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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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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!


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 🙂

sixteen 2


as always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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I Love You Christmas Tag

Hi everyone!

Can you believe it is thursday already? this week has flown past!

I have a video uploading onto youtube for the penguin tags I made the other day, windows media player is being a pain and crashing constantly, so you will be getting the full unedited blooper full 17 minute version 🙂

Today I have another tag to share, using the clearly besotted delightful doily stamp and die set…

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supplies list :-

  • 320 gsm heavyweight white cardstock
  • Clearly besotted delightful doilies stamp and die set
  • Delicata gold ink
  • Stampin Up Chanpagne glass glitter
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • Martha Stewart Star Punch
  • Silver Pearl Embossing Powder
  • Natural Hemp Crafters Cord

loveyou 3


I’m looking forward to having a few more craft filled days before I go back to work next week 🙂

love you 2

thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂


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vintage lace tag

Hi everyone…

It has been another glorious weekend here, I have done very little on the crafting front this weekend, it has been too hot to think!

I did make this tag tonight once the sun had disappeared behind the trees..




  • White Tag
  • Lawn Fawn Natural Trimmings
  • Vintage lace and trims from Etsy Store “Lavish Laces”
  • Colall Fabric Glue
  • Stampin Up Rose
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 3mm White Self Adhesive Pearls
  • Ranger Glossy Accents



Thanks for popping round


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Shabby Tag ‘n’ Bag









Happy Saturday everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely day wherever you may be..

Today is my son’s 18th birthday and I have been busy making his birthday card early this morning in the shed, then back down to the house to make his birthday breakfast..

I’m making lasagne for dinner tonight and the kitchen smells amazing 🙂 … I managed to sneek a cheeky wee hour up in my shed this afternoon to make something “shabby” and this is what I came up with..

I decorated a glassine bag to make it into a little tag bag 🙂 the tag that fits inside this is a little bit larger than Tim’s No. 8’s … I got mine from Natasha and I love the size of them!



Supplies used :-

  • Glassine Bag bought off ebay (I’ve got about 750 left so I better get cracking making more lol)
  • Pink Lace
  • Velvet forget me not flowers
  • Tag
  • Patterned Paper
  • Cosmo Cricket Stickers from the Clementine Range
  • Vintage buttons
  • Silver Holographic Butterfly from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
  • White Paint
  • Small Tag painted with antique white acrylic paint
  • diamond stickles
  • Scortape, Scotch Quick Dry, Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Tim Holtz Border Strip Dies & Big Shot
  • Paper Doily from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Papermania Large White Daisy Flower
  • Cinnamon Chalk Ink from Versa Color
  • Glossy Accents and Hot Glue Gun
  • Papermania Vintage 6 x 6 paper stack
  • Pink Pearlised Cardstock




Hope you have a wonderful weekend…. i’m looking forward to some chocolate birthday cake later this evening 😉

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Cards, Tags, Pins and Postcards…

A Pinch and a Punch for the first of the month 😉  .. Happy April Everyone!!

Sooooo… as many of you all know, my son kindly woke me up this morning running a bath.. at 7am!!!! so much for my long lay in!!

Seeing as I was wide awake, I let the rabbit and dogs out and fed the cats, then headed up to my shed for a spot of early morning crafting… which lasted until 3pm in the afternoon.. but it was fun and I managed to make loads of nice things 🙂

First I made some more decorative frosted flower pins… i’m addicted, they are fun to make and look good too!

Greens and yellows..



and blues

and a fuschia pink 😉

then I made a shabby chic stylie card and used one of the stick pins on it

Supplies List :-

  • Peach Pearlescent Cardstock
  • Prima Botanicals Patterned Paper
  • Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Patterned Paper
  • Paper Doily from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Cream Lace
  • Blue and Cream herringbone Ribbon (folded ruffle stylie and sewn up the middle)
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers
  • Handmade Frosted Flower Pin
  • 2mm Clear Rhinestones
  • Stampin Up dimensional adhesive

then I made another couple of cards… same but different with matching tags and glassine tag pockets (if you know what I mean 😉  )


Supplies List:-

  • Pearl pearlescent Cardstock
  • Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society Patterned Paper 6×6
  • Glassine Bags
  • Tags
  • Seam Binding
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Skeleton Leaves, Rose Leaves and Lily Flowers
  • Papermania Dark Grey Textured Cardstock
  • Lace
  • Fibres
  • 2mm Clear Rhinestones
  • Eyelets
  • Homemade Stick Pins

and finally I made some postcards, one finished and 3 starter cards 🙂

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard
  • Plain white paper
  • Distress inks : Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters and Iced Spruce
  • Heather Stems from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Chipboard Diecut Shape coloured with Wisteria Wonder Stampin Up Ink
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Small Alphabet Stamp Set from Studio G

Phew! … that’s me done for the day… a productive one at that 🙂

Thanks for popping in !

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Vintage Easter Duo

Happy Monday to you all 🙂

It has been another gloriously sunny day here in Scotland.. 20 Degrees C !! warmer than Milan here today!…. long may it continue, infact I have checked out the 5 day forecast and its looking good 😉

Here is a wee Easter duo that I made last night after my tidy up..


First up a small card (left) measuring 3.5″ x 4.5″

Supplies Used :-

  • Light Green Pearlescent Cardstock that I bought from the recent Craft Fair
  • Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Easter Bingo Cards Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy Seller iralamijashop
  • Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and Scortape

and then we have the mini gift card.. it measures 3.5″ x 2.25″

the supplies lift for this mini gift card is the same as above with the exception of  the stickles and I added a wee flower.

That’s me for the night … retiring down to the house from the garden workshop…

I have been busy uploading a video onto youtube with this week’s DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts, it should be live very soon, plus there is a giveaway on it too… here’s a sneek peek .. I will do the blog post on it tomorrow 🙂

Nite Nite all and thanks for stopping by 🙂