Monday, 31 January 2011


Sorry to have been missing for a few days. My friends husband has passed away and I have been spending a lot of time with her. The funeral is on Friday, so I shall soon have some crafty time back again.

This is a Craftyann digi stamp for Craftyann's Challenge Blog with the theme silver gold and white. I'm sorry that the scan is a bit wonky, but hey I'm a kinda wonky person.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Ring in the New But Don't Throw Out the Old

Here is one of Craftyann's lovely digi stamps, she is so clever and I have really enjoyed playing with it. I put the image into MCS to manipulate it and I also used some backing paper from MCS. I coloured the digistamps with promarkers and distressed the edges of a doily with a distressed ink pad. I cut the image out and decoupaged them with pinflair glue.
I loved this image, the weather is so dull and dismal, working on this image reminds me that spring is'nt so far away.

Friday, 14 January 2011

I Just Can't Leave These Alone

I'm so sorry if I am boring you with these little cutsies, I just want to play with them all. The backing papers from the Docraft Goody bag really works well with these images. I have used the orange holographic card again and added a bow from the goody bag. The colouring is with promarkers. I do have other stamps but you know how it is when you have new stamps you want to try them all. These stamp out perfectly first time and every time and it seems just wicked to stamp them out just to try them and then do nothing with them. Ok, Ok! I admit it! I love colouring! There I've said it! Is there a support group for penaholics? if so I must join.

Another Dose of Cute

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Just can't resist these little chaps. These were part of 4 sets of Woodland Friends stamps that fell off the shelf at the Glitter Pot, it was just a good job my basket was there to catch them, or they might have hurt themselves. The backing paper had taken root in my stash as had the orange holographic card. The flowers are from my Docrafts Goody Bag as is the ribbon. The little heart gems were also kicking around in my stash.
Today I have had a lovely chat with Craftyann on Skype until she had to 'rescue' her bread. I have also got a lovely image from her Digishop which I am playing with for her challenge. I think I may have to give Bah Humbug a miss this week as I don't do stencils. I have also coloured another cutie from Woodland Friends.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge

This is a card I made earlier for Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog. All the elements are from Debbi Moore's Cd Crystal Dreams. There are some lovely bits of art work on here including the most amazing wolf. I like the way that there is plenty here for winter birthdays as well as Christmas. The 2 holographic snow flakes have been lurking in my stash for way too long. The icicle border has been cut out (fiddly) and mounted onto a piece of silver mirror board.

More New Goodies

So I don't do cute! I have had this wave of cutsie washing over me for about a year now. So while I was visiting The Glitter pot this range of stamps just hurled themselves at me. The backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Precious Petals Cd. I mislaid my Promarkers in the mass Christmas tidy up. This morning I found them lurking in the cupboard in the kitchen with the baking tins...........................what goes on in my head? Anyway I digress, so that put a great big grin on my face and I have spent a pleasant afternoon colouring in. The image and sentiment are mounted on silver mirror card.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

One For The Big Boys

Ok, I've just realised that I put this card skewed in the scanner!! This is a commisioned card for a Father who makes and flies radio controlled airplanes. The backing paper is from MCS One For The Boys and so is the topper. I thought this airways poster was something just a little bit different. I mounted the image and sentiment on mirror card.

I have tried to scan my large creation from yesterday but it just won't fit in the scanner and give a clear image so you will all just have to wait until the camera leads show up again.

Today I have decided that I really NEED a Kindle e-book reader, but I am going to have to make and sell an awful lot of cards before I can buy one. Perhaps that is a great incentive. Watch this space!!

Upside Down Back to Front Card Corrected

This is one of the cards I made yesterday. All the elements are from the Forever Friends Black and Gold cd. I am still searching for the camera leads so am still having to scan the cards which doesn't really show them off to their best.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Another Day and More Cards

Today my mojo, has still been jumping up and down on my desk urging me to work harder. Today I have made a 50's style card from the new My Craft Studio Cd, this is for a friends 70th Birthday. I have also made another cutsie card from the Forever Friends Black and Gold, this is a card for a colleague of 'himwhothinksheshouldbeobeyed', she is undergoing some nasty treatment.They are now sat here waiting for the glue to dry before I can put them through the scanner. I did make the 2nd card upside down!! Ho Hum! at least she will be able to read it lying in bed lol.

Thought I would just tease you a little bit. So until tomorrow,
Take Care

Take 2

So do you think I like this stamp? I inked the stamp with the versamagic chalk in jumbo lava, used ribbon from my stash (this is going to be a big trend this year) and buttons and backing paper from my Docrafts Goody bag.
My brain is racing on with ways to use this and I'm sure its going to be a stamp that gets regular outings.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Ooooooooo Another New Stamp

Here is one of my new purchases. My pal Mags bought one of these stamps and a Docraft Goody bag too. You can see what she did with hers at NannyGee's Place. I stamped the Her Art Dandelion Clock with Versa Mark pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used Chipped Saphire distress ink and applied with cut and dry foam. The backing paper and ribbon came in a DoCraft Goody Bag. I mounted the image on deep blue mirror card. I shall probably send this one Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog

Oh No!!

