About Me

Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚

It all started back in July 2009…..with an addiction to paper and making cards!

Things have mushroom’d from there, someone opened up the big double doors to the craft world and I’m on a fabulous journey…

You will catch me most nights in my wee shed at the top of my garden, making “something”.

Thanks so much for popping round

sarah πŸ™‚


57 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hi Sarah,

    My name is Eric and my wife, Miranda, and I have our own stationery business in Denver, CO, that we created back in December called Notable Paper Goods + Services. We sell greeting cards of all types, wedding stationery, custom business cards, journals <β€”(Coming Soon), and more.

    We're looking to become more known in the stationery design industry and to possibly be featured in some stationery and wedding blogs.

    Thank you so much,

    Eric + Miranda

    1. Sarah, I am so happy to have stumbled on your blog from a Google search! Beautiful Inspiration! I am subscribing so as not to lose you.

      1. What a lovely message to come home to Belina, I’m glad you like my wee blog, I like to potter about, make stuff and share it πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Sarah
    I LOVE your reindeer gift tags!! SO cute. Can you tell me where I can get the stamp/die set from? Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Theresa, you can get them from Clearly Besotted Stamps here in the UK or if you are in the US Simon Says Stamp stocks them πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Sarah,
    Came upon your blog and loving every bit of it. Your work is very inspiring. I love the idea of ‘handmade’ especially when it comes to cards. It makes the card so much more special. Looking forward to more of your work. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi there, thank you so much for your kind words, I do love to make things and try as many different aspect of paper crafting as I can, you can never have too much paper after all πŸ˜‰

  4. Hey Sarah,

    I have really been inspired by your blog and all the handmade crafts that you have displayed over time. I really took an interest from your Pop Up Sunday post on June 1, 2014. I work on behalf of a non-profit organization from San Diego, CA in which we seek to help underprivileged individuals. I just wanted to let you know that you have inspired me to create employment and mentoring opportunities for hundreds of orphans and disabled individuals in Shanghai, China. They now have the opportunity to create handmade Chinese papercut cards! They are very beautiful cards and I feel that you would be proud of these orphans and disabled individuals if you saw the cards. If you have time, please check out these cards at renewalcards.com and let me know how you like them!


  5. Hi Sarah,
    I absolutely love your work and your blog. I am a brand-new blogger and today I found your beautiful cards and I really like your designs and ideas.

    1. Hi there Asya!

      Thanks so much for popping by to say hello and leave a lovely comment πŸ™‚

      So glad you like the blog, cards and ideas,I love sharing these with everyone ..

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      1. Hi Sarah
        I’m totally new to this and signed up only to contact you. Your work is amazing! I’m a novice at arty stuff and really enjoyed going through some of your posts.
        One of yours posts about cards has stick pins that you have made. I need help with learning how to make those. do you think you could help me pls?

      2. Thank you for your lovely message… I will look into doing a detailed tutorial on the stick pins I make soon and try and record a video for youtube, Sarah πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Sarah! I am the senior editor at Die Cut Crazy magazine and would like to feature you in our ‘blogger spotlight’ section in an upcoming issue. I’d love for you to email me at diecutcrazymag@gmail.com for more information. I didn’t see your email info on your site. You are very talented!! Thanks for your time. Stephanie Shock

    1. Thanks for popping in… unfortunately the video is no longer available, Ustream imposed space restrictions on their website and space is at a premium, I’ll try an organise another video tutorial and post it up on Youtube instead πŸ™‚

  7. Thank you, thank you, you have made my day and also never thought about using envelopes and the decorations. Brilliant I will start making them tonight. Sorry to have caused you so much trouble especially with the glue. Kind regards Pat

    1. Hi Pat…

      Absolutely no problem whatsoever, and the glue exploding was quite funny, after the initial shock, i muted out the squeel I made lol

      Enjoy making the books, they are so much fun and you can have so many variations, even using normal envelopes or like I used glassine bags just folded over..

      Let me know how you get on making yours

      Sarah x

  8. Hi Sarah,sorry to trouble you again but wondered if you could do a tutorial on the binded books. Love watching your work thanks again in anticipation Pat

  9. Hello my friend,

    I like your photos! They’re awesome! Visiting a photography blog has been an enjoyable experience for me, so please keep spreading the joy to all of us. πŸ™‚
    Have a great day, my friend! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

  10. Hi Sarah, I’m totally to WordPress blogs and I think I’ve subscribed but I cant seem to find a “login” button to comment properly.. Am I doing something wrong? Very glad to find your work and sorry for the newbie questions.

    Looking forward to picking up lots of tips..

    Best Wishes,
    Joan πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Joan..

      Thanks so much for your lovely comments and for subscribing to my blog…

      There is no login once you have subscribed, you will receive an email each time I create a new blog post and you should be able to comment now without the comments being moderated.


