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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Totally Gorjuss challenge - HAPPY!

Its a lovely day here in Wolverhampton. I have all the family and some friends over for dinner tonight. We have roast Pork, Roast Lamb, Chicken and vegetarian Roast. Plus all the veggies and puddings too. Do you want to join us?

Saturday means a new challenge at Totally Gorjuss. Our theme is


It can be happy....whatever you like.  The sponsor this week is Lili Of The Valley

My card is a "Happy Everything" card I made for son. He loves monsters ( even though he is 21.....and can still be a monster at times too!)

Don't forget to join us at Hotshot Craft for our 2nd challenge. We want to see Easel Cards. There are cards on the blog to give you some inspiration ( I hope). Our first challenge was an amazing success so thank you to everyone that entered and we hope you will enter this one too, The candy give away is amazing!

Thanks for stopping by. I must go and check on my meat!

Hugs Sarah

Friday, 30 December 2011

An anniversary card

It was the anniversary of some friends recently. This is the card I made for them. It is along the lines of a card Sue Wilson made on Create and Craft.
I was really pleased with how it turned out.
The backing paper was embossed and then sanded to show through the blue core colour.

I would also like to say "HELLO" to my new followers. I have joined a lot of new blogs too and am amazed at the number of talented people in blogland.

Thank you for taking the time to look and comment

I am just preparing my next "Craftroom Clearout Candy". There is quite a bit in it.

Hugs Sarah x

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sympathy card

Here is a another sympathy card I made recently. It has been a sad time for several of my friends. I just kept this one very simple

Hugs Sarah x

Mini candy #2 winner

The winner of my mini candy # 2 is
  ...........................................................                                Natascha
 Congrats Natascha. Can you please email me your full address and I will and your candy out to you.
Thank you to everyone who entered.

Watch out for my next Craft room clear out candy.........................There is quite a lot in it!!!!!!
Hugs Sarah x

I can't believe it ... I won!

I was busy looking for light bulbs on the internet ( I lead a very exciting life!) and got a bit bored so decided to look at my blog. I was SHOCKED and so surprised to see that I had won the $50 voucher! Thank you sooooooo much Simon Says Stamp.

I shall really look forward to spending it on some great craft goodies (much better than buying bulbs anyway!)

Hugs from a very happy Sarah x

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

mini candy ... 1 more comment needed!

 Candy now closed
I am offering some mini candy
As soon as I have 10 comments on this post I will pick a winner.Then I will put up another mini candy with the same rules
Candy # 1 has been won. I will pick a new winner from between comments numbers 11 - 20
  • Become a follower ( if you haven't already)
  • mention it on your blog with a link in your side bar
It's as easy as that

2nd candy to win
10 card blanks with envelopes, glittered hearts and gems

sarah x

Friday, 23 December 2011

Tilda Get well Soon card

Here is a card  made for my MIL who had emergency operation recently. She is doing fine now thank fully but it was a worry for the family.
I used this gorgeous Tilda with a bunch of flowers image and added Stickles to the flowers.

This card is also on the Hotshot Craft blog as we start challenge #2 today - Easel cards. I hope you will join us. You made challenge #1 an amazing success with 105 entries!!!!!!!

Have a great day.

hugs sarah x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

jewellery set boxed


A man at my husbands work bought a bracelet I made for his wife. He asked is I could make a matching neckalce and put it in gift box. This is what I came up with.
I hope his wife will be pleased

Hugs Sarah x

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A card for someone who is retiring

The cleaner at my husbands office is retiring after 14 years and I was asked to make a card for her.

This is what I came up with.

I used one of the fab LOTV toppers.


I hope they all like it.
Hugs sarah x

challenges entered
My mums craft shop - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - celebrate
Pollycraft Monday - punch it.
Everybody art - anything goes 
Simon says Stamp - bingo ( i used flowers, die , ribbon) I won!
Stampavie and more - red
Corrosive challenge blog - anything goes
Crafty Pad - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes

first mini candy winner

The winner of my first mini candy is

Terri   from Terri's tries@making cards

Congrats Terri.  Please send me your address so i can post out your win

Don't forget to enter my 2nd mini candy. Same rules, become follower, add link on your blog.......
When I reach 10 comment I will put up another mini candy

Sarah X

Monday, 19 December 2011

2nd post of the day! Big, Bold and Beautiful

I have been busy sorting out my wardrobe and drawers of clothes I don't wear any more( truth is I don't fit in them any more!!!!!)

