Monday, 31 May 2010

Pocket Silhouettes

Good Morning,
How's your weekend been? We haven't done much, a drive into town to give some friends a lift to their cruise (lucky ducks) which should have taken about 25 mins which actually took me a whole hour as everyone around Southampton decided as it was raining that shopping in town seemed like a great idea ;-) and just pottering round Sunday, a bit of cleaning and washing and then some prep for next months class, how's that for organised?! I am going to make up the sample to take with me to the Papercraft show next Saturday, I hope to see some of you there? email me for more details and directions if you need them.
Enough waffling, here's today's card, I haven't used Pocket Silhouettes for absolutely ages and I really don't know why 'cause it's lovely??! I was inspired to use it by my SU! sis Sarah, Thanks for the reminder hun x
Colours used are Basic Grey, Melon Mambo and Taken with Teal, Love this combo!
A little {blurry} picture of the inside,

And finally I layered the sentiment and the Melon panel, adding crystal effects to the punched circle to make a faux brad,
Well, that's it for today, Have a great Bank Holiday Monday.
Back tomorrow with more crafty goodness,
Thanks for stopping by, Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Thursday, 27 May 2010

I had to make a few cards for my mum this week and this one was for a life long friend of hers. I wanted to make something a bit special for her and came up with this, I love this sentiment from Occasional Greetings and really don't use it enough!
Colours are Rich Razzleberry (again!) with Old Olive using the cottage wall papers,
5 petal flower with the branch from the bird punch and a gem brad,
I added a flat flower with some DSP to finish the inside,
using the butterfly punch with more Cottage Wall DSP,
Thanks for stopping by today, super quick post, I know but I must dash and cook dinner now,
Back tomorrow,
Hugs S.J. xxx

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Good Evening,
How was your day today? I have been busy trying to get ready for the papercraft show which is coming round very quickly (5th June!) and at around the same time the builders will be starting at home so my house will be turned upside down, not to mention I probably won't be able to find anything with any ease or have anywhere dust free to create! Ahh well, it will be well worth it when I get a whole stamp room to play in! whoop!
I was playing around with some of the new Melon Mambo goodies and thought it would be a perfect pink to team with black and the lovely On a Pedestal stamp set,
I created a pleated effect with the ribbon, finished by tying it down with Silver Cord,
I stamped the cake twice and layered it up before glittering the top with the 2 way glue pen and and Dazzling Diamonds,
and as there aren't any buttons yet to match the card and ribbon I made some of my own by punching circles, layering them up and coating with Crystal Effects.
Well that's all for tonight, I hope you like and thanks for stopping by,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Hello lovely peeps!
How was your weekend?? BBQ's all the way?? we did! and I was even off work this weekend to enjoy it, woo hoo!
So, thanks for stopping by today, I have a simple little card to share with you made using the new Rich Razzleberry colour, yummy isn't it?? I also used the new (to me) I {heart} Hearts stamp set from the mini, so cute! I am in love with it as you may have noticed from my last few posts (and my next few will be using it too!)

Cottage Wall DSP and yummy spotty ribbon both sadly only available while stocks last, or take a share (see top post) and get some of each colour,

Flat bow with Tiny Tags stamps and matching punch, middle tag is punched from the same heart as at the bottom corner, below,

Now, my friend Mandi wanted to make a card the other day for a mutual friend Sara (I will show you mine later) she didn't know what to make and so we brainstormed and came up with this, she did a lovely job don't you think?? colours used were Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and a hint of black to ground it a little, Sara was pleased and so was Mandi ;-)

And finally I meant to post this picture last week, but got carried away with the rest of my post and forgot to upload it! Doh! It was the winner for the Level 1 hostess stamp set prize draw which I gave you all the chance to win last month with any order, and the winner was Nicky.

She received the set at last weeks class and was thrilled. Keep popping by as I will be having another draw soon to celebrate my having a stand in the Southampton Papercraft show in a couple of weeks, I really hope to see you there. For more info please email me, addy in side bar.
Well, here's hoping the weather forecasters are wrong and the weather stays this good all week,
Have a lovely day and I will be back tomorrow with some more crafty fun,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Thursday, 20 May 2010

New Colours Share is Here!

