Wednesday, 30 March 2011

WOYWW - 30th March

Still working on JYC!!!! - but its almost finished - another 3 pages finished tonight and another 9 to go - my aim is to finish it before Easter!!

I will be glad to finish this project as I am fed up of looking at Christmas papers - and will be glad to put them away. I have a selection of bags with bits in - embellishments, punches and adhesives, a small selection of American craft thickers (I do have a big box full!) My two new TH dies are sitting on the table waiting to be used! Also a catalogue from Fat Face - I love their clothes, the catalogue arrived today in the post and I already have my eye on a dress I love!


Thanks for taking the time to look and don't forget to hop on over the Stamping Ground to take a look at everyone desk - its a great way to be nosey!!

Hugs Sarah x x x

Sunday, 27 March 2011

A couple of LO's

I have decided to go back and scrap the huge shoe box of 2007 photos that have not been touched - as you can see that I got to April and didn't get much further! These photos are from Sam's 6th Birthday! I have used Echo Park Sweet Summertime papers and alphabet, American crafts ribbon and Nikki Sivils cord brads.

and this one below is for a UKS challenge of using two photos (Sam blowing out his candles - with the help of Jack!), using scraps and bunting (bunting made from EP scraps) and using stamping - journalling box is an Autumn Leaves stamp. I have also used my new nestabilities bunting die! Thanks for looking Hugs Sarah x x x

Sugar Bowl Sketch #56

Below is the sketch - which I have rotated as it fitted better with my card!

I have used one of my new Digi images from Sugar Nellie - she is so cute and I made this Birthday Card for a very special friend. I have used plain white roses and inked the edges to fit with my colours! I have used Basic Grey Marjolaine Papers.
The sentiment and tag is both from Stampin Up.
Thanks for taking the time to look.

Hugs Sarah x x x

Basic Grey Page of the Month Kits

This is the 2nd year I have had the BG page of the month kits - and I have to say I have loved them!! These last 2 pages complete my 2010 kits (and album) and I am looking forward to starting my 2011 kits! I have to thank Katie at Cre8tive for getting the kits - and she is sold out for 2011 so if you would like them you better contact Katie and get on the waiting list for 2012!


The page below is the November 2010 kit featuring BG Wander paper collection. I have used my photos I took when I went on a girly weekend to London to have my haircut at Charles Worthington and to watch the musical Wicked.

The page below is using December 2010 kit featuring BG Jovial paper collection. These are photos from Christmas Day. Thanks for looking and the new 2011 BG kits will soon be posted here!! Hugs Sarah x x x x

Saturday, 26 March 2011

CCW Scrapmap challenge - 26th March

The sketch for this week by Sue.

Scrapbook - All things Girlie! (don't worry its the boys turn next week!)


I have used Kiasercraft papers and scraps of an old Butterfly lace paper, scraps of Echo Park Little girls and the swirl was cut out on the Slice (not mine I may hasten to add!) and a few pearls! I used Jen's fabby scallop punch to punch out the circles (Thanks Jen!)


Thanks for looking and don't forget to pop over to the CCW blog and give the challenge a go!

Love and Hugs

Sarah x x x

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

WOYWW - March 23rd

As normal - a tip!!!
JYC still going - but almost finished!! My new Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days book (next batch of cupcakes are Malteaser ones!). A pot of craft adhesives (work in progress). Birthday presents (March is a busy Birthday month for me!). Sunglasses(we are currently having beautiful spring weather in the South of England!). Forms to be filled in - next week I have Sam Annual review at school, I have PACSO paperwork to fill in and paper work for Jack and school - its never ending having children with special needs - its always a round of paperwork!
Perhaps there will be something more exciting on my desk next week!
Thanks for stopping and taking a look and don't forget to pop over to the WOYWW blog and have a look on what is on everyones desk!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Baby Cards

Hello - and a couple of baby cards from me using a new digi image from Funky Kits (I'm not really a digi girl - like to stamp rubber - but this was so cute I couldn't resist!). The fab thing about digi is you can flip the image - and this will be perfect as I have a twin card to do (just waiting for them to arrive!!). However these cards are for a new little girl who arrived quiet a few weeks ago but I've just not had the chance to make her card - there is one for her parents and one for her grandparents - who are very special friends of mine!
I have followed Sketch Saturday sketch week #149
I have used Echo Park - Little girl PP's and Martha Stewart punch
sentiment is Papertrey ink, ribbon, pins and flowers are from my stash.

For the other card I have used The Sugar Bowl - challenge 35
Papers and everthing as before - and the name Lucie is using TLC letter stickers - that have been in my stash forever!!
The roses (which came from my sister - and probably from Wild Orchid Crafts) have been covered in stickles!
Everything has been inked with SU ink - Blushing bride and the little stars are Papermania
We have a lovely bead shop in the village - Bedazzled - where I get many of my beads

Thanks for taking the time to look
Hugs Sarah x x x

Sunday, 20 March 2011

New Furbabies!!!!

