Saturday, 31 July 2010

Another Christmas Card!

Hello again! I'm a roll with these Christmas cards i've made 3 now and we are only the end of July i wonder if i can keep that up so i won't be last minute like last year's cards LOL!

Chrismtas Papers, Ribbon, Buttons and Sentiment from Stash
Sugar Plum Fairy - Pixie Dust Studio
Promrkers to colour the ickle cutey fairy in!
Sakura silver glitter pen for her crown
Sizzix Swirl Die

I'm entering the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge 101 - Pastel Christmas

Fab n Funky Challenge 33 - Buttons and Bows

I Love Promarkers Challenge 25 - Christmas in July

One Stop Craft Challenge 91 - Patterns

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge 33 - Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Hope your enjoying your weekend peeps! I'm off car booting tomorrow hopefully find myself some bargains!

Sal xx

The Crafty Pad 'If the shoe fits' Challenge

Hello peeps!

Just thought i'd just put a reminder that we still have our challenge open over at the I Did It Forum. Our challenge is called 'If the Shoe Fits' so basically anything shoe related for example a shoe shaped card, digis of shoes etc it dosen't have to be a Crafty Pad digi (It would be nice if it was!) or you could treat yourselves at The Crafty Pad Design Shop to get a shoe fix!

It's quick and easy to become a member of the forum and why not pass up on the chance of winning some Crafty Pad goodies, so what are you waiting for, hope to see you there soon! Just click onto the link to take you directly to the post and away go!


Friday, 30 July 2010

Card for Kel!

Evening everyone, how are you all?

I've made a 'new job' card for my work buddy Kel who's leaving us tomorrow to go onto another jobI will miss her funny rants and she is such a laugh!! All the best to her in her new job i'm sure she will love it! I thought of 'Yay Mae' from Some Odd Girl and Funky Hand Papers are sooo funky as the name says as Kel is really looking forward to her new job and a stylish diva LOL ^_^


Funky Hand Papers from 'Daze' CD
Buttons from Stash
Promarkers to colour in
Quickutz 'metro' Alphadies

I'm also entering the following Challenges:

Funky Hand July Challenge - 'Something New'
Daring Cardmarkers - It's a Girl Thing!

Sal xx

Fairy Knoll Sketch Challenge 9!

Happy Friday Peeps! It's Fun at the Fairy Knoll time and its to follow the skecth set by the lovely Brandi.  I've used Christmas Gift Fairy digi and made another Xmas card!! Well why not at least i've done 2 already LOL So what are you waiting for come and join in with the Fun at the Fairy Knoll and win some yummy digis!

All the materials i have used are from my stash and are recycled from last years papers for xmas cards and of course coloured my lovely fairy using my faithfully promarkers

Hope you are all geared up for the weekend and have a fabby one!

Sal xx

Monday, 26 July 2010

Craft your Passion Challenge 16 - GDT Card

Hello! Hope you all had a nice weekend!

It's Monday and it's time for Craft your Passion Challenge! This week is a recipe to follow use 3 different ribbons! At first i thought how am i going to manage that then i had eureka moment i've used the ribbons as tabs LOL so here is my GDT Card:


Lauretta's - Good Fairy Digi
Fairy Knoll - Sentiment Digi
Papers and Ribbon from stash

Hope to see you there!

Sal xx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Crafty Pad Vintage Challenge DT Card

Hello Peeps!

Here at last my first card for The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and our theme this week is 'Vintage' that can be anyway you interperet! I found it a bit difficult as i quite like modern and bright funky colours etc but i think this has turned out quite well.  The Boots i coloured in brown as they reminded me of my dear Grandma who passed away back in 2000 i always remeber her as a child wearing brown boots in all weather, so really this card was inspired by her. Sorry for being a soppy!

Anyways back to the challenge! The sponsor for this week is:-

The prize is 1 pack of Summer Themed Promarkers
and 1 free digi stamp of the winner's choice from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

  So what are you waiting for, give it a go to get yourself some yummies!


