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I Heart Friendship..

The needles and threads were out in the workshop this evening ๐Ÿ™‚

I went out shopping today and came home with loads of threads, beads and fabric ๐Ÿ™‚

I drew a heart template freehand and then cut out some wool batting, blue fabric, Muslin and silk material, stitched it, sewed a few beads, stitched a few crosses, practiced a few new stitches…

I stamped the word friendship onto some muslin with archival ink, then machine stitched the whole thing together ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a blast!

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Shabby September…

Tonight’s project is a little material notebook.. I used a Sizzix Die for the template and with a little bit more practice on the sewing machine the book came together fairly quickly, easy enough to put together in an evening, depending on the amount of sewing and embelishments you put on the front ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies Used :

  • Sizzix Folder Die
  • Material from charity shop
  • Lace & some May Arts Lace Trim
  • Leftover Seam Binding bits from a previous project
  • Sewing machine
  • Water colour paper
  • Blue Seed Beads
  • Puffy Hearts
  • Eyelets
  • September is a rub on
  • handmade paper material label
Its also a great wee project for using up leftover bits ๐Ÿ™‚
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A Little Love Note & Tag

I picked up a package from the Post Office yesterday, they had tried to deliver it on Thursday but we were all out or at work, so left a postcard that they had tried to deliver it… It was an order that I had placed online with Sarah’s Cards, they were having a 50% off selected ranges of Patterend Papers..

I made a couple of cards and a gift tag yesterday with them..

Supplies List :~

  • Stampin Up Naturals Ivory Cardstock for the card base
  • Certainly Celery Stampin Up Cardstock for a Layer to the tag on the front of the card
  • Sassafras Lass Sunshine Broadcast Flag Banners
  • Fancy Pants Lilac House Patterned Paper Collection ~ Lavendar Leaves Paper
  • Fancy Pants Lilac House Cards 12 x 12 Sheet
  • Seam Binding, Rhinestone & Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Color Box Chalk Ink in Celador
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scor tape
  • Bead & Twine (hot glue to fix them together)


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i <3 tree's with some shabby chic love.. .. ..

I have a really great time in the workshop tonight… wee Sarah pulled up a chair, got my old craft mat out and crafted along with me ๐Ÿ™‚

I made a layout and a card and she made a card with a painted background, newpaper clippings some flower picks, lace and a stamp.

Below is the 8″ x 8″ Layout I made using a picture of a tree that I snapped whilst walking through the woods with the dogs the other week.. and the layout says it all … I really do {heart} trees ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was wondering why my camera was taking crappy photos tonight and it wouldn’t focus.. turns out my son had been using it today, altered all the settings and left his fingerprints all over the lens!! the lengths some teens wil go to get a ย photo ๐Ÿ˜‰ I suppose i’ll let him off seeing as he “fessed up” to using it lol

Here is a picture of the shabby Chic card I made using some of the leftovers from the Layout

Supplies List :~

  • Bazzill Light Green Textured Cardstock 12″ x 4″ folded to make a 6″ x 4″ Card
  • Light Green Vintage 1930’s Seam Binding
  • Digital Collage Sheets
  • Paper Doillie
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper
  • Mulberry Flowers
  • Matte Green Pearl Bead
  • Ivory Padded Heart

and once I managed to recover my camera .. a nice wee close up ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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With Love

A wee card and some stick pins that I made up in the workshop tonight, I used the new stamps that arrived today from Docrafts ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :=

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
  • Prima Reflections Patterned Paper
  • Seam Binding and Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Papermania Joyeaux Noel Stamp set “With Love”
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scotch ATG Gun

Here are the 2 pins I made tonight…

and a close up ๐Ÿ™‚

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I started this layout at the weekend… then discovered the challenge that I was entering this for had a sketch that you had to follow so I had to start again lol… and set this aside.

I decided to finish it off tonight in the workshop, whilst I pondered over what else I’m going to do with the recipe swap cards ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s a layout of my Daughter …. She’s a real hoot lol

I added a few Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

Making Memories glittered chipboard letters

Hand Dyed Crinkle Seam binding to add a finishing touch to the end of the journalling spot

I stickled the branches with Vintage Photo Distress Stickles

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Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop ~ Saturday 5th February 2011

As you may already be aware I will be hosting a slot over at the YPP UStream Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop this coming Saturday the 5th February 2011 at 9pm GMT or if you are in the USA at 3pm Central Standard Time ๐Ÿ˜€ the link to my Youtube video below explains all

Video : Valentine Sweetie Virtial Crop

I will be on for an hour making various different valentine cards..

