Thursday, 28 October 2010

Buried Under A Pile....

.....of bookmarks!!!

Sorry for not posting yesterday.
I've managed to find time to craft, but the crafting is not for me.
A few days ago I mentioned I had made some samples
of prayer gifts for the Salvation Army Teritorial Congress
in a weeks time.

Well they liked my samples
and now I am buried somewhere under a pile of
strips of card that are slowly being turned into bookmarks,
100 to be exact!!!

And thats before I start on the prayer cards!!!

I'm hoping to get loads more done today so I'll post pics of the bookmark
mountain when I an somewhere near finished.
If you don't hear anything from me you may need to send a search party!

Sarah x

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Vintage Harvest 2

Hope you had a lovely weekend.
We had a fab weekend with friends in Wales
and dispite the late nights sat talking and sharing,
we have come back refreshed and full of a new
confidence in our candidating for officership.

Time to show you another harvest card.

This one had a turnip, made from the ornament punch and a marrow,
made from the oval punch.
The colour combo for the base of the card is the same as the previous one.

Hope you like!!

Well it's half term and it's raining so I need to find a way of entertaining
2 little boys!!
Hopefully I'll have chance for some crafting too!

Sarah x

Friday, 22 October 2010

Vintage Harvest


I've been playing with my punches again
and made this.....

... a harvest of fruits and veggies!
This card would make a lovely thank you card
and perfect for the season.

The colours used are Old Olive, Soft Suede,
Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler.
Very autumnal colours.

Here's the arty shot so you can see some of the detail.

The background is stamped using the versatile En Francais
stamp, the Soft Suede Layer is torn to add texture.
The Very Vanilla layer is distressed using a sponge dauber
and Crumb Cake ink.

I'll show you part 2 of the harvest over the weekend.

Have a good day.
Sarah x

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Festive Greetings!

Hello again!
It's very cold here this morning.
I had to clear ice of the windscreen this morning!!!!

Hopefully this will warm you up.

This is the card I made with the lovely ladies who came to
Michelle's workshop on Monday evening.
We used Cherry Cobbler (yum!!), Early Espresso and Old Olive
to make this warm festive greeting card.

The ornament is made using the Contempo Christmas stamp set
and the matching punch.
We stamped and punched 3 of them, folded them in half,
stuck them together to create a 3D bauble and
stuck it to the card! Simple but very effective.
It would look fab with some glitter too.

Busy day for me, so I best crack on.
I'm off to take Ben to the hospital for his regular hearing test.
I'll be back tomorrow.

Sarah x

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Dashing Through The Snow... a one horse open sleigh!!


I'm very busy today making samples of prayer gifts to be used
at the Salvation Army Divisional Congress in November.

I've sat down with a cuppa for a few minutes to show you this.

This is the card I demonstrated last night at Michelle's
We turned our thoughts to Christmas and made a card using
the Contempo Christmas set which I'll show tomorrow.

Back to Dasher, he is stamped in Chocolate Chip onto a Bashful Blue background
with a torn strip of Whisper White for the snow.
The background is sponged with a dauber and Bashful Blue ink and
stamped with a mini snowflake in white craft ink.
I've added silver brads and flat backed gems for some glitz
and glitter for the sparkle on the snow.
It's matted on a layer of Chocolate Chip card thats edged
using the scallop border punch.

Right tea break over.
Catch you later!

Sarah x

Monday, 18 October 2010

A Monster Birthday

Hope you are looking forward to your week!

We've had a busy weekend, again!!!
Jonathan's Mum came over for lunch yesterday
which gave us chance to give her cards and gifts
for her birthday.

This is the card I made for the boys to give to Grandma.

I've used the fab Make a Monster stamp set
with Regal Rose, So Saffron, Soft Suede and Old Olive.
The sentiment is from the Cheers & Wishes set.
The fancy edges are made using the eyelet border punch and as usual I added
ribbon for a bit of texture and glam!!

Right then I'm off to get ready for Michelle's workshop
this evening.

Have a good day
Sarah x

Thursday, 14 October 2010

RIP Alvin!

Sorry for not having posted over the
last few days.
It's turning a traumatic week.
The boys pet hamster Alvin had started to slow down,
old age we thought, but it turns out he was rather poorly.

