And for My Next Trick...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

For me kraft paper and embossing folders and two of my favorite things, so paired together this one was very fun to make!

As this year comes to a close, I hope you have a lot of things on your list you are looking forward to creating in the New Year like I do, and I can't wait to share them all with you!


Digital Image & Sentiment Set - Hambo Stamps - Plate Spinner
Cardstock & Kraft Paper - Random
DP - Cosmo Cricket - Baby Jane 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder, rectangle scallop nestie, button Sizzix die cut, burlap string, and white glue.


New Year Cutie ~

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Little Anneke here is all ready to ring in the New Year!  The fur trim has gold sparkles
on it too, but doesn't really show up here.  This one is for the December digital stamp of the month challenge at the From the Heart Stamps blog.  Love her little boots!

Sketch Challenge - Sketch Saturday No. 290  - Update....Chosen as one of theTop 3!!
2014 Wishes - Creatalicious Challenge No. 58 
Anything Goes - Cute Card Thursday No. 301

Digital Image - Candy Cane Anneke/From the Heart Stamps
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye/Lost & Found-Sunshine 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Copics, glitter pen, edge distresser, circle nestie, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.


New Beginnings ~

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I found a challenge where the name of it inspired me to create this card.  It's at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards, and their sponsor is MilkCoffee, which is where this image is from as well.  Thanks for the inspiration CC&C!

I have also used the Friday Sketch Challenge No. 59 for my layout and Stampin' for the Weekend has an Anything Goes Challenge too!

Have a great Saturday!

Digital Image - MilkCoffee
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - CTMH/Dream Pop
Other Stuff - ProMarkers & Copics, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

Birthday Surprise ~

Thursday, December 26, 2013

This happy little mouse is ready to surprise someone, and it is for the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge No. 467!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Mouse Present
Digital Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Bailey Flower
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Nikki Sivils/Something for Everyone 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, crochet thread, hole punch, pop dots, and white glue.

Party On!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!  The current challenge at Hambo Hoedown is to Craft with Kraft!  I'm using this cute Skiing Mouse all dressed up like Santa today, of course!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration, join in on the fun, and have a great Holiday!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Skiing Mouse
Digital Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Fish Birds
Cardstock - Stampin' Up + Kraft paper
DP - Teresa Collins - Spring Fling/6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, prisma glitter, round nestie, cricut/circle, edge distresser, burlap string, rhinestones, pop dots, and white glue.

Santa's Naughty Boy List ~

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday No. 238-98!!  The generous sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and I just love this image! The Grand Prize winner this week will receive 7 digital stamps that equal $21.00 US.

Bugaboo Stamps Bio:

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.
The Bugaboo links are:
Store :
Catch the bug Challenge blog:
It's time for a bit of an announcement here; this will be the last Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge, but fear will continue on Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 hosted by Sally, and I'm sure you will find all kinds of fun to come there!
The other part of this announcement is that I will not be continuing on the Design Team with them, and so this is a very bittersweet post for me.  I adore the creators and sisters of SSW; Arlana, Nancy and Judi and I've been creating with them for longer than I can even remember right now.  I have enjoyed it immensely and my Tuesday evenings just won't be the same rushing to be sure than the Wednesday post is scheduled and ready!  The 3 of you will always be in my thoughts, and I do hope to remain in touch with each other.
To Sally and the rest of the Design Team, I think you are an awesome and creative bunch of gals that I have enjoyed getting to know, and I'd love to remain in touch with all of you as well!  I wish you all much Peace & Luv in all of the creative endeavors that the future holds for you, and please stop by and visit my blog some time.  If your travels ever bring you to Phoenix, please let me know!
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Teresa Collins/Spring Fling 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, Prisma glitter, oval and round nesties, Bazzill star strip, rhinestones, Michael's flower, pop dots and white glue.

Double the Joy ~

Sunday, December 22, 2013

When I saw this stamp of course I had to have it!  It reminds me so much of my little
peanut Bleeker!   I tried to color him the same as best as I could.  He's got that little brindle face that is just too cute!

Challenge - Sami Stamps - Red & Green
Digital Image - Sami Stamps
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - K&Company
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, scallop scissor, oval/oval scallop punch, ribbon, burlap string, pop dots, corner rounder, and white glue.

Sending Sweet Thoughts ~

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hi there ~The current challenge at Hambo Hoedown is to craft with kraft....that being kraft paper of course, which is one of my favorite things to play with.  There is lots of inspiration for the rest of the Hambo Design Team to stir up all kinds of creativity, so be sure to check them out and join us!

So I'm sending some sweet Holiday thoughts your way in the hopes that you aren't as stressed out as I am!  I do enjoy the holidays, but geez I put a lot on myself and the worst part is disappointing people, that doesn't make me feel very good at all.  I hope everything is falling into place perfectly for all of you out there, and that you are enjoying preparing for the big day!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Wee Henry Snowman
Digital Sentiment - Bear Cupcake
Cardstock - CTMH and Stampin' Up
DP - Teresa Collins/Stationery Noted 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, corner rounder, button, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

Be Mine ~

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday No. 237!

The generous sponsor of this week's sketch is DigiStamp Boutique, and the Grand Prize winner will receive 6 free digital images!

I'm already gearing up for Valentine's Day with this little cutie named Florence....what an adorable name!!  Love her!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration and join us!


 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.

Digital Stamp & Sentiment - DigiStamp Boutique
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Cosmo Cricket - Tea for Two 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, glitter, craftworkcards candi, burlap, button, crochet thread, pop dots and glue.

