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Best Friends

This is one the cards I made tonight up in the workshop and also had Ustream running too whilst making them, (thankyou to the guest who kept me company) ๐Ÿ™‚

I placed another order with Angel Crafts and it arrived today, the papers and cardstock stickers are absolutely gorgeous, I just had to sit down and make some cards tonight ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :~

  • Glitz Design 12 x 12 Patterned Paper “Love Nest” L2006
  • Glitz Design Love Nest Cardstock Stickers
  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock : Wheat
  • Cashmere Seam Binding
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Soft Beige and Chestnut Roan
  • Handmade Star with gold glass glitter
  • SEI Tiffany Blue Chalk Ink

I made 2 cards tonight, I will feature the second one on tomorrow night’s blog post as it’s still drying ๐Ÿ˜‰


Cardmaking from the Big Green Workshop

I just thought I would drop a wee note to all my crafty friends to let you know that I will be crafting live on Ustream from my workshop tonight if you fancied a wee chat whilst I made cards ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hope to see you there, should be here until around 10pm GMT tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop ~ Saturday 5th February 2011

As you may already be aware I will be hosting a slot over at the YPP UStream Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop this coming Saturday the 5th February 2011 at 9pm GMT or if you are in the USA at 3pm Central Standard Time ๐Ÿ˜€ the link to my Youtube video below explains all

Video : Valentine Sweetie Virtial Crop

I will be on for an hour making various different valentine cards..

Here is a supplies list of what you will require if you fancy crafting along with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Below is the Essential Basic’s List you will need for all cards, then below that I have listed the exact items I have used and will be required to make each card (these are not set in stone ~ please feel free to replace supplies with whatever you have to hand) ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Brown Ink (suitable for stamping) I used Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Double Sided Adhesive or ATG
  • Glossy Accents
  • 1 x “Valentine Sentiment Stamp” of your choice (whatever you have available)
  • Patterned Paper (Pink/Red tones)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Cuttlebug/Bigshot
  • Punches : 2 1/2″ ย & 1 3/4″ Circle Punches, small heart punch
  • Sizzix Hello Kitty Nested Heart Die (or punches or use your cricut)
  • Glue Dots


Card #1 ~ The Sweetie Valentine Card (mini Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • 1 x 2 1/2″ Circle cut out of Pattered Paper
  • 1 3/4″ Circle cut our of Pink Metallic / Mirriboard Cardstock
  • 1 x Medium Heart from the Hello Kitty Sizzix Nested Hearts Die
  • Pink Sequins
  • Glossy Accents
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • Pink Raffia
  • Copic Spica Glitter Pen in Pink
  • Burgundy Gossamer Floss Silk
  • “Be My Valentine Stamp”
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Card #2 ~ Just Stamping Valentine Card (Mini ย Square Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ when folded
  • 1 x Background Stamp – I used Hero ArtsCountry Hearts Ref: S5161
  • 1 x Large Heart from the hello kitty nested hearts sizzix die (for masking)
  • 1 x Stampin Up Stampin Write Marker in Chocolate Chip
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • “Be My valentine” Stamp
  • Stickles in Fruit Punch
  • 1 x Heart Button
  • 1 x Glue Dot
  • Red Floss Silk

Card #3 ย Masculine Valentine ~ Using up Scraps! (Long Thin Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card with the following dimensions 8 1/4″ x 3″
  • American Crafts Textured Cardstock Scraps in Chocolate brown, Light Brown & Creamy Brown
  • Red Textured cardstock scrap
  • 3 x Dark Brown 1″ squares (from above scraps)
  • 3 x Medium Brown 1/2″ Squares (from above scraps)
  • 2 x Creamy Brown Hearts punched with a small heart punch or from the HK Sizzix nested heart die or cricut
  • 1 x Red cardstock Heart
  • 1 x Glossy Accents to glaze the red heart
  • Be My Valentine Sentiment Stamp
  • Small Outline Heart Stamp
  • Dimensional Adhesive for the centre panel

Card #4 ย Shabby Chic Valentine ~ Matting and Layering (Normal Square Card)

  • Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 5″ x 5″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4″ x 4″ (edges distressed)
  • Nestabilities labels 8 2nd Smallest die (edges Distressed)
  • 4″ x 1″ Strip of very light pink Pink bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • 4″ thin strip of Patterned Paper
  • Fiskars Treading Water Edge Punch
  • 1 x 4″ Strip of Lace
  • Extra Tacky Tape
  • 4″ Strip of Light Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Champagne Seam Binding crinkled up and enough to tie a double bow around a 4″ piece of cardstock
  • 1 x German Glass Glittered Star
  • By My Valentine Stamp
  • Cream Mulberry Paper
  • Lace for either side of the nestabilities die once cut
  • White Acrylic Paint and a dry brush for distressing the edges
  • 2 x Light Pink very small gems
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • ATG or double sided tape

