Thursday, 16 June 2016

Reading Time

Hello blogging buddies. I am having a bit of a "double up" today as my little gift bag was created for

the new  Favourite Die challenge at

and to showcase another of the wonderful images at Sasayaki Glitter.

I made a little gift bag by scoring an A4 piece of backing paper. The sweet little image is 
"Reading Time" and she was coloured using Promarkers.

 My all time favourite dies have to be my Spellbinders Large Circles which, I have recently found, work perfectly with my NEW favourites from MFT Stiched Circle Scallop Frames. Circles appeal to my love of symmetry which is why so many of my cards feature the image in a circle.

So, go on, join in you all have a favourite die or dies, just remember to tell us why it is your favourite!!

Some challenges

Crafting From The Heart #116 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #282 - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers #350 - Food and Drink (A lovely mug of coffee)
The Ribbon Girls June challenge - Anything Goes

Before I go I just want to share a photograph with you. If you are not familiar with Pamellia's blog you need not suffer me rambling on any longer!! For those of you that do, you will know that she always shares some amazing photography and ends with a token morning coffee/after dinner shot. Well here is my morning coffee shot from earlier in the week while I was waiting for a friend to arrive so we could ride together. While I took Suzy home, after she "helped" me muck out, I had enough time to make a coffee and took it back down to the stables with me.

Mo the yard squatter helping herself to a bit of a cuddle!!

The best "selfie" I could get of Surprise and I, although I have to say she is far more photogenic than me and I actually got her "good" side!! Please don't call the RSPCA she really isn't a miniature horse, nor am I a giant!!

So there you are Pamellia, not quite to your standard but a rather good shot of the coffee cup don't you think!?? And it contains some wildlife...and I don't mean me!!

Have a good day everyone xx


  1. Lovely work Sarah, great photos too

  2. What a cute image and beautifully framed by your circle frame. I've seen these around a lot lately but not in my local craft shop. May have to go hunting online.:)

  3. Beautiful your sweet image and colours are great...xx {aNNie}

  4. Great goft bag, I love circles too. Lovely photos too

  5. Such a sweet card Sarah. Lovely aqua and pink creation. Fabulous photos!

  6. Lovely gift bag and love your photo's cheers Sue N x

  7. Gorgeous bag, Sarah! I love that image and I think I NEED that Stitched Circle die!
    Fabulous photos too! Great selfie, although Surprise isn't smiling!! Love that little squatter although it does look as if she trying to chew your toe off!! :) xxx

  8. Hi Sarah,
    what a brilliant bag.
    I love that fab paper used, and your image is soooooooooooo! sweet.
    Love the glossy accents on the glasses.
    I have just done the same on my DH Birthday card.
    I can see a trend starting up with all the wildlife photos soon.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Such a sweet image - thank you for playing at Passion for Promarkers x

  10. A fab post, love your gift bag and I must look up those scalloped, stitched dies they are great. Lovely photo's too.

  11. Gorgeous bag, love the stitched circle die and beautiful image. What a fabulous photos x

  12. Great minds think alike Sarah......I just printed that image & started to colour her this morning! She's adorable & I love the gift bag you created......and now I have stitched circle scallop frames on my wish list lol! Love the pics too!
    hugs Jo x

  13. This is such a gorgeous gift bag and I love the image. Her glasses look fab! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  14. A gorgeous gift bag Sarah, love the pretty card and sweet image
    Lorraine x

  15. A fab gift bag. A lovely image. Elaine

  16. Love this little gift bag. The image is fab and I love the pretty colours you've used. Beautiful. Hugs, Jayne x

  17. Love your gift bag Sarah and the sweet image with her glossy glasses..Fabulous selfie with you and Surprise and the cat sure does love your riding boot..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  18. A really pretty card and a great choice of die. I love the pictures too. The kitty looks like she's having a good time with your boots and I love the selfie! :0)

  19. A super little gift bag Sarah, such a sweet image and lovely colours.
    Fun photos, Surprise looks like she could do with a speech bubble!

  20. A sweet gift bag and a cute image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  21. Wonderful gift bag and love the photos! TFS

  22. Aww so gorgeous! Love the colours and cute image! And love love love the selfie!!!! Lol
    Lucy x

  23. Oh gosh, she is SUPER cute! LOVE her polka dotted socks. Awwww :)

  24. I love the very sweet little gift bag, but I love seeing the pictures of you and your critters too! I am very happy to learn the scalloped frame is MFT, I've been on the look for them. Hope you had a wonderful ride!

  25. Brilliant gift bag, love the colours and the sweet image.
    Great photos
    Patricia x

  26. Fabulous little gift bag! The image is lovely, I especially like the expression on her face. The glossy accents on her spectacles is a great little detail.
    Brilliant photos. The selfie is definitely my favourite :). Debra x

  27. Oh my gosh Sarah, you had me in absolute stitches with your morning coffee shot photos and story!! What a wonderful place to be able to have coffee and it looks like Suzy and Surprise are super happy to have you there!! I love it to bits, oh how I hope you will share more of your morning coffee shots with us!! Thanks for the giggles and for the mention. Now about your pretty project, I just love the idea of decorating a bag and this one is lovely!! Beautiful image, love the colours!! sending hugs :)

  28. Love your bag, Sarah. The image is very cute and beautifully coloured. Luv, Wilma

  29. This is really cute and I love the image, probably because I also love to sit with a book and a coffee, when I'm not crafting! I agree that circle dies are just so useful and I love the look of images on circles, especially when framed like you have done here with that sweet scalloped circle :-)

    I really enjoyed your photos, what a great idea and fab the selfie :-) I also had to go and take a peek at Pamellia's!

    Have a lovely weekend :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  30. Such a sweet little gift bag, thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart.

    Pam x

  31. I had a good chuckle with this post. Sarah. Thanks for sharing the photos. LOVE the gift bag too.
    x Asha

  32. Awww what a fab gift bag Sarah!
    Great photos too, I did laugh at your comments on your mini-horse pic ;)

  33. Hi Sarah...Sweet little gift the cute image...and colours...
    Great photos too....Joolsx

  34. Fab little bag Sarah, and I love your selfie pics! Thanks for joiniing us at Passion for Promarkers and good luck, Shelly xx

  35. Gorgeous make, Sarah - you've matched your image colours and paper perfectly! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, good luck! Juliexx

  36. What a fun post Sarah! I love the hat tip to Pamellia's awesome wildlife and morning coffee shots. It always looks so idyllic! I've admired your gorgeous views before too. You're both lucky ladies. I've yet to find our own wee space back here in NZ, still in rentals, and not what you'd call 'living the dream'! Fab shots hun and yep, I did wonder if the horsey was a miniature until you said otherwise! LOL. Very cool forced perspective shot! :) Right, now onto your gorgeous gift bag. Love the image with her wee glossy glasses, and the paper is fab, but what I've got my eye on the most is that fabby inverted scallop frame! You know you've got me wanting to spend money now! LOL. Def' one for the wishlist. Have an awesome day hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo


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