Monday, 27 September 2010

Anyone for Anya

I do think this image is cute and definitely one I love the colour.
Its a sketch challenge this week at over at Anyone for Anya, so I have kept this very simple. There is also a fab prize so make sure you have a look. Join in!
Its a quick post from me tonight, as I want to go and get making as its preview time over at All that Scraps and I need to get my act together and get back to crafting.
Observations are over for this term (it all went well and overall I got a grading of Good) so I can relaxing for a bit, although 1 to 1 tuition starts tomorrow night, and I have put myself up for doing two sessions a week.
So I'm off but remember to have a look at Anyone For Anya! the lovely ladies have done a fab job with their inspiration this week so join in the Challenge
Take care
Hugs Sarah B

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girls - New Release Challenge

Isn't she delicious.
This is one of Kenny K's New Release Images: Girl Fish

I really wanted to use some strong colours and these papers really helped. I have had them for ages and thought the water worded papers and the colours really suited the image.

Get over to Kenny K's Krafty Girls Challenge Blog and look what everyone else has been up to.

Join in the Fun, there is a freebie available from Kenny K's so there is no excuse!

I'll be back soon with my Anyone for Anya Card

Take Care

Hugs Sarah B X

Friday, 24 September 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 44

OH I am so behind with everything.........
I'm poorly...............
Not had the blooming observations yet.................. they are next week.........................
But I'm here late! Late! Late!
There is great Challenge over at The Sugar Bowl.....
There is another fabulous prize worth well over £50…
A set of Nestabilities Labels 17 dies and a set of 6 brand spanking new Simply Sassy rubber stamps, currently previewing over on the Sugar Nellie blog.
The lovely Lilian has provided the sketch for this fortnights challenge, and I love it!

The Option is A Birthday Card..... which I didn't go with!

Here is my card.................

I have used one of the new manga Christmas Images, Miss Elf, she is so cute!!!!!

Have a go and join in the fun. Get over to the Blog and check out all the other Sweetie's Creations.

Sad news about Judy, we'll miss you sweetie!

Got to be quick I really want to plan my observation lessons for next week and hopefully have a quiet weekend crafting.

Take care

Hugs Sarah B X

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Anyone for Anya: Monochrome

2nd Post Today
Ok! Lessons are planned, resources are prepared and Interactive White Board is all set for tomorrow, I'm sure something will go wrong, usually does!!
Anyway here is my creation for this weeks Anyone for Anya. It isn't a card, but a card front, I think!! Not really sure what I'm going to do with it yet.
I might use it to front a photo album of Emily and Cameron!!
Anyway the Challenge for this week is MONOCHROME.
I have only does this once before and really like the effect.
I bought these 2 cuties from Dies to Die For (Have some really exciting news about that too!!) They are CC Designs Stamp from their Fairytales Range and they are called Fiona and Peter. They are adorable.

I used a nestie to create the frame from Bazzil Black, and then I sanded it. I mounted them both onto white cardstock and added some yummy black gingham ribbon from SU.

Get yourselves over to Anyone for Anya and Look at the rest of the DT's fab creations.

If you join in you could be a winner.

Prize is snowman couple digi image

Sponsored by Crafty Sentiments

Have a lovely evening and hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with some more goodies!!!

Hugs Sarah B X

Kenny K's Krafty Girls Challenge!!!!!!!

I failed miserably this week and time just ran out for my card!!!!!! I didn't get it finished in time for the DT!!!!!!
I have been so snowed under at work, we all have observations next week by the New Head Teacher so have been preparing! And have got lots of DT work which I can start to show soon but most of it is for releases which are not due til next month!

