Saturday, 27 November 2010

More Pixie-Licious

It is so cold I thought we could all do with a bit of warming up by having a look at Rachel's lovely summery page made using gorgeous Cosmo Pixie-Licious papers.

Don't forget our sketch challenge, you still have a week to enter and be in with the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher to spend in the shop. All the details are here.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Where Did You Get That....

Sarah has created this lovely class using Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful papers, she has embellished the page with a length of rose trim. There are a couple of different sorts over in the shop, here and here.

You Will Need.....

Dymo Tape

How Too..

1. Mist the centre of your white cardstock and doiley and allow them to dry.
2. Tear two strips of patterned paper and layer them across your cardstock.
3. Wrap a length of strip around the strips and tie it off leaving the knot showing on the front of the page.
4. Add a 12" length of ruffle ribbon across the top of the strips.
5. Place three small photos onto your page positioning the misted doiley in behind the left hand photo. When you are happy with how it looks stick them all down.
6. Add your title and embellishments.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Bit Of A Mixture

Over the last few days we have been sharing some layouts with you that have been created by the newest member of the Sarah's Cards design team, Claire Wheatley. She has come up with some stunning pages using Lily Bee Domestic Bliss.

"I have tonnes of pictures from the summer waiting to be scrapped and the colours in these Lilybee papers are so pretty I knew they would be perfect for these pictures of my daughter playing with the water. The foam Delight Thickers were a perfect match. I cut out the little pinafores to create some large flowers to create impact on my page and used more cut out pinafores the create the butterfly.
My grid background paper is the insert card that comes with the domestic bliss rub ons, I think i have used every inch of this collection to the max and loved everyminute of it."

I don't know about you but so many of us find journalling one of the hardest parts of scrapbooking. There are so many ways to add journalling to your pages and if you don't like seeing your own handwriting on a page then stamping is a great option. Lou has created this page using Crate School Spirit papers and documented a conversation between two of her children by using different alphabet stamps.
Don't forget our sketch challenge, at this time of year there is little spare money around for essentials such as new stash so the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher can't be bad. All the details can be found here.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Ok so here is the second page that the newest member of the design team, Claire, has created. She has been using Lily Bee Domestic Bliss.

"I have seen a few layouts with houses on and its something I have always meant to try but just never got round to, when I saw these fabulous rub ons I knew they would be perfect to adorn my house, they really sum up my home life! I cut my house shape from some cardstock and made some pretty shaped windows to put in my photographs, I added the domestic bliss stickers to create my sun and title."

Monday, 15 November 2010

Domestic Bliss

Over the last few weeks we have seen a few changes in the design team, we had to say a sad farewell to Lou Collins but we have been joined by the very talented Claire Wheatley (aka Weetabix over on UKS) which we are very excited about. Those of you who subscribe to the monthly kits will have already seen some of Claire's stunning work.
Claire has been busy creating with Lily Bee Domestic Bliss papers and over the next few days we will be sharing her great layouts with you.
"A very rare cute picture of my two together!! the colours in my sons shirt matched perfectly with these papers. I decided to make some frames for this page, to make mine I border punched some strips of card and paper and cut the ends at an angle so i could fit them altogether. I layered up my frames using foam pads. I love the cute ruffled orange ribbon and just had to make a bow for my page, I just cant seem to resist bows at the minute."

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sketch Challenge

Who is up for another challenge? Lianne has come up with this fantastic sketch for you, the design team have really enjoyed using it and have come up with some great examples. To take part in the challenge all you have to do is create a layout or card using the sketch for inspiration and share your creation with us by posting a link in the comments box. Alternatively you can email your entries across to, your entries need to by submitted by the 6th December. The winning creation will be chosen by the design team and will win a £10 e-voucher and the chance to design an example layout for the January challenge.

