Pink & Sparkly

Monday, 25 March 2013
Good evening all.  I must firstly apologise as I've not got round to looking at everyone's blogs the last week or so.  I was just taking things easy and left my laptop alone for a bit.

Anyhoo, I've had a little craft over the weekend.  I was asked by a friend to make a card and bracelet for her son's fianceĆ© and the only criteria was to be pink and sparkly!  As always, when I'm asked to make anything girly, I head to my Miss Anya stamps.  I don't have many "girly" stamps that aren't cuddly and furry!  The papers are from an old Papermania set, Henbury Lane.  It had the added glitter sparkles.  Please excuse my shocking handwritten name!

 I don't think I missed the brief in you!?  I'm gutted as I should've posted this before today as I used a sketch from a challenge, but it ended Sunday evening.  I apologise for the glare, I had to photograph when I got to work and I think the overhead lighting was a bit too bright.

 Here's a close up of Miss Anya.  I had a slight bleed on one of the bunches, but I don't think it looks too bad.

The bracelet is another Montee Embellished bracelet, this time using hot pink beads and silver lined seed beeds. This does look very sparkly in real life.

My friend was very pleased with both item, I hope the recipient is too.

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

Sarah xx

Flowers for Mum

Thursday, 14 March 2013
Good Morning, I hope you're all ok.  I've got the day off to make cakes for our coming relief bake sale tomorrow but before that, I'm watching Breaking Dawn 2.....again! Fabulous movie with an incredible ending.

Thank you for all the amazing comments on my last card, you are too kind.

As promised, I've my mum's card to show you today.  I saw this gorgeous Wild Rose Studio stamp and knew that my mum would love it.  I've coloured it with copics, using grey for a change instead of my usual brown for bears.  The papers are from an old Papermania set and they work so well with the grey.  It's a simple, yet elegant card.

 You can't see it in the photos, but the roses on the paper are all edged in glitter.  I had to add a little butterfly gem as my mum loves them.

I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

I will visit you all later on this evening when I'm putting my feet up.  Have a good day.


I Love You Mum

Sunday, 10 March 2013
I hope you've all had a lovely Mother's Day.  Jon and I took my mum and dad out for a Mothering Sunday lunch which was very nice.  We also had flowers for both mum's. 

I made cards for both mum's too and I'm showcasing the card I made for my mother-in-law.  I let Jon choose the image and he chose one of my favourite Penny Black cat stamps.  I can for the life of me remember the name of these papers as I've bought it a number of years ago and never used it.  I wanted to use really bright colours.  The banner die-cut is from La La Land.  I don't actually have this die yet, but Tracy from Dies To Die For very kindly included this in my last order.  It is on my wishlist!

It's probably not a traditional looking Mother's Day card, but Jon loved it, as did his mum and that's all that counts.

Thank you for the comments on my last card.  I didn't get a chance to blog hop then but have it planned for this evening.  I will back very soon to show the card I made for my mum.  In the meantime, I'm excitedly awaiting the arrival of Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt 2 so I can finally see how the saga ends.  I love the books and films and was unable to go to the cinema, so this has been a very long wait! 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
In the Pink - Floral/Mothers Day

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.


Happy Birthday Lukas

Thursday, 7 March 2013
Good evening, I hope you are all well.  I don't know about you, but I'm very glad that it's nearly the weekend.  I've been very tired this week and, even though I've wanted to craft when I get home from work, I'm just crashing out on the sofa.  I did however manage to finish this card at 5:30am this morning! I realised when I woke up that I needed to take it into work with me.

This card is for a very good friend's little boy's first birthday.  I've been wanting to use this cute Wild Rose Studio stamp for a while now and I thought what better time than for a little ones birthday.  I think the elephant is called Bella.  I've coloured her with Copics.  I'm not overly happy with the balloons, but they could've been a lot worse.  It worked out perfectly that there were enough of them to enable me to personalise the card.  I think the backing paper is also from an old Wild Rose Studio paper pad.

 And the usual close up so you can see how cute this little ellie really is!

I decided last week that it would be good to treat myself to some new goodies as I've been good recently.  Most were waiting for me when I returned from visiting my sister. I thought I would show you what I purchased. Apologies for the photo as it was dark by the time I got my camera out!
I'm looking forward to having a play with these very soon.
I will be doing some blog hopping either this evening or tomorrow, I can't wait to see what you've all been up to.
Thank you for stopping by and for the comments you leave, they are greatly appreciated.


Another Bracelet

Sunday, 3 March 2013
Happy Sunday everybody.  I've been absent the last few days as I've been busy and visiting my sister in Durham.  It's so lovely to see her, especially as she is 14wks pregnant with her first baby.  I miss her at the best of times, but it's even harder now.  She's been suffering a lot like Kate Middleton with severe morning sickness & has been in hospital twice, however she is over the worst now.  I've had a lovely weekend with her.

Before I went, I made another bracelet.  This time for a very good friend of mine who has been having a very difficult time and I wanted to do something to make her smile. 

This bracelet was another from YouTube and is a Montee Embellished Bracelet.  Again I think I've made the pictures a bit too small, but if you click on them, I'm sure they'll show a bit more.

I love the style of this bracelet, it's so sparkly.  My friend loved it so much that she's put an order in for another for her son's girlfriend.

I'm would like to enter this into this months Beading Friends Forever Challenge. The theme this month is for your favourite colour combo.  Whilst red and white is my favourite in cards, blue and white (ok this is clear) is my absolute fav as they are the colours of my football team.  They also happened be the right colours for my friends team.

Thank you for stopping by.  I'm hoping to do some blog hopping after my Sunday lunch.

xx :0)