Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Trim the Tree

I enjoy making Christmas cards mostly because of all the sparkle that can be added!  This card is no exception.  The image I used is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is called Christmas Percy Set!  I love this particular image because it reminded me of our family tradition of cutting down a fresh Christmas tree.  I hope you are enjoying the holidays!

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.

This is the sketch we are using this week at SSW2.  Be sure to follow the rules found on SSW2.  If you are the lucky winner you will receive a  £10 voucher to use at the Digi Stamp Boutique Store!

My Recipe:
Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Percy's Christmas Set
Papers:  Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday, The Paper Studio Woodland Wonderland, SU Riding Hood Red
Inks:  Copics
Tools:  Spellbinders Curved Square, MS Himalayan Snowflake, Marvy Snowflake, Recollections Snowflake
Accessories:  Tulip Puffy, Glitter, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Pearls

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Little Penguin Winter Skate

This Little Penguin Winter Skate image can be found at Bugaboo Stamps. Isn't he adorable!
Today at Catch the Bug the Theme is Penguin Parade! I hope you will play along and have some fun with us! What better time than Christmas!  Hope you enjoy the fun we have been having at Bugaboo! Be sure to check out all the creations from the DT! You'll be amazed at their creativity!

My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo Little Penguin Winter - Skate
Papers: DCWV Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holidays, SU Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Copics
Tools; Spellbinders Curved Square 
Accessories:  Ribbon, Tree Brad and Jewels

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Let It Snow!

I just adore this AKV Santa - Snow image from Bugaboo Stamps.  
Be sure to stop by and pick him up for your holiday creations!
Well today is our Saturday Weekly Challenge at Catch the Bug.
The Theme today is "Here Comes Santa."
Come play along and show us what you can create!

My  Recipe:
Image:  AKV Santa - Snow
Papers: SU Cherry Cobber, White CS
Ink:  Copics
Tools:  SU Lots of Labels Framelits, Taylored Expressions Snowfall, Marvy Snowflake
Accessories:  Crystal Stickers Glitter Dome, Puffy, Glitter, Jewels

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Winter Bear

This sweet little bear is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called 
Mini Set - Winter Bears.  

Thanksgiving Day is now over.  I hope your day was an enjoyable one with friends and family!
Today at Catch the Bug...we are gearing up for the holidays.
We have a color challenge using the color chart below.
I hope you will play along and show us what you can create!

Only four weeks left until Christmas!

My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps:  Mini Set - Winter Bears
Papers:  Bo Bunny Altitude Collection, KMA Turqouise, SU Purely Pomegranate
Ink:  Copics
Tools:  SU Deco Label Framelits, Memory Box Snowflake Corner, MS Himalayan Snowflake Punch, Marvy Snowflake Punch
Accessories:  Ribbon, Jewel, Stickles, Puffy Paint, Glitter

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas Doodles

Well, it's New Release Day at Bugaboo Stamps!  This is one of Jodie's new images, Christmas Doodles.  It actually comes with two ornaments, a snowflake, 25 and a star!  I have separated and individually used three of  them.  
Be sure to stop by and see the rest of the New Releases.
Also stop by Catch the Bug to get more inspiration from the DT.

My Recipe:

Image:  Bugaboo Christmas Doodles
Papers:  Reminisce Santa Stripe, SU Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Inks: Copics
Tools:  Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Quickutz Photo Corner
Accessories:  Glitter Dome Stickers. Stickles

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Well, Thanksgiving is just a few days away! Families are getting ready to enjoy some good food and family time together.  Hope your Thanksgiving Day will be special too!
I love these Thanksgiving images from Bugaboo and thought I would create a fun little scene for you!  I'm certain this little turkey is hoping this hunter is not looking at him! 

Today at Catch the Bug 
we are playing bingo!  
I used:
Turkey/Pilgrim, Texture and Sentiment

I hope you will play along with a chance to win some fabulous images from Bugaboo Stamps!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This card has been entered in
Simply Papercraft Challenge 18
Dragonfly Journey Turkey Time

My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo AKV Thanksgiving - Pilgrim, Turkey Turkey, Corn
Papers:  Imaginisce Apple Cider/Changing Leaves, Doodlebug Designs Fall Friends, SU Old Olive, More Mustard, Recollections Blue CS
Ink:  Copics, SU More Mustard
Tools:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Memory Box Puffy Clouds
Accessories:  Jute Ribbon

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Merry Christmas!

This precious image is from Digi Stamp Boutique!  It is called, Bobbi and Xmas Tree.  Digi Stamp Boutique is sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week!  And when you play along you could be the winner of a £10  voucher to use in Digi Stamp Boutique's Shop.  Remember to use the sketch below.  I rotated it for this card!  I also used one of my newest dies, Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle.  I also just purchased the Square them both!

