Thursday, 27 October 2011

CDAC digital drawing challenges SPARKLE, TWINKLE OR SHINE

Hi Folks

Well this is the second entry for this months challenge and probably the last as I have left it quite late and only a few hours left before the challenge closes.

Well seeing how Christmas is just a couple of months away i thought I would create a simple tree, because lets face it the tree is the bling at christmas or it is in our house. All the tinsel and sparkling lights and just the sheer look of joy on my girls faces when it goes up for the first time every year that to me is Christmas.

Thanks for dropping by and i hope that you like what you have seen.

Happy crafting and hugs to you all
Sarah xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Twinkling Dreams

Hi All

Here’s my first design for the new digistamp drawing challenge at CDAC.

The theme for October is “Sparkle, Twinkle or Shine”. I took the inspiration from a wall plaque I had as a child except on that one sat Perriot on mine I wanted to put my childhood friend Edward, Teddy Edward he always protected me whilst I slept.

Mind you he doesnt look as fluffy now a days he is kind of thread bear with all the love I gave him.

Thanks for looking and I hope that you like what you saw.


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

New Designs

Well hello everyone, I have not been around for a long time this year has been very hard on my family and myself and have not really felt like crafting at all. I have just started to feel the bug again so hopefully this means a turn around and hopefully the creative funk is now leaving.

ELEGANCE - Inspired by an old photograph of my grandmother when she was younger. I never got the chance to meet her in person but by all accounts she was a remarkable woman.

Memoreis Whispered - this one was inspired by my daughters love of My Little Pony and the Wallpaper that she wants in her room.

FRIENDSHIP - I remember a while ago I saw something similar and it has stuck in my head so I drew my interpritation of it. With all that is going on in the world I think it represents what should be happening.

These are some new images a drew just to see if I still could not sure if I am 100% happy with them but I think they turned out ok.

Hope you all like them too.

Hope to be around more and hopefully will have more stuff to show.

Hugs Sarah xxxx

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

CDAC April Challenge last entry

Hi Everyone

Well this is the last entry into the months challenge over on CDAC was not really sure which one use as I have drawn a few to get me inspired. The only hard choice now is choosing. Can't decide between a car, guitar or a shed.

The one below is the one I finally decided on just hope that I have made the right choice LOL

The shed won as the car could be used for next months challenge also. as it is vintage so I will make that one of my entries there LOL. Pretty basic looking shed at the bottom of the garden but you can spruce it up or leave it looking a little worsse for ware LOL.

Hugs to all
Sarah xxxx

CDAC April challenge submission 2

Hi Everyone

This is the second image that I will be entering into the CDAC April Challenge aimed at the men in our lives.

I just love dragons and there are quite a few around my home. This one is based on one of them as I love the way his wings are opening. Hope you all like what you see and I thought it would be a little different.

Big hugs to all

CDAC April Digital drawing Challenge

Hi Everyone

well not been a good month up to now. Really don't feel like doing much but have to forge ahead and get back into things, so I decided to do some drawing and to kill 2 birds with one stone aim it towards the CDAC April challenge.

This month at the CDAC the challenge is to draw something aimed for the men in our lives not easy as men tend to be the most difficult for most of us to cater for. Unless they have a specific hobby they tend to offered pretty much the same kind of card year after year. I'm quite lucky as my dad loves native American culture and movies. The old one which he grew up with are his favourite at the moment. Plus he loves the action stuff what man doesn't?

Anyway this is my first entry for this month. Almost last minute but like I said at the start had a lot to deal with so I think I can be forgive this once.

Hope you like and thank you for looking.

Big crafty hugs to you all

Friday, 15 April 2011

To my Mom and Best Friend

Not sure when but I will be back, just do not feel like crafting at the moment. All my mojo has gone and has been replaced with heartache.

Today I lost one of the most important people in the world - my MOM. Today the battle just seemed to much for her and she fell asleep for good. I have one consolation she is no longer in pain. After 26 long years of battling her illnesses she had just had enough. I take comfort in knowing she is in a better place.

Mom you are always in my heart, so you will never leave me, I will make sure that your beautiful grand daughters never forget you and how special you were. I will endeavour to help them to grow into strong women just as you were. They will be strong, en powered, charitable and loving all in your honour.

Sleep tight Mommy until we meet again. Give my love to Grandma and Gang-GangXXXX

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Priscillas Sun, Moon and Star

Hi Everyone

Well what can I say I just love this image by Priscilla as it really lended itself to making the triple easel card I have been wanting to try.

