My First Ever Project Life Weekly Spread!

I've already shared with you all one of my Project Life spreads here in a previous post but that was actually my second week (as I was showing you how I incorporated the new Documented365 bits) today I'm sharing my first ever Project Life spread which is the week before the one you've seen (confused yet? lol)
This  one was made using my Project Life Honey core kit and some Sn@p from Simple Stories bits and pieces, there is no Documented365 except for a few stamped bits as the new things weren't here yet! Here are a few close ups...
This was my Birthday week so includes pics of some of my cards and presents (including my Project Life kit that B got for me!) and my very own Birthday Google doodle.
The second page has my trip to Westfield, some more birthday bits, work things and another little peek at the big project I've been working on...
I've used a mixture of design a and design d page protectors - so far it's a week of all one, then a mixed week, then a week of the other (I hope that makes sense!) I like to keep some variety to my spreads as I mentioned before so I use a mix of layouts and materials for each one.
Here is a close up of the left page...
and the right page...
I was asked a couple of questions about my spread last time, so, my instagram prints are from and regular prints from Photobox and my album is from WRMK in aqua leather finish. As ever, if you have any questions at all please leave them here and I will answer them in a future post!

Now, I must get back to my stamp designs, lots of deadlines and tea drinking!

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

A Few of My Favourite Things... July Kit Reveal!

This months kit and add ons have now been revealed! Here is a little peek at what the July kit contains...
Jaine joined me again to guest design a stamp (the anchor, I know I'll use that loads!) and once again there was a Documented365 add on...
I hope to get some time tonight to use mine, can't wait!

There is still time to subscribe to next months kit here.

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Hunkydory Floating in Space Card

Today I'm sharing with you another card made with a Hunkydory kit - this one is also just made with one of the little taster kits but these elements are available in some of the larger kits. Today I used the little space boy set which can be found here to create this 3D card...

Firstly, I made the 3D card (I call it a box easel card) from 2 6x6" card blanks, I covered the front section with a square of the star card matted on some silver card and used my Martha Stewart circle cutter to cut a hole in the centre.

I then added the portion of the star card with the planet on to the back part of my card, and added some more star card matted on silver to the sticky out bit of card at the bottom (I'm sure there is a more technical name for that!)

I then used a scrap of the leftover star card, folded in half, to make a step at the back of the card to attach the rocket and planet to - I used a strip of acetate to attach the rocket so it still moves around a little bit, I also added some of the tiny die cut planets to the back section of the card using Pinflair glue.

I then attached a strip of acetate to the astronaut boy, I added some glossy accents to one end and tucked him in behind my front panel (snip off any excess acetate that pokes through to the circle once the glossy accents is dry) once dry bend the acetate slightly so that the boy bobs around in front of the card so he's floating in space!

As a finishing touch I added the die cut circle sentiment (matted onto silver and then punched out with a circle punch) and some dots of liquid pearls in black and white for some extra stars!

I hope you like my little space scene, it was certainly fun to create - I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this little set as soon as I saw it behind the scenes at Create & Craft, it was great to get to put it all together!

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

*New* Documented365 and Project Life!

In my previous post I mentioned that lots of new Documented365 goodies were on their way and they are now here! Here is a little peek...

I wanted to show you how I use my Documented365 bits and pieces, and hopefully give you some inspiration. Of course, I use them in my regular scrapping but just recently I've started my Project Life album and these fit perfectly with that. The reason I created Documented365 was because I loved the concept of Project Life but it was just a little bit too quick and simple for me (I do love to complicate things! lol) and I wanted to mix things up a bit and keep my own style and keep things very creative and tailored to each week. I know lots of people love to use the core kits to make a perfectly coordinated album, but for me, every week is different and I wanted my album to reflect that.

