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