Saturday, 3 January 2009

Are you sitting comfortably?

As I have a few things to share with you today!

I was up till 2am this morning crafting, I just couldn't sleep!! Since I have had the flu I am finding it hard to sleep during the night as I am hacking away but I'm able to sleep during the day - I don't get it at all! So, my nights have been turning into day's.

I thought I would have a go at the challenge over at Dottie's World as back in December before I had the massive shopping spree at Craft Central I bought the wonderful new collection Girls About Town, oh my!! it is just GORGEOUS!!! What are you waiting for, get yourselves over there quick if you haven't already!
The challenge was this:

This week the challenge is in the theme;
After all the over indulgence you've most likely had over Christmas ( a few poorly tummies and heads I guess?) The theme this week is Get Well Soon .You don't have to use those words, but it has to be aimed at cheering someone up or wishing them well . If you don't know anyone who's poorly your creation could be wishing them well in their new job or a new home...basically, lots of positive vibes in this card please AND of course a Charmed Download. Nice and easy?

So, it is a friends birthday and she and the family have been having a bit of a rough time of late so I hope this card puts some shine into her life. I just loved creating this card, at first I had a page of the gorgeous My Minds Eye 'Be Merry' paper, I was just staring at it, too good to use and I was just stroking it, I mean it is just so lickable (if that's such a word) but I stopped just before it reached my mouth as I really didn't want to ruin this gorgeous paper! I thought the paper looked like some funky wallpaper so I made a little scene, it looks like she is shopping in a cute Boutique! Ooh La La....

On this particular card I used Nicola, isn't she fab?? I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils and used Sakura Soufflé pens to add details to her bags and added touches of glitter to make her sparkle.
Base CS is by Bazzill & the strip of blue CS is by Crate Paper & the 'Canopy' is by Sassafrass Lass.
The Sentiment is by Stampin' Up!
Blooms by Prima
Centre brad by Dovecraft
Brads, lace, ribbon and charm from stash

The next card is for the FAB challenge that Nikki at DewDrop Craftz has set. The challenge is . . .

to create any item, be it a card or layout.. even an altered art project.. but whatever the item, it must contain something from DewDrop Craftz shop.. be it a stamped image, ribbon or download..

The theme... each item must depict something 'new' as we are now starting 2009.. this could be a new baby, new house or something else..

You have a WHOLE MONTH for this challenge so get your thinking caps on, cut up that new paper you keep stroking (or licking ;o) ) and get yourself over to Nikki's blog for the chance to WIN the featured stamp that is Flower Girl. The Design Team has worked their magic with this stamp so head over to Nikki's blog for a whole lot of inspiration. Also... for anyone who enters the DewDrop Craftz blog challenges you will be in with a chance of winning some goodies from the shop, how cool is that??!!

Have a good evening... I'm off to have a nice hot cuppa on this chilly evening.


Juliet said...

Love what you've done with Nicola - you created the perfect setting for her.
Juliet xx

Adele said...

Oh Sarah, I love these cards! Well done...beautiful work!!

Hugs Dingle.xx

Jane said...

They are such beautiful cards and make me want to get all my crafting stuff out! Haven't made any cards for ages and these really inspire me to get going again.


Sue said...

oh lovely cards look fab, hope your soon feeling better, sue.x

Jac said...

Wow your card using Nicola is amazing really has loads of wow factor oozing from it, so glad you didnt lick the paper! Your other card is fantastic too.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Sarah, these cards are so lovely and cheery, they would certainly cheer me up! I have been sleeping badly too, had pneumonia in Nov and haven't had a good sleep since, I do feel for you. Lots of warm milk has helped me. I have ordered myself some polychromos yest, am looking forward to playing with them soon. Take care and sleep well, hugs Heidi xxx

Audrey said...

your cards Sarah are so beatiful they give me so much inspiration xxluv Forget-me-not

Louly said...

Sarah this are gorgeous! I especially like your first card, what you did with the paper to make it look like the inside of the boutique is simply inspired! I'm glad you didn't eat the paper, it woulod have been such a wate! LOL
Thanks for playing along with the Dottie's World Challenge
P.S We have a freebie image for everyone who enters today's challenge.

Bex said...

Hi Sarah,

Sorry you are under the weather :)
Love the cards here - especially the first boutique one.
And do you really have old papers in your stash? I just never would have thought that of you!!

love n Hugs
bex xx

Sarah said...

Thanks for your lovely comments :)
Glad I have inspired you puss (can't get used to calling you Jane, sounds so different LOL!!)
Heidi, sorry to hear you have been poorly too :( , it can really mess you about afterwards. I had to look up polychromos as I hadn't heard of them and I guess they are similar to prismas but a different brand!?
Thanks Louise, I will definitely play along with this next challenge.
Bex, you wouldn't image how many of old papers I have in my stash, too many to admit to :blush: LOL!

Hazel said...

Love what you've done with the dottie downloads (I couldn't resist getting them either). I've seen Bella around a few blogs - think I might be tempted to get her. Happy New Year - hope you're feeling really better soon. x

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful cards!
Hope you feel better soon.


Andrea C (Frog) said...

Wow Sarah those cards are gorgeous. I would be over the moon to receive one :)

Andrea x

tiggertastic said...

fantastic cards, the layouts are excellent.

I don't know how you have done the flower on the first care, but it is stunning as is the lace you have added. such pretty details

Sarah x

Carolyn said...

Beautiful cards Sarah.

Sorry to hear that you have been poorly - what a bad Christmas we all seem to have had - so many ill people.

Jackie said...

Sorry to hear you're not well Sarah, I hope you are on the mend.
I love your cards especially the first one, it's so elegant!
Your link to Nikki's blog isn't working ;)

Kathy said...

Hope you're feeling better by now sarah. These cards are lovely - especially love the Dottie's World one - that image is soooo fab

Calv said...

Great cards Sarah, i love that top one.

Happy New Year to you. :)

Rhonna Farrer said...

oh my gosh! these cards are so beautiful!!