Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Birthday Card for Meg and Anyone for Anya and The Crafty Pad Challenges

Hi All
I thought i would start my new year resolution already by making my Brother's girlfriend Meg a birthday card for her. For months I've been terrible of leaving it to the last minute so I've learnt from the mistake now and give it a go being an eager beaver LOL. Fortunately I've also coincided her card with Anyone for Anya Sketch #5 and The Crafty Pad Challenge 51
I've used:
  • Making Memories Vintage Hop and DCWV Retro Papers

  • Papermania Scalloped Textured Cardstock

  • Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder

  • Quickutz Metro Alphabet Dies

  • Sizzix Hello Kitty Nested Flower Die

  • Faux Stitch Ribbon
  • HOTP Flower and Buttons

  • The Greeting Farm Stamp - Signature Set
Hope you all have a Happy New Year!!

Sal xx

Monday, 28 December 2009

Xmas cards for my Sister-in-law and her partner

I've used my free papers for making cards magazine to create these lovely card:
Pink and blue ribbon

HOTP brads

Stickles glitter glue

Making Memories Metal Alphas

I have even decorated the inside and printed some lovely sentiments for the cards to finish them off nicely and i must say i am even impressed with them!

Sal xx

I am alive!!!LOL

Sorry for not updating my blog, we have had a switch around in the living room and the pc has been in bits and needed to be connected to the router etc for the Internet lol and it has been xmas too and we had a lovely time in Amsterdam, it was a shame that it took 2 and half hours to get there and back to the ferry port so that was fun spending time on the bus for that amount of time lol and i wasn't affected by the very rocky ferry on the way back which is fantastic for me i even suffer on a 2 hour ferry crossing to Belfast from Stranraer lol

I'll be posting my pics of xmas cards that I've made, unfortunately I've not taken pics of them all as i did leave making my cards to the last minute so it was a rush job, now i know why people start making them in september it makes sense!

For xmas i have treated myself to a Sizzix big shot machine with 3 hello kitty dies from cuttingedgecrafts.co.uk and i love it i can use all my quickutz dies and sizzlits with no problems and with cutting out letters with my alphabets is a doddle as i can put loads through at a time!! Yeah!!!! Worth it's weight in gold so I'm now compiling a wishlist of some super dies lol

Hope you all are well and had a fab xmas and a happy new year!!

Sal xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New baby card! Also Crafty Pad Challenge

Here is my first attempt of a baby card, a friend of mine has had a little girl and i thought i would make her a card and pack her with some essentials bits for her and Alice. It is also coincides with the the Crafty pad challenge no. 47 which is a bonus, i hope Sue and John will like it, i now just need to get the essential bits wrapped lol oh i remember the times when my little one was soo tiny bless...it seems so long ago

I've used:

Yellow and purple cardstock

Funky Daze backing papers

Making Memories Metal Alpha squares

Pink organza ribbon

Dovecraft chipboard elements

Sizzix 'sweet baby' die

Sal xx

Friday, 20 November 2009

Birthday card for Stephen, Polkadoddles Challenge 26 & Anyone 4 Anya - Getting round to it!

Hello again, sorry it's been a while been busy at work and home lol It was our Son's birthday over the weekend so it was all go to get sorted for that, but thankfully he wasa good boy and no tantrums that day at least!lol

I've made a birthday for my Sister-in-law's partner Stephen who'll be 40 in December, i thought i'd make a start now rather than later as i am making christmas cards too lol. Thankfully too his card has co-insided with Polkadoodles and Anyone 4 Anya challenges.

Materials i've used:

Making Memories - Blank card, cardstock numbers and tag
DCWV - Retro backing papers
HOTP - Brads and buttons
Of course the really cute Ian stamp from The Greeting Farm
My new shiny silver pro-marker (i thought i would try one but i think I'm now hooked!) and pencils to colour Ian in.

Oh i can't wait going to Amsterdam for the weekend next week!! A bit of peace and quite just me and the huby from our little monster who'll will be staying with parents bless them.

