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Distressed and Woven Hearts

Happy New Years Eve everyone!

Up in the shed this morning I made another couple of valentine cards… I’d had a dream or sleepy thoughts on what I was going to made today and had decided that I would make a few valentine cards all different shapes/sizes and flavours 🙂

The first card is a woven heart.. I cut strips of paper 1cm wide and did a bit of a weave with them… I then die cut a sizzix heart and glued the weave to it 🙂 … the rest of the card is fairly simple, a bit of a stamped background and dabbed the edges of the card with some chalk ink..

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Papermania 3 x 3 Card and Envelope
  • Versamagic Pixie Dust Chalk Ink
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Various scraps of pink patterned paper
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Brayer to flatten it out and stick it down
  • Docrafts Artiste Glitter Varnish (its a bit like sparkle mod podge)
  • the sentiment was just typed and printed out onto cream cardstock
  • Basic Grey heart trio for the envelope

The second card is a masculine one with a distressed heart and I also used one of my new Stampin Up! brads…

Supplies List :-

  • Stampin Up Baja Breeze Cardstock and Ink
  • Authentique Patterned Paper
  • Sizzix Heart Die
  • Stampin Up Brad
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks : Broken China, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap
  • Papermania Urban Stamp
  • Stampin Up Modern label & Word Window Punches
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesives
  • Heat Gun, Scotch ATG Gun

Thanks so much for dropping by .., 🙂

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Be My Valentine…

Christmas is over and as we move into 2012 crafty minds will start to turn to valentines day, because when you think about it… it’s not that far away to start preparing for it and making cards!

So in the shed tonight I made a matboard valentine card 🙂

Supplies List :~

  • Accucut Scalloped Edge Postcard Die
  • Acrylic Paint in Storm, Latte, Blush and Fuschia Pink
  • Burlap
  • Valentine Digital Collage sheet
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tag Punch
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tag Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up White Embossing Powder & Versamark
  • Cream Seam Binding
  • Versamagic Pink Petunia Chalk Ink
  • MS Doily Lace Punch
  • My Minds Eye Pink Polkadot Paper
  • Fine Glitter
  • Pink and Kraft Cardstock
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp

I’m hoping to get organised and place this card onto my folksy site over the weekend.

Thanks so much for popping in 🙂

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Engagement Card

Tonight up in my shed I made an engagement card for a friend at work who got engaged over the christmas period, she dropped by my desk at work today to tell me her lovely news and show me her gorgeous sparkly ring 🙂

I love how it turned out.. at first I wasnt keen on my choice of patterned paper, but then once I added the lace everything just came together 🙂

Supplies Used :-

  • Stampin Up Natural Ivory Cardstock
  • My Minds Eye Lost and Found Patterned Paper
  • Stampin Up En Francais Script Stamp
  • Versamark Stamp Pad
  • Nestabilities Labels Four
  • Silver Heart Charm from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Digital Collage Sheet “Something to Love Me” from Etsy Seller Made by Janet
  • Vintage Lace
  • May Arts Cream Lace
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Linen Thread

I love the silver dimensional heart charm…

Oh and here is my first attempt at making the engagement card… but decided against this one.. I had a catalogue of disasters making it, including stamping the congratulations all squint 🙂

Thanks so much for dropping by….


The Tiny Trio

I had a bit of a tidy up in my shed last night, i’m ashamed to say I could move for crafting “Stuff” .. you all know what that feels like…right? 😉   So after the clear up I made the following 3 3″ x 3″ Cards..

The first card I made because I wanted to try out my new Indigo Island cardstock and ink, also some of the birthday stamps I got for christmas, as i’d spent some time in the afternoon assembling them 🙂

The first card is a masculine birthday card, quick and easy to make with the minimum amount of effort, handy if your son drops a birthday card request for a friend at the last minute.. I also stamped the envelope.

Supplies List :-

  • Papermania 3 x 3 ivory cards with envelopes
  • Stampin Up! Indigo Island Cardstock and Ink Pad
  • Uniball Signo Broad White Opaque Pen
  • Papermania Urban Background Stamp
  • Papermania White Textured Cardstock
  • Stampin Up! Birthday Stamp

Next up I made a couple of Natural/Ivory Cards…

Supplies List :-

  • Papermania 3×3 Cardstock cards and envelopes
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Sheet Music paper
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • 2 x Buttons and some Linen thread
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Papermania Brown Textured Cardstock

and the easiest of them all to assemble….

Supplies List :-

  • Papermania 3×3 Cardstock card and envelope in Ivory
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Studio G Alpha Stamp Set
  • Ranger Archival ink in Sepia
  • Versafine ink in Black
  • Basic Grey Trio Heart Stamp
  • Brilliance Lightning Black Metallic Ink

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Home Sweet Home

{{Home Sweet Home}}

My very first attempt at a mixed media canvas, and it was loads of fun making it… 🙂

Materials Used :~

  • 1 x 6 x 6 Canvas
  • Daler & Rowney White Gesso
  • Docrafts Artist Acrylic Paint in Antique Gold, Linen, Storm Cloud, Burnt Sienna and Lagoon.
  • Sheet Music Paper
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in matte
  • Thickers Chipboard Stickers
  • Papermania Flower Punch
  • Stampin up marker in Old Olive
  • Hero Arts Yellow Rhinestones
  • Ranger Picket Fence Distress Stickles
  • Stampin up Butterfly Embosslit
  • My Minds Eye Lost and Found Patterned Paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia
  • Papermania Urban Text Stamp
  • Bubble Wrap

you can watch the me make the canvas from start to finish over on my Ustream Channel Here

Thanks so much for dropping by 🙂 Sarah

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Oh What Fun!

Merry Christmas Everyone 🙂   Wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you are having a lovely time over the festive holidays!

I made this tag last night, I needed one last tag for one of my mother in law’s presents ..

Supplies Used :~

  • Sizzix Luggate Tag Die
  • Green and Silver Papermania Textured Cardstock
  • White Opaque marker – Uniball Signo Broad
  • K & Co Christmas Chipboard Sticker
  • May Arts Vine Trim
  • X Cut Embossing Holly Punch
  • Silver Rhinestones
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Brilliance Metallic Silver Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Brayer

Thanks so much for dropping by and supporting my wee blog this year, I really do appreciate each and every one of you 🙂 Sarah x

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Secret Santa Present … It’s a Wrap!

Tonight in my shed I wrapped and decorated my secret santa present for work… our draw is tomorrow 🙂

Cant say who I drew out the hat to receive my gift (big secret) but I do think that they will like it 😉

I used some K & Company patterned paper, I dont think its a christmassy one, but it went well with the emelishments that I had in mind to decorate the top

I tied the parcel with raffia in matching colours to the paper and then took some glittery foliage picks and berries and topped the parcel …. I also used the christmas tag that I made the other day, on the flip side of the tag it says To : ??????? from : Santa x 🙂