Monday, 31 May 2010

Summer Holiday!!!!

Here is my final Project for All That Scraps. Its been wonderful showcasing their images. I really am obsessed with CC Designs!!!!! As soon as I saw these stamps it reminded me of all the holidays we have had in our caravan, so I had to create one. This was a labour of love and I loved every minute!

Apparently according to Cameron, this is me!! A bit worried about the stick!!!! Maybe for the poorly back and hip!!!

This is Emily!!

This is Daddy!! And Cameron is sat at the back on a tree stump (these two images aren't part of the Say Cheese Set.)

I hope you like. Quick Post today. I've done half of my Maths Reports, and am in need of some playing been really bogged down with DT work and Feature work, I think I need to have a bit of me Crafting time, so I'm off to play with my New The Greeting Farm Roll Call Stamps. I also bought the new Lili of The Valley stamps last night, they are so cute, so will be playing with them too when the arrive. Sorry for the waffle!!!!

Have a lovely day

Hugs Sarah B X

Rambling Gift.

I have been dying to show this, but have had to wait for Amy over at All That Scraps to post first, my last one as Guest Designer.
This creation is adapted form my Satchel Bag I created ages ago.
I love these images and wasn't until a friend saw it that I realised It has another use, other than the one I thought.
I think the couple look like Ramblers, so I have created a Ramblers Gift, but the could also be on Safari, so have another idea in mind too!!! You'll have to come back again and see what I create with that idea.
Anyway, I masked the couple together and coloured them using my Promarkers
I have used Kraft Cardstock, designer series paper, hardware, linen thread and taffeta ribbon, all from Stampin' Up.
I created a pocket, to hold a couple of pencils, ideal!!!! but can't imagine where they came from!!!!! and a rubber.
What's inside????
I covered a notebook, sorry no picture of that, but it was a cheapie one from ASDA.
And four notelets and envelopes.
The edge is punched using a Stampin' Up punch.
I hope you like this project I have one last one to show that was created for CC Designs, but I'll show that tomorrow, If you want a sneaky look pop over to they blog.
I have really enjoyed creating with their gorgeous stamps and will be watching to see what they come up with next!!
Take care everyone,
Hugs Sarah B X

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Oh More new Goodies!!!!!!!

Met Paul. He is part of the new Stamp Set from The Greeting Farm. I got mine from Dies to Die for very good price. There are 10 images and several sentiments in total, and as I am now on Half Term Holiday you will be seeing most of these this week. they are gorgeous.
I made this card for my TA who official finished for the summer on Friday, but I'm sure knowing him he'll be in most of the next few weeks cos he is fab!!!
This image is perfect for him, as he loves football and will be watching some of the World Cup Games.

I've kept it very simple, the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

I did make him up a World Cup Kit too, but Didn't take a photo! It was a big bowl for snacks and goodies while watching the matches, it contained batteries to make sure his remote control doesn't die, A special World Cup Glass and Special Budweiser Trophy Bottle.

So he should be sorted!!

Have been playing with the tent again, I prefer this setting for the pictures not as yellow as the last one, unfortunately can't remember the setting, so will have to play again.

Have a lovely Sunday

Hugs Sarah BX

Saturday, 29 May 2010

I've been playing!!!!!

I have bought some new goodies recently from Stampin' Up, which I love, the quality and value for money is brilliant. But I have also bought a photo cube, brilliant value from Amazon, The Cube, Bag, Tripod, two lights and 4 coloured backings, £34. Bargain!!!!
Well I have been playing around with it,
Not too sure about the settings to use on my camera for the best pictures but I'll get there eventually.
This card I mono-tone, I do like the simplicity of mono-tone!!
I have used the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set, with Whisper white cardstock, Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, and Rose Red ink
The flower was created using the new Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Sizzix Die, It is the Die for, gorgeous flowers!!
Well, hope you like, and If you have any advise about the photos please let me know.
Have a lovely day
Hugs Sarah B X

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Sneaky Peek - Say Cheese!

Can't really say much about this stamp, but it was part of my GDT Kit from All that scraps and It'll be release in June. This is part of a set which is brill!!

I stamped the image several times, coloured it and then decoupaged it up.

I wanted to do something a little different so I made the card look like a camera, I think its really cute.

The ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

Hope you like Have a good day.

Hugs Sarah B X

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

A Mini Design Team Blog Hop!!

The Lovely Sugar Babes and myself are having a little blog hop, just for fun!!!

We are using some older Stamps Available at Funky Kits.

I love Sweet n' Sassy. Think I may even go and have a look for some new images from the catalogue, I do like Penpals, too!!
I have also added some SU Goodies

The Colours I have used.

Soft Peach
Antique Pink
& Blender Pen
Soft Green
Mint Green
Pear Green and Moss

Hope you like.

Now why not pop over to the rest of the Design Team and have a look at the delicious creations they have made and give into temptation!!!!!

