Janeybell

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!


Just thought I'd pop in and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, joyful and Happy New Year. I hope the new year brings you many, many  happy memories with those that you cherish.

I'm so looking forward to celebrating Christmas with my beautiful family, now that I have a chance to STOP and slow down and just be, I can watch the JOY and EXCITEMENT in their faces as they wake up on Christmas morning and ENJOY!!

I wanted to share with you our family Christmas Card this year and a few fun photos that came with it:-


This is my BEAUTIFUL family, and when I say beautiful, I truly mean beautiful inside and out. I know they're mine and I'm possibly (ok VERY) biased, but honestly I couldn't be prouder of how my gorgeous girls are growing up to be kind, considerate and caring of all those around them. I LOVE my little family so very much.

The outtakes, because they just make me SMILE!!

The GIGGLES!!



The DISCO!!.. This one was Miss J's idea.. notice she's REALLY working her pose.. hahaha, and Miss E.. well she just cracks me up!!



Look at the concentration on Miss Ella's face!

Hope you enjoyed a little Christmas cheer from the Kalé Clan.

I look forward to seeing you all in 2012.


Love

Sarah
xx

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #148

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you're all ready for the Christmas festivities!!. This is our last Sweet Sunday Sketch for the year, while the Sweet Sunday Stampers and of course our fearless leader Karen take a little break. Don't worry though, we'll be BACK on January 1st with a new sketch to play along with.

Here is my card for today:-


And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


I've used Concord Crush and my main colour today... not sure what came over me.. hahaha and some of the gorgeous Cheerful Treat (Hostess) DSP.
I thought I'd use my very underused Hello Blossom stamp today also. It's such a versatile stamp, I really must use it more!!.

To finish it off I added some buttons and  some ribbon and a little Happy Birthday sentiment.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New year. Thankyou so very much for all of your lovely comments this year, I love hearing from you all. My new years resolution is to attempt to post much more regularly!!.

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Hello Blossom
Paper:- Concord Crush, Concord Crush DSP, Cheerful Treat DSP
Ink:- Concord Crush, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
Accessories:-Dimensionals,Buttons, Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #147.... FINALLY!!

Hello!!. Thankyou for being patient with me.. It's been a CRAZY week here, but it's OFFICIALLY School Holidays in the Kalé abode (YIPPEE.. yep I LOVE school holidays.. because I get to have my biggest darling home everyday!! :D) Sooo... that means things might slow down for, well ok, a day, before I amp up again for Christmas!!

Righty.. I won't keep you waiting. Here is my card for the fabulous sketch this week:-



And the sketch again.. but i'm sure you've already seen it ;-) :-



I've gone all PINK CHRISTMAS with this one.. and well, you know, I'm kinda LOVING it!!. What do yo think?

I'm sure you've already seen the AMAZING creations the other Sweet Sunday Stampers have created, because they're awesome and ON TIME, unlike myself!!. But, if you haven't, then do pop on over and visit them and be INSPIRED:-

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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:-  Season of Joy
Paper:- Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo DSP, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze DSP
Ink:- Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:-Dimensionals,Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen,Vanilla Seam Binding

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch... coming Soon!!!

Happy Sunday!!! HOpe you've had a fabulous weekend. My SSSC card is going to be a little late today, but I have a good, a VERY good reason. I've been organising a little "Princess Party" this week and today was the day, and just so you believe me here are some pics:-


Princess Belle (aka Miss Jorja) and Princess Aurora (aka Miss Ella). THANKYOU Aunty Kiki for hunting down the Princess Belle finery....see, if she was the normal height of an almost 5yr old it would be the perfect length... hahha




Princess Belle... just as THE Princess Belle arrived bearing gifts. And yes.. Mummy here cried.. I know!!.. but I'm a SOOK and I can't help it! hahah



She was SO excited to see Princess Belle.. a little, well ok BIG suprise Mummy and Daddy had kept for her... "Mummy, how did you get Princess Belle to come to my Party!?"