I am just sorting through my crafty stash as a good tidy up is desparately needed. I have so much ribbon, so must NOT buy anymore no matter how desirable it is. I also ought to notify the local Fire Service that I am a fire risk (like a tyre factory) owing to the number of stamps I have (and NO I am not going to give up buying them). I must also use up some of my card stock before I buy anymore lol! Good intentions but how long will it last? My next purchase is going to have to be a Hougie Board, I had a play at New Year with my friend Mags (NannyGee) board. Having talked myself in and out of it dozens of times I am convinced that I really need one. Roll on pay day lol

Over New Year, our puppy did a disappearing act from the garden, he dug his way to freedom, we have looked high and low for him and contacted all the relevant people but sadly he hasn't shown up. It is now a week on and I am sadly coming to the realisation that he isn't going to show up now.

Oh Well back to my tidying now

What A Whopper

I got this lovely Daisy and Dandelion cd just before Christmas. Now as many of you know I don't normally like cutsie cards, but early on in the year last year Ian bought me Seraphina and Friends cd and stamps to try and kick start me. Since then Cutsie Rocks! This lovely cd has been a very welcome addition to my stash. I really haven't had time to play with it until now and I love, love love it. The backing paper covers the whole of the card blank and I have decoupaged the elephant and the butterfly. really doesn't need much more. Think I shall send this one to Cd Sunday for this weeks challenge.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Woooo Hoooo on a Roll Now

Well folk, what yer know? My mojo has gone into overdrive and the little chap is working flat out. I loved this digistamp on sight so summery and a total change from all the wintery things we've had lately. I printed off several of these and coloured them in in different ways. This was one that I 'nicked' the Step-Childrens pencils for. I love the effect and a few shells nicked from a pot in the bathroom just seem to go so well.

I hope this makes you feel a bit more hopeful of better weather to come.

Bah Humbug

This is my first ever blog challenge for Bah Humbug. I don't want to be caught napping as I was this Christmas. The backing paper is from Glenda's Cd Seasons Greetings as is the tag. The wreath is made of individually cut leaves from a stamp that I bought to do my wedding stationary, I can't think where I bought it though. The leaves were coloured with el cheapo metallic pencils that I bought on holiday from a seaside gift shop, I think they cost about £1.

Ok so I have a new camera but someone has hidden the cables so regretfully I am back to having to scan cards, which really doesn't do them justice. I have some lovely piccies on the camera but until the leads show up, there they will have to stay.

I hope that like us here at Sassie Acres you are all starting to get back to something approaching normality after the Christmas and New Year festivities

Friday, 7 January 2011

A really quick card for a crafting buddy, who is down in the dumps. I have made a card very similar to this before for a colleague who was retiring and was looking forward to spending more time crafting. I found all the sheets I had previously printed, so thrifty too.

To Brighten A Dull Day

Another Old Friend revisited from Sharrons Decoupage Cd. This suits the weather here perfectly. Its dull, damp and very miserable. Consequence of such miserable weather is wet washing hanging limp all round the house Yucky! I hope that those of you having the white stuff manage to keep safe and warm.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

It's So Good To Visit Old Friends

Todays offering comes from one of Joanna cd's. I found this image on a sheet I printed off ages ago and imediately wanted to play with it. All the paper is from my scraps box, the scroll is from one of the Glitter Girls Boards. I have spent the last few days 'spring cleaning' my computer, a job I wish 'd never started. I do feel quite virtuous now its done though. How many clipart piccies can one use in a lifetime? I suppose I thought they might come in useful one day.
I am now going to reward myself with a nice glass of Rose Port that my Cyber-Sister Dawnywol and family gave me for Christmas, CHEERS!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Hello Bloggers

Happy New Year to You All.

I'm sorry to have been away for so long, but things here at Sassie Acres have been fraught. 2o10 has been a shocking year with bad health following more bad health. A fall prevented me crafting for many months and then just as I was feeling better Ian was taken very ill. A new year and a clean sheet is finally making me feel more optimistic and crafting is much higher up my list of priorities. You will be pleased to hear that I have a new digi camera, so hopefully the quality of my photographs will be vastly improved.

So it is a case of watch this space. I have just got home from staying with a crafting friend and we have raided the craftshops of W. Sussex and I have bought oodles of lovely new stamps. I have also bought some new dies and shall be looking forward to a decent playtime.

To All of You. I Wish You All the Good Things That You Would Wish For Yourselves and Your Families.

Love & Light