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Using up Scraps : Scrapalope’s

Last night I posted my bag of scrap patterned paper and cardstock… let’s just say there’s rather a lot of it!!

Sooooo…. I plan to make good use of it all before I go cracking open any fresh sheets of paper/cardstock πŸ™‚

I had a rummage through it tonight looking for biggish bits that I could turn into scrapalopes/envelopes, and I found a couple of suitable bits, here are the finished envies

The one on the left is Stampin Up Christmas Paper and the one of the Right is by Bo Bunny

I also had a wee tinker around with the chipboard flowers I painted yesterday..

So that’s me for the night…. tomorrow is Friday and I love heading up to my workshop on a Friday night, I have more plans for the bag of scraps πŸ˜‰

p.s. If anyone can let me know how to edit video’s i’d be ever so grateful, you know how you watch tutorials on youtube and they speed the process up so that the video doesnt run past the 15 mins, I need to learn how to do that πŸ™‚ thanks

Sarah x

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Love Hearts, Sinful Scrap Bag & Painted Chipboard

It’s been a night of pondering and faffing about in my workshop.

Started off by getting hubby to remove 2 big spiders that were hiding behind my tub of diamond dust.

I then took a look at the bag that currently houses all my scraps and offcuts of patterned paper, cardstock etc, and decided to shame myself on my blog of just how much I had managed to cram into that 12 x 12 plastic layout bag lol (below)

Oh my goodness… where is the blush icon when you need one !!

Then I decided that cracking open that new pad of prima patterned paper was a bad idea, given the contents of the above bag, and I settled down to make a scrappy challenge card out of said bag πŸ˜€

Supplies Used :-

  • Papermania Textured Pink Cardstock x 2 different shades
  • Woodware Heart Punch
  • The Sewing Machine (still had pink thread in it from the weekend)
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Brilliance Coffee Bean Ink

I think that tomorrow night i’m going to sort through the scraps sin bag, separate into colours and then spend the rest of this week and next making cards and envelopes to stick on my Folksy Store seeing as its empty!

I also painted some chipboard flower shapes tonight, base coated with Gesso, then a layer of acrylic paint / adirondak paint daubers etc to start making my own flower embellies, they are not finished yet, but thought I would share the progress I’d made so far

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Shabby Chic Postcard

Hi everyone…. the paints are out again tonight lol

I have had such a fine time to myself up in my workshop tonight creating this, there are a lot of things went into it, but I love the outcome πŸ˜€

Supplies List :-

  • Sizzix Postcard Die (thanks Deb) she kindly sent me some cuts πŸ™‚
  • Prima Strawberry Kisses Double Sided Paper “Berry Splash”
  • Docrafts Artiste Periwinkle Acrylic Paint
  • Daler Rowney Gesso
  • Galeria Titanium White Acrylic Paint
  • Invoke Arts Royal Crown 6202-B2
  • S.E.I. Chalk Ink in Tiffany Blue
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown and Chestnut Roan
  • I am Roses Hydrangea flower in white
  • Stampin Up Not Quite Navy Stampin Write
  • Websters Pages Bloomers in Blue
  • Prima Gems
  • Postcard Ephemera from the fruit pixie
  • Stamp Ephemera from the fruit pixie

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Halloween Boo Banner

This is my final project for this weekend, although I would have loved to have taken part in all the challenges over at YPP, time is not on my side, but the challenges I did take part in I absolutely loved doing.

This is challenge #4 “Reach for the Stars”

Its taken me a good part of a day to make this banner, I had to wait on the paint drying 3 times lol

I started out with just a plain star chipboard album that my friend Natasha sent me, then I covered each star in Gesso, then a layer of White Acrylic Paint, then a layer of Crackle medium, followed by a top coat of Black Acrylic Paint.

I then cut out the alphas on the cricut to spell BOO from the Cricut Home Wall Decor Cartridge, this was then coated in a layer of white acrylic paint, once it was dry the outside edges were spoged in Black Soot Distress Ink, then when that was dry I applied some Gunmetal Distress Stickles.

The Iridescent orange sequins were then hot glued into place and then the letters were stuck down.

Eyelets were set into the holes and then black satin ribbon threaded through to make a banner.

Supplies List :-

  • Star Chipboard Mini Album
  • Daler Rowney Gesso
  • Galeria Titanium White Acrylic Paint
  • Folkart Liquorice Acrylic Paint
  • Folkart Crackle Medium
  • 15mm Black Satin Ribbon
  • Orange Sequins from Hobbycraft
  • Cricut Home Wall Decor Cartridge
  • Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Tim Holtz Gunmetal Distress Stickles
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • 3 x Eyelets
  • Cropodile
  • and loads of patience waiting on the paint drying πŸ˜‰


My Boo Banner featured here

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YPP Green Challenge #7

I’m taking part in some challenges that they have on the go at Your Paper Pantry and this is Chasllenge #7 “Green”

Make something Green!

Here’s my take on it… “YPP a place where you can “Escape”, and be “inspired” in “Good Company”

Supplies Used :-

  • Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock in Deep Sea & Irish Eyes
  • My Minds Eye Quite Contrary Little Boy Blue “Little Man” Growing up patterned paper
  • Cricut Cart : Home Wall Decor
  • I am Roses White Roses with the ends of the petals coloured in copic markers
  • Copic Markers BG93 Green Gray & G000 Pale green
  • Stickles : Eucalyptus
  • Doodlebug Round Sequins
  • Prima E.Line Pearls and Gems
  • I am Roses Leaves
  • Tonic Studios Butterfly punch, cut out on green cardstock and stickled
  • Small Heart Punch
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Pink Stitched Flower Card

Well… the sewing machine was still set up from yesterdays day of crafting, so I thought i’d make a little pink stitched card, just for a change!

I’m working on the Star project for the challenge over at Your Paper Pantry and made this whilst i’m watching paint dry! ha!!

I’m begining to get into this sewing machine malarky and have to say i’m really enjoying it! Who’d have thought that!! certainly not my sewing teacher from school lol.

p.s. I made this using up the offcuts and scraps from my overflowing bag of scraps ~ I might even post a pic of it later πŸ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Papermania Pink Textured Cardstock Caspule Collection.
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pink Thread
  • Galeria Titanium White Acrylic Paint dry brushed around the edges
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Dry Paint Brush
  • Prima E.Line Pink Pearl
  • Papermania Pink Chalk Ink (Quad)
  • A little swatch of pink material I bought ages ago

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Clowns Gone Bad Halloween Layout

I made this layout for the The Crop till you Drop Day over at Your Paper Pantry and this was challenge #1 create a layout containing clowns and circles…

When I was searching online for clown images, the clowns in the layout I made, popped up and I thought, Β hmmmm, I wonder if I should use them? Β  I did, Β and I have to forewarn you they are not pretty, but I they go well with the paper I had chosen.

Supplies List :-

  • Crate Paper Prudence Collection } Charity 12 x 12 Die Cut Paper
  • Scenic Route SRD789 Sonoma Alphabet Die Cuts
  • Scenic Route SRD787 Arrow Die Cuts
  • Scrap within Reach Industrial Loft Iten #IP522
  • Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Sewing Machine
  • Tim Holtz Mini Fastner