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Spider Treats

A quick little Monday post to share … Spiders 😉

Halloween

supplies list :-

  • Tiny wee square kraft treat boxes from Stampin Up
  • Halloween Stamp Set from Craftystamps
  • Onyx Black Versafine Ink
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
  • 1 1/4″ and 1 3/4″ Circle Punches from Stampin Up
  • Chunky orange and white bakers twine from Stampin up(this is fab!)
  • Orange circle is a scrap of sprayed and stencilled paper
  • Dimensional adhesive from Stampin up

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If you are in the UK and are looking to order some stampin up goodies, I have a link in my side bar —–> to Helen Anderson who is an independent stampin up demonstrator and where I get all my goodies from 😉

As always, thanks for popping round, much appreciated

See you all tomorrow at 10am with my Tuesday Slot over at the Indigoblu Blog

Sarah x

 

 

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Christmas “Chocolate Box”

Hello there everyone,

It’s Tuesday and It is my turn over at the Indigoblu Blog to share another project …. I can hardly believe a week has passed already.. time certainly does fly when you are having fun :-)

I have used the snowflake lace background stamp and the gorgeous new Chocolate Box Megaflakes to create this versatile little christmas  ”Chocolate Box” gift holder, where you can slide the sides apart, fill with special chocolates and close right back up again.    The good thing about this project is you can adapt it for a variety of different holiday occasions, for example Halloween, Valentines Day, Easter etc…

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I have used the gorgeous new chocolate box megaflakes and applied these to textured card stock for the main body of the box, I also die cut a rosette die and applied the flake, it just looks so lush, and to top it all off I took a chunky button, applied flitterglu and covered this with flake too 🙂

Supplies used :-

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The large plastic snowflake was a cheap christmas decoration that I painted with Goldfinger metallic paint and I just love the effect,  In fact I would love to apply the new release metallic paints to more of these snowflakes and make several more in different colourways… perhaps I will do this for my step by step blog post next month if you would like to see how these are put together 😉

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I hope you enjoyed this week’s project, as much as I did making it …

I hope you all have a super week!   Remember to check the Indigoblu blog for more posts later this week from the super talented Indigoblubelle’s

Take care

Sarah x

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80th Birthday Wishes Book

Hi Everyone ….

A very happy sunny Saturday to you all!

I have been a busy wee ted in my shed today … I woke early this morning, had a bowl of porridge drizzled with ginger syrup, then headed up to my shed to get stuck in.

I finished off the 80th Birthday Wishes Book for a friend at work,  the best way to describe what this is…  It’s a bit like an autograph book, except instead of a birthday card, you get this wee book filled with lovely birthday wishes from friends and family 😉

80th Birthday Book

supplies list :-

  • Chipboard
  • 12 x 12 Patterned Paper – Recollections the sweetest thing stack
  • 1/2 ” ‘O’ Wire for the Bind it All
  • Prima Say it in Crystals Swirls & Hydrangea Flowers
  • Filigree wooden Butterfly from Strikes Garden Centre
  • Metal Key from Indigoblu
  • Various trims, lace, tuille, and mesh & a Coffee Filter
  • Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade & Ripe Persimmon
  • Memorybox numers dies
  • Cardstock
  • Indigoblu Royal peacock Megaflake
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Kit
  • Indigoblu Cottage Acrylic Paint Pink Iced Gems and Post Box Red (mixed together)
  • Sheets of Cream Challenge writing paper for the inside of the book

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I cut and layered up 5 pieces of cardstock to provide a sturdy 80 for the front of the book

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As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Altered Indigoblu Mannequin

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Hellooooo……

It has been a while since my last blog post, too long, i think, but I have been busy 🙂

Today I have an altered Indigoblu mannequin /dressform to share with you…. this will be coming along to all the Indigoblu demonstrations I will be doing in the coming months.

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There is a cool technique used on the mannequin, whereby you stamp tissue in the ink and stamps of your choice, then apply it to the mannequin with slap it on matte..

