Thursday, 2 October 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness

It's October again, Breast Cancer Awareness month, a chance to raise money for a cause that's very important to us and so many other women out there.

We have put together 2 gloriously pink kits to help raise money for Breast Cancer Care, one mini kit and a maxi kit, so there's something to suit most budgets.

Our mini kit features goodies from the Queen of Pink herself, Heidi Swapp. Containing loads of gorgeous products with an RRP of over £15, the mini kit costs £12.95 and £2 from each kit sold will be donated to Charity. You can see more details and purchase the kit here.

Our Maxi kit features the stunning Life is Beautiful range by Sassafras Lass and tons of co-ordinating goodies. This kit has an RRP of over £25, is available to purchase for £20 and £5 from each kit sold will be donated to charity. To see more details or purchase the maxi kit, click here.

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Thursday, 18 September 2008

And the winner is......

Thanks to everyone who entered our Scenic Route giveaway and took the time to make a comment. A winner has been selected from random...

Susan said...
I love Omaha, as it's bold and modern. Thank you!
05 September 2008 13:27

Congratulations Susan! Please e-mail us at with your details and we'll get your box of Scenic Route goodies sent out to you within the next few days.

Sarah and Lianne xx

Monday, 15 September 2008

A few more...............

Here are some cards Sarah knocked up yesterday using scraps from the September kit. Wow there's so much in it! Just wait 'til you get yours!!!

Kits are being sent out to subscribers later on this week............if you want to get your hands on one, we have very VERY limited numbers available as single purchases. To get your mitts on one, drop us a line: and we'll add you to the notification list to let you know when they're released

Sarah & Lianne xx

Friday, 12 September 2008

To whet your appetite..............

Here's one of the layouts Sarah created this week using our September kit (going out to subscribers next week). Subs are now completely SOLD OUT but we will have new places available for our October kit. Please e-mail us if you are interested in being notified when the new subs places become available

So, Sarah's layout. Here it is, of Amelia on Christmas day getting her first dolly and she loved her!

That's it for now - so many gorgeous creations coming in from the fabulous DT. Wait til you see what Lou has done with acetate - it's divine!

Don't forget to let us know which is your favourite Scenic Route alpha on the post below for the chance to win at least £15 worth of SR goodies - not long now til the comp. closes

Sarah & Lianne xx

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Scenic Route Giveaway!

Last week we had a delivery of some gorgeous new goodies from Scenic Route. Included was chipboard and clear stamps, both featuring great designs and fantastic value for money, but our favourite are these alphabet stickers. Available in 6 fonts including some new releases aswell as old favourites and a variety of colours.

Because we love Scenic Route so much, we are going to give one lucky blog reader a box of Scenic Route goodies worth at least £15. All you need to do is have a look here and tell us your favourite font in a comment. One entrant will be drawn from random and will receive their favourite amongst their box of goodies.

Closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 14th September and the winner will be announced on here shortly after.

What have you got to lose? Good luck,

Sarah and Lianne xx

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Everyday Giftbags

Lianne has been busy with the American Crafts Everyday range and has created these mini gift bags. These are so easy to make and are perfect for giving small gifts and treat. They are a basic square bottomed bag (all sides are equal width) with the sides pinched in to close. Make a notch in each side and tie with ribbon, they look great plain or decorated!

Everyday Hi
Everyday Gidday
Everyday Good Morning
Everyday What's Shakin?
Everyday Hi Y'all
Everyday IM phrases miniMARKS - Chestnut
Everyday IM Accent miniMARKS - Colour
Everyday Flair - Friends
Haute Ribbon - Sparkle 5

Sarah and Lianne xx

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Card Challenge Winner!

With the help of Sophie, we have selected a random winner from all entries into the card challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who took part, we really enjoyed seeing all your entries.

Congratulations Ruth! Contact Sarah at and your e-voucher code will be e-mailed to you.

Look out for a new challenge coming soon!
Sarah and Lianne xxx

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Huge Summer Sale!

It's that time of year, time for a clear-out at Sarah's Cards Ltd and that means that there are lots of bargains to be had in our Huge Summer Sale!

We've got loads of stock including chipboard, papers (from as little as 15p!), rub-ons, brads and so much more. It all needs a new home as we're running out of space here, so everything is reduced by AT LEAST 50%! Come and have a peek and pick up some great offers. Don't forget, P&P is free when you spend over £40 at Sarah's Cards.

