Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I just wanted to pop on and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!

Thank you to everyone that still comments, I know my posts have been a bit scarce this year and I have been a tad 'ignorant' to say the least, I hope to change that i the New Year, I will be glad to see the back of this one which I have found difficult!!

Anyway, What I haven't got now it's too late, I feel poorly with a cold and I am going to snuggle with my hubby, son & our 3 fur babies and watch the Wizard of Oz and eat junk!!

Tomorrow I am off to my sisters for Christmas lunch....although I am cooking the Turkey for 15 people......er no pressure then!!!

Anyway, I hope you all have a fantastic christmas and a wonderful New year

Love Sarah

P.S I popped in to Hobbycraft today and got some christmas MME glittered stacks half price, it's worth a look folks!!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Passion for Promarkers Christmas Extravaganza

Good morning crafters, we hope you are surviving the very cold weather we’re having at the moment. It’s definitely the perfect weather for staying indoors and crafting!! If unfortunately you do have to venture outside, like me, make sure you wrap up warm and take care on the icy roads and pavements!

We would like to stay a massive thank you for all your support for our blog hop and special challenge over the past 2 weeks. It has been wonderful to visit all your blogs and see the fantastic talent and creativity around in blogland! You certainly made it a blog hop to remember. Please check back later this evening to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. As we stated at the start of the challenge we unfortunately won’t be choosing any top 5 passionista as we will be too busy sorting out all the prize winners – I’m sure you’ll understand.

Following on from our blog hop & special challenge we now have a Mega Christmas challenge for you which will last until January 4th 2011. I’m sure you’ll agree that the design team deserve a little break to catch up on their last minute gifts and cards. However to make up for the lack of challenges we again have some magnificent prizes up for grabs.

Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is a nice easy one “anything goes”, just remember to use your promarkers or aqua markers to be eligible for our prizes. Don’t forget you can enter as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges.

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!

Letraset are generously offering a set of 40 promarkers in specific craft colours stored in two promarker wallets – fab eh!

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Simon Says Stamp are generously offering 3 x $10.00 gift certificates to their online store!

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Just Tracy’s are generously offering a variety of prizes including 3 promarkers, a memento ink pad, 10 sheets of suitable smooth white paper and a stamp from their own range

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Whiff of Joy Stamps are generously offering 1 stamp of winner’s choice

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Some Odd Girls are offering 3 digi images of the winner’s choice

if that wasn’t enough - they are also offering a 25% discount to everyone on any order placed on their site during the challenge period using code PRO25 (excluding sale items)!!

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Wowzers, I am sure you will agree that is a fab line up of prizes so get your PM'S at the ready, pop by the PFP blog for some inspiration and get creating to be in with a chance!!

Here is my card, I used a fab Elzybells stamp as the main image and the sentiment is also by Elzybells, first time these have seen ink.......i will use all my stamps eventually...LOL



The DSP is Imaginisce Polar Expressions Frosted Forest, the little flecks of snow are glittered, this is last years paper, not sure if it is still available.

The Nesties I have used are called Lacey Circles and are available here at Stampeezee. For the snow I used Twinklets Diamond Dust, had that over 12 months and only just opened it....how rubbish am i??

Of course I coloured the image with Promarkers

Hope you can join in the fun, I am looking forward to seeing all your fab creations


Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

Sunday, 5 December 2010

I Re-discovered my cricut!!!!

Happy Sunday bloggers, sorry I have been AWOL again not sure where the time goes!!

Anyway, I was thinking of selling my cricut, after all it just sits in my craft room collecting dust!!! I borrowed New Arrival from a friend and found some great baby cuts on it so I started looking at what else was available!

I am overwhelmed by the amount of cartridges out there now and the cuts in my opinion have got so much better than they used to be. I fancied the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge so i ordered it from Ebay Thursday night and postie delivered it Saturday.......Yay

The first thing I wanted to make was this cute Kitty card, yes this cartridge has fab card feature on it, this one is from page 74, I thought this cute shaped card was perfect for all the kiddies I need to send cards to. I cut Kitty and all the layers at 8 1/4", this gave me a great sized card and I had envelopes that were perfect (I will check size and post it later).



The cartridge has Kitty cuts for all occassions of the year, even a graduation!!!
I know I will use them all, every single cut on this cartridge is just too cute for words and the accessories are adorable, they include, cherries, a strawberry, a sun, butterfly, cupcake, a present, a teddy baloon amongst others!!!

