Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Jolly Holly Days...

This morning I thought I would make a card for Jules Crafty Snippet challenge as I missed last week so I had a little rummage in the snippets box to find a few bits and pieces to make a Cristmas card. I am so glad I did as this card has turned out to be my  favourite Christmas card make so far this year!!  I enjoyed myself so much I made a tag to match, I'll add a piece of ribbon to the tag when I know which wrapping paper I will be using.

For this card I used a Spellbinders poinsettia set which I bought last year this is the first time I have used it.  I think they have released a new one this year which I prefer but I cannot afford another so this one will have to do! First I found a scrap of red paper which I stamped with a Waltzingmouse text stamp to add a little detail. I then cut several different flowers and curled up the petals slightly.  There is no leaf die in the set so I decided to stamp some holly leaves using a stamp from Waltzingmouse Festive Foilage. As you can see I used lots of snippets of green paper and I like the effect of using different colours and patterns.

I layered up some more snippets for the background and stitched it all together. the sentiment is another Waltzingmouse stamp (can you tell I am a bit of a fan of Claire's stamps?)

The tag just took a few minutes to put together using some of the smaller snippets.

I'm entering these into the following challenges;

Stamptacular Sunday - Punch It (includes die cuts)
Make it Monday - Anything goes
St Lukes Charity card Challenge - Christmas
Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge - Anything Christmas with pearls (pearl brad)

Thanks for visiting
Sarah x

Saturday, 12 November 2011


The challenge at Less is More this week is Leaves...  and the dreaded one layer challenge.  I knew straight away what I wanted to make and which stamp set I would use.

This is one of my very favourite Christmas stamps which is part of the Festive foilage set by Waltzingmouse. I kept this vey simple by just adding some glossy accents to the berries and a small gingham bow to add a little bit of colour. I used my scor-pal to emboss the square border. 

Sorry the photo is not great I am strugglling to get decent photos at the moment. The light here is so poor, even editing with picasso has made little difference.

Thanks for visiting,
Sarah x

Monday, 7 November 2011

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge # 4 - Buttons and Bows

Gosh I can't believe we are onto the 4th month of our challenges already!

This month over at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge our lovely teamie Jane has chosen the challenge which is Buttons and Bows. I love this particular challenge as it is so versatile but  really great for Christmas projects which are my favourite!

This month the winner will receive 50 metres of bakers twine in 10 delicious colours.

My first project is a Christmas card made using another of my new stamp sets from Waltzingmouse (I love this set!) I have used button twine in red to hang the baubles from and some beige seam binding to embellish with.  I also used natural  button twine at the top of my card and finished off with some buttons from the brights button pack ( now at the bargainous price of 65p per pack).

My second project was made using a scrap of natural linen material that I had in my craftroom. I love hearts and we have several of them around the house, hanging on walls or on door handles. They are so expensive to buy now in the shops so I made a few thinking I would use them for Christmas decorations. (although my daughters have their eye on these to hang in their rooms so they may disappear before Christmas)

I embellished the hearts with gingham and satin ribbon, some buttons and a couple of bells which I dipped in white paint. I threaded some natual button twine through the hearts to hang them from.

Ribbons, button twine, buttons and seam binding all from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

Do pop over to the blog and see the rest of the design team examples, there's so much inspiration to be seen. We'd also love you to  join in as we love to see your projects each month.

Thanks for visiting
Sarah x

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Red and Orange

Red and Orange is the challenge at Less is More this week. I've not been able to join in for a couple of weeks so I was glad to have time to make this card. Orange is a colour I rarely use in cardmaking but I enjoyed teaming it with red.

I used this Hero Arts stamp which is a favourite of mine and it hasn't seen ink for a little while. I coloured with Promarkers and then used a sentiment from Waltzingmouse. Very simple but I like the finished result.

I'll be back early tomorrow with this month's Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge card.

Thanks for visiting,
Sarah x

Friday, 4 November 2011

New Stamps!!...

I'm still playing with my new Waltzingmouse stamp sets I bought recently, ooh I love them so much! This is another card made using the Seasonal Remedies set. Sorry I know I have been using this set a lot!

This set is so versatile, it has this tag stamp included  which is compatible with Spellbinders Small Labels die and I also used the Goodwill stamp in the centre. That is the fabulous thing about Claire's designs they are so easy to mix and match. I wanted to keep a vintage style so I used some lovely beige seam binding and bakers twine too. The papers are from my scraps box.

I'm going to enter this card into St Luke's Hospice charity challenge. Please do go and have a look at the blog, and if you can spare the odd card for this wonderful charity they are so appreciated. I sent a box of cards off this week so hopefully they have arrived by now. Oh and there are some fabulous prizes if you enter the monthly challenge.

Other challenges I am entering this card into are;

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Button (s)
Truly Scrumptious - bingo - ( embossing, ribbon and buttons)

thanks so much for visiting!
Sarah x