And the cake!!.. Of course Princess Belle for Princess Belle (Jorja) and quite delicious if I do say so myself!!! ;-)


And so you can get a start of your Sweet Sunday Sketch card here is the sketch for you:-


And so you can get some inspiration from the AMAZING Sweet Sunday Stampers off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED (I'll be back soon with my card to share!!:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sweet SUnday Sketch #146

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

I can't guarantee that you'll be jumping in raptures over my sample today, but, for me it's a minor miracle that it's even made, let alone photographed and blogged. It's been a CRAZY week here... with Kindy Mum duties (which I LOVED by the way!!), swimming, dancing, more dancing, then some more dancing rehearsal, then a Dancing Concert, a Christmas Party thrown in there somewhere and then of course just normal everyday living and necessary things to do!!. CRAZY!!

Sooooo.... here is my sample (please be kind!!):-



And here is the fabulous sketch for you to play along with:-



I've gone and made another gift tag today. Yep, it's my go to thing now when my brain is overloaded. hahaha.

My colour combo is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and some retired SU! DSP!.

I've used my Contempo Christmas Set and stamped the Christmas Ornament out three times in Cherry Cobbler then punched it out and gave it a serious dunking into the Dazzing Diamonds pot. The "falalala" is from my Season of Joy set. I'm actually thinking of using this on my Advent Calendar this year, which is currently 4 days late in its putting up, but hopefully will be up by the end of tomorrow... hahha.. oops!!!

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Contempo Christmas, Season of Joy
Paper:- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive , Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DSP (retired)
Ink:- Cherry Cobler, Old Olive
Accessories:-Dimensionals,Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen,Large Ornament Punch, scallop edge punch, Big Shot, Two Tags Die

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #145

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you've all had a fabulous weekend! I had heaps of fun with this weeks Sketch, so I hope you can find a little time to play along.

Here is my card for this week:-


And here is the sketch:-



I've been wanting to make one of the GORGEOUS Santa Punch Art thingamys for AGES, and thought this would be the PERFECT sketch to do it with, well that and some AMAZING 'show and tell' from an equally gorgeous Sarah Klass at a little morning tea gathering on Friday!! :D

The colours are Cherry Cobbler, and well Cherry Cobbler  ;-), some Whisper White and a little bit of Blushing Bride for his face.

I've used a HUGE amount of punches here... let's see... Extra Large Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, XL Bird Punch, Ornament Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Flower).

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Contempo Christmas
Paper:- Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink:- Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride
Accessories:-Dimensionals,Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, Large Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Ornament PUnch, Owl Punch, Bird Punch, Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Polka Dot EMbossing Folder

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #144

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you've had a FABULOUS weekend!!. Here, we're in "Operation De-clutter" mode, and I must admit that if it's sitting still, it's in serious danger of being turfed!!! Yep.. it's time to be ruthless, and in all honesty, I'm still not sure how it's at all possible for one family to accumulate so much C#@*!!! REALLY!!!!

Anyhoo.. the reason you're here is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch, so I won't keep you waiting any longer. Here is my card TAG for today's sketch:-



And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-



PERFECT for a Gift Tag don't you think? I needed something quick and easy tonight, and rather than sitting and over thinking my card, I opted for the easy way out and made a Gift Tag instead. I actually really like it and I'm thinking I'll whip up a few more!. Oh, that and the fact that I've been dying to use my new Textured Impressions Designer Frames, that's probably the main reason I made a Gift Tag! ;-) , oh and of course my NEW Two Tags Die!!!

The colours are Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Naturals Ivory with some Vanilla Seam Binding and some Early Espresso ink for the sentiment.


The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Contempo Christmas
Paper:- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive DSP, Naturals Ivory
Ink:- Cherry Cobler,  Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories:-Dimensionals,Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, Rhinestone jewels, vanilla seam binding, Big Shot, Textured Impressions Designer Frames, Two Tags Die

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #143

Happy Sunday!!! I hope your weekend has been amazing! It's time of course for another Sweet Sunday Sketch.

I thought I may as week stick to my Christmas theme and create another Chrissy card... THREE down and TOO many to go.. hahaha.

