Thursday, 5 July 2012


Hi Bloggers

So sorry I haven't posted much this week, I've been up to my eyeballs in it again!

Sam is home from his football tour which took him from South Wales all the way to Perth in Scotland for 4 days last Thursday till Monday just gone!  He was camping all the time he was there so when he returned Monday I had a Medium suitcase and a large kit bag full of dirty smelly washing which I didn't manage to get started till yesterday as the weather has been so bad here and I like to hang my washing on the line.  

This morning my MIL had an appointment at the hospital to have the results of her blood test to see where she is with her cancer.  The specialist told her that the cancer cells in her blood were up a bit and wants her to have another scan.  She finished an 18 week 6 session course of Chemotherapy at the end of March.  The specialist told her that she would have to start another course sooner rather than later so I took her a bunch of flowers round this afternoon because we were hoping that the specialist would say see you in another 3 months but she is so determined and she is trying to think positively but I'm sure that this would be such a kick in the teeth for her!

Today I'm posting a card that I have given to Paul's cousin who had a baby boy last Thursday!

Front View of Card:-

Inside View of Card:-

Supplies Used:-

Gingham Card - I printed of the Internet but cannot remember what site I used
White Hammered A4 Card - The Paper Mill Shop
WS Teddy Template 
Circle Punch 
Holographic Sparkle Peel Off Borders 
Making Memories SAM ribbon 
Velvet Alphabet - I had to change the S to a J 
3d Foam Pads 
Brads - Dovecraft - I think 

I made this card with my class whilst I was teaching Adult Community Learning.  It is more challenging than it looks.

Anyway Hope you like it and as always I would love to receive your comments!

Sarah x


  1. What a cute baby card, love the teddy cut out! x

  2. That is perfect! I love the teddy image and the gingham is fab. thanks for sharing, jenx

  3. This is gorgeous, I love the teddy design and the gingham is always a winner on baby cards.
    So sorry to hear about your mum Sarah, I wish her all the best with her treatment and send you both hugs

  4. Wow such a super card, the image is great and the gingham looks so fresh and clean.

    sorry about your ML, my daughter in law has just had a 2 year battle with the big C. now has to have medication for 5yrs until she is give the all clear.

  5. is always throwing something at us, the flowers were a wonderful thought, great card too, I loVe gingham on cards for little-uns...keep smiling Sarah...Mel :)

  6. Awhh!! Sooooo cute...Fabulous colours and a Fabulous design.
    LOve it.

  7. So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. I hope she keeps her positive attitude through the next course and that it doesn't make her too ill.
    Love this little baby card. Gingham is a favourite of mine too.

  8. PS Did you know you have word verification on?

  9. Sorry to hear about your MIL, hope things get better soon. Such a sweet baby card, love the inside too. Deb xxx

  10. I hope your MIL keeps positive and manages the next course of chemo without too much effect. It must be such a worry for everyone.
    Flowers are a lovely jesture :)
    The baby card is so cute ~ I always love gingham...I think it always looks so crisp and clean. Perfect baby blue..
    Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend
    Neesie :D

  11. Hi Sarah,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother in Law, how low she must be feeling. I do hope that this course of treatment does what they hope and she hasn't got to suffer too many side effects.
    Gingham is perfect for a baby isn't it. Always clean and crisp.
    Your question about Word verification - If you click on Design at the top of your blog, then Settings (under layout etc) you will find Posts and Comments, click on this and you will see Word Verification option in the Comments section. Set this to NO. Have you ever left a comment for someone and Captcha comes up and asks you to copy the words you see, well that is what you have left on your blog. It is very difficult for many people to read these especially those who may not have their glasses with them (I am one of those people too).
    Hope that helps sweetie. Hugs Linda x

    1. Linda thank you so much for your assistance. I think that I have now turned off the word verification!

      Sarah x

    2. Hi, sorry for delay in getting back to you. I won't repeat all that :)
      It just helps as I visit lots of blogs and it can be really tricky seeing those tiny words!

  12. What a fabulous card, such a lovely shade of blue, and a really clever fold.

  13. What a lovely card Sarah, thank you for commenting on my card. Aud x

  14. So sorry to hear your MIL is poorly , how lovely of you to take her flowers , I do hope things improve with these courses.
    Your card is amazing I love the front but the pop out is fabulous well done Hugs Elaine

  15. This is so cute, love the cutout inside. Hope your MIL is feeling more like soon with the new treatment.

  16. Hi Sarah,

    Popped across from Eileen G's blog. She's been my inspiration since I started blogging about 18 months ago. Unfortunately as I work full time my time is limited for crafting, but I started out with scrapbooking and went onto card making (which seems to have taken over)... So sorry to hear about your MIL. I have a friend at the moment whose just started chemo and it's so unpleasant, but we're trying to keep her spirits up. Pop over to my blog if you get 10 seconds. Hugz Dee x

  17. Too cool of a card! Love how you've done the inside and all of that plaid blue paper is scrumptious!
    Sorry to hear about your MIL! Prayers up

  18. Oh this is so cute and love how it pops out inside.
    Sorry to hear about MIL.

  19. Lovely card, perfect for a new baby, but then we see the inside - has a WOW factor doesn't it, really clever. Sorry to hear that your MIL didn't get better news, hope the next lot of chemo works well. It's affects the whole family, doesn't it. Helen (Sydney)

  20. Fab card Sarah - love the inside - just perfect.

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me a lovely comment.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx