Noel… this is a first

Noel… this is a first  ….   as in the first Noel card I have made this year ;-)

Noel 1

It is a pretty little Noel card at that, with lots and lots of lovely Indigoblu products..

This is a 6″ x 6″ card and I have used New release Christmas Stamps along with metallic acrylic paint, Kroma Crackle, Mega Flakes, Flitter Glue Glitter and of course Flitter Glue

Noel 2

The Christmas Stamps used on this card are :-

  • Snowflake Lace – Indigoblu code IND0113
  • Noel – Indigoblu code IND0115

Noel 3

other Indigoblu Products used :-

  • Kroma Crackle 150ml Tube
  • Flitterglu Glitter : Silver
  • Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
  • Megaflake : Sheffield Steel
  • English Cottage Acrylic Paint : Vodka Martini (metallic silver)
  • Flitterglu Starter Kit : phat foam, scoochie, flitterglu,  pallete knife, and easy peasy stamp cleaner.

Noel 4

 

Other products :-

  • White textured cardstock 12″ x 6″ when folded makes a 6×6 card
  • Mid Grey Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Zig 2 way glue pen
  • Pinflair Glue Gel
  • Scortape

Noel 1

As always, thank you so much for popping round

Sarah

Indigoblu Challenge #18 ~ Christmas in July

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Hi Everyone!

It is time for another new challenge over on at the Indigoblu Challenge Blog, this month the theme is “Christmas in July” I am so excited because you will get to see all the new Christmas release stamps :-)

My card this month is probably the biggest card I have made to date .. it is a whopping 8″ x 8″ I love how it turned out,  if you are looking for a special big Christmas card to send this year, then this new holly flourish stamp makes a lovely wreath and it is super quick and simple to make, plus there is very little dimension to the card, ideal for posting!

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Supplies used :-

  • Indigoblu new Christmas Release : Merry Christmas Circle Dinkie Stamp – Product Code IND0116
  • Indigoblu new Christmas Release : Holly Flourish Stamp
  • Stazon : Cactus Green, Olive Green and St Valentine Red.
  • 3mm Red Rhinestones
  • Lucky Limeade Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Dark Green Textured Cardstock from Core-dinations

Why not pop over to the blog and have a look at all the new Indigoblu stamps being released for Christmas, it would be even better if you joined in and created a wee card ;-)  you never know you could even win yourself some lovely stamps!

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As always, thank you so much for popping round

Sarah

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Wee Wooly Flower

Wee Wooly Flower.

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Hi everyone!

How have you all been?

I am easing myself  back into crafting again slowly, after having spent the most wonderful time down at Indigoblu HQ doing a demonstrator course.        I have learned sooo much in my time away, and brought back so many lovely new things to craft with and ideas for projects that I want to do,  that I really don’t know where to start or what to make first!

So guess what?

I decided to make a wee wooly flower from some gorgeous Merino wool,  just to help me along the way :-)  Love how it turned out and if I can perfect my technique and get them a wee bit skinnier, then I will make some cards with them.

I am planning to head up to my shed after tea tonight and get started with making some projects for Indigoblu.. I have a Manequin torso and stand to finish.    I also have the new christmas release stamps to play with and create a card for the Indigoblu challenge blog for this month, which is Christmas in July!

It is going to be a busy evening :-)

As always, thank you so much for popping in

Sarah

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Take Some Notes…

Just  a quick post tonight with a little project to share that I have worked on and off over the last 2 days, there is a lot of different layers in this altered A5 notebook.

There are layers of gesso, paint, texture paste, embossing, enamel embossing, gilding, and dry brushing..

Like how it looks, and has also given me an idea for Christmas!   I think this would look fab with snowflakes all over it, keeping the same colour scheme etc.. I just need to remember to make one nearer the time ;-) .

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as always, thanks for popping round

Sarah

Bless your Wee Wooly Heart

Bless your wee wooly heart…

I {{heart}} felting so much… I have more idea’s in mind for future projects, and I am excited to get started with these, but need to wait on “felty stuffs” arriving in the mail before I can do anything else….. maybe ;-)   (just thought of something lol)

So…. last night whilst wee wooly gingerbread guy was in progress, I remembered I had a star cookie cutter in the back of the kitchen drawer!… and before I knew it, i had 2 projects on the go at once lol

I waited until this morning to finish the star off because I needed some silver thread and beads from my shed

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I love how it turned out.. this is the last of the sheep wool that I was given, I need to order more of the same because I want to make more of these to put on my christmas tree this year.    In fact I might even get a real tree this year because these stars would be perfect!   I may put some on my Etsy Shop too, the shelves over there have been bare for a loooong time :)

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As always, thanks for popping round

See you soon!

