Friday, 22 February 2013

Berry Sweet Birthday Blog Hop

Light the candles, cue the music and get ready for a little bit of birthday fun!  It will SOON be a very special lady's birthday, and so we rallied the troops to send some birthday wishes her way a little early!
On Monday, February 25th, Jan Marie Caruso, the fearless and creative force behind Flourishes, will be another year older.....what a wonderful thing to celebrate!  So, we've asked Flourishes' designers from all of our teams to join us to make this day super special, with a.....
Here's the scoop, there's a way YOU can help Jan celebrate, and you can win some Flourishes stamps as well! HOW?  We just love creative challenges here at Flourishes and so, why not usher in another one!  One random drawn winner will get a $25 gift certificate to the Flourishes store, just for playing along. You can enter by creating your card and linking it up to the Flourishes blog.
Here is my birthday card for Jan Marie 
I wanted to send a sweet cyber bouquet across to Jan Marie, so I used the beautiful 'Garden Picks' set of stamps, along with my sentiment from 'Tag Lines'. I haven't gone exactly with the colours of the inspiration photo, but I did use most of them. 
Jan Marie...wishing you a fabulous birthday and a wonderful year to follow...Sending you cyber (((hugs))) xx

*One extra note* Jan may be the head of this company but one thing she doesn't get a ton of is happy mail from customers using her stamps.  Let's change that for her birthday and flood her with some creative "love" by sending her your Berry Sweet Birthday Blog Hop creations!  Here's her address so you can pop them in the mail!

Jan Marie Caruso
4140 Lyric Lane
Pensacola, FL 32514

I know she would love to see in "real life" the beautiful work you all do, and I know it would bring a huge smile to her face.  So, join us in singing her a special little birthday song!  Be sure to check out all the fun and festive birthday wishes, and grab some great ideas for birthday cards along the way.
Just hop on over and take a look at what all the other designers have created...
Thanks for stopping by and helping us wish Jan Marie a wonderful and fabulous BIRTHDAY on Monday!

Monday, 18 February 2013

Just A Note

Hello everyone! Hope you are all keeping well.
It's a beautiful bright and sunny day here in West Yorkshire...perfect weather for half term school holidays!
Today I have a card that I completed last Friday, but only just found the time to upload.  It's my second entry for this weeks Play Date Cafe challenge - Warm and Inviting PDCC169 
I don't think my first effort was suitable.
Here is my card...
For my card I used Spellbinders 'Adorning Squares' and 'Marvelous Squares'.  My sentiment is by JustRite stamps. I created a flower by folding and pleating some pink 25mm organza from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. My fussy bow was made with seam binding from my stash. Bling is from my stash.

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges...

Thank you for stopping by!
Sasha xx

Friday, 15 February 2013

Winter Memories

Hello everyone!  And a warm welcome to my new followers.  Hope you are all keeping well.
It's a lovely bright, crisp and sunny day here in West Yorkshire...feels so good to see some sunshine once again!

Today I have a two cards I made to say thank you to some lovely friends.  They are both made with papers from Tilda 'Winter Memories' hence the title.....
I fussy cut and decoupaged my images, then added some dies and a little glamour dust.
Here is my second card...I love the little bird delivering my note of thanks...
Again I decoupaged the images and added a Spellbinders die...
I would like to enter both my cards into the following challenge...

Thank you for stopping by
Enjoy a lovely weekend!
Sasha xx

Monday, 4 February 2013

Flourishes February Beautiful World Tour - It's A Sketch!

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Flourishes Beautiful World Tour.  This month our hostess is Iwona, and she has created a beautiful sketch for us.
So once again it's time to sit back, travel the world with us, and see what each DT member has created using their fabulous Flourishes stamps.
As always, to join in with the fun, you will need to leave a comment on each designers blog by 28th February to be in with the chance of winning.....A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!!
If you arrived here from Anne-Elise's blog then you're in the right place.  If not, then you need to hop back to the Flourishes blog, and start your tour from there.
Here is Iwona's sketch...
and here's my card...
I embossed the top third of my card, and then added my Cheery Lynn doily die.  I stamped the beautiful rose bouquet from Flourishes - 'Roses are Red' set of stamps onto a Spellbinders circle die, and coloured with Pro Markers. I then added my Venetian red seam binding bow.  My sentiment is from Flourishes - 'Sentimental Favourites' set of stamps.
I decided to make a matching tag.  The image is also from 'Roses are Red' set, and 'Smile' is from 'Taglines'.
All stamps are from Flourishes and my seam binding is from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
Thank you for visiting me today.  Your next destination is Iwona, in beautiful Australia.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop February Challenge - Anything Goes!

Good morning everyone...and a warm welcome to my new followers.
It's been a month since I last blogged, but as most of you will know there's been a good reason for that.  Unfortunately my craft room is no where near complete.  But I do have my computer and some essential crafting supplies set up in our dining room, for now.
Today brings another lovely challenge at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. Peet has challenged us all to a nice 'n easy 'Anything Goes'.  Here is what I created...
I used two sizes of ovals from 'Spellbinders Grand Ovals One' and I embossed the smallest of the two dies. I then stamped my 'Stampendous - Ruffled Corset' and coloured with PM's.  I cut it out and popped it up onto my oval.
I went around and in-between the two ovals with 'Pink Cut Out Hearts Ribbon'.  I then attached a fussy bow using 'Siam Pink Seam Binding', and added another little fussy bow using 'Candy Pink Bakers Twine'. Finally, I added some  'Heart and Diamante Pins'.  I coloured them to match using PM's.
Please stop by the blog and see the lovely creations by my team mates.  Then why not join in with us for the chance of winning something pretty.
All ribbons and embellishments used on my card are from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...

Thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Sasha xx