Saturday 31 October 2009

Greenhouse Garden Invitations

Hello to you all today,
I hope your Halloween day is going well. Are you all looking forward to going trick or treating tonight? I know we are :0) just about to start decorating the house...
First of all though, here are the invitations I mentioned the other day, These were a request from a friend who is having a tea party for her mums birthday in a few weeks, but as I am away on Thursday to Germany (Whooo, hooo SU convention) for the weekend and I have also got loads on this week including going to the theatre on Tuesday to see HSM 2 {;0)} and working all the other nights up to Thursday, so I thought I had better get on with them!!
Base card is some lovely pearl card I have had in my stash for absolute ages, Ink pads for this pretty colour combo are Pale Plum and Perfect Plum with layers of Pale Plum card.
I made this from A4 card cut down and scored into a tri-fold card, then added a removable band which I printed You're Invited onto.

I am totally in love with this set, it is a 2 step set a bit like A Rose is a Rose but 4 different flowers and 2 stems for only £22.95 which I think is fantastic value for 10 stamps.
Invitation was printed from the computer.

Here is the dimensional shot, as you can see I have raised the image on the front band but layered the image at the top of the invite so it is between the layers of the invitation, IYKWIM!
And finally here they are all together, surprisingly they didn't take all that long -once I had decide on the design of course, that took me ages as usual!! I did do another sample for my friend to choose which one she liked, so I will share that with you probably on Monday.
Last thing left to say is have a lovely Halloween...
Sarah-Jane xx

Thursday 29 October 2009

Jeannettes Birthday :0)

Good Morning to you all,
I have scheduled this post as today I'm taking the kids out today to a tree house centre which is just down the road from me. I didn't even realise it was so close 'till last week when Zack was invited to a party there in a couple of weeks, *shame on me* They have got an open day tomorrow as it's half term with lots of fun things to do. I think I am looking forward to it more than the kiddies !!
Right onto the card, this one is for Jeannette, my SU! sister who's birthday it was on Tuesday, hope it was a good one hun xxx I hope she has got this already what with the postal strike and all...

I used a different design for a change today, thought you may get fed up with seeing easel style ones!?! Don't worry I'm sure they will be back very soon,

Stamp set used is the fab Flight of the Butterfly with it's matching punch {{love it}}
Card is Pale Plum with matching Pale Plum and Perfect Plum inks,

Some butterflies were stamped on card and then others stamped on SU! Vellum card stock and heat embossed using clear embossing powder to set.

I tied this one for dimension with some ribbon I had in my stash,

And finally here is the side view so you can see properly the mountains and valleys, said in a very "Stacey (Gavin and Stacey)" way :0) LOL!!
I hope you are all enjoying the half term break, do come back tomorrow as I have been working on a set of invites for a friend who is having a little get together for her mum's 75th birthday.
I hope to see you here,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Happy Birthday to Zoe

Super quick post as I am off to work in about 20 mins!
I have a card tonight to share with you which was for my friends daughter who's birthday it was yesterday, her name is Zoe, the same as my daughter, so we all call her "big Zo" and my Zoe is "Little Zo" it worked for us when they were little they were together and it seems to have stuck, the girls still do it now :0)
Anyway, the card...

It is another easel style card using the fab Crazy for Cupcakes set

Base card is pale plum with papers I have had for ages in my stash, sentiment is from CWC layered with SU oval punches, ribbon I have also had for ages but was the perfect colour to match the sweeties on the paper don't you think?
Cupcakes coloured using ink pads and a waterbrush,
Side view, well must dash, I hope you like ?? Pop back tomorrow for Jeannettes card,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Friday 23 October 2009

Join Stampin' Up with Me !!

Hello to you all today,
Do you love SU? Have you ever considered becoming a SU! demo?
Well, now is a fantastic time to join! not only for the business opportunity (which is as large or as small as you choose) not only for the discount (and who doesn't love discount?) but also because SU! have a fab special offer on for a limited time (until 13th November) which gives you a wonderful 10% discount on the already brilliant value starter kit.
In the kit you will receive over £240 worth of products for the amazing price of just £125!!!

