Saturday, 15 September 2012

Rosie by Digistamp Boutique

Hello again!
It's so easy to neglect your blog when life gets busy, isn't it?
My poor wee daughter is only back to school two weeks and is off sick already.
She had a miserable night on Wednesday so I kept her off school on Thursday and Friday as she really wasn't fit to go.
At the beginning of the week she was invited to go to her wee friend's birthday party, which was today and she was adamant that she was going.
'But you're not fit', I said.
'Oh I am mummy', was the reply. 'I'm as fit as a fillet!'
Needless to say, she got going to the party with a pocket full of tissues, and had a whale of a time.
So it's back to school on Monday!
Here's the card I made for her wee friend Rosie.
I know this card is pink, pink, pink!
But I deny all responsiblity for it, lol....Phoebe chose everything and I just coloured the image.
I have no idea what make the papers are, I bought them years ago from Poundstretcher when they used to do scrapbooking kits.
She wanted Rosie from Digistamp Boutique and she wanted her to have blond hair to match her friend :)

 The little crown is a brad from Making Memories and Phoebe has been begging to use it every time we craft, so you can imagine her delight when we were able to put it on Rosie's head!

The number '6' is cut with a Cuttlebug die 'Red tag sale' and I raised it on foam pads. The name 'Rosie' is stamped with Regal Rose SU ink using Elzybells alphabet stamps.
The ribbon is Dovecraft.

That's it for tonight!
I'm off to bed with a hot toddy (Lemsip, honey & whisky)...I think I've caught Phoebe's bug :(

I hope you're all having a relaxing weekend
and thank you for joining me here.
I'm so sorry I haven't got caught up with commenting yet but there just aren't enough hours in the day to fit everything in...
I will catch up with you soon though :)

Take care,
Sarah xx

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
Jellypark challenges ~ all about the children
Digistamp Boutique ~ Sept monthy challenge
Digitally sweet ~ anything goes with flowers
QKR stampede ~ birthday celebration
Dutch Dare CC ~ sugar & spice
Make it Monday ~ linky party

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


I'm very late posting this but I've been away all day
so without further ado
here is the winner of the clipboard & notebook.
Congratulations Helen!!
If you send me your details to
I'll send your prize to you asap :)
Thanks again to everyone who took part and for all your lovely comments.
See you tomorrow.
Sarah xx

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Wryn with sweets birthday card

Good morning!
I had hoped to do a blog post yesterday, but I had a dental appointment in the morning and my mouth was so sore when the local anaesthetic wore off, that I had to take painkillers and lie down.
Thankfully it's fine this morning!
The card I'm sharing today is for my lovely little niece who is 11.
I had to keep it quite flat as I was sending it in the post, and needed it to fit through the wee slot thing at the Post Office!

You probably know by now that I just love wee Wryn from Tiddly Inks.
She's so cute and a pleasure to colour. I haven't coloured an image all summer so it was nice to get my Copics out again for this one.
The sentiment is from Tiddly Inks too ~ I think it came with the digi image.


The papers are Crate Paper 'Bliss' collection (I've had them for ages)
The strip of ribbon is East of Inda,
and I added dots to the card candy with a Copic marker.

The days are definitely turning colder here and I think it's nearly time to start lighting the fire again :)
I love autumn!
Thank you for visiting my blog today,
I have some catching up to do with commenting but I will be round to visit you soon :)
I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner of my clipboard and notepad.
Have a lovely day,
Sarah xx
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Make it Monday ~ linky party
Bearly Mine#52 ~ anything goes
The squirrel & the fox #26 ~ anything goes
Allsorts ~ layers
Catered Crop ~ In the pink

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Scrapbook page - Back to School

Good morning!
I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  The weather here has been great this week -
just typical back to school weather!
Our scrap map challenge at Creative Craft World was postponed for a week, due to the birthday blog hop we had.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part and thank you too for all the comments on my blog.
I loved reading them :) I'd like to say a  big 'hello' to my new followers too, not just from the blog hop but to those of you who signed up during the summer months too!
Well, today we have a fabulous sketch from Sue and it would be wonderful
if you could join us in the scrapbook challenge this month.
The winner is chosen by the DT and gets a fab prize, a generous discount in the shop and a GDT spot for the next challenge!
This is my take on the scrap map.
Regular readers of my blog will have seen this photo before... I posted it on the children's first day back at school.  How difficult is it to get two children to look at the camera at the same time?
I took lots of photos and I still didn't manage it.....  lol
I made a little mini book for more photos and hidden journaling and tied it closed with twine and a little owl charm.

