Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!

Hi there friends!!  As I write this post, I am watching after storm coverage.  I am grateful that Sandy was not as tough on Cape Cod as she was on other parts of the East Coast.  My heart goes out to all who suffered great loss.  I am shocked by the pictures of the Jersey Shore and NY City.  WOW!!  Mother Nature is so very powerful!  My prayers go out to all those affected... 

Yesterday, when I got to leave work early due to the storm, I made two more cards for this week's sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  So, I have three cards to share with you this week.

Our wonderful Sponsor this week is Jenn over at The Doodle Garden:

HI all!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little bit about the gal behind The Doodle Garden digis!

I'm Jennifer L Nilsson (but please, call me Jenn or Jenna!). And I am blessed to be able to work full-time from home as a licensed artist.

I enjoy creating bright whimsical pieces for manufacturers, but also wanted to be able to offer something to those who like to craft. So I have begun my journey with digistamp designs with my Etsy shop: The Doodle Garden.

It's fairly new, but is growing pretty fast and I am SOOO enjoying creating these little whimsies for YOU!

The winner of this week's Challenge will be able to choose 5 single digis!!  Check out her shop, the images are wonderful!!

Now for the Sketch:
And now for the cards:
First image - T-Rex, perfect image for all those little dinosaur lovers =)

  Second image - Little Beebee, perfect for your sweet little honey bee...

Third image - Turtle Girl for your little nature lover =)

 I really enjoyed creating these cards with Arlana's Sketch.  I do hope you will pay along!!

So, after you have hugged your loved ones, counted your blessings and said a prayer for those suffering from the affects of Sandy... get crafting, it's good for the Soul!!

Blessings to you all!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #177

Wednesday once again and that means it's time for a new Sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  I do hope you will play along with us!!  This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps!!  Love their Digi images - super cute!! 

I used the cute image Jesse Moon - so sweet!!

Here is a little info on Jodie, that woman behind Bugaboo:

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising  five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Here is Arlana's Sketch...   

 Check out the rest of the Design Team cards over at the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog and play along... 

This week's Winner will receive 7 FREE Bugaboo Digis - a value of $21.00!!

Can't wait to see your creations!!


Wishing you all a Blessed week!!


Monday, October 22, 2012


I used the Sketch over at Retro Sketches to make three Sympathy cards.  I think this is a Sketch I will go back to often.  Beautiful Sketch, easy to create, and so versatile!!
There was a tragic death this weekend of a young man who was best friend to Anthony, a Senior at our church.  So hard to find words to say...  Lots of hugs, prayers and acknowledgement of his hurting heart, was all I could do...  Such a reminder of the fact that life is fleeting, so important to be sharing our Faith...  I had met this young man a few times when he came to church with Anthony.  My heart goes out to his family and friends...
Also, a young Mom at our church, Tina, lost her Grandmother last week.  Another passing, of a woman who lived a long and blessed life...  still there are hurting hearts left behind...

For Anthony...

For Melinds, Anthony's Mom...
For Tina and her family...

The papers are all from my stash.  The burlap "ribbon" and Butterflies are Close to My Heart.  The organza ribbon from my stash, the the Scripture stamp God is our Refuge and Strength, an ever present HELP in trouble... is Verve.
Retro Sketches:  The Sketch 
CR84FN65 - Tan, Cream and Pink
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - A card representing Peace... 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sassy Chery #137l!

I made several cards over the weekend with no time to post them...  So, time to catch up.
This first card was made for two Challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Sassy Cheryl - Orange and Black

The image is Sassy Sally - You Are My Sunshine.  She's colored in with Copics.  Clear Sparkles are attached to her skirt (CtMH) and Black Opaques finish her off (CtMH).  The sentiment is Verve and the ribbon, from my stash.  The DP is a combination of MME (Halloween pad) and American Crafts - Amy Tangerine.


Thanks so much for stopping by - more to Post tomorrow =)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sweet Sketch WEDNESDAY!!

Another Wednesday, Another Sketch!!  I love the middle of the week!!  Monday is history, the Weekend is coming up...  AND...  it's time for a great new Sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  Our Sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.  I chose the image James Fishing!


I used papers from my stash - love when that happens =), twine from the Twinery and a Prima wooden button.  The image is colored with Copics and the edges distressed with CtMH Chocolate ink.  The sentiment Boy oh Boy is from LotV.

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

Hope you will join us this week - I can't wait to see your creations!! 

Blessings to you... 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Anniversary!!

Tomorrow is my sister and brother-in-law's Anniversary.  I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop Challenge and the Wishing You stamp set from Verve.  The papers are from Prima - Doodle Deux.  I am loving this paper pad.  At the base of the base paper there are two sweet birds and it says "With you its like every day is a Dream...".  How perfect for an Anniversary card =)

Thanks so much for visiting!!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Evening...

Today has been a busy Sunday...  Baked a mac 'n cheese to bring to church this morning..  two services (such AWESOME Worship), Meet and Greet lunch after church, home for the afternoon - READING for a class I am taking, Football (horrible loss for the Patriots...), more reading then Craft time!!!

Quick card tonight for two Challenges:  Tuesday Throwdown and The Deconstructed Sketch!
I used papers from Prima the Doodle Deux Collection.  The stamp and sentiment are from Close to My Heart B1377.  The inks used are also CtMH Chocolate and Crystal Blue.  I also used two Dies from Spellbinders.  The ribbon and buttons are from my stash.

Tuesday Throwdown - 1 image (cup cake), 2 dies (Spellbinders Banner Basics Two and Petite Scalloped Circles Large) & 3 buttons =)

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 73 -

 Thanks so much for visiting - Wishing you a Blessed week!!

