Quote of the Week.....

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

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Made for Men Workshop - Preston

Good Morning Bloggers,

Here is a sneak peek at one of the cards we will be making on Saturday's workshop at Inspirations Preston.

Included in the class is this delightful clear stamp called Frigate, perfect for vintage men's cards that does not involve Fishing, Snooker Wine, etc, etc!
To book your place please call Inspirations on 01772 880852, I think there are two spaces available still?
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday,
Sarah xxx

Friday, 20 July 2012

Dabble Day Samuel Taylor's Leeds

Good Morning Bloggers,

Just a quick post to let you know some exciting news. Samuel Taylor's Leeds are holding a Dabble Day in September:
It says I'm using Spellbinders to create a card, but its Spellbinders to make a Christmas home decor item!!
Spaces are very limited, please phone Samuel Taylor's Leeds on 0113 2480044 or book online at www.clickoncraft.co.uk

Hope to see you there,
Love Sarah xxx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sunflower 1 Stamping Class at Inspirations Preston

Good Morning Bloggers,

Here are some sneak peeks at one of the cards we will be making on Saturdays Class at Inspirations by Card Craft Plus in Preston.

I'm using Indigo Blu's Sunflower I as the main stamp, mixing it all up with IB's Script Background, and Sarah's Choice, Copic Markers, Distress Inks and Wendy Vecchi's Clearly Art Parts. Whoop, Whoop.

Looking forward to seeing some of you on Saturday,

Sarah xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Craftwork Cards CHA Samples

Good Evening Everyone,

Hope that you are well and have been enjoying the nice weather this weekend?

I've been busy, busy, busy, Saturday demonstrating the fab Distress Marker Pens, at Cubby Hole Crafts in Macclesfield on behalf of Personal Impressions, and today (currently on my way home) teaching the Make and Takes on the Craftwork Cards stand at the QVC Summer Crafting Event at Doncaster.
Lovely to meet so many of you lovely crafters over the weekend, thanks for all the fab feedback about the new CWC products.

So on to Craftwork Cards CHA samples, click  http://craftworkcards.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/cha-sneak-peaks.html for a couple of Scrapbook pages I have designed using the new Candi and Die Cut Flowers, so Yummy!

Check back tomorrow for some sneak peeks of some gorgeous new stamps from Indigo Blu. Perfect for the new Distress Markers............

Until tomorrow,

S xxx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Inspirations Class Sneek Peek

Good Evening Everyone,

Just wanted to post  few sneak peeks of this Saturday's Workshop at Inspirations by Card Craft Plus in Preston.

It's the beginnings of a Mini Book. We are using the new Teresa Collins Fabrications Linen Collection of patterned papers and Stamps.
Mixed with some lovely Hero Arts/Sizzix Combos, Hero Arts background stamps, Tim Holtz Dies and Distress Marker Pens. Oh and not to forget the handy Spellbinders Creative Page Tabs!!!

I will post a full picture once completed.

If you would like to book your place please call Inspirations on 01772  880852. I think there is 2 spaces left!

Until next time,

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Craftwork Cards Class

Good Evening Bloggers!

Just a quick post again I'm afraid!

I'm teaching two mini Craftwork Cards workshops on Saturday 30th June at the Craft Station in Nottingham.

To Book a space please call Helen at:

Cardmaking and Scrapbooking Supplies

Design House
Hodgkinson Road
NG17 7DJ

Telephone: 01623 752881

Big Hugs Sarah x x x

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Samuel Taylor's Leeds Workshop

Good Afternoon All,

Sorry I'm such a bad blogger these days, its just manic right now! lol

Anyway here are a couple of samples from the Spellbinders class that I am teaching on Saturday at Samuel Taylors in Leeds.

We have two places left if you would like to come along and have some fun, make some fab cards and snack on some yummy Millies Cookies. mmmmmmmm then give ST Leeds a call on 0113 2480044.

Hugs Sarah xxx

Friday, 18 May 2012

Inspirations Monthly Hero Arts Class

Good Afternoon All,

Here's s quick sneak peek at the class I am teaching at Inspirations in Preston this Sunday!

Don't forget if you are in the Warrington area, I will be demonstrating tomorrow at Windsor Crafts on behalf of Personal Impressions. Pop by to see the latest designs from Spellbinders and Darkroom Door!
This is no ordinary craft shop either, they sell yummy cake stuff too!!!!


Sarah xx
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Craftwork Cards Class - Samuel Taylor's Leed's

Good Afternoon All,,

Just a quick post to let you know that there are still some places available my workshop at Samuel Taylor's in Leed's on Saturday 26th May.

It's a full days crafting using the latest collections from Craftwork Cards and the beautiful new Butterfly's Stamps.

Here's a sneak peek!!!

