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..

Jofy stamped altered notebook

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..



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


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


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



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




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


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


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


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


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


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..


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


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


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



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



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


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





I was having withdrawl symptoms from my shed and crafting and I NEEDED to make something tonight.

I bought this little stamp at the weekend, I love it!  it’s by Paperartsy!


Supplies List :-

  • Paperartsy Stamp JOFY Mini 20 – I bought mine here
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade andPicked Raspberry
  • Yellow Bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • Watercolour Card
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Stampin up dimensional Adhesive

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I plan to spend some time this weekend crafting, and really looking forward to playing with all my new goodies, so until then, as always thanks for popping round

Sarah :)

Shabby Sunday #11 – Happy Mother’s Day

Shabby Sunday #11 – Happy Mothers Day

On this week’s shabby Sunday I made a card for my mother in law…. I asked my hubby “what do you want on the card?” his reply “Pink, Cream, Gilding and a rabbit!!”  pfft.. remind me next time not to ask lol

Just as well I attended a workshop on gilding yesterday in Edinburgh at Stampers Grove!

So armed with my new techniques .. I trotted off up to my shed to make the card..

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It’s pink, there is cream, and gilding, but the rabbit is nowhere to be seen… he got a butterfy instead!

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Supplies list :-

  • White heavyweight 320 gsm cardstock for the card base (when scored is 5×5)
  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock as a layer (the bubblegum pink)
  • Papermania Spots & Stripes 12 x 12 patterned paper
  • US Artquest Silver Gilding flakes
  • Double Sided Adhesive sheet
  • Stazon Black Ink
  • Doily
  • Vintage Lace
  • Hessian painted with Paper Artsy Snowflake Chalk Acrylic Paint
  • Pink Sequins
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scortape
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Woodware Heart Punch
  • Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies Stamp and Die Set
  • Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuschias Stamp Set
  • Clearly Besotted Lovely Labels Stamp Set (Happy Mothers Day)
  • Small Doily under the butterfly from a stampin up kit
  • Acetate

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Love how the silver leaf shines through the butterfly that was stamped on acetate…

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I did a spot of stamping inside.. using Hero Arts Mint Julep, a couple of stampin up pink inks, and also done some 2nd stamping…

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As always.. thanks for popping round






I do love these new word dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps, they arrived in the mail today.. so as soon as I got in from work, I was straight up the garden to try them out ;-)

Because I made a circular meerkat card last night, I thought I would make another just for good measure Love


supplies list :-

  • Heavyweight White Cardstock 320gsm
  • Bazzill textured cardstock – bit of a robin egg blue colour
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade
  • Stampin Up Daffodill yellow ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Hero Arts Mint Julep Ink
  • Clearly Besotted Good Times Stamp & Die Set
  • Clearly Besotted “Love” word die

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as always, thanks for popping in

Sarah :)