Thursday, 14 December 2017

Time Out Reminder


I hope your week has been going well :)  I was laid low with a particularly nasty flu bug last week so am relieved to be feeling much more human again and able to do some crafting.....However, it does now mean that my Christmas preparations are further behind than ever.  We haven't even put our decorations up yet!

I have another festive card to share with you as a reminder to play along with us at Time Out:

I have embossed one of my mdf snowflakes in pearl embossing powder and put it against a panel of wood grain paper.  The sentiment is from Concord and 9th and a few white nuvo drops complete the design.  It is a really simple card but I was still inspired by the white shapes against the woodgrain in the inspiration photo:

I hope you find time to play along with us at this busy time of year.  It would be great to see what you make with this fab inspiration image!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Guest Designer at Time Out!


Today is a new challenge at Time Out and I am so excited to be the GD.....I used to be a member of the DT and it remains one of my fave challenges in blogland.  This time we have a Home Sweet Home photo inspiration and it is perfect for all those of us who are still trying to get our Christmas cards made :)

Isn't this just a delight?!  I was inspired by the woodgrain and white Christmas icons on the hooks and also by the red and green colour combo on the stockings below:

I inked with versamark through my stags head stencil (available to buy in my folksy store) and white embossed it on a piece of woodgrain patterned paper.  A stamped Christmas banner from Avery Elle and a touch of holly complete the design and bring in the red and green.
In addition to Time Out, I will link this card up at AAA Cards where the theme is Christmas and at Happy Little Stampers December Christmas challenge where it Anything Goes with the optional twist of using a stencil which I have done.
You have 2 weeks to play along with us at Time Out - I hope you check out the amazing designs from the talented DT and join in with the fun!
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Green and Red and Exciting News :)


I wanted to play along with the colour challenge over at Less is More this week as it gave me another chance to keep working through my festive card making back log.  Red and green is such a classic combo and this is what I came up with:

I used a Penny Black wreath die in two shades of green and embellished it with some nuvo drops.  A little red bird perches on the sentiment to complete the design. 

I used a Memory Box pine tree border coloured in sparkle pens and popped against a white landscape die.  Some little pops of red and glitter added with a quickie glue pen keep things festive.  I shall link this card up at Addicted to Stamps where Anything Goes
And...before I go, I wanted to let you know that I will be joining the Craft Stamper Challenge Blog DT from the new year.  I am so excited!!  It is a fabulous magazine and blog and I am so honoured to be joining the super talented DT line up :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Round and Bright!


I have been playing with my long neglected alcohol inks this weekend....and was inspired to make some Christmas cards in non-traditional colours after seeing Cathy's gorgeous card over at AAA Cards.  Here is what I have made:

I die cut a Memory Box bauble and backed it with some acetate that I had coloured with vibrant alcohol inks.  I topped the bauble with a die cut bow from Penny Black and a string of gold nuvo drops.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  I will also link up at CASology where this week's cue card is Round.

I used the rest of the alcohol ink with some die cut trees - backing them with white card makes the colours really pop.  A gold sun and mini mdf star complete the design along with a sentiment from Hero Arts. 
I like these bright Christmas cards - I hope they make you smile too :)
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Festive Cheer


I am popping in with a CAS one layer card which is inspired by CASology's cue card this week which is Cheer.  As I am trying to work through my Christmas cards I turned to new stamps that I have got from Concord and 9th and Altenew.  This is what I came up with:

I used Altenew's Bows and Bells and Majestic Mistletoe stamps combined with a sentiment from Concord and 9th's Joyful Noel stamp set.

I shall also link up for a second time at Addicted to Stamps CAS challenge and at Happy Little Stampers November CAS challenge where the theme is Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by, as always :)

Sarah x

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Honey I Shrunk the Kit!


I am back with a post featuring cards that I have made with the latest fab mini kit from our merry little band of card makers :)  This time the kit was put together by the super talented and super lovely Sarah from Sazzle Dazzle - she has called it Sugar Fix and it is packed full with lots of sweet inspiration.  I am putting this post together quite late at night so haven't got a pic of the kit to share with you but you will find it on the blog posts of my other teamies.

Work has been a bit hectic of late which has cut down on my crafting time so I only managed to get 3 cards made for this post but I could definitely have kept going with some of the gorgeous die cuts and images in the kit.  Here is what I did get made:

I used the lovely die cut frame from the kit along with the cute bear which I coloured with sparkle pens.  The balloon is die cut from patterned paper in the kit and the twine was provided too.  I have added a sentiment from MFT and I lightly stencilled my star stencil on the blue in the background to add a bit of tone on tone interest.  I will link this card up at Addicted to Stamps where the challenge is Clean and Simple.

I used the scattered dots stencil from Uniko to create a background on this card and coloured the cupcake from the kit with sparkle pens.  The sentiment is from the kit too.  Fortunately I have this stamp set so I stamped it directly on to the card.  I will link this card up at AAA Card Challenge where the theme is 'Celebrate'.

Finally I used the Uniko stencil again on the card base and used some of the patterned paper in a die cut polaroid frame.  The twine, image and sentiment are also from the kit.  I added glossy accents and glitter to the donut icing too.  I will link this card up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme this week is Food or Drink.
I hope you like these 3 creations!  Please visit my lovely blog friends who are also making cards with Sarah's kit:

I hope to see you again soon :)

Sarah x



Tuesday, 21 November 2017

CAS Holly


Like lots of you, my Christmas card making is stepping up a gear.....I am sure that I will be making them well in to December!  I used the latest challenge at Less is More to make a CAS Christmas card.  We are CASEing Susan's lovely crisp card - she is so talented at colouring!

However, I am not a copic master like Susan so decided to focus on the red and green colour combo and layout of the card :)

The holly die is from Paper Smooches and I added glitter and glossy accents to the berries.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I hope you like my simple take on Susan's card! 

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x