If you like Hello Kitty this cartride is a must, I will be posting more Kitty cards soon!!

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Cheaters card!!!


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Hi peeps,

Hope you are all well, we are mega busy of late and I hardly get near the computer these days, I have to fine my son and hubby for my own laptop!!!

Anyway, I thought I would show you a quick card I made using a portion of a DCWV 12x12 paper, I just cut the patterned image off the card and mounted it on to red and green cardstock and then onto a s
heet of A4 card folded in half and voila a quick easy card!!!



I have picked up this idea from Deb at Stampeezee, she makes some amazing cards for sale in her shop from patterned papers with just a few embellishments, just quick and simple but effective!! I love this DCWV stack, some great papers in it.

Anyway, I am off to bed now, I am worn out, had a long day today, well everday is a long day as moving offices means I am travelling for 2hrs a day now...yuk!!!

Hope to get round some blogs at the weekend to see what you have all been up to.

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Passion for Promarkers Blog Hop

WELCOME TO THE PASSION FOR PROMARKERS BLOG HOP!!

Over at Passion for promarkers challenge this week we are celebrating the change of design teams with a blog hop. I’m sure you are as excited as I am as there are lots of lovely goodies up for grabs!! We also have a few new faces on the design team so I hope you will leave them a nice comment to welcome them.

Firstly if you’ve arrived at my blog from Nic's blog you are in the right place, if not return to the challenge blog and start your hop again. Our blog hop challenge will last for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to enter your card (or cards) and hop around the whole design team.

Our challenge theme for the next two weeks is “old & new” i.e. a brand new stamp/digi with old papers etc. Please can you tell us your old and new items in your post. Don’t forget to use your promarkers or aqua markers to be included in our prize draw.

My card uses on old Magnolia stamp, old Magnolia papers & my new Cuttlebug folder that I think looks like snow. My sentiment is also old, it is from a set by Kelly Panacci but this is the first time I have used it so is that new or old?....LOL

I kept my card really simple , I was having a few issues with embellishment placement. I have used Vintage photo Distress Ink to add a bit of colour to the Papers and added some stickles for sparkles, the silver cord is by Stampin Up.



As you’ve read on the challenge blog the design team are also offering some candy of their own, so please leave me a comment on this post and I will randomly draw a winner for a promarker prize courtesy of Letraset.

You also have a “mystery word” to find and my contribution is the letter “S”. Make a note of my letter and then proceed to the mega talented Sue C for the next part of the hop. If you get lost on the hop at all just return to the challenge blog for full directions.

I just want to let you know the wonderful prizes up for grabs for our blog hop challenge:
Letraset are offering a full set of Aqua Markers to one lucky winner *woohoo*.
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Wendy at The Secret Crafter is offering a Basic Grey ‘Oliver’ paper pad
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Emma at Crafty Emma’s Store is offering a 12 pack of Aqua Markers
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Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique is offering 6 digi images from her shop
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I hope you will be able to join in with our challenge and also have fun taking part in our blog hop. Don’t forget you need to “hop” on over to Anja now and leave her a comment and collect your next “mystery” letter. Have fun and good luck!

Hugs

Sarah

Monday, 22 November 2010

Magnolia Stamp Alert!!!!


Just a quick post to let you all know that Stampeezee have just taken delivery of some more Magnolia Christmas stamps, a couple from the new collection and and some from older collections so take a look
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They also have a couple of designs of the new papers and the Ponsettia and misletoe dies which I don't think have been loaded yet!! Anyway take a look here but be quick as Deb has only ordered about 6 of each of these cuties and some of her regulars have already snapped some of them up!!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Not another baby card Surely???

Yes I am afraid so another baby card, no idea what I am playing at but I can't help but churn these out, they make me happy and we seem to be having a bit of a baby boom in the office at the moment so I will need them all!!!!

Anyway, I am using my unloved stash, yes shock horror, I have had that cuttlebug folder for more than 12 months and I have never used it, the bear comes from PTI's Baby Button Bits set, got to say I have used a couple of the stamps from that set now.......go me!!!!

