Saturday, 4 January 2014

We are Free and Easy at Allsorts this week...

Good morning, happy new year! I've had a fabulous couple of weeks spending quality time with family and friends. It's back to work for me on Monday, roll on the February week off :-) It's my youngest's birthday on Tuesday, can't believe he will be 7! We are off to the Roald Dahl Children's Centre in Aylesbury later today for Thomas' birthday treat. He doesn't know where we're going yet, hope he likes the surprise ;-) He is having a party next Saturday at the local Si5 Spy Missions centre.

It's time for a sparkly new challenge at Allsorts and our theme is 'Free and Easy' chosen by the lovely Tracy. So a nice easy one to get you crafting, lol. Our wonderful sponsors are Nicecrane Designs and Digistamp Boutique. So 2 chances to win :-)
Onto my DT make, I have made a vintagey (is that a real word?) birthday card using a beautiful image from Nicecrane Designs. I have picked out the pale pink of the flowers in her hair and added lots of flowers and some pretty seam binding in a double bow. I think pre-coloured images may be the way forward for me craft-wise, think using them more will mean I can make more cards. I do love my pens but I am finding it difficult to find the time to colour :-(


Image - from the Sweet Birthdays set from Nicecrane Designs
Papers - Mint Julep by Basic Grey
Flowers - The Ribbon Girl & stash
Buttons, doily & pearls - stash
Seam Binding - Crafty Ribbons
Other - Spellbinders Floral Oval die, Spellbinders oval die, Quickutz corner die, brown chalk inkpad, kraft cardstock

Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x

Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)


  1. Beautiful work with the Nicecrane image Sarah and such a lovely Vintage feel using those soft pinks.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Good morning sweetie this is stunning, hugs Pops x

  3. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

  4. Such a gorgeous card Sarah. I love the pretty image and beautiful detailing.
    I hope you have a lovely day, I am sure Thomas will enjoy his special birthday treat.
    Sue xx

  5. I just love the way you use flowers on your cards this one is stunning - and yes vintagey. xx

  6. your card is wonderful, very vintagey (and if it wasn't a word it is now hehe)

  7. Gorgeous xx Enjoy the Roald Dahl museum xx

  8. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and Happy New Year!


  9. Wat een beautiful card Sarah.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Lovely card Sarah, happy new year Tracy x

  11. What a sweet and stunning card here Sarah,,,,,I am falling in love with the victorian style,,,,,and all over the way ypu used my image,,,,,,,,.What a incredible flowers you added my friend,,,lot of applausses.

  12. Hi Sarah
    This is so pretty, I love the image you’ve used and the roses too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Oh this is gorgeous Sarah! what a wonderful image and I love the pretty papers and embellies… it's a very delicate and beautiful card! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  14. Stunning creation and a beautiful LO thanks for joining us over at Charisma Cards

  15. Love your fabulous card, beautiful vintage image and pretty flowers.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  16. so stunning sarah.really beautiful vintage image and design and i love your pretty flowers :D

    xx coops xx

  17. So pretty, I could never use something like this but you have made it gorgeous! absolutely beautifulxx