prisma pencils.
The apeture has been cut out using a Spellbinders nested circle die (the largest in the set)and then i've mounted it onto the card over the image using 3d foam tape.
The picket fence is an Xcut border die.....the flower branch is a Marianne Creatable one "Branch Forest" and i've finished it off with some tiny punched out flowers from a Hobbycraft punch,and added some tiny self adhesive pearls to the middle of each one.
I'm entering my card into the following challenges :-
CREATIVE CARD CREW...."Punches/Dies"
THE CRAFT PLACE....."Dies and Punches"
FAB 'N' FUNKY...."For the girls"

Well thats about it from me today....
Take care
San x

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Hi from a dull and wet West Midlands....hope its better wherever you are.I decided to make another card  today for the LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE...where this week "Humour" is the theme. I've followed the sketch from over at SKETCH SATURDAY and coloured my image using Promarkers so that i could also enter my card into PASSION FOR PROMARKERS CHALLENGE...where they would like you to add "Lace,Ribbon or Twine"

Recipe for card :-
Image and sentiment same set from Bugaboo,Stella Tidbits "Fairy Visit"
Colouring Medium...Promarkers.
Patterned card...
Metallic twine from Kanban.

Well thats all for now
Take care
San x

Sunday, 26 May 2013

LESS IS MORE......"HUMOUR".... i've got a fun card to share with you...the challenge this week over at LESS IS MORE is "HUMOUR"...i so enjoyed this one,so thanks Chrissie and Jen...i found stamps i forgot i'd got :).A fun image screams fun bright colours to me....hence the colour combo on this one.

Recipe for card...not many ingredients today.
Image...Wrinkles Don't Hurt stamp set by Creative Expressions.
Sentiment from same set.
Colouring medium...Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils.
Bakers Twine also Creative Expressions.
Glossy Accents on her glasses.

Well that was short and sweet.....all thats left to say is hope you all have a lovely day
and that the suns  out wherever you are,
Take care
San x

Friday, 24 May 2013


Morning...alittle early today getting my card posted :),and a change of colour scheme....looking back over the last couple of cards i've put on here they were all more or less the same colour way,,,i've also given the markers a miss on this one and just used Prisma pencils as my colouring medium.I've used one of my all time favourite LOTV images...just too cute!
Recipe for card:-
Image LOTV "Teddy Flower".
Colouring medium....Prisma Pencils.
Papers...DCWV " Nana's Nursery " Baby boy.
Martha Stewart border punch
Woodware tab punch
Liquid pearls.
Buttons and pearls from stash.
Sentiment stamp Personal Impressions

I'm entering it into the following challenges LILLI'S LITTLE FAIRIES CHALLENGE were the theme this week is "Spots and Stripes"....and READY-TEDDY-GO CHALLENGE #22 were the theme is "Spring has sprung".

Well that's about it from me today...hope you all have a good one
Take care

Thursday, 23 May 2013


Hi....Quick make and a quick post from me today...I needed a card for a lady who we've lived by since we moved into this house 27 years ago...a graet lady who will be the grand age of 96 tomorrow...WOW!!
Always a women who liked to look good when she went decided to go with some decoupage printed off another one of my new CDs...which i purchased again for the outline images...didn't think i would use it for anything else...but must say i love the images on it.

Recipe for card :-
Decoupage from Katy Sue Designs "Fabulous Fashion"
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Glitter,gems,tulle and hatpin from stash.
Sentiment generated on computer using BD Garmonde font.
  I'm entering this card into the following challenges :- BEARLY MINE CHALLENGE  (Tues)....Anything goes.
HECK OF A CHALLENGE (Monthly)....Fashionable May.

Well thats all from me today....
Take care
San x

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Hi...Today i'd like to share a card with you that i've made to cover a few challenges...
I've always loved these House Mouse stamps...and so just had to have the new House Mouse triple CD rom just released by Joanna Sheen....for the outline images its well worth it!
So this is the first one i've printed off and coloured it using a mixture of Promarkers,Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils.

The theme over at the HOUSE MOUSE and FRIENDS CHALLENGE this week is "Flower power,or Flour power".....for my layout i went with the sketch over at SKETCH and STASH...great sketch,perfect for my image.
I had alittle look to see if there were any other challenges my card could be entered in....and at THE RIBBON GIRL'S MAY COLOUR CHALLENGE its "Lilac/Lavender"so i think i'm covered with my card there.At the ABC CHALLENGE it's "N for not just one (make a card with three or more embellishments)
Last but not least.....EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE,the theme is "Flowers".

Recipe for card:-
Outline image from Joanna Sheen House Mouse Triple CD Rom.
Colouring medium...Promarkers,Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils.
Papers from DCWV "Latte stack"
Petaloo sweet petites flowers.

Well thats all from me today
Take care
San x

Saturday, 18 May 2013


Hi.....just a short post from me today....and a CAS card too.
Like i said yesterday haven't done much crafting over the last two i'm easing myself back into it....
There could be no better challenge to do this than THE LESS IS MORE....popped over there first thing this morning to see what the theme was....and this week its "CATS and/or DOGS".
After getting my jobs done decided to join in...and here's my card below ( sorry photo's not brilliant ).

The image i've used is a Joanna Sheen one i've had from when i first started's off a A4 sheet all different cat's been sencond generation stamped (for a lighter finish) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink...i really wanted it to look like a pencil drawing.
The sentiment was stamped the same and is an old Elzybells longer available...i loved her stamps.
I've finished off with alittle washi tape and a couple of staples.
Well thats about it for now....Hubby's home from work and need to do the food shop.
So bye for now have a good weekend
Take care
San x

Friday, 17 May 2013


Firstly HI to's  been two years since i last blogged...and boy what a shock i had when i signed in to do this post....all if this posts all over the show don't be suprised....LOL.
I haven't done much card making over the last two years....none really with any colouring fact i haven't really done any colouring  during this time.....and have even purchased how bad is that!
I decided it was time to see if i could still step up to the yesterday i picked this gorgeous "Ava" image from Saturated Canary...sorted a couple of challenges out and set about creating a card..YAY!

So onto the card.....the challenge over at Saturated Canary at the moment is "Emerald" with a photo too for alittle inspiration....i've coloured "Ava" with a mixture of Copic's,Promarkers and Prisma Pencils.
The base card ive embossed with a A4 Embossalicious "Perfect Paisley" embossing folder.
I've used a scrap of Core'Dinations cardstock....alittle glitter for the ballon,ribbon and button from stash.
I've followed this weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday....lovely sketch Jen...and perfect to ease me back in.....So with that i'll love and leave you for now...hope i can do the links..
Take care
San x