The dark and light pink panels are from a co-ordinations stack, they are both mounted onto PTI's fab Kraft card. I coloured bear with my very neglected Promarkers!!
Hope you like it!!
Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.
Hugs
Sarah

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Truly Scrumptious, A spoonfull of sugar & Simon says stamp

Sorry I have not posted again for a week but life has given us another kick in the teeth, my brother-in-laws sister collapsed suddenly on Sunday morning, it turned out she had an abscess on her brain, unfortunately it burst and we lost her the following day. She leaves behind a husband and 2 children aged 10 & 17!!

I am not sure what will happen on christmas day now as we had planned a big family christmas again this year, we usually spend christmas and boxing day with this poor family so I am not sure what we will do now, it really breaks my heart, she was only 49!!

I thought I would participate in a couple of challenges to cheer myself up today and I found a fab sketch over at Truly Scrumptious, they also have the option of Pearls, petals and bows, I managed the pearl bit....LOL

Here is my card, yes another baby one, not sure why I keep making them but at the moment I cannot face making christmas cards, just can't get into the spirit!



I thought I would use my very neglected Sizzix die, I cut the elephant out of felt.....sooooo cute!!! He is still available to buy here at Stampeezee

The paper is K & Co Itsy Bitsy and the nestie is Lacey circles available here, the sweet sentiment is by PTI's Baby Button Bits punched out with my SU word window punch

I am also entering my card into A spoonfull of Sugar & Simon says stamp which this week want to see us use our punches and die cuts

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.Hugs

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Baby Baby

Happy Sunday everyone, hope everyone is well in blogland!

I am pleased to say my brother is recovering well from his heart attack and finds himself now having to make big lifestyle changes! Mainly diet and reducing the amount of hours he puts in at work as seemingly working long hours and not resting/sleeping enough does not give the body enough time to break down the bad fats!!

I will be cutting down on the bad stuff I eat now as this has scared me!!

Anyway on a brighter note I have made 2 cards!! Woo hoo. I am trying to use all my unloved, unused stamps to make at least 2 cards each with them and although I should be making christmas cards, I have to make what my mojo wants to make and last night it was baby cards!!!

I made 2 cards using an Elzybell's baby image and a Hero Arts stamp, the DP is from my stash and the punch is Martha Stewarts Doily







I am going to make these in Pink and lemon so I have cards for a girl and an either or, I am trying build up my go to card stash so I am creating some simple designs that I can make in a jiffy, although saying that I decoupaged the sling and baby's head which took a little extra time!

I am also making myself finish off the insides with inserts etc and pop them into cello bags with envies, I have made loads of cards in the past and they end up all crushed and bent so I am trying to be good!!!

The little bit of colouring was done with Promarkers, Blush, dusky pink and pastel Pink, all available from Stampeezee.

Anyhow, I am off to my sisters house, she is cooking us Sunday lunch today...woo hoo, my 2 year old fridge (just out of WA) finally had to be switched off as it was giving off a burning smell so all my food is either in the bin or in other peoples fridges/freezers!! Can't believe it has died already after I paid £1300 for it!!!!

Anyway, have a great day
Hugs

Sarah

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Passion For Papertrey

Get me, 2 posts in 1 day!!!

I just had to play along with this weeks Passion for Papertrey!! The challenge this week is to CASE a card made by one of the actual PTI DT!! Er, how many times can I enter??? I just love everything they do, especially Nichole...........I especially love how she breaks down her projects into step by step instructions!!

Anyway, I chose to CASE this little beauty below



I kept mine pretty much exact, I changed the colour obviously and I left out stamping the dots on the background......only because I struggle to get a crisp image with my SU inks, I find chalk inks are much better and I like Versafine for my words. I added some glamour dust to the lacy edges of the cake and Voila, card CASED, although mine does not seem to look as classy as Nichole's, but i have to say it is much prettier IRL.



Anyways I am off to bed now,

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

What a week!!!

Hi Peeps,

Well, I have not done a good job of following through my pact to enter those challenges I talked about in my last post have I??? Last week was sooooooooo busy, I had some commitment or other every night and with working full time I had no time at all to craft!!!

To top it all off I had a phone call Friday morning from my mum telling me my eldest brother had suffered a heart attack!!! I think the whole office heard me scream and then burst into tears!! (I don't handle that kind of stuff to well!!).

Anyway, I am relieved to say, he is ok and back at home. They had to put a stent in as there was a problem with one of the valves to the heart. It was such a shock as my brother is a fit fella, lorry driver is his profession and he does not smoke or indulge in fatty fry ups etc, neither is he overweight - he is the last person you would put on the heart attack candidate list!!! His wife was with him when it happened, she thankfully went to see if he was ok and intervened just in time!!!! I gave her the biggest hug ever.

