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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Summer Days

Looking forward to those Summer Days again!  The PNW weather this year has been predominately cool and rainy. Less than a month from now will be the longest day of the year and I feel like we haven't even had spring yet....just longing for some 70-75 degree weather along with some full sunshine!  So this is the reason I chose this adorable image from Digi Stamp Boutique!  Love this Summer Chubby Set.  You can find it here.   I hope you will play along this week at SSW2.

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 my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Prize:   £10 voucher 

My Recipe:
Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Summer Chubby Set
Papers:  Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead Umbrellas, SU Bermuda Bay, Paper Company Yellow
Inks: Copic
Techniques:  Gina Marie Sun, Lala Land Circle Die, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large Die
Accessories:  Sticko dots, Pop Dot Adhesives, Green Grograin Ribbon

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

You've Got My Heart on a String!



This little image got my heart on a string!  If you love her as much as I do....you can find her at Bugaboo Stamps.  She makes a great Valentine, Birthday, Mother's Day or a special friend card. It was a dark day when I photographed her so the turquoise paper is actually a little brighter, more turquoise than the green hue but when I played with the color then it changed the yellow too.

I hope you will play along at SSW2 so you can have a chance at winning 4 free images from Bugaboo.  Who knows you may be that lucky winner?




Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 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 work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugar 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 at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Prize:  4 Free Images

My Recipe:

Image:  Bugaboo Kidz Girl with Heart
Papers:  Authentique Felicity 6X6 pad, SU Island Indigo
Ink:  Copics
Techniques:  Oval Stitched Die Cut
Accessories:  Heart Brads, Stickles, Ribbon


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ahoy, Pirate Joe!
Well, I have a thing for anything nautical...so that goes for anything piratey too!  
This cute "Pirate Joe" can be found at Digi Stamp Boutique.  
This week Digi Stamp Boutique is our sponsor at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  If you are the lucky Grand Prize Winner you can win a  £10 voucher to purchase  your favorite images at Digi Stamp Boutique.  I hope you will play along.  Please remember to follow the rules listed under CHALLENGE RULES so you can qualify to be a winner.





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 my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Prize:   £10 voucher 

My Recipe:
Image: Digi Stamp Boutique Pirate Joe
Papers:  Authentique Adrift, October Afternoon Hangman's cove, Paper Studio Pirate Ships and Sharks, SU Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Recollections Orange
Ink:  Copics, SU Real Rust 
Technique:  Stitched Rectangle Die, MS Anchor Punch, MS Crab Punch
Accessories:  Twine, Glossy Accents, Black Jewels
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Bunny Loves You!


I was so happy to be able to create a Valentine card this week!  I have been wanting you use my Valentine dies and this one was perfect for the sketch!  The image I have used is Bunny Love 1.   Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor this week and if you do not know by now Jodie makes so many adorable images.  I love her work and creativity!  There is always something new that she is creating! Be sure to check out her store!   If you play along this week at SSW2 you will have an opportunity to win the Grand Prize of 4 Free Bugaboo Images of your choice!  Hope to see you at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week!


SSW2-105 Sketch for this week!



Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 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 work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugar 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 at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Prize:  4 Free Images


My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps Bunny Love 1 
Papers:  Bo Bunny Crush Flirt and Crush Cutie Pie, The Paper Company Black Cardstock
Ink:  Copics
Techniques: La~La Land Stitched Nested Circles, Spellbinders Heart Circles
Accessories:  EK Sticko Hearts, Stickles Star Dust, Ribbon


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Birthday!



What a delight to create with this A Day for Daisies image this week!  It is called Sir Carl Clown!  I have been wanting to use him for some time now and finally had the opportunity.  He is just so adorable and makes a wonderful birthday card to brighten anyone's face. Of course, A Day for Daisies is our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  You may be the lucky winner for the Grand Prize, if you play along.   Wouldn't you love to use a $12 Gift Certificate at their store?

This week you can use any sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 during 2016.  This was my favorite sketch this past year; however, I decided to rotate it upside down.  Have fun creating!






A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

Here is the card I created with this sketch...earlier this year.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.

Have fun creating your card this week!
Merry Christmas!

My Recipe:
Image:  A Day For Daisies Sir Carl Clown
Papers:  Bo Bunny Pet Shop Stripe and Sweet Potato Gingham, Sea Breeze Dot/Stripe, MME Just Dreamy 2 Dazzling "Summer" Sweet Midori,
SU Lucky Limeade
Ink: Copic
Technique:  Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle Die, SU Banner Punch
Accessories: Blue Twine, Orange Jewels, Wink of Stella



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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Have a Tee-rific Day!


My husband loves to golf so I thought I would make this card for him.  This image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called AKV Golf Cart.  You can purchase it here.   Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor this week and I personally know you will love her images....This image comes from her "A Kids View" line.  Please take some time to look around her shop.  Play along with us this you and you may be the lucky Grand Prize Winner at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.    






Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 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 work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seiously snarky to sugar 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 at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Prize:  7 Free Images





My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo AKV Golf Cart
Papers:  Bazzill Basics Prickly Pear, Scenic Route Appleton, Chatter Box Inc Scrapbook Walls Tie Plaid, 
SU Night of Navy and Lucky Limeade
Technique:  Spellbinders Classic Squares Large, Classic Squares Small
Accessories:  Baker's Twine, Button, Wink of Stella, Metal Dots

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sail Away!

