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

Thursday, 20 September 2012


Hi Bloggers 

I've had an extremely busy couple of days in my Ebay store with the new Spellbinder dies I listed yesterday so sorry if I haven't been around commenting much this week.  I've had lots to deal with.

Anyway, you want to see a card right!  Not hear my ramblings.

Today's card is clean and simple, quick to put together sort of card and here it is:-

Supplies Used:-

White Pearlescent Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Pale Blue Smooth Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Pale Green Smooth Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
White glitter Card - Local Craft Store 
Silver Christmas Tree Peel Off - Papermania 
Snowflake Punch - X-Cut 
Green Gel Pen 
Merry Christmas Stamp - Dovecraft 
Silver Embossing Powder - Heat It Up 

Hope you like it.  I have just started entering challenges so I'll have to find one to put this card in.

Please take a look at the items in my Ebay store following the link:-

Thank you so much for the amazing comments.  I love reading them and coming over to visit your blogs with all the fabulous creations.

Have a lovely evening!


Wednesday, 19 September 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 dies that the amazing Sue Wilson is using in the shows today.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sarah x

Sunday, 16 September 2012


Hi Bloggers 

Hope you are all well.  It's just started poring here and it's so dark.  I've had quite a quiet day today, ironing and visiting Paul's parents and sorting out orders taken in my Ebay shop over the weekend.  I'm really looking forward to this evening though with the return of Downton Abbey.

Today I am posting a card I made a while back but never sent so I'm going to send it to someone this Christmas.

Here it is - hope you like!  If you want a closer look just click on the picture.

Supplies Used:-

Foiled Snow Effect Card - Kanban 
Panelled Christmas Scene - Crafts U Print Download 
Quickie Glue Pen
Glamour Dust 
3d Foam Pads 
Ready Made Snowman - Jolees

Easy Peasy, great if you want to make a lot of the same card but don't have load of time. It folds together to fit in a DL sized envelope.

I love the scene and how quickly this card was put together - a few cheats I know but very effective.

I have entered this card into the following challenge:-

Have a great evening and don't forget the check out my Ebay shop following the link:-

Sarah x

Thursday, 13 September 2012


Hi Bloggers 

What started off to be a lovely day has now turned cloudy and rainy and hasn't it gone cold.  I've changed my plug in to Vanilla and bought some new Yankee candles in Asda yesterday Hot Cider and Cranberry Zest.  I'm burning Spiced Orange at the moment.  I love Yankee candles, I love Autumn and I love the Autumn fragrances - no I'm not on commission before you ask!  LOL!

Anyway, today I have a Christmas Tree Book Mark Card  to show.  Hope you like. 

This is another card I made with the ACL class I used to teach.

I made the card following a tutorial on the Hero Arts Website.

Supplies Used:-

Pale Blue Smooth Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Snowflake Background Stamp - Anita's
White Ink - Ink It Up 
Corner Rounding Punch 
White Glitter Card - Local Craft Store 
Red Smooth Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
White Pearlescent Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Tree Stamp - Anita's
Silver Embossing Powder - Heat It Up 
Whispers Brush Markers 
Red Stones  - Papermania 
Red Merry Christmas Peel Offs - Papermania 
Red Satin Ribbon - Local Craft Store

Thank you for all of the fabulous comments received on my last card.  I love reading the comments all my followers leave and appreciate every one.

Please take a look at my Ebay store following the link:

Enjoy your evening!

Sarah x

Saturday, 8 September 2012


Hi Bloggers 

Firstly, I must say a warm welcome to all of my new followers.  I am fast approaching 100 followers and I intend to offer up some blog candy to all of the lovely people loyally following my blog.  I have been overwhelmed by the lovely comments and positivity about my work.  Thank You so much!

I am so sorry that I haven't been around that much this week posting or commenting.  Paul had the week off  Sam went back to school and I've been really busy sending out Spellbinder pre-orders taken in my Ebay shop so I've had quite a busy week and I can't motivate myself the same when Paul is at home.

