Monday, 12 July 2010

GDT at Sweet Pea Stampers - a recipe and my BIG news

Hi all

I was sooooo super excited to have won the challenge over on Sweet Pea Stampers last week, my prize was a wonderful Elaine Cox stamp (which is still waiting to be inked up) and a week as GDT. Have you seen the DT creations over there? They are truly a talented bunch of ladies and always so inspiring!

The new challenge which starts today is a recipe of NO patterned paper, 1 butterfly, two Sweet Pea images and 3 different embellishments, which to be honest when I first got the email from the lovely Pascale I though "YIKES, what on earth shall I do?". However inspiration suddenly came to me and this is what I came up with:

The background was made using normal printer paper scrunched up several times, swiped with faded jeans Distress Inks and spritzed with glamour mist (which you can't see on the photo) and water. Same thing when making the "rocks" but this time using vintage photo and antique linen. The images are coloured in using Promarkers. The stamped "seaweed" are Basic Grey Insignia, the butterfly stamp on the right hand side is Artemio from The Altered Element. I have added a seashell charm and added tiny beads to the wire, leaves are from a silk flower arrangement which I have taken apart LOL!

There are THREE FABBY prizes on offer this week and some great examples from the DT and the lovely Susie Sugar.

Now onto my news... As you know I am sooo uncool and jump about with excitement, well you can imagine this weekend I have been on the ceiling LOL since the (also excitable) Pascale asked me to join the Sweet Pea Stampers DT whoohoooooo!!!! Of course I stayed calm, cool and collected (NOT) and took ages deliberating (NOT - more like the length of time to hit the reply button). I have had Pascale jumping up and down with me and I secretly think she is going to use me as a way of keeping fit LOL - a cyber personal trainer. So from next week I will officially be on the DT!!!!!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Tuesday Taggers - Make a scene
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open theme but must have butterfly, fairy or angel
ABC Challenge - Y is for "You and Me" two images on a stamp or two stamps on a card


  1. This is stunning Sarah and well done on your DT post,you will love being with them.I am so jealous of you .Sweet pea stampers

  2. Hi Sarah,
    Beautiful take on the theme.
    Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stampers team :D
    Jen x

  3. Hi Sarah, sorry we never got to work together but you will absolutely LOVE being on the Sweet Pea team - they are a fabulous bunch of girls and you will be a great asset to them. I have a huge assignment to get through and unfortunately it has to take priority, so I hope you enjoy 'sitting in my old chair' and I wish you heaps of luck! Hugs xxx

  4. I managed. To get my daughters I pod connected. Well done Sara you deserve it. Love the scrunched background. Lisa x

  5. WOWEE you really have created a scene here from scratch! gorgeous papers those rocks are very realistic. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week and congratulations on joining the SweetPea team. xx Zoe

  6. Congrats! Fab creation! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  7. Congrats darling and your card is stunning
    Hugs Susie xx

  8. Hi Sarah it is great to have you join us this is brilliant I love the chain and charm such a great touch :D


    Amy xx

  9. Hi Sarah hun big caonragtulations to being on the DT, I'm not surprised Pascale asked you, your creations are amazing you are a very talented woman!!!
    I love this card you have the background perfect.....its lush, all of it. I'm gonna try to remember to enter in that challenge memory can be crap at times lol. Thank you for the fantastic comments you have left for me, they always bring a smile to my face & mean such a lot hun. Cant wait to see more of your DT work....gosh I'm excited now A BIG WOOOO HOOOO for SARAH YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE.
    Take care hun & hope your week flows nicely.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  10. Whooohoooo, HUUUUGE congrats Sarah, not a bit surprised though Hun as your work IS gorgeous! I look forwards to seeing what lushness you create. This first card is just wonderful. I wouldn;t know where to start.
    Warmest wishes

  11. Congrats on joining the Sweet Pea DT! I love all the textured scenery on your card. :) Thanks for stamping with Flutterby Wednesday this week. :)

  12. What a fantastic card !!

    Can i jump up and down with you ? Thats such fantastic news Sarah.Congratulations !! But there again,i know you are very tallented ;o) How exciting getting on the DT for absolutely gorgeous stamps !!
    Choccy xx

  13. Hi Sarah

    Another stunning card, really imaginative.

    And well done of the DT pot, you have such a natural ability with these lovely stamps.

    B x


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