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