Friday, 31 August 2007

Daring Cardmakers and blog candy!......

The challenge today over on the Daring Cardmakers blog was to make a card using 3 die cuts.

A lovely easy dare today!!!!! I have layered the flower with a prima and 3 flower die cuts.

pp crate avenue, bloom from Sarah's cards, prima, mm brad and loads of stitching. I love stitching together all my scraps of paper.
Look what I received this morning!! lovely blog candy from Caroline!! There are some lovely items in this little bundle - thank you so much Caroline.
And look at the gorgeous tag that came with my goodies!

Sarah x

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

'S' is for........

Kathy set a rather evil little extra this week;

Take a letter, Ms Jones

This time the challenge is to pick one letter and see how many things you can use on your card that begin with that letter.
So I chose the letter 'S' for my card and I have to say this was more difficult than I thought!!

I used;

Sassafrass Lass papers cut into Squares
Square card blank
Sprites prima flower
Scarlet flower
'Special' Sentiment
Simply Sweet rub ons by Doodlebug ( they are really called this!)

Off now to have a look at everyones creations.
Sarah x ( oh another 'S' - does this one count as well Kathy?!! LOL!!!)

Friday, 24 August 2007


Firstly I must say a huge thank you to Sam for nominating me for another blog award!

If you are tagged, you should pass this award on to other bloggers you feel make you think, and link to the original post HERE.

Here goes;

I would like to nominate the following bloggers who I find inspirational;

Gillian - I think Gillian's work speaks for itself really _ it is all totally fabulous, but more than that Gillian is such a generous person, always making time to leave comments on peoples work.

Jo - Jo brings so much to the cardmaking world her cards are so inspiring and totally original. If ever I am stuck for an idea I just have to look at Jo's work and pretty soon I feel inspired!!

Lynne - I just love this lady's work!! What a fab addition she has been to the Daring cardmakers blog!! Love her use of papers - Oh and she just happens to be a fabaroonie scrapbooker too!!!

There are so many more people I would like to nominate but I would be here all day!!

Ok back to the dare for today.

I know you've all got buttons stashed away somewhere, whether they've been purchased at a cardmaking store or you thriftily snipped them off DH's old shirt. I'd like you to find those buttons and use them somewhere on a card. They can be real buttons, craft shop buttons, die cut buttons, faux buttons or another type of button, surprise us all.

I am trying to think about my Christmas card designs this year so I am trialing a few different cards.

pp BG fruitcake, mm metal sentiment, and buttons from stash.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Dot Dot Dash Dash...

Dot Dot Dot Dash Dash Dash

We'd like you to make a card featuring dots and dashes, spots and stripes - that's it, a nice easy and fun little theme for you to play with - just make sure you get both spots AND stripes on your card.

I liked this little extra!! I need to make a few cards for a customer so I started with this one. Sorry the photo isn't great the light is so poor here today, it has been pouring all day!
I used making memories paper and a spotty prima and spotty ribbon. Everything else came from my stash.

Sarah x

Monday, 20 August 2007

CPS 27 ...

I haven't managed to complete a CPS challenge for quite a while but I loved the latest sketch so I thought I would have a go. This is what I came up with;

This card is for my Mum to send to her grandson.

pp from July SA kit,everything else from stash.
Sarah x

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Lucky me!!!.........

Just look at all these gorgeous RAKs I have received in the past month. Some lovely forum friends sent me these little beauties to cheer me up after recent events. How kind is that!!!

I am thrilled to bits with each and every one of them.
Thanks very much ladies.

Sarah x

Friday, 17 August 2007

Gothic frills .........

Tou must make a card with a frill - it could be some lace, frilly ribbon, a hand cut or decorative scissor edge or a folded paper frill - or what ever you choose to make.... you decide!

Fabaroonie dare set by Jo this week!! I had a picture of a card in my head that I wanted to make that was romantic and pretty, it didn't quite come out as planned!!!!!! Half way through making it I almost gave up but I was determined to salvage something from the mess I had made!!!! So here it is - a card probably only suitable to send to a Gothic couple on their wedding day or anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!

Unfortunately for me I don't really know any Goths, so I guess this will sit in the card box forever, or until I decide to pull it apart and re use what I can!

Gothy bits used - pp crate avenue and scraps, Heidi Swapp chipboard, bloom and primas, brad from stash. I made the frilly bit with a length of organza ribbon which I gathered up and stitched.

I may have another go at this dare over the weekend and see if I can come up with something I actually like!!(3 weeks in the sun has obviously affected my cardmaking skills!)

Enjoy the weekend!

Sarah x

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Back from my hols....

Finally arrived home from Turkey on Tuesday morning and it was pouring with rain!!! We have all got used to the 40 + degrees sunshine, so we are feeling very cold at the moment!

I have really enjoyed my 3 weeks away, but have missed my craft room so much!! Now I am back I am looking forward to plenty of new challenges and of course some stash buying!!!!

This week's little extra by the Daring Cardmakers was a sketch. I took the quick and easy route and used ric rac. ( you can see the sketch over on their blog.)

pp were in July's SA kit, primas, ric rac and brad from stash.
Sarah x