Saturday, 26 February 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge #120


Using elements from Softly Summer by Computer Scrapbook,
I've made this LO which also uses the font of the week on UKS and gets me extra points

Journalling reads:
You know it's Spring
when flowers start to bloom,
the days get longer
and the air is warmer

Love, Sarah xx

Photography A-Z - E - a couple more photos

I've done my LO for the current letter which started today
and you can see that here.

Today, though I've taken a couple more E photographs
and I remembered to use my light tent plus tripod and timer to avoid camera shake.



Love, Sarah

Friday, 25 February 2011

Chicken Soup #30

Recipe #30

I've used elements mainly from Romantic Roses by Computer Scrapbook
and tickets by Miss Cutie Pie that I've made into TIFFs

here's the LO again, showing the journalling on the tag

Love, Sarah xx

Peppermint Creative's Pimp My Page Challenge #33


Here's my LO using two of the free digi kits from
Peppermint Creative: New Year's Eve and Little Buckaroo

The photo itself has been changed using

Love, Sarah xx

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Colour Create #65

#65 - 3 fruits

We had to choose 3 fruits from the photo to use as our inspiration

I went with
kiwi, papaya and melon

The digi kits I've used are True Love and Celebrate Summer both from Computer Scrapbook

Love, Sarah xx

Daisy Trail Challenges - Quicky Challenge - Friend WordArt

Friend WordArt Challenge

I've used elements from kits by Computer Scrapbook, re-colouring where necessary

Love, Sarah xx

Sunday Sketch and Stamp #47


Following the sketch and using a digi stamp of vine leaves, here's my LO.

Elements are from various kits by Computer Scrapbook, re-coloured to suit

Love, Sarah xx

Crafts 4 Eternity - Recipe #7

Grab our tag!

Recipe #7

(I've made a 5"x5" digi card)

Hearts - in the sentiment and among the cluster of embellishments
Glitter - glitter border around the edge of the card
Pins - 3 in the bow

I've used elements from various kits by Computer Scrapbook
and also the free kit from earlier this year by Peppermint Creative
re-colouring to suit the theme of the card

Love, Sarah xx

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

52Q ~ Q8 Digi LO and Journalling

Q8 - What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

Simple answer is that I have no idea. Has life made me loose the ability to laugh? Am I just so cynical that I don't or can't laugh much now? I can raise a smile,  but proper 'tears in your eyes', 'about to wet yourself' laughter seems beyond me at the moment.

I hope that I am able to have a proper laugh and sometime soon. After all, laughter is good for the soul, good for the heart and makes you feel good, doesn't it?

I've used elements from a free New Year's Eve kit given to us earlier this year by
Peppermint Creative with the two brads from the 20's Chic kit by Computer Scrapbook

Love, Sarah xx

Photography A-Z - E - a few days early!!! and Creative Scrappers #144

I'm a few days early with this, but I had to take advantage of having my niece here yesterday.
I'm going to look out for more E's when it's actually time for the next letter.

This E is: Elise, Eating

Sketch provided by

Creative Scrappers

Digi LO using papers and embellishments from Dinner Party by Shabby Princess,
some have been re-coloured to reflect Elise's jumper

Love, Sarah xx

UKScrappers Weekly Challenge - February Week 3 and Pencil Lines #226

The Scrappycats set this week's challenge on UKScrappers and this was the criteria:

Scrap using primarily black and white or black and white photos - no red or pink and no hearts or flowers
Use three photos
Use a 4 letter word for your title, but not the word 'love'

I've done a digi LO using papers primarily from Shabby Princess,
re-colouring to B&W where necessary and this week's sketch from


Journalling simply reads:
Elise helping me with a photography assignment
22nd February 2011

Love, Sarah xx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

A Busy Two Days, But No Profiteroles

I had my niece staying overnight yesterday. We started our time together by having a meal at Prezzo's with my Mum (her Nan), but unfortunately I forgot to take piccies. We had such a great meal and time. We had char-grilled Italian bread with dishes of olive oil and balsamic vinegar which was gorgeous and wetted the appetite. We skipped a starter so that we could have dessert if we wanted. Mum had Marguerite pizza, Elise had lasagne and I had field mushroom risotto. Mum couldn't manage dessert, but Elise had chocolate fudge cake with crushed brownies and ice-cream and I had honeycomb smash cheesecake. Thanks to the lacto tablets I was given for Christmas, I was able to eat a normal dessert and it was amazing. The best part of the meal was paying. Yep, you read right. Thanks to Tesco Clubcard Deals, I had vouchers to pay for the meals and only had to pay for the drinks. Even better, is that I have enough vouchers left to take two of us out for another meal and as they're valid until the end of June this year, I'm thinking of using them sometime around my birthday in June.

Last night Elise and I played Backgammon and I lost 3-0 to a 14 year old!!! She's one clever player. Sitting down to watch the soaps, I'm not sure how much she got to actually see as she was texting all night. The joys of teens having unlimited texts eh? Her phone beeped way into the night and eventually, we went to bed. I found out today that she ended up turning her phone off an hour later so that she could get some sleep and woke to "a million" texts this morning where the beeping continued. Being the 'terrible Auntie' I threatened to take her phone off her for a bit to give her a break. Instead, she put it in the bedroom and shut the door on it. That lasted all of ... ooh ... erm ... uh ... 30 minutes I think then it was glued to her again.

I did manage to get her to pose for me to help with a photography course I'm taking at the moment, but have promised not to put those photos on my blog, sorry guys.

When Elise stays here she eats what I eat which is so helpful because I never have to worry about making sure there's cow's cheese or meat in the flat. We missed breakfast so had our raisin and cinnamon bagels and OJ for lunch and made our own oven chips to have with a veggie burger in a bun and balsamic vinegar dressed tossed salad. Earlier we attempted to make profiteroles to have with butter-cream and hot chocolate sauce for dessert. Note the word attempted? The turned out awful so were binned. Instead, we quickly knocked up a vanilla sponge which with the hot chocolate sauce and chocolate shavings was delicious. We're going to try profiteroles again next time, so hopefully they'll work. Practice, practice, practice eh? I might have a trial run before she comes over so that if they don't work for me, it'll be third time lucky with her ... I hope!!!

Here's Elise and the sponge and sauce. I never promised not to show this photo of her!!!

Love, Sarah xx

Monday, 21 February 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge #119 & Sketch Saturday #143

Week #119


I've made a 5x5 digi card using a birthday cake from the internet
with the Essence digi kit from Computer Scrapbook

Love, Sarah

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Daisy Trail Weekly Challenge - 20th February

a bike
a truck or car
a framed picture of a boy or man

I've used elements from No! A Toddler's Creed Boy by Computer Scrapbook
with a bike and car that I googled for and gave a transparent background to

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Challenge LOs

Elements from Computer Scrapbook's Christmas Confections Kit

'Diane's Corner'

Thanks to DianeMac for the photo and to Daisy Trail for the kit

'Three Times A Lady'

using elements from various kits by Computer Scrapbook

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