Arts & Crafts, card making, Handmade, Paper Crafting

Sympathy Card

Happy Sunday everyone..

It’s been another busy and productive day in the shed, i’m really getting into this die cutting and stamping malarkie πŸ™‚

The final card that I made today, that i’m sharing with you tonight is a sympathy card, I need to take this into work with me tomorrow to give to a colleague who lost a loved one recently…



Supplies list :-

  • Heavyweight white card stock for the card base, panel and leafy die cut
  • Clearly Besotted Leafy Accent Stamp and Die Set
  • Stampin Up Summer Starfruit Ink
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Ink
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 3mm White Self Adhesive Pearls



Thanks for popping round

Sarah x

Arts & Crafts, card making, stamping

You’re the best daughter in the world

Happy Saturday everyone!

It has been thee most gorgeous sunny day here today, so whilst my husband and son re-roofed the garden shed (not my shed) πŸ˜‰ I pottered around making gift bags, tidying away crafty goodies etc…

I did make this card today and I just love the clean and simple look to it..



Supplies used :-

  • White heavy weight cardstock for the base
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Sets
  • Prima Athena Flowers
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake and Pool Party Ink
  • Glossy accents to fix the flower in place
  • Stampin Up Stamp-a-majig to make sure everything was stamped straight


Thanks for popping round and enjoy the rest of the weekend πŸ™‚


card making, Matt & Layer, Paper Crafting, stamping

Birthday Cards for Dads

Happy Sunday everyone!

My plans for today consisted of doing a wee Ustream, but like my failed attempt last night, Ustream was not wanting to work today either..

I have made loads of things today, all stuff to send to my sister, mostly things I have made before, like altered gift bags, 21st, 18th birthday cards etc..

I also made some masculine cards, dad birthday cards etc, so will share these instead, seeing as they are something new to show on my blog πŸ™‚



supplies used :-

  • Dark Kraft Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Light Blue Cardstock
  • Sizzix Polaroid camera die
  • Dienamics Alphabet die set
  • Studio Calico Chipboard Cameras & Arrows
  • American Crafts 6 x 6 patterned paper – Ready Set Go
  • Woodware small heart punch with Indigo Island Stampin up cardstock
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • Clearly Besotted birthday Stamp Set



The second card is the same as the one above, but I have used different coloured paper and embelishments…




see above for supplies list



Then i made a one layer card… just stamping



I used the following to make this card…

  • Dark Kraft Cardstock
  • Casual Fridays Amazeballs stampset
  • Stampin Up Ink : Crumb Cake & Midnight Muse

Enjoy the rest of your weekend


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Out of the Scrap Box

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday to you all!!

I headed up to my shed this evening, for a spot of crafting…. crafting is good for the soul, plus it makes me happy as a wee pig in the myre playing with paper πŸ™‚

Soooo… tonight i made some 3 x 3 cards, with leftover scraps that were in my scraps / offcuts box

I also brought out some die cuts too, namely, Memory Box Numbers dies, and a Dienamics Medallion Die..

Card # 1

White Card Base, Black Cardstock Medallion, and some orangey-red Stampin Up Patterned Paper



Card # 2

Stampin Up Red Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Stampin Up Woodgrain embossing folder and Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday Stamp



Card # 3

Dark Brown, Kraft & Black Cardstock



Card # 4

Pale Pink Pearlescent Cardstock, Papermania Glittered Mulberry Paper & Black Cardstock



Card # 5

Black & White Glittered Cardstock, Black Cardstock & Signo Uniball Broad White Pen



here’s one I made yesterday, just forgot to mention it in yesterdays post πŸ™‚



Thanks for popping round…

I’ll be back on ustream this thursday, making more age cards… 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th and 80th around 7pm ish GMT.

Sarah πŸ™‚

card making

18 & 21 ~ ~ ~ Same but different

A very happy sunday to you all… and a very Happy Mother’s Day too everyone, wherever in the world you may be πŸ™‚

Another productive day in my shed today, I made some 18th and 21st Birthday Cards.. and the girlie ones are kinda all the same but different, if you know what i mean πŸ˜‰

I used the following to create the cards….

My Little Shoebox – Cherry Delight – Collection Kit



I managed to scoop this gorgeous little collection pack when it was on sale over at




I also used a dark kraft cardstock for the card base, I picked this up from a local crafting fair and it is from




I also used some Papermania glittered paper and some Pale pink pearlescent cardstock


AΒ couple of accent items from Wild Orchid Crafts : Cherry Blossoms and 3mm Pink Pearls




I also used some pale pink grosgrain ribbon from my stash





finished off with some diecuts.. first the numbers from Memorybox, then the “today” diecut from here

Thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

Arts & Crafts, crafting, Distressing, Embelishments, Embossing, Handmade, Handmade Book, Inking, Matt & Layer, Mini Album, Mixed Media, Mulberry Flowers, Painting, Paper Crafting, Projects, Recycling, Rustic, Tag Making

Trendsetter Mini Album

Hi everyone….Hope you are all well ….

I managed to finish the trendsetter mini that I started a few weeks ago, feels good to get this project finished.

It’s my next Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts.



The dimensions are 4.5″ x 4″ with 2″ allowance for the spine/binding.



I used the Fancy Pants Trendsetter Collection pack from www.angelcrafts.bizΒ 



Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

BM-00027 100 mixed 1″ Summer Blooms
BM-00030 100 mixed 1.06″ Summer Blooms
SP-00010 60 Spice Colour Self Adhesive Pearls



other products used :-

  • White & Manilla Tags
  • Stampin Up Pool Party and Calypso Coral Cardstock (to make tags)
  • Pool Party Bakers Twine
  • My Minds Eye Enamel Dots
  • Scortape & Hot Glue Gun
  • kraft cardstock
  • American Crafts Pink Twine



there is a video showcasing the mini over on my youtube channel.. just click {{here}} to go straight there..




I nearly forgot to mention that the cover for this mini album is made from corrugated cardboard packaging that I Recycled.




and also the binding technique used is by Ozegran on Youtube, which is a mix between the stack the deck and the hidden hinge binding systems. Β  Ozegran (Jen;s) channel can be found {{here}}



Thanks so much for popping in



Sarah x


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Vintage Tags

Hi everyone…

It’s a bank holiday here in Scotland, and what better way to spend it after the cleaning was done, than a spot of crafting… so up to my wee shed i went!

I’m busy finishing off a fabric journal that I started last year.. I think another couple of days and it’ll be done.

I made some fabric tags for it today, using some of the gorgeous vintage lace that I bought from store Lavish Laces.



Supplies used :-

  • Ranger Tags
  • Stampin Up Box Template kit
  • Fabric
  • Vintage Laces from Etsy Store Lavish Laces
  • Burlap
  • Seam Binding
  • Crafty Secrets Stamp Set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Heart Punch
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Self Adhesive Pearls
  • Colall Glue from Wild Orchid Crafts



You can get the kit for the boxes from Stampin Up, it comes with Diecut doilies,feathers, etc plus buttons, twine and gift cards.. if you are in UK and fancy one, my Stampin Up Demo Helen Anderson’s link is in my side bar.



Love how the burlap transforms an ordinary tag into something quite different…





thanks for popping in

Sarah πŸ™‚