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Tea for 2 tags

It has been a glorious spring day here in Scotland today… fingers crossed it stays like this for a long time ๐Ÿ™‚

I finally got my laptop fixed, been lost without it… and whilst it was going through the fixing process, I had a tidy up in my shed, put a lot of things away and also had a good old spring clean!

When I was having a sort through and putting things away I came across some lovely stampin up papers that Crafty Helen had sent me with one of my orders last year…. I kept them out and made a couple of tags with them late this afternoon.

Tag #1 Teas

supplies list:-

  • Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
  • Gorgeous lacey ribbon from Laurel
  • Fabric Verbena flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Scortape
  • Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
  • Cameo Beige Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Antique Brass Eyelet & Cropodile
  • Vintage Ephemera from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden
  • Chipboard Shape from Stash

Tag #2 Sweet, Kind & Wonderful

Supplies List :-

  • Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
  • Gorgeous White & Blue Lace from Laurel
  • Fabric Verbena flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Scortape
  • Blue Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Silver Brass Eyelet & Cropodile
  • Vintage Ephemera from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden

Then I popped them into a couple of lovely wee glassine pockets that Natasha send me in a package yesterday with my Redline tape order

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Shabby Chic Flower Chest

I made this project last weekend on Sunday!!… oh my goodness what a quick and busy week it has been.

This is last weeks DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts ๐Ÿ™‚

This project started off ย its wee life looking a bit like this

I then cut out some chipboard pieces.. with a view to making a little mini to fit inside the box..

I then made the binding for the mini … see Laura Dennison Stack the Deck for the tutorial and cut and punched the edges

I picked some nice shabby chic patterned papers and covered the chipboard

I gave the box a coat of Gesso and rose pink acrylic paint, a generous helping of lovely flowers and hey presto!

I have already posted this project over on Youtube if you fancied a wee peek ๐Ÿ™‚

Wild Orchid Craft Supply List :-

LA-00062 2 PCS VENISE APPLIQUE HEART – 5 x5cm (2″ x 2″)
PM-00122 (new)
PM-00120 (new)

other supplies used :-

  • Daler & Rowney White Gesso
  • Docrafts Artiste Rose Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Hot Glue
  • Grace Taylor Vintage Patterned Paper
  • Scortape

I still have the mini to decorate… but I will get it finished over this weekend

The pink tone flowers are so delicate and pretty dont you think?

thanks so much for popping round ๐Ÿ™‚

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Secret Santa Present … It’s a Wrap!

Tonight in my shed I wrapped and decorated my secret santa present for work… our draw is tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Cant say who I drew out the hat to receive my gift (big secret) but I do think that they will like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used some K & Company patterned paper, I dont think its a christmassy one, but it went well with the emelishments that I had in mind to decorate the top

I tied the parcel with raffia in matching colours to the paper and then took some glittery foliage picks and berries and topped the parcel …. I also used the christmas tag that I made the other day, on the flip side of the tag it says To : ??????? from : Santa x ๐Ÿ™‚

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Handmade Glittery Felt Flowers

I love making these… they are a tad footery to do but love the end result ๐Ÿ™‚

First of all take some felt and cut 8 petal shapes, dip the edges in glossy accents and then re-dip into a small container with some fine glitter .. or some german glass glitter and set aside to dry completely… I made these yesterday and allowed them to dry overnight.

Then you need to sew them all together into a flower shape (just imagine the flower below has glitter around the edges ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย )

Next you need to create the stamen for the centre with some fine wire and seed beads, its ย too complicated to explain the process, so will do a ustream tutorial on it one day soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Then you need to stitch the stamen onto the centre of the felt flower, and also pick a nice glass bead or button and stitch that to the middle too ๐Ÿ™‚

Then your done! … I turned mine into a christmas tag…

Thanks so much for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

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Balm of Friendship

This is another little altered noteapd that I made last night up in the workshop… it combines gorgeous Prima Paper and the fab rescue remedy stamps from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Small Supermarket Notepad
  • Prima Patterned Paper
  • Waltzing Mouse Stamp Set ~ Rescue Remedy
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • 2 x Different Laces
  • Kaisercraft Small pink flowers
  • 1 x lace daisy
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Magical Mica’s
  • Websters Papers Blooms

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Violet Toilet Water …

Oh how Iย have missed being in my workshop for a whole day and a half ๐Ÿ™‚

I was out to lunch yesterday celebrating my friend from schools birthday with the girls, we had lunch at 4pm and sat drinking and blethering (chatting) all night… I got home at 1.00am lol .. a good time was had by all..

I did a bit of craft shopping today, I went through to a haberdashery kinda place in the next town along (about a 20 min drive) from me and stocked up on lace, I bought 10 bundles @ 60p each approx 144 inches/12 feet per bundle which I think is a great deal!

I also bought a new 12 x 12 paper pad by G.C.D. Studios called Paris Nights, its lovely, all creams, blacks, greys, beige & browns.

So I made this card with my weekend buys … I’m still trying to think of a use for the card, perhaps just a notecard, seeing as the advert from the patterned paper is saying “Voilet Toilet Water”!! does anyone know what it’s for… is it for sticking down the loo to make it fresh n’ flowery or is it a perfume? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 4.5″ x 4.5″
  • G.C.D. Studios paris Nights 12 x 12 patterned Paper
  • Colorbok Nocturne Cream Pearlescent Cardstock
  • Beige Lace
  • Daisy Lace
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia Moonshadow Mist (to dye the flower)
  • Glue Dots & ATG Gun
  • Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
  • Small Heart cut out of Kraft Cardstock covered in 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™‚