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Indigoblu Demonstration Day Gourock – Saturday 15th November 2014

Hi there everyone…

Just an update to let you know where you can find me this Saturday 🙂

Join me for an Indigoblu demonstration day on Saturday 15th November 2014 from 10am till 4pm at Lunderston Bay,  by  Gourock at the Craft Shop at

Cardwell Garden Centre:

Lunderston Bay
By Gourock
Inverclyde
Scotland
PA19 1BB
Telephone: 01475 521 536
Fax: 01475 521 339
Email: info@cardwellgc.co.uk
Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

I will be demonstrating the brand new Christmas stamps, Flitterglu, Megaflakes, English garden cottage paint, the new metallic paints, Slap it on starter kit with Chrsitmas Decorations and much more.

Look forward to meeting everyone who can make it along.

Sarah

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Besotted?….Clearly!

Hi everyone .. and a very Happy Monday to you all 🙂

I found a lovely online store at the weekend… it is  packed full of  fab clear stamps and matching die’s, my order arrived today and I have to say they are great quality, value and affordable,  the service is super fast and they arrived well packaged and wrapped in lovely pink tissue paper..

The store is called Clearly Besotted Stamps ——-} click HERE to visit the store

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I bought a few sentiment stamp sets and dies for making cards, I really liked the wording and fonts on them.. here are the sets I bought

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and here are some of the stamps with the dies to match

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and finally here is a little birthday card I made with The “Its Your Birthday” set 🙂

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Supplies List :-

  • American Crafts White Textured Cardstock
  • Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
  • Stampin Up Inks in Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake and Real Red
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • We r Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Clearly Besotted Its Your Birthday StampSet
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

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Thanks for popping in

Sarah 🙂

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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 😀 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 🙂

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) 🙂

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″  & 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  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  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  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 😉

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

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

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Luminarte Shimmering Mist

Ok… i’ve been misting up white prima flowers again!!.. this time with a bottle of Luminarte Shimmering Mist in red.  I bought it a couple of weekends ago, it was reduced from £5.99 to £3.99 a bottle, although it states it is red on the bottle, it is a shimmery milky white liquid with a very slight red tinge to it..

Here is the bottle, its fairly big 4oz and it has a couple of steel balls in the bottom for mixing, just like a bottle of nail polish.  Now I’m wondering what other colours it comes in lol!!  I think it’s made by the same company that makes the twinkling h2o’s

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Cosmic Shimmer Prima’s in Peacock Green

OoooooooooooOoooooooohhh I’m loving this colour 😀

I ordered one of these for Natasha, now it’s not a colour I would have chosen myself, but I ordered 2, one for me too,  and it is the best one I’ve bought so far, I still have other colours to get in the collection, but this is top of my fav’s list  🙂

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Prima Flowers Sprayed Candy Pink

I ordered some Cosmic Shimmer Mist a good few weeks ago and it finally turned up today, I took 3 small-ish Prima Flowers and sprayed them with the Candy Pink, then dried them out on my radiator in the workshop.. I like the colour and the shine 🙂

I’ll be back tomorrow with another colour… probably the peacock green 🙂

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Prima Flowers

Just a quick blog post…A parcel arrived in the mail today filled with Prima Flower goodness… I have to say they are absolutely gorgeous!

I ordered them online from www.acard4u.co.uk and Julie has just updated her store with a whole range of new Prima Flowers in every colour 🙂

I will have more blog updates coming soon as I’m working on an envelope mini book and also a christmas chipboard 12 x 4 album.