Sunday, 30 January 2011

Sympathy Card

A close friend of mine lost his Dad and I wanted to make him a card - I find these cards so difficult to make as I didn't want anything too fussy/fancy/flowery! So I used this lovely stamp from Tim Holtz - from the Urban Chic collection of stamps.
I kept it very plain and simple with a bit of pearly bling and a pin. The card has been distressed using Tim Holtz distress ink - Pumice Stone.
Thanks for looking

Sarah x x x

Saturday, 29 January 2011

CCW - Scrapbook Page Challenge - Jan 29th

Today it is my turn to provide the sketch for this weeks CCW Scrapmap - and here is is below - I have also requested you use flowers on your LO.
I have combined it with UKS weekly challenge - week 2 January - Use 3 Patterned Papers (10 points), Die cut (10 points), scraps of paper (5 points) and an ink pad you've not used for a while, and been in your stash box forever! (5 points)
I have used 3 different types of Bo-Bunny papers, alpha and die cuts! Blue CS is scraps and the silver ink around the age of the paper is ink I've not used for ages! Prima flowers with blue pearl centres. Journalling about the snow we had in December and the photo is AC thickers in the snow!!!

Thanks for looking and look over at the CCW blog for this weeks challenge
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

WOYWW - Jan 26th

Evening everyone!! This is what is on my workdesk right now!

I've had a very busy day at work, I have a muzzy head and back ache - its been a long week and its only Wednesday! Still a day off tomorrow (before I go into work at 5pm) and I am have my haircut and I can't wait!

As for my desk - its all Stampin Up stash - I really should take a photo of the floor too! On Saturday I have my first training and there will be over 30 of us attending - this means 30 swaps to make, so this is what I have started tonight making 30 cards for Saturday. I am using one of my new stamps sets called Bliss.
The cup is empty (was tea) but I am now off to bed, the Nigella cookbook is there to remind me to update my online grocery shop with Tescos which is due for delivery tomorrow morning - so I better quickly do that now!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs Sarah xxx

Monday, 24 January 2011

Stampin Up at Brighton!

Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts show is at the Brighton Centre from the 11th Feb - 13th Feb - Stampin Up will be there and I am providing some layouts for the display boards!
So pop over to my other blog - Sarah's Cards and Cupcakes to have a peek at them!! - Please go via the cupcake below or the cupcake on my side bar!!

See you soon!
Sarah x x x x

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge # 51

Kiki's sketch is below
and my card using a lovely Gorjuss girl!!!
I have used PP by Prima - Fairy Flora collection

Flowers, ribbon and bling are all from my stash, sentiment is Stampin Up
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Scrapmap @ CCW - Wk 4 22nd Jan

Another Saturday CCW scrapmap challenge - another fab sketch by Sue!
My LO (along with its partner - UKS monthly challenge)
I have used Bo-Bunny Winter Tale PP's
Beautiful Prima flower
Kaisercraft bling title 'Unique'
American Craft Thickers!
Stampin Up ribbon, Prima flower and button from stash
and a LO just wouldn't be complete with out a bit of bling!!
and thanks for looking - please join us over at CCW and join in the challenge!!
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Friday, 21 January 2011

Counting Down!!!!!

just under 10 months to go - and I can't wait!!!
anyone else counting down???
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Basic Grey - Spot and Stripes!

Basic Grey challenge - Spots and Stripes!
I've used a hAnglar and stAnglar image and BG Marjolaine papers
flowers and embellishments from my stash, sentiment - Stampin Up!
Thanks for looking!
Sarah x x x

Friday Sketchers #137

Sketch # 137
Magnolia Image and MME Fine and Dandy papers - True Blue
Sentiment - Stampin Up!
all the embellishments from my stash!
Thanks for taking a peek!!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

WOYWW - Jan 19th

WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!!
I am still working on my Journal Your Christmas - was hoping to finish it by the end of the month!!! Maybe by the end of Feb it will be finished!!!
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Sketch Saturday #138 and Magnolia wk 89

