Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Hi there,
Just popped on to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year - see you in 2014

Love and hugs

Sunday, 20 October 2013


 Hello there peeps,
Yet another chilly day - but not too cold like my card feels! - I had a kid free day today - they all went out to their friends so I spent a lovely afternoon in my craft room.
Here is one of the cards I made:- 

I love promarkers - snowflakes
Sketch Saturday - sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Just the way you are

Hello again,
Boy has the weather taken a turn - just a little bit colder than what I'd like however, it did mean I could stow myself away in my craft room to make a card or two - my daughter decided to start riding her bike with her friend saying it was lovely and warm - why are kids always warm?
This is one of the cards I made using one of the images from Kirsta Smith - (not available in her shop though).  The image is one of those that has a strong character, but it also reminded me of the Titanic scene with her standing on the railings with the wind in her hair.
The colours are a lot more vibrant in real life,  Coloured with my promarkers - they are still going strong after several years. I love the sentiment "love you just the way you are" - a real positive one.
Bearly Mine - ribbon / twine / string
I love Promarkers - brown and orange colour combo.
thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 23 September 2013

Cute Fizzy Moon.

Whooo hooo, I'm back -
I have made this card with a Fizzy Moon image from a CD - I have never made a card with a pre-printed image, I have always stamped and coloured an image in, but boy, if you are ever in need of a quick way to make a card, this is certainly the way to go.
As usual I am always short on mens/boys cards so just had to make one or two.

Hope you like it.
The Cutie Pie Challenge - one for the boys.
Allsorts - Button up.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Blue Fairy

Hi again,
I might as well post another card whilst I've still got time to myself.  I really love Krista's images, here is another one I downloaded over the weekend, she is called "sweatersocks fairy".  I've kept the card quite simple (mainly cause I'm just and so getting back in the swing of things!)
 I've used mainly blues with a slight hint of aqua/green - the colours actually remind me of a peacock's feathers. 
Bunny Zoe Challenge - something blue.
I love Promarkers - 3 different shapes.

See you soon,

Comfy Slippers

Hello there,
It seems an age since I was last here - I really can't believe how busy I have been recently.  My kids are all back into the swing of school so I have managed to sneak into my craft room to have a play.   I have downloaded Krista Smiths "comfy slippers" - just look at her mane of hair - gorgeous.
I gave myself a task = I've used lime / green colours - I really don't do greens that much - but my camera hasn't picked up the colours that well - typical.  They are really more vibrant than shown.   I've used my trusty promarkers as usual, used lots of glitter too.
Papertake weekly - Card for a child
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes with option of a sketch.
Cute Card Thursday - Hip to be square.
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, 21 July 2013

End of Year

Hello there,
Long time no see - and long time since I managed to make a card :(                  Gosh getting back in the swing of things is quite hard after taking a little break. 
I have made a thank you card for my daughter's teacher.  Emma has really enjoyed her year at school and got a really great report - I have still to make the gift to go with the card (I know that it is cutting it fine!).
The image is of course Saturated Canary and it is so apt for the occasion. 
There are a couple of challenges it fits into which are:-
Papertake Weekly - Buttons and Bows.
I love Promarkers - Anything goes.

I've been MIA as I have been busy helping a few people out with Wedding favour boxes, muffin boxes etc. and I have been studying for a couple of tests which I have passed  ... have a guess what for....... my motorbike test.  I can now play with the big boys on a bike (no it isn't a mid life crisis just a delayed wish from over 20 years ago!).  I do actually go on my motorbike to work every day as the parking is free! but I needed to pass my test - I had not actually done an exam since leaving college and I got so worked up with nerves, not eating and being literally sick with worry but it was all worth while and now looking back on it - it wasn't that bad. 

I have been hopping around your lovely blogs - you are all so talented - hopefully I can now concentrate on my hobby!.

Anyway thanks for hopping my way.


Monday, 3 June 2013

Sitting Pretty

Hello there,
Long time no see.  I've been really busy with house renovations and my computer crashing (amongst other things) that it's taken me a while to be able to sit and colour in a card or two in peace!  It took a long time to try and get back into the swing of things so I've gone quite simple on my design.

Its funny, when you've not been blogging for a while, remembering how to upload a pictures etc.
I've used the Krista Smith's beautiful image and tried to get the shine on her hair right - yep keep on practicing.  Anyhow it is short and sweet today.

Passion for Promarkers - Add ribbon/twine or lace.
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes (Opt of a button)
Simon Says - Anything goes.
Whimsey Challenges - Anything goes.
The Sugar Bowl - Anything goes.
Allsorts Challenge - Here comes the girls.