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Romance picture frame

Here's a picture frame created by Lianne using the gorgeous new American Crafts Romance papers.

These are so easy to make, just take 2 sheets of chipboard and cut to your preferred size, cut an aperture from one of the pieces and decorate anyway you like! Stick the other piece of chipboard to the back of the frame when you've finished decorating. It's easy to add a support so it can be free-standing using a piece of chipboard- just cut a long tapered shape and score about an inch from the narrower end, then use a strong adhesive to stick the end to the back of the frame, this can then the bent along the score to provide a support for the frame.

For this frame, chipboard sheets were cut to size and the edges were painted with a Pink Sherbert Paint Dabber. A piece of American Crafts Romance First Love was cut to size and the edges were distressed using scissors and sandpaper and adhered to the frame. Some Fancy Pants Chipboard Flourishes were painted with Pink Sherbert and Espresso Paint Dabbers and the edges were sanded before using Glossy Accents to stick them to the frame. The frame was finished by cutting 2 hearts from the spare chipboard, one was covered in American Crafts Romance Unconditional Love and distressed with sandpaper and the other was treated with Crackle Glaze before being tied with parcel string and being adhered to the frame with foam pads.

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Thursday, 14 August 2008

My Mind's Eye - Garden Party

Have you seen these papers? They are sooooooooooo scrummy - split into two ranges, Lush Blooms and My Sunshine, they were released as a mid season release before CHA Summer this year.

I gave Cal a pack of the Lush Blooms collection and a sheet of the matching die cut Accessories sheet to have a play with and just look at what she came up with!!!!

A close up of the details on the layout above:

And another:

And then she went on to create some cards:

Aren't they fabulous??? The colours in these papers are so amazingly versatile! Seeing all of this really got my mojo flowing so I decided to have a quick play myself whilst the kiddy winkles were in bed having their afternoon nap and this is what I came up with, using the My Sunshine collection

As well as the papers, I also added some American Crafts Minimarks Everyday IM Chesnut Rub ons to the bottom right hand corner of the photo and top right above Amelia's head. The speach bubble is also from this rub on collection. I have to admit - American Crafts rub ons are my absolute favourite - so easy to apply and such excellent value for money! I also used the brown CWAE scalloped square from Bazzill as the mat for the photo - so easy to use and great for drawing around if you are a super saver & have time on your side

So, until 15 September, we are offering all of our blog readers a free sheet of die cut accessories worth £1.88 with each purchase of either set of MME Garden Party paper collections (£4.95 for 9 sheets of patterned paper - not bad!). When you get to checkout, simply type "free die cuts please" in the comments box, and these will be added to your order with our compliments.

Just buy a pack of My Mind's Eye - Garden Party Lush Blooms or a pack of My Mind's Eye - Garden Party My Sunshine by 15th September & type your comment "free die cuts please" in the box - it's that simple!

Sarah x

Friday, 8 August 2008

American Crafts Moda Bella

I couldn't wait to get my hands on these new Moda Bella papers from American Crafts, the bold designs and bright colours are right up my street. I've finally had a chance to play and these photos of Sarah's gorgeous poppets at their first birthday party were a perfect match!

Supplies used:
American Crafts Moda Bella - Bold
American Crafts Moda Bella - Au Naturel
American Crafts cardstock - White
American Crafts Chit Chat Puffy Thickers - White
Transparent Decorative Accents Stickers 2 - Fashion - Aqua
American Crafts Flair - Fashion - Cool
American Crafts Haute Ribbon - Glamour 1
Black fine point Slick Writer

Thanks for looking!
Lianne xxx

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

3-2-1 Challenge - have you entered yet?

Thought we'd provide a little more inspiration for our 3 - 2 - 1 challenge (see post Sunday 20 July here)

This is a little card Sarah knocked up for you using the Paper Salon card kit from waaaaaay back!

3 patterned papers, 2 Aunty Sarah's Bloomers (top right of the large circle) and 1 ribbon (behind the greeting strip)

Soooooo many variations out there - go on! Give it a go! You have until Friday 15 August to upload a link to your card and the winner will be chosen at random to receive a £11.50 voucher to spend at our store. Use ANY of our past card kits for this challenge to be in with a chance to win. Kits can be purchased (with free p&p) here

We can't wait to see your creations

Sarah & Lianne xx

Monday, 28 July 2008

American Crafts - it's here!!!!

Yay! After what seems like a lifetime of waiting, American Crafts new Summer CHA releases have arrived!