AND I will also add my own special offer to this by offering you a FREE stamp set of your choice up to the value of £25! {This part of the offer is from me and not SU! } if you sign with me.
WOW! How's that for an offer??
HERE is the link with more details of what you will receive in your kit.
If you would like more details or just a chat about anything please email me
Hope to hear from you soon , have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Thursday 22 October 2009


Hello to you today, I have been very busy this morning getting my gifts ready for all the little darlings who will knock our door in a week or so.
I LOVE Halloween, so I always dress up the front of the house (and the inside, of course) with lots of cob webs and pumpkins and the like. I will take a photo and share it with you when I do :-)
Well, being unusually prepared for this time of year I have some piccies to share with you...

I got the lovely basket from TK maxx, I saw it and HAD to have it!!!!
Isn't it cool? with the spider on the side and the bottom is a web :0)
Card is some I had to use up from ages ago, printed with spots downloaded from Pink Petticoat, Fibres from stash, Embossing folder I have had for a while, toppers punched using SU! punches, {Star and Circle ones} each layered differently for extra yumminess.
And this is whats inside! a couple of sweets and some sort of plastic scary thing, be it a skull like this one, a spider, a ring with a scary face on it......
Well, I hope you like them and most of all I hope the kids do
That's all for now,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxxx

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Another Christmas one

Good Morning to you!
I hope you are all having a fine morning, I am! Got loads to do, Halloween gifts, Cards to make, swaps to make etc, etc...but at least I am starting to feel 'normal' again, well normal for me, not sure everyone else would say I was normal! rofl!
Well, best get on with it!
I have another card in the same colourway as yesterday but this time it's a 'Z Fold' card, {not sure if they are called that but that's what I call them ;0)}
I used the jolly Santa's face and sentiment from the same "Old Fashioned Christmas" set today, with some of the yummy Choc Chip double stitched grosgrain ribbon,
I embossed the panel under the ribbon with some snowflakes (another find in my crimbo stash box)
Charm I also had in my stash from last year (yay!) tied on here with linen thread,

Card base is Choc Chip with Very Vanilla layers, stamped in Close to Cocoa.
Well I hope you like the second in my set of three chocolate Christmas cards (the best sort of Christmas eh? chocolaty!) Do come back tomorrow and see the third one.
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Tuesday 20 October 2009

The start of .....

....a little Christmas feelin' !!
Good morning to you, I apologise for not blogging yesterday but Zack was party dude this weekend and so no time for card making I'm afraid :0( anyway yesterday I made 3 crimbo cards, so I must be feeling better!
They are all in the same colourway (choc chip, close to cocoa and very vanilla) and using the sweet 'Old Fashioned Christmas' set.

The first one I am going to show you today is this easel card, this has become very popular lately on lots of blogs. I love it as it is standard size to post but something a bit different. I made one for Zack's friends birthday on Sunday but unfortunately forgot to photograph it *doh* when I showed Zack he was very disappointed he didn't get one like it for his birthday!! you can't win can you?
This is the inside. The lovely tree, the holly branch and the sentiment are all from this set, spotty paper is from Choc Chip Designer Papers
The images are stamped in close to cocoa onto very vanilla card and then sponged around the edges to age it a little,
Well that's it for today, I hope you like and for more Christmas come back tomorrow :0)
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Friday 16 October 2009

13th Birthday card for a boy

Morning everybody,
I hope you are all well today, I am pleased to say I fell a slight bit better today, so hopefully, it's on it's way out now, thank goodness!! and a big Thank-you to all of you who left me get well messages :0)
I have a birthday card to show you today for a friend of Josh's, who's birthday was on the very popular, 10th October too!