I kept it simple coloured the images using promarkers and the added drys clear glue and glitter for the sparkle. Framed each image using a spellbinders die that I purchased a couple of weeks ago from Create and craft tv here in England. (I was lucky as these sold out in less than a day.) I then mounted them onto black card that I had measured cut and scored to form a triple easel card.

This card has also been entered into the world of crafters 1st Birthday/Anniversary challenge. Thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone as the saying goes.

I don't think this image needs much as the simpleness of it kept it elegant and not in your face.

Thanks for looking and come back soon.

Hugs Sarah

Friday, 1 April 2011

Ladybug Bloom d2d design challenge

Another week means another fantastic digi stamp from Faith at Designed 2 delight. I just love this stamp it feels so retro.

I decided to keep this one simple not only because it looks very arts and crafts but also because I was running out of time. Didn't realise we were on Thursday already, I swear someone has stolen a day from me and is playing a trick. I'm going to wake up in the morning and it will be Thursday won't it? NO! oh well I can only live in hope.

If you would like to join in the fun why not head over to Faiths Blog Delightful Inspiration and join in. If I'm not mistaken this weeks stamp will be free to all as it usually is on the first of the month. Play this week and recieve a free stamp again next week and the week after if you keep on playing. Every week we are all winners thanks to Faiths generousity.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

CDAC - Digital Drawing Contest - spring theme

Hi Everyone

Here is the final image for the CDAC digi stamp drawing contest. Who doesn't like shoes or to receive flowers well why not both together.

This image is based on a set of toppers I created for craftuprint and I have decided to turn a few into digi stamps. I think they turned out ok

Hope you liek what you see and why not pop over to the CDAC and craftsuprint to see what they have to offer you will be amazed.

Hugs To you all

Sunday, 27 March 2011

CDAC - Digital Drawing Contest - spring theme Design 3

HI Everyone

Here is the digital stamp my youngest decided I should enter into the challenge. Not strictly spring but hey I can eat cupcake any time of the year I don't know about you!

In the words of Homer Simpson "MMMMmmmmmmm Cupakes! ARGGGGggg." LOL. As long as I have chocolate cake I am happy. If fact my daughters for the last couple of years have baked me a chocolate cake for easter instead of giving me an egg, much better.

Anyway hope you like the image and thank you for visiting.

Hugs Sarah

Friday, 25 March 2011

CDAC - Digital Drawing Contest - spring theme Design 2

Hi Everyone

This is design number 2 for the CDAC drawing challenge. I have called it egg hunt as the eggs are hidden in the long grass waiting to be found by the little ones.

I have had some real fun drawing these images over the last couple of days. Even though I have tons already created and stored away on my computer I just couldn't resist drawing more.

I hope that you like my little Easter image and thank you so much for dropping by.

Big hugs to all and happy crafting

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

D2D Caught a bug

Hi Everyone

This weeks free image from Faith is a wonderful image of a jar with a bug inside. You also get a few extra bugs to play with and sentiments.I decided not to colour this image this week but paper piece the challenge. I created the jar by creating a gradient fill of some paper in PSP and then just printed the relevent pieces onto whatever coloured card I needed. Quite effect and very quick to put together. I haven't added a sentiment yet as I am not sure to whom this card will be going to.

Every week you play along you are a winner as you will receive a new image free of charge to play in the following weeks challenge. Can't get better than that. A challenge where everyone is a winner. If you haven't played along before and would like to start now why not go along to Faiths digi shop Designed 2 Delight and purchase this image there and start your collection of fabulous images all the for the low low price of the joy of making a card each week.

I made flowers for the card because as a child I rememebered sitting amongst the daisies and the ladybugs would be there. Ladybugs are about the only insect that I can stand to be near. I am a total girl when it comes to little buggies. Although I have finally got over my fear of spiders!!!! YAY.

Thanks for looking and drop in again soon hugs and happy crafting.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

I love Pro Markers Mens challenge

Hi Everyone

Well what can I say I am having to grab 10 minutes of computer time whilst my daughter is having something to eat just so that I can get this challenge on here. I meant to do it last night but fell asleep. I know who needs sleep right?

Well this card was made using my own digi stamp of a dragon and cutting it out using one of my nesties, can't remember which one. If I had time I would double check but hey time is precious and I think I am now down to eight minutes LOL.

