Sunday, 24 October 2010

The Crafty Pad Challenge - Christmas Theme

Hello Everyone!

Its Sunday and its time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad! The mission this week if you choose to accept is a Christmas Theme! Woo-hooo a great excuse to get started (If you haven't already) on the cards!

This prize to our winner this week is the Snowmen Polymer Stamp and 1 free digi of winners choice and GDT spot with us! How cool is that?!

So here is my card:

I've gone for none Traditional colours for a bit of a twist on Christmas!


Papers and Sentiment free from Magazine
Buttons and stick on pearls from my Stash
The Crafty pad Snowglobe Digi available here

Challenges i'm entering:

2Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge - Spots and Stripes

Delightful Challenges - Looking a lot like Christmas

Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Hope you can join us this week!

Also..... A sneek peek!

Also not forgetting its the last week to get your DT Applications to Debbie!


Sal xx

It's Offical!

Hello its offical i'm on the Sentimental Sundays Design Team! I can't wait to get started!! You will see my first project for them at the beginning of November so in the meantime go and check out the rest of my buddies at Sentimental Sundays and see what ever so gorgeous projects they have created for this week's challenge of distressing!

So here is the list of the new gang!

For the challenges all you need to do is to use a sentiment somewhere on your project and to follow the challenge, simples! You could win some ever so gorgeous  sentiments and a personalised watermark!
Hope to see you there soon!

Sal xx

Voting Time at Papercraft Star

Hello again peeps!

Just thought i'd let you know that voting has started over at Papercraft Star where peeps vote for the cards they like (they have 2 votes) I have entered the challenge over there for the first time using this card:

If you like go over to Papercraft Star and vote for your favs it closes tomorrow!


Sal xx


Hello Peeps a happy to Sunday to you all! Here's a little card i've made to say thanks using the Autumn Memories Digi Set.  I've gone a bit quirky to use staples and off set my ribbon to show you that these digis are soooo versatile!

Papers - Papermania Hampsetad Collection
Button and Ribbon from Stash
Digis -  Autumn Memories Set and TLC Creations Sentiment
Promarkers to ink in

Challenges i'm entering:

Simon Says Challenge - Give Thanks

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 106 - Manga


Sal xx

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Spectular Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow

Morning Everyone!

Here's my card for Sugar Creek Hollow this week using Primitive Sheep and Sentiment.  I've gone for a simple look as it sometimes best to show off the main image so here he is:

Papers - Freebie from a magazine
Country Cribkle Ribbon from SCH Shop


Why not treat yourself to some vintage yumminess from the SCH Shop! Also check out my fellow teamies to see their totally fabby creations!

Sal xx

Friday, 22 October 2010

Give Thanks Card

Hello peeps! Happy Friday to you all! I've never made a fall inspired thank you card before i must be in a mish mash sort of mood think nutty professor LOL The challenge over at Papercraft Star and Pixie Dust Studio inspired me to make this one!

Sizzix Big Shot - Use of Dots Embossing Folder to make plate for my sentiment and Tim Holtz Alteration Die Scallops
Ribbon, Brads and Metal Alpha Tiles from Stash
Hand Stitching
Promarkers to in ink

Challenges i'm entering:


Sal xx

Thursday, 21 October 2010

ChiChi Memories Sketch Challenge 17

Happy Thursday Everyone! It's Sketch time again at ChiChi memories! So all you have to do to join in with the fun is to complete a project following the sketch and use a chichi memories image, there's plenty to choose from and there is even a freebie to get you started!

I've used the 'Always by your Side' Digi Set as i thought i don't have any reserves of get well soon cards just incase anyone is poorly!LOL I think i should send it to myself as i am still battling this blumming cold! GRRRR!

Everything from random stash pile where i have 1 of each thing LOL and gone from there!
I've paper pieced the band aid to give the card a cuter look
Promarkers to ink in

Challenges i'm entering:

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 30 - Keep it Simple (It is for me!!LOL)

Meljen Design Team Challenge 30 - Anything Goes!

Moving Along With the Times Challenge 69 - Use Promarkers and Anything Goes!

Hope to see your creations there soon!


Sal xx

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Trick or Treat Bag for Ethy!

Hello Peeps! I don't normally make anything halloweeney but i thought i would make an except and make a treat bag for Ethy for Halloween and stash it full of sweeties for him with some raisins to try and counteract all the sweets LOL so here it is:

Here's a close up:

 Kraft paper for Bag
Digis - Tiddly Inks 'Pumpkin' and 'Ellie has a Treat' both freebies and also a freebie from Meljen 'Trick or Treat' Sentiment
Free Digi Paper from Two Peas in a Bucket (OMG i just thought... i'm on a freebie ride LOL)
I've ruched my ribbon using strong double sided tape
Black fineliner for faux stitching

There is plenty of challenges to do with Halloween so i'm entering these:

Wow what a post and half eh?! Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge at ChiChi Memories!


