Monday, 28 June 2010

Bubble Fun!!!

UKS Weekly Challenge - June week 4.
Use the colour swatch provided (this was sky blue. aqua blue and yellow), use texture (as in flock, bling, glitter, beads etc), add folded paper, include an interactive/moving element.
Photo of Toby playing with Sam's bubble machine!!
I've used the colours, glitter, folded paper at the top of the photo, and the pinwheels move!!
I have used Banana Frog Fireworks stamps and glue - and Martha Stewart fine glitter - love the look of all the colours!

I have used my new yummy, colourful - I love these papers - Echo Park Sweet Summertime papers with Bazzill cardstock.

I have used American Craft Thickers - Emerald Flocked Thickers and Making Memories Page Pebbles - which I have had in my stash for years (along with my Banana Frog stamps!!!)
Thanks for looking as always
Love and Hugs Sarah xxx

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Birthday Book LO

If I can inspire any of my blog readers to do anything - go and make a simple Birthday Album of your children! Like many of us - I have boxes of photos - I did start scrapbooking the boys baby photos but I have stopped and scrapbooked more recent photos of them - I will get back to them one day!! However I did go through the boxes and found some of my fav photos of them from their first year - I scrapbooked them in a very simple style of A4 with one or two pics and some computer journalling and minimal embellisments - right up to their First Birthday - from this I have a template saved on my PC which has the same format I just change the details - This LO below is from Sam's 9th Birthday.
I record the celebrations - what we did and who came and celebrated with us, what cake we had and what was his favourite presents were. It means that I have a record of every birthday in the same album - and then I go and scrapbook the Birthday photos later and stick them in the current year album too!! It takes minutes to make the page - just print off on a piece of coloured cardstock - stick down the photos, a few embellishments, ribbon, rub-ons or stickers and there done!! So my advice is....Go and make your Birthday Album today!!!
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Best Daddy In The World

UKS Weekly challenge - June week 3 - Circles on the LO (10 points), Two of something (10 points), A Shakespear Quote (5 points) and some Bling (5 points)

Photo of my boys on Fathers Day - I have used my new Lil' Robots papers by MME - Love them!! I did all of the challenge except the Shakespear Quote - I just couldn't get it to work - and didn't want to mess up my LO!!
Circles cut out using my CM cutting system, Dovecraft sparkly letters and Adorn it tiny letters.

and I used 2 Doodlebug buttons on my LO!!
Thanks for looking
Sarah xx

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Yummy - and I made 3 dozen!!
cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with crushed digestive biscuits

Fresh strwaberries in the bottom of the cupcakes!

Thanks for looking!
Love Sarah xx

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to the best Daddy in the world - this photo was taken today of Jack and Sam with their Daddy!!
A couple of cards I made - this one using a Lili of the Valley stamp coloured in with Pro-markers and my fav BG - Archiac
A little bumble bee charm from ebay on twine which was off a label attached to my new cardigan!! The pearls are from BG too!
The stamp below is from the Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink - I have used a selection of buttons from my stash.
Sentiment was printed out on the PC and I have used Stampin Up punches to punch it out.

Thanks for looking - and wishing all those Daddies out their a very Happy Fathers Day - even those that are not with us anymore.
Love and Hugs
Sarah xx

Little Sis

Little Sis - A LO of my Little Sister - Rebekah and my two lovely nieces Hiolette (on the left) and Amelia (on the right). This photo I stole from her Facebook page - she has just finished the Race for Life and I was so proud of her - there is no way I could run 5K!!
I have used Bazzill cardstock and I've used a Tim Holtz mask and sprayed using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - I didn't have pink so I've used a combination of Silver and Red Velvet. I have used MME Quiet Contrary Butterfly Paper, AC Thickers, Fancy Pants die cut.

The die cut butterflies are from Marianne Design Creatables (LR0114) - I have used my Cuttlebug to cut them out of Bazzill Bling, I have used BG opaline pearls on the body.

Thanks for looking
Love and Hugs Sarah xxxx

Twilight LO

UKS monthly challenge - Scrap something that is favourite thing.
My current favourite thing is the Twilight Saga books - I have read them twice and this week I have just finished the new novella - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.

I have used the yummy Glitz Design Distressed Couture Collection - Papers and rub-ons and cardstock stickers. I have used Say it In Pearls - Black Diamond swirl from Prima.

I have already booked my tickets for the Pre-view showing of Eclipse at the Cinema on July 4th and I cannot wait!!

Love and Hugs Sarah xx

Summertime LO - Sarah's cards challenge

A challenge from Sarah's Cards blog which can be found here - the sketch is below.
I have used the kit that I won from Sarah's cards via her Facebook page - Cosmo Cricket DeLovely range

American Craft thickers and Journalling boxes are from Shabby Chic Crafts

Thanks for looking
Love Sarah xx

Birthday Card for my Niece

A birthday card for my niece who is 8!!! She isn't a girly girl so I went a bit rock chick!!
I have used one of the new Manga Sugar Nellies - I ahve coloured her in using Pro-markers and Prisma pencils. The papers and butterfly rub on are both Glitz Design - Distressed Couture Collection, the twine is from my stash and the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts - they are white but I have inked the edges in red.

Pins and bling are from my stash
Thanks as always for looking - I hope she likes her card!!
Love and Hugs Sarah xxxx

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Teddy Bear

"(Let me be your) Teddy Bear"

A challenge on UKS to use bright/bold colours, Silver and an Elvis song title!!

I've use my scrummy new papers which I won via Sarah's Cards - they are the new Cosmo Cricket DeLovely collection and I have used American Craft Thickers.
Thanks for looking
Love and Hugs
Sarah xx

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Growing Strawberries

Growing Strawberries - photos of Sam watering his strawberry plants - inspiration was taken from this LO by ScrappyKaren on UKS
I have used DCWV cardstock, PP is Basic Grey Nook and Pantry and Fancy Pants Rustic Sun. The cardstock has been attacked with Red Velvet Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels and Sanded large stamp and really red ink by Stampin Up.

The strawberries are applique iron on embellishments, Prima flowers and the yellow ones have been inked, Papermania brads in the centre. Lace is from my stash.
Alphabets are Prima and Adorn it.
Thanks for looking as always
Love and Hugs
Sarah xx

Page of the month kit - June

Basic Grey page of the month kit - June - featuring Cappella paper collection

Jack went rock climbing with the Scouts and because these papers are quiet neutral I thought they worked really well these photos - again a lovely kit from BG and I cannot wait for my next one - I just know its going to be fab!!

Thanks as always for looking

Love and Hugs Sarah xx

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Basic Grey Page of the Month - May

Basic Grey Page of the month - Featuring Green at Heart paper collection

Photo's are of Sam and friends taken at the Isle of Wight - May Bank Holiday Weekend.

I love the fabric tags that came with this collection of papers - they are lovely!

Again thanks to Katie @ Cre8tive - another fantastic kit - and the June one is to follow soon!!

As always - thanks for looking -Love and Hugs Sarah xx

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Total Papercrafts Kit - April 2010 - Fancy Pants Papers

Total Papercrafts kit - April 2010 - Featuring Fancy Pants Designs delish papers and tags!

Lots of handcutting - but worth it - loving this LO - Photos of me and a couple of girl friends on the Isle of Wight Sept 2009

Bunting and pinwheels!

MM Glitter alphabet

Thanks as always for looking

Love and Hugs Sarah xx