Spring Flower Cards

Hi Everyone,

It was my turn over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog last weekend and in all the excitement I forgot to share the project here on my blog..

You can see the full blog post here   and a sneeky peek at what I made down below,

Thanks for popping round,

Sarah x

spring flowers




Whimsical Summer

Whimsical Summer

blog hop banner colourcraft rubber dance

Hi Everyone!

A very warm welcome to the Fabulous Rubber Dance Art Stamps and Colourcraft Blog Hop!

My project for the blog hop today is a keyring holder and features the Whimsical Summer Stamp Set, Grungy swirls background stamp and Colourcraft Brusho and Aztec Pearl Paint.

Whimsical Summer 1

My project started of as a chipboard kit and I applied a layer of white gesso to all the elements

Whimsical Summer 2

I then started to apply my Brusho crystal colours to create a background, drying in between layers to ensure the colours did not bleedtoo much to give me 3 difinitive areas.. sky, background and grass

Whimsical Summer 3

For the houses, I mixed custom colours by adding Brusho to white gesso .. so versatile



I also used the grungy swirls background stamp over a few of the elements prior to painting with the brusho


Once all the painting was complete, I stamped out several of the whimsical summer stamps onto waterolour paper and used the brusho as a watercolour medium, then fussy cut out the elements and assembled the project

Whimsical Summer 6

Whimsical Summer 1

Whimsical Summer 4

I hope you enjoyed my project and now on to the exciting part… the giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive both a €25 Gift Certificate to RubberDance
AND a £25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit all the fabulous designers from both teams on each day of the hop
leave a comment for them for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until the end of Wednesday, 14th February to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
Rubber Dance Facebook  page and  ColourCraft Facebook page
on Saturday, 17th February.
Today’s Blog Hop link are as follows :-

Blue Christmas

Hi Everyone!

It is my turn over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog today and I have a Steampunk themed Blue Wooden Christmas Tree to share.. I would love for you to pop over to the blog and have a wee peek .. link here

Blue Christmas 3

This project is also on an upcoming workshop at Stampers Grove on Saturday 2nd December.. details here

I hope to share more projects with you in the coming weeks leading up to christmas as I have workshops to prepare for and I have bought a ton of new crafty goodies and I need to start playing with them and start making my christmas cards!

See you soon


Lutradur Laced Cards

Hi Everyone!

It is my turn over on the Colourcraft blog today and I have a cool technique to share using Lutradur 70, Acylic Spray Mists and Aztec Metallic Lustre Paints 🙂

lutradue lace 12

I would love for you to hop on over and have a look at the amazing effect it creates..for blog post click here 

Thanks for popping in

Sarah x


Zinski Family Workshop

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend…

Next Saturday I will be at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh with a workshop using Paperartsy Zini’s and Zinski stamp sets, these are fun little whimsical stamps that you can create many fun projects with.

I have a few samples to share,  these will be just some of the fun things that you can make on the day.

Zini 2

Zini 1


zini 4

If you are local and fancy popping along you will be made more than welcome with like minded crafters, a cuppa and a wee bit cake 🙂

Details on how to book are here

As always, thank you for popping round,

Sarah x



Lutradur, Expandit and Brusho Sprays

Hi Everyone!

It has been some week … and a busy week at that! However it is the weekend and time to relax and get some crafty projects made.

This week it is my turn over on the Colourcraft Ltd Design Team Blog where I feature the products Lutradur… Expandit… and Brusho Acrylic Spray mists .. and oh boy what fun they are to work with, head over to the blog (link here) to see what I got up to 😀

26.08.17 5

As always, thank for popping in, hope to see you tomorrow here on the blog with a new post and a fun project

Sarah x

Stencil Girl/Colourcraft (Brusho) Blog Hop

SG Colourcraft Blog Hop banner (1)
Hi Everyone!
A very warm welcome to the Stencil Girl / Colourcraft (Brusho) Blog Hop!
For this very special collaboration I have made a button hole binding book for you today and hope you enjoy the project 🙂
I started my project with the absolutely gorgeous Stencil Girl Stencil No. L509 Janet Joehlin Curlicue Floral Stencil.
Taking an A4 sheet of watercolour paper I taped down the edges and applied a layer of Modelling Paste and semi dried it with my heat gun.
I then sprayed the entire sheet with water and began sprinkling various different green and blue Brusho crystals over top until I got the desired coverage and colours.
I took my heat gun and dried the entire sheet, and by not allowing the modelling paste to dry completely at the start,  it begins to peel off as the paper begins to dry out acting as a resist, and the effect is beautiful
Stencil Girl Blog Hop4
Next job was to create the book using my lovely new stenciled background
I cut down a piece of chipboard to the required size and trimmed my paper a half inch larger than my chipboard
I then applied scor-tape to the entire back side of the chipboard and stuck this down to my patterned paper, mitered the edges and cut and folded back the button hole in the book cover
Next step was to make the signatures for the book so I chose coloured card that would compliment the cover
The papers were cut to size and folded ready for the holes to be pierced through for the binding
The next step was to assemble the book and stitch all the signatures in place to complete the finished book…
Stencil Girl Blog Hop2
I loved how this turned out and I have enough of the background paper left over to make another 2 books!
Stencil Girl Blog Hop1
To finish the front of the book off I used some fibres and a lovely pottery button
Stencil Girl Blog Hop3
I hope you enjoyed this project for the very first Stencil Girl / Colourcraft Blog Hop
… and now for the exciting part …. the giveaway!
SG Colourcraft GIVEAWAY image
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Monday, August 21st.
Please find links to the other blog hop girls blogs below
Sarah Allan – you are here
Thank you so much for participating in the hop and good luck for the giveaway everyone
Sarah 🙂