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You Made Me Love You .. .. .

Yesterday in my workshop I made a DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts, I’ll have the video up on Youtube later today, and the blog post on here too, by the time i’d finished the project last night the lighting was a bit dull to take decent pics .. I took one to give you a sneek peek, but i’ll take better ones soon πŸ™‚

I made the project live on Ustream and did record it from start to finish if you fancy a bigger sneek peek you can head over to my Ustream Channel πŸ˜‰

Also last night I made a little postcard, I love combining paper and fabric into the things I make πŸ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Scalloped Rectangle from Accucut cut from Matboard (thanks Deb x)
  • Seafoam Green, Silver Pearlescent and Taffy (cream) Acrylic Paint
  • Fine Burlap and Muslin Material
  • Calico Material
  • Chipboard Key Dabbed with silver Brilliance Ink
  • Some watch pieces, cogs etc
  • Silver and Blue Grey Embroidery thread french knots
  • French scrip stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Various Lindys Stamp Gang and Tattered Angels Sprays to dye the muslin
  • Silver thread
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WOC YT HOP ~ Holiday Halloween Cards

Hi everyone…

Today on Youtube Wild Orchid Crafts are hosting a Holiday Card Theme Hop with each of the Design Team members creating handmade cards using wild orchid crafts products…

Natasha our co-ordinator is having a giveaway and to be eligible all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the DT members holiday card videos.. instructions on this video πŸ™‚

Here is a link to my Youtube Video for the Hop Cards.

Here are the cards that I made




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Shabby Chic Halloween Card

THE Ribbon Reel ~Β Challenge #12 – Autumn Elegance.

I really enjoy participating in the card challenges over a the ribbon reel and the challenge for this fortnight is Autumn Elegance with the picture below as inspiration and the criteria set as “Orange, Neutrals and flowers” …

And here is my take on the challenge… it’s a chipboard side easel card

I painted the chipboard with oatmeal coloured acrylic paint, then layered it with a mixture of Muslin and stitched patterned paper and some raffia ruffles πŸ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard cut to measure 6″ x 4″
  • Acrylic paint in white and Coffee, blended together
  • Muslin Fabric
  • Oatmeal Raffia Ribbon
  • Paper Doily painted with acrylic paint to match card base
  • Sassafras Lass Sweetly Smitten 6×6 patterned paper
  • Melon Seam Binding and Cream crochet lace from the ribbon reel
  • Mulberry Flowers
  • Chipboard swirl
  • Yellow skeleton leaves
  • Digital Download from Etsy














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Bird Postcard

I’m a couple of days late getting this post up, it’s here at last! …. it’s been an extremely busy week at work and i’m glad its the weekend πŸ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Scalloped Square diecut Mat Board
  • Acrylic Paint in Taffy (cream) Buttercup Yellow and Rose Pink
  • K & Company Patterned Paper (background)
  • Paper Doily
  • Burlap
  • Chipboard Swirl and Bird from my friend Deb πŸ™‚
  • Fancy Pants Lilac House Patterned Paper (Bird)
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo (Edges) and Shabby Shutters & Victorian Velvet (Doily)
  • Diamond Stickles (birds wing)
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Hello…. No. 8 Tag Card

Hi everyone… I made a couple of projects over on my Ustream Channel this evening, a special thanks to all the girls who popped in tonight, you are all great company!..

First project I made was a Bird Postcard, which I will feature on tomorrow’s Blog Post (but will include a sneak peek below

Because no-one else was streaming after me, I made a card, with input from the “streamies” πŸ˜‰ Β … and the suggestions flowed…… Tags, Old paper, and a touch of Green were to name but a few…

Here’s what I came up with, thanks to all the girls for their suggestions πŸ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Tim Holtz No. 8 Tag
  • DCWV Tattered Time Patterned Paper
  • Lace
  • Seam Binding
  • Lindys Stamp Gang, Van Dyke Sepia & Gator Gumbo Olive
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Diecut Stars
  • Old Receipt Papers
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp


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Postcard : Moulin Rouge Meets Tim Holtz

A wee Postcard tonight… a touch of Moulin Rouge meets Tim Holtz!

Supplies List :-

  • Accucut Postcard Diecut with Mattboard
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Tim Holtz Diecut Clock Piece
  • Versamark Pad & Blue Glass Embossing Powder
  • Prima Moulin Rouge 6×6 Patterned Paper Pad
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 15mm Pale Green and 10mm Pale Blue Foundation Roses
  • Hot Glue
  • Crystal Brad
  • Cream Lace
  • Colorbox Alabaster Chalk Ink
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Like a Quilt Postcard

It’s been a few days since i’ve been up to my workshop… so I headed up there tonight to make a wee postcard, I do like making these, they’re fun to do πŸ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Die Cut Mat Board Piece, Star and Heart from Deb (thanks Deb)
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Versamagic Hint of Pesto Chalk Ink
  • Echo Park Polka dot Green and white Patterned Paper
  • Melissa Frances Polka Dot Cream & Black Patterned Paper
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Lace and Clear Rhinestones
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Melissa Frances Green & Cream Β Gingham Patterned Paper
  • Crafty Secrets Sentiment Stamp
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Olive Pastel
  • Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder