Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Fa La La and Folksy Christmas - new stamp sets


I am releasing 5 new stamp sets this Saturday, 24 August at 9am (UK time) and am sharing new designs with you every day.  Check out my earlier posts to see Wild Things and Woodland Winter!  Today I am sharing two new sets with you, both featuring the fab designs of Maggie Molloy - I love her quirky and folksy style.  I also wanted some bold Christmas sentiments for my cards and I think that Fa La La delivers that!

Here are some examples:

I teamed up the sentiment with my new Poinsettia stencil.  The sentiment really pops embossed on black card and with a die cut frame from MFT.

This is a simple card where I went for scandi colours of blue and red.  The sentiment is white embossed on to inked cardstock and the snowflakes make a quick background.

I used a wreath builder template to stamp the holly branch from the Merry Christmas sentiment and simply stamped the bold Noel in the centre.  A quick and easy Christmas card to mass produce!

Finally, whilst I was in a wreath building mood, I stamped another wreath using elements from the Fa La La set and added in the sweet heart from Folksy Christmas:

These sets are so versatile and work for contemporary, scandi or traditional christmas designs!  I hope you like them:


I have one more stamp set to share with you tomorrow along with a fun giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Woodland Wishes - new stamp set


After yesterday's safari theme of the Wild Things set, I have gone much more wintry with the set that I am introducing today.  Woodland Wishes once again features the whimsical illustrations by Le Petit Market but these woodland creatures are wrapped up for winter.....

Here are a few examples:

I stamped and masked the trees from the set along with the bottom of the panel in order to create an inky sky with distress inks. I splattered that with water for a starry effect and lightly coloured the trees in.  The lovely deer is coloured with pencils and cut out.

I have shared this card already and it features the sweet fox in a CAS layout simply coloured with pencils.

Here is the set which will be available to buy from from Saturday 24 Aug at 9am (UK time).  I hope that you like it!

Stop by tomorrow for the introduction of two new stamp sets!

Sarah x

Monday, 19 August 2019

Wild Things - new stamp set


I am going to be sharing some cards with my new stamps every day this week leading up to their release on Saturday, 24 August at 9am (UK time).  There are 5 new sets in this release and I am very excited about them.  I think they cover all styles from cute to folksy to mixed media - because I love them all!

First up are the Wild Things which feature illustrations by Kimma Parish from Le Petit Market.  I love her quirky, doodly style!  This set goes on safari with a lion, elephant and giraffe being the main elements with a mix and match sentiment.

Here is the whole crew.  They are easy to mask as the outlines are relatively simple to cut.  Don't you just love the mane on that lion?!  I shall link this up at The Male Room Challenge where the team is celebrating 6 amazing years AND I am the sponsor :)

Here is the lion again - I have combined him with my new wavy dots stencil in the background.

I hope you like this new A6 stamp set.  I couldn't stop playing with it so have lots more ideas to share with you over the course of the next week!

See you tomorrow with another new stamp set :)

Sarah x

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Butterfly in Blue


A very quick post from me today featuring one of the beautiful butterflies illustrated by Maggie Molloy and available in my Butterfly Wishes stamp set.  I have simply stamped and coloured the butterfly with pencils and added a sentiment from Clarity Stamp.

Sometimes simple is best!

I shall link up for a second time at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Midsummer Blues and also at Seize the Birthday where the theme is Butterflies.

I have a new release of stamps going live next Saturday so check by tomorrow as I shall have sneak peeks from the new sets all through the course of next week :)

Here is the stamp set that I used today:

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Midsummer Blues


Blues and greens are my favourite colours so when the Simon Says Challenges asked for cards featuring blue, I got my stencils out straight away :)

Here is a card using my new Mini Cube stencil along with my Micro Dots stencil and some great grungy elements from Studio Light which I shall link up at Simon's Monday Challenge:

On this card I used my umbrellas stencil and masked off a heart shape for the sentiment.  I shall link this card up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge.

They were both very quick and easy to make.  I love the fact that just inking through a stencil can produce a card front in minutes!

Here are the stencils that I have used today:


We are back from our holidays on Wednesday so will be shipping orders from the end of next week :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Saturday, 17 August 2019

LIM #402


We are back with another fortnightly challenge at Less is More!  As the sponsor for August I get to play along as Guest Designer again and it is a challenge right up my street - use a stencil BUT also a one layer card :)

You can use stencils and keep your design CAS.  Here are a few examples:

I inked through my Beauty in Profile stencil in Aged Mahogany, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress oxides and then added touches from my Micro Dots stencil in the same colours to create a layered look.  The sentiment is from my Beautiful Inside and Out stamp set.

On my next card I used my new Leo stencil with Salty Ocean, Crushed Olive and Mustard Seed distress inks.  The sentiment is from my soon to be released Wild Things stamp set.

These were both super simple and quick to make!

I hope you get out your stencils to play along with us.  Check out more inspiration from the amazing DT.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Monday, 12 August 2019

CAS Christmas


I am sharing another sneak peak with you today of a new stamp set that I will be releasing later this month.  This one features lovely folksy style christmas images from the talented Maggie Molloy.  I fell in love with this angel:

I simply stamped and embossed her in Wow Rose Gold embossing powder.  I also embossed some card stock to make the two strips down the sides of the card and the gorgeous MFT geometric die that I used to frame her.  The smaller die is actually in silver mirri and the sentiment is embossed in silver too but that doesn't come across in the picture!  For a final touch I added some Stickles in crystal to her wings.

I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is to use a die cut and at CAS Christmas Card Challenge where we are using glitter.  I shall also link up at Happy Little Stampers
Christmas Challenge where anything goes without the optional twist of jingle bells.

I hope that you like my metallic angel :)

Sarah x