Saturday 12 January 2013


who invented gingham - tell me please as I want to give them a piece of my mind (well a piece of what's left of it anyway!).

Hello blogworld,

So what's the best thing about Saturdays?  A new challenge at Sweet Stampin, of course and as you might have guessed the theme this week is 'Gingham'.

Can I say this please before we go any further - I do not like Gingham, I tried to like it, I really did, but it just didn't work, so this challenge was a real challenge!

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My Teamies have made wonderful examples for you, I, however, made this:

Front view:

The arty farty:

I used:

C.C. Designs - Swiss Pixies: Liesel and her wheelbarrow coloured with my Promarkers 


my mind's eye - Pretty Please papers (I think that's what they were called, they were a free gift from a mag years ago)

Anything else:
Paper twine, charm, gems, decorative corner, the dreaded gingham - all from stash.

So there you go, first Sweet Stampin card, for me, of 2013 - it will get better promise!!  

Hope everyone has a great weekend, I should be off out tomorrow to watch the new Tinkerbell film with SHMbO and a couple of her friends this is assuming that we don't get snowed in of course ;-)

See you soon,

A challenge, or two:

Creative Corner Challenges: Challenge 2 - Cute as a button

Stampin for the Weekend: Anything Goes

Flutterby Wednesdays: #222 - open challenge


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

awww her little gingham overalls are too cute sarah ;) hehehe. the tine and little charm look lovely and i like how you did the sky

Christine L said...

Well it took me a while to spot your gingham hon.... but I did find it eventually and you've made a fab job of paper piecing with it!! Love your card... fab layout and colouring too!

Enjoy the film tomorrow!

Christine x

Claire said...

LOL Sarah I can't believe you don't like gingham - I love it! You have made a really sweet card with an adorable image. Hugs, Claire x

Tracey T said...

Oh, Sarah, I LOVE gingham! I bought shed loads of the stuff at the SECC and use the Pink Petticoat printables a lot! I love the way you've paper pieced her dungarees - the gingham works perfectly here! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Tracey x

Doreen said...

Beautiful the image and fab said...

A beautiful card Sarah love the layout and the image. Alison xxx

Sue said...

Hello Sarah, Your card is gorgeous. I love the sweet image and pretty papers.
I hope you have a good weekend and enjoy the film
Hugs Sue

Sarah-Jane said...

Sarah there is nothing wrong with your card. It's lovely. Great image and colouring. You need to be more positive, you do make some really lovely cards.
Sarah-Jane xx

Unknown said...

It did take me a while to spot the gingham, but it is a beautiful card, don't sell yourself short girl! Hope 1) you get to the cinema 2) you enjoy the film. But at least SWMBO will enjoy the snow if it arrives and therefore not kick off big style!

Faye said...

As do you wanna tell me exactly, what is wrong with 'this'? I think the paper pieced (gorgeous gingham) outfit looks lovely. Yummy warm colours too. Have a delish weekend. X

Debs said...

Awww this is super cute Sarah - I love love love her gingham dungarees - sooooo cute :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

So cute! Makes me want to pull out my Sweet Pixie stamps that I've not used in awhile! :) Love your little touches like the charm and the wooden butterfly corner.
Thanks for joining our cute as a button challenge at Crafty Corners this week and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Juls said...

he he, you are so funny!! and I think her little gingham outfit is just too cute!! Hugs Juls

Hazel said...

Hey Sarah

Even though you don't like Gingham - her overalls and wellies are just sweet.

Beautiful card - love the sunny colours - lets hope the snow stays away!

Thank you for dropping by to see me and leaving me some very much appreciated comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Hazel xx

catherine said...

Great card Sarah and I'm not a big fan of gingham either!! Your papers are lovely
hope your having a good weekend
x catherine

Jo said...

Aww Sarah you always make me smile! Love your card & the gingham looks fab!Hope you enjoy the cinema!
Hugs Jo x

Anne-Marie said...

You really don't like gingham? I may have to unsubscribe, lol....but you saved face with those cute dungarees....and the sky.....and...well....everything else...hahaa! Gorgeous, I'll stick around. ;D

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah.fab sweet image and i love her paper pieced outfit and stunning colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh I really love gingham... it probably helps that I have so much of it - there's always one that matches my other papers lol.

I think your card looks gorgeous, love that sweet image with her super cute paper pieced outfit :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Fiona said...

your card is fab the paper piecing...but to be honest I agree...I don't really like gingham and I love the snow too!!


Anonymous said...

love the pastel colours and gives it such a lovely spring feeling

thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges
Love Mel DT

Kim said...

Hi Sarah, adorable card! Sorry I have not been around much, trying to get more organized hehe. I hate cooking so you are better than me to even try new recipes!

Unknown said...

I love this card - super cute and I love how you've paper pieced the outfit - she looks gorgeous x x

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love patterned paper you use and sweet image with gorgeous colouring.

Berry said...

Aww this is cute sarah! i know what you mean tho when you can't get to grips with something and it feels like the whole card is just not worth it! This is super cute tho hugs rebekah xx

scrappymo! said...

I love this image...she is so sweet and I think the gingham really suits her.
Love the wee gardening charm...