Saturday, 20 June 2009

Sketch challenge card

I have been busy today as I had 2 of my nephews as well as my own 4 kids! Still when they went out with my husband and my nephews went home me and my daughter had some crafting time which was great!

I had entered Lee-Anns layout challenge over at Trimcraft I had forgotten to make the card until I got a gentle nudge and reminder from Lee-ann hahaha. I made this card in no more than half an hour and the glue was still wet when I took the photo LOL!!!

I find it really fun to follow a sketch and to see everyone elses interpretation on the same sketch!

The card is using free backing paper, DCWV (Nana's Nursery) green polka dots and strawberry cardstock, Whiff of Joy stamp and sentiment, punched daisy from the polka dot cardstock.

Thanks for looking, I am really pleased to 1) be able to make a card in such a short amount of time as I usually faff about with papers, flowers etc that I discover in my stash LOL and 2) that although it was rushed it actually turned out OK!!

Fathers Day card

Here is the card I made for my Dad for Fathers day, he loves fly fishing so this will really appeal to him (I hope). I had wanted the stamps happen its only a game (frustrated golfer) stamp for his card but it was either out of stock everywhere or REALLY pricey for something I would probably only use once.

Anyway the stamp I used is "Best Fishes" by Sugar nellie, the papers were free with a card making magazine, I used Bazzil cardstock and embossed it with the swirls cuttlebug folder.

I decorated the inside with the same free fishes paper and frames 1 nestabilities distressed with Tim Holtz distressing ink in frayed burlap. I have started decorating the inside and find this is a great way of using up all those scrap bits of offcuts!!

Colleagues 40th Birthday card

Hi all

This is a card I made for a colleagues 40th Birthday card. The papers are Making Memories (fresh anthology), Whiff of Joy stamped image coloured with Cosmic Shimmer and the lace and flowers from my stash!

I am entering this into the One Stop Craft Challenge - the criteria for entries this week is numbers.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Great Birthday Blog candy up for grabs!

Hi all

Jude over at Crafts International has some great blog candy up for grabs to celebrate her daughters birthday. Thanks to Judes generosity there are loads of items in the list. Here is a photo of it all but for a full list visit Judes blog.

Sarah (Sahara007 Trimmie)

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Sons friends 13th birthday card

Hi again

Kids, who'd av em?? My 2nd eldest was getting ready for bed last night and announced that he'd forgotten to ask me to make a card for his friend Frank who is 13 today!!! Talk about short notice so I said "can't we just buy him a card?" to which he looked horrified and said but Mum please make him one as yours are so much better and all my mates talk about them LOL!!!

Frank is onto Basketball so here is the card I came up with for him.

The detail of the embossing hasn't shown up on the image though. I put clear embossing powder on the trainers, number on his top and on the sentiment.

My son loved it!

Blog Candy Challenge Card

Hi all

Well it a gorgeous day here, the sun is shining, I have already put 2 loads of washing out, cleaned the kitchen floor.....

Anyhow, enough of the mundane. I have just finished the card I made for Mojo Monday Challenge blog

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Whiff of Joy card for sketch challenge

I was SUPPOSED to be working on a baby girl paper bag album for my sisters friend, BUT... started getting the urge to use the WOJ stamps, you know how it is, you sit at the crafting table, surrounded by all your lovely stash and something amongst it all catches your eye which you simply MUST use LOL!!!

So... here is what I made using the new Whiff of Joy Summer collection stamps. I (kind of) followed Lee-Anns (from sketch for the layout. To make a change from using flowers I used the strawberry stamps which came with the stamp set, coloured them in using brush markers then put 3 layers of clear embossing powder on them. I think they look quite effective! Funnily enough I am allergic to "real" strawberries though.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Brown and Blue challenge card

Here is my entry into Creative Inspirations Brown and Blue colour combo challenge, the layout is using Funkymotha's sketch on Trimcraft. This is the first ever sketch I have followed!