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Shabby Sunday #3

Shabby Sunday #3

Hello and welcome to the 3rd blog post in the Shabby Sunday Series πŸ™‚

This week I altered a small papier mache oval box that I picked up half price in the Hobbycraft sale, I think it only cost Β£0.50, so a real bargain!

I started off by painting the box with antique white acrylic paint and distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz Pumice Stone distress ink..

The inspiration for this box came from Pinterest, there was a picture pinned by someone where christmas boxes were made from circle boxes created by Melissa Phillips

My take on the box is valentine themed, perfect for giving as a gift filled with lovely Lindt chocolate πŸ™‚

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The paper line that I used is Promise Me by SEI..

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for the base I used a wooden spool, painted it in the antique white acrylic paint, edges done in pumice stone, then edged in glossy accents and dipped in clear rock candy distress glitter.

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Supplies List :-

  • Decoart Antique white acrylic paint
  • Promise Me 12 x 12 patterned paper collection from SEI
  • Vintage Lace from Etsy Seller Lavish Laces
  • Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Petaloo Pink Darjeeling Flowers
  • Silver Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • WOW Glitttered embossing powder in Clear & Vanilla Opaque
  • Papermania Large Bloom
  • Prima Bark Heart
  • Small Pink Button
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die & Mat Board for the flower at the base.
  • Antique Linen Thread
  • Light Pink Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon
  • Small Pink Pearl Head Pin

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I hope you enjoyed this week’s Shabby Sunday… I had so much fun creating this.

Thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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Hi everyone…

I made another card folder today.. this one has a crisp clean feel about it, with a slight bit of vintage cotton lace thrown in for good measure πŸ˜‰

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I used Crate Paper’s DIY Shoppe paper line for the cover and the envelopes which I made with the Stampin up diagonal scoreboard attachment.

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I also used vintage cotton lace from Etsy Store Lavish Laces.

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supplies list:-

  • Heavyweight White Cardstock for the wallet, pockets and card bases
  • Crate Paper DIY Shoppe 12 x 12 patterned paper
  • Vintage cotton lace from Etsy Seller Lavish Laces
  • Light Green Paper Doily
  • Blue Button
  • Burlap Daisy flower
  • Hot Glue Gun, Red Line Tape, Scor-tape

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there are 4 x cards and 4 x envelopes in the wallet, each card different, birthday, thank you etc… which I used various different stamp sets from Clearly Besotted Stamps .. I {heart} their stamp and die sets!!

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A quick reminder that it’s week #3 of Shabby Sunday tomorrow, I have a nice little project lined up and really looking forward to making it πŸ™‚

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Hope to see you all tomorrow and thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚


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Shabby Sunday #2

Shabby Sunday #2

Hello everyone!

Well… another week has passed without much crafting going on… but I managed to get up to my shed tonight to create something for shabby sunday.

I know I said last week that I would make some shabby embelishments, but a change of plan was in order, given the lack of time I had, and made a card instead πŸ™‚

I also challenged myself to use the colour purple, now although I love the colour, I do struggle to make stuff with it.. so here is my wee shabby purple card

Birthday Wishes


  • White Heavyweight Cardstock
  • We r Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (Scallop/cloud)
  • Papermania Blue Lacey Card
  • Vintage Lacefrom Lavish Laces
  • My Little Shoebox Pom Pom Trim
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Clearly Besotted Autumn Flowers Stamp & Die Set
  • Glossy Accents
  • Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter
  • Vintage Lace made into a flower
  • Cheesecloth fabric on the inside of the flower
  • Purple 35mm Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Hot Glue Gun

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I love the effect the rock candy gives the leaves..they look frosted

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚


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Shabby Sunday #1

Hi Everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday blog post #1 Β πŸ™‚

For my very first Shabby Sunday project, I picked something relatively small, to ease me back into it..

shabby tag


Approximate Supplies list :- (I have forgotten where I got some of the items and their names)

  • Tag Base is one of these plain chipboard mini albums from Michaels from a few yrs ago
  • Deco Art Pink Lemonade and Antique White acrylic Paint
  • WOW Clear glittered embossing powder
  • Prima Bark Heart
  • Antique trims from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers ( LOVE these)
  • Pink Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel
  • Vintage Light Pink Seam Binding from Etsy
  • Darker Pink Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Dylusions White Linen Spray
  • Crate Paper Pink Button
  • Strip of Champagne Rhinestones
  • Die Cut Circle (Think Crafty Helen sent me this)
  • Cardstock Sentiment from SEI
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (round the edge of the tag)

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After making this tag today, I think that next sunday I will concentrate on making shabby chic embelishments to build up a ready made stock for when I start making cards & projects πŸ™‚

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Hope you enjoyed the first blog post for Shabby Sunday πŸ™‚



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Choose your love & Love your choice

Choose your love & Love your choice



  • Bazzil Marshmallow Cardstock
  • SEI Romance Sentiment
  • Prima Wooden Heart
  • Stampin Up Linen Thread
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

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I’m starting a new feature on my blog tomorrow ….. Sunday’s will now be known as “Shabby Sunday”

Each Sunday I will create one thing, it could be a card or an embelishment, a mini book, a tag, altering item’s etc…. Β just all things shabby πŸ™‚

It seems like a long time since I made anything shabby chic, and this is my way of getting back to doing what I love and sharing it here on my blog.

It will be purely blog posts at the moment, however, I do hope to record video tutorials and feature these too, and maybe a live Ustream depending on how things go πŸ™‚

See you tomorrow for Shabby Sunday #1

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Happy New Year Card

Hi everyone!

I have one final new year card to share with you today.. then I guess i’ll be moving on to valentine themed cards.



supplies list :-

  • White hammered textured off white heavyweight cardstock
  • Doily from Karen (Billyfloss) Etsy Shop
  • Tim Holtz Rossette Die
  • Memory Box Number Dies
  • Clearly Besotted Set the Scene StampSet
  • Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
  • American Crafts All Girl Patterned Paper
  • Tiny Pearl Star from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
  • Hot Glue Gun, Tombow Mono Multi Glue & Glossy Accents
  • Stampin Up Circle Die Set

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thanks for popping round

Sarah x