Thursday, 30 April 2009

Basic Grey Kit Of The Month March

Another Page-of- the-month kit from Basic Grey - using the Marrakech paper collection
"Its' just a day in my Life" by Kelly Goree above and my LO is below
My page is photo's from an average day in my life (except the family one which was taken at photography studio earlier in March). The journalling is about my average day revolving around my family, doing the school run, making sandwitches, checking online and if I get time squeezing in some card-making or scrapbooking!
Thanks as always for looking
Love Sarah xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Basic Grey Kit Of The Month February

Thanks to Katie at Cre8tive I have been creating again with the Basic Grey Page-of-the-month kit. This is February's kit using Basic Grey's Bittersweet Collection
Above is the LO 'Go Figure' by Becki Fleck and below is my LO "Did u know?'
This LO "Did you know?" - is 10 random facts about me that you may not know such as, I went skiing when I was 12, I had a huge crush on Tom Cruise when I was younger and my favourite clothes are PJ's!
I love the colours used in this LO - all the pinks and browns! However I did find it a bit fiddly, but glad I finished it - it did take me forever!
Thanks for looking Love Sarah xxx

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Sam is 8!! - April 26th

Where has 8 years gone? I can't believe my baby boy is 8 years old and he is growing up so fast! His request for his birthday was Balloons, Birthday Cards, Uno Cards and Pokemon cards!

Sam in his new 'Birthday' clothes!
Blowing out the candles on his Chocolate Button cake! (note the Pokemon cards in his hand)
Watch this space and I am sure you will some LO's with these photos soon!
Love Sarah xx

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Whiff Of Joy Blog Candy!

As many of you will know I do love the Whiff of Joy stamps - they are some of my favourite stamps. Katharina is going to 'give' away 2 summer stamp kits! So go click on the blinkie on my sidebar and check out her shop!
Love Sarah x

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Male 40th Birthday Card

I do find making male birthday cards difficult as I can't pretty them up with flowers, pearls and charms! I had to make a 40th Birthday card for a friend, who is a big sports fan!
I have used all new purchases from Ally Pally! New Sugar Nellie stamp 'Rugby Hamish', BG Archiac PP, DCVW cardstock and 'Happy Birthday' stamp from Butterfly kisses, AC thickers 4o.
He is a huge London Irish Rugby fab - so I hope he likes it!
Thanks for looking love Sarah xxx

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Ally Pally!

What a day! I am shattered but I have had a lovely day, Alexandra Palace Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show was fab - and I have got myself a lovely collection of papers and embellishments!

5 6x6 Basic Grey paper pads (ranges included Marrakech, Urban Prairie, Ambrosia, Lime Rickey and Archaic) 3 Dove craft paper packs at a bargin price of a £1 each! DCWV Citrus Stack and Jewel coloured stack. Also little pack of gemstones cardstock and core'dinations. The little alphabets are my little shoebox

Prima flowers, Dovecraft metal brads (also a £1 each!), some new dabbers, crushed velvet brads, Penny Black alphabet, Happy Birthday stamp, Papermania stich templates, 3 Copics, and 2 Sugar Nellie stamps (one of which is a Gorjuss girl which had sold out on the Sugar Nellie site!)

A fab haul of 12 x 12 papers......many of the embossed!


Bazzill embossed cardstock and KI Memories Lace cardstock butterflies!


Most of the above papers were embossed - many MM and Imaginisce.


So watch this space for LO's and cards with my new stash!!!


Love Sarah xxx

Friday, 17 April 2009

A few photos from the Isle of Wight!