Hope you're all ok in blog land and take care

Sal xx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Anyone 4 Anya and ISC Challenges

For the Anya challenge you have to use 3 different papers, 2 buttons and 1 bow with any layout and for ICS to follow the sketch below but as you can tell i've flipped the sketch:

I've used:

Making Memories Vintage Hip papers

Papermania buttons

HOTP ribbon

Making Memories cardstock letters

Anya Signature stamp

Clear glitter stickle

Sal xx

A Lovely blog award from Mel!!

Thanks to my ever so nice blogging friend Mel x she has given me this lovely award!
You have to answer 36 questions with just one word!! This'll be a challenge LOL:
1. Where is your cell phone? pocket
2. Hair? Bob
3. Your mother? Houseproud
4. Your father? Silly
5. Your favourite food? Pizza
6. Your dream last night? Wierd
7. Favourite drink? Pepsi
8. Your dream goal? Money
9. What room are you in? Living room
10. Your hobby? Crafting
11. Your fear? Drowning
12. Where do you want to be in ten years time? Rich
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something you aren't? Organized
15. Muffins? Please
16. Wishlist? Silhouette
17. Where did you grow up? Asselby
18. Last thing that you did? Breakfast
19. What are you wearing? Dressing-gown
20. Your tv.? New
21. Your pets? None
22. Your friends? Ok
23. Your life? Crackers
24. Your mood? Happy
25. Missing someone? No
26. Vehicle? Yes
27. Something you're not wearing? Trousers
28. You're favourite store? Next
29. Your favourite colour? Purple
30. Last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Can’t remeber
32. Your best friend? Cool
33. One place you go to over and over? Kitchen
34. One person who emails regularly? Friend
35. Favourite place to eat? Out
36. Facebook? No
and now I have to pass this on to 5 other people and so I choose (Some of you have already got this award):





Claudia Rosa

Sal xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Birthday card for my Son Ethan! Also Challenge 45 from The Crafty Pad

This is my first ever made card for my son Ethan who'll be 2 on Sunday, I don't where the time has gone, he is growing up so quick and he is already going through the terriable two's!LOL

I've used:
DCWV Retro papers

Making Memories silver Mirri-board (mmm shiney)
Pink Paislee dino stamp

Quickutz star die

HOTP mini green brads

Papermania white foam letters

A number 2 cut from a making memories paper
Not forgetting my clear glitter stickle that i've used to create dots for the background of dino and spots on the outline of the stars

Fortunately enough this also covers the Challenge no. 45 from The Crafty Pad

As you can tell i had a prob with trying to get the cutesy for son, he won't appreicate things like this yet anyway lol (i don't think!)

Sal xx

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Lovely blog candy up for grabs from The Crafty Pad!!

To celebrate the new and fab website for The Crafty Pad they are giving away some very yummy blog Candy which as follows:

5 Crafty Pad stamps
5 lengths of ribbon
1 length of Christmas ribbon
2 doubled sided 'pretty colours' ink daubers
1 packet of scrapbooking stickers
30 x sheets of 6x6 selection of backing papers
Selection of charms

Closing date is the 4th of December and the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the 6th of December

For your chance to win these lovely goodies leave a comment on the new blog click here and then post it on your blog together with a pic of the goodies' simples!' Good luck Sal xx

Birthday card for my niece and 4 challenges!

Hi All, i was originally making a birthday card for my niece and these 4 challenges appeared -

Anyone for Anya - Patriotic Anya

Clare's weekly challenge - punches

Creative Inspiration challenge - doodling

Inspirational card sketch No. 41.

Materials used:

Making Memories papers

Doodlebug simply sweet rub ons

HOTP buttons, brads, flower and ribbons

Mini Anya signature stamp

Dovecraft heart punch

Not forgetting my Black fine liner for doodling around the edge

Sal xx

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Polka Doddles Challenge Week - Make a Man card!!

Here's my entry to the Polka Doddles Challenge and luckily enough it's for my huby's friend at work birthday as well so it's tied up quite nicely lol

I've used dovecraft retro papers, hotp press embellishments of brads and ribbon and my lovely new 'Edward' The Greeting Farm stamp and general stamp greeting and cupcake to tie in the birthday theme!

