Saturday, 20 January 2018



I have been playing with some (new to me) stamps from Visible Image.....I love the sentiment and images on Glimmer of Light and made this simple card:

I will link up at CASology where the cue card is Glimmer this week and at AAA cards where the challenge is to use a quote to inspire your card.  Finally I shall join in at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme this week is to add a sentiment.

I hope you like it :)

Sarah x

Friday, 19 January 2018

Elegant Peacock


I wanted to make a card with the beautiful peacock die by Sizzix:

I spritzed some tissue paper with ink sprays and once it was dry, scrunched it up before adhering it to some cardstock.  I cut a square panel from the card and dabbed through a stencil on to it with some sparkle paints from Imagination craft.  I then die cut the peacock from a range of coloured cards including gold mirri and put it together.  The sentiment is from MFT.  The panel was matted on some more gold mirri to add to the overall design.

I hope you like it!  It has a lot of shimmer and texture in real life :)

I will link this card up at Simon's Monday Challenge where the theme is Birds of a Feather and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where we have been asked to add a sentiment.  Finally, I shall link up at Happy Little Stampers January, Anything Goes with Dies challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sarah xx


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Mixed media heart


I have had lots of fun making a canvas with my new heart stencil:

Having primed the canvas with white gesso, I then stamped IndigoBlu's crackle stamp background over the canvas.  I then used clear embossing paste over the stencil and, once it had dried, I painted over the canvas in dark blues and greys, wiping it off the stencilled heart.  I then stamped and white embossed some Stamploration stamps around the edges to add to the distressed look.

I mounted the canvas on white and navy cardstock and put it into a white box frame.

It shows that the stencil can be used for home d├ęcor pieces as well as cards and papercraft projects.  You can find it in my Folksy shop.

I will link this canvas up at That's Crafty where the current challenge is to use predominantly blue on your project and at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge where the theme is to 'ring in the new'.  I am using my new stencil on this project.  As I have used some Stamploration stamps I shall also link up at their monthly mixed media challenge which is anything goes other than a card.

I hope you like it!

Sarah x

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Craft Stamper - Take It Make It Challenge!


I am delighted to be sharing my first project for the Take It Make It Challenge at Craft Stamper :) As always, the theme is Anything Goes, as long as you use stamping somewhere on your project.  And, to make matters even more exciting, the sponsors for the challenge this month are the fabulous Visible Image with two of their stamp sets up for grabs!

   Take It, Make It Challenge  

Given that Visible Image are our sponsors, I have made a card featuring images from their Dare To Swim stamp set:

I white embossed the jellyfish stamps and created a deep sea back background using Spectrum Noir sparkle pens, combined with a sprinkling of water.  The shoals of fish are stamped with a combination of gold and bronze embossing powder to give them some tonal variation.  The sentiment is from My Favourite Things Essential Sentiments.  

I really love these VI stamps....have you seen the fabulous new release that they have been previewing this week??

I hope that you can join in with the fun over at the Take It, Make It Challenge - there is still plenty of time to play along!  The DT have some amazing inspiration to share with you over on the Craft Stamper blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Geometric Stencil


I hope your week has started well :)  I wanted to pop by to share a new stencil design which gives a fab geometric effect.....I used it to create a card for the current challenge over at Less is More where we are using purple:

I inked through the stencil on to white card using a range of Distress Inks and then cut a section of the stencilled panel out to adhere to the bottom of the purple card.  I extended the effect by stencilling tone on tone onto the purple card as well.  I added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink and a few hearts to finish.

I shall also link up at AAA Cards as it is a new stencil that I am sharing with you for the first time :)

It was my hubby's birthday at the weekend and I made this card for him from the boys.  It was so simple to do by pressing through the stencil with versamark and white embossing the pattern on the grey card.  The alphabet stamps are from Altenew and the rest of the sentiment and headphones die are from MFT.  This is a stencil that works perfectly for men's cards!

You can find all of my stencils on Folksy....

I have already shared on FB that I am so excited to be one of the winners of Papercraft Magazines Designer of the Year competition.  I won't go on about it can find the designs that I submitted in the current edition of Papercraft Essentials magazine :)  I am looking forward to being part of the DT over the coming year!


Thank you, as always, for stopping by and for your great comments!

Sarah x

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Time Out


My lovely friends at Time Out have achieved 100 challenges - yay!!  That is a real testament to Sandie, Nonni and the inspiring DT.  I look forward to the next 100 challenges :)

The theme for this challenge is to be thankful.  I am thankful for my crafting hobby and all of the wonderful friends that I have made through it.....I am also thankful for the aqua markers that I got for christmas and which I have used on this card!

I debossed an embossing folder that I got free with a magazine and used the indentations for the watercolouring.  I used fresh spring colours which make a nice change after all of the christmas crafting!  The sentiment is from Altenew.

I will also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Something New as I used my new pens and for a second time at Happy Little Stampers January Watercolour Challenge where Anything Goes.

Congrats again Time Out :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Have a Heart


Today I wanted to share a new stencil that I have produced from a fab SVG design by Savana's Design on Etsy.  It is perfect for valentines day, mothers day, anniversaries, weddings and all sorts of romantic occasions!

The image is approx 13cm so it is perfect for quick cards as a focal point simply by inking through as you can see above.  Here I have added some perfect pearls to give a sheen and combined it with a sentiment from Uniko.

Using different colours creates a different look again and here I have used a die cut from Stamplorations.

The size of the heart makes it perfect for mixed media projects as well and I have a few of those to share over the weekend.  I really hope you like it :)  You can find it on my Folksy shop.

See you soon,

Sarah x