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Thursday, 31 December 2009

TGF 12 Days of Sketches - day 9

This card is for day 8 of TGF 12 Days of Sketches. Again I have used Cosmo Cricket papers. I have embossed the green cardstock. The image is coloured with Promarkers
Love Sarah XXX

TGF 12 Days of Sketches - day 8

Here is my entry for day 8 of TGF 12 Days of Sketches. The papers are Cosmo Cricket. I adore their papers. The Thank yoy tag is from the wedding section in Hobbycraft. The TGF image is coloured with Promarkers and Copics, both available from Hotshotcrafts.
So what do you think of this one?
Love Sarah XXX

TGF 12 Days of Sketches - day 7

After a few days rest I am back in the swing with some more cards for the TGF 12 Days of Sketches. Here is my entry for day 7. My only problem is that I only have a few TGF stamps. Will HAVE to remedy that and buy some more I think!!!!!
I hope you enjoy looking at the cards on my blog and please leave a comment.
Love Sarah XXX

Blog Candy - Quixotic paperie

There is some great candy at Quixotic paperie It is valued at a massive £40!!!!! Just place a post about the candy on your blog and show everyone your favourite card from all the cards you have made this year.Why not give it a go, you never know what might happen.
It's hard to choose a fovourite as I like different ones for different reasons but I think my favourite card from this year is this one - Whiff of joy wedding. The stamps are gorgeous.

Love Sarah xxxx

Thursday, 24 December 2009

TGF 12 days of sketches - day 6


Phew my last sketch today for TGF 12 days of sketches. I have used the lovely princess image and the backing papers are from Papermania and are gorgeous because they feel like linen. The image is coloured with copics and distressed with distress inks.
Hope you like this one. Thanks for looking
Love sarah XXX

TGF 12 Days of sketches - day 5


My 5th post of the day for TGF 12 Days of sketches - day 5. Here i have used an Ian digital download. Because it's a male image I have gone for darker more masculine colours and have used card stock from the same DCWV pad that I used for the last 2 posts. Again I have coloured with Copics. I am happier with this card than I was for the one one I did for sketch 2.l
Well I had better go and cook some dinner now
See you
Love Sarah XXX

TGF 12 Days of sketches - Day 4

Here is sketch number 4 TGF 12 Days of sketches - Day 4. I have used DCWV latte card stock which is so beautiful, The edges are distressed with distress ink and the image colored with copics. I rotated the image as it suited my image better.
What do you think?
Love Sarah XXX

TGF 12 Days of Sketches - day 3

My 3rd post ( I really should be doing some housework!!) for TGF 12 Days of Sketches - day 3
Another lovely sketch but I really don't like my card at all. You know when you rush something and are just making it it for the sake of it. However it did give me an excuse to try out my new MS deep punch which came yesterday

TGF 12 Days of Sketches - day 2

Here is my 2nd entry following the sketch provided from TGF 12 Days of Sketches - day 2
I have used My Minds Eye papers and coloured Anya with Copics. I have also used an embossing folder and sle adhesive glitter paper from Hobbycrafts ( half price). The " hat pin" is from the floristry dept of the same shop.
Oops do you notice the deliberate mistake?
I have shadowed one side of Anya's clothing but the other side of her face!!!!!! Now she does'nt know if she is coming or going.
Love Sarah XXX

TGF 12 Days of Sketches - Day 1

I was listening to the weather yesterday when they said no more snow and guess what? I looked outside and it was SNOWING!!!!! Do they ever get it right?

Anyway have you heard about the challenge at TGF - 12 sketches for 12 days?
I have done sketches 1 and 2 so far. They are really great to work with and you should see some of the entries. Unbelievable. Don't know why I'm entering then.
Below is sketch 1 and also some pics of my garden with the snow that wasn't coming!!!!
Will post the 2nd sketch in a bit
Love Sarah XXX

Friday, 18 December 2009

Totally Gorjuss gift tag

The theme over at Totally Gorjuss this week is a Thank You tag.. This may come in handy as I'm sure lots of people will be wanting to say thankyou for gifts received.
I have used a Tilda stamp coloured with Promarkers. The card stock has been embossed with a cuttlebug folder and the sentiment is computer generated. Sorry I smudged it slightly- oops!
You must check out the other DT's tags too as they are fab
Love Sarah XXX

Mojo Monday week 117 - sketch

Over at Mojo Monday there is a great sketch to follow. I have used a Mo Manning stamp. ( I just love them) which I coloured with copics ( for a change). The Paper is Papermania and is beautiful because it is actually textured. The scalloped edges have been done with Fiskars Threading water punch and the bow is a ready made bow from Hobbycrafts. I would love to read any comments you care to leave.
Have a good weekend and wrap up well!!!!!
Love Sarah XXX

