Sunday, 31 January 2010

Jems Colour Challenge

As most of you know I am part of a fab SU family, Julies Jems (links to their blogs are in my sidebar).
We have our own forum where we can chat and share ideas.
Julie set us challenge of making a card using the following colours:
Sage Shadow, Close to Cooca, Regal Rose and Very Vanilla.

Perfect colours for a Valentines card!!

I have had a few ideas for Valentines cards floating round my head but wasn't sure they would work.
This card was one of those ideas!!!
I used the Choo Choo set with the Right On Track Wheel and the hearts in the truck are from the Loads of Love set.
The sentiment is from the Sale-a-bration set Whimsical Words.

As this one turned out ok I may just try and put my other ideas down on paper too!!

Sarah x

Friday, 29 January 2010

Rich & Yummy.....

.....colours! Don't you think???
These are the cards I made with my lovely ladies at my card class last night.

Due to the bad weather I had to cancel the last class, but it seemed a shame to miss out on using such a lovely set for learning the 2 step stampin' technique.
So we made this lovely criss cross card using the Greenhouse Garden stamp set and the yummy Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip and Rose Red colours.

The other technique we covered last night was simple watercolours using the Stampin Up ink pads and aqua painters.
We used the versatile images from the Fun and fast notes set.
I love this little bird, he is so cute!!!

I'm patiently (not!) waiting for the lovely UPS man to knock on the door with yet another box of Stampin'Up goodies!!!
So hopefully I'll be back tomorrow some pictures to tease you!!!

Sarah x

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

What a lovely suprise!!

I have been a bit distracted by other things over the last few weeks and I've had a few things playing on my mind, so I've not quiet been myself!!
So it was lovely to find a package waiting on the doormat when I got back from the supermarket and collecting Ben.

I opened up the envelope to find some pink tissue paper
with this inside, a cute card and box from my wonderful SU Mummy Julie.

And inside the box was..............................

...............this very sparkly broach!!
Thanks so much Jules!!!
The rest of my SU sisters and I will wear them with pride when we attend events to show that we are Julies Jems!!

Want to be part of the extended Julies Jems family???
Why not sign as a demonstrator with me and recieve a FREE GIFT.
To find out more just email me

Hope you have a sparkly day!!
Sarah x

Monday, 25 January 2010

You can help!!

Help the people of Hati by buying this stamp set!
Yes it's that easy to help.
Click here to find out more.

Here is how I have used this lovely set to make an easel card in Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Creamy Caramel. It is such a lovely set to use in so many ways.

And I've used the Say it with Scallops set to create a sentiment tag for the card.

If you want to order this set and help the people of Hati just email me.
To find out more about what Stampin'Up are doing to help Hati just click on the link here to read Shelli's blog.

Sarah x

Friday, 22 January 2010

Egg Box

I know it's a while before Easter, but the shops are full of Easter goodies already.
So I thought it would be good to brush up on my egg box making skills!!
And here is attempt number 1.

I've used the cute little flower from the All in the Family Accessories set to create the background
and coloured them in using my SU markers, Pretty in Pink and Lovely Lilac. I added a few whisps of grass using Gable Green.

The sentiment is from the Occasional Greetings set and is stamped in Regal Rose.
And of course I had to add a bit of ribbon and for the finishing touch a button with some linen thread.
And of course I had to get an egg to match!!

I've had a very busy week getting ready for working over at Holmewood.
And as usual we have a busy weekend, tomorrow I have a childrens ministry training day and on Sunday we are having 20 of our friends round for roast dinner!!!!
So tomorrow night I shall be in the kitchen preping veggies and making puddings!!
It will be so nice to catch up with everyone.
Hope you have a good weekend.
Sarah x

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A Simple Thank You

Well, we have had Christmas and Ben's birthday so it's now time to make loads of thank you cards for friends and family for all those toys and gifts.
I wanted to keep it simple as I have loads to make!

So here it is, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow and Night of Navy, not too girly and not too boyish either!

I used the little gift stamp from the All in the Family accessory stamp set and Pale Plum ink to stamp the background.
I used Sage Shadow to stamp the sentiment which is from the Say it with Scallops set and I added some Night of Navy ribbon to add some extra detail.
I've already made 20 of these, just another 20 to go!!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with a sweet treat to share!!

Sarah x

Monday, 18 January 2010

Pink & Girly!!

There are lots of birthdays this month including a very special one.
Our lovely God-daughter, Rosemary, was one and had her party at the weekend.
Rosemary, or should that be her Daddy, likes trains so I just had to use the Choo Choo set and On Track wheel.
And a special girl deserves an extra big card, this one is 8x8 which is a lovely size to work with.

