Thursday, 19 January 2012

Long Time - No Blog !!....

Gosh I am being a bad bad blogger aren't I?  I'm not going to make lots of excuses I just haven't had much inspiration since the Festive break to be honest. I've been busy buying lots of new ribbon for the shop and photographing it all and popping it onto the shop website.  I am going to try and start making a few samples up with the new ribbon which I am sure will get me inspired again.

I have made a card today using the Waltzingmouse Sketch.  I have decided to try and make a few cards that are not too bulky as the postage costs are just so high now for all my handmade cards.  That is a challenge in itself I can tell you!! No bows (boo!!), no buttons (boo!!) and minimal embellishments!  I don't think I will manage for long before I revert back to thicker cards!!

This card is actually quite flat and was very quick to put together. I used Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle' paper and cut a tag using Nestibilities Fancy Tags. I love this particular tag and use it a lot. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse - Fancy Tags which is another favourite of mine.  I used a length of ivory button twine and also some of this gorgeous Aqua cotton ribbon  it comes in some really beautiful colours, I can't wait to try them all.

I'm entering this card into a couple of other challenges;

Stampalot challenge - Monochromatic
Moving Along with the times - Things with Wings

Thanks for visiting
Sarah x 


  1. Hello Sarah. This is so beautiful and very delicate. I just love the colours you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. Just beautiful, Sarah! That patterned paper is so lovely. It looks wonderful with the sentiment in the die cut. The butterfly is amazing. For being a CAS card, there are so many lovely details to look at!

  3. The aqua colours are beautiful Sarah, one I love working with myself.

    Your card has a real feel of elegance and the butterfly the perfect finishing touch.

    Thank you so much for joining in with our Monochromatic theme at Stampalot challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again.

    B x

  4. what a nice card and those colors! Like the butterfly too. Love from Holland.

  5. Beautiful!
    Love the colors of the beautiful papers and the way you squared them!
    And that sentiment is perfect right in the center...
    a fabby take on the sketch! :)

  6. Hi Sarah, I think lots of us found it hard to get back into making cards after Christmas - I'm still struggling!

    This is very elegant. I love the paper and ordered it yesterday - can't wait for it to come now!

  7. So, so pretty! I adore the papers you've used with the touch of lace - so gorgeous!

  8. I know what you mean... However I do like the simple nature of this one!

  9. Very pretty card Sarah. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  10. Oh, I missed this last week! What a stunning card!

  11. Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  12. such a fabulous monochromatic card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  13. Such a lovely monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)