But here is the card I planned on having done for the Challenge this week!! Sorry ladies! They DT have done a fantastic job as always so make sure you check them out, here.
I have used Troublemaker - I think she is so cool!! I also bought a new toy. A new Nestie - one I have been wanting for ages. Its lovely. I have kept this card very simple - mainly cos I realise many people either don't have the stash or the time to make anything more elaborate!
I hope you like and I will be back soon with my Anyone For Anya Card.
Have a lovely morning.
Hugs Sarah B X

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Kenny K and Anyone for Anya Challenges

Ok there are two challenges happening today and I love them both!!!!!
Team A have been busy creating some fabulous cards this week, the Theme is EMBOSSING - dry or heat - its up to you!
Remember the prize is some of Kenny K's fabulous images and there are so many to chose from - There is no excuse, Kenny offers a free Image each month so pop over and have a look!
Also make sure you check out the Challenge Blog and get so inspiration.
And the second Challenge today - Anyone for Anya.
This week we have a colour Challenge for you
I've not done many Colour Challenges, but I quiet like them takes away the hard work of deciding!
The prize this week is also fabulous
Here is the card I made:
I used one of the new images from The Greeting Farm - it is the boy stamp from Sweet and Toxic!
I really do love the twist with these images, The Greeting Farm have really struck a chord with me and these Creepy Crew Stamps I love them!!!
The sentiment is also from the Stamp set!
I used Old Olive cardstock and ribbon from Stampin' Up and then teamed it up with a blue from my Core-dinations set of papers! The Buttons are also SU, as is the linen thread!
Make sure you chack out the rest of the DT's Creations, here.
I have got lots of DT work to get on with today, but am hoping to be able to show some other bits.
The new images from Sugar Nellie are fab and I can't wait to create with them!!
Have a lovely day all
Take care
Hugs Sarah B X

Thursday, 9 September 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 43

Hello all, Here is the sketch for this fortnights challenge over at the Sugar Bowl, with the Option of BUTTONS!
It's a fab sketch, and the prize is equally as fabulous!!!
You could win ..... the 4 new xmas mangas, or the 4 new xmas country cousins, winners choice....and two sets of Personal impressions word stamps, Papermania Black and White embellishments form the CAPSULE COLLETCTION, includes bling, buttons glitter and bows.
Had to copy and paste this one!!! So much to remember!!
Make sure you check out everyone's stunning creations here
Here is my interpretation of the sketch, I didn't go with the option this time.

I love the gorgeous girl stamps, and this one is one of my favs - The Attitude is so good!!

I used some nesties to layer up, and the word window punch from SU attached to the card with brads!

And finally a dimensional shot!!!
I have kept the card really simple, just layers and brads.
Hope you like
Another day to survive with the lovelies, Yesterday was interesting to say the least!!!
Have a lovely day
Hugs Sarah B X

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Another Kenny K Card

Another one of my Childminders is leaving the group, to work more in schools!!!!!! So this is the card I have made for her for the Group of Parents to sign!!
It fits in with this weeks Challenge of Swirls and Pearls.

The image I have used is called Movie Star. The papers are from a Tim Holtz pad.

The lettering was cut from Fruit Smoothie - a sizzlet set.

I added lots of swirls and a few flowers with pearl centres!

I dimensional shot! A resembly quick and easy card, as the image has been coloured for ages.

Hope you like.

Emily survived her first day and from the smile on her face she quite enjoyed it.

Its our first day tomorrow with the children !!!!!!!! Dreading it!!!! I always get so nervous!!!

Hope you have all had a lovely day,

Take care

Hugs Sarah B X

Monday, 6 September 2010

Back to work today!!!!!

Was quite upbeat this morning going to work and then in the Diary Dates meeting got bombarded with so much information I need another 6 weeks off!!!!! So much to do already!!!!!

Anyway here is a card I made, actually I made 2 one for the New Headteacher and one for the new Year 4 teacher!
I saw this image on a blog (sorry can't remember who's but it was such a beautiful card!!!!) I couldn't resist buying it along with the boy one too! And then I needed to use it so made a couple of good luck cards! By the way the image is from Lili of the Valley
She is so adorable, I doubt I will have any children looking like this on Wednesday!!!!!

Here is one of the cards I made, they were both the same!

I really do like making my own sentiments using these letters!! Can you tell!!

Some yummy taffeta ribbon from Stampin' Up and a charm from my stash!

And finally a dimensional shot!

Hope you like I'm off for some mind numbing therapy and as I have no money til pay day it'll have to be the vodka!!!

