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The Bird, The Box and The Bauble.

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all well .. can you believe December is here already!

I have a few Christmas sparkles to share with you today, and to say that I won’t be around on my blog much between now and the new year, I have a lot of stuff happening.

My husband broke his leg in two places the other week, and will be off his work for the next 6 weeks, which means, my workload has increased… Hospital appointment with the consultant to see if they are going to operate/pin/plate the bones to stabilize tomorrow.

I was at the dentist on Monday… I’m on antibiotics for a week as I have an infection in my jaw from a broken crown (just my luck!) and I go to the dentist on Monday to have the root removed (not looking forward to it one bit!)

I will be busy between now and the end of December preparing samples for Indigoblu for their CHA releases, which unfortunately I can’t share.    However there will be a blog post from me every Tuesday over on the Indigoblu Blog and another card share on the challenge blog around the 19th December.

My Indigoblu Demonstrations have now finished for the year and I have one final workshop to do this Saturday over in Edinburgh for Stampers Grove,  there are still a few spaces left if you fancy joining me making Christmas shaker cards, money wallets, gift card holders and Christmas tags!

Phew!.. and did I mention in amongst all the December mayhem, I still have to make my own  Christmas cards for friends and family and do all of my Christmas gift shopping  eek!

Now onto my sparklies…

A christmas pillow box

Pillowbox 1


The Bird, The Box and The Bauble

bird box and bauble


Gift Box



Glass Bauble


bauble 2

As always, thank you so much for popping round and for all your support this year.

Sarah x

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Spider Treats

A quick little Monday post to share … Spiders 😉


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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Pumpkin Trio and the 4 Seasons

The title today sounds a bit like the name of a Band 😉

I Finally got round to finishing the envelopes for the 4 seasons cards I made a couple of weeks ago, and I also recorded a video of everything made today and is live now over on my Youtube Channel

first up we have the Pumpkin Trio… 2 of these are going to work with me tomorrow, my friend asked me to make her a couple for halloween

pumpkins 3


I really like how the spotty one turned out

pumpkin 1


I also really like the pumpkin faces on the next one…

pumpkin 2


once I had finished making the pumpkins, I got started on the seasonal envelopes…


Spring envelope



summer envelope



autumn envelope


and finally WINTER

winter envelope


Thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Happy Halloween Treat Bag

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

It’s a very happy Saturday here, the postie delivered the new stamps I bought from the September release overat Clearly Besotted Stamps

I picked up a few sets and matching dies, which I will share further down this post.

I made this little happy halloween treat bag this afternoon…

Happy Halloween


supplies list :-

  • Kraft Treat Bag from Hobbycraft
  • Papermania textured orange card stock
  • Black smooth card stock that I picked up from a Ross Papercraft crafty show
  • Stampin Up White Ink
  • Dried Lichen
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Shaddow ink in Black, Cup o Joe, Butter Bar and Orange Soda
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set : Boo to You and matching Die set
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set : Fright Night
  • Clearly Besotted Die Set : Tag Along Die Collection
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Uniball Signo Broad White Pen
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Here are a few of the stamp and die sets that i bought…

This is the Boo to You stamp and die cut set.. the stamps are out of stock at the moment, glad I placed my order yesterday!!

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Then I got the fright night collection

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I also picked up the Tag Along set too.. the stamp set is sold out for this set too !!.. they really are that good!

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and I just couldnt resist this set……squirrels!!!

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I’m going to finish off this blog post here and head back up the garden to create something else with my new goodies 🙂

Thanks for Popping over

Sarah 🙂

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A Piece of Cake!

On a Sunny Sunday Morning from my wee shed…

I created a Piece of Cake!  and the funny thing is i’m still saying “that” rhymn in my head …. I before E except after C, wonder how many of us still do this 😉

So here we have it.. a wee cake box with the dimensions and tutorial courtesy of this fab wee video over on Youtube

piece of cake


supplies list:-

  • Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • American Crafts Colour Crush 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Stampin Up Pool Party Ribbon
  • Glassine Bag
  • Self Adhesive 3mm Pearls from Stampin Up
  • Red Line Tape
  • Hu Tac Glue
  • Stampin Up Flower Pansy & Boho Blooms Punches



Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂


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Daisy Bags

Hi Everyone…

Hope you are all fit and well as we start another week, i’m happy to report that this flu/chest infection that floored me last week is on it’s way out (thank goodness) !

My sister had asked me to make some gift bags to send out to her in Mallorca, so I headed up to my wee shed tonight and made another 3, plus added some bits n bobs to one i made last night…

Here are my Daisy Bags 🙂



Supplies list :-

  • White Gift Bag from Hobbycraft
  • Music Border Stamp from Clearly Besotted Stamps
  • White Lace, Daisies and Resin Flower Centres from WIld Orchid Crafts
  • Lawn Fawm Trimmings to tie on the tag
  • Tag from First Edition Rose Garden 8 x 8 Stack
  • Amy Tangerine Sketch  6×6 Patterned Paper



Supplies List :-

  • White Bag from Hobbycraft 5.5″ x 5.5″
  • White Daisies and Resin Flower Centres  from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Marianne Designs White Rosette Trim
  • First Edition Rose Garden Patterned Paper & Tag
  • Lawn Fawn Trimmings to tie the tag on



Supplies List:-

  • White Gift Bag from Hobbycraft
  • White Lace, Daisies, Roses and Resin Flower Centres from WIld Orchid Crafts
  • Lawn Fawm Trimmings to tie on the tag
  • Tag from First Edition Rose Garden 8 x 8 Stack
  • Prima Patterned Paper



Supplies List :-

  • Blue Paper Bag from Hobbycraft
  • Polkadot border stamp from Clearly Besotted Stamps
  • Stampin Up Ink : Indigo Island
  • Dienamics Alphabet Stamp
  • Stampin Up Butterfly Embosslit Die
  • White Daisy and Mint Green Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Prima Patterned Paper
  • Stampin Up Pool Party Bakers Twine
  • coloured cardstock
  • dimensional adhesive



thanks for popping round

Sarah x

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Sunrise Sunset Gift Bag

Sunrise Sunset Gift Bag


I made a gift bag today using the gorgeous papers from Prima/Finnabair Sunrise~Sunset.

This plus another couple are my DT Projects for Wild Orchid Crafts this week… I am hoping to record the video for Youtube early next week, when I get my voice back, due to me feeling a bit under the weather!

gift bag

Wild Orchid Crafts products used :-

  • FM-00446 40mm 2 tone Roses – currently out of stock
  • Colall Glue – Currently out of stock.

gift bag 1


other products used :-

  • Prima A4 Sunrise Sunset Paper Pad
  • Gift Bag- Hobbycraft
  • Sincerely Yours Stamp Sets : Background Builder & Butterfly Wishes & Butterfly Die
  • Stampin Up Calypso Coral Ink
  • Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Sizzix Tags Scallop Combo#2
  • Stampin Up Linen Thread
  • American Crafts Scallop Edge Punch

Sunrise Sunset Gift Bag


Thanks for popping in