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Flip book sneek peek

Hi everyone…

I have a quick post for you today as i have a super busy evening and will not be online.

I am sharing a sneek peek of a flip book project i made for a workshop being held at stampers grove in edinburgh on saturday 21st may 2016 from 11am till 1pm.. if you fancy joining me call emma or james on 0131 221 9440 to book a spot cost is ยฃ12 which includes all materials

Here is the sneek peek of the front cover.. if you love washi tape then this is the project for you!๐Ÿ˜Š

I will be back tomorrow with a nice wee shabby pink birthday card and a video how to

As always thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ’›

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Smile Mini Book

Helllloooooo….

It’s time for a smile.. i’m back in my shed again after being absent for a few months!

I wanted to ease myself back into crafting mode again so picked something that would come together quite quickly and wasn’t too big a project..

smile 1

I used my bind it all for the closure and corrugated cardboard for the front and back covers..

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I also made small policy type / scrapalope envelopes for the inside from Prima Boheimian Rhapsody 6×6 patterned paper

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I used velcro closures under each flap of the envelopes to keep them closed nice and snug

smile 3

Here is a list of the supplies used to make the wee mini book

  • Corrugated Cardboard (box material)
  • Bind it all & 1/2″ Wire
  • Prima Boheimian Rhapsody 6 x 6 patterned paper
  • Vintage cotton lace
  • Pumice Stone Distress Ink
  • White & Teal Acrylic Paint
  • Petaloo Flower
  • Treasure Gold : Peweter
  • Skeleton Leaves
  • Tim Holtz Clip & 2 x charms
  • Velcro Dots
  • Scortape
  • Chipboard Plaque
  • Smile Stamp from Paper Smooches
  • Black Archival Ink

Smile 5

That’s me for now… hope you liked the wee mini book and I hope to see you all again soon, and I promise I won’t leave it as long this time ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah

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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, ย the best way to describe what this is… ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

80th birthday book 1

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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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. ย  I have made one of these before, I’m sure if you search the vaults of the blog you will find it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย  ย  ย  update ย ………….. 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

step 1

 

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.. ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Retirement Wishes Book

I was asked to make a retirement card for someone at work who is leaving at the end of June… and I thought rather than making a “big” card, I would do something a wee bit different and make a retirement book, where there will be loads of space for everyone to write a wee message ๐Ÿ™‚

retirement book

The book measures 6″ x 4″ .. and I will be making a card stock envelope/box for it tomorrow evening, with the We r memory keepers envelope punch board, so if you are around at 7pm GMT i will be over on Ustream making it live.

Supplies List:-

  • 2 x pieces of 6 x 4 greyboard/chipboard
  • 1 x sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper
  • Chipboard Letters
  • Promarker or Copic Markers to colour the letters – I used Peach Promarker
  • Bind it All Machine
  • Pink half inch ย “O” Wire
  • Vintage Cream cardstocky paper for the inside (it is thicker than paper but thinner than cardstock) ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • Scortape – lots of ๐Ÿ™‚

retirement book

as always, thanks for popping round

See you tomorrow!

Sarah

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Shabby Sunday #6

Shabby Sunday #6

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As promised last week, I have another handmade book to share with you ๐Ÿ™‚

It has a kinda shabby beach hut polaroid book ย feel to it… lol

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I used a lot of Dylusions white linen spray ink on this little book and put in a lot of polaroid frames, it is now just ready and waiting for some photographs to go into it!

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Supplies list :-

  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Linen Thread & Awl (or pokey tool)
  • My Minds Eye Miss Caroline 6 x 6 paper pad
  • Uniball Signo Broad OpaqueWhite Pen
  • Pink Paislee Portfolio Stamp Set
  • Sizzix Polaroid FramesDie Set
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Shaddow Inks (various different colours)
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set – A little sentimental
  • Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive
  • SEI Corrugated card alphas
  • Prima Birch Wood Hearts
  • Glossy accents

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I’m off to edit the video tutorial for this little book and it should be up on Youtube later this evening ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shabby Sunday #5

Hi everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday #5, and this week I have made a shabby chic tag book.

If you popped into my blog on Friday, I had mentioned that I was attending a book making workshop over in Edinburgh, at a craft shop called Stampers Grove. ย  It was a really good class, ย a great tutor called Yvonne, I had a lot of fun! and I enjoyed craftingwith a lovely group of ย ladies ย ๐Ÿ™‚

My project today is a Tag Book, using my newly learned techniques from yesterday’s class.

shabby sunday #5 1

 

I have a video that I will be editing after I complete this blog post, It should be up on Youtube later on today and I will also post it here on my blog.

shabby sunday #5 2

 

you can use whatever paper you have, I used patterned paper, you might fancy watercolour paper, ordinary copier paper, or scrap paper to use up your “bits”

shabby sunday #5 3

 

I also used some vintage pink buttons to embelish the front of the tag book/

Supplies list :-

  • Ranger No. 10 Manilla Tag
  • Glitz Design Patterned Paper 12 x 12
  • K & Co 12 x 12 lattice cut paper painted in antique white acrylic paint
  • Vintage Pink Buttons
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses 5mm 10mm and 15mm
  • Dylusions White Spray Ink
  • Vintage cream ric rac ribbon (from MaryBeth)
  • White Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Shop
  • Ranger Glossy Accents, Collage Glue Stick and Hot Glue Gun
  • Linen Thread and a book binding needle

shabby sunday #5 4

 

There are various different sizes of roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I painted them with Dylusions white ink

shabby sunday #5 5

 

Thanks for popping round ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah