Monday, 8 September 2014

Covers going on

Hi blogworld

Nope not fallen off the face of the Earth - but am having a break from crafting and blogging.

Not in the mood for either, partly I'm sure to trying to craft in chaos (still no craft room), partly going to concentrate on trying to get the house renovations finished.  So that I may feel more like crafting.

So shall we say see you here in 10 years???

Thanks to all the lovely people who've left comments and who have followed me - it'll be a while before you see me again.

Not to worry though I'll be dead busy!


Saturday, 16 August 2014

Big day today!

Hello blogworld!!

Long time no see, still busy with summer holidays!

But big day today - first time I've ever tried to sell my cards - and now bookmarks as well! - no idea how it will go, but fingers crossed I might even sell one card or bookmark!!!

Dry run of stall - with and without my glamorous assistant!

Wish me luck!!

Will let you know how I go!!


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Always late to a party!

Good morning blogworld,

This post should've gone up on Monday but I came back from a day out with the family on Sunday with a stinking migraine and have only just really shook the last of it off.

So apologies to the rest of the Cutie Pies girls - this is my DT inspiration for the new challenge.

For this challenge, we are off on a Teddy Bear Picnic - care to join us!
You are free to interpret this theme as you wish, however, your chosen image and design MUST BE CUTE!!

 Our challenge is sponsored by:
who are offering a fab prize to our chosen winner, and we are lucky enough to have a second sponsor this time:

who are offering some amazing digi stamp prizes to our randomly chosen lots to play for!

Now I have to confess I'm not much of a teddy sort of person, and this challenge threw me a bit - so my teddy doesn't look like he's going to a picnic at all, but at least it's a teddy!  I'm sure y'all can do much better - just look at the cuteness my Teamies created!

I used:

A very, very, very old Patchwork Pals kit
A very, very, very old bit of chipboard
and a not so old (but not new!) Memory Box heart die

And that's it!

Cheerio for now,


Monday, 4 August 2014

Launch time at All Dressed Up

It is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch.

A Star Is Born

Night Night little one 

We also have some fantastic papers to match 
The papers can be purchased here 

How great are they!  To purchase any of the images please head on over to the Shop.

For the launch I have used
Future Little Crafter

Coloured with my Copics and Prismacolour pencils.

Memory Box Dies
Basic Grey papers
Pearls from stash

Don't forget our current Challenge  is Anything But A Sqaure ....these images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !
Also don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Not cards?

Good afternoon blogworld on this my last day of daytime freedom for six weeks!!

You think I've been a bad blogger recently - just you wait and see, I'm going to get even worse!

SWMbO breaks up for the school holidays today and so I won't have much time to myself at all now - she's already got visits with friends, days out, swimming, bowling, pizza and so on planned!  I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again - she's got a busier social life than I do!

So this partly to say apologies in advance for what will be, I know, an almost total lack of blogging but also a sort of I'm proud of myself type post.

I'm sure I've said this before as well - I'm not a very outgoing sort of person.  People worry me!  But I've been incredibly brave and booked myself a stall to sell my cards at a local village fete - whether any cards sell remains to be seen.  But I've done it and now all I've got to do is actually get there!

I thought just cards on the stall would be a bit boring - so I'm branching out.  Waddaya think?

Small bookmark

Larger personalised bookmark (guess who this is for!)

Bagged for selling and showing how they look in a book

I've got 5 small wiggly ones and 5 large which are a combo of dolphins, mermaids and hearts/ flowers.

Hubby says about a fiver each - I'm not sure.

So if I don't come on in a panic before, think of me on the 16th August!  I will be panicking then!!!

Whatever you do over the summer - hope you have a nice time and see you in September.



Monday, 21 July 2014

Love and marriage...

Good morning blogworld, and marriage, goes together like a horse and carriage.
This I tell you brother, you can't have one without the other

All singing along yet?  I know I am!!