Anyway, I have a couple of days off work so I have made a card. This one was inspired by my friend Debbie at Stampeezee, whom aside from running her business more or less single handed, manages to make a few cards to sell in the shop.......well I hang around this section of the shop all the time as these cards are just fab, Debbie has a simple but elegant style and I love ALL of her cards and I often buy all the ingredients just to re-create one of her masterpieces. So the last time I was in there I found a wedding card on the shelf that used a Sizzix cake embossing folder and it to my basket it jumped!!! It came as a set of 4 and I made the cake card exactly as Deb did and using a very similar style (Same DP and Ribbon etc) I used one of the other embossing folders that came in the pack and produced this:



Apologies for the picture quality, I am having to take pics on my i-phone as my lap top won't read the memory cards from any of our cameras, I think it is on its way out, just like my American fridge that is 3 months out of warranty and requires a new Circuit board.......grrrrr BEWARE if you are buying an American fridge, the engineer that came out today said thay are very problematic, especially the make I have which is a market leader!!!! Anyway I have found the part on the internet for £70 and it is a relatively small job to do!!! It will be interesting to get the quote from todays visit to see how much they try and sting us for!!!

Anyway, back to the card, Sizzix embossing folder, smothered in glamour dust, Magnolia DSP from the wedding collection and you can't see in the photo but the ribbon has little diamonds on it, I love it!!! All items were available at Stampeezee but I think I had the last of everything...LOL

Anyway, I will try and stop by your blogs soon, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

Sunday, 10 October 2010

CASE Study & PTI Make & take

Hi bloggers,

I am still alive, just really really busy, looking forward to finding crafting and blog hopping time some time soon!!! I do still look at all your fab creations but I am usually browsing from my I-Phone whilst I am out and about and its not easy to leave comments but I do still love you all!!

Anyway, I have made a card!!! Yes, shock horror, I played along with this weeks CASE Study,
this week we had to CASE this fantastic card by Barbara Anders, here is my take on it



I used PTI's Damask Design stamp set and Stampin up's Sage Shadow cardstock and ink (now retired...sob), mounted onto PTI's fab Vintage cream card as my base. The ribbon and Flower are from hobbycraft and I dusted some Tattered Rose Distress Ink around the edges to co-ordinate with the ribbon. The punch is available from Stampin up (only just out for purchase in the UK this month).

I made more of these cards for swaps for the PTI make & take day today that Kate & Aimes arranged for us, I made pink, blue & Peach ones and just changed my distress ink to suit!



I had sooooooooo much fun with the girls at the make & take and I got to meet people I have been in contact with through blogging over the last 18 months and some new faces. Kate, Aimes & Caryn worked so hard making the day a success, thank you sweeties and big hugs to all the girls I met today, especially Ginger Claire who let me use all her inks and saved one of my cards from the bin, LOL, I always do something wrong!!!

Anyway, I am making a pact to enter the CASE Study Challenge and Passion for Papertrey (aspromised to Kate) on a weekly basis, oh but then I fancy having a go at the WMS Challenge to.......mmmmm then there are all the older challenge I used to enter......Sigh!!! So many challenges, so lilltle time!

Finally, the fantastic Sonia did a big demo at Stampeezee yesterday using some of the new Woodware christmas stamps, it was fab, I managed to spend the entire day in the shop, had such a fab time! Hop over to Sonia's blog to see some of the fab samples that Sonia created for us! Everything Sonia used is available to buy on the Stampeezee Website.

Anyway folks, I am off to bed, it has been a hectic but fab craft filled weekend and I have loved every minute of it.x

Hugs

Sarah

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Tilda & her horse

My friend asked me to make a card for her daughters birthday, she loves horses, I remembered Claudia Rosa's fab best friends card I saw on Splitcoaststampers, here and thought it would be perfect, so I took CASED it and came up with this:


The Happy Birthday stamp is Papertrey Ink's Birthday Bash sentiments and the Daughter text is from a Waltzing mouse set, Roses in bloom, the DSP is MME, Tilda and her lovely horse have been coloured with Promarkers.

