Sunday, 7 September 2014

More Scrapping and cropping!

Morning - another successful cropping day - not bad considering I was post night shift!
I had another challenge to do using Sue's sketch from her blog - I had used this sketch last month but it was good to use it again - and I scrapbooked some girly pages - the one below is of my sister and my niece Hiolette all dressed up for Hiolettes's award ceremony at school.

 This is my niece Amelia

 A phoot of Jack on his 16th Birthday - and yes its a pretty page - but its my page to go in my album so butterflies and flowers it will have!! I took lots of photos on his birthday so I'm sure so more masculine pages will follow! (sorry Jack!)  I have used some old kits from My Creative Scrapbook - they all from February - I have almost finished these kits - they are such brilliant value for money - I can get so many LO's out of one kit - and I get two of them, the main kit and the limited edition one! 

Thanks for looking!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Monday, 1 September 2014

UKS - Sept week 1 challenge - BFF

Hello - here is Sept week one challenge - BFF - we had to scrap a photo of a group/team, journal about that team or group and either use 6 elements the same or rescrap a page from 2008 - when our team on UKS was born - the Bijoux Belles!
 I have scrap a photo of my Hubby with his Best friend from childhood and their families and about how we meet up every year on holiday and we all get along so well and are always there for each other.
I also use six flowers on my page....along with some bling, tags and butterflies!!
 I have used Prima Seashore collection of papers and embellishments - love this new collection.  The ink splats are Stamping Up Gorgeous Crunch set - everyone needs this set - its my most used set!!
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Scrapbooking and UKS Challenges

Good morning and thanks for taking the time to look at my blog - a couple of pages for a couple of UKS challenges - first one is the August MC - Using a large photo, 4 patterned papers, tags/journal cards and a pinch of green and buttons or beads to finish.
 I have used Prima Seashore paper collection and embellishments - this is an old photo of Jack at the IOW in 2012 - the tag and journal card is hidden behind the photo - and I have used American Craft thickers for the title.

 August week 3 WC - included the following elements  - 
1. Something old - use up some of your old stash or old digi kits
2. Something new - just the opposite...use some newer goodies
3. Something borrowed - I like trying to reuse and recycle things so use something either that you wouldn't normally use on a layout - clothing labels/tickets/packaging etc etc. For digi scrappers I know this won't be so easy so please just include something a bit unusual!
4. Something blue....anything!
And continuing vaguely on that wedding type theme....
5. Something gold...again anything - brads/gems/embellishments, etc
6. Something see through or sheer ... gems/embellishments/vellum/acetate etc.
 I have used old flowers, new stash, borrowed a stencil/ink, blue was flowers, bling, butterflies, ink. Gold was bling and sheer is the lace ribbon.  This is a photo of Jack with his best friend from primary school - Amber - love this photo of them, they looks so happy and grown up - here they are together at Prom.
 I have used My Creative Scrapbook - August limited Ed kit featuring Websters Pages.
Thanks for looking and come soon!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Monday, 21 July 2014

Blog Sketch Challenge

Morning - another post from me...two days in a row! Here is a sketch by my friend Sue below and you can find her blog here!
 Another Prom photo of Jack with one of his very best friends (they were together but have decided to be just friends!) just before they left for Prom.  I have used MCS kit - June Ltd Ed featuring Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope collection.
 Everything came from the kit - I just added the wooden stars and bling

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Back Scrapbooking!

I'm back in the scrapping zone!! I had a lovely day at Littlegreen Crop Circle - and I'm hoping to continue with the scrapping, need to do a bit of organisation of my crafting area, but I'm getting there!!
So I started of with some challenges for UKS - Below is the monthly challenge, to follow the sketch.
 I have used a photo of my gorgeous son at his Prom - didn't he look so smart in his suit!
I have used Prima Cartographer collection of papers and embellishments with the addition of AC Thickers, a few punched out flowers and a butterfly from Etsy.

 July week one challenge - Theme Summer/Sports, Patriotic colours and 5 or more photos
 These are photos of Sam at Sports day and I have used Candy Dots and Chevron punch - both from Stampin Up. 

 July week two challenge - was to follow a Bingo board and if you did four in a row you got maximum points!
 More Prom photos of the girls and Jack this time - and I did a hand drawn boarder, two or more photos, butterflies or birds, inking or misting.  I have used my March My Creative Scrapbook kit - featuring Prima 'Something Blue' collection - added some flowers and butterflies.

Thanks so much for taking the time to look and pop back soon and I'm sure there will be more work to show you on my blog!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Friday, 11 July 2014

Some more cards

Sorry no scrapbooking for a while, I've just been so busy - but here are a couple of cards I made for work - both leaving cards - one for a baby and one off to medical school.  The image below is Saturated Canary that I have hand coloured in using Prisma pencils, the papers and flowers are from my stash.

 This image is a Whiff of Joy image - its really for a get well soon card - but I thought it was perfect for someone going off to medical school!  The papers and flowers are all Prima Cartography collection.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah xxx

Monday, 9 June 2014

A weekly blog tour!

Last week I was invited by Sue to participate in a blog hop tour.  You can see Sue's post by clicking on her name.  Sue has asked me to answer the following four questions!

1. What am I working on? 
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 
3. Why do I write/create what I do? 
4. How does your writing/creating process work?

1.  Well currently at the moment not very much!  I've seemed to have lost my mojo a bit, which is very sad as I love crafting.  I think it is a combination of work (very stressful at present) and a anxious 15 year old who is in the middle of his GCSEs (thankfully they finish this week!).  However I do try and complete some UKS challenges.  The following few are some that I did but didn't get a chance to upload, I use kits from a lovely American scrapbook site, Pam puts together the most lovely kits and I always love my LO's I do using her kits, you can find them at My Creative Scrapbook.

 2. How does my work differ? I don't think it does, I have my own style and fellow scrappers always comment on how I can manage to use butterflies and bling on a male/boy page.  I feel as they are my pages for my albums I can put butterflies on the pages!

I also make cards - not many as its probably more a time thing than anything else, but I mainly use pre-coloured images as I don't get the time to colour my own stamped/digi images.  I always use up the rest of my kits to make cards and they nearly always have a butterfly on them and a bit of bling!!

These are two cards I have made for work colleagues - we are having a bit of a baby boom at work so lots of baby cards to be made!

3.  Why do I create what I do?  The scrapbooking started with photos, I love taking photos and my biggest subjects are my boys (and the furry variety).  I love to go back to the photos and record the memories, treasure what my boys did in their childhood, record their milestones.  Remember important days (Birthdays and Christmas), holidays and special days out.  I don't want the photos to be sitting on a computer or just being on Facebook - I love to look through an album!

I am also a Stampin Up demonstrator and I run a card club every month for a lovely group of ladies - we always make three cards and you can see details of all my cards and how to buy and SU goodies via my SU blog - here
Here are last months workshop cards!

I am very excited that Project life is also coming to SU - I have been a Project Lifer since 2010/2011 and now you can get goodies via SU is very exciting - so hopefully soon I'll have some PL pages using my new SU goodies!! - Watch this space!

4.  How does my creating process start?  Normally with the photo and often with a sketch/challenge.  I recently been on a design team and I always find a sketch really helps - Sue's blog (link above) always does a fab sketch challenge!  I use Pinterest for ideas and especially ideas for cards!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my blog and I hope to nominate Rebekah (my little sister - who does the most amazing cards) and my friend Jane who makes beautiful cards and scrapbook pages - so please check out their blogs next week!

Love and Hugs Sarah x x x