Saturday, 4 January 2014


Firstly Happy New Year and apologies for my lack of cards and responses to your thoughtful wishes but the festivities just got in the way along with a stinking collection of germs that zapped my energy and mojo for most of it! Unfortunately my mojo is still hiding somewhere.  I've put all the Christmas deccies away and admired my new crafty stuff from Santa and nothing seems to have spurred me into action!

Anyway I decided to whip round the challenge sites and see what I could muster so here's a couple of cards I made yesterday and I've been waiting for some decent daylight to take pictures.

Fortunately I do need a couple of cards for January so here goes with the first one and it's to enter the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge, Color Throwdown and CASology where the theme is 'Party!

This used Clearly Besotted It's Your Birthday Die Collection and Stamp Set, MFT Die-namics Basic Chevrons and Josy Rose Nail Heads and Stars. The glitter card is from Dovecrafts.


Next up is a card for one of my son's friend and I'm hoping his mum (one of my best friends) isn't searching my blog too carefully as his birthday isn't for a couple of weeks.  Think I may have a few 18th and 16th birthday cards this year as my kids have just passed these milestones too.

So my card is to enter another couple of challenges: Colour Q, Freshly Made Sketches and Seize the Birthday where the theme is 'Numbers'

Card Recipe:

Image: Pre-purchased Die-cut numbers which I've had for years
Papers: All Pink Petticoat
Glitter Paper: Dovecraft
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - New Home Stamp Set
Josy Rose Nail heads


That's all for me today but hope I might get down to some more crafting this afternoon as I've so many new bits and bobs that I can't wait to play with but the imagination is on a go slow. Thankfully your fabulous blogs have lots of inspiration.

Thanks for popping along today and hopefully I'll not be AWOL for so long again.



  1. Well, these were worth the wait, Sarah. Great couple of cards for all these challenges. Love the colours on the second one, really classy, masculine card. I didn't have any crafty presents but this year I'm going to start keeping a book of all the things on my wishlist, together with websites, etc...and leave it lying around! :D xx

  2. Two FABulous creations, so sparkly. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work this year. Hugs Bev x

  3. Great cards! I'm really loving the birthday card with the big numbers! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Fabulous card! I love all that glitteryness to your cards and the glittery numbers are a standout! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. Both fabulous designs! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology and the colourQ! Happy New Year!

  6. Love both designs! The paper you used is great on the number 18. We all know turning 18 was a big deal ...wasn't it! Thanks for linking them up with us over at Seize the Birthday...hope to see you again!

  7. Fun use of the sketch, colors, and love me some bling!! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

  8. Very cute design... LOVE the glitter! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

  9. These are both beautiful cards! You've used your dies to perfection, and I love the sparkle. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. Beautiful card. Love the glittery numbers on the 2nd one. Great design. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  11. Awesome cards....that little banner sketch has to be the most popular one of 2013, I am thinking! Love it for the 18th birthday! Thanks for sharing this with us at the ColourQ!

  12. What a great use of the throwdown colors! Love the added sparkle!

  13. Gorgeous card, love your layout and striking colours, thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x


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