Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Opps.....a little fib.......

Hello all, well the chest infection is taking hold!!!! Hey ho to be on half term holiday!!!!

Anyway, I told a little fib yesterday, the Daisy Candle wasn't my first.........How could I forget this cutie!!!!!

Humphrey was actually my first attempt at a decorated candle!!! And I made it to match I card I created.

I am trying to get ahead of things and this is Emily's Christmas card and little gift!!

Here is the sentiment which came with the stamp plate.

Isn't he cute, although I do think it is girlie too!

Hope you like I'm off to lay down now and watch some craft!!

Take care all and thnaks for all the lovely comments yesterday!!

Hugs Sarah B X

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

SOME CHANGES...........

Hello All! Hope everyone is well. Its half term and I'm ill!!!!!! But at least I can have lazy days.

So much has been happening and I'm sorry but my blog has been neglected!!

Work is crazy but the new school year has started well, the children, although lots of them are Great!! I have a lot of boys this year but they are lovely!

There have been lots of changes, I have had to really things about things and have made some decisions about my Hobby!!

I have cut back on lots of DT work and now only have The Sugar Bowl left which I hope I can cope with. I have loved being on DTs but no matter how much you think its fun and undemanding, with a full time job and young family, I have finally admitted defeat!!

Anyway enough of me blathering on!! I'm going to show something I have only yried recently and love it!! Putting images onto candles. Emily - my daughter - loves it too!! So we are in the middle of sorting Christmas Presents for Everyone!!

Here is my first attempt and a tribute to my love of Sugar Nellie.

I used DAISY, she was a first love, and I still think she is cute!!

The candle was from ASDA, in a pack of 6. and they fit perfectly in the Pro Milk Carton!!
I think decorated it with embossed core-dinations - panels, flowers and leaves. I put some little gems inside the flowers.
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

I dont know about everyone else, but I am in need of trying something different with my craft, and I really enjoyed this! Its so simple.

Hope you like

Take care

Hugs Sarah B X

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 70

Good morning, everyone, Its Sugar Bowl time!! And another gorgeous sketch. Its very simple but I really found it a challenge, which is good

I have used a Sassy Image from Sugar Nellie, available at the Funky Kits called The Apple of My Eye.

Make sure you check out the Main challenge Blog for more inspiration, the cards are gorgeous!!!! Plus there is always a fab prize !!

Take care all got to dash

Hugs Sarah B X

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 69

It a quick post today for The Sugar Bowl, as I'm running a little late for work.

This card was made using Gayle's fab sketch and the theme was Green.

I used a Sherbet Pip, they are so cute!!!!!

Make sure you head over to the Challenge Blog, check out the prize and the rest of the DT Inspiration.

Remember too that Sugar Nellie are in the middle of a sneaky peek week, ready for the Blog Hop on Saturday!!!!

Have fun everyone.

Hugs Sarah B X

Sunday, 2 October 2011

halloween is on its way...

... I love this time of year!! It might have something to do with it being my Birthday month, but October has always been a time of year I love, the nights are drawing in and I love all things spooky.... (but cute).

Sorry I've not been around for a while and I sound like such a broken record... but work is manic. Although I very rarely get stressed, cos I do tend to get things off my chest, I think its important to make people aware if things are too much or your not happy!!

I have made a lot of decisions lately. The main one is that I have stepped down from The Sugar Nellie Design Team. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time, but I'm finding deadlines hard to fulfil and I need to make my life easier. I need to get back to Craft being a Hobby, and although being on a DT is fun and has benefits its a stress I really don't need at the moment.

Anyway enough moaning onto what I have to share today. A Halloween Treat or Calendar Page for Anyone for Anya. I have gone for a Halloween Treat.....

His and Hers Halloween Treat Milk Cartons

I have used both images from the Greeting Farm Set... SWEET N TOXIC, from Dies to Die for. They have been coloured with a combination of Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers.

The cartons have been made using my Favourite Milk Carton Die from Sizzix, for the Bigshot Pro!! His was made using Old Olive from Stampin Up which I then embossed using a Tim Holtz texture Fade - it has lots of Halloween Words over it!!

His was made using the Milk Carton Die and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock from Stampin' Up.

Each carton was then embellished using a mixture of Martha Stewart Punches, Stampin Up card and Elzybells Sentiments.

Right now pop on over to the Challenge Blog, here check out the inspiration and who are sponsor is this week!!! Have a go!!!

Take care all.

See you soon

Hugs Sarah B X