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Friday, 30 March 2012

Wear a hat to school Day

What a fantastic time I had last night at The Osmonds concert. We had Meet and Greet tickets, so we met the brothers , had photos with them and watched as they went through a sound check. We were 3 rows from the front , right in the middle of the row. FANTASTIC!!!!  I felt like a teenager all over again
Today was "wear a hat to school day". I chose to decorate my hat with what I am famous for, well at school anyway, flowers. I even walked down the road with it on.

Hugs Sarah x

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Off to see The OSMONDS!!!! My card for them

 Oh I am so excited. I am off to see the Osmonds at Birmingham Symphony Hall tonight. I have Meet and Greet tickets . I am 3 rows from the front. It is their last UK tour ever. I have been a huge Osmond fan since I was 11, so 40 years!!!!!!1

I have my camera ready so hopefully I will have some great photos to show you tomorrow

I know it sounds cheesy but I have made a card for them. Whenever I see them on TV I can't help but smile. Their songs bring back so many lovely memories for me

So here is my card to say "Thank you" to them

So from this "crazy horse" have a good evening

hugs Sarah x

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

4oth Anniversary card....and what do you think of the new Blogger~~!!##!!

This was the other card choice I made for my friend who requested a Ruby Anniversary card.
She chose yesterdays card although she did like both.

What do you think of this new Blogger? I don't like it at all. I clicked on something thinking it was a preview and suddenly everything is changed for good! Why do they have to change things. If it isn't broken.......

Moan over. Speak soon

hugs Sarah x

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Modern Ruby Anniversary card

 I was asked by a friend to make a Ruby Anniversary card. As usual I made more than one for her to choose from. This is the one she chose.
The hearts are cut from mountboard which I painted with red acrylic paint and then with a layer of fine crackle glaze.
Part of the card is embossed and distress ink was used.

I will post the other one tomorrow

hugs Sarah x

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Spots and Stripes for Totally Gorjuss

Oh I am running late. I should have posted this this morning!
Thank you for all your well wishes about my hand. It is a bit bruised now and still quite tender but I can carry on as normal. No getting out of the housework after all!!!

At Totally Gorjuss we want to see
Spots and Stripes

 I have used a Kenny K image. Because of my hand I couldn't do anything too extravagant so kept it quite simple.
As usual the TG girls have excelled themselves and do check out the new Winners Blinkie that our very own Samantha has designed for us
The lovely silver edging is cut from a die I bought from the NEC.

Our sponsor this week is the really wonderful LOTV. I should have used one of their stamps really considering how many I bought at the NEC!!!!!
So get spotty and get stripey!

hugs Sarah x

Friday, 23 March 2012

NEC and my injury!

With my TG teamie Marriane
Well there was nothing for me to demo at the craft show this time so for the first time in ages I went as a customer. What a great time I had. I watched other people doing demo's. I really enjoyed that and learnt loads of tips and techniques. And I did a bit of shopping too!

I wont say HOW MANY LOTV stamps I bought but lets just say I will be busy for a few weeks.

In fact I bought lots of stamps and some great new dies too and some Sparkle paste which I am going to attempt to use. It looked easy when it was demonstrated. Famous last words.

And I also bought ( a bit too many!) beads.

I had a great surprise when I heard someone call out my name and saw it was my Totally Gorjuss team mate Marianne and her friends. Hope you enjoyed the day Marianne.

I was back in work today but had an accident....opening a door!!!!!!!

The fire door is heavy and I put some force on the handle to open it. As I did I felt a "snap" in my hand. Down the middle of palm I saw a thick, swollen and hard line of blue. My hand started to sweat and my fingers tinkled and felt very tight. I was sent to hospital where the Dr said I had pulled the muscle away
from the bone and broken a vein. He said it will be painful for about a week and could get quite bruised. I need to rest it and take painkillers. I am gutted as it means I wont be able to do any housework!!!!!(LOL)

However I did mange to make 2 cards when I got back home. I will post these later. Nothing stops me crafting!

Have a good and safe evening. be careful opening doors!!!!

hugs Sarah x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Keep this Forever - engagement card

I was asked by a girl at work to make an engagement card. I made two very different cards but this is the one she chose. I will post the other one tomorrow

Stamp - LOTV
Hearts - Sizzix dies
Flowers - Craft All Day
Papers - from stash

I am off to the NEC tomorrow and am hoping to buy some more LOTV stamps

Are any of you going to be there tomorrow?

hugs Sarah x

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Here are the other 2 Boys football cards I made. Which one, including yesterdays, do you think my workmate chose?
edited to add
I forgot to add the other card!!!!
Hugs Sarah x

Monday, 19 March 2012


 I was asked by someone I work with to make a card for a 13 year old boy who loves football. I made 3 cards. This was one of them. I will post the other 2 later. Then you will have to guess which one she chose!
 I have to look through all the applicants for the DT at Oh this is going to be such a hard job, There are so many talented bloggers out there.