I just love the greeting farm stamps they are so cute, I've also got to use some more of the stamps so watch this space lol

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Polka Doddles Challenge Wk 20 & Stampin' Chic 'Be-Chic' Challenge

I thought I'd let my creative juices run a little wild and try something new for the Polka Doddles Challenge and Stampin' Chic Challenge and came up with this card! I've used Making Memories Emery Papers and Bazzill Bling Cardstock together with my lovely hello kitty die and dressed her accordingly lol. I've then used a nice funky bright orange and finished the card off with Clare Curd's Signature Stamps (the pressies) and 'just for you' stamp. I've never used ribbon tabs like this before and i think it's turned out to be a nice, bright card which this also triples up as a birthday card for my cousin Kirsty too!! I love it when a plan comes together (LOL) xx

Friday, 23 October 2009

Get Funky October Challenge and Polkadoddles Challenge - Halloween!!

Here's my attempt at a Halloween card, not done one before and i don't really agree with trick or treating but hey ho I'll give it a shot! I've used Bazzill basics cardstock and lovely backing paper from Funky Daze CD then i thought for a twist i would hand stitch inbetween the paper and card to give a Frankenstein look lol then i just used Daisy and Dandelion image (Which is soo sweet) together with buttons, ribbon and brads. Hope you like it!! xx Polkadoodles and Get Funky xx

Friday, 16 October 2009

I had a tidy up of my crafty stash and came up with this!

As the above tells you, I've had a good tidy and found some stamps that i haven't used in ages! Also papers that i had forgotten about too!! I think greens and pinks goes quite well together as it turned out really nice with the white ribbon and gems, not forgetting the flowers and brads so I'm going to be using this as a birthday card for my niece come November. Not forgetting using die-cut swirls and gorjuss girl stamp! xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Entry for Polka Doodles Week 21 Challenge,Stampin' Chic also Rosie-D's Challenge!!

Here's my entry to the above competitions, i've used Clare Curd's and funky hand backing Paper together with Clare's stamps which i've just coloured in with pencils and i've finished the card off with die cut swirls, gems, a bit of ribbon and buttons. Here's the link to the Polka Doodle challenge and here's the link to Stampin' Chic also here's the link to Rosie-D's too. This also triples up as a birthday card for my sister in law, lol hope she likes it! xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Competition to win a 6 week GDT with the Crafty Pad!

How can you not miss the opportunity to enter this! Here is my entry to the compeition, i've used craftworkcards papers, a lovely brown ribbon and a handmade bow made form it, also i've coloured the image with pencils and added a bit of sparkle to the flowers using gems. Hope this is liked!Just click onto the title of this post to take you to the crafty pad blog xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

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Monday, 28 September 2009

Friday, 25 September 2009

Get your mits on some lovely craft goodies!!

Great Blog Candy from Squiggle Stamps

The Squiggle Stamp blog is celebrating its launch and new DT with an amazing blog candy.Up for grabs is:

1. Full Set of Oscar & Daisy Designs - 10 stamps in total

2. K&Co Wild Raspberry Paper Pad

3. K&Co Wild Raspberry Alphabet Rub Ons

4. K&Co Wild Raspberry Clearly Yours Dome Stickers

5. K&Co Wild Raspberry Layered Floral Accents

6. K&Co Wild Raspberry Chipboard Frames

7. Inkadinkado Clear Stamps set - Dot Flourishes

8. EKSuccess Edger Punch - Zig Zag Stitch

9. EKSuccess Medium Punch - Scallop Photo Corner

You'll be crazy not to enter you can't miss an opportunity to have some yummy crafty goodies! Thanks to Kathleen Mc's blog for finding out about this

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this blog candy, you will need to do the following:

1. Leave a comment on the blog candy post

2. Add a link on your blog telling people about the blog candy.

3. Become a follower of the Squiggle Stamps Blog - this will get you one entry.In addition all orders place on their website will also have their names entered so this can double your chances of winning!!The Squiggle Candy will stay open until Saturday 26th September at mid-day. The winner will be announced sometime after that.
Good luck xx