I know the colours that I used were

pear green,
forest green,
cool grey 3

Thanks for looking and I hope that you like what you saw.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Cute Angel Caroline

Hi Everyone

not been around much this month, just taking it easy but I thought I should get back into the flow of things so I decided to enter Faiths weekly chgallenge using her wonderful stamp Cute Angel Caroline. If you like the image you can purchase it from her shop which can be found by clicking here

thanks for looking really must dash as I have about 15 minutes before the challenge finishes. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute LOL.

Happy crafting everyone.
Hugs Sarah

Friday, 25 February 2011

Easy Day

Hi Everyone

Had a real easy day today watching a little TV with my eldest daughter. We watched the box set of Jerico. Not seen it in a while and she just want to take it easy also.

This is a photo of a piece of art work I created for a family friend as a thank you for all the kindness he has shown my youngest daughter throughout her on going illness. He is a big fan of Supernatural and the Winchester boys I must admit I have a kind of soft spot for them myself so no hardship at all creating this piece of work. LOL.

Thank you once again for looking and happy crafting.

Hugs Sarah

Thursday, 24 February 2011

A much loved Animated favourite.

Hi Everyone

I thought I would share with you today a free Iris Folding pattern. This is only to be used for personal use no sales allowed of the pattern or anything created from it be it a greeting card or a framed picture.

Please do not abuse these rules they are only set out so we can all enjoy our crafting and some freebies

Happy crafting and big hugs

Heart with a fairy

Hi everyone

really going to try and keep up with my blog from now on. Things seem to be settleing down now so really no excuse.

Well I thought I would show you all what I made for the circle of crafters iris folding challenge this month. We had to use a heart with it being the month of love and an extra IF design also.

I decided to use the C.O.Cs own heart pattern designed by BobbiLynn but I added my own fairy design. I couldn't keep it simple could I? Oh no I had to place the fairy in front of the heart and mould both designs together.

Some might saY I don't like to make my life easy but I do, I would rather have an easy life than a difficult one but nthis design might tell you differently.

I hope that you like what you see I'm not to sure about the bow on this one but I can always change it later if it really greats on me. LOL

Hugs to you all and happy crafting.


Hi Everyone

Today I have been having a play with the Serif Scrapbook Artist programme and have created these pages using photos my daughter has taken of herself. We certainly can't say that the kids today are shy can we.

The one was taken this morning no idea what she did to it to make it so interesting but I just love it. It is so emo/goth looking that I had to give it a moody treatment. I hope that I suceeded. My daughter likes what I have done with it so that is half the battle won LOL.

This photo was taken again by Brittannie on the way to my mothers the other week. We were stuck in traffic and so she decided to have a play and came up with this dreamy looking image of herself.

It is hard to believe that both photographs are of the same girl taken only weeks apart. They certainly do grow up very very fast..

Thank you so much for taking time out to visit my little blog I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs and happy crafting.
Sarah xxxxx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Faceless Fairy

Hi Everyone

This is a new image that I drew but decided not to add a face. Don't ask me why maybe my face drawing ability confidence was lacking that day, I don't know. At first I was unsure about it and the others that I have drawn but the more I look at them the more they grow on me, as you the crafter and the recipient of the finished item can decide what look they may have.

Would be very interested to know what you think. Thanks for looking and comments both positive and hopefully not to negative welcome.

Hugs Sarah

Appliqued tree

Hi Everyone

Had real fun with this one. I received this free from Faith this week for playing along in her challenge last week. If you like the design you can purchase it here. I thought also seeing how the image is called Appliqued tree then it just had to be paper pieced together instead of coloured in. I created the backing papers myself most of which are available at craftsuprint in various colours and kit forms. The ones that are not listed yet will be doing so very soon.

Why not take a look at both website and see what great things are on offer. Plus if you play along this week with Faith and the design team you will receive a brand new stamp to play with and join in the fun all over again this week only this time it will be for free and you can't get better than that!!!

Thanks again for looking at my blogg.
Hugs Sarah

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Kaela in spring D2D challenge

Hi Everyone

Here is a card that I made using Faiths brilliant Kaela in Spring set. It is for this weeks challenge over on her Blog. I have left the card sentiment free as I am not sure who is going to get this yet. I have 2 people in mind for 2 different occasions and I know if I put one sentiment on it I will have wished I had put the other so until both cards are made it will remain sentiment free.

Why not take a look and see what it is all about. If you play along every week every Friday you will find a free gift from Faith in your email box. There are some really lovely designs avaiable.

Thanks for looking and hope everyone has a good time playing along with us all.

Hugs Sarah