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We belong together

Hi everyone…

I made this card this evening live on Ustream with all the gang round for a wee blether (chat) and some good old belly laughs… Hope Von’s painting didn’t have too many squiggles 🙂

With this being the final day of the online card class I wanted to have a try at one of the cards based on the tutorials provided in class, this is the card I made..

we belong together

supplies used:-

  • Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock
  • Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw and Evergreen Bough
  • Stampin Up diagonal score plate & board
  • Silver Thread 😉 especially for Eileen.. and I reckon this silver thread is going to be a new trend !!
  • Clearly Besotted Heart Die
  • Stampin Up Vellum cardstock
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set Say it in Style
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • glossy accents



As always, thanks for popping round.. and I look forward to seeing you all next week for more cards and some rather exciting news!

Sarah x

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This card has 2 meaings behind my inspiration for making it…

#1 Happy because I love to craft in my blue shed in my garden

#2 Happy to be participating in the Online Card Class – Watercolor for card makers

In class today, I learned several new techniques for creating water colour backgrounds, I went with the method by Jennifer Rzasa, i didn’t have time to do the stencil effect, however I will be trying this very soon!

For my background I chose 3 x colours :

  1. Peacock Feathers
  2. Wild Honey
  3. Squeezed Lemonade


The beach hut is a Paperartsy Stamp Set by JOFY and I painted this in at the weekend as practice/homework for theclass 🙂 and used distress markers Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce.

The Happy die cut word is from Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Happy 1

So glad I decided to take part in the class… it is so much fun!!!

Happy Watercolouring everyone!

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His & Hers AnniversaryCards



Hi everyone… Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

I’m up in my shed today looking through all the video’s from this week’s Online Card Classes and today I have a couple of cards to share from Day 5

# 1 His – Happy Anniversary



  • White Cardstock
  • Personal Impressions Pewter  Shimmer Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Stampin Up Indigo Midnight Muse
  • Clearly Besotted Framed Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Clearly Besotted Background Builder Stamp Set
  • Clearly Besotted Building Blocks Stamp Set
  • Clearly Besotted Love Hearts Stamp Set
  • Woodware Small Heart Punch
  • Heat Tool by Ranger

Card # 2 Hers ~ Happy Anniversary



Supplies used :-

White Cardstock
Stampin Up White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Stampin Up Indigo Summer Starfruit
Clearly Besotted Framed Sentiments Stamp Set
Clearly Besotted Background Builder Stamp Set
Clearly Besotted Building Blocks Stamp Set
Clearly Besotted Love Hearts Stamp Set
Woodware Small Heart Punch
Heat Tool by Ranger

Thanks so much for popping in..



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Happy Birthday


Hi Everyone!

I’m on Day 2!… slightly behind, but I plan to catch up this weekend 😉

Day 2 cards ofthe online card classes are focusing on Happy Birthday Cards, I decided to make the masculine card first, because I struggle with them the most. I will make the feminine version tomorrow.

This card uses the technique shared by the tutors to colour vellum with copic markers..  It’s a neat effect and i like it lots 🙂

Happy BirthdaySupplies List :-

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Vellum Cardstock from Stampin Up! this is nice n thick
  • Copic Markers (Brown, Beige, Grey and a light beige
  • Buttons
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Paper Smooches StampSet
  • Memento Brown Ink
  • American Crafts Dark Brown TwineDSCN2145
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Just Me Thinking of You



Hi Everyone, tonight in my wee shed I made the “Hers” version of the card that I made 2 days ago for Day 1 of the Online Card Classes.

DSCN2136Supplies List :-

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Prima Divine Patterned Paper
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
  • Corrugated Cardboard (old packaging to make the flowers)
  • Pink, Green & White Chalk Ink for the flowers
  • Pink & Dark Pink Brads
  • Vintage Lace from Etsy Store Lavish Laces
  • American Crafts Pink Twine
  • Brilliance Metallic Beige Ink
  • Hero Arts Sentiment Stamp “just me thinking of you”
  • Wild Honey Distress Ink
  • Victoria & Albert Museum Floral Background Stamp
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive



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Thinking of You


I signed up a couple of weeks ago for the Online Card Classes by Kristina Werner,  Jennifer McGuire etc…

Its the His & Hers Class that I taking and it started yesterday 🙂  I have to say, it is very well put together, well structured, and packed full of tips, techniques,videos, pdf downloads of each project, and much, much more!

So.. Day One was yesterday and here is a card that I have made based on a sketch, provided in the class, I’m going to try my best to participate every day, work permitting!!

This is my take on the Thinking of you “His” Card …

Thinking of You MasculineSupplies List :-

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go 6 x 6 Stack
  • Lawn Fawn Trimmings
  • Clearly Besotted Background Builder & Basic Banners Stamp Set’s
  • Stampin Up! Crumb Cake Ink
  • Woodware Small heart Punch
  • Dimensional Adhesive from Stampin Up