Thursday, 27 November 2008

Snow is falling...

Well actually it's not here but that is this weeks challenge on Tag You're It!

I made this tag with a stamp I had forgotten I bought, luckily I found it while sorting out a box of stash the other night. I'm not sure about the colours on this tag though, I thought I would try something different. The snowflake is from Heidi Swapp, BG Waissal paper and everything else from my stash. Apologies for the bad photo , I took this at night so the light was pants.
I have a busy weekend planned - I am determined to finish my Christmas cards and get some wrapping up done too. Wish me luck as I still have quite a few to do!
Enjoy your weekend,
Sarah x

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Baby It's cold outside......

Actually it's cold inside as well so I have just put my heating back on. I have been out today for a lovely day with a friend, shopping and a scrummy lunch - a little treat for her Birthday. Lots of people about doing their Christmas shopping, I must get a move on and finish mine now , I planned to be done by the beginning of December but I think I will fail miserably there!

I 've been making my Christmas wish list to give hubby and my girls a few ideas - top of my list is a scor-pal this year and a few other items of stash of course. My colleagues think I am mad, they all ask for perfume or jewellery and I ask for cardboard and paper! Oh well they don't know what they're missing do they girls?

Talking of stash here are a couple more projects I did for Poppicrafts this month, thank you for the lovely comments about my baby cards I appreciate each and every one of them.

I made these little candy cane holders just for fun really - one each for Michelle's little ones. My girls are nearly grown up now but they still love candy canes and insist on hanging a box full on the tree each year (much to my disgust as I like my tree to look just right!) I used some more of my favourite 25mm ribbon on these, and I just love this paper for Christmas.

This card is another take on the pink one I did a couple of weeks ago - Very time consuming but worth it, and I used up so many little old gems that I had gathering dust! Don't you just love these little fabric brads?

And lastly these two were a bit self indulgent really, a gift bag made from an envelope using my favourite stamp at the moment and the vegetable patch embellishment kit from Poppicrafts. And a little holly wreath again just for fun, I rarely use my die cutters these days so it was fun to cut out all the leaves and use more of my favourite ribbon - this time in red and team it with some red buttons.

All ribbon, blooms and buttons from Poppicrafts, eveything else from my stash mountain.

thanks for looking, I love reading your comments,

Sarah x

Sunday, 23 November 2008

My favourite type of cards....

I needed a break from Christmas cards, I have been making them for so long it was lovely to have a chance to do something different and I do love making baby cards. Here are a couple I made recently for Michelle at Poppicrafts.

These cards are 2 of my favourite recent makes - look at these fabulous hinges I just love them, and have used them to hide special information about the new baby.

I think the crochet flowers are ideal for new baby cards as they are so tactile, I have teamed them with these gorgeous baby brads and some of my favourite ribbon - I have so many different colours of this - it seems to be the ribbon I always reach for.

Papers and stickers by Melissa frances, Hinges, Brads, crochet flowers and ribbons are available from Poppicrafts.

I would love to know what you think of these little hinges - It's the first time I have used them and I am now completely addicted - I have lots of ideas for different uses for them which I will show you in the near future (when I have made the last few of my Christmas cards!)
More cards to show you soon.
Sarah x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

A Sketch!...

Today is Friday and that means Tag You're it Challenge day! This week we have another really fab sketch for you to use designed by our very own Anne - she is fab at these little sketches!

And what a surprise I hear you say - Sarah has done a Christmas tag again! Sorry but I wanted to use this stamp - it has been around a long time but I have only just got my hands on it and I have to say I do love this Santa. He's so traditional and I think he stamps out so well. I also had a few scraps of BG Wassail (another gorgeous Christmas range) from making some Christmas cards so I have used them up on this tag. The sentiment is from a Papertrey set - I have used this particular sentiment so much this year. Poinsettia bloom from Poppicrafts.

Pop over to the TYI blog and have a look at the fabulous creations by the other DT members. A bit of sad news for us this week, Sam has decided to take an extended break from crafting and so will not be creating for the team, particularly sad for me as she is a good friend of mine - I will sadly miss her wonderful creations and words of encouragement.

