Friday, 30 July 2010

Another Birthday Card!

A quick birthday card using one of my new Magnolia stamps, coloured in with Pro-markers and Prisma pencils. I also had to put a smile on this little one as the receipent of this card - loves the images but wish they had a smile!!
PP is from Craft work cards, and BG, Prima flowers and pins and charms from my stash

The sentiment is Stampin Up
Thanks for looking!
Love Sarah xx

A few more LO's

I've been doing a bit of scraplifting - I find a LO and then I print it out - but I've spent the last 15 minutes trying to find out where I got them from!!! This LO was scraplifted from a LO by Maria (aka Ziggysmammy on UKS) - I quickly printed it off before the UKS gallery was culled earlier in the year - I'm not sure if Maria still scraps but she is an amazing artist and you can see her work on her blog here
I have used black embossed cardstock and Stampin Up stamps along with SU Kraft white ink, Prima swirl and American craft thickers and MM alphabets. This is a photo I took in January at Bosham Quay - it was a very cold afternoon and the sun was setting.
This LO is a straight scraplift from a very talented lady - Tracie H - you can find the original LO here on her blog. I love her work and she is such an inspiration. I saw these papers by Glitz designs on Tracie's blog and she had used them with a lovely photo of her son - I knew they would be perfect for a photo I had taken of Jack on his birthday!!

Everything is Glitz designs - Distressed Couture collection
I have used the papers, cardstock stickers, and rub-ons. The numbers are American Craft Thickers, and alpha are Adorn it. I used these papers before on a Twilight LO - I have to say I love them!!
Thanks as always for looking
Love and Hugs
Sarah xx

BOM entry and UKS Challenge

UKS July Challenge week 4 - Scrap in a different size (10 points), use ribbon (5 points), use scraps (5 points) and handwritten jounalling (10 points). Also Sue gave me a journalling jar challenge - Use the title of your favourite book as a title of you page.
Many of you know (especially from my blog layout!!) I am a HUGE Twilight fan - I have read all the books and watched all the movies. I created a random book of me a few years ago - just random pages about some of my fav's - clothes, books, bits of random info and I've not added to it for well over 18 months! Thanks to this challenge I have scrapbooked in 8 x 8 size and I have scrapbooked about my fav book and I have used it in the title too!!
I have used scraps of Bazzill and ribbon, alpha are Making Memories and Adorn it. Prima flower and brad and embellishment from my stash. I have journalled about the fact I read all four books in under a week (well I was on holiday!!) and I have read them again since!!

The page below is because I love this photo from the movie - Eclipse, which is in the cinema now. I love the story and the emotions that Bella and Edward have - and this photo shows it all.

I have again used scraps - the PP is Kaisercraft that I have punched circles out using a variety of punches, American Craft ribbon and alpha is again Making Memories (and of course it had to be a sparkly alpha!!)
I have used 3D foam pads on some of the circles and the pins are from my stash. I have journalled about that already I have been to the cinema twice to see Eclipse!!
Thanks as always for looking
Love and Hugs Sarah xx

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Cards - Using new DCVW Linen Closet Stack

I had to make 2 cards for 2 very different people for 2 different occasions - Also both these cards were made at very short notice - so they needed to be made quick!
I have used my bew DCWV Linen Closet Stack - I bought this orginally for some wedding LO's - but these lovely PP are perfect for cards too - especially if you want something a bit more neutral. I have used below Stampin Up stamps, inks, sentiment and ribbon.
This was a birthday card for my boss - we found out he was going to be 60 at 5.15pm the day before - so no time to be shopping!! I stamped the images in vanilla cardstock and then punched them out using a circle punch and then I have used 3D foam pads.
Below is another card for a work collegue who is going into hospital to have a major op on her heart. I have used the papers as before with one of the LOTV die cut images.
Ribbon and sentiment both Stampin Up, Prima flower, metal embellishment and pins/beads from my stash.