{Freshly Made} Sketches #56

Time for a FEMALE Birthday Card - Yay!! 
Why are female birthday cards so much more fun to create than male...  hmmm...  In this month of male birthdays for me, I was so happy to create a card for Brianna.  I chose this cute little girl carrying the BIG cake!!  This image makes me smile!!  The image is stamped with Black Tuxedo ink from Memento and then colored with Copics.  I used the sketch from {Freshly Made} Sketches and used paper and ribbon from my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Wednesday!!

And that means time for another wonderful sketch from Arlana at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  This week our sponsor is A Day for Daisies!!  They have some of the sweetest images!!   I couldn't wait to get started!!

A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

This week's Winner will receive a $12 Gift Certificate to ADFD!!!

I chose this sweet image of a child coloring on a blank canvas - the wall =) I just love this image - the pure innocence of a child making art - gotta love it!!  I colored the image with Copics.  The papers are from Prima - Doodle Deux.  The flower is also from Prima and the ribbon, from my stash.

I hope you will check out the shop at A Day for Daisies!!  I also can't wait to see your creations!!  I love to visit your Blogs and hear your stories {heart}...

Wishing you all a Blessed week - Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

National Card Making Day!!

Happy Sunday!!  Sitting in my Living Room with Football games on the TV...  time to post those cards I made yesterday =)

I made three Masculine Birthday cards yesterday...  That is how my month of October seems to be - lots of GUY Birthdays!!  Here we go...

For Andy - lover of mooses ;-)

Challenge - Tuesday Morning Sketches


I believe the image is from Designed 2 Delight...  The papers are World Traveler  - teresa collins, the image is colored with Copics and then fussy cut and mounted with Pop Dots.  The ribbon and buttons are Close to My Heart.

For Greg - Axel's Dad =)

Challenge: {Freshly Made} Sketches
The image and sentiment are from Designed 2 Delight, one of my favorite go to places for Digi Images!!
Papers are Neapolitan, Dear lizzy from American Crafts.  The image is colored with Copics.  The ribbon is from my stash...

For Nate - Now 21!!

Challenge:  Retro Sketches  

The image is from Raisin Boat, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  The papers are MME Dolled Up.    The ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by - Have a Blessed week!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Life is Good!

We had a Birthday Party tonight for my daughter's boyfriend Chad.  I chose to use a retired stamp set from Close to My Heart - Life is Good.  Of course Happy Birthday is the sentiment inside...  but Life is Good about sums up all that has been going on in Chad, and my daughter's lives right now.  They have successfully opened a Gymnastics Academy a little over a month ago and have in excess of 300 kids signed up - LIFE IS GOOD!!

Everything on my card is Close to My Heart except for the twine which is from The Twinery.  I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday.  I am also entering this card in the Challenge over at Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I really do appreciate it!!

Blessings - Sally

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Ava!!

One of my Great Neices is celebrating her 9th birthday this week.  She is an amazing soccer player so I chose this image from Mel Jen's Designs and am entering it in their Anything Goes Challenge.  The Sketch is from Deconstructed Sketches.  The paper is from a new pad I recently picked up, Amy Tangerine - from American Crafts.  I love, love, love the bright colors and fun designs!!  Perfect for a young girl's birthday card!!  The image is colored with Copics.  The buttons and ribbon are from my stash.      
 Thanks for visiting!!

Papertake Weekly Challenge Celebrating 5 years!!!

Quick post this morning - then to work...  I wanted to make this card fo the Papertake Challenge - Celebrating 5 years.  My card celebrates Christmas...  I loved the Sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week and used that to get started.  Being a quilter, I loved the Sketch - so much fun to work with these new Christmas papers I just got from Lili of the Valley!  (I need to take a better picture though...)
I also used an image that I just got from LotV.  Love when those overseas packages come in the mail!!  I colored the image with Copics and added a ribbon bow from my stash.

I am entering this card in the Challenges at Papertake Weekly, Sketch Saturday and Lili's Little Fairies.

Congrats Papertake Weekly Challenge!!
Thanks so much for stopping by =)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

SSW - Saturated Canary

Welcome back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  Another week, another awesome Sketch!!

This week we are sponsored by Krista Smith at Saturated Canary!!  I love her images - if you haven't checked out here Digi's yet, definitely do!! Meet Krista:

My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind, Saturated CanaryDigis. I began working in the stamping world about a year ago when I was hired to create rubber designs for the sweet Scottish company, Sugar Nellie. They launched my artwork under the name 'Simply Sassy.' I moved into the digital world just this past month (it's been a super busy month, indeed!). And-- I love it!! There is a little more freedom here, as I can create anything that pops into my head:)! I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight!   I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...And, while you're there, click over to my personal blog (Saturated Canary) and introduce yourself! I am a bit eclectic and touch on everything from family (I've got me a great one!) to fashion (obsessed!)...Please say 'hi!'...I'd love to be friends!:)

I used the Image Fly Girl to create this Halloween card.  The papers are Enchanted from Authentique.  I colored her in with Copics, Fussy cut the image out, added some Glitz Stardust from Close to My Heart and mounted her with Pop Dots.  The embellishments are from my stash.

I love the sketch Arlana created for this week. 
I hope you will join us this week - I can't wait to see your creations!!

I also wanted to share a Blessing with you...  A sweet girl at my Church, Alexis, gave me a card she made to thank me for the cards I have given her.  I was so Blessed by her card and that she was inspired to create it herself!!  Just think, another generation of Papercrafters has been born =) 

I now know who will be receiving my card from this week!!
Happy Crafting friends!!  Blessings to you all!!