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London, Battersea, United Kingdom
I have been blogging since 2010. I have been married for 27 years and have three children,aged 28, 26, and 21. I have been blessed with Three Gorgeous Grandchildren. I love making my own cards, but dabble in cake making & crochet too. I am a create and craft member. I enjoy going to Alexander Palace twice a year with my mum. I live in Battersea and have grown up here, although me and hubby's dream is to one day live in Spain.....

Monday, 23 December 2013

Heart Easel Card

Hello My fellow bloggers.

I do hope you have finished with all your Christmas shopping & ready to enjoy it all x
I know I am.

What is this weather all about!!!!! It's madness ..... 

Today I have a card to show you that I made a while ago. I purchased the new Tonic Indulgence dies (well they have more out now), lol, from Create & Craft.
I just wanted to have a play with them, instead of putting them away & forgetting I had them.

I combined the Elegant oval (which should have been a circle) & Elegant vine square.
The square gave the shape of the card - oval inside.

Front View

Side View 

Close up of flowers & tuck & fold die 

Close up of Tonic Dies 

What I Used:-

Elegant Vine Square - Tonic Dies

Elegant Vine Oval - Tonic Dies

Hearts - Marianne Design CreaTables LR0159

Xcut cut & fold die - XCU 503144

Web effect ribbon - purchased from craft shop in lingfield

Ribbon - from my stash

Card Stock - Anna Marie Designs

Flowers - WOC

Stamens - WOC

Liquid Pearls - (white opal)

Distress Ink - (Antique Linen)

Gem in centre of cut & fold die - My own from broken jewellery

For those who celebrate ...... I do hope you all have a wonderful Christmas no matter where in the world you are from x 

Thanks for taking time to stop by today. I look forward to your comments & I shall be on over to visit your blog too x

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Wedding Card

Hello my fellow bloggers & welcome x

Today is one chilly day .... looks beautiful outside ....... but you definitely need to wrap up.

Well, we have had our trick & treater's  & all those fireworks too. I watched some from my window (where I was warm). I do miss going to displays. My kids are all grown up with all their own little families, apart from my 19 yr old, he don't want his mum hanging around. And my hubby can't stand them!!!

Although I have not posted on my own blog for a short while, I have been blogging & seeing everyone's stunning creations.

Today I have a wedding card that I made a few months back.

Bookatrix 

Close up of those liquid pearls. Just love these & treated myself to more colours @ Ally Pally.

I always make a box for my cards instead of envelopes. 

WHAT I USED

Bookatrix Board:- By the Glitter Girls. You can buy yours HERE.
Card stock (white & cream):- Anna Marie Designs. Have a browse HERE for yours.
Glitter Card:- I purchased @ Alexander Palace.
Patterened Card:- I purchased in a box from £1 shop ages ago.
Wedding Stamp:- Purchased off of Ebay ages ago.
Promarkers:- Used to colour images. You can buy yours HERE.
Spellbinders Nestabilities:- Classic Scalloped Circles.
TAG - Spellbinders Shapeabilities:- Fancy framed tags two.
Flourishes:- Marianne design creaTables: - LR0116.
Embossing Folder:- docrafts papermania 'Victorian Fleur'.
Ribbon:- Purchased from craft shop on a reel.
Liquid Perals:- Ranger @white opal@.
Pearls:- Meiflower. Have a browse HERE.
Flowers:- Wild Orchid Crafts. Have a look HERE.

Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog today. I look forward to reading your comments & shall be visiting you too.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Spring feel card


Hello & welcome to my blog.

Last Saturday I went to Alexander Palace, with my Mum. I always enjoy my time there. It's great to be around fellow crafter's & lots of inspiration is to be had.
I always find something to spend my money on. This time I purchased a product that allows you to make your own silicon mould. I have not had a play yet, but cannot wait. 
More gems, paper (as if I really need it, lol), die, liquid pearls (just love these) and the good old glue pen & a few packs of fine glitter!!!!

