The Wee Gingerbread Man

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday to you all and I hope your weekend is positively wonderful!

It is that time of the month again and my turn over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog

I have been having so much fun playing with Expandit this week and if you head on over to the blog you can see how I made this cute wee man πŸ™‚ >>>> Link HereΒ 

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Thanks for popping in

Sarah πŸ™‚

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A Wee Pink Egg House

Hi Everyone!..

Happy Saturday to you all πŸ˜€

I have a wee pink egg house to share with you today, this is the first of 2 that I have to share, I still have the other one to decorate…

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Supplies List..

  • Pink Egg House Β£1.00 from Hobbycraft
  • Paperartsy Snowflake and Blush Chalk Paint
  • Double Sided Tape 1/8th Inch
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Platinum Glitter
  • Styrofoam Eggs
  • Dina Wakeley Matte Medium

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I painted the whole house white first so that it did not alter the colour of the blush paint… left the inside white

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Hope you liked today’s project.. I also finished my G45 Safari Adventure mini album today too.. I will take photo’s of that tonight and do the blog post tomorrow

As always, thanks for popping round

sarah x

 

The Christmas Clay Vase

Hi Everyone..

Welcome to Day 11 of Blogmas!

Today I gave a clay vase that I bought a couple of years ago a bit of a festive makeover… it was looking a bit sorry for itself sitting up on the shelf in my shed.

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So… I gave it a layer of Deco Art Media White Gesso, dried it with my heat gun, then gave it a lick of Captain Peacock fresco finish chalk acrylic paint from paperartsy…

I wrapped some twine around the middle, painted a balsa wood star with Deco Art Media fluid acrylic metallic gold paint and placed a few sprigs of glittery foliage into it and we are done πŸ™‚

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I love making my own home decor for Christmas, makes it that wee bit special knowing its homemade…

As always thanks for popping round and if you fancy joining me tomorrow, I will have another festive project for you.

Sarah x

Masculine Christmas Gift Box

Hello Everyone!

A warm welcome to Blogmas Day 10! .. gosh we are into double digits now πŸ™‚ we have 14 more days left until Christmas Eve and of course the end of Blogmas!

Today I have a masculine gift box to share with you.. it started out as a plain brown hexagonal paper mache box…

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I half started making this the other night when I made a christmas card and mixed up too much of the light green paint, and instead of wasting it, I painted the lid of this box.

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x paper mache box
  • Paperartsy Hyde Park Semi Opaque Green Paint
  • Deco Art Media Tinting Base .. when I mixed it with the Hyde park it gave me the colour on the lid.
  • First Edition Wild at Heart 6×6 patterned paper stack (I love this stack)
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Black Tartan Ribbon from Stampers Grove
  • 3 x Painted Pinecones from Hobbycraft (you get 6 in a bunch)
  • Hot glue gun to stick the pinecones down

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Now that I am writing this blog post and looking at the picture I am wishing that I had edged all the paper panels and the edges of the lid with distress ink just to give it some definition..

As always, thank you for popping round and I will see you tomorrow for Day 11 πŸ™‚

Sarah x

Festive Tray

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Blogmas Day 9!

I made it ….. by the skin of my teeth with today’s project πŸ™‚

I still have a few bits n bobs to add to this but it is almost there so thought I would share it as is..

I am at Stampers Grove tomorrow making festive trays with the lovely ladies and this is sample tray No. 2

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These trays are perfect for filling with goodies (tea/coffee/biscuits or toiletries/perfume/makeup or even sit a dolly or a big teddy in the middle and wrap up in cellophane with a big bow on top..

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I want to add some glittery snowflakes (using the Tim Holtz dies I used earlier in the week) along the outside edges just to finish this off but I will need to do that tomorrow morning.

I’m off to bed now as it is an early start for me in the morning, then I will see you all tomorrow evening for another blogmas project… I’m thinking it might be a gift box πŸ˜‰

As always, I appreciate you coming round

Sarah πŸ™‚

Halloween Pumpkin

Hi Everyone!

You know the other day how I said I was done with Halloween? Β ….well…..I forgot that I bought a paper mache pumpkin when I was in Hobbycraft and seeing as it is Halloween tomorrow, I thought I better paint it πŸ˜€

I actually got a bargain it was reduced to Β£4.00 ! So here is my naked pumpkin, it is fairly big and about the size of a medium real one πŸ˜‰

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I gave it an initial coat of Paperartsy Butternut Opaque chalk finish paint I didnt have any opaque orange paints so had to improvise

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then I added a dollop of Deco Art Media Tinting Base and some quinacridone gold which gave me a pale orange colour

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then i mixed in more quinacridone gold to the base dollop on my desk and we are getting there..

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and even more ….

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then i dry brushed neat quinacrodone gold all over the top.. and happy with the result

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Happy Halloween everyone!!

Sarah

Birdhouse Makeover (Timelapse)

Hi Everyone…

Apologies, it has been a while since I have blogged, It’s not that I have not been crafting, it is more the case of I have not had time to blog any of it..

Life is busy with the pups and Chunky has more trips to the vet than i can mention.. but he is still with us and on the whole keeps remarkably well πŸ™‚

I altered this little wooden birdhouse yesterday and recorded the video, spent this morning editing it and chopping it down from 2 hours to 7 mins πŸ™‚ Β I love how it looks.

Supplies used :-

  • Wooden Birdhouse from Stampers Grove
  • PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint in Granny Smith Opaque Chalk Finish
  • Claudine Hellmuth Semi Gloss Acrylic Paint in Traditional Tan
  • Paperartsy Patterned Paper 12 x 12
  • Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

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I also made a little book yesterday, so I will edit that video next and see how it looks πŸ™‚

See you soon

Sarah x