Quote of the Week.....

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

Monday, 21 September 2009

Workshop Saturday 26th September 2009

Good Morning bloggers,
Just a quick one, I have two spaces left on my workshop this Saturday 26th September at the DB Design Studio.
We'll be using some great techniques including triple embossing, sanding and stamping on glass and gloss card resist.
Using some of the wonderful new ranges from Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny and Lindsay Mason.
As they get booked up so quickly, this will be a super opportunity to get on one of my classes before next year!
Love to see you there
Happy Crafting
Love Sarah xxx

Friday, 18 September 2009

5th Birthday Cake

Here is the Birthday cake Ewan is currently working on.

It's for a lovely litte girl and Ewan's working really hard on it!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Good Evening everyone,
Well we have just done the Blog Candy draw and the winner is..................................

Well Done! Swedie - Please email me at ewanmccrossan@talktalk.net and give me your address and will post out right away!

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been checking out the blog and leaving comments. And BIG BIG thanks to Lindsay and Heather for the wonderful ATC's I'm sure Swedie will be giving them a great new home!

I will be doing another blog candy in November, so please keep in touch.

I have been playing a little more with my new Penny Black stamps and the copic markers so will post some more tomorrow!

Take Care, Thanks again

Love Sarah xxx

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Using my New Penny Black Stamps.....

Here's what I have been working on tonight.................
Using Dew Drops Jumbo Java, Niagara Mist, Clear Star Gelly roll pen & Stardust Stickles.
This card I put together with a Kraft Card base, some of the New Bo Bunny Christmas papers, Jumbo Java Brown ink, and a dash of red ribbon. The message stamp is from Butterfly Kisses, Merry Square BX X1011B

Catch you all tomorrow,
Love Sarah xxx

Harrogate Papercrafts Extravaganza & Eamon

Good Evening All,
Had a great weekend with my brother-in-law Eamon, he came down to visit us from Darlington where he lives just now.
Saturday we all went to the Harrogate Papercrafts Extravaganza show, I say we I mean me, Ewan and Eamon went for a nice walk around Harrogate while I spent time looking and buying new crafting goodies and chatting away!.
I purchased a few new Penny Black Rubber Stamps, fantasy 3880K, Adornment 3996J and Joy, hop 3028F and I am having a play with them tonight using Dew Drop ink pads and stardust stickles. Will post some photos later.
I also couldn't stop myself from buying this new punch from EK success, it's called the binding edge! I just seem so into punches just now, I think it's because the designs & technology has goten better and you can use them with card. My faves are the Martha Stewart ones, mmmm delish.
While at the show bumped into the lovely Kirsty Wiseman http://www.limegreenbogiegirl.blogspot.com/, she is adorable, I haven't see her for ages so was great to catch up.
Watch out for her on QVC at the next craft day, she will be showcasing her new Patti Picklissious CD.
Saturday night was a bit crazy, unlike the stay at home couple we now are, Eamon encouraged us to go clubbing till 4am. Sunday was a bit of a waste, sleeping in and hanging around the house, although sometimes that's just what one needs!
Anyway me thinks it's time of Holby City, really the only program I watch regular apart from X Factor & SCD.
So tomorrows the big day, I'll be drawing the Blog Candy name tomorrow and someone with be having a fab weekend with there new stash!
Catch you later,
Love Sarah xxx

Friday, 11 September 2009


Evening Everyone,
Just a quick post tonight, Dorothy, Margaret and Serena all popped over to my house tonight as I was having a clear out of crafting goodies, stamps, papers, paints, scrapbook albums and much more.
I am saving for a new craft desk so I thought it was a great idea to get some crafters round for a good old chat with a nice cuppa and a brownie a la Ewan.
We had a great laugh, and I managed to get a few quid in the pot towards my new desk, or should that be for Harrogate on Sunday????
It's a great idea to have a good clear out now and then, selling items that you no longer use, it gives other a change to grab that discontinued stamp and have a bash at a great price.
I'll be having another next month, when I get round to sorting another of my cabinets from my craft room out.

I'll post nearer the time with a date.
don't forget to look at my debut You Tube video, just search my name on You Tube and let me know what you think.
Have a lovely evening,

Take Care,

Love Sarah xxx

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Inkadinkado and Copic Markers..............

