Hobbycraft demo for Letraset

Just a quick reminder that I will be at the new Hobbycraft store in Chingford tomorrow for Letraset, I hope you can pop down and say hello!

I best go and get some things ready to colour...

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

A Derwent Christmas

This week my November blog post went up on the Derwent blog, this month, I made a Christmas card using some fabric, Inktense blocks and Coloursoft Pencils, this is how it turned out...
You can see full details and a step-by-step over on the Derwent blog here.

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Create & Craft Tag & Black Friday Sale!

I haven't had chance to come on and thank everyone that tuned into my Create & Craft show this week, I demoed this tag using Aqua Markers, Promarkers & Flexmarkers...
Apologies for the TV pic, I've not had chance to unpack my bag yet so I done a screenshot from the TV instead! Thank you as well to those of you who emailed in or sent me messages about my new Rose digi stamps featured, I'm so pleased by all the feedback and there will be more digi stamps coming very soon - watch this space!

In the meantime, I have a one day only Black Friday sale happening in my store with 15% off of everything, digi kits, embellishment packs, sewing kits, badges, EVERYTHING! This code will expire at midnight tonight (friday 23rd) so be sure to grab your bargains quickly - HERE! :o)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Fuzzybutt Update!

Thank you to everyone who has sent little well wishes for Fuzzybutt, I mentioned on Twitter the other day that she had been a bit ill, she was moping around for a day or two and had a day of being sick, even her tail wasn't wagging, she's usually so happy and lively and noisy and her tail wags so hard it makes her bottom wiggle from side to side so we were a bit worried about her but thankfully, after a day or two she was totally back to normal and she's now her happy, waggy little self again!

I must also thank the fabulous people at Pooch Pack who sent Fuzzybutt (via me) an email asking if she would like to try their fabulous goodie box service, her box came just as she was recuperating and it cheered her up so much. This is what came in her box of treats...
She also got this orange toy you can see in the picture below, she grabbed that out of the box straight away and wouldn't let me take it back for the picture! It smells like vanilla, I think thats probably why! At the moment, she's dragging it around everywhere even though it's really heavy, lol
 She loves these Papaya treats too, look at her big fangs!
I'm just so relieved to see my girl all bouncy again, so thank you to Pooch Pack, from both of us, for putting a spring in her step again! you can check out their website and fab monthly box service here if you have a fur baby :o)

Thanks for dropping by today, I'll be back in a bit with details of my Black friday one day sale, don't miss it!! :o)

Sarah x

First Time Ever! Hand drawn and unedited Digi Stamps...

Today I'm being brave, I've put my original hand drawn and unedited artwork in a new digi kit and as a seperate Digi Stamp Kit... Although I always start with a hand drawn sketch I usually then scan and redraw everything digitally (you can see more about my illustration process here)but these are my original pen and pencil drawings
Here is a little peek at the black and white drawings (which are in the kit) in progress...
I'd love to know what you think? If you want to get hold of them, they are here in my shop. I will be colouring one of them in tomorrow on my Create & Craft show so you'll get a full tutorial on it too! :o)

The coloured versions also feature in the brand new 'I Love Paris' Digi Kit, also released today, here is a little preview...
And if you want a sneaky peek at something else new, I put another picture of something coming soon up on my Facebook page today, I'd love your opinions on that too!

Now, I must be off to finish off some more show prep, I try to have a few new samples on each show to hopefully give you all some fresh inspiration and I have a project in mind, which I hope works and I can get finished in time, I'll keep you posted! lol

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Peek-A-Boo Christmas Cards & Create & Craft update!

Today I'm sharing a set of Peek-a-Boo Christmas Cards, these were originally made for a magazine, but ended up not being used so now I can share them here!

The fancy card blanks are from Craftwork Cards, I used my Circle Cutter to cut a circle in the middle of the front of each one to peek through to a Christmas scene...
 and the inside...
This one has a fun springy sticker on the front for a touch of playfulness...
 and the inside...
All of the images are stamped and coloured with Promarkers before being layered up with 3D foam and sticky dots to create my Christmas scene!

Also, I wanted to thank everyone who tuned in, emailed and left messages etc... during my marathon stint at Create & Craft / Ideal World this week, I was originally booked for 4 hours that day, 2 for Promarker / Flexmarker and Aqua Marker sets and 2 hours to launch the new Letraset Foiling machine, the foiling machine was so popular that Create & Craft added two extra hours in to showcase it properly and added more stock and I didn't leave until almost 10pm (I got there at 7am that day!) as you can imagine, I was exhausted when I finally got in at around 1am, after being up for 21 hours but I'm so pleased that you all loved the machine as much as I did and that it ended up selling out. I had lots of messages asking when it will be back, I've spoken to Letraset and they are doing their very best to get stock in as quickly as possible, but it will be a few weeks, but I promise to keep you posted on developments!

I have another show this Tuesday afternoon at 3pm to show off those Promarker, Flexmarker and Aquamarker sets some more, so I hope you can tune in and watch and maybe email in if you get a chance.

