Have a great day!

Have a great day with a wee puffin card!

Puffins… such stocky/chunky wee birds :)

An unmistakable bird with its black back and white underparts, and distinctive black head with large pale cheeks and a tall, flattened, brightly-coloured bill. Its comical appearance is heightened by its red and black eye-markings and bright orange legs. Used as a symbol for books and other items, this clown among seabirds is one of the world’s favourite birds. With half of the UK population at only a few sites it is an Amber List species…. Source RSPB

Puffin Card

 

Supplies List:-

  • White Heavyweight Cardstock 320gsm
  • Orange Bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers
  • Clearly Besotted You Said It Die Collection
  • Clearly Besotted A Litle Sentimental Stamp Set
  • We r Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Crafty Stamps Puffin Stamp
  • Picket Fence Distres Marker

Here is a close up of the Stamp image

puffin

 

and here it is coloured in.. I went over the white areas with picket fence distress maker

Puffin 2

as always, thanks for popping round

Sarah

 

Shabby Sunday #10

Happy Sunday everyone!

Shabby Sunday #10 – a wee shabby egg

I have had a very busy morning up in my wee shed, I have recorded a video with all the goodies I have been buying lately, then I made my shabby sunday project below, and I have also made a couple of cards!

I will share the video & cards later … I have a one other thing I really want to make , that I think will look rather cool

shabby sunday #10

supplies list:-

  • Polystyrene / Styrafoam Medium sized Egg from Hobbycraft
  • Aleene’s tacky glue
  • Muslin fabric cut into strips and patches
  • Vintage lace trim &polkadot flower from Etsy Lavish Laces
  • Flower Sequins
  • Small pearl pins from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Rose Pin (I made this a while ago)

shabby sunday #10 2

I hope to see you later with a couple more blog posts..

shabby sunday #10 1

As always thanks so much for your support and for popping round

Sarah :)

The Beach Hut

Hi everyone…

Having a great Saturday?

My Saturday got off to a great start when I attended a craft workshop at Stampers Grove, Grove Street, Edinburgh!

The workshop this week was to make a Mother’s Day Present, and the project was to paint and embelish a wooden house.    I made my house into a wee beach hut, seeing as my mum is no longer with us.

We used Paperartsy paint products and I gave my hut a coat of Paperartsy Fresco Finish Opaque Chalk paint in Mermaid, then added some snowflake to give it a washed out feel :)

Sea Shack

 

There were loads of lovely embelishment’s provided to decorate your houses with, including the fab wooden letters which I painted in snowflake, then gave them a coat of translucent blue and then some of the Paperartsy Crackle Glaze then when I got it home brushed some white fire Silver Treasure Gold.. I love this stuff!

beach hut 2

 

It picks up all the raised bits and gives it such a lovely effect :)

I added a few seashells and seaglass to finish off my project once I got home

Beach Hut 1

 

In next week’s workshop i’m going to be learning how to do Gilding, which I’m really looking forward to :)

So if you live in or around the Edinburgh area you should def. check out Stampers Grove Workshops {{click here}}

They also have loads of neat crafting supplies too.. It’s great to be able to go shopping in their store after the workshop finishes each week, plus if you attend a class you can benefit from a discount on the supplies you buy that day!

Watch out for one of my future blog post’s where I share the goodies I bought in the last 2 weeks

beach hut 3

 

As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah :-)

Birthday Happy Mail

Hi Everyone..

I just wanted to share with you all the lovely handmade birthday cards my crafty friends sent me for my birthday a couple of weeks ago…

First up a lovely card from Wee Eileen :-)

Eileen

 

then a lovely piece of artwork from Dede

Dede

 

then Elizabeth sent me a lovey card, I love the way she decorates cards inside and out :)

Elizabeth

 

and finally a birthday card arrived in the mail today from Nicky, along with a lovely piece of artwork … Love it Nicky, thank you x

nicky pay it forward

 

A huge thank you to everyone for the cards and birthday wishes

Sarah :-)

Some Bunny Loves You….

Some Bunny Loves you…. and this little bunny stamp is sooo cute, and versatile!

I made 2 cards yesterday after I had made the wooden bunny tags that I featured in yesterdays blog post {{click here to see them}}

The stamp I used is a Crafty Stamps cling rubber stamp made by Stampers Grove in Edinburgh, I have been going to their fab workshops each Saturday,  they have a huge selection of their own brand stamps, they are great quality and give really nice impressions..

The first card I made is a girly Easter card, featuring a spot of water colour background (which seems to be the in thing right now) and some Basic grey enamel dots.   I stamped the bunny onto pink patterned paper using soft granite dye ink, i stamped it off onto scratch paper first, and then stamped onto the patterned paper to give a softer impression and lighten the ink a tad

some bunny 1

 

supplies used :-

  • Water colour paper for the card base and front panel
  • Bazzil textured cardstock 12 x 12 in a nice soft pink
  • Basic Grey enamel dots
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Clearly besotted stamps hoppy easter stamp set
  • Derwent Inktense water colour pencils
  • Stampers Grove Crafty Stamps Rabbit
  • Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink

Then I made a masculine easter card,  this one is for my son for easter (hope he doesn’t read this lol)

easter bunny1

 

supplies used :-

  • White Watercolour thick paper for the card base and panel
  • Tim Holtz background stamp Paisley Prints
  • Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
  • Claudine Hellmuth Self Adhesive Canvas ATC Pack (Cream)
  • Crafty Stamps Bunny Stamp
  • Stampin Up Banner Die
  • Hero Arts Soft Granite Dye Ink
  • Dark Grey and Olive Green Layering Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Green Hills Mid Tone Shaddow Ink
  • Hobby Art Stamp Set Anna’s Collection Just for You CS023D

I still have another 3 cards to make for Easter, which will feature this wee bunny … hope to get up to my shed to make them this week…

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah :-)

Shabby Sunday #9 – Cute Bunny Tags

Hi everyone!

Shabby Sunday #9 this week features wooden scalloped tags, Paper Artsy paints and a cute bunny stamp!

bunny bokeh

 

  • Scalloped Wooden Tags from Simon Says Stamp
  • Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint in Ice Blue, Guacamole, Sage and Mermaid
  • Docrafts Artiste Antique Linen and Rose Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Crafty Stamps cling rubber AN130B Bunny Stamp- available here
  • Various different Archival Inks, Black, Sepia and Grey
  • Seam Binding
  • Prima Chalk Inks
  • Large Metal Eyelets
  • 3 x different patterned papers

First up we have green bunny tag

bunny tag 3

 

followed by Pink Bunny Tag

bunny tag 2

 

and finally the blue bunny tag

bunny tag 1

I also made a couple of cards using the bunny stamp today, I will try and share these with you all tonight or tomorrow depending on how much time I have left..

Bunny trio1

 

thanks for popping round

Sarah :)

 

CFC129 Shades of Gray

cfc129

 

Joining along for the very first time with the Cas-ual Fridays challenge it is CFC129 : shades of gray :-)

Here is the card that I made for the challenge …

cfc1291

 

supplies used :-

  • Heavyweight white cardstock
  • DCWV neutrals cardstock 8×8 stack
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps Good Times Stamp and Die Collection
  • Hero Arts Soft Granite and Soft Peach Shaddow Ink
  • Hero Arts Black Die Ink
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Cas-ual Fridays WTF Stamp Set

CFC129 2

 

thanks for popping round

Sarah :)