Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Christmas Goodies!

Just a few goodies to keep you going until I upload something more exciting!!
Chocolate Cupcakes - made for my friend Shelley's Birthday on Dec 23rd!
White Chocolate and Cranberry fudge!

This tasted delicious and very sweet - will be making this again - it was so easy to make!!

Vanilla Cupcakes made for Sam's Driver and Escort - who take him to school everyday on the mini bus!
Along with a simple Stampin Up card (thanks Amanda!) using my new Xmas stamps!
Thanks for looking! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all a fantastic New year!
Love Sarah xx

Friday, 11 December 2009

Some LO's

A few LO's I have done a while ago as all I seem to be doing at the moment is Christmas cards!
Photo of my darling god-daughters - I love this page as I could go really pink and girly!!
Bazzill Bling cardstock, Prima paper - inked and the edge puched with a Martha Stewart punch. Ki Memories butterfly paper, Prima bling, American Craft fabric thickers.

Prima flowers, buttons, butterfly, pins and beads from my stash

Making Memories butterflies -with some Papermania gems!

Sam with his flower in the garden! Not sure what the PP is, but the letters are chipboard that has been painted pink and orange, lots of orange paint on my LO! The flowers are Prima, Ribbon - American crafts and metal ribbon slider and flowers are Making Memories - I've had these in my stash for ever!

A close up of the flowers and paint!
I needed to add a LO of Jack - my Mini Marine - I have know idea what the papers are as this was in a kit that was given to me at a crop - the letters were painted green and then inked brown and the brown letters are Papermania
Thanks for looking!
Love Sarah xx

Xmas Cards

Some of the many Christmas cards I have made! I have made approx 150 cards!
This card is one of my new Whiff of Joy stamps - coloured with Prisma Pencils.
If you look carefully at the card it is sparkly! I have used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and a snowflake mask. Ribbon, Pins, beads and brads/charms are all from my stash. Prima flowers.

Another Gorjuss Girl stamp - and the same as before with the rest of stash. I have also used a cuttlebug embossing folder and Prima flowers.

A Magnolia snowman. Cuttlebug embossing folder (snowflakes) and for the background on the card is a Stampin Up snowflake stamp, charm and brad from stash.

Another Magnolia stamp - one of my fav's! I have also used Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper. Prima flowers and brads, charms and embellishments as before from my stash.
Another Whiff of Joy image - coloured in with Prisma Pencils and stash as before. The card is black with Glimmer mist over snowflake mask.
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah xx

More cards!

A few cards to keep you going!
Sister birthday card - using a Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl - Coloured in with Prisma pencils.

Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart.

Christening card - Whiff of Joy stamp - coloured as before with Prisma pencils, PP are all Nannas Nursery - Baby Boy- DCWC, and Prima Painterly flowers.

Pins and beads from my stash - we have a fab bead shop in the Village called Bedazzled!!

A card for my niece using Hanglar/Stangler stamp (love these stamps -shame they are not mine!). Card background is stamped using my new SU butterfly stamps :-)

The flower is Prima and the charm is Hannah Montana (from a necklace). Amelia is a huge Hannah Montana fan and is going to see her live at the NEC as a birthday present!

A baby boy card - For my Cousin - and Baby Jayden.
Image is a Magnolia stamp, background of card stamped with SU Star stamps, SU sentiment and SU punches. Ribbon from another fab shop we have in the city called the Eternal Maker.

Prima flower, pins, charm, beads and brad from stash.

A wedding card - so nice to make one of these - esp when I am up to my neck in Xmas cards!
Whiff of Joy stamp, cuttlebug embossing folder - snowflakes. Snowflake stamp - SU - using Old Olive ink. Prima flowers.

Close up of the pin and beads.
Thanks for looking - More to follow soon!
Love Sarah xx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

December 1st - Journal Your Christmas

Its that time of year again and I am starting Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas - I loved this project last year and I am happy to say I have at least 5 friends joining me this year!
Here is my Christmas journal - all ready to go - I have used some lovely Winter Song Collection papers - Snow Bubbles Foil Papers are on the outside of my covers and inside is Starlight Glitter Paper. I have used American Craft Thickers - Puffy Glitter - Glass Slipper - Mulberry.

I have also punched out a few of the bubbles and 3D them on chipboard and foam pads. The entire cover was then covered with Mod Podge for protection.
The album is 8 x 8 and all the pages are covered ready with a selction of Christmas papers - I love from Basic Grey, MME, DCVW and Bo-Bunny to name a few!

I have also just finished a Christmas card order of 8 cards - here is a sneek peek of a few of them - I will update later with a closer pics of the cards. I now need to get back to my xmas pressie wrapping while I have no-one in the house!!!