Here is a supplies list of what you will require if you fancy crafting along with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Below is the Essential Basic’s List you will need for all cards, then below that I have listed the exact items I have used and will be required to make each card (these are not set in stone ~ please feel free to replace supplies with whatever you have to hand) ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Brown Ink (suitable for stamping) I used Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Double Sided Adhesive or ATG
  • Glossy Accents
  • 1 x “Valentine Sentiment Stamp” of your choice (whatever you have available)
  • Patterned Paper (Pink/Red tones)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Cuttlebug/Bigshot
  • Punches : 2 1/2″ ย & 1 3/4″ Circle Punches, small heart punch
  • Sizzix Hello Kitty Nested Heart Die (or punches or use your cricut)
  • Glue Dots


Card #1 ~ The Sweetie Valentine Card (mini Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • 1 x 2 1/2″ Circle cut out of Pattered Paper
  • 1 3/4″ Circle cut our of Pink Metallic / Mirriboard Cardstock
  • 1 x Medium Heart from the Hello Kitty Sizzix Nested Hearts Die
  • Pink Sequins
  • Glossy Accents
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • Pink Raffia
  • Copic Spica Glitter Pen in Pink
  • Burgundy Gossamer Floss Silk
  • “Be My Valentine Stamp”
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Card #2 ~ Just Stamping Valentine Card (Mini ย Square Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ when folded
  • 1 x Background Stamp – I used Hero ArtsCountry Hearts Ref: S5161
  • 1 x Large Heart from the hello kitty nested hearts sizzix die (for masking)
  • 1 x Stampin Up Stampin Write Marker in Chocolate Chip
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • “Be My valentine” Stamp
  • Stickles in Fruit Punch
  • 1 x Heart Button
  • 1 x Glue Dot
  • Red Floss Silk

Card #3 ย Masculine Valentine ~ Using up Scraps! (Long Thin Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card with the following dimensions 8 1/4″ x 3″
  • American Crafts Textured Cardstock Scraps in Chocolate brown, Light Brown & Creamy Brown
  • Red Textured cardstock scrap
  • 3 x Dark Brown 1″ squares (from above scraps)
  • 3 x Medium Brown 1/2″ Squares (from above scraps)
  • 2 x Creamy Brown Hearts punched with a small heart punch or from the HK Sizzix nested heart die or cricut
  • 1 x Red cardstock Heart
  • 1 x Glossy Accents to glaze the red heart
  • Be My Valentine Sentiment Stamp
  • Small Outline Heart Stamp
  • Dimensional Adhesive for the centre panel

Card #4 ย Shabby Chic Valentine ~ Matting and Layering (Normal Square Card)

  • Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 5″ x 5″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4″ x 4″ (edges distressed)
  • Nestabilities labels 8 2nd Smallest die (edges Distressed)
  • 4″ x 1″ Strip of very light pink Pink bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • 4″ thin strip of Patterned Paper
  • Fiskars Treading Water Edge Punch
  • 1 x 4″ Strip of Lace
  • Extra Tacky Tape
  • 4″ Strip of Light Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Champagne Seam Binding crinkled up and enough to tie a double bow around a 4″ piece of cardstock
  • 1 x German Glass Glittered Star
  • By My Valentine Stamp
  • Cream Mulberry Paper
  • Lace for either side of the nestabilities die once cut
  • White Acrylic Paint and a dry brush for distressing the edges
  • 2 x Light Pink very small gems
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • ATG or double sided tape

Card #5 ~ The Cutesey Kissing Mice Valentine

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 6″ x 4″
  • Papermania Red Textured Cardstock
  • Country Companions Lovers Lane Rose Floral Patterned Paper
  • A Cute Valentine Picture of your choice, I have used 2 mice kissing from the Country Companions Lovers Lane Pack
  • Seam Binding – White
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist in lava Red (to dye the seam binding ribbon)
  • ATG Gun
  • Small Jewellery Tag
  • Dark Pink Chalk Ink
  • Newspaper letters cut out to spell “I Love You”
  • Gel Medium (i’m using Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Small iridescent sequin Leave and Flower
  • Mini Mister (to wet seam binding before glimmering)

And if I get all of the above done in an hour and have time left, I will just wing it with an altered valentine Notepad ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really hope that you will join us over on Ustream, for what will be a fabulous day to get those creative juices flowing ๐Ÿ™‚

Kits will be available for the above shortly, if you are interested please email me at ย thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