Friday, 31 August 2012

At the end of the rainbow - CCW Birthday Blog hop - Orange!

Hello!! As part of the CCW birthday blog hop the DT were asked to do a project using one of the colours of the rainbow - I was orange and chose to do a scrapbook page!  I also incorporated the UKS August week 3 challenge - which was to use ribbon differently, tearing, stitching (real or faux) and scrap something from the last month.
 I have scrapped some photos of my furbaby, Dara who was finally enjoying some sun after we had such a wet June! You can see the tearing and the faux stitching around the photos.  I used a Cosmo Cricket Gluber (giant glue dot) to make a rolled rose ribbon flower.  All the flowers are from my stash but I sure the majority of them are Prima. The title is American Craft Thickers - Bones font.

 The balloon is die cut which I got from the States (and got stung for VAT!!!) - but it was worth it - I love it!!  I have used a cloud mask from That Special Touch and used ink and a sponge dauber to make the clouds.
 I inked the edges of the balloon to make it stand out and added stickles to the embossed parts of the balloon.
Thanks for looking and make sure you hop to Michelle's blog tomorrow for our Yellow Project, and if you haven't already visited Susi's blog for our Red Project, you can hop there now.  Make sure you visit all the DT blogs this week so you are in with a chance to win a prize from Lou at CCW!
Hugs Sarah x x x 

Thursday, 30 August 2012


Yesterday was my 40th Birthday! Here are a few photos of me .
 My lovely hubby bought me an iPad for my birthday, but I had it a few weeks ago, so imagine my surprise when I had yet another present - a lovely silk dress that I am wearing is from Monsoon.  Below is a photo of me and my furbaby Dara.
 We had a meal out at Azzurro's @ Gunwharf Quay.
 And of course a photo of me and my boys!!
I had a lovely day - so many wonderful presents, I've been a very lucky girl!!
Love and hugs Sarah x x x x x

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

CCW Blog Hop

Start's tomorrow
Please look at the CCW blog for details!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Basic Grey POTM

Another LO for my album - about When I grow up - all about the job I wanted to do and then I included photos of the actual job I do.
Photos of me when I was younger - the little one tucked away was a photo of me doing work experience at the vets, I was 14 at the time.  A photo of me with my Auntie's cat - think I must have been about 16, and the little one of me at the bottom with my Doll and pushchair - about age 2-3 yrs.
These photos are of me where I work now in the Path lab at our local hospital (love the timer on my camera!), and how I came to choose this as a career.  I have used Paper Cottage collection from BG
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A few Cards

A male card - using a pre printed/coloured Kenny K image - a tyre track piece of twill,
some Tim Holtz metal work and card all finished with a SU sentiment

Another card for work - a baby congrats card.
Papers that have been in my stash for ever!
all finished off with everything pink and girly!!
Another card for work - a leaving card
 I have used a Saturated canary digi image, MCS June ltd kit - Pink Paislee papers. Prima flowers and roses from my stash along with a Karen Foster starburst brad.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x

Monday, 20 August 2012

CCW August Mini Kit

This month's mini kit is perfect for those beach photos...but for someone like me who is about to go on hols - I didn't have any beach photos to hand - so I have shown you how to use the kit on non-beach photos!

I have done 2 6 x12 layouts and a card (and I still have stash left over!)
This LO below is of myself and Sam at Marwell Zoo - in the park (near the pink flamingos - so the tag was perfect!)
 A LO of me and one of my best girl-friends at Ladies Day @ Goodwood - and I have added some bling to look like bubbles coming out of the bottle!
 I knocked up a quick card using a LOTV image.
Thanks for looking and please pop over to the blog to look at what the rest of the DT have done with this months kit!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Birthday Party

I had an early Birthday Party because my sister had travelled down from Chester - it was so wonderful to see her and the family - I have been checking her blog for weeks to try and guess which card would be my birthday card - and of course she hadn't put it on there - just look at it!! It's amazing - my own specially made Edward Cullen 40th Birthday card!!
 Its is just perfect!!
 It is an easel card - and its the only one sitting on the fireplace (I've saved the rest to open on my B'day - but I was ordered to open this one!!)
 This one will be saved forever!!! I love it!

 And for someone that didn't see my Smash book (because I've not posted it to my blog yet!!!) - she did well on the Birthday present from too - just perfect!  I knew I would get to New York for my Birthday - but I have got my first piece of Tiffany's jewellery! - Rebekah had been looking at my Pinterest boards!!

 My Dad bought me a beautiful necklace - Arwen's Evenstar from the Lord of the Rings films, my Brother bought me a matching necklace and earring set.

 My Mum bought me this lovely Silver bangle - the rope is silver thread too - it is beautiful.

A few photos from the day - Me and my little sis
 The children.
 Jack and his cousin Jozef (My Brothers eldest!)
 My gorgeous nieces Amelia and Hiolette,
 and as for this handsome boy - I could have taken photos of him all day!!!
My Gorgeous Nephew Caleb!!! - he is so scrummy!!!
 Caleb and Sam
 I had a wonderful afternoon - it was so good to see all of my family!
Love and Hugs Sarah x x x

Friday, 17 August 2012

Ladies Night @ Fontwell

Another birthday celebration - Ladies night with the girls at Fontwell.
Here I am with Steph just before we left home.
 Me and my friend Zoe
 Steph, me and Rachel
We had a wonderful day...lots of Pimms and a fab Take That tribute band after the races.  I had no winner all day until race 7 - Petie McSweetie won - so not as good as Godwood but I was only £10.00 down - which wasn't bad for a day at the races!
Birthday Party at Dad's the following day - so more photos to follow!!
Love and Hugs Sarah x xx