Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!! No crafting yet - still been so busy - but I have got tickets to see the boys!!! - I am going with a group of friends to see Take That on July 1st 2011 @ Wembly - and I can't wait!! - The last time I saw them on tour was 1995!!
Me and my boys took a trip to the local pumpkin farm!!
Jack with his huge pumpkin!

Sam and his "does it shake Mummy?" pumpkin

and if we had taken this one home we would have been still hollowing it out next halloween!!
We are not sure if we are trick or treating tonight - Sam still hasn't decided!!
More pumpkins photos to follow soon - as they are all ready and carved - so watch this space!
Love and Hugs Sarah x x x

Friday, 29 October 2010

Missing in Action!

Sorry folks I've been busy and you can see from the photos below what I have been up to!! (as well as it being half term and I've been busy with the boys!).
My lovely hubby was dragged to Ikea (kicking and screaming!!) to buy some better storage units for my craft area in the corner in the kitchen and conservatory.
Thanks to some clever jigging around and recycling of the old shelves I now have a nice new craft corner and its all tidy!!! (won't last!)
I am no longer spreading across the floor, blocking the heat from the radiator and we can now see the kitchen table!!!
Everything is so much more accessible and I can't wait to get crafting again - I've not done any for nearly 2 weeks!!!
Thanks for looking - now you can see where I sit most evenings once the boys are in bed!!
Love and Hugs
Sarah x x x

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Creative Craft World Challenge - Choccy's Challenge!!

Good morning and welcome to another CCW challenge - this weeks challenge is from Choccy and its is Hot choccy. marshmallows and cream! - so a colour theme of Brown, pink and cream. We had to used digi images from Stitchy Bear Stamps and Bugaboo Stamps
I have used a Bugaboo stamp on my LO below - I printed the stamp on acetate and coloured in using peel off markers
I have used Tattered Angels glimmer mist, BG Porcaline PP, AC thickers and Martha stewart punched butterfly, journal box from Elle's studio
Birthday card below using a Stitchy Bear Digi image

She has been coloured in using Pro-markers and Prisma Pencils, PP are Papermania, sentiment is Stampin Up, Prima flower, ribbon and embellishment from my stash

As always - thanks for looking and go over to the CCW blog and have a go and this challenge!!
Love and Hugs
Sarah x x x x

Friday, 15 October 2010

Basic Grey Page-of-the-Month Oct 2010

Page of the month kit - October 2010 - featuring new Basic Grey Pyrus paper collection
These papers are perfect for this time of year and autumn photos
These photos were taken on Sunday - we took the boys for a walk up Kingley Vale as the weather was glorious - and I took these fab photos of my lovely boys
Thanks for looking
Love and Hugs
Sarah x x x

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Edward Card

When I saw this digi image - I just had to have him!!! I got Edward from Pixie Dust Studio. I just know all you Twilight fans will love him!!
I've coloured in Edward with pro-markers and prisma pencils and sparkled everything with stickles!
Roses are from Wild orchid crafts and the papers are Delish Designs, pins and ribbons from my stash. Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking
Love and Hugs
Sarah xxxx

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Basic Grey POTM - September 2010

September POTM kit from Basic Grey - featuring Oliver papers (my favourite at the moment!)
Photos of my boys - a yearly tradition of have their photo on the front door step on the first day of term - I have take a photo every year since they started school - I also staple a copy of the photo to their school report - it is lovely to see how they have grown over the years (and to see how much my plants have changed (or died!!), and a new front door!)
a few close ups!
As always - thanks for looking
Love and Hugs
Sarah x x x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

A couple of cards

Friends of mine had a beautiful baby boy a couple of weeks ago - called Ewan John and I went to visit him (and his Mummy and Daddy) last week to have a cuddle - he was so little!! Here is the card I made for his parents
I have used Whiff of Joy stamp and she has been coloured in with Promarkers and prisma pencils, I have used nestabilities to cut her out and she has been glittered with Stickles, PP are DCWV, sentiment is Stampin Up!
the flowers are from my sister - but I am sure she probably got them from Wild Orchid Crafts! Ribbon, pins and beads from my stash.

It was also my Brother-in-laws birthday (I do struggle with male cards!) - so I inked up this Sugar Nellie stamp as he is a golfer. I have coloured him in using Promarkers and Prisma pencils, Papers are Basic Grey Archiac, stamp, ink, ribbon and star punch all Stampin Up!
Thanks for looking
Love and hugs
Sarah xxx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

UKS Weekly Challenge - September week 4

UKS Challenge - Scrapbook a landscape photo (no animals/people allowed) - 10 points, Stamping - 10 points and alter your alphabet (10 points)
I have used PP - Summer Soiree by Fancy Pants,
Prima flower and Scenic route alphabet

American craft thickers - painted and covered with glossy accents (looking at this LO I may back this alpha on some white CS as I think it looks lost on the page.
Journal box stamped with SU stamp. I actually struggled with this LO as I never scrapbook photos of scenery - its nearly always people! But then I am always up for a challenge!!
Thanks for looking
Love and Hugs
Sarah xx

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Page Maps Challenge/Contest

A contest set by Pagemaps - but unfortunately I couldn't enter as it was open to US citizens only - but I love the sketch so much I used it on a LO of my boys.

I have used Basic Grey Oliver - and a photo of my boys taken in the IOW
I have used alphabets from American craft thickers and Adorn it.
Thank you as always for looking!

Love and Hugs
Sarah xx

Monday, 4 October 2010

Bijoux Belles UKS Challenge

UKS weekly challenge and this week it is set by my team the Bijoux Belles! I have used photos of Jack and Pete in the sea at the IOW this August.
Use a grid (10 points), use first,number one or new stash (10 points), use circle/stamping (10 points) I have used Bazzill cardstock that has been distressed using TH distress ink, PP's are from Cloud 9 beach collection, and of course as always so trusty American Craft thickers :)

Thanks for looking and make sure you join in the challenge this week on UKS!!

Love and Hugs
Sarah xxx

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Creative Craft World Challenge

Morning everyone! I am so pleased to say I have been invited to join the Creative Craft World Design team and here is my first challenge entry for this week - black, white and silver!

Photos of my Jack (who at the moment along with his brother are both full of cold!)

I have used white Bazzill cardstock, and I have sprayed it with Black magic Tattered Angels Glimmer mist. The PP's are Delish designs and I have used a selection of punches to create the layered embellishments, and of course there needed to be some bling - so I have used one of my Prima swirls!!

I have used rub-ons and heart sticker from Glitz designs and the alphabet is my trusty American Craft thickers! Star stamps are from Stampin Up, sliver button is from my stash.
Thanks for looking and I would like to thank Lou and the rest of the team for their warm welcome - please go over to the CCW blog and have a go at the challenge!
Love and Hugs
Sarah xxx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Sarah's cards monthly challenge for September

Monthly challenge from Sarah's cards - can be found on the blog here. This is the sketch below using lots of layers!
My LO - Sleep - my eldest Jack - who loves to sleep in my bed! I have used Crate Paper Katlin collection and embellishments from Purple pumpkin
I loved the chance to use more girly papers - thanks to my duvet cover being lilac!!

Thanks for looking
Love Sarah xxx