Sunday 8 June 2014


Hello Blog Pals

Hope you've had a fun and crafty day.

My OH has been decorating today and from past experience I've realised it's best to stay out of the way so I took the opportunity to make a couple of cards this afternoon.

First up is a card I made for Mr Dazzle ... it was his birthday last week and he's my AMAZING blog photographer hence the image on the card which was sent over the pond from my fun-loving and trendy American Auntie. The colours just so happen to be in line with the current challenge at The Card Concept so I'll be hopping over there shortly with what is a 'free-style collage' creation plus Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge where the theme is Father's Day or Masculine this week.


Materials Used:
Sizzix Framelits - Star Dies
Clearly Besotted - Superstar & Geometric I stamp sets & 'Happy' word die
Papers: Echo Park
Sprinkles: Stampin Up & Doodlebug

                                                      Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Next up is a funky floral card using the colour selection from this week's ColourQ Challenge and I'm combining it with the 'Summer' theme at TIME OUT challenge with an option of flowers.

I've used the leaf dies from Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Florals' set to make the petals with stems from MFT Die-namics 'Lily'. The sentiment is also Clearly Besotted and I've mounted the image onto a pierced rectangle from MFT Die-namics 'Rectangle Stax'. To finish there's buttons and gems from my stash.


I think I've gone mad for colour challenges today as I've just noticed these are all colour related challenges!

So this one is for CAS Colours & Sketches and I lurve these colours together so simply had to have a do at it. I'm quite impressed with how it's turned out too. The coloured, striped background is made by colouring stripes with promarkers.


I received my latest release order from Clearly Besotted yesterday and I've been waiting (quite patiently) for the 'birthday' word die to come back into stock so this is its first outing for me. The 'birthday' word was die cut in black and in the striped paper then inlaid in black. I think it looks pretty striking and would be great for a masculine card as I'm always short of them. The other sentiments are also Clearly Besotted and I've finished off with a couple of Doodlebug Sprinkles from Craft Mojo.


Last but not least is my card to enter this week's Color Throwdown challenge and it's another Clearly Besotted heavy card. I took inspiration for my layout from the challenge photo using the dies from the Bridal Bouquet set which are stamped with versamark ink but it doesn't seem to be showing too well in the photo but I assure you it's there.  Perhaps it's the glossy-type card I've used for the roses.

The sentiment is a brand newbie just released by Clearly Besotted 'Sweet Little Sentiments' which flew off the shelves so I was very lucky to leave the checkout with my basket in tact.

That's one mammoth post and I don't think I've ever posted one with 4 cards so huge thanks for stopping by and if you've read to the end you deserve an extra special hug and thanks. It's much appreciated.



  1. All of these cards are awesome!! I love all the CB goodies you've used on your cards!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept!!!

  2. You're on a creativity roll with all these beautiful cards! Love the CAS design using the throwdown happy to have you joining us this week!

  3. Fun cards!! You've been enjoying crafting while DH is busy doing other things....I enjoy that myself! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  4. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colous & Sketches! Love the stripes and inlaid-die!

  5. Wow, you have been busy! Great cards Sarah, Rebecca x

  6. wow Sarah what a fabulous collection of card. I love your bright blooms for TIME OUT and so pleased you joined us plus the awesome CAS card with the striped really caught my eye-really graphic and dramatic x

  7. All of your cards are super fabulous! Such wonderful designs!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. Wow - you've been busy Sarah - looks like you've done every colour challenge out there. I like the simple design of the Colour Q one...I'm just about to put an order in for Clearly their stuff!

  9. Fantastic cards! Love the pink one. So clean and pretty!

  10. What a fun birthday card, Sarah, love your flowers! So glad you played with us at the colourQ.

  11. Fabulous cards, they are very inspiring.

    Warm hugs

  12. Fab creations, Sarah. You've rocked the colour challenges this week! If I had to pick a fave it would be the striped card, love the clean lines and fresh colours. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, its good to be back! :) xx

  13. What a lovely card - a great use of our colours this week at CC&S - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  14. Awesome cards Sarah! You have been busy! I really love the camera looks so real!
    Lizy xx

  15. Wow Sarah what a set of fabulous scrummy cards here, love them all and all so different too. I have the Clearly Besotted sweet little sentiments too aren't they super. I also have the birthday die but yet to use it. I think we must have the taste lol...I also have the roses but the stamps and not the dies...just experimenting with them yet.Thanks for the lovely comments are right I am addicted to LIM lol :) Viv xx

  16. A wonderful collection of cards! And the funky flower card for Time Out is particularly CAS pretty! Thanks for joining us at Time Out!



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