Here's my card for this week:-


And here is the sketch:-


Now, I played and played and moved things, removed things, tilted my head ( you know the way, right?.. the tilt when you're trying to make it look differently to what it really does ;-) ), then, I removed things, re-sponged things, tilted again, squinted and pretty much threw my hands up in the air. I'm still not 100% sure that I'm 100%  happy with this one, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is. Sooo, in an attempt to save my neck from permanent injury (you know from all the tilting) I decided to settle and just let it be.

I've used my Delicate Doilies, Contempo Christmas and  Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess) Stamp sets. The colour combo is Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,Vanilla, Old Olive and some Retired Christmas DSP,


The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Contempo Christmas, Delicate Doilies, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Paper:- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Holly Jolly DSP (retired)
Ink:- Cherry Cobler,  Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories:-Dimensionals,Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, pearls, vanilla seam binding, Polka Dot embossing folder, Big Shot

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

hip-hip-hooray!!

Hello!!! No you're not hallucinating, this is REAL.. a SJ blog post mid week!. Take a moment to recover, I'm taking a little moment myself.. haha.. at the fact that I manged to sit down and make a little card, that this little card is for a boy (that's right, not a scrap of Pink, glitter or ribbon to be seen ANYWHERE!!), AND, that I'm actually posting it here on my blog for you to see.

We had a little birthday party to go to on the weekend and do you think I had ONE card suitable for a little boy in my stash? NOPE not ONE, not even one that could be tweaked to be suitable for a lil' man. So, after panic set in, I managed to calm down enough to remember that I got THE perfect little man stamp set at Regionals this year and here, my lovely blog friends is the final result of all that PANIC, haha :-

 I've use the FTL164 as my layout, absolutely PERFECT and an AWESOME layout that I will most definately be using again SOON!!!

The stamp set is Under the Big Top and I've stamped the clown image from it (minus the little sentiment that is with it) in Stazon Ink on Water colour paper, then coloured it using various Ink Pads (Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight) and for this image I opted to use a Blender Pen rather than my Aqua Pen, purely because there are too many little spaces to colour :)

The DSP is some retired Stampin' Up! goodness, I can't think of the name of it at the moment, and the clown image was cut out using my Decorative Label Punch with a splash of Wasabi cardstock behind it.

That's pretty much it. I hope you like it, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sarah
xx


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #142

Happy Sunday! I hope you're having/had a fabulous weekend. Be prepared for some SPARKLE today, I've gone to town on the Glitter!!! :D

I really enjoyed working with this weeks sketch and here's my card for you to see:-


And of course the sketch for you to play along with:-



I've decided to start my Christmas cards now, rather than wait until a few days before Christmas to even think about starting.. oops... SOOOO that means that many of my FAVE peeps might actually get a card in the mail this year!! WOO HOO!

Anyhoo... the card.. I've used the same colour combo as last week, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler, with a little dash of Early Espresso. The Stamp Set I used is my very trusty Contempo Christmas. The star of the show is possibly the tub of Dazzling Diamonds I used to plonk my Christmas Decorations in. My Little {Big} Flossie, Miss J, thought it was WONDERFUL!!! haha, and was quite the supervisor! ;-)

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Contempo Christmas
Paper:- Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze DSP, Cherry Cobler , Pink Pirouette
Ink:- PInk Pirouette, Cherry Cobler, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Accessories:-Dimensionals,Dazzling Diamonds, Heat and Stick powder, Ornament Punch, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Early Espresso Thin Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Janeybell on Madeit!

Hi there!!

Just thought I'd pop in and let you know that I've just stocked up my Madeit store.

I'll be adding more cards soon, and hopefully some little gifts too.

Pop on over and see if there is anything you like.

Janeybell on Madeit

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sarah
xx

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #141

ETA I must apologise for this being up LATE! I thought I had scheduled my post for this afternoon, but instead I had forgotten a step and left it in draft!!! OOOPS!!!

Happy Sunday!! I hope you've all had a fabulous weekend. It's time of course for another Sweet Sunday Sketch, so I hope you can play along.

Here is my card for this week's challenge:-



And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


I've gone a little CHRISTMASSY this week, although I can't figure out if I'm loving or hating this card.. I can't quite figure out what it is... hmmmm.