Papermania Hampstead Papers, Fabric ribbon, Flower and Gems
The Crafty Pad Digi - Fancy Ladies Boots
TLC Creations Digi - Sentiment 'When Life is a like a Yo-Yo take time to un-wind'
Button and Cord from stash

Hope to see you over at The Crafty Pad and join in with the fun!

Sal xx

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Design Dollies Challenges!

I couldn't reist in taking part in Design Dollies Challenges for this week, for some reason i've only just came across them and thought why not do some scrapbooking! I've not done any for a while and you know what i quite enjoyed it!

Here's the challenges from the Dollies this week, i though i'd be brave too and combine all three:

Colour Challenge - Brown, Teal, Cream and a Pop of Red

Think Vintage.... Movies that is! I've gone with the Wizard of Oz (thanks to Karen for pointing out that i got my movies mixed up! Dork! LOL) an oldie but a goodie - In particular the song 'some where over the rainbow' Where i've used Soggy 'Rainbow' and 'Sunny Rays' to try and put across that over my rainbow is Tokyo, Japan!!

Sketch Challenge

So here is my result! My lovely pic was taken in Uneo Park, Tokyo in June 2006 and i must say i wished i could of stayed there it was a totally fabby expereience it was soo refreshing that even though with the hustle n bustle of the city there was plenty of parks and places to chill and relax and you wouldn't of known you was in a city!


Papermania Scalloped Cream Cardstock 8 x 8
Random Papers from stash!
Soggy Digis - Sunny Rays and Rainbow
Sizzix Azure Alpha Dies cut from Red Cardstock
DCWV Buttons
Of course lots of sewing! Hand done by the way! LOL
Promarkers to colour the digis

Hope you are all having a nice weekend and i'm full of cold at the mo grrrr blumming summmer colds!

Sal xx

Friday, 23 July 2010

Fun at Fairy Knoll Sketch Challenge 8!

Hello Peeps and a happy Friday to you all!

Over at Fun at the Fairy Knoll it's sketch time and this week's challenge is to use this sketch:

And here's my DT card:


American Crafts 'Every Day' Papers
Liliac Cardstock
Fairy Knoll -  Beach Ball Betty and Sentiment
Papermania Gems

Hope you can make it to our challenge and look forward to seeing your takes!

Sal xx

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

For Fun Challenge and Cooking It Up With Katie

Hello peeps

Fairy Knoll are sponsering For Fun Challenge - Blues and Cooking It Up With Katie - Sketch this week so i thought i would create a card for these challenges to show Brandi's Lovely digis off!

Papers from Stash (recycled from lots of cut offs!)
Fairy Knoll Magic Digi
TLC Creations Sentiment hugs Digi
Sakura White Gel Pen for faux stitching
Promarkers to colour in the lovely magic!

Hope you can have a go at these challenges to be in the chance to win some fairy goodness!

Sal xx

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

My First Xmas Card !

Good Morning!

Here is my first christmas card for the year (already i know!) its best to start now as i left it far too late last year and it was such a rush job! All materials i've used are from stash and were left overs from last years christmas cards so why not recycle! I'm entering my card to the following challenges:

Hope ive not depressed anyone with making a Christmas card but we all know it will soon be here! LOL :D

Sal xx

Monday, 19 July 2010

Craft your Passion Challenge 15 - GDT Card

Hello Peeps!

My first card of being a GDT for Craft Your Passion Challenges.  The theme this week is to create a card, LO etc using Orange, Yellow and Blue.

Here's what i have used:

Papers from Stash they was a freebie from  a magazine ages ago
Blue Cardstock
Sizzix Star embossing folder
Digi's - CocoDingo Safari and TLC Creations ' Happy Birthday'
Basic Grey 'Cupcake' Rub ons
Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Circles Die

Hope you have the time to go and take part and look forward to seeing you there!

