Thursday, June 30, 2011

dig out the digi's !!!

Hi all its time for a new challenge at stamp something and this week its digi week and there are loads of prizes up for grabs from 5 fab digi sites so well worth having a play !! i have used this cutie from crafty pad and coloured with prisma pencils hope to see your creation this week

stamp-digi from the crafty pad coloured with prisma pencils
punch-martha stewart

hugs sara x x x

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

wings at truly scrumptious ....

Hi all hope all is well ive got my dt card for truly scrumptious today where the challenge this week is wings and is sponsored by stitchy bear stamps ive used a gorgeous stamp from sweet pea stamped onto kraft and coloured with prisma pencils ,papers are k&co edged with white paint ive also attacked the flowers with it !!

stamp-sweet pea coloured with prisma pencils
papers -k&co
flowers &metal corner -woc
punch -martha stewart

entering in

top tip tuesday -T is for ... three papers ,tulips
shabby tearoom -favourite things (stamps and flowers)
pollycraft -make a splash
stampin for the weekend-favourite things (stamps and flowers)
7 kids college fund-fluffy (cheesecloth )

hugs sara x x x

Monday, June 27, 2011

make a wish tilda ...

hi everyone ,ive got my dt card for oldie but a goodie today ,this week its nice and simple anything goes and we are sponsored by the angel company there is a fab prize up or grabs .I chose an old maggie isnt she a cutie !! ive coloured her with copics ,papers are me to you paper pack ,hope to see your creations this week

stamp-magnolia coloured with copics
papers-me to you
flowers -woc
die-cheery lynne

hugs sara x x x

Saturday, June 25, 2011

use a ribbon at dream valley ...

hi again im back with my card for dream valley ,this week its nice and easy you just need to use a ribbon as we are sponsored by crafty ribbons, ive used my new bilmalarna stamps how sweet is she !!! and coloured with distress inks ,papers are k&co . I decided to make a flower from some ribbon by twisting it and popped a pearl brad in the middle

stamps -bildmalarna coloured with distress inks
papers - k&co charlotte
flowers-woc and kort &godt
sentiment -tim holtz
punch -martha stewart

entering in

totally gorjuss -ribbon and lace
shabby tea room -classic paterns gingham
papertake weekly -here comes the sun

hugs sara x x x

sundae bar ...

hi all this is the first of 2 dt cards today ,at paper sundaes this weeks challenge is a sundae bar just choose 2 or more from purple ,gems,wings and paper piercing ,the sponsor this week is stamp and create .ive used a sweet pea stamp called midnight waiting and coloured her with copics ,the papers are from a papermania pad ive had for ages and was a lucky find at the bottom of my paper mountain !!
hope you can join us this week
stamp -sweet pea midnight waiting coloured with copics
dies-magnolia ,memory box ,cheery lynne ,nesties
flowers -woc

entering in

deep ocean -flowers
bunny zoes-fairies

hugs sara x

magnolia summer kit 2011 for sale

kit now sold thank you x

morning all just a quick post ,ive got a brand new magnolia kit for sale thought i would put it on here before listing it on ebay ,there are 5 full size figures 5 accessories 2 sentiments and a mini tilda not sure what there proper names will be but here's a list of whats in kit
-footballer edwin
-cheerleader tilda
-tenis playing edwin
-spacesuit tilda
-super hero edwin
-2 stars
-mini nurse tilda
-you are a winner text
-fly me to the moon text

price is £45 including uk postage(i will post overseas at royal mail rate)
please email me asap if you would like it
hugs sara x x x

Thursday, June 23, 2011

sweet blog award ....

Evening everyone no card today im affraid but i was given this scrummy looking award by the super talented cor check out her blog and see what i mean !!! thanks so much cor, now the rules say i have to share 7 things about myself then i can pass it on to 8 other bloggers so ....

1- i have 2 small boys
2-i used to work as a nurse before i had them
3-my craft room is a floor to ceiling pink haven from a house of men!!
4-i have a house rabbitt called george
5-dont like the grey bits in my hair so i dye it !!
6-my nan taught me to crochet when i was 12 ive been addicted to craft ever since
7-i cant get my head around all the remote control's o/h has so get my 5 year old to do it !!!

right now for the people i pass it onto
kat -coz she only just started her blog but is doing really well and cards are fab
lori -just because she is amazing !!!
mel-i love her cards and her colouring is fantastic
karina -her sweet pea cards are stunning
katy-her cards are so pretty and she doesnt give herself enough credit !!
fleur-coz she is super talented and i love her style
becca -amazing colouring with copics

hugs sara x x x

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

butterfly gifts....

