Wednesday 22 July 2015

Cocktails and Flowers

Hello crafty friends, I feel like I've been MIA recently although I have been 'trying' 
to make some cards! I'm in mid kitchen revamp and I think my mojo 
could be in a packing box somewhere but I've no idea which one!!!

Anyway my buddy and fellow teamie at Less is More, Anita,
is the MUSE this week and I couldn't wait to support her
in her first DT week, plus her card is just awesome!

I've kept my card very close to Anita's as I adore the colours she used.
Sadly I don't have 'scribble / doodle' flowers in my stash so I die-cut then 
inlaid the centres of some gerbera flowers from MFT Die-namics.
 I love the 'dotty' detail! Also inlaid are the stems, using Clearly Besotted, 
Sweet Rose with a sentiment also from Clearly Beostted: Say it in Style set.
To finish there's a strip of DP from Echo Park and a Dotty line using
Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes dies.

Here's Anita's yummy card ...

My next card is to enter the CASology challenge where the cue card
is 'Line' ... can I go with a line of drinks / cocktails in this case!

Card Recipe:
Paper Smooches: Free Spirits stamps and dies
Coloured with Zig Clear Brush pens then winked with stella
and coated in glossy accents. To finish a strip of DP from Doodlebug.

I'd also like to drop this in at Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday Challenge
where it's sparkle and shine. I'm not sure the WOS is visible in the photo
but these drinks are smothered with glossy accents for added shine.

  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks as always for calling by my blog and if you are interested here are
 2 pictures of my 'kitchen nightmare' taken last night! My poor ceiling is
 riddled with holes and my living room is in the same state today! 
It's to be hoped there's a good plasterer turning up tomorrow!



  1. love your take on Anita's card. Adore the inlaid dies and what can I say about the line of drinks except...bring them on!! Goodness, you are coping well, can't wait to see the finished kitchen x

  2. Eeeeek, I LOVE your Muse card! I even prefer it to my own with all those scrummy die cuts. And a line of drinks, I could do with that right now after a day at work on my own today! Ah, the kitchen nightmare, the memories have just come flooding back. You've got a fabulous space there, it's gonna be wonderful when it's finished :) Go get yourself a takeaway xx

  3. Hey Sarah!Love your inlaid flower card-fabulous take on the inspiration card :)
    Oh,boy-you have my sympathy over your poor kitchen!But,just think when it is all finished and you thankfully wave the final builder bye bye-you will have a dream kitchen,how exciting!!
    Hugs,Nessa xx

  4. hello Sarah! super cute card, luv those flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I am having a weekly month long giveaway of Simon Says Stamp gift cards on my blog to celebrate my birthday, stop by and comment for your chance at winning!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  5. Love your CASE of Anita's card - love those colours. Fabulous drinks card too. Those Zigs are so vibrant. As for the kitchen, just got to keep thinking about the future and when it's finished! Xx

  6. Wow, Sarah, your pics of your kitchen brought me right back to when we remodeled our kitchen, from top to bottom. What a messy job...but SO worth it in the end! Hang in there! I agree with you, Anita's card is just yummy this week! I love your inlaid circle flowers...very clever! I love your sweet card and how it definitely reflects the fun, graphic feel of Anita's card. Well done!

  7. Oh Sarah, I feel your pain! Been there, built that!! But your take on Anita's card is fantastic and I love the line-up of drinks - hope you have the real thing in that kitchen somewhere! Can't wait to see the finished project...
    =] Michele

  8. Two fabulous your drink card with all those bright and vivid colors, so fun. Good luck with your kitchen!

  9. Love your little circle flowers and the leaves that match the dp. Also love the line of drinks. I could use one right about now and you probably could, too, judging by the pictures of the renovation.

  10. I think you're doing an amazing job creating anything at all when your house is topsy turvy. I know exactly how unsettling that feels. Two fab cards by the way. xx

    1. thanks Jane! Fortunately my craft room is a little escape haven away from it all upstairs!!!

  11. This. Looks great Sarah! Those inlaid dies are the perfect take on Anita's gorgeous muse this week! Hoping to find time to play too. Your kitchen renno will well be worth it - I too have lived through the mayhem. Feel for you!!

  12. Gorgeous cards Sarah, your cocktails are fabulous, very tempting - I could just drink one (or 2 or 3) of those with super sparkling!!
    Eeeek - it most be frustrating living with your kitchen at the moment - shut yourself away and craft!!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  13. Oh wow Sarah however did you even find the time to make cards lol. They are all gorgeous too! I bet you will love your new kitchen...I am very envious, mine really needs replacing but we hope to move house next year so I don't want to do it here. Hope you are all sorted very will all be worth it tell yourself ;) Viv xx

  14. Oh, living through a renovation must be stressful! It will all be worth it in the end, though! Love both these cards - glad you joined us at CASology and Muse this week!

  15. how cute are those? love them both

  16. love the color combo of the pretty flower card

  17. Just think of the lovely kitchen you will get to enjoy... but in the meantime...take a sip of that awesome line of cocktails!!!
    Thanks for playing the line cue card this week at Casology!
    (love your take on Anita's card too ♥)

  18. Great idea to use the inlaid die technique for these flowers, and even though I can clearly see how the case card inspired you you've managed to create a different look. Beautiful!

  19. I like your use of the MFT Gerbera Daisy center. Fun card. I have this die and have used it many times.

  20. Your card is just too super cute!

  21. Love your interpretation; love the dotty flowers to replace the pen lines, although the outlines were used for the stem and leaves; love that you continued the dots on the bottom of the cards, like Anita's card

  22. Fabulous take on Michele's Muse card, Sarah! I love your color palette and the lovely way you interpreted her card!
    Best of luck to you with your kitchen :)

  23. Oh, and I meant to add...I really love your take on the CASology cue card! Your drinks look really yummy, too!


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