 Do you ever wish you hadn't started?! So to break up the boredom of tidying wardrobes I thought I would do another post. I made these cards using some bright card blanks I had free in a magazine. There was no way I would use them as card bases but they make great, bright and bold flowers and leaves don't you think?

These are in my Etsy shop. 
Has any one got any tips on selling on Etsy? I have had my shop since May. Only 1 real sale (for which I am grateful) The other was daughter who felt so sorry for me! I have noticed many newer shops doing quite well so am I doing something wrong?  Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated
Sarah x

Custom ordered jewellery

just thought I would show you an order I had to make a necklace for a girl at work. (She comes to card classes too) . She had bought a memory wire bracelet from me with these beads but wanted a necklace to match. So I made 2 and she chose the one in the top pictures.
This is the second necklace which will now be for sale in my Etsy shop (£7)

Thank you for looking

Sarah xxx

Saturday, 17 December 2011

For someone special - Totally Gorjuss DT card # 111

 A welcome to you

hope you are all well this week. My MIL is improving. She had the staples removed from a 10 inch scar!and found that to be very painful. Now my dad is quite ill. He may have to go into hospital. He has had a very bad water infection. He had one last year and ended up in hospital on an intravenous antibiotic.Though it is bad again this year the Doc is more concerned with his struggling to breath. He may need to have oxygen. I spoke to him on the phone and was shocked at how bad he sounded. He is 86.My mum (70) is partially disabled so between them they rely on each other a lot. There is nothing nice about old age is there?!

Totally Gorjuss challenge this week is
For someone special

our sponsor this week is 
Simon Says Stamp
Here is my card for this week. A friend lost his grandfather this week. He was special to all his family so as a tribute to him I am posting this sympathy card that I am sending them as a card about someone special.

Have a lovely weekend

Hugs sarah x

p.s. I have more craft room clear out candy to give away to whoever comments the most. Watch out for a post. !!!!!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Letterpress "Thank you" Cards

My goodness it is cold. I think I should be living somewhere like Florida or the Caribbean!
Here are a set of 2 cards I made using the Letterpress system. I love making cards with colour, flowers loads of embellishments. But I also like to make simple cards too. And these are very simple to make

Thank you for popping by my blog today

Hugs Sarah

these cards will be for sale in my Etsy shop

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Never mind WOYWDW... how about What's on my floor Monday! (WOMFM)

I have often seen blog posts about "What's on your work desk Wednesday?"  but I have a new one " What's on  your floor Monday?!!!!!"

I spent approximately 7 hours  Monday Evening cut up HUGE pieces of card into 12 x 12 and A4 pieces. Let me tell you my neck, shoulders and back are still aching....badly!

Why? I hear you ask. Because shortly I will be opening up an internet shop selling die cuts ready for you to decorate yourself as well as Sizzix and Stix 2 anything products

You will be able to buy die cut:
bags, boxes, album covers, flowers etc

Thanks for stopping by my blog today

hugs Sarah

Monday, 12 December 2011

Elegant Invitations

This is the card I made which I am entering into challenges.
 Thought I would show you some cards I had my ladies making in Card lessons a few weeks ago. I am making these as Wedding Invitations although they can be used for  any occasion. My ladies put die cut flowers inside.  Should have taken a photo of that!!!!!
We call  the red one the "Argentine Tango", as the colours remind us of the dance from Strictly Come Dancing. How I would love to dance like them. Unfortunately I would be more like Ann Widdecombe!

They have done a great job. Dont you think?

hugs Sarah x

challenges entered

Cute Card Thursday  - anything goes

Winner of my Craft room clearout candy

A big thank you to every one who entered my blog candy. I don't usually get many visits to my blog and certainly not many entries when I offer up candy. But this time I had 39 entries!!!!!!   and lots of new followers too. I hope you will visit regularly and leave comments too. Could be the rules for my next candy?!!!!!

So the winner is
Sue from Sue's Craft Haven.

Congratulations. Sue. Can you please E mail me with your address within 1 week so I can post out your candy.

Hugs Sarah

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Totally Gorjuss -10 - Let it snow

What an appropriate challenge for some living in the UK at the moment. It is very cold here in the midlands but no snow.....yet!

At Totally Gorjuss we have a new challenge for you

Let It Snow

Now you have to look very closely at mine to see the snow. It is there....honest. 
I used white glitter but never realised it wouldn't show up on the photo !!!!!!!Duh!!!!! It is on the flowers and at the base of her feet.

We look forward to seeing your creations.  Our sponsor this week is Crafters Companion.

Keep warm and safe this weekend
Hugs Sarah x

Don't forget out to check out all the DT cards too and have you entered my blog candy yet?


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