February 2016

WOW! & Altenew Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends, I hope you’re all well. I’m very excited to be taking part in my first ever blog hop today, it’s a collaboration between WOW! Embossing Powders and Altenew.

My make features the Beautiful Day Clear Stamp Set from Altenew. 

 I’ve used WOW! Primary Ebony for the sentiment which is a lovely, deep black. I ran double sided tape down the left-hand side and sprinkled Primary Embony on top before melting with a heat gun. 

 For the flowers I stamped on white vellum and then used WOW! Opaque White on top. I coloured the underside of the flowers and leaves with ProMarkers to achieve the subtle colour. 

 The embellishments are simply dots of PVA glue covered with WOW! Primary Ebony and Pistachio Embossing Glitter and melted with a heat tool.

Here are links to everyone else involved in the blog hop, if you leave a comment by the 28th February you have the chance of winning 2 $30 WOW and 2 $30 Altenew gift certificates.
Altenew Blog

Yana Smakula

Martha Lucia Gomez

Amy Gray

Svitlana Shayevich

Fran Westmoreland

Anna Kossakovskaya

Laurence Colling

May Sukyong Park

Victoria Petrenko

Therese Calvary

Susanne Rose

Sveta Fotinia

Marika Rahtu

WOW Embossing Powder

There is also an offer on the Altenew Website which ends at midnight on 27th February. Simply use the code ALTENEWLOVESWOW for 10% off your order.

Enjoy the blog hop and have a great day,

Sarah xxx


Cardmaking & Papercraft Makes

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’ve had a productive week. It’s been pretty manic here as usual. We have a lot going on at the moment so finding it difficult to concentrate!

I wanted to share some cards that feature in issue 154 of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. 

These cards are made with the Ma Cherie range from Kaisercraft and are in the Quickmakes  feature. 


Full instructions on how to make these cards are in the magazine, Issue 154,  out now.

Also today I have a quick sneaky look at my first blog project for the WOW! Embossing powders DT.  


I had great fun making this card and it will be online tomorrow at 9am. I would love it if you would pop over to the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog tomorrow and take a look.

Have a great day,

S xxx

In The Mood For Love

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you all had a productive week. I don’t have any demos this weekend so I’m enjoying an extra cup of tea in bed. 

As Valentine’s Day is on its way I would like to share some romantic makes that were featured in issue 148 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine. 

 These fun cards were made with papers and embellishments from the Serendipity range by Trimcraft. 

 This tea bag is filled with tiny die-cut hearts. 

 These die-cut letters are a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Decorative Strip in Boardwalk Font. The lovely Paula at Crafts U Love was kind enough to send me this. They have a fabulous website full of lots of crafty goodies. 

 The die-cut hearts on this make are from the XCut Love Icons Die Set.

Pop over to Crafts U Love and check out their huge range of crafty stash, you won’t be disappointed!

Enjoy your day,

S xxx

Over The Rainbow

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’re all well and having a productive week. I’ve got a very busy few weeks coming up so I’m trying to fit in posting on here when I can.

I would like to share some cards today that I made for Papercraft Inspirations Issue 148. The theme was rainbow birthday. 

 All these cards featured the Work of Art Stamp from Stampin’ Up. 

 I’ve also used the Stampin’ Up Papillon Potpourri stamp for two of the cards.  

 I wanted to create a rainbow effect but wanted the colours to be subtle and not too childlike. 

 I used a border punch to create the bottom panel on this card.

For lots of inspiration take a look at the latest Issue of Papercraft Inspirations.

Have a great day,

S xxx


Embellish With Shrink Plastic

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’re all well. There’s a few changes going on here so I’ve been a little distracted but now I’ve finally managed to get back on here and share some recent makes.

These cards are featured in the January Issue of Making a Cards magazine and both have embellishments made from shrink plastic. 

 These butterflies were stamped on white shrink plastic then cut out. I added a little colour to the wings with a coloured pencil then shrunk them with a heat gun. They can also be shrunk in the oven.  

 For this card I’ve stamped various flowers on white shrink plastic and then die-cut them into scalloped circles and punched holes in the ends. The heart is a Folk Floral stamp from Docrafts. Some are coloured in pencil before being shrunk and threaded on thin jute. 

If you’d like to check out Making Cards then you can subscribe here.

It’s time to start work!

Have a great day,

S xxx