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..

we belong together

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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you make me smile

 

Hi everyone!

I finished making and recording the Summer card last night, but when It came to editing the video, i discovered only half the video existed, goodness know’s what happened, so I decided to finish the blog post, and head up the garden to re-make the video and create another card!

I love the rich summery colours in this card

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supplies list :-

  • Heavyweight white card stock cut to 13″ x 4″ to create a card 6.5″ x 4″ when folded.
  • Studio Calico 6 x 6 Pad Sundrifter
  • Etsy Store : Lavish Laces Vintage cotton lace
  • Tando Creative chipboard Butterfly assortment pack
  • Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress Stains
  • Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink
  • Tim Holtz Clear rock candy dry distress glitter
  • adhesives : collal & glossy accents & S/Up Dimensional’s
  • muslin fabric
  • ingvild bolme/prima distress tool
  • Versa colour cinnamon chalk ink
  • Clearly Besotted a little sentimental stamp set
  • HeroArts Mid tone shadow ink : cup o’ joe

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After i re-make the video today, my plan is to make envelopes to match the cards, then if I’m feeling adventurous I might make a box to put this lovely wee shabby/vintage set of cards in.

Thanks so much for popping round

Sarah :-)

“Do you feel it?”

“Do you feel it?”

You know what ?   I think I do…

For once in what seems like a very long time, I am feeling creative, I feel like being a Youtuber again,   i’m ready to grab my crafty supplies by the horns start making things once more  :-)

Here is the card I created this afternoon, it is card #3 Spring.. of “the seasons” box set I plan to make, I have already made Winter and Autumn,… Summer is my project for tomorrow :-)

I have made a video for this card .. it’s over on my Youtube channel, link is in the sidebar to the right>>>>>>>>

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supplies list ;-

  • Heavyweight white card stock for the base measuring 13″ x 4″ to make a card 6.5″ x 4″
  • Studio Calico 6 x 6 Sundrifter Patterned Paper Pack and wooden heart
  • Stampin Up Lace and Dimensional Adhesives
  • Lace patterned Doily
  • Vintage cotton lace from etsy store : lavishlaces
  • Stampin up daffodil delight taffeta ribbon
  • glue : colall,  ranger glossy accents and aleene’s tacky
  • Versa colour : Split pea chalk ink
  • Muslin fabric dyed with stampin up’s summer starfruit and pistachio pudding ink.
  • Do you feel it stamp (manufacturer unknown) might be Lost Coast?

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thanks for popping round :-)

Sarah

A Piece of Cake!

On a Sunny Sunday Morning from my wee shed…

I created a Piece of Cake!  and the funny thing is i’m still saying “that” rhymn in my head …. I before E except after C, wonder how many of us still do this ;-)

So here we have it.. a wee cake box with the dimensions and tutorial courtesy of this fab wee video over on Youtube

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supplies list:-

  • Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • American Crafts Colour Crush 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Stampin Up Pool Party Ribbon
  • Glassine Bag
  • Self Adhesive 3mm Pearls from Stampin Up
  • Red Line Tape
  • Hu Tac Glue
  • Stampin Up Flower Pansy & Boho Blooms Punches

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend :-)

Sarah

Sea-cret Notebook

Hi everyone…hope your all having a lovely weekend….

I headed up to my wee shed today as I had received several requests on how I altered my A5 spiral bound notebooks, so if you click here it will take you to my youtube video to explain the process :-)

This is also this week’s Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts.. there are WOC products used today… Raffia, Skeleton Leaves and a couple of 3mm self adhesive pearls..

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

LL-00002 100 MIXED LARGE SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
AF-00007 5 METRES LT OLIVE GREEN RAFFIA RIBBON (5.5 Yards)
SP-00015 90 MIXED GREEN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS – 3mm

 

Other Products used :-

  • Martha Stewart Limeade Glitter
  • Sizzix Seahorse
  • Shells, Moss, Shells and Seaglass
  • Scortape, Red Line Tape and Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 1 x Beermat
  • Acrylic Paint in Latte and Early Spring Green
  • Crackle Medium
  • Adirondak Gold Dabber
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Broken China and Iced Spruce

 

Thanks for popping in :-)

Parisienne Bureau

Hi everyone… thanks so much for popping in :-)

I worked my socks off at the weekend to get this project done and ready for this week as my next Design Team project for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Channel, and I have to say I do love the colours :-)

I repurposed an old writing bureau box that was in my daighters room, she was going to throw it out and I rescued it !