Today I am showing you a card I made a while ago now. It was made for a work colleague who was leaving us.
It's an Easel card, just love making these, but really do need to dabble in some new techniques!




What I Used:-

Image:- I won as part of blog candy from Donna @ Bearly Mine designs.

Promarkers:- Used to colour image.

Card & Paper:- Had in my stash and out of original packets.

Ribbon:- From localcraft shop on a reel.

Large Gem:- Wild Orchid Crafts.

Sequins:- Had in my stash.

Spellbinders Nestabilities:- Decorative labels one.

Fence/Bird/Bird House:- Marianne Design CreaTables LR0205.

Flowers:- Mixture ... some from Wild Orchid Crafts, some from local craft shop and some recycled.

Distress inks:- Ranger - Vintage Photo - Shabby Shutters - Scattered Straw.

I shall be entering my card into the following challenges:-
Creative Corner - (The Great Outdoors)
Simon says Stamp Blog - (Anything Goes)
Bearly Mine - (Anything Goes)

Thanks for stopping by & I look forward to reading your comments. I shall be on over to visit you too x
Enjoy the rest of your day where ever in the world you are x

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Wedding Card

Hello & thanks for stopping by my blog today x

Yesterday the weather was diabolical !!, Never seen rain like it!! Hopefully the sun comes out to play today.

Today I have a wedding card to share with you. My cousin got married & I just had to make a card for the happy couple.



What I Used:-

IMAGE:- Won as part of blog candy from Donna @ Bearly Mine Designs.

PROMARKERS:- Used to colour image.

CARD STOCK:- Bought ages ago from the £1 shop. Came in a pack to make your own cards.

FINE GLITTER:- Purchased for £1 a scoop @ Alexander Palace.

HEART BORDER:- By Memory box 'Cherish border'.

SPELLBINDERS NESTABILITIES:- Standard circles large.

PEARLS:- Purchased from Meiflower.

DOILEY:- Purchased from a cake suppliers shop in Selsey.

RIBBON:- From my local craft shop (on a reel).

CHARM:- I bought this at Alexander Palace but cannot remember who from!

FLOWERS:- By Wild Orchid Crafts.

HEARTS:- Around the image came from the border die - shame to waste them!

I shall be entering my card into the following challenges:-

Paper Crafting Journey - (Anything Goes).
Challenges 4 everybody - (Anything Goes).
Lady Annes Stamp Challenge - (Anything Goes).

Thanks again for stopping by my blog today. I look forward to reading your comments & shall be visiting you too x

Enjoy the rest of your day where ever in the world you are x

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Smile ......


Hello & thanks for stopping by my blog today.

This is a card I made for an artist at our setting. She was an inspiration to us the staff & the children/parents. She worked with the children to build sculptures, work with clay, experimenting with different ways of using a selection of paints BUT what has stuck in my mind is that Cath (our artist), taught the children how to use a digital camera. It was lovely to see photos through a child's eye. Our children are only aged from 2 to 4 yrs old. Cath even did a photography  expedition in Italy, using one child from our setting's photos. Also at Wandsworth South-sides, another photography expedition, Our setting came 2nd! And cath also involved senior citizens and our children with photography. The children visited them & enjoyed cakes & they came to our setting too, fun had by all.
Unfortunately, Cath moved too far to travel to & from our setting. She will be greatly missed by all.

