Quote of the Week.....

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

Monday, 21 June 2010

At my Friend Carol's

Good Morning Everyone,
Hope that you have had a nice weekend?
I had the most wonderful day yesterday! Spoilt rotten with kindness.

I spent the afternoon with my dear friend Carol Hutton at her home deep in the Ribble Valley.


Not only were we chatting, crafting and having a jolly good time, but she is a fantastic cook!

I know I live with a chef, but hey her Butternut Squash and Garlic Soup was to die for. Not to mention her home made cakes YES CAKESSSS! mmmm Cake!

Carol's Craft Room

A small selection of Carol's "Stamin Up" Stamps

I thought her cake was so nice and she very kindly gave me some to give to Ewan, he had a little try said it was fab, but then I couldn't resist scoffing another chunk for my supper!
So what ever you got up to I hope it was a nice as my day!
Sarah xxx

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Making Cards June 2010 "Flowers For Friends"

Good Afternoon everyone,
Just wanted to update you on the July Making Cards Magazine.

My article Flowers for Friends pages 27,28 & 29 ARE actually mine! I used fab supplies from "Stampin Up" the Vintage Vogue set of stamps, Inks and matching card Stock.

I have had a written apology from the Editor of Making Cards, I suppose these things happen sometimes, no point crying over spilt mike as they say.

Even though Michelle Johnson's picture is in the magazine I know they are my pieces of artwork which I still have to be proud of, I know Ewan is!
Sarah x x x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Count down to Keswick...........

Good Morning All,
I'm now on the count down to our holiday to Keswick. (right after my class on the 27th at Brighouse)
We adore this beautiful Lakeland town, it's one of the most tranquil places on earth, believe me after living and traveling all over the world, sometimes there's no place like home.
So looking forward to days on the Lake in our Kayaks, walking up Cat Bell's, and having our fill of Hungarian Goulash which one of the quaint little pubs in the town serves, just what you want after a very long walk!
We camp, and love it, just got a new very large tent, which I am so pleased with big enough for all our Camping equipment and perhaps a tiny bit of craft. SSSSHHHHH don't tell Ewan! Ha ha ha.
Anyway a week and a bit before we go, so better stop day dreaming and get back to work.
Sarah xx

Friday, 11 June 2010

Card Craft Plus Tomorrow..............

Evening All,
Here are just a few samples that I have put together for tomorrow demonstration at Card Craft Plus in Preston.
They are using the Big and Little Stamp Set from Hero Arts. HACL374. Available from Card Craft Plus or other Personal Impressions stockists.

I got my inspiration from the Samples designed by Shari Carol for the 2010 Hero Arts Catalogue.
Hope to see you tomorrow....
Love 'n' hugs
Sarah xxx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Demonstration Day Saturday 12th June

Good Afternoon All,

Hope that you can join me on Saturday 12th June for a Demonstration event held at Inspirations by card craft plus in Preston> I will be attending on behalf of Personal Impressions.
I will be demonstrating the lovely New designs from Martha Stewart Punches and Hero Arts Stamps. Along with beautiful pastel Inks and American Crafts card stock.
I'm not going to be the only demonstrator the line up is as follows.......

Thursday 10th Jo, Claire & Jak

Friday11th Melanie, Esther & Hayley

Saturday 12th Christine, Anthony & Me

Sunday 13th Leonie & Ann-Marie

Hope that you can make it?
Love n hugs
Sarah xxx

Monday, 7 June 2010

Metal & Stamp Class

Good Morning everyone,
A real quick update for you.
I am teaching an additional class at Samuel Taylor's Brighouse on Sunday 27th June 10.15 - 3.45 £25.00.
It will be working with metal sheets from 10 Seconds Studio and Walnut Hollow, stamps from Hero Arts & Paper Artsy, Cuttlebug embossing folders and the New Alterations Dies from Tim Holtz.
Phone 01484 401419 to book your place.
Love 'n' Hugs
Sarah xxx

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Mary, Carol & Me!

Good Morning Everyone,
Here is a very quick post with more photo's from the Ireland weekend!

New October 2010 Dates to be released soon.
Looking Forward to Saturday, when I will be demonstrating at Centagraph in Harrogate, do come along and say hello!
Love Sarah xxx