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Home Sweet Home

This lovely little project was created as part of the Wild orchid Crafts DT Challenge for February, I decided to go shabby chic stylie with this one (my fav!)

The sun was streaming in the workshop window this afternoon as I sat making this.. it was fun πŸ™‚

The project idea was sent to all the DT members by Natasha who co-ordinates the Youtube “Wild Bunch”.. it started life off like this..

With a few licks of paint, some glitter and a few flowers it quckly takes on a whole new look..

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

EM-00084 100 BABY PINK SMALL SATIN BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
Em-00087 100 SILVER SMALL HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
FS-00191 25 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER GYPSOPHILA FLOWERS ON A STEM
BLM-028 100 2-TONE CHAMPANGE PINK DECORATIVE MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS
SP-00005 60 MIXED PINK SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS (SET B) – 5mm
SXX-0011 50 2-TONE PINK CALLA LILY FLOWERS
FS-00039 100 2-TONE PALE PINK/IVORY MULBERRY PAPER GYPSOPHILA FLOWERS
PM-00130 100 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 10MM
SB-00014 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – PINK TULIP
LA-00058 1 METRE WHITE GUIPURE LACE

Other Products Used :-

  • Daler & Rowney White Gesso
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Do Crafts Artiste Tea Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scortape and Hot Glue Gun.
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Papermania Rose Garden 8 x 8 Patterned Paper
  • Pale Pink pearlescent Cardstock
  • Tags

Thanks so much for the challenge Natasha … and thanks everyone for popping over πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

This project started off Β 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 πŸ™‚

Wild Orchid Craft Supply List :-

FM-00336 25 2-TONE BABY PINK/IVORY HYBRID MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm
LL00027 50 2-TONE PINK/GREEN MULBERRY PAPER ROSE LEAVES 25mm
JW-0003 10 FILIGREE SILVER CORNERS
WD-00025 1 METRE OFF-WHITE PEARL DROP TRIM
LA-00062 2 PCS VENISE APPLIQUE HEART – 5 x5cm (2″ x 2″)
WD-00022 6 BABY PINK ORGANZA BEEHIVE BLOSSOM FLOWERS
EX-00041 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM FLOWERS
FS-00041 5 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SMALL GARDENIA FLOWERS
PM-00122 (new)
PM-00120 (new)
PM-00123 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm

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 πŸ™‚

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The Love Bug!

Here’s my latest Project for Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team… a Little Love Bug Valentine Mini Album..

Making this book was a challenge as I had completely ran out of Scor tape and created the whole thing using wet glue.. the majority was Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in Matte, Collal Glue and my Hot Glue Gun!

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • EX-00020 20mm Red Tone Roses
  • FM-000141 10mm Taupe Roses
  • FM-000146Β 50 SEPIA BROWN MULBERRY PAPPER ROSES 10mm
  • EX-00002 15mm Pink Tone Roses Set A
  • LL-00029 2 Tone Leaves 20mm
  • EM-00087Β 100 SILVER SMALL HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
  • BUD-013Β 100 OLD GOLD MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 4mm
  • CR-00005Β 6 PINK CRYSTAL DROPS (Chandeliers) ON SILVER STEMS
  • SP-00032Β 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – PINK
  • SP-00005Β 60 MIXED PINK SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS (SET B) – 5mm
  • WDE-001Β 12 WOODEN DOVE EMBELLISHMENTS
  • GL-00002Β Collall All Purpose Glue
  • WDE-004Β 12 MIXED WOODEN CAT EMBELLISHMENTS
  • FM-00082Β 50 PALE PEACH MULBERRY PAPPER ROSES 10mm

Other Products Used :-

  • Sizzix Die Ornate Frame No. #656457
  • Old Envelopes that I had lying around for ages (UIU)
  • Soul Food Patterned Paper
  • The Best of K & Co too Paper Pad
  • Burlap
  • Stampin Up Heart Punch Trio
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte
  • Jump Rings, Silver Head Pins
  • Swarovski Roundelle Crystals in Rose Pink

I used a binding technique “stack the deck” from Laura Dennison of Following the Paper Trail.. its a neat technique to try out.. I watched her Youtube video which provides clear instructions.

