A wee wooly gingerbread man

Hi Everyone!!

I’m officially on holiday / annual leave / summer holidays for the next two weeks yipeeeeeee!!!

Soooo… lots of crafting, projects, making stuff and having fun for me :-)

A quick post tonight, I’ve been at the felting again.. with some lovely fleece courtesy of Kiwi the Alpaca ..so it’s just a quick wee pic and then i’m off to my bed .. he’s a bit rough round the edges, just waiting on my needles & things coming in the post ;-)

wee wooly boy

 

As always, thanks so much for popping round…

See you all tomorrow!!

Sarah

A Wee Wooly Heart

A Wee Wooly Heart….

Hello everyone!

Guess what?

I tried needle felting for the very first time on Sunday!.. I think i’m hooked ;-)

We had travelled up to the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace in Perthshire and I drifted into the craft marquee…got chatting to a few of the lovely crafters and came home with 2 felting needles, some sheep wool and large bag of Alpaca fleece!

I have to give a huge big thank you to Patsy from Blackbird Felt who was so kind and took time to explain all things felting to me, and gave me a couple of needles and a piece of sheep wool to have a go and see if I liked it …. (I did and i’m hooked)

It was also lovely to meet Alison from Balnuith Alpacas, I bought a big bag of fleece to take home and start felting.. if you click on this link here it will take you to their facebook page.

Here is the fleece I bought, thank you Kiwi for your lovely fleece, they even put a picture in of the alpaca that gave up it’s wee coat so that you can craft with it, how cool is that!

alpaca

I have since been online and bought a few bits n bobs to help me on my way… ;-)   and I spent some time tonight to create this wee wooly heart.. it is work in progress, but I was itching to share it with you all.. because I hate not sharing ;-) and I was bursting at the seams to blog it lol.

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It is about 2″ square (if you know what i mean) and I have plans for this little beauty :-) hopefully by the end of the week I will have finished it and will be able to share the finished project.

As always, thanks so much for popping round and listening to my excited ramblings about something else crafty that I have discovered

See you soon

Sarah

LOVE Book

Hi everyone… and a very happy Sunday to you all…

I have a LOVE Book to share with you today.   I have made one of these before, I’m sure if you search the vaults of the blog you will find it ;-)       update  ………….. I searched and found it … it was 2011!! click here for a wee nosey

This book that I made today will be heading along to my Indigoblu demonstrations.

Love book

 

supplies used :-

  • White Geesoo Good Gesso.
  • Banana Custard Acrylic paint made into a spray
  • Distress Inks : Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
  • Indigoblu Design Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Indigoblu Vintage Flourish Stamp
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Starter Set
  • Indigoblu Megaflake : Lancashire Rose
  • Indigoblu Live Laugh Love Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up Inky Splotches Stamp
  • Sari Silk
  • Indigoblu Diamond Stencil

It all started with a layer of Geesso good

step 1

 

I added some pink text patterned paper that covered the entire surface of theheart. Then I added some Banana Custard acrylic paint to a bottle to make up a lovely creamy yellow spray..  then i tool the diamond stencil and added distress ink randomly over the surface.

step 2

I inked around the edges, then edged in Lancashire Rose megaflakes…added some embelishments, more ink, some more stamping, a wee bit embossing, some cardboard box offcuts… et voila!… although I made add to it later ;-)  I’m not sure I have finished yet.

step 3

 

If I made any further changes and additions to the book, I will post an update

 

Love book

 

As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah :)

Seaglass Tealight Holder

I broke out my sea glass stash this morning and I made another tea light holder, this time using Aqua, Blue and Green pieces of seaglass.

If you fancy making one of these, I can offer the following tips..

  • Place your glass container onto a platform/box that you can turn as you add the sea glass, it saves turning the container which can displace the glass.
  • Build it in 1/3rds as the glass can be quite heavy, allowing the adhesive to dry overnight before re-commencing.

Here is what it looks like during the day… I had just finished making it :-)

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and I waited all night for it to get dark so that I could see what it would be like all lit up …it is sooo pretty :-)

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as always, thanks for popping round

Sarah

Seaglass Candle Holder

Hi everyone… how are you all doing?

I have not posted anything for over a week … that’s because we had a wee holiday, we headed up to Royal Deeside, to Braemar for a few days.. recharged our batteries and chilled.  I  love getting away, travelling to new places, taking in the local scenery etc, it is good for the soul :-)

I came home bursting with ideas and inspiration!..

This is my first project… I sorted through all my seaglass collection and gathered all the opaque white pieces to make a tealight holder.. The glass I used was recycled, it had Nutella in it beforehand, you know the one that comes with the white plastic lid :-)

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I used Pinflair gel glue to fix all my glass into position, it takes a while to dry, but is perfect for this type of project, when it dries it has a rubbery feel to it, plus it is good with heat..

Here is a view of the candle before I placed a tealight inside.

seaglass

 

Here is a proper look at it in the dark.. for the full effect of the beautiful seaglass

night

I am really tempted to make others, one using my aqua glass and one with my green glass collections.

I had a little play around with the 3rd image below and changed the hue / colour settings to give it a purple glow, then added a little touch of space overlay ;-)

seaglasscandleglass

 

Well… that’s my wee post for the night, as always, thanks so much for popping round.

See you soon with more projects

Sarah :-)

Indigoblu Challenge 17 – Tag Your It!

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Indigoblu Challenge 17 ~ Tag Your It

Hi there everyone…

Are you ready for a new challenge?

Over at the Indigoblu Challenge Blog this month the theme is “Tag Your It”,  so why not  get your Indigoblu products out and join in with the fun!

I used the Nottingham Lace Stamp Set for my “tag” shaped card ;-)

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Supplies List :-

  • White Cardstock for the card base trimmed to a tag shape
  • Papermania Grey Smooth Cardstock Layer 2
  • Patterned Paper for Layer 3
  • Indigoblu Nottingham Lace Stamp Set
  • Papermania Rhinestones
  • Pearls
  • Stampin Up Linen Thread
  • Beige Seam Binding
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Heat Tool and Scor-tape

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I hope you like the card this month and look forward to seeing all your lovely creations over on the Indigoblu Challenge Blog

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