Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #91

Happy Sunday!!! It's time for another FABULOUS Sweet Sunday Sketch!!!

Today I've kept mine nice and CAS!!! Oh and a little Christmassy too!!! Gotta get that STASH all ready ... there isn't really that long to go!!! And when it comes to mass producing Christmas cards... i've found (the HARD way) that CAS is definately the way to go!!

Soooo.... here is my card:-

And here is the Sketch:-

I've used a little creative license this week... and flipped the oval but left the stripes going the same way as the sketch... oohhh.. RULE BREAKER.. right?... bwhahah

I am LOVING my Contemp Christmas set at the moment... oh wait.. you've probably guessed that considering my last .. um.. FOUR posts have all used it!!! .. I can't promise that there will be a break in that transmission any time soon... hahaha.

I've used Crumb Cake (Kraft), Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler (LOVING!!!) for this card. The tree was stamped in Old Olive and the base coloured using my Marker and stamped onto Vanilla cardstock and then a little Rhinestone was put up onto the star.... Chrissy trees need sparkle ... right? hahah. I then added a scalloped border around the image in Cherry Cobbler ( did I mention LOVE at the moment!!) To get the little scallop border I punched out two Scallop Ovals using my SU! Punch then Cut one of the in half length ways and attached to either side of the the tree image then cut the top and bottom of the other scallop and attached to the top and bottom of the image... have I confused you???? if you want more deets just let me know!!

The strips going across the card are made by attaching double sided tape and plonking the entire contents of my Dazzling Diamonds pot on to them then replonking the contents back into the pot before brushing away the left over sparkles... my desk and I are VERY sparkly at the moment!! hahaha

That's pretty much it!!! See CAS!!!

Be sure to visit the fabulous Sweet SUnday Stampers for some AMAZING inspiration:-

(Jen is having a few weeks off, but do pop on over and give her a HUG!!!)
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Contempo Christmas
Card:- Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobler
Ink:- Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Scallop Oval Punch, Rhinestones, Large Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #90

Happy Sunday!!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!!!

Today's sketch was AMAZING to work with.. REALLY it was... I had my card whipped up in no time... which is AWESOME.. considering I started making it about an hour BEFORE it was due to be posted.. tsk.. tsk.. hahaha

So here is my card for this week:-

And here is the FABULOUS sketch:-

I've used my NEW and FABULOUS stamp set Contemp Christmas!! LOVING this set!! and MY NEW Jolly Holiday DSP.. LOVELY!!! I've also used some retired Kiwi Kiss (only because I've got a Stamp-a-Stack this week and need EVERY scrap of my Old Olive.. oops!!!) The scallop along the width of the card is Cherry Cobler and I've added some also retired Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, although if you had some white taffeta ribbon you could colour it to Cherry Cobbler.. CLEVER.. right?!!!

The tree is stamped in Kiwi Kiss and Choc Chip for the trunk and the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler!! Ooh and I've also added a little Rhinestone to the top of the tree for a little bling!!

Be sure to visit the fabulous Sweet SUnday Stampers for some AMAZING inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

AND...... DOn't forget to wish the FABULOUS Lynn a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Happy, Happy Birthday Lynn!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Contemp Christmas
Card:- Kiwi Kiss, Jolly Holiday DSP, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobler
Ink:- Kiwi Kiss, Cherry Cobler, Choc Chip
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Rhinestones, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Buttons

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Creativity of a different kind!!!

Hello!!!! Here's a post of a different kind....something creative.. YES.. but not of the Card or Paper Crafting variety!!!

Many of you may have already read the GORGEOUS and FABULOUS Karen's current post here about her little journey!!

Well... I too have been on that very same journey and like Karen it started with this:-

My little point and shoot.. which led to endless frustration when the FLASH decided it might like to go off ALL the TIME and create ... well... you can see... my pale faced flossies.. who under normal.. unFLASH circumstances are a GORGEOUS olive colour.. you see my problem.. hahaha

Which led to this:-Isn't she GORGEOUS!!!

And then led to this!!!:-

Although... this sweet shot is now referred to as the "buy me a Pony" shot.. thanks to Aunty Lulla and Aunty Kiki!!!!..

