Tuesday 13 November 2012

I don't think I'm quite me at the moment...

Hello blogworld,

Back again so soon?  How nice to see you!

So what am I doing out of character?  Well to start with I'm cleaning!!  And lots of cleaning at that!  We've, probably, got visitors coming over on Sunday - one of the other mums' has been asking for advice about the cupcakes (fairy cakes to us oldies!) that I make.  The conversation ended up with me inviting her and her daughters (the eldest is in Emily's class) over to have a baking afternoon!

Now I've no idea what inside her house is like, but she seems a very organised, efficient sort of person and she lives in a new bungalow - not a ramshackle sort of place (or person!) like me.  I thought, therefore, got to get the old marigolds on and attack the dust and dirt.  I've been doing it for two days - got another three days ahead of me and I've had enough!!  I want to make a card - bohohooo!

Secondly reason I'm not me - this card.  No stamping anywhere, not a thing -  I've not made a stamp-less card for years!  Still, I like it - and what's more I could see it in lots of different colours. And, shhhhh say this quietly, I might even adapt it for the time at the end of the year that I'm not mentioning yet.

Here, what do you all think?
Front shot:

Arty farty:
I used:

No stamp!

Nestie oval and scalloped oval
Memory Box - Prim Poppy

Anything else?
Embossing folder - Swiss Dots
Craftwork cards - sentiment
pearls, from my stuff

So opinions please?  On the card that is, not my cleaning - I know I'm bonkers about the cleaning (oh and pretty much everything else as well!!).


A challenge or two:

In The Pink: Challenge #7 - CaS. There we go, I'm back!!! 2nd try, any better?

Craft your passion: Challenge 136 - CaS

Craty Cardmakers: Challenge 79 More than one punch and/or die cut


Caroline said...

Sarah this is gorgeous I love the poppy and the pink colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

scrappymo! said...

What a lovely stampless card...You should submit it to the unstambelles. I think they allow a digi or CD sentiment.

I wouldn't worry about the she is wanting to come over, she want s to see you, have fun with you and have the girls play.

I am a tidy Nora but my very dear friend is the have to walk very carefully at her house as you can't always see the floor!

I could care less when I am there as she makes a great cup of coffee and is very creative!!! We spend our time looking at things she bookmarked, or pinned on pinterest and chatting about future projects.

She gets tons more cards made than me and of that I am envious!

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card Sarah,fabulous

Denise said...

Stunning CAS card - love that die cut.
Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink.
Denise (GDT) xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh I think it's very pretty Sarah! Love the fab die cut and lovely design too. Good luck with the cleaning... I'm thinking your house might be quite similar to mine - mass cleaning has to take place here before anyone can visit lol! Hugs, Lisa x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. Dont get too bogged down with the cleaning. As long as you have space on the counter in the kitchen to make cupcakes who cares!.


Pink Dandelion said...

You daft devil I'm sure she won't mind a bit of mess. It's called the lived in look. Well that's what I call mine lol. Your card is lovely. Debs xx


Sarah - you did it! A perfect CAS card with lots of Pink! The Poppy die is fabulous, and I love your layout.

Thanks so much for joining us again at ITP - hope to see you soon.
Sylvia x

Vicky said...

I love it Sarah...clean and very elegant hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Julie C. said...

Lovely card! Simple but nice! ^_^

Brenda Brown said...

It's a beautiful card Sarah. I think it can be adapted very easily. Good luck with the cleaning and baking day.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Sarah. I LOVE the CAS design and the poppy die cut is so beautiful.

hugs Sue

Wendy said...

So beautiful Sarah, love the pink and fab design.
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

Ooh this is very pretty! Very non sarah like but still very gorgeous.
Do you fancy coming to do some cleaning at mine then? I am struggling to get motivation to do anything at the mo, far too busy with kids things, birthdays and starting on christmas! Me thinks I am going to burn out soon :/
Have fun cleaning (those 2 words shouldnt be in the same sentence!!) and even more fun baking!
Kat xx

xxxtglxxx said...

I saw this in my blog list hun and thought it was gorgeous! :)

Love the simplicity of it, and the delicate pink and dottyness :) I have made a few cards without a stamped image, its surprising what the right kind of die can do! ;)

I have a week of cleaning ahead of me next - we have family coming to stay, and as yet a spare room full of photography equipment, old tv's and junk! :D lol.



Unknown said...

Wow! very pretty and elegant card

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

Hugs Betty

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Sarah.

My arthritis is too bad to do any cleaning at the moment so we just have to put up with things as they are. Have made two cards since coming home from work today.

My friend says she comes to see me not the house.

Wendy Fraser said...

Soooo pretty, love it. Fab makes since my last visit and good luck with the baking session! xx

coops said...

so stunning sarah.your simple design is really pretty.good luck with all that cleaning, i do it when i can be bothered.theres just not enough hours in the week.

xx coops xx

Karen Petitt said...

this is so pretty - love it!!! it would easily adapt for that must stay nameless!
once you've cleaned yours pop down here and get us cleared and cleaned too lol xx

catherine said...

Beautiful card Sarah. Love the elegance of it and the colour. (and stop cleaning!!!!)
x catherine

Anonymous said...

So soft and feminine! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week!

DesignerDiva said...

This is just beautiful Sarah, just shows that I don't need the million stamps I keep buying! Its all so pretty and perfect.
its so long since I got around to visit I've had to catch up!! Love the card below - my kind of colours (not that I get round to using them that much! The card below that is a little diamond!! I love the out of the box die cutting technique and that cute little image is perfect for it! Gorgeous Mrs
Hugs Laurie x
When you're all done cleaning you could come do mine!!

Faye said...

Sarah, this card is beautiful. Love, love, love it. Pretty and stylish. Super doop. Now about this cleaning. You've been doing it for two days and you have three more. When was the last time you did it?!! ;) Your visitors will love you and your home. xx

Sarah-Jane said...

This is a gorgeous card Sarah. Did you know you are a Perfect Pinky? In fact we are both Perfect Pinkies! Your card is much more CAS than mine though, so I'm not sure my card deserved to win.
Sarah-Jane xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a beautiful elegant card, love it, I am quite a ramshackle kind of person too so you have my sympathy on the cleaning lol, I hope you have a lovely afternoon baking
Lindsay xx said...

Such a pretty card Sarah even though you made it stampless. I like it simple but elegant. As for the cleaning when you've finished want to come and do mine. lol. Alison xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Sarah this is gorgeous and very creative. Love everything about it. Wishing you a fab Friday.
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Gail said...

Beautiful, elegant, sweet, well done! --Gail

Sharon said...

Beautiful card Sarah, very elegant! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight. Sharon x

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our ‘More than 1 punch or Die-Cut Challenge’
Fiona x

Cathy Dineen said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion!