Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Teacher thank you cards

As it will soon be end of term here, it's time to start thinking about teacher cards and gifts.
These are some cards I made for the children's teachers but didn't get uploading them.
I made matching gifts too which I'll share tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting :)
Sarah xx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

That was a longer break than I intended!

I thought it was time I found my way back to blogland :)
It's like I'm starting all over again trying to figure out how to post again.... everything appears to be reset :o
I hope you'll bear with me and I'll post a project or two later tonight.
Take care
Sarah xx

Saturday, 22 February 2014

A little update

Hi everyone
Just in case you've been wondering where I've disappeared to....
I'm still here but just haven't been able to blog.
I had carpal tunnel surgery late yesterday afternoon and although it's a 'bit' painful today, I hope in a few weeks I'll be fully recovered.
Then I just have to get the same done on my right hand and I'll be back creating properly again.
I can't wait!!
Here are some New Year cards I made using a free digi stamp downloaded from DigiStampBoutique.
The papers are from My Mind's Eye 'Miss Caroline Dilly Dally' collection
A belated Happy New Year
and thanks for visiting!
Take care,
Sarah xx

Sunday, 8 September 2013


after 4 months
I thought it was about time I updated my poor neglected blog!

It's been a busy few months with GCSEs (my daughter - not me!)
and then the school holidays so crafting was put on hold AGAIN!

Now that they are all back to school, I'm itching to get crafting again :)

I have missed visiting you all so much and have a lot to catch up on.

I thought over the next few days I'd share some scrapbook pages
made in March for Creative Craft World.

This one is of Caleb when he was a few months old.

I found this vellum quote in a book by K & Co that I've had for ages and I love it!

The little banner came with the kit and I cut the paper hearts with my Silhouette.
The little wooden heart is by Studio Calico.

I cut the title with the Silhouette and layered the blue card over the kraft card on the word 'loved'

I love these MME buttons and I used a matching brad to hold back the folded corner of paper.

I'll be back soon with more projects.
and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs too.

Thank you for stopping by!
Take care :)
Sarah xx 

Sunday, 21 April 2013

'Blues and/or Browns' mini challenge!

Hello again!
I'm just popping in to let you know about the new theme for our mini challenge at Creative Craft World this month.
All you need to do is make a project using blue and/or brown and link it to the
Creative Craft World blog HERE.
Lou very kindly sent me April's mini kit to have a play with.
You can find it HERE but you don't have to use it to enter the challenge.
(although you can if you want!)
This is what I came up with...
 The flower stamp is by Unity and the 'hello' stamp is Stampin' Up.

The sentiment is a stamp by Hampton Art Clear Expressions
and it's stamped with Elzybell's white ink. 

I have been very quiet on the blogging front,
mainly because we have been getting work done to the house and I'm stressed out with it!
Roll on the next few weeks to get the house back in order again :)
Thanks for visting and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Sarah xx

Saturday, 6 April 2013

April scrapbook challenge at CCW

Good morning!
It's been a while since I posted but I'm back to let you know about the new scrap map challenge at Creative Craft World.
 We are having another blog hop this month and you'll find all the details on the CCW blog.
I didn't follow the sketch entirely this month as I only had one photo to use instead of three but I quite like how it turned out.
The papers are Echo Park 'Yours Truly' and the flowers are Green Tara.
I added a mix of fabric, suede and pearl brads to the flower centres and I made the gem flourish using a stitching template as a guide for placing the gems.
The photo is of Phoebe looking very pleased with herself at 11 months.

and now all you need to do is hop on over to Sarah W's blog to see her lovely layout. 
Thank you for stopping by to visit today
and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)
Take care
Sarah xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mother's Day card

Good Morning!
Just a quick card this morning and it's one I made for my Mum for today.
It turned out  a little more detailed than I intended (mum likes plain and simple)
but I think it'll be ok :)

Card Supplies
DP - My Mind's Eye 'Dilly Dally' paper pad
Paper pieced image from Digistamp boutique
Font for sentiment - 'the little black dress' a freebie from Sweet Shoppe Designs
Machine stitching
Paper piercing
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch and a hand drawn butterfly trail
Baker's twine and clear adhesive gems
Thank you for visiting today, I still have to upload my scrapbook pages but just haven't had time.
I will soon though!
I hope you all have a lovely day.
Sarah xx

Saturday, 2 March 2013

March scrap map - tiger teeth!

