Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Happy Christmas

Christmas is nearly upon us and time for one more challenge at Creative Inspirations this one is extended until the 7th January giving you lots of time to play.  The theme is easy Happy Christmas or New Year,  so come and join us with your festive creations.

Here's one of my last christmas cards, they are all done for another year now.

I used a the gorgeous Tiddly Inks Wryn skating coloured with copics and Lili of the Valley papers.

Our sponsor is Crafts U Love with a £10 voucher up for grabs.

I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Silver and White

Hi guys, the weeks are flying by, we are officially in Christmas countdown now.   We have a new challenge for you over at Creative Inspirations, this week it's been chosen by our teamie Suzanne and she had picked a Silver and White theme, apart from hair and skin tones (oops I appear to have added a hint of blue and orange.

Anyway, our lovely Natalie is offering a fab Snowman bundle as a prize.  Please pop over and join us.

Here is my card, using one of my favourite Stampendous images.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Season's Greetings

Christmas is getting nearer and you should all be in full swing making your christmas cards but if you're not you can start now and come and join us at Creative Inspirations for our challenge "Season's Greetings"  all you need to do is post a christmas make.

We are sponsored by Mel Jens Designs and the winner gets to pick 4.

Here's my card

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Vintage - brown and white

Hi there, back again for a new challenge at Creative Inspirations this week it's a vintage theme using brown and white.   I love vintage style cards and really pleased how this one has turned out.  We are sponsored by Live and Love Crafts and the winner will receive a £10 gift certificate.

I have used a Penny Black stamp which I have embossed all over with holographic powder, papers are by Lili of the Valley and the cute reindeer is a Sizzix die.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Anything Goes

Anything Goes over at Creative Inspriations this week so pop over and join in with our challenge. You do have to use a sketch but other than that it's up to you.

Our sponsor this week is Kenny K and the winner gets to pick 4 images of their choice. 

Here is my card using a Kenny K image, coloured with copics and Lili of the Valley papers.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Stripes and or Easels

I'm a day late with this forgot to schedule it but there's a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations, the weeks are flying by. This week you have a choice of making a card with stripes or an easel card or you can combine the two.  We are sponsored by the fabulous Bunny Zoes who are offering the winner a £10 voucher to spend.

Here's my easel card with a huge Penny Black slapstick christmas elf with his stripey outfit, coloured with copics.  The design paper is by American Crafts with a Digistamp Boutique sentiment.

We look forward to seeing your creations x

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Colour Combo

This week's challenge at Creative Inspirations is a Colour Combo - Purple, Orange & Black.

You may also use White along with Skin & Hair Tones with these colours, 
but please no others.

This week we are sponsored by Craftie Charlie and they are offering a £10 gift certificate.

I have used a cute image by Sassy Cheryl, coloured with copics, papers from my collection, CC Designs sentiments and gorgeous Wild Orchid flowers.

Please pop over and join us.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Happy Halloween

Welcome to another Creative Inspirations challenge - Happy Halloween, this week we are sponsored by the Paper Shelter where the lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.

Here's my DT card

Using this cute image from our Sponsor coloured with copics and papers from my stash.

We look foward to seeing your spooktacular creations.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A challenge card - Tuesday Challenge at Teddy Bo

It's been a long time since I entered a blog challenge, but love Teddy Bo they have a group over on Facebook, so much amazing talent and so many gorgeous images.

Their challenge this week is BINGO, choose any line (across, down or diagonal), four corners or full house from the image below.

I went for full house, can't go wrong with a bit of everything.

Hope you like it x

In the Spotlight

Well it was my turn to chose the challenge over at Creative Inspirations this week and I have chosen a technique for a change.  It is called In the Spotlight, something I did quite a while ago and love how simple yet effective it is.

All you have to do is stamp your image twice, take a section of it, colour it in and place it back on top of your main image.

Here is my card,  I used this gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured it with copics, the papers are Lili of the Valley, I love all their paper pads. Also used Spellbinder Card Creator curves for the border.

Hope you have fun with this one x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Anything Goes

Hi there, Wednesday again and a new challenge at Creative Inspirations  this week our fabulous sponsor is Bugaboo, the winner gets to chose 7 images, how good is that.

This week is Anything Goes which is even better with the added option of the following sketch, these make life so much easier.

I have used Skating Along and coloured her with promarkers, the papers are from a gorgeous American Craft pad I picked up in TK Maxx the other day.

Thanks for looking, hope to see your creations soon x

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Lovely lace

This week's challenge at Creative Inspirations is to use lace on your cards. We have a stunning card   by our Guest Designer Teresa and there have already been lots of gorgeous entries so why not come and try your luck.   The prize is a £10 voucher from Live & Love Crafts.

