Saturday, 26 September 2009

Sad to say 'Ciao' to the Sketch Saturday DT :o(

Hello folks!
It's with a heavy heart that I have to step down from the Sketch Saturday DT. I'm struggling with the whole 'family-work-house-craft-health' balance so my crafting is having to take a back seat. My children can have their Mummy back (and not the one that constantly says "I'm busy") and hubby may be allowed his wife back (teehee) I'm really sad to leave the team and it's not a decision I made lightly. I shall miss the Jo and the girls DT dearly. It was a pleasure and an honour to work alongside each of you, DT past and present. It's a perfect time for me to leave as Sketch Saturday are on the second phase of their DT Call and therefore the team can be extended by more members. For those of you who are chosen to be part of the team..... you will love it!!
Just a few details about my card. The stamps are by from the Regency set by Sheena Douglass, coloured in with a mixture of watercolours and pearl paints. The ribbon is by Cosmo Cricket and I have used a Martha Stewart punch for the boarder. I placed a strip of gold mirri board behind the punched out border. The corners are a Cuttlebug die again made using mirri board. I used my Xyron Design Runner for the sentiment.
I hope you get a chance to join in with my last week as a member of the Sketch Saturday DT... there is a great prize up for grabs too.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


Ria said...

Sandra I will miss you so much!!!!! but i do understand that your kids and hubby want you back ;) but don't forget to show up sometimes :)

It was a pleasure to work with you!!
hugss Ria

Paula said...

Well I for one am so sorry to hear this news Sandra, I'm sure it was such a difficult decision to have to make. You really are such an inspiration, and you never fail to amaze....
I dont get chance to leave comments often, but I do pop over regular to see what you've been up to.
Its definately difficult to find a balance between real life, and the crafting/blogging life...especially with little ones... I'm sure you have made the right decision for you and your family
enjoy having more YOU time!!
all the best
Paula xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

I love this card and having just found you ... am going to miss your beautiful DT work that so inspires me ... I do understand that your family need you ... but don't forget to look after your needs too X

Crafty Dawn said...

Mr darcy is bk I need these stamps where did you get them this is a most beautiful card what a way to go out on a bang! I love it

Love Dawn xx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Sandra!
So perfectly coloured and your design and detail are wonderful!
kim x

Saskia said...

Beautiful and elegant card!

Take care!

Saskia :)

Michelle said...

A beautiful card Sandra, most unusual! Sorry to hear you've been feeling the pressure but the decision was obviously made for the right reasons. Enjoy the family time
x Michelle

COCO said...

WO very nice card vingtage !!!
good weekend
hugs coco

Donna said...

Stunning card Sandra and so beautifully coloured, so sorry to hear you are stepping down from SS but can totally understand your decision to do so, hope the re-introduction to hubby and the kids goes well lol! :) Donna x

Fiona said...

This is lovely Sandra, so different and very P & P! Understand your decision as I know you have had a lot on your plate.
Fiona x

Janet said...

Wow - this is absolutely beautiful! Looks like a page right out of Pride & Prejudice!!

Chris said...

Hi Sweetie, A sad moment for you I know but for the best in the long run I'm sure. You've gone out with a superb card, the stamps and your colouring are gorgeous and your card looks totally regency! Oooo er Mr. Darcy! I love it. Speak soon, hugs, Chris xx

Babsis-Ideenwelt said...

That´s a great work. Wow.
I like your card, in in future i will follow your Blog.
Hugs Babsi

Ann said...

I didn't think much to this stamp set when I first saw it but wow Sandra you really make it work. A fantastic card.

Just popped over to let you know I did my snowflake card. It's at...

I have put on my post that my inspiration came from you.

Thanks for sharing your talent- you do some amazing stuff.

Ann xxx

Swaantje said...

Morning Sandra,
your card is beautiful..
Fantastic colours and the details are great!

Have a nice week.

Crafty Dawn said...

Hi Sandra thank for the info I will purchase this as soon as I am able thanx really love this card Lyme Hall isn't far from where I live and I love love, love, LOVE Pride & Predudice as so many women do I will be making quite a few cards lol and sending them to America I have searched for something like this for ages so I am so greatful to you (((HUGS)))

Love Dawn xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is absolutely stunning Sandra. Love the vintage feel to it.

Jo said...

*sobs!* *sniff!*
I am going to miss you so much, your work is always top class, very inspirational and different from the norm, you are amazing! :)
This card is outstanding and proves everything i've just said (or rather typed lol)
Loads of love & hugs to you my friend, say hi to hubby and the kiddlywinks too.

Jo xx

IsaNorris said...

Sorry you have to leave a DT but you're right, family must always come first. As for your card, it is STUNNING !!!

Anonymous said...

I am gonna miss your cards...

Take care.

xx Yvonne.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow...this is beautiful! it reminds me of Gone With The Wind. :)

Susie Little said...

I love this card sandra.......all I can think about is Colin Firth in that wet shirt!!!Oh Mr Darcy!

Susie xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card sandra ... I am sorry you are leaving the DT but I am sure we will still see you in blogland :-) take the time to enjoy your family :-)

Lols x x

Wilma said...

So sorry to hear your leaving, your work is always an inspiration, so beautiful. But you must have time for your family and health must always come first.

As always you've made a truly stunning card!

Thanx, Hugs,

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, very beautiful. I'll miss your creations every saturday.