Good morning!
Can you believe it's the beginning of March already?
That means a new monthly challenge at Creative Craft World and we have
a brand new sketch for you to have a go at making a scrap page or card.
We're also having another blog hop so if you'd like to join in, just visit each of the DT and leave a comment to say you've visited and you'll be entered into a draw for a prize.
You don't have to enter the challenge to be eligible but if you do link up your project to the challenge
you have the chance to win a fab scrap kit and a guest design spot.
All the details are HERE.
Here's my take on the sketch
I used MME 'Alphabet Soup Boy' papers and I was delighted that the colours of Phoebe's jumper matched them - stripes and all!
Phoebe was always asking to have her face painted and on this particular day Lydia took great delight in painting her as a tiger.  I think she did a great job!
The metal gromlet is from WRMK and the tiny buttons are Fancy Pants.
As I had my sewing machine out for another project (and any excuse to sew ;)) I stitched a short zig zag line on 2 sides of the frame.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the sketch
and to continue on with the blog hop you'll find Sarah W's page HERE.
Thank you for visiting today
and I'll be round to visit you all later :)
The children are going swimming with their grandparents so I'll have a couple of hours peace :)
Have a lovely weekend.
Take care,
Sarah xx

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sweet sixteen

Hello again!
I thought it was about time I updated this blog.....
Life has been challenging lately mainly due to my back problem and carpal tunnel in my hands but I'll get through it :)
A few challenges I should have told you about earlier although they run for a month so plenty of time to get creating :)
The first one is the mini challenge at Creative Craft World.
The theme is 'ANYTHING GOES' and it can be any project so long as it is smaller than 12"x12"
There is a fabulous prize to be won and the winner is chosen by the Design Team.
The second challenge is also at Creative Craft World and it's the Beat the Christmas Rush one.
If you'd like to get ahead with your Christmas cards this year then this challenge is for you!
I also have a card to share today.
It was my lovely daughter's 16th birthday last week and this is the card I made her.
Very quick and simple.
It was also my hubby's birthday too but he had to make do with a bought card :o

The papers are MME 'On the bright side' 6x6 pad and the 16 is cut out with the Silhouette Cameo.
I covered some chipboard with matching paper and cut out a heart with a Sizzix die.
The font is MTF cupcake.
Although I've been quiet on the blogging front all that will change over the weekend!
I've had the opportunity to play with the new March scrap kit (on sale from 1st March at CCW)
and I have 3 new scrapbook pages to share.
I'll upload them over the next few days and as Saturday sees the new scrap map challenge I'll also have a page to share for that too.
Thank you all for your support lately, I've had some lovely emails and comments and I appreciate them all.
Take care,
Sarah xx

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Blog hop this month at CCW!

Hello again,
As it's the beginning of February we have another scrap map challenge at Creative Craft World
and today we are having a blog hop too!
There will be a prize for one reader who visits each of our blogs this month and leaves a comment, just to let us know you've visited.
And as usual there is the fabulous prize of a CCW kit, GDT spot and a generous shop discount for the winner of this month's scrap map challenge.
You can enter with a scrapbook page or a card!!
So have a look at the sketch and find all the details on how to enter HERE.
For those taking part in the hop, you will have made it here from Mel's blog.
For my page this month I've used a photo of my eldest daughter Lydia, taken when she was almost 3.
As she will be 16 in a few weeks time we have been reminiscing about her baby days and pulled out the old photo albums.
She was our only child until she was seven and was definitely our little princess :)
 I used pale yellow Bazzill card for the base and the patterned paper is
K&Co 'Greenhouse collection''
The 'princess' title is Me and my Big Ideas gemstones
 I added matching butterfly rub-ons to the top of the page and turquoise dew drops down the right hand side of the page.
I love to add hidden journaling to my pages so I made this tag to slip behind the photo.
I haven't added the journaling yet as I want to keep it personal just for Lydia. 

Now you've seen my page it's time to hop on over to Sarah W's blog.
Here's the complete list just in case you get lost!
Thank you for visiting today and I look forward to seeing what you do with the scrap map!
Don't forget.... from now on you can enter with a card or scrapbook page.
Take care and have a lovely weekend.
Sarah xx