Here is the Easel card I made:-


What I Used:-

Image:- Won as part of blog candy from Donna @ Bearly Mine Designs.
Promarkers & Flexmarkers:- Used to colour image.
Red card stock:- Anna Marie Designs (bought 3 different packs @ Alexander Palace for £10).
Black card stock:- £1 shop.
Paper:- Had in my stash.
Glitter sheets:- Bought in a pack of 10 sheets x 3 colours from local craft shop.
Distress Inks:- Ranger - Worn lipstick - Victorian velvet - Dusty concord.
Pearls:- The Hobby House.
Flowers:- Wild Orchid Crafts.
Spellbinders Nestabilities:- Blossom Five.
Flourishes:- Marianne Design Creatables:- LR0116.
Liquid Pearls:- White Opal.
Sentiment:- Produced on laptop.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:-
Bearly Mine - (Anything Goes).
Crafty Calendar - (Anything Goes).
Aud Sentiments - (Anything but a birthday card).

I look forward to reading your comments & will pop on over & visit you too x

Enjoy the rest of your day where ever you are in the world x

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Fairy Card

Hello there, Glad you have stopped by my blog today I hope you like what you see x

Today's card is one I made a few months ago! just have not posted on my blog, until now.

A work colleague requested a card for her Mother-In-Law. She said she loved fairies.
I do not normally do fairies, but this image is so sweet. I cannot remember who it is by, so please do inform me if you know so as I can give the talented artist credit x

Easel Card
                                                                    

Excuse the blog address, I am waiting for my new watermark to be sent.



What I Used:

Cardstock: By Anna Marie designs. Purchased 3 different packs for £10 when at Alexander Palace.
Image: Please let me know the artist is so I can give credit.
Promarkers: Used to colour Image.
Backing Paper: Purchased in a pack @ Alexander palace.
Doily: Purchased from a cake supplier in Selsey.
Lace: From Wild Orchid Crafts.
Flowers: From Wild Orchid Crafts.
Fine Glitter: Purchased @ Alexander palace £1 a scoop.
Glitter Paper: From local craft shop. Comes in a pad, 12 sheets & 3 different colours.
Pearls: From Meiflower.
Used Liquid Pearls too.

Thanks for stopping by today. I look forward to reading your comments, I will pop on over & visit you too. If you like what you see, please do become a follower x

Enjoy the rest of your day where ever in the world you are x

Hugs sally x
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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Sympathy Card

Welcome to my blog x

Today I had a play with my Martha Stewart clay & moulds. Got to wait 24hrs for them to air dry, And then I can add them to a card.

Today I have a sympathy card to share with you. I know it's not a great occasion, but unfortunately we all need one at some point in our life!

I made this for my husbands work colleague a few months back now.

The glitter does not show up perfectly here!
Looks very effective in real life.

                    


What I Used:

A large wooden stamp: (cannot see who it's by, but I purchased it @ Alexander Palace) I stamped the image several times because I wanted to decoupage it.

Card: I purchased this ages ago in the £1 shop. It came in a box with different colour waves, sequins, wire, etc. Everything you needed to make a card. 

Fine Glitter: Purchased @ Alexander Palace £1 a scoop. 

Quickie Glue Pen: A must for this image.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I look forward to reading your comments & I will be popping on over to visit you too.

If you were a follower of my first blog, please do become a follower of this blog instead. This will be the one I shall be using. 
Many Thanks x

Hugs Sally x
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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Whoo Hoo x2

Hello my dear friends x

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
This is my newest blog, reason in 1st post and on old blog ....  so please do follow me x

Today I got my badge from Crafty Ribbons Challenge for being picked as top 3. I am well chuffed.

Pop on over and join in with the challenges for your chance of winning too.


I also received this from the postman today ....... 

I shall have a play later on today, after finishing baking my banana cakes.
I ordered this off of Create & Craft.

Has anyone else had a play?
What do you think of it?


Enjoy the rest of your day where ever you are in the world x
Hugs Sally x
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Monday, 29 July 2013

Followers of sallysbitz

Hello my friends.

Due to the hassle of Google+, I have decided to create a new blog!
It will take time to get it like my old one though, so please do bear with me.

If you were a follower of sallysbitz (my original blog), please do become a follower of  this one instead.

I had 295 followers.... I wonder how many I will get on this blog?

Thanking you in advance x

hugs sally x
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