Friday, 27 March 2009

Cute as a Button...

Gosh my blog is fast becoming a tag only blog!!! I really must try and find time to take photos of cards before I send them off! Well surprise, surprise(sung in my best Cilla accent!) I have another tag to share with you today!

This weeks challenge on Tag You're It! is set by my fabby team mate Dawn. Now Dawn really does like to challenge me - this week she chose 'Cute and Cuddly', in fact it was such a challenge that Dawn had to provide me with some images to use! I settled for the Forever Friends image eventually, and I had to use my daughter's water colour pencils to colour it with - another challenge in itself. The photo doesn't really show up the colouring very well - probably just as well as it is quite messy!

I did get to use my new Basic Grey buttons though - aren't they pretty? I love coming into my craftroom I have a shelf full of jars of ribbon scraps, flowers and buttons all colour coordinated and it always reminds me of a sweet shop full of jars of brightly coloured sweets, sherbet pips, bon-bons, cola cubes, mint imperials, midget gems......... the buttons do look good enough to eat don't they?

This week we have a fabulous prize to give away - these lovely sugar nellie stamps from Funky Kits, so if you haven't joined us and made a tag yet - why not have a go this week?

Fingers crossed we have some sunshine this weekend, I have heaps of gardening to do!
Sarah x

Friday, 20 March 2009

A little Recipe...

Well time has just been passing me by for the last few weeks, I don't seem to have time for anything much except working! Sadly crafting has been put on the backburner, but as from next week I will have more free time and I am going to craft to my hearts content! I have missed joining in with challenges, so I fully intend to make a start on a few of those next week.

Friday is Tag You're It! challenge day and this week it was my turn to set the challenge, I have chosen a little recipe;

1 piece of ribbon

2 buttons

3 brads or eyelets

Any theme is allowed, and other stash items but the tag must include these items.

I realised after I took the photos that it looks as if I have only used one button - in fact there are two, I have layered them on top of the flower. I used my new stamp set from Papertrey Ink (around and about) which I love.
Papers and buttons - BG Sultry
Stamps - Papertrey Ink
Flowers and ribbon - Poppicrafts
Brads - from stash
The sun is shining and it looks as if it will last the weekend so I will be tacking the garden this weekend, along with a bit of cardmaking too.
Sarah x

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Time for Tea...

I really loved making my tag this week for our challenge on Tag You're It! Firstly I love cupcakes! And this week The Cutting Cafe have sponsored us and we got to use one of the fabulous downloads - yep - Cupcakes! Well this download business is completely new to me but it was very simple.

Our lovely Kath set the challenge this week - Time for Tea.

If you join in with the tag challenge this week you will have a chance of winning 3 of the brilliant download sets of your choice from the Cutting Cafe - What a prize!

Also I have at last finished my stash ban - oooh it was getting so difficult and I so wanted these BG Bittersweet Papers. I just love them and want to use them on everything at the moment. Ooh and I got a huge parcel of loveliness from Poppicrafts - the new blooms are just gorgeous - trust me you need some! I am very lucky to have all of them, and I just want to put them on everything at the moment, don't they look cute on the cupcake?

I must say it is so nice to have the odd parcel dropping through the letter box every now and again.
Well I look forward to seeing all your wonderful tags this week,
Sarah x

Friday, 6 March 2009


That's the challenge this week for Tag You're It! set by the lovely Carol. Hmmm not something I usually use on my cards so this was a challenge for me. I found a little chipboard butterfly in my stash so I covered it with a scrap of paper and used a few pearls for the body. I kept my tag simple this week;
stamp - Stampin' Up
bloom, button and ribbon from Poppicrafts
Butterfly from stash
why not join in with the challenge this week?
Sarah x

Thursday, 5 March 2009

A couple of cards at last!.....

I have actually managed to sit down and make a couple of cards today! Things have not been going to plan here, I had an incident with a needle and my big toe which meant a trip to A&E recently, let's just say my toe was kebabed! So a tetanus jab was needed and it made me feel quite poorly for a couple of days. Oh well I am back on track now and I had some free time today to make a few things.

I have lots of challenges to catch up on so I started to day with a couple from JB forum, The first was to use Kraft card;

and this card was for a challenge to keep to the same colours;
Right I have lots to catch up on so I'm off to get started on my Mother's day cards.
Sarah x