Saturday, 24 August 2013


Well it is where I'm standing!  Two of my cousins have got engaged whilst we were on holiday, YIPPEE and here's the card I've just made for one of them.

So straight back into crafting and if you read my earlier blog and saw my new goodies you may have noticed some Clearly Besotted products and to say I was itching to try them out would be an understatement!  I love how Stephanie at Clearly Besotted uses twine and buttons on her cards so hope she won't mind me trying it out on my first ever Clearly Besotted creation.  I don't think I quite got the hang of stamping and die cutting so had to do a bit of fussy cutting to correct it but I guess that's just practice.

I was armed with the latest ColourQ challenge in my head and couldn't believe that as the card started to take shape I even got it on track for The CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge and Less is More.  Oh I've missed these challenges in the last couple of weeks.  Chrissie and Jen at Less is More want us to use Washi Tape but I don't have any...but I've a sneaking suspicion that some people had a 'heads up' on this challenge! Namely Liz Armstrong from Pink Petticoat who gave a little blog tutorial HERE on making your own washi tape so that's what I did...thanks Liz.

As well as my photographed goodies my A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Crafty American Auntie sent me a package of goodies from the USA which was also waiting for me when I got back.  Amongst other things she sent me some beautiful border embossing folders and I've given one a try on this card.  She also sent some lovely gems for each birthstone of the year.  Now I don't know about you but having a birthday in August means mine is Peridot - what a hideous stone...dirty green and boring so I'm changing my birthday to December as that's my favourite colour and I've used one of the gems here as it fit with the colour challenge!!!

Well that's enough waffle as the crafty goodies await!  The other love in the air which I must mention is around my two teenage kids who have spent the last 2 weeks moping around on holiday missing their loved ones!  Young love! BUT they are back home now and happy again.  PLUS a family friend gave birth to a tiny little boy whilst we were away and he's a bit of a miracle baby.  Mum has suffered with severe diabetes all her life and didn't think she could ever have children so lots of love going on there too.

Right that's definitely it I'm off to hit the stamps again!

See you soon


Card Recipe:

Image: Clearly Besotted (very apt) Love Hearts stamps & dies
Papers: The Papermill Shop and Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - from the Love Hearts Stamps
Button, Twine, gems from my stash



  1. A gorgeous dotty creation.

  2. Gorgeous card Sarah, love the design.

    Donna x

  3. Gorgeous card Sarah. I'm ever so pleased the Washi Tape tutorial came in handy .... but I didn't have a 'heads up' from Jen & Chrissie ... honestly : )

  4. Really gorgeous. Love the vibrant colour

  5. Wow so much happening lol Sarah! this card is fab I love it huggles hun Sue xxx

  6. Fab design and colours, love it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Pretty card, lovely colours!

  8. Stunning card Sarah, I love the colours and CAS design...congrats to the happy couple :) Donna ♥ x

  9. Beautiful card Sarah-so pretty.
    You made me laugh with your description of mastering the stamping and die cutting sets -i too have had to resort to the tiny scissors getting me out of trouble-practice makes perfect eh?(i hope so LOL!)I do love the sets of stamps and dies though :)
    Have a lovely long weekend,Nessa xxx

  10. Beautiful card Sarah and well done on combining so many challenges!

  11. What a fabulous design Sarah, very stylish - CAS perfection & I love the faux Washi tape :) xxx

  12. What a sweet card, Sarah, pretty soft shades of the colors! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

  13. This looks absolutely super Sarah!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  14. Fabulous card... Love how you used the washi. Thanks for joining us
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"


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