I've used Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobler and Crumb Cake and used my new Stitched Stockings Stamp Set and coordinating Stocking Punch, gotta LOVE a punch that coordinates :D


The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Contempo Christmas, Stitched Stockings
Paper:- Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze DSP, Cherry Cobler DSP, Blushing Bride DSP
Ink:- Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobler, Baja Breeze
Accessories:-Dimensionals, Shimmer Paint, Cherry Cobler Seam Binding, Rhinestone Jewels

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #140

Hello!!! I'm SO sorry this is up late!! My weekend has been crazy, CRAZY! But, I managed to sit myself down today and get this all finished and posted :D

Here is my card for this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch:-


And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-



I've gone REALLY pink and girly this week :D, but very CAS as the same time :D.

I've used Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and my colours. Added some bling in the form of Pearls on the Butterflies and Dazzling Diamonds in the background and then added a "Happy Birthday" Sentiment in some Espresso.

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Creative Elements, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Paper:- Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink:- Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Early Espresso
Accessories:-Dimensionals, Pearl Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #139

Happy Sunday!!!

I hope you've had a fabulous week and are ready to join us with this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch!

Here is my card for this week:-



And here is the fun sketch for you to play along with:-



I've used Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Pool Party and a dash of Lucky Limeade for my colour combo today. Sounds a little weird, right!?? But I'm really happy with how it all came together.

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- HEllo Blossom
Paper:- Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush DSP, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink:- Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:-Dimensionals, Rhinestone Jewels, Pearl Jewels, Pool Party Ribbon, Lattice Square Embossing FOlder, Beautiful Wings

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photoberfest - Kids!!!!

Happy Tuesday!!! Today I've got a post for you of the Non-crafty variety, well non-crafty in the sense that it's not paper craft, but rather photography craft.

I've been reading a lovely blog Katie Evans Photography, and she give amazing, simple ideas and tips for taking photographs and this week she's got a little Photoberfest competition in photographing Kiddies!!!. Considering I have two of these said "kiddies" and about a gazillion photos I thought I'd enter her gorgeous competition.

I'm entering THREE photos this week (it's ok, I'm allowed to, I checked, I promise ;-) .

Here is my FIRST entry:-




My beautiful Miss Jorja. This is one of my FAVOURITE shots of her, one of those moments where she was playing outside and I actually had my camera. LOVE this and LOVE, LOVE her!!!


ENTRY #2:-


 Miss Ella, Those EYES!!... that's really all I can say THOSE EYES!!.. Combined with THOSE eyelashes which I swear are a MILE long, no really, they are!!

ENTRY #3:-


Beautiful Sisters! We took this photo for Daddy to take to work and put on his desk. Can you feel the LOVE!? :D

Oki, so all the photographs for this weeks competition will be posted on Pintrest HERE. The photo with the most LIKES at the end of the week will be the winner. How FUN, right!!?



I hope you like my photos and if you have the time, PLEASE do pop on over and give them a 'LIKE'.

If you don't have Pintrest go --> HERE <-- for a clickable link! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Sarah

xxx






Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Skittle-icious Sweet Sunday Sketch #138

Happy Sunday!! Hope you've had a fabulous week and are ready to jump head first into this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch!!!

Here is my card for today:-


And here is the Skittle-icious Sketch (that's an inside joke.. bwhahah!!):-


 I've gone all rainbow-y and girly today using Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Blushing Bride as my background colours. Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink buttons to create my Rainbow and some Early Espresso for the sentiment and ribbon.

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Create a Cupcake
Paper:- Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, PRetty in Pink, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Ink:- Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Accessories:-Dimensionals, Rhinestone Jewels, Melon Mambo Buttons, PRetty in Pink Buttons (retired), Crochet Lace trim, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #137

Happy Sunday!! I hope you've had a fabulous week. We're just about to start the "Kindy" holidays this week.. WOO HOO!! Yes I LOVE the Kindy {school} holidays.. LOVE them!! :D Extra time with my gorgeous biggest flossie, of course extra time with my littlest one too :D, absolutely NO having to be anywhere at a certain time.. YAY!, unless of course we choose to be. Two whole weeks of not having to do too much at all, except of course on Monday.. Monday we are required to make a trip to IKEA.. yes you read that correctly.. IKEA, because my littlest flossie is turning THREE!!! and of course she's VERY excited that she can go into the IKEA Kiddies Room to play!! Our trip to IKEA will, of course, be purely for her to fulfill her 3rd birthday wish and absolutely NOTHING to do with Mummy wanting to go and have a little wander around ;-).. haha.

