Monday 28 July 2008

American Crafts - it's here!!!!

Yay! After what seems like a lifetime of waiting, American Crafts new Summer CHA releases have arrived!

We have been rummaging through the delivery and have been picking out our favourites already! We have fallen in love with the new Flair embellshments, and the new Thickers are to die for! We really do love this new release and hope you do too. You can see the new products in all their glory here.

To celebrate the arrival of the new releases, we have randomly selected a winner from our American Crafts giveaway:

SueF said...
Got to be the Christmas papers for me, nice rich colours!
19 July 2008 09:31

Congratulations Sue! Drop an e-mail to with your contact details and we'll get your prize sent out over the next few days.

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Sunday 20 July 2008

3-2-1 Card Challenge

Here's a challenge for all you card kit customers out there and a chance to win back the value of your kit. The prize will be drawn at random and the winner will receive an e-voucher worth £11.50 to spend at Sarah's Cards*.

You can use any Sarah's Cards Ltd card kit for this one, the challenge is as follows:
Create a card using...

3 patterned papers

2 Aunty Sarah's Bloomers

1 ribbon

You can add other items to your design such as stamps, brads, buttons etc, but the above must be used in the numbers specified - just to make it that bit more challenging! Here's an example from Lianne using the upcoming July kit:

*The winner will receive an e-voucher to spend at Sarah's Cards Ltd, this can be used on anything except kit purchases. Challenge is open to card kit subscribers and single purchase customers. The winner will be drawn at random from all entrants. Closing date for this challenge is midnight on Friday 15th August.

If you would like to take part but have never purchased one of our card kits, now is the perfect time to try them out with free P&P on all card kits during July.

Have Fun!

Sarah and Lianne xxx

Friday 18 July 2008

American Crafts Giveaway!

So, the new CHA Summer releases from American Crafts are on their way over to us as we type - have you seen them yet? And do you want to get your mitts on some? Of course you do, and here's how you can...

Come take a look at our coming soon section and see which paper line you like best, then simply post a comment letting us know which one is your favourite. There's 5 to choose from, so something to suit everyone! A winner will be drawn at random and will receive 12 sheets of American Crafts paper from their favourite line along with a pack of co-ordinating Thickers.

Closing date is Friday 25th July at midnight, the winner will be announced on the blog shortly after.

Challenge winner!

The closing date for our first ever blog challenge has come and gone and all the names were entered into the proverbial hat. James had great fun picking one out and the winner is....


Congratulations Antonia, please contact Sarah and your £20 e-voucher will be sent to you by e-mail for you to spend on goodies of your choice.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in our challenge, we've really enjoyed looking at all the entries! Look out for a new challenge for cardmakers coming soon!

Friday 11 July 2008

Been playing!

Been playing with the July Scrap Kit today and wow! It's sooooooooo easy to use & versatile.....gotta love Crate for that. The die cut embellishment sheet is great - the hardest decision is which embellishment to use without trying to layer them all onto the page at once. The pearls make perfect bloom centres. The GCD letter stickers are sooooooooooooo easy to use & I can't believe how many you get in the pack!
It's been a while since I created a multiple photo layout. This is a series of pics from the twins' first birthday party in June of Amelia in her new swing - it was one of those rare Summer days where we actually had some sun - remember those????
If you want to subscribe to our kits starting with the July kit, it's not too late - check out our subscription info & sign up here.

Tuesday 1 July 2008

American Crafts has landed!

Have you seen what's new at Sarah's Cards this week?

We have received the most gorgeous parcel from American Crafts and have added all 48 Amplified papers to the website. These aren't just any patterned papers though! Amongst them are scalloped edge, foiled, embossed and varnished papers, great for adding an extra special touch to your layouts. There are 4 different colourways, all are vibrant and funky and feature the most fantastic designs, they are also double sided with a co-ordinating plain colour on the reverse.

We have also added co-ordinating Minimark alphabet rub-ons in two new fonts and some gorgeous accent Minimarks too.

Check them all out in our American Crafts section here.

Sarah and Lianne xxx