Thursday, 27 August 2009

New Funky Pink Glasses

Our final installment of Cathys gorgeous layouts using the Paper Trunk Socialite range.

I always matt or define the edges of my photo's but because I thought this collection to be quite graphic I thought I'd try something different!I started with a pink cardstock base and after placing my photo's where I wanted them I then cut the patterend papers to fit right up to them without leaving any space. At first I was going to place my title across the middle but thought it looked so much better in the space it is now!I painted the ScrapFX flourish with Adirondack Dabber & the bloom centres are Kaiser Rhinestones

Monday, 24 August 2009

O is for....

Here is the second layout Cathy has created using the Paper Trunk Socialite range,

This layout was quite quick to create.I started off cutting a large peice of orange cardstock & placing it off centre to the left. Then cutting several strips of various papers from the collection & framing my photo's. Note how I framed the right side of the photo's using the orange on the aqua. The circles are punched using a 1 1/4" punch & are raised using 3D pads, the centres of the blooms are Kaiser Rhinestones.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Who Is This Man?

Cathy has been working with Paper Trunks Socialite papers, another range which is very bold in both colour and design. She has produced some fantastic layouts which we will be sharing with you over the next few days.

This photo of DGD Olivia just had to be showcased with not much else on the page, but I still wanted it to be a bit girlie.I handcut the shapes from the patterend paper, (I love the lace effect this created) before placing on the black background.The fancy corner was then cut from one of the elements from the die-cut sheet & I used 3D pads to create some dimension, I finished off with my title using Pink Paisley Holly Doodle aqua & white alpha stickers, a few strips of patterend paper & another die-cut shape holds my journalling & is tucked under my photo.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Be Bold.

Sometimes scrappers can be put off using papers with large, bold patterns as we're not sure quite how to use them effectively on a layout without them appearing too overpowering, using the MME Andrea Victoria range Cal has shown us how to use them with brilliant results.

Friday, 14 August 2009

3 Bugs & We have a Winner! has chosen number 87 this time around. The winner is:

Alison5 said...
Oh what a fantastic give away, me please!Thanks
14 August 2009 18:10

Congratulations Alison! Please e-mail your full name and address to and your prize will be winging it's way to you next week

Thank you all for participating in our week (+1!!) of giveaways. We're really enjoyed reading your comments and making friends with to choose the 8 winners

We will continue to have prizes & giveaways each week as well as bringing you the latest and greatest in crafting. Do keep checking the website to see what we have coming and just arrived. Our design team work hard creating fabulous projects for you to re-create and will be posting classes as well as examples of projects they have created using the products arriving almost daily at Sarah's Cards Ltd.

Today saw the arrival of two of the four new 3 Bugs in a Rug collections (the other two are caught up in Customs for some reason - should be with us next week). The two on the shelves today are To The Rescue and Let it Snow. Here are some of our favourites from these two ranges:

To see both lines in full, and make a purchase check them out on the website here

Remember to keep checking back to see what other delights we have to tempt you with!

Sarah & Lianne xx

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Our Day 7 Winner, and a little surprise for you!

Our Pink Paislee giveaway was a popular one! We loved these papers at CHA and are pleased you all like the look of them too. has generated number 23 who is:

Maxine said...
OOh more gorgeous papers :)
12 August 2009 17:41

Congratulations Maxine, e-mail your full name and address to and we'll get your new Pink Paislee papers sent to you soon.

It's been a fantastic 7 days of giveaways, but we almost forgot to include our favourite manufacturer of all, have you guessed who it is yet? Of course, it's American Crafts! We have the most fantastic bonus giveaway for you that's worth over £40 and absolutely crammed with brand new AC goodies including flocked and varnished papers from the lovely new Junior range and loads of co-ordinating goodies including Thickers, Remarks, Minimarks, Flair, stamps, brads, buttons and more!

This is your last chance to win so leave a comment before 7pm tomorrow and we'll pick a winner at random to win this huge host of lovely new stash.
Good luck! Sarah and Lianne xxx

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Day 7, it's nearly over...or is it?