A few pics from the weekend at the Isle of Wight. We not only celebrated Easter but also Daddy's 40th birthday! The boys helped him blow out his candles on his cake!
Sam hunting for chocolate eggs!
Never too big for a cuddle with my Dad!
and a final photo of Sam on the beach!
We had a lovely weekend - even though we had 2 days of solid rain - it was nice to have the break away ( and I did make some cards too:-)!!! )

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

A few more cards!














































I had a lovely weekend at the Isle of Wight (photos to follow) and very productive - I made 26 cards and above are a few I made! As always - thanks for looking! Love Sarah xxxx

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 55

Marshmallows and Chocolates
Use pink and brown!
Bazzill Cardstock, Sugar Nellie stamp coloured in with Prisma pencils, AC ribbon, Prima flowers and brads and spacers from Hobby House, Threading water punch and SU! sentiment.
Thanks for looking!
love Sarah xxx

Sketch Saturday Card - #45

The Sketch
The Card!

Used WOJ stamp - Maid Charlotte, DCWV PP, Threading water punch, Prima flowers, Metal embellishment is Dovecraft, pearls from stash.

Thanks for looking!

Spoon Full Of Sugar - Challenge 45 - Sketch

The Sketch
The card!

Used Sugar Nellie stamp from Funky kits, Ribbon is Maya road, PP is DCWV, Papermania bling, SU! sentiment, Nestabilities.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Happy Easter!

We are off to the Isle of Wight for the weekend to celebrate Pete's 40th birthday, so I thought I would attach this photo that we had taken a few weeks ago - there will be a few more to follow of my sister and family!

Happy Easter Everyone
Love Sarah xxx


A few more cards!

Just a few more cards I have been working on!
The above card is Whiff of Joy stamp - Maid Charlotte -from the Medieval collection (collection 2 is due out soon!), coloured in using Prisma pencils and promarkers. DCWV pp and cardstock, prima flowers, ribbon and pin from stash and charms from The Hobby House. Sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp.

Gorjuss Girl stamp from Funky kits, PP DCWV, Swirl is Sizzix die cut, flowers are prima and the centres are dew drops. SU! sentiment as before.

My new St Patricks Day Tilda from Magnolia, coloured in with Prisma pencils, flowers are Prima, Brads and charms from The Hobby House, gems are dew drops
A card for my God-daughter who is 13 this month - using Sugar Nellie stamp, Prima flowers and charms/brads as before
and my other God-daughter who is 6 this month I used Whiff of Joy princess Charlotte, DCWV PP , brads and charms as before, pins and ribbon from stash, and I would like to thank Bev for her inspiration for this card.
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah xx

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 54

Challenge 54 - Use Citrus colours - Lime/Lemon/Orange/Hot Pink
New spring collection Tilda - thanks to Jane for stamping her for me (I really need this stamp - she is so cute!). Coloured in using Pro-Markers, Doodlebug PP, Bazzill cardstock, Prima flowers, Papermania pearl brad and charms from The Hobby House, bling and ribbon from stash. This is an Easter card for my sister - I loved doing these colours - so 'Spring' like!!
Thanks for looking Love Sarah xxx

Monday, 6 April 2009

Scrap Like You Mean It! Wks 11 - 14!!!

I had 4 weeks to catch up on so here they are!
Week 11 - scrap using fabric
I was going to use the sewing machine to sew the fabric to the page but it is now broken :-( - instead I stuck in down and then used my Bazzill stencils and green satin embroidery thread. RND is scenic route chipboard and the tiny red letters are Adorn it.
Wk 12 - Follow the sketch
Paper is Best Creation inc - it is slightly embossed with butterflies and glitter. American crafts glitter thickers and ribbon, Adorn it mini alpha. Photos are of Steph and Rach at the park!
Wk 13 - Scrap with Stamps

Photos of Jack in the snow - using Doodlebug Paper, and a few random stickers/rub-ons from my stash. Stamps are Retro Snowflakes by Banana Frog.
Close up of the stamped images - embellished with Dew Drops.
Wk 14 - Scrap something hidden
Photos of Jack and Sam walking to school in the snow. Doodlebug paper, Heidi Grace snowflake paper, Journalling stamp Catslife Press, Snowflakes and brads - Papermania
Close up of the hidden Journalling - explaining that Sam really didn't like the snow and didn't want to go to school!
As always thanks for looking - Love Sarah xx