Monday, 29 December 2008
Friday, 26 December 2008
I'll upload some photos soon of my latest cards soon but in the mean time I just want to say Merry Christmas and I hope you all have a really fantastic new year. One of my resolutions for the new year is to keep up with ny crafting and my blog and all my crafting buddies. Plus I had Scrapbook Inspirations subscription for my birthday last week from Dad so I hope to do lots more scrapbooking!
Hope you are all relaxing after the hectic christmas card making!
Much love and festive hugs from me xxxx
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Firstly I hope you all enjoyed the fireworks last night that were lighting up the sky, secondly thank you so much to everyone who have left some really lovely comments on my blog of which I am very grateful and also to those of you who are following my blog, and thirdly just wanted to show you my card I made tonight using wallpaper and ribbons from my clothes!
I fell in love with this paper in Homebase and would actually love it covering a wall in my bedroom so I took a (little...honest!!) sample and made this card. I am off to Bournemouth to see my boyfriend tomorrow straight after work so I have been packing for the weekend so haven't had time to do a very detailed card so I just made this nice simple one which can be used for many different occasions. Papermania flower, pearl brad, adhesive gems and ribbons that were once upon a time the hanging loops in one of my tops along with the wallpaper sample from Homebase!
Hope you all have a great weekend and remember to wear your poppies with pride to remember those that gave their lives and fought for the freedom we have today.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Well I am having yet another late night as I got carried away making cards and watching my favourite film - Moulin Rouge! I made the card above last night and then the two below this evening...and yes I did cave in and have to use my Pink Petticoat trees as I love them so much!
The two cards above I made using papers from the DCWV Christmas Stack and the vellum quotes are from 12x12 sheets of vellum quotes I got from a local craft shop. I shall have to look tomorrow to see if I can see a brand on them - they are so sweet though and thought they went really well with these DCWV papers.
This card I made using DCWV Christmas stack with Pink Petticoat christmas trees coloured with pencil crayons and Glitz It Up glitter glue. I also cut the top of the front of the card off around the blue ring for some added unsual detail to the card.
Hope everyone is well and having fun crafting. Thanks for looking at my blog!
Monday, 3 November 2008
Dovecraft square card blank, DCWV paper from the Christmas stack, Bazzil Basics pink textured card (used the back of it as the front was too shimmery), Papermania Sparkly trim, Anita's peel offs coloured pink with Whispers permanent pen and I can not think for the life of me where the snowman stamp came from or what make it is but I embossed it using Ink It Up clear pigment ink and Heat It Up silver tinsel embossing powder with the Heat It Up tool and then coloured in with pencil crayons. I used the x-cut shape cutter to cut the rectangles with rounded corners.
I am not 100% about this card but it was good experimenting using something other than Pink Petticoat and using less traditional colours.
I shall try to make a few more tomorrow night hopefully.
Hope everyone is well and happily crafting away!
P.S. I just remembered that I did have some good news today - I told my friend about how I need to make a lot of cards ready to sell at work for charity and he told me that he wants to buy some off me and even upped my price!
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Saturday, 1 November 2008
I'm off to Halfords today as I need a brake light bulb for my car and so I have decided that I will have to go to the one that is about an extra 5 miles away from the other one as there is a Range next door to the one further away so I might have a little shopping spree! Will let you know what I get but I really hope they have the Creativity Life magazine in as I haven't managed to get one yet but it looks so good. Fingers crossed!
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Sorry I have been away from my blog, visiting your blogs and crafting for so long. I am going to try catch up as much as I can in the next week or so and I can't wait to see what you have all been up to recently.
I have managed to make two cards this evening to add to my collection to sell for charity. I have got about 20 cards now but I want to have a good selection before I start to sell them so that there is plenty of choice. Hope you like them anyway.
Dovecraft square card blank, Pink Petticoat frog coloured with green pencil crayon, Whispers permanent red pen and gold gel pen, Papermania eyelets, ribbon from Hobbycraft and green and red paper from The Papermill shop.
Dovecraft square card blank, corset peel off from Craft Central, Papermania eyelets, Papermania adhesives gems, organza ribbon and thin red ribbon from Hobbycraft and red and black paper from The Papermill Shop.
