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Dress To Impress

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a good week! We’re in for a manic few days here on the Isle of Wight as the festival gets going. Still can’t decide wether to go or not this year, decisions, decisions!

Anyway, I would like to share some shaped cards today that are featured in the latest issue of Quick Cards Made Easy….


These were made for the “Shape Up” feature and there’s a template which I designed also included in the magazine.


These gorgeous papers are from the Bronte Charm collection available at The Range stores.


I used a border punch to add the lacy effect on the skirts and added punched flowers for extra decoration.

Issue 166 of Quick Cards Made Easy is available here.

Have a great day,

S xxx

Gorjuss Hits The Beach

Hi crafty friends, I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a fun weekend playing with some of the latest products from docrafts at my demonstrations in Gosport and Portsmouth.

I would like to share my beach inspired project…..


This card was made using the fabulous new Santoro Gorjuss Little Fishes rubber stamp set, I love it!


I started with a piece of paper from the Capsule Elements Wood range which I distressed then added areas of Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint with a dry brush. I then stamped on top and added a little more paint to add to the distressed look.


I think stamped the main image on various papers from the Capsule Elements Wood range which I inked and paper pieced together for a shabby chic look.


Finally, I added brads and some frayed Bare Basics Natural Jute to complete the nautical look. I hope you like her!

Check out the latest docrafts ranges at your local stockist.

Have a great day,

S xxx

 WOW! That Sparkles

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you all having a good week, besides the awful events in Manchester. I’m only doing a three day week this week, there’s a lot to cram in, several commissions, hospital appointments and a hair cut then I’ve got 5 days off, yay! I need it!

Anyway, today I have some makes to share that are in the latest issue of PaperCrafter…..


These three cards are created using some of the latest stamps, powders and glitters from WOW! Embossing Powder, one of my favourite companies.


The embossed backgrounds have been stamped and embossed with various coloured regular powders then enhanced with distress inks.


I’ve added dots with an embossing pen and sprinkled glitters on top for a touch of sparkle. I’ve also added a glittery border by running double-sided tape around the base card and then sprinkling with glitter.

To see the full instructions and shopping list for these cards then they can be found in PaperCrafter issue 108 out now.

You can find all of WOWs amazing products here.

Have a great day,

S xxx

My Queen Bee

Hello crafty friends, I hope you’re all well. I have finally found some time to play about with the Tell The Bees collection from Craft Consortium and I’ve married my two favourite things together (besides the husband), crafting and pugs!


This is my little madam Lottie and I thought she was perfect for a “Queen Bee” scrapbook page. Her colouring works well with the gorgeous papers in this range, designed in the U.K. by mega talented illustrator and designer Katy Hackney.


I’ve added paint and machine stitching to the 12 x 12″ papers. The 200gsm double-sided papers come in a variety of finishes and are very sturdy so withstand lots of tearing and distressing.


I’ve added extra detail to of the painted areas using the clear stamps and a black ink pad. For texture I’ve added strips of linen cotton ribbon and for a touch of sparkle I’ve added sequins.

You can see the whole collection and find out where you can get your hands on it over at Craft Consortium.

I hope you enjoy this fabulous range as much as me!

Sarah xxx

Create A Buzz

Good morning crafty friends, I hope alls well. Things are still pretty stressful here but I’m just cracking on and keeping busy. Luckily I have lots of commissions to help take my mind off things.

Today I’d like to share some recent makes from PaperCrafter Issue 108….


These cards are all made using the fabulous Tell The Bees Collection from Craft Consortium.


The range features a beautiful 12 x 12″ paper pack all hand illustrated by British Illustrator Katy Hackney.


There are also gorgeous stamps, ribbon, sequins and decoupage paper in the collection. Pop over to Craft Consortium and take a look.

Full instructions and shopping list for these cards is in the latest issue of PaperCrafter out now.

Have a good day,

S xxx

Nifty Nautical Makes

Good morning crafty friends, I’ve missed you. I know it’s been a while, apologies! We are dealing with a family illness at present which has come as a shock so everything else has taken a back seat. Hopefully there will be a positive outcome very soon, everything crossed!

I thought I’d share some recent makes that are featured in issue 165 (June) of Papercraft Inspirations magazine…..


All these cards were made using their downloadable nautical papers, toppers and sentiments.


These beautifully drawn images need very little in the way of extra embellishments, this cute whale is my favourite.


I couldn’t live on an island and not use genuine Isle of Wight sand in this shaker card!


A stepper card is ideal for creating a beach scene.

If you would like to download these papers for free then pop over to the Papercraft Inspirations website.

Enjoy your weekend,

S xxx

Pugs – a – Rockin’

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you all had a lovely Easter. I had a cheeky extra day off yesterday so I’m ready to crack on today with several crafty commissions. 

Before I start I just wanted to share a classic rocker card that I made at a recent docrafts demonstration.


I’m sure you’ve all seen one before but incase you haven’t then the pugs head is attach to a thin strip of card which is slotted through a slit in the top of the card.


The card strip is then attached to a two pence piece so when the card rocks the head moves in the opposite direction. I’ve used the Paws For Thought range for this, cute eh?


I added to the party theme with confetti attached with strips of acetate and plenty of sparkly gems.

Have a good day!

S xxx

Yay, The Range Is Here on the Isle of Wight!

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a good week. I’m looking forward to a few days off this Easter but first I get to demonstrate at the brand new The Range store on their opening day in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

As you know, I’ve been a docrafts demonstrator for several years but I’ve also just become a demonstrator for Trimcraft and I’ll be their Isle of Wight demonstrator, yay!!

Here are some quick samples I’ve made with some of the latest Trimcraft ranges……


This exploding box card is made with the Kiss and Makeup Collection.


Perfect for Spring, this is the Blooming Lovely collection.


This is a super-quick card using the Painted Blooms collection.


I was lucky enough to pop in to the new store yesterday and here’s a sneaky look at some of the lovely Trimcraft products all ready for your crafty hands!

Pop in and say hello tomorrow, I’ll be at the store from 10am until 4pm making lots of cards and answering any craft related questions.

I can’t wait!

S xxx

Recent Demo Makes

Good morning crafty friends! So sorry I’ve not blogged for so long, sometimes life just gets in the way. I hope alls well in your crafty worlds.

I thought I would share some makes today from my recent docrafts demonstrations in Southampton….

I mixed papers from the Elements Wood range with Bare Basics for this distressed card.


This cute card is made using the Paws For Thought A5 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack.


I mixed border dies, Elements Wood and Paws For Thought for this make.

All the latest docrafts goodies can be found out your local docrafts stockist.

Enjoy your day!

S xxx

Docrafts Demo Makes

Hi crafty friends, how are we all? All good I hope. I had a docrafts demonstration this weekend so I’m having a cheeky Monday off. 

While I have another cuppa and a pug cuddle I thought I’d share some makes from the weekend…..


This simple shaker is ideal for a quick birthday card…featuring my favourite dog of course!


This Mother’s Day card is a mix of Elements Wood, Bare Basics and the Butterfly Frame Cut & Emboss Folder.


Finally, I mixed Mini Dies with Bare Basics and Elements Wood for this simple make.

Find your nearest docrafts demonstration here.

S xxx

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