Saturday, 13 December 2008

Blog Candy now Closed

Sorry I'm late announcing the winner

The Winner of my blog candy is


Congratulations please can you send me your address and i will send the candy To You

Thank you to all that took part and to those who are now followers i will promise to update often,

Hope you all have a fab Christmas and all the best for the New Year 2009

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Blog Candy

Hi Guys

I have some blog candy on offer, as i feel it is about time i offered some,

you will receive

1. Papermaina Contemporary Christmas Paper Pack
2. Papermania Ornate Stamp
3. Papermaina seasons greeting Stamp
4. Xcut Snowflake Die Cut
5. Stocking Brass Stencil
6. Dovecraft Christmas Brass Stencil
7. Bits & Bobs

So what do you need to do to enter? Please just post me a message below to say hello, and add a post to your own blog to mention this candy. Anyone who becomes a Follower to my blog will get 2 entries

I'll use one of the random things online to choose a winner you have until - Saturday 13TH DECEMBER.

Any new posts will be underneath


Ive Been Tagged And Have Received An Award

Hi long time no see i hear you say,

well i have been blog hopping everyday since i last posted but haven't had much time to post or craft for that matter, mum has not been well this week so if its not my dad its my mum but never mind there both on the mend now,

any way i have been tagged so here goes:

Well, I have to give 5 answers to the following questions and tag 5 people, which will be hard as I don't want to tag people who already got this one...
For the questions, here goes:
Things I love:
1. My family
2. My friends
3. Crafting
4. A good night out
5. The children my mum childminds

Things I don't love:
1. Rude, inconsiderate and disrespectful People
2. Spiders and Snakes in fact any creepy crawlies
3. Having my allergies
4. Housework
5. Shopping (except for craft stuff)

Music on my iPod: mine is broke so will mention music in my car
1. Take That
2. Westlife
3. Celine Dion
4. Lionel Richie
5. Galaxy Radio

Food and Drink Favs: everything that's not good for you
1. Alcohol
2. Chicken
3. Pizza
4. Cheese
5. Sweets

A lot of people have already had this so if you haven't feel free to have a go!!

Now for my award which was given to me by the lovely Jackie

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Thank you again Jackie

Also a lot of people have had this already so again if you haven't take it from here!!


Sunday, 9 November 2008

Quick Update on my dad!!!


just a quick note to say my dad is feeling a lot better although he is still in pain, my dad visited the doc the other day who inform him its not a bug he has it could be a number of others things, but the doc thinks he has Gall Stones , the doc wasnt happy with the hospital as they didnt carry out a scan or any of the other tests they could of done, but dad thinks that was due to a+ e being very busy due to a couple of road traffic accidents one being a car which had collied with a bus so you can image the amount of people. Thank you to everyone who left me messages, hopefully i will be posting some cards i have made later on.

Sara x

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Can things get any worse!!!

Well what a week Ive had so far as i mentioned in my earlier post Ive been unwell, well on Monday i went to bed everything was fine until 3am when my dad collapsed and a ambulance was called he was rushed into hospital with severe stomach pains, i have never seen him like that before, well he spent yesterday in hospital on oxygen having monitors attached to him and blood tests to find he has severe gastroenteritis, his stomach and intestines are swollen and he is still in a lot of pain, my dad is now home but still sore but has now started being sick (his 1st time in 35yrs), so I'm hoping he will be OK soon, i didn't think stomach bugs could be so bad.

So there has been very little crafting being done although i have started on my 1st attempt of making a nappy cake for my friend who is having a girl so watch this space.

can i also be cheeky and ask people to express there opinions on the cards i recently posted, i just want to know how I'm doing as I'm still fairly new to card making!

Thanks Sara xx

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Christening Candle

OK last post for today, I promise

This is my 2nd attempt at candle decorating and I really like this technique I will definitely be making more of these, I forgot to take a pic of my 1st attempt(oops)

I have also forgot to take a pic of the christening card which matches the candle and the 1st birthday card but I have asked my friend to take a photo so hopefully I can update this post soon!!

So here it is:

I used the new forever friend image and printed on to tissue paper it took a few attempts to print it but i got there in the end, I than finished the candle off by placing it in a organza bag, my friend really like the candle and has now asked me to make one for the centre piece for her Christmas table.


Birthday Card

This is a birthday card my mums best friend asked me to make for her mother in law, mother's birthday from the children as she has struggled to find a card for great grandma in recent years. it is the first card I have made on order so I hope it's ok, let me know what you think.

flowers from poppicrafts
pearl brad from stash
bazzill card stock
forever friends image coloured in with whispers makers
ribbon from stash

tfl let me know what you think as always

Wedding Card!!!

Here is the wedding card I made and if I'm honest I am really impressed with the results it's one of my favorite cards that I have created. Let me know if you agree!!


CB ef Swiss dots and paisley
Ribbon from stash
Embellishment- bought from eBay ages ago
Mirror card (i like using this at the moment)


Mum's Birthday Cards

Well as I said in my earlier post today is my mum's birthday, it seems to have come round really quickly this year which now means the next immediate family birthday is mine oh no!!