Sal xx

Saturday, 17 July 2010

More Good news!

Woo-hoo!! I am part of The Crafty Pad's Challenge Blog Team! as well as the Design Team for The Crafty Pad over at I Did It Forum!

I still can't believe it i'm a part of the DT for the I Did IT forum and the Challenge Blog for the weekly challenge too!

Please come over and join in the current challenges:-

I Did It Forum (The Crafty Pad) - "If the shoe fits"

The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog - Yellow and Orange with some holes

My first DT card for The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog will be on 25th July!! It will soon be here, so keep your eyes peeled peeps and come and join in with some fun!

Sal xx

Birthday card and challenges

Hello peeps!

Here is a card i have made for my friend Stacey whoese birthday is in a couple of weeks and i couldn't resist in using 'Yay Mae' from Some Odd Girl she is soo fun and uplifting perfect for her! I've added the extra outline on my shooting star and lettering to give it an extra bounce out feel! I've hand stitched my circle to add a bit of homemade feel to it.

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Pollycraft Challenge 52 - Bold and Bright

Some Odd Girl Stash Challenge 5 - Spots, Stripes and Bold Title

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge 58


American Crafts 'Everyday' Papers - they are so versatile its unbelivable!
Some Odd Girl - 'Yay Mae'
Sizzix Dots embossing folder and Azure Alpha dies
Quickutz Star die
Papermania Buttons
Making Memories Ribbon

Sal x

Friday, 16 July 2010

The Crafty Pad's First Challenge over at the I Did it Forum

Hello Peeps

I can offically announce that our challenge is now open over at 'I Did It Forum' woo-hoo! Our challenge is called 'If the Shoe Fits' so all you have to do is to create a card, LO etc using the 'shoe' theme.  There is plenty to choose from The Crafty Pad shop so here is my DT Card for the challenge:

I thought i would go slightly retro with this as these boots gave me that impression and i've doubled it up as 'belated' birthday card in case i miss someone birthday knowing my luck i will LOL


Making Memories Papers
Hand stitched along the top and bottom with pink thread
The Crafty Pad Digi - Fancy Ladies Boots and TLC Creations Sentiment - 'Sorry i forgot'
Papermania Gems
Spellbinders Nestabilties Circles

Hope you can join us!

Sal x

Fun at Fairy Knoll Sketch Challenge 7!

Wow...where is this month going?! I can't believe we are in the middle of July already but it is Friday and it's time for more Fun at the Fairy Knoll.  This week peeps we are following the above sketch. So here is my card:

Papermania Cardstock
American Crafts 'Everyday' Paper
Fairy Knoll Digi - Shelly and TLC Creations - Sentiment 'Go out and make a splash'
Quickutz Star Die
Ribbon and Brads from stash
Not forgetting my promarkers i've used for colouring in my image

I thought i would use the star die as it reminded me of starfish and thought try and stick with the sea theme.

Hope you are having a good week!

Sal xx

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The Crafty Pad Challenges at I Did It Forum!!

Hello Peeps at last i can tell you my good news!

The Crafty Pad are starting a new challenge over at the I Did It Forum and i made the DT!! I couldn't believe it when Debbie asked me, i can remember when i first came to blogland back in October 2009 i came across The Crafty Pad and was amazed with their work i would never had imagened to be working with them.

Anyways sorry for my rambling...back to the main point!  Our first challenge starts on the 16th of July over at the I Did It Forum!! So keep that date in your Diaries and ready to join in with some fun with The Crafty Pad!  If you haven't got any digis yet check out The Crafty Pad Store to get yourselves some bargains

Sal xx

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Some Odd Girl Digi Day Challenges

Hello peeps hope your enjoying the lovely sunshine!

Here is a few cards i've made for the challenges for Some Odd Girl Digi Day 2 over at SNR Cardiverse, you still have time to enter so why not?!