Just a quick post to let you know that I received a parcel today! I have counted and cut and rolled and stroked the yummy new ribbon, card and paper all ready for you ;-)
Not the best picture, I admit, but I took it late Thursday night, I just wanted to show you what you can get in this share. The cost is just £12.95 including post, more details on the contents on THIS post. If you "need" a share then please email me on
I have just 3 shares left.
My friend came today and she had a share, she loved these new colours. I am afraid this piccie doesn't do them justice. I will have some samples using these yummy new colours to share with you soon.
Hugs, S.J. xxx

Milk Carton in Melon

Good Morning,
I trust you are all well, I must apologise for lack of posts again this week but DH has been in hospital, he is home now and (hopefully) on the mend so normal service should resume presently :-)
I made a new Milk Carton last week after seeing one in this colour made by my lovely friend Nicky. Thanks for the inspiration hun x
It uses the yummy new Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry card stocks and Inks, they are lovely together aren't they? Contact me for info on getting a little of all the new colours in my SHARE, only 3 left, hurry!
Please see side bar for my step-by-step tutorial on how you can make this carton,
I stamped the box before scoring with matching Ink using the spotty heart from the I {heart} Hearts set,
This tab is not glued so as not to spoil the box when removing any contents. I made it using the Tab Punch and scrap of ribbon, the cute clip holding it all together is accessorised with yummy tags made using Tiny Tags stamps and matching punch tied on with Silver thread,
The large heart is made using the full heart punch and the spotty one was cut out by hand and inked all over with Versamark, I then used Heat and Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds to make it gorgeous and sparkly,
Finally I must share this with you. The day I made this Milk Carton Zoe was going dancing, she went up to get changed and came down in this! Totally her own choice but I thought she just matched my Carton perfectly? What do you think??
{{P.S. Don't mind the garden behind, it is very much a work in progress at the moment, may even get some work done out there this weekend...}}
Well, that's all today, have a great Thursday and here's to the sun shining again today,
Hugs S.J. xxx

Monday, 17 May 2010

A Card to match Zoe's top and a Winner

Good afternoon,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I had a lovely time with my class ladies this Saturday where they all enjoyed making their Fathers Day cards and folded pouch. See HERE for the card.
Onto today's inspiration, Zoe has a lovely checked top which she was wearing when we were away last weekend, I looked at it and saw the lovely new colour Soft Suede which are teamed in the top with Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue ;-)
and this is what I made using my new set 'I {heart} Hearts' punched with the 'Heart to Heart' punch,
I layered some with dimensionals and coated some with crystal effects,
and a close up of the gem brad which I used to hold a little loop in the ribbon.
I hope you like my little card I sent it to my SU! sister Lynda who's birthday it was on Saturday. Happy Birthday Lynda xx
Have a good rest of the day and I will be back tomorrow with another milk carton :-)
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Friday, 14 May 2010

Quick Footie Card

Good Morning to you all,
I have a cool little footie card for you today, I have scheduled this post as I will be a bit busy getting tidy and any last minute jobs before Saturdays Fathers Day class,
This card uses the Just Soccer stamp set which incidentally Zack and his friend decided was the best card I had out as they were eating their tea last night, so safe to say a good set for little (and also much bigger) boys ;-)
Happy Birthday was stamped in White Craft Ink using the Happy Moments SAB set, The footballs were stamped in Old Olive Ink to match the card with 'Goal' stamped in Versmark to give a little contrast,
I stamped and punched the football then raised it on foam pads but I only glued the toe of the boots to the card so the back stood out but they stayed in place,
I stamped a couple of the balls inside to finish it off.
If you would like to see this card and more in the flesh then please drop by the Southampton Papercraft show on the 5th June between 10.30 and 3.30 at St James Methodist Church Hall, St James Road in Shirley, please email me for more directions if you need them.
I will be demonstrating there and also there will be a little make and take for you to have a try for yourself the wonderful quality and co-ordination of SU! Stamps, Punches and Paper.
I am really excited to see lots of you there
Bye for now, Hugs S.J. xxx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

2 Of The Same

Good morning,
Well, I am unpacked and all the washing done from our little trip, we had a nice time but boy, did we pick the coldest weekend to go away??? Unfortunately we didn't get to do much as we would have liked due to the cold, wet weather, but still it was nice to get away.
Just before we went away I was asked by a friend to make a card for her dads birthday, I had made one a week or so before ready for Fathers Day and she wanted the same but with birthday. Clear as mud? Yes? Well hopefully the photos will do a better job of explaining!! ;-) he he.
As you can see I layered up the images a bit more on the 2nd one and also added a bit of paper piercing to some of the squares, Football and boot are from Just Soccer, Beer mug is from Cheers to You, Fathers day sentiment is from Occasional Greetings, and Birthday one is from Cheer and Wishes.

I also used lashings of Crystal Effects on the top stars, love it!
and this is the inside of the birthday card...

