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Linen and Lace Altered Notebook

I’m practicing my stitching and sewing machine skills tonight in the workshop and… i’m having so much fun πŸ™‚ My mother in law gave me a lovely wee desktop sewing machine at the weekend

I am taking part in a mixed media material mini book swap, and I really fancied having a practice on something small before going the whole hog πŸ˜‰

Supplies List :~

  • 1 x Hardboard Notebook 5″ x 7″
  • Acrylic Paint in Brown, Cream and Blue and White
  • Snowtex Paste
  • Seam Binding
  • Lace
  • Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Swarovski Rose Rondelle Bead
  • Linen Material
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp
  • Watercolour Paper
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Shabby Chic Clothes Pins

Hi there everyone… I’m sooo excited with what I made in the workshop tonight that I was bursting at the seams to share these with you all πŸ˜‰

Its another project for Wild orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team The Wild Bunch!

Decorative Clothes Pins:

Supplies List :~

  • Wooden Clothes Pins (pegs)
  • Patterned Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Adhesive (I used glossy accents and multi matte medium to see what worked best)
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 15mm Roses in Pink/champagne Product Code EX-00008
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Calendars

I managed to escape from the housework this afternoon and headed up to the workshop to have some fun crafting πŸ™‚

I made 2 calendars, one for my daughters bedroom and the other one for me to take into work to hang up on my wall.

Supplies List :~

  • Matt Board cut to 4.5″ x 4.5″
  • g.c.d. Studio’s Paris Nights Patterned Paper
  • Docrafts Pampered Pets Die Cuts
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Rhinestones and Seam Binding
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium
  • 2011 Calendar
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Eyelets and Dimensional Adhesive
  • Fiskars Treading Water Edge Punch

Then onto the one for me πŸ™‚

Supplies List :~

  • Matt Board cut to 4.5″ x 4.5″
  • Prima Botanicals Patterned Paper
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers and Seam Binding
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium
  • 2011 Calendar
  • S.E.I. Chalk Ink in Tiffany Blue
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Patina
  • Eyelets and Dimensional Adhesive
  • Hot Glue Gun

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Chicken in a Basket ATC

I have been busy all day working on my Recipe Card Swap for Your Paper Pantry, and i’m almost there πŸ™‚ However…..

I was left with quite a few scraps of chipboard, patterned paper, a chicken and some eggs πŸ˜‰ a perfect recipe for a wee ATC!

So here’s my version of a chicken in a basket… I had loads of 1/4″ strips of patterned paper so I wove them altogether then stuck them down on a scrap bit of chipboard, waste not want not as my mum used to say πŸ˜‰

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Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop ~ Saturday 5th February 2011

As you may already be aware I will be hosting a slot over at the YPP UStream Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop this coming Saturday the 5th February 2011 at 9pm GMT or if you are in the USA at 3pm Central Standard Time πŸ˜€ the link to my Youtube video below explains all

Video : Valentine Sweetie Virtial Crop

I will be on for an hour making various different valentine cards..

Here is a supplies list of what you will require if you fancy crafting along with me πŸ™‚

Below is the Essential Basic’s List you will need for all cards, then below that I have listed the exact items I have used and will be required to make each card (these are not set in stone ~ please feel free to replace supplies with whatever you have to hand) πŸ™‚

BASICS

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Brown Ink (suitable for stamping) I used Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Double Sided Adhesive or ATG
  • Glossy Accents
  • 1 x “Valentine Sentiment Stamp” of your choice (whatever you have available)
  • Patterned Paper (Pink/Red tones)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Cuttlebug/Bigshot
  • Punches : 2 1/2″ Β & 1 3/4″ Circle Punches, small heart punch
  • Sizzix Hello Kitty Nested Heart Die (or punches or use your cricut)
  • Glue Dots

SUPPLIES:~

Card #1 ~ The Sweetie Valentine Card (mini Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • 1 x 2 1/2″ Circle cut out of Pattered Paper
  • 1 3/4″ Circle cut our of Pink Metallic / Mirriboard Cardstock
  • 1 x Medium Heart from the Hello Kitty Sizzix Nested Hearts Die
  • Pink Sequins
  • Glossy Accents
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • Pink Raffia
  • Copic Spica Glitter Pen in Pink
  • Burgundy Gossamer Floss Silk
  • “Be My Valentine Stamp”
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Card #2 ~ Just Stamping Valentine Card (Mini Β Square Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ when folded
  • 1 x Background Stamp – I used Hero ArtsCountry Hearts Ref: S5161
  • 1 x Large Heart from the hello kitty nested hearts sizzix die (for masking)
  • 1 x Stampin Up Stampin Write Marker in Chocolate Chip
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • “Be My valentine” Stamp
  • Stickles in Fruit Punch
  • 1 x Heart Button
  • 1 x Glue Dot
  • Red Floss Silk