Well I hope you will come over and join in the fun this week - we do love looking at your creations.

Sarah x

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Happy Birthday Little Sis!.........

Norty Blogger - that's me! I never seem to have enough hours in the day - I wish I could just craft all day long but my proper job stops me doing that - in the last 2 days I have worked 20 hours so no time for any paper antics!
I did make this card for my Little Sister, she is really girlie so the card had to be pink.

I love this paper by Imaginisce, and the fact that these blooms and brads and ribbon from Poppicrafts all match so perfectly. Look out for a few new projects I have made for Poppicrafts in the next week or two.
I'll be back tomorrow for the Tag You're It! challenge.
Sarah x

Friday, 14 November 2008

Kath's Colour Challenge...

Now Kath is a girl after my own heart 'coz she chose Red and Green for this weeks colour challenge on Tag you're It!. Anyone who follows my blog will probably have noticed that I love these 2 colours - tradition always wins for me at Christmas.

So here is my little tag - well actually it's enormous as these stamps are BIG!

I am using up my last few precious scraps of BG Fruitcake - how I love these papers even though this range is a couple of years old now it is still my festive favourite. Poinsettias are from Poppicrafts and these cute little pom poms are from Ribbon Oasis. The ribbon is from my one of my scraps jars.

So my BG fruitcake is nearly all gone but I did invest in a few sheets of the New Wassail BG papers - they are rather scrummy and I had to buy the matching brads and buttons didn't I? Look out for some cards made with these in the next few days.

Sarah x

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

A few Christmas projects..

I have been making a few bits for Ribbon Oasis recently - Bea sent me some festive Christmas ribbons which was great for me as I love making Christmas things!!!

This first card has used up all but a few scraps of my BG Fruitcake papers - I do love making tag cards though;

And lucky me - my husband's name is Noel - so guess who's gonna get this card?

I just had enough paper left to make this little wall hanging too;

I might have to give this one away as it would seem as bit strange hanging this up in our house.

And lastly this card - when I bought this tree stamp I didn't think about how long it would take to stick all the embellies onto it!!! I nearly lost my patience making this card! My sister will love this though as she is a bling addict.

Off to make a few more projects now!

Sarah x

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Busy making - just not showing yet....

That's me at the moment - lots of projects being made I just cant share with you yet - I am rubbish at sneaky peaks so sorry my blog is a bit boring right now. I can share this little card with you though - I made this recently for the Poppicrafts gallery;

I love working with fabric as well as paper and actually it usually works out a bit cheaper than pp -strange but true. So this little card uses a scrap of felt that I had and a Heidi Swap heart - these hearts are gorgeous but I only seem to be able to get them in the US - but well worth the extra postage time as they are so cute! I also used some scrummy ribbon from Poppicrafts and these sweet little photo hangers which are so cheap compared to others I have seen.

Off now for a lovely cup of latte and some time in my craftroom.

Sarah x

Friday, 7 November 2008

Tick Tock...

That's the challenge this week over on Tag You're It! - and did I struggle with this one!!! I looked around for a quote but couldn't find one suitable and was near to giving up - one last search through my trusty stash mountain and looky what I found -A CLOCK FACE!!! Goodness only knows where it came from (I am thinking I must have got it in a kit long, long ago). I cut it in half and used these pretty glitter brads (I don't know where I got these but I soooo need more! And lastly I printed off a time definition. Funny - I had no problem finding some ribbon to go on the tag (I do have rather a large ribbon collection which just seems to grow by the day!!!)

Dawn is offering a lovely giveaway for the challenge this week so why not join in - although I have taken a bit of a liking to one of the stamps so I am going to try to persuade her that I have a good home waiting for it here. ;o)

Now back to the Christmas cards - I have now made over half of mine but need to get a move on with the rest - guess what I'm doing this weekend?

Sarah x

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Christmas Bargains!!

Pop over to Poppicrafts for some Christmas bargains - 25% off all Christmas stock - check out all the ribbons you don't want to miss out on a bargain like this!!!

Click on the banner above and go shopping girls!!
Sarah x