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 Bobbi and Xmas Tree, Kaiser Stamp Merry Christmas 2
Papers:  Creative Imaginations Debbie Mumm, Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday,  SU Lucky Limeade, Recollections cream cardstock, Dot paper is from my name!
Ink:  Copics, Versamark Pad, Clear Embossing Powder
Tools:  Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles, DieNamics Background #20, Taylored Expressions Snowfall
Accessories:  Hemp Cord, Snowflake Brad, Crystal Stickers Glitter Dome, Liquid Pearls Opal White

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Give Thanks!

Thanksgiving is always such a special family time.  I love taking a moment to reflect upon the year and all that I am thankful for. So today at Catch the Bug we are creating with the 
Theme: Give Thanks!  
I absolutely love these two adorable images that Jodie created:
I hope you will join us this week and show us your creation!

My Recipe:
Image:  AKV Thanksgiving - Indian Girl, AKV Thanksgiving - Indian Boy
Papers:  Doodlebug Designs Fall Friends, ColorMates Dark Terrific Teal, SU Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Inks:  Copics, SU Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Tools:  SU Arrows Embossing Folder, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders,DieNamics Background #20, Quickutz Maple Leaf
Accessories:  Celebrate It Jute, Jute Twine, Acorn

This card was entered in:
Creative Knockouts #115
Dragonfly Journeys You "Leaf" me Breathless

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Gone Fishing!

I cannot believe that it is already November!  I have to say this is the fastest year yet! Before we know it we will be saying "Hello" to a New Year!

I chose this image because it reminds me of the beautiful, long, lazy, warm days of summer.  He is a fun little guy to color up.  I used the Retro Circles to mimic water ripples.  Hope it gives you the same feeling!  If you like this image, you can find Guy Fishing
at Bugaboo Stamps!

I hope you will play along with us this week at Catch the Bug.  The challenge is Anything Goes!  How easy is that!  You may be the lucky winner of some fun Bugaboo images of your choice!

My Recipe:  
Images:  Bugaboo Guy Fishing, Studio 112 Summer Mini Assortment
Papers:   Autumn Leaves Gone Fishing, SU Always Artichoke, Brilliant Blue
Inks: Copic, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, SU Old Olive
Tools: Tim Holtz  Rays and Retro Circles Embossing Folder, SU Banner Triple, SU 1997 (Background Dots...Do not know name)
Accessories: Tree Button

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Well, it's New Release Day at Bugaboo Stamps.  Jodie has been creating several new doodle images the past two weeks.  This one, Friend Flower Doodle,  is new today.  It makes such a perfect card for that special friend. I hope you will stop by the shop and see all of Bugaboo's newest images.  Also stop by 
Catch the Bug and enjoy some new inspiration from the DT.

My Recipe:

Image: Bugaboo Friend Flower Doodle
Papers: SU Old Olive, Groovy Guava
Inks:  Copice
Tools:  Spellbinders Lacy Squares, Classic Squares Large, SU Vine Street Textured Embossing Folder
Accessories:  Ribbon from Michael's, Enamel Dots

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Now You Have Something to Crow About!

Today I am featuring Pumpkin Crow from Bugaboo Stamps!  I have always loved this image and wanted to create with I finally took the opportunity!  As you can see I  fussy cut the little crow and placed him on the inside of my card too.

This image is great for Halloween or Fall but I also thought it would make a wonderful Congratulations card so that is why I titled this card:
"Now You Have Something to Crow About!"

Today our challenge at Catch the Bug is Black, White and a Pop of Bright! Come play along this week with us.  Check out the inspiration of our DT too!

Today is the last day of Bugaboo's Halloween and Fall image sale!  
Be sure to stop and and pick out some images for your future creations!

Catch the Bug this week and join us!

This card was entered in:
QKR Stampede Challenge #163
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #168

My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo Pumpkin Crow
Papers:  SU Pumpkin Pie, Recollections Black, White Cardstock
Ink:  Copics
Tools:  Lots of Labels Framelits, Die Namics Blueprints 20, Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Folder, SU Mat Pack

Accessories:  Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella

Happy Halloween!
Be Safe!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Stockings Were Hung! 

It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo.  This whimsical Santa image is yours free.   Just stop by the Bugaboo store to get Santa Stockings. Also stop by Catch the Bug for more inspirations from the Bugaboo DT.

I kept trying to get a good photo of this card.  It is not crooked in any way!  However, for some reason the lens distorted the right side of my card....think it may have something to do with the ribbon.   But at least you get the idea.  

Tomorrow is the last day of the Halloween and Fall image sale at Bugaboo.  Be sure to get your discounted images.  