Evening lovely bloggers tonight ive got an easel card and gift set to show ,i made this for two challenges MDUC where its acetate and TOMIC where its summer . I spent ages trying to think of something different to do with acetate and this is what i came up with i used my cricut to cut all the shapes for the card lovin this butterfly at the mo !! i covered the circles with papers but decided to stamp on the butterfly using prima background again .I coloured the tildas with distress inks then used a piece of acetate to make a stand to hold up the butterfly so it looked like it was just floating there is a pic below of the back not that there is much to see but i guess thats the point isnt it !!! the sitting tilda is also attached with acetate ,i finished off with some ribbon and flowers ,the whole thing folds flat to fit in a gift box .I also used more acetate to make the little bag filled it with choccies and popped tilda on the top i love this lying tilda she looks fab draped across anything doesnt she !! i had fun making this hope you like it x x

stamps-magnolia coloured with distress ink
papers-tulip i think by dovecraft
butterfly -cut with cricut paper lace cart

entering in

the shabby tearoom -polka dots
stampavie and more-butterflies
quirky crafts challenge-bingo (3 papers,pink &blue ,ribbon)
papertake weekly -here comes the sun
magnolia-licious challenge-colour inspiration pink
delicious doodles -things that flutter

hugs sara x x x

Saturday, June 18, 2011

pretty hAnglar ...

back again with my dt card for lovely hanglar only ,this week the challenge is nice and easy its to make a card for a girl ive chosen this cutie from the attitude set and have coloured her with distress inks ive used some scrummy bo bunny papers i found at the bottom of my paper stash mountain !! and finished off with a prima butterfly and some simple punched flowers .hope to see your creation this week

stamps-hanglar -coloured with distress inks
papers-bo bunny jazzmine
heart -nellie snellon
butterfly -prima
charm on heart -woc

entering in

a gem of a challenge-flowers and charms
addicted to stamps -summertime
pollycraft-ribbon and flowers

hugs sara x x x

its easel time at paper sundaes

afternoon everyone ive got two dt cards today the first is for paper sundaes where the challenge this week is to make an easel card and is sponsored by simon says stamp . ive used this gorgeous hopscotch tilda and rainbow from the latest sweet rainbow collection and coloured with distress inks , ive cut all the shapes on my cricut and amazingly have not used any design papers !!! omg i know how could i !! i decided to use some fab prima background stamps for a change .hope to see your entry this week

stamps-magnolia coloured with distress inks
card shape and large butterfly cut on cricut
punch -martha stewart
flowers -woc
sentiment -magnolia

entering in

stampavie and more -butterflies
stamp with fun -pearls and flowers
moving along with the times -inspired by a song (somewhere over the rainbow)
delicious doodles -things that flutter

hugs sara x x x

Friday, June 17, 2011


As promised im back again with winner of my blog anniversary candy ive used the random org thingy so be ultra fair , i let my 5 year old click the button he loved it and wants to know when we can do a prize again !! and the winner is ......


if you email me with your address lori (email address in sidebar ) i'll get it posted for you
thanks everyone for entering
hugs sara x x x

Thursday, June 16, 2011

sweet sugar nellie...

hi all today its friday so its challenge time !! you will love the challenge this week its 'pretty papers' and we all have a small (ok not that small!!) stash mountain dont we !! so have a rumage and dig some out !! the sponsor this week is the fab store funky kits so well worth having a play to be in with a chance of a great prize .Ive chosen one of the old sugar nellie stamps there are lots of fab new images in the store but i must admit i do have a soft spot for these oldies think this one is called reflection ,ive coloured her with distress inks and the gorgeous papers are from stampin up i love the colour of these they have a real vintage feel .hope to see your creation this week
i will be back later with the results of my candy !!

stamp -elisabeth bell for sugar nellie coloured with distress inks
papers-stampin up
flowers-kort&godt and woc
dies- magnolia and crealies
sentiment -sentiments for you
metal butterfly -woc

entering in

totally gorjuss -flower power
stampavie and more-butterflies
cute card thursday -your birthstone colour(blue topaz)
by the cute and girly-in the garden

hugs sara x x x

Blog Anniversary candy .....!!!

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Evening all no card from me today but i do have some candy !! i realised the other day it is almost a year since i started my blog so thought i would put together a small candy to say thank you to all my lovely followers who leave such supportive and sweet comments .I am so glad i plucked up the courage to venture into blogland ive made some fab friends and love seeing everyone's amazing creations everyday and entering challenges has become an addiction !!! so here is what you get ....

pack of acrylic stamps from hampton art
7 gypsies paper pad
set of marianne creatables rolled rose dies - 2 sizes of rose and 2 leaves
10 bunches of flowers
3 rolls ribbon
pack of pink lace
length of bobble trim

all you have to do is post a pic on your side bar linking back here and leave a comment on this post i would love it if you became a follower but i dont wont to force you lol so thats all there is to it i will draw a random winner on 17th june so check back and see if its you !!
i am happy to post world wide so feel free to enter from wherever !!

hugs sara x x x

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

altered recipe box...