Now, I must get back to work, I have lots of kits, products and designs to finish off this weekend before starting on issue 3 of the Lookbook magazine and starting my show prep for Tuesday.

Thank you for dropping by today!

Sarah x

Christmas Bells - Free SVG Cutting File!

A very quick post from me today as I'm snowed under both with designing  (lots of new things coming over the next few weeks!!) and with prepping for my Create & Craft / Ideal World Shows this week (scroll down for dates and times) but I do have a free die cutting file for you today...

This would be perfect for your Christmas Cards. You can see more of my die cutting designs (and my other craft products) here in my shop or here in the Silhouette online store.

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

New Letraset Create & Craft and Ideal World Show Dates

Just a quick post today, as I have some new show dates to share for next week. I'll be on your screens for four hours next Wednesday, three of them on Ideal World and one at 6pm on Create and Craft - here is the full line up...

9am - Letraset (launching a new product!!) Ideal World
12pm - Make your Mark with Letraset - Ideal World
2pm - Letraset - Ideal World
6pm - Make your Mark with Letraset - Create & Craft

As you can see I'm launching a brand new product at 9am, I'm super excited so I hope you can tune in and watch! 

As ever, if you have any requests for Promarker things to show, maybe a technique or even a certain stamp or digi you'd like to see me colour, then just leave me a comment here (or a link to the digi) or over on Facebook or Twitter and I will do my very best to fit in as many as possible.

I better start getting prepped, thats a lot of samples and demos to do! :o)

Thanks for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Kirstie's Vintage Home - Channel 4

As you may remember, earlier this year I was approached to film for Kirstie Allsopp's new Channel 4 series, Kirstie's Vintage Home. I spent some days in London crafting away in the specially set up Portobello Road Craft Cafe. Well, this week (tomorrow actually!) the show starts to air! You can watch it on Channel 4 at 8pm on Thursday 8th November and then every Thursday for the next 6 weeks.

I'm not sure how much will actually be shown, but you may just see me colouring away with my Promarkers (I got Kirstie hooked on colouring too - the crew just called me 'Promarker Girl' that sounds like a Superhero name doesn't it? lol. I'm sure Letraset have my swishy new cape in production, or maybe I'll just wear my Letraset apron backwards...), or making lots of cards and scrapbook pages, chatting and giggling with Emma and Diane who kindly accompanied me to filming on some of the days, or doing some other random crafty stuff :o)

If you click on the Channel 4 link above or to the right of my blog it will take you to some more info about the show and links to my previous posts about the filming days.

I hope you can tune in and watch - I will be watching from behind a cushion so I can duck down behind it if I see myself, I never watch myself on TV! lol.

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Promarker Complete Colour Chart

Apologies I'm a bit late with this little freebie I promised, I've been really ill since I got back from my sisters and it completely wiped me out, luckily, I'm feeling more my usual self today! Fuzzybutt has also been a sick little furry girl but thankfully she seems to be back to her normal naughty self today :o)

Anyway... after my last Create & Craft show, I was asked for a complete Promarker chart which showed the colours in order and included the Limited Edition Seasonal colours (I actually didn't realise how much of a big task it would be to do this! lol) so here it is for you to download...

I hope this helps, it's certainly helped me find some colours I'd forgotten I had, it's so easy to get stuck in a rut with our favourites so it's nice to mix it up sometimes with some 'new' ones :o)

Also, I have extended the deadline for the Lookbook Magazine submissions to 16th November - don't miss out!!! Our first volume has so far had almost 10,000 views since its launch in September and you have the chance of being published in Volume 2! See all the details here

Happy colouring!
Sarah x

Create & Craft Alice in Wonderland Tag

Today I'm sharing another of my demo pieces from my last Create & Craft show today, this is the Alice in Wonderland tag where I showed the background technique with the Letraset Metallic Markers...
The background was made using Blue & Silver Metallic Markers and a water spray mist, I then edged it with a silver Metallic Marker.
I then added a doily from my own range (you can see them here in my shop) and coloured in the digi image with a combination of Promarkers and Flexmarkers from the kits I was showing. The Digi Stamp is called Lil Lolita Ivy from All that Scraps.
The little glass bottle / vial is from one of the embellishment kits in my range and I've filled it with some of my laser cut frosted stars before tying it to the top...
I then added the little ticket and wrote 'Drink Me' on in a grey brush marker.

I'm now back from my 2 days away at my sisters, Halloween was fun! (I will share some pics over the weekend) but I've come back with a stinking cold, ick! I'm powering through though, too much to do!  I hope wherever you are you are safe and well and were not caught up in Hurricane Sandy, I'm thinking of my family, friends and colleagues in the US right now!

I will be back over the weekend with a little freebie for you - don't miss it ;o)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

p.s. I must just remind you about submissions for the Lookbook magazine Volume 2 - you can see all the details here, don't miss out!!