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I have also used the large butterfly stamp with megaflake stamped onto vellum twice and attached them back to back to give it wings that look good from both sides..

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I also added various trims and embelishments from my wee craft shed to finish her off..

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I hope you like today’s project, now I have tackled doing one, I quite fancy making more 🙂

There will be a full supply list at the bottom of this post if you fancy having a go at making one for yourself 🙂

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Supplies List :-

As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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LOVE Book

Hi everyone… and a very happy Sunday to you all…

I have a LOVE Book to share with you today.   I have made one of these before, I’m sure if you search the vaults of the blog you will find it 😉       update  ………….. I searched and found it … it was 2011!! click here for a wee nosey

This book that I made today will be heading along to my Indigoblu demonstrations.

Love book

 

supplies used :-

  • White Geesoo Good Gesso.
  • Banana Custard Acrylic paint made into a spray
  • Distress Inks : Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
  • Indigoblu Design Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Indigoblu Vintage Flourish Stamp
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Starter Set
  • Indigoblu Megaflake : Lancashire Rose
  • Indigoblu Live Laugh Love Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up Inky Splotches Stamp
  • Sari Silk
  • Indigoblu Diamond Stencil

It all started with a layer of Geesso good

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I added some pink text patterned paper that covered the entire surface of theheart. Then I added some Banana Custard acrylic paint to a bottle to make up a lovely creamy yellow spray..  then i tool the diamond stencil and added distress ink randomly over the surface.

step 2

I inked around the edges, then edged in Lancashire Rose megaflakes…added some embelishments, more ink, some more stamping, a wee bit embossing, some cardboard box offcuts… et voila!… although I made add to it later 😉  I’m not sure I have finished yet.

step 3

 

If I made any further changes and additions to the book, I will post an update

 

Love book

 

As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Indigoblu Challenge 17 – Tag Your It!

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Indigoblu Challenge 17 ~ Tag Your It

Hi there everyone…

Are you ready for a new challenge?

Over at the Indigoblu Challenge Blog this month the theme is “Tag Your It”,  so why not  get your Indigoblu products out and join in with the fun!

I used the Nottingham Lace Stamp Set for my “tag” shaped card 😉

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Supplies List :-

  • White Cardstock for the card base trimmed to a tag shape
  • Papermania Grey Smooth Cardstock Layer 2
  • Patterned Paper for Layer 3
  • Indigoblu Nottingham Lace Stamp Set
  • Papermania Rhinestones
  • Pearls
  • Stampin Up Linen Thread
  • Beige Seam Binding
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Heat Tool and Scor-tape

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I hope you like the card this month and look forward to seeing all your lovely creations over on the Indigoblu Challenge Blog

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Sixteen

Hi everyone…

A quick wee card to share with you all today.. I made this card for a friend at work, who needed a card for her niece who is 16, I added a pocket on the inside with space for a gift card/money.

I looked at Pinterest for some inspiration, I also used my new stamp set from Stampin Up, it has lots of sploshes, splatters and washi tape stamps.. I can see this set getting loads of use as I absolutely love it!

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Supplies used :-

  • Bazill Card Shoppe cardstock in Marshmallow
  • My Minds Eye 6 x 6 patterned paper
  • Stampin Up Stamp Set (not sure of the name will find out and update later)
  • Stampin Up dimensional adhesive
  • Zig 2 way glue pen
  • My Favourite Things Dynamics number die set
  • Stampin Up Inks: Pistachio Pudding, Lucky Limeade, Crisp Canteloupe, Tangerine Tango & Strawberry Slush.
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Prima Distress Toll by Ingvild Bolme
  • Papermania Self Adhesive rhinestones {hearts, stars and stones}
  • Prima mulberry butterflies
  • Tonic Butterfly Punch
  • There is also a wee bit Freckled Fawn Washi Tape in there too

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A close up of the pretty ink splats and patterned paper 🙂

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as always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah 🙂