Thursday, 17 April 2014


Happy start of Bank Holiday Weekend! Whoopie!

I've been playing with some of my new crafty bits this afternoon to enter a few challenges so here's what I've come up with.

First up I've had another go at sponge daubing to make a very dull and cloudy sky BUT it's to fit in with the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge and when you check out the colour palate below you'll understand why.  I've combined it with the sketch from Sketch Saturday and the CAS on Sunday Challenge where it's 'A birthday to die for' (using a die cut).

CAS On Sunday Challenge          

Card Recipe:

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelits & X-cut circles
Memory Box - Cloud dies as a template for the sky & Clearly Besotted - Going Places stamp & die set
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - Brand new set 'Design a Tree'
Dotted Road: Uniko Studio - Background Circles
Candy dots: Stampin Up with black pearls from my stash
X-cut - corner punch

Next up is to enter the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge with the colour palate from Paper Players. Although I've used the sentiment from Clearly Besotted - Design a Tree set on other cards this is the first time I've used the other stamps and I thought the colours and stamps made for a good anniversary card. The sentiment is from another Clearly Besotted set - Paired up.

I've used my X-cut corner punch again - it was on my desk from the other card, MFT Die-namics Fish tail stax, a Darice woodgrain embossing folder and scalloped border die from Clearly Besotted. Finally the backing paper is from a new pack I recently purchased by Doodlebug (Kraft in Colour) from Craft Mojo.


Ok I'm off to catch up with some TV and I hope I'll get down to some crafting over the weekend although I've had my parents staying this week and my Dad has been passing on tips from his hobby (watercolour painting) so I've had to get myself fixed up with some materials and now I'm torn between what to do first!!! My aim is to combine the two and colour images on my cards with watercolour paint but will see how it goes!

Enjoy the bank holiday.



  1. Love the scene! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  2. Fabulous cards Sarah-and both perfect takes on the sketches-love that bicycle with clouds behind.
    Have a lovely Easter weekend-and enjoy your Dad's watercolour coaching :)Nessa xxx

  3. Such sweet cards! Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

  4. Darling cards, Sarah! Love the little heart tree--perfect with the colors and for the sentiment! Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  5. Great CAS cards Sarah :) Viv xx

  6. Great cards, Sarah! Love the clean style! Thanks for joining us for Sketch Saturday this week!

  7. Sarah, I love both little scenes you have created! The card with the heart tree is just adorable and you made perfect use of the challenge colors. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!

  8. Gorgeous cards Sarah and such clever CAS designs. Sweet little scene with the first card and the colour mix on the second card is so pretty! :) Donna ♥ x

  9. These are both cute cards! I love the CAS look of them both. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  10. Love that little tree!! Such a great card! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  11. Nice job combining the challenges for both of these cards. I especially like your sponged background for the bicycle card. Thanks for sharing it with us at CC&S! :)

  12. Fab CAS creation in monochrome. Really like how you created a little scene. Thanks for playing along at C&S

    Louise xx


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