So I have had to make two cards one from me, sister and dog (cant leave him out) and one from my dad he is so cheeky at times especially as he only asked me yesterday, yes the day before typical man useless!!!

Here are the cards:


Cb happy birthday ef
flowers from poppicrafts
pearl brad from stash
penny black image from swap coloured in using whispers
mirror card and bassill card stock.

Card made for dad is below:


cb embossing folder
bassill card stock
image from image swap
mirror card


Im Back with lots of cards!!!

Hi Guys

Sorry it's been a while since I last blogged I have had a lot on 1st of all Ive had the flu again 2nd time this month so have not had the energy to do anything. Last weekend I had my friends daughter's joint christening and 1st birthday party, This weekend I have had my friends wedding yesterday and my mums birthday today so have been very busy. On top of all that we are having the kitchen done so are living out of boxes you don't know what ya have until you cant use it but hopefully a couple more days and we will be back in order. Well I have had to make a card for all of the above occasions which has been very time consuming but I have got there now!!! I have taken photos for most of the cards, I have forgotten 1 or 2 but never mind!!

So here goes:

I will start with a Birthday card I made for a docrafts friend who is in the birthday club i have organised

it was made using basic grey and bassill card, scalloped circle, sentiment and Tilda image received from image swaps and ribbon from stash

I also used the same layout for the October image swap card over on docrafts which looks like it will be the last one as docrafts have stopped them which is a shame as i always enjoyed taking part.

same as above although i used a different sentiment and a penny black image also from a image swap.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Get Well Soon Card

Hi me again another card finished!!!

This one is a get well soon card I made for a friend from work who has recently been in a car crash, and suffered damage to her sciatica nerve and swelling to the spine, which she is in a lot of pain with. The accident was caused when a hgv wanted to take the motorway but was in the wrong lane and basically took Vicky with him she was very lucky as she was spinning down the slip road and stopped just before she went on to the motorway so things could of been a lot worse, Vicky's Nana who is 78yrs old was also in the car with her and she is OK no injuries just shock!!

So here is the card:

ingredients: Red card embossed with swiss dots cb folder
Dottie download- already coloured in by the lovely Louise
Letters from cb alphabet die cuts
Flowers from stash
Pearl brad to secure flowers.
Please let me know what you think

Birthday Card/ Saturday's Sketch Challenge

This is a card I made for Krafty Kat over on docrafts, the card also matches the sketch so I'm entering the sketch challenge this is the 1st challenge I have taken part in and really enjoyed it so will be entering more.

The colour scheme of the card as taken me out of my comfort zone, as i don't tend to use this colours, and I'm not sure whether I like the card yet, it seems to be growing on me.

so here it is

I have used basic grey DP, Dottie download, coloured in with whispers, flowers from stash and a pearl brad to secure.

Let me know what you think, and tfl

p.s i am making more cards later today hopefullt so I will post them as and when they are finished.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Craft room

I have a new craft room, well its kind of a room and its not all mine, but its deffo a new craft space!!! i will explain mum n dad have recently had the loft floored and re insulated so for the job to be done the loft was cleared out leaving a huge space. Anyway dad ask me to move my craft stuff out the way as it was starting to take over, so he suggested the loft i wasn't sure at 1st until i saw the size of it so now i have taken over and moved everything up there and there is still room to craft so that's where i will be going to make cards in the future, hopefully now i can get some peace and quiet therefore getting more cards made its a win win situation.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Birthday Card

Here is the birthday card i promised i would upload, i made it for Maureen from docrafts, who is in the birthday club i organised on the site, if anyone wants to join just MSG me and i will add you to the list, every month i email a list of birthdays in that month and its up to you who u make for any way here is the card:

it was made using a Penny Black image i have received in a swap, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots ef, pearl brads, flowers and peel off sentiment.

Customer Service

Well i was extremely impressed when i received both orders from glitterpot and cutting edge crafts first thing sat morning, as i said in my earlier post i had only ordered the goods Friday lunchtime and they arrived at 9am, i wasn't impressed though at the time i got woke up my sister has ordered some clothes from the catalogue and parcel net thought it was quite OK to knock on the door and wake the whole house up wait for it At 7am on a sat morning are they mad so there went my lie in as i couldn't get back to sleep if i tried so wasn't happy.

royal mail cheered me up with the parcels though for a change!!!

so three cheers for glitterpot and cutting edges crafts, i will definitely be ordering from you both again, fantastic customer service which makes a change

here is a pic of what i received

Friday, 3 October 2008

Oh im so naughty!!!!

i have just been browsing on glitter pot website when things started falling into the basket i dont know what happened but then my debit card flew out of my purse and before i knew it the order was processed ooooooppppppppsssss

well i ordered it at 12.00pm today and i have just had a email to say the order has been shipped, i cant wait for it to arrive now

i ordered some penny black stamps, cuttlebug embossing folders and some bazzil card stock

then i accidently went on cutting edge crafts for an embossing folder that was out of stock on glitter pot, and it fell in my basket so i had to buy didnt i, and i have already had a email to say that has been shipped so it looks like im going to be reciving very good customer service from these guys well impressed and exited now!!!!

p.s. i have made a card and taken a photo so will upload it later,

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Blog Face Lift

Hi all well i have been blog hopping i just havent been posting as for 1 i have not made a lot of cards and 2 what i have made i have forgot to take a pic of and 3 i havent liked any of the things i have made i have really lost my mojo at the min..