Last months challenge was won by Anna who has created this gorgeous page using October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket papers.
Sarah has used the brand new Fancy Pants range Hot Chocolate.
Rachael rotated the sketch and has used MME Alphabet Soup papers.
Tracy has created this stunning card to show just how versatile the sketch is for card makers as well as scrappers. She has used October Afternoon Fly A Kite papers.
Tracy's page using Echo Park, Walk In The Park.
Lou has used MME Haunted range creating a great Halloween page.
We hope you enjoy the challenge and we are looking forward to seeing what you create.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce the winner of the October sketch challenge, thank you to everyone who took part we hope you enjoyed using the sketch as much as we did, it certainly inspired some gorgeous pages! So this months winner is Karen with her stunning page "Cool Dudes". She has used October Afternoon SeaSide papers and some Dew Drops to carry the water theme out onto the page. Congratulations Karen, drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you and details of the next challenge.

If you fancy another challenge check back later in the week when our next sketch will be posted, it has been designed this month by Lianne.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Dino Wash

Time to share another page that Lou has created using Crate School Spirit papers and show you more great ways to use mists on your page.
There are lots of fantastic masks available on the market, check these out here. Lou has used one of the masks on her page and then followed the design through using a stamp. You don't have to just spray the mists onto your page to get a different effect try unscrewing the cap and dripping mist onto your page to create the large dots like Lou has done on this layout. She has also used this technique on to create the dots on the dinosaur after painting the chipboard with paint dabbers and crackle glaze.

This months sketch challenge has now closed so check back later in the week to find out who has won the £10 e-voucher and what our next challenge will be!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

We have a winner!!!

Thank you so much for all joining in the fun yesterday. It was great to see how you came to your guesses

We do now have a winner:

Rebecca said:

Im guessing 10:50 pm ?

Congratulations Rebecca - e-mail us with your name & address to claim your prize. I was actually born at 10:42pm on 2 November 1972 *gulp!*

Back to packing orders!

Sarah & Lianne xx

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

It's Sarah's Birthday Giveaway!


It's my birthday and I've received some fabulous presents this year. I want to give something back so here it is.

I am offering a fabulous pack of American Crafts adhesive to one of you lucky blog readers

This amazing value pack (available to purchase on the website here) is worth over £46 and contains everything you could possibly need adhesive wise!

The contest is this:

What time was I born?

I will announce the winner tomorrow - whoever guesses the nearest wins. The winner must e-mail me to claim their prize within a week or the prize will be passed on to the next nearest

Reply to this post with your guess

Good luck!

Sarah xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Lots of Forest Fun

Mists are becoming ever more popular with lots of manufacturers now producing them, over in the shop you will find That Special Touch Mica Mists and Maya Road Mists there are so many gorgeous colours available. If you have never used them before it can be a bit daunting thinking about trying something new especially something so permanent on your pages. Lou is a misting pro and encorporates it onto her pages with stunning results. We thought we would share some of her gorgeous layouts with you and give you a few ideas of how you can use mists.

Stash used...
Crate School Spirit papers
Latte Maya Road Metallic Mist
Prima Swirly Bird Mask
WRMK stamps

How to....
1. Trim your backround paper to A4 and place your bird mask in the right hand corner. Mask off a narrow strip along the bottom and right hand side of your page.
2. Spray mist onto your page making the cover more dense at the bottom of the page especially over the bird. Put it to one side and allow to dry thoroughly.
3. Cut around the top of your misted bird using a craft knife.
4. Cut a piece of the Pep Rally and Chemistry paper, create a couple of tags and cut a thin strip of Chalkboard paper.
5. Layer these onto your page tucking the corners underneath the misted bird.
6. Tear two strips of Grade Card paper and stick them down either side of your page.
7. Add your photo onto your page.
8. Using a sewing machine stitch around the edge of your page and the rectangle of Chemistry paper. Create a journaling block using stitching.
9. Add your title and journaling and embellishments including the stamped arrow.

Don't forget our sketch challenge, you still have a week to get your enteries in and be in with a chance of winning a £10 e-voucher and the opportunity to join the design team in creating an example layout for the December challenge. All the details can be found here.