Friday, 24 December 2010

Last cards of the Year!!

and they are not Christmas cards!! A couple of birthday cards using my new MME 6x6 papers pads - they are yummy!!
PP are MME Fine and Dandy - True Blue. Sugar Nellie Manga image - coloured in with Prisma pencils, all the embellies are from my stash and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink
Card blanks are from Craftwork Cards
PP are MME Fine and Dandy - Tickled pink collection. Magnolia stamp coloured in with Prisma pencils, ribbon, pins and beads from my stash and sentiment is Stampin Up.
ok - I fibbed - a couple of last minute Christmas cards!!
one of my new Magnolia Xmas Angel (actually I think she might be last years but she is new to me!!!) - I love her - she is so cute! She is coloured in using Prisma Pencils and stickles
PP are Kaisercraft
Sentiment is Papertrey Ink

Thanks for looking and I wish you all a very Happy New Year!!!
See you all again in 2011!
Love and Hugs Sarah x x x x

Friday, 10 December 2010

Creative Craft World Challenge - Family

This week it is my turn as DT member to set the challenge over on the CCW blog - and the theme is family - I challenge you to scrap a family photo - old or new, siblings, parents, grandparents, children, nieces, nephews - the list endless. Anything goes - but I do challenge you to use some of those old metal embellies - I know you have some buried in your stash somewhere!!! If you want to make a card - perhaps a housewarming card - or a Christmas card from our family to yours - just don't forget a metal embellishment!!
I have done a LO of my wonderful Mum with her 5 wonderful grand-children (2 are mine and the other 3 belong to my sister!). I have used Echo Park - Life is Good paper collection and the matching Bazzill pack from CCW. Prima flowers and lots of 'old' metal embellies.

Making Memories pewter flower and a WRMK Grommet
another MM flower and a Queen&Co brad
Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing your projects!
Love and Hugs
Sarah xx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Magnolia Cards

A selection of Magnolia cards - and not a Christmas card in sight!!!
I have used a shaped card from Craftwork cards - I love these cards as they come with lovely envelopes that allow room for all the beautiful embellishments! I have coloured in my Magnolia wedding couple using pro-markers, I've cut them out using Nestabilites labels 4 and glittered with stickles
The flowers are a selection from Wild Orchid Crafts, pins, ribbon, stamens are from my stash and a little bit of pearly bling!!

A couple of birthday cards - using the same stamp - Ladybugs Heart Tilda. I have coloured in the image using Pro-markers and Prisma pencils.
flowers and embellishments from stash as before
sentiment is Stampin Up.

and the same card in red.
I have used a blank card from Craft work cards
The ivory roses have been inked with SU ink - using a sponge dauber

Thank you much for looking I love to see your comments!
hugs Sarah x x x x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Journal Your Christmas!

Its Day 1!!!!!!!!! and this is my 2rd year of JYC - anyone going to join me???
Love and Hugs
Sarah x x x x

CCW Xmas Blog Candy!!!!!!!!

Christmas is fast approaching and we all hope our Christmas Countdown creations inspired you! All of the DT had a fab but frantic time bringing you a different project every day throughout November. It was really lovely to read some of the wonderful comments not only on the main blog but also on the individual DT’s blogs, it really kept us going! If you have been inspired to make anything we have showcased leave us a link to your blog as we would love to have a nosey.

We would also like to thank our followers new and old for joining us, don’t forget once we reach 200 followers there will be a special treat for one of our followers.

In the meantime Sarah A is offering this fantastic candy to one lucky commenter on this post. There are loads of goodies for you to play with – Dovecraft 6 x 6 Bumper pack of Christmas papers, coordinating ribbons, card toppers and stickers. Pink Gem Clear stamp “Mimi Skating”, pot of flower soft, pack of mini roses, pack of hand made papers, manila tags for altering, die cut tags, pop up card blanks, brads and much more…

What do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning?

1. Post about this candy in the sidebar of your blog with a picture of the candy and a link back to

2. We would like to know which of the 30 countdown projects was your favourite and tell us why?

3. If you have made one of our projects post a link to your blog post and you will be entered into the draw twice.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Day 30 @CCW!! - Final Day!