I think I need some strong coffee!!!!!
Hugs Sarah x

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Thank you for my award and I pass it on to.........

I had a lovely surprise to find that Lyndsey had given me an award. Thank you for thinking of me Lyndsey.
In addition to this award I am asked to follow this simple rules below:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award

2. Include a link to their blog (I have linked in the names)

3. Give the award to 15 blogs you follow regularly or have just discovered

4. Leave a message in their comment box

5. Tell 7 facts about yourself
So here are my 7 facts
  1. I am a huge Donny Osmond fan  (He sings Puppylove to me you know!)
  2. My mum still tells me to brush my hair ( I'm 51!)
  3. I would rather be making things than do my housework!
  4. I always wear flowers ( in my hair, jewellery, brooches etc)
  5. I always wear black ( its supposed to make you look thinner. Goodness only knows how big I would look if I wore other colours!)
  6. I cry at .....everything!
  7. I have a thing about shoes with weird heels. I love them!
I have to pass this onto 15 others . It is so hard to narrow it down to only 15. But here goes:
Hugs Sarah x

DT call...are you interested?

Some of you may know I have just set up a new on-line craft shop , selling a range of crafting products.

We have a blog attached to the shop called "" and we are looking for talented bloggers to join our DT.

As a DT member you will be required to:
  •  Make a card or project for each challenge ( to begin with challenges will run every 3 weeks)
  • Comment on entries
  • showcase products that are available in our on line shop
To enter leave a comment on either this post or the post on the new blog and please join our followers list on the new blog. 

Successful applicants will receive some products to work with .

The DT call will close March 18th 2012

Hugs Sarah x
p.s. we would love you to spread the word.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Firstly thank you for the help about my "lost" followers over at Craftallday.blogspot. It is not resolved but we are working on it!. You can still follow by clicking the Follow link at the top right of the screen.

Saturday again and at Totally Gorjuss we want to see Spring cards

I hope the weather is spring like where you are. It is a bit dull here now.

 For a change I have gone for blues.
Stamp - LOTV
Sentiment - Freebie stamp
Doily flower - Craft All Day
Paper - Papermania Capsule collection - Hobbycraft
Our Sponsor is Heathers Hobbie Haven

So get a "spring" in your step and join us!

Hugs Sarah x

Can anyone help me?

I started a new blog last month and have 71 followers. However someone tried to join this morning and said that the followers bar with all my followers pictures has gone!

On my blog it now says

We're sorry...
This gadget is configured incorrectly. Webmaster hint: Please ensure that "Friend Connect Settings - Home URL" matches the URL of this site.

I have tried to connect to Google Friend but just don't know what to do. As you can see from this blog I still have all my followers showing and people can still add their names to my followers list.

Any help will be very much appreciated

hugs Sarah x

Friday, 16 March 2012


Just to remind you you have until Sunday evening to apply for our DT call at Craftallday. We have been thrilled with the number who have entered so far. Our shop is up and running and we have already had some sell outs! If you are after the Magnolia DooHickey "Lovely Fence" die, we will be getting more in soon.

Hugs Sarah x

Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Italian Job!

I was recently asked to make a card for a man called Nigel. I was told he loved the film "The Italian Job", Silver Porsches, Mini's, wine and a particular make of Caravan awning.

This is what I can up with. He liked the card!
Thank you for looking

Hugs Sarah x

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Plague of frogs

Every year at this time our garden turns into Little Egypt ( remember the Bible story of the 10 plagues....the one about the frogs?)

Well we have hundreds of them in our pond and they are a noisy bunch too.

If I lived in France I could make a fortune. They eat fogs legs don't they?

Froggy Hugs Sarah x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Anything goes with Buttons at Totally Gorjuss

Another Saturday, another challenge at Totally Gorjuss

Sponsored by Crafters Companion. So lets see what you come up with.

Stamps Edwin and books - Magnolia
Colouring Promarkers - Hotshot Craft
Lettering Sizzix Vintage Market - Craft All Day
Papers - stash
Buttons - Craft All Day
Ribbon - Craft All Day

I am afraid my card is a bit boring but you must check out the rest of the DT. Some stunning cards!

have a good evening
Hugs Sarah x


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