Sunday 31 October 2010


Can you believe I forgot to post my card for the Kenny K's Krafty Girl's Challenge, and I made it a couple of days ago!!!!! Anyway here it is. Not only is it a New Release, its also the first card I made in my new crafting room!!
I have used the image Cookie Guy. He is very different. I went for a vintage style look.
I used some My Mind's Eye Papers I have had for a while. I also used my new Tim Holts' Vintage Market Alphabet. Its lovely!!!!!
Right its your turn now. There is a freebie image for you try this month over at Kenny K's, so have a go and join in the challenge - Theme: One for the boys! Go over and have a look at all the other inspiration. Can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Take care
Hugs Sarah B X

Saturday 30 October 2010


Wow! Its been such a long time since I made this card, I'd almost forgotten til I looked at the Previews over at All That Scraps. This card was made using one of the new November Stamp from Amy Youngs Sweet November Stamp Penelope.
I have also used one of the October released sentiments by Amy R's Holiday Greetings, so sweet, and really apt for the image.
I then used a few embellishments - The brads and gems are from my stash, the snowflake was one bought from Bunny Zoe's. The ribbon is so lush, Chocolate Chip Taffeta from Stampin' Up.

Here is the completed card - The papers are gorgeous, not the usual ones I would go for but Tracey from Dies to Die for sent me a pack of assorted papers and these were among them, and I loved them. They set the basis for the card along with a sketch by Tiets, which I love! Tracey has a huge range of papers - These are part of the GCD Studios - Ella Blue 12 x 12 Collection Pack, so pop and have a look here.
Hope you like.
I'll be back tomorrow with a creation for Kenny K and Anyone for Anya, so see you soon.
Hugs Sarah B X

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Completed Craftroom - 5 days!!!!!!

Blimey what a week it has been, I'm totally knackered!!!!

Have finally finished my craftroom, so if you are interested, sit back and enjoy the tour.
As you walk in and turn to the left this is the sight that greets you, not sure everything is going to stay where it is, when I start working things may move.

I really pondered the worktop choice and final decided on two tables from IKEA, only £30 each, bargain, one is where I will work and the other one is for my class on Tuesday's.

Here is where I have put my Bigshot, Cuttlebug and Expressions, but I'm not 100% yet what is going to stay!! I may still get rid of bits and pieces to make room on the shelves, for these to live when I'm not using them! I have 2 Bind-it-alls, bought them bought for classes, If anyone is interested I'll take offers for one.

Here is where my Copics and Promarkers are going to live as they are used constantly, along with my tool tote. I don't know about you guys but I still haven't found anything to keep my tools in that I am totally happy with. The red things on the window still is Emily's Foot Mould that was made when she was 1.

Here is the sight that greets you as you walk in the room. Its fully now, this photo was taken yesterday as I was sorting. I'll work from left to right.

Here are most of my Sizzix Dies, I think I had forgotten what I had, but can't bare to part with them. My Billy Bookcase is going to look after them though! There is a second Bookcase which you can see that is housing my SU inks, til I buy the storage unit!
Now here is where I have put, my SU stamps, almost floor to ceiling, Benno DVD Towers, brilliant, adjustable shelves so you can have them to the heights you need! The other one has various bits and pieces, but its the third one I love! All those jars with bits of ribbon, Just like a rainbow.
More ribbons, I have absolutely loads!!!!! The shelves on the wall were £2.49 each and are perfect for Martha Stewart and New SU Punches. OH!! There is a gap, will have to purcahse a few more to sort that problem out!!!
And more SU and EK Success Punches, the baskets have gone, I don't really use all these anymore.
Three more shelves with yummy MS Punches, and my collection of Cricut Cartridges! Plus a lovely Halloween Card front from Ria.
Now this bit was the part of our trip to IKEA which caused a discussion. Emily thought I ought to go for Black and White, but Andy thought a bit of colour would be better, so went with orange and white. Again these where a bargain. The magazine holders hold a complete set of Colour family Card!!!! Good excuse to stock up!!
The CD Boxes underneath have all my stamps in !!!!!
Hope you have enjoyed the tour.
Now I might go and create my first card!!!
Have a lovely evening, thanks for popping by and Thank you for all you lovely comments!!
hugs Sarah B X

