Thursday, April 29, 2021

A present for you

 Good morning world,

Hmmm, a mixed bag this morning.  Went to bed too late for these old bones and so this morning it's been a bit hit and miss so far due to wandering around only half awake!

Definitely hit and miss with cards at the moment.  Today's card I mostly liked, but was a begger to take a pic of. I saw a 'no squares' challenge at my old stomping ground Sweet Stampin' Challenge and decided to give it a go with an easel card.  Been so long, I had to dig out an old card to use as a template as I couldn't remember how to make them.

Front view:

Side on:

Close up of image:

I used:
Image -  Stamping Bella - Posh has a present stamp (which I probably got from Dies to Die For (as I was a big shopper there back in the day) but am not sure).

Coloured with Copics - as always. A little bit of stickles glitter glue on the bag as well.

Sentiment -  Lili of the Valley - mine is a clear stamp not a digi.  Looks like they don't do rubber at all anymore.  Am well out of  the loop!

Dies - Go-Kreate for the card shape and Impression Obsession for the bows.

Everything else came from very old supplies.

Now to go off piste.  In addition to making cards I bake - my specialities being cakes, cookies, pastries and bread.  So, before 10am, I've already re-heated a choc au pain (for TTT's breakfast) and made a couple of sourdough loaves but, because of the aforesaid brain fog, the first one went in the oven on a cold baking stone - not a good idea - at too high a temperature and had to be scraped off the stone at end of time. The second loaf I wasn't sure about at all, as it's an experimental recipe and I'm not sure it worked.

Photographic evidence:

Proof is in the eating - as the saying goes!  I will report back in due course.

Have the best day you can, everyone.
Signing off,


Sweet Stampin' - No squares
Passion for Markers - Week 589 - Sentimental

Monday, April 26, 2021

Love to shop

 Good morning world,

In all honesty I do - Love to shop - but that's not truly what this post is about, well maybe only a little bit! It is mostly about the card, honestly :-)

After saying I've got so much stuff I wouldn't need to buy anything for years and years and years - guess what I did. Yep, went craft shopping!  Was very good though I didn't buy any papers, which was my main temptation in years gone past, instead I got dies. Oh and in the interests of honesty a few stamps, but they were in a sale, honest guv'nor they were!

So baring the die used to give the frilly edge, everything you see on this card is from my stuff.  I'm still getting back into the swing of good photographs of my cards.  I notice that not many people are taking pictures of cards standing anymore, and they are also adding lots of arty backgrounds and props.  I think that would take some practice for me - am not an arty photographer!!

Anyways, waffle over, the image is AllDressedUp - Love to Shop, however it's slightly different to the one I've used.  Mine is a single girl, the one in the shop is a trio.  Wouldn't be any problem to crop it down though - the magic of digis!

Coloured as always with my Copics and everything else is from my large mountain of craft things, apart from said die which is Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop Borders 1.

So I hope everybody had a good weekend (or as good as you could in these strange times).  I'll be back again in a few days.

Signing off,


A challenge or two:

All Dressed Up Challenges

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Colouring woes and colouring cats!

 Hello world,

I'm back again, and before I go any further I want to say hello to Hazel (Didos) for being my first follower, so hello there and how lovely to have 'found' you again!

Onto card, I've never been that confident with colouring either hair or fur.  Therefore this card is more me practicing both those skills than having an image I can look at and go 'wow what a good job I did with colouring this"!

Additionally, the first attempt at colouring Marci with a black cat the ink splodged on her hair and the image couldn't be saved so it went in the bin. Shame really as I quite liked how colouring the cat had gone.

Anyways, here is said image on said card and I'll allow people to make up their own minds!

The image is from La La Land Crafts and is called Marci with cat, coloured with the trusty Copics.   Again, I can't find her in their shop, I'm guessing it's an image that has been withdrawn in the years since I brought it.

Everything else is from my very large stock of 'stuff'.