Thursday, 17 December 2009

1 card 2 challenges - side step card

Hello on this cold afternoon.
The challenge over at Project Tuesday is to make a side step card and the challenge at Paperplay challenge is New Beginnings. It just so happens that I have made a side step card for a teacher at school who is leaving tomorrow as she is taking up a post at another school. She is famous for saying " You're a star" to people so I incorporated this into the card. The image is a Gorjuss Girl (do check out the Totally Gorjuss challenge blog) which I have coloured with Promarkers.
The stars have been cut out with a Sizzix die. The sentiment is computer generated.
speak to you soon
Love Sarah XXX

Monday, 14 December 2009

7 challenges in 1 card

Good evening every one and isn't it a chilly one, Is it true snow is expected by the end of the week?
And what about X Factor? Olly was very good. I love it it when he does the up tempo stuff but Joe. Well what can I say I perfect voice. I'm so glad he won. How about Stricktly.? Ali is out but to be honest I want Chris and Ola chops to win. I think his improvement has been amazing. I.m just jealous. I would love to have a go. One problem ...I have 2 left feet!!!. Never mind a girl can dream ...can't she???!!!
Anyway I have attempted 7 challenges with one card

The paper is the spots ( going dotty) and stripes, snow is the snowman, sketch is the sketch(!!!!), pearls and swirls is the swirl flourish and flat backed pearls, and the card base is 5 x 5

Don't forget the Totally Gorjuss challenge where the theme is free and easy. There is a prize.
Love Sarah XXX

Friday, 11 December 2009

Totally Gorjuss - free and easy

Over at Totally Gorjuss we have the theme Free and Easy. So anything goes!!! It's a great chance to let your creative juices flow or if you have already made a card that hasn't fitted a challenge before why not submit it to this one
The DT have done some great entries. Here is my entry as well as some cards I have made for an order with a butterfly theme. The butterflies have been cut with a Nestie die. The stamped image is Whiff of Joy, Willow reading
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy X Factor!!!!!

Joe to win!!!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Whiff of Joy # 58 - sparkle, sparkle, sparkle

It ages since I entered a Whiff of Joy challenge so here goes. The theme is sparkle, sparkle, sparkle. The image I have used is Lizzie with Muff which is coloured with Promarkers and layered on a couple of Nestie ovals. The papers are from my stash and the sparkle is Stickles which I have put onto the background paper and on the scallops of the Nestie shape and also on Lizzies muff, boots and cuffs. The sparkle doesn't show up very well on the photo but if you double click on the photo it will enlarge and you can see the sparkle much better. I'm really pleased with how this card has turned out.
Enjoy the rest of your day
Love Sarah XXX

Quixotic challenge #6 - seeing stars

This is the first time I have entered this challenge, Quixotic challenge. The theme is stars and I have used a background paper with stars on it. The image is the same digital image I used in my last post( details on that post). The sentiment is a stamp from my collection. What do you think?
Love Sarah XXX
p.s. more posts coming up

Project Tuesday - a bag

This is a new challenge site I came across, Project Tuesday. The theme is to make a bag and you can use any stamps. The image I have used is from Charmed Cards and Crafts - Mikey which is a great image for teenagers. I have coloured with Promarkers. The bag is from a tutorial I had of the internet ( where..I do not Know!)
The paper was from my stash. If you like the bag get in touch and I will try to find the link for you.
Love Sarah XXX

Truly Scrumptious challenge 22 - sketch

Good morning to everyone on this sunny ( for the moment!) Thursday.
I had a good card making session yesterday and I am entering a few challenges.
This card is for Truly Scrumptious challenge 22 - sketch where you also had to add vellum somewhere, so I made a vellum flower. I rotated the image around. I cant remember where I had the stamp from but It is coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment was from a set of free stamps with a magazine.
Will put up a few more posts in a bit so do check them out
Love Sarah XXX

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Mojo Monday challenge 116

Well we had a lovely card lesson today. We were making boxes using one of the long Sizzix dies, some were stamping up images and others were scrapbooking.
Whilst I had all my gear out I decided to make a card for Mojo Monday. There is an easy sketch to follow and the DT cards are great. My image is a Mo Manning digital download coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from my stash as is the ribbon. I quite like these strong colours for a change. What do you think?
Have a good evening
Love Sarah XXX

