Saturday 15 October 2011


Hi bloggers

Sorry it's been a few days again since I posted last - again it's that old problem called life!  Sometimes it just doesn't leave enough time in the day for the things I like to do - I have to put up with just getting the things done I need to get done!

So why has life been busy - well we have a couple of weeks of guests staying in the holiday cottage - which means I have to clean it.  I don't know how I ended up with the job of cleaning - I really, truly find it one of the most mind numbing things going!  Kudos to those of you who enjoy cleaning, I don't!

We went to Emily's school Harvest Festival - awww so sweet!  All of 'em jumping up and down for the songs and joining in with the actions - brought a tear to my eye!  Then there was a 2.15 club - an overview for the parents of what they learn at Nursery and Reception.  It was a bit of a whizz through Early Years Foundation Stage, but very interesting when you have no idea what they do at Nursery or School.  We go back in awhile for another talk.

So enough of my life - onto cards.  This a very simple card, for a challenge that Rebekah is a Design Team member for.  It's been ages since I did this simple a card, used to do them all the time for Less is More, so I thought  (as I had a spare 20mins) I'd give it a whirl.

So card:

Apologies if it doesn't come out very well on your screens, I'm having a bit of a problem photographing cards at the mo.  The conservatory is too bright and the kitchen or dining room too dark.  Could really do with finding somewhere that I can take a pic anytime.  Heigh ho, it will have to do.

Card details:

DL size card
Ladybird Crafts Ink stamp - Niki & Friends 'Winestool Niki'
Coloured with my Prismas
Sentiment is from a Fiskars set
Don't know if you can make out that I put some Stickles on the wine glass.


Hoping to get round all your blogs tonight, hope you are all having a good weekend.



Creative Inspirations - Challenge 133 - Single Layer Card


Vicky said...

It's fabulous Sarah....and I know what you mean about life and taking a decent!

big hugs Vicky xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Me too with the life & picture thing!! Great card though x

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Sarah,I wish I could do this sort of card!!!it scares the life out of

Christine L said...

Fab clean and simple card Sarah.. Love it !
Christine x

Pink Dandelion said...

Fabulous less is more card Sarah. Love it. Take Care Debs xx

Wendy said...

Fab card Sarah,great image,we have the school harvest festival monday....enjoy the rest of the weekend,have now posted my candy.
Wendy xx

Anita said...

Hi Sarah! I totally dislike cleaning too. Takes up too much of my stamping time :) Beautiful card and your coloring is fabulous.

coops said...

stunning card sarah.i love the cas design and fabulous image ;D

xx coops xx said...

Love the card simple but elegant. know what you mean about life taking over should not be allowed, it gets in the way of crafting. Alison xxx

NGCARDS said...

Cute card hun! thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

sue said...

Beautiful card and your coloring is perfect. sue xx

Chris said...

Beautiful card sarah and I have to agree cleaning is so mundane and boring.. chrissieann xx

Kelly said...

Love it x

Fiona Keel said...

hi sarah, life does have a habit of getting in the way of crafting time! what a stunning C & S card, fab image! Fi x

Kim said...

Don't think i'd be able to pull off a clean and simple card but you have , with incredible style :) xx

applejack cards by sue said...

A very elegant card. Great shading...I do so wish I could do that, I am so envious of crafters who can colour so neatly.

Lisa Cornwall said...

fab card. so simple and elegant. xx

jillb said...

Hi Sarah

this is a great CAS card. I'm always envious when other people can do this, because mine always look boring instead of clean and elegant. Well done! xx Jill B

MissyG said...

Love the simplicity of this

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous! I love winestool Nikki (although I also love Martini Nikki) - do you see a pattern here?!

Susan xx

Unknown said...

Wow this is fabulous Sarah... so elegant and fresh!! .. You seem to have have such a busy time there :)

Faye said...

This is just perfect. A wonderful clean and simple card. xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant card and thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations with our single layer theme.