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A Nautical 70th

Evening everyone!

A quick card share tonight, a friend at work asked me to make a 70th birthday with a sailing/nautical theme and here’s the wee card I made..

nautical 70th


I used K & Company patterned paper along with kraft cardstock

nautical 70th 2


supplies list :-

  • Heavyweight Kraft Cardstock
  • K & Company Seaglass collection
  • Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag Die
  • DCWV Self Adhesive Cork 
  • Hemptique Twine
  • Dienamics Nautical die set
  • Dienamics jaggy edged circle die (medallion? cant remember the name of it)
  • Papermania textured cardstock in navy, grey & teal blue
  • Copper Eyelet
  • Memory Box Numer Die Set (large)
  • Today die ( I got this from Joanna Sheen and unsure of the manufacturer)
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink

Nautical 70th 3

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Once in a Lifetime..

Hi everyone!

I mentioned in last night’s post that I had a card to share with you this evening, and here it is 🙂

It is a stamped background card, and the inspiration for this came from this Hero Arts youtube video  on building backgrounds, that I watched recently.

Once in a Lifetime


supplies list :-

  • Heavyweight white cardstock cut to 8″ x 4″, then scored at 4″ to make a 42 x 4″ card
  • Heavyweight white cardstock panel cut to 3.5″ x 3.5″
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Shaddow Inks in Red Royal, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Pool, Green Hills, Stone Wash & Grape Juice
  • Papermania Persimmon Collection Clear Stamps
  • Stampin Up “See ya later” stamp set
  • Stampin Up Crystal Effects and dimensional adhesive

once in a lifetime 1


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Hi Everyone…

A very happy Monday to you all…

It’s a very happy Monday in my wee shed tonight, my Stampin Up order arrived in the mail today 🙂 lots of nice new stamp sets to play with, I have recorded a video, showing all the bits n bobs I received, but I forgot to show the 2 x paper collections, not to worry, I will try and squeeze them into a future video 😉

Tonight I was playing around making my own inked backgrounds using stamps and inks, I hope to share what I made with those tomorrow.

But for this evening’s post, I have a simple stamped card to share, I like how this turned out, simple yet effective (always think these kinds of cards stand out).

youre the best



Supplies used :-

  1. White Heavyweight Cardstock cut to 8″ x 4″ and scored at 4″
  2. White Heavyweight Cardstock for the panel cut to 3.5″ x 3.5″
  3. Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
  4. Stampin Up Just Sayin Stamp & Die Set
  5. Henry the Dog Stamp
  6. Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

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Shabby Sunday #7

Shabby Sunday #7  ~ The Wee Shabby Donkey

shabby shunday #6 1

This week’s shabby sunday is all about this wee shabby donkey… It caught my eye yesterday in the craft shop and I just had to buy it.. link here for the stamp!

I used thick water colour paper for the card base and lots of lovely lace from Etsy Store : Lavish Laces

shabby sunday #6 3

This is a fairly quick card to put together, longest part was cutting round the donkey, as I stamped it on stampin up coaster board


thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Butterfly Card & New Techniques

Happy Sunday everyone!

This is blog post 2 of 3 .. I’m going for a hat trick today 😉

I have been playing around all morning with the different/new techniques I learned yesterday when I attended  the Card Making Workshop at Stampers Grove Thanks to Yvonne for teaching and James & Emma for hosting the workshop in their craft store

The first card I made is using a new butterfly trio stamp set that I bought whilst I was at the class, it stamps beautifully!



and here is the card I created, using the new folding and cutting out technique from the workshop

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and here is a different view so you can see it from a different angle..

butterfly pop out 3


I made the next card yesterday in class, and today I finished it off by applying holographic embossing powder and some colour to the body, this is another gorgeous stamp.. you can find it here

dagonfly 1


the technique here is you stamp the image direct to the card base, then cut around the wings with a craft knife to give your card added dimension… cant wait to try this again, I will need to have a nose in my stamp vault to see if what stamps would lend themselves for this type of card 🙂

I also made another one of these cards using a stampin up heart stamp

just because 2

Then I had a go at a pop out card, this is supposed to be a stack of presents, you could also do a stacked cake..

stepped  card


I had so much fun learning things yesterday, now to put them all into practice!

I’ll be back later tonight with Shabby Sunday

Sarah 🙂

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Collective Haul

Thought I would share the goodies I have been buying lately 🙂 I am LOVING the wee donkey stamp, who’d have thought a wee donkey could make you happy..

The above goodies are from:-

I have 3 x orders that I am waiting to arrive from:-

Stampin Up – took advantage of the Sale-a-bration freebies this month and some sale items
Oyster Stamps – ordered some memory box discontinued dies
Simon Says Stamp – they have a 75% off sale!

See you all later for shabby sunday and some card shares 🙂

Have a lovely crafty sunday!

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Sympathy Card

Hi everyone…

A very happy Saturday to you all.. I have had a lovely day, I attended a card making workshop over in Edinburgh at a great wee place called Stampers Grove {{ link to the shop here}} where Yvonne was teaching us all some new techniques.

I hope to share some of these newly learned techniques with you all on my blog tomorrow.. I plan to get up early and head up to my shed and have a card making day 🙂

The card i have to share with you this evening is a sympathy card, a friend had asked me to make a card for her, so that’s what I have been up to tonight, using a brand new stamp set that I bought at the craft shop today


supplies used :-

  • Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock in Marshmallow
  • Stampin Up  Stampin Write Markers in Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder
  • Impress Marker #36 Lavendar
  • Hobby Art Stamp Set Anna’s Collection Just for You CS023D
  • Stampin up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps – Many Messages stamp set

This is the new stamp set I bought today.

hobby art cs023d


Thanks for dropping in everyone,  remember it’s shabby sunday again tomorrow and I will be back with a brand new project for you 🙂 See you tomorrow!