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Monday, 28 February 2011

February candy

This candy is now closed

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This month the candy I am offering is:
1 6x6 paper stack
3 sets of mini stamps
one, two, three more pieces of candy!!!!!!!

to be in with a chance to win all you have to do is:
1. Become a follower if haven't already. If you are already a follower can you put F after your name( an existing follower will get a little bonus!)
2. Post a link on your blog to spread the word
3. Leave a comment about your favourite style of crafting, e.g. distressing, decoupage, rubber stamping etc

This candy will end on 28th February 2011 at midnight GMT

Last month I had 41 people enter my Blog candy. That was wonderful. I hope you will all enter again
Hugs sarah x
edited to add
for every 10 people that enter I will add 1 nmore piece of candy

Sunday, 27 February 2011

 This week at Totally Gorjuss we want to see black, white and one other colour creations. Our sponsor is Tando Creative

I have coloured a Tanda chipboard piece with red Promarker and then Glossy Accents. I couldn't resist using my new mini Tim Holtz stamps that I received this week. The image has been "Glossied" too.
It is fairly oplain but I think okay for a man!
have a super weekend
hugs sarah x

Friday, 25 February 2011

A very special card


 It is my in laws 55th Wedding Anniversary today. They often ask me to make cards for them but for the first time my FIL asked me to make one for his wife. All he said was pastel colours and flowers.PANIC!
I love making cards...of course....but the moment someone asks for something specific....well you know how it is. You don't know what they have in mind. It could be completely different from my idea.
Any way I spent a good while putting this together. Then I decided it really needed a box too.
I am sooooooo pleased with how it turned out. I really hope she will like it.
I will let you know in my next post
Sorry for so many pictures. Can you tell I am really pleased with how this turned out?!!!!!!!
hugs sarah x

p.s. i am also happy because i got my new washing machine this morning ( the other broke on Monday). How sad am I ?
p.p.s. Even happier because my QVC TSV arrived. Tim Holtz Goodies.Watch this space!!!!!!

p.p.s. Last few days to enter my candy. It now has 3 extra items added to it

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

A great day out at Stitches

What a great day we had at the Stitches show at NEC yesterday. I say we, my husband ( he who hates all things crafty!) took me. I don't think the day had quite the same appeal to him as it did for me!
I have put in my order for Sizzix. Wow what lovely dies and Emboss folders they have. Of course the new Tim  Holtz stuff if Fantastic.


 I did see Tim there but I was too late to see a demo by him as he was leaving for QVC. Have you seen the TSV they have. Mine is ordered!
Anyway back to Sizzix. I met the lovely Pete Hughes.
Here I am standing behind the Sizzix counter with Pete. Oh what a wonderful job that would be
You know Tim gets a lot of coverage, well he is great isn't he? But Pete doesn't get the attention that I think he deserves. He was so helpful, very humble and he has some really fab ideas. I think I will set up a Pete Hughes fan club!!!!!
So here are some of my photos of the day.
I got to see Dawn ( Allpinkgirl) from Imagination. She is sooooooo glamorous. I felt a bit like a scruff next to her. She is a really lovely girl and so very talented. never got to get a photo with her.
I met up with Samantha too from Penrith Crafts .

The lovely Samantha and me
We stood by each other last year at the Tim Holtz demo and never realised we were blogging buddies. So we arranged to meet up this year. Hi Samantha it was really lovely to meet up with you. Hope you had a safe journey home and a good nights sleep!!!!
I did a workshop . What happened to me!!!!!!!! It was like my Maths "o" Level all over again. Now I class myself as a fairly good, competent craft teacher and most of my work is of a fairly good standard. But in that workshop....oh my. I went to pieces.( The reference to my maths is that I could do the maths fine in class . The moment I was in an exam situation I went to pieces, blank mind, couldn't remember a thing ) I put my template upside down, I cut out the wrong pieces ....twice. I stuck things in the wrong places................
I wont even post a picture of it.
Why did this happen? any comments will be greatly received!
Well today I have my card group so hopefully "Sarah" is back to normal....whatever that is.
Have a great day
hugs Sarah x

Saturday, 19 February 2011

" check " out this card


Totally Gorjuss DT card #68
Hi There
At Totally Gorjuss this week we would like to see "checks"! It is so fresh and spring like.
I have used a bit of paper piecing on mine too. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says with a $10 voucher to spend
So we look frowatrd to " checking" out your work
hugs sarah x
p,s, you still have time to enter my blog candy 9 It now has 3 extra pieces in it!)

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Blue fairy twisted easel card

Another twisted easel card
If you look closely you can see i have spread Stickles over the wings so that they shimmer
I cut the butterfly out twice with a MS punch. The top layer is half of the butterfly. It was then edged with Vintage Photo distress ink
The flowers are from my stash and the image coloured with Promarkers
You can see the shimmer better here
HI everyone
It's a bit nippy here in Wolverhampton. Hope it is warmer by you.
Here is a card I have made for the LOTV challenge this week. The theme is favourite colours. I love this soft blue look.
The flowers are also edged with Vinatge Photo
I hope you like my card . Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave a comment.
hugs sarah x
p.s. don't forget to enter my Blog Candy.So far I have 28 entries so I have added 2 more items to the candy win! The more entries the more someone can win!
challenges entered
LOTV - favourite colours
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny cards (stickles on wings and gems)
Papertake Weekly - putting on the glitz  (stickles on wings and gems)               

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Have a heart................or 4!

Hearts cut with Sizzix Primitive heart, edged with Distress inks
Woven heart with Distress inks to outer edge of card blank
Sizzix cut heart covered with Crackle Accents and allowed to "crinkle" up. Script stamp used for background.
This week I have been making various "heart" cards with my ladies. I have used Sizzix dies to either cut out hearts or make a heart aperture. In the aperture cards we wove strips of paper ( a great way to use up your odd bits of paper). Everyone seemed to enjoy the paper weaving. Have a good evening
hugs Sarah x
p.s. have you entered my February blog Candy? I have now decided that for every 10 that enter I will add another item to the candy

Addition to blog candy

I have just decided that for every 10 people that enter my February blog candy I will enter 1 more piece of candy!!!!!
Hope that tempts you to have a go
hugs sarah x

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Twisted easel Love card

Good morning everyone
It's Saturday so that means we have a new challenge at Totally Gorjuss. Any ideas what the theme is?
LOVE!!!!!!! Our sponsor is Crafters Companion.
I have made a twisted easel card. I have used my dotty paper ( again!). The heart was cut out with Nesties, I stamped a script over the top and then edged it with Fired Brick Distress Inks.
The smaller hearts are Sizzix die cut, embossed and distressed.I made a double bow

The flower was edged with Fired Brick Distress ink.
This is a Sizzix Tim Holtz embossed image
I hope you like my card. 
Thank you for taking the time to viasit and comment
Hugs sarah
p.s. Don't forget to enter my February blog candy, ( could you spread the word too please - Thank you)


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