Book Review - Snail Mail

Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh (Hardie Grant, £14.99) Photography: Chris Middleton

Last week I was sent this book to read (cue lots of excitement - I do love a good book and I knew I'd love this one!)

Focusing on beautiful letter writing, this book is illustrated with photos of gorgeous letters, recipes, craft projects, packages, washi tape and stationery - it's REALLY inspiring to see such effort and gorgeous creations throughout, here are a couple of peeks at some of my favourite bits...

This has given me lots of inspiration for future craft projects, I'll be sharing soon! Whether you're looking for step by step projects or just a coffee table inspiration book, if you love crafts, stationery and / or letter writing, this is the book for you!

You can get your copy here on the publishers website - Hardie Grant Publishers or here via Amazon.

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Cat Face Origami Step by Step - Papercraft Inspirations

If you've picked up the latest issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine then you may have seen my pet cards featured! Today I wanted to show you the step by step of the origami cat face featured on this one...
I used DCWV paper from the Blue Citrus Stack - this is really good for origami as there is pattern one side and plain white the other!
To start, I cut a square to 4" x 4" and folded it corner to corner across the diagonal. I then folded the edges together and just pinched a small crease in the middle to mark the centre. Open the square back out and fold the tip of the bottom triangle up to meet the centre, then fold the bottom half up as shown in picture 2.
Fold each side from the middle up to the tip of the triangle. Fold each triangle back on itself (this creates the cat ears!)
Fold the tip of the triangle down and turn the whole thing over, then fold the bottom piece up to the middle to create the white face (you can also fold the very tip of this down to create the nose if you want to!) then embellish the face with googly eyes and whiskers! 

I hope you have fun creating lots of origami cats and I'd love to know what you thought of the whole set of cards when you pick up your issue!

Thank you for dropping by today
Sarah x

Creative Exchanges - Scholarship Competition Deadline Reminder!

Just a quick reminder today that you only have until midnight tonight to get your entries in for the CHA UK Creative Exchanges Scholarship competition, winning you a free place at the upcoming Creative Exchanges event and a big swag of goodies!

All the details can be found here in my earlier post and in case you missed the super exciting keynote speaker news, that can be found here!

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

A Little Peek at... Art Journaling

Today I'm sharing a little peek at an upcoming blog project, this time, some Art Journaling...
I haven't felt inspired to journal for a while, but last week I had something going around and around in my head, the best way of getting it out was to grab some paints and inks and get it into my journal!

I used Ranger Ink Distress paints, Ink Sprays and Derwent Liner Pens along with my Doodle Doll stamps. I'll show the full project in a few days.

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

New Silhouette Shapes!

Just a quick note today to let you know, I have lots and lots of brand new shapes over in the Silhouette store! Here is a little preview of some of my latest ones...
You can find all my shapes here in the Silhouette store (and there is 25% off of Easter, Spring, Plants and Animal shapes until April 5th!)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x