Archive for June, 2009

Small Handbags

June 30, 2009

Hi again.
Thought I would show you what I was teaching in my card lesson today. These divine little handbags. Unfortunately I can’t remember the site i got the template from but if I find it I will put a link to it. They were so easy to make and my ladies enjoyed making them. They are perfect for a small gift like a necklace or even a few chocs!!!!.
You could increase the size of the template and perhaps fill it with some small gift cards and envelopes. I am going to that in a future lesson so I will post the photos when I do it.
You need to use a fairly sturdy card so anything from K & co, Basic Grey etc would be fine. I think it would look so elegant in black and white too.
I would love to know what you think of them. Please leave a comment
Love Sarah XXX
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Sugar Bowl challenge 13 – Lilian’s sketch

June 30, 2009

Did you watch the tennis last night? It was really good. The latest match ever and so tense.
Hope the weather is better by you than it is here in Wolverhampton.
This is a card I made very quickly for the the Sugar Bowl challenge. I’m not happy with it. I should have thought about it more and looked through my stash of paper rather than use the first ones I came across.
Anyway I shall enter it and see what happens.
Speak to you soon.
Love Sarah XXX
P.S. In case you’re wondering where the colour Kraft is, it’s on the edge of the Gorjuss girl Dress and on her tights!!!
Sugar Bowl challenge 13 Lilian's sketch
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Just Magnolia challenge week 11 Bev’s sketch

June 29, 2009

Hi everyone
Hope you all had a good weekend. Today has been gloriously hot but as I start to type my blog the rain has started and so has the thunder.
Well I’m still shocked about the news about Michael Jackson. What will happen to his children? And Farrah Fawcett Majors too. I remember watching Charlies Angels in the 70’s. Everyone wanted her hairstyle. It didn’t look right unless you were blonde. Sad times.
Well Daniel has done 3 days of his new job. All is going well.
Are any of you going to the Newbury Craft show on Saturday 4th July? If you are come and say Hello to me at The Hotshots stand where I will be demonstrating Promarkers used with the air system and Wild Rose Studio Stamps. Hotshots are sponsers for the Passion for Promarkers challenge
Well here is my entry for the Just Magnolia challenge week 11 Bev’s sketch. As it is nearly the end of term I used Best Teacher as my sentiment and Tilda as a schoolgirl standing in front of a desk.
Please leave a comment about it as I am feeling lonely!!!
Just Magnolia challenge week 11
Just Magnolia challenge week 11
Just Magnolia challenge week 11
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Just Magnolia challenge week 10 Summer

June 25, 2009

Lovely weather again. Hope you are all having a lovely day
Daniel starts his job this afternoon so I am going to give him a good lunch and then drop him off at work. At work how weird does that sound. It only seems like yesterday he was my beautiful baby boy!!!!
Well back to all things crafty. Here is my entry for the Just Magnolia challenge.The theme is summer and I have used Tilda in a swimsuit. I followed the out of bounds Nestie tutorial by Rach (Papercrafts by Rach). It really is an effective way of combining stamps and nesties.
The papers I bought were on sale and are by Basic Grey. The flowers are Papermania and American Crafts.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Love Sarah XXX
Just Magnolia week 10 Summer
Just Magnolia week 10 summer
Just Magnolia week 10 summer
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Promarker Challenge#5

June 23, 2009

Hello again.
I’m like a bus. You wait for one for ages then three come all together!!!
This is my entry for the Promarker challenge #5. The colours are lemon and meadow green. I have also used saffron and cocoa for her hair as well as satin and blush for her skin.
I have based my design on Marias from the DT as I thought it was so nice.
Please leave me a comment about what you think of this card and also the Golden Anniversary card I made for my parents
Thanks a lot
Love Sarah XXX
Promarker challenge#5
Promarker challenge#5 close up

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Golden Anniversary card

June 23, 2009

As promised here are some photos of the Boxed card I made for my parents 50th Anniversary.My mum is a card maker too so I wanted to make them a really special one. The box was a covered one I bought from Hobbycraft. It was reduced to 99p!!!
The papers I think are DCWV. The front stamped image is Hanglar and Stanglar and the stamped sentiments are Tim Holtz and Anna Griffin. The poems were free of the internet by Joanna Fuchs. There are several to choose from, so I just picked the most appropriate.
Please let me know what you think of it.
Love Sarah XXX
Golden Anniversary card
Golden Anniversary Crad hanglar and stanglar
Card inside
card inside
card inside

Papertake challenge delightful downloads

June 23, 2009

What wonderful weather. Hope you are all having a good day in craftland
My son, Daniel, starts his job tomorrow at a local printers. I feel sad that my baby has grown!!!!
We celebrated Mum and Dad’s 50 th Anniversary on Sunday at Jimmy Spices in Solihull. We had a lovely time and the food was delicious.
Later on I will post the photos of the card I made them.
This card is my entry for the Papertake challenge. The theme is digital downloads and my downlaod is from Grabadoodledo. I have coloured it with Promarkers and I think the papers are K & Co.
See you soon
Love Sarah XXX
Papertake challenge - digital download
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Sugar Bowl challenge – Lia’s sketch

June 15, 2009

Second card for the day. There’s s great sketch on the sugar bowl challenge this week. This is my entry. I’ve gone for darker, striking colours. The papers are from a pad by Brenda Pinnock, And of cousre I have coloured them with Promarkers. I have used
cornflower, aqua blue, china blue, terracotta, apricot, ice grey2 and ice grey 4, satin and blush.
The ribbon was from Hobbycraft. I had a slight accident with one of the blues as I slipped and now my gorjuss girl looks like she has a blue bruise on her arm!!! oops!!!
See you soon, enjoy the weather
Love Sarah XXX
Sugar Bowl challenge - Lia's sketch
Sugar Bowl challenge close up
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Whiff of Joy challenge #34

June 15, 2009

Hi everyone
Hope you all had a good weekend. We had a girlie night last night. Hair and makeup, games and food and drink!!!
The ages ranged between 16 and late 50’s. We had such fun. The next time we do this the girls who did the makeup will be the ones to get made up. Then we had a bit of 70’s disco to finish off the evening.
Well here is my card for the Whiff of Joy challenge.
I decided on bright oranges and I used the colour theme of pumpkin and cinnamon from this weeks Promarker challenge
I quite like this one, hope you do too.
Love Sarah XXX
p.s. It’s my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary next week so I need to get on with a special card for them. I’ll show it to you as soon as I have done it.
Sarah X
Whiff of Joy challenge #34
Whiff of Joy close up
Whiff of Joy challenge #34
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Promarker challenge #3

June 12, 2009

Hi everyone
Seems ages since I last left a post.
I must have been very busy doing housework or something (lol).
I eventually made a card for the Promarker challenge #2 but by the time I could get on the computer to post it the time was up.
This is my entry for challenge #3.
I have used the colours of the week:

The papers are from my stash and the flower is made from my Whale of a punch retro flower and the xcut flower shape.
The larger flower is punched from a cheap dictionary I bought which I keep specifically for punching flowers.The flower center is a candy dot. I have used a Magnolia stamp ( the other colours used are – ivory, satin, cool grey 2, vanilla). I have used my Nesties and the sizzix large heart die.
Hope you like this.
Love Sarah XXX

Promarker challenge#3
Promarker challenge - close up
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