Sunday, 24 August 2014


Hello Bloggers.  Firstly I must apologise for the length of time I have spent away from my blog.  It's been 15 months.  Those of you who remember me posting about my Mother-in-Law's cancer and death at 67 February 2013, 11 weeks later my Father-in-Law also passed away at 68 from a heart attack.  My life has been in a bit of a spin since and updating my blog has been the last thing on my mind.

I have always loved the Tim Holtz and mixed media look.  Anyway, I have this book called Doodles unleashed in which the author draws faces of women.  This took me back to my childhood where I used to love to draw glamorous looking women inspired by catalogue models and Joan Collins.  

After plucking up a bit of courage, I decided to have a go and these are my very first attempts - Hope you like them:-

This is my very first attempt.  I was just doodling around last night because I was so bored of what was on TV.  I grabbed an ordinary pencil and drew her outline and hair in that. I coloured her in in Derwent coloured pencils, crayola metallic pencils and outlined her eyes and mouth in blue biro - I could not find my black micron 0.5 this morning so that has to do - I was only practising anyway.  I was really pleased with my very first attempt.

I then decided to take a look online and found a blog called Collage-Couture Faces where there was a PDF tutorial you could download to give step by step simple instruction on how to draw faces like you would see in mixed media so I then had a go at that - this is the result:-

This one looks a bit more polished I think.  I've found an online course that I would like to do on how to draw these faces it is called Paint a Mixed Media Girl by self taught mixed media artist Claudia Rossi

Thanks for looking.

Sarah x

Sunday, 5 May 2013


Hello Everyone!

I can't believe that I have not updated my blog for 6 months - after making such a good start with my blogging and gaining a few followers.  I have lots to tell you, so if you have time grab yourself a cuppa and bear with me for a few minutes.

As you may or may not know,  my Mother-in-Law had cancer of the lung lining.  Sadly at the end of February she died after a 16 month battle.  It has been 11 weeks since her death and we are as a family trying to come to terms with what has happened.  It has been a desperately sad time and we miss her very much.  I decided to take a break from my blog for a little while but I will gradually get back into it over the next couple of months.

Anyway, I have lots of new items listed in my Ebay store Black Cat Scrapbooking ( from the latest Spellbinders dies to Martha Stewart punches and more. 

I am showing two cards today that I made for Mother's Day a few years back using Flower Fairies Decoupage Kits.  I'm not sure of the names of the individual fairies but I love these and so did my Mum and Mother in Law.

 Card and Envelope I made for my Mum

Supplies used:-
Ivory A4 Card - The Paper Mill Shop
Patterned Papers - K&Co, Papermania 
Flower Fairies Decoupage Kit 
Embossing Folder - Fiskars 
Glossy Accents 
Black Corner Peel-Offs - Local Craft Store
Coloured Adhesive Stones - Papermania 

Card and Envelope I made for my Mother-In-Law

Supplies Used:-
Ivory A4 Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Lilac Mottled Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Patterned Papers - K&Co
Flower Fairies Decoupage Kit 
Embossing Folder - Fiskars 
Glossy Accents 
Black Corner Peel Offs - Local Craft Store 
Purple Adhesive Stones - Papermania 

I loved making both of these cards and my Mother-in Law really appreciated all of the hard work I put into my efforts.  I really miss making her a card.

Check out my latest stock at 

Bye for Now and thanks for looking!

Sarah x

Thursday, 1 November 2012


Hi Bloggers 

Hope you are all well.  Just a short post from me as I have lots to do and have work this evening.

I meant to post this yesterday being Halloween but just didn't seem to find the time.

Hope you like this little project I made just for fun a couple of years back.  A cute Halloween Maze Book.  Lots of Pictures:

Pages Inside:-

Back Cover:-

Supplies Used:-

2 x Chipboard Squares 5cm x 5cm 
1 Sheet Green Textured Scrapbooking Card - The Paper Mill Shop
1 Sheet Orange Ribbed Textured Scrapbooking Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug Halloween Stripe
Stickers - Pebbles Inc Halloween Themed
Ribbon - Doodlebug & Black & White Gingham From The Craft Fairy 
Journaling Pen - Black 
Flowers - Prima 
Black Adhesive Gemstones - Papermania 
Doodlebug Jellishments Embellishments
Black Soot Distress Ink 

Back soon with another post.  Hope you all enjoyed your Halloween night last night.  I watched Ghost Hunters on Sky Living with a bottle of wine and an Asda pizza and my Orange and Spice Yankee Candle burning.  It was absolutely pouring down and freezing last night so I was well snuggled up.

