Thursday, December 20, 2012

I am headed to the UK

The best laid plans . . . . . .  as they say - I had so many things planned for the week between Christmas and New Year - to update my blog, work on artwork, load photos etc etc etc.
Well its not going to happen quite like that :O(
I have to head back to the UK to see my parents as my Dad is unwell. Yes he is being treated by the Drs. and yes he should recover but he is 84, and not is particularly good health and I feel a deep need to go and spend time with him and with my Mum and to give her a break from the stress of the last week.
So I won't be back here until late on Jan 1st so apologies to anyone who is trying to get hold of me - email me and I will reply as soon as I am able :O)
Wishing all of my followers and friends a very Happy Christmas and Holiday season.
Love Sara xxx

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Flower wreath with Cricut flowers

I actually had a day off in my hectic schedule and what did I do ????? 
Went and player with ink, cardstock, glitter (no surprise there) and the Cricut with the 
CTMH Artiste cartridge.
My darling husband was dispatched to Michaels for a foam wreath form and some pearl headed pins and this is what I made :O)

 First of all I wrapped the white foam wreath base in Holiday Red ribbon which gave it a lovely shimmer.
 I cut over eighty flowers - some from Colonial White cardstock, some from Ruby cardstock - I then sponged some of  the Colonial white one's with Ruby ink and some with Cranberry ink to give them different tones and shades.I then rolled them into the flower shape and used Liquid glass and glitter on them.
I then secured them in place with the pearl headed pins
Here is the wreath about 80% complete 
And here it is complete - I wondered about filling the wreath with more flowers but then
decided that I actually like being able to see some of the red ribbon shimmering through the spaces.
Hope you like it as much as I do :O)
Love  Sara x

Saturday, December 15, 2012

WOW !!! 39,000 visits to my blog :O) Let's celebrate with a gift xxx

I am astounded - 39000 visits to my blog since I added the counter to it.
I love the fact that people are interested in my artwork :O)
I have 216 followers too - I am honored xxxx
SO how about a give away gift 
For everyone who 'comments' on this post and joins up to 'follow' this blog (or is already following) - I will put your name in a drawing and you will receive a piece of artwork :O)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hitomi's Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Cubby

Yesterday I saw one of my many groups of 'Lovely Ladies' and Hitomi shared a picture of the ADORABLE My Creations Cubby advent calendar which she had created.

Although the Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge has the box which fits the spaces in the cubby - many of my ladies don't own a Cricut - so I designed a box which could be cut using a paper trimmer 
& would fit the 2 1/2" spaces  - and then shared this pattern with my ladies.

Hitomi cut the boxes from the different colored cardstock and made the Christmas Tree design within the area - I adore the yellow cardstock #3 which forms the star for the tree and the brown cardstock #23 which is the trunk of the tree. 
Then boxes #8, #12, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20 in the green cardstock for the branches.
Hitomi used a blue cardstock for the rest of the boxes and as you can see decorated them with snowflakes and other Christmas images etc.

The box is made from a 7 1/2" square which is scored in a tic-tac-toe pattern every 2 1/2 inches.
Cut along one of  the score lines on each side - up to the center square and fold the sides up to make the box. Then use the CTMH 1 1/4" hole punch to cut a semi-circle out of one side :O)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Monogram Stamps—A Personal Touch

Oh how I love the Monogram stamps - they are so useful.
How about the first letter of  your family's last name, or your initials or the initials of your children.
How about fun cards using the letter U -  Love U, Missing U, Thinking of U, Thank U.
Watch the fun tutorial with Monica as she gives you even more ideas x
Hope you have lots of fun with your Monogram stamps :O)
Love Sara x

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Clearly the Best: Cluster Luster

Oh my goodness - how much fun is this - watch this video and then go and enjoy some 'Cluster Luster' of your own :O)
Love Sara x

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Get a FREE Bonding Memories Glue Pen :O)

WOOOOHOOOOO - don't you just love FREE stuff??? 
I certainly do . . .  and at Close To My Heart they just love giving FREE items away too :O)

Starting today - they are adding more items than ever to our While Supplies Last - these items are deeply discounted and - as they state - they are while supplies last - 
so get them now before they run out - as when they are gone . .  They are gone !!!

But just to sweeten the deal even further (does it need sweetening when you have got items at up to 75% discount???) anyone that orders over $50 in While Supplies Last items will receive a Bonding Memories Glue Pen - Value $4.50 - absolutely FREE - Wooohoooo!!! 
 I love this Glue Pen - just perfect for adding my favorite item - Glitter :O)

So click on the link below and Don't Miss Out :O)


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