Butterfly Birthday Card

Butterfly Birthday Card.

I needed to make a birthday card for tomorrow, plus it was also in the back of my mind that I really wanted to post a card for Jess’s Twitter Challenge this week…   So here is my wee card, that ticks both boxes :-)

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I have recorded a video for Youtube of the process from start to finish, which will be available to watch later today..

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Supplies used :-

  • Heavyweight White Cardstock for the base 12 x 4 when scored gives a 6 x 4 card
  • Basic Grey Mint Julep 6 x 6 stack
  • Crate Paper 6 x 6 stack
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Peacock Feathers
  • Stampin Up Clear Button and dimensional adhesive
  • Barbours Vintage Linen Thread
  • SEI Berry Melody Embelishment pack – I used the white Tuile.
  • Etsy Seller : Lavish Laces – Vintage Cotton Lace
  • Invild Bolme Distress Tool
  • Trimcraft Light Green Doily
  • Scortape
  • Zots extra large glue dots
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps Say it in Style Stamp Set – I used the Happy Birthday Stamp
  • DCWV Textured Cardstock in a very light green

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and they called it …….Puppy Love

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge

Clearly Besotted Challenge #10 – Spring!

I am loving being off on holiday this week… it is giving me the chance to participate in my favourite stamp company’s blog challenge!

The theme is “Spring” … what reminds me of springtime apart from beautiful flowers…. well… baby animals ;-) puppies, kittens, wee lambs and the like..

So for my take on the challenge I picked a spot of Puppy Love..

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supplies used :-

  • White Cardstock
  • Spring Green Bazill textured cardstock
  • Prima Life Stories 6 x 6 patterned paper (for the pup)
  • Prima Say it in Pearls .. pale pink pearl for the pup’s dog tag
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Stampin Up Circle Dies and Dimensional Adhesive
  • Clearly Besotted Furry Friends Stamp and Die Set

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As always, thank you for popping round

Sarah

 

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I’m having a wee go at the Less is More blog challenge – It’s Week 167 One Layer… click here to go to the challenge

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So I have to create a one layer card, and.. incorporate  shadow stamping :)… this was a fun challenge as I had learn how to shadow stamp, my first attempt was this card I made last night, but couldn’t use it for the challenge because it wasn’t one layer ;-)

So here’s my take on the challenge that I created this morning..

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Products used:-

  • Watercolour cardstock
  • TimHoltz Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock feathers and Pumice Stone
  • Paper Artsy JOFY15 A5 Stamp Set 
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Masking Tape
  • Stampamajig

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An enjoyable challenge and I can now shaddow stamp :-) yay! (or at least i think I can lol)

As always, thank you so much for your support and popping round

Sarah

 

 

When you look at a field of Dandelions..

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Tonight up in my wee shed I tried shadow stamping for the first time, I enjoyed it, and plan to make another tomorrow, and enter into the simply less is more blog challenge…

Supplies used :-

  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey Distress Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Embossing Powder /White
  • Paperartsy JOFY 09 Stamp Set 
  • Paperartsy Lin Brown Eclectica 05 Stamp Set
  • Heat Gun
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Scortape

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as always.. thanks for popping round :-)

Sarah

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It’s the first day of my holidays today … a whole week off work :-)

That means a whole week of crafting and I am really looking forward to it! I had thought about having a sort out in my shed, and de-stashing stuff I will no longer use, but I’ll see how things go and if it happens I will be sure to show a before and after ;-)

This morning I was reading through a card making magazine that my hubby bought me on my birthday last month and there was a cute little gift box template in there, so I decided to give it a go..

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Supplies used:-

  • Heavyweight Cardstock (bought it at the Ross Papercraft show last year)
  • Stampin Up Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Pink Textured Cardstock
  • Hello die from Clearly Besotted Stamps
  • Stampin Up Circle Punch
  • Stampin Up Flower Punch
  • Woodware Circle Punch

Quick and easy to make, and it would also be great to fill with easter goodies too… might have another go later on ;-)

As always, thank you for popping round, and see you soon, lots of crafting and blogging to be done this week!

Sarah :)

Jofy Notebook

Hi everyone..

It’s Sunday, but not quite time yet for shabby sunday ;-)

I altered a notebook this morning and thought I would share this first..

I recorded the process from start to finish over on youtube, and the video will be live later today..

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Supplies used:-

  • Hard Cover Spiral Bound Notebook
  • Inktense Watercolour Pencils
  • Paperartsy Snowflake and Vintage Lace Acrylic Paint
  • Paperartsy JOFY Stamps
  • Sharpie Poster Paint Pens
  • Micron 0.4 Black Fineliner Pen

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I love the Paperartsy Vintage Lace Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, it gives off a very pale pinkish hue

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See you all later on for Shabby Sunday#13

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah :-)

Shabby Sunday #12 ~ Shabby Egg Embelishments

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Shabby Sunday this week is an old egg carton up-cycled and turned into a shabby chic embelishment box!

Now the blog post today is picture heavy, I took lots of pictures of the process along the way :-)

I took an egg carton, carefully peeled off the label to use as a template..

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I love the texture of this egg carton it looks a bit like fabric!

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I took a pencil, drew around the outline of the label and then cut it out

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then I took a distress tool to rough up the edges…

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Once the edges are roughed up, the patterned paper is set aside till later…

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next we are ready to paint the egg carton.. I am using Paperartsy Snowflake Chalk Paint..

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I am painting the whole of the box, inside and out…

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then once the box is completely dry, I’m measuring up the inside, to place some patterned paper in there..

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I’m using a Stampin up patterned paper on this project, I think it is called Tea Time..

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This piece of paper had the edges roughed up too.. then fixed down inside the lid of the box..

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I have 2 x double row’s of shabby white trim going in next and I also have a little spring flowers panel, with the edges roughed up too..

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I popped a couple of pink Petaloo flowers either side of the spring flower panel..

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The outer edge (inside) of the egg carton also got a coat of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste… to give it a lovely shabby shimmer

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lovely & sparkly…  now on to the front/top of the carton…. Now its time to add the patterned paper to the top of the box, i’m using 1/8th inch scortape

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for the top I cut this “wish” sentiment out from a journal card on a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper..

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then I embelished the top with mulberry flowers, buttons, butterflies and pearls.. and added some trinkets to the inside and it’s done!

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I had loads of fun making this project today!

As always., thank you for popping round

Sarah :-)

 

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Happy Saturday everyone!

I have had a lovely day today crafting  (apart from the dentist appt. this morning :-)

My hands are inky (Dylusions!)

Then I made this wee card using Intense crayons and an aquash water brush..

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supplies list :-

  • Lime Green Cardstock from Simon Says Stamp
  • Electric Blue cardstock from my own supplies ( not sure where I got it but my hubby had a suit this colour donkey’s yrs ago!)
  • Derwent Inktense Water Colour Pencils
  • KI Memories Elsie 2715 Toby Cabana Self Adhesive Fabric Paper
  • Stampin Up Stampin Dimensional Adhesives
  • Cream Water Colour Paper
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Paperartsy JOFY15 A5 Stamp Set – I bought mine here 

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as always, thanks for popping round… and see you tomorrow for Shabby Sunday

Sarah

p.s. This is what made my fingers inky (almost forgot to share!)

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