Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Thinking of you, using a digital image

This card is for my Aunt whose husband passed away this time last year and I hope it will give her some comfort to know we're thinking of her.

I used linen card for the base and rounded the top right hand corner.
I printed the sentiment (Jellyka CuttyCupcakes font) on spare card and embossed it along the left edge using a craft concepts embossing folder and the Cuttlebug.
Then I tied pink satin ribbon along the edge of the embossing and rounded the TRH corner of it as well.
I printed the two roses image from A Passion for Stamps and coloured it with Copics.

I have finally managed to do something today that will make cutting out a whole lot easier!!  I can now print and cut with my Craft Robo (only took me 2 years to do it.....) lol
So the Robo cut the roses out in no time :)

I rolled the edges of the roses over a pencil to round them slightly and to give a little dimension. I used pinflair gel to glue them to the card and added 3 tiny pearls.

I hope you all had a lovely Easter ! We went to the beach (Richard and me wearing coats lol) on Easter Monday and it was beautiful. 

We had our first paddle in the freezing sea but when the sea came in higher than anticipated, Richard got his trousers soaked :) Hilarious!!! - though we had to go and buy him new jeans! Next time I'll pack spare clothes for him as well as the children.

Freezing wet legs!

Caleb having fun in the sand dunes

Phoebe building sandcastles
Thanks for stopping by today!
Sarah x

Linen card
Craft concepts embossing folder - budding vine
Digital image - A Passion for Stamps
Copics - RV10, RV21
              YG03, YG06

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Congratulations card using die cut hearts

This card is embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder along the bottom half of the card and the join is covered with mellow moss taffeta ribbon from SU.  The hearts are die cut from MME bloom & grow paper with Nestabilites heart dies and the smaller heart is raised on foam pads. I'm going to give this as an engagement card but it could be used for a wedding too.

Isn't it great this good weather is continuing :) Usually when the children are on their school holidays it rains!  I'm off now to try and sort out the mess in my craft room - I've been putting it off for ages but it's in such a state I really have to do it now.  I was tempted to take a before and after pic but it's so bad, I daren't!!

Sarah xx

Base card - A6 landscape
DP - MME Bloom & Grow
Stamp - American Crafts
Embossing folder - Sizzix damask 656151
Ribbon - SU mellow moss taffeta
Nestabilities - heart

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

More mushrooms!

A super quick card today (if you don't count the cutting out) I stamped the mushroom image on scrap card, coloured with copics and cut out.  I took the base card and embossed along the bottom edge with the swiss dots embossing folder in my Big Shot.  Then I stamped the sentiment in black ink and glued the mushroom image to the card with mod podge.

Hope you have a lovely day!
Sarah xx

Base card - 12x12cms
Embossing folder - Swiss Dots
Ink - Versafine onyx black
Stamps - Woodware woodland mushrooms FRCL170
              Sweet n Sassy #1032 Jesus cares
Copics - R11,29,35,37

Monday, 18 April 2011


I was at the craft show in Belfast last week and bought a set of Woodware clear stamps - Woodland mushrooms.
I stamped the main image and used the out of the box technique with Nestabilities to cut out the circle and leave the butterfly intact. Don't look too closely at the colouring or you'll see my mistakes! I stamped the acorns on scrap card, coloured them with copics, cut them out and glued them to the base card. I also added seed beeds to the grass using Claudine Hellmuth matte multi-medium.  The sentiment is printed on scrap card (corbel & honey I stole your jumper fonts) and cut out with a 1" circle punch. 

Thanks for stopping by today :)
Sarah xx

Base card - 12x12cms
DP - My Mind's Eye, quite contrary
Stamps - Woodware FRCL170
Ribbon - from stash
Nestabilities - Circle
Punch - Xcut scallop
Copics - E00,02,21,29,31,33
             R05,  C1

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Just to say...

Hello again!

A couple of cards today, they're not for any particular occasion so they're handy to have when I need a card quickly and haven't time to make one. The background of this first card is stamped using a prima stamp with chocolate chip ink.  I love this little bird, it's a Unity stamp and the ink I've used is Melon Mambo (all Stampin' Up ink on these cards).  The sentiment is from Papermania's Honey and Hugs clear stamp set.

I stamped an extra pair of wings and raised them up slightly with pinflair glue gel.

This card is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder, I can't remember which one but I'll put it in the supply list later :) The butterflies stamp is by Personal Impressions and is stamped with Old Olive ink.  I stamped the butterflies and flower again in Melon Mambo ink and cut them out.

I took a water brush and smudged the ink to slightly colour the wings and petals and raised them a little with pinflair glue again. I also added stardust glitter glue on the edges of the wings. The ribbon is ivory seam binding.