Monday, 7 December 2009

Friday Sketchers 81 sponsored by Mo's digital pencil

There's a great sketch over at Friday Sketchers which is sponsored by Mo's digital pencil. It's a really nice sketch. I have sanded each of the squares which were cut out of DCWV cardstock. The image is a digital one coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment was a stamp from Cuddly Buddly and the green "tendrils" were cut using a Nestability flower die.
Well that's my 4th card for today. I'm going to have to go and have a lie down now!!!!
Speak to you soon
Don't forget to leave some comments good or bad as I love to read them
Love Sarah XXX

Just magnolia - Week 34 - Special Monthly Challenge

The Just Magnolia monthly challenge is a card for someone special. I have used the Gloria Hippo stamp which I think is lovely for a baby card instead of traditional baby images. I have coloured her in shades of blue Promarkers. The papers are Papermania, ribbon from Hobbycraft and thefrest from my stash. The card is a 4" x 4" easel card which are very popular at the moment.
I'd love to hear what you think of it
Love Sarah XXX

Sugar Bowl Challenge 25 – Lilians Sketch

At last I have got around to another Sugar Bowl Challenge. There is a sketch to follow and the image I have used is Sugar Nellie pickin' apples which are coloured with Promarkers. I have used DCWV cardstock which has been embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and sanded. Papers are from my stash and I have used candy dots. I made the flower from handmade paper. It was lilac paper but on the photo looks blue!!!!
Hope you like it
Love Sarah XXX
I will post again(!!! I'm on a roll!!) in a few minutes

Anyone for Anya - anything goes

Did you watch X Factor last night? My fave 3 have got into the final. I'm hoping Joe will win. His voice is superb, Stacey just makes laugh everytime she speaks and Olly, well I love his crazy dancing.

Well onto a challenge. This is my entry for Anyone for Anya where the theme is anything goes.
I have used one of the new digital images of Ian which are coloured with Promarkers. The stars are cut from a Sizzix die and the paper is from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated

Totally Gorjuss has a great sketch for you to follow so pop over. You don't even have to use a Gorjuss stamp!!!!

Will put up another post in a few minutes
See you
Love Sarah XXX

Friday, 4 December 2009

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 8 Sketch and Cute card Thusrday

There is a new challenge at Totally Gorjuss starting today. Is is a sketch from Net. It's a lovely one to follow so please do join us this week
This is my DT entry.
I am also entering this card for Cute card Thursday which has the theme Swirly Girly. The image is from Pollycraft and is coloured with Promarkers. Ihave used lace and ribbon and the sentiment is computer generated
Love Sarah XXX

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Cards for men challenge

There is a new challenge blog on the block - Cards for men. It has just started this week and this is my effort. the stamp is Whiff of Joy coloured with Promarkers. papers are from my stash and I have used Stickles on the steam and on the mug. The sentiment is Craftwork cards
Hope you like it
Love Sarah XXX

By the cute and girly - lets go to the movies

The challenge over at By the cute and girly is a great idea. It is inspired by the movies and the cards by the DT are great.
My card is based on Aflred Hitchcocks "The Birds." The stamp is from Whiff of Joy coloured with Promarkers . If you click on the photo you should be able to see the Stickles I have put on the leaves and branch. The papers are from my stash and the sentiment also from my paper stash. I have made it in an easel card as that seems to be the fashion at the moment.
Hopefully I will put up another post a bit later today
Love Sarah XXX

Monday, 30 November 2009

Just Magnolia week 35 - sketch by Martine

Second post of the day.
The sketch over at Just Magnolia is lovely and the cards by the DT are fab. Here is my entry. I have used a Tilda stamp from the Fall set which I have coloured with Promarkers. Tha paper is from my stash and cardstock is DCWV. The flowers are from my stash too. The sentiment was from a set of 4 from Cuddly Buddly and I have also used Nestabilities.
I would love to hear your comments
Love Sarah XXX

Mojo Monday 115

Yipeeeee!!!!! Donny won Dancing with the stars!!!!. I know he wasn't the best dancer, Miya was, but he was still good and at nearly 52 he was the oldest to win the competition. I knew he could do it. I'm sure it helped him knowing I was watching!!!!!!!

Anyway hope you all had a good weekend. Not too much wind or rain. Wasn't little Joe excellent in X Factor. I want him to win.

Well down to cards. Here's my effort for Mojo Monday. Hope I'm not too late to submit. The sketch was lovely to follow. I have put one of the flowers I made following Michele's tutorial. Told you you would see a lot of them. They are so addictive to make. For once I have made a card without Promarkers!!!!!
Will try to do a few more cards for challenges so may put on a few more posts
Don't forget to check out the Totally Gorjuss blog where we have a great challenge for you this week and the sponsor is The Hobby house.
Love to read your comments so please leave some for me
Love sarah XXX


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