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Shabby Sunday #11 – Happy Mother’s Day

Shabby Sunday #11 – Happy Mothers Day

On this week’s shabby Sunday I made a card for my mother in law…. I asked my hubby “what do you want on the card?” his reply “Pink, Cream, Gilding and a rabbit!!” Β pfft.. remind me next time not to ask lol

Just as well I attended a workshop on gilding yesterday in Edinburgh at Stampers Grove!

So armed with my new techniques .. I trotted off up to my shed to make the card..

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It’s pink, there is cream, and gilding, but the rabbit is nowhere to be seen… he got a butterfy instead!

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Supplies list :-

  • White heavyweight 320 gsm cardstock for the card base (when scored is 5×5)
  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock as a layer (the bubblegum pink)
  • Papermania Spots & Stripes 12 x 12 patterned paper
  • US Artquest Silver Gilding flakes
  • Double Sided Adhesive sheet
  • Stazon Black Ink
  • Doily
  • Vintage Lace
  • Hessian painted with Paper Artsy Snowflake Chalk Acrylic Paint
  • Pink Sequins
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scortape
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Woodware Heart Punch
  • Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies Stamp and Die Set
  • Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuschias Stamp Set
  • Clearly Besotted Lovely Labels Stamp Set (Happy Mothers Day)
  • Small Doily under the butterfly from a stampin up kit
  • Acetate

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Love how the silver leaf shines through the butterfly that was stamped on acetate…

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I did a spot of stamping inside.. using Hero Arts Mint Julep, a couple of stampin up pink inks, and also done some 2nd stamping…

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As always.. thanks for popping round




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I do love these new word dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps, they arrived in the mail today.. so as soon as I got in from work, I was straight up the garden to try them out πŸ˜‰

Because I made a circular meerkat card last night, I thought I would make another just for good measureΒ Love


supplies list :-

  • Heavyweight White Cardstock 320gsm
  • Bazzill textured cardstock – bit of a robin egg blue colour
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade
  • Stampin Up Daffodill yellow ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Hero Arts Mint Julep Ink
  • Clearly Besotted Good Times Stamp & Die Set
  • Clearly Besotted “Love” word die

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as always, thanks for popping in

Sarah πŸ™‚

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keep in touch…

Keep in touch….

I made tonight’s card using a lovely wee Meerkat stamp from Crafty Stamps.

keep in touch

supplies list :-

  • Stampin up Circle dies
  • Uniball Signo Broad White Opaque Pen
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set : a little sentimental
  • Woodware Heart Punch
  • Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
  • Copic Markers to colour the wee meerkat
  • Crafty Stamps Meerkat Stamp Ref: AN152B
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Clear (for the heart)
  • DCWV 8 x 8 Patterned Colourful Life Paper Stack (for the card base)


As Always, thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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Have a great day!

Have a great day with a wee puffin card!

Puffins… such stocky/chunky wee birds πŸ™‚

An unmistakable bird with its black back and white underparts, and distinctive black head with large pale cheeks and a tall, flattened, brightly-coloured bill. Its comical appearance is heightened by its red and black eye-markings and bright orange legs. Used as a symbol for books and other items, this clown among seabirds is one of the world’s favourite birds. With half of the UK population at only a few sites it is an Amber List species…. Source RSPB

Puffin Card


Supplies List:-

  • White Heavyweight Cardstock 320gsm
  • Orange Bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers
  • Clearly Besotted You Said It Die Collection
  • Clearly Besotted A Litle Sentimental Stamp Set
  • We r Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Crafty Stamps Puffin Stamp
  • Picket Fence Distres Marker

Here is a close up of the Stamp image



and here it is coloured in.. I went over the white areas with picket fence distress maker

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as always, thanks for popping round



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Shabby Sunday #10

Happy Sunday everyone!

Shabby Sunday #10 – a wee shabby egg

I have had a very busy morning up in my wee shed, I have recorded a video with all the goodies I have been buying lately, then I made my shabby sunday project below, and I have also made a couple of cards!

I will share the video & cards later … I have a one other thing I really want to make , that I think will look rather cool

shabby sunday #10

supplies list:-

  • Polystyrene / Styrafoam Medium sized Egg from Hobbycraft
  • Aleene’s tacky glue
  • Muslin fabric cut into strips and patches
  • Vintage lace trim &polkadot flower from Etsy Lavish Laces
  • Flower Sequins
  • Small pearl pins from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Rose Pin (I made this a while ago)

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I hope to see you later with a couple more blog posts..

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As always thanks so much for your support and for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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The Beach Hut

Hi everyone…

Having a great Saturday?

My Saturday got off to a great start when I attended a craft workshop at Stampers Grove, Grove Street, Edinburgh!

The workshop this week was to make a Mother’s Day Present, and the project was to paint and embelish a wooden house. Β  Β I made my house into a wee beach hut, seeing as my mum is no longer with us.

We used Paperartsy paint products and I gave my hut a coat of Paperartsy Fresco Finish Opaque Chalk paint in Mermaid, then added some snowflake to give it a washed out feel πŸ™‚

Sea Shack


There were loads of lovely embelishment’s provided to decorate your houses with, including the fab wooden letters which I painted in snowflake, then gave them a coat of translucent blue and then some of the Paperartsy Crackle Glaze then when I got it home brushed some white fire Silver Treasure Gold.. I love this stuff!

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It picks up all the raised bits and gives it such a lovely effect πŸ™‚

I added a few seashells and seaglass to finish off my project once I got home

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In next week’s workshop i’m going to be learning how to do Gilding, which I’m really looking forward to πŸ™‚

So if you live in or around the Edinburgh area you should def. check out Stampers Grove Workshops {{click here}}

They also have loads of neat crafting supplies too.. It’s great to be able to go shopping in their store after the workshop finishes each week, plus if you attend a class you can benefit from a discount on the supplies you buy that day!

Watch out for one of my future blog post’s where I share the goodies I bought in the last 2 weeks

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As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