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Friday, 30 April 2010

50th Anniversary card

Good evening
what a yucky day. It has rained most of the day and was sooooo cold. How foolish did I look at school? I was dressed as if it was summer!!!!!! nOh well i never seem to do the normal things.
Here is card I was asked to make for a 50th anniversary. They didn't want a traditional gold card and I knew the recipients loved flowers. So this is what i came up with.
I used my MS punches and Nesties. My flowers were from Wild Orchid crafts.
Have a good weekend
Love Sarah XXXX

Thursday, 29 April 2010

2 more canvases and I made the WOJ top 3!!!!!

Hi everyone
I was so pleased that you liked my canvas creation yesterday. As promised here are the other 2 I entered into ther Magnolia Ink competition.
Hope you like these too
I'm also really excited because for the first time I have made a top three. This was at WOJ challenge blog. Now I just have to work out how to add my Blinkie!!!!!
Love sarah XXX

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Magnolia canvases

Thank you to everyone who commented yesterday when I said I was losing followers. I felt better realising I wasn't alone!!!!. I guess people do follow when you offer candy and then leave when it is finished. So. I am REALLY APPRECIATIVE of ALL OF YOU who are loyal followers. I hope I am the same to you. If I am not please let me know.
I have just come back from a friends funeral. She used to come to my card classes. There were 360 in attendance and it was a very positive service with all her family and friends there. Denise, you will be greatly missed.
I thought I would show one of the projects I entered for the Magnolia Ink magazine. I entered 5 times altogether. How sad am I?!
Of course I didn't win but I thought you might like to see what I did.
I bought some mini canvases from Hobbycraft ( 4 for £2.99 i think). I stamped straight onto them and then coloured the images with Promarkers. On this canvas I have also done some decoupage. I will post the other 2 canvases tomorrow.

If you get the chance to comment I would love to know wht you think of them
Love sarah XXX
challenges entered
Papertake weekly - do sometning different

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

What has happened to my followers list?

I have noticed recently that my numbers of followers are decreasing. I had hoped they would increase instead. Obviously people are actively deleting me and I don't know why.. What is something I said?????
I have a card that I am entering for the WOJ challenge blog. There is a sketch by the fab Bev to follow. I have coloured my image with Promarkers. The papers are the fabby Tim Holtz. My flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.The DT cards are gorgeous but I do hope you like mine
If you get the chance to comment I would love to read what you think
Have a lovely evening
Love Sarah XXX

Monday, 26 April 2010

A HUGE Thank you

On behalf of my dad I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who left comments about his recent illness and stay in hospital. It really is comforting to read the kind remarks so many of you have left on my blog. Dad is feeling much better, more like his old self. He's annoying my mum so he MUST be feeling better!!!!!!!
Here are 2 cards I made with one of my saturday classes.
We used the Magnolia, magnolia tree stamp. We kept to the black and white theme. These cards are sovery quick and easy to make and you could easily make a batch of them one evening and give them as a gift pack to someone. the papers were individual sheets i bought from Hobbycraft.
By the way, ages ago I said i had started a diet ready for my hols in August. UPDATE i am 4lbs heavier!!!!!!. I am obviously doingh something wrong!
Have a good evening
Love Sarah XXX

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Totally Gorjuss Dt card and my poorly Dad

My dad went into hospital as an emergency with a severe water infection on Monday.  2 lots of antibiotics failed over the past few weeks. He has been so unwell going to bed at 4;30 p.m. Aches, pains, very high blood pressure. He went in as emergency at 10:am on Monday and was still sitting on a chair in the corridor at 11:30PM as there was no bed.!!!!! He is 85! And he hadn't been given anything to eat since 12:00. He has had antiobiotics injected via a drip  every day since Monday and is feeling a lot better. Just doesn't seem right does it. He came out yesterday. He has suffered with these problems for anout 15 years and they have now discovered that he has Ecoli!!!! and has probably had it for 15 years. Hopefully this strong medication will sort him out.Any more problems and he has to go straight into hospital and on the drip/medication again.
Anyway here is my DT card for Totally Gorjuss. This week you have to use a Gorjuss girl on your card. Very nervous knowing who is sponsoring this week, Suzanne Woolcott. Hope you like it.
Enjoy the lovely weather
If you get the chance I love to read your comments
love sarah XXX

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Just Magnolia challenge

What a fab sketch over at Just magnolia. I have used one of my new Tildas, coloured with Promarkers. Papers are from my stash. I have made the flower with a mixture of netting flower shapes cut from my Sizzix dies and DCWV cardstock that I have sanded lightly to bring out the white core. The centre has a spacer and glitter brad. Not sure if it shows up too well on the photo but i have added stickles to the ends of the netting flower. It catches the light beautifully.The sentiment is Craftwork cards. I have also added stickles to various parts of the image.
If you have the time to comment I would appreciate it
Love sarah XXX

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Fairy tale Magnolia

In my card lessons on Saturday I was showing how to colour in images using just Grey Promarkers. This is a card I have made using my newest Tilda stamps. They are so gorgeous!. The flower is a chipboard piece that I coloured with my darkest grey Promarker.I then set a spacer with glossy Accents and a pearl flat backed gem on top.
The border I made with my MS punch.
What do you think? I would love to hear from you
Love Sarah XXX

Charizma cards - monochrome

Monday, 19 April 2010

Whiff of Joy challenge

Here is my second post of the day. Please scroll down to see my previous post.
I can't remember the last time I entered a Whiff of Joy challenge. You have to use green, yellow and one other colour. I have added black to mine. I love this WOJ stamp and I have coloured her with Promarkers. The Paper is Papermania. I have been looking for a chance to use my black gems.

Sizzix news and Kanban samples

 Great news. I will be selling Sizzix products!!!!! So if you know what you want you can order from me. I will also put some pics of dies on my blog, once I have put my order through. I will also be posting Sizzix tutorials.
I just have to work out how to add Paypal so that you can pay safely.
Here are some more samples i made for the craft shows last Sunday night.They are all Kanban. The quality of thier cardstock is amazing. Such good quality and great to use in conjunction with your other craft products. You can but them here
 Love Sarah XXX

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Totally Gorjuss DT card - Charming

Hi girls.
Here is my DT card for this weeks challenge at Totally Gorjuss. The challenge this week is to use a charm on your card. I have used a princess crown charm. Do check out the other DT cards. I have used my new Magnolia stamp from thye Spring collection. Isn't it fab?!and my new Tim Holtz Shabby vintage paper stack. The papers are double sided and GORGEOUS. I have made the flower with Sizzix Sizzles texture paper and aged the card with distress inks. I have also added some stamped flourishes and also done the same to my flower.
I do hope you like it. I am quite liking using blue at the moment.
I am also entering this card for the following challenges
Love sarah XXx

Friday, 16 April 2010

Black and white topiary tree

This is a little project I made recently. I had the idea to make a topiary tree to put in my bedroom which is black and white.
First I bought a terracotta flower pot with fake soil and grass from Hobbycrafts

Then I painted it with acrylic paint first then Distress Crackle paint

The paint will crackle as it dries. You can spray clear varnish over it at this point.

I painted a polystyrene ball with Acrylic paint and a bamboo skewer with black Promarker.

I punched out flowers from black and white papers, and black leaves with a MS punch. I attached these to the polystyrene with wires that had pearls on the end (floristry section of Hobbycrafts) . Finally I added twists of fine wire to it.
And there you have it. A very quick and easy table decoration
Love sarah XXX


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