Tuesday, 25 November 2008

More 365 LO's using Bad Girls Kit

Hello again.............isn't it cold!! Here are my 2 lastest LO's for my 365 album. I have used a new kit from the States that Steph recommened (thanks Steph!). However this months kit was vintage which I don't normally go for, however I am really pleased with the final pages! Check out bad girls kits - they are fab!
LO 46 - Diamonds are Forever
Theme this week was James Bond Movies and I have take a photo of my eternity ring as its the only diamonds I own!
LO 47 - Baby its Cold Outside We were told to scrap this day because of the weather change and how cold it has got! I have used the bad girls kit, plus the lace and chipboard 'cold' letters (crate paper) were from my stash. I do love the Heidi Swapp acetate butterflies (but then I do love butterflies!)
Thanks as always for looking and do leave a comment to say you dropped by Love Sarah xxx

Sunday, 23 November 2008

A few cards

Just a few cards that have been made for some of Pete's work collegues - I had 2 orders to make a total of 16 cards and some of them personalised. I really enjoyed making them, and every card had a bit of bling on them!
Brother and Sister cards
Personalised cards - snowflakes cut on the expression

70th Birthday card which will be going all the way to Australia!

All my cards have stamped images from Magnolia, coloured in using promarkers and all the embossing is using my cuttlebug embossing folders.
Thanks as always for looking - now I better get on making the school xmas fair cards!
Love Sarah xxx

Thursday, 13 November 2008

365 Challenge LO's 44 and 45

LO 44 - A week in my life - using Heidi grace papers, Bazzill cardstock, Creative Memories lazer cut pumpkin stickers, Rusty Pickle letters for title and Catslife press stamp.

LO 45 - New friends

Use - quote from day 313 - As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor?” - Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973), 36th U.S. president. Use stars on your Layout.

Bazzill cardstock, 29th Street Market star paper - stars cut on the Cricut expression, Autumn leaves stamped swirls, Prima Flowers, American Crafts Thickers. Used Pencil Lines Sketch 110 for inspiration:)

Photos taken at 365 meet up in Oxford.

Thanks as always for looking. Love Sarah xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

365 Day Challenge Retreat!

Thanks to this lovely lady who started a challenge on 1st January 2008 I met some really lovely ladies this weekend. Anna Louise Bowkiss started a free challenge here giving us a daily prompt for a photo and then from the week we did a weekly LO, some of which are already on my blog.

It was decided for a group of us to meet up in Oxford. I was excited about meeting everyone, nervous about meeting everyone and the drive to Oxford, but thanks to a trusty tom tom and a quick phone call to Shirley I found them no problem!Me and Steph
Shirley Me and Sal
I had a wonderful weekend, made lots of new friends, and laughed lots! I was inspired by Anna's class, everyones albums, Layouts and mini albums - I am so glad I went! I am hoping to go back to Oxford in February to meet up with them again! I would like to thanks Anna for being a fab roommate and Kay and Sal for all their hard work organising it all for us!

The 365 girls!

Until next year!!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Hello! Another LO for my 365 Challenge - LO 43 - Strong Man - using a bit of camera trickery!

I've used Bazzill bling cardstock, Doodlebug PP, Buttons, Stamp from Catslife press , buttons from stash and title cut out on the Cricut Expression - Sketch taken from Pencil lines sketch 108

I am busy making christmas cards for the school fair, so my poor old scrapbooking is taking a back seat at the moment, but I want to keep up to date with my 365 challenge as I am meeting the girls from the UKS 365 challenge thread this weekend - and I am really looking forward to it! Wonder how much scrapbooking we will get done??

Thanks as always for looking
Love Sarah xxx

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween! Just a few photos from yesterday, the boys had a great time, came home with oodles of sweets! All over now until next year!