The post I have today is of a card I made quite a while back with the ACL class I used to teach.  I love Autumn and leaves so I thought I would make a card with an Autumn theme to it.

Hope you like it:-

Supplies Used:-

Ivory Pearlescent Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Colorbox Queues Chalk Ink - Blueberries and Chocolate
Green/Gold Pearlescent Paper - The Paper Mill Shop 
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink 
Heidi Grace Wild Daisy Road Scrapbooking Papers 
Large Leaf Silhouette Stamp - Sarah Jayne
Mixture of Heat It Up Embossing Powders - Cranberry, Gold, Copper, Green 
Papermania Striped Gross Grain Ribbon 
3d Foam Pads 
Gold Lettering - Anna Griffin

I have entered this card into the following challenge:-

I love to receive your comments and read every one.  

Please take a look at the items in my Ebay store following the link:-

Have a great evening.

Sarah x

Sunday, 2 September 2012


Hi Bloggers 

I've always admired and have drawn inspiration from the one and only Tim Holtz.  I've always loved his ideas and tutorials for the 12 tags of Christmas and  I thought that one day I would like to have a go at them.  Yesterday was that day.

  I got home from my 2nd SatScrap crop at The Rest Hotel in Porthcawl, where I had a great day it must be said, and decided to have a look at Tim's blog and start from the beginning - Well, that's a very good place to start don't you agree?  I took a look at his 12 Tags of Christmas from 2007 and decided to have a go at the 1st tag he gave a tutorial for.  I didn't have the stamps so had to do a variation on the design and this is what I came up with.

My Tag:-

Supplies Used:- 

Kraft Luggage Label - I bought these from The Post Office, they're not Tim's 
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paints Picket Fence and Antiqued Bronze  
Tim Holtz Blending Tool and Foam Pad 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:- Antique Linen, Festive Berries, Broken China, Black Soot
Tim Holtz Tonic Distressing Tool 
Letter E - Papermania Chipboard Letters 
Kanban Bling Black Adhesive Gemstones
Tim Holtz Muse Tokens 
Tim Holtz Eiffel Tower Clear Stamp 
Black Stranded Wool - From Stash 

Tim's Tag:-

I love the effect of the crackle paint and how the inks have blended together forming new colours.

I can't wait to have a go at tag number 2.   I really enjoyed this little project!

Watch this space!

Please take a look at my Ebay store by clicking the link below:- 

Enjoy your evening!

Sarah x

Thursday, 30 August 2012


Hi Bloggers

OMW!  Haven't the nights drawn in?  It is really starting to feel like Autumn now.  Sam goes back to school next Wednesday so we're gearing up for that at the moment, then it's downhill to Christmas all the way.  

I go to my 2nd SatScrap Scrapbooking Crop this Saturday so I have to prepare for that this evening as I'm at work tomorrow.  I've got lots of unfinished projects so I think I'll be concentrating on those this time.

Anyway, today I'm posting a card that I made when I was teaching for ACL.  It's using the same flower stamp that I used on the black/red/white tag I posted a couple of posts back.  This time I stamped the flower onto shrink plastic and coloured it in with Sakura Stardust Gel Pens.  I used Papermania paper that I've had forever and my Nestabilities Standard Circles Large to create the frame, the aperture and the mat for the computer generated greeting inside.  My class really liked this card and were Wowed by the shrink plastic.

My MIL starts her next session of Chemotherapy next Wednesday so she goes for blood tests on the Monday then if her blood is good she starts treatment of the Wednesday.  She does that for 3 consecutive weeks then she has a week off then the same again until the specialist says she's good for a break.

Hope you like!

As Always, I love to receive your comments and read each and every one.

Please take a look at the items I have listed in my Ebay Shop at the following link:-

I'll be back soon with another post.

Enjoy your Day!