My bathroom is coming on, the bath is half in so I managed to grab a bath but unfortunately it leaked and has gone through my kitchen ceiling which is brand new....grrrrrr, we caught it in time though so we just have a wet patch, I just want it all to be finished, we just seem to be hitting one problem after another!!

Anyway I am off to bed, got work in the morning....boo

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

They are all grown up!!!

Oh my, where have all the years gone? Today, my youngest nephew started big school and so did my best friends little chap....they seem too young!!! I was nervous for them but they have both got on great! I am still waiting for my son to get back, he goes to school 20 miles away, he has special schooling as he has mild Autism, so he is on his way back now, hope he has got on ok as he moves up to another campus today.

Anyway, I have made another card (very rare for me lately...LOL) my sister asked for a card for a 60 year old man who loves gardening and fine wines and this is what I came up with.



A pal suggested this fab image from Di's Digi Downloads, thanks sweetie.x The papers are My minds Eye, and the cardstock is Stampin Up, I have coloured the image with copics and Promarkers, I always print my digi's on Stampin up whisper white or Very Vanilla as it is thin enough to go through my printer and is my fave card to use with alcohol markers.

The sentiment is Papertrey Ink, stamped in SU ink and punched out with my new Woodware jumbo word window punch I got from Stampeezee, it has 4 sizes of windows to chose from, I love it, the one I have used is huge!! not sure if they are on the website, you may have to ring the shop to get one!

I am entering this card into this weeks Stampin for the weekend challenge which is 'Anything goes' and Crafty Emma's store have the same theme for their first ever challenge

Anyway, have a great Thursday, I am still wallowing in dust, my bathroom is getting there, the underfloor heating and floor tiles are just going down and tonight I can have a bath as we have hot water....yay a novelty, even a place to wash is a novelty at the moment...LOL

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.x

Sarah

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Hurry 15% off at Stampeezee!!!!

Hi peeps, just had to give you the heads up on this one, Deb at Stampeezee is offering a massive 15% off on all web orders placed until 5th September, all you need to do when you check out is enter the code 'Summer' to make your saving, how generous is that??

As I was passing on my way home from work tonight I thought I would pop in for My Magnolia magazine and lookie what I got, Deb was just unpacking the new Basic grey pads, some fab new Kars pads and Cosmo Crickets Delovely pads amongst loads of other new yumminess, I could not leave without a little retail therapy, what with it being my first day back at work after a fab holiday and all.....LOL

These new paper pads are not on the website yet but keep checking as Deb will be popping them on soon. Also check out the craftwork cards goodies, loads of yummy card candy and card candy storage boxes, papers, toppers, just loads, check out the craftwork cards section here.

Don't forget Stampeezee also stock the fab Justrite stamps that are nestie friendly, some delish sets to be had, especially with that discount, check them out here

Anyway, I am off to do a bit of crafting, no housework at the mo, too much building going on, no point dusting etc it just comes back too quick!!!!

Have a great evening

Monday, 30 August 2010

I am home........sob

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Morning bloggers, I am sooooooooo glad we have a Bank Holiday today, we got back from a fantastic week in Scotland visiting family yesterday and its nice to have a day catching up on washing etc.........I could live up in Scotland, It is soooooooo pretty and I would be close to my adopted mum (my mother in law Little Daffodil), so I could raid her stash every day!!!! Lol. Hubby got loads of quality time with his dad too, they both love Photography so managed to teach each other loads of tips and tricks with the cameras.

Whilst we were away we decided we would have our bathroom done, we sold our caravan to raise the pennies for this venture as we wanted two rooms completely gutted and merged into one and I wanted all pipes and electrics hidden in wall cavities etc..........well I had dreams of coming home to my dream bathroom but I knew it would not happen in a week, I had hoped that some things would have been in, but this was what we came home to last night!!!!



Walls have had to be reinforced for the hanging vanity unit, toilet re-routed as we wanted it moved (more of a problem than we first thought due to our Kitchen extension!!! Just loads of preparation work really......oh well I am hoping it will be worth it when its done, I have waited for this bathroom for 5 years!!! These pics don't really show how big this room is going to be, can't get the angle to photograph it all.




BTW, that is our old loo not the new one......I am somewhat confused about that as we are have a corner loo.......the soil pipe looks in the wrong place to me but then again I am no toilet expert!!