Here is my card, Whiff of Joy image coloured with copics and Lily of the Valley papers.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

I'm late, I'm late

with my DT post for Creative Inspirations still can't get used to being part of a fabulous DT.

Our challenge this week is to use "autunal colours", my favourite season along with spring.

We are sponsored by Crafts U Love who are offering a £10 voucher for the winner.  Please pop along and join us.

Here is my card

I've used one of my new favourites a Stamping Bella Uptown Girl.  She is coloured with copics, the brown papers are First Edition and the green one from a Basic Grey set.   I really need to go and buy some more pretty flowers, as I seem to be struggling to find the colours I need in my stash at the moment.  I know our lovely Blog owner Natalie has a passion for flowers, may I could raid her stash :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Going Dotty

This week at Creative Inspirations we are "Going Dotty" if you would like to come and join in the challenge.  The prize is five fabulous images of your choice from Time for Tea.

I have used the lovely Winter Warmth image coloured with copics and Dovecraft Christmas Kraft papers. The snowflake border is by Tim Holtz.

Don't forget your spots and dots this week.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Anything Goes

Wednesday's come round so quick, it's time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspriations this week our challenge is sponsored by Robyns Fetish Digital Designs the design team have used images from the shop.

To enter the challenge it's Anything Goes with the option of using the sketch below

I coloured the angels with copics then added Glossy Accents on the top with Glamour Dust for a stained glass effect.  Papers were from a Kaisercraft feebie pack.

Thanks for looking and please pop over and join in.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Back to School

Hip hip hooray, can't wait to get back to normal after the summer holidays, it has flown by but by the end I think we're all ready for some routine.  My eldest has started college, the two little ones go back tomorrow and the last one goes on Monday, leaving me and my baby at home for some crafting and peace and quiet :)

Anyway its challenge time over at Creative Inspirations again the theme surprisingly being "Back to School" with a fabulous £10 gift voucher from Classy Crafts.  Please pop along and join in with us, take a look at the other DT's cards.

Here's mine, using a Greeting Farm image coloured with copics and Polychromo's and 7 Gypsies papers.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Flower Power

Welcome to my DT challenge card for Creative Inspirations .  This week the theme is "Flower Power" sponsored by  Bunny Zoes who is offering a £10 gift certificate as the prize.

I have used papers from my stash in a simple layout with a Penny Black image called Tulip Jungle coloured with copics.

Come over and join us just don't forget your flowers.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Creative Inspirations DT card

Hi folks,  it's a new week and a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations it's Anything Goes with the option of a sketch. You can use the sketch below or one of the older ones just state which one you have followed.   Our sponsor is Kenny K.

Here's my card, image coloured with copics and polychromo's over the top and papers from First Edition.

Please pop over and join in the challenge.

Monday, 18 August 2014

A brand new blog and exciting news

Exciting news today I have been chosen to be part of a brand new blog design team.  Always Anything Goes, named for the obvious reason will go live on 3rd October and run weekly with two design teams sharing their creations.   Watch this space for details of first challenge.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tiddly Inks DT call

They're having a DT call over at Tiddly Inks so thought I'd give it a go.

My card is for one of my Daughter's later this week not decided which one yet as their birthdays are three days apart.

I have used the lovely Wryn image called "Eat more Cake".  You can find her over here in the store.   She is my favourite character.

Coloured with copics and gorgeous papers and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley.

There are some stunning entries so pop over to the blog for a look.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Woo hoo new DT place

I am thrilled to have been asked to help out on the Creative Inspirations DT by the lovely Natalie.

Our theme for this challenge is Under the Sea, their is a fabulous Joanna Sheen CD ROM up for grabs for the winner.  So pop over and join us. 

Here is my card, i've used a gorgeous Lili of the Valley image and papers, coloured with copics and Wink of Stella glitter pens for some glimmer.  The gems for bubbles are actually table decorations picked up cheaply at Home Bargains thinking they would come in for something.

Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Back with a few more

I was full of good intentions to get back into blogging but i've had problems with my PC.  It was going to get thrown through the window so is going to have to go to be fixed.  Trying to do this from my tablet and not very well lol.

Anyway, its a horrible wet day here in Lancashire so a bit of crafting is on the agenda later but thought I'd post the cards I have made for two out of my three Daughter's birthdays this coming week.

Images are Gorjuss Girls and a digi from All Dressed Up which can be found on Etsy.  Both coloured with copics.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Well hello,  I thought it was time I blew the cobwebs off my blog, yet again.  I really need a kick up the bum these days to make cards.  Family life is just chaos and by time I sit down at night it's too late to start thinking about crafting.  

Summer holidays are upon us so no school runs to get up for which means more late nights for crafting - in theory.

In the meantime here are some of the cards I have made since last time.

Hopefully back soon with something more recent, in the meantime going to have a look around blogland.

Sarah x