Character Pumpkins!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

365 Challenge LO's

Another couple of LO's for my 365 challenge!
LO 41 - Cuppa

This week was Cockney rhyming slang week - I chose to scrap day 283 "Lets have a good cup o rosie lee". My fav tipple is a good cuppa of Yorkshire tea :o)
Used Scrummy Stash Cafe kit - Crate papers blue hill collection, MM tiny alphas, Autumn leaves swirl stamps and pencil lines sketch number 106.
LO 42 - PINK
Pink week! I chose day number 291 "I don't think I will ever get tired of wearing pink". Pink is one of my favourite colours :o) I used Pencil lines sketch 104, PP is SEI Chocolate collection - Praline and Cherie (thank you Jane!), Bazzill bling and DCVW metallic stack cardstock, American Craft LAX mulberry chipboard glitter thickers.
Thank you as always for looking
Love Sarah xx

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Fabric CJ - Next entry

My latest entry for the fabric CJ - this is for Gill's CJ (Wisher on UKS) I love the fact that this CJ has no theme at all - we can do what we want! I also know that some of the group will not be turning their final CJ into a book, some are talking about making it into a wall hanging - which I think is a fab idea!
This month I decided to go with one of my favourite colours - PINK - and seeing as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month - I came up with the Think Pink theme. My Nan had breast cancer and I had a lump removed when I was 17. I also have a friend who is currently receiving treatment for Breast cancer and I think she is being very brave and is fighting it everyday along with the side effects of chemo - so this CJ entry is especially for Theresa too!
The page is using hessian fabric (which is a bit of a pain to work with!!) I have sewn the pink quilting fabric on using the sewing machine and the Think Pink title was printed on fabric using my computer printer (also the same for the photo on the reverse). The flower is an iron-on motive I found in Hobbycraft which I knew would look perfect on this page! I have hand sewn some beads on the flowers as I do like a bit of bling and sparkle on my scrapbooking pages, so why should the fabric CJ be any different!!! The circle journal stamp on the reverse is from Catslife Press and has been stamped on the fabric using stazon ink. I have hand sewn around the edges using embroidery silk in a blanket stitch.As always thank you for looking!
Love Sarah xx

Monday, 27 October 2008

Isle of Wight!

Another wonderful weekend at the Isle of Wight - we are so lucky that Pete's parents have a caravan at Bembridge, the boys love going over there and we enjoy the break. It is the perfect place for photos and I get to do some card making too!
Sam on the beach - we had a couple of sunny days and one day with rain!
Jack - who is great at posing for the camera - gotta love him!!

Pete holding Jack up by one hand!!! ( My hubby is so strong!!!!;o) )

Another Wilkins Family photo - gotta love the timer button! - I always take it here on the beach as I have the perfect rock for sitting the camera on!!!
We had a great time and Pete's parents joined us on Saturday to close up the caravan ready for the winter, so now we are all rested and recharged ready to face half term!!!!

Lots of Love Sarah xxx

Magnolia Cards!

Another lovely weekend at the Isle of Wight and another weekend of successful card making! I am hoping to sell some cards at the local school fair in December!
Tilda with hat, coloured with pro-markers, Stamping Up! sentiment, WRMK grommets, cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder on DCWV glitter cardstock.

Another Tilda with sleigh coloured with promarkers, sentiment is SU!, gem stickers from Mei Flower

One of the new Pink collection Magnolias, Cuttlebug hears and swirls embossing folders, SU! sentiment, Papermania pearl gems and the yummy PP is DCWV sweet collection

One of the new Halloween Tilda (one of my fav's) - Tilda with Pumpkin and the Magnolia Pumpkin, again coloured in using pro-markers, Pumpkin embossing folder for the cuttlebug, Sentiment stamp from Catslife press
Another Halloween stamp - Tilda with Thistle and Magnolia Pumpkins, cuttlebug embossing folder on Bazzill bling, Catslife press sentiment and a WRMK large eyelet

Tilda with cake - again coloured in with Pro-markers, SU! sentiment, swirls cuttlebug embossing folder and DCWV sweet stack glitter paper

Tilda with Hat, Craftwork cards PP, DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies PP, WRMK large eyelet, Sentiment is from Catslife press, and again Tilda is coloured in using Pro-markers
I made a total of 68 cards this weekend (all the Tildas were prev coloured in ready to go!!), so hopefully I will sell some and help raise some funds for school!
Thanks as always for looking
Love Sarah xxx