Here we are at the end of our Countdown to Christmas - and not a day missed in the whole of November. We've been proud of our 30 daily projects and really hope you've enjoyed them as much as we have.

To finish we have a box of thank you cards made for you by Oona - a link to the instructions can be found at Creative Craft World The Blog. Oona's card holder 2

Oona's card holder 1

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Sarah Xxx x

Monday, 29 November 2010

Reindeer food

Reindeer food - a tradition we have every year at our house - sprinkle reindeer food outside - esp for Santa's reindeer!!
I have made a little gift bag for mine - I got my template from here

I cheat by saving the PDF and then printing it directly on to the PP and then cut it out. I print the poem on plain white CS and use a circle punch and a scallop circle punch to punch out a red circle. I have used a reindeer stamp to make the additional tag on the bag.
To make the reindeer food I have mixed a small amount of glitter with porridge oats (Birds like the porridge oats ;-) and the glitter makes it sparkle!)
I hope you can see from this picture that the food is slightly sparkly!
Below is the poem and I advise you put the food in a small plastic bag before putting in the gift bag (saves on any escaping oats and glitter!).
and here is a photo of my boys last Christmas eve sprinkling their Reindeer food!
Merry Christmas Everyone!! And thank you for sharing our projests on CCW this month - I hope you have enjoyed our Countdown to Christmas!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Day 29 @ CCW

Sarah's reindeer food

Here we are at the penultimate day of our Christmas Countdown projects. :o( Today's super fun project comes from Sarah W; Santa's reindeers are going to be very well fed if we all leave out a packet for them!

A link to Sarah's instructions can be found at Creative Craft World the Blog. - or look at the post above this one on click on the Reindeer food tab at the top!

Come back tomorrow for our last helping of Christmas Fun.

Xxx x

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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Day 28 @CCW!!

Day 28 and Sue has made this great Jacob's Ladder for you. Do you remember playing with one as a child and being fascinated by how it worked? Now you can find out! A link to Sue's instructions can be found on Creative Craft World The Blog.

View ladder

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Sarah x

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Day 27 @CCW!!

Here we go with Sarah A's project on Day 28. Sarah has made this lovely table decoration for you and a link to her instructions can be found at Creative Craft World The Blog.

Thanks for visiting.

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Friday, 26 November 2010

Day 26 @ CCW

Sue's box Here is our Christmas project for day 26 - Sue has designed this gorgeous Exploding Box with a little Christmas surprise inside.

There’s a link to Sue’s instructions on Creative Craft World The Blog.

Sue's box 2

Happy Crafting!

Lou x

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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Day 25 @CCW

Lou's cracker

It’s a cracker!

Today it is Lou’'s turn to bring you a helping of Christmas crafting. Pop over to Creative Craft World The Blog to find a link to Lou'’s instructions for making this cracker of a cracker!

How are you enjoying our Christmas Countdown? We’d love to know, so please stop a while and leave a comment.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Magnolia Christmas Card

Christmas card featuring Tilda under the Mistletoe.
I stamp using impress ink and a smooth white cardstock (such as SU Whisper White)
I colour my image using a combination of Promarkers and Prisma pencils. I use Blush for the skin, and Pastel Pink for the cheeks, I have coloured Tilda's hair and shoes using Tan and socks are Sandstone.
I use Prisma pencils to colour in Tilda's dress. I draw around the edges and then I use the Sansodor and blending (paper stumps) to blend the pencil.
I blend the shades together (there are some fab videos on YouTube to help you) and then I finished off colouring with using a red marker pen to colour in the berries on the Mistletoe.
I find it's easier to use papers that co-ordinate and I have chosen Basic Grey Wassail collection, and matched scraps of Bazzill cardstock.
I distress all the edges of the patterned papers and white cardstock with Tim Holtz distress ink and tool - Pumice Stone is my favourite colour.
I have used paper roses to embellish my card - I didn't have any green/red large roses, so I used ivory roses and inked the tips. I also use a 'pokey tool' to twist the stems.
The flowers are attached to the card using double-sided sticky tape.
I have finished off the card with some ribbon and a sentiment ticket
Here is Tilda close up
Thanks for looking and I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I make my cards.
Love and Hugs
Sarah x x x