Tuesday 27 March 2012


Hi everyone

Sorry it's been a bit quiet in the life and times of Sarah-land just lately.  Not only did I have a stinking cold, thankfully mostly gone now, but as said in last post I've completely lost my interest in cards right now.

I still am wandering into the dining room and looking at all my stuff and wandering out again having made nothing, nada, zilch, not a sausage!  I know I've got DT cards to do and I will do those, but I seriously can't find any enthusiasm for making anything for me.

I don't know if it's the stash diet - I am sooooo missing my little parcels of happy - those internet baskets are getting heavier and more difficult to delete!!!  Maybe it's the good weather and not wanting to be indoors while that lasts! Maybe it's the looking at the dies and papers that I want and having to put them back that's making me fed up.  I'm keeping an eye on the diary counting down the months to the craft fair, but oh dear I'm weakening.  Even the beads aren't calling me right now, how pants is that!

Anyway I've been through this sort of creative dry patch before, and come out again (obviously!) so until then I'll leave you with a card I made a few weeks ago but haven't blogged yet.

Front shot:

I used:

Lili of the Valley - Milly Flower Power, coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers and sentiment stamp
First Edition paper pad - Hideaway
Gems and ribbons from my stuff
Craftwork cards - card blank

Ho hum, so depressing again!  I'm surprised I haven't frightened you all away!  Lets hope some of this sunshine makes its way into my dark dining room and inspires some more cards, eh!!!

Hope you are all doing well and apologies that I've not been visiting you all very much - I will do, just as soon as I don't spread the depression with me!!!!



Juls said...

this is just utterly adorable! Hugs Juls

Kim said...

This card is soooooo cute! Love that image.
Sorry to hear you are in a slump. Maybe you should buy just one or two items that might inspire some creativity. It is like a diet, one little piece of candy will not ruin all your hard work! Good luck.

Doreen said...

Such a gorgeous card

Kathleen said...

Aww cute card Sarah, shes so sweet with her huge flower. Sorry you are feeling fed up, its horrible when you cant get inspired. Been there loads of times, hopefully it wont last too long.
Big hugs
Kat xx said...

Sorry to hear your feeling down in the dumps I know just how that feels and no matter what the enthusiam to make cards is just not there. I love the card you posted such a lovely stamp and the design you have used is fab. Glad that your cold is getting better. Sending you a happy day hug. Alison xxx

Unknown said...

What a lovely card Sarah I love the colours and such a sweet image Hugs Elaine

Flowergirl said...

Such a sweet card, hope you find your inspiration again soon! Perhaps a little treat would help!!!
Wendy x

Berry said...

This is a really cute card Sarah love the spring feeling! I so know what you mean though I haven't had the heart to create much either or go blog hopping, trouble is I hop for inspiration but see all these new goodies I want to buy! I got so much inspiration from my new goodies and now I'm on a total stash diet due to unemployment! I keep digging to find all the goodies I have not yet used as this is as good as having new stuff! Hope your mojo and enthusiasm comes back soon!
Hugs Rebekah xx

Arabella said...

Hi Sarah, this card is gorgeous! What an adorable image and I love how you have coloured it!

I hope you get through your crafty slump soon! I think you might be right... those lovely parcels arriving in the mail definitely inspire me, but then again, so does cleaning up my desk and re-discovering things!



Anita said...

Your card is adorable Sarah. I hope the sunshine cheers you up to start creating again :)

Tracey T said...

This is really, really pretty, Sarah! Love the colours and this is such a happy image. I think we all go through phases when our mojo leaves us (having a bit of a dry spell myself, as it goes) but just remember that you are very talented - a very strong reason to feel good about yourself. Crafting shouldn't be a chore, tho' - I'm probably not saying the right thing here but maybe you deserve a wee crafty treat? It usually works for me! xx

Wendy said...

Love your gorgeous card Sarah, adorable image and fabby papers...sorry you are feeling down, know how you feel..hope your mojo and enthusiasm come back soon...have a play with your new beads they look gorgeous.
Hugs Wendy xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning uploads! I haven't been able to comment for ages, every time I try I just get a blank screen but it seems to be working now, yay! Glad your cold's gone and I hope you find your crafty enthusisam soo. xx

Lily Anuska said...

