Sunday 31 January 2010

A little late.... but a winner!

Good Evening all,
Well, I have been a little slow in drawing this, I know, sorry about that ;0)
anyway, better late than never eh?? lol!!
So would you please join me in congratulating......

Commenter number 8! which by my counting is Ruby! Well Done my dear, I will post out to you tomorrow, I already have your addy, Well Done xxx
Thanks to you all for joining in with my celebrations, I am going to be having a little clear out in the next couple of weeks so keep 'em peeled a la Shaw Taylor! lol, do you remember that? he he :-)
Bye for now, Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Friday 29 January 2010

Day 5 of Celebrations

Good Morning peeps,
Welcome to the 5th and final day of giveaways, A little different today though, as you can see I have upped the candy too, along with the other goodies like the rest of last week I am also adding a brand new, retired (which means you can no longer buy or earn it) stamp set :0)

Please leave a comment on this post and link it on your blog if you have one, I will draw a winner next Friday the 29th January,
Unfortunately I can again only post within the U.K. sorry
Good Luck and don't forget to tell everyone, a link would be much appreciated ;0)
Thanks for visiting,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Thursday 28 January 2010

Mojo and Jems challlenges

Hello all,
I have left this post 'till late today because this card is for my friends birthday today and we will not be meeting up 'till later! I don't think (really hope) she will look at this before we meet! fingers crossed anyway!
So I used this weeks Mojo sketch, all be it loosely, and the colours were a challenge set by my upline Julie to inspire her team, as you know this is (unusually) the second colour challenge I have completed this week ;0)
Colours to be used were Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla. I thought that when I put them together they looked a bit retro so went with it and came up this card,
The polka dot bit at the top was made using the 1/2" punch with the vanilla behind it showing through,
not one who likes to waste, I used some of the little circles to accent the bottom and covered them in glossy accents,
little cake is again from Darling Dots, a level 1 hostess set, inked using the markers in co-ordinating colours,
Arty angle to finish,
That's it for today, I will be back tomorrow with another card using the same stamp but with a completely different feel,
Thanks for dropping by, Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Trendy Tree Thanks

How's your day been? mine has been quiet, too quiet actually so I decided it was about time I got out of the house, it is just too quiet here at the mo :0(
Anyways, I went to the village and had a mooch around, looking through the charity shops, not something to do with hubs, he is not fond of that past time! as it happens I didn't find anything in the charity shops today.
I did however manage to find a lovely white painted wooden toothbrush holder and it's matching toilet roll holder in a little shop in Hythe for just £1 each in the sale, perfect for Josh's new shower room :0)
Right now, onto todays card, I made this a few days ago, I am loving the Perfect Plum and Pale Plum colour combo at the mo, I have just ordered the Perfect Plum DSP so looking forward to having a play with those, I digress (again) back to the card...

A close up of the trees, stamped in both the plums and Pretty in Pink, trunks in Creamy Caramel,

As you can see I added another little tree inside to finish,

That's all for today, don't forget to enter m colour challenge and my blog candy whilst you are here,
I will be back tomorrow with a card for 2 challenges and I have to say I love it *can I say that??*
anyways, you can let me know what you think,
Bye for today, Hugs S.J. xxxx

Tuesday 26 January 2010

Colour Inspiration Cards

Good Morning,
I have to warn you, before you start, this post is very picture heavy (again!) I would grab a cuppa if I were you, I just have ;0)
Soooo, here is the rubber (eraser) which inspired these 4 cards, Zoe was drawing and when I saw it and knew I had to use these colours, which , like I said yesterday is unusual as I am not normally very good at colour challenges! Well, I will let you decide if I am any good ????
I am also entering these into Cupcake Craft Challenges which this week is to make a set of something, perfect!

So, here it is, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Basic Black and Whisper White.

First one using Trendy Trees and scallop square punch, White Satin Rbbon and a button from the Playground pack,

These three are made using Sale-a-Bration set Good Neighbours, all slightly different, Mat Pack and scalloped border punch used on this one,

Sentiment on this one is from Pocket Silhouettes,

and of course I have used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig on all the cards to position the little houses perfectly!