To book please phone Samuel Taylor's Leeds on 0113 2480044 or visit their website www.samueltaylors.co.uk

Sarah xx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Demonstration Day at CJ Crafts in Stockport

Good Evening Bloggers,

Just a quick post to let you know that I will be demonstrating on behalf of Personal Impressions on Saturday 21st April at CJ Crafts in Stockport.

Hope you can come along and see what I'm doing with the new and beautiful dies from Spellbinders.


Looking forward to seeing you there,
Love Sarah xx

Friday, 10 February 2012

Samuel Taylors Leeds Workshop

Hello All,
just a quick one with a sneak peek of the cards I will be teaching tomorrow at Samuel Taylor's in Leeds.
The stamps used are some new ones from Hero Arts, Etched Flower and Airships collection. I have also used the new Spellbinders Edgabilities, Labels Fifteen & Labels Eighteen. Copic markers in Buttercream Yellow and Honey Yellow are used in combination with the Etched Flower. The brand new Fun Days paper collection from My Minds Eye have worked really well with the Airships collection, perhaps for thoese pesky teenager cards!!!
Hope that you like them?
Love Sarah xxx

Monday, 6 February 2012

Inspirations Workshop

Good Morning Bloggers,

Here are two of the cards I taught as Saturday's workshop held at Inspirations By Card Craft Plus in Preston.

The class was centered around a single stamp, this month we used the Real Blossom from Hero Arts.

Using Distress Stains we created some unique flowers that look yummy in the spring yellows and oranges.

We all had such a lovely day, what a great set of Ladies! If an advert was to be placed about them, GOS (good sense of humor) would be at the very top. Looking forward to seeing you all on the 27th for the demo event....

Love Sarah xx

Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Morning Everyone,

As promised here is the Bo Bunny Collection serenity. How yummy?

For the full range click on this link http://bobunny.com/lightbox/serenity.html

I'll preview Weekend Market tomorrow................

Love Sarah

Monday, 30 January 2012

New Bo Bunny

Woo Hoo,

As promised here are some of the new lovely Bo Bunny collections which I can't wait to work with..................

Will show individual collection in more detail later....

Love Sarah xx

Thursday, 26 January 2012

New Tim Holts Distress Ink PENS....

Good Afternoon folks,

Just been perusing some of the new product being launched at CHA this weekend, and one of the new RANGER products to catch my eye are the fab looking Distress Ink Marker Pens, these will be great for using with more detailed rubber stamps. oh I can't wit to get my hand on these lovely's whoo hooo.....

Back tomorrow with some of the new paper ranges from Bo Bunny....

Love Sarah xxx

Friday, 20 January 2012


Evening folks,
Here are some samples for tomorrows class using Hero Arts wood mounted stamp scallop floral.,I have used in combination with Copic marker pens,Tim Holtz distress inks,Curio papers by Basic Grey and a selection of coloured card.
Hope u like them.
Lots of love

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

2012 and I'm back!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

I know its been a while but I'm back for 2012!!!
Hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas and a super New Year! Can't
wait to see you all at workshops, shows and events over the next few

So our beautiful little boy Rowan James Roy McCrossan was born on Friday
29th July 2011, he is just amazing!!!
Above is a little picture of him playing under his baby gym.

After spending 6 wonderful months with my wee man I am back to work.
Although I was apprehensive as first and miss him dearly I am thoroughly
enjoying getting back into the swing of things, seems like so much has been
going on in the NHS and I am spending lots of time reading new initiatives,
directives and policies and attending catch up meetings.
So now back to the serious business of crafting, I have a very full diary
of events for this Spring, which is great, I have missed all my crafting friends
and partners loads!!!

Saturday 21st January
Inspirations by Card Craft Plus
Workshop - Fully Booked

Saturday 4th February
Inspirations by Card Craft Plus

Saturday 11th February
Samuel Taylor's Leeds
Spellbinders Workshop

Sunday 19th - Tuesday 21st February
Indigo Blu Stand - Stitches Trade Show

Friday 24th February - Sunday 26th
Make It Show - Farnborough
Samuel Taylor's Stand

Monday 27th February
Inspirations by Card Craft Plus
Demo Event

Saturday 17th March
Inspirations by Card Craft Plus

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th March
NEC Birmingham
Samuel Taylor's Stand

Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st March
Samuel Taylor's Stand

Saturday 14th April
Inspirations by Card Craft Plus

Saturday 28th April
Samuel Taylor's Leeds

Saturday 12th May
Port Sunlight
Indigo Blu Stand

I have also been working with Craft work cards as was one of the Signature
Designers on yesterdays TSV, if you did make the purchase I'd love to have some

As usual you will find my articles in the fantastic Marking Cards Magazine
every month, I will be doing some demonstrations later in the year on behalf of
Personal Impressions.

So I will make the promise of blogging on a more regular basis!!!
Hope that you have all have a great day!

Lots of Love
Sarah xxx