Sunday 1 June 2014

A few snaps


Just a few photos from our recent trip to Scotland. The Fife coastline is a lovely part of Scotland - I'm not much of a photographer but it was lovely to see blue skies and such gorgeous scenery!

Bamburgh Castle on the North East Coast on way to Scotland

My boys on Tentsmuir beach

Anstruther Harbour on Fife coast

Since we got back I have made a few cards to play along with some of my favourite challenges:

The cue card at CASology is Bee which also works well with the colour combo over at The Card Concept.
I used the honeycomb stencil from Memory Box inked through a circle die cut and combined it with a bee die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and seemed to go with the bee image!
This card plays along with the colour combo at The Colour Throwdown:

I have used the butterfly from Altenew's Ori Kami set and coloured them in with my new Spectrum Noir blendable pencils which are great - they give a really smooth look.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant embossed on to vellum.  I will also link up with Less Is More's challenge which this week is to use more than one stamp and at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes.

Thank you if you have stayed with me to the end of this post!  A shorter post to follow tomorrow :)

Bye for now, Sarah x



  1. Lovely cards Sarah, your LIM one is so pretty
    Margaret x (Guest Designer LIM)

  2. Brilliant photos of your trip, lovely boys you have :D
    Great card for CASology I love this one it works well for both your challenges :D The butterfly card is very pretty too :D x

  3. Adore those butterflies!! Wonderful card M Thxs for playing at CTD!

  4. LOVE your Card Concept/Casology !!!! Way to ROCK the stencil, speaking of stencil, Paper Crafting Challenges is STENCILS, and the prize is winner choice of online card classes!!! Like watercolor, ect.. so please link up there for a great chance!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology, and also hope you link up to Paper Crafting Challenges!!!
    Cool cards, LOVE your use of Altenew!

  5. Very pretty cards! Although this time your cute boys and the beautiful scenery steal the show! Looks like a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great cards Sarah... I keep seeing sentiments stamped onto vellum and thinking how great it looks... I really must try it one day soon!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. fabulous cards and i love the vellum

    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  8. Sarah, I love that adorable bee card...great stenciling, great balance of elements. Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  9. This is splendid! The butterflies are amazing and I LOVE those enamel dots. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

  10. Great cards, your butterflies are very springlike.
    Lynne xxx

  11. Awesome cards! Love the designs, especially the soft colors of the butterflies! I really like your Scotland photos too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  12. beautiful cards! I was wondering how you stenciled the honeycomb on the bee card- what a great idea! thanks for sharing it with us!!

  13. 2 fabulous cards and love the colours and stamping.
    Oh your boys look really cute too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  14. Two more awesome cards, Sarah! Love your cute little bumble bee and your pastel butterflies are very pretty!

    Thanks for sharing these photos with us...your boys are adorable! I also love seeing the beautiful castles in the makes me want to visit your country!

  15. Super cards and fab photos Sarah!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More
    Anne LIM Designer

  16. Two FABulous cards Sarah & looks like you had a lovely time away with your family :) Hugs Bev x

  17. Oh my this is such a beauty, I saw ur card at the card concept gallery and had to make a trip, this is so stunning, perfect inking. Love ur second card too :)