Righty.. enough about that and back to the reason you're here, Sweet Sunday Sketch time of course!!!

Here is my card for this week:-



And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-



I've gone all crazy and funky coloured this week. Brave??? or just plain Crazy??? perhaps a combo of both. Anyhoo, I've used Island Indigo, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. I have to say, I'm in LOVE with the NEW In-colors Ruffled Ribbon.. um YUM!!!!!

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Tiny Tags
Paper:- Island Indigo, Pool Party, Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess)
Ink:- Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Accessories:-Dimensionals, Melon Mambo Button, Thread, Jewellery Tag Punch, 2-way Glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, jewel rhinestones

Friday, September 30, 2011

A Miss J Masterpiece!!!

Hello!!!

Next week, Monday actually!!! Is little Miss E's 3rd Birthday... where did that time go!!??

Anyhoo... Big Sis, Miss J has been very excited about the preparations of Miss E's birthday celebrations and has been busy helping me get her presents, which all seem to be from Miss J now!! Hmmmm and of course wrapping them, which is a masterpiece in itself, and if the amount of sticky tape ripping last night was anything to go by, that present may never, ever actually get opened!!!

The biggest excitement for Miss J though was getting to create her very own birthday card to give to her little sister, and can I say that i hope that enthusiasm, love and joy continues for ever and ever.

Let me paint the scene for you! Miss J had begun negotiations at the beginning of the week for staying up a little later when Miss E went to bed so she could wrap the present and make a card, and last night was THAT night!!! After wrapping the present and being ever so proud of her efforts she ventured into MY craft room and reappeared with the following goodies:-

  •  A BIG armful of DSP!!;
  • One Extra Large Bird Punch;
  • An armful of Stampin' Spots!!.. They're all hers now and she LOVES having all "these colours Mummy";
  • One Avery Stamp set; and
  • A "Mummy can you please bring the Cleaning Scrubs"  ( ie stampin' scrub).
Can I add firstly that the mere mention of her wanting to stamp sends me into raptures, but the addition of the "Cleaning Scrubs" left me with a HUGE sense of accomplishment.. bwhahaha.. Bless her heart!!!

Soooo... after some serious colour choosing, placement assessment, punching, colouring and of course STAMPIN', here is the final masterpiece:-


She was SO very proud of her card.. and well I was SUPER, SUPER proud. I think her proudest moment may of actually been when after a little discussion trying to figure out if she could get the 'Purple' Birdcage (the one with the owl in it) to have a stand on it. I told her that I wasn't sure she could without it going through her other cage... but she was determined to show me that it could be done.. and well as you can see, she did it.. followed with a big smile and a " See Mummy, I told you I could do it!!" :-)


Please leave her a little comment, I know she'd LOVE to hear what you think.

Thanks for stopping by.

xx Sarah

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #136


Happy Sunday!!! Just like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.. I'm LATE.. I'm LATE!!!.. Sooo.. today I'm just going to get straight to it!!

Here is my card for today's fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch:-


And here is the fabulous sketch for you to play along with:-


I'm a little obsessed with this colour combo at the moment, it's Clean, Simple and just lovely!! Don't you think.

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Posy Punch, Creatuve Elements
Paper:- Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink:- Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Versa Mark
Accessories:-Dimensionals, Pearl Jewels, Crochet Trim, Posy Punch, Tags

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #135 - Part 1

Happy Sunday!!!

I haven't got a card for you just yet, but will be back ASAP with something to share. I hope you'll pop on back to see!!