Anyway I just had to share this pic, it is my youngest fur baby Kevin, yes this is that fluffy guy in my sidebar after I clipped him last week for his holidays.....yes all the fur babies come to Scotland, my poor in-laws were decended upon by 4 humans and 3 fur babies....LOL, talk about a full house, we take over their entire home when we go.....it's a good job they are such lovely people, I don't know many people that would let 3 dogs stay in their home....LOL, especially disfunctional ones, all my dogs have had some kind of unpleasent past they are rescues so they all have some quirk or other!

So Jeanie, you think he is still cute without his curls? I think he looks cute both with both hairstyles.....LOL



Right, onto my card, I made this whilst in Scotland, using my adopted mummy's Mermaid Tilda stamp and copics to colour her....oh and I pinched all the embellies, I just provided the DSP which is MME Penny Lane.....Lol, love you mummy!! I am entering this card into this weeks Stampin for the weekend challenge which is 'anything goes' and creative card crew want to see our cards sparkle and shine, the paper is soooooo sparkly but the camera has not really picked it up.



Anyway, I have loads of organising to do before I go back to work tomorrow......BOO, have a great bank holiday Monday for those who it applies to, everyone else have a great Monday.x

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Sweet Baby

Hi bloggers, I am back with 2 more cards, I love being on my holidays here in Scotland, I have spent loads of time with the family and got to spend hours and hours crafting with my fabulous mother in law. Whilst in her craft room last night I saw a list of challenges on her desk, one of which was Cute Card Thursday which this week is 'Dieing for a punch'..............shock, horror, how can the CCT team be so cruel, I rely on punches and nesties (when I get to play) so this was a big challenge but I thought I would give it a whirl.

I created 2 baby cards, I kept them really simple........I am starting to love simple cards.....so much quicker to make. These cards were created with Papertrey Ink's Itty Bitty Blessings and PTI's DSP, I am loving Papertrey at the moment.

Not much to say about them really, I stamped the sentiment for the boy card in Stampin up's Bashful Blue, the camera struggled to pick it up!



The next card is the girly one, i had a disaster with this sentiment, it only half stamped so i had to go over it with a pink tombow pen that the mummy in law had, the sentiment is from the same PTI set.



I am also entering this one into Crafty Emma's first ever challenge which is this week is 'anything goes', if you have not already had a mooch around Emma's store you are in for a treat, Emma is stocking some delish items you won't find in just any store including cats life press stamps, just fab!

Hugs

Sarah

Friday, 27 August 2010

40th Birthday Commission

Hi peeps, long time no blog, life is just way to hectic to craft at the moment, what with work, housework and a bathroom renovation I just cannot seem to find anytime for myself these days.

Anyhow, I am in Scotland at the moment with my in-laws and as my mother in law is a fellow crafter, I get to spend time taking over her craft room and stash and I have managed to complete this comission for a 4oth birthday, I decided on an easel card.


The image is a digi download available from the Digi shack, i first saw it on Jeanie's blog and I just had to have it, I also copied Jeanie's fab phrase to go with the image....thanks Jeanie!!

The lush glittery papers are My minds eye and the happy birthday and 40 are from Papertrey Ink sets as is the die I used to cut the sentiment out.

Fairy godmother is coloured with my mother in law's copics, her wings are covered with glitter. sooooo sparkly, hope you like her.

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them, I hope to get some time to visit you all soon.

Hugs

Sarah

Saturday, 17 July 2010

I'm Back !!!!!!!

Hi peeps,

Thought I would pop on to let you now that I have not vanished off the face of the earth, life has been getting in the way of my favourite hobby and I have spent little time on the computer visiting my fave blogs or making cards!!!

Hope you are all well, promise I will pop over and see my usuals as soon as I can, we have another busy weekend in store catching up with family and friends, cleaning and running errands, I am sure you all know what I mean.

Anyway my sis text me the other night to ask if I had a wedding card she could send to a special couple, well I didn't......in fact I have very few 'ready to go' cards, I really want to change all that but never seem to get the time!!

I decided to CASE this stunner by Julie Lacey, I copied it more or less exact, don't you just love Papertrey Ink's Big & Bold wishes set and SU night and day DSP really compliments it, I just love black and white. The flutterby is Papertrey's butterfly die, love it!!!




Whilst I had the stamp set out I thought I would make a couple more using Julies fab idea, I made another wedding card, this time in cream and gold and I embossed the Mr & Mrs this time, the DSP is Magnolia, available here, I must get more it.