So there I'm waffling along - have you missed it?  Probably not, eh!!  I think it's the countdown to the school hols that's frying my brain, only three days left to go! Panic, panic, panic!

Anyways shall I stop going do-lally and tell you why I'm really here?  It's because it's Monday and a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies, which if you haven't guessed yet, is all about love and marriage!  So we'd like to see your cutest projects for love and / or marriage.

We're sponsored this time by:
$10 gift certificate

And this is what I made:

I used:

Digi stamp
Pollycraft (sadly closed) - Chester in love
coloured with my Copics

echo park - Be Mine

Nestie oval

Anything else?
Ribbon, very old chipboard embellishments, Viva Pearl Pen.

And that's it folks.

Got a busy day today - first off it's SWMbO sports day at school, then she's going on a 'lads, lassies and Dads' picnic walk with daddy after school then we're going to a Brownies taster session in the evening as she'll be starting there in September. 

Will be a sad day - no more Rainbows - she's been going for two years and will miss it, but she is looking forward to Brownies thankfully.

Only left to say please pop on over to the challenge - you'll love it there, if you're into cuteness.

See you soon,

A challenge, or two:

Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Challenge 90 - Anything Goes

Without Words: July - Cute and Fluffy

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Sketchy Time at All Dressed Up

Good evening blogland

Apologies for this being slightly late - been a busy evening and I forgot to either post or schedule it.

But I'm here now!

And so we have a new challenge over at All Dressed Up and this time it's sketch time!  Now I think those of you who are regular followers of my irregular posting that I love sketches - and this one is no exception.

Here's the sketch:

And here's what I created:

I have used 321 Go
coloured with my Copics

BoBunny - Surprise

Die-namics - Stacking Stars

Sentiment from Craftwork Cards

This challenge will run until 2nd of August.

Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there.
 **Please note** 
To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters. 

So that's it from me today folks - still hit and miss with the old Mojo, it may be slowly coming back, but we're now looking down the nose of the summer holidays.   I've got 6 days until SWMbO breaks up, then it will be full tilt summer fun and you won't see much of me at all!

Again, apologies for not visiting your blogs for ages - one day I'll catch up, I promise!!

See you soon,


Monday, 7 July 2014

Feeling Hoppy

Hello blogworld

Me again!  Shock isn't it - nothing for ages, then I post twice in one day!

I have to say thanks to the wonderful ladies at All Dressed Up putting up with me and my major mojo meltdown as well!

Couldn't let them down for launch day now though could I!

It is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch.

A Cuddle Makes it all Better

Country Girl

Hop It

Hop to it

Summer Swing

How great are they ? to purchase any of the images please head on over to the Shop.

For my design team I made this card for the launch I have used
'Hop to it'.

As you can see that I'm still Clean and Simple-ing, it's all I can do at the minute!

So a very short list of supplies - card blank, twine, computer generated sentiment, Copics and done!

Don't forget our current challenge theme is Your Favorite All Dressed Up Image....these images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !

Also don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.
Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month. 

See you soon,


Use cute digi

Good morning blogworld

Seems to have been ages since I did this - so lets hope I remember how to!  I'd also like to say thanks to Lisa and the Cutie Pie team for bearing with me while I have a major mojo meltdown - thanks for not kicking me off the team ladies!!

So onto business.

It's Monday and that means a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies this fortnight we'd like to see your 'digital stamps' - not forgetting to make them cute! - so come on then break out those digis!

Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful

2 Cute Ink digital stamps our my own cute and quirky illustrations used for card making and paper crafting!

I love drawing animals and anything cute!  I am always looking for new ideas to draw, so let me know what you would like to see!

The Team were very kindly allowed a digi or two to play with, and this what I made with mine.

I used:
Digi image:
2 Cute Ink - Lucky Unicorn
coloured with my Copics, bit of Stickles glitter glue and some doodling.

Everything else
Scrap of silk ribbon
Craftwork cards - sentiment and card blank
MDF flower and a heart embellishment from my stuff

It's very Clean and Simple - that's about as much as I can cope with at the moment, still at least it's a toe dipped in.