Sal xx

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Sunday, 17 October 2010

A new home Card

Hello! A Happy Sunday to you all!

I would like to share this card i made for my Father in Law who has just moved into his new flat after living with us for a while so i thought to make a card to add a bit of decoration to his new place!


American Crafts 'Everyday' Papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Circles Dies
Gems from stash


Sal xx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Birthday card for my SIL Andrea

Hey Peeps!

I've gone for quite a fun and quirky card for my Sister in Law and also a chance to try out some new digi papers too also decided to make my own flower out of ribbon! So here it is:


Papers - Michelle Underwood - That was Yesterday Digi Page Kit
Digi - 50's Lilith Lil Lolita Boutiqe - Tickled Pink Stamps and Sentiment from TLC
Buttons, Gems and Ribbon from Stash

Challenges i'm entering:

Hope your all having a fabby Saturday!


Sal xx

Sugar Creek Hollow Colour Challenge

Happy Saturday peeps and its the weekend at last!

Here is my card for the SCH Color Challenge where the mission is for this week is to use Early Espresso (dark brown), River Rock (sand/tan) and Baja Breeze (bluish-green) quite a yummy colour combo!


Digi papers from Two Peas in a Bucket
Hero Arts Digi verse stamp
Buttons, Flower and Ribbon from stash
Distressing tool

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Why not treat yourself to some vintage yumminess from the SCH Shop! Also check out my fellow teamies to see their totally fabby creations!


Sal xx

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Birthday Card for my Ethy!

Hey all! I've made a flip up circle book but used it as a card for my wee Ethy who will be 3 in November! I can't believe how the time is flying by!

So here it is all closed up with ribbon to keep it together:

And then here it is opened!

I've made my own embellishments (stars and bow on the ickle notes)out of fabric and the Tobi images from Some Odd Girl are just like my Ethy! Esp the different digis available doing various things LOL and of course using Funky Hand Papers are always totally fabby and i've managed to use all 5 boy papers from the Birthday freebie thats good going for me! LOL

So here is my recipe:

Funky Hand papers
Some Odd Girl Tobi Digis
Die's - Spellbinders Nestabilities Circl, Sizziz Alteration Scallops and Azure Number 3
Ribbon and Fabric from stash (well the fabric was an old shirt of Ethy's! I am recycling LOL)

I'm also entering it into these challenges:

2Sketchs4u - Kazan's Sketch 63 followed the sketch for the front of my card

2Sisters Challenge - Animal Fun

Crafty Ann - Use at least 1 digi and Fav colouring medium of which of course is my promarkers!

Crafty Creations Challenge - Show us a number

Crazy for Challenges - 58 Birthdays

Cute Card Thursday - Make your own

Get Funky October Challenge - Take 5

Ooh La La La Challenge 64 - Nothing Floral

Papertake Weekly Challenge - 3 of a Kind I've made 3 stars from fabric

Some Odd Girl Challenge - Use some fabric

Tuesday Taggers Challenge - More than 2 legs!

Phew!! What a long post and half!! Now for a cuppa!


Sal xx

Monday, 11 October 2010

SOG Digi Day and quite a few makes!

Hello peeps! Happy Monday to you all just thought i'd share my creations i made using Some Odd Girl Digis of which of course are just ever soooo lush!! There was a Digi Day being held on Saturday both on SNR and PCP and there were challenges a plenty to join in with!

SNR - Sketch Challenge 1 and to make a card under 6"x4":

SNR Challenge 2 - No Colour Digi!

SNR Challenge 3 - Use Orange, Black, Purple and Green:

Then for the PCP Challenges i didn't get round to get the Challenge 1 done but managed to get the others made:

PCP - Challenge 2 Recipe of Shiney, Stitching and Paint

PCP - Challenge 3 Fall colours

So i had a busy weekend making these LOL but at last i have a stash of cards ready for any last min events!


Sal xx

Sunday, 10 October 2010

What a Wonderful Season

Hello everyone hope your all having a fabby wekkend!

I'm just loving the new autumn release from ChiChi Memories and couldn't resist in making a wardrobe card so here it is:



Papermania Hampstead Papers
ChiChi Memories Autumn Memories Digi Set
Pokey Tool
Square Gems from Stash


Sal xx

The Crafty Pad Challenge - Make Something for a Friend

Hello Peeps!