I've LOVED learning about my fabulous new toy.. it's been so much fun.... it's been even more FUN doing all that learning with a very dear friend! :D

I'm about to embark on the next and VERY EXCITING step of this little journey and learn a little more on taking Portraiture photos... I can't wait.. now.. who to take photos of... you see my little ones.. somewhat like Karen's now RUN for dear life in the opposite direction or quite often tease me into believing they are going to allow me to take a photo and give me the CHEEEEEESSSSEEEEE (yes you all know the one) shot!!! Um YEP!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and if you haven't seen Karen's amazing photos.. NO REALLY they are AMAZiNG... pop on over and have a looksie.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SAS Sneaky Peak

Happy Wednesday!!!! Careful.... don't fall off your chair or choke on your coffee... I know!!! I'm here mid week AND I have a card to show you... I KNOW!!!!

My gorgeous blogging friend Adele (*waving Adele*) has been begging me.. NO really she has.. haaha... to post a little more regularly... well here I am... :D

This is one of the cards I'm demonstrating and making at my Stamp-a- Stack Class tonight.. I've got another one next week making the EXACT same cards.. and yep.. this one too!!! So if you'd like to come.. I'd love to have you.. just leave me a comment or email me and I can send you all the deets!!!

Now for the card!!! Again I must apologise for the photo quality.. or lack there of.. I'm still without my BELOVED photo editing software!!! Hopefully I'll have it back soon.. so until then, and unfortunately for you all you have to view all of my cards in their STRAIGHT OFF THE CAMERA.. no makeover view!!!! Just pretend they're all shiney and FABULOUS!!!!

RIght.. the card!!!! ooops:-

Unfortunately the photo doesn't really show it.. but I've just for the very first time used the BRAND NEW Shimmer Paint (Champagne Mist!!) WOW!! that's all I can say.. WOW.. LOVE this stuff and will definately be using it more often.. WOW!!!

I've also used my new Vintage Wallpaper Impression folder.. LOVE!! and my NEW Extra Large Ornament Punch.. LOVE!!! oh and my NEW Contempo Christmas Stamp Set!!!... LOVE!! Seriously am LOVING this set...It's up there with my FABULOUS Season of Joy set!!!
I've also added some Very Vanilla Ribbon.. not NEW!! haha.. and sponged the edges of the entire card with Early Espresso Ink.. oh yes, NEW!!!!

Hope you like!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

xx Sarah

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #89

Happy Sunday!!!! FINALLY I've got something for you to see :D I'm hoping to get some crafty goodness up on my blog this week instead of my current ONE post a week!! Oooops!!

Anyhoo.... today of course is Sweet Sunday Sketch time and we've got an AWESOME sketch for you to play along with this week.. I hope you get a chance :D.

Here is my card:-

And here is the sketch:-

Ever since I got my NEW Marina Mist ribbon in the mail I've be dying to play with it.. and well YES today is the day. I'm SOOOO glad we've finally gotten the gorgeous Satin Ribbons here in Oz.. oohh they really are DELICIOUS... not that I've eaten them.. but really they are DELICIOUS.. hahah

I've use a base of Crumb Cake (Kraft), Baja Breeze, Whisper White and a splash of Pink Pirouette ( I tried... I tried really hard NOT to add pink.. but Um... it WON!! hahah) Oh and a little bit of Certainly Celery too.
The image is from one of my NEW Hostess Sets Umm... what's it called.. hold on I 'll go and have a little looksie..... Ah YES... Afterthoughts... it's LOVELY!!! I added a little bit of the GORGEOUS and DELICIOUS Marina Mist Satin Ribbon and then some more sweet little flowers with some FABULOUS stick on Rhinestones.. also NEW in the catty.. Woo Hoo!!!

Be sure to visit the fabulous Sweet SUnday Stampers for some AMAZING inspiration:-

And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Afterthoughs
Card:- Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze DSP, Pink Pirouette
Ink:- Certainly Celery, Early Espresso
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Apron Lace Punch (Fiskars), Rhinestones, Flower Punch, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #88

Happy Sunday!!! It's time of course for another fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch!!!

Today Karen's sketch is GORGEOUS!!.. Well of course it's gorgeous.. they all are!!

It's a fun, nice and simple layout, with endless possibilities, so I do hope you'll play along.

Here is my card:-

And here is the sketch for you:-

I've used my Seasons of Joy stamp set and some retired DSP, the other colours are Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Choc Chip and of course Real Red.