Monday 25 October 2010

Craft Room Update!!

ohhhhhhhhhhhh I'm getting so excited I can't sleep, but there is nothing I can do til today, Oh I did hang the curtains!
It doesn't look like much has changed, But the Floor has almost been finished. Got back from York at 6.30pm last night and Hubby is such an angel he had tea and the started to lay the wood floor!!!
This was 9.30pm and all that's left to do is the beading around the edge and the far side strip - but thats going to be tricky as he has to cut around the radiator!!!!!
This is the other side of the room. We are off to IKEA today to get all the units - My hubby really is a dream, I was only going to get half today nad the the other half when I got paid again, but he has said I can take the money from our joint account and put it back later!!!! Isn't he the best.
I can't wait to start organising - got loads of stuf to get rid of!!!!!
Have a lovely day and I'll be back soon!!
Hugs Sarah B X

Sunday 24 October 2010

Kenny K Challenge

Quick reminder Its Team A's Challenge this week over at Keeny K's Krafty Girls, get yourself over and have a look at some fabulous inspiration.
The craft room is looking good, Wall are all painted, ceiling is also done, the woodwork glossing is finished and the flooring is all bought and ready to lay. Off to York today to spend time with my uni friend, a full day is planned, Hopefully back tomorrow with another update!!
have a lovely Sunday
hugs sarah B X

Saturday 23 October 2010

Something New!!!!

Well, I was hoping that this Half term was going to be wall to wall crafting and getting sorted with things, but have done a complete U Turn and am hoping that this decision will boost my Mojo as it has been very much missing lately.
I'm having a Craftroom Makeover! Andy had the day off yesterday as Cameron was on an inset day, so they emptied their half of the playroom of toys.Then when I got home I cleared all my craft stuff!!!!! Finished at 10pm then started again at 3am this morning!!!!
This is it so far, completely empty and ceiling painted, but it needs another coat.
This is my end which over looks the garden and get full sunlight, its lovely.

And this is the kids' end, but may be reduced when I buy my new units!!!!!. Its a good sized room, about 3m wide and 4m long. I'm going with Wall to Wall units to hold all my crafting stuff. Although I am going to have to clear loads of stuff out!

I will keep you all updated as to the progress we make, but I am hoping that it all ready for the Units on Tuesday so that I can have the rest of the house Back!!!!!
Take care and Enjoy
Hugs Sarah B X

Thursday 21 October 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 46

I am so looking forward to Half term, so I can get down to some serious Crafting!!!!!! Work is just manic at the moment, and I am in serious need of crafting therapy. I do have some things to show but have spent so muh time on the computer to work, plan and research, Blogging was the last thing on my mind, But Hopefully I'm back soon!!!!

Anyway down to business... This Fortnight's Challenge from the Sugar Bowl is a Fabulous Sketch by Marlene with the theme - One for the boys.

The prize is a set of Nestabilities and a 6 stamp Sugar Nellie pick'n'mix.

To explain, the winner gets to choose their own 6 stamps from The Sugar Nellie range!


Here is my creation, again I have not gone with the theme
I created this bag, based on ones which I have been seeing on various Blogs but this is a bit bigger.

This image is available from Funky Kits and is called Make a Wish

I have used a stamp I bought from Stampin' Up - sorry its now retired!!!!

I hope you like, make sure you get along to the Sugar Bowl and check out all the inspiration, and have a go!

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Too Late for The Blog Hop!!!!

Good Morning, here is an image I used on a card recently from CC Designs. She is so sweet. She is part of the November releases of SugarPlums and funnily enough she is called Angel. I just had to ink her up and colour her, so quick and easy.
Here she is, sorry about the glare but it was such a lovely day! I decided to create a Christmas Tree and sit her on top.

This is an Amy R Sentiment from the October Releases.

