Friday, 30 April 2010

Sympathy Card

There are some things in life that are always difficult and I find making sympathy cards one of them. 

My Uncle died last night and although he has been unwell for a while it was still a shock.  I made this to send to my Auntie as I won't get to see her for a while, unfortunately.

I have been waiting for ages for my April Unity KOTM (must have got held up with all the flight chaos) 

It finally came this morning and these stamps were in it - perfect for what I needed. :) The flowers were die cut from white card with a Sizzix die and I embossed a line along the back of each petal to add detail. Then sponged them with turquoise Versacolor ink, the petals were curled up slightly and then layered together.  The ribbon is simple organza.

See you soon.  xx

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Stamped Butterfly

I love pink and black together and because it's for a teenage birthday, I added some bling to the butterfly!
The ribbon is from Poppicrafts (which has sadly closed down) and the butterfly is a Unity stamp.  I lifted the wings slightly and curled them under by rolling the edges over an embossing stylus (you could also use a pencil) then I put some silicone glue underneath to keep them from flattening.  The sentiment is a stamp from Elzybells - I love it for it suits a lot of occasions :)

Have a lovely day!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Clean & Simple FTL87 sketch

A quick card today!

I'm always full of good intentions when it comes to making cards on time but usually end up doing it at the last minute  :(  not good for stress levels!

So just for a change I thought I'd  be really organised (lol) with Teacher thank you cards for June using this lovely sketch from Clean & Simple 

The red apple is darker in reality!

White card
DP - DCWV school stack
Stamp - Imaginisce
Brilliance Inks
Chipboard apple - Sizzix original die / paper pieced
White gel pen
Nestabilites circle/scalloped circle dies
Scoring lines scored using Scor-pal

Thanks for visiting today :)
Sarah x

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Quick update

I'm sorry I've had nothing to show you these past few weeks but thank you to all who have been checking my blog :)

I went into hospital on Monday for a gynae operation which will hopefully stop my iron levels from depleting so dramatically!  I'll know in a few months if the op has been a success and apart from the extreme tiredness, I'm feeling good :)

I can't wait to get crafting again and hope to have something to show you next week.

Monday, 5 April 2010

More Little Notebooks

Mum and Dad are going to Australia on Wednesday, so Mum asked me to cover some notebooks for her to give as little gifts to friends.  As I love doing these it was no chore and a lovely excuse to leave the housework!

They look very shiny in the photo but it's just the small cello bags I put them in to protect them. They are made using a variety of craft materials - rub-ons, stamps, chipboard, ribbons, buttons etc.

Hope you're all having a lovely Easter :)  I'm spending it clearing up my craft space (long overdue) there's still christmas paper on my table.....

See you soon :)
Sarah x

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Covered Notebook & Matching Card

This was a plain little notebook and pen I bought in Tesco (bought loads, I love them so much!) and decorated with some My Minds Eye designer paper.  The flowers are punched with the retro flower punch from EK Success.  The ribbon is American crafts.

The matching thank you card is 10 x 10cms and the DP is cut with a nestabilities die and the sentiment is by Daisy Bucket.  The corners on the card were rounded with the WRMK corner chomper 1/2" size.

Thanks for visiting!
Sarah x

Ps. I'm working on a little Mini Book, so hope to have pictures of it soon :)