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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Just Magnolia week 24 colour combo

My second post of the day. The lovely colour combo at Just Magnolia is grey, pink and black
( optional ). I have made the floers with my Nesties ant the branches are cut from Martha Stewart punch. I have coloured the image with Promarkers, several shades of grey and cerise. The Thanks sentiment is punched from a Martha Stewart punch too.
Hope yoi like the card
Love Sarah XXX

Anyone for Anya Sketch #2

Just finished a card lesson. It was a challenge as everyone was doing something different.... a scrapbook page, a waterfall card, a gatefold card and a card organiser. I must post a picture of the organiser as it is really lovely. We made them in a workshop I did some months ago.

Well I'm recovered from the weekend at Ally Pally. Last night I made this card for the Anyone for Anya challenge. The sketch was easy to follow. I have used Paper from my stash as well as Core'dinations Whitewash collection which I sanded. The image is coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment is Whiff of Joy. Finally I used Ranger Distress Inks around the edges of my papers.

I'm looking forward to the new Greetings Farm stamps coming any day now to Hotshotcrafts so look out for lots of new cards.

Love Sarah XXX

Sunday, 27 September 2009

A great show at Ally Pally

Hello everyone
What a great show we had at Ally Pally yesterday. It was so busy and the day went so quick.
I was demonstrating Promarkers again and Wild Rose Studio stamps and CD.

My husband, Mike, drove me down there and ending up staying and helping out!!!
It was amazing to hear "him he hates all things craft!" actually telling people how to use the Promarkers!!!!!! He obviously does listen to me talk!!!!

Anyway a big HELLO to everyone who came to say hello to me yesterday, especially Scrappymax, ( thanks for your lovely comments ), Crystal Tips and the lady who also left lovely comments who goes by the name of "cdteach".
I am putting my email address in my sidebar if ever you want to get in touch.
The next show I am demoing at is the NEC in November.

By the way Hotshotcrafts will be stocking Greetings Farm Anya and Ian stamps and Whiff of Joy very soon as well as Just Rite Stampers. If you need anything else, Sarah (yes another one! ) at Hotshot crafts will be able to help you
Looking forward to hearing from all of you
Love Sarah XXX

Friday, 25 September 2009

Anyone for Anya?Funky Flowers and Stamptacular Sunday

Hi everyone
Had a busy evening getting ready for the show at Alexandra Palace tomorrow. If you visit come and say hello. I am on the Hotshotcrafts stand near the front door.
Well here is my entry for Anyone for Anya?. I know it should be a card but I had the new Papermania Gooody Bag template from Papermania and just had to use it.
However it does fit perfectly the Stamptacular Sunday challenge'
I have coloured the image with Promarkers and the bag is made from Papermania paper too.
Please let me know what you think.
Love SarahXXX

p.s. A big hello and Thankyou to Loubylou for your help last week taking me to hospital for my Xray on my arm and laughing at me when the car Barrier came down on my head!!! ..........You know who you are!!!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Just Magnolia week 23 Bev's sketch

The sketch by Bev this week at Just Magnolia is really nice. It isn't too hard which is good as I am feeling in a simple mood this week!!
I used one of the new Tilda stamps which I coloured with some of the new Promarkers. The papers are My Minds Eye ( again!!). The ribbon was from Hobbycraft and finally the letters are Papermania stick on letters.
This was really nice to make and you could easily make a batch of cards using this sketch. Thanks Bev!!!
Have a good day
Love Sarah XXX

Monday, 21 September 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge #48

After showing you the stamp masking tutorial I said I would show you the finished image made into card. I am entering this into the Whiff of Joy challenge.
I have coloured the Oakley image with Promarkers. The papers I have used are DCWV Basic card stock, My Mind's Eye Bloom and Grow and DCWV The Doodlin Around Stack. The embellishments are buttons from my stash. The sentiment is also from Whiff of Joy.
Hope you like it
Love Sarah XXX

Stamp masking tutorial

I thought I would show you how to mask a stamp. This allows you to stamp one image over another and you can make some great cards.
Today I am using the 'Sitting Oakley' and 'mushroom' stamp from Whiff of Joy soon to be available from Hotshotcrafts.
First stamp the Oakley image on to your card
Next stamp the same image onto a post note and cut around the image. The sticky side of the post it note will hold it in place as you place it directly over your original stamped image.
Now stamp the mushroom on top of the post it note positioning it so that Oakley's hand is resting on the top of the mushroom.
It should now look like this.
You can now remove the post it note and your image will look like this
Your masked image is now ready to be coloured.

I hope you found this tutorial to be helpful. Please let me know.

I will post the finished image in my next post.
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah XXX

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Sugar Bowl Marlene's sketch

I was going to enter this into the Sugar Bowl challenge. I followed the sketch faithfully was about to link it to them then noticed.......

Please include PINK and BROWN!!!!!!!!

Why didn't i read the screen carefully? Duh!!!

Well the card has got some brown ( her boots, the fox, the tan brads) and some of the flowers are a deep pink... aren't they?
I might just try it anyway as the sketch was a delight to work with.
Let's see what happens.
Love Sarah XXX

Just Magnolia - week 22 embossing

I had some of the new " my minds eye" papers and couldn't wait to use them.
For my entry to Just Magnolia this week i have used this cute Tilda stamp which i have coloured with Promarkers. I have included a photo of the colours I used. I have used my Nesties, Rectangles, Labels and nested flower.
The 'brads' are candy dots. I have basically kept to 2 colours, green and orange.
The theme was embossing and there were several sheets of embossed papers in the 'My minds eye' pack.
Sorry that one photo is sideways. I don't know how to rotate it yet!!!
Please let me know what you think of it.

Love Sarah XXX

P.S. Is anyone going to Ally Pally next week for the craft show?. I will be there demoing for Hotshotcrafts. Come over and say hello.

P.P.S Bev has some candy over at "All the things I love". You can enter up until 21st.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

I've moved from

Hi everyone
I've decided to move over from to Blogger as everyone seems to suggest it's easier to work with than Wordpress. So I'm going to give it a go.
I have yet to work out how to put on a fancy crafty template but watch this space.
Here is my first card on Blogger.
I made this for friends who are celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary on the Isle of White.
I decided against the traditional silver and 25. The stamp is Sarah Kay and i have coloured the image with Promarkers .
Hope you like it.
Love Sarah XXX


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