But as you can see my blog has had a face lift thanks to Donna over on Crafty Krafts who is offering her services free of charge until december so go and have a noisy if your interested

will be making some cards hopefully very soon so will be posting them i promise

hugs to all

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Card made for Kerry's blog candy challenge.

Hi all Kerry over on A Load Of Old Pickle has set a challenge for her blog candy which was to make a card using ribbon so here is my entry,

its one of my christmas cards as i seem to be makin a lot of them just lately, hope to make some more cards later on this evening so will upload them once complete
tfl sara x

Monday, 25 August 2008

Christmas Cards!!

Hi get me 2 posts in 2 days I'm getting good lol!!!

Anyway i was busy making some Christmas cards last night, it was quite a productive evening as i managed to make 5 cards i total so here goes....

All cards were made using ribbon and Christmas sentiments, the Santa and snowman are stitched embellishments and others are made using card and thin ribbon.
tfl Sara xx

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Im Back Now!!!

Ive just been looking and updating my blog with the weekly challenges when I Realised Ive not put any of my creations on since June, how naughty am I. I have been really busy at the moment as mum and dad are having work done on the house it all started when I got home from Cyprus in July when we had the windows and doors done since then the heating including radiators have been completed, a door has been blocked up and plastered today and the bathroom is in progress, we have a toilet and bath so far but at least I can wash lol.

I have been making some cards, many of which i have forgot to take pictures of so unfortunately you wont be able to see them but i will now upload the pics of the cards i have got.

I have been making all different cards there is Christmas, baby, thank you and birthday cards so I have been busy really.

So here goes.....

Thank You Card:

This was made using a penny black stickeroo, a cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon and papermaina paper.

Baby Girl Card:

This card was made using, gems, hands and feet brads, bows, girl embellishment and the wording says congratulations as its not very clear on the photo.

Birthday Card 1:

This card was made for my friend's 24Th birthday it was made using the happy birthday cuttlebug embossing folder, penny black stamp coloured in with watercolour pencils and flower embellishments.

Birthday Card 2:

This card was made for my dad's birthday, it was made using a football stamped imaged I got from an image swap, coloured in with whispers pens and a stamped sentiment which I then embossed using a heat gun.

Birthday Card 3:

This card was made for my friend youngest child, it was made using a penny black stickeroo, ribbon, papermaina paper and a happy birthday embellishment.

Birthday Card 4:

This card was made for my friend eldest daughter again it was made using a penny black stickeroo, gems, flower embellishments and happy birthday peel off.

Christmas card 1:

This card was made using the xcut impress Christmas tree die cut, I stamped 3 images using a foam shape and then stuck three foam shapes in between the stamps, I added some gems and ribbon.

Christmas Card 2:

I made this card using a papermaina pre printed card added a stamped reindeer image coloured in with whispers pens and added peel offs.

Christmas Card 3:

This card was made using backing paper, a Christmas sentiment and a Santa embellishment. I have made a few of these cards as you can see..

Christmas Card 4:

This card was made using backing paper, a Christmas sentiment and a Snowman embellishment. I have made a few of these cards as you can see..

Thanks for looking Sara xxx

P.S I will try to update more frequently from now on lol.

Monday, 11 August 2008

More blog candy!!!

hi just to let you know Jane over on Carroll's Creations is offering blog candy to celebrate her blog's 1st birthday, time goes fast when your having fun, to be in with a chance to win leave a link to Jane's blog on yours and leave comment on her blog.
Sara x

Blog candy

hi just to let you know Debbie over on A Card For Life is offering blog candy to be in with a chance to win leave a link to Debbie's blog on yours and leave comment.

Sara xx

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Blog Candy On Offer

hi just to let you know janet over on pink gem is offering blog candy for a double celebration as she has nearly hit 15,000 hits and her stamps are now on sale on sprial whisper website congratulations janet!!!!

Monday, 21 July 2008

Hi I'm Home!!!!

Hi well I'm back from Cyprus after an absolute fantastic time, the temp was over 100 most days and i have gone from looking as white a milk bottle to having a nice glow, i am slowing coming back down to reality so will soon start to make cards again once i have recovered I'm so tired arrived in to Manchester on sun at 3am which felt like 5am due to the time difference, then mum and dad woke us up at 8am as we were having new windows and doors fitted, so not only have i had to get use to the rubbish and cold weather of Warrington near Manchester i was extra cold, its so not fair i want to go back, anyway will get back to making cards will update soon

Sara x

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Christmas Cards

Yes your not seeing things ive finally made a start on making some christmas cards and I know im not the only one who has started. I say made a start not done a lot as been getting ready for my holiday, I can't wait only 6 more sleeps to go, Im going cyprus for 2 weeks on sat so wont be on here for a while, will start making cards when i get back so will update when i get back. Thanks for looking as normal any comments will be appreciated. Sara x