Finally I made a thank you card, again I used Papertrey's Big and Bold wishes set, just love it, the DSP is MME Lush Red medium polka dot paper, i got mine in Hobbycraft.



Anyway, hope you like them, must dash got housework to do.....groan!!

Hugs

Sarah

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Ruby Wedding

Happy Ruby wedding anniversary (40 years of marriage) to my wonderful in-laws, big congrats to you both.



I have used the fabulous Baroque Motifs by Stampin Up to create the swirl, I have stamped it onto parchment paper in silver ink and matted it onto SU Bravo Burgundy cardstock.

I took inspiration from a card I saw on splitcoast a while ago, I need to look for the link to give proper credit.

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Dance Tilda Dance

Hi peeps, hope you are all well, we are back from a lovely week in Scotland spent with the family. Lots of craft shopping was done, I even managed a visit to the fabulous Simply Create in rural Aberdeen, er well 2 actually the first time it was half day closing...........I just assumed it would be open!!! Oh well it's only a 250 mile round trip from Kinross.......Lol. Yes I am a tad mad but I tell you once I had seen the yumminess through the windows I had to get in that shop!!!

Anyhow we managed to make a day of it the second time around and the first visit was combined with a visit to see the fab Deb (Wiccababe), loved meeting you and the little one Debz.

Anyway, whilst I was in my mother in-laws local craft shop, Stampaholics in Perth I saw a card I just had to case, I made a few minor changes but here it is:


How cute is Tilda, she is still in stock here, I just had to snap mine up.
The sentiment is from a My Favourite things set I got from Stampeezee, here. I thought it went perfect with this Tilda.

The punch is Martha Stewarts Pinking Scallop, my mother in law pipped me to the last one in Stampaholics, but I discovered Stampeezee have them to, Yay!!


Anyhow, some bling and some Diamond stickles later and voila, it was finished..........well actually it took me hours!!!!! Lol. I just loved the simplicity of this card, hope you like it.

Have a great wekend.

Hugs

Sarah

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

I love Heart Stripes!!!!!!

Hi bloggers, hope you are all well, I am still enjoying time with the family up in Scotland, I have had loads of time to craft it has been great. Tomorrow I am off to Aberdeen to meet Debbi (Wiccababe) I am soooooo looking forward to it.

Anyway, onto my card, I have followed this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch by Karen Giron, I have used another Pure Innocence Stamp from MFT, called Heart Stripes available here, I have coloured her with Promarkers as usual and paper pieced her dress.

The paper is Basic grey Kioshi I got from Stampeezee and the scallop punch is by EK Success.
Hope you like it, have a great rest of the week.
Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.
Hugs
Sarah

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Anyone for Anya - Sketch

Hey peeps, happy Sunday to everyone, personally I am glad this week is over as It has been horrid!!! It started with my big sis being rushed to hospital with what turned outto be Pneumonia and fluid on her lung and then Friday I was told yet another of my work colleagues had passed away, he was in his forties, I still don't know how he passed, I was so upset at work on Friday I had to go home, we were pretty close as far as work colleagues go, I have cried buckets this weekend.

Anyway on a happy note, on Saturday we travelled up to Scotland to see the in-laws. My mother in law is Lil-Daffodil so she is into crafting in a big way, so it is lovely to get together and spend a few hours crafting even if she is still poorly.

Today I have ran 7.5 miles round Loch Leven and I have managed to squeeze in some crafting. I loved the Anyone for Anya sketch so I played along with the 1 and only Greeting Farm stamp my mother in law owns, anyway here is the card:

I have used The Greeting Farm's Ruby and coloured her with my Promarkers, the paper is Basic Grey Green at heart and the sentiment is from PTI's Everyday Button Bits Set.
Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.
Hugs
Sarah

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Caseing Emma

Align CentreOk, I just had to case this card I saw on Emma's blog, I just fell in love. First though I had to accquire the Quickcutz doll and accessory die first, I managed to track both down on ebay and I snapped them up super fast.



Deb from Stampeezee has the same die and made a card using this Doodlebug DP for the dress, of course I just had to copy......sorry Deb. The sentiment is by stampendous, i really enjoyed making this card, so simple, thanks Emma. I can see all my pals getting one of these, LOL

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

WOYWW

I thought I would join in another what's on your work desk wednesday, i just love nosing at what other people are up to...LOL.

