Monday, 27 July 2009

Elaines card

Hello folks,
Well this is the first of a few scheduled posts :0) as you may know I am on Holiday in Spain for a few weeks, but I will try to pop on the ole 'puter whilst I'm away -when I'm not at the beach that is (which will be lots hopefully)

This card was made using instructions to be found on the lovely and talented Steph's blog. I have used a Miss Anya and coloured her with pro markers to match the very exotic looking Haiku papers (available in my share go here for details) on a So Saffron base

matching earth elements buttons tied with linen thread.

Here it is from the side to see the dimension :0)
Well, that's it for today and I will be back in a couple of days with another card, Look forward to seeing you then ;0)

Hugs, Sarah-Jane xx

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Here's your post card!

Just a note to say bye and see you in 3 weeks ! Hope you all have a lovely few weeks with your kiddies (or family) and look forward to catching up with you all when I get back, Missing you already ;0)

Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Day 3 Cupcake Preview

Yay!! Schools out for summer!!! la la la... it's a good job we haven't got sound-a-web yet!!!
Well anyway here is the 3rd card we will be making at my class this Saturday, I have left it without a sentiment on the front as I think it looks nice with the cake as the main focal point? Let me know what you think....

I have used the lovely Choc Chip DSP and Regal Rose and Choc Chip card stock for the cupcake, the little sprinkles on the top were made using a crop-a-dile and sticking them to the top and adding Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the dots. The cupcake is made using punches, more details at the class. If you want to find out how it is made, why not come along?

Here is a close up of the cupcake, I inked the edges for definition and another shot to show the layering :0)
To the lovely ladies who mentioned my holiday after yesterdays post, don't worry I have a couple of posts which I will schedule for when I am away :0)))) and a big 'thank-you' for your sweet comments x
Come back tomorrow for the last item we will be making this Saturday,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Another Sneak Peek and an Award!

Well helllloooo!
I hope you are all having a lovely day, I have got sooo much to do today, not least of all is to pack!!! (we are going away for 3 weeks on Sunday, eeek!) It is also my sisters birthday while we are away and my bestest friend Elaine's birthday on Friday!!!! So I suppose I had better get on with it :0)
First of all I must say I made this card after seeing this lovely creation by Kate- thanks for the inspiration Kate :0)
We will be making this and more on Saturday at my Cupcakes class...

Unfortunately they are not the worlds best piccies as it is raining here (again) but I will add the colours so you get the idea, right?

Choc Chip card base, Pumpkin Pie layer and Whisper White top layer with matching grosgrain ribbon. Sweet Always paper pieced balloons.

I stamped the balloons in Choc Chip ink, the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie and I also added a balloon to the inside.

Here you can see the lovely Spiral Punch detail, I really must use this punch more as I love the effect it gives.

Before I go I have been given an award from the super kind and talented Jan, thank-you Jan :0) If you don't know Jan then you really must pop over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful creations.

Right, that's it for today, Must get on....

Have a good one, and don't forget to come back tomorrow for another sneaky peek!!

Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Monday, 20 July 2009

Better Late Than Never ;0)

Evening folks,
Hope you all had a lovely day today, we had a very enjoyable afternoon at Zoe's sports day and the family picnic before the races started ;0)
Anyhow today's (very late) card is a preview of one we will be making on Saturday....

We are making a lovely stand up card using the lovely "Crazy for Cupcakes" stamp set as requested by the lovely ladies who are coming.

Happy birthday from the Occasional Greetings set, cupcake paper pieced with Sweet Always and Choc Chip designer paper, Dazzling Diamonds for sprinkles.

Here is a side view,

and here it is folded ready to post,

Hope you like and I will be back much earlier tomorrow with another sneak peek using this set for a mans card!!!

Take care,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Class preview- please come back later!!!

Hello peeps,
Now, I know I promised you a sneak peek today and I will be true to my word, just a little later than planned! I have Zoe's sports afternoon in a mo and am running late. I am sorry but please do pop back later and I will upload one of the projects for you :0)
Spaces still available, please see side bar for details,
Laters Sarah-Jane xx

Friday, 17 July 2009

Rest of teachers cards

Hello all,
I have scheduled this post as today is another running around day, Zoe is at school as normal, Josh has the day off- but we have to go in for 15 mins at 10.15 for a meeting with his new tutor, and as I said yesterday Zack has his last ever day at pre-school, which is a party day :0)
So anyway, here are the rest of the cards- all using the same supplies as on yesterdays post...

and here are the boxes all bagged up and ready to go, cards are in the back,

And a closer view

All supplies are SU! and available through me :0)
And thank-you for all your lovely comments yesterday,
Have a lovely weekend, next weeks posts will all be previews for my next class which is being held on Saturday 25th July, I still have 2 places left if you are interested in coming round for a little stampin' fun, email in side bar :0)
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Teachers cards, as promised!

Here I am, back as promised :0) with some of the cards I managed to finish today-yay!
I made the round top boxes for the teachers, if you remember, a while back (Here if you don't ;0)) so I wanted the cards and boxes to be all matchy-matchy,
The cards I made are 3x3 again (loving these little ones) and I have used more of the fabby Sweet Always paper. I made all the cards with a different layout, just in case they compare them! although a little slower than making all the same, it does stop it from getting boring when you've got 7 to make!

Regal Rose card, accents and elements felt flowers and 5/8" + 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch,
Sentiments are from Seeing Spots and Oval All. Matching punches also used.

