Indigoblu Demo Day at Craft World Glasgow

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Join me for an Indigoblu demonstration day on Saturday 25th October 2014 from 10am till 4pm at  Craft World, 36 Kelvin Avenue, Hillington, Glasgow, G52 4LT

I will be demonstrating the new Christmas release stamps, Flitterglu, Megaflakes, English garden cottage paint and much more.

Look forward to meeting everyone who can make it along.

Please take a look at the flyer below, it looks like it will be an awesome day!

Sarah

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Autumn Shaker Card

Hi Everyone..

Happy Thursday to you!  I hope your day flies in, then it’s just one more day to the weekend!

It is my turn over at the Indigoblu blog to do a step by step tutorial.. so I chose to make a shaker card, if you would like to see the full process, just click here and it will take you across to the blog.

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Supplies List :-

  • Paperania tall card blanks 10.5cm x 21cm
  • Stampin Up Nesting Circle Dies
  • Stampin up Heart trio Punch
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Stazon Inks : Jet Black, Ganache, Cactus Green and Olive Green
  • Indigoblu Nature I and Nature II Stamp Set
  • Indigoblu Live Laugh Love Stamp Set
  • Chocolate Box Mega Flake
  • Flitterglu starter Kit
  • Foam Tape
  • Stampendous Silver Halo Holographic Glitter
  • Stampin Up Champagne Glass Glitter
  • Indigoblu Soft Copper Glitter

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As always, thank you for popping in and supporting my wee blog

Sarah x

Halloween Pumpkins and Treat Holders

Hi everyone!

It has been a busy old weekend, and here I am sat on a Sunday evening catching my tail and getting up to date before another brand new sparkly week starts!

Last week I was on Shortbread making mode, I baked a lot all in aid of a fabulous cause, Macmillan Cancer Care.    My friend at work was holding a fundraising coffee morning from 10am till 12pm on Saturday, so I popped along and had tea and cakes with everyone.. what a great morning it was too, i got to catch up with many friends!

After the coffee morning I headed over to Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh where the Ross Papercraft Show was taking place from 10 till 3pm … it was a great afternoon, I got to stock up on cardstock, bought sequins, and also managed to buy a stamp and embossing folder set I had been after for a looong time from Stampers Grove, had no idea they even had it ;-)

I also picked up the latest Workshop timetable … going to try and get along to some of Yvonne’s classes when I do not have a demo on for Indigoblu..  Guess what too ??

I will also be doing a few workshops for Stampers Grove in October – December !! how exciting is that!    The first workshop is on 18th October 2014 from 11am to 1pm (see below for a sneek peek)  :-D I can hardly wait, Iam all prepared and ready for it already lol … I got super organised last night and this morning

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Well, that’s my news for this weekend, I hope you can pop along for one of the workshops, they sure are a lot of fun and everyone is very welcoming and friendly, they certainly made me feel very welcome when I booked my very first workshop.

As always, thank you so much for popping round.

I will see you at 10am on Tuesday morning with a new project on the Indigoblu blog

Sarah

 

 

We belong together

Hi everyone…

I made this card this evening live on Ustream with all the gang round for a wee blether (chat) and some good old belly laughs… Hope Von’s painting didn’t have too many squiggles :-)

With this being the final day of the online card class I wanted to have a try at one of the cards based on the tutorials provided in class, this is the card I made..

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supplies used:-

  • Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock
  • Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw and Evergreen Bough
  • Stampin Up diagonal score plate & board
  • Silver Thread ;) especially for Eileen.. and I reckon this silver thread is going to be a new trend !!
  • Clearly Besotted Heart Die
  • Stampin Up Vellum cardstock
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set Say it in Style
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • glossy accents

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As always, thanks for popping round.. and I look forward to seeing you all next week for more cards and some rather exciting news!

Sarah x

Fragmented Butterfly

Catching up on my Online Watercolor for Card Makers Class after being away for the weekend…

Today I tried watercolor stamping background technique… and also used my stampendous fragments embossing enamel, glitter and flakes..

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The card base is Bazzil Marshmallow Cardstock, then I took some Picked Raspberry distress ink, watered it down a touch, then tapped my paintbrush over some watercolour card to give a sprinkled effect…

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then I worked on the watercolour background technique… I used a basic grey background stamp with more of the picked raspberry distress ink, love how this turned out… the majority of background stamps that I own, have quite busy patterns, by that I mean that the pattern is quite close together, with tiny open spaces.

Then I took my Stampendous Shabby White Enamel embossing powder and sprinkled glitter and flakes, then heat embossed it from underneath the card, once melted, I pressed a small red rubber butterfly stamp into the centre.. you can see it better in the picture below..

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Here are some of the other backgrounds that I worked on today…

The blue/green dylusions with clear embossing powderand another background stamp by Basic Grey.. work in progress, I just need to figure out what to put on the front to finish the card off

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and then the same background stamp,without embossing, done in Wild Honey Distress Ink.. I might just give this one an extra mist with more water tomorrow.. it looks more stamped than a watercolour background :)

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As always, thanks for popping round, and I will see you all tomorrow, with some more watercolour cards

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 :-)

 

Shabby Sunday #6

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As promised last week, I have another handmade book to share with you :-)

It has a kinda shabby beach hut polaroid book  feel to it… lol

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I used a lot of Dylusions white linen spray ink on this little book and put in a lot of polaroid frames, it is now just ready and waiting for some photographs to go into it!

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Supplies list :-

  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Linen Thread & Awl (or pokey tool)
  • My Minds Eye Miss Caroline 6 x 6 paper pad
  • Uniball Signo Broad OpaqueWhite Pen
  • Pink Paislee Portfolio Stamp Set
  • Sizzix Polaroid FramesDie Set
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Shaddow Inks (various different colours)
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set – A little sentimental
  • Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive
  • SEI Corrugated card alphas
  • Prima Birch Wood Hearts
  • Glossy accents

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I’m off to edit the video tutorial for this little book and it should be up on Youtube later this evening :-)

Thanks so much for popping round

Sarah :-)

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