Snowflakes are Kisses ~

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I've got one from the archives for you today, as this one was made last year (I guess I was hoarding it) at one of our wonderful CTMH parties.  Our group of crafty gals has the best CTMH Consultant ever!!  Do I send it out this year, or keep it for myself?

All Products are Close to My Heart ~

Hey Birthday Girl ~

Sunday, December 15, 2013

This new CTMH paper was screaming to be paper pieced when I saw it, and what a great outfit it turned out to be!  A fun card for any fashionable gal's birthday!

Digital Image - Kristy Wiseman
Cardstock & DP - CTMH - Laughing Lola
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle punch, glitter tape, edge distresser, sequin, liquid pearls, pop dots, and glue.

If Friends were Flowers ~

Saturday, December 14, 2013

I was feeling the need for something flowery today, and I don't need to make any more holiday cards, so this little fairy seemed to jump out at me today and this is what I came up with!

Digital Image - A Day for Daisies
Cardstock - Stampin' Up and CTMH
DP - My Mind's Eye-Reunion 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Cricut/heart, glitter, edge distresser, button, crochet thread, pop dots and glue.

Holiday Penguin ~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday No. 236!  The sponsor of this week's challenge is Pattie's Creations, and the Grand Prize winner will receive 3 free digital images!

Pattie's Bio:

I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to enhance my work.
I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.

Pattieboop is an 11 year old girl who is very opinionated. She was created by me, Pattie Gomez on September 7, 2009. Pattieboop is an average 11 year old and she loves dressing up. She is very petite in nature but stands tall because her mother always told her that “If you stand tall you will one day become someone important”. Pattieboop always remembers her mother’s words and makes sure she is noticed.

Pattieboop has a favorite pet named Allie. Allie is a slender black cat and loves playing and spending time with Pattieboop. Allie spends most of her days napping and her nights are spent getting in to mischief

Digital Image - Pattie's Creations
Cardstock/DP - DCWV's Holiday card blanks
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, Cricut/pointy and scallop circles, liquid pearls, burlap string, glitter, pop dots and white glue. 

All Wrapped Up! ~

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Amongst all of the hustle and bustle this time of year, I hope you're taking some time to have some fun too!  I couldn't resist using some bright and fresh colors with this little cutie!

It's a good time to remind you to check out some of the Winter & Christmas images at Hambo Stamps available to make that special someone on your list smile!

Digital Image - Bundled Up Kid
Digital Sentiment - Pig Tangle
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder, glitter, sequins, Cricut/Snowflakes-Artiste, twine, pop dots, edge distresser, glue.

A Cup of Warm Wishes ~

Sunday, December 8, 2013

I like making coffee cards as much as I enjoy drinking it!  This is one of those just for fun cards I like to have around.  Lots of different papers, but it went together quickly.

Have a great Sunday!

Digital Image & Sentiment - DigiStamp Boutique
Kraft Cardstock
DP - Cosmo Cricket-Tea for Two 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, flower punch, rhinestone, corner rounder, crochet thread, CTMH kraft border, pop dots, and glue.

'Tis the Season ~

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Are you shopping 'til your dropping yet?  I did a little shopping last night right after work, which I think is the best time to go.  The weekend mall traffic drives me just a little bit crazy.  This gal looks like she's enjoying herself tho!  Be safe out there!

Sketch Challenge - Mojo Monday No. 322
Digital Image - DigiStamp Boutique
Cardstock - DCWV blank holiday cards
DP - K&Company
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Snowflake/Cricut-Art Philosophy, distress ink/sponge, burlap string, scallop scissor, rhinestones, corner rounder, pop dots, glitter, and glue.

Just Be-Cods ~

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Everybody needs a Just Be-Cods card in their stash, right?....hehehe!
Happy Friday-Eve!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Fish Birds
Cardstock - Bazzill
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pop dots and white glue.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday ~

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday No. 235!  This week's sketch is sponsored by Elisabeth Bell Designs who is known so lovingly for her cutie pie images like this one.  She was such a joy to color with her sweet little kitty cat!

The Grand Prize will be 2 of the 3 digital's that the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design team have used  this week.  This is one of them and be sure to check out the SSW Challenge Blog to see the other two, and be inspired to join in on the fun!

Elisabeth's Bio:
Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection features enchanting, whimsical, Digital stamps for all of your paper-crafting projects!
Although Elisabeth illustrates for several stamp companies, no one except Elisabeth Bell herself has a collection of sweet digital stamps, this is a perfect way to get your instant gratification.

With a growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps, Elisabeth offers a multitude of themes. Such as holidays, special occasions, children's adorable characters, and just the everyday cuteness that Elisabeth is famous for producing.

These Digi Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, and are great for resizing, and rotating to suite your needs.

Inspiration, by her very own Design Team, is posted, and shared daily, on Elisabeth’s “Digi Bells Blog” using Elisabeth Bell’s digital art.

Digital Image - Elisabeth Bell Designs
Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - American Crafts/Dear Lizzy
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval nesties, burlap string, button, rhinestones, edge distresser, pop dots and white glue.



A Holiday Bookmark ~

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Who wouldn't love a good holiday novel with a handmade bookmark?  There's a new
challenge at Hambo Hoedown starting today, so hop on over to check out all of the fun that the rest of the Design Team and I have for you, find out the challenge details,  and join us!  This is going to be a blast!

Digital Images - Hambo Stamps - Front - Silly Birds with Hats; Back - Bookmark Disclaimer
Papers - Cardstock - Stampin' Up and a random scrap of holiday paper.
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Bazzill star cardstock strip, sequins, edge distresser, burlap string, holly stickers, and white glue.
Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs