Thursday, 30 April 2015

UKS Challenges - April Week 3

April week 3 Challenge - Scrap yourself, interactive element and old stash.
 Photo of me in 2012 and I've used a mixture of old and new stash.  The papers are from MCS kit - November main Crate Paper Open Book

 Interactive element is under the photo which will be for some personal journalling. 
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x

Monday, 27 April 2015


A couple of Birthday cards - a nice pink girly one - using a pre-coloured image from Lili of the Valley. I was also using up the bits from an old MCS kit - Oct Ltd featuring Prima Coffee Break collection.
 I've added a doily, sentiment and ribbon from Stampin Up, Prima flowers and bling and butterfly from Etsy

 Pins are from my stash.

 A male card - something I stuggle with.  Using a Tim Holtz stamp which has been embossed.  The papers are Prima Cartographer. Stampin Up sentiment and Burlap ribbon and stars are from my stash and they are Queen & Co

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x

Saturday, 25 April 2015

BtCR - April

I found this card on Pinterest as a Birthday card which I made and then adapted it and made a Christmas card. My faithful MS punch has been used and I have purchased a new one as the old one gave up the ghost - I'm always punching out snowflakes!
 I have gone white and silver grey with a splash of blue and a little bit of bling!

 Another seven cards to my collection and now my tally is up to 37!
Please pop over to Sue's blog and start making those Christmas cards now!!
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Friday, 17 April 2015

UKS Challenge - April week 2

April week 2 - use the below sketch as inspiration or use three elements from it, scrap new beginnings and pink!
 A photo of me while I was pregnant with Jack - new beginnings!
 I have used MCS November kit - Crate Paper Open Book collection.
 Butterfly is Etsy and Stamps are Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards

 Butterfly and wooden stars are from my stash.
Thanks for looking 
Hugs Sarah x x x

Friday, 10 April 2015

UKS April Challenges - Week 1 and MC

April week one challenge - to use the sketch below, alter the background and hand written journalling.
 Photo of Sam taken in 2012 for the PACSO website (I don't think this one was used it was the other photo!) and I just adore him looking up at the camera while he was painting!
 I have used MCS kit - March Ltd Ed kit - featuring Blue Fern Studios Love Story papers - these are gorgeous! I have altered the back using my new Kaisercraft chicken wire stamp.
 Bling and flowers are Prima and the butterflies are Etsy.
 Wooden word is from Becky Higgins Project Life.

UKS April MC  - use three ingredients from the list - I used yellow cardstock, flowered papers and butterflies!
 I have used MCS kit - March main featuring Simple Stories 'I Am' and the photos are of my lovely friends Lindsay and Joe who got married in 2012 and I made all the wedding stationary!
 Flowers and bling are Prima and butterflies are Etsy.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Sue's Sketch - April 2015

Its time for another sketch challenge from Sue - her blog is here
 I love working from a sketch and I am really pleased how this one came together.  I have used My Creative Scrapbook kit - Nov main kit featuring Crate Paper Open book collection and Maggie Holmes embellishments - all have come from the kit with the exception on the Prima bling, butterfly, hearts and wooden 'together' which is from a Project life kit.
 This photo is of me and my hubby celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in 2013 - a lovely sunny day in July and a good 'selfie'!

Thanks for looking and please pop over to Sue's blog and give her sketch challenge a go and there is a prize of a Littlegreen kit!
Hugs Sarah x x x 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

A day of cropping!

I had a lovely day of cropping and it was quiet unusual for me to not be scrapping some challenges or blog sketches so I was scrapping without pressure which is normally less productive!!
It was good to scrap some old photos that had been sitting in a box for a while and using up some old MCS kits - its amazing how many LO's I can get from each kit and the kit is endless!! This kit below is Simple Stories - Homespun.  I love Simple Stories and this collection is one of my favs!
 This photo makes me smile!  We go all the way to Marwell Zoo and Sam is overjoyed when he sees a 'Walls' sign!  Sam is Autistic...he loves numbers, barcodes and logos, he collects them, this is one of his favourite logos and he asked me to take a photo of him by the Walls sign - there is a beaming smile on his face, he so very easily pleased!! 
 I've added the bling, butterfly (Etsy) and wooden butterflies - but everything else is Simple Stories.
 I love to use a sketch, so before the crop I logged on to Page Maps and these two sketches are from their March 2015 collection of maps - you can see Page Maps here
 Again this is Simple Stories - Harvest Lane collection.  Photos taken back in 2012 at a PACSO family fun day and they had a great photo booth.  The photos are of me and Sam and of Sam and one of his PACSO carers Harriet.
 I've added some old K&Co felt flowers (been in my stash for years!) and some wooden embellishments.

 Another Pagemaps sketch and again some old photos from 2012!
 I have used Carta Bella - A perfect autumn collection
 Busy papers, making a busy page - but it wasn't so much about the photos but about our annual visit to the Pumpkin farm (again 2012 - as Jack has long hair!)

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x