Day 7 and we've had so much fun this week! We have a fabulous prize today, something that you can't get your hands on for some time, but first, let's announce yesterday's winner. generated number 59, which belongs to this comment:

Lynsey said...
These are fab, would love to shuffle these!
12 August 2009 10:52

Congrats Lynsey! E-mail your full name and address to and we'll get you new Nikki Sivils papers sent out to you soon - have fun with them!

Now today's prize is from one of our favourite manufacturers - Pink Paislee. We have a full set of both the Mistletoe & Co and Cupid papers to be won by one lucky reader. Both these ranges were revealed at summer CHA, but aren't shipping until October and December respectively, so if you manage to win these, you really will have your hands on something that no one else will have managed to buy yet!

Leave a comment on this post before 4pm tomorrow and we'll be back after 5pm to announce the winner.

And yes, we said 7 days of giveaways, but did you really think we'd forget our favourite manufacturer of all?! Make sure you're back tomorrow for one final surprise, can you guess who it is?

Good Luck! Sarah and Lianne xxx

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Day 6 already and another giveaway for you!

It's day 6 already and we have a great giveaway prize today! But let's see who our lucky day 5 winner is first. has generated number 20, which belongs to...

Lythan said...
these are so loverly - what a great prize
10 August 2009 18:44

Congratulations Lythan! E-mail your full name and address to and we'll get your Prima bling sent out to you soon - we hope you enjoy using it!
Today's giveaway is courtesy of a great new company that made their debut at CHA, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker. Nikki is so full of enthusiasm and excitement and it was so lovely to meet with her and her team at CHA. We will be stocking her new paper ranges and fantastic embellishments and they will be arriving with us very soon, you can see them in detail here. We have a full set of both the My Sweet Cherry Pie and Victoria's Street papers to give away.
Leave a comment on this post before 4pm tomorrow to be entered into our random draw and we'll be back after 5pm with the winner and details of our next giveaway - it's a good one and something that won't be available to buy for a few months yet so be sure to check back tomorrow.
Good luck and happy crafting!
Sarah and Lianne xxx

Monday, 10 August 2009

Day 5, time to bling it up!

Day 5 of giveaways and we have a really good one today! But first, let's announce the day 4 winner... generated number 53 which belongs to this comment:

gemma said...
Keeping everything crossed this time!
10 August 2009 09:16

Congratulations Gemma! E-mail your full name and address to and we'll get your new Jillibean Soup stash sent out to you soon.

Today's giveaway features a great new product from Prima - we love Prima and have lots of their wonderful products heading our way soon including these beauties. One lucky winner will receive 6 packs of these new Prima e. Pearls and Crystals - featuring fabulous colour combinations and great quality, this is a prize that's perfect for any bling lover.

As usual, leave a comment by 4pm tomorrow (Tuesday) to be in with a chance to win. A winner will be picked at random and we'll be back after 5pm with details of our next giveaway.

Good luck! Sarah and Lianne xxx

Sunday, 9 August 2009

It's day 4, fancy some Soup?!

Wow, it's day 4 of our giveaways already, and we have another winner! generated number 9 which is..

hotpotato said...
oooo that paper looks rather likey LOL.
08 August 2009 17:52

Congratulations hotpotato, please e-mail your full name and address to by next Sunday and we'll get your new Scrap Within Reach goodies posted out to you. Thanks again to everyone for commenting, we've got more giveaways to go so make sure you're here each day for your chance to win.

We're so excited about today's giveaway! We have 2 fantastic full sets of Jillibean Soup papers up for grabs - the brand new, not even in the country yet Talk Soup and Alphabet Soup ranges, aswell as a set of new design Journalling Sprouts for you to add to your pages. Both ranges are coming soon to Sarah's Cards and you can see them in more detail here.

To be in with a chance to win (I'm sure you know the drill by now!) leave a comment by 4pm tomorrow and check back after 5pm to see if you're a winner and the details of our next giveaway - if like us, you love your bling, you'll need to check this one out!

