Quote of the Week.....

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

Friday, 30 October 2009

Tomorrow...... at the DB Design Studio

Good Evening All,

Just to let you all know that I will be demonstrating at the Dawn Bibby Design Studio tomorrow.
The lovely Lindsay Mason will be showcasing her own rubber stamp designs, along side Mary, Brenda and Jane.
I will be working with the latest Cuttlebug Christmas Embossing folders, and craftwork cards Joy and Candy Cane Christmas collection packs, yum yum!

Hope you could pop in and say hello!!
Love Sarah xx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Saturday's Class.....

Good Evening Everyone,
I am a wee bit tired tonight, so here are a few photo's from Saturday's Class.

We had a fab day, and I had a great evening too with the lovely Jane who stayed at my house, we chatted all night long while tucking into a Chinese take away, and watching Strictly come dancing and X factor!

Will fill you in on the latest from Thumper tomorrow.
Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!
Love Sarah xx

Here I am.....

mmmm, my carrot.....

yum, yum, yum!!!

See you later, love Thumper!! xx

Friday, 23 October 2009


Good Evening,

Just a quick post while I am prepping tomorrows class at the Dawn Bibby Design Studio, we have a beautiful, yet fury little house guest tonight, yes this is "Thumper" the rabbit who I found wandering around my garden earlier this evening, I took him in and tried on a few doors to see if he/she? belonged to anybody??? Well no owners as yet!

Will try again tomorrow after my class, so in the meanwhile he is living in our guest bathroom complete with a makeshift bed, using an old cardboard box and some old tea-towels.

If anybody has any advise on looking after rabbits please do post, I am not too hot on this topic.

If no luck with potential owners I'll try the RSPCA and see what they say, he may be micro chipped? If not we might have a new addition to the family.

He is just the cutest!

Night All,

Love Sarah xxx

Thursday, 15 October 2009

More Photo's of Samples - Nestabilities......

Evening everyone,

Here's a few more samples using products from Personal Impressions (details in my previous post).....
Nestabilities Blossom 1, Blossom 2, labels six, Labels five, ................
Love these colours from the my minds eye paper pad, available from Samuel Taylor's.....

This is labels eight, using it for a lovely card base, mixed with the fab Winterberry papers and hero arts Christmas messages sets.

This is the stamp set Holly Christmas PICS044 designs by Kirsty Wiseman for personal impressions
Catch you later.
Love Sarah xxx

This weekend............

Good Morning everyone,
Here are a few samples using some of the products I will be working with this weekend at Samuel Taylor's.

Winterberry paper pad from ATD and lovely dimensional stickers.

Again (above) Winterberry ATD papers and stickers.

Below, using the fab clear set of stamps from Personal Impressions they are designed by Marion Emberson, and they are called "Tis the season" Stock Code No: PICS026

Mixed Hero Arts Clings with Spellbinders and Jack Frost stickers and words from the "Tis the season" set.

All these products are available from Personal Impressions.

Come and see me at the weekend for loads more scrummy samples and get your hands on some of these fab samping kits!

Hope to see you at the weekend, for directions please email me on ewanmccrossan@talktalk.net

Love Sarah xxx

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Saturday's Class

Good Morning Everyone,
Yesterdays class was fab!!! I so enjoyed it, as it was a repeat there was only 6 students, well what a hoot we had!!!
We made 5 different cards, and a gift voucher holder!
A few usual suspects attended, Dee, Dorothy, Serena & Margaret, we also had a nearly regular and the newbie!
Talk about laugh, that Margaret certainly makes my day, was great to see Serena looking so well and Dee looked amazing!
Eamon, Ewan's brother has been here for the weekend, he goes back to Darlington today, so when he 's gone I'll be locking myself away in my craft room to make more samples for next weekends demonstration that I am doing on behalf of Personal Impressions. (again email me for further details - ewanmccrossan@talktalk.net )
Anyway will catch up again later, I have some samples to post using nestabilities and yesterdays class cards!
Have a nice Sunday everyone!
Love Sarah xxx

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

This Saturdays Workshop

Evening All,
Just a quick post to say that there are a few places still left on my workshop this Saturday at the Dawn Bibby Design Studio.
This is a repeat class from the 26th September.
To book please telephone to store and reserve your place.
We are making 6 cards and a gift/money voucher pocket, with the template for you to keep. Other techniques included custom triple embossing, stamping and embossing on Tim Holtz fragments, new tricks with sakaura pens, Martha Stewart punches, we are also using the new Bo Bunny Christmas paper & new cosmo cricket Christmas paper and Dawn Bibby's new swirly Christmas tree rubber stamp..........
All workshop attendees receive a 10% discount in store and can take advantage of there 40% wood mounted rubber stamp sale!
Hope you can make it?
Love Sarah xxx

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Spooky ATC.............

Evening All,
Here is a couple of the ATC's in a collection I have been making in preparation for the Demo Weekend on the 17th & 18th October.

It's using the same collection of Clear stamps from Inkadinkado as my previous card. They are so versatile, Halloween and Autumnal!

This next card I have used the NEW Dawn Bibby Designs swirly tree. I taught in a class which will be repeated this Saturday, I think we still have a few places, please phone the studio if would would like a afternoon out, making cards and eating Ewan's Chocolate brownies!!!

Take Care Love Sarah xxx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Autumn Cards

Evening All,

As promised here is a picture of one of a set of Autumn cards I am currently working on.
I used the Inkadinkado Clear set and Bo Bunny Deliah paper.
Coloured using Derwent Water colour pencils.
To see how I mad this check out You Tube and search Sarah McCrossan this is video 2.

This afternoon was spent lazying around, I mean doing chores, visiting Nana and Granddad, and planning for the Demo weekend on the 17th & 18th.

I had a huge box of goodies waiting for me when I got home from work Friday evening from personal Impressions http://www.personalimpressions.com/ including Hero Arts Clings, Nest abilities, Ink Pads, Le Plume Pens, and some beautiful own brand (PI) stamps from designers like Lindsay Mason, Kirsty Wiseman, Sue Dix, Katie Howe among others.

So looking forward to showing you what I have been working on.
Saturday I had the best time with Ewan, we went to Preston and he bought me a Pandora bracelet, It's beautiful, he is the best husband ever!!!
Anyway better get on, I have a really hectic week at work this week including a conference in Manchester so better get my self sorted out!
Take Care Love Sarah xxxx

Friday, 2 October 2009

How time fly's.......

Good Morning All,
I must apologise for not bloggin in a while I have been so busy designing and prepping workshops, Designing for magazine articles (out Dec/Jan - can't wait) and tidying my craft room.
I look at some of the "Studios" on the Internet from America and feel so ashamed of my room, I mean it's such a tip, I'm slowly clearing out old unused products and saving to get a new desk and more storage, but it's so hard. I will be having another clear out soon, so keep your eyes peeled on EBay for the chance to pick up some bargains. I'll also have another tea and cake night at my house soon!!!!
I am not normally so untidy in my "real" job as a project Manager for NHS Blackburn With Darwen I run a whole service and have to be so organised it's untrue, and scarily I manage it. But when it comes to my craft room, there is no chance.
Anyway later today I will post some photos of what I was working on last night, cute little ATCs and cards with an autumnal and Halloween theme, I have never made anything with Pumpkins or spooks before but this year I really wanted to have a go.

This is the Inkadinkado Halloween stamp set I have been using along with the spiders web at the top!

Anyway catch you all later,

Love Sarah xxx