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Shabby Chic Tag Box

I had the day off work today with it being a bank holiday and spent part of this afternoon finishing off the tag box that I started making on Ustream last night..

I love the shabby chic’ness of the Melissa Frances papers.. in fact I love them so much that I want them all πŸ™‚ Β So when pay day arrives, I shall be scouring the internet to find online retaillers and spending my crafting pennies on all things Melissa Frances.

I got the idea for making this from a fellow Youtube user cabettsutubeuserΒ and rather than me doing a tutorial all over again, it makes sense to refer you to Christina’s 2 part tutorial Β .. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2Β it’s a wonderful project!

Here is my finished box..



A supplies list can be found at the bottom of the page πŸ™‚



Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard
  • Patterned Paper by Melissa Frances : Lillian & Faith
  • Acrylic Paint : Seafoam Green & Titanium White
  • Tim Holtz Ornate Plate chip Piece
  • Melissa Frances Vintage Keyholes
  • Mulberry Flowers
  • Seam Binding
  • Lace
  • Ephemera Cardstock Pieces by Pink Paislee ~ Butterfly Garden
  • Martha Stewart Glitter : Sugar Cube
  • Gold Cherub Button Painted White and the wings glittered
  • Chalk Ink : various pinks and greens
  • Cream Brads x 4
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scor-tape
  • Crafty Individuals White Tags
  • Embossing Powder : Holographic and Enchanted Gold
  • Heat Gun
  • Claudine Hellmuth Mutli Matte Medium
  • Velcro
  • Zig 2 Way Glue.
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Spring Flowers Watercolour Card

Today in my workshop I tried my hand at a bit of water colour painting using watercolour pencils and an aquabrush.. I’m not much of a hand a drawing, but quite like this little 2 x 2″ piece πŸ™‚

There is not much else on this card apart from watercolour paper and a small layer of light moss green bazzill textured cardstock.

I used the same watercolour paper for my card base as I did for the mini painting πŸ™‚

Just a plain wee card for nice and clean simple look

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Dancing around the Maypole…

Its another blustery day here in Scotland, but the sun is shining and my workshop is cosy… I have a new crafting buddy so I cleared the top off my table sewing machine and made a desk for her πŸ™‚

Before she got out her bed this morning, I had a wee go on the sewing machine and made this card.

Supplies List :~

  • Light Pink Cardstock from the Paper Mill Shop
  • Making Memories Je t’Adore Music Note Patterned Paper
  • Dancingaround the Maypole vintage image I won from YPP’s Live Royal Wedding Stream
  • Salmon Hydrangea Petals & 10mm Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Vintage Lace from my friend MaryBeth
  • Light Pink Seam Binding I bought from an Etsy Seller
  • Prima Say it in Crystals
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Memories Angelic Pink Chalk Ink
  • Color Box Rose Coral Chalk Ink
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Summer Cherry Notepad

I had another lovely night up in my workshop tonight… I had some company again and we crafted away together until 23:30 !

I made an altered notepad and my daughter made a tag with one of the Greeting Farm Crew colouring in with Copic Markers.

Here’s the Summer Cherry Altered Notepad that I made

Supplies List :~

  • 1 x Notepad
  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock in Yellow and Cherry Red
  • Cherry Ephemera from the Flora and Fauna Cardstock and Vellum Pack from K & Co
  • Seam Binding
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Mists to dye the seam binding
  • Red & Yellow Cherry Blossom Mulberry Flower

Here is the tag my daughter was working on πŸ™‚ isn’t it gorgeous.. her very first attempt at colouring with Copic Markers.. love all the distressing that she did too πŸ™‚

Supplies / methods used :-

  • Painting with Acrylic Paint
  • Stamping
  • Colouring with Copics
  • Dyeing Seam Binding with Glimmer Mist
  • Distressing with Distress Ink
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Flora & Fauna Cards

I was late getting up to my workshop last night, the dogs got a long walk after tea time.. you can’t beat a good old walk to blow the cobwebs away!

I used the K & Company Flora & Fauna patterned paper and matching cardstock and velum pack to make these, they were a lovely birthday pressie that my friend Laura sent me.

I absolutely love this collection and will need to look out for it on my internet shopping travels πŸ˜‰


Supplies Used :~

  • Bazzill Textured Cream Cardstock Β 12 x 4″ when folded makes a 4″ x 6″ card
  • Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Collection Ledger Paper
  • K & Company Flora & Fauna Matt Stack
  • K & Company Flora & Fauna Cardstock and Vellum Embelishments
  • Paper Doillie Β & Light Mink Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Moodshaddow Mist in Violacious Violet – sprayed on the Doillie


The second card I made I used a wee bit of inspiration from the card my daughter made the other night when she joined me in the workshop, and because the tiny piece of decorative pick was left lying on my desk and it went very well with the colour scheme of this card πŸ™‚


Supplies Used :-

  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock in a creamy colour
  • Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Patterned Paper ~ Ledger paper
  • K & Company Flora & Fauna Matt Stack
  • K & Company Flora & Fauna Cardstock and Vellum Embelishments
  • Light Mink Seam Binding & Green Aster Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Decorative Pick from my good friend Deb
  • Love postage stamp from Crafty Individuals

Thanks so much for dropping by πŸ™‚

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i <3 tree's with some shabby chic love.. .. ..

I have a really great time in the workshop tonight… wee Sarah pulled up a chair, got my old craft mat out and crafted along with me πŸ™‚

I made a layout and a card and she made a card with a painted background, newpaper clippings some flower picks, lace and a stamp.

Below is the 8″ x 8″ Layout I made using a picture of a tree that I snapped whilst walking through the woods with the dogs the other week.. and the layout says it all … I really do {heart} trees πŸ˜‰

I was wondering why my camera was taking crappy photos tonight and it wouldn’t focus.. turns out my son had been using it today, altered all the settings and left his fingerprints all over the lens!! the lengths some teens wil go to get a Β photo πŸ˜‰ I suppose i’ll let him off seeing as he “fessed up” to using it lol

Here is a picture of the shabby Chic card I made using some of the leftovers from the Layout

Supplies List :~

  • Bazzill Light Green Textured Cardstock 12″ x 4″ folded to make a 6″ x 4″ Card
  • Light Green Vintage 1930’s Seam Binding
  • Digital Collage Sheets
  • Paper Doillie
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper
  • Mulberry Flowers
  • Matte Green Pearl Bead
  • Ivory Padded Heart

and once I managed to recover my camera .. a nice wee close up πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ™‚


Shabby Chic Dressform Card

Another lovely evening in the workshop.. I watched Dede’s live stream over on Ustream…

I made a couple of cards

and I chatted to friends on Skype πŸ™‚

I finally got around to using the Making Memories valentine papers that I bought back in January! .. the name escapes me but i’m sure its “Amour” something or other πŸ˜‰

I made the Stick pin using a head pin and some matte gold Glass Beads…

The Paper Doilie is from Wild Orchid Crafts and I sprayed it with Pearl mist.. the dressform image is a digital collage download that I bought last week πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for looking in and if you have any questions about the products used in this card just drop me a note and I;d be glad to help out πŸ™‚