Good luck, Sarah and Lianne xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2009

It's Day 3, and we have another winner!

Huge thanks again to everyone who's been joining in with our week of fun! We have a winner of the gorgeous Jenni Bowlin goodies from day 2... has generated number 43 which belongs to this comment:

Dolly said...
Fabby prize, keeping everything crossed :)xx
07 August 2009 22:21

Congratulations Dolly! Please e-mail your full name and address to by next Saturday and we'll get your prize sent out to you soon.

Now onto day 3...Today we have a great giveaway from the lovely team at Scrap Within Reach. This is a new company to us that we are really excited about stocking! The giveaway contains all the papers from the Industrial Park range (check out that fab die-cut cog!) and the brand new Carnival Ride range, both coming soon to Sarah's Cards. You can check their ranges out in detail here on our site.

For a chance to win this fantastic set of papers, leave a comment by 4pm tomorrow and we'll be back to announce the winner after 5pm and give details of our day 4 giveaway. Good luck!

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Friday, 7 August 2009

Day 2 of giveaways, and our first winner!

Thanks to everyone who commented yesterday, we love to share with you and are pleased to announce our first giveaway winner... generated number 75 which is...

KraftyKaren said...
The new papers look really lush - glad CHA went well.
06 August 2009 22:30

Congratulations Karen, e-mail your full name and address to by next Friday and we'll get your Bo Bunny papers sent on their way to you :)

Our next giveaway is a beauty - a small but perfectly formed package of goodies courtesy of Jenni Bowlin including Rhinestone Buttons, Mini Rub-ons, Journalling Labels, Tickets and more- this prize has an RRP in excess of £25! Leave a comment before 4pm tomorrow to enter and we'll post after 5pm with the winner and details of our day 3 giveaway.

Good luck! Sarah and Lianne xxx

Thursday, 6 August 2009

7 Days of Giveaways!!

So we've just about recovered from our trip to CHA and are busy uploading all the lovely goodies we ordered to our coming soon section. Some generous manufacturers kindly gave us lots of lovely samples to bring home and we wanted to share some of our CHA treasure with our blog readers. For the next week we'll be giving something away each day so drop by and see what you can get your hands on.

Our first giveaway is courtesy of Bo Bunny, we have one sheet of each paper from both the new Kitchen Spice and Delilah ranges here ready for one lucky blog. You can see them in detail in our coming soon section here.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment here before 4pm tomorrow (7th Aug) and a winner will be randomly drawn from the entries. Be sure to check back after 5pm tomorrow to see if you're a winner and for details of our next giveaway!

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Monday, 3 August 2009

Lovely Lampshades!

I thought I would put together a class using one of my favourite paper ranges at the moment, Crate paper.

You will need.
Crate paper Lillian - Mellow, Blissful, glitter borders and alpha stickers.
Crate paper Little Sprout - Willow
Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
Journaling stamps.
Alphabet stamps.
Small alphabet stickers.

1. Start with a 7x5 photo and matt it onto the Blissful paper, distress the edges.
2. Cut a strip of Mellow paper and cut a slit into the top folding back both corners.
3. Stick a small piece of Blissful paper into the gap and add a section of glitter border onto the top.
4. Pin the corners down using two co-ordinating brads.
5. Add a glitter strip down the edge of your Blissful paper, if you don't want to use all of your stip cut out two small sections to cover the areas that you want.
5. Cut down the Willow paper so that the scalloped border can frame one side of your photo, stick this just under the strip of Mellow paper.
6. Stick your matted photo onto your page.
7. Add the small circles that you push out of the Willow die cut and stick them along the edge of the Blissful strip.
8. Add your stamped journaling blocks and punched butterflies. Fix the butterflies on with embroidery thread.
9. Add your title directly onto your photo and add your extra journaling.
10. Doodle around the edge of your page.

Anyone spot the deliberate spelling mistake!!