Sunday, 10 May 2015

Crazy for Challenges ...

I must be completely MAD!
this is my 3rd post today and 3 yesterday!
Just mad about crafting!!!

First of all if you are looking for my AAA Cards post it's HERE
If you are looking for my Uniko Studio post that one is HERE

So I'm zipping in with a couple more challenge cards
then you probably won't see me all week!!!

First up it's to enter at Addicted To CAS and the theme is birds
I've only just received this stunning Humming Bird set from Uniko Studio 
last month and loving it so much that I simply had to use it for this challenge

It's teamed with other Uniko Studio sets:
Nautical Treasures: Sentiment
Natures Treasures for the grasses
Water-Coloured with Stabilo Markers
Sea inked with distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean & Faded Jeans
with a sprinkling of glamour dust to add some sparkle and shine

Next up is to enter this week's challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch

I'm still on opposite colours of the Colour Wheel from Less is More
last week as there were some fabulous combinations so thought I'd have 
a go at this Yellow and Purple duo! I always seem to head for a white background
so today I've turned it on it's head with purple on a white card base!

Card Recipe:
Paper Smooches: Balloon Dies
Inked with Distress ink in Mustard Seed
Uniko Studio: Birthday Bash & Classic Numbers
MFT Die-Namics: Sentiment Strips
Doodlebug Design paper and Sprinkles

Then last but by no means least here's my card
for this week's Muse Card Challenge

I love all the bright colours and design of Vicki's card and couldn't 
believe it when I was sifting through some rarely used design papers 
I found this harlequin style beauty - I've no idea where it's from but 
I think it works quite well!

Other Card Recipe Items:
Avery Elle: Count It Number dies
Clearly Besotted: Sunburst sentiment
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Echo Park DP for the numbers which are mounted on 2 extra layers of white card stock

Here's Vicki's fabulous inspiration card too

Edit: I intended to link this up at Simon Says Stamp
Wednesday Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental
so hope this counts over there too. 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks as always for calling by my blog; I love reading all your lovely comments.
It's a wonderful community we all belong to.

I will be back tomorrow with the full release, reveal and blog hop
of the latest stamp sets from Uniko Studio so hope you'll swing by then.



  1. Gorgeous cards! I love that hummingbird and I love your take on the CAS(E) this sketch sketch. Always inspirational. Xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Sarah, the hummingbird is stunning.

    Love and hugs

  3. Wow, array of gorgeous here! Your hummingbird is beautiful, your balloons on the purple background (I always reach for white,'ve sparked ideas to step out of that zone!) are eye-catching, and your Muse card...brilliant! Smiling at seeing these...

  4. Thanks for your comment on my Muse card Sarah, you're too kind,, have you seen what you've created?! These are flippin' fantastic, lady! I almost didn't post my entry, felt a bit morbid using a black flower! :-/

  5. Crafty mojo is on a roll, which mine was! 3 stunning cards. Adore the Hummimgbird card and the balloon card is so full of bright and cheery colours x

  6. Hola Sarah gorgeous cards, i love the hummingbird, because i say to my 10 years old son hi is a humminbird ;D. Your MUSE card is perfect for a man, very summery.
    A warm hug from Palma

  7. Busy lady! Fab cards. We're wanting bird cards at The Male Room at the moment if you fancy linking up.

  8. Fabulous cards Sarah!! Each one is so creative and unique. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. Your last card would be perfect for the HLS Sketch Challenge. xx

  9. You always make such amazing cards, Sarah! Love your argyle interpretation of the Muse! So glad you joined us this week!

  10. Great cards, Sarah! Love that hummingbird, the purple and yellow look gorgeous, and fabulous take on the muse.

  11. All of these are awesome. Love that blue bird though! Nice take on the Muse challenge.

  12. Gorgeous cards. I love that blue bird, so peaceful. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week :)

  13. Sarah! My mind is a little blown right now! You have really outdone yourself with these beauties... now I must say, your Muse card trumps my Muse card! Adore your new hummingbird stamp, and the purple/yellow? Who knew? Love the balloons, too!!!
    =] Michele

  14. Beautiful. Love how you were inspired.

  15. You have been a busy lady! That cool blue hummingbird is gorgeous, as well as the serene scene around him. Great balloons and banners that make perfect use of that sketch, and I love the bright, fun paper you chose for your muse card.

  16. You have been a busy girl! It's so great when the mojo is on a roll. Keep going!! LOVE all your cards. That hummingbird is just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS and good luck with the DT call xx

  17. Gorgeous cards Sarah. And i really love that hummingbird. So beautiful.
    Veerle x

  18. Awesome cards, Sarah! Your hummingbird is gorgeous and I love how you created a nautical scene for him...WOW! I also love your take on the sketch...your balloons are so fun and the color combo is fabulous! Great take on Vicki's Muse card, too,,,I love the harlequin pattern!

  19. Wow, Sarah, you are on a roll! What a beautiful scene with the hummingbird! Love all those blues! Love the other bright and pretty cards too! So glad you shared with us at ATCAS!

  20. Oh, these are all wonderful! I especially love the second one with the balloons -- it's so fun! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  21. I can't pick a favorite! They are all awesome :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

  22. One, two, no three awesome cards - what a treat to come over here! Congrats on your Muse HM!

  23. Awesome cards Sarah, you are on a roll! I love all your cards ( as usual :- ) but my favorite is the hummingbird, it's simly stunning! Thanks for sharing with us over at Addicted to CAS!

  24. Thanks for joining CASE this Sketch! Great take on the sketch with those fun balloons!

  25. Such pretty cards, Sarah. I really love what you did with that hummingbird. I just had an artistic encounter with one and it didn't come out looking nearly as good.

  26. All cards are beautiful, but especially like the hummingbird. I love the colors of this card.

  27. Sarah Congrats on Being HM at MUSE and love your harlequin paper too and all your card is funtastic
    you have so much power making many adorable cards
    Me not I work half day and only after my sons in bed then I can crafting LOL
    love your post
    Hugs, Monika


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