Saturday, 16 August 2014


Morning All
I'm so pleased you've stopped by today and I must apologise as my post on 
Monday indicated I was enjoying posting daily and I've had nothing since! 
Don't know where the time has gone but I've been doing lots of clearing and sorting.

Anyway to the job in hand ... it's Saturday morning, 8am which means another 
This week the focus is 'Animal' but CAS of course.

First up I've done my first Christmas 2014 card! Yippee!
I was 'forced' into getting 'in on the act' following all the wonderful Christmas
inspiration by the Limettes last week for the one layer - foliage challenge.

I've used the current sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch so I'll be heading over there shortly plus the theme
 at Addicted to Stamps is 'Holiday' so I'm using my favourite holiday-time of the year with this one.

The penguin and sentiment are Clearly Besotted and the snowflakes are Uniko Studio.
The stitched landscape die is from Mama Elephant and to finish a few silver pearls from my stash.


Next up my sisters best friend had her second baby this week so out came a little chick from the 
Mama Elephant - Just Hatched set; the sentiments and speech bubble are from this set too.
I've used an MFT stencil to make a 'sun rise' effect with distress inks and 
the grass standalone die is from Clearly Besotted.

I've perhaps gone a bit mad but I needed several cards this week where animals were 
an appropriate theme! This one is for our son who passed 3 A-Levels yesterday; 
he's a Wise Owl now him. 

The 'Congrats' word and branch dies are from Clearly Besotted,
Owl and sentiment from Paper Smooches - Chubby Chums
and the background diagonals is a background stamp from MFT 

And from the same Paper Smooches set this card is 'finger-crossed' for next week
when our daughter and friends find out their GCSE results! Hedging my bets a little but
 I imagine I'll need a few celebratory cards for them.

I've used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches so I'm heading there now.

Hmmm, hope you've stayed with me as this seems a bit of a mammoth post.
Over to you ladies and gents - let's see what you make of this challenge.



  1. Wow, you've certainly made up for it today, four complete beauties! You've certainly got a knack of combining great elements, your baby card is fab. You've made me realise I need more cute animals in my stash, although I do have the adorable CBS penguin, and I love the little snowy hill you've created for him. Thanks for joining in at ATSM this week, hugs x

  2. You have lots of fun cards in this post! I love the cute critters in your FMS card, and I love their glossy eyes. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. WOW Lots of cards Sarah, wonderful designs too :D Congrats on your son's achievements, clever boy!!! Gay x

  4. Wow you have gone animal crazy but in a good way! I do like the added gloss you have added to your cards and that sweet little penguin is just too cute. Thanks for joining us at ATSM x

  5. I have arrived here from LIM to applaud you for your optimism in making Congrats cards ahead of time, and I'm being treated to these 4 darling cards. I hope you believe in CASEing because I'm really taken with the out-of-the-box, off-the-page layout of the Let It Snow card. I also love the new baby card and need one when my 4th great-grandchild arrives late September. I especially like the 'new day dawning' metaphor. I don't have any of the same supplies but will start with that idea. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Super cards Sarah, they are very inspiring. Thank you for the kind comment about my OLC, I didn't think about the washi tape at all, my bad.

    Warm hugs

  7. Love your cards - they are so fun! The Paper Smooches Chubby Chums are fab and I love what you have done with them. That penguin is too cute as well. Congrats to your son on his A levels - it sounds like an exciting time at your house :)

  8. Four fabulous cards, Sarah! I love how you flipped the sketch and your penguin is adorable on your first card! Really darling baby card. too! And, I think your son and daughter are going to love their cards, with all the love you put into creating them! Congrats to both of them on their accomplishments!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM! I hope you'll be back again soon!

  9. Fabulous set of cards Sarah! Each one is so different and unique from each other. .you certainly have been a busy bee! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  10. Great cards Sarah! Best of luck to your daughter and her friends - that Chubby Chums set is perfect for this card. Congrats to your son too - those cards will be treasured, I'm sure.

  11. Sarah I love your cards especially the piled up trio of animals !! Great card and great design !

  12. Sarah what a totally fab set of cards - fingers crossed for your daughter and her friends!

  13. I love this set ! It's so cute. Adorable cards Sarah...

  14. A great set of cards - all so bright and cheery!!

  15. A fabulous collection of cards Sarah, I love all of your cute animals.

  16. Oh my goodness Sarah, you have been busy! All such great cards - and your first Christmas one too :-) xx

  17. Oh my this post this such a cute treat :) love all the cuteness !

  18. Wow they are all such great cards, each one cuter than the next!

  19. Oh what a fabulous series of cards! Love the cute penguin. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  20. These are sooo cute ..... love the owl! Well done on making a start on your Christmas cards too. xx

  21. I really like your DT card - animal Sarah. The cats are cute. I joined in but used only one fly ;-)
    Have a nice day, greetings from Veerle

  22. These are all so cute Sarah! Congrats to your son and fingers crossed for your daughter for her results - we are at exactly the same stage! Vicky x

  23. These are fabulous cards. I thought the owl was my favourite, until I saw the last one! so cute xxx


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