Just a quick post to let you know I am back in blogland but having a fresh start and set up a new blog Simply Cards by Sarah
Would love it if you could pop over and join me, in need of friendly followers :)
Saturday, 16 February 2013
One of the lovely ladies on the Oyster Stamps DT is running a little challenge, if you pop over to Suzanne's Cards you will see a some lovely cards but her challenge is to make one of the double diamond cards as shown with her very first tutorial. One lucky person may even win a prize :) Here's my card and it really is easy, Suzanne's instructions were spot on I have used one of my very first and favourite Lili of the Valley images, I think it might even have been one of my first rubber stamps! Anyway I've coloured it with Promarkers and must say love how it's come out. Another favourite is the sentiment "Precious and few are friends like you!" unfortunately I can't remember the make but know I bought it from Quixotic Paperie. Kraft cardstock and Making Memories papers with some gorgeous Wild Orchid Flowers. Why not pop over and try something a bit different to the usual square card lol I'm sure Suzanne would love to see your creations.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
It's the second letter of The Craft Barn's alphabet challenge but not as we know it. The next letter is C so I have chosen Clock as my word, having just purchased some lovely Docrafts Chronoloy stuff.
Over at Creative Moments today we have a new challenge and the theme is "Neutral" so we want to see cards with subtle colours or scenes of nature whatever your interpretation of neutral is. Here's my card, using a gorgeous image from our Sponsor. This is another card design I saw on From My Craft Room, it's a gatefold with a window which is an easy card fold with a twist. I used the gorgeous Marieanne scalloped circle inside with my circle nestie, image coloured with Promarkers, Papermania Capsule papers and Prima flowers. The sentiment is by Whiff of Joy.
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Well here we are again Sunday evening, where does the weekend go? Whilst my attempts at creating and spending have returned, my blogging is still terrible, don't think I'll ever be the greatest blogger. I have made a few cards, we are also decorating the hall, stairs and landing so does that count as papercrafting? My first card was requested by my Mum for her friend, she wanted a sewing theme. I opted for something a bit different than a cute image (basically because I didn't have one lol). My Craft Room by a lady called Norma who has kindly added lots of brilliant easy to follow tutorials.
Saturday, 12 January 2013
First of all I'd like to thank Sandy at Sweet Sands and Crafts for telling me about this challenge, as you all know I'm trying to get my creative juices flowing again. This is a fabulous new challenge for the year by The Craft Barn. You need to alter a dictionary in some shape or form. It can be the book itself, a page from the book made into another book or a snippet from the dictionary used on a tag or atc. They will choose a random letter every fortnight and you must pick a word to use as your theme. There may also be a twist to the letter to avoid future planning! I decided to do ATC's firstly they are quick and easy and secondly I've been meaning to get back into them and a complete set of the alphabet would be fabulous. So without further ado, the first letter is V for Vehicle
Thursday, 10 January 2013
I have always wanted to try scrapbooking but it frightened me lol, having decided making cards was a bit pointless at times I bit the bullet and bought the gorgeous Forever Friends New Arrival scrapbook. If I didn't do it now with a new baby I never would. Well today I've finally done my first two pages and think I've found my feet.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
I am thrilled to be able to say I have been asked to join the Design Team for Creative Moments (and not so pleased to see my scheduled post didn't work lol) this is a fairly new blog and runs alongside Crafting with Attitude over on Facebook. Please pop over for a nosey, become a follower and play along. The theme this week is Monochrome and I have used digital images by The Cutting Café one of our fab sponsors.
Sunday, 6 January 2013
It's my craft club meeting on Tuesday so I had to come up with a project for the ladies, a friend led me to the instructions for these sweet little boxes for tissues, what with all the coughs and sneezes at the moment they will come in handy. here
Saturday, 5 January 2013
I'm on a roll this week, the next creation is for the Crafting with Attitude nightly challenge on facebook - the theme being white on white. I love these but must admit to feeling out my comfort zone.
I admired this challenge last year and saw some amazing creations, I had previously joined in with the 12 days of Christmas challenge which I loved so thought this year I would have a go. It's been a while since I've done anything "inky" so this was a good way to get back into it. You can find the details here