Arts & Crafts

Frosted Flower Pins

I have been making some more stick pins this evening…. I picked up a package from my post office earlier today, it contained an order that I had placed on Etsy for some Lucite beads…

I made a few different coloured ones.. first up is the pink ones

and a couple of blue tones

a wee green one… I used a promarker to colour up the stick pin head on this one….

and finally a brown one… I bought all the stick pins from Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

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Home Sweet Home

This lovely little project was created as part of the Wild orchid Crafts DT Challenge for February, I decided to go shabby chic stylie with this one (my fav!)

The sun was streaming in the workshop window this afternoon as I sat making this.. it was fun ๐Ÿ™‚

The project idea was sent to all the DT members by Natasha who co-ordinates the Youtube “Wild Bunch”.. it started life off like this..

With a few licks of paint, some glitter and a few flowers it quckly takes on a whole new look..

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

EM-00084 100 BABY PINK SMALL SATIN BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
Em-00087 100 SILVER SMALL HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
FS-00191 25 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER GYPSOPHILA FLOWERS ON A STEM
BLM-028 100 2-TONE CHAMPANGE PINK DECORATIVE MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS
SP-00005 60 MIXED PINK SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS (SET B) – 5mm
SXX-0011 50 2-TONE PINK CALLA LILY FLOWERS
FS-00039 100 2-TONE PALE PINK/IVORY MULBERRY PAPER GYPSOPHILA FLOWERS
PM-00130 100 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 10MM
SB-00014 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – PINK TULIP
LA-00058 1 METRE WHITE GUIPURE LACE

Other Products Used :-

  • Daler & Rowney White Gesso
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Do Crafts Artiste Tea Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scortape and Hot Glue Gun.
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Papermania Rose Garden 8 x 8 Patterned Paper
  • Pale Pink pearlescent Cardstock
  • Tags

Thanks so much for the challenge Natasha … and thanks everyone for popping over ๐Ÿ™‚

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Easter Bunny Frame

I made this little easter bunny frame from scratch tonight, inspired by the one I bought and decorated a couple of weeks ago.

Using bare chipboard, some tyvek and scortape I managed to get it to look the same, with the exception of the actual photograph window.. instead of a square, I die cut a wee bunny window instead ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  I know it doesnt look like there is a lot of room for a picture, but if you could imagine having a pic of your little one/grand baby / niece / nephew .. or even your hubby inside ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies Used :-

  • Bare Chipboard
  • Tyvek Paper
  • Yellow/Orange Sweetheart Blooms Product Code FS-00047 from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Folkart Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Sizzix Bunny #2 Die 38-0703
  • 2mm Clear Rhinestones
  • Scortape, Hot Glue
  • Burlap
  • Cuttlebug Circles embossing folder
  • Yellow tear it Sand it Emboss it Ranger Distress Paper

and the back

and the depth/dimension.. plenty of room for a photograph

Thanks so much for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a wonderful weekend everyone… tis friday tomorrow, my most fav day of the week ๐Ÿ˜€

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Shabby Birdie Card

Hi everyone… I hope your all basking in this gorgeous sunshine we are getting at the moment … but I do get the feeling this might just well be our summer!!!

Before I start my usual waffling, I just wanted to take time out to congratulate Helen (aka Crafty Helen and also my Stamping up Demo) on her new venture, she is opening up a craft shop!!!! how cool is that!!! … ย Helen, I just want to wish you every success with the shop, you will rock at it ๐Ÿ™‚ ย (p.s. put me down for a shelf) ๐Ÿ˜‰

I pottered around in the shed tonight, it as lovely and warm in here tonight and the sun was still shining through the workshop window, ย perfect conditions to make a nice wee card.

Tonights card is a chipboard easel card, it measures 4.25″ x 5.5″ . ย  ย I painted it blue and edged it with silver and white, then I took some bubble wrap and dipped it into some blue paint to give a nice textured bubble feel to the card..

So here it is..