There is a Youtube Video showing this project.. the link to my YT channel can be found in the side bar..

a special thank you to Mitzi Curry for teaching me how to make bead charms tonight πŸ™‚

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Love Book

I have spent the last 2 days working on this Love Book.. loving how it turned out, the inspiration for it came from a book called Handmade Decorative Books by Sue Roddis.

I used My Minds Eye Lost and Found Paper Collection

Lots of Vintage Photo Distress Ink

I made this handmade charm tonight just to finish it off and it also acts as the closure..

3 Rings to bind the book and inside there is heavyweight cold pressed water colour paper

The large decorative heart and crown stamps are from the Papermania Confetti Collection

I’ll be back later in the week with a peek inside the Love Book.. I need to work some more on the content πŸ˜‰

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Naked Nature Mini Book

I made this Mini book yesterday and the inspiration came from the pile of corrugated cardboard that was left over after i’d opened up the packages that my online crafting purchases had been delivered in πŸ™‚

Its a naked nature mini book, naked because the cardboard is left almost in its bare state, and nature because i;m going to use it to take photographs of flora and fauna that I come across and identify from my walks with the dogs πŸ™‚

Link here to watch the video on Youtube

Supplies List :-

  • Recycled Corrugated Cardboard
  • Anna Griffin Nature Patterned Paper Histoire Naturelle AG1349
  • Sizzix Album Cover Die 38-1138 (thanks Rach)
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
  • Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Yellow Lustre Embossing Powder
  • Heat it Up Enchanted Gold Β & Copper Embossing Powder
  • Adirondak Clay Embossing Powder
  • Heritage Verdigris Embossing Powder
  • Brilliance Fast Drying Pigment Ink in Crimson Copper, Moonlight White, Galaxy Gold, Platinum Planet and Cosmic Copper from Stick Tiger Supplies
  • Ranger Crackle Accents
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in Matte
  • Floral Pic from Deb ~ Ivy Leaves and Berries
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • AF-00004 5 Meters Natural Buff Raffia Ribbon 5.5 Yards
  • FS-00275 20 Mixed Eerth Tone Mulberry Paper Carnation
  • WT-00008 10 Metres Brown Divine Bakers Twine 10.93 yards
  • 3 x Brads & 2 x Eyelets
  • Dimensional Adhesive and Hot Glue
Thanks so much for visiting my blog πŸ™‚
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Summer Jigsaw Mini Album

I forgot to do the blog post for this mini album!….oops πŸ˜‰

The video for this went up on Youtube a few days ago and the blog post to accompany it went completely out of my mind… So here we are… better late than never eh? πŸ˜‰

Wild Orchid Crafts Supplies List :-

  • FS-000247 Sweetheart Flowers
  • BM-00020 Summer Blooms Mixed Pack
  • BM-00003 Mixed Green/White Tone Bloom Set
  • BM-00005 Mixed Blue/White Tone Bloom Set
  • SP-00006 Mixed Green/Blue Self Adhesive Pearls 5mm
  • SP-00001 Mixed Pink Self Adhesive Pearls (set A) 5mm
Other Products Supplies List :-
  • Echo Park 12 x 12 Country Drive Collection Pack
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Blue Satin Ribbon
  • Childrens Floor Jigsaw Puzzle (recycled)
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Easter Skinny Mini

I made an Easter Skinny Mini in the workshop this afternoon whilst the rain battered down on my workshop roof and windows πŸ™‚

The supplies used to make it were mainly scraps and offcuts (leftovers) πŸ˜‰

Here’s the supplies list :-

  • Chipboard offcuts cut to measure 5.5″ x 2.5″
  • Spring themed Patterned Papers
  • Bazzill Textured cardstock offcuts and leftovers
  • Prima Botanicals Mulberry flowers
  • Prima flowers (from the big tube)
  • Prima Flower Centres
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Rhinestones and Crystals
  • Papermania Lemon Sorbet Bow
  • American Crafts Remarks Journalling Stickers
  • Nestabilities Labels 8
  • Stampin Up Stampin Write Markers
  • Various Fibres
  • Basic Grey Two Scoops Chipboard Letters
  • Acrylic Paint : Taffy, Seafoam Greem & Buttercup
  • Plaid Crackle Medium