Here is the sketch for you to play along with:-

Please play along, we love to see what you create. And while you're waiting for me be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers
sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #134


Happy Sunday!! It's time of course for another Sweet Sunday Sketch!!
Today I've make a sweet little birthday card for a SWEET, GORGEOUS little girl... KATIE!!! Happy Happy Birthday Beautiful girl!! (Yes KG, that's your sweet little Katie!!:D)

Here is my card:-


And here is the FABULOUS sketch for you to play along with:-



I've used Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake and Whisper White as my colour combo and my gorgeous little Create a Cupcake stamp set.
If you like any more deets on my card, just leave me a comment or send me an email.

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Create a Cupcake
Paper:- Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride DSP, Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess)
Ink:- Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Accessories:-Dimensionals, Rhinestone Jewels, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Cupcake Punch, Buttons

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #133

Happy Sunday!! and of course Happy Father's Day to all the AMAZING Daddy's here in OZ, who are celebrating Daddy's Day!! My GORGEOUS and amazing Hubby and WONDERFUL Dad amongst them :D.

Right.. now onto why you're here... Sweet Sunday Sketch time!!! I LOVED this sketch, no REALLY I DID!! Although I must admit to being a little bit of a rebel this week (who me!!??? ;-) ) and not following the sketch EXACTLY, I missed off a teeny tiny (yellow polka dot bikini) oh dear!!, amount!!!

Here is my card:-


And here is the FABULOUS sketch:-

I've used Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Blushing Bride as my colour combo. The background on the card was created using my Creative Elements Stamp Set and inking up the flourishy stamp with Versamark and then using White Embossing Powder to create my own DSP!!. I added some Blushing Bride DSP to the bottom and finished it off with some Early Espresso scallops and some Crochet Trim (Victoria). To create the circle centre piece I used another one of my Doily's from my Delicate Doily DSP pack and sponged it with some Crumb Cake ink and then added some Shimmer Paint (LOVE this stuff!!!). Then I used my Posy Punch Hostess Set and Posy PUnch to create the flowers. Of course some GLAMOURFICATION was required and the gorgeous Pearl Jewels provided that!!

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-
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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:- Posy Punch Hostess Set
Paper:- Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride DSP
Ink:- Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Delicate Doily DSP
Accessories:-Dimensionals, Pearl Jewels, Victorian Crochet Trim, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Shimmer Paint

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #132

Happy Sunday!!! I'm SO sorry this is up a tad late, but I really do have a good reason. I've just helped a group of gorgeous stampin' girls pull off the EVENT EXTRAVAGANZA!! No really!!... It was. Together we created and shared what we LOVE and do best (apart from being a mummy!! hehehe) with 60, YES.. SIXTY lovely ladies as we introduced them to the NEW SU! Catty which goes LIVE in 4 days!!! WOO HOO!!.. I was actually in charge of demonstrating the NEW, gorgeous fabric today, and well, after a whole lot of angst, a minor panic attack.. oh ok, it wasn't that bad, I actually did it.. I DEMONSTRATED the new fabric. YAY!! To most that probably doesn't sound that significant, but for me, little ol' me who's NEVER done that before, especially in front of that many people.. WOW!!!

Anyhoo.. we had a fabulous day,  we are all now suitably TIRED!!! and ready for a day to settle down just a tad!!.. BUT.. before I did that I had to, HAD to get this little post done for you all.

First though!!.. Here's a little shot of us all after the big event.... did you notice my little apron??.. It's made out of our NEW Flirtatious Fabric!!! I made it myself!!! Ok.. enough back patting.. hahaha.


Here is my card for today's Sweet Sunday Sketch:-


And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-



I've used some new goodies from the new Catty today. The FABRIC!!!, the Flirtatious DSP!!!! and that's about it for newness!!. My colour combo is Melon Mambo, PRetty in Pink, Whisper White.

The little button there is purely there because well the sketch said so (hahaha) and because I couldn't figure out what else to put there without making it look all too busy. I'll sleep on it and perhaps change it out tomorrow.. hmmm.. thoughts!!????

Righty..
The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stamper's have some AMAZING cards to show you too... sooooo... off you go.. go visit them and be INSPIRED:-

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.


Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-
Stamps:-  Tiny Tags
Paper:- Melon Mambo, PRetty in PInk, Flirtatious DSP, Whisper White
Ink:- Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
Accessories:-Dimensionals, Pearl Jewels, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Crochet trim, Buttons, Antique Brads.