Hope you are all well. Catch up with you soon...must tidy up all my craft stuff now so that I have a bed to sleep in tonight! xxx
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
I think the card is lacking something but I don't know what. I want to add ribbons but I know I'll just make it look a bit girly! Maybe three eyelets or buttons in a row bottom right corner but not sure. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know! Thank you!!
Monday, 1 September 2008
Must make some male ones but I find them so difficult to do!
Thanks for looking.
Sunday, 31 August 2008
I have made three cards since I was here last; one for my new boss' birthday which was a very quick mad rush of a card but it turned out ok but not brilliant and then I made two cards to sell for charity today with my new card and metal charms and I used one of my gorgeous new papermania ribbons on one of them...the tinsel like silver ribbon!
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Right well this weekend I am afraid I haven't done much blogging as I have been busy playing with the gorgeous acrylic album from Papermania that is coming out 1st September (when I shall be queuing to buy a few!!).
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Thanks for all the lovely comments.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
I have to say I treated myself to another piece of ribbon today too to make it up to a metre each of 19 different ribbons now in the last few days not including the 5 reels of other ribbons! I think you may be seeing a lot of cards with ribbons on in the next few weeks!
Hope you are all well!
Monday, 11 August 2008
I used papers that were free in a magazine ages ago, ribbon I bought from Hobbycraft yesterday x-cut circle cutter, Stamp Doctor eyelets, buttons from a haberdashery store and an ink pad for inking the edges from Lakeland. On the second card the froggy picture is actually stuck to the insert in the card so it's more of a window in the card.
Thanks for looking and thanks for all the wonderful comments you've been leaving me; they are really appreciated. xx
Sunday, 10 August 2008
So the rules are:
I have to pick 7 of my favourite blogs and:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated
Saturday, 9 August 2008
I can also upload two cards that I made a week or so ago now as the lovely ladies (Sue and Babs) I sent them to have received them now so I don't have to worry about spoiling the surprise!
The first is made with some orange paper I had in my stash, stripey paper from the DCWV spring stack, Papermania brad and an Imaginisce flower.
For the second I used a Papermania designer card blank,
Thanks for looking and thanks for all the kindness you have all shown.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
Thursday, 31 July 2008
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
I hope I have done the images justice and I hop(!!) you like the cards! I will see if I can get to sleep now as I have to be up soon!
Very sadly Gramps has been losing his battle against cancer after recovering so well from other cancers previously and he has now had to go into a hospice. After losing my other grandad to cancer as well I can't thank charities such as Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie, and Macmillan nurses enough for the work they do and the help and support they give to sufferers and their families. When my Gramps has gone I am going to make cards to sell with all profits going to these three charities in memory of both my grandads and instead of my usual piece on the back of cards I make saying "Handmade with love by Sarah" I shall replace it with a new logo "Fairy in Hobnail Boots" as I loved my grandparents calling me that.
I have never sold any of my cards before so any advice would be appreciated as I want to make as much money for these charities as possible with so many lives being affected by cancer these days.
Thought I should let everyone know so that you too can have a chance of winning such a fab prize. Good luck to all!
Hopefully I'll make a card this afternoon to show you the lovely little frogs!!
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
I then made another page for my India Scrapbook. I was looking at these photos yesterday and wasn't too sure what to do with them and then I had a dream last night about the beige frame part way into the edge of the paper and I woke up and drew it down and then played with it this evening and came up with this!
I used Bazzill basics green textured card (it is darker green than it looks on the picture), Bazzill basics beige textured card, beige card from Craft Central pick and pay, papermania cork letters, flower from Sew Cute, an assortment of Papermania ribbons, Anita's sticky ribbons and ribbons from a a cheapy shop! Ribbons down the side say "explore", "discover" and "experience" and came from Hobbycraft, I drew round some chipboard letters I got from Capture the Magic and cut them out of beige card and inked the edges with a dark green ink pad from Lakeland, I used Whispers permanent pens for the green outline on the beige card and for the journalling.
Hope you like them.
Thanks for looking!