We have been rummaging through the delivery and have been picking out our favourites already! We have fallen in love with the new Flair embellshments, and the new Thickers are to die for! We really do love this new release and hope you do too. You can see the new products in all their glory here.

To celebrate the arrival of the new releases, we have randomly selected a winner from our American Crafts giveaway:

SueF said...
Got to be the Christmas papers for me, nice rich colours!
19 July 2008 09:31

Congratulations Sue! Drop an e-mail to with your contact details and we'll get your prize sent out over the next few days.

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Sunday, 20 July 2008

3-2-1 Card Challenge

Here's a challenge for all you card kit customers out there and a chance to win back the value of your kit. The prize will be drawn at random and the winner will receive an e-voucher worth £11.50 to spend at Sarah's Cards*.

You can use any Sarah's Cards Ltd card kit for this one, the challenge is as follows:
Create a card using...

3 patterned papers

2 Aunty Sarah's Bloomers

1 ribbon

You can add other items to your design such as stamps, brads, buttons etc, but the above must be used in the numbers specified - just to make it that bit more challenging! Here's an example from Lianne using the upcoming July kit:

*The winner will receive an e-voucher to spend at Sarah's Cards Ltd, this can be used on anything except kit purchases. Challenge is open to card kit subscribers and single purchase customers. The winner will be drawn at random from all entrants. Closing date for this challenge is midnight on Friday 15th August.

If you would like to take part but have never purchased one of our card kits, now is the perfect time to try them out with free P&P on all card kits during July.

Have Fun!

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Friday, 18 July 2008

American Crafts Giveaway!

So, the new CHA Summer releases from American Crafts are on their way over to us as we type - have you seen them yet? And do you want to get your mitts on some? Of course you do, and here's how you can...

Come take a look at our coming soon section and see which paper line you like best, then simply post a comment letting us know which one is your favourite. There's 5 to choose from, so something to suit everyone! A winner will be drawn at random and will receive 12 sheets of American Crafts paper from their favourite line along with a pack of co-ordinating Thickers.

Closing date is Friday 25th July at midnight, the winner will be announced on the blog shortly after.

Challenge winner!

The closing date for our first ever blog challenge has come and gone and all the names were entered into the proverbial hat. James had great fun picking one out and the winner is....


Congratulations Antonia, please contact Sarah and your £20 e-voucher will be sent to you by e-mail for you to spend on goodies of your choice.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in our challenge, we've really enjoyed looking at all the entries! Look out for a new challenge for cardmakers coming soon!

Friday, 11 July 2008

Been playing!

Been playing with the July Scrap Kit today and wow! It's sooooooooo easy to use & versatile.....gotta love Crate for that. The die cut embellishment sheet is great - the hardest decision is which embellishment to use without trying to layer them all onto the page at once. The pearls make perfect bloom centres. The GCD letter stickers are sooooooooooooo easy to use & I can't believe how many you get in the pack!
It's been a while since I created a multiple photo layout. This is a series of pics from the twins' first birthday party in June of Amelia in her new swing - it was one of those rare Summer days where we actually had some sun - remember those????
If you want to subscribe to our kits starting with the July kit, it's not too late - check out our subscription info & sign up here.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

American Crafts has landed!

Have you seen what's new at Sarah's Cards this week?

We have received the most gorgeous parcel from American Crafts and have added all 48 Amplified papers to the website. These aren't just any patterned papers though! Amongst them are scalloped edge, foiled, embossed and varnished papers, great for adding an extra special touch to your layouts. There are 4 different colourways, all are vibrant and funky and feature the most fantastic designs, they are also double sided with a co-ordinating plain colour on the reverse.

We have also added co-ordinating Minimark alphabet rub-ons in two new fonts and some gorgeous accent Minimarks too.

Check them all out in our American Crafts section here.

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Monday, 23 June 2008

Fancy a challenge?

Let's get this blog started!

To kick us off we have a challenge for all you kit customers. Simply create a layout with your June Sassafras kit and post a link to your creation in a comment for a chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at Sarah's Cards Ltd, it's that easy! That's the price of your kit back to spend on anything you like*.

*The winner will receive an e-voucher to spend at Sarah's Cards Ltd, this can be used on anything except kit purchases. Challenge is open to kit subscribers and single purchase customers. The winner will be drawn at random from all entrants and your submission must be a layout. Closing date for this challenge is midnight on Tuesday 15th July.

Have fun, we look forward to seeing your creations,
Sarah and Lianne x

Wednesday, 18 June 2008


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