Sunday 10 November 2013


I'm afraid it's got to be Christmas again ... the weeks are passing me by! Think a couple of these will only be suitable for hand delivery otherwise I'll need a bank loan to pay the postage ... hee hee!

So here goes, following my busy crafting afternoon I've a trio to share and first up is my entry to CAS(E) this Sketch. I've half-sneaked an idea from the lovely Beverley at Uniko Studio by stamping one of the circles from the Background Builders set and using it as a bauble. I've also grabbed a trick I saw somewhere else (sorry forgotten where) which was to adhere coloured paper to a clear button so I've given this a go to make my bauble.

My 'papers' are Christmas washi tapes layered onto green and red cardstock then I've wrapped some metallic cord from my stash around the card, then a bow to top my bauble. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and there's a couple of silver pearls.

Next up is a combined entry to the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, Color Throwdown and a brand new Christmas Challenge from one of my favourites ... Clearly Besotted. Have I told you I'm besotted with their products???

Card Recipe:

Image & Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - Signature Christmas stamps & dies
Papers: Shelly K & The Papermill Shop
Gems and Metallic Cord from my stash.

I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo but I've layered my bauble up on several layers of cardstock to make it a bit more sturdy then added glossy accents to the bauble and glamour dust to the decorative centre.
Thanks to Michelle Short at The Card Grotto for her tip on layering up the die cuts, especially if you are adding glossy accents.


So last but not least, here's my entry to Pixies Crafty Snippet Playground and CAS Colours & Sketches. I ran another craft class last week for some friends and this card is similar to one we made. I had 3 friends over and they each made 3 Christmas cards. The standard was amazing so looks like I'm going to have some competition! OR maybe it's down the the fabulous teacher!!!!!!!!!!!

I've used the button trick again with a couple of clear ones glued to sparkly DP. I wish I knew where the idea came from so that I can acknowledge the blog here.

So I've used Buttons, Gems, Bakers Twine, Scraps of papers from my stash
Glamour dust at the snow level, glitter card and it's Clearly Besotted again for the sentiment
The tree is made from layers of triangle shaped dies using Sizzix Framelits

So that's all for me. Can't promise how many posts I'll have during the week but will try to pop around your blogs. Off for tea now then Sunday night TV is the best. Pity it's the last Downton Abbey tonight until the Christmas special though - I've only just got back into it! Typical.

Enjoy your evenings.



  1. Wow, you have been busy today, what a great collection of cards. Love your little button tree. I too am addicted to CBS products, love them! Might have a play tonight to make a card for CBS challenge, although Sunday night TV is calling me too! Thanks for all your recent lovely comments on my blog xx

  2. The little scene with the tree is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  3. Great collection of cards Sarah!

  4. Tee hee Sarah .. .. don't apologise .. .. it is likely to be Christmas from me for the whole of November (and probably some of December too! LOL!!).

    I am well impressed that you have showcased three on one post. They are all great but I love the little button tree.

    Hope you have had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  5. All your cards are fabulous!!! I especially love how you used the CTD colors on the second one...sooo pretty!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

  6. These are great cards for Christmas! Love the bright colors and mix of patterns! So glad you shared one at FMS!

  7. Awesome cards! So touched by your sweet words that I inspired you :) makes my heart happy & what a super bauble! Loving baubles at the mo & I love the 3D effect you've achieved. Have a FABulous week :) Hugs Bev x

  8. I love all three cards! It would be impossible to pick a favorite. All beautiful designs! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. What a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  10. Your cards are all so beautiful! I especially love the way you used our throwdown colors and am happy you were able to play along with us this past week!

  11. Fabby cards Sarah - I do so love the snippets one. What a great trick using the DP on the buttons too.

    Hugs, Di xx

  12. The button tree is cute and clever! Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches!

  13. Three great cards...You have been very productive and they all look lovely!

  14. Love that you used this colour palette for Christmas Very effective button tree, love the embossing too. Thanks for joining in with our colour challenge this week at CC&S

    Louise xx

  15. These are all lovely Sarah! Your button tree works so well with our colour combo this week! :)
    Thanks for joining us this week at CAS - Colours and Sketches and good luck!
    Lizy xx

  16. Absolutely love the trendy colours on your Christmas cards, Sarah! Thank you so very much for entering the Clearly Besotted Challenge :) x


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