Thanks for looking
Love and Hugs
Sarah xx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

UKS Weekly Challenge - July week 2 and 3

UKS weekly challenge - July week 2
Bright colours - 5 points, Title of a program or film - 10 points, Flowers - 10 points and buttons - 5 points.
Magnolia paper, prima flowers, buttons from stash, AC thickers, papermania and Adorn it alpha, felt embellishments K&Co journalling box from shabbychiccrafts.
Photos of Whiskers in the garden playing with bubbles!!
UKS Challenge - July week 3

Make your own background (ie glimmer mist, paint etc) - 10 points, Embossing (ie Cuttlebug) - 5 points, Summer colours - 5 points, Stamping - 5 points, Lace - 5 points
Bazzill cardstocked spritzed with glimmer mist, Bo-Bunny PP and journalling box, Prima swirl, large flowers punched out using SU punch and then stamped with SU swirl stamp, small flowers X-cut and embossed using the swiss dots embossing folder on the Cuttlebug, Doodlebug pink bling, lace from stash, AC thickers and MM glitter letters.

Photo's of my lovely Godsons at a family wedding - they were ushers and looked very smart!!
some close up photos of the LO's



Thanks as always for looking
Love and Hugs
Sarah xxx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

School Photos

School photos - I get one every year and it goes on the wall and then is replaced by the new one the following year and I have finally got round to scrapbooking the ones that were sitting in a box! Nothing to face just a few school papers and the years the boys were in and the date - job done and they are now in an album!!
first school photo together!



and their final school photo together - my favourite - I have this one in black and white in a frame on top of a bookcase - I won't get another school photo together as they are now in different schools, so they did me proud!!
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah xx

Friday, 23 July 2010

Birthday Boy!!

12 years ago today I became a Mummy!! Jack is 12 - and I can't believe where the time has gone!! Here are his 2 cards I made using my Fav Basic Grey papers - Archaic and fab LOTV stamps coloured in using Pro-markers

ribbons and pearls from my stash

A little card from Sam

And here is the birthday boy - a cool dude pose!!
one for the LO!!!
My Gorgeous Boy!!
As a birthday treat we went to the cinema to watch Toy Story 3 - its is fab and I recommened it to everyone - please go and watch it!!!
Happy Birthday Jack!!!
Lots of Love Mum xxx
Ps. there is someone I am thinking of today in France - she knows why and my love, thoughts and prayers are with her and I hope she can gain some strength from this - Take Care Hun xxx

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Last Day of Term!!

End of term and time for cards and pressies - however seeing as my boys have the same teachers next term I decided to make them cupcakes!
I made a selection of cards using stamps from Papertrey Ink - I love these stamps and you make such pretty cards in minutes just by adding a few buttons!! I have used scraps of paper from my stash box - a selection of Basic Grey and DCVW, buttons are from my stash a selection from American Crafts and Doodlebug. Sentiments are from Stampin Up!





I made a goodluck card for Sam's PE teacher who is leaving - he'll miss her lots! I have used a Magnolia stamp and coloured her in using Promarkers and Prisma pencils, sentiment is stampin up as before and pearls are from my stash.
Cupcakes!! - A box for the ASD unit - there are so many staff that work with Sam I couldn't single anyone out so I made a dozen for Sam to take in - I got my boxes and cases from this site and I was so impressed by their quick delivery!
inside a dozen cupcakes!
I also gave a couple of cupcakes to Sam's bus driver and escort
and Jack took some in to his Form Tutor and another teacher who has helped him a lot this year.
The boxes included a vanilla cupcake with pink vanilla butter cream frosting.
and a carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting dusted with cinnamon.

Yummy!!!
I also found on Monday that Sam's LSA - his keyworker who works with him everyday - is getting married during the summer! So a mad panic to make a wedding card!! I have used a wedding stamp from Whiff of Joy. I have coloured in using pro-markers. Papers are Basic grey - nook and pantry, lace flower is prima, ribbon, lace and pin from my stash.

Veil and flowers are covered in stickles
Sentiment and punches are stampin up
I decorated a wooden horse shoe with prima flowers, stickles and pearls
Used a Perebo fabric paint to write goodluck on the horseshoe
And now to start all over again and tidy up ready for Jack's birthday tomorrow!!
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah xx