Sunday 24 May 2015

Sunbursts and Christmas

Happy Sunday all I'm back with a second post today
to enter a few challenges that will be closing the doors soon 
so here goes ...

First up is to enter the Happy Little Stampers - Sketch Challenge
I'm so glad Kylie and the team keep reminding us as I wanted to
join in as soon as I saw the sketch but kept slipping my mind.
Anyway here it is and I'm skidding in under the gate with it!

In the hope that we get some super sunny weather in the UK
this week as I'm off work I've inked this Sunburst set up from 
Clearly Besotted and although I've used the sentiments before it's
the first time I've inked up the other images.

I've gone with super bright colours and tried to follow the palette 
at Colour Q as well as the sketch from Happy Little Stampers

This is my Christmas offering for this Sunday
where they'd like us to use one or more non-evergreen trees

Card Recipe:
Clearly Besotted: Birch Trees inked then heat-embossed with Hero Arts Clear EP,
Sentiment from Pretty Poinsettia & Bird dies from Paired-up
Imagine Crafts: Snow Circle stencil, inked with Versamark before inking the BG
in Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress inks.
MFT Die-Namics: Snow Drift die

      Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

I've loosely followed the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch but turned it on it's head
and having used a stencil I'd like to enter a second card at 

Ok that's it for today but I'll be back tomorrow with
a few more cards I'll be finishing off this evening ready to post.
Hope to catch you then and thanks for stopping by today.



  1. Beautiful cards Sarah. Hope you'll get some sunny weather, enjoy your week off.
    Hugs Veerle

  2. I LOve your design on this first card..
    GOrgeous Christmas card too! Such a pretty scene.

  3. Both cards are beautiful, thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  4. Two Stunning cards Sarah....
    Love the colours of the first one
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. Two fab cards ....... love the colours on the first one, and your winter scene is just gorgeous. Xx

  6. Two beautiful cards. Love how vibrant the first one is!

  7. Love that Snow Circle stencil stencil and how you used it! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Stencil It” Challenge!

  8. Fabulous sunshine card and then the most perfect Xmas card, adore the background x

  9. LOVE your take on the sketch, Sarah. Those colours are stunning together!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  10. These are both glorious! Love your bright, happy sunburst card and the beautiful Christmas design - both different but totally gorgeous :)

  11. Great cards! I especially love your fabulous take on the CTS sketch!

  12. LOVE the bright mix of colours on your sketch card Sarah!! So pretty and summery! And I love your wintery scene with the sweet red birds. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  13. Those sunburst colours are magnificent!! This card can only make people smile and think of happy, warm days. Beautiful Xmas card too, such a delicate background and love the red/brown/white and blue combo.

  14. Clever way to use both sketch Sarah
    love the first color so vibrant and fit with the color challenge cute sunbrust stamp you have
    the christmas card so adorable and love the pop of two red birds on it
    Lovely Post dear Sarah

  15. What a bright and lovely card, Sarah! So glad you could join us at the colourQ.

  16. These are both fabulous! Really love the fun flowers on your first card. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!


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