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a great day whatever you're doing :)

We're going to Nursery this morning for Phoebe's Easter tea party.  She's already away at normal time and left strict instructions that only 2 of us are allowed to come and we aren't allowed to bring any babies.  We have to leave them at home with an Uncle......? .  She has a vivid imagination at times and I hope her teacher takes everything she says with a pinch of salt - I dread to think what she tells her, especially with the things she tells us about school!!!

Sarah xx

Card - DCWV christmas stack (green card)
Stamps - Personal Impressions, Unity, Papermania Honey & Hugs
Inks - Stampin Up - chocolate chip, melon mambo, old olive
Stickles glitter glue - star dust
Ivory seam binding

Saturday, 9 April 2011

'Leaving' card using distress inks

Good morning :)

It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day here today so I'm doing a quick post before I hang out the washing!

This card is for a lovely man who is leaving his job and we are very sorry to see him go.  As he had officially retired a number of years ago, I didn't think 'retirement' on the sentiment would suit so I've put 'leaving' instead. 

The base is brown card cut to size (15x30cms) and scored in half. Then I cut a white square and inked it with Tim Holtz vintage photo and tea dye inks. The trees were stamped with peeled paint, shabby shutters, crushed olive and tea dye inks.

The sentiment is computer generated, cut out with an oval nestabilities die, inked and the edges distressed, then added to the square with foam pads.

The edges of the square card were distressed and faux stitching added with a brown pen.  I punched two 3/16" holes with a cropadile and added gold eyelets.  Then roughly inked some string and tied through the eyelets.  The finished square was added to the base card with foam pads.  I then used a craft scratcher to scrape around the square to make a distressed frame on the base card.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a lovely day wherever you are :)
Sarah xx

Brown & white card - Papermill
Inks - Tim Holtz
Craft scratcher
Brown pen

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Birthday card

Hi :)

This is a birthday card for one of Lydia's friends. It's very quick and simple to make.  The flowers and sentiment are stamped with white ink on purple card and the decorative edge on the white card and lilac spot paper is punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch.  The join between the two is covered with lilac seam binding.

The tiny white dots along the bottom are made using Ranger white enamel accents.

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back soon with more :)
Sarah xx

Purple base card (A6 landscape)
White card
DP - DCWV baby boy
Stamps - Heidi Grace girlfriends clear stamp set
Gems - Anita's gemstone wheel
Seam Binding
Punch - Martha Stewart scallop dot
White Ink - Elzybells
Ranger white enamel accents

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mum's card for Mother's Day

Hello again

Can you believe I'm doing another post within hours of the last!  I seem to be all or nothing......  I did manage to get Mum's card done in time thankfully.  This is the first card I've made using a digital stamp and I have found it easier than I ever expected. This beautiful rose image is from A Passion for Stamps

The base card is 15x15cms and I embossed 2 lines around the edge at 0.5cm and 1cm using the Scorpal board. Next I printed the sentiment (using wordart, curly joe & diehl deco fonts) and the roses on white card and cut to size (12.5x12.5cms) and coloured them using Koh-i-noor pencils and Sansodor oil.  I printed the roses again on white card, coloured some of the petals and cut them out. 

After shaping the petals I glued them 3D using Pinflair glue gel.  Then added glossy accents along the edges of all the petals and sprinkled with glamour dust. I added 3 clear gems under the sentiment and using foam pads popped the finished square onto the base card.

And because I'm newly fangled with digital stamps (love getting a perfect image), I added the roses image again to the insert under the verse (callie font) and coloured it in :)

Thanks for visiting today, I should (hopefully) have more cards this week!
Sarah xx

I'm entering this card to the ABC Challenge blog and the theme is R for Roses.

White base card
Two Roses digital stamp - A Passion for Stamps
Clear gems
Glossy accents
Glamour dust
Koh-i-noor woodless pencils
Sansodor oil
Paper stumps

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Mother's Day

Hello again :)

Wow! is it April already???  Isn't the weather gorgeous :)  We went to our local forest park today and it felt so good to be out in the fresh air.  It did the children the world of good too - they're sleeping like little logs tonight.

This card is for my Mother-In-Law and was made very quickly yesterday, just in time for the last post collection.  I really will have to be more organised, I still have my own Mums to make......

I cut white card (folded size 15x15cms) and matted designer paper on top.  I printed the sentiment on white card and cut out using a Tim Holtz label die.  I inked the edges, stamped some flourishes and added it to the card using foam pads.  Next I took some turquoise card and die cut the vine and adhered it to the card with wet glue.  I added a prima flower and a button, tied through with turquoise seam ribbon.  I finished the card off with some clear gems.

Have a lovely day and see you soon :)
Sarah xx

White cardstock
Designer paper - Colorbok  'Woodhaven'
Ink - Versa color cube turquoise
Flourish stamp - Doodlebug 'Teen girl'
Dies - Tim Holtz 'Styled label' & Sizzix 'Vine'
Prima flower
Seam binding ribbon
Clear gems