My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps Santa Stockings
Papers:  SU Cherry Cobbler, White Cardstock
Inks:  Copics
Tools:  DieNamics Backgrounds #20, Sizzix Phrases Merry Christmas #2
Accessories:  Ribbon, Versa Marker, Glitter

This card was entered in:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bugaboo Santa Snow Globe 
Shaker Ornament

featuring Bugaboo Stamps 


Today is the fourth Wednesday of the month and that means it is 
Tutorial Wednesday at Catch the Bug.  

As a Guest Designer I have the privilege of sharing a tutorial with you. 
 So today I have chosen to show you 
how to make a Snow Globe Shaker Ornament.  

I will be featuring Bugaboo Stamps 

The Santa image will be the main focal image for the snow globe.
You will only use the base of the Snow Globe-Reindeer Silhouette image for this snow globe ornament, although any of Bugaboo's images or snow globe images would make a great shaker ornament! Be creative and have fun!

Begin by printing the images:

 Print AKV Santa - Sled image to fit a 3 1/2" circle
(Windows Photo Viewer use Wallet Size)

Print three Snow Globe - Reindeer Silhouette images 
 (Windows Photo Viewer use 4x6 size)
(Or Base will measure just under 3") 
You will only be using the base of this image. 
One copy is for the base. 
One copy is for the banner.
One copy for a cutting template.

1.  Cut a 5mm piece of foam using a 3 1/2" circle die cut by running it through your die cut machine.  I found my 5mm foam at Hobby Lobby.
2.  Then using a 3 1/4" circle die cut...cut the inner circle to create a Foam Frame piece.
3.  The inner foam circle piece can be used to cut out the Foam Base of the globe.  Use one of  your printed base images to make a template to use for cutting out the foam.

4.  Using a piece of sticky note tape...tape together your base and also the Santa Sled image already cut out to match the size of the frame (3 1/2 " Circle die).
5.  Using the taped two images, trace a template to use for the back of the globe.  This will be used in No. 8. and No. 16.

6.  Using watercolor paper and Taylored Expression Snowfall Embossing folder ink the inside of     the folder (smooth, recessed side) with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Tumbled Glass.  I used the foam pad to soften or smooth the ink on the folder before running the embossing folder through die cut machine.
7.  Run folder through die cut machine.  The ink will transfer to your watercolor paper.  Love this technique!
8.  Use your template in No. 5 to cut out the Snowfall Background.
9.  Using Watercolor paper, ink the paper in a circle.  Then use the two dies you used to cut out the Foam Frame (31/2" and 3 1/4" Circles) to cut out the Frame of your snow globe.

10.  Cut a piece of acetate film using the 3 1/2" circle die.
11.  Glue the Acetate Circle to your back of your Frame.
12.  Trim the bottom of the Foam Frame to fit perfectly next to Foam Base. See No. 14. Then glue the Foam Frame to the back of the Acetate Circle and Frame.  Let dry.
13.  Trim any excess foam.  Color the side or edge of the Foam Circle and the Foam Base using a matching marker.  I used Copic B00 to match the Tumbled Glass.

14.  Glue Foam Base to Frame, Foam Frame and Acetate Circle.
15.  This is what it will look like when you turn it over.
16.  If you wish to have a finished back, make a Backing Piece for your snow globe using your template.  I used watercolor paper and tumbled glass ink for the globe and my copics for the base to create a wood look.
17.  Now make sure everything matches up.  Glue the Front Base to the Frame piece.  Do not glue the snowfall piece yet!

18.  Glue your ribbon for a hanger between the Snowfall Background and Backing Piece.
19.   Fussy cut image and glue to Snowfall Background and add Darice silver stars with added jewels making sure image is secure so that sequins do not get caught behind the image.
20.  Turn Front Frame over and add sequins and seed beads.  Glue front and back together and let dry. 
Wrap base with your favorite ribbon, add a snowflake with a pearl and then add the Merry Christmas banner.  

Liquid craft glue is your best friend for this project....however, I did use glue dots to attached the silver stars and the Merry Christmas banner.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!  If you have any questions, please leave me a message.
Now go have fun with some Bugaboo Stamps!  

My Recipe:

Images:  Bugaboo Stamps AKV Santa - Sled, Snow Globe - Reindeer Silhouette
Papers: White Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Acetate, 
Silly Winks 5mm Foam from Hobby Lobby
Inks: Copics and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Tumbled Glass
Tools:  Lifestyle Nesting Circles, Taylored Expressions Snowfall Embossing Folder, Rangers Multi Matte Medium, Glue Dots
Accessories:  Darice Stars, Clear Jewels, Black Jewels, Ribbon, Snowflake Brad from Hobby Lobby, Pearl, Wink of Stella, Tulip Puffy, Glitter, Sequins, Seed Beads

This ornament was entered into:

Merry Christmas!
It is just around the corner!