Monday, 31 August 2009

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge

A bit of a challenge for me - making a card without a stamped image from Magnolia, WOJ or Sugar Nellies!!!
A few weeks ago I had a Stampin Up workshop at home and met a lovely Stampin Up! consultant - Amanda. I have a selection of SU! stamps but it was really lovely to see Amanda's work and get lots of ideas! I was pointed in the direction of her challenge blog - here.
This sketch is challenge number 9 - and you had to use colours from the same colour family and one neutral.
The Sketch
My card

I have had to cheat a bit as I had no Stampin Up cardstock - but I do have a colour swatch of the colour families - so I matched them as best I could!

My card is using the Earth Elements Family - Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstock and Very Vanilla as my neutral.
I have used the Forever Flowers wheel with Choc Chip ink, Sincere Salutations and Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Sets using Close to Cocoa ink pad. I have also used SU punches - circle, large oval and scallop oval.

I hope you like it - and as always thanks for looking
Love Sarah xx

Cupcakes!

Look what I've been making!!!
We have a fab little bakery in Town that makes the most devine cupcakes but they are quiet pricy - so I decided to have a go at making them myself!
This is my 1st attempt at making Vanilla cupcakes

and here is Jack my biggest food critic - I think they passed!
Thanks for looking Love Sarah xx

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Home from our Hols!

Hello!!!
Sorry there's been no blogging but we've been on holiday in the Isle of Wight - we had fantastic weather and here are a few photos!
My Family!

Me

Surfer dude!


Sam

Jack
Thanks for looking and hopefully normal service will resume soon!
Love Sarah xxxx

Monday, 3 August 2009

Whiff of Joy Cards

First of all I would like to say Happy Birthday to my Little Sis - Rebekah - today is her 34th birthday and below is the card I made for her using one of my Whiff of Joy stamps - Henry Celebrating Mouse.
I have coloured in Henry using Prisma pencils, and he has been cut out using the Nestabilites, PP is Imaginisce - All Kinds of Happy - Pink Frosting with Sprinkles, Prima flowers, pins, ribbon, brads, spacers and charm all from my stash, Little is alpha stickers by Papermania, Sis is cut out on the Cricut and then outlined with a white pen.
Close up of the Prima flowers and leaves - punched out using my new Martha Stewert punch and Bazzill Bling

The above metal flower is Dovecraft.
The bling around is Papermania and I have added stickles to the sprinkles on the cake.
Also this weekend - friends of mine had a baby boy on Saturday - Reggie. I have made this card using one of the new Whiff of Joy Stamps - Willow with Toddler.

Again Willow has been coloured in with Prisma pencils, PP is cloud 9 designs and DCWV Nanna's Nursery - Baby Boy, Prima flower, Stampin Up! stamp and punches, Charm, brad, pins, etc as before, Ribbon is American Crafts.

Close up of the flower.

and the pin.
As always - thanks for looking
Love Sarah xxx