Sarah x

Sunday, 26 August 2012


Hi Bloggers 

I haven't done anything exciting this weekend.  I was working Friday night and Saturday and today its been like a laundry here.  I did make this little project last night whilst watching the X-Factor.  Its using up more scraps on my work desk.  I'm enjoying these little challenges.  I'm working again tomorrow night so won't have anything fun to report for tomorrow either.  Oh well needs must I suppose.  Anyway, here's my project for today.

Supplies Used:- 

Jolly Nation Westie Decoupage Kit 
3d Foam Pads
Red Card - From Stash 
Spellbinders Beaded Circles - Largest Die in Set 
Making Memories Vine Dot Patterned Paper 
Spellbinders Standard Circles Die 
Black Polka Dot Ribbon - Craft Fairy 
Glue Dots 
Black Adhesive Pearls - Unsure of Brand
Clear Adhesive Gemstones - Papermania 
Crystal Stickles 
Glossy Accents 
Dk Green Card - DCWV 
Holly Punch - X-Cut 
Xmas Red Stickles 

Hope you like my little topper.  Have a great Bank Holiday and please check out my Ebay store at the following link:

Sarah x

Friday, 24 August 2012


Hi Bloggers 

Thank you for all of your congratulations for Sam yesterday.  They were much appreciated.  

This week I was looking at a some of the piles of bits I have lying around my workspace and I thought I would use what was kind of in front of me to create something.  In other words I gave myself a little challenge.

I started of with a scrap of black glossy card and drew around a tag template and made a tag shape.  I punched a hole with a small circle punch at the top of the tag.  On my desk was a stamped image of a Hero Arts Flower which hadn't been stamped very well and was heading for the bin.  I coloured it with Pro Markers in Ruby and Black, added some black glitter using a quickie glue pen and some Crystal Stickles .

I embossed the tag with a Fiskars Swirl Texture Plate.  Cut half a red heart shaped doily and stuck it to the tag.  I then tied a scrap piece of black tuille in the middle with some DMC black tread and stuck it onto the tag using a glue dot.  I stuck a Black Pearl Pin from the Ribbon Girl through the tuille.  I added a co-ordinating selection of scraps of ribbon through the hole in the tag.  I cut white leaves using my Sizzix Sizzlits Flowers, Branches and Leaves set and stuck on top of the voille.  I stuck the coloured Hero Arts flower to top it off and added a red gemstone to the centre. 

I'm really pleased with the result.  I've never made a tag topper myself before but Christine Emberson has been inspiring me on her fabulous blog Hopes and Chances.  It was quite quick and easy to do and I liked that about it.  I could sort of put it down and pick it up again when I wanted.

Hope you like it!

Please don't forget to check out my Ebay store at the following link:-

Enjoy your weekend!

Sarah x

Thursday, 23 August 2012


Hello Bloggers 

Well, the results are in!  

Sam went over to school this morning to collect his 1st year G.C.S.E results and the grades he got are as follows:- 

PHYSICS - D This pushes his over all general science grade up to a C 
R.E. - A* 
GEOGRAPHY - D 3 marks off a C 

I am over the moon and I think he is pleased aswell judging by the tone of his voice on the phone this morning!

As you can see he is happily posing for this photo!

Enjoy your day!

Sarah x

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Hi Bloggers 

Just letting you know that I have added the following Spellbinders to my Ebay store.  Most of them are featured on Ideal World today as part of their pick of the day shows. These dies are Hot, Hot, Hot!  The dies are on pre-order and are expected at my suppliers on 30th August 2012.

Thanks for looking:- 

Decorative Labels 1 

Decorative Labels 8

Les Papillions

Vintage Lace Motifs

Vintage Lace Accents

Asian Motifs

Asian Accents

Little Leaf Sets
Fancy Framed Tags 2
I'm sure that you will all agree that these are amazing dies.  

Please pop over to my Ebay store and have a look!

Have a great Day!

Sarah x

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Hello Bloggers 

Well, I've had quite an eventful day today! 