I hope you like them and well, I hope they do too! They get them tomorrow, so I will let you know!!!!
Well that's it for today, come back tomorrow for the other 3 and a piccie of the boxes with the (matching) sweets all packaged up in their cello bags,
Bye for now,

Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Zacks performance

Well, I didn't quite finish the teachers cards, but I am working on getting them finished by this afternoon. As the title suggests I have been out this morning to Zack's pre-school show.
Surprisingly not sad at all, I didn't cry or anything- how brave am I??!!! {I think it will be worse when he actually starts school and isn't here all day!}
He is such a lively character usually, chatty and bubbly- but he
hates the whole standing in front of parents etc and singing! he was so shy and nervous (he gets this side from me, his dad can stand in front of anyone and talk, I would curl up with embarrassment!) Here he is walking into the hall looking round to find us...

and after the songs standing with each of us....

My baby, going to big school !!! I am so proud of him ;0)

Right must get finished as it is his last day tomorrow, they have a party, I will be back later with some pictures of what I (hopefully) get done :0)


Sarah-Jane xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

A little card to Jules

I have a little 3x3 card to share with you today, I have got loads of things to do today, including teachers cards!! How many of you are finished then? come on 'fess up?! so anyway, this will have to be a quick post...
I have used more mustard DSP for this little one, which is a level 1 hostess FREE gift! and also co-ordinating ribbon, button and ink :0)
Stamp set is seeing spots which I stamped in More Mustard and Pumkin Pie, Heart border made with Martha Stewart punch which finally came this week- yay!

Sentiment punched out using circle and scalloped circle punches

Well that's it, must get cracking then I may even have something to share with you tomorrow, he, he!! Bye 4 now,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


As I promised yesterday, todays card is made using a wheel, the "Cheers" wheel to be more specific! It goes with the "Cheers to You" set also used on this card. I think it is a great wheel to colour but you could also use it with a tone on tone ink and card for a different look or to make it a speedier card.

I used summer picnic papers for the background, {Love these they are so summery ;0)} then I coloured the wheel and the cocktail using a blender pen and ink pads, decoupaging the umbrella and lemon. I also used glossy accents on the glass.

Here is the special view....

Well, that's it for today,

I hope you all have a good one and thanks for dropping by, I really love that you visit my little blog :0)

Hugs, Sarah-Jane xx

Monday, 13 July 2009

Truly Scrumptious Bella

Well at least it's not raining (again!) how was your weekend? I sorted loads of stuff for the boot sale and it rained ALL day Saturday so didn't go :0( never mind time for crafting instead :0)
I made this card using some underused stash, Cupcake Bella and some DCWV papers and using the sketch from Truly Scrumptious.

Edit to say: the theme for this challenge is B+W plus one colour, I obviously didn't read that part and have just used the sketch, Sorry!!!

I coloured Bella with promarkers to match the papers, not that you can tell, it's a rubbish photo and I have tried to brighten it too!

I added a dew drop for the cherry and a cupcake button onto the wide SU! grosgrain ribbon,

Arty farty shot,

Have a good day and come back tomorrow for a card using a wheel ;0)

Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Paper Share Offer!!!

Have I got a great offer for you !!
Do you love Stampin' Up papers? but can't decide which set to go for? Well why not join in my paper share and receive
102 6"x6" sheets of lovely SU! designer paper.
that is one sheet of each design from all the current papers in the catty (p.70&71) and a sheet of each design of the three papers from the mini catalogue.
Here they all are...

The cost for this share is just £15 including Post and Packing

Please contact me ASAP to reserve your place


Thanks for looking, Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Friday, 10 July 2009

Hodgepodge and Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Share

Hello all,
I am doing another share this time it is for a third share of the delectable Hodgepodge Hardware kit (p83) and the yummy soft and stripey grosgrain ribbon from the new mini catalogue.

You will get 3 each of all the frames, large brads and ribbon sliders and 35 of the small silver brads, that's a total of 65 pieces and is a great way to try it out without the larger outlay of the whole kit.This hardware is of fantastic quality, it really has to be seen to be believed!

You will also get 3 metres each of each of the three colours of ribbon in So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, and Bashful Blue, again it is truly lovely and so easy to tie as it very soft and pliable!

The cost for this share is just £15.00 including post

Please contact me asap to avoid missing out on this fantastic deal

Look forward to hearing from you

Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

A card and another bird house

Morning folks,
Hope you are having a lovely day today, I am writing this very late and scheduling his post for the morning, so it will have to be short and sweet tonight/day :0)

Here is another of the bird houses.I made this one for Nicola to match the card with the cupcake from yesterday, Yes I am OCD and love that it matches perfectly (yes, that's my favourite thing about SU! and yes, my Christmas wrapping paper matches my tree decs too!!!! much to my friends' amusement) I used So saffron and choc chip card for this and stamped using versa mark with the flowers from Live Your Dream randomly all over. The rest is the same as the other day, please scroll down for more details :0)
This is a little 3x3 card I made to go in with the candy which was won by Emma at the beginning of the month. I have used the flower from Live Your Dream again and made a mono-tone card in More Mustard.
More Mustard DSP (level 1 hostess gift) matching button threaded with Linen Thread,
1+3/8" and scallop circle punches for the topper.
All SU! and available through me ;0)
Right, that's it from me tonight, it's now midnight and I really must go... or I will regret it in the morning !!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx
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