Thanks as always for looking.
Love Sarah xxx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Basic Grey Page of the Month - June

Basic Grey Page-of-the-month kit - June 2009 - Using BG Wisteria Collection.
(poor Katie at Cre8tive had problems sorting the papers for this kit - but she got them in the end! - Thanks Katie!)
Becky Fleck did her page called "Empty Nest", but seeing as my nest is full and busy I did a page about Sam and when he was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder - I choose the title for my page - "So Special" as that is what he is! The main photo was taken when Sam was 3 years as this was the age when he was diagnosed and then the other 3 photos are of him aged 4, 6 and 8 (age 8 being him now!)
A couple of close ups of the dragonflies!

I have to say I really enjoying doing this page - especially as I love looking at Sam's smile in these photos - he currrently hasn't got much of a smile at the moment as he went in to hospital yesterday and had 7 teeth removed and my poor little chap is suffering.
Thanks as always for looking
Love Sarah xx


I have for the first time had one of my Layouts published!
The December issue of Scrapbook Trends has printed my Christingle LO - and I am chuffed to bits!! So all of you go out and buy the magazine!!
Here is my LO of Jack with his Christingle - I have used the following Bazzill cardstock, Bo Bunny - Tis the season chorus die cut, American Craft tinsel thickers, snowflakes cut on the Cricut expression, Adorn it tiny etched alpha, pearls - Kaisercraft and bling - Papermania
Sorry I've not blogged for a while but life has been very busy and stressful!
Hopefully normality will resume soon!!

Love Sarah xx

Sunday, 11 October 2009

and there is more!

I have just come back from a great crop with a group of lovely friends, we had a lovely time and I managed to do a few LO's - this one below being one of them!
My Perfect Cowboy - Jack!
I have used Bazzill Bling for the lettering and I cut the title out on the Cricut using Calligraphy and Storybook carts (not mine - but thanks Jane for letting me have a play!). I have cut the stars out (again Bazzill bling cardstock) using my Stampin Up! star punch and I have embossed these using the new Cuttlebug christmas stars embossing folder. The PP are Dream Street - Jack collection (quiet perfect!!). The metal embellishment I have had in my stash for years and the three felt star brads are Making Memories.
A couple of cards using Stampin Up! stamps - In the Stars. I have used Certainly Celery and So Saffron inkpads, cardstock and ribbon - I embossed the cardstock using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and these have been finished off with pins, beads, pearls and little silver baseball hat charms all from my stash.

As always - thanks for looking and I love to see you comments
Love Sarah xx

Basic Grey Page Of The Month - August 2009

June Kit - Using Basic Grey Lemonade Collection

A photo of me and Sam on the date 07.08.09 at 10.11am!
These kis have been great and I have loved doing every single one and I can't wait for my next kit - I have got mine through Katie at Cre8tive. If Katie hasn't got them on her site - email her and I am sure she will help you if she can!
I am also pleased that I finally have my missing June kit - so watch this space and I will upload soon!
Love Sarah xx

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A Few Xmas Cards!

Whiff of Joy Stamp - Charlie
Sugar Nellie Stamp

Magnolia Stamp

Magnolia Stamp

All the images are coloured in using Pro-markers and Prisma Pencils.
Papers are a selection from my stash (Basic Grey and Papermania etc)
Flowers are all Prima, Sentiments are Stampin Up!
Bling and pearls are a mixture of Basic Grey, Dew Drops and Papermania
Glitter is from a selection of stickles, pearl brads are Papermania or Dovecraft
Silver charms and spacers are from a fab selection at the Hobbyhouse.
Thanks as always for looking!
Love Sarah xxx

Basic Grey Page Of The Month - July 2009

July's Kit - using Basic Grey June Bug Collection
Lean on me - photos of some of my friends and family I know I could call on at anytime!
Thanks for looking and more BG page of the month to follow soon!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Basic Grey Page Of The Month - May 2009

I've been playing catch up!! Here is my BG May kit.
I have to say that this is one of my favourite BG collections - Lime Rickey.
June kit is still missing as Katie at Cre8tive has been having problems getting on of the papers but my July page is nearly finished and will be posted here soon!
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah xx

Monday, 7 September 2009

Back to School - Part 2!!

Part 2 - Sam starting his new school - he is off to a Special Needs school in the city and will be joining the ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) unit.
Jack and Sam

Photo by the Front door!

and a Sam smile!
Not the best of starts to the day - We had a phonecall at 8am to say the bus had broken down! Eventually an hour and a half later than his normal collection time - Sam was collected at 10am! Hopefully he has gone on to have a better day at school!
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah xx

Friday, 4 September 2009

Back to School - Part 1!!

Its that time of year again - Back to School!!
This year we have new schools - Jack started today at Secondary school - the same secondary school that both Pete and I went to!!

Looking all smart - always has to have a photo by the front door on the first day of term!

Cool Dude with his sunglasses!

Walking in to school - very cool, very relaxed - I had no problems at all!

Today I took him in and on Monday he'll catch the bus and has to be at the bus stop for 7.30am!!!........for those of you who know Jack, you know he really doesn't do mornings!!
Monday - Sam start's his new school - so watch this space!
Love Sarah xxx