Firstly Sam and I had a dentist check up this morning - nothing to be done thank goodness!  Then we went into town to get a pastie for Sam and I had a voucher out of last weeks gazette for a free filled and topped donught!  Have to say it was gorgeous - I chose the chocolate topped one with cream in the middle!  From there we went up to Paul's Mums to visit.  She had a CAT scan yesterday to see where the hospital are going with her next treatment for her cancer.  When we went in she was not very well!  She felt light-headed and dizzy.  I think it is because she has lost her appetite due to the cancer and is not eating properly at the moment.  That combined with the pain she's in and the anxiety of this weeks hospital visits - she sees the specialist on Thurday morning.  She seemed to brighten up before we left so I hope we did some good!

From there we went to McArthur Glen, Sam was looking for a jacket.  We came home with school shoes from Clarks and a kettle from Tefal - no jacket!

I have 2 cards to post today both made with the same papers but completely different looks and folds!

Again, I made these with my ACL class and they really enjoyed making them!

The first one is a Joy fold card with a Penny Black image!  I love the Penny Black stamps - so adorable!

Supplies Used:-

White Linen Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Patterned Paper - Papermania 
Photo Hinge
Green Card - DCWV Christmas Stack 
Ribbon - Papermania 
Clear Stamp - Penny Black Christmas Critters
Stayzon Black Ink Pad 
Watercolour Pencils 

Snowflake Concertina Card:-

Supplies Used:-

Green Card - DCWV Christmas Stack
Patterned Paper - Papermania  
Snowflake Die Cut - Sizzlits 
Christmas Greeting Stamp - Penny Black Christmas Critters
Stayzon Black Ink Pad 
Diamante Gemstone - Papermania 

The little sleeve slips over the card and keeps it together!  

Anyway, Hope you like my cards as much as I enjoy reading all of your lovely comments!

Please check out my ebay store:-

Sunday, 19 August 2012


Hello Lovely Bloggers!

I've just been around commenting on a few of your amazing blogs!  Some of the country are having a heatwave today but its around 20 degrees here in South Wales and raining for a change!

Today I am planning to crack on with the tidying of my desk which I use for my my Ebay store and my crafting so last week I started clearing it up and I have a pile left at the end of the desk which needs to be sorted through and cleared.  

Today's card is a card I again made with my ACL card!  I really love the effect of Flower Soft and have bought a few of their kits.

To make this card I used the Flower Soft Pretty Pots Starter Kit and this card was one of the idea cards on the inspiration sheet in the kit! 

Supplies Used:-

White Hammered Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Gingham Card - Free Printable 
Flower Soft Pretty Pots Starter Kit
Deckle Edge Scissors 
Clear/Silver Holographic Peel Off Borders 
3d Foam Pads 

I loved making the little bouquet and I think the whole card looks really feminine!  

I still have the card and will give it to my Aunty next year on her birthday.  I am sure she will love it!

Paul has just decided that we're going for a KFC so I'm off for now!

Hope you like the card and enjoy the rest of your day!

Please visit my store Black Cat Scrapbooking at the following link!

Sarah x

Friday, 17 August 2012


Hello Bloggers

Hope you're all having a good day!  It's raining here at the moment but I heard somewhere that we are supposed to be having a heatwave over the weekend!  I'll believe it when I see it!

I've just bee round to your fabulous blogs commenting so now it's time for my own post!

The card I'm posting today I made with my ACL class about 2 years ago! 

It was made using the Bookatrix Board.  I think that the Burgundy and Gold is quite an effective colourway.

My class enjoyed making this card and found it a challenge!

Hope you like it!

Supplies Used:-

Gold Stardream Card - Ebay
Ivory textured Pearl card - Local Craft Store
Burgundy Smooth Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Ivory Pearlescent Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Green Pearlescent Paper - Craftwork Cards 
Rose Wood Back Stamp - Papermania 
Heat It Up Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Border Peel Offs - Local Craft Store 
Nestabilities Scalloped Circle 
Velvet Ribbon - M&S 
Just For You Stamp - Local Craft Store Not Sure of Brand!

