Pinterest Challenge : Envelope Punch Board Bows

Hi Everyone…

Today I challenged myself to make something from Pinterest, just to see if it “works for me” ..  so I chose to make some pretty bows using the envelope punch board by We R Memory Keepers… and guess what? they worked :-) yay!!

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So easy to make too!   I also recorded a video of me making them, which you can view here

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All that you will need is 3 pieces of patterned paper…

  • 1 x 6″ x 1″
  • 1 x 3″ x 1″
  • 1 x 1/4″ x 1″
  • and an envelope punch board.

I plan on making a few more, some with the edges inked and some with the edges scuffed just to see how they compare, and also to incorporate them onto a card

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I love how they turned out … and can’t wait to try something else from Pinterest to challenge myself

As always, thanks so much for popping round


A Little Kindness goes a long way…

Hi Everyone..

It is a beautiful sunny spring day here today, and I have been out and about… I went to a craft fair,and bought loads of yummy new cardstock,  then to a lovely wee farm shop with lambs, chicks and piglets :)

Last week my friend Clare (Gotpaintinmyhair) threw down a challenge kick start me back into crafting again, as many of you may have noticed, I have not been around that much of late.     So I accepted her challenge and also threw it right back over to her to do exactly the same ;-) …. that’s only fair …… right?

So Clare’s challenge to me was to make a card for the Mojo Monday Challenge Blog, so that’s exactly what my blog post is about today :)   It is challenge 393 and the link to their blog is {{here}}

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My card is based on their sketch 393 for this week… shown below


I also recorded a video over on my Youtube channel showing how I made and assembled the card today {{click here to view video}}.

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supplies used :-

  • White Cardstock
  • Cardboard Box (recycled)
  • Paperartsy Snowflake Opaque Paint
  • Vintage buttons
  • My Minds Eye Miss Caroline 6 x 6 paper pack
  • DCWV Self Adhesive Cork Sheets 6 x 6
  • Stampin Up Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles in Lily White
  • SimonSays Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock
  • Memento Luxe Ink Gray Flannel
  • Petaloo Flower
  • Zots Glue Dots
  • Red Line Tape
  • Dimensional Foam Tape
  • Stencil

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So here you go Clare…. challenge complete and its over to you! ;-)  … Linkto Clare’s Youtube Channel is {{Here}}

As always, thanks so much for popping round everyone, and I hope to see you all very soon with some interesting news

Sarah x

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 ;-)


I took a plain wooden frame


The took some paperartsy snowflake opague paint


Applied some distress ink around the edges


Stenciled the corners


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


As always, thank you for popping round


Some Birdie Loves You…

somebirdie loves you

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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some birdie loves you 3

Thanks for popping round

Sarah :)

Smile Mini Book


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..


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 :)


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!


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 ;-)

decopatch toadstool

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.



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