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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

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As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Altered Indigoblu Mannequin

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Hellooooo……

It has been a while since my last blog post, too long, i think, but I have been busy ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I have an altered Indigoblu mannequin /dressform to share with you…. this will be coming along to all the Indigoblu demonstrations I will be doing in the coming months.

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There is a cool technique used on the mannequin, whereby you stamp tissue in the ink and stamps of your choice, then apply it to the mannequin with slap it on matte..

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I have also used the large butterfly stamp with megaflake stamped onto vellum twice and attached them back to back to give it wings that look good from both sides..

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I also added various trims and embelishments from my wee craft shed to finish her off..

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I hope you like today’s project, now I have tackled doing one, I quite fancy making more ๐Ÿ™‚

There will be a full supply list at the bottom of this post if you fancy having a go at making one for yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

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Supplies List :-

As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shabby Sunday #12 ~ Shabby Egg Embelishments

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Shabby Sunday this week is an old egg carton up-cycled and turned into a shabby chic embelishment box!

Now the blog post today is picture heavy, I took lots of pictures of the process along the way ๐Ÿ™‚

I took an egg carton, carefully peeled off the label to use as a template..

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I love the texture of this egg carton it looks a bit like fabric!

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I took a pencil, drew around the outline of the label and then cut it out

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then I took a distress tool to rough up the edges…

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Once the edges are roughed up, the patterned paper is set aside till later…

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next we are ready to paint the egg carton.. I am using Paperartsy Snowflake Chalk Paint..

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I am painting the whole of the box, inside and out…

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then once the box is completely dry, I’m measuring up the inside, to place some patterned paper in there..

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I’m using a Stampin up patterned paper on this project, I think it is called Tea Time..

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This piece of paper had the edges roughed up too.. then fixed down inside the lid of the box..

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I have 2 x double row’s of shabby white trim going in next and I also have a little spring flowers panel, with the edges roughed up too..

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I popped a couple of pink Petaloo flowers either side of the spring flower panel..

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The outer edge (inside) of the egg carton also got a coat of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste… to give it a lovely shabby shimmer

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lovely & sparkly… ย now on to the front/top of the carton…. Now its time to add the patterned paper to the top of the box, i’m using 1/8th inch scortape

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for the top I cut this “wish” sentiment out from a journalย card on a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper..

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then I embelished the top with mulberry flowers, buttons, butterflies and pearls.. and added some trinkets to the inside and it’s done!

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I had loads of fun making this project today!

As always., thank you for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Shabby Sunday #2

Shabby Sunday #2

Hello everyone!

Well… another week has passed without much crafting going on… but I managed to get up to my shed tonight to create something for shabby sunday.

I know I said last week that I would make some shabby embelishments, but a change of plan was in order, given the lack of time I had, and made a card instead ๐Ÿ™‚

I also challenged myself to use the colour purple, now although I love the colour, I do struggle to make stuff with it.. so here is my wee shabby purple card

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  • White Heavyweight Cardstock
  • We r Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (Scallop/cloud)
  • Papermania Blue Lacey Card
  • Vintage Lacefrom Lavish Laces
  • My Little Shoebox Pom Pom Trim
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Clearly Besotted Autumn Flowers Stamp & Die Set
  • Glossy Accents
  • Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter
  • Vintage Lace made into a flower
  • Cheesecloth fabric on the inside of the flower
  • Purple 35mm Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Hot Glue Gun

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I love the effect the rock candy gives the leaves..they look frosted

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Shabby Sunday #1

Hi Everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday blog post #1 ย ๐Ÿ™‚

For my very first Shabby Sunday project, I picked something relatively small, to ease me back into it..

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Approximate Supplies list :- (I have forgotten where I got some of the items and their names)

  • Tag Base is one of these plain chipboard mini albums from Michaels from a few yrs ago
  • Deco Art Pink Lemonade and Antique White acrylic Paint
  • WOW Clear glittered embossing powder
  • Prima Bark Heart
  • Antique trims from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers ( LOVE these)
  • Pink Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel
  • Vintage Light Pink Seam Binding from Etsy
  • Darker Pink Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Dylusions White Linen Spray
  • Crate Paper Pink Button
  • Strip of Champagne Rhinestones
  • Die Cut Circle (Think Crafty Helen sent me this)
  • Cardstock Sentiment from SEI
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (round the edge of the tag)

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After making this tag today, I think that next sunday I will concentrate on making shabby chic embelishments to build up a ready made stock for when I start making cards & projects ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hope you enjoyed the first blog post for Shabby Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah

 

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Hey Pumpkin!

Hey Pumpkin!….

Are these cute or what!!

This morning I was catching up on video’s on you tube, ย I subscribe to the Graphic 45 channel, ย  there is a fantasic tutorial there today on how to make these pumpkins.. click here to watch the tutorial..

After watching it, I headed up to my shed and made a couple..

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  • My Minds Eye Mischeivious Patterned Paper
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • 5 x assorted brads
  • Prima Flowers in assorted autumn colours
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Leaves

then I made this one…

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  • SEI Field Notes Patterned Paper Collection (this is gorgeous! my TK Maxx find from last week)
  • Prima Flowers (from a huge canister i bought ages ago)
  • 5 x Brads
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black soot distress ink
  • Butterfly from the SEI Field Notes collection kit

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this has been a great little project, as it has enabled me to use up brads that i bought ages ago and never used, the good thing is, the brads that hold the pumpkin together don’t need to match because you don’t see them!

also, ย it enabled me to start using up the huge canister of prima flowers i have been hoarding!

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Plus.. this project has given me an idea .. remember the frosted leaves I made last night? ย … I think they would be perfect on a pumpkin..

off to have a spot of breakfast, then I’m heading back up to my shed ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for popping round

Sarah x

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Note Card Series Day 6

Happy Thursday! ย and Day 6 of the note card series… I can’t believe how quickly this week has gone by!

Still loving making these little note cards tho ๐Ÿ˜‰

String and twine are the main feature’s of today’s card.

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Supplies List :-

  • Heavyweight white Cardstock for the base and front panel
  • Stampin Up 1″ Square Punch
  • Basic Grey Mint Julep 6 x 6 patterned paper pad
  • Pink Paislee City Sidewalk Embelishment kit (number Banner)
  • Lawn Fawn Twine
  • American Crafts Olive, Blue, Yellow and Cream Twine
  • Studio Calico Wooden Heart
  • Natural Sunflower
  • Double Sided thick foam tape
  • Scortape and glossy accents

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thanks so much for popping over and joining me this week..

final card tomorrow…what kinda card would you like to see… ย … ย …. ย any special requests??

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