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Friendship Card

I made this card on friday night and believe it or not, I’ve not been in my workshop since… it’s been a busy old weekend.

I spent saturday being a taxi driver & a vet, ย today I needed to go food shopping, we also bought a new Samsung TV, hubby just taking it back to the shop as I write this post, ย it’s completely knackered and wont switch on, the store has agreed to replace it straight away thankfully!

So this card is for a friend at work who leaves this Friday, we are all going out for a meal after work tomorrow so I will give her this card then, … that also means that I wont get any crafting done tomorrow night either!

  • Prima Botanicals 12 x 12 Patterned Paper
  • Pink Lace
  • Cameo Beige Seam Binding
  • 10mm Pink Foundation Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Friendship Stamp from Crafty Individuals
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan, Alabaster, Jade Green
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • ATG Gun

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Keep your wee chin up…

Tonight’s card is for a friend at work… it’s not a happy place in there at the moment.

I have been busy all week working on my recipe card’s for the swap over at Your paper pantry, I can relax now they have been posted out!

There are a few ingredients went into making this card, all listed below ๐Ÿ™‚

  • White Textured Cardstock from The Paper Mill Shop
  • Prima Madeline Patterned Paper 6 x 6 stack
  • Nestabilities Labels 8
  • Papermania 1cm mini Flower Punch
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium
  • Seam Binding
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Tiffanys Blue Starburst Stain (used on the seam binding)
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Blue Flower
  • Prima E.Line Blue Crystal for flower centre
  • Hero Arts Small Pearls for the tiny flower centres
  • Tonic Studios Butterfly Punch
  • Tiffany Blue S.E.I. Chalk Ink
  • Scotch ATG Gun
  • Glue Dot
  • Red Small Crystals for the butterfly body from WHSmith
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Violet Toilet Water …

Oh how Iย have missed being in my workshop for a whole day and a half ๐Ÿ™‚

I was out to lunch yesterday celebrating my friend from schools birthday with the girls, we had lunch at 4pm and sat drinking and blethering (chatting) all night… I got home at 1.00am lol .. a good time was had by all..

I did a bit of craft shopping today, I went through to a haberdashery kinda place in the next town along (about a 20 min drive) from me and stocked up on lace, I bought 10 bundles @ 60p each approx 144 inches/12 feet per bundle which I think is a great deal!

I also bought a new 12 x 12 paper pad by G.C.D. Studios called Paris Nights, its lovely, all creams, blacks, greys, beige & browns.

So I made this card with my weekend buys … I’m still trying to think of a use for the card, perhaps just a notecard, seeing as the advert from the patterned paper is saying “Voilet Toilet Water”!! does anyone know what it’s for… is it for sticking down the loo to make it fresh n’ flowery or is it a perfume? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 4.5″ x 4.5″
  • G.C.D. Studios paris Nights 12 x 12 patterned Paper
  • Colorbok Nocturne Cream Pearlescent Cardstock
  • Beige Lace
  • Daisy Lace
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia Moonshadow Mist (to dye the flower)
  • Glue Dots & ATG Gun
  • Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
  • Small Heart cut out of Kraft Cardstock covered in Vintage Photo Distress Stickles


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Angel Crafts Papillon Ribbon Kit : Altered Notepad

I opened up my lovely Papillon Ribbon Kit this evening from Angela at Angel Crafts, she very kindly sent me one to have a play around with ๐Ÿ™‚ ย This is the first of many project that i’ll be making with it…

Supplies Used :-

  • 1 x Supermarket Notepad
  • Prima Botanicals 6 x 6 Patterned Paper
  • Papillon Ribbon Kit from Angel Crafts
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Cotton Lace
  • Prima Flowers from the kit
  • Ribbon from the kit
  • Bazzill Cardstock
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 10mm Rose
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Burgundy Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Copic Spica Gold Glitter Pen
  • Memento Ink
  • Butterfly Stamp from the kit
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in Matte

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How to Grow Your Own Chocolate Notepad

I had a bit of a this and that night in the workshop, i’d finished off sticking the chickens and speckling the eggs, I then cut out some chipboard stars and glittered them with gold and silver glitter glass, then I made this wee notepad and called it a night ๐Ÿ™‚

Nearly everything I used for this was a leftover/offcut or scrap of paper… I’m doing a lot of these wee projects lately, ย just to use up the scraps, I stopped putting them in a big bag and just leave them lying on the side of my desk, and in theory, i;ll use them to get my desk tidy again, and it seems to be working ๐Ÿ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Supermarket own brand cheap notepad
  • K & Company Bailey or Charlotte Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Light Green, Light Blue and Patina Textured Cardstock
  • Papermania Lemon Sorbet Flower and Button
  • Hand Dyed Seam Binding with Lemon Zest Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist… left over from another project
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Design House Sticker
  • Red Line/Extra Tacky Tape
  • Glue Dots

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Chicken in a Basket ATC

I have been busy all day working on my Recipe Card Swap for Your Paper Pantry, and i’m almost there ๐Ÿ™‚ However…..

I was left with quite a few scraps of chipboard, patterned paper, a chicken and some eggs ๐Ÿ˜‰ a perfect recipe for a wee ATC!

So here’s my version of a chicken in a basket… I had loads of 1/4″ strips of patterned paper so I wove them altogether then stuck them down on a scrap bit of chipboard, waste not want not as my mum used to say ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Valentine Altered Notepad

Up in my workshop tonight I made a wee notepad for my niece, normally I made my notepads with cardstock, but I used leftover scraps of chipboard for this one and covered with patterend Paper ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :~

  • Leftover/offcuts of chipboard
  • Making Memories Je t’adore patterned paper
  • Bazzill Pink Textured Cardstock
  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
  • Nestabilities Labels 1
  • Pink Seam Binding
  • American Crafts Thickers Glittered Chipboard Alphas
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 1omm foundation roses
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium & a paintbrush
  • Decoart Glitter
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Versamagic Pixie Dust Chalk Ink
  • White Acrylic Paint

and for the back of the notepad I used a Prima E.Line pink polkadot flower and another Wild Orchid Crafts rose hot glued into position.