Anyway, mine is much the same as last week apart from a few things that seem to have landed that I have yet to put away.

You can see my copy of the new Magnolia Magazine that arrived today from Stampeezee along with another Pure Innocence stamp,seen to the right of the mag, oh my I just lurve these babies.



To the left of the mag is a pile of stamps I am determined to use them all once before I put them away and my fab Stampin Up Stamp a ma jig, me just love my ma jig, i don't do straight!!!!!

You may also spy a basic grey pad, my most used acrylic block, a discarded card I was not happy with (the lady on the white card at the back - don't like the DP I used for her dress).

Glad you can't see the rest of the room, you cannot really see the floor, why can't I make anything without the room looking like I have been burgled??

Anyway, quick update on my sis, she has some fragments of blood (Docs are questioning trauma now but she cannot think how it may have happened). She may have to have surgry to have it removed and her lung washed out, we are now not going ahead with the trip to Brighton to celebrate her 50th as she will be in hospital until at least next week and she will take at least 4-6 weeksto get over this!!

I am off to bed now as I am shattered from all the running about to hospitals, Vets, work etc, bit of a busy day really

Have a great rest of the week

Hugs

Sarah

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Happy Birthday Uncle Smith

Happy Wednesday peeps, we are half way to the weekend, Yay!!! I am off to see the family in Scotland on Friday, well I nearly wasn't for a minute, my big sis was rushed into hospital yesterday, turns out she has Pneumonia and fluid on her lung that they are having to drain off, not pleasant and extremely painful, we are supposed to be off to Brighton the weekend after this coming one as well to celebrate her 50th, not sure she will be well enough to go, poor sis!!!!

Anyway, this card is for hubby's Uncle Smith, for his birthday, I love him to bits, one of the nicest men you could ever meet, I hope he likes his card.


The card is very similar to my post on Sunday, I liked the layout so I used it again but changed a few of the finer details. The tree image is from Stampin Up's Lovely as a Tree set and the papers are Stampin up To the Nines.

The sentiment is from SU Very Versatile punched out with the word window punch and layered onto the Modern label punch, both by Stampin Up. The modern label punch is not available in the UK at the moment so you won't find it in the current catty, fingers crossed we get it in the next one.

I am entering this card into a couple of fab challenges, the first being Tuesday Taggers where the theme is 'It's a mans world' and a Spoonfull of Sugar where the theme is 'celebration'

I hope you like the card, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.

Hugs

Sarah

Passion or Promarkers

Happy Tuesday again peeps, hope the weather is being kind where you are today, what a scorcher the weekend has been!!!

Anyway it's time for another Passion for Promarkers challenge and this week is exciting but sad, today we announce design team 2, these fab girls are taking over for 6 months, team 1 are having a bit of respite, can you believe the challenge has been running over 12 months now, I can't, time sure does fly. I am goona miss the team for the next 6 months...sob

Anyway, this is my farewell card if you like, I have used another stamp from The Pure Innocence Range from My favourite things, this one is 'Fairy girl', find her here, I think she might be my fave so far, such a sweet image for girlie cards!!



I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo black Ink & coloured her with Promarkers of course, find the whole range here



I kept this card really simple, adding some texture to the white panel with the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder and I used circle nesties to cut the image out then mounted it onto a blossom nestie. The gorgeous DP is by Basic Grey from the 6x6 pad currently in stock here

I hope you like my card and I really hope you can join in this week, we have oodles of prizes on offer, just look at this list:

Joanna Sheen - £50 worth of Joanna Sheen branded stamps
www.joannasheen.com


Sugar Nellie
- Complete set of 6 Mary Hall - Fairies stamps (c/o Debbi)
www.funkykits.co.uk

Secret Crafter
- collection of Secret Crafter Manga stamps
www.secretcrafter.co.uk

Letraset - complete set of 148 Promarkers
www.letraset.com
Just Tracys - this set of Olivers Orchard stamps
www.justtracys.co.uk

The Craft Garden - £10 Gift certificate


Emma (DT member) - 5x Ronnie , digital images

Whiff of Joy - Little Doctor & Little Nurse stamps from the Get Well Collection
www.whiffofjoy.com


Wow what an impressive way to introduce the fab DT and celebrate our anniversary, all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to make a card using Promarkers

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment to let me know you have stopped by and good luck with the challenge.

Sarah