Picture this…

Picture this…

Hi everyone, today’s project is a small wooden frame overhaul, providing it with a wee coat of paint, a bit of stenciling, some ink and we are done!

When i chose the title of today’s blog post, it took me back to 1978 to the Blondie track “Picture this”   I was 12yrs old ;-)

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I took a plain wooden frame

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The took some paperartsy snowflake opague paint

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Applied some distress ink around the edges

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Stenciled the corners

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added a few stars and some french scripty text and a few stars and we are done.

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As always, thank you for popping round

Sarah

Some Birdie Loves You…

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A quick wee card to share today.. a clean and simple 5″ x 5″ using the following products

  • Clearly Besotted So Tweet Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts News Print Bird Stamp
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles in Lily White
  • Memento Luxe Ink : Grey Flanel
  • Hero Arts Shaddow Ink Mint Julep
  • Dimensional Adhesive tape
  • Jelly Plate & Acrylic paints (made these up a while ago) stamped the bird onto this and cut out.

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah :)

Smile Mini Book

Helllloooooo….

It’s time for a smile.. i’m back in my shed again after being absent for a few months!

I wanted to ease myself back into crafting mode again so picked something that would come together quite quickly and wasn’t too big a project..

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I used my bind it all for the closure and corrugated cardboard for the front and back covers..

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I also made small policy type / scrapalope envelopes for the inside from Prima Boheimian Rhapsody 6×6 patterned paper

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I used velcro closures under each flap of the envelopes to keep them closed nice and snug

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Here is a list of the supplies used to make the wee mini book

  • Corrugated Cardboard (box material)
  • Bind it all & 1/2″ Wire
  • Prima Boheimian Rhapsody 6 x 6 patterned paper
  • Vintage cotton lace
  • Pumice Stone Distress Ink
  • White & Teal Acrylic Paint
  • Petaloo Flower
  • Treasure Gold : Peweter
  • Skeleton Leaves
  • Tim Holtz Clip & 2 x charms
  • Velcro Dots
  • Scortape
  • Chipboard Plaque
  • Smile Stamp from Paper Smooches
  • Black Archival Ink

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That’s me for now… hope you liked the wee mini book and I hope to see you all again soon, and I promise I won’t leave it as long this time :)

Sarah

Chocolate Box Toadstool

Chocolate Box Toadstool.

Hi Everyone!

Happy Sunday to you all, hope you have had a lovely crafty weekend!

Yesterday I drove all the way up to Turriff in Aberdeenshire to a fabulous wee craft shop called Madhatters, where I did a Demonstration for Indigoblu.   It was worth the 6 hours driving and 320 odd miles round trip!

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Wendy the shop owner was brilliant and kept all the ladies going with cups of tea, then we had a lovely wee buffet lunch (I even got a wee doggy bag to take with me for my drive home)!    So a special thank you to Wendy for your hospitality and fabulous wee craft shop.

I bought a couple of these toadstools, they have the best selection of decopatch shapes, boxes & things I have ever seen and just had to bring these home with me… so guess what today’s project was ;-)

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I used the following Indigoblu Products to transform this wee cutie!

  • Indigoblu Flitterglu, Phat Foam & Scoochie.
  • Indigoblu Chocolate Box Megaflake
  • Indigoblu Snow White Metallic Cottage Acrylic Paint
  • Indigoblu “Enjoy Life” Stamp Set .. using the “With Love” Stamp
  • Stazon Ganache Ink
  • Stitched Tag Die

Here is the wee toadstool transformed into something rather special, I love this and will be making another one very soon which will travel with me to Indigoblu Demonstrations around Scotland.

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That’s me for today.. hope you enjoyed today’s project..

I will be back on Wednesday over on the Indigoblu Blog with a lovely project made with one of the brand new stamp releases

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah xx

Bokeh Effect

Hi Everyone…

Sharing a card that I made for CHA with you today… it features the Dramatic Eye stamp from Indigoblu /Limor Webber..

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The finished card is highlighted with the bokeh effect, which seems to be rather popular at the moment, it is achieved by creating a template with circles, placing this on the card, then applying an opaque white ink over top with a sponge dauber… I do love the look.

I also used Indigoblu acrylic paints to create a brayered effect background, and added some script stamping to give it a nice wee background.

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I also used some recollections textured cardstock that I had bought to make christmas cards, (and never got used lol) which sets it quite nicely against the black card base and layers.

As always, thanks for popping round.. see you all on Wednesday as it’s my turn over on the Indigoblu Blog.

Sarah :)

 

Indigoblu Cardwell Demonstration Day

Hi everyone!

Happy 1st of February to you all…

Remember a few blog posts ago I mentioned I was heading to Cardwell Garden Centre in Gourock to do a demonstration for indigoblu… Well I thought that I would share my day there with you and also make this a regular feature here on the blog.

A huge thank you to Mairi and Faye for looking after me it was a lovely day and great to see so many like minded crafty ladies and youngsters.

First of all I would like to thank Elizabeth for driving over to see me at the demo… Elizabeth and I have been online crafty friends for well over four years but had never met!  well we finally got to meet and give each other a big hug yesterday .. You can find Elizabeth and all her gorgeous crafty goodies over here on her blog:

http://silverscrappers.blogspot.co.uk

and here we are

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It was a great day and it is a great shop and if you are ever through that way pop in and visit the craft shop and say hi to Mairi and Faye :-)

here are couple of the cards I made yesterday using the new indigoblu release stamps.

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And finally a wee photo of me making something and chatting to the ladies (photo credit to Mairi for this one).

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Well that’s me for now, I hope you enjoyed a wee insight into my demo day yesterday..

As always thank you so much for popping round and I will see you all soon with more crafty stuff :-)

Sarah x