Saturday, 19 May 2018

Birthday Makes


I have two birthday cards to share with you today which use an art deco style stencil.  I decided to emboss it in copper on blue cardstock.

I love the way that the copper pops against the rich blue!  I die cut a square panel out of the centre and popped the remaining frame up on foam tape.  I die cut the number from a copper coloured cardstock and combined it with a sentiment from Altenew.

I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge which is to use a stencil this week and at CASology where the cue card is copper.

I then made a card with the central panel which had been die cut from the card above:

I shall link this card up at Simon's Monday Challenge where we are using stencils and at Seize the Birthday where the twist is to use a number.

You can find this stencil in my Folksy store.

I hope you are enjoying a sunny weekend.....thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Friday, 18 May 2018

Floral Gown


I am stopping by with a last minute card for the challenge at Inkspirational to use purple and gold.  I have used some shades of purple sparkle paste from Imagination Crafts on one of my stencils - Floral Gown:

I shall also link up at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for a second time where the theme is using stencils.

I hope you like this card - I would love to have a dress like this :)

Sarah x

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Another Stencil!


I have a card made with another new stencil to share with you today :)  I just love this cool silhouette and mask and suspect that I will be using it a lot....

I simply inked through the aperture with Black Soot distress inks and then stamped a range of grungy and abstract images over the top.  They are a combination of Lisa Horton stamps and Neat and Tangled.  I added some pops of colour to give the image some extra interest.   The sentiment is from CASual Fridays.

I shall link up at both Simon's Monday Challenge and Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the focus is stencils.

I hope you like this design :)

Check it out in my Folksy store.

Sarah x

Tuesday, 15 May 2018



The lovely Ruth from Crafting While the Baby Naps has recently been making cards featuring lots of sweet mermaids and that got me thinking about making a mermaid stencil....

Here is what I came up with:

I inked a panel in blue distress inks and then inked over the panel with my Messy Dots stencil in the same colours.  Then I inked through my pearl seeking mermaid silhouette with black ink before embossing over the top with clear holographic embossing powder to add some shimmer.  I simply stamped an old sentiment from Hero Arts along the edge of the panel.  I shall link my card up at Simon's Monday Challenge which is to use a stencil.

I inked through my sitting mermaid in distress oxides before using the mask and inking round her with the messy dots.  Whilst the mask was in place I drew in the detail around her arms with a white paint pen. 

 I hope you like these designs.  The stencils are available in my Folksy store:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Sarah x

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Uniko Release


The Uniko release is finally here and available to purchase!!  It contains a fab range of stamps, stencils and dies and I have had so much fun making cards with them this week.....Here are a few cards that I haven't shared with you yet.

Here I have used the Stylised Floral stencil with colour bursts - sprinkling the powder and spritzing through the stencil with water.  The sentiment is from the lovely Just Because stamp set.

By contrast with the multi coloured first card, here is a CAS way of using the Stylised Floral.  I inked through it with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide and then popped a circle aperture over the top.  I love this crisp look.

I used the Party Confetti stencil on this card alongside the balloons from the Balloon Bash stencil and birthday sentiments from the last release.  

I hope that you hop along with us to celebrate release day and see all of the lovely products showcased.  You can find the links to all of the DT blogs at Uniko.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with when you get yours :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Friday, 11 May 2018

Craft Stamper May Challenge


Today I am sharing my latest card for the May Take It Make It challenge over at the Craft Stamper blog.  It is easy to take part - anything goes as long as your project features some aspect of stamping.

I stamped the fab background from Studio Light on the card base in navy ink.  I then used my surfer stencil over the top, inking in shades of blue distress oxides before adding further details from Lisa Horton's Inspiring Edges stamp set.

I hope that the combination of blues and stamped elements give a sense of movement on this simple, one layer card.

Do check out the wonderful inspiration from the DT over at Craft Stamper!

There is a fab prize from Skull and Cross Buns for a randomly chosen winner :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Uniko Introducing....Originally Organic Dies


I just have one card today introducing a new set of dies that Uniko are releasing on Saturday which work in conjunction with the popular Originally Organic stamps.  I just cut out the middle aperture from kraft card and popped it up over deep blue card.

I coloured the image in pencil which I think looks lovely on the kraft.  I only realised that the sentiment was the wrong way round once I had stamped it but I think it works just as well like this!!

The rest of the DT have gorgeous samples to share on the Uniko blog which showcase how these dies work with the stamps to offer even more versatility.

I hope you are enjoying this week's pre-release fun.  I shall be back on Saturday for the release blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x