And here they are all together,
So finally for today I am throwing the challenge out to you!!!! yup, that's right, why not have a go at making a card in these colours and I will send out a small prize to one lucky blog reader, anywhere in the world, so everyone can enter. I will give you a week or so to have a go, link it back to this post so I can go and see ;0)
I really hope you will have a go and I really look forward to seeing how it inspires you too,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Monday 25 January 2010

Darling Dots Birthday

Hello everyone,
I have had a really quiet day today, so this post is a bit late really, but I did want to share with you the card I made for a friend's daughters birthday which was was last week. I am afraid the photos are not great as the light was fading fast and of course I left it 'till the last minute to finish making it, even though I had the idea for a good week or so before....
Anyways, Stamps used were Darling Dots (cute don't you think?) FREE if you spend over £150 or maybe if you live near me you could host a workshop and earn them?? email me for more info.
The colours used are Real Red and Night of Navy with a bit of Choc Chip thrown in there to ground it a little, DSP is retired from the last catty hostess gifts,
Sentiment from FREE Sale-a-Bration set Happy Moments (spend over £45 to qualify) punched out with the word window punch,
Arty angle, {dodgy colour!!}
Well, that's all for today, I have a set of 4 cards for you tomorrow which I made after seeing one of Zoe's rubbers! colour inspiration doesn't happen to me very often so I am quite pleased with the result!
Bye for now, Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Saturday 23 January 2010

Special Offer for Sunday only, a card and helping Haiti

Hello everyone,
I have sooo much to tell you today and I would like to share a card with you also, so grab a cuppa it's gonna be a long post!
Well, first up, I would like to say a very special Thank-You to the lovely ladies who came to my card class yesterday, I had a great time and I hope you all did too :0)
Next up, a one day only special offer, if you spend a minimum of £45 today, before 10pm I am offering you postage for just £2! that's in addition to getting a free stamp set of your choice from the sale-a-bration leaflet, email me your order at better be quick, you've only got 'till 10 o'clock tonight!
I will share my card with you next, the lovely bird cage is from Happy Moments (a FREE set from the sale-a-bration leaflet, link above)

Background is stamped with Bella Toile background stamp, inked in Versamark, I added a "spine" to this card for extra dimension then ribbon in pleats, I wrapped linen thread around it to flatten it slightly :0)

Birdcage was inked with SU markers, I am looking to start a club to collect the markers, email me if you want some more details, I can highly recommend the markers and a club is a fab way of getting them, 4 months of £25 and 1 of the months {if you want to spend the extra £50} you can get the hostess benefits,

Anyways back to the card, I also stamped the cage on the inside in creamy caramel which I stamped off once to make it paler.
I hope you like.
Finally for today SU! are helping the devastated people of Haiti and you can join them! Until 28th February for every sale of the Greenhouse Garden SU! will set aside £1 and donate it to The International Red Cross who are already well established in Haiti to provide immediate relif and long term support in Haiti and I will happily match that.
SU! have already bought some supplies for some 5,000 hygiene kits, read more about this on Shelli's blog.
Here is a sample of an invitation made using the Greenhouse Garden set, Full details HERE,
Right, that's it for now, I hope you have a great Sunday and that you will take me up on my very special offer for just today ;0) catch up later,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx
P.S. Don't forget to enter my blog candy on the post above, winner to be drawn next Friday.

Friday 22 January 2010

Thursdays winner!!

Welcome to the last draw of this week, so without further adieu the winner of Thursdays prize is
Number 6, which is..........Mel!!! well done Mel :0) send me your addy and I will post out your goodies asap,
Thanks to everyone who has entered this week, there is still one more prize up for grabs so pop your name down and this last days candy will be drawn on Friday 30th Jan {next week}
Good Luck to you all,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

A week of giveaways, DAY 4

Hello lovely peeps,
Welcome to the last day of small giveaways to celebrate my 1st SU! and blogging anniversary,
All the same as Monday, (Please scroll down for more info) but basically, leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner in the morning. Back later with the winner for yesterday.
Open to U.K. only, sorry
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Thursday 21 January 2010

Wednesdays winner! and a special Milk Carton :0)

Well, I have drawn a winner for yesterdays giveaway............................................
and it's number 5!! yay! well done to Michelle :0) send me your snail mail addy and I will post out your goodies, sorry if you were unlucky this time but there is another chance to win today, please, go and put your name down to be in with a chance ;0)
Now, as I have had my giveaways on this week I know I haven't shown you any projects, but I have still been creating--honestly! So today I thought I would show you another Milk Carton design, I have made this for my lovely new downline Mandi! YAY!!! So to celebrate Mandi joining my team I made this for her (she already has it so I am O.K. to post here now!) I sent her this Carton decorted with the Sale-a-Bration set Good Neighbours, I LOVE LOVE LOVE these little houses! V. modern I think?!

