Friday, 27 March 2015

Friday bonus post

Hi there ... I made a couple of cards last night
to show you and enter a few challenges so here goes ...

The first one is to enter this week's Merry Monday challenge
where they'd like us to use a tree and I've used the sketch from 
Freshly Made Sketches so I'll pop my card in there too.

AND ... it's Anything Goes week at 
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
so I'll head over there too!

Card Recipe:
Uniko Studio: Rustic Christmas & Simply Said - Christmas
MFT Die-Namics: Snow drifts (for masking and inking) 
and Fishtail Flags for the sentiment
Distress Ink: Faded Jeans & misted with Perfect Pearls
The 'silver embossed' DP has been in my stash since time began!
I stumbled across it while having a sort out but couldn't tell you where it's from

   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Next up I'm using 'newbies' (NBUS) following my little
retail therapy trip to the NEC with the LIM ladies last week!

Card Recipe:
Inkylicious: Poppy stamp (NBUS)
Card-io: Flutterby Garden (NBUS)
Uniko Studio: Simply Said - Birthday
MFT Die-namics: Pierced Rectangle stax & Fishtail Flags
Background created using Verscolor canary ink with a 'baby wipe'!
Fabulous technique by Wendy at Card-io - I love it! 

So I'll be entering this at the lovely Darnell's NBUS challenge 
and also Seize the Birthday which I haven't entered for ages ... very sorry ladies 
- it somehow slipped by me until another super talented blog buddy; 
Hannelie (Desert Diva) jogged my memory with her DT card.

I'd also like to enter a second card at Time Out Challenges
where there's an optional twist of black, white and a splash of another colour! 

Grab Our Badge!

Ok that's me for today but I'll be back tomorrow with the latest 
challenge at Less is More so hope to catch you then.

Thanks for calling in and peeping at my cards.



  1. Both cards are so pretty.

  2. You showed again great cards !

  3. You have made two wonderful and unique cards, Sarah. I'm admiring the snow landscape on the first card. It's awesome. The spring flowers stamp was a superb "investment". :-) Very nice CAS design. Love yellow background.
    Have a nice weekend, Sonja

  4. They're both so stunning Sarah!! I love your designs!! :)

  5. These are fabulous, Sarah! Love that rustic tree from Uniko and your snow drifts are perfect and those silhouettes really pop against the yellow :) Looks like your trip to the NEC was productive! Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out!

  6. Gorgeous Christmas card with those wonderful, sparkly, sloping hills! I love all the shine from the background too! Beautiful new stamps on your second card, I love the black silhouette on the yellow background!

  7. Another awesome Christmas card, Sarah! Love this tree and that background paper is awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  8. Two very beautiful cards, Sarah! Glad to hear you got to go to my favourite stall at the NEC, and your poppy card is gorgeous!
    I love your tree too - very elegant and stylish

  9. Very nice card Sarah! Love the background of the first and the brightness of the second one !

  10. Stunning cards, Sarah. Love the yellow with the black & white.

  11. Love your cool colors on your first card, Sarah, balanced nicely by the warmer 2nd card! Thanks for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  12. Oh, this is very cool! Great take on the challenges! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  13. Hi Sarah! Our cards are neighbors over at Merry Monday and I had to tell you how much I love the silver and blue combo on your tree card! What cool effects/textures on that background...very graphic and fun! Both cards are lovely...that pop of yellow is fabulous with black and white!

  14. Another pair of very beautiful cards Sarah-your sky and snow effect is fabulous and the zingy yellow background really makes that lovely Poppy image POP!
    Your inky backgrounds are getting more stunning with each card :)
    Have a lovely weekend,Nessa xxxx

  15. Oops missed this post. Great sponging and glitter hills. And what a gorgeous yellow bg and adore the gloss on the butterfly. Thanks for joining TO

  16. Beautiful holiday card! And stunning card in yellow and black! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  17. What beautiful cards Sarah! That Christmas card is stunning! I love the background! The colours are so elegant! What a beautiful tree! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  18. Ah, two more pretty cards, Sarah! Your Christmas scene is so peaceful and glowing! That DP is extraordinary! I give you extra kudos for having finally cut it and used it and, I might add, used it so effectively to back your pretty blue focal panel! I also adore you sunny black and yellow card, which just makes me happy all over!! Thank you so much for linking it to my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. So glad you entered your card in the Seize the Birthday challenge! The background is gorgeous witht he flowers stamped in black!~

  20. Gorgeous crisp and frosty Christmas scene, Sarah ... and what a pretty floral silhouette against that fabulous sunny yellow! Delighted to have you playing along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

  21. Two real beautiful cards. Love them both!

  22. Both of these are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


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