Friday 9 March 2012


Hi all

Well here I am at an odd time of day, aren't I!  I've been busy this morning making a card that I'm actually going to send!!  Then this afternoon it's the school trip, baking and then dinner - so I thought I'd take 1/2 hr to sit at the old lappy!

It's very strange at my house at the mo, we've got the road outside the house closed for miles (and I mean miles!) so no traffic.  Not that we get heavy traffic anyway, well certainly not the level of traffic I was used to when I lived in Essex, but it's dead out there now!  And I have to shout at a workman to get him to move the cones to let me out the road.  Think he's getting used to the school times - and it's almost like having a butler - imagine me waving my hand and saying (in the very grand manner) 'open the gates please, Jeeves'.

Now the truth is - me shouting out the window, at some poor bloke (who probably thinks I'm mad as a hatter) 'oi, let us out then, mate'!!! Refined or what?!

So what have I got to share today then - a card, never, really?!  The surprise is, wait for it!!!, I actually quite like it!!  I'm not sure about the sentiment, as I wonder if it's meant to be a new baby card, but I don't do many of those (don't know any expecting ladies), so I thought this would be more universal - maybe even a Mother's Day card?

Here we go then:

Front shot:

Detail of image:

I used:

Image: Stampavie - Rachelle Anne Miller: Jump into my pouch (I had a really serious habit for these images for years!), coloured with my Prisma pencils.
Die-cut with and matted onto nestie shapes.
Papers: First Edition - Desert Blooms
Cheery Lynn: Fanciful flourish die
Flowers, button, pearls all from my stuff.
Craftwork Cards: card blank and sentiment

Hope you like, will be back tomorrow with my card for Sweet Stampin.

See's ya then,

A challenge, or two:

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog: Challenge 13 - pearls and swirls

Crafting when we can: Challenge 13 - animals

Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 121 - a sketch

Moving along with the times: Cute as a Button

and just for fun:

Lisa's  Waste not Wednesdays, this is a doozy Lisa, I've had it since 2008 and not inked it - slappy wrists, naughty Sarah!!


Sue B said...

Aww what a sweet image Sarah! and you've coloured it so beautifully. I love the lush paper and the die cuts - so pretty! The flower is gorgeous with the heart button centre - it's a really pretty card.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Jo said...

Gorgeous!That image is so sweet!Love the embellies, too! Did i read right??? 2008??? That reminds me of me!
Jo x

Doreen said...

Love your card Sarah,what a fabulous

Poppet said...

Love the colours you have used on this card Sarh, the DP looks fab with the pale pink. I agree with you that this image will make a perfect Mother's Day card.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh how sweet! Cute image and lovely colours. xx

Flowergirl said...

Beautiful card Sarah! love the stamp and your soft and pretty colours are gorgeous!
Where did you used to live in Essex? I'm an Essex girlie!
Wendy x

Anita said...

This is beautiful Sarah. Your coloring is lovely and I really like the soft colors you used for this image. Have a wonderful weekend.

catherine said...

Great card Sarah and love the image. Hope you have a nice weekend. Sounds like you've had a busy day today
x catherine

Berry said...

Gosh this is so cute what an adorable image! I think the sentiment is very universal and therefore much more useful! Lol at you and those pesky workmen! Hugs Rebekah xx

Julie C. said...

Hi Sarah, this is a sweet card. Love the little heart botton on the flower and the soft gentle colour you've used!

Vicky said...

So gorgeous the cute image and pretty layout too..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

wow this is gorgeous sarah.i love the sweet image and your colours are really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Your post really made me smile hun, I love the papers and the image is just too cute, love the flowers too
Lindsay xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is super cute Sarah! All them little babies is making me broody - NOT! Its grandchilren I need, then I can give them back!
Gorgeous colours and I really pleased that you like it cos I do!
Thanks for joining in my 'Cute As A Button' challenge at MAWTT this week and good luck
Laurie x

Unknown said...

Awww what a pretty card Sarah, love the soft colours and the gorgeous image xxx

Wendy said...

Awww soooo cute Sarah, love the image and pretty colours..hope you have a great weekend.
Wendy xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww this is so sweet Sarah, I love the adorable image and lovely colours too :)

Christine L said...

Loving the images, colours and layout hon..... and laughing at your thoughts of your butler!! hehe

Christine x

lindyloo said...

what a super cute image love the colours and layout thank you for joining us at cutie pie lindyloo x

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous image and lovely colours, so sweet!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Sarah I love the way you craft , these images and cards are FAB I am your newest follower.
Hugs Elaine

Pami said...

Hi Sarah, this is a very sweet card, I love the cute image and pretty papers! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Lily Anuska said...

Hi. Beautiful image for Mothers day and good layout. Love the flower and button. Lily Anuska

Wishcraft said...

2008?! Lol, well done on getting the poor thing inked up at last :o) Great papers and love the big flower. Thanks for playing along with my little challenge hun xx Lisa x

Unknown said...

What a sweet card ! I love colors and the embellishments!
Thanks for sharing with our Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

Judith said...

What a cute image and so beautifully coloured - I haven't seen this one before thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week - good luck hugs Judith x