Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Just a little 'Thank You' candy opportunity

Well, as you know I've had nearly 1,000 hits on my new blog and to say that I'm blown away is an understatement. Who'd have thought that there would be anyone out there even remotely interested in my makes...let alone those of you who regularly pop in to brighten my day?!

So I thought I'd give you all the opportunity to have a bit of new stash! BUT what could I possibly offer that you lovely talented ladies may not already have in your stash? Or, if you do would maybe like some more of?

Soooooo, what's on offer then?

I thought you may like to have the chance to make a paperbag album!

There's a sewn and punched 6x6 album, it has; 12 pages, 3 large inside pockets and 3 'bottom flaps' to use as tag pockets. I've also included 32 pages of the new Limited Edition cardstock 'Summer Breeze' and 'Love Letters', half is double sided and the other half is glittered-really beautiful. About 10 metres of assorted lace in; black, white, beige, grey, blue, baby pink, fushia and pale blue. Some braid and ric rack in pinks and orange. A pack of fibres in baby colours. Full roll (25m) of 15mm ivory satin ribbon, from Club Green-I figured you can use as is or bling it up with glimmer srays or inks! Some mini vintage postcards and a couple of sheets of self adhesive metal flower embellies. 10 purple Morning Glory, paper flowers. 10 'Hand Made With Love' charms and a lovely selection of dew drops in; Pale Pink, Raspberry Pink, Aqua, Pale Gold, Clear, Black and Holly Berry Red. I've also popped in a set of hexagonal paper boxes, for decorating-I know you'll all be starting thinking about Christmas and figured you'd maybe like to do some little gift boxes :)

Anyhoo, hope you like the goodies. Now, I've tried to get one of those linky gadgets...but you know how un-techy I am. So all you have to do to get your crafty hands on this lot is.......

Be a follower and leave me a comment on this post!

I'm going to leave this open for 2 weeks-I know some of you lucky peeps will be away on a break-it will be drawn the old fashioned, I will put your names in a hat lol but I will take piccies of the proccess! There's not many of you so I think you're in with a good chance of getting your mits on the goodies!

The winner will be drawn on the 9th of August, I hope you like what I've picked as a thank you and enter your comment!

*hugs* Sal x

If you don't want to have a bash at the album, I'm sure you can use this lot on your beautiful cards!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Hooked on Craft Challenge DT Card #4

Hi there folks, I've not blogged in a while, been poorly bad with the fybro-probably the stress of moving the ageing parents from the family home-although I have still continued my commenting duties for the fabulous Hooked on Craft Challenges!

Speaking of which...the time has come for a new challenge...


My card for this challenge was inspired by my need to create a 'Thank You' card for my next door neighbour, who is a lovely old gent who loves to garden and has been the epitome of a good neighbour this last few weeks and has kept my mahoosive privet hedge under control for me in this bonkers weather we've been having (it's gone berserk!)

Anyhoo, on to my DT card

Well you know me, I'm not big on male cards BUT guys like flowers too, right?!

The stamps, flowers, leaves and pin are available from Hooked on Craft I can tell you that the postage is quick, the last package of DT goodies I had, made it from Oz in 4 days! Quicker that most local post, to say that I was gobsmacked is an understatement :)

The card stock ever... Coredinations, the plaid paper is Joanna Sheen's Pretty Plaids, gems are Paper Cellar and a distress inked sentiment...those along with Karen's fabulous supplies was all I needed to make what I think is a really cute male card! Next door loved it anyway! lol

Just to give you a close up so that you can see the quality, I have to say that the pins are THE best quality that I have ever worked with. Karen makes them herself,the pin itself is heavy duty and  the beads are real glass...and they move! Just can't stop fiddling around with them lol!

Anyhoo peeps, whatcha still doing here? Get on over to the Hooked on Craft Challenges blog and enter!

Thanks for popping over, your comments mean alot to lil ole me!

*hugs* Sal x

P.S. Look out for my 'Candy' being posted tomorrow, just a little thank you for my followers who have made me smile!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Hooked on Craft DT card

Well hopefully the scheduling has kicked in at the right's on US time not GB...

The third challenge at Hooked on Craft Challenges is now open, the theme is WITH  LOVE...and how we all like a bit of that eh?!

Here's my attempt at it...

I have to say, I love this little cute! He's so fresh and modern but I wanted to put a classic slant on the design, I did this with the pink and blue colour always see Victorian cherubs in this colour scheme. I coloured him with Promarkers and glittered his wings and heart with Glamour Dust. The butteflies are Martha Stewart punchies, thier wings are covered in Stickles, I had a bit of a panic on looking at thier dug out some teeny tiny 1mm nail gems and made the bodies out of 3 of them each. Cute flowers from Hooked on Craft, some more Stickles in the centre.

Anyhooooo, hope you like it and thanks for popping over for a nose, why not  scoot on over and enter NOW? lol. The rest of the Design Team have some really gorgeous inspiration for you!


Cupid & sentiment stamp and flowers-Hooked On Craft
Bling-Glamour Dust & various gems from stash
Martha Stewart Punches
Pentel white gel pen
Promarkers-Blush, Vanilla, Coral, Ivory, Pastel Beige, Slate, Cinnamon, Cardinal Red. Pastel Blue

Hope to see you all in the challenge!

*hugs* Sal x

Friday, 8 July 2011


Super quick's stupid o'clock in the morning (3.00am!) and the Fybro is playing up again, hence not being sleepy...I have a little medicine fairy who will wave her magic wand any minute now, so fear not lol.

Anyhoo, I thought I'd have a look through all those 'tab' thingy's, up there at the top of the page, and found one that said Stats...well I had to have a shufty didn't I?!

WELL, I can't believe it, I've only been blogging for like a millisecond or two and my page has had over 950 views!!!!!!!!!!!! Who'd have thunk?! Am I chuffed, much? Oh yes indeedy, I most certainly am!

Sooooooo, in Blogland stylee, I'ma gonna give some candy away.....oh yes I am!!! I don't have many followers, methinks, that will narrow the odds for you lovely crafty compardre's who pop over to cheer my days.....and nights lol!!!

Now all I have to figure out is, how do I get one of them Randomy number chooser thingys? Oh and one of them page view counter jobby's-cos seeing how many lovely crafty peeps have dropped by has really made my day!

Help please, fabby blogging buddies, how do I go about setting this up?

*hugs* Sal x

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

WOYWW #109

I know, I know...ridiculously late again! I only got in from work at 9.00pm...indeed that is 13 hours (again). Mental note to self...speak to boss in the morning regarding ridiculous workload!

Well it's week 109 of the blogging phenomenon What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, here and our esteemed leader, the fair and lovely Lady Julia, is back off her hols. I'd like to say a huge WELL DONE and thank you to the fabulous Lunch Lady Jan, who filled in so brilliantly...she has her own blog now...(knew she'd get addicted hahahaha)...pop over and show her some love!

As I'm late, the waffle will be kept to a minimum...I also have to repackage and resend a couple of things for my lovely DTmate Mandy, as Royal Mail botched it up and sent it back to me! Is there anything faster than next day delivery?!!!

Well folks, here's my workspace as it is right now.

The 'bones' of a project that I have to complete...tonight! Along with my usual of these weeks I'm going to seriously surprise you all with a clear workspace...promise!

The completed project will be up at 11.00pm on Sunday night...pop over and have a shufty, it will be a new challenge at Hooked on Craft :)

Right, I'm off to snoop and rekindle my deflated mojo.

Thanks for popping over.

*hugs* Sal x