Card #5 ~ The Cutesey Kissing Mice Valentine

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 6″ x 4″
  • Papermania Red Textured Cardstock
  • Country Companions Lovers Lane Rose Floral Patterned Paper
  • A Cute Valentine Picture of your choice, I have used 2 mice kissing from the Country Companions Lovers Lane Pack
  • Seam Binding – White
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist in lava Red (to dye the seam binding ribbon)
  • ATG Gun
  • Small Jewellery Tag
  • Dark Pink Chalk Ink
  • Newspaper letters cut out to spell “I Love You”
  • Gel Medium (i’m using Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Small iridescent sequin Leave and Flower
  • Mini Mister (to wet seam binding before glimmering)

And if I get all of the above done in an hour and have time left, I will just wing it with an altered valentine Notepad ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really hope that you will join us over on Ustream, for what will be a fabulous day to get those creative juices flowing ๐Ÿ™‚

Kits will be available for the above shortly, if you are interested please email me at ย thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚

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On Ustream Tonight…..

On Ustream tonight I made the following bits and bobs, I feel a lot better about the upcoming live crop next weekend now that I have spent all day faffing around on Ustream ๐Ÿ™‚

There was one guest viewing the channel, no idea who it was but it was nice to know someone was watching and keeping me company

First up, I cut out some stars, (I really need to get a star punch!) then covered them in gold glass glitter..

Then I made a little 4″ x 3″ sticker Thank You card and matching 1″ x 1″ gift tag … Ideal if you need to say thank you to a fireman for rescuing your cat!

I also made a matching tag, to go along with the card, ideal for attaching to a gift

Next up I made a 3″ x 3″ shabby chic Love You Card, it’s made from the same ย leftover papers as the card above.

I used some of the lovely seam bindings that arrived today…

Then to finish the night off I made a “You’re the Cats Meow” Notepad

It’s been one really busy and productive day in the workshop… normal service to resume tomorrow lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Four Country Compadre’s

These are the 4 cards that I made today whilst live on Ustream, it was fun!

Tine Hales popped in to say hi and help out with a few technical difficulties, then my friend Deb popped in too and helped out with the echo problem that I had.. Thanks so much to you both for your much valued help and encouragement, also a thank you to Faywood who also popped in for a while ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll be heading back up to my workshop tonight, I fancy doing something Shabby Chic Stylie ๐Ÿ˜‰

All the cards I made measure 6″ x 4″ when folded

The Material basics used for each of the cards is as follows :~

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
  • Crafters Companion Lovers Lane A5 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Jewellery Tags
  • Textured cardstock .. colours depending on the colour scheme of each card

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L O V E Bugs

I decided today that I need to practice for the live Ustream Sweetie Valentine Crop on YPP..

So if you fancy joining me, i’ll be over at my ustream channel broadcasting live for a good part of this afternoon and evening ๐Ÿ™‚

The link is here “Live UStream” If you already have a Ustream account you’ll be fine to watch & chat using the chat window, if not I think you might need to create one, but it is free ๐Ÿ™‚

Why not pop over and keep me company ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Supplies List :~

  • Kraft Cardstock from Bazzill
  • Red Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Country Companions Lovers Lane Patterned Paper
  • Baby Pink Seam Binding
  • Fiskars Treading Water Edge Punch
  • Pink Petunia Versamagic Chalk Ink
  • Heart Eyelet
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles Newspaper
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte

I also made a little tag to match ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I really appreciate you all ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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Tiny Tags and a Big Heart

I spent the rest of this evening faffing around in my workshop, I just fancied making wee things, something quick~ish that wouldn’t take too long to make, but still leave me feeling like i’d made “something” if you know what Imean ๐Ÿ˜‰

I will eventually use these as an embelishment to a card or a mini album or…. something or other ๐Ÿ™‚

These are the tiny tags i bought off ebay the other week, love the size of them

This next little gift tag measures 2″ x 2″ ย I like the size and it would look great attached to a small gift.. I think I might just make some more of these tomorrow, they are great for using up scraps of card and paper too ๐Ÿ™‚

All 3 together

I also forgot to show this in my video earlier today, I bought this big metal hanging heart for ยฃ1.00 out the Pound Shop, and it’s now hanging in the window of my workshop in front of my desk ย ๐Ÿ™‚