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Hey there!

Hope everyone’s ok? 

Was scrolling through Pinterest whilst on the train home & came across something very exciting!! I thought I would share with you here. Ali Edwards is hosting an event on her Pinterest pages starting tomorrow, 17 June. 

Make sure you follow Ali in Pinterest & you can find out all the details & rules here to be in with with a chance to win an exciting prize!

You can find out more about the very talented Ali Edwards by visiting her website

Thanks for stopping by,

Cards · Challenge · Craft

A Sunny Day . . . and a Challenge Entry

Good evening all!

Well, what a gorgeous day it has been here in Nottingham today . . . hope it’s been sunny where you are? The promise is of an even better day tomorrow . . . let’s wait and see!

I have a card to share with you this evening that I’ve been working on this afternoon after I finished a few jobs around the house!  I found a challenge over here which has a brand new challenge every Sunday.  I’m just in time to enter this weeks!! lol!!

I’ve used an adorable image from Krista Smith.  This was a freebie earlier this week.  It is now available to buy from Saturated Canary.

When I’m colouring in my images with my alcohol markers I always forget which pens I’ve used.  SO, I thought it was a good idea to start writing these down!!   Some of my Spectrum Noir pens are starting to run out and I’ve hadn’t gotten round to ordering the refills for all the pens that I need.  I have a small collection of Promarkers and I’ve found that they work really well with my Spectrum Noir pens.  I guess this is because they are both alcohol markers.  So, the pens I’ve used are:

  • Hair – 38, 37 & 35 (Spectrum Noirs) & Honeycomb (Promarkers)
  • Dress – 185, 144 (Spectrum Noirs) & Denim Blue (Promarkers) 137, 8 (Spectrum Noirs) & Cocktail Pink (Promarkers)
  • Bow – 137, 8 (Spectrum Noirs) & Cocktail Pink (Promarkers)
  • Skin – E51 (Copic Ciao) & 142 & 132 (Spectrum Noirs)
  • Eyes – Bluebell (Promarkers)
  • Cat – WG1, WG3 & WG5 (Spectrum Noirs)

Here’s a close-up.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp – Challenge #115

Papertake Weekly Challenge – All things girlie

The Paper Shelter – Challenge 73 Anything goes






Supplies used:

  • 8 ” scalloped square card blank – from stash
  • Blue cardstock – from stash
  • Pink patterned paper – I’m not sure where this came from – it was something I found in my stash of pink papers that I had printed off from somewhere, but I don’t remember where. Sorry 😦
  • Heart doily – from Dovecraft.  I bought mine here
  • Digi – Jules from Saturated Canary, now available to purchase here
  • Flowers – Tea party collection from Dovecraft.  I got mine from Wilkinsons.
  • Sentiment – from Simple Sentiments set by Pink Petticoat.  This set is no longer available.  Check out the website for other great products.
  • Gems – from The Hobbyhouse

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday evening.  Take care.


Cards · Challenge · Craft

Saturday Challenge – Challenge #194

Good evening all!

What a miserable day it’s been here today? Not sure which month we’re going to get our Summer in . . . It’s looking very slim for it being July!! lol!

Every week over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge a new craft challenge is set on a Saturday.  The current challenge, number 194 closes tonight.  You can read all about the latest challenge here.

Here’s my entry for this week’s challenge below.

The challenge this week is food and drink.  So, I give you lemonade!! I’ve used the adorable Nitwit Collections set Life’s Little Lemons, available here.  I used my CraftArtist software to create this quick card!

Here’s a close-up of the main image.

Supplies used:

  • Scalloped 6″ square card blank – from stash
  • Yellow cardstock – from stash
  • Life’s Little Lemons FQB digi kit – from Nitwit Collections.
  • CraftArtist software – from Serif.  Available here.

Thanks for looking.

Take care,

Cards · Challenge · Craft

SC Guest Design Team Call

Good evening

Hope everyone’s had a good week . . . I’m certainly very glad it’s the weekend. I’m planning to have a relaxing weekend, and if the weather continues as it has the last few days . . . I will not be venturing outdoors!!

If you’ve been reading my little blog since I started it (only a month ago!) . . . you may have guessed by now that I love the images created by Krista Smith. For those of you who don’t know, Krista runs a store called Saturated Canary.  There’s also a challenge blog here where you can find fabulous inspiration form the very talented Design Team.  Krista is running a Guest Design Team call on her challenge blog.  So, I thought I would have a go.  I followed a sketch for my card – I came across the sketch here.  It was for a Design Team call for Teddy Bo so time ago.  I never entered into the competition but saw the sketch and liked the simplicity of it.  The sketch came from this lady.

The sketch Tammy put together for the DT call over at Teddy Bo is this one.

And here’s the card I put together using the sketch for my Guest Design Team entry.


  • Card blank – made from Silk Art cardstock from Hunkdory
  • Backing paper from Hunkdory (I think it was the Flutterby Wishes double sided papers)
  • Aqua backing paper – from Papermania Capsule Collection DVD Rom (for Docrafts Digital Designer software)
  • Cream cardstock – from stash
  • Bubbles digi stamp – from Saturated Canary
  • Colouring medium – Spectrum Noir pens from Crafter’s Companion
  • Glamour dust on bubbles – from stash
  • Sentiment – from Simple Sentiments set by Pink Petticoat (set now retired)
  • Brads – from stash

Thanks for stopping by.

Sarah x

Challenge · Craft

Brand New Challenge Blog

Good morning!

Hooray, it’s Friday! I wish I could get a bit more excited about the weather!!

Just wanted to let you all know that if you’ve not heard about it . . . there’s a brand new challenge blog starting in August.  It’s called Songbird Challenges and the blog can be found here.

There’s a DT call for the challenge and you can find out all about it over on the blog.  The closing date for the DT call is today, so you’ve still got a bit of time to enter the DT call.   The first challenge is due to start on 6 August.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sarah x

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Tatty Teddy Card

Good evening

I’ve spent most of the day today indoors to try and keep cool – it’s been a warm one, hasn’t it? Makes a change from all the rain though!!

I’ve been getting back into card making this weekend – after a longish spell of no enthusiasm.  I lost my crafting mojo . . . but it seems to have returned again.  Hooray!!

Here’s a little something I’ve been working on this afternoon. I absolutely love Tatty Teddy.  He’s so adorable and good for so many occasions.  Including Congratulations!

Here’s a close-up.


  • 6″ square card – created from card stash
  • PP: Vintage Stars in Daffodil – from Pink Petticoat
  • Blue Core’dinations – from The Range
  • Yellow Silk Art Card – from Hunkydory
  • Tatty Teddy decoupage – by Docrafts (I think I got the kit from The Range)
  • Sentiment is from Simple Sentiments set (now retired) – from Pink Petticoat
  • Twine – Earthtones set – by Creative Expressions
  • Fiskars Notebook border punch – from The Range
  • Glamour dust – from The Range
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder – Spots & Dots – from stash (sorry I can’t remember where I had it from,as I’ve had it a long time!)
  • Buttons & peg – from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening.

Thanks for looking. Sarah x