Thursday 12 June 2014



Flying in with a quick post to share some cards that have been inspired by the fabulous Darnell's challenge to break out that unloved stash:

I love visiting Darnell's happy Playhouse - she has an army of followers and is always generous with kind words and encouragement.  I am learning lots of new words as well from her unique written style :)

I am afflicted by the common crafter's condition of impulse buying and often buy supplies inspired by amazing cards that I see in blogland.  However, once the products arrive I have no idea what to do with them!!

I recently got some great stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps and here are the two cards that I have made:

I have combined this lovely stamp set with a sentiment from Mama Elephant.  It is a very straightforward design with the roses popped up along the leafy vine which I have stamped twice.  The punched border in pink card adds a bit of interest.

I love the modern look of these leaves from Waltzingmouse and think they lend themselves to a more masculine card which I have paired with a sentiment from Hero Arts.  The leaf is stamped in shades of green which match the colours of my bedroom so I can play along with this week's Less Is More challenge too :)
I hope that you like these cards and are inspired to break out your new/unused goodies to play along with Darnell's NBUS challenge!
See you again at the weekend :)
Sarah x


  1. What absolutely gorgeous cards Sarah!
    It would be difficult to choose a favourite!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. I love your beautiful stamping on both cards, Sarah, but that first one is my fave! I adore the pink and green combo!

  3. I think we can safely say you know what to do with them now! Two fabulous cards - I like how you created a masculine card with the leaves.

  4. Two gorgeous cards, I particularly love your pink flowers :Dx

  5. 2 fabulous cards Sarah, those stamps are divine.
    Now that's the issue to I check them out or add them my wish list!!!!
    Thanks for taking part
    Less is More

  6. Two great cards, Sarah. I especially like the leaves on the masculine one.

  7. Sarah, these cards are stunning! I am so glad the NBUS Challenge motivated you to use them - clearly you showcased them like a pro!! That incredible leaf card immediately caught my eye in the gallery at LIM! Thank you so much for joining my challenge, posting my button, and for your wonderful words of support!! And thank you for following my blog! I sincerely appreciate it!! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Sarah two gorgeous cards! Love the simple circles punching out those stylised roses and the leaves are fab on card2
    Thank for for joining us at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

  9. Oooh Sarah what amazing cards yet again, I adore them both.Darn..... I might NEED those stamps too :) Viv xx

  10. Just had to come over from the wonderful Darnell's blog to have a look - your cards are both stunning. I love how you did the flower heads, they are so beautiful and the leaf card is beautifully clean and crisp looking. Anne x

  11. Two very nicely done cards ! But since Pink is my favorite color...I'm sure you can guess which one is my favorite! Smile...

  12. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Sarah! I love how you designed each of them and the color combo on both are just beautiful!!! You always have such an 'elegant' hand, and it's so prevalent on these two beauties!

  13. Hello Sarah. I have just hoped over from the lovely Darnell's NBUS challenge for a closer look at your cards. They really are stunning. I love the gorgeous designs and beautiful colours.
    Sue xx

  14. Two really lovely and elegant cards Sarah, I think the first card just wins because that pink flower is so pretty. Thank you for your lovely comment. x