But I needed to make it girly so I used some of the flower embelishments from the Sunny Day scrappin' kit and lots of pink!!!

And to make it more girly I used these cute little hearts for the steam from the train!
The number one is cut using my Cricut to which I added some glitter round the edges for that extra special sparkle!!

I'm looking forward to a normal week this week as I have so many things to do that I had to put off 'cos of the silly weather.
So this afternoon I'm taking Ben into town to spend his birthday money.
Hope you have a good day!

Sarah x

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Scrap Stampin'Up Style!!

With all this cold gloomy weather I decided it was time to bright and cheerful with the Sunny Day scrappin' kit from SU.
The colours certainly make a nice change from seeing white!!!

I haven't done any scrapping for rather a long time so I'm a bit out of practice.
But I have a pile of photos that NEED something doing with them, including all the photos of the boys at Thomas Land.

This kit made it so easy! All the colours co-ordinate and there are loads of embelishments to add, I was spoilt for choice.
The only thing that is missing is the title!!

Well the weather is still causing problems for us getting to school, however today has been better than previous days. Don't forget if you were going to try and come to my card class tonight I have cancelled it.

Stay warm and safe!
Sarah x

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Please note that due to bad weather conditions today
and a further forecast of snow tonight and tomorrow
I am cancelling tomorrow nights card class.

The next class is Thursday 28th January.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Snow Day......Again!!!

This is our street, a normally very busy road that runs through the village.
Well we had good intentions of going to school today. The boy's weren't due in til 9:45am but seeing the weather I knew the roads would be bad. So we set off at 8:30am to do what would normally take 10 mins!!!
We didn't even make it out of the village.It took us half an hour to do less than a quater of a mile.

Thankfully school sent a text at 9am to say they were open with a skeleton staff and if possible we were to keep the children at home.
The main road outside school is very bad, even the buses appear to have stopped, so you know it's bad.

So here are some snowy pics. We had a good 2 inches of snow last night and it hasn't stopped yet!
And all of that is added to what was already on the ground.
Yorkshire seems to have it bad today.

Oh well, at least there is more snow to make another snowman!

Hope you are all managing to keep safe and warm.
Sarah x

Saturday, 9 January 2010

What a day!!

It's been a busy day for me.
I have been on a first aid course for 4 hours this morning which was tiring but fun!
Then this afternoon was Ben's birthday party (thankfully not at home!).
It was fun but I'm shattered.

So sadly there was no crafting today so I thought I would show you my new stamp storage unit I got for Christmas.

It sits nicely in the corner and holds my SU stamp sets, Cricut carts and 4 browm leather magazine boxes on the bottom shelf (laid on there backs) which hold my SU card stock.
I know it's not much to look at but it has made a difference to me and has given me more room!!!

Right I'm off to relax for the evening.
Sarah x

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Oh Snow!!!

Well like most of the country normal life has been disrupted by snow, large amounts of snow!!
The boys school was closed today (why wasn't it closed yesterday???? the boys hated that I made them walk to school!!)
So they have spent the day playing and watching dvd's and causing chaos!
Sadly it has meant that I haven't had chance to get to my craft desk.
But I'm hoping I can tomorrow.

So here is a snowy pic of the kids with a snowman/snowbear, can't decide which!
I love Ben's grin, smiling even though he was frozen.
Here's hoping for another snow day tomorrow so I don't have to try and get the car out or walk 2 miles to school up that big slippery hill!

Wrap up warm.
Sarah x

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Club Penguin.....

.....meets Stampin'Up!!!!

Today is Ben's 4th birthday and he has had a DS for his birthday with the Disney Club Penguin game and some penguin figures from Samuel.
So it was a good excuse for me to get out my punches again and make some penguins!!!

One sliding down the number 4!!

One with birthday balloons!

And one with loads of gifts!

Well the snow has caused chaos again!!! I couldn't get out of our village to get the boys to school so we had to abandon the car and walk nearly 2 miles up hill in a blizzard to get to school!!!

Hopefully I'll be back later but I think I'll be spending most of the day walking up and down hills between school and home!!!

Sarah x

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Purple Elephants!

Well 2 Perfect Plum elephants and 1 Sage Shadow elephant to be exact!!!
The card is for our neice who's birthday was at the weekend. I hope she likes it.
Hopefully she will think these elephant are as cute as I do.

This set is Out Of The Box, one of the lovely new level 1 hostess sets.
And you can get your hands on these too for FREE just by holding a Stampin'Up workshop in your home with your friends and family.
You can earn more great FREE products too!

Interested???? Then just email me.

I'll be back on Tuesday with an extra special card that is sure to make you smile!
Sarah x