  11. Hello Sarah I love the work you do and just listening to your sense of humour and accent
    I like making the note books from a while ago and have now seen your binded books they are adorable. I have tried to watch the turorial on ustream but can’t find the ustream channel the address you gave ubove won’t let me on to the tutorial shows. Wonder if you can help as I am desperate to make some of these books for presents and myself. Pat

    1. Hi Pat…

      Thanks for your wee message… I was having a sort out on Friday night and decided to standardise everything online so that I could be found on youtube and ustream with the same name.. Unfortunately the tutorial for the bound books has gone, but I will record another one for you this week and send you the link via email once its recorded πŸ™‚ Sarah

  12. Hello Sarah,

    I have been making handmade cards, scrapbooking and the occasional sewing/patchwork for many years now but I am quite new to blogging. I have just started my blog 2 months ago.
    Today I found your blog and I liked it so much that I have listed it as “other interesting blogs” on mine. I like your designs and ideas.


  13. Hi Sarah,
    I love your blog! Your cards have a very Victorian-esque style, something that I absolutely adore! I just released an ebook titled “101 Creative Card Sketches” and I was wondering if you do reviews on your blog? I couldn’t find a contact email for you, so I hope that posting this is okay.

    Please let me know your thoughts on doing a review and I can send you a free promotional copy. Thanks a bunch and keep up the awesome work!

    – Gloria Pouch

  14. Hi Sarah,

    I am subscribed to your blog and love to come visit when you post new creations. I have just been looking at your beautiful “Fairies, Birds, Seam Binding and Sleeves”
    post and wondered if you would mind sharing where you got the images/stamps that you’ve used. I also noted that one of the comments mentioned U Stream and wondered how I can get to have a look at this. Many thanks,

    1. Hi there Rob.

      Thank you so much for subscribing to my blog, I appreciate you following πŸ™‚

      The digital images are from Etsy.com and the seller’s name is “Made by Janet” she has some lovely stuff πŸ™‚

      Ustream πŸ™‚ … My Ustream channel is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cardmaking-with-sarah whenever i’m up in the workshop I usually stick it on and craft away, there is a wonderful crafting community over there, I look forward to seeing you soon πŸ™‚

      Sarah x

  15. I hope this email finds you well. I’ve finally finished my ebook about how to ‘Save on Scrapbooking Now’ and thought I’d let you know (the website address is below). As this is my first project, I would love some feedback, comments etc (good and things I can improve). Just let me know if you can find the time to take a look and I will forward a copy of my book. Thanks again for being involved and allowing me to include links to some of your content in my book.

    Kaye Grieve

  16. Hey Sarah! Hope you are well!

    I just wanted to let you know that i’ve nominated you for a Stylish Blog award. It’s just a fun thing some of us are doing to highlight out favorite blogs πŸ™‚ (the details are on my latest post πŸ™‚ )

    1. Hi there.. doing just grand thanks πŸ™‚

      Thank you SOO much for the Stylish Blog Award, I have already been across and read your post… now all I have to do is choose a few blogs and do a post.. eeeek decisions decisions πŸ™‚ Might be into next week before I choose and post xx

    1. Hi there Kasia..

      Thanks so much for your lovely comments, glad you like the blog and thanks so much for following..

      Have a great weekend

      Sarah πŸ™‚

  17. Beautiful, all of it. I’m happy I found you and I’ve been snorkling your site for an hour. There’s so many places to go and things to read; inspiration to be had. I loved the snow film. We live in Florida; enough said. I’ll be back. You, and your friends, are a very witty. You’re also good artists, and certainly know your way around a computer. I can learn a lot here. Thanks for blogging. I hope we get to speak to one another some day. I’ve been to Scotland. Is that where you are, Scotland? Ireland? Now I can’t remember. Patsye

    1. Hi there Patsye and a very warm welcome to my wee corner of the blog-universe πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much for your lovely message, I hope you enjoy following and have fun having a good old nose around…

      I’m in Scotland, just a hop, skip and a jump from the City of Edinburgh, its snowy and cold here at the moment, just when we thought we were getting rid of all the snow that had been lying around since the end of November, mother nature decided to drop some more our way πŸ™‚

      Take care and hope to see you around soon

      Sarah x

      1. Thank you Sarah. I’ve been to your fair city, and I loved every minute of it. I remember the castle well, and the sight of that small room where someone (Mary, Queen of Scots????) had babies (some small birthing room) took my breath away, and I’ve never forgotten what it looked like. It was a wonderful trip and hope to get back there someday.

        And congratulations on your Stylish Blog award. I agree with Knitnstitch. Patsye

  18. AWWW your cards are so cute, luve everyone of them. Glad i have found your blog , your snow effects are awesome.

    1. Hi Kate…

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment and for visiting my blog πŸ™‚ I have just nipped over and had a look at your work, it is very good indeed, very creative!! I like your style πŸ™‚


  19. Hi Sarah,
    My name is Kaye Grieve and I am writing an eBook called β€˜Save on Scrapbooking Now’. The book is a compilation of free resource websites that offer lots on the educational side along with ways to save money when scrapbooking. I would like to check it’s okay for me to have a link to your purple and green flower videos in my book (they’re awesome). I hope this meets with your approval and I look forward to hearing from you.


    1. Hi there Kaye..

      Thanks so much for your message!

      You are more than welcome to use and link to the flower video’s to assist you in writing your new e-book, anything to help fellow scrapbookers save a bit of money, it’s one expensive hobby!!

      Please come back and let me know when your book is finished, I would love to have a read through it

      Good luck


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