Beautiful card Sarah. Cute image and coloring. I hope you feel better soon. I enjoy sunshine day and so you can do. We will craft tomorrow. Have a nice day. Lily Anuska

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...such a pretty card and I hope you feel brighter soon too sweetie....

big hugs Vicky xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Really lovely card Sarah, glad you're on the mend and hope your mojo soon comes back. In the meantime enjoy the sunshine.
Debs xx

coops said...

so beautiful sarah.your spring colours are gorgeous and i love the sweet image :D
your mojo will come back when its ready hun, don`t go stressing and enjoy the nice weather why we have it ;D

xx coops xx

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. Now hun I'm not going to encourage you but I do think you are at the stage where you need to get a little something or somethings.
Do not beat yourself up about it I think, provided you can, you should have a wee treat or two. Something to pep you up. However I would wait until the weather isn't as good because it could be that your mojo is down a little if you like going out in the sun.
If you don't get something or things now you could end up having a major blow out! I have purchased myself a couple of things this week which I will blog about next week and I'm not going to beat me up for it as I've used so much and gone so long without. You know where I am if you want to talk hun Karen x

Wishcraft said...

I agree that a little treat is in order, as long as it's something you'll use there can't be any harm in it ;o) By the end of last year I was really struggling to get enthusiastic about my cards, the lack of new papers started to affect me and I felt like everything I made was so boring! I've gone the other way the last few months and had too many big spends - will have to cut back again soon!

Your card is gorgeous :o) Love these papers and the cute image - there are just too many LOTV images that I neeeeed! Hugs, Lisa x

Margaret said...

This is seriously so cute. So sorry you're down in the doledrums. I sure hope you pull out soon. Thanks for stopping at my blog and leaving your every so sweet comment.

Christine L said...

Fabulous colouring of that daisy particularly on this beautiful girlie card Sarah... sorry to hear you're in the doldrums.... but Mr Mojo will jump out at you when you least expect him!

Christine x

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Sarah, sorry I've not been about - not enough hours in the day now I', working again!
Your card is beautiful and you are not alone in your way of thinking at the minute, it will all come right so don't beat yourself up
Big Hugs Laurie x

Mel said...

Aww sweetie!
I think we all go through those mojo lost stages! You could be right about the lack of buying stash tho lol!! ( ok I'm probably an enabler lol)
I love your little cute card, the image so sweet and the colours just fab!
Chin up sweetie, your mojo will return soon enough!
Hugs Melly xxx

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Sarah! Love the fresh colour combo and sweet image, coloured beautifully!

I have nominated you for the Leibster blog award, pop over to my blog to see the details! Lisa X

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

sorry to hear that you are feeling low sweetie,I hope this slump passes quickly for you. Your card is really gorgeous, I love the colours and the post mark and the layout is fab. Hope things brighten up for you hun
Lindsay xx

nessy said...

adorable sarah ~beautiful colours and just the cutest image!!
vanessa xx
ps you have kept your new years resolution for 3 months..go on, go buy something cute ( i won`t tell) ~ not worth feeling so down..we all need to smile !!(oh and create)
vanessa xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Oh Sarah, I'm right there with you, as you know, haven't created for ages! If you're going to have a little spend which is of course up to you, set yourself a budget & really think hard about what you want. It is no good not creating. However that said we all go thorough mojo-less spells & it will get better.

Big hugs xxx

P.S. The postie came yesterday with a wonderful parcel....stuffed full of gorgeous work created by a very talented lady! xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Sorry I totally forgot to tell you how gorgeous this card is too!! xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh this is a beautiful spring card hun! :) Gorgeous sweet image and so bright and cheery.

I think I understand about the dry-patch with no crafting goodies. I have been in a similar position before, and find that swapping stuff with others helped, or just picking something out at random and seeing what you can do with it.



Julie C. said...

OH Sarah~ You sounded just like me. I haven't been blogging or visiting blogs or go on Facebook much lately. It is this horrible cold/ flu I got that drains me away!! I am a lot better now but still somehow can't shift this caugh away. My best wishes goes to you and hope I will be back blogging soon. Take care!!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! totally love this one! hugs me xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Aww what a cutie Sarah! Love this image and the beautiful tones and papers you have used :) Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog - I am now a follower of yours too! :D