Saturday, 18 December 2010

Don't laugh.... my first ever card, and my latest!

Hi all

Well like much of the UK we have woken up today with a deep blanket of snow, there is about a foot already and no sign of the snow stopping at the moment, will take some photo's when we go out with the kids later on - I still need to get dressed lol.

You may be wondering why on earth I have made this absolutely stunning get well card, hahaha, and why on earth I want to make myself cringe so much by taking this card out of the "embarrassing and never to be seen again" pile, well the reason is that the mad DT over on Crafty Cardmakers have challenged you to show your first (and in my case the worse) and latest creations. For some reason they think it is *fun* lol. Really it is nice to go back and look at those early creations and see how far your techniques (and stash) have grown!!!

My first card consisted of some backing paper, the flowers were cut out from another backing paper - I never had rubber stamps then. I remember they were a real faff to cut out and I never even thought of backing the paper with card to make them more sturdy. The greeting was hand written and then squiggled on. The lace I still have and does make an appearance on my cards from time to time, however I no longer have the plastic shiny butterflies, phew! After this attempt I progressed on from handmade sentiments to peel offs, might have to dig out some of those photo's later for a trip down memory lane!
On to today's card which is inspired by 2 challenges, the theme from Sir Stampalot is Travel the World and this oriental stamp by Time to Stamp fits the bill! The Play Date Cafe colour splash challenge made me realise I very rarely use yellow in my creations, not on it's own anyway. I never wear the colour yellow either as it really makes me look ill lol!

My friend Lisa Jane is celebrating her first blogoversary and is asking for your favourite Christmas image, well as I don't celebrate Christmas there are no nice picture of us around the Christmas tree or on Christmas morning but I just love this image of naughty Santa smoking a spliff not that I'd know what one is LOL, I was a student once haha!
I came across Lisa's blog a while ago now and was fortunate to have met her in person when she visited Manchester, we also went to Port Sunny together and I can safely say she is funnier and madder in real life than she is on her blog - love you Lisa!!!


  1. oh lol... i didn't laugh.. hones .. you should see some of my first attempts lol
    Love both the card as they were obviously both made with love ..
    Lisa ;)

  2. Great cards. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. Thank you for that Sarah.. i love that pic... it made me chuckle.. thats all you and i ever do lol!
    Dont forget to nominate a friend for the second parcel of candy .. unfortunately it cant be me .. shucks!!
    Lisa ;)

  4. What, you no longer use those lovely butterflies, LOL! And what a fabulous 'latest' card. Love that image. Thanks for being such a sport and joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

  5. Hi ther Sarah

    We have the white here as well, looks lovely, but far from practical.

    Two great cards, thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    Hope you are nearly ready for the big day, expect the children are pretty now.

    B x

  6. Love the image, funny! Great cards! I know what you mean about sharing your first card, I don't think I can even remember mine, and if I did I'm not so sure I could share it!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  7. Gosh Sarah, so much going on today. Love your entry for the PDC and your smoking Santa brought a smile to my face.
    Must get around to emailing you as I want to know all about you working in Dusseldorf.

  8. Love the Play date card, and that Santa image will be going out to a few people now ;)

    I've just gone back and looked at the pics of some of my early efforts. If you think yours is bad.....

  9. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Hi sweetie love your fabulous cards lol I think its a great idea for the challenge & its great seeing how far you have come along since first starting.....You have certainly come far hunni. I will have to pluck up the courage to enter this 1 lol but I wil def try to remember to enter cus I like the idea of this challenge lmao.
    Anyway hope you have a fab crimbo & I wish you & your family all the very best for 2011. Take care hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  11. Beautiful Oriental card the image and your design is gorgeous thank you for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Lorraine x

  12. Hiya Hun :)
    Love the cards Sarah.....especially the 2nd one ;). Your first ever is a million times better than mine, I would never be brave enough to upload it( infact i don't think i even have a photo of it lol). that photo of naughty Santa is really sinister isn't it, but made me laugh so much. i know you don't celebrate Chrimbo Hun, but i just want to send my best wishes and lots of love to you and your lovely family (((hugs))) and I hope that 2011 holds everything you could all wish for.

    warmest wishes

  13. Hi Sarah,

    Your post has cheered me up this morning!

    I love your oriental card, it's perfect for our "Travel the World" theme at Sir Stampalot. Thank you for joining us this month.

    Clare x

  14. Your first is way better than my first lol, your second is stunning!! Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

  15. Not your worse at all! It is a cute Get well card and that lace is lovely, I don't doubt you'd use it again! And your latest is absolutely fabulous. I love the color scheme! Thanks for sharing your FIRST & LAST creations with us at Crafty Cardmakers! Wishing you a safe & Happy Holiday season. Little Miss Neat (Corry).

  16. What a lovely 'splash' of yellow! So great to have you play with us...Merry Christmas from The Play Date Cafe.

  17. Love this card Sarah! Especially that yellow velvet ribbon with the lace - gorgeous!

  18. beautiful work! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

  19. Fancy consigning those elegant butterflies to the reject pile, shame on you LOL. For a first card it's actually rather nice. Your latest is grogeous with it's small hints of yellow.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thanks for joining our First and Last Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Hope to see you back next year.

    Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

  20. You shuld see my first card...ther is some thing to laugh about!!! Hihihihh
    Great card with truly beautiful colors!!
    Thank you for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!
    lina xx


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