Monday, 20 October 2008

A few cards

A few cards I have made - Both my Nephew and my FIL celebrate big birthdays this month - Jason was 18 - I used SK8R BOY Sugar Nellie stamp, star and 18 cut on the Cricut and the star was embossed using the happy birthday cuttlebug folder, the background PP is Basic Grey. My FIL was 65! The Grandad card is the pirate stamp from Sugar Nellie and the ribbon is American crafts, the sentiment stamp is Stampin Up! Dad card is a Magnolia stamp - Edwin walking. All the stamps are coloured in using Pro markers. I get my magnolia stamps from here and here and the sugar nellie stamps you can get here

A Simple LO

There is nothing like doing summer LO on miserable days! These photos were taken of Jack in August on one of the few warm sunny days we had this summer!
I have used Bazzill cardstock and cut the title using Opposites Attact on the Cricut (thanks Clare - think I will put this cartridge on my xmas list!) The PP and the stickers I have had for years as they were old Creative Memories stash! The buttons are Shellz buttons. I have used the Creative Memories wavy cutter to cut the paper, photos and cardstock. I was thinking if it needed anything else but I have left it for now.

Thanks as always for looking....................Love Sarah xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

More 365 Challenge LO's!

As promised my 365 LO's that I did at the retreat. These are LO's 36-40 which means there are only another 12 LO's to complete and the challenge will be finished! Where has the year gone?? Some weeks I have found it hard to keep up with all the prompts and LO's but I am please I have kept going and so many have loved my album and all enjoyed looking at it.

LO 36 - Red Riding Hood

Week 36 was fairytales - the LO challenge was to pick a fairytale and use dimension and texture on the LO. I picked the day my boys returned back to school - the first year it had rained on the first day of school so they required not only their coats - but hoods up!!

Bazzill cardstock, embossing with cuttlebug number embossing folder, crate paper scrunched up and inked, scenic route PP, WRMK designer gromlet, doodlebug velvet brads, chipboard stars painted and diamond glazed, doodlebug rub-ons and American craft vinyl thickers.

LO 37 - Smile

Week 37 - Dr Seuss Quotes - Use Sparkle

Quote is "Don't cry because it is over. Smile because it happened." Dr Seuss

Photo taken at my school reunion!

K&Co saffron graph paper, Bazzill cardstock, WRMK Best friends snap, flowers from Sarah's cards, MM glitter brackets, American crafts thickers, imaginise cord brads, Prepared to be amazed stamp - Autumn Leaves

LO 38 - He is your Brother

Week 38 - Abba Songs!

Pick you fav - the song lyrics are typed at the bottom of the page - this is a lovely photo of my 2 fav subjects - Jack and Sam!

Basic Grey Colour Me Silly collection, bazzill cardstock, American craft vinyl thickers (have you noticed I do like my AC thickers!!!!) - not sure where the ribbon slider came from!

LO 39 - Courage

Week 39 - I have chosen day 270 - "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'" - Mary Anne Radmacher.

This photo is of Sam with his letter from WSCC to say that there is no space for him at St Anthony's school, but we will keep trying to get him moved as we all know he will be so much happier at this school. We will just keep trying!

Love elsie - Cody all star embossed paper, Bazzill cardstock, Sweetwater PP, MM letter stickers, gromlets - WRMK, suede flower - WRMK and scenic route chipboard letters

LO 40 - Cherish

Week 40 - all one word quotes. The challenge was one word, one picture, one title!

Photo of Jack when he returned home from his school residential on the Isle of Wight. I missed him so very much, made me cherish him even more when he returned!

DCWV nannas nursery baby boy papers, American craft thickers, ribbons and velvet brads - MM animal crackers - Jack collection.

Thanks as always for looking - I love to see your comments

Love Sarah xxx

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Scrapping with Lurvlie Friends


On Saturday I met up with 16 Lurvlie friends from UK Scrappers. I managed to complete 6 LO's and 5 of those were for my 365 Challenge - will update you with some photos tomorrow :o)

It was so good to met up with old friends and meet some new - and I look forward to seeing you all again next year!

LO 35 - Family

365 Challenge - LO 35 - Scrap you fav pic from the week in Monochromatic - one colour!

Photo taken at the IOW - Me, Pete, Jack and Sam.

Found this one a bit tricky just scrapping in one colour! Used Bazzill bling, BG and crate papers, BG letters and Heidi Swapp stamp, green buttons from stash!