Card #3 Β Masculine Valentine ~ Using up Scraps! (Long Thin Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card with the following dimensions 8 1/4″ x 3″
  • American Crafts Textured Cardstock Scraps in Chocolate brown, Light Brown & Creamy Brown
  • Red Textured cardstock scrap
  • 3 x Dark Brown 1″ squares (from above scraps)
  • 3 x Medium Brown 1/2″ Squares (from above scraps)
  • 2 x Creamy Brown Hearts punched with a small heart punch or from the HK Sizzix nested heart die or cricut
  • 1 x Red cardstock Heart
  • 1 x Glossy Accents to glaze the red heart
  • Be My Valentine Sentiment Stamp
  • Small Outline Heart Stamp
  • Dimensional Adhesive for the centre panel

Card #4 Β Shabby Chic Valentine ~ Matting and Layering (Normal Square Card)

  • Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 5″ x 5″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4″ x 4″ (edges distressed)
  • Nestabilities labels 8 2nd Smallest die (edges Distressed)
  • 4″ x 1″ Strip of very light pink Pink bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • 4″ thin strip of Patterned Paper
  • Fiskars Treading Water Edge Punch
  • 1 x 4″ Strip of Lace
  • Extra Tacky Tape
  • 4″ Strip of Light Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Champagne Seam Binding crinkled up and enough to tie a double bow around a 4″ piece of cardstock
  • 1 x German Glass Glittered Star
  • By My Valentine Stamp
  • Cream Mulberry Paper
  • Lace for either side of the nestabilities die once cut
  • White Acrylic Paint and a dry brush for distressing the edges
  • 2 x Light Pink very small gems
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • ATG or double sided tape

Card #5 ~ The Cutesey Kissing Mice Valentine

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 6″ x 4″
  • Papermania Red Textured Cardstock
  • Country Companions Lovers Lane Rose Floral Patterned Paper
  • A Cute Valentine Picture of your choice, I have used 2 mice kissing from the Country Companions Lovers Lane Pack
  • Seam Binding – White
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist in lava Red (to dye the seam binding ribbon)
  • ATG Gun
  • Small Jewellery Tag
  • Dark Pink Chalk Ink
  • Newspaper letters cut out to spell “I Love You”
  • Gel Medium (i’m using Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Small iridescent sequin Leave and Flower
  • Mini Mister (to wet seam binding before glimmering)

And if I get all of the above done in an hour and have time left, I will just wing it with an altered valentine Notepad πŸ˜‰

I really hope that you will join us over on Ustream, for what will be a fabulous day to get those creative juices flowing πŸ™‚

Kits will be available for the above shortly, if you are interested please email me at sarahjaneallan@aol.com Β thankyou πŸ™‚

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Tiny Tags and a Big Heart

I spent the rest of this evening faffing around in my workshop, I just fancied making wee things, something quick~ish that wouldn’t take too long to make, but still leave me feeling like i’d made “something” if you know what Imean πŸ˜‰

I will eventually use these as an embelishment to a card or a mini album or…. something or other πŸ™‚

These are the tiny tags i bought off ebay the other week, love the size of them

This next little gift tag measures 2″ x 2″ Β I like the size and it would look great attached to a small gift.. I think I might just make some more of these tomorrow, they are great for using up scraps of card and paper too πŸ™‚

All 3 together

I also forgot to show this in my video earlier today, I bought this big metal hanging heart for Β£1.00 out the Pound Shop, and it’s now hanging in the window of my workshop in front of my desk Β πŸ™‚

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Valentine Sweetie Virtual Crop

The Valentine Sweetie Virtual Crop is being held on Saturday 5th February 2011, it’s on all day, with lots of fun to be had and competitions along the way!

I will be doing a live Ustream show during the virtual crop where I will be making a set of 6 cards πŸ™‚ details of this will follow and I will be posting a supplies list should you fancy crafting along with me πŸ™‚