These two gorgeous boys will be joining our family in 4 weeks!! No names yet - we are still deciding!! They are cream burmese and are so cute!!! - they are 9 weeks and are ready to leave their Mamma at 13 weeks.
Mamma feeding her boys!
two sisters - they are from a litter of 5 - 3 girls and 2 boys.
one of my boys - we are thinking about Barley as a name (subject to change!!)
Gorgeous Mamma!!
Can't wait until we have them at home!
Sarah x x x x

Saturday, 19 March 2011

CCW Scrapmap challenge - 19th March

This week's sketch!

Sue asked us to scrapbook a Landscape photo - Jack took this photo - the only decent one and he took it from the coach - I was very impressed with this photo!


I have used Bo-Bunny papers, alpha, and snowflakes and added a few pearls from my stash.


Thanks for looking and go over to CCW and give the challenge a go!

love and hugs

Sarah x x x

Friday, 18 March 2011

UKS Monthly Challenge - March and UKS Weekly Challenge

UKS monthly challenge - use the sketch below and scrap in monotone.
I find it really difficult to scrap in monotone but I wasn't going to let it beat me!! I have scrapbooked photos from the BB's retreat - and converted them to black and white and use Echo Park - For the Record PP's, and alphabet.
Paper flowers have been spritzed using a SU spritzer tool
and some pearly bling around the swirl.

UKS weekly challenge - using 1 or 2 photos, use of 'white space' and bling
A photo of my hubby when he baked me a cake - I worked while he took the day off to take care of the boys at half term. I have used MME So Sophie PP's and title card, and SU Circle Circus stamps and bling from my stash.
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah x x x

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Friday Sketchers - Week 145

Below is sketch is number 145
I have used a Magnolia image with Prima papers - Fairy Flora, sentiment is Lilli Of The Valley, roses are from my stash that my sister gave me for my birthday last year. I made this card for my god-daughter who is 7 today!
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

WOYWW - March 16th

WOYWW - What's on your work desk Wednesday - make sure you take a look at the WOYWW blog and post a photo of what is on your desk! This evening I have been working on 2 LO's both UKS challenges (monthly and weekly) - I did struggle a bit with the monthly one as I find if difficult to scrap monotone - so I went black and white! The paint dabbers were out too! I used Echo Park -'For the record' papers - these are so fab - can't wait to use the rest of the colours. The weekly challenge was using white space - so quiet a minimal LO - another difficult one for me - I do like to add a few embellishment to my LO's!! I've had another few busy days at work and I was ready to de-stress tonight with a bit of scrapbooking! - I will upload the LO's in the next few days! Busy day tomorrow - lots of jobs to do, Sam's nappies to collect and Jack has an appointment with his consultant, but a couple of days away from work before I go back in for my shift on Saturday!
Thanks for visiting
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Monday, 14 March 2011

A couple of pages I completed at my weekend away with the Bijoux Belles!
One of Sam - happily eating a bowl of Skips and reading the Yellow Pages! I have used Cosmo Cricket - Cogsmo papers and American Craft Thickers.
One of Jack - that I took before he went skiing - it was a good job I took these as he didn't get one photo of himself on ski's! I have used Cosmo Cricket papers again with American craft thickers and the buttons and ribbon are part of a Pirate kit I got from Purple Pumpkin Crafts - look for the Purple Pumpkin on my side bar - Sam does some fab embellishments and they always sell out quickly!
I thought the quote at the bottom of the page of Jack was perfect!
thanks for looking
Pop back again soon!
Sarah x x x

Sunday, 13 March 2011

UKS Weekly Challenge - March week 1

I started this afternoon with a few left over photos from the snow in December, I was going to do a simple LO based on the CCW sketch and just slot it in the back of my 2010 album. Change of plan - it is still based on the sketch - but I've also used this towards the UKS weekly challenge and the Stickles and Tim Holtz stash had come out and I have ended up with a messy desk and inky fingers - a good afternoon's work I think!!
What is also good about this LO I have used 'stuff' that has been in my stash forever!! The PP are Daisy Bucket Designs, title are rub-ons which I have no idea where they came from, the swirly rub-ons are Basic Grey. UKS challenge was to make flowers. I punched out 3 sizes of circles, spritzed them with water, scrunched them up, dried them, inked them and Stickled them!!


The tag was from WH Smith, edges inked, 7Gypsies rub-on on the bottom left corner, Tim Holtz metal corner, edges Stickled, Jenni Bowlin butterfly (also inked) and TH reinforcer.


Thanks for looking
See you again soon!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Bijoux Belles Retreat

Last weekend - I went away to Olney to meet up with my UKS teamies the Bijoux Belles - I also made some special BB's cucpakes - complete with purple frosting and glitter!

and they even had their own special BB's centerpiece!
I actually didn't take many photos from the weekend - I was too busy scrapping! But below is a few of the BB's at the back of the house -from left to right - Susi, Sue, Laura (with Melaman!), Maria and Janet.
and here are all the Bijoux Belles - Jen, Susi, Sue Laura, Maria, Janet, Jo and Me!
Fab weekend was had by all - some even stayed the rest of the week!! Here's to the next BB's retreat next year!
Sarah x x x