I did buy the gorgeous Honey core kit and recently swapped half of it for half of someones Jade kit (which I loved so much I will be buying a whole one, though I will probably swap half for something else too!) but I add in other bits, cards made from scraps, cards from other manufacturers, cards from my 'A Few of My Favourite Things...' kits and of course, my Documented365 cards and embellishments. So here is a weeks spread for you to see how I put it all together... (you can click to see the pictures bigger)

This card was made just from scraps of October Afternoon, used to make a custom header card - I like to put the dates at the beginning as I didn't start from January 1st.
Here are some Documented365 cards in with the Honey cards and a custom card - see how it all fits together - love! I also used one of the chipboard slide frames and covered it in gold stickles to highlight my shiny gold picture!
Here I've used some of my stamps directly on my Instagram prints (I get mine from in 2 sizes)
I cut into this Honey Project Life card to make a photo holder, the clouds hold the picture in place! those alpha stickers are from Simple Stories Sn@p and are brilliant value as you get lots of different colours in one pack! The 'Awesomesauce' stamp is one of mine :o)
Here the 'Everyday Moments' header card is a Documented365 chalkboard card, the gold foil letterpress card is from Skipping5 (gorgeous!) and the little chalkboard pin badge and hashtag and 'amazeballs' stamps are from my range.
The currents card is from Documented365, (there is a little sneaky peek at my big exciting project right there in the top corner if you have a look ;o))
Here are another couple of close ups - you can see I've done a lot of stamping in Hero Arts neon pink ink -love it so much, I'm obsessed! and there is some washi tape too
Finally, a close up of each side, here is the left side...

and the right side...

My album is still coordinated but it won't look the same as anyone else's who has the same core kit, which is what I wanted. The Core Kits are such a great foundation, I just wanted to build on that and keep things unique and I think Documented365 fills that gap - I hope you agree!

I'll be sharing some more of my Project Life soon - I'm still catching up from the middle of June when I started - B bought me the core kit and album as one of my birthday pressies (he knows me so well!)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

New Stamps for Personal Impressions!

I had some very exciting happy mail this week, my new stamps for Personal Impressions!
These are now available from my website and all good Personal Impressions stockists.

I've also been working on a little bit of show prep, you may have seen these on Facebook already, but just in case, here is a little taster of what's to come...
I hope you're all having a lovely creative weekend, I'm working on some projects with my new Documented365 release which I will posting more about next time, but if your curiosity is getting the better of you, it's all over in the Documented365 section of my website!

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Hunkydory & Sizzix card

The other night I finally got some time to play with some of my Hunkydory kits (yay!) so today I'm sharing one of my fave cards that I made. I just love the artwork so this came together really quickly...
First I used my score board to make a card blank base from the scattered stars adorable scorable card. Then I stamped a brick stamp onto some brown textured card using walnut stain distress ink. I dried the distress ink with a heat gun so it wouldn't smudge before distressing round the edges with vintage photo distress ink.
 I then added some rock candy distress stickles to add a bit of glitz to the brown, once that was dry I added the little boy topper. The swirls are cut from a Sizzix die, I covered the join in the corner with a daisy (also a sizzix die) these little daisies are so cute and really easy to make with pinflair glue (you cut all the petals individually with the die)
I added a couple of leaves, using my embossing tool to mark them with veins first to make them more realistic and finished with some dots of liquid pearls in silver and white and some icicle stickles to the daisies.

I made another card that night which I will share later his week, but here is a little sneak peek...
I should also mention, if you are connected to me on Facebook you may have noticed a little change of name on my page today (the 'illustrator & craft designer' bit has been removed) don't worry nothing has changed, and I'm still both of those things! it's just I have some new projects coming up that don't fit in to either of those categories and I'm just getting prepared! Will spill the beans very soon, promise!

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Create & Craft Show Tomorrow!

Just a quick note to let you know, I'll be back on Create & Craft tomorrow morning at 10am with some Hot Foiling demos, if you have any questions, please do email them in to during the hour and I'll do my best to answer them all on air (and just to let you know, stock is going FAST!)

See you tomorrow!
Sarah x