I also added some bling. This is just some stickles which I applied quite thickly for her jaunty halo!!!!!
Hope you like, must go and put my face on now ready for work!!!!! Its getting harder the closer I get to 40!!!! (4 days to go)
Have a lovely day.
Hugs Sarah B X

Sunday 10 October 2010

Anyone for Anya and Kenny K's Challenges

I have used a Take a Seat Image for my card today, these are lovely images from CC Designs and suit all sorts of seats you may have!!!
I have made a Wishing Well. I have had this template for 2 years and this is the first time I have used it!!!
The colour scheme is for this weeks Colour Challenge over at Anyone for Anya
White, Purple and Grey (Silver)

I used the little Alphabet I have and punch it out in the squares and then inked up the edges in purple. Opps spot the deliberate mistake!!!!!! Call myself a school teacher!!!!!! That's what I get for making cards at 3.00am

The flowers are from a Martha Stewart Punch, with added bling and leaves.

Make sure you get yourself over to Anyone for Anya Blog to see the rest of the fantastic inspiration.
Our sponsor this week is our very own Carisa!! And its a fab prize!!
Also today Kenny K's Krafty Girls Challenge is Make it Christmas, a New Release of fabulous images - pop over and have a peek at what Santa could find on Christmas Day.
Take care
Hugs Sarah B X

Thursday 7 October 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 45

Its Challenge Time again over at the Sugar Bowl, and I'm so pleased Tiets is back with a fabulous sketch, Love it!!!!!
The Optional Theme is Autumn.
The prize is Simply Sassy set 1 (6 stamps) and 2 sets of Marianne designs flower dies!
How Brill is that - pity I can't have a go!!!!
Anyway Here is My Card - I've not gone with the Them as I needed a Card for a Special Little Boy.
I also created a bag to go with it!
So for the quick post, just rushing out the door to work, Enjoy you Day, and Take Care
Hugs Sarah B X

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Limited Edition Simply Sassy

Don't you just love those big beautiful eyes. I think it is what I really love about these new images. this image is not available any other way than to Pre-order the images at Funky Kits - although I now think the Pre-order date has now passed, so I hope you were one of the lucky ones!!
Here Is the Card I created. Very CAS! It all about showcasing these stunning images. The Sentiment is from a set I bought ages ago from Elzybels - which sadly is no more!!!!!
The papers are from Dies to Die For - they are fabulous definitely having some of these - the service Tracy offers if second to none, which is why I buy most of my papers and stamps from her. These papers are Bo Bunny's Petal Pushers: Bloomers, Whoosh and Doodles, and are available here
Hope you like the card,
I'll be back tomorrow
Take care all
hugs Sarah B X

Monday 4 October 2010

Some news and some sugar!!!!

Hi Everyone I just wanted to post quickly now that Tracy over at Dies to Die for has made it official. She has invite me to be a Guest Design Team Member. I'm so flattered. Thanks Tracy!!!

Right I also have some very late previews to show Funky Kits have had the New Krista Stamps - Simply Sassy on Pre-order and as DT Members we got to play!! They are so quirky and different I love them all so far!!!!!!

Here is the first:

This image is available as part of the whole set of six, which is a bargain, and to boot you will get a limited addition stamp too!!!

I love them and will definitely be buying some they are lovely papers but its so hard to choose which side to use!!!!
Right Off for now - I'll be back tomorrow with another creation
Take care
Hugs Sarah B X

Sunday 3 October 2010

Anyone for Anya - recipe

Hello everyone. It is very dreary here today, It hasn't stopped raining since about 6.00 this morning.
Its Anyone for Anya Time again, the weekends seem to come round very quickly, not that I'm complaining!!
For this weeks Challenge Its a Recipe - 1, 2, 3,
For My Card I have used:
1 Designer paper - from my stash;
2 Images - A CC Designs and A Magnolia Background;
3 Embellishments - a ribbon, snowflakes and jump rings
Hope you like There is a fabulous prize on offer. Make sure you go and check it out along with all the other gorgeous creations by the Design Team.

Ok I'm hoping that I have got my creative juices flowing again, and I'm so sorry I've not been around much. Creativity seems to have left me, but it is slowly coming back, and I'm also trying to get organised.

I have some cards to show this week, and I have been working on more ready for up and coming releases. So will have more to show soon. I need to get back to enjoying what I do and stop feeling pressured.

Also Its Team A's turn for the Fortnightly Challenge over at Kenny K - this week it is Bling It On!!! So hop over and have a browse and maybe try your hand at a project.

Take care

Hugs Sarah B X