Thursday, 7 April 2016

Not a card!!


Happy Thursday bloggers.

I have a wall hanging to share today. It's my DT piece for


where the new challenge starting today is

Your Favourite Not A Card (remember to tell us why)

Here's mine...


...a wall hanging. It still requires the same planning and design as a card but you get to hang it on the wall and look at it all year round. This one is actually in my kitchen to remind me how lucky I am to have a loving family (skin and fur!!), a beautiful home and good health. 

I used grey board as the base, covered in white linen card then a black mat covered with cheap and cheerful Hobbycraft paper. I used a stencil for the tag and used white ink on the Inkylicious stamp. As it won't be going anywhere near a post box I went to town on the elaborate button/bow ensemble...I do love doing these. I even included some lace and pearls for a bit of interest and Sue and Lucy, see if you can spot your contributions!! Thank you muchly!! xx

Some Challenges

Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog - Use some lace
A Gem Of A Challenge #166 - Don't be a square
Craft for the craic - April's Anything But A Card
Addicted to stamps challenge #123 - Buttons and bows
Pearly Sparkles #3 - Anything Goes
Crafty Enjoyments #3 - Bingo
(Top row = Ribbon, sentiment and layers)

I'll be back tomorrow to enjoy a coffee with you xx

37 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oh this is sooooooooo! gorgeous, and what a very wonderful design.
Love that wonderful sentiment, and isn't it perfect to be able to make something that your can look at every so often.
It makes a wonderful change from cards as you can't hang them on walls.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Chrissy said...

A fabulous wall hanging Sarah and I love the verse and all your little bits of lace, ribbon and buttons...very pretty.

luv CHRISSYxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These area fave of mine to make too and this is gorgeous. Great sentiment.

Squirrel x said...

This is just gorgeous hun! Love it, and yes, I could look at it all year round. Hugs xx

brenda said...

A super wall hanging Sarah, a real vintage feel to it which I love.

B x

Julie B said...

Fab hanging Sarah, love the chalk board sentiment. :)

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome wall hanger Sarah, love everything about it and very creative.xx
{aNNie}

Jane Savage said...

Truly gorgeous make, Sarah! Love chalkboard sentiments and this one is particularly fab! Loving that big button too! xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sarah....What a brilliant project....love the sentiment....Joolsx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fabulous wall hanging! Just my kind of thing with the vintage/shabby chic style and your gorgeous embellishments. Love it.
Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog Sarah :). Debra x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for the get well wishes Sarah, much appreciated thanks.
Loving this wall hanging, so pretty with the lace, ribbons and pearls. A beautiful sentiment too and great that you can look at it very day, I don't often make things for myself too busy with orders but I think I will make time soon I need a few pretties in my craft room.
Lorraine

Laine said...

Such a great project Sarah. Love the sentiment!
Laine
xx

Lucy Woods said...

This is absolutely stunning! And so true my friend! I always think of all the things I'm very lucky to have in life!
Lucy x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super wall hanging, Luv Sam x

Veerle said...

Pretty wall hanging Sarah, like the sentiment a lot. xx

laurigami said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Addicted to stamps. hugs
laurigami

cotnob said...

A beautiful wall hanging Sarah, lots of beautiful details and great sentiment.
Pauline
x

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful wall hanging. Lovely embellishments. Elaine

Annette said...

It's lovely Sarah, and so different. Lovely and unique.

Marlies said...

A gorgeous hanger Sarah! I love the shabby chic look. Beautifull made. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Inkyfingers said...

I love that sentiment Sarah and you created such a special piece of home decor. It's great to be able to keep what you make now and then isn't it? Especially when it reminds us to be grateful for all we have. Truly gorgeous.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,a lovely design and fab details.xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous wall hanging Sarah, love the sentiment and pretty details
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

A great decoration and love the detail. A brilliant sentiment too. Hugs, Carol s. XX

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, love it!
Wendy xx

Michelle said...

This is so beautiful Sarah and the verse is lovely - Michelle x

Crafty Pearly said...

Wow. Love love love this. I so wish it was mine. Thank you for joining me at Pearly Sparkles it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I LOVE this Sarah! What a fabulous sentiment and it looks wonderful done as a blackboard finish. Love the gorgeous paper and embellies you've used to finish this fabulous make. Stunning hun, stunning. Hugs, Wends x

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, this is beautiful - I have that sentiment stamp and would never have thought o use it like this. Your design is gorgeous - what a super thing to have and hang up, I love it.
Sue...xxx

Lynne in NI said...

What a great creation to have hanging in your kitchen, it's just soooo pretty!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh Sarah this is gorgeous. Love it.

Thanks for playing along at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Brenda said...

Love this saying and the chalkboard technique is perfect for a wall hanging! So nice!

Asha said...

That is a fabulous work of art, Sarah.
x Asha

Malwina M said...

nice card! thank you for sharing with us.
CraftyEnjoyments
DT Malwina

HeatherB said...

This is super sweet! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.

Suchi said...

Oh , this is cool! I LOVE the combination of colors and the chalkboard effect! Thank you so much for playing along Craft for the craic this month! :)
Suchi - DTxx

Monika Weclewska said...

Love you design and colour combination. With this sentiment it's a great make to hang in your kitchen.
Thank you for entering our challenge at CraftyEnjoyments.
All the best
Monika DT