Please pop on over to the challenge - there's some fab examples for you look at and it's a great prize!

See you soon


Friday, 4 July 2014

We have a winner!

Good morning blogworld

Apologies for this post being a tad late!  I've got so many other things going on outside of blogland right now that I'm not a very good blogger.

But better late than never - drum roll please!!  I've managed to get a winner from my comments for my bundle of stamps from the MAWTT birthday bash blog hop.

So without further ado - congratulations Meg! You win the stamps in the picture on my blog.

If you could contact me with your details I'll will get your prize off in the post to you.

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge or hop or commented - or who did all three! - you made the birthday bash hop a great place to be!!!


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Happy Birthday with added bunting!!

Good morning blogworld,

It's a special day over at MAWTT where it's our 5th birthday (or as close as can be got!).  Now I know I'm having a major Mojo crisis but I couldn't let this go without joining in on the massive blog hop our wonderful boss lady Hazel has arranged!

So the hostess for this week is the lovely Susan and the theme for the challenge is buttons, bunting and birthdays - so any combination of any of those three things is acceptable!

With this challenge, there is a bloghop going on with a massive amount of prizes up for grabs - pop on over to the blog the see all the goodies on offer!

You can do either the challenge or the hop or both if you like - but you have to follow the theme or the rules for which ever one you are entering.
Blog Hop Rules.

To be eligible for the Prizes you must visit all the blogs and collect a letter from each.  Then email Hazel at with the word you have made with Blog Hop Word in the Subject Line.  You must send the word to us to be in with a chance of winning!!!! 

Each DT Member will announce their winner on their own blog from the comments.

So you should have arrived with me from Jessie and I'm last on the list!  But if you haven't arrived here in the correct order you should pop back to the challenge blog and the full list is there for you to work your way through.

This is my card for this challenge, as you may have guessed it was for a special little persons birthday last weekend!

I used:

Digi image:
coloured with my Copics
computer generated sentiment

BoBunny - Ambrosia Collection

LaLa Lands banner

Anything else?
Ribbon, pins, button from my stuff

So not only can you win a prize on the challenge blog - for completing the hop - I've also got an added prize on my blog for one lucky person who leaves me a comment.  The prize is these stamps:

So any guesses yet which letter is mine??

Happy hopping,


Monday, 23 June 2014

Saturday, 14 June 2014


Hi Dressies, 

Welcome to our surprise birthday blog hop and challenge.

Today is the very talented Wendy’s birthday, for those who don’t know Wendy is the owner and artist behind All Dressed Up.

All the team would like to wish Wendy a very happy birthday and thank her for her amazing images, and for everything she does.

We normally have our new challenge on the 15th, but as today is Wendy’s birthday we wanted to do a surprise birthday blog hop, along with our challenge.

Firstly the challenge: the challenge theme is anything goes as long as it features one of our images or digital papers. Here is my card for the challenge:

I used:

All Dressed Up - Love to shop
(great value for money - you get the three girls together and individual images as well)
coloured with my Prisma pencils.
Papers: (it's a Bo Bunny pad, not sure which one tho as I've put it away!)
Kaisercraft clear stamps - Today
Ribbons from my stash.

As an added  bonus (as I got the details of the blog hop a bit confused!) here's the card I made for Wendy!

I used:

Digi image:
All Dressed Up digi - it's not exactly the same (where did I find the image I wonder??) but this is the closest.
coloured (not very well) with my Prisma Colour pencils
Crafts Too embossing folder
Nestie oval and fancy oval dies
Distress Ink with a computer generated image

This is such an easy theme and we cannot wait to see all your fantastic entries, the winner will receive 3 images of their choice from the Store

Onto the blog hop, below is a list of the dressy girls for you to hop around….we have a very big team here so you have until  1st July midnight GMT to hop round them all.