He started to get noticably unwell on Tuesday.
He had not really been eating or drinking and was stuggling to get out of his cage.
Yesterday he got even worse
so we took him to the vets where we had an emtional farewell.

It turned out he had stomach cancer and there was nothing they
could do.

The boys were very upset, but we were able to take him and bury
him in a very special place.
We then printed pictures of Alvin for the boys to have in their room
by their beds.

I've finally found some time to craft
so pop back later and I'll show you what I've been up to.

Sarah x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Birthday Bunting

Hope you are well.
It's an early start for us here as Jonathan and I are
off on a bible study day as part of our
candidating for officership.

My parents are coming up for the weekend and
are looking after the kids for the day.

Here is a quick card.

This is made using loads of new goodies from the
brand new catalogue.
The bunting is made using the very versatile Playful Pieces hostess set
and the mat pack and piercing tool.
The sentiment is from the new Perfect Punches set
and is mounted onto the new Fancy Flower punch.

The colour scheme is Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pacfic Point
and Pear Pizzaz.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Sarah x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Birthday Flowers

Sorry for not posting yesterday.
My day was taken up looking after a
very poorly little boy.
He is doing much better today so I have
found some to show you this......

I've used the lovely Greenhouse Garden stamp set
with some new colours!!
The card base is Pear Pizzaz and is stamped with the En Francais
background stamp.
The sentiment is from the NEW Perfect Punches stamp set.
The flowers are stamped in Baja Breeze and Early Espresso.

I love this colour combo!

Right off to get ready for tonights class.
Sarah x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Festive Feel!


It seems that we have reached that time
of year again when the shops turn there
thoughts to all things festive.

So not be left out I though I would
show you these.....

These baubles are made using the new stamp
set Contempo Christmas and the matching punch!!
All you do is stamp 4 baubles with your favourite festive colour,
punch them out and fold them in half.
Glue them together with some cord in the middle,
add some glitter and hey presto!!

Don't forget to stock up on your Christmas craft
goodies ready for making all those cards and gifts
and avoid disappointment!
These Christmas items are proving popular and are flying off the shelves!

Email me with your order and I'll sort the
rest for you.

Sarah x

Monday, 4 October 2010

Open House Pics

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Mine was a busy one, but fun!

As promised here are a few of the pics from my New Catalogue
Open House event at the weekend.
This first one shows a selection of new samples
made with some of the new lovely crafty goodies
in the new catalogue!

Yummmm cake!!

The table all set for the make & takes.

And finally the make and take card, made using the lovely
Contempo Christmas stamp set and a few of the lovely
new colours, Cherry Cobbler, Early Esspresso and the old fav
Old Olive!

All the ladies that came had a lovely time sharing, chating and being creative.
And I get the impression they love the new catalogue!!!!

Don't forget you can email me with your order
so grab a cuppa and click on the picture of the catty
in my sidebar, and have some me time and enjoy looking
at the fabulous new items now avaliable!

Sarah x

Saturday, 2 October 2010

New Colours!

Here is the first of many cards using some of the new colours.
The background is Early Espresso, the number 60 is
Certainly Celery (an old fav), the animals are stamped
in the new Cherry Cobbler (yum!) and there is a bit of Bashful Blue.

 Here's the arty angle so you can see where I have used
3D foam.

The stamps used are the lovely Fox and Friends set and the
very useful Dot, Dot, Dot background stamp, which is
stamped using white craft ink.

I'll be back tomorrow with pictures from my open
house event today.

Sarah x

Friday, 1 October 2010

Happy New Catalogue!!

The day we have all been waiting for is here!!!!
It's new catalogue day!

Click HERE to view it on line.

There are loads of great new products to get your hands
on, loads of yummy new colours and of course lots of inspiration for your

To be the first to get your hands on these goodies
place your order with me by email

Don't forget my new catalogue open
house event tomorrow 12noon til 4pm.
There is still time to let me know if you are coming.
There is free postage (tomorrow only), free gift, free catalogue
if you spend £35 or more, new samples, make and take,
yummy cakes and coffee!

So if you are in the Bradford/West Yorkshire area
pop in and say hello.
Look forward to seeing you.