This week is our 100 sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. We hope you will play along.


This week we have Sally-Ann Hancock from Digi Stamp Boutique sponsoring us.   Did you know that Sally-Ann releases new sets the second week of each month?  This month there are 10 new images.  She also has all her Halloween images on sale for 40% off!

Here is a little info on DSB:

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 my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Prize:   £10 voucher 



My Recipe:
Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Funtime Dan set 2
Papers:  SU Poppy Parade, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie; Authentique Seaside Waterfront and Captain
Ink:  Copics
Technique: MS Crab Punch, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circle Large, LaLa Land Crafts Die Stitiched Circles
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, Twine
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Little Cowboy



I've always thought this was the sweetest Little Cowboy created by Tammy at A Day for Daisies.  I love her unique artistic style.  You will too!  A Day for Daisies is our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I hope you will play along and have a chance to win the $10 gift certificate from ADFD.


A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!


My Recipe:
Image: ADFD Little Cowboy
Papers:  Bo Bunny's Back to Basics Sweet Potato Plaid, My MInd's Eye Fine and Dandy; SU Lost Lagoon, KMA Orange
Ink:  Copics
Techniques and Tools:  Spellbinders Wonky Squares, SU Star, SU Round Tab
Accessories:  Making Memories Antique Copper Round 4 Brads, Small  Copper Brads, Twine

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Smooth Sailing

Just about anything nautical will soothe my soul.  I suppose that is half of why I love my morning walk as I view the Puget Sound on my walk around Chambers Bay Golf Course.   This time of year you are almost certain to see a few sail boats enjoying the beautiful PNW summer days. I enjoyed creating this card for you and hope you will play along with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Try one of Doodle Pantry's images.  They are so vibrant, quick and easy to use.  This image is called "Smooth Sailing."  It comes with this sentiment and some added papers,  I chose to use my own as a have a room full of paper and need to use it up.  I enjoyed creating the porthole for your viewing!  Hope this cards soothes your soul!  Have a great day!


The prize from our sponsor this week will be a
$10 gift coupon for non-EU residents, 
or 3 single priced products for EU residents (not labeled as a “bundle”).

Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!
Our badge is available on request if you don’t already have it, let me know.

My Recipe:

Image:  Doodle Pantry Smooth Sailing
Papers:  October Afternoon True North/Treasure Map, SU Red Ridinghood
Ink:  Pre-colored
Technique:  SU Modern Label, La-La Land Crafts Stitched Nested Circles
Assessories:  Memory Makers Antique Copper Round 4 Brads, Small Copper Brads, Twine,

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lazy Summer Day


This is an adorable summer image at Bugaboo Stamps. It is called "Summer Dog Pool." I was so happy to be able to use my new Gina Marie Square Stitched Scalloped Die to create my card.  I love how it frames the image!
Such a fun and quick sketch this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Be sure to play along and have a chance at winning the 7 free digis at Bugaboo.




Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 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 work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugar 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 at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com


My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps Summer Dog Pool
Papers:  SU Pumpkin Pie, Doodlebug Design Sunkissed Beach Party and Hello Sunshine
Ink: Copics
Techniques:  Gina Marie Square Stitched Scalloped Die,
Accessories:  Button, Ribbon



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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Swingin' Rosie

Hope you love this Fun Time Rosie image from Digi Stamp Boutique as much as I do.  
If you play along this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 you could be the lucky winner of the
 Grand Prize of a 
£10 voucher at Digi Stamp Boutique.




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 my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

My Recipe:
Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Fun Time Rosie
Ink:  Copics
Papers:  Basic Grey Celery and  Sultry Dressy, SU Lucky Limeade, Colormates Light Racy Raspberry
Tools:  Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Frame Set, Banner die?
Accessories:  Rick Rack, Bakers Twine, Flower Brads and Pearls 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cute As A Cupcake!

You can find this adorable image at Bugaboo Stamp.  It is called Birthday Hedgie 02.  I love this sweet image and had fun using my new cross-stitched diecut from Arlana and SU cupcake party punch.
Hope you will play along at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and have a chance to be the Grand Prize Winner and receive 7 free images from Bugaboo Stamps.  Check out all the fun new images at Bugaboo.



Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 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 work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seiously snarky to sugar 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 at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A New Brood



I found this adorable mother hen and chicken image at A Day for Daisies and am delighted to share my creation with you.  I was raised on a farm so these hens and chicks bring back a lot of childhood memories!  At Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 we are using this sketch below.  Fun and easy to use and always make a card some together so quickly.


 I hope you will play along as A Day for Daisies is our sponsor and is offering a $12 gift certificate to our lucky grand prize winner to use in their store!

A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!

 My Recipe:
Image:  A Day for Daisies, New Brood
Ink:  Copics and Tim Holtz Distressed Vintage Photo Ink
Papers:  White Cardstock, The Paper Company Vintage Cardstock, and Stampin Up Real Red Cardstock
Tools:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Cuttlebug Chicken Wire embossing folder, Tim Holtz Rays embossing folder
Accessories:  Teresa Collins Enamel Dot, Twine
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail!


This cute little Easter Bunny is from Doodle Pantry. I used the pre colored  image.  It was so easy to use.  This is the sketch we are using this week at SSW2.   Of course, Doodle Pantry is our sponsor and is offering a $10 coupon to our lucky Grand Prize Winner!  Hope you will play along and show us some of your creativity!
 



Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!

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