At the end of the hop two random Dressy Girls will pick someone who has visited and commented on their hop card to receive 2 images of their choice from the Store.

Happy hopping

The winners of the hop and challenge will be announced on 3rd July here on the blog.
The challenge and hop run until Midnight GMT 1st July.

We cannot wait to see all your creations, why not stop by our Facebook Group and share them there too.
Happy Crafting

The All Dressed Up Team 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Having a little break

Hi blogworld,

Well it's Monday and I should be here (although much earlier) with my card for the new challenge over at The Cutie Pies challenge - which this fortnight is 'A Cute one for Dad' theme and sponsored by Bugaboo.

Pop on over to the blog for all the details and to see the fab DT inspiration cards.

Now those of you with eagle eyes will have noticed that this post is short on something - which would be the card!

I'm not going to whinge and whine on a lot as I know there are people out there dealing with much worse things than my loss of inspiration.  But that's where I am right now, I've lost all interest in crafting, everything I do I pick apart and I'm not good company.

So, I've very kindly been given a break by the big boss ladies at both The Cuties and MAWTT, which means you won't see me for a little while.

Maybe a break and playing with some stamps or paper or dies might help.

So, for now, I'll say see y'all soon,


Saturday, 7 June 2014


Good evening blogland,

It's inspiration time over at All Dressed Up where there are new images for June.  Aren't they just adorable?

3 Little Summer Girls 

Best Teacher ever

Cheeky Monkey 

Prom Princess

I choose Prom Princess to make up into a card and this is it:

I wasn't quite sure what sort of card it was - so it is sentiment-less!

Don't forget our current challenge theme is Bling it up and you could win 3 images of your choice and all you need to do it use an All Dressed Up Image with some bling. 
Also don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.

Apologies for the lengthy absence, my heart just isn't in the crafting at the moment.  Nothing seems to go how I want and I'm not happy with anything I make, so I'm having a little break.

I'm sure normal service will be resumed shortly,



A challenge, or two:

Crafty Calender Challenge: Petals and Pearls

Inkspirational: Clean and Simple

Thursday, 29 May 2014

No image!

Good morning blogworld,

Apologies for the lateness of this post - with SWMbO off on school hols I'm all turned about with what day it is and completely forgot that today is Thursday.

So as I now know it is Thursday I also know it's a new challenge over at MAWTT and our lovely Teamie Carole is the hostess this week.  She's chosen the theme of 'No Image' - instead the focal point should be a sentiment or flowers.

I went for sentiment as my focus but, as the card was made in a rush the other evening, I'm not over pleased with it.  It did feel very odd not colouring anything but it was a very quick make and I think when I have more time I'll have a go at this again.

So here's the card, I've no idea why it looks so wonky - it's not in real life:

I used:

Papermania - Birthday papers and sentiment

Die-namics - Open Scallop & Stacking Stars

And that's it folks.

I've nothing else to post for the rest of this week and can't see me having time to blog before SHMbO goes back to school on Monday.  So I'll wish you all a good rest of week and weekend and I'll see you next week sometime.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Final post with Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon blogworld,

Another busy day in the house of Sarah - so I'm not going to waffle on at you (not least because this should have gone live earlier today and I forgot!).

My Guest Design Team spot over at Papertake Weekly comes to an end today - it's been an enjoyable few months, and Sharon has been incredibly kind about my cards!  It has though shown me one thing - that I really don't have time to be on a weekly DT!  Life is always so hectic that trying to create and comment (for the challenge and for me) just doesn't work!

So we finish my term on a Sketchie Free For All challenge - there is another fab prize and great inspiration from the Team as always.

I picked an older sketch to work from (sketch No 68) :

And created this:

I used:

Digi Stamp:
All Dressed Up - Love my pets
coloured with my Copics

echo park - Be Mine

Joanna Sheen - banner

Anything else?
Craftwork Cards - sentiment

And that's all folks!