Supplies List :-

  • Bare Chipboard cut to measure 4.35″ x 5.5″
  • Folkart 320 Jamaican Sea Acrylic Paint
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Martha Stewart Crafts 32128 Sterling Silver Acrylic Metallic Paint
  • Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society 6 x 6 Patterned Paper
  • May Arts White Leaf Trim
  • Danish Blue Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. SB00021
  • Gardenia Mulberry Flower Spray from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. FS-00204
  • Devine Bakers Twine in Aqua Blue from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. WT-00011
  • pastel Green Lily Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. FS-00200
  • Hot Glue Gun, Scortape, ย Cropodile & Heat Gun
  • Chipboard Bird from a sheet of shapes I have had for a while
  • Blue Small Button
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Broken China Distress Ink
  • Tim Holyz Kraft Core Distress/tear & Emboss Paper
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder (circles) and sandpaper to distress paper
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

Have a good evening everyone… thanks for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vintage Easter Duo

Happy Monday to you all ๐Ÿ™‚

It has been another gloriously sunny day here in Scotland.. 20 Degrees C !! warmer than Milan here today!…. long may it continue, infact I have checked out the 5 day forecast and its looking good ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here is a wee Easter duo that I made last night after my tidy up..

 

First up a small card (left) measuring 3.5″ x 4.5″

Supplies Used :-

  • Light Green Pearlescent Cardstock that I bought from the recent Craft Fair
  • Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Easter Bingo Cards Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy Seller iralamijashop
  • Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and Scortape

and then we have the mini gift card.. it measures 3.5″ x 2.25″

the supplies lift for this mini gift card is the same as above with the exception of ย the stickles and I added a wee flower.

That’s me for the night … retiring down to the house from the garden workshop…

I have been busy uploading a video onto youtube with this week’s DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts, it should be live very soon, plus there is a giveaway on it too… here’s a sneek peek .. I will do the blog post on it tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Nite Nite all and thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tea for 2 tags

It has been a glorious spring day here in Scotland today… fingers crossed it stays like this for a long time ๐Ÿ™‚

I finally got my laptop fixed, been lost without it… and whilst it was going through the fixing process, I had a tidy up in my shed, put a lot of things away and also had a good old spring clean!

When I was having a sort through and putting things away I came across some lovely stampin up papers that Crafty Helen had sent me with one of my orders last year…. I kept them out and made a couple of tags with them late this afternoon.

Tag #1 Teas

supplies list:-

  • Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
  • Gorgeous lacey ribbon from Laurel
  • Fabric Verbena flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Scortape
  • Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
  • Cameo Beige Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Antique Brass Eyelet & Cropodile
  • Vintage Ephemera from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden
  • Chipboard Shape from Stash

Tag #2 Sweet, Kind & Wonderful

Supplies List :-

  • Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
  • Gorgeous White & Blue Lace from Laurel
  • Fabric Verbena flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Scortape
  • Blue Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Silver Brass Eyelet & Cropodile
  • Vintage Ephemera from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden

Then I popped them into a couple of lovely wee glassine pockets that Natasha send me in a package yesterday with my Redline tape order

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Shabby Chic Flower Chest

I made this project last weekend on Sunday!!… oh my goodness what a quick and busy week it has been.

This is last weeks DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts ๐Ÿ™‚

This project started off ย its wee life looking a bit like this

I then cut out some chipboard pieces.. with a view to making a little mini to fit inside the box..

I then made the binding for the mini … see Laura Dennison Stack the Deck for the tutorial and cut and punched the edges

I picked some nice shabby chic patterned papers and covered the chipboard

I gave the box a coat of Gesso and rose pink acrylic paint, a generous helping of lovely flowers and hey presto!

I have already posted this project over on Youtube if you fancied a wee peek ๐Ÿ™‚

Wild Orchid Craft Supply List :-

FM-00336 25 2-TONE BABY PINK/IVORY HYBRID MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm
LL00027 50 2-TONE PINK/GREEN MULBERRY PAPER ROSE LEAVES 25mm
JW-0003 10 FILIGREE SILVER CORNERS
WD-00025 1 METRE OFF-WHITE PEARL DROP TRIM
LA-00062 2 PCS VENISE APPLIQUE HEART – 5 x5cm (2″ x 2″)
WD-00022 6 BABY PINK ORGANZA BEEHIVE BLOSSOM FLOWERS
EX-00041 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM FLOWERS
FS-00041 5 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SMALL GARDENIA FLOWERS
PM-00122 (new)
PM-00120 (new)
PM-00123 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm

other supplies used :-

  • Daler & Rowney White Gesso
  • Docrafts Artiste Rose Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Hot Glue
  • Grace Taylor Vintage Patterned Paper
  • Scortape

I still have the mini to decorate… but I will get it finished over this weekend

The pink tone flowers are so delicate and pretty dont you think?

thanks so much for popping round ๐Ÿ™‚