Here is a closer look at the houses, stamped in the same colours as this card from last Friday, paper is Merry Moments again but doesn't it make good grass?

and what did I put in it??? yup, all this lovely ribbon! Thanks for joining me Mandi xx mwah xx

If you are interested in getting those cute house stamps **FOR FREE** or even better would like to join my team, {*Don't forget during SAB there is also a fantstic offer of 2 free stamp sets extra for all those signing up, see HERE for more details*} please contact me further for a chat :0)
Well, that's it for today, well done to Michelle and back tomorrow for today's winner and a slightly different take on the last days candy, you won't want to miss it, trust me!
hugs Sarah-Jane xxxx

A week of giveaways, DAY 3

Good Morning to you today,
Today is the third day of giveaways for you to share,

Same as the last 2 days, leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner tomorrow morning, you can enter everyday but can only win once between Monday and Thursday, Friday will be a bit different, more details then.
Open to the U.K. only, sorry
I will be back in a while with the winner for yesterday,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Wednesday 20 January 2010

Tuesdays winner :0)

Hello lovely bloggers,
I am really enjoying doing this givaway, are you all enjoying it too?? Don't forget if you have a blog a link back here would be fab! lets give some more peeps the chance to win ;0) and if I get more comments then I may just organise another one to celebrate my birthday in February, hmmm...
Right! here we go..............................
and the winner for Tuesday is, by my counting.... Stacey!! Well done Stacey, send me your snail mail addy and I will pop this in the post asap. Commiserations to those of you who didn't win this time but hey pop your name down again for today's prize and keep your fingers crossed, it may just be you tomorrow,
Thanks for dropping by,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

A week of giveaways, DAY 2

Good Morning to you all,
Welcome to day 2 of my giveaways,

Same rules as yesterday, (scroll down to read more) Leave a comment on this post and I will draw a name in the morning, you can enter everyday but only win once between Monday and Thursday. Friday will be a bit different, please link this if you have a blog, but you don't need one to enter,
Open to U.K. only, sorry,
I will be back later with the winner for yesterday, Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Tuesday 19 January 2010

Winner for Day 1!!!

Good morning everybody,
I have just chosen a winner for Day 1 of my giveaway and (drum roll please!) ..............................
It's number 10 !!!!!!
which, with my counting, makes it..... Sam! well done Sam, get your Snail Mail addy to me and I will get your goodies out to you asap :0)
Thanks for entering everybody, why not try again today? you goota be in it to win it!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxxx

Monday 18 January 2010

A week of giveaways, DAY 1

Hello lovely bloggers,
Well, as my post yesterday said today is the first day of a whole week of giveaways to celebrate my 1 year anniversary as both a SU! demo and a blogger.
I have got 4 small lots which contain a selection of 10 6x6" double sided SU! papers (please note the selections are similar but NOT the same) with some ribbon and felt flowers in a little pillow box as below.
and here they are out of the box,
All you have to do is put a comment on the bottom of this post and I will draw a name tomorrow morning when another lot will be posted, please feel free to add a link on your blog to tell everyone about my celebration candy but you do not need to have a blog to enter.
Unfortunately I can only ship to the U.K.
You can enter everyday but you can only win once from Mon to Thurs, on Friday there will be a different Candy on offer more details then,
So what you waiting for?? get your comment in now :0)
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Sunday 17 January 2010

More Candles....

