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By the light of the silvery moon….

2 Cards in one day… i’m on a wee card roll πŸ˜‰

I made this card this afternoon whilst watching Laurel over on Ustream…. this card is going to be part of a set, and its No. 2 in the 6 part series πŸ˜‰

The small seed bugle beads are all stitched onto the grey felt by hand, there is something about hand stitching beads to projects that I’m really enjoying!

Supplies List :~

    • Papermania 3β€³ x 3β€³ scalloped Edge Cards with matching envelope
    • A4 Sheet Digital Collage Sheet from Lisa’s Altered Art
    • Sheet Music Paper
    • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6β€³ x 6β€³ Patterned Paper Pack
    • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
    • Lovely light Pink Lace
    • Scortape
    • Grey Felt
    • Silver Bugle Seed Beads sewn on with silver thread
    • Watercolour Paper (leftover scrap)
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oh yea?

Hellooooo… long time no see πŸ˜‰

Whilst everyone was still in the land of nod this morning, I sneaked a quick hour up in my shed at the top of the garden…

Supplies used :-

  • Papermania 3″ x 3″ scalloped Edge Cards with matching envelopes
  • A4 Sheet Digital Collage Sheet from Lisa’s Altered Art
  • Sheet Music Paper
  • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6″ x 6″ Patterned Paper Pack
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Lovely Vintage lace from my wee friend Marybeth πŸ™‚
  • Scortape
  • Pool party Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Watercolour Paper (leftover scrap)
  • Neutral Buttons from Wild Orchid Crafts
Thanks so much for popping round πŸ™‚ xx

Bit n Bob Update

Finally we have finished decorating our sons bedroom, we have finished moving furniture and I can relax and get to my crafting for a while…

I’ve not really made anything this past week, but I can show you some of the things that i’ve bought and a sneak peek at something i’m working on πŸ˜‰

First up is some patterned paper that I bought 2 6″ x 6″ Melissa Frances Attic Treasures and 5th Avenue paper packs and also a 12 x 12 Melody Ross, Soul Food by g.c.d. Studios and also a small Studio G Stamp set as I liked the font πŸ™‚

Then my mother in law gave me some crochet lace doily’s

and finally a sneek peek at a project that I have on the go at the moment, loads of hand sewing on this piece, blanket stitch, french knots, herringbone stitch .. still learning πŸ˜‰

and finally a picture of my son in his newly decorated room.. he loves his New York City blackout roller blind πŸ™‚

Well.. its really me taking a picture of my hubby taking a picture on his ipad of my son in his room πŸ˜‰

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WOC YT HOP ~ Holiday Halloween Cards

Hi everyone…

Today on Youtube Wild Orchid Crafts are hosting a Holiday Card Theme Hop with each of the Design Team members creating handmade cards using wild orchid crafts products…

Natasha our co-ordinator is having a giveaway and to be eligible all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the DT members holiday card videos.. instructions on this video πŸ™‚

Here is a link to my Youtube Video for the Hop Cards.

Here are the cards that I made




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Fabric ATC

Last week I brought some ink sprays and muslin fabric down from the workshop to the kitchen table and played around dying some background swatches… Tonight in the workshop I created an ATC with one of the backgrounds..

I’m still practicing with the whole sewing thing, and have loads of ideas in my head what I want things to look like, but it’ll take me a while to get there so just taking baby steps at the moment… I guess it will be like the very first cards I made, I thought they were brilliant, and when I look back now I cringe lol… This fabric ATC is the same, I love it… but a couple of years down the line I may think differently πŸ˜‰

There are several layers to this ATC..

  • Backing (bottom layer) is non furry hessian with a small weave
  • Middle layer is grey felt
  • Top Layer is ink sprayed Muslin
  • Embelished with Seam binding and satin ribbon offcuts from a project i’m working on at the moment πŸ™‚
  • Its all stitched with Silver Gutterman Thread
  • There’s some Bugle beads in the 4 corners attached to a small square of seam binding.
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Shabby Chic Halloween Card

THE Ribbon Reel ~Β Challenge #12 – Autumn Elegance.

I really enjoy participating in the card challenges over a the ribbon reel and the challenge for this fortnight is Autumn Elegance with the picture below as inspiration and the criteria set as “Orange, Neutrals and flowers” …

And here is my take on the challenge… it’s a chipboard side easel card

I painted the chipboard with oatmeal coloured acrylic paint, then layered it with a mixture of Muslin and stitched patterned paper and some raffia ruffles πŸ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard cut to measure 6″ x 4″
  • Acrylic paint in white and Coffee, blended together
  • Muslin Fabric
  • Oatmeal Raffia Ribbon
  • Paper Doily painted with acrylic paint to match card base
  • Sassafras Lass Sweetly Smitten 6×6 patterned paper
  • Melon Seam Binding and Cream crochet lace from the ribbon reel
  • Mulberry Flowers
  • Chipboard swirl
  • Yellow skeleton leaves
  • Digital Download from Etsy














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Shabby Chic Notepad

I made this little altered shabby chic notepad in the workshop this evening… still experiencing internet connection problems up there, so i’ll be getting my hubby to try and fix it for me πŸ™‚

There’s a few layers of muslin, music sheet paper, seam binding and laces πŸ™‚