Challenge 1 is to follow Kim's Sketch

Challenge 2 is to use Prmary colours (Red, Blue and Yellow)

Challenge 3 'Hot' i've used Sunny Rays digi and sentiment 'hey hot stuff'

Challenge 4 pick 3 items from the list to use I picked Striped Paper, Staples and Stickers

Hope you have the time to join in!

Sal xx

Friday, 9 July 2010

Funky Shaped Card

Hello Peeps i've finally back to making my cards from my printer ink running out....nightmare! But hey ho at least i had time to get really inspired and get into my creative groove LOL and came up with this little beauty (well i think so but i will leave that up to you!) I was pottering round bloggerland (as you do) and came across Esty Inspired Challenge Blog and found these gorg buttons over at kimmieprout shop they are just so lush so bright and funky just what i need for a bit of inspiration!

Also of course being inspired by the Some Odd girls too always helps and i thought i would make this card to show off my creativity a bit. I hand cut out the cloud shaped card and used American Crafts 'Clouds' from the 'Everyday' collection to make my fluffy cloud base and i thought 'sunny' and 'Fly Away Mae' Digi's from Some Odd Girl. I've used a bit of Paper pricking round the edge of my cloud shaped card to add a bit edge to it and finished it off by using 'Dare to Dream' Sentiment from TLC Creations and a bit of cord from my stash. Of course not forgetting my promarkers and Sakura White Gel Pen for her wings and Clear Glitter for her details on her dress! I've had a lot of fun with this card it's really fun and uplifting, just what i needed after not being able to use my digi's for days!

I'm entering the following Challenges:

Hope your all ok and have fun!

Sal xx

Fairy Knoll DT Card for Sketch Challenge 6

It's only blumming Friday and its Fun at The Fairy Knoll time! This week we are following the above Sketch.  All you have to do to be in chance of winning some free digi's from Brandi's shop is to the follow this sketch and use a Fairy Knoll image easy right?! There is plenty of freeebies to get you started over at Fairy Knoll's Paper Craft Planet Group so what are you waiting for.... get some Fairy love! So here is my Card:


Nikki Silvils 'Flaming Butterfly' Papers
SEI 'Happy Days' Paper
Fairy Knoll Digis - Magic and Sentiment
Papermania Flower and Mini Buttons from Sunshine Collection
Of course my lovely Promarkers!
Also my lovely clear glitter sakura pen yum yum to colour in her wings and wand perfect for a bit of fairy dust!

Hope your all ok and look forward to seeing some entries!

Also i'm enetering the following challenges:

Crafty Angels - Circles and Squares Challenge

The Craft Garden - July Challenge - Fairy

Sal xx

Friday, 2 July 2010

Far East Inspired Card

Hi All

I came across these lovely papers in my long forgotten stash of oragami papers and i thought i'd give them to good use and came up with this little gem. I thought i would stick to a oriental theme as i haven't made a card before with using that sort of theme and i think it has turned out ok plus it reminded me of my fab time in Tokyo, oh i wish i could go back..... I love it so much! I need to win the lottery LOL


Oragami Paper
Papermania Textured Cardstock and Bling Gems
Blue Cord
Digi's - Tiddly Inks 'Thank you' and TLC Creations Sentiment 'You're the root of my Happines'


Hope your all ok!

Sal xx

Fairy Knoll DT Card Sketch Challenge - 5

Hello Bloggers

Its Friday Fun time at Fairy Knoll and the challenge this week if you chose to accept it is to follow the above skecth and use a Fairy Knoll Image and be in the chance of winning some fairy goodness! If you haven't got any digi's yet head on over to our PCP group were we have a few freebies to get your started! Now here's my card, i've used bubbley background paper as i thought it would fit quite well round Marisa:


Papermania Cardstock, Brads
Funky Hand Backing Papers from Funky Daze CD
Dovecraft Ribbon
Marisa Mermaid Digi - Fairy Knoll
Promarkers - Blush, Blossom, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Ice Grey 1, Lavender and Sunflower