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Monday, 29 November 2010

2 more Tilda and snowman cards


 Just a quick post to show you 2 more cards I made with Tilda and the snowman.
Hugs Sarah X

p.s. Have you entered my new blog candy?

edited to add 
I received this lovely award from Dawn. Thank you Dawn
I have to pass it to 8 recent bloggers I have found and say 8 things about myself. So here goes

1. I can't drive on the snow and ice!
2. I am missing my son who is at University
3. I am 50 in 4 weeks but still act like a 5 year old!!
4. I LOVE jewelry and can't resist a bargain
5. I would love to have a card I made printed in a magazine
6. I use the black Promarker to get rid of my Grey hairs!!!!!
7. I have an Indian takeaway every Saturday night
8. I LOVE X Factor and Strictly Comes Dancing

I haven't had much chance to look around many new blogs recently but these 3 are are my newest finds
they are
  1. Debbie
  2. Beccy
  3. Janneke
  4. Hugs sarah x

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Totally Gorjuss DT card - Tree

Hope you are all keeping warm!
This week at Totally Gorjuss we want to see trees. For those of you who don't want to do a xmas tree any other tree will do. I have used my Magnolia, magnolia tree. I have  coloured with Distress inks and colour pencils. I added glitter and white fluffy stuff for the snow.
Looking forward to seeing what you have done
hugs sarah x

Friday, 26 November 2010

CAS card

Here is a CAS card I made using just papers, a stamp and Nesties.
I bought the stamps from Hobbycraft's reduced bin. It is quite nice to make a simple card occasionally. This type of card is also good for using up scraps of paper that we crafters keep. I have a "bitty" box full!
I hope you like it
hugs Sarah x

Blog Candy winners

Thank you to those of you who entered my 30,000 hits blog candy.
sorry I didn't get to post the results when I should have. Mike took me to the Good Food show!!!!!
Also we had to visit family as a family friend died yesterday.

As promised there are 2 winners.
1. The winner who commented on the original post and
2. The person who commented the most from the day the candy started until Monday 22nd November

So here goes
Winner number 1 is..........................Dawn
here is your candy

Congrats. Can you email me with your full postal address.
Winner number 2 is ..............................Stacie ( craft princess)
here is your candy

Congrats. Can you email me with your full postal address.

Please keep checking my blog as I will be putting up more candy soon. I will also randomly pick out someone who comments regularly too for some candy
Hugs sarah x

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

At last a card for some challenges

Hi everyone.
I had a lovely lesson this afternoon. I was showing my ladies how to use embossing powders, glossy card and brayers, making miniature tiles etc. It was good fun.
In yesterday's lesson I showed my ladies how to make this Magnolia card. The image is so cute. It is mainly white and pink.  Some copied mine exactly whilst others varied it. The results were beautiful. They were very pleased with the cards they took home.
Here is what I used:
  • coloured it with Distress inks....Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Frayed Burlap, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo.
  • Nestabilities
  • Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage papers
  • Flourish stamp
  • Stickles
  • MS punches
  • various flowers
The challenges I have entered are
 The winners of my blog candy will be posted tomorrow

Thank you for visiting and any comments you may leave
hugs Sarah x

Monday, 22 November 2010

30,000 (and more ) hits Blog Candy

 This candy is now closed

Well I can't believe I am fast approaching 30,000 hits. As a way of saying thank you I am putting up some blog candy. It will be a mixture of items. I haven't decided what yet....makes it a bit more interesting!

To be in with a chance to win you must
1. Become a follower
2. Post a link on your blog to my blog candy
3. Leave a comment

As an Extra, whoever comments the most between today 11th November and the day I reach 30,000 will also get some blog candy.
I will post worldwide
So there you go, 2 chances to win

Hugs sarah X


Saturday, 20 November 2010

Totally Gorjuss challenge #57 DT card

It's a new challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week. This week we want Non Traditional xmas colours.The sponsor is Crafters Companion.
I have chosen a snow scene in shades of blue. Hope it doesn't make you feel to cold looking at it!
Here is what I used:
  • Kars winter stamps
  • Copics
  • Tim Holtz Vintage shabby paper stack
  • "stamp" stamps from Kaleidescope
  • Tim Holtz Ticket die
  • Distress inks
  • Paperartsey stamps
  • Nesties
We are looking forward to your entries
Keep warm this weekend
hugs Sarah X

Friday, 19 November 2010

25th Anniversary card



One of the girls who works with my husband and daughter is celebrating her 25th Wedding Anniversary. She asked me to make a card for her husband. Cards and no hearts I was told.
For a week I couldn't think what to do. Eventually I decided on this easel card. The cars are from Kanban, coloured with Promarkers and I put Glossy Accents on the windows and lights. The sentiment is computer generated and I used Black Soot Distress Inks around the edge.

