Less is More – Week 162 One Layer Card

Less is More – Week 162 One Layer Card

It has been a loooong time since I have participated in a challenge, so I decided to join in this week with the Less is More blog challenge.

This week you have to create a one layer card with spring flowers..

Here is my take on the challenge :)

Spring Flowers1

supplies used :-

  • White heavyweight card stock cut to make a 4″ x 5.5″ card
  • Stampin Up Heartfelt flowers stamp set
  • Hero Arts shaddow inks : Green Hills, Butter Bar, Fresh Peach, soft cantelope
  • The sentiment stamp may be from lost coast designs (but not entirely sure I have had it a while)

Spring Flowers 2


It was so much fun participating, thanks for popping round

Sarah :)

Patchwork Elephant

I have a couple of days off work this week, and it’s going to be a busy one!

My sister, niece and new baby fly in tonight, so I wanted to make this card to give to them whilst they are here… I don’t send cards to Mallorca, mainly because they never arrive!

So here is the card I made for H, G & baby M :-)

baby girl card


supplies used:-

  • Heavyweight White Cardstock for the base & front panel
  • Basic Grey Candy Buttons
  • DCWV Brights 8 x 8 Cardstock stack
  • Versafine Onyx Black Instant Dry Pigment Ink
  • My Minds Eye Laundry Line Sundress “Admire” Crochet Flower
  • First Edition Spring Drop 6 x 6 Stack
  • Prima Pastel Pink Chalk Ink
  • Clearly Besotted Scalloped Edges Die Collection
  • Woodware Baby Patch Elephant FRS118 Clear Stamp
  • Corner Chomper
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

Just to let you know, unfortunately there will be no Shabby Sunday this weekend, I will be driving down to Nottingham and back, a 13 hour round trip eek!

Thanks so much for popping round…


Shabby Sunday #8

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to Shabby Sunday week #8

This week I have altered 2 x pasta sauce jars (that were due to be recycled this weekend) to make a lovely wee shabby chic candle holders, they are now out of the recycling chain and will be used around the house and garden deck area.

I plan to take a picture of them this evening with the candles lit, so that you can see what they are like in the dark :)

shabby sunday #8

Supplies list :-

  • Vintage Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Burlap strips and burlap flowers
  • vintage button
  • Hemptique cord
  • Scor-tape
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Tuile
  • Calico Fabric
  • Glue Dots, linen thread, Collall Glue
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink (to die the lace just below the hemp cord on the jar on the right)

shabby sunday #81

The jars were cleaned thoroughly in the dishwasher before being used :)

In the tealight holder below, I used the tattered florals die by tim holtz and cut out several layers of calico and tuille, stitched them all together and layered with shop a bought burlap flower.

shabby sunday #8 2

It is really easy to make these jars, I used lace and fabric, but you could use patterned paper, felt, paint, the possibilities are endless, plus you do not need to use real tealights (flame variety) you can buy little tealights with an artificial flame that are battery operated, which will make them super safe :)

shabby sunday #8 3

thanks for popping round

Sarah :)

French Kiss

Happy Saturday everyone!

My new discontinued Memory Box sale dies arrived yesterday from Oyster Stamps … so I headed up to my shed this afternoon to tidy up the aftermath of the Nautical birthday card I made on thursday evening.. and make a quick and easy card with one of the new dies.

My niece has a french bulldog called Fletcher, so when they had this one on sale, I just had to buy it! ¬†and today’s card features this die.

french kiss

Supplies used:-

  • Memory Box Frenchie dog die
  • White heavyweight cardstock cut to make a 4″ x 4″ card
  • Studio G alphabet stamp set
  • Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
  • Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection
  • Maja Designs Vintage Spring 6 x 6 paper pad
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

french kiss 1


A wee reminder that it is Shabby Sunday #8 tomorrow where I i’ll be making another wee shabby project.

Thanks so much for popping round…

Sarah :-)