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Bicycle Postcard

Happy Friday everyone!

I have the next 4 days off as a kind of mid summer break, things are about to get really busy at work and I probably wont get a chance to have much in the way of holidays any time soon… so i’m planning to have some creative time on my wee shed at the top of the garden, which has been getting seriously neglected!

I made this postcard a couple of days ago when I popped up to my shed just for a wee visit, and fancied making “something” but didnt Quite know what πŸ™‚

I made this postcard with what I had lying around on my desk….

Supplies List :

  • Postcard Kit from The Works
  • Sweetly Smitten 6 x 6 Patterned Paper from Sassafrass Lass
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Lace & Mulberry Flowers
  • Kaiser Craft chipboard bicycle from the Gelato Range
  • Echo Park Stickers
  • Frayed Burlap and lucky Limeade Inks
  • hot glue and scortape

I made the following rosette for the top left hand corner of the postcard where the trio of flowers now reside, but I took it back off because it just didnt look right.. but do love how it looks on its own πŸ™‚

I will be working on finishing my latest DT Project for Wild Orchid Crafts this weekend and hope to have the video and blog posts done sometime around sunday…. but for now, i’ll leave you with a wee sneeky peek

Have a great weekend everyone πŸ™‚

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Uno… Dos… Tress… Cuatro….

Hi everyone and a very happy easter to you all…

I have been busy as a wee worker bee up in my garden shed creating loads of different things for my Secret Sister Swap Partner…. it’s hard work!! lol

SO in between making a box and the things to go inside it.. I have managed to squeeze in a few other crafty creations… handmade books!. Β  This is also this week’s project for Wild Orchid Crafts, I will make a couple more tomorrow in different sizes from those already made and get the video up onto youtube.

Making these hand bound books is also a great way to “Use it Up” ….. remember the Pledge?? πŸ˜‰

This book measures approx 4.5″ x 3.75″

Supplies List:-

  • Leftover scraps of Chipboard / Greyboard
  • Pink Peony Patterned Paper
  • Pink Lace
  • Cameo Beige Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code SB-00003
  • Pink Tone Cherry Blossom Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code EX-00041
  • Moonstone Brads from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code BR-00004
  • Cartridge Paper

Next up this pretty little purple book measuring 2″ x 5″

Supplies used :-

  • Scraps of Chipboard / Greyboard
  • Purple Fibres for the binding
  • Stampin Up Frame Sizzlet
  • Various Purple and red Inks
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Heather Stem from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code No. FS-00190
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium

 

I also made a postcard book too, the back cover being plain chipboard and the front a Sizzix Postcard Diecut..

Supplies List:-

  • Postcard Diecut from Sizzix
  • Sky Blue Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code SB-00019
  • Sweetheart Mulberry Blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code FS-00056
  • Decoart Sky Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Docrafts Artiste Latte Acrylic Paint
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Vintage Ephemera
  • Prima Botanicals Patterned Paper (for the back book cover)

and finally a dinky 3.5″ x 3.5″ .. something completely different colour-wise so put your sunglasses on πŸ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Bright Yellow and White Felt
  • Sewing Machine (minus all the dust bunnies and oose and the imaginary spider) πŸ˜‰
  • Multicoloured Ribbon Fibre
  • Pinking Shears
  • 2″ White Daisy Blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code : BM-00076
  • Cream and Green Edge Rose Leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts product Code : LL-00022
  • Golden Fish Cosmic SHimmer Mist
  • Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist
  • Hot Glue Gun and Red Line Tape
  • Watercolour Paper (offcuts)
  • Scraps of Chipboard / Β Greyboard

Thanks so everyone who kept me company on Ustream today when I was making these.. I appreciate your company πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!!

Sarah x

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Cards, Tags, Pins and Postcards…

A Pinch and a Punch for the first of the month πŸ˜‰ Β .. 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 πŸ™‚

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

Greens and yellows..

Pinks

Blacks!

and blues

and a fuschia pink πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰ Β )

and

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping in !

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Bunny Tag and Dressform Postcard

Wednesday evening up in the shed was fun… firstly as it marked the start of my 4 day weekend, and boy am I ready for a few days off work, I have earned them πŸ˜‰

Secondly because I got to spend it with friends, arty crafty lovely online friends πŸ™‚ Β  Β  Β I switched Ustream on and got down to some crafting, Β first up was the easter bunny bingo tag..

Supplies Used :-

  • 1 x Tag
  • Scrunched up Prima Flowers and some pretty pink rhinestones as flower centres
  • Vintage lace
  • Vintage Button
  • Sticky backed canvas from Ranger
  • Easter Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy SellerΒ iralamijashop
  • Cabbage Rose Seam Binding from Etsy Seller Memriemare
  • Sewing Machine
  • Glitz Design Love Games Patterned Paper
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tags Punch and Stamp Set
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Hot Glue Gun.
  • Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone Distress Ink

Then I went on to made a postcard, this was an “off the cuff” Β throw it out there kinda put together postcard, however it turned out great and I held a draw once I had finished it and the lovely Joycee won it.. congrats joyce πŸ™‚ .. I was really pleased about it because, as many of you know, joyce has some wierd and wonderful colour choices and she had a huge input when I made this… so thank you Joycee couldnt have done it without you πŸ˜‰

