Tuesday 19 August 2014

Back in the Old Routine


I hope you are having a good week so far.  I am back to work and the old routine tomorrow so I had to squeeze a little time in the craft room today :)

First up I made this card for CASology:

The cue card this week is Java which, as I don't have many coffee related images, was a bit of a stretch!  However, I do have Paper Smooches Cyber Café and that has both computer and coffee related stamps - it is really fun :)  I went with the computer related interpretation....

I have gone for a very CAS design this week and channelled my 'inner Ardyth'!  I hope you like it.

I have also made a card to play along at Less Is More's challenge which has the theme of Animals.  This is less of a CAS design but I just had to put those cute bears in a night time scene!

This card is full of Hero Art's goodness from the constellation background which was white embossed and then inked with Chipped Sapphire distress ink.  The bears have been watercoloured and are from the sweet Lil Hoot set.  The moon and sentiment are from Shoot for the Moon which I got recently from my fab blog friend, Barb Ghig - thanks Barb!

I will also link this card up at A2Z Scrapbooking's current challenge on the theme of encouragement.

That's all from me - it feels good to be back in the swing of making cards :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah x


  1. Perfect!!! Ardyth will be proud! :) I love the way you went with this! The blue and white looks so clean together!
    Thanks for joining us again over at CASology!

  2. It's great to see you back in the old routine, Sarah! I love how you channeled your 'Inner Ardyth' on your first card! So clever and graphic, and perfectly CAS! I also love how you created your night time sky on your 2nd card, too! The bears are perfect, and your vellum sentiment and moon are fabulous! So glad you're enjoying your blog winnings!

    Love your new photo and blog background ~ WTG! Thanks so much for playing along with us at a2z Scrapbooking ~ I hope you'll be back again soon!

  3. What fun cards Sarah!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. What a beautiful card, love the starry background and your little animals !

  5. Ha! Way to channel your "inner Ardyth!" So crisp and clean...great interpretation of the JAVA cue this week at CASology!

  6. I just love your take on the Casology code word. I have to check out that set, it sure looks fun x

  7. Two very different cards and each wonderful. I can see Ardyth's inspiration in the first one and the background of the second is so great for showing off the cute bears.

  8. This Ardyth applauds your inner Ardyth! Your card caught my eye right away! I love this interpretation. Now we just need one of the Indonesian island of Java and our set will be complete! lol! So glad you joined us at CASology!

  9. 2 fantastic cards Sarah and I certainly had a similar 'java' script idea for CASology if I ever get around to it.
    So love your LIM card too. Exquisite background and a happy looking bear.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  10. Both cards are great! I absolutely love the bears with the constellation background. Super adorable! Thanks for playing along with the a2z Scrapbooking challenge.

  11. Hi Sarah --- Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the wonderful CAS style of the first card and totally love the sweet Lil' Bears that you used on the card for the a2z "Encouragement" Challenge. I also own that sets and it just makes me Happy whenever I see it!! Thanks so much for joining out and GOOD Luck! We are thrilled to have you taking part in the challenge! Hugs, Lisa

  12. Sarah, both sweet, LOVE the inner Ardyth challelling, well done, she definitely approves!!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology!!!

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  14. Sarah this is So Sweet I love that background and the little Bears you have done an amazing job! Thank you for joining in on the A2Z Scrapbooking Supply August Challenge.

  15. Sarah your LIM card is great but I totally LOVE that Java card lol!
    Thank you for joining this week's Less is More Challenge, animals.
    LIM Designer

  16. These are both awesome, Sarah! A unique take on use cue word for the first one and I love the little scene you created on the second one. That constellation stamp rocks! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  17. Love that you combined these stamps! The sky is perfect for these bears--glad you joined us at a2z!