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Saturday, 29 October 2011

" I remember"....Totally Gorjuss DT card

Hi everyone
I do hope you are all well. As it is Saturday it means we have a new challenge  for you at Totally Gorjuss

The theme is 

"I remember"
The sponsor is Fantastic Ribbons
So we want to see a card or project that brings back some memory to you. I have read my fellow DT's memorys and they are lovely. 

For my card, this is my special memory

"I can remember when I was a little girl that my Dad used to play the guitar. He was very musical as he played Saxophone and violin too. But it was the guitar I really liked. I would always ask him to teach me too. He  just never had the time to do it.
He was also very artistic. He did a lot of oil paintings when I was a child and I remember the smell of those paints and oils. Maybe that's where I got my flair for Card making from?!!!!!!!"

 And here is a picture of my lovely Dad at Emma's  ( his eldest grandchild) wedding this July. Can you believe he will be 87 in April?!!!!!!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Just for you................., Spellbinders and Sizzix

Here is a card I made recently using a mix of Spellbinders and Sizzix Dies
The flower was made with Spellbinders Sunflower die. I used white card stock and coloured it with Distress Inks. I added  some of my jewellery beads to the centre ( to look like seeds). It is placed on card stock that I cut using the Sizzix Top Note die ( Stampin up) then I embossed it and coloured it with Distress inks. The "just for you" sentiment was computer generated and cut and coloured as the rest of the card. I think it has quite an autumn feel to it.

Thank you for looking

Hugs Sarah x

challenges entered

Stamps for sale on Etsy

Just a quick post to tell you that I have listed quite a few stamps in my Etsy shop as I don't use them any more.
I would love them to go a good home!

Hugs sarah x

Monday, 24 October 2011

20 cards made tonight!!!!!! -Especially for you!

Flowers made with felt and Rolled flower die from Die- Namics

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I have had a busy evening. I have made 20 cards especially for all you crafters who will be attending the craft show in Scotland this weekend.They are all for Hotshot Crafts

Please visit the Hotshot Craft stand to see all the lovely NEW goodies Sarah has for you.

And have you become a follower of the new Hotshot Craft blog yet? Another 11 followers and we will be giving away some candy.
So this card is "Especially for you"
Hugs Sarah x

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Totally Gorjuss #103-pastel winter

Happy weekend to all of you
I have a week off as school has broken up. I have a lot of housework to do, so card making will have to go on the back burner ( yeah right!!!!)
At Totally Gorjuss this week the theme is Pastel winter/Christmas. I have used this lovely Tilda and snowman image. We hope you join in. The sponsor this week is LOTV and we know how you all their stamps!

So please join us

Warm hugs Sarah x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Sorry you are leaving - card


A girl who works with my husband and daughter recently left to start another job. This is the card I made for every one who worked with her to sign.

I used a Mo Manning image which I increased in size, I coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
I used a Cheery Lynn Doily die, and Frond/leaves die, Go - Kreate die and a Die- Namics Rolled flower die.
I hope you like it

hugs Sarah x

p.s. Hotshot Crafts now has 38 followers. Only 12 more to join before we give out some candy!
Challenges entered

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine


Here are some cards I have made in class this week. They are simple cards that can be used for any occasion. Just change your sentiment to suit. All I have used are Spellbinders, embossing folder, coloured card stock, a stamp and a card blank.
Thak you for your visit

These will be for sale in more Etsy shop later today

hugs Sarah x

p.s. Hotshot crafts only needs 13 more followers before we give some blog candy

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Totally Gorjuss # 102

At Totally Gorjuss this week we have a Bingo style grid. You can choose any line you like to use on your entries this week.Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Simon Says Stamp

I have chosen the line

Lace, Buttons, Bling
Nearly didn't manage this card as I am feeling rough. Full of a cold, coughing and it hurts to swallow. Just want to curl up in bed!
I was asked to make a Get Well card for someone who's line dancing teacher is ill. I have spent hours scouring the internet to find a suitable image. After nearly giving up I found this one.

I hope you like.....and I hope the recipient does too!

Sneezy hugs Sarah x

p.s. Have you become a follower of the new Hotshotcraft Blog yet?

Friday, 14 October 2011

Vintage style Paper mache Book blank


HI everyone
hope you are all well. I feel much better today. Not sneezing or coughing half as much although I look horrendous.
One of the good things about working with young children is they say what they think, good or bad. One little girl said "Miss, you don't look very well. You look pale" I said " I don't feel very well" Then she said " well I think you look beautiful, just like a flower".  Well you can imagine how that made me feel. There is no medicine available that can lift you up as much as that!

Anyway here is a little project I made for my demo at Hobbycraft last week. I bought a paper mache book blank and covered it with paper  and used Distress Inks around the edges.  Painted the inside with Acrylic paint and went around the edged with Gold Krylon pen. I cut out felt flower shapes from the Spellbinders Blossom die, the same die I used for the Wall Art project here. I inked up an embossing folder and put the cut pieces through my Big Shot. This give the "vein" effect on the petals. I edged the flower with gold Stickles. The leaves were cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die and then covered with Crackle Accents.

This box can be given as a gift or used to put bits of jewellery in.

I hope you like my little project

Have a good weekend.  I am looking forward to Strictly and X Factor..............................

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A card for Just Magnolia and Hanglar

Hi all
Hope you are all well. Me, I am suffering! I am full of cold. I can't stop sneezing and my throat hurts, Do you feel sorry for me yet?

 Onto something more interesting.

Here is a card I made using this cute Hanglar image. She has been coloured with Copics. My flowers are from Wild Orchid.

I have decorated the inside to match.

It is for sale in my Etsy shop

Don't forget to look at the new Hotshot Craft blog. If you become a follower you you could win some candy!

Sneezy hugs Sarah x

challenges entered
Just magnolia and Hanglar - anything goes

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Wall Art - using a Sizzix Die

Here is one of the samples I made for my Hobbycrafts demo.

It is a piece of wall art using a canvas and the Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings Sizzix Die  ( This is for sale on Ebay for the next hour. If it doesn't sell and anyone wants to buy it just email me. Address in sidebar)

The flowers were made using the Spellbinders Blossom die. After making the flowers I sprayed them with Sparkle/glitter spray by Crafters Companion.

I hope you like it

This is for sale in my Etsy shop

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Close ups of my Hobbycraft samples

Country style wall plaque. This could easily be a scrap book page.

Sizzix Tim Holtz " Hanging sign "and  "upon a time" Sizzlits strip. Chain made with  Jewellery jump rings. Sign distressed with Walnut Stain.
 As  promised here is a close up of some of the sample I made for my Hobbycraft demo yesterday.  I will post the others tomorrow. the theme was Autumn.
I Hope you like them.
Flower made with Spellbinders Poinsettia dies. Leaves made with Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die, then embossed and Distressed.
Bought flowers.
Button added to centre of flower and edges distressed.

Less is more!!!!!
Wreath made with Martha Stewart punched leaves. Hobbycraft punched flowers.

Flower made from Spellbinders Blossom dies.
Well I hope you like these samples so far. I will post the others tomorrow

Wasn't X Factor good last night. Kelly, I think has the best selection. How can she vote off any of her girls? They were ALL amazing! and who will be voted off Strictly tonight?

Speak to you soon
hugs Sarah

p.s. There is a Video tutorial for Flex and Promarkers on the Hotshot Craft blog today. Thank you to all of you who have already become followers. Can you please spread the word. There is candy on offer!


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