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!

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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