Arts & Crafts, Collage, crafting, Handmade, Inking, Matt & Layer, Paper Crafting, Uncategorized

Chunky ~ the 8 x 8 Layout

Tonight’s project is the September Challenge Layout for Wild Orchid Crafts…. I made the layout live over on Ustream in the company of all my wee crafty friends πŸ™‚

I managed to combine a wee bit more sewing into this project too πŸ˜‰ seem to be getting the hang of this sewing malarky πŸ˜‰

Supplies Used :-

  • Kraft Cardstock cut to 8″ x 8″
  • Basic Grey Self Adhesive Chipboard Alpha’s
  • Linen Thread
  • Burlap
  • Memento Midnight Black Ink
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-
  • AF-00010 5 Metres Black Raffia Ribbon (5.5 yards)
  • SB-00008 Vintage Seam Binding in Olorosso
  • SB-00009 Vintage Seam Binding in Light Mink
  • SB-00010 Vintage Seam Binding in Walnut
  • SB-00011 Vintage Seam Binding in Mahogany
  • BO-00014 Mixed brown/natural Buttons
  • LL-00016 Mixed Brown Mulberry Leaves
Altered Items, Arts & Crafts, Beading, Collage, crafting, Die Cutting, Distressing, Embelishments, Handmade, Handmade Book, Handmade Books, Inking, Matt & Layer, Mixed Media, Notepads, Paper Crafting, Projects, Recycling, Sewing, Shabby Chic, Vintage

Shabby September…

Tonight’s project is a little material notebook.. I used a Sizzix Die for the template and with a little bit more practice on the sewing machine the book came together fairly quickly, easy enough to put together in an evening, depending on the amount of sewing and embelishments you put on the front πŸ™‚

Supplies Used :

  • Sizzix Folder Die
  • Material from charity shop
  • Lace & some May Arts Lace Trim
  • Leftover Seam Binding bits from a previous project
  • Sewing machine
  • Water colour paper
  • Blue Seed Beads
  • Puffy Hearts
  • Eyelets
  • September is a rub on
  • handmade paper material label
Its also a great wee project for using up leftover bits πŸ™‚
Altered Items, Arts & Crafts, Collage, crafting, Distressing, Embelishments, Handmade, Handmade Book, Handmade Books, Inking, Matt & Layer, Mixed Media, Notepads, Painting, Paper Crafting, Paper Piecing, Sewing, Shabby Chic, stamping, Vintage

Linen and Lace Altered Notebook

I’m practicing my stitching and sewing machine skills tonight in the workshop and… i’m having so much fun πŸ™‚ My mother in law gave me a lovely wee desktop sewing machine at the weekend

I am taking part in a mixed media material mini book swap, and I really fancied having a practice on something small before going the whole hog πŸ˜‰

Supplies List :~

  • 1 x Hardboard Notebook 5″ x 7″
  • Acrylic Paint in Brown, Cream and Blue and White
  • Snowtex Paste
  • Seam Binding
  • Lace
  • Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Swarovski Rose Rondelle Bead
  • Linen Material
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp
  • Watercolour Paper
Handmade Book, Handmade Books, Notepads, Uncategorized

Lavender Leaves Notebook

I picked up the bargin of the century a couple of days ago at my local shop.. comosition type notebooks with “O” Wires for … wait for it…. 50p each!!!!!

This morning in the workshop I altered one as a project for Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team .. you can watch the video for this project on Youtube HEREΒ or alternatively watch the book being made over on my Ustream channel HERE and HERE (2 Parter)

I removed the front and back covers, covered them in a layer of Gesso, then mixed up my own paint colour.. I didnt have purple and I was looking for a lavender colour, and mixed rose pink and cloudy light blue and it gave me the exact colour I was looking for πŸ™‚ the edges of the book I dry brushed with pearl Adirondak paint.

WOC Supplies List :-

  • FS-00254 50 x 2 Tone Violet Sweetheart Blooms
  • SA-00001 120 Mixed Colour Stamens
  • FM-00398 10 2-Tone LT.Burgundy/Cream Mulberry Paper Tea Roses 40mm
  • JW-000014 10 Filigree Antique Gold Butterfly Embellishment
  • EX-000012 50″Floral Foundations Purple/Lilac Tone Roses 10mm
  • CR-00004 6 Lilac Crystal Drops (Chandeliers) on Silver Stems
  • FS-00198 10 2-Tone Lilac Heather Stem Flowers
  • LA-000064 1 Pce Venise Applique Frame 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″)
Arts & Crafts, Craft Shopping, crafting, Die Cutting, Distressing, Embelishments, Gift Bags, Handmade, Inking, Mulberry Flowers

Halloween Flowery Gift Bag Giveaway

I placed an order the other day for Halloweeny flowers and they arrived yesterday from Wild Orchid Crafts πŸ™‚ Β Gorgeous Black, Orange, Lime green and Purple goodness…

I put the goody bag together this morning on Ustream (i remembered to hot record too!)


I will leave comments open until Friday 30th September and will pick a winner at 7pm once I get in from work….. Β to be included in the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite thing about Halloween πŸ™‚

Good Luck everyone x

Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Die Cutting, Distressing, Embossing, Handmade, Inking, Mulberry Flowers, Paper Crafting, stamping

Happy Birthday Card – The Ribbon Reel Challenge #11

I started making this card last night and I finished it off this morning… it’s for the fortnightly blog challenge over at the Ribbon Reel πŸ™‚

Blog Challenge #11 … …. here is the inspiration picture

and here is my interpretation of the the challenge photo..

Supplies list :-

  • Cream & Blue Bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • My Minds Eye Lost and Found Glittered Cardstock
  • Pearly Lace and Cream Stripey Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel
  • Baroque Die piece
  • Buttons
  • Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Versamark ink Pad
  • Papermania Happy Birthday Stamp
card making, crafting, Handmade, Matt & Layer, Paper Crafting, Shabby Chic

Pink Shabby (could be for anything) Card

I made this card last night… used some of the crepe paper i bought from the post office the other day and did a foldy technique around the patterned paper πŸ™‚

Supplies List :~

  • Scalloped Edge White Cardstock measuring 5″ x 5″
  • Light Pink Crepe Paper
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper
  • White Cotton Lace
  • May Arts White Ruffle Edge Ribbon
  • Paper Doily
  • Handmade Flower using the White ruffle edge ribbon
  • Flower centre handmade by Karen (Billyfloss1968) .. Β (blushes i’d been hoarding these cause they are gorgeous!)
  • Scortape and Scotch Glue Gun
  • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Cardstock Embelishment