Morning everyone - a quick blog before I leave for work!! I have combined to card challenges - Sketch Saturday and Magnolia. Ss is below and Magnolia was use you favourite things!
My favourite stamps are Magnolia stamps and I have used flowers, Pearly bling and pins on my cards which are all of my favourite things!!
Everything is from my stash and the PP are Kaisercraft - Be Merry Collection
Thanks as always for dropping by and taking a peek!!
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Monday, 17 January 2011

Sketch Saturday - sketch 137

A bit late - as this was last Saturday's sketch and I had completed it but just didn't have the time to upload it!!!
A male card - which I have difficulty doing - I have used Papertrey ink stamps - button basics - and the bike is one of my favourites. PP is Kaisercraft - Up and Away.
ribbon and brad is from my stash, and the sentiment is Stampin Up.
buttons and pearls are from my stash
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x

Sunday, 16 January 2011

UKS Monthly Challenge - January - The Perfect Christmas Photo!

This months challenge on UKS was to follow the sketch below, also 50% of your LO should be jounalling.
My LO below - The Perfect Christmas Photo
I have journalled about the fact it took me almost a dozen photos to get the perfect Christmas photo - thank goodness for digital photography! I have used the most beautiful xmas papers - Bo-Bunny Winter Joy - I just love the colours!
Chipboard heart, covered in PP and then painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint - a first for me and I love it!!! Below are some Scrap Fx (been in my stash forever!) retro fireworks chipboard, painted with Blonde Moments paint and painted with TH crackle paint.

and a LO would not be complete without some American Craft Thickers!! (and a mini Chatterbox alphabet!)
another close up of my crackle painted heart!
Thanks for looking and come back on Saturday for the next CCW Scrapmap challenge where you will see this pages matching partner!!
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Scrapmap @ CCW - Wk 3 15th Jan

Good morning everyone - it is my turn this week to provide the scrapmap on the CCW blog and the theme to go with the map is 'Celebration'

I have done a LO using Basic Grey Oliver collection of papers, embellishments and alphabet. The two stars are Jenni Bowlin chipboard - which have been covered with BG paper.
Photos are of Sam in November when it was bonfire night. Sam doesn't like fireworks and we managed to persuade him to wear ear defenders - definately a cause to celebrate in our house!! Although Sam could still hear the fireworks he seemed a lot more settled once he had his ear defenders on!!

Basic Grey Oliver is my current favourite BG paper collection - until they bring our something else I like!!
Thanks for looking - and go over to the blog and give the challenge a go!!
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Monday, 10 January 2011


I've not take a photo of my beads for a while - and seeing as I was a very lucky girl at Christmas, I thought I would post my lastest additions!! I have been collecting Troll beads since 2005 - I have a huge selection of colours and now my collection has grown so much I now have 4 bracelets - which are colour co-ordinated!! I have a blue one, pink one and a green one. the new one is the black and white bracelet. I had a couple of black and white beads but thanks to Jack and Daddy I had a few more for Christmas!!

These are my four bracelets!
My new beads!! From left to right - White Bubbles, Buttons, Black Spot, Nanna's bead, Petite Love Link white sparkle, and Chamilla Silver puzzle. Pete and Jack choose the glass beads, I choose the buttons and the puzzle bead. Buttons -as I love to use them in crafting and the puzzle for Autism. The sparkly bead was because I do love a bit of bling!!!
As for Nanna's Bead - My Nan died in December 2000 - I was pregnant with Sam when she died. I was also told when she died I would have her wedding ring. I didn't get it until my Grandad died in 2008 and it has been sitting in my jewelery box ever since. It was too big for me to wear, so I decided to have a bead made for my bracelet as then I would wear it every day! I went to our local jeweler and they came up with 9 designs and I showed my Dad - and made him choose as it was his Mum and below is my bead!
It is the only gold bead I have on my bracelet and I have to say its my favourite!! I always wear 2 bracelets at once and its going to always be my black and white bracelet with one of the coloured ones!
These two photos were taken when the sun was shining - so I thought I would add them too!
Thank you for looking!
Hugs Sarah x x x x