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


  1. Oh Sarah, I am so, so sorry. What a tragic thing to have happened, I can't imagine what your family is going through. My thoughts are with you.
    Take care
    p.s. I love your card too.

  2. So sorry to hear your sad new, it really has been a tragic year this year.
    Sending you and your family lots of hugs and your all in our thoughts.
    Deb xx

  3. I'm sorry thoughts and prayers with your BIL's BIL and children...


  4. A gorgeous card Sarah! Looks wonderful! Have a nice day!
    Hugs Kristel

  5. Hi Sarah
    i am so sorry to here all your sad news your brothers heart attack...and now you sister-in-law is so unfair....i have gone cold all over ...sending you all my thoughts ....Card is soooo sweet
    Sylvie xxxxxxx

  6. Hi Sarah,

    Really sorry to hear your sad news Sarah - it's awful and such a young family to leave behind :-( x

    Love card, very pretty!

    Ps thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Scarborough was fab - we only stayed two days for a little break but it was lovely.

    Love Kerry xxx

  7. Sorry to hear your sad news. Your card is sooo cute. My card from you arrived and it is gorgeous-thank you so much for taking the time to make it for me I really appreciate it. I'm going to do a little post about my cards and feature it.

  8. Hi Sarah,
    Beautiful card. Great colours and I love the image. Soory it's taken so long to comment but the whole BT Internet network in Scotland was off for about 18 hours Friday night/Saturday.
    Looking forward to seeing my laddie tonight.
    Mummy Scotland xxx.

  9. This is adorable! Love the elephant and the gorgoeus colour combo
    love tasha xx

  10. So sorry to hear about your Brother-In-Law's sister, my thoughts are with you and your family.

    Beautiful baby cards Sarah, these are really cute, love the idea of die cutting the felt for the elephant :)

    Take care,

    Alex x

  11. Hi Sarah

    Sorry to hear your sad news, that's awful, no age at all and leaving behind two children, so sad. Thinking of you. Sorry to hear about your brother too, hope he is on the mend now.

    Long time, no see, we will have to have a get together before Christmas or something, would be lovely to catch up!

    Gorgeous card, love the felt elephant, soooo cute indeed!! Love the layout too.

    Lots of love
    Katrina xx

  12. Hi Sarah,
    Sorry to hear your sad news!!!!
    After all you've been through with your brother and now this, I can't imagine how hard it must be, but my thoughts are with you!!!!!!
    All the baby cards are stunning!!!
    Lots of hugs Sonia xxxxx

  13. Oh such a cute card Sarah, love the little felt elephant, gorgeous details and a great take on the sketch.
    Sorry to hear of your tragic news, loads of comforting hugs coming your way and thanks so much for taking the time to join us at Truly Scrumptious.
    hugs Heather xx