Hope you all have had a lovely day.

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with card.

Oh No just remembered Emily starts Secondary School tomorrow!!!! ARGH The Stress is unbearable!!!!! Where is the ice!!??!!

Hugs Sarah B X

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Anyone for Anya goes "Back to School"

Edited due to demand:
People have been asking about my Satchel and if I have a tutorial??
Yes I do!
No its not for Sale!
Its Free here
Here is my card for the Anyone For Anya Challenge this week. The theme is Back to School - argh!!!!!! I go back tomorrow!!!!!!!
I really love making this satchel - even though it is my own design!!!!. It is quick and simple. I have used one of CC Designs. This is a back to school Digi - She is so sweet!
Again I have used some little letter stamps I have and punched them out using a small square punch, inked the edges and then stuck them to the bag with 3D Foam Pads. I rollered the background using the Alphabet Wheel from Stampin' Up which I believe is retiring!!!

The Strap, has been attached using a buckle from a sizzix die I have. The Ribbon is one from my Stash!

I hope you like make sure you join in you could win a fab prize from Stampeezee.

Take Care

Hugs Sarah B X

Week 9 - Kenny K's Challenge - Pearls and Swirls

Blimey it seems ages since I did a card, but we are back again with another challenge for Kenny K's Krafty Girls, make sure you check out all the other fabulous cards.
This weeks Challenge is Pearls and Swirls.
Remember if you joining in you get to win some of Kenny's fabulous images - your choice!!!
So here is my contribution.
I love these images they are so grown up and cheeky! This one is called Delores Dammage, and I coloured her using my Promarkers and adorned a box with her.

I have used some flowers and swirls to finish her off - the Flowers are from the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set from Stampin' Up. Then I used far too many pearls!!!!!

Hope you like! Make sure you join in.

I'll be back later with my Anyone for Anya Card.

Take Care and have a lovely day!

Hugs Sarah B X

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Recipe for All Seasons Blog Hop

Ok so lets get started you should have come here from the lovely Alison. If not and you happened here by mistakes or as one of my fabulous followers you need to start here.
Here is the Card I created using the Elf Boy Manga Stamp.
Now I know those Seasoned Crafters among know this is a Joy Fold Card - Impressive but incredibly simple to create and will be a really Wow with anyone who receives it.


Cardstock: A4 Green Card and a piece of Red Card
Designer Paper: Craft Creations Christmas Papers in Red and Green.
Stamped Image: Elf Boy - Sugar Nellie available at Funky Kits.
Sentiment: Best Yet - from Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento - necessary for Promarkers
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Tools: Cutter, Scorer, Adhesive, small hole punch.
Embellishment: Ribbon, a charm and a brad
This was the Sketch I created, be kind its the first one I have drawn myself!
This sketch and style of card card can be used all year round, I'll be showing more through the week so make sure you pop by.
Want to know how to make it Here is the Instructions.
1. Cut Green card to measure 29.6cm by 15cm and Score the 29.6cm side at 10cm - having the spine on the left.
2. Then cut the red Designer Paper to measure 14cm by 18.5cm and stick to the inside of the card base.
3. Cut another piece of red Designer Paper to 14cm by 9cm and stick to the front section of the card base.
4. Cut a piece of red cardstock to measure 21cm by 12cm and score the 21cm side at 10.5cm - having the spine on the right.
5. Adhere this card centrally onto the inside of the green card base making sure to stick the end of the long piece of ribbon underneath - this ribbon then goes around the back of the card - stick down if necessary.
6. Cut a piece of green Designer Paper to measure 11cm by 9.5cm and stick to the front of the red card.
7. Mat and layer your image to fit the front of the red card making sure to stick the shorter piece of ribbon underneath.
8. Tie the ribbon in a bow,
9. Add a sentiment,
10. Finally embellish as required.
Hope you liked, have a go at using this sketch and recipe and see what you come up with - remember - its not just for Christmas!!!
Your next stop is the gorgeous Debbi, go and check out her creation and enjoy the hop!

Hugs Sarah B X