Thursday, 21 August 2008

Card Challenge Winner!

With the help of Sophie, we have selected a random winner from all entries into the card challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who took part, we really enjoyed seeing all your entries.

Congratulations Ruth! Contact Sarah at and your e-voucher code will be e-mailed to you.

Look out for a new challenge coming soon!
Sarah and Lianne xxx

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Huge Summer Sale!

It's that time of year, time for a clear-out at Sarah's Cards Ltd and that means that there are lots of bargains to be had in our Huge Summer Sale!

We've got loads of stock including chipboard, papers (from as little as 15p!), rub-ons, brads and so much more. It all needs a new home as we're running out of space here, so everything is reduced by AT LEAST 50%! Come and have a peek and pick up some great offers. Don't forget, P&P is free when you spend over £40 at Sarah's Cards.

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Romance picture frame

Here's a picture frame created by Lianne using the gorgeous new American Crafts Romance papers.

These are so easy to make, just take 2 sheets of chipboard and cut to your preferred size, cut an aperture from one of the pieces and decorate anyway you like! Stick the other piece of chipboard to the back of the frame when you've finished decorating. It's easy to add a support so it can be free-standing using a piece of chipboard- just cut a long tapered shape and score about an inch from the narrower end, then use a strong adhesive to stick the end to the back of the frame, this can then the bent along the score to provide a support for the frame.

For this frame, chipboard sheets were cut to size and the edges were painted with a Pink Sherbert Paint Dabber. A piece of American Crafts Romance First Love was cut to size and the edges were distressed using scissors and sandpaper and adhered to the frame. Some Fancy Pants Chipboard Flourishes were painted with Pink Sherbert and Espresso Paint Dabbers and the edges were sanded before using Glossy Accents to stick them to the frame. The frame was finished by cutting 2 hearts from the spare chipboard, one was covered in American Crafts Romance Unconditional Love and distressed with sandpaper and the other was treated with Crackle Glaze before being tied with parcel string and being adhered to the frame with foam pads.

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Thursday, 14 August 2008

My Mind's Eye - Garden Party

Have you seen these papers? They are sooooooooooo scrummy - split into two ranges, Lush Blooms and My Sunshine, they were released as a mid season release before CHA Summer this year.

I gave Cal a pack of the Lush Blooms collection and a sheet of the matching die cut Accessories sheet to have a play with and just look at what she came up with!!!!

A close up of the details on the layout above:

And another:

And then she went on to create some cards:

Aren't they fabulous??? The colours in these papers are so amazingly versatile! Seeing all of this really got my mojo flowing so I decided to have a quick play myself whilst the kiddy winkles were in bed having their afternoon nap and this is what I came up with, using the My Sunshine collection

As well as the papers, I also added some American Crafts Minimarks Everyday IM Chesnut Rub ons to the bottom right hand corner of the photo and top right above Amelia's head. The speach bubble is also from this rub on collection. I have to admit - American Crafts rub ons are my absolute favourite - so easy to apply and such excellent value for money! I also used the brown CWAE scalloped square from Bazzill as the mat for the photo - so easy to use and great for drawing around if you are a super saver & have time on your side

So, until 15 September, we are offering all of our blog readers a free sheet of die cut accessories worth £1.88 with each purchase of either set of MME Garden Party paper collections (£4.95 for 9 sheets of patterned paper - not bad!). When you get to checkout, simply type "free die cuts please" in the comments box, and these will be added to your order with our compliments.

Just buy a pack of My Mind's Eye - Garden Party Lush Blooms or a pack of My Mind's Eye - Garden Party My Sunshine by 15th September & type your comment "free die cuts please" in the box - it's that simple!

Sarah x

Friday, 8 August 2008

American Crafts Moda Bella

I couldn't wait to get my hands on these new Moda Bella papers from American Crafts, the bold designs and bright colours are right up my street. I've finally had a chance to play and these photos of Sarah's gorgeous poppets at their first birthday party were a perfect match!

Supplies used:
American Crafts Moda Bella - Bold
American Crafts Moda Bella - Au Naturel
American Crafts cardstock - White
American Crafts Chit Chat Puffy Thickers - White
Transparent Decorative Accents Stickers 2 - Fashion - Aqua
American Crafts Flair - Fashion - Cool
American Crafts Haute Ribbon - Glamour 1
Black fine point Slick Writer

Thanks for looking!
Lianne xxx

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

3-2-1 Challenge - have you entered yet?

Thought we'd provide a little more inspiration for our 3 - 2 - 1 challenge (see post Sunday 20 July here)

This is a little card Sarah knocked up for you using the Paper Salon card kit from waaaaaay back!

3 patterned papers, 2 Aunty Sarah's Bloomers (top right of the large circle) and 1 ribbon (behind the greeting strip)

Soooooo many variations out there - go on! Give it a go! You have until Friday 15 August to upload a link to your card and the winner will be chosen at random to receive a £11.50 voucher to spend at our store. Use ANY of our past card kits for this challenge to be in with a chance to win. Kits can be purchased (with free p&p) here

We can't wait to see your creations

Sarah & Lianne xx