Hello everyone,
Here's a quick card I made last night using the Inkadinkado stamp sets Warm Holiday wishes and Pattern Play Holiday, I have a few more samples using the same set to post, but I just want to make sure they are finished.
Just off the the Gym, I have a Yoga class then a dip in the pool, catch you later,

Love Sarah xxx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Heather Fenn-Edwards ATC.......

Afternoon Everyone,
Well as if I wasn't excited enough about Lindsay's ATC, just got in after work and this beauty was waiting for me.

I must thank Heather so much for this work of art it's called "Magdelane The Gypsy Girl" and it is lovely.

Check Heather out at http://fennedwards.blogspot.com/

I especially like the hint of Bohemia about it, and Ewan always calls me his little Gypsy Princess so I LOVE it wish I could keep both ATC's from Lindsay and Heather. I might just ask for a swap next time I see them.......
Anyway I'll post photos of my whimsical Christmas cards later when I'm back from the Gym....
Catch you later,

Love Sarah xxx

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Lindsay's ATC

Evening All,
Well all I can say is that one lucky person is gonna be very happy! Whoever wins the blog candy will be delighted!

I have received Lindsay's HAND DRAWN ATC called "Cutie Pie" and it is fantastic, I must thank Lindsay so much, It's an original so you will need to frame it to do it justice.

The nicest ATC I think I have ever seen.......
The draw will take place a week today and the delish stamps, papers, brownies and ATC's will be on the way to one lucky devil!
Thank you to everyone for leaving comments, emails and swapping ideas, that what it's all about this blogging business.
Tomorrow I will post some whimsical Christmas Cards using Inkadinkado's clear stamp set 99401 Pattern Play Holiday or for my Aunt in France Jue de motifs des tetes and some of the new copic marker pens.....
I know our Mandie will like, as they have a nice snowman, which we are going to use in a class, by special request.
Anyway my brother Christopher has this very minute phoned to ask for a card, and he will be round later to pick it up...... so better crack on eh?
But before I go I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to my dear friend Dee, shes such a shinning star, her telephone call tonight cheered me up no end!
Take care everyone,
Love Sarah xx

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Quick & Easy Cards Part 1

Good Morning everyone,

Hope your having an enjoyable Sunday morning?

I am I'm making cards just now and then off to see my Nana & Granddad.

Here are a couple of quick and easy cards I have been making this morning, this is a little project I'm gonna do with my cousin Rachael she'll love it.


Love Sarah xxx

Saturday, 5 September 2009

More samples using scraps...........

Here's a few more cards using the scraps for the same papers and card stock.
Adding a few stamped images from Inkadinkado's "Warm Holiday Wishes" clear stamp set.

Off to watch X-Factor, yippee,

Catch you later,

Love Sarah xxx

Tutorial September Use up your scraps ...............Part 2

................... from last night...........
Ink up your "hugs & Kisses" stamp with Coffee Bean and stamp on to your nicely cut and embossed label
Using Walnut Stain and a Ink Blending tool distress the edges of the 3 pieces of patterned paper and your newly stamped image. Also distress the edge of your base card
Mount your 3 pieces of scrap paper with 3d foam pads

And arrange on your card as desired
Then attach ribbon around your base and tie a small knot towards the left hand side of the card
Finally attach your stamped image with 3d foam pads

great a card made with scraps......

Hope that you have enjoyed this mini tutorial?
Take Care, Love Sarah xxx

Friday, 4 September 2009

Tutorial September Use up your scraps..................PART 1

Xmas Scraps "Hugs and Kisses"

Materials used:
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding scraps
White Card
Ribbed Kraft Card
Corner Punch
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink
Tim Holtz Blending Tool
Green Ribbon
Hugs & Kisses Hero Arts Clear Stamp
Coffee Bean Ink

Cut 3 small pieces of Basic Grey Figgy Pudding scrap paper pieces 4cm x 3.5cm

Round the corners of all 4 pieces of paper
Take your Quick Kuts embossing folder and emboss on white card

Ink up your stamp with Coffee Bean brilliance and stamp on your embossed piece.

On your ribbed kraft card take your Martha Stewart punch and go along side the edge of your card base.............. Part 2 after Rebus............

My ATC......

Thanks peeps for the comments,
please keep blogging, I will post a tutorial tonight (eck) so let me know what you think.

Here is the ATC that I have made for the Blog Candy.

I know Lindsay's is on the way too!

Everyone is in for a chance. And big thanks to all the new readers and peeps who have added me as a link from your own blogs. Great way to meet new people and share ideas!

Hope you like?
Take Care Love Sarah xxx