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Hello…. No. 8 Tag Card

Hi everyone… I made a couple of projects over on my Ustream Channel this evening, a special thanks to all the girls who popped in tonight, you are all great company!..

First project I made was a Bird Postcard, which I will feature on tomorrow’s Blog Post (but will include a sneak peek below

Because no-one else was streaming after me, I made a card, with input from the “streamies” πŸ˜‰ Β … and the suggestions flowed…… Tags, Old paper, and a touch of Green were to name but a few…

Here’s what I came up with, thanks to all the girls for their suggestions πŸ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Tim Holtz No. 8 Tag
  • DCWV Tattered Time Patterned Paper
  • Lace
  • Seam Binding
  • Lindys Stamp Gang, Van Dyke Sepia & Gator Gumbo Olive
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Diecut Stars
  • Old Receipt Papers
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp


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Love Book

I have spent the last 2 days working on this Love Book.. loving how it turned out, the inspiration for it came from a book called Handmade Decorative Books by Sue Roddis.

I used My Minds Eye Lost and Found Paper Collection

Lots of Vintage Photo Distress Ink

I made this handmade charm tonight just to finish it off and it also acts as the closure..

3 Rings to bind the book and inside there is heavyweight cold pressed water colour paper

The large decorative heart and crown stamps are from the Papermania Confetti Collection

I’ll be back later in the week with a peek inside the Love Book.. I need to work some more on the content πŸ˜‰

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Love is…… A card made from Beer Mats

Love is……. …….. ……. Making cards on a bank holiday Monday πŸ™‚

Today I made a Love is card., made from a couple of Beer Mats that my friend Crafty Helen sent me a while back.. I still had a wee secret stash of them left πŸ˜‰

I am working on a Love Book at the moment and its coming along nicely, and hopefully will be able to share the finished book with you all soon πŸ™‚

So here’s the card I made this morning

There’s a few ingredients went into making this one and I’ll list them all here :~

  • 2 x Belhaven Best Beer Mata
  • Daler & Rowney Gesso
  • Folkart “Taffy” Acrylic Paint
  • Docrafts Artiste Blush Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Fancypants Lilac House Neddlepoint #945 Patterned Paper
  • Prima Chipboard Love Piece
  • Vintage Lace from my friend Marybeth πŸ™‚
  • Seam Binding
  • Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink
  • Amber Rhinestine
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Mirror Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marabou Floss Silk
  • Stampin Up En Francis Background Stamp
  • Sizzix Heart Die cut with Mat Board (thanks Deb x)
  • Scortape
  • Hot Glue
  • 2.5″ Circle Punch
  • My Minds Eye Lost & Found Patterned Paper
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Spatula’s, Pot’s and Cinnamon Stick’s

A lovely day of crafting today, commenced this morning by doing the tutorial over on Ustream for the Paint Pot Holder that I made on yesterday’s post.

If you would like to watch the Ustream tutorial on how to make this, please click HERE it’s in two parts, unfortunately due to a Ustream glitch, the middle part of the tutorial has disappeared!!!! i’m so sorry… but if you would like me to re-record just give me a shout

Supplies List :-

  • Wooden Waxing Spatula’s / Popsicle / Lollipop Sticks
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Echo Park Victorian Garden Patterned Paper
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Roses, Cala Lillies & Raffia
  • Butterfly Metal Embelishment from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Vine Trim
  • Hot Glue
Then this afternoon… I made another project for Wild Orchid Crafts, incorporating Holly berries and christmas charms…. and cinnamon sticks πŸ˜‰
More on this next week tho’ I’ll do a youtube tutorial and list everything that you will need to make this gorgeous cinnamon candle!





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Shabby Chic Container for my Paint Brushes

Happy Friday everyone… hope you had a great day today and are looking forward to a nice long bank holiday weekend πŸ™‚

Today in my workshop I made this cute little project a) as a project for Wild Orchid Crafts and b) to take part in Mitzi’s challenge (make something with a plastic bottle) πŸ™‚

I have scheduled a Live Ustream Class Β for tomorrow morning at 11am showing me make this from start to finish … I will also be recording the show and having a giveaway of a kit containing everything you will need to make one of these for yourself (apart from the empty bottle). Β  Β The link is HERE for my Ustream Show.

To be in with a chance of winning the kit, please leave a comment below, Hiya will do lol πŸ™‚

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • FS-00014 50 2-tone pink calla lily flowers
  • FM-00446 10 2 tone champagne pink classic sweet mulberry paper roses 40mm
  • FM-00383 10 2-tone champagne pink mulberry paper curly wild roses
  • EX-00032 50 Floral foundations pink tine mulberry paper roses 10mm (set B)

Other Products used :-
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Pink Button Twine
  • Vine Leaf Trim
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper
  • Lace
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Wooden Waxing Spatulas (popsicle / Ice Lolly Sticks)
  • 2 Litre Pepsi Bottle (recycled)
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Postcard : Moulin Rouge Meets Tim Holtz

A wee Postcard tonight… a touch of Moulin Rouge meets Tim Holtz!

Supplies List :-

  • Accucut Postcard Diecut with Mattboard
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Tim Holtz Diecut Clock Piece
  • Versamark Pad & Blue Glass Embossing Powder
  • Prima Moulin Rouge 6×6 Patterned Paper Pad
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 15mm Pale Green and 10mm Pale Blue Foundation Roses
  • Hot Glue
  • Crystal Brad
  • Cream Lace
  • Colorbox Alabaster Chalk Ink