 The patterned papers are DCWV 'school days' I think and I've had them for ages.
For the 'chalkboard' I cut a 10" square from pepper bazzill swiss dot paper and distressed the edges.
Then I dabbed along the edges and swiped across the front of the card with a white paint dabber.
Using Elzybells white pigment ink I stamped TPC Studio 'teacher' stamps all over the black card (stamping off on scrap card first) to make it appear 'chalked'.

This is the inside of the wee book and it has individual photos of each child and a little bit of journaling. (some of the details I've kept private)

 The large WRMK brads were a real bargain I got ages ago but I always knew they'd come in handy some day!
The title was cut from a sheet of matching paper and I created a string line across the chalkboard and attached the card card to it with a patterned peg from Making Memories.

You'll find the scrap map for Creative Craft World here.
I hope it inspires you to take part in the challenge.
Thanks for popping in today
and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Take care
Sarah xx
I'd like to enter this in MIM linky party.


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Rainbow Blog Hop with Creative Craft World

Good morning everyone!
Today it's my turn to share a project in our Rainbow Blog Hop
at Creative Craft World.
The reason for the blog hop is, it's the 6th birthday of  the shop on the 6th!
Blog hopping is all totally new to me so I hope you'll bear with me as I try to get the details right.....
My colour as part of the rainbow is Violet and I used these gorgeous papers from Echo Park
(springtime collection) 
Maybe I should start with my project and give you all the info at the end?
I started with a plain wooden 'bingo board' and painted it with gesso.
Next I took a sponge and inked the edges with seedless preserves distress ink.

Then I applied wet glue all over front of the board and adhered the spot paper, trimming the edges with a craft knife and sanding the edges.  I traced around the 'clip' part of the board on violet paper and cut the outline before gluing to the top of the board.  I covered the join in the two papers with patterned paper.
I covered the back of the board with matching violet paper.

For the notebook I took a narrow jotter and removed the front cover.
Taking striped paper I cut it to size across the width and 2.5" longer at the top which I wrapped over and taped at the back. 
I tied some green tulle around the cover and finished with a button which was threaded with twine.
I added punched butterflies and raised the wings with my favourite pinflair glue gel and a sparkly trail.

 The cover is double sided so it's just as pretty on the inside!

The word notes is cut from co-ordinating green paper with Cuttlebug 'red tag sale' dies and I brushed a white paint dabber across the board a few times before sticking them down.

The little metal clip at the top for hanging
and now for the blog hop details 
By this stage if you're following the hop we are on day 7 and you should already have hopped across 6 projects
but here's a reminder just in case you've come to mine first...
There's still time to take part (if you're new to it)
1. Red - Susi
2. Orange - Sarah W
3. Yellow - Michelle
4. Green - Trish
5.Blue - Ali
6. Indigo - Sue
7. Violet - me
and tomorrow, the final day - you need to visit Lou's blog
to find the POT OF GOLD at the end of the rainbow!
There are a few things you need to do to be in with a chance to win:
1. You need to visit each of the blogs listed above and leave a comment
2. Then visit Creative Craft World's blog and become a follower (if you're not already)
and that's it!
As part of this blog hop some of the team are offering a prize on their own blogs and
as a thank you for leaving a comment on mine I'd like to offer one too.
I am giving away the clipboard and notepad to one of my lovely followers!
(new followers will be included too but please only follow if you like my blog)
If you would like to be in with a chance to win it, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.
If you want to leave a comment as part of the blog hop but don't want to be entered into my draw just put 'no draw' after your comment.
I won't be offended!
All the names will be put in the hat and I'll get Phoebe (my little daughter) to draw a winner next Wednesday (12th Sept).
I hope you will all take part in the blog hop
and thanks so much for visiting :)
Take care
Sarah xx
I'd like to enter this in the following:
Bearly Mine #51 ~ anything but a card
Jackson's digital expressions #21 ~ anything but a card
SOS #67 ~ wood element (clipboard)
Tuesday Alchemy #30 ~ anything goes
MIM #105 ~ linky party anything goes
Stamps & Fun = creativity #115 ~ anything but a card
The Crazy challenge #128 ~ seeing spots
Totally stampalicious ~ anything but a card
Unique Crafters challenge ~ anything goes
Natalie & Amy #1 ~ anything goes
Just keep on Creating #3 ~ anything goes 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Felt & paper flower for a special birthday