Well, first of all I realised today I have been blogging (reaching the amazing total of 21,000+ hits, thank-you x) and also a SU! demo for a year around...NOW!!! so to celebrate, all this week I shall be having a series of giveaways, be sure to pop back every day to be in with a chance to win :0)
Before that though, today's card -- made using 2 sets of FREE stamps, and we all love free don't we?? see this post for more details on how you can get your hands on these and other great sets,
This sweet cake is from the Happy Moments set of 7 stamps and I water coloured it using Ink pads and a water brush,
Sentiment is from Whimsical Words and was inked using my newly acquired SU! markers, fantastic!
Oval Punches make a welcome return after having a little break and as you can see the mat pack is still out too ;0)
Finally sort of arty shot to see the bits that are raised and the Z fold of this card,

******We will be making a very similar card to this at my Sale-a-bration Celebration class this Saturday, I still have 2 places left so if you are interested in coming round for a play and live near Southampton/New Forest, details are in my side bar or email me on *******
Well, that's it for today be sure to come by next week for my wonderful celebration of SU! and blogging,
Have a good evening, Sarah-Jane xxx

Friday 15 January 2010

From our House...

So sorry for yesterdays lack of post but I spent the whole day creating! I have gotten so behind in my cards for blogging so I thought I would have a blitz so I had cards to share with you all, also all my lovely Sale-a-Bration stamps came, yay! and I promise you, you need them, all of them!!! I had a really enjoyable day getting back into my crafting as I hadn't really done much during or even since Christmas, eek!
First card for today is made with the super cute set Good Neighbours with the Sentiment being from Bellas Bloom,
this set contains these little houses, seperate roofs and trees plus more not sown on here, such a great little set, Designer Paper is from the Christmas set Merry Moments again, all put together with the lovely Stamp-a-ma-ig, {{couldn't live without that now ;0)}}
I stamped the clouds in Bashful Blue onto the same colour card to make a subtle background,
Do you like the super cute clip?? it is from the clip assortment on Page 84, lovely. I looped through some Regal Rose double stitched grosgrain ribbon and the wound round some linen thread to secure,
Well I hope you had as much fun looking as I did creating?!
Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Valentines Milk Carton

Good Afternoon,
I hope you are all warm and safe today as there seems to be yet more snow across the country, we have just had a dusting overnight but not much at all today.
Well, onto the carton, this is made using the Love You Much set to match the cards from earlier this week,
I have made it out of Kraft (my fave!) card with a scalloped strip of Real Red card around the bottom edge and a strip of Choc chip around that to break it up a bit, the set of 3 hearts is stamped randomly all over the carton in both Real Red and Choc Chip inks,
The tag was stamped, punched and layered using Choc Chip ink with a Real Red 1+3/4" circle to back it, tied on with 1/4" grosgrain and linen thread,
And finally for this week here is the whole set together, all made using SU! goods and available to buy through me.
I hope I have inspired you a little with this stamp set, please let me know and if there is a current SU! set you would like me to showcase then drop me a line and I will do my best (if I have it!!) to help.
Have a good rest of the day and thanks for stopping by, I love to read your comments ;0)
Hugs, Sarah-Jane xxx

Tuesday 12 January 2010

3 Hearts

How's the snow with you then?? ours is almost gone, still icy on the back roads though as I found out when I went round the corner of our road on the way to work last night! just a wobble but it certainly made me jump...
Anyways, these are the last 2 cards I made the other day as the set of 4 with a matching milk carton too, I will show you that tomorrow ;0)
They both use the Love You Much stamp set with matching Heart to Heart punch used for the hearts on this first one, layered up with 1+1/4" and 1+3/8" circle punches, I also added some Twill Tape to the background, Sentiment at the bottom is from the Sealed with a Kiss set,
This second card for today uses last weeks CPS sketch :0) I am too late now to enter it though, doh!
The little love birds are paper pieced using Merry Moments Christmas paper, I think it looks O.K. though and not Christmassey, what do you think? Real Red base, Choc Chip and Kraft layers with some yummy stitched Grosgrain chocolate ribbon, punches used were 1+3/4 circle and scalloped circle, Mat Pack makes a welcome return ;0)

Arty angle for this one,
Well better get cracking, I am so hoping my delivery of SU! yumminess comes today, it has been held up for nearly a week now! and I am just desperate to get my hands on it! I know you understand....
Have a good one and keep warm,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx
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