Im back again !! this time i have a recipe box i made for the challenge at mduc they want to see anything that has been altered . I came across this box that used to have washing powder tabs in ready to go out for recycling to i nabbed it and thought it would make a perfect recipe box !! i got half way into covering it and realised i hadnt taken a photo of the box before i attacked it kicking myself now doh !!! anyway i covered it with papers from magnolia and added some lace and ribbons ,coloured and cut out some appropriate tildas and finished it off with a recipe label and some flowers .to go inside i made some tags (only had time to make a few but i thought i can add to it when ive got time) cut them on my cricut then partially stamped more magnolias and added some matching ribbon ive coloured just a teeny bit of them to tie in with the colours .i had so much fun with this made a change from cards im now off scouting round to see what else i can salvage and alter !!

stamps-magnolia coloured with distress inks
papers -magnolia
die -magnolia
tags cut on cricut
ribbon and lace from stash

mduc-alter it
simon says stamp -bingo board (flowers lace shape)
magnolia stamp lovers-anything goes
divas by design -anything but a card

hugs sara x x x

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

daisy is dreaming again .....

hi lovely bloggers im back today with my dt card for truly scrumptious where this week there is a fabby sketch to follow we are sponsored by crafty individuals so well worth having a play to win some delish goodies !! i chose daisy for my card today i know ive coloured her loads of times but i do love her !! ive coloured on kraft for this one with my prisma pencils i enjoy doing this its so different to colouring on normal card it can be tricky to judge the colours but i love the efffect you get ,ive used some of my lovely lovely pion papers and added some cheesecloth to soften the look ,ive cut and rolled the flowers by hand im loving these at the moment so prepare for rolled flower overload !!! hope to see your creation this week

stamps- sugar nellie daisy coloured with prisma pencils
papers -pion
punch -martha stewart

entering in

totally gorjuss -flower power
shabby tea room - pink lemonade (pink green and neutral)
stamp with fun -pearls and flowers
by the cute and girly -in the garden

hugs sara x x x

Monday, June 13, 2011

beside the sea ...

Hi everyone ive got my first design team card for oldie but a goodie to show today im so happy to be on their team i love my old stamps especially my maggies so will be good to dig them all out !! The theme this week is 'where in the world' my card is the British seaside ive used some of last summers molly blooms stamps and coloured them with copics ,you cant sea it on the pic very well but ive used glossy accents on the sea and bottle in the basket ,papers are mme ,hope you can join us this week there is a fab prize up for grabs !!

stamps -molly bloom coloured with copics
flowers -woc
sentiment -lotv
ribbon-the ribbon girl
dies -nesties

entering in

totally gorjuss-flower power
papertake weekly-anything goes
lollypop crafts-inspired by a song(i do like to be beside the seaside)

hugs sara x x x

Saturday, June 11, 2011

girlie girl at paper sundaes ....

Afternoon everyone its time for a new challenge at paper sundaes and this week we have a fab theme to make a girlie card so out with the pinks and flowers and lace etc etc !! we are sponsored by MFT this weeks so its a great prize up for grabs !! ive chosen to use an adorable image from the pure innocence range designed by the super talented Heather Ellis i love these stamps it took me ages to just decide which one to use !! ive coloured this cutie with copics and dug out some papers from mme ive had for ages and forgot about !! i found some beautiful lace butterflies at a local shop so popped one on and the sentiment is clipped on with a really sweet wooden flower ,finished with the obligatory wild orchid flowers and my fave magnolia swirl die ,hope you can join us this week

stamp- heather ellis pure innocence coloured with copics
papers -mme laundry line
flowers -woc
lace and ribbon from stash

hugs sara x x x

Friday, June 10, 2011

a new design team !!!

Afternoon lovely bloggers !! im here to share some news ....ive been asked to join the amazing stamp something challenge blog as one of their summer guest designers !! i'll be with them for the next 3 months which im so excited about !! so here's my first card for them the challenge this week is to use punches or dies and the fab sponsor is one of my fave stamp companies Whiff of Joy .Ive used melinda blowing kisses and coloured her with distress inks ,i used a circle nestie to cut out a whole in the center of the paper then ripped it and curled it back to make the frame i added some of my favourite cheesecloth to give her a soft dreamy look ,finishing of with some gorgeous kort &godt flowers and magnolia swirl die cut ,hope you are able to join in the fun this week look forward to seeing your creations ...

stamp -whiff of joy coloured with distress inks
papers -pion
flowers -kort &godt &woc
dies -magnolia

entering in

cute card thursday -pins /pearls
by the cute and girly -in the garden(flowers)
a spoon full of sugar -summer (flowers)

hugs sara x x x