It was my lovely Mum's 65th birthday two weeks ago
and this is the card I made for her.
I was making a Christmas table runner from felt and because I had the felt already out on the table I thought I'd try it out on the card.
I loved the effect and I'm pleased to say, Mum loved her card too :)

 Sizzix, Nestablilities, and Cuttlebug dies cut through felt very well and I used Sizzix dies for the flower and the flourish.
The hexagons are from a sheet of Echo Park paper (Sweet Day) and I cut them out individually and arranged them on the card blank.

I cut a rough spiral from a circle of patterned paper and rolled it into a flower and layered it on top of the yellow felt flower.
The sentiment is printed on the computer using 'Delius' font.

That's it for today,
I'd better go now and rustle up something for tea!

I'd love you to join me tomorrow for my project in Creative Craft World's rainbow blog hop!
I'm also having a prize draw.
Check out all the details here tomorrow (from 7am).

Thanks for visiting today :)
Take care
Sarah xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The pink elephant ~ patterned paper
Ladybug Crafts ~ anything goes
Stamp & Create ~ anything goes
Challenges4everybody ~ anything goes
MIM #105 ~ anything goes
Papertake Weekly ~ anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy ~ anything goes

Monday, 3 September 2012

Graduation card

Hello again!
I'm still playing catch up with the cards I've made over the summer
and the one I'm sharing today is the Graduation card I made for my nephew.
I used a fab wee freebie image from  Digistamp Boutique's Facebook page and I coloured it with Copics.
The papers are by My Mind's Eye and they're called Kraft Funday Happy Days.
They were all layered on a white card blank.

The sentiment is printed on kraft card and I raised the centre with pinflair glue gel.
To personalise it for my nephew I added titles to the books using wordart.
He graduated in Pharmacy so I squeezed that title onto the top book :)
After fussy cutting around the coloured image I raised it on kraft card with foam pads.
Thanks again for coming to visit!
I'll be back tomorrow with a card I made for my Mum's birthday.
Take care
Sarah xx
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Make it Monday #105 ~ linky party anything goes
Hooked on Craft #24 ~ cards for men
PPMC #55 ~ create a square card
The cutie pie CB #26 ~ no flowers
The squirrel and the fox #25 ~ one for the men
Digistamp Boutique ~ monthly competion using DSB image

Sunday, 2 September 2012

30th Birthday

Good morning!
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)
As it's the beginning of September I would normally be sharing a new scrap map for
Creative Craft World but our blog hop started last Thursday and will continue this week, so the scrap map is postponed until next Saturday.
You can check out the details of the blog hop here and there are some fab prizes to be won!
My project will be on Wednesday.....
Over the summer I've been asked to make some projects which I'm only able to share after the event has passed and this birthday card is one of them.
 I didn't have much time to make it as I had to post it to England in time for them to hand deliver it to their daughter in Scotland, so I turned to my trusty Cameo!
The sentiment is printed on the computer (I didn't use print and cut for this one) and then I loaded the 10x10cm square in the Cameo and cut out the '30'
On the 15cm base card I layered swirly pink card near the bottom right corner and then layered the square on top using foam pads for dimension.
The butterflies are a mixture of Cameo die cuts and punches and I adhered them with a thin line of glue to the body and then raised the wings. Next I put a tiny blob of pinflair glue gel underneath each wing to keep them raised. To finish I doodled little antenna on each and made a butterfly trail of tiny adhesive gems from Meiflower.
I'm glad to say the recipent loved it!
Friday was a big day for us as our two youngest returned to school.
After 9 weeks of school holidays, it's nice to have a little bit of quiet in the house again.....  :)
I made Phoebe a P.E. bag for last year which she wants to use again this year. I never got round to posting it on this blog but if you'd like to see it, you can find it here.
Thank you for visiting today
and I'll be back tomorrow with another card.
Sarah xx

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug ~ anything goes
Little Red Wagon #148 ~ use a number