Image was stamped whilst I was away at the Jems weekend thanks to the lovely Sarah B, Thanks Sarah! and while we are on the subject of Sarah,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOO YOOOU!! I hope you have a lovely day **birthday Hugs 2U**

Right, back to this card, inside I stamped the 13 using Schoolbook Serif Numbers, paper from stash, card base in Brocade Blue,

Image coloured using pro-markers,

Sentiment from Occasional Greetings directly onto Twill Tape,

Finally a dimensional view,

Well I think he liked it but you know teenagers??!! I think he was probably more interested in what was inside it! lol!

Have a great weekend and hopefully I will be back to feeling a bit more normal by next week,

Take Care and thanks for stopping by,

Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Thursday 15 October 2009

It's a Girl!

I hope you are well today ;0) I have made a card today for a friend who had a baby girl last week, I haven't seen her tho as I am still poorly :0( and wouldn't want to pass it onto mum or baby.

I used Queue Up for this one, a lovely hostess set which can be earned for free!

I used my pro markers to colour the prams in for a change, Eyelet border punch used across the bottom

Ribbon, thread and charm from stash,
I used some of the retired Sweet Always papers and textured pretty in pink card to mat,
Here is the inside, stamped using a level 1 hostess set "punches 3"
Finally a dimensional shot,
Well that's it for today,
Take Care and thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Sarah-Jane xxx

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Medallion Engagement

Helloooo to you all,
I have an Engagement card for you today.
It was a request for my sister and her other half to give to a relative on his side, no particular colour just "They are young, so modern please"
I am thrilled with how this one came out, I LOVE this new Medallion stamp too. I haven't bought any I don't like yet tho, have I? rofl!
Basic black card to layer the Whisper White onto, Sentiment from Baroque Motifs, Ribbon from my stash,
I printed the inside words from my computer and prettied it up in the corner with the same Medallion stamp again in Basic Black,
Close up of brad which is from my stash~but SU! have added clear rhinestone brads to the new catty, yay! (I will be adding these to my next order as this is one of my last! If you want to join me please email me for more info)
Finally an angled shot,
I used foam dimensionals to lift the whole panel on the front,
I hope Amber and Rich (and the happy couple of course) like it, What do you think?? do let me know :0)
Have a lovely day,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Marlenes Card

Morning all,
Quick post today to share with you the card I made for Marlene, it was her birthday on Saturday and I am pleased to say it got there in time (yay). She is also offering a birthday candy this week, pop over and take a look and whilst you're there marvel at her wonderful cards and colouring!
Paper is the SU! one I mentioned last week, I also used it to make these gifts, Linen thread tied around the panel,
Stamp set is the lovely Flight of the Butterfly with it's fantastic matching punch, I stamped in So Saffron and second layer is Basic Grey,

5/8" ribbon -free August offer, brad from stash,
Finally the dimensional shot, Marlene if you are reading this, I hope your birthday was fab **hugs**
Thanks for stopping by, I have an Engagement card to share with you tomorrow, so don't forget to pop back,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Monday 12 October 2009

Happy Birthday Kiera :0)

Morning folks,
First of all, Thank-you for all your kind comments wishing me well soon, I am sorry to say I feel terrible still! I am having a lazy day today but first I have a card I made yesterday (which took me ages 'cause I just couldn't get it together!) for my friends daughter who's 11th birthday it is today- but we went to visit her yesterday for a bit of birthday tea, I really hope I didn't give everyone the lurgie!

I made a stand up card for her in bright pink (Pink Passion)

Flower from All in the Family Accessories, Sentiment from Sincere Salutations, Name stamped with Short Order Alphabet (retired)

I coloured this cute, but cool (I hope) image with my pro-markers. More of that lovely striped ribbon, this time in Black and White **yummy** Button from stash, Linen thread tied through it,
and finally here is the side view,
I am sorry I never managed to post Marlene's card yesterday, but I promise I will be back tomorrow with hers and a couple more from our shoe box swap from our Jems weekend away,
Take Care and have a lovely day,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx
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