It's Sunday and it's time for The Crafty Pad Challenge and this week's mission if you choose to accept it is to make something for a friend.

This week's sponsor is Creative Craft World who is offering this lovely prize of promarkers:

Also Debbie is giving away  1 free digi of the winner's choice from The Crafty Pad Shop

I've made a corner bookmark that i can easily put into my friend card for her birthday to save a bit of paper for wrapping or making a holder LOL so here's how it has turned out:


American Crafts Everyday 'Hearts' papers
The Crafty Pad - Rainbow Sally and Sentiment Digi Set
Sizzix Scallop Alteration Die
Ribbon, Flower and Button from stash

I'm also entering these challenges too:

Ellephantastic Challenge 15 - Anything Goes 

Karber Weekly Challenge 8 - Go Digital

Stamp Something Challenge - Something Punchy

Last but not least! We are having a DT Call at The Crafty pad too so go and check out the deets here and apply to be a part of such of happy and caring DT!


Sal xx

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Sketch Challenge

Good morning everyone! It's time for another challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this week is to follow this sketch:

And here is my card using Christmas Angel Digi and i have added Clear glitter to her to make her sparkle and also to my spotty paper! Then finished the card with Crinkle Ribbon, Glittery snowflake and Buttons:

Entering the following Challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

City Crafter Challenge - Hooray for the Holidays

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge 125

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Circles

Why not treat yourself to some vintage yumminess from the SCH Shop! Also check out my fellow teamies to see their totally fabby creations!


Sal xx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

ChiChi Memories Sketch Challenge 16

Good morning peeps!! A happy thursday to you all! LOL

Here is my DT card for ChiChi Memories and its sketch challenge time! So all you have to do to join in with the fun is to complete a project following the sketch and use a chichi memories image, there's plenty to choose from and there is even a freebie to get you started!

I've used the new released Autumn Memories set and made a little scene using two of the digis and here is how it turned out:


Papermain Hampstead Papers 
Buttons from Stash


Stamping for the Weekend Challenge - Autumn Colours

So go and check us out and be in with the chance to win some yummy digis!


Sal xx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Little Coupon Book

Hello peeps!

I have made a little coupon book for my friend's birthday who can then leave coupons around the house for her other half to get things done on her birthday and beyond! LOL

So here it is:



Digis - Lil Lolita Boutique - Lylah and TLC - Sentiment
Ribbon - Making Memories
Flowers and Gems from Stash
Sakura White Gel Pen


Also i've had a request to make a tutorial for my tri-fold card, so i will get one done and i might as well make a tutorial for this too so keep your eyes peeled!


Sal xx

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Triangle Tri-fold Card

Good morning!! Hope your all having a fabby weekend! Just think of me as muggins here is it at work today!!

I would like to share a Tri-fold card with a twist! Its actually very simple to make yet looks really nice:


Papermania Hampstead Papers
Ribbon from Stash

Just a reminder too that our sketch challenge is still on so go and take part to be in with the chance of some digi yumminess!


Sal xx

Birthday Card for Danny

Hi All! Here is a card i've made for my FIL for his Grandson (also my nephew who've already made a card for LOL) The Papers are from the new Simply Solid Collection from Cupcake Crafts and i must say they are some gorgeous colours in there! It was hard to choose! lol so here it is:

Lime and Zest papers from Simply Solid Collection - Cupcake Cards and Crafts
Sizzix Dots Embossing folder
Digis - Some Odd Girl Tobi with Friend, TLC Creations Sentiment and Label 2 Tiffany Doodles
Button and twine from stash

I'm also entering the following challenges:


Sal xx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Christmas Blog Hop Release

Happy Saturday to you all!

We are having a Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the new ever soo gorgeous digi's! Also we are having a bit of a giveaway all of us on the DT have a letter hiding on our blog and you have to spell a word and post it on the last hop to be in with the chance to win $25 worth of digis! So make sure you leave a comment on everyone's blog and to start the hop at the beginning!

Here's the blog hop list:

Tracy - The Starting Line!
Me - You are here!
Ms. Plum
Sugar Creek Hollow Blog
Sugar Creek - The Finish Line!

Here is my card for the hop using Shabby Deer and Believe Sentiment:


Trimcraft Christmas Fancy Papers
Sugar Creek Hollow - Country Crinkle Ribbon, Shabby Deer and Believe Sentiment Digis 
Sizzix Scallops Alteration Die
Pearls, Flower and Button from Stash

On your next stop is the ever so fabby Kelly so continue on your hopping to be in with a chance of some yummy digis or even treat yourselves to something from the shop!

Have fun!

Sal xx