So there's the waffle for today.

Signing off,


I've finally found a challenge blog!  So I'm joining in here:

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


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Hello tumbleweed

So no real idea of what I'm doing but the aim is to get my blog registered on Bloglovin.

Let's see how I do!

Signing off


Monday, April 19, 2021

All your wishes

Hello World

Still finding the renewed joy in colouring / cardmaking.  Also discovering that I have a lot of craft materials stashed away and by a lot I mean a lot.  

I started crafting probably 15 or 16 years ago with very simple cards - stickers, cut out pictures, pre-made embellishments - then I found embossing (the wet kind), patterned papers and stamping (dry to colour in) and I was away. I appear to have put stuff away from all these eras, and I now need to seriously de-clutter!  

So (I'm sure with the odd exception) nothing you see will be new for at least another 15 years.  Hubby would throw a hissy fit if I brought more 'stuff' (but don't mention how much he spends on model railways or you will get a very long justification as how that's 'an investment')!  I'm a very tolerant wife!

Anyway onto card:

The image and sentiment - Time for Tea Designs - Magical Wishes Bonnie collection. I looked at the website but can't find it in their shop.  As I'm working with very old images, I'm guessing it was withdrawn at some point.

Images coloured with Copics - I'll try to remember to note down the colours I'm using - not that my colouring is brilliant at the moment, really need to brush up!

Also a Spelldinders Edgeabilities edge die - Classic Petal. You'll have to ignore the dreadful cutting skills, they appear to have gone on the same holiday as my colouring skills.  Hopefully they will return soon feeling much refreshed!

So that's all from me for now, am still looking for challenges to enter and finding lots of Facebook groups to join instead.

Signing off,


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Beats Bella

 Hello blogland people

This is me starting down the road of being a regular blogger type person again.  It's taking me a long time to create / take a pic / blog (& now Instagram) a card - am sooo out of practice!  Let's hope it gets easier again as I get re-used to it, otherwise the air will be blue in our house for a very long time.

So this card was made for a friend of Triple T (The Troublesome Teenager) - who grew out of being SWMbO (She Who Must be Obeyed) - last year when she turned 13. In more common parlance - my daughter!

Said friend, I'm told, likes music and silver / purple colour combo - hence this card.  Which was a heavy collaboration with Triple T on paper, image and style - I just did the colouring and putting together.

If anyone ever reads this, they can tell me what information I'm forgetting to put on these posts but for now I'll just muddle along.

The image is from Time for Tea but I couldn't find the image on their website - so maybe it's gone? Anyways it was called Beats Bella, I coloured her in with my Copics and then cut round the image. Lots of dies used on the card and a paper pad from First Edition called 'Dreamcatcher'.

I'm still trying to find challenges to participate in, so maybe I'll be back to do link up if I do find anything.

In the meantime, signing off for now,


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Deja vu anyone?

 Hello nobody!

Well it's been so long since I blogged that Created by Sarah has only gone and archived itself.  I can't blooming well get into it, so here I am again starting out talking to myself.

Still I was quicker than expected, I thought it would take me ten years to get back to making cards it's only taken me nearly seven. Impressed or what! 

If anybody stumbles upon this blog from my last blog (or even fancies going and looking at the old blog for a bit of back story) you'll be wondering how the house renovations went.  Craft room - no; new kitchen - yes; new bathroom - yes; new bedroom for TTT (The Troublesome Teenager - previously known at SWMbO) oh yes!

Anyway, can do more waffling later, now onto the main event - I made a card! Go me! Look, what do you think of it?

Now let's see if I can remember how to do this!

Image is a digi stamp from Lili of the Valley - Oliver Cool

Coloured with my Copics, will find the papers and various dies plus a very old sticker for the sentiment.

Not bad for first attempt after so many years, even if I do say so myself.

Tomorrow |I will see if there are still such things as challenges to enter the card into!

Now I'm getting old so am off to bed,

Signing off,