Sunday 9 March 2014


Happy Sunday All and hope you are well and enjoying a touch of Spring ... fingers crossed it's here to stay.

I've had a hectic week and hardly surprised that my last post was Tuesday! YIKES!

Anyway to make up for it I've 3 cards to share with you which have taken a while today. Grrr that always seems to happen when I miss a few days of crafty-time.

So grab your sun-shades and here goes with a card to enter the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches challenges.

Card Recipe:

Image: Clearly Besotted - Fancy Florals stamps and dies
Papers: Echo Park Dots & Stripes
Sentiment: Uniko Studio - It's a Gift
From my stash: button, twine, Doodlebug Sprinkles, Josy Rose Nail Heads
Tools: Stand-alone Scalloped Dies from Clearly Besotted


Next up the ideal colour combo at ColourQ this week for a St Patrick's Day card and I needed one so an added bonus! The sketch I've used is from Retro Sketches so I'll be skipping along there too.

Card Recipe:

Image: Shamrock made up from hearts using the Clearly Besotted - Love Hearts stamps & dies
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - Geometric Shapes
Stem of Shamrock: Also Clearly Besotted - Dandelion Dreams stamp set
From my stash: Button, Twine, Dotty paper
Tools: Cuttlebug - Retro circles embossing folder & Stand-alone Scalloped edge die from Clearly Besotted


Last one for today is to enter the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge where it's a colour challenge this week and to be honest I wasn't sure about these colours. The purple tones I love but mixed with yellow! The jury is out on that one!

Card Recipe:

Image: Uniko Studio - Beautiful Blooms stamped and fussy cut then drizzled with glossy accents
Background Blocks - Clearly Besotted
Sentiment: Love the new Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fushia set and the sentiment is from here
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Tools: MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips and Fishtail Flags

Ok I'm off to see who has won the Dancing on Ice competition and a little drool over Mr Selfridge! Thanks for stopping by and would love to receive your comments if you have time.



  1. Yes, I'm hoping spring has sprung!! Wonderful cards!! love the bright, bold, and beautiful!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!

  2. Beautiful cards Sarah, you have certainly been busy. hope things settle down for you and you can get back to more crafting :)

  3. Gorgeous card Sarah, love the designs.

    Donna x

  4. Hi Sarah

    Three beauties!

    Lovely bright and beautiful Spring colours.

    I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Ooooh you've been busy Sarah! Love them bright and cheery!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS this week :)
    Lizy xx

  6. These are all adorable! I love the way you've used the scallops with the FMS sketch, and the happy colors just make me smile. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. Beautiful cards! You've run the gamut from bright and cheery, to holiday fun to lovely elegance! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

  8. Love your offset panel on the first one and the bright cheerful colors! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

  9. How beautiful. I love each and every card you created. You did a fabulous job on all the challenges.

  10. Love your purple card. You just seem to get the balance so right, perfection!

  11. All of your cards are great! So fun and fresh! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

  12. Thanks for playing along at CAS Colours & Sketches! Your card is very pretty - love the white embossing on the flower!

  13. OMG!!! All three of your cards are fantastic....such awesome designs and great color combos!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  14. Fab card, love your design, thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x

  15. Three lovely cards Sarah! I love the shamrock and embossing folder on the Colour Q card, and I love your purple and yellow CAS combo - it really works!

  16. Great cards Sarah, and I love the fresh, bright and breezy look of your blog too! Jo x

  17. All three cards are super. Thank you for joining in with the colour challenge at CC&S this week, love the pop of the yellow flower on the purple

    Louise xx


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