I do have a “Start to Finish” series of videos on it over on my Ustream Channel (think it’s a 4 part-er, mainly due to ustream finishing the recording time of the 3rd video and I didnt notice!

Supplies List :-

  • Latte Acrylic Paint
  • Scortape (lots of it!)
  • Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Design Paper
  • Melissa Frances Chandelier Drop for the Drawer Pull
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Roses (all listed in the section below)
  • Diecut Mattboard Frames from my friend Deb
  • Vintage Lace from my Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Doily Lace Punch
  • Sewing Machine, Hot Glue Gun
  • Lindys Stamp Delphinium Turquoice & Tiffany’s Blue Starburst Spray
  • Tattered Angels Juniper Glimmer Mist
  • Versamagic Chalk Ink in Night Sky ( a perfect match for this beautiful paper)
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin Up Antique Brads

I created a pocked inside the lid to hold some envelopes or postcards for extra storage space

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :~

  • EX-00040 Brown Tone Floral Foundation roses 20mm
  • FM-00144 Taupe Roses 20mm
  • FM-00149 Sepia Roses 25mm
  • FM-00141 Taupe Roses 10mm
  • FM-00146 Sepia Roses 10mm
  • BUD-013 Old Gold Closed Rosebuds 4mm
  • EX-00002 Pink Tone Set A Roses 15mm
  • FM-00527 40mm Trellis Roses

I hope you like this week’s project, and thanks so much for dropping by :-)

I Saw Three Ships…

This afternoon/evening in the shed I made a gift box, 1} as next weeks project for Wild Orchid Crafts and 2} as a decorative christmas box to give my mother in law her pressie on Christmas Day :-)

It started out its life as a little green soap box and was then repurposed into a lovely wee gift box!

I gave the whole thing a coat of gesso and then several coats of Antique Gold Acrylic Paint, I also stamped french script all over the box in Ranger Sepia Archical Ink.

Then I took some christmas sheet music paper and adhered it to the painted box with matt medium.

The keyhole was given to me by my friend Deb who made some from polymer clay, I gave it a coat of gesso and then painted it with Antique Gold Paint and distressed it with Frayed Burlap distress ink… I used a little metal embelishment dragonfly  for the handle.

WOC Products Used :-

  • SK-000015 1 METRE A
  • NTIQUE GOLD SILK RIBBON (1.09 Yards)
  • JW-00020 13 MIXED METAL EMBELLISHMENTS
  • WD-00017 12 GOLD BABYS BREATH FLOWERS
  • BUD-013 100 OLD GOLD MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 4mm
  • FM-00431 25 2-TONE CHOCOLATE BROWN PAPER WILD ROSES 25mm
  • LL-00015 50 GREEN MULBERRY PAPER ROSE LEAVES – 15mm
  • EX-00040 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” BROWN TONE PAPER ROSES 20mm
  • FM-00209 20 DOVE GREY MULBERRY PAPER TRELLIS ROSES 35mm
  • CR-00018 6 GOLD CRYSTAL HEART (Chandeliers) ON GOLD STEMS
  • WDE-002 12 MIXED WOODEN BIRD, BUTTERFLY & DRAGONFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
  • GT-00011 80 GRIT GOLD GERMAN GLASS GLITTER – 30 grams (1.05 oz US)
  • BO-00011 MIXED PASTEL BUTTONS – 30g (1oz US)
  • FM-00144 25 TAUPE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 20mm

Thanks so much for popping in.. forgot to say… the tutorial on how I made this from start to finish is over on my Ustream Channel :-)   The video will be up on Youtube tomorrow :-)