There’s a lot of “stuff” going on in this postcard… so the supplies list might be a tad on the long side πŸ˜‰

  • 1 x Matboard Diecut postcard & Dressform shape from deb.
  • Acrylic Paint in Latte, Antique Gold, White, Rose Pink, Tea Rose and Fuschia
  • Antique/vintage tape measure
  • Versamark & Gold Embossing Powder
  • Stampin Up En Francais Script Stamp
  • Brilliance Lightning Black Ink
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Tiny papermania buttons for the “Peeny” // “Pinny”
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hessian
  • Seam Binding
  • Pink Thread
  • Twine
  • Bubble wrap for stamping

 

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Sticky Back Canvas Postcards and Sewing Machine Fail

Evening all….:-)

Tonight up in the workshop I had a bit of an epic fail with the sewing machine and I cannae fix it lol… the underneath bit gets all gathered up with thread and ends up looking like a birds nest…. now either that sewing machine needs help or I do lol

So here is what I started out making when I first went up there… you can see on the left hand side of the envelope where the sewing machine threw a flaky and bombed out on me πŸ˜‰

So I gave up, stuck the machine back on the shelf and went onto Ustream and had a wee natter with all my lovely wee crafty friends.. it was good tonight as they all cheered me up after I came home from work with s stonking sore head and the broo’s doon πŸ˜‰

Sam got her plaster cast off her leg today so that was a bit of good news, she’s well on the road to being mobile once again πŸ™‚

I made a couple of postcards too.. a pink one and then a “joycie special” lavender and grey one…

I had printed out some digital collage sheets at the weekend onto Sticky Backed Canvas and used some of these within the postcards made this evening

Supplies List :-

  • Accucut Diecut from my friend Deb.. I absolutely love this diecut shape, perfect for these wee postcards that I absolutely love making.
  • Rose Pink and White Acrylic Paint
  • Icicle Stickles
  • Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Patterned Paper
  • Vintage Button
  • Pink Seam Binding
  • Holographic Butterfly and 15mm Foundation Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Beige Lace
  • Ranger Sticky Back Canvas
  • Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy

Then I made another one with the colour choices supplied by my lovely wee friend Joycie (also a fellow piscean!!)

Supplies List :-

  • Accucut Diecut from my friend Deb.. I absolutely love this diecut shape, perfect for these wee postcards that I absolutely love making.
  • Paint : A squirt of Mauve a splodge of White and a few dabs of blue Acrylic Paint
  • Icicle & Stardust Stickles
  • Kaisercraft Patterned Paper
  • Vintage Button
  • Grey Seam Binding
  • Sweetheart Blossoms and Wooden Dove Embelishment from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Beige Lace
  • Ranger Sticky Back Canvas
  • Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy
  • Tattered Angels Spring Violet Glimmer Mist

Thanks so much for popping round πŸ™‚ x

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Vintage Chicks Everywhere!

I’m maybe getting a wee bit ahead of myself here working on Easter already, but I had a yellow urge in the workshop tonight and chicks and easter were the first things that popped into my head πŸ˜‰

First up I made an Easter Easel Card, painted chipboard, seam binding, layers and a lovely easter chick digital collage printed out on photo paper..

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard
  • Docrafts Artiste Acrylic Paint in Buttercup and Storm Cloud
  • Forsythia Seam Binding
  • 15mm Yellow Foundation Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Yellow Rhinestone
  • White Bloom
  • Digital Collage Image from Etsy
  • Burlap
  • Glitz Design Vintage Blue Patterned Paper
  • Nestabilities Labels 8 Dies
  • Yellow Textured Cardstock
  • Hot Glue Gun, Cropodile, Scortape
  • Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink
  • Chipboard Star
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Doily Diecut from my wee friend Ellen in the Netherlands πŸ™‚

Then I made an Easter Postcard.. this has to be without a doubt my most favourite die-cut shape in the whole wide world… I {{heart}} it !

Supplies List :-

  • Accucut Die cut in matboard from my friend Deb πŸ™‚
  • Docrafts Artiste Latte Acrylic Paint
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Digital collage image from Etsy
  • K & Company patterned paper
  • Lace
  • Aged Mahogany Distress Ink

Thanks for popping round πŸ™‚

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The Sparkly Snowman and the Old Vintage Santa

Christmas projects up in the workshop again tonight…. πŸ™‚ i’m feeling festive…

fa la la lala lalala laaaaaa… lol

First up is the sparkly snowman postcard..

Supplies List :-

  • Blue and White Acrylic Paint
  • Matboard postcard shape diecut from Accucut (my friend deb sells these πŸ˜‰ Β )
  • Digital collage image from Etsy seller “Photocube”
  • Stardust stickles
  • Martha Stewart Ice Cube Glitter
  • Burlap
  • Snowflake diecut from Lifestyle Crafts
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Small Diecut Primitive Stars
  • Stampin Up Pool Party Ink
  • Holographic Embossing Powder
  • Papermania Urban Stamps

next up I made an old vintage Santa Christmas Tag

Supplies List :-

  • Scalloped Tag Die from Sizzix
  • Matboard
  • Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Holly & Berries flowery pick thingy from Micheals
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles
  • Vintage Santa Digital Collage Image from Etsy Seller “Photocube”
  • Fibres
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set