Archive for August, 2009

Dare u 2 digi challenge

August 26, 2009

My son got his A level results last week. A,B,B,C. so to congratulate him I made this card. Dan doesn’t really like fussy things so I kept the card very simple. The image is a download from charmed cards and crafts which I have coloured with Promarkers.
The colours for their challenge are blue green and white or cream. I think their range of Mikey images are great as it can be so hard to make cards for teenage boys/young men.
Please leave a comment as I love to hear from you.
Love Sarah XXX

Congrats card for Daniel
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dareu2digi challenge = click here


Promarker week 14 purple and Just Magnolia week 19

August 26, 2009

I made loads of cards yesterday and 3 of them qualify for the Promarker challenge. I’m not sure if you can submit more than one entry, but i’ll give it a go.
The first card is Tilda sitting. I have used lilac , lavender, 2 shades of grey, cornflower and blush. The cicles are embossed with a cuttlebug folder. The papers are DCWV This is being entered into the Just Magnolia challenge.

The second card is princess Anya from the Greetings Farm. She is matted onto a scalloped square cut from Nestables. Again I have used lilac and lavender with blossom pink for the underskirt. Two shades of grey are used for her hair.

The third card is a stamped image I purchased from a friend. I can’t remember the make of stamp. The backing paper is Basic Grey. I think the thankyou stamp is Penny Black.
Please let me know what you think of them
Love Sarah XXX
Tilda sitting
Just Magnolia=click here
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Princess Anya

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thank you

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Promarker challenge = click here

Sugar bowl challenge #17

August 25, 2009

Well after a morning making cards and a card lesson this afternoon here is my entry for the sugar bowl challenge.
I have used a Gorjuss girl coloured in with Promarkers. The papers are from a DCWV stack I had from America.I made the flowers using 2 sizes of retro flower punches
Sugar Bowl challenge ~17
Sugar Bowl Challenge ~17 = click here

CHA craft show, Florida Pictures

August 25, 2009

Here are a few pictures from the CHA craft show I attended in Florida a couple of weeks ago. It was great. Sara Johnson from Crafters Companion was there. I spoke to her very briefly as she was busy. I had my photo taken with Becca Feeken from Amazing Grace. She also demos for Spellbinders and Justrite stamps. Her cards are amazing!!!. There is a picture of the queue to get into the show. It was the first time the trade show was held in Florida and the first time that they then opened it up to the public. It certainly seemed a success. The bargains I got were amazing.
I hope to start entering a few challenges again soon.
Bye for now
Love Sarah XXX
CHA craft show queue Florida

Sara Johnson, Crafters Companion

Becca Feeken and me

Normal service is resumed!!

August 24, 2009

Getting back into routine again after a great holiday.
Today I held a craft session for some girls from school with their children/grandchildren. They ranged in age from 3 to 12 ( the children that is!)
We made cards, calenders, door hangers etc and I think they all enjoyed themselves. It’s good to see kids being creative instead of stuck in front of a computer screen (oops like I’m doing now!!)
Here are a few cards I made recently. They aren’t for any challenges though.
As I haven’t heard from anyone in ages I would love for you to leave a comment.
Love Sarah XXX

p.s. have you heard that Promarkers are bringing out new colours?
thankyou card
Best Friends

Back from America!!!!!

August 15, 2009

Hi everyone.
Got back from America yesterday. We went to Florida and had a great time. It was soooo hot!
What made it extra special for me was the CHA Craft show at Orange County Convention Centre which was across the road from our hotel.
I spoke to Sara Johnson from crafters companion. Their booth seemed really busy.
I met Becca Feeken (from Amazing Grace she makes the most exquisite cards ) and I had my photo taken with her which I will post soon. I did several make and takes. I was there all day, thanks to my family for allowing me to indulge. I bought so much stuff. As I make cards with them I will post them so keep a look out.
Will end for now as i have 3 suitcases full of clothes washed and now ready to iron
Oh dear back to the real world…….
Love Sarah XXX