Tuesday, 11 November 2014

First Christmas Card

Had a little play with the Chameleon Pens I ordered.  Not going to make me a brilliant colourist overnight but they do simplify chosing colours and the results straight away are not too bad.  I found the hair the most difficult and I have not coloured the skin tones well either, too pale.  I was pleased with the colour graduation on the fairy wings and on the clothing. What do you think?

This pretty little image is a digi from Sylvia Zet.  I used the Papermania Eeau De Nile (sp) papers and a wild orchid rose dipped in glamour dust.  Lots of sparkle!

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Thanks for looking, back soon with a Silver Annivesary Pop Up Box card.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Go Confidently

In the direction of your dreams.  This is the sentiment on a card I made for my son's 18th birthday.  The image is a Mo Manning Digi, 'Dare'.  He is super cool!  I start most of my posts apologising for my absence and this is no different.  This year has been one of big changes, a new job and all that entails.  Finally feeling I am getting control of my working life again.  I put my card making on a back burner for a while.  I will be working 4 days a week now (still full time, long days) but the day I get back should make up for it all.

Here is the image coloured with copics.  I used the Tim Holtz clock die and Xcut Die Gears and Coggs as embellishments. I have used silver embossing powder to distress the die cuts and also used some silver mirri card for a few of the coggs/gears.

I think the paper is a Stampin Up one.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Southerngirls Challenge - Lets  here it for the boys
Thanks for looking and I do have a couple more projects to post if you want to visit again.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Pretty Geisha

May is a manic month for me 7 family members with birthdays, fun but expensive!  This is the card I made for my sister.  Another stamp I have had for ages, Cho from Lili of the Valley. I really like the black with the pastel colours, it really makes them pop.


My hubby and I have the day off today not sure what we will do as the weather forcast it not too good but I am sure it will include a nice lunch somewhere.

Have a good week.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Forever Friends - Pastel Colours
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid - Use 3 or more different flowers

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Dreaming of Summer

I hope this Tuesday finds you well. Only another 3 days to the week-end, not that I'm counting! My card today features a lovely Sarah Kay stamp, I just love these images.

I have used some new stash, Memory Box butterfly and Martha Stewart around the page punch and some old favourites, Wild Orchid flowers and EK success tag punch.  Enjoy the rest of the week.

Thanks for dropping by.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bunny Zoes Crafts - fav colour combo (Pink/Yellow)
Cutie Pie Challenge - Lots of layers
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Hello Baby

I hope you have had a good week-end.  Finally a sunny day to make a start on the garden.  I managed to persuade my teenage son to leave his room and mow the lawn!

This is such a sweet image and I needed to make a baby card so went all out with the embellishments and lots of flowers.  She is coloured with copics and credit goes to my sister  Karen,(My Crafty Cupboard).  We spent a lovely day shopping for craft stuff then had a colouring in session and this is the result.

I spent the afternoon tidying up my craft room.  OMG  I can't believe the mess it was in!

Have a good week and thanks for dropping in.
Sarah xx

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:-
That Craft Place Challenge - For a child
The Corrosive Challenge - Life's special occasions
Hiding in my Craft Room - Banners
Daring Cardmakers - Child's Play

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Pretty Vintage

This is the card I made for my mother in law and I love this image from a sheet by Pion.  Its a 12 x 12 sheet full of vintage girls/children called Little Sweeties, just beautiful.

I have used my last square doily for this one as well.  The lace is from the Ribbon girl and a selection of flowers to finish.

I made it into work today with no problems, lets hope that's the last of the snow.

Thanks for stopping by


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafts & Me - Ribbons and Lace
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Mother's Day
Papertake Weekly - 1-2-3 (1 butterfly, 2 die cuts, 3 papers)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

For Mum

Well guess what the snow was falling this morning and it was a horrible drive. I got so far and then sat stationary in traffic for ages.  Complete grid lock,  in the end I trurned around and went home 4 hours to go ten miles.  Bizarrely ,  it is now a lovely sunny day, go figure!  I will have to make up the time now but at least I am safe.

This card I made for my mum.  I was suffering a major case of card makers block and really struggled with it.  The dress form is from Craft work cards and the papers are from Pion.  The little wooden bobbins is very cute and I wrapped some stampin up thread around it and the lace was gathered to make a little skirt. My craft room looks a tip after the mammoth effort to make this!!

Thanks for stopping by

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Make it Monday - Anything goes
Songbird Challenges - Mama I love you, mother's day
Dream Valley Challenges - Mother'sDay