Quote of the Week.....

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts"
Winston Churchill

Monday, 31 August 2009

Blog Candy Part 1


Here's part one of the blog Candy.
a. We R Memory Keepers Vintage Brass Paper Kit, 337 Pieces in total. 12 pattern papers, 4 coordinating solids 12 x 12 alphabet sticker sheets and 12 x 12 die cut sheet

b. Penny Black Xmas Treasures Clear Stamp set 15 stamps in total
Part two will be ATC's from Lindsay Mason, Heather Fern-Edwards and moi!!!
Lets see some comments..............
Love Sarah xxx

Sunday, 30 August 2009


Morning Eveybody,

Here are a few sneeks of what I am working on just now for Christmas .........................
Figgy Pudding from Basic Grey, Hero Arts Tree Stamp

Off to my nana's for lunch but will upload loads more soon.....................

Love Sarah xx

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Designing my Christmas & Eid Cards..............

Evening All,
Can't believe that I have actually started to design my 2009 Christmas Cards!
I know last year I got into so much trouble because with designing classes and demo evenings I didn't even make my own, well that's not going to happen this year!
This morning I took delivery of some beautiful new Design Block rubber stamps by Hero Arts, Stunning Snow Flakes and Holly Flourish! These are to go with the Hero Arts three tree set I purchased last month. My theme this years will be "shabby sheek" in pale Blue, Brown and white.

Oh I have loved playing for a change, I have had a really nice day, popped up to see Nana Granddad, nipped to M & S to get the shopping came home made tea for me and Ewy then sat in my nearly tidy craft room made some backgrounds with the stunning snowflake, white staz-on and acetate. Yum, Yum!
Will take photo's tomorrow as my little camera doesn't like the dark, too scary for it I think!
Anyway, have a nice evening all,
Take Care
Love Sarah xxx
PS I may be able to squeeze a couple of brownies out of Ewan for the Blog Candy too! (Don't know how they will travel through??

Friday, 28 August 2009

Change of plan! and Blog Candy!!!

Evening folks
Just a small change of plan, tomorrows demonstration at the DB Design Studio will now be Brenda no moi, do pop along if you have some spare time, I'm sure she will make you a brew and show you some of the new products for Christmas.
Now then what am I gonna do..............
1. visit by beloved Nana and Granddad
2. Check out the Debenhams sale
3. maybe have a nice girlie night in the Aunt Aitch & cousin Rach (Aunt Helen) - with some card making!
Now then that sounds fab wouldn't you agree???
ALSO just wanted to let you know that in the next few weeks I will be giving away some Blog Candy!! Woo hoo... this will be some W R Memory Keepers and DCWV papers and Penny Black stamps, with a couple of ATC's from me, the Lovely Lindsay Mason and Heather Fern-Edwards (Lindsay's sister)!
To get your hands on the said Blog Candy, all you have to do is leave comments on my blog to some of the postings and tutorials over the next few weeks. Ewan (the brownie maker) will pick a comment out of a hat.
Until next time take care,
Love Sarah xxx

Monday, 17 August 2009

Evening all,
Had a great day yesterday, the workshop went well; I so enjoy running the classes and love all the people that attend.
Sorry to hear that Jane was a little under the weather and could not make it, looking forward to seeing you soon!
We made cards using the new Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and hero Arts "Pop Stems" stamp in purple using also wisteria from Basic grey. Inkadinkado clear stamp stet to create two very simple but cut little cards. Also craftwork cards goodies including scallops, some of Paula's design messages, and their Owl template very cute!
Toped off by some of Ewan's fab Hazelnut brownies..... mmmmmThey are also for sale BY REQUEST £4.00 large bag (16) and small bag £2.50 (8)Do send me an email if you would like to order some!
Anyway here are some additional dates for classes: 6th September 2009 Creative Card Making This class will be the same as my workshop at the end of September 10th October 2009 Creative Card Making
I'll also be demonstrating at the Dawn Bibby Design Studio on the 29th August 2009, do pop along if you can make it?

Working hard tonight on samples for the QVC craft day next week....... son;t forget to tune in,
Take Care, Until next time,
Love Sarah xxx

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Mum, Dad and Gibby the Hibby

Hello Everyone,

We have just had the most wonderful few days, Ewan's Mum and Dad came to visit us, it's not often they do venture to our house so when they do it's extra special!

The McCrossan's are all fans of the football team Hibernian, of Edinburgh, as the pre-season friendlies are in full swing we took advantage, Hibs v Blackburn and Hibs v Bolton.
On Saturday we were also joined by Ewan's Uncle Mike and Cousin “wee Kieran” – who’s not so wee anymore!

Saturday afternoon while the boys went to the football Me and Ewan’s mum went to Paula’s scrap booking class at the Dawn Bibby Design Studio, how cool? Really enjoyed it, it was so nice to be on a class for a change other than teaching (which I do love but…) Paula is so talented and her work is amazing, if you get the chance to go on one of Paula’s classes you must!!!

Anyway you may wish to know who Hibby are....... well here are some photos to enlighten you......

The boy's before the match.........

Hibby at the train station........
Feeling a little tired after all this traveling..............

Mines a pint!

Cu'on the Hibes...... at Blackburn Rovers....

Anyway better get some prep done for my workshop next weekend, I'm using Basic Grey Wisteria, Spellbinder nestabilities and Craftwork Cards die cuts........
Sneeks tomorrow.....

Take Care Love Sarah xxx

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Wowzers - The Big Demo weekend debrief

Good Evening Everyone,
Not much text I'm afraid tonight, I'm well and truly shattered like the rest of the team who have works so hard over not just the weekend but all the preparation too!
It was great so see everyone colleagues and customers alike.
Here's the Photos as promised..............
MMMMMM Whitewash ..............
My messy desk!
Whitewash and cuttlebug
Vintage Co-Ordinations card stock

The Lovely Lindsay Mason!!!
The fantastic Jane, who has just has an article published in crafts beautiful magazine, huge congratulations, really lovely work with studio 45 papers and a sprinkle of the Jane Scrapbooking magic

Anyway good night all off to bed soon, come back tomorrow for a cuttlebug tutorial using vintage....
Love Sarah! xx