Well, she was happy with it and I hope her Dad was pleased too.
Before I go and do a few bits, just a quick reminder that I have just 5 shares left now for the new colour ribbon, card and paper share, please see top post or email me on for more info.
Good to be back and looking forward to hearing from you, my lovely blogging buddies :-)
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Friday, 7 May 2010

Bird House Milk Carton

Good Morning to you,
I am off this morning to Weymouth for the weekend, So excited :-)
So anyway, as promised here is the Milk Carton I made the other day using THIS tutorial.
I used So Saffron Card stock with Vintage Vogue stamps with the Bird and Butterfly punches.
Around the back and sides I used the delicate vine stamp and made it trail up the sides rather than all over using Versamark, the long stamp was used along the bottom in So Saffron Ink.
Here is a closer look at the bird, I punched the body from Choc Chip card which I then edged in Platinum shimmer paint. I punched the wing and branch from Sweet Pea DSP. The window behind her is backed with Vellum card stock.
And finally here is the "Roof" it is again made from Sweet Pea DSP as is the butterfly. I didn't attach the roof with adhesive but instead just clipped it on using the paperclip from the clips assortment, these are lovely little clips, strong enough to hold boxes shut but small enough for adding to cards,
So, that's all for today,
I hope you all have a lovely weekend too,
Thanks for dropping by, Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Special Offer for 2 Weeks Only!

I bet you have thought about being a SU! demo at one time or another??
Well, now is a fantastic time to sign up as SU! have got a very special offer on for just 2 weeks, so you better be quick! From now until the 7th May you can get over £240 worth of SU! goodies for just £125, thats an extra 10% off the already great value starter kit price (normally £135) plus all the other fantastic benefits of being a SU! demonstrator...
* Previews of yummy new products,
*Wonderful Team support from me and your side lines and of course the SU! demo community,
* Pre-orders for all new catalogues,
* SU! demo only training events and access to a demo only website,
* New stampin' friends,
* Meeting and working with like minded people,
* Earning whilst enjoying your hobby or even just saving money on your crafty passions,
* An exciting opportunity that's for everybody whether you want to be a hobby demo (ie; a demo who wants to order for their self to get great discounts) or a career demo (ie; a demo who wishes to make this opportunity a business as big or small as they like)
* Of course all of this whilst working with Fantastic Products and sharing the SU! love x
As an extra bonus I am also offering you a free gift to get you started on your SU! journey.
I would love for you to join my team and we can take this SU! journey together, I will be here to support you every step of the way with as much or as little help as you want or need.
If you would like a chat or just some questions answered then please don't hesitate to contact me on
I look forward to hearing from you soon, Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

14 Years...

Hello everybody,
I hope you all had a lovely l-o-n-g weekend.
Sunday was our 14th Wedding Anniversary and so obviously I had to make a (dreaded) mans card ;-) I went to my staple mans card colours Choc Chip and Kraft, {with a splash of Rose Red}.
Tiny Tags tied round the Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon with Linen Thread,
Hearts made using Large Heart Punch and Choc Chip and Rose Red DSP, I also sprayed them with Shimmer Mist - made with Shimmer Paint from the new mini,
Small hearts are from Tiny Tags stamped using Versamark, with a stamp-a-ma-jig for a straight line,
Inside I did a Very Vanilla layer from which I simply punched out a heart and then inked all the edges, just to add a little interest...
I also made a simple 2-4-6-8 box and filled it with Cadburys Chocolate Caramel bites, mmmm!
The background is the same little heart, again with Versmark and the Large heart was heat embossed with clear embossing powder then sponged with choc chip ink to highlight. 'Love' is from Basic Phrases but fits perfectly in the little Jewellery Tag punch.
So, that's it from me today, I have to tidy today (boo!) as we are going to Weymouth on Friday 'till Monday for a lovely weekend away, Hoooray!! We are all soo looking forward to it :-D
Back tomorrow with a new Milk Carton design using my tutorial (in side bar)
Bye for now, Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Saturday, 1 May 2010

New Products Share

So, do you like the new colours?? Just the names are good enough to eat!
Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede.
First offer of the day...
If you need all the new colours and want to buy full packs of the card, paper, ribbon, ink pads and of course the window sheets then I am offering FREE post and packing straight from SU! direct to your door (you must order all the products on the flyer to qualify for this offer, you may also add other products to this order to be included in the FREE delivery too, saving you £3.95 or 5% whichever is greater, so the more you order the more you can save!) this offer is only valid until 15th May
Offer number 2...
I am also organizing a share of the great new products so you can get your hands on a little bit of each of all the new colours,
So, what will you get??
3.4 mtrs Melon Mambo Spotty Ribbon,
3.4 mtrs Rich Razzleberry Spotty Ribbon,
3.4 mtrs Soft Suede Spotty Ribbon,

12 sheets 6x6 Cottage Wall DSP
5 sheets Melon Mambo A4 card stock
5 sheets Rich Razleberry A4 card stock
5 sheets Soft Suede A4 card stock
All this for just £12.95 delivered to your door.
This offer is on a first come first served basis. I will need 6 people for this first share but I can do another if needed :-)
Please email me asap on to reserve your place
Look forward to hearing from you soon,
Hugs S.J. xx

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