Quote of the Week.....

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

Saturday, 13 November 2010


Morning Bloggers,

While I charge my camera batteries ready to upload some nice cards using the new Bo Bunny Christmas collections, here is a photo of Ewan and I. This was taken a few weeks ago when Mum and Dad McCrossan were staying with us.

Big Hugs

Sarah xxx

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Alcohol Inks...

Here is a quick card using Alcohol Inks, this is one from a collection for a magazine article due out soon, (this design did not make the finished copy)

Materials include:
Go Kreate Vines 1 Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Die - Tattered Floral
Ranger Alcohol Inks
Bazzill Card Stock
Adhesive Gems
Hope you like it.....

Sarah xxx

A poem for a forever friend..................

How do I say goodbye to you When we never really said hello?
Is it any easier to walk away from the seeds of a friendship, never given time to root and grow?(Grow into what – a bigger friendship? I don’t know.)
And how is it possible to miss someone I hardly ever knew?
How can I know if you were my hero, When you rode into the sunset
Long before the credits rolled.
How can there be a formal end to something Which had no real beginning?
I can only thank you for the rainbows you brought to my storms;
For the silver lining you stitched in my clouds.
It was refreshing to find, In this Sea of Skepticism, Another fish peering at the world through a prism.
So, thank you for the laughs we had and those that might have been.
I really cannot say goodbye. Please, always be my friend.

. . . Nancy Sue Krenrich Hamm

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Zen Dog..........................

"He knows not where he's going
For the Ocean will decide
It's not the DESTINATION.......
.......It's the glory of THE RIDE...

To one of my new found friends, take care.....

Love Sarah xxxx

Monday, 8 November 2010


Good Afternoon All,

Well its official I'm shattered!!! After a very busy 5 days at the Craft show held in Birmingham I am so glad to be home, It was so wonderful to see Ewan enjoyed the biggest cuddle ever.

It was a great show, met lots of new people and had some very late nights with my dear friends and colleagues at Samuel Taylors! David, Sue, Hazel, Kay, Tom, Becca, Paul & Sharon. It's like a big family when the show season is in full swing and every show takes so much time, preparation and planning and that's even before the event takes place.

I also have to mention that we also met 5 new friends, who almost felt part of the ST team as we spent so much time with them, Roy, Chris, Derek, Ian and Martin from BT Openreach who are staying at the same hotel.
They are long time guests who are all based in Wales but work for weeks on end in Birmingham. So when I said that its hard being away from home and in particular Ewan, they were on hand to listen and give advise, as they are old hat at that kind of thing! We even had nicknames for them by the end of our stay!

If any of you boys are reading this thanks for all your support, keep smiling!!!

The show itself was busy, Sue and I took daily turns in demonstrating different product lines, for two days I worked with Dreamweaver embossing Paste and Stencils, for those who know me well, know that me and paste do not had the best relationship in the past but we have now made friends!!! Samples to follow
It was my 30th Birthday while the show was taking place and I wanted to thank Sue and Hazel who supplied copious amounts of birthday cake(s) Thank you ever so much!

Although it is so good to be home, its kinda strange you do miss all the people who you piratically see 24-7, eat, work & relax with. I've spoken to Sue at the Leeds Store and she said the same too. She now has 3 daughters not just 2, I think of her as a surrogate mummy! Ha ha Big hugs Sue.....

Anyway times ticking on and I must just remind anybody who is interested that I am teaching a class at Samuel Taylors Brighouse this Sunday, based around the new Bo Bunny Christmas collections. If you would like to book your place then give the store a ring......

For now check out the new Samuel Taylors Blog, I will be making guest appearances some time soon, with lots of new and exciting products coming out including the Card making Dies from Go Kreate!


Bye for now...
Love Sarah xx