If you get a moment, don't forget to pop into my Ebay Shop Black Cat Scrapbooking following the link:-

Back soon with another post.

Enjoy your evening.

Sarah x

Saturday, 27 October 2012


Hi Bloggers 

Hope you are all well on this gorgeous but freezing day.  My washing is out on the line blowing around like mad - just the way I like it. 

I'm feeling totally exhausted at the moment.  I haven't had a day off in 10 weeks with all of my Ebay Shop work.  Definitely a very busy time at the moment.

Anyway, today's card I made with my ACL class .  I really like the black and pink look.  

Supplies Used:-

White Pearlescent Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Pink Glitter Card - The Paper Mill Shop
Silver Metallic Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
white Pearlescent Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug
Pink Satin Ribbon - From Stash 
Black Ric Rac - From Stash 
Snowflake Die - Sizzix Sizzlets
Greeting Stamp - Penny Black Christmas Critters 

As always, I love reading all of your comments.  

If you get the chance, please pop over to my Ebay store by clicking the link below.

I had some exciting news last weekend from Ebay that I would like to share.  I am now a Top Rated Silver Powerseller.  I was so pleased. 

So purchase from me with confidence.

Have a great evening.

Sarah x

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Hi Bloggers 

I must firstly apologise for being a bad blog friend.  I have not posted or commented in a while.  I have been absolutely flat out with my Ebay store Black Cat Scrapbooking.  I've been taking Pre-Orders for the new Spellbinders D-Lites dies and the new colour Tim Holtz Distress ink pads.

The card I am posting today is a card I made a long time ago in preparation for the ACL class I used to teach but unfortunately, we never got round to making so I thought it would be perfect to send to my Niece on her 9th birthday this Thursday.

I love Tatty Teddy and coloured this one in brown because the original Tatty Teddies were brown and the first teddy I bought Sam was a brown Tatty Teddy.   I love reading your comments and appreciate each and everyone of my followers for taking the time to do so.

Supplies Used:-

White Hammered Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Patterned Paper- HOTP free off my Manager when I worked at the Paper Mill Shop 
Tatty Teddy Stamp - Free with Creativity Magazine
Blueberries and Chocolate Colorbox Q Ink Pad 
Pink Satin Ribbon - From Stash 
Promarkers - Pastel Blue for Patches and Nose, Ivory for Outline - Not sure of the browns used.

The greeting says - Wishing you fun and happiness on your Special Day! and was free with the Image Stamp.

Anyway, Have a great day Bloggers and I hope to be round commenting soon.

Sarah x

Monday, 15 October 2012


Hi Bloggers

If you're enjoying the Spellbinders shows on Create and Craft today, why not check out my new listings in my Ebay Store  Black Cat Scrapbooking.  I've just listed for pre-order most of the fabulous Spellbinders dies that the amazing Sue Wilson is using in the shows today.  I am also taking Pre-Orders for the new D-Lites dies and have a great assortment of Christmas dies and embossing folders in stock.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sarah x

Friday, 5 October 2012


Hi Bloggers!

This is my first post in 8 days.  I'm really sorry that I haven't been round commenting either just been so busy with my Ebay store and life in general really.  Anyway, today's card is this:-

Supplies Used:-

White Hammered Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Green Snowflake Paper - Paper Mania 
Small Christmas Tree Punch - Dovecraft 
Small Star Punch - X-Cut 
Pink Pearlescent Card - Local Craft Store
Silver Mirri - Local Craft Store 
Brown Smooth Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
White Rub-On Greeting - Pebbles Inc

I covered part of the back of the card with the paper too. 

Another one completed for my Christmas box.  Won't be long before we'll be writing them.

Must find some challenges to enter this into.

Have a great weekend and if you get chance pop into my busy Ebay store Black Cat Scrapbooking following the link:-

Have a great weekend!

Sarah x