Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Daring Cardmakers Hide and Seek...

OK so don't faint - 2 posts in 2 days is unheard of on my blog lately! I am continuing on my mission to make a few cards just for the fun of it, and what better way than with Daring Cardmakers. It is such a long time since I joined in with one of these challenges but this weeks was right up my street, to incorporate a hidden message onto your card.

This one is for my Mum (you'd never have guessed would you?) as it's her 70th Birthday soon. Using more of my new stash of papers (which are fabulous), and a few primas.

pp - MME Bela Bella -Bellezo collection
hydrangeas - Prima

buttons -BG

Flower button brad- Poppicrafts

Chipboard - Scenic Route

Thanks for the challenge Ladies, I had fun with this one!
Lots of Love
Sarah x

2 Sketches....

I've been busy catching up with family and friends over Easter but now I am home and at last have had a bit of spare time to make a card for my favourite sketch blog 2 Sketches 4 You. It's such a long time since I managed to join in but I am on a mission to make some cards just for fun and this is my first one;

Totally inspired by the fantastic Berdien who is the Queen of butterfly inspired cards, if you have not visited her blog (where have you been?) then take a look at her wonderful creations here. Everything she creates is just beautiful.

Aren't these papers just gorgeous? I have treated myself to quite a few new packs of papers lately and this one is probably my favourite, the colours are just my cup of tea.

pp - MME - Bella Bella - French Flea Market collection
stamp - Hero Arts
buttons - Basic Grey

Lastly, but by no means least, I would like to say a huge Thank You to everyone for their lovely comments on Tag You're It ! this week, they mean so much to the team. I know we will all miss our lovely followers, but I hope we can still keep in touch through blogland.

Lots of Love
Sarah x

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Skinny Ribbon challenge...

Michelle at Poppicrafts is having a competition - I struggled with this one I have to say - make a card using skinny ribbon (maximum width 7mm) as the main focal point of your card. Well I love ribbon and for me the thicker the better - 25mm is my favourite so when Michelle sent me this 5mm ribbon to make a sample for the competition I did panic a bit!! Eventually I decided to thread it through a series of holes to make a flower. The other DT members have been really inventive you can see what they came up with here. So do you want to win a £20 voucher to spend at Poppicrafts? Just post a card for this challenge on your blog and leave Michelle a link. Think how much ribbon you could buy with that!

I have been busy making some DT cards for Poppicrafts, I wasn't sure about this one perhaps it's a bit too green but I did love this chipboard butterfly, I embellished it with some of the tiny buttons and of course some of the fabulous blooms.

More basic grey papers on this card, with some 10mm ribbon and more blooms and delicious buttons.

My favourite card was this Easter one, inspired by a card that Michelle sent me recently, I love these little heart buttons, they come in such a wonderful variety of bright and cheerful colours, and of course my favourite 25mm satin ribbon (moss green - yum!)and some skinny ribbon too.

pp - variety of Basic Grey

Buttons, ribbons, blooms and brads all from Poppicrafts

We don't have much planned for the Easter break here, a bit of gardening and of course some crafting, and maybe even a little bit of chocolate! Whatever you are up to have a very happy Easter!

Sarah x

Saturday, 4 April 2009

At last some cards!!!...

Well a couple of cards anyway!! I have been busy making some stuff with the gorgeous parcel of stash sent to me by Michelle at Poppicrafts. What a treat I have when these parcels arrive, stuffed full of ribbons, flowers, chipboard, brads and every embellishment you could think of.
This first card uses just about all of my favourite things;

I managed to get this lace Martha Stewart punch, I love it and want to use it on everything at the moment. I used my most favourite satin ribbon - this comes in just about every colour you can think of, some flowers (obviously!) and more cute pins.
Next one is my first attempt using Nesties;

I need more practise using these - and as I haven't got the embossing mats yet I had to improvise using a sheet of funky foam! More gorgeous flowers and these sweet little leaves and of course no card could be complete without some ribbon.
And lastly for today I made this Pamper kit for Michelle, filled with lots of pampering kinda things, and obviously using more luscious ribbon and flowers.
It does feel good to be blogging some cards again! I'll be back in a few days with more DT stuff I made for Michelle.
Sarah x

Thursday, 2 April 2009

It's Party Time!

Today is a really special day for all of us at Tag You're It! as it's our first Birthday! And in celebration we are having a bit of a party - and you know what happens at parties - PRESENTS!

This week the team are giving away several presents and all you have to do to be in with a chance of getting a lovely pressie popping through your letter box is to make a Birthday themed tag. How easy is that? The theme this week is Party time - make a tag to celebrate! Here is mine;

And here's the pressie I am giving away;

Pop over to the Tag You're It! blog to see what fabulous creations my teamies have come up with .

I am waiting for Mr Postie to arrive as I am expecting a lovely parcel from the Glitter Pot, lots of lovely goodies just fell into my shopping cart - how did that happen? I have treated myself to lots of lovely new papers and a few stamps too. Well I had to have a little present on our Birthday now didn't I?

I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Lots of love
Sarah x