Have a great day.
Regards Sarah B X

Monday, 24 May 2010

A Rose.........

Here is my latest creation for the Guest Designer Spot over at All That Scraps
I used the rose image from the Special Day Stamp Set

I stamped the Rose 4 times, so that I could decoupage it up.
Then I applied stickles around the edges to give it an extra glitz.

The papers I used are from Stampin' Up (level 1 Hostess Freebie) and some gorgeous satin ribbon, also from Stampin, Up.

The sentiment is also from the Special Day set. I simply stamped it and layered it, the I shaped it to give some extra dimension.
Hope you like
Take care
Hugs Sarah B X

Sunday, 23 May 2010

DT: Little Tiddler

Hi everyone, Hope you have been enjoying this gorgeous weather!
I have actually been able to take some picture outside. Here is a card using a new image from Sugar Nellie. Its one of the Home Grown Manga Stamps. Its called Little Tiddler.
Isn't she sweet!
I have kept the card really simple to show off the colours, image and papers. I love this colour combo.
Promarkers Used: Turquoise, Marine, Petrol Blue, Pumpkin, along with the usual Blush, Tan and Soft peach for the skin and Umber, Burnt Sienna and Caramel for the hair, the white blended areas were achieved using a Blender Pen.
The Papers are from Tim Holts Vintage Pastels Range, and some Core'dinates.
I have used Some Stampin' Up products too: The Small Tag Punch and coordinating stamps and some More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon.

And finally some memory wire from my stash.

I hope you like.

Sorry for not blogging as regularly as I should, but I have been busy, busy, busy, with work, Design Team bits and pieces (its all exciting!!!!!!) and some magazine features!!!! Life has never been so hectic and fun!!

Thanks to everyone who supports me and my fab hobby!

Hope the weather holds out and have a lovely week all!

Hugs Sarah B X

Saturday, 22 May 2010


A few weeks ago, I was emailed by Dotcomgiftshop to see if I was interested in reviewing some of their products, and I said why not. So they sent a lovely selection of Heart Gifts.
These were the items I was sent.
The Tape is ideal for wrapping presents and there are two thicknesses. The heart alphabet is ideal for personalising gifts are cards, the larger sheet of heart could be used to create a backing paper for a special card.
I really like the stitched iron on patches and have some stamps which these would co-ordinate perfectly with.
I love the Heart Tea Light Holder and is something I would love to receive as a gift. It has quite a long chain which could be altered and hung anywhere.

Dotcomgiftshop have a large variety of products and really has to be visited, so pop along and have a look.

Hopefully I'll be back with a card, not made one all week, been a little bit busy with work!!!!!!!!
Have a lovely evening
Hugs Sarah B X

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Here is another project I created for my Guest Design Spot over at All that Scraps. This is such a sweet image its the Sweet November Sprites stamp: Darby & Penelope and one I can see me using a lot, particularly for Emily's Friends Birthdays.
The Papers are New!! They are from Stampin' Up and on a while stocks last basis, (see side bar for a demonstrator). They are lovely.

I used the Five Petal punch from Stampin' Up and created some centres using the tutorial available on Split Coaster Stampers.

I added some new ribbon too also from Stampin' Up at the moment, I think this one is called Rich Razzleberry polka dot grosgrain. Its gorgeous!!!
Here is a dimensional shot!!!
Big day today. We have head teacher interviews!!!!!!! Gonna be a long day!!!!!
Have a good one and take care
Hugs Sarah B X

Monday, 17 May 2010

Hello Sailor!!

Quick Post today, Just finished work and have to go a do tea, but will be back later to schedule a post for tomorrow.
This is another card I have made for my Guest Design Spot for All that Scraps.
She is so adorable. Her name is Honey and the stamp is called HONEY SAILOR.
When I saw this image I knew straight away the papers that would be perfect. Unfortunately I can't remember who makes them, but they are perfect!!!

Again I found a sketch I found online, but turned it around. I love the colours and the ribbon is a new one from Stampin' Up - Satin Ribbon in Real Red!!! Thanks Jules.

Hope you like. Better do tea,

Hugs Sarah B X

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Stampin' Up Goodies.

A couple of weeks ago I bought some new goodies from the new Stampin' Up Mini Catalogue. they are fab products. Then I saw the Jenny Moor had created a class which you can purchase here. Her tutorials are easy to follow with step by step cutting guides and instructions and very reasonably priced.

I loved these games as a child, and without Jenny's class would never have thought of this, Great card idea for the children at the end of the year.

I gorgeous rattle card for a new baby and would look just as fab in Bashful Blue!

And my Favourite Gumball Machine, only I don't have anything to put in this one yet.
All products need are listed in Jenny's instructions and can be purchased from any Stampin' Up Demonstrator (see side bar).
Enjoy I'll be back tomorrow with some more projects, been busy today with All That Stamps Projects, but can't show yest so am going to play on some other things now.
Have a lovely evening,
Hugs Sarah B X