I have entered this card into the following challenge:-

Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my cards over the past couple of days and a special thank you to my new followers for deciding to follow my blog!

Please check out my Ebay Store:-

Have a great weekend!

Sarah x

Thursday, 16 August 2012


Hello Amazing Bloggers!  

I've just had an hour visiting and commenting on blogs so now I thought I'd do my posting. 

I'm sure that many of you are aware, I don't have just one particular style!  I do like to use different products, mediums and a variety of designs!  I enjoy using different techniques and enjoy the challenge this brings me!  

It's a lovely day here in South Wales.  It was horrendous yesterday with rain and wind and it really felt as if Autumn was on its way!  But today its back to Summer again! 

Anyway, enough of my ramblings you want to see the card don't you:- 

I made this card about 2 1/2 years ago for my Mum for her birthday!  

I coloured Tilda using Promarkers.  I cannot tell you what colours I used so please forgive me for that!  The paper I used to cover the Easel shaped card were Papermania Elegance.  My Mum adored this card!  

A View From The Front:

A View From The Side To Show The Easel Shape:

Supplies Used:-

Ivory Hammered Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Burgundy Smooth Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Patterned Paper - Papermania Elegance 8 x 8 Pad 
Image - Magnolia Tilda Apple and Cherries 2010 Collection 
Medium - Promarkers - Sorry Not Sure Of Colours 
Flowers - Prima Essentials Pistachio
Burgundy Roses - Ebay 
Leaves - Martha Stewart Punch 
Gold Satin Ribbon - Anna Griffin 
Trim - Local Craft Store
Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles 
Sizzix Embossing Folder 
3d Foam Pads 

I hope you like this card as much as my Mum did!  I love receiving your comments its very motivational and I read every one!  

Must dash now have lots of orders to complete from my Ebay store.

Please take time to visit!

Have a great Day!

Sarah x

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Hello Lovely Bloggers!

Firstly I must say a warm welcome to my new followers.  I am so pleased that you are joining me on my creative journey.

I must say that I am suffering withdrawal symptoms from the Olympics!  I thought it was absolutely fantastic from start to finish.  So back to normality and routine for me!  It's quite a nice day here - so washing on the go and on to the line!  The nights are drawing in rapidly though. 

Anyway, enough waffle from me!  The card I am posting today is one I made last weekend for my wonderful partner Paul who turned 42 yesterday.  

I used a Kenny K digital stamp for the body, cut of the head of the image and replaced it with a photograph of Paul's face.  I must say I had such fun making this card and was laughing to myself when I put the head on the body and placed it on the card. 

Paul is a Swansea City fan so I coloured the kit in the new Swansea 2012/2013 kit colours.  I Googled a picture of the new shirt and printed then cut the Swansea and Adidas badges from it and stuck them to the digital kit!  

The picture inside is a Google picture of the Liberty Stadium.  I printed this on white linen card and stuck it to the inside of my Z-fold card.

Supplies Used:-

Black Smooth Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Kenny K Digital Stamp - Soccer 
Promarkers - Ruby, Forest Green, Pastel Blue, Black, Cool Grey 4
Skin:- Dusky Pink, Blush 
 Boots - Gold Jimnie Gel Pen 
Liberty Stadium Picture - Google Images Printed Onto White Line Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Computer Generated Greeting
3d Foam Pads 

Dont forget to check out my Ebay store:

I am so grateful for all of your wonderful comments and appreciate all the time and effort you make into responding to my posts.

Monday, 6 August 2012


Hello Bloggers!

At last I'm getting round to posting!  I've been really busy this week with my Ebay Shop Black Cat Scrapbooking I'm having a bit of a stock clearance and selling off some Spellbinders and some Tim Holtz items all at a silly starting price with no reserve so why not pop over and have a look.  

I have started listing some Memory Box dies and taking Pre-Orders for some of  the new Spellbinders dies due at my suppliers at the end of the month!  They're a must have!  

