Saturday, 11 January 2014


Happy Saturday evening all and this is really going to have to be a mega quick post ... I've had a busy day which was mainly crafting and completing orders but don't know where the time has gone! Hence my late blog session!!!

Anyway over the course of the day I've made 3 cards for challenges so here goes:

My first one is a commission for a 'French' themed birthday card and I decided to join the brand new challenge at Card Concept. I think my style would have to be Freestyle Collage but no doubt someone will pick me up if it doesn't quite fit into that category!


I've used:

Uniko Studio: Flower Power Background stamp set to create a backing feature
Inks: Memento Ink Dark Cocoa onto Kraft card
Sentiment is computer generated
MFT Die-namics Eiffel Tower die from Dies to Die for who also sent me the pink doily as a freebie
Twine, pearls, envelope and wish ticket from my stash.

Next up my entry to this weeks Less is More and Clearly Besotted Challenges where the themes are Hearts and Love respectively. I'm short on Anniversary cards so thought I'd make a start with the romance theme in the air.

Items used:
Stamps and Sentiments: Clearly Besotted Paired Up & Love Hearts
Embossing Folder: Craft Concepts Woodgrain
I've added some glamour dust to the hearts and around the 'sun' too

Finally my combined entry for the ColourQ and Freshly Made Sketches challenges. My card stocks are very low and I needed a Thank you card so here it is:

Items used:
Memory Box - Thanks script die
Uniko Studio - Christmas Stars background builders
Stampin Up - candy dots
Sizzix - Dotty embossing folder


Sorry it's so rushed today but time is marching past bedtime. Bye for now and thanks for stopping by.



  1. All lovely cards, Sarah! The Card Concept card is fantastic, love the free style collage style!

  2. luv your style, fabulous glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  3. wow Sarah, you've been super productive. Love them all but especially the CBS one! Rebecca x

  4. Great set of cards Sarah - but love the birdie one especially!

  5. Coor,you have been a busy bee :) LOVE that French inspired one-you made a fabulous layered card Sarah-gorgeous! We both chose love birds and hearts for the LIM challenge(mine were by total accident though as I ddidn't have anything else to fit into the heart LOL!)
    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)
    ps..If Blogger eats this comment again I shall pull my hair out with tweezers aarrgghh!!!
    Hugs,Nessa xxxx

  6. Your cards are amazing Sarah, love your love birds card

  7. Ooooh these are all stunning cards Sarah! You must have put an awful lot of work into your LIM much detail on one layer! :)
    Lizy xx

  8. Great cards Sarah! Love the little punched out "thanks"! The candy dots look perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Beautiful collection of cards! Thanks for sharing one at FMS!

  10. What lovely cards, Sarah, love that tiny thanks negative! So happy you joined in the fun at the colourQ.

  11. 3 FABulous cards - loving your 'freestyle' collage :) Hugs Bev x

  12. All of your cards are fabulous. I agree with you, I think your first one is freestyle for fun. I wish I would pull something like this off. I've tried and it's just not in me..haha. So glad you joined us for our first challenge at The Card Concept.

  13. I agree too, your card is freestyle collage - it's totally gorgeous! I'm loving all the little details! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  14. Love your french themed birthday card :)

  15. Fabulous cards - what a range of styles!! Thanks for playing along with the Clearly Besotted Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  16. Sweet one layer card Sarah!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  17. Great thank you card - love how you've used the cut-out sentiment over the strips of card to make it multi-coloured, then added matching candy dots! Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ!

  18. A stunning example of Free Style Collage! I admire your abilility to expertly combine various elements to create a perfectly balanced visual delight! You have integrated the challenge colors beautifully into your design. I love the texture on the sweet little envelope! Thanks for sharing your card with us and for choosing to play along with the first ever Card Concept Challenge. Hope you can join us for challenge #2 :)

  19. Amazing cards, Sarah! Your ability to adapt and create so many different styles is inspiring :) Thank you for entering the Clearly Besotted Challenge! x


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