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Altered Bingo Board

Hello everyone, hope your all having a lovely Easter Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

Before I head into today’s project, I would like like to congratulate Susan (Dancing Dragon) on becoming a mum, by giving birth to a baby boy today … well done Susan ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  ย  also I would like to congratulate Mitzi Curry on becoming a Grandma for the first time ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Love to you both and your family.

Today’s project is an altered Bingo Board or Clip Board that Maria sent me last year, I came across it when I was rummaging through my chipboard drawer yesterday ๐Ÿ˜‰ … so thank you Maria, I have now put it to good use! ย  In fact it has gone to very good use as it has got a new home already ….and become a notice board for my mother-in-law’s kitchen…. It is already gift wrapped and on its way there as I type this …

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Bingo Board / Clip Board
  • Daler & Rowney White Gesso
  • Decoart Spring Green Acrylic Paint
  • Ranger Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint
  • Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden 12 x 12 Patterned Paper
  • Stampin Up Butterfly Embosslit
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Amber Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Ranger Glue n Seal Matte Adhesive
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

I love the effect on the crackle paint, once its dry, rubbing over some frayed burlap distress ink so that it soaks down into the crackles and gives this neat look…. (you wipe the excess ink off with a damp cloth to restore the top of the project and leave the ink in the cracks) ๐Ÿ™‚

in hindsight… I should have used some texture paste to blend out the lines of the paper, so that there were no lines showing… but you live and learn, and I can always remember this for the next one that I make… because I want one now lol

Thanks for Stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bunny Tag and Dressform Postcard

Wednesday evening up in the shed was fun… firstly as it marked the start of my 4 day weekend, and boy am I ready for a few days off work, I have earned them ๐Ÿ˜‰

Secondly because I got to spend it with friends, arty crafty lovely online friends ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  ย  ย I switched Ustream on and got down to some crafting, ย first up was the easter bunny bingo tag..

Supplies Used :-

  • 1 x Tag
  • Scrunched up Prima Flowers and some pretty pink rhinestones as flower centres
  • Vintage lace
  • Vintage Button
  • Sticky backed canvas from Ranger
  • Easter Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy Sellerย iralamijashop
  • Cabbage Rose Seam Binding from Etsy Seller Memriemare
  • Sewing Machine
  • Glitz Design Love Games Patterned Paper
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tags Punch and Stamp Set
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Hot Glue Gun.
  • Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone Distress Ink

Then I went on to made a postcard, this was an “off the cuff” ย throw it out there kinda put together postcard, however it turned out great and I held a draw once I had finished it and the lovely Joycee won it.. congrats joyce ๐Ÿ™‚ .. I was really pleased about it because, as many of you know, joyce has some wierd and wonderful colour choices and she had a huge input when I made this… so thank you Joycee couldnt have done it without you ๐Ÿ˜‰

There’s a lot of “stuff” going on in this postcard… so the supplies list might be a tad on the long side ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 1 x Matboard Diecut postcard & Dressform shape from deb.
  • Acrylic Paint in Latte, Antique Gold, White, Rose Pink, Tea Rose and Fuschia
  • Antique/vintage tape measure
  • Versamark & Gold Embossing Powder
  • Stampin Up En Francais Script Stamp
  • Brilliance Lightning Black Ink
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Tiny papermania buttons for the “Peeny” // “Pinny”
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hessian
  • Seam Binding
  • Pink Thread
  • Twine
  • Bubble wrap for stamping


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Like a Quilt Postcard

It’s been a few days since i’ve been up to my workshop… so I headed up there tonight to make a wee postcard, I do like making these, they’re fun to do ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Die Cut Mat Board Piece, Star and Heart from Deb (thanks Deb)
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Versamagic Hint of Pesto Chalk Ink
  • Echo Park Polka dot Green and white Patterned Paper
  • Melissa Frances Polka Dot Cream & Black Patterned Paper
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Lace and Clear Rhinestones
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Melissa Frances Green & Cream ย Gingham Patterned Paper
  • Crafty Secrets Sentiment Stamp
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Olive Pastel
  • Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder
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A Thinking of You Postcard for a friend

I made this postcard today to send to one of my crafty friends ๐Ÿ™‚

I think i’ve got a little bit of a postcard addiction at the moment.. I made one last night and couldn’t wait to make another one today!

Supplies List :~

  • Sizzix Scalloped Edge & Bird & Flourish Die Cuts
  • Docrafts Artiste White & Dusky Rose Acrylic Paint
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Iridescent Glitter
  • Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Kaiser Craft Pink Gelato Patterned Paper (Striped)
  • Fancy Pants Lavender Leaves Patterned Paper
  • Jewel Brad
  • Chipboard Heart
  • Daler & Rowney Iridescent Medium
  • Paper Doiley & Clear Rhinestone from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Glossy Accents
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Wild Orchid Crafts Rolodex Challenge

Last week Natasha (YT: Enastasia) set all the design team members a June Challenge and it was to create and embelish a set of 7 Rolodex Dies using the goodies we received in our June Team Kit..

I created mine this morning and gave them a pale pink shabby chic feel and I’m really happy with how they turned out ๐Ÿ™‚

Click here to watch the Youtube Video on how I created them… and also below for a full supplies list.

Wild Orchid Crafts Products :~

  • EX-00019 25mm Floral Foundations Pink Tone Mulberry Roses
  • EX-00008 15mm Floral Foundations Pink Tone Muberry Roses
  • FS-00245 White Sweetheart Blooms 1.5cm
  • LA-00019 1.5cm White Cotton Lace
  • LL-00024 50mm Mixed Tone Mulberry Leaves
  • SA-00002 White Stamens
  • FM-00473 Pink Rosebuds 0.8-1.0cm

Other Products Supplies List :~

  • Sizzix Rolodex Die 655762 Card Telephone and Address Die
  • Melissa Frances Lillian Patterned Paper #PA119
  • Docrafts Artiste Rose Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun
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Recipe Card {Beef}

Hi all…

I’m taking part in the April Recipe Card Swap over at Your Paper Pantry and I needed to have a play around in my workshop tonight, and this is the prototype that I came up with, It can certainly benefit from having a few *tweeks* here and there and hopefully this weekend i’ll perfect my finished recipe cards for the swap ๐Ÿ™‚

I made this tonight over on Ustream and I have had thee most fun ever on there tonight when a whole host of lovely ladies joined me from Twitter, Ustream, and Youtube… Ladies THANK YOU so much your company was most appreciated xx

I used a whole host of materials :-

  • Chipboard
  • K & Company Classic K ~ Bailey Patterned Paper
  • Fiskars Treading Water Punch
  • Gold Glitter Glass
  • Vintage Images (Free ones ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in Matte
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Crackle Medium
  • Seam Binding
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Versa Mark
  • Black Embossing Powder

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Soups & Salads Recipe Card Swap .. (work in progress)

I’m taking part in the Soups & Salads Recipe Card Swap over at Your Paper Pantry, I have 12 identical recipe cards to make and this was my work in progress up in the workshop tonight…

Here’s what I did tonight, I had Ustream running in the background whilst I was working away… my friend Natasha popped in for a wee visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cut 12 x 4″ x 6″ pieces of chipboard
  • Painted both sides with Gesso
  • Cut 12 x 3.75″ x 5.75″ Patterned Paper
  • Painted on Green Acrylic Paint around the border of the first side

I’ll be spending tomorrow night working on them again.. they have to be shipped to the USA before 25.02.11