Sarah

A wee wooly gingerbread man

Hi Everyone!!

I’m officially on holiday / annual leave / summer holidays for the next two weeks yipeeeeeee!!!

Soooo… lots of crafting, projects, making stuff and having fun for me :-)

A quick post tonight, I’ve been at the felting again.. with some lovely fleece courtesy of Kiwi the Alpaca ..so it’s just a quick wee pic and then i’m off to my bed .. he’s a bit rough round the edges, just waiting on my needles & things coming in the post ;-)

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As always, thanks so much for popping round…

See you all tomorrow!!

Sarah

A Wee Wooly Heart

A Wee Wooly Heart….

Hello everyone!

Guess what?

I tried needle felting for the very first time on Sunday!.. I think i’m hooked ;-)

We had travelled up to the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace in Perthshire and I drifted into the craft marquee…got chatting to a few of the lovely crafters and came home with 2 felting needles, some sheep wool and large bag of Alpaca fleece!

I have to give a huge big thank you to Patsy from Blackbird Felt who was so kind and took time to explain all things felting to me, and gave me a couple of needles and a piece of sheep wool to have a go and see if I liked it …. (I did and i’m hooked)

It was also lovely to meet Alison from Balnuith Alpacas, I bought a big bag of fleece to take home and start felting.. if you click on this link here it will take you to their facebook page.

Here is the fleece I bought, thank you Kiwi for your lovely fleece, they even put a picture in of the alpaca that gave up it’s wee coat so that you can craft with it, how cool is that!

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I have since been online and bought a few bits n bobs to help me on my way… ;-)   and I spent some time tonight to create this wee wooly heart.. it is work in progress, but I was itching to share it with you all.. because I hate not sharing ;-) and I was bursting at the seams to blog it lol.

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It is about 2″ square (if you know what i mean) and I have plans for this little beauty :-) hopefully by the end of the week I will have finished it and will be able to share the finished project.

As always, thanks so much for popping round and listening to my excited ramblings about something else crafty that I have discovered

See you soon

Sarah

LOVE Book

Hi everyone… and a very happy Sunday to you all…

I have a LOVE Book to share with you today.   I have made one of these before, I’m sure if you search the vaults of the blog you will find it ;-)       update  ………….. I searched and found it … it was 2011!! click here for a wee nosey

This book that I made today will be heading along to my Indigoblu demonstrations.

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supplies used :-

  • White Geesoo Good Gesso.
  • Banana Custard Acrylic paint made into a spray
  • Distress Inks : Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
  • Indigoblu Design Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Indigoblu Vintage Flourish Stamp
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Starter Set
  • Indigoblu Megaflake : Lancashire Rose
  • Indigoblu Live Laugh Love Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up Inky Splotches Stamp
  • Sari Silk
  • Indigoblu Diamond Stencil

It all started with a layer of Geesso good

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I added some pink text patterned paper that covered the entire surface of theheart. Then I added some Banana Custard acrylic paint to a bottle to make up a lovely creamy yellow spray..  then i tool the diamond stencil and added distress ink randomly over the surface.

step 2

I inked around the edges, then edged in Lancashire Rose megaflakes…added some embelishments, more ink, some more stamping, a wee bit embossing, some cardboard box offcuts… et voila!… although I made add to it later ;-)  I’m not sure I have finished yet.

step 3

 

If I made any further changes and additions to the book, I will post an update

 

Love book

 

As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah :)

Seaglass Tealight Holder

I broke out my sea glass stash this morning and I made another tea light holder, this time using Aqua, Blue and Green pieces of seaglass.

If you fancy making one of these, I can offer the following tips..

  • Place your glass container onto a platform/box that you can turn as you add the sea glass, it saves turning the container which can displace the glass.
  • Build it in 1/3rds as the glass can be quite heavy, allowing the adhesive to dry overnight before re-commencing.

Here is what it looks like during the day… I had just finished making it :-)

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and I waited all night for it to get dark so that I could see what it would be like all lit up …it is sooo pretty :-)

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as always, thanks for popping round

Sarah