Friday, 12 April 2013

Sugar Plum

Hello again,
A few days off over Easter and a day to myself to craft - what more could I ask for???
I've tested myself using colours I wouldn't normally have used - green and purple - I saw it on a challenge and thought why not give it a go.
Looking at your blogs - you all have been really busy with your cards - they are all gorgeous.
My card is a Saturated Canary image - think these images have now overtaken all my other stamps on my most favourite list.
Short but sweet,
Take Care,

Monday, 25 March 2013

Ellie's Present

Hello again,
I know I've failed again in keeping up to date with my blog, I have said it too often that I will hopefully be making more cards and then not being able to blog :(
Work has been so busy and where I craft (my little conservatory) is just so cold that it is like living inside my freezer when I go in there and I have been making Wedding and Reception Invites for a friend.
Anyhow, I did manage to make this over the weekend (sorry the picture is a little blurry) - I am trying to get a stock of mens cards as I always tend to do feminine ones.
Let's hope the weather picks up a bit, I really fed up with being so cold, brrrrrr and we've no snow!  Hope you are all coping with the weather whereever you are.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Hello again,
Didn't I say it  .... I was going to blog a little more ..... and what happens ... a WHOLE MONTH goes by without even a sniff near my own blog!   Why can't there be more hours in the day, I am sure we could all do with a couple more!
Here's a card I managed to do for my mum for Mother's Day - I thought I'd better make it as soon as I could cause  (dare I admit it) I b....bou.... bought my hubby a Valentines Card    ... I know, I've committed a sin for being a card maker, but I really haven't had any time to myself to do anything - I really could do with a holiday just to blog!

My card fits the following Challenges:-
Bearly Mine - Anything goes.
Inky Chicks - Mother's Day / birthday Card.
Crafts and Me - dies or punches.
I love Promarkers - Lace and Or Pearls.
Simon Says - Anything goes.
Allsorts - For a lady
One Stop Craft Challenge - Mother's Day.

I hope you like it and hopefully I will be back soon.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The happy couple

Hello again,
We've been waiting for the snow for ages when it finally comes, it stays a day and then disappears.  My daughter is quite upset as shes been wanting to build a snowman. I suppose when you are young you really enjoy it, but I know it plays havoc with others.

Although I have had a busy weekend, I have managed to make a card or two.  I have taken quite a dislike to technology as it has taken an age to upload my photos - and then my computer kept crashing!.

My cards are quite a simple one again (as this have been requested by a friend)

Inky Chicks - Bingo - Ribbon, Image and Pearls (bottom image)
Papertake Weekly - add a bow.
Passion for Promarkers - Favourite colour combo - purple and cream/white
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes.
I love Promarkers - Anything goes.
LOTV - Anything goes.

Last weekend was my first weekend of partying (Christmas & New Year was a wash out with illnesses in the family) ... I was at a Beetles charity do on Friday - Paul Hayes and the Collection were playing together with a band from the Cavern - and on Saturday I was at a girly night - get me, I was in a jaccuzzi at 2.30 in the morning outside in the freezing cold - boy was it fun, wine, good food and great girly company - what a laugh we had. 

Now blogger is behaving itself and I think my technology is behaving - you may see me a little more!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Ice Princess

Hello there,
Boy was I frustraited when I couldn't upload my picture to blogger - I know that I haven't been on here much for a while, but why has blogger changed again?  I strugged yesterday to upload my picture and had to use the HTML to upload it! Strange!
Anyhow, after neglecting my blog for a while, hopefully I can make a really good effort to continue blogging.  I've have tried to keep up with viewing all your lovely cards.
I didn't get any crafty items for Christmas so downloaded a couple of Saturated Canary designs - I thought whilst still in winter mode, I would colour accordingly using my promarkers !
Bearly Mine Challenges - Something Old, something new. (old sentiment, New digi image)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes.
I love Promarkers - Monochromatic.
Simon Says - something new (new digi image)
Saturated Canary - song inspire (ice princess - reaching for heaven)

Hopefully you have all managed to avoid all the bugs that are going around - my daughter had it on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and thoughtfully had it again at 11.55 on New Years Eve! lovely - not!
Onwards and upwards for 2013 and thank you for stopping by =
Hugs SarahX

Sunday, 6 January 2013

First Post of the Year!

Hi there,
I spent a lovely afternoon making a few cards - everyone in the house was busying themselves with one thing or another so I had a play.  Unfortunately I've not been able to upload any pictures as for some reason the icon that you use to upload your pictures doesn't show any pictures from my computer which is where I upload them to, it only allows from the blog, picasa, webcam, phone, or URL!   

I have tried to restart my computer to see if it changed anything but havent had any luck and I can't find anything on the blogger help site.  I wonder if anyone could possibly help? 


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year

Hello there,
Hopefully you all had a wonderful Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and that Santa brought you all that you wished for.  I hope that this year will be a little slower in pace so that I can spend more time with family and crafting!

May I wish you all a wonderful New Year and hope that you all have good health, wealth and happiness.