Friday, 25 January 2013

New Christmas challenge at CCW

Good morning!
I hope by now those of you dealing with the terrible snow storms are over the worst of it.
We've been very fortunate here with just a little sprinkling of snow.
I'm back today to tell you about a new monthly challenge over at Creative Craft World.
For those of you who want to get a head start on your Christmas cards this will be perfect for you.
The challenge is called BtCR (Beat the Christmas Rush) and the idea is to create some Christmas cards each month and add them to the linky HERE.
By the time 25th November comes round you could have all your cards ready in time for posting in December!
This is a card I made as a Christmas thank you.
The image is a digi stamp from Tiddly Inks.
I coloured it with Copics and tied some twine around the centre to look like a present.
I stamped the sentiment (Stampin' Up) and punched it out with the Tiny Tags punch.
To add a little sparkle I outlined parts of the image with Stickles glitter glue.

Thank you so much for visiting today.
And to all my followers thank you for sticking with me.
I haven't been able to blog lately with my health playing up and other things having to take priority
but I hope to be back soon when everything settles down.
Hope you have a lovely day,
Take care.
Sarah xx

Saturday, 5 January 2013

A New Year and a new scrap map at Creative Craft World

Good Morning!
Happy New Year to you all...a bit late I know...
I have quite a lot of catching up to do with everyone!
Today we have a new scrap map at Creative Craft World
and this is the page I've made.
It's been 3 weeks since I put paper and glue together so my mojo is a bit rusty.

The Christmas words are on a vellum sheet which I layered over white dotted Bazzill card.
The baubles are cut with the Silhouette and the top of the large bauble comes out to reveal a journaling spot (no photo of it yet)

The photo was taken 9 days before Christmas Eve when the children went to see
 Santa at a National Trust event.
I took a lot of photos of their adventure so I made a little book (adhered to the large bauble)
to put all the photos in to complete the story.

The night started with a story from Ma Christmas in the tea rooms (while having juice & a treat).
Then they walked to the elves' house and made magic reindeer food.
When they finished that, they were picked up by horse and carriage and taken to the 'big' house to meet Santa.
His sleigh was parked outside and you can just imagine the excitement as the children saw it!
Inside the large hall they could just see Santa in the distance sleeping in his chair so they were allowed to creep up and wake him.
He had a list with all their names and had a chat with them before giving them their presents.
It was a truly magical night (for us 'big' ones as well!)

I do apologise for neglecting my blog for so long
but with the children back to school next week I should be back here again too :)

Thank you for stopping by today and do take a minute to visit
CCW and see all the gorgeous pages the rest of the DT have made.
Here is the sketch for this month and you can enter the challenge by using the sketch as your starting point for a page and then link it up to the blog here.
If you win you'll get a fabulous scrapbook kit, a generous discount instore and a Guest Design spot.

and that's it!
See you soon,
Sarah xx