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

Monday, 11 March 2013


Its been snowing here all afternoon and so cold.  Thankfully it has not settled so far.  A bit worred about my drive to work tomorrow.  My son had his birthday and is now the proud owner of a fab new smart phone. I thought this Mo Manning image would be very apt!  I have coloured it with copics and the papers are from Stampin Up.  

Hope you keep safe and warm and thanks for stopping by.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Card Mania - Lots of layers
Challenges for everybody - Anything goes
Bella & Brontes Challenge Blog - Anything goes with a Mo Image

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Time for Tea?

Back again with a card for my friend celebrating her birthday.  We are a big group of ladies who like to meet up for lunch when we can.  As a special birthday treat we all went out for afternoon tea yesterday with lots of lovely sandwiches, tiny little cakes and scrummy scones, jam and cream.

I have had the Tea Time Stamp Set from Hobby Art for ages but I knew it would be perfect for this card.  I masked and stamped the individual stamps to create the scene, so a bit of technique for a change.  The image is coloured with copics and finished with lashings of starlight stickles.   The bunting is from the X Cut set Time for Tea build a scene set and the papers are also Papermania Vintage Notes, just gorgeous.

I decorated the inside but couldn't get a decent picture it is so dark here at the moment, I gave up.
Off to put my feet up and watch Death in Paradise tonight, the last one.

Thanks for dropping in


Entering the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - birthdays
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Glitter
Cutie Pie Challenge - Pastels
Lacy Sunshine Challenge - fav colour combo, pink, kraft and blue

Monday, 25 February 2013


I can't believe we are nearly at the end of February already and it is still so cold, can't wait for some sunny days (if we get some!).  Here is a card I made for my hubby on valentines day.  I eventually decided it was too girly and made a much simpler card in the end, but I like this one!The  Stamp set is Artistic Etchings from Stampin up and I have decoupaged the Eiffel tower image to give it some Dimension.  The red hearts were stamped with SU En Francis back ground stamp and punched with the heart punch.  

Keep warm and have a good week.


I would like to enter this for the following challenge
That Craft Place -Valetines
Challenges for Everybody - Anything goes

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Kids Today

Are great!  Youngsters get such a bad press but it's not well deserved.  My daughter Amy has recently planned and managed a project as part of the O2 Think Big Scheme.  She worked with a local care home who look after people with Alzheimer to provide a make over of part of their garden.  The Home wanted a seaside theme as many people have happy memories of spending time at the seaside and it help's them remember good times.  The team supplied all the materials from the budget donated to them to design and make the wall hanging.

Plain Terracotta pots were painted and filled with pretty flowers, solar lights and windmills.

The whole team worked very hard and it shows volunteering can be fun and rewarding.

You can visit the projects blog at 02 Think Big.  

Thanks for dropping in


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Hubby's Card

I hope you are keeping well.  I thought spring was on the way as it was a lovely bright sunny day today, but it has now turned very cold.  I hope I don't need to scrape my car off tomorrow. I hate that!

Today's card is one I made for my husband's birthday recently, he loves his music so this seemed a good theme.  Papers are form Stampin Up and I love the Crumb Cake cardstock, this colour goes with anything.  I have used this guitar stamp loads (Inkadinkadoo I think?).

Thanks for dropping in.


Entering the following Challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and Punches (Tim Holtz Clock, Magnolia Doohickey Die, Stampin Up Punches)
Cardsund More Challenge Blogspot - Non Cute and Brown
Craft Room Challenge - Something for A Man

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Pretty Lady

My lovely daughter Amy has just turned 18, OMG I am still in shock about it.  I wanted a real girly pretty card for her and finally used my Isabella Rubber Stamp.  I loved the colours they used on the packaging so just copied it for this card.  The tulle ribbon has been tied into an oversize bow as the card is an 8 inch square. Sorry about the blurry picture, taken in a rush before the battery in the camera died!

I am feeling a bit under the weather and have a nasty cold and cough so I think I will take a duvet day and try and get over it.

Thanks for stopping by

Entering in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything goes
Love to create challenge blog - Celebrate
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Cucake Inspirations - Kraft, Pink, Cream

Monday, 4 February 2013

New Tab Added

Found out how to add a page, yeah!  So there is now a new tab above to take you to my Demo Card Gallery.


MIA Catching up with Christmas

Back again to my very neglected blog, my intentions are always good but it just does not happen!  Here we go with my first post of 2013, so a belated Happy New Year.

My daughter appreciates my cards so it is always a joy to make her a special one.  Here is the so cute Molly the Elf from Saturated Canary   Coloured with copics, I did struggle with reds as it did bleed a bit so any tips welcome.  The papers are from Papermania Home for Christmas I had as part of my Demo kit for Docrafts, they are a gorgeous Scandinavian style.  I have teamed it up with some Crumb Cake cardstock from Stampin Up and distressed all the edges with my scissors. I just love the little wooden reindeer. I cheated and used a ready done mini bow and threaded some twine with a little gold bell, so cute. Little selections of flowers to finish it off.

I am going to work out how to add a new page to this blog so I can upload my Docraft Demo cards, it might just make me post a little more often.

Thanks so much for dropping in.

Entering in the following challanges:
Challenges for everybody - anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge Blog  - White and Red
Totally Gorgeous - Anything goes with flowers