The Poinsettia placement was a little something I found in the NEW Catty and LOVED so used it on my card and instead of twigs used some Choc Chip grosgrain. Quick and Simple!!! LOVE that!!!

Be sure to visit the fabulous Sweet SUnday Stampers for some AMAZING inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Seasons of Joy
Card:- Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Choc Chip
Ink:- Read Red, Old Olive
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Choc Chip Grosgrain, Apron Lace Punch (Fiskars), Rhinestone Brads

Saturday, October 9, 2010

And the WINNER is............

Thankyou ALL so much for commenting and sharing in my little Milestone celebration!!! Well as promised I've chosen a winner.. well OK my little one chose the winner.. she was "Chief Name Drawer" and the WINNER .........

........ KIM B ........

Woo hoo!!!! Insert streamers flying and balloons popping!!!!!

Kim.. contact me via email (sarahjane.kale@gmail.com) so I can get your snail mail and I'll get some little goodies in the mail to you.

Thanks SO much again everyone... lets see how long it takes to reach my next milestone!!!

xx Sarah

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ooohhh a little Milestone {giveaway}

WOW!!! I've only just this second realised that my Blog Visitor Counter has ticked OVER 100,000 visitors!!! WOW!!

I'm STILL amazed that I actually get visitors who stop by and read my blog and look at my little creations. Who would've thought that when I started this little hobby and little blog that I'd EVER reach that little milestone!!!

THANKYOU so very much for spending a little part of your day looking at something I've created. It means so much to me.. really it does.

So to celebrate this WOW moment, how about I give something away to one of my Blog Reader.. YOU!!!... What to give away.. hmmmm.. I've got a few ideas.. perhaps some GORGEOUS little flowers I've been making (paper of course :D).. some little Christmas tags oh and perhaps a card or two!!! Sound good!!????

All you need to do is leave me a comment before Midnight (Perth Time) Saturday 9th October and I'll randomly select a winner!!! SOUND GOOD!!... and don't forget your email address!!! (i'll need to contact you if you win!!)

Ooohh this will be my FIRST giveaway.. EXCITING!!

Thanks for stopping by and GOODLUCK!!

xx Sarah

Monday, October 4, 2010

Crafty Goodness in a different way!!!

"If you've popped in to see the Sweet Sunday Sketch... just click here"... but you might like this post too... I'm just saying!!!

Hello!!! I know!!! It's only Monday and I'm Back with another post!!! Crazy!!!... I hope you're sitting down!! hahaha

Sooo.. I thought I'd show you some "Crafty" goodness in another form.. yep.. this one doesn't have any stamping...rather a whole heap of SUGARY goodness.. YUM!!!

This is the reason my Sweet Sunday Sketch post was SOOOOO late... this is what I was creating on Saturday night in readiness for my SWEET, GORGEOUS little Girl's 2nd Birthday party!!.. Wanna see?

Oh ok!!!:-

I had SOOOO much fun making this for Ella... I LOVE making cakes and always enjoy making the girls birthday cakes.. but I have to admit that I think this one is my ALL TIME favourite!!!
The kiddies at the party must've thought so too... there was absolutely NOTHING left... What!!.. no birthday cake leftovers!!! :D

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #87

OMG!!! I'm SOOOOOOOO late!!! I have a REALLY, REALLY, REEEEAAALLLY good reason though!!! I PROMISE!!!

You see.. today was my GORGEOUS little girl Ella's 2nd Birthday... so with all the cake making, decorating, snack preparing, present wrapping I ran a little short on time... eek!!

Anyhoo.... as you know and the reason you're probably visiting is because it's SUNDAY and that means a FABULOUS Sweet Sunday Sketch!!!

This one today is a little something for Karen's GORGEOUS girl Avery.. who celebrated her Birthday yesterday.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Avery!!!:-

And here is the sketch:-

Ok.. so because I'm running REALLY, REALLY late.. I'll spare all the chatter, but PLEASE if there is anything you'd like to know about my card leave me a little comment and I'll get right back to you. Again I apologise about my photos.. NO PHOTOSHOP until my computer is fixed!!! SAD!!! I know!!!

Be sure to visit the fabulous Sweet SUnday Stampers for some AMAZING inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.