Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So...?

Well, procrastination I'd say...I was supposed to be cleaning that pile of stamps in the background but I got side-tracked thinking about WOYWW and ended up building a little L'Art de Julia, the Hostess with the Mostess of the mid-week desk hop. If you fancy showing us what you've got, done, imagined, ignored or splodged...do join in. No tickets required and front row seats for all...
A hairline crack in my project schedule, means I can at last indulge in my 15 minutes of fame. I'm Blog of the Month in Craft Stamper magazine!! I'm really thrilled to be featured and amazed that my waffle has been published. But moreover, incredibly grateful to all my visitors, followers and friends that make it all possible. Huge thanks to everyone who looks, listens and gets it...it would be a sad party without you!

This week I'm sharing two quick cards for Less is More, which is my weekly therapy after all the intense fiddily-diddily Design Team stuff (see blue journal on the left of my blog...!) . It's one layer stamping and hearts this week. I stamped a Wendy Vecchi background stamp through a hand-drawn template and that was that really!


Love this technique. I used it back in September to create a set of French notelets. It's a great idea for breathing new life into unused or forgotten stamps.

This second card is slightly flasher, but I'm loving the trio of colours!
Inspired by Wipso and Twiglet's amazing sewing and sainthood, I made two dresses for the Dressing a Girl around the World project. I'll be sending them off to hostess Louise tomorrow, see her blog for all the details.They really are easy to make and I think pillow cases and used fabric like getting a second chance, they're so soft and giving...

Finally, I just want to share a lovely gift I received from Wendy as part of a PIF project. It's so sweet, full of colour with an amazing concertina centre with tags! I love it, thank you so much Wendy! Well, that was more like the annual report, but that was my life since last week! I shall love you and leave you...Thanks for calling by!
Sarah.

31 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love that letter stamp set! congratulations on being featured in the mag. the dresses project is just wonderful, and yes those two are saints!

sandra de said...

Congrats and very well deserved. Woyww's love your blog and your projects now a few others can get a peak. Well done.

Neet said...

Such a lot in your blog today Sarah. First Congratulations on your blog being published. Well done and so well deserved. Second, love the dresses - is there no end to your talent? Last but not least I adore the first picture.
Thanks for sharing with us this week. Hugs, Neet #8

Rumtruffle said...

Congrats on making Craft Stamper, I did see the article, I so love CS and I'm really looking forward to the new magazine they have coming out too. Have a lovely week ahead.
Rum x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

First congratulations with your blog. But it looks great and your work and pictures are brilliant. Love your one layer cards this week. They are simple but beautiful. Well done and hope I see lots of more post.
xFranka

Helen said...

Firstly, thank you for stopping by and your kind words.
Love your alphabet stamp WOYWW - you must have a lot..... the cards are gorgeous.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ha! Excellent first pic - loved the alphabet message! Congrats on being published too :)
Loved the heart cards - simple and elegant does it for me!! hugs, LLJ xx

jude said...

Lots going on your blog this week.Meant to mention last week when i got my mag but i get mine realy early before the shops as i subscribe so you may not of seen it ,so good job i forgot..lol lovely surprise you so deserve it very talented!
Have fab wednesday
hugs judex 28

Marjo said...

Super cool Sarah! Great CAS cards, Thanks for the peek and sharing xoxo Marjo #40 or so..

kissinia said...

So many great news, Sarah!!! Congrats on being blogger of the month! Love your games with little stamps. LESS is more cards are all true beauty! Adorable gifts! Did I say it all? Oh, have a great day full of inspiring ideas!

Neil said...

Hi there. Just a quick peek around the door this week as time is definitely not on my side! I did want to visit though. Congrats on being in CS. I'm jealous! (Smile) Love your little stamp display, really cool.

Annie said...

I'm chuckling at your comment :-) So thrilled to see your little dresses. Keep up the good work cos they are gorgeous.
Big hugs,
A x

Ann B said...

Clever to use the tiny stamps and congrats (again) on being in Craft Stamper - well deserved, and how can you call your words of arty wisdom 'waffle'?
Love the one layer cards.

Julia Dunnit said...

Do you ever sleep Mrs? Gorgeous stuff on your blog this week again, I cannot keep up..I need permission to snag your first photo....procrastination leads to Art de Julia - ya see, I knew procrastination was a good thing really!!

Gio said...

Oh, yesterday I get my copy of CS and i saw your blog!! I'm very happy for you, you know I much I appreciate your blog and you deserve it!!

ps: i'm happy even more because there's a little piece of mine on 'Over to you'!

Angie said...

Congrats on being blog of the month. I love your cards

minnie_mac said...

Enjoyed all the items in your post. Love the cards.

Marilyn

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Congratulation on your feature for BLOG OF THE MONTH Sarah, so well deserved. Love your little piece of art with the stamps at the beginning of the post, lovely idea, you're so clever. Love you LIM cards, the hearts with the added background is fabulous. Tracy x

Chrissie said...

We were delighted with the mensh you gave us in your article in CS Sarah... which is so well deserved might I add.
Your cards for LIM this week are just super... simple and effective yet with great impact too.
Enjoy your moments of fame and thank you so much.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sunshine Girl said...

Love your plain and simple cards - I actually find those harder to make than the really fiddly ones at times! Saw your blog in the magazine and meant to drop you a comment - congratulations - its lovely being published isnt it. have a fab week.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What exciting news! You're on a roll! And I am so amused by you making the Art de Julia! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love your homage to Julia. And those cards are DIVINE. I see you have been bitten by the dresses out of pillowcases bug. Good for you.

CraftyLoops said...

YEAH!!! Congrats on being published. You must be chuffed to bits. And you cards are beautiful along with the pretty little gift from Wendy. I just popped over to her blog and became a follower. So Im off to have another peep. Well done again, you thoroughly deserve being Blog of the Month. Lee x

Carola Bartz said...

Congrats - that is quite an accomplishment, and I think you really deserve it. I love the two cards, simple and clean - beautiful.

Alison Horne said...

Loving l'art de julia! and you enjoy your fame for as long as you like, you deserve it.xx

Elizabeth said...

Well, how exciting is your life ... congratulations on the CS interview, read it with interest, of course :) Love the l'art de julia - that's a photo that will see the rounds, methinks. And, is there no end to your skills - dressmaking as well as everything else. The little dresses are lovely and bound to be welcomed. Hope you have a good, and equally interesting, week ahead. Elizabeeth x #53

Jenny said...

Congrats on the article in CS Sarah. Your Lim cards are totally awesome and I love the sweet little dresses too..recycling pillowcases is a great idea :)
Jenny x

S said...

Congrats on the magazine honor - it's no wonder, your posts are always jam packed and full of clever things like your stacked stamps. Love the cards - I often forget how simple can have a huge impact.

Mandi said...

Thansk again for our shout out Sarah, your blog so deserved its place in the mag
your cards are, as ever, stunning!
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Sam said...

I tend to throw any stamps I am using into a basket and clean up at the end of a session.
Congratulations again on your award. You deserve it.

lisa said...

I saw you in Craft Stamper. You must have been thrilled, it was a great article.
Love the little arty stamps, I always admire your photos, you have a great eye.
The cards are lovely too, what a busy bee you've been this week.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax