Sunday, 29 June 2014


Hello All

I'm sharing a couple of cards here for various challenges but first a little bit of exciting news (well it is for me)!

 If you follow my blog regularly you'll know that for the last 5 weeks I've been having various alterations and upgrades to my master bedroom/ensuite and I'm hoping it'll be all but finished by the end of the week! 

So as if that's not enough to make me squeal with excitement we've also been having a re-jig of our spare box / guest room and a larger office / living area. Whoopie ... wait for it ... drum roll please!!!

I'm going to have my own designated craft room in the 'box room' and my guest room will become a 
more useful and convenient space downstairs.

It's taking shape and I've got a work desk in place and it's been painted in a soft lilac but I'm waiting for a wooden floor to go in, shelving units and gloss paint work so can't move properly yet.
So why am I telling you all this??? Well my photos have been taken in the new room 
and I would love to hear what you think.

Anyway here's my first card which is for the CASology, ColourQ and Pixies Crafty Snippets Challenges

I've used a wood effect embossing folder for my off the edge circle to hopefully fit with the 'Wood' theme at CASology and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted - Design a Tree stamp set.
This week's challenge at Less is More is to recycle something so the flowers are made from paint sample cards which happen to match the ColourQ colours this week. 
I've accumulated loads of these during our re-decorating and they are too good to throw away.


Next up is a card for Freshly Made Sketches and I'm going to pop it in at Simon Says Stamp where it's an Anything Goes week. Another colleague is retiring in 2 weeks so this card will fit him perfectly (I hope).

  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Card Recipe:

Image: LOTV - Vintage Boys
Papers: Doodlebug from Craft Mojo
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - Dandelion Dreams
Button and twine from my stash

Ok lots to do in the house today so thanks for stopping by and any feedback is much appreciated.
Catch up with you all again soon.



  1. Morning Sarah . . . two lovely cards here. The image for the retirement card is just perfect.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Gorgeous cards Sarah, love the first one!

    Warm hugs

  3. What pretty cards! I love that ring of gems around the woodgrain embossing on the first card and that super sweet image on the second! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Great cards, particularly the retirement one - great image!
    Loving the lilac background too!
    Debs x

  5. Love your woodgrain embossed panel and how you set it off with the gems. Very eye-catching!

    How exciting to have your very own craft room! My space is a bedroom/office/craft space and all of my supplies are in my master closet. Good thing my clothes all fit in the little one!

  6. Lovin the woodgrain, sweet!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!!!

  7. What a fun card, Sarah, love your circle with the wood grain in the center! So happy to see you at the colourQ this week. Thanks for playing with us.

  8. Perfect upcycling for a great snippets card Sarah - and the retirement one is spot on!

    Oh I do love that soft lilac - remember to take some piccies when your new craft room is all set up :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. So jealous of your new craft room Sarah - I have a corner of the lounge/kitchen! Love the partial circle on your Colour Q card...the flowers look so vibrant against the embossing and such a cute image on the second. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  10. Hi Sarah, OOH good news on the craft room front :D Lots more crafting going on then :D Two great cards, love that little fella leaning back and 'reading' the paper :D Gay x

  11. Super cute cards. Love the image on the second one. So sweet! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Anything Goes Challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

  12. Two lovely cards. Especially like the way you've tied in the wood graining with your pretty circles. Happy new "craft room". TFS

  13. Two lovely card. That first off the edge woodgrain sircle is a lovely look and the second...well that is one of my fave guy images!

    I am looking forward to seeing your new craft room. What fun! It must be so exciting. Think of the creativity that will abound in that room.

  14. Oooh Sarah a new craft room ! no wonder you are super excited, you will be thrilled with it I'm sure.I am lucky enough to have one too and love mine. Fabulous cards yet again here.The LIM clever to use paint samples for your pretty flowers, love the wood effect too. Great retirement card also, love that sweet image with the dog and your colour combo.Your photo of the card looks great too,enjoy your new room :) Viv xx


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