A birthday card from my son for my sister in law Debbie. I've used making memories papers with embossed dots bazzill cardstock together with my die cuts and gems and to finish it off to give some sparkle i used my sickle round the main flower and round the greeting. Hopefully she will like it! xx

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

September Get Funky Challenge

This card is doubled as a card for my nephew in a couple of weeks and my entry for the September's challenge. I've used Funky daze backing papers with Brazzill cardstock together with my lovely pink paislee rocket stamp and brads. Hopefully they will both like it xx

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

A pink card for my sister in law debbie for her birthday, i used ribbon and flowers and for a twist put them at different heights and finished the card with simply sweet rub ons from doodlebug

Sorry about the pic, its a bit blurred

Well this is my first shot at a appearture card for my auntie Sandra's birthday and i don`t think its turned out too bad, instead of doing a traditional shape i thought i`d go for a funky rectangle LOL

I thought i would go all floral for my mum`s birthday card, i used making memories papers and die cut letters, swirls and flowers and mounted them onto the paper using 3d foam

A quick and colourful card for my mum from my son for her birthday, i`ve just used a coloured card blank, basic grey rub ons and die cut letters to make this card, simples! (Squeak)

I thought i would have a play with my new sugar nellie stamp gorjuss girl - sitting and by eck she is so cute!! I entered this card for the last issue of creativity competition and hopefully the judges will like it. I even experimented with my quickutz thanks embossing folders and i'm actually quite proud of this card

A birthday card for my brother from my son as finally my son has accepted his uncle and dosen`t go off crying and hiding from him (it has taken my son nearly 18 months to get used to the fact), so a cute card with skull and cross bones was in order as my brother is into being indivudual lol and adding some brightness with the papers

It was my brother's birthday back in August where he turned 20 (At last he is in the 20's like me!!) and didn't like the fact he wasn't a teenager no more lol so i was naughty and made him this card using copper mirriboard and making memories papers with my lovely pink paislee stamp, die cut lettersand buttons but i think i went a bit ott on them lol

I couldn't quite decide what sort of card to make for my mum and dad for their anniversary so i thought why not try and stick to being traditional. I used lilac cardstock and overlapped it with patterned vellum and topped it off with an organza bow and a nice sentiment

A birthday card for my cousin Holly who turned 10 bless, i couldn't pass up the chance to use my hello kitty die!! I thought i would try out the colour combo of pink and green and it turned out really nice espically with the green being more mint with polka dots and the pink being nice and bright! Holly loved it (phew!)

I made this card for my cousing Kirsty on passing her A-level exams the bright lass! I thought i would take a walk on the wildside and try something new with this card. I used making memories backing papers with bazzill cardstock and die cut letters and star. It came out quite well.

Originally a card for a young lad for his sixteen birthday but it was belated (doh!) I didn't have a clue where to begin with cards for males but you can't go wrong with bright colours. I used basic grey rub ons, ribbon and die cut present, balloons numbers on a lime green card, you can't tell with the picture but on the card but i used glitter glue as string for the balloons honest lol

A quickie of a card, a thank you card using making memories papers and bazzill cardstock with die cut letters and flowers. First attempt at a thank you card, so i thought keep it simple

I had just bought a new hello kitty die and had to try it out so came up with this card. I used making memories backing papers with papermania ribbon and buttons finished off with hello kitty herself in co-ordinating colours! Turns out i used this card for my friend Sarah's birthday.

This card was made for my friend Stacey for her birthday in August and i thought i would use the funky daze backing papers. The papers are amazing they co-ordinate so easily and i finished her card with die cut letters, ribbon bow and a button for the flower

I'm back at last!!

Sorry for not putting any cards onto my blog, the pc died and had no way to upload my cards on lol but i seem to be getting into cards and quite enjoy designing the layouts before hand. So i'll be posting my cards that i have created from the past months

Take care

Sal xx

Monday, 18 May 2009

Yummy Birthday Card

I've experimentaed with basic grey papers 'cupcake' and rub ons yesterday for the first time and it has turned out quite nice actually! x

Thursday, 14 May 2009


Hiya just i thought i post my newest card to the collection of what i've created so far

Monday, 11 May 2009