See you soon,

Monday, 26 May 2014


Good morning blogland

Going to short change you with the waffle again this week - we have another half-term holiday and I'm looking at a very busy week outside of blogworld.

So onto business - it's Monday and a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies which this fortnight is Emboss it! Which would be, along with your cutest image, either dry or wet embossing.

 Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful

 who are sponsoring us for the very first time, and we are delighted to be working with them! Crafty Sentiments are offering a wonderful prize of three digi stamps of the winners thank you to them!

I did try heat embossing, but the stamp and powders weren't playing ball - so I got my trusty Cuttlebug out and used a favourite embossing folder.  Our sponsors this time very kindly allowed us to pick digi stamps and this is what I made with mine:

Front shot:

Close up of image:

I used:

Digi stamp:
Crafty Sentiments - Henry - why not?
coloured with my Copics
Background stamp - Woodware

Basic Grey - archaic

Go-kreate - tag
Die-namics - stacking stars

Anything else?
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Am having to run now - there's an argument erupting in the kitchen and I also want to get to my exercise class (fading hope there!).


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Oh sooo cute!

Good morning blogworld,

Hope a good weekend was had by all?  We had a very busy one! Sat I took SWMbO'd swimming and then out to play with some friends for which my reward was a trip to a craft fair on Sunday!

I'm not entirely sure whether the craft fair was as good as last year's organised by the same people - this one just seemed a little 'limp' and I was wayyyy under budget!  Hubby thinks that's a good thing - I think it just means I've got to go on-line to get what I want!

And I'm not going to mention the weather - everytime I say how wonderful it is, it rains!!

So we will move right onto business.  It's Tuesday so it's another challenge over at Papertake Weekly, this week the theme is 'Oh so cute' - as always the DT have made wonderfully inspiring projects and the prize is fab!

I made this:
Front shot:

Her close up:

I used:
The Greeting Farm - Anya Styles
coloured with Copics and paper pieced

Go-Kreate - which I chopped in half

My Mind's Eye - Paris & Co

Anything else?
Ribbons - from my box
Create and Craft - bling

I started the Hair and Skin class over at Kit and Clowder and I'm trying but I'm not over impressed with my hair colouring.  I'm still struggling with where the shadows and highlights should be.  More practice required me thinks!

So that's me off now to recover from my mornings exercise,

See you again soon,


Thursday, 15 May 2014

In stitches

Apologies blogworld - I'm running late!

Good evening all,

This post should've been up earlier this evening when the new challenge over at All Dressed Up challenge blog went live, but I forgot the date today and realised too late to put up my post!

Still better late than never - and here I am!

The challenge this time is 'Sewing - Faux or real', now you may recall me crowing sometime last year because I'd got a sewing machine and real stitches appeared on my cards.  Well, that was short lived and I've not stitched properly on my cards since.  I did try proper stitches for this card, but the machine wasn't playing ball and I'd left making the card so late, again!, that I didn't have time to play about.

So my stitching is faux, or as us commoners say - fake!, but you feel free to do real stitching.  I promise I'll be impressed!  As I am, impressed that is, by the cards my Teamies have made - pop on over to the blog to see - I'm sure you'll be impressed too!

This is my card:

I used:

Digi stamp:
All Dressed Up - All Wrapped Up
coloured with Copics

Die-namics - Blueprints No.1 (for the strip of paper)

Prima Marketing Inc - Annalee

Anything else?
Flat backed pearls
Craftwork Cards - sentiment

And that's it folks!  Please remember to join in with the challenge you must use an All Dressed Up product (image or paper) and follow the theme.  The challenge closes on the 2nd June and the winner will receive three digi images of their choice from the shop.

If you fancy a bit of crafty chat there's a very friendly FaceBook group which you are free to join - we don't bite promise!!

Hope everyone has a good weekend and see you next week,


A challenge or two:

Crafty Little Fairies: May - In the garden

The Paper Shelter: Challenge #158 - Girly Girl

Inky Chicks: Clean And Simple