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Cookie Box with a Difference

I have another project for you all on behalf of Wild Orchid Crafts… A Cookie Box with a difference ๐Ÿ™‚

My friend Deb sent me some gorgeous cookie and cup cake die cut boxes to make and today I really fancied making something lovely, and this was just the ticket!

The paper line used for this Box is K & Company Wild Raspberry Collection, one that I dont have.. but will be on my shopping list for next months craft shopping ๐Ÿ™‚

Click HERE to watch the video over on Youtube.. I’m giving this gorgeous little box away, filled with lovely Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, but you need to leave a comment over at Youtube to be eligible to win ๐Ÿ™‚

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • JW-00003 Silver Corners
  • LL-00024 Mixed Rose Leaves
  • FS-00274 Mixed Green Carnations
  • PM-00019 Mixed Wild Roses
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When You Stop & Look…

I had so much fun taking part in the Ribbon Reel’s Blog Challenge last week that I’m joining in with the fun again this week…

It’s Challenge #7 “Chantilly Lace” Colour Challenge

Create a cardย or project inspired by the photo usingย WHITE OR CREAM, AQUA, PINK and a FLOWER with RIBBON and/or LACE!

Here’s the card I made ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List:~

  • Cream Cardstock for the Base cut to make a card 5″ x 5″
  • Pink Bazzill Textured Cardstock as Layer #1
  • Echo Park Blue Polkadot Patterned Paper as Layer #2
  • Echo Park Victoria Gardens Patterned Paper & Sentiment
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Roses
  • Cardstock Swirl painted in Tea Rose Acrylic Paint, sealed with Sparkle Mod Podge
  • Cream Lace
  • Pink Striped Organic Cotton Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel
  • Dimensional Adhesive, Hot Glue Gun & Scortape

Workshop Makeover

Today I painted my workshop…. I love the new colour .. Its called Sea Holly… Is’nt it pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the workshop front view before

and after

and a side view.. before

and the side view .. after.. I still have the very top panel to paint but need to wait for hubby to come home and hold the ladder for me cause they were a bit shaky lol

O how I {heart} the new colour

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Thanks so Much!

I made this card today to take part in the Ribbon Reel’s fortnightly Blog Challenge…. I discovered the Ribbon Reel online shop last week whilst on the search for some of my favourite ribbons and trims ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the card that I created…

and this is the sketch that you had to follow

Supplies List used :~

  • Stampin Up Natural Ivory & Grey Cardstock
  • Glitz Design Love Nest Patterned Paper
  • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Cardstock Diecut Shapes
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers & Lace
  • Organic Cotton Blue Striped Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel
  • Technique Tuesday Thanks Stamp
  • Versamagic Agean Blue Chalk Ink
  • Dimensional Adhesive


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Naked Nature Mini Book

I made this Mini book yesterday and the inspiration came from the pile of corrugated cardboard that was left over after i’d opened up the packages that my online crafting purchases had been delivered in ๐Ÿ™‚

Its a naked nature mini book, naked because the cardboard is left almost in its bare state, and nature because i;m going to use it to take photographs of flora and fauna that I come across and identify from my walks with the dogs ๐Ÿ™‚

Link here to watch the video on Youtube

Supplies List :-

  • Recycled Corrugated Cardboard
  • Anna Griffin Nature Patterned Paper Histoire Naturelle AG1349
  • Sizzix Album Cover Die 38-1138 (thanks Rach)
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
  • Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Yellow Lustre Embossing Powder
  • Heat it Up Enchanted Gold ย & Copper Embossing Powder
  • Adirondak Clay Embossing Powder
  • Heritage Verdigris Embossing Powder
  • Brilliance Fast Drying Pigment Ink in Crimson Copper, Moonlight White, Galaxy Gold, Platinum Planet and Cosmic Copper from Stick Tiger Supplies
  • Ranger Crackle Accents
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in Matte
  • Floral Pic from Deb ~ Ivy Leaves and Berries
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • AF-00004 5 Meters Natural Buff Raffia Ribbon 5.5 Yards
  • FS-00275 20 Mixed Eerth Tone Mulberry Paper Carnation
  • WT-00008 10 Metres Brown Divine Bakers Twine 10.93 yards
  • 3 x Brads & 2 x Eyelets
  • Dimensional Adhesive and Hot Glue
Thanks so much for visiting my blog ๐Ÿ™‚