Saturday, 20 October 2012

Mini kit projects

Happy weekend everyone!
Today I have some projects I made using the October mini kit from Creative Craft World that
Lou very kindly sent me.
It is a mix of beautiful turquoise and orange from the Teresa Collins 'Tell your story' collection
~ you can see (and buy) the kit HERE.
All four projects and I still have lots left over to make more!


In the kit there are lots of beautiful die cut flowers.  I took the largest of them and sewed messy stitches around the petals with my sewing machine.
The image is a stamp from Crafter's Companion which I coloured with Copics and I took another of the large flowers and paper pieced her dress with it. The pearls are also included in the kit and the ribbon is from my stash.
The sentiment is stamped and was a freebie with a magazine(from last year I think).
close up of the layers on the card

 This card is very simple to make. I embossed the bottom of the card with a Cuttlebug 'swirls' embossing folder and added a strip of paper and a strip of glitter card from the kit.
I shaped the die cut flowers, layered them together and adhered them to the card with foam pads.
The sentiment is by Papermania and is stamped with a Stampin' Up marker.
 This mini carton was cut out with the Cameo and covered with paper from the kit. I then added stickers and gems which are also included in the kit.
I haven't put anything in the box yet but it would make a lovely little treat box filled with sweets or a scented candle.
...and lastly I made a tag, which I cut out with the Cameo.
I added a layer of patterned paper and a hexagon sticker (from the sticker sheet also in the kit) and a clear adhesive gem.
To enter the challenge, all you have to do is make a project with bling on it and make it smaller than 12x12".
The winner will be chosen by the Design Team and the prize is a fab mini kit, a generous discount at
Creative Craft World and a Guest Design Team spot.
So why not get creating!
Thanks so much for joining me today
and I'll be back soon with more.
Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Sarah xx
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Make it Monday ~ anything goes
Stampavie #179 ~ stitches (1st card)
Perfect Sentiments ~ happy birthday/anniversary (1st card)
Lady Anne's challenges ~ anything goes (1st card)
Inky Impressions ~ anything but a card (Mini carton)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Sympathy card.

Good morning!
It's turned very cold and wet here, so it's time for the winter woollies I think!
I'm back this morning with a card to share and I always find these ones difficult.
It's a sympathy card for a friend whose husband died suddenly.

 I made a 12cm card blank and using an extra square of white card, I stamped the flower using a Unity stamp.  I coloured the leaf with Copic markers and added tiny green gems to the circles.
Then I wrapped some SU ribbon around it and placed the sentiment (computer generated) on top with foam pads.  I added this square to the card front with double sided tape.
Then finished with a printed insert on the inside.
Thank you for visiting today
and I'll be back on Saturday with 4 projects using CCW's October mini kit.
Take care
Sarah xx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Age cards....

A little bit later than planned....
but just to let you know I'm still around....
here's a couple of cards!!
This card was for my lovely friend Donna who has finally caught up with me in age (for a few months anyway!!)
I cut out the large felt butterfly with a Tim Holtz die and the smaller one was cut by hand.

A very simple card for my nephew.

I have a few Christmas projects on the go for Creative Craft World and I will be sharing them very soon.
I will definitely be back on Saturday with my projects using this month's mini kit.
Thank you so much for visiting and for staying with me as I muddle my way through things at the minute.
I will try and get  back on track as soon as possible.
Hope you are all keeping well.
Sarah xx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Monthy scrapbook challenge

Good morning!
I hope you're keeping well :)
The past couple of weeks have been so busy here.
My youngest brother and his family came over from Australia for a short holiday and it has been brilliant to catch up.
I've met my 2 nephews and baby niece for the first time!
It's such a pity they return home today, but they're already planning another trip over next year for Christmas.
I'm just popping in today with my scrapbook page for the new challenge at Creative Craft World this month.
I feel as if I'm always scrapping my younger two but Lydia always disappears when there is a camera about, so I don't have many photos of her. I managed to sneak this one when she was off was taken in the spring when we had a picnic for my Dad's birthday.
The papers are Crate Paper Bliss and I kept the embellishments quite simple.
The flourish is by Prima and it's all layered on Bazzill french vanilla cardstock.
The scrap map
I made a little journalling tag to slip behind the photo.  Still to fill it in though!

I tried to think of a fun title but all that came to mind was Hippie Chick....
I knew Lydia wouldn't appreciate it so I went for her age instead.
It's cut out with the Silhouette Cameo from pink Bazzill dot card.
The little wooden hearts are by Studio Calico and I coloured them with a pink Copic marker.

For all the details of the scrap map challenge at Creative Craft World click here
and you can find more inspiration from the design team too!
Thank you so much for joining me here today.
I will be back on Monday with a new project
but for today I'm off to the airport to say goodbye.....
Have a lovely weekend
and take care :)
Sarah xx