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 HERE 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 🙂 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 🙂  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…..  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 🙂

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 🙂

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