Wednesday, July 21, 2021

For you

 Good morning Blogworld,

Two warnings - long rambling post (the heat has got to me) and lots of pictures!

As much as I'm a heat loving person this little heatwave is just about starting to be too much. I've dropped exercising the last two days in favour of hiding indoors and crafting - and a walk replaced my regular Tues evening jog. Am missing my jumping about and weights more than I thought I would! I've become a gym bunny!!

I do hope the temp drops slightly soon and I can get back into my normal exercise / craft routine.  Which in itself is going to be interrupted as TTT breaks for summer holidays today - so chaos ensues from Thursday!! Cannot believe she will go back in September in Year 10, edging ever closer to exam years - frightening how time flies.

Anyways, while hiding in house I've been crafting - and more eclipse technique cards have emerged. I even brought an alphabet die specifically to have a proper go at this technique, but after 'testing' the dies hubby confiscated them to form part of my birthday present.  I only managed to get two cards done before they were wrestled from me!!

I did debate turning this into two posts but the cards are so similar I decided just to do the two in one post.

And so, without further ado, cards:

(here come the pictures)

Card number one:

Card number two:

I set the die too low on card one and the 'Y' of 'YOU' was lost so I had to outline it in white - higher on card two but still debating if it should be outlined as well. Insufficient definition of  stamped and cut panel on card one, which was fixed on card two.  Then I preferred the sentiment on card one to card two. How do you pick favourites between two favourites??

I used:

Stamp (rubber):
Stamping Bella - Teeny Tiny Townie with a bouquet
coloured with Copics

Go Kreate - Half XXL Square Frames: Frilly #1

Anything else:

And done! After inflicting a lot of waffle and pictures on you - I'm running!
Stay safe, stay cool, and see you all soon,
Signing off,



Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 28 - Anything Goes

Allsorts challenge blog: Week 633/4 - Feminine / For a lady

Crafty Catz: #560 - Anything Goes (optional twist - Christmas in July)

As You Like it Challenge: Favourite non-square / rectangle shaped card base - I could've gone for an easel card, but to be honest these Go-Kreate dies are my out and out favourites.  Had them years, used them loads,  they fit into 'ordinary' sized envelopes but still are a little bit different to an 'ordinary' square.  I hope they fit the challenge theme!


  1. Both gorgeous Sarah- love the stamps and the design is fabulous.

  2. Gorgeous cards Sarah and your colouring is amazing! I can't stand this heat I've been hiding in my craft room too lol hugs Sue x

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Your colouring is fab xx

  4. Such a pretty floral creation, many thanks for joining in my 'Feminine' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. two lovely creations, much to hot for exercise lol ,,, Thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge, Tilly

  6. A fabulous design using the eclipse technique, beautiful florals which are perfect for our feminine challenge at Allsorts this week.

  7. Lovely stamp, so beautifully coloured Sarah. Hope it cools down for you soon. xx

  8. Fabulous and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m


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