I've been having a good look around the blogs over the past week and commenting when I can!  I see that quite a lot of crafters are now focusing on Christmas projects so I thought that today I would post a Christmas card to give some inspiration!

I made this Easel card with my ACL class about 2 years ago and they all loved making it!  

I really enjoyed seeing this card coming together and I love the traditional colours!  

Supplies Used!  

White Card - The Paper Mill Shop
Patterned Paper - DCWV Christmas Stack 
Green Linen Textured Card - DCWV Christmas Stack 
White Organza Ribbon With Satin Trim - From Stash 
Gold Mirri Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
'Frosty' Snowman Stamp -  Will have to Update This 
Colouring Medium - Promarkers 
White Glitter - Glamour Dust 
Pointsettia Holographic Peel Offs 
Accents and Corners - From Pointsettia Sheet 
Gemstones - Papermania 

I hope that you love this card as much as I enjoyed making it!  

I love reading everyones lovely comments! 

Have a great evening!

Sarah x

Friday, 27 July 2012


Hi Bloggers 

It's been so hot this week so I thought I'd take time out from the computer and start painting my kitchen instead.  I've got as far as finishing the ceiling!  OMW!  Wasn't I suffering from heat exhaustion!  It does look so much better though!

I have a picture of a card that I am going to give to my parents for their 39th anniversary tomorrow.  I made this card ages ago with the ACL class I was teaching at the time.  It features a hand cut aperture which is then filled with iris folding!

Supplies Used:-

Black Pearlescent Card - The Paper Mill Shop 
Heart Shaped Template - I used the large Sizzix Heart which I drew around and then cut out the aperture
Pearl Papers - Craftwork Card Blox
Patterned Paper - DCWV
Gingham (Yee Ha!)  Ribbon - The Craft Fairy 

Pictures of the SatScrap Crop at The Rest, Porthcawl:-

Hillary, Phylis, Linda and Eileen 

Sue, Christine, Jeanette and Sharon

We had a fabulous 6 hour Scrapbooking crop arranged by Sharon at the lovely venue The Rest, Rest Bay, Porthcawl.

I got to do a demo, but at the moment I still haven't finished the layout I was doing so you'll have to wait for that.

Thanks for looking!

Sarah x

Thursday, 19 July 2012


I am so sorry that I haven't been around for most of this week!  I have tried to comment a bit but haven't posted.  The first three days of this week it did nothing but pour down here in South Wales and I can tell you that didn't do anything for my self motivation!

I'm going to my first scrapbooking crop this Saturday.  It's being organised by Sharon who was one of my ACL Managers.  The crop is being held at The Rest which is convalescence home in the seaside town of Porthcawl which is about 10 miles from my house.  It starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.  There are going to be 10 ladies at the crop most of whom I go to scrapbooking classes on a Thursday morning with.  Sharon has asked me to do a demonstration in an attempt to sell some of the stock that I'm holding so I have chosen to make a scrapbooking layout using only 1 set of Spellbinders dies the Classic Octagons.  I have started to prep my pieces for the layout - preparation picture below and I will post the finished layout and some photos from the crop  on Saturday. 

These are a few of the preparation pieces.  I intend on covering the whole background with the octagon pieces then putting the little octagons in the diamond shaped gaps between the octagons.
I haven't done many layouts with only myself in the photo.  Most are of the most scrapbooked boy in the world - Sam!   Not sure what I'm going to tile this!  Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

This photo was taken at a Hotel in Swindon where I was away for the weekend on a scrapbooking retreat! 

Hope you like my preparations so far!

Just to let you know I have a few Memory Box dies listed in my Ebay Store.  They are the following:





If you haven't tried Memory Box dies before they are extremely high quality and amazing designs.
They are made from 100% Craft Steel and can be used on the following:
Shrink Plastic

Use as you would a Spellbinders Die:

Thanks for all of your recent wonderful comments I love to read them!

Have a good evening

Sarah x