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


Charizma cards challenge #28

July 20, 2009

Hope you all had a good weekend.
This is my entry for Charizma cards.
I have used Basic Grey, Stamp by Stampavie, ribbon from Hobbycraft and Promarkers to colour the image. Sorry post is so brief but i have got loads to do.
Let me know what you think.
Love Sarah XXX
charizma crad challenge #28
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Passion for Promarkers week 8

July 15, 2009

Hi everyone
Had a busy weekend in Stoke so didn’t get the chance to post anything.
Only 2 days left at school before we break up. Yipeeeeee!!!!!
I made some of those little handbags for some of the girls at school who I have been dieting with. some of them have done really well. Me hmmmmm, not so good. Never mind. I put 4 little chocolates in the bags as a treat for them . I will post the pictures in a bit.
I also made another exploding box for a girl at school who’s friend is getting married. The colour scheme was chocolate and cream. I think it turned out okay. Let me know what you think.
This is my card for the Passion for Promarkers week 8 challenge.
The image is from Sugar Nellie and I have coloured it with this week’s colours;
I also used;
hair: apricot,spice,terracotta
shoes: apricot,spice,terracotta
dog: cool grey 1, warm grey 3
outline: cool grey 1
I then chalked around the image. The papers are from Basic Grey. The flower is a Sizzix die with a pearlised brad in the middle ( the twist of jewels and gems). The card is finished off with red ric-rac.
Please let me know what you think of it
love Sarah XXX

Passion for Promarkers week 8
Passion fpr Promarkers week 8
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little handbags
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exploding box
exploding box
exploding box
exploding box

Just Magnolia week 12 so charming

July 9, 2009

Hi everyone.
It’s been ages since I left a post. We went to the Newbury Artstamps show on saturday and it went very well. We were in front of the front door so we were the first stand people saw as they came in. Fortunately we didn’t put them of!!!!. We sold out of Promarkers on the first day and we sold several packs of Copics too. We were using the Wild Rose Studio stamps See HOTSHOTCRAFTS in my blog roll.
Here is my entry for Just Magnolia week 12 – so charming.
The papers are Pocket full of Posies – DCWV, Flowers are from Poppicrafts, but she’s not going to sell them anymore. I’ve used my Nesties and of course Promakers to colour Tilda in.
I’m off now to make another exploding box for a friend to give as a wedding card. The colour scheme is chocolate and cream. I will post pictures when I have finished it.
Please leave comments as I love to hear from you
Love Sarah XXX
Just Magnolia week 12
Just Magnolia Challenge Week 12
just magnolia challenge week 12

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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
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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
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card inside