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London, Battersea, United Kingdom
I have been blogging since 2010. I have been married for 31 years and have three children,I have been blessed with Four Gorgeous Grandchildren. I love making my own cards, but dabble in cake making & crochet too. 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.....

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


Cards by Alison said...

Sally beautiful card love the glitter card used and the image so sweet. love Alison xx

*Vicki* said...

AW! This is really adorable Sally! :) I love the sparkle glitter paper and your card design! TFS! HUGS

Desire Fourie said...

This is so pretty. Love the vibrant red and the sparkly touches.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is gorgeous and love that red glitter card so stunning
Hugs Kate xx

Lau W said...

Superb card, love your paper, and the image is so cute !

Stef H said...

you had me with the glitter! this is absolutely adorable AND stunning!

hugs ;)

Lynette said...

Your card is beautiful Sally...guaranteed to warm your friend's heart.

Asha said...

This is just lovely, Sally. Beautiful image, colours and embellishments. Thank you for sharing.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Sally and a perfect image for Cath! We often send children around school with the digital cameras and I love to see the images they capture.

~ginny said...

What a fun card- a tribute to her time with you all for sure! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Anything but a Birthday Card” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
RubberMAD at GettyCollection.com

Nicola said...

Gorgeous easel Sally, love the perfect image and all the fab details!
Hugs Nicola xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sally this is gorgeous love that cute image also the wonderful card design, papers and colours, super, super creation.
lorraine x

MagsB said...

This is such a gorgeous easel card! I adore the fab glitter! I bet the recipient will treasure it!

love Mags B x

Nicole Bretherick said...

Beautiful Sally! xx

Alisa said...

WOW! So beautiful, love the sweet card, your colouring is amazing and the beautiful christmas ribbon you used are great, gorgeous papers and layout too,thanks for join our ribbon craft group.

Darcy Schroeder said...

Sally, your card is stunningly beautiful! Love the sparkle and the red colors! Your image is darling, too! Love it!

Itzy Bellababy said...

I love the colors on this- you have a great eye!

Mau xx said...

Hi Sally, just playing catch up so now following your new blog :)
Love the card, the added sparkle is lovely and super verse.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

loved this glitter card Sally! cute lil girl with cute smile!

Sandra said...

Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments with this sweet card

Claudia said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!