Sunday, 25 November 2012

CCW Countdown to Christmas - Day 24

Good morning and welcome back to my blog!
 I have done a simple LO using baubles!  A quick and fun way of doing a Christmas LO.  The one below I have used a Sizzix die.  This is also a great way to use up any of those scraps of Xmas paper! 

 This one is using a SU stampset and punch.
 Again it is a combination of stamped images and patterned paper.
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x

Saturday, 24 November 2012

CCW - Countdown to Christmas - Day 23

Good morning and welcome to my post for the CCW countdown to Christmas.
 I have made some Tim Holtz style tags
 For the tags I have made, you will need the following.  Tags, a selection of distress inks, stamps, inks like Versamark and Archival ink. Heat gun and embossing powders, collection of dies and embossing folders, a selection of metal embellishments, and ribbon.
 Distressing is a messy and fun thing to do and for advice where to start go to Tim's blog and look at his Youtube vids - they are fab.  This tag below before I started playing with any ink I used a embossing folder to obtain the musical notes, cut out a tag (this one is a Magnolia doohickey tag).  I have then used a selections of pink inks such as Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick to blend the colours.  I added a little bit of bling, flowers and a sentiment.
 The tag has been finished off with ribbon, and a crochet tree decoration with a bell - that can be removed and put on the Xmas tree!  The decorations and the bells came from Paperchase! 
 This tag I stamped the sentiment first using Versamark and clear embossing powder, then added my trees with Archival ink before starting with my distress inks - I have used a combination of Crushed Olive, Pine Needles and Forest Moss.  The deer has been cut using a Tim Holtz die, and Grungeboard, and stained using distress stain.
 Again finished off with some Tim Holtz metal work and a tree decoration.
 Again this one was embossed before I started distressing.  I have used Barn Door, and Festive Berries ink and the edges have a little Black Soot.
 The '25' has been cut out using a die and embossed with black embossing powder.
 I have stamped the Deer (from one of Tim's stampsets), with Versamark and then embossed using black embossing powder before I distressed using Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Vintage photo.  I then added the Christmas Blessing sentiment.

 I have clear embossed the swirl, so it resists the ink as I distress the tag.  Used Archival ink for the snowflakes and trees.  I have used Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.
 All these tags were finished off with a selection of Christmas metal - and you can see how I have changed what I clear embossed and what I've inked - the varieties are endless!

 Here are my presents all ready wrapped to go - by adding a ornate decorative tag I have used plain brown wrapping paper (I got mine from Ikea) and a little bit of twine and a beautiful tag!
Happy Inky Fingers!! and thanks for looking.
Hugs Sarah x x x 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

CCW Mini Kit

The November mini kit from CCW - lovely as always and such a bargin - please pop over to the shop and sign up!

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah xxx

Thursday, 8 November 2012


Good morning - after a very manic few days at work I have a couple of days off!  Please don't forget to pop over the the Creative Craft World Blog - its day 8 on our Christmas Countdown!!
I have had a few special orders for cards so here are a selection of them.  Unfortunately I've not really had this time to do much colouring so I have been cheating and used some ready coloured images from Lilli of the Valley.  
This card was for a 70th Birthday and I have used some Stampin Up pattered papers.
Prima bling!
Stickles on the wings.
A few pins and beads from my stash.
Another fairy with Prima bling and flower.
Prima papers too!
Pins from my stash!
DCVW Linen closet papers (I love these papers)
Pins and flowers from my stash, butterfly from ebay.
More SU papers and this time the butterfly is Prima.

Same as before with added bling and butterflies!

DCWV papers again - love the neutral colours.

A personalized wedding card, lots of flowers and bling.  I have used some old Crate papers - Kaitlin collection.  The 'Congrats' is a SU stamp, and I added a couple of paper doilies.  

Thanks for looking and please pop over to the CCW blog - there is a new project everyday in November from the fabulous design team - you never know there maybe something there you want to try!
Hugs Sarah x x x x 

Saturday, 3 November 2012

CCW November Scrapmap

Today on the CCW countdown to Christmas it is our November scrapmap - and I have decided to do a non-Christmas page!
I have used the love Carte Bella papers and have scrap booked some photos of the dresses I wore during my birthday month for all my different occasions!
and of course I have finished my page off using a bit of Prima bling!!
Thanks for looking and please give the scrap map a go - you may be in with a chance of a guest DT spot and  money off in the CCW shop!!!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Friday, 2 November 2012

UKS challenges

Morning everyone!  Can't you tell it is half term, as I am blogging lots and not rushing around!
Here are a couple of more LO's - first one being Oct week 5 challenge - Scrap something new, do not used the traditional pink/blue new baby colours, use 2 of something, small embellishments.
 I have scrapped a photo of my new Tiffany bracelet that my sister bought me for my Birthday - I am so lucky, and I love it!!  I have used Prima Sunkissed papers - grey and green ( I could have so easily used Tiffany blue!!).   I used 2 words for my title and a selection of small Prima flowers and some butterflies from here (thanks to my sister for pointing me in this direction!!)....and look no bling in site!!
This challenge was from the recent Cybercrop challenge on UKS - by Ifa, to scrap a photo of yourself, and tell a story.  This is Ifa's LO below. 
 Here is mine - using Carte Bella Beautiful Moments Element stickers and alphabet, on Kraft cardstock.
 I have heat embossed some butterflies on the LO using my new SU stamps, and old Blonde Moments embossing powders.  Finished off with some Prima flowers and bling!!! I have journalled about what are my favourite things at fourty!
And please don't forget its still the CCW countdown to Christmas and today Ali is showing us fun with Fimo - so please pop over to the CCW blog !

Thanks for looking and come back tomorrow for the November Scrapmap!
Hugs Sarah x x x