It's difficult to do a commissioned card as you don't know what the person really has in mind.. I just hope that it will be okay.
Hugs Sarah X

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Anniversary card

This is a card I made recently for some friends for their anniversary. The papers are MME. Antique dots. I LOVE these papers and use them so much. We use them a lot in card club too.The butterfly is MS and it had then been distressed. The flowers are Wild Orchid crafts. I was pleased with the card apart from the girls hair, something green going on there. Doesn't look quite so bad in real life.
Hope yopu are all havinmg a good day
hugs Sarah x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Magnoila wedding canvas

Earlier in the year I made some small Magnolia canvases, which I entered into the Magnolia magazine competition. Unfortunately I didn't get any where with them but a blogging friend, Samantha, commented on how much she like them. I knew she was getting married and so I made this for her as a wedding gift. We have never met but both realized that we stood next to each other at the trade show at the NEC in February watching Tim Holtz work his magic. I showed him my Grungepaper flower  and Samantha was there when he was looking at it. What a small world!
The canvas was from Hobbycraft and I coloured it with Promarkers and added Stickles to it. Samantha liked it. I hope you do to.
hugs Sarah

Yesterday and today I held lessons using Distress inks. I will post some pictures of the cards and tags I made.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Vintage style wedding card

This is the other wedding card I had to make on Friday evening. Yesterday card was for my M and F in law. This card was for my SIL.  IT was her friend who got married and all I was told was that she wanted a vintage style card.

So I made an easel card and used a LOTV image (gorgeous). I used my distress inks, MS punch, flowers from Wild Orchid and sentiment is a Magnolia stamp. I alsom added a pull out tag in a pocket but forgot to photo it!
Sorry the quality of the photos are so bad
have a good day
Hugs Sarah
p.s. don't forget my blog candy!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Wedding card

Good morning everyone in blogland.
Here is a card I made for mi in laws for a wedding they attended on Saturday. It was made on very short notice. They rang on Friday night to ask for a card and were visiting 3/4 hour later to collect it!
I coloured the image with Grey Promarkers and edged the image and sentiment with Distress inks. The paperstock is MME.

I hope they liked it
Warm hugs Sarah X

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Totally Gorjuss DT card #56

Oh dear. I'm late with my post. This should have been up yesterday. This is my DT card for Totally Gorjuss this week. The theme is traditional christmas colours
Now I don't celebrate christmas but I have still used the colours for my card. I know there are many other crafters out there who don't celebrate for whatever reason, but you can still join in the challenge. The card doesn't have to christmassy, as you can see with mine. Just use the colours
I have stamped mine on textured cardstock and then used my trusty Distress inks. Where would I be without them!
 The image is from a set of stamps I bought at the NEC. The cardstock is MME. It is gorgeous.
I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

Hugs sarah X

p.s. Don't forget to join in with my blog candy and if you can spread the word that would be great too
There are 2 candies on offer
1 for whoever comments the most

1 for whoever is picked who has become a follower and left a comment

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Back from the NEC

 Sarah, the owner of Hotshotcrafts
 Wow what a great show the NEC was. It was so busy on the Hotshotcrafts stand. The new Papermania Woodland and Oriental ranges sold extremely well.

The best part was meeting up with blogging pals. so a big HELLO to
Brenda from Floral Fantasies Such a lovely lady. I was so excited to meet her that I completely forgot to tell her how gorgeous all her cards are
Dawn from Allpinkgirl. She is so Glam. And another lovely lady too. Thanks for the tips Dawn with the Inkidinks (and everything else I bought too) Your cards are stunning. It was lovely to see her family too.
Lynne from Stamp around the block. Yet another lovely lady. Lynne has a great digi stamp blog too Sentiments 4 you
Max from Scrappymax. So glad you made it to the show Max and looked me up. Max is special as she is the first blogging friend I met in person!. I met her mum too who enjoyed the cake show.
It was also great to see members past and present of my card making clubs . They were, Diane ( and her husband Norman), Maggie,Sarah, Karen, Mary and her daughter Janet, Jane, Daisy, Grace, Karen, Lydia and Cindy. The "colour blind" aunt and niece ( who I normally see at Ally Pally....sorry I can't remember your names. How bad of me but it was lovely to see both of you.)

 Also hi to Lyndsey and Fern from Lyndseymariedesigns who owns a craft shop local to me

 Mum and dad made it for the Sunday morning too.
The photos show the goodies I bought . I can't wait to start using them. And there are the Hotshot girls at 8 o'clock in the morning on Sunday enjoying a muffin and coffee before the show started!
Have a great evening. Keep warm
hugs Sarah x


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