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Shabby Sunday #8

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to Shabby Sunday week #8

This week I have altered 2 x pasta sauce jars (that were due to be recycled this weekend) to make a lovely wee shabby chic candle holders, they are now out of the recycling chain and will be used around the house and garden deck area.

I plan to take a picture of them this evening with the candles lit, so that you can see what they are like in the dark 🙂

shabby sunday #8

Supplies list :-

  • Vintage Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Burlap strips and burlap flowers
  • vintage button
  • Hemptique cord
  • Scor-tape
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Tuile
  • Calico Fabric
  • Glue Dots, linen thread, Collall Glue
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink (to die the lace just below the hemp cord on the jar on the right)

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The jars were cleaned thoroughly in the dishwasher before being used 🙂

In the tealight holder below, I used the tattered florals die by tim holtz and cut out several layers of calico and tuille, stitched them all together and layered with shop a bought burlap flower.

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It is really easy to make these jars, I used lace and fabric, but you could use patterned paper, felt, paint, the possibilities are endless, plus you do not need to use real tealights (flame variety) you can buy little tealights with an artificial flame that are battery operated, which will make them super safe 🙂

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thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Trendsetter Mini Album

Hi everyone….Hope you are all well ….

I managed to finish the trendsetter mini that I started a few weeks ago, feels good to get this project finished.

It’s my next Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts.

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The dimensions are 4.5″ x 4″ with 2″ allowance for the spine/binding.

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I used the Fancy Pants Trendsetter Collection pack from www.angelcrafts.biz 

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Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

BM-00027 100 mixed 1″ Summer Blooms
BM-00030 100 mixed 1.06″ Summer Blooms
SP-00010 60 Spice Colour Self Adhesive Pearls

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other products used :-

  • White & Manilla Tags
  • Stampin Up Pool Party and Calypso Coral Cardstock (to make tags)
  • Pool Party Bakers Twine
  • My Minds Eye Enamel Dots
  • Scortape & Hot Glue Gun
  • kraft cardstock
  • American Crafts Pink Twine

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there is a video showcasing the mini over on my youtube channel.. just click {{here}} to go straight there..

 

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I nearly forgot to mention that the cover for this mini album is made from corrugated cardboard packaging that I Recycled.

 

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and also the binding technique used is by Ozegran on Youtube, which is a mix between the stack the deck and the hidden hinge binding systems.   Ozegran (Jen;s) channel can be found {{here}}

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Thanks so much for popping in

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Sarah x

 

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Shabby.

shabby

 

This is my latest design team project for Wild Orchid Crafts, it’s a re-purposed face cream selection box, which has had the shabby treatment, and tomorrow I will make the mini album to go inside.

This is what the box looked like before I set to work on it today…

bare box

 

and the inside

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I decided to leave the silver cover visible on the box and not paint it out in acrylic paint, opting to matt and layer it with patterned paper, pearlescent shimmer card stock, lace and fabric.

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I incorporated the shabby rose pins on the front of the box, that I made last week…

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and I also made layered up some new flowers, after being inspired by some Prima Flowers that I had seen online

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There is also little banner’s featured on the box, one in the top left corner of the box and another on the inside of the lid:-)

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Its been fun making this today, and I am looking forward to making the mini album tomorrow, be sure to check out my Youtube channel for the video tomorrow showing the completed project

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Thanks so much for popping in

Sarah x

lacey flower

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Shabby Chic Valentine

Here is my 3rd Design Team Project for the month for Wild Orchid Crafts…

It’s an easel type recycled shabby valentine card..

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Wild Orchid Crafts Products used:-

DL-00001 20 MIXED PAPER DOILIES
LA-00029 GUIPURE WHITE LACE (alternative product)
FM-00127 50 PINK MIST MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 15mm

GL-00002 Collall All Purpose Glue

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Other Products used :-

Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

White Acrylic Paint

Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Stampin Up Stampin Dimentional Adhesive

Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden 6×6 Patterned Paper

American Crafts Dear Lizzie CosmopolatinPatternedPaper

Scortape

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There will be a video on youtube later today showing a tutorial on how I made the card from start to finish

Have a great weekend

Sarah x

 

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You Make My Heart Sing

You Make My Heart Sing….

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This is my first DT video for 2013 and I have altered a small gift box, that was plain blue, by adding acrylic paint, patterned paper and some lovely products from http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com

the next picture is what the box used to look like…

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add a few layers of acrylic paint… I used Decoart Antique Linen

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I added some patterned paper from American Crafts, its the Dear Lizzy Cosmopolitan Collection..

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Wild Orchid Crafts products used for this project are listed below

FS-00205 50 WHITE COSMOS DAISY STEM FLOWERS (pink currently out of stock)

EM-00058 100 MIXED SMALL IRIDESCENT BUTTERFLIES

LL-00003 100 NATURAL SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS

EX-00032 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 10mm (SET B)

LA-00011 1 METRE WHITE INSERTION AGLAISE LACE

SP-00033 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – AMBER/GOLD

SB-00020 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – SILVER (antique gold out of stock)

a couple of  the products that I had used are currently out of stock, but keep checking as they restock the store frequently

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The wooden heart came in a mixed size bag from Hobbycrafts

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I used a butterfly punch from Tonic Studio and punched it out of some of the paper line

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah

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Sparkly Blue Art

Good evening everyone…

 

Hope you all had a a great christmas and you are all looking forward to a sparkly new year!

I have been busy cleaning the house all day today, getting ready for a wee party we are hosting on new years eve/day

So later on this evening I headed up the garden to my shed for a spot of arty crafty fun.

Tonight’s project consisted of me creating some art tiles / paintings to go into a 5 photo frame that I usually have hanging in my downstairs loo… there were pictures of various sail boats in it before and I wanted  something blue and sparkley.. so here is what i made

Lou Blue Photo Frames

 

 

I used various distress stains, glitters, seam binding, embossing powders, and Salt!

 

Here is the first tile/sheet ….. it is embossed with my new embossing folder that I got for xmas and also has the addition of some gilding flakes

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the second is stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder, I also encorporated some lindys stamp gang scintilating silver spray… it makes it lovely and sparkley 🙂

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number three is scrunched and embossed with silver embossing powder

Silver Crackle

and number4 has the addition of some rock salt, thanks to Eileen, one of my crafty friends for the suggestion… I love the effect!

and if you look closely, you can see 2 faces!!

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and finally on to number 5… this incorporates seam binding and rock candy distress dry glitter.. love this one too!

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I have a new laptop and new photo editing software, which are taking quite a bit of getting used to !!

Have a great weekend and have a happy new year when it arrives x

Sarah

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Glue Stick Container

Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying the lovely-ish weather of late, we had yet another downpour this morning followed by some lovely sunshine, I don’t think the weather quite knows what to get up to next, its changeable to say the least!

I have another design team project to share with you today on behalf of Wild Orchid Crafts.    I recycled a bright pink vanish stain remover plastic container, and re-purposed it as a new glue stick container to keep all my glue sticks in one place…

 

I tweeked the project slightly and you can see the additional flowers added to it over on the Youtube video that shows the project off here

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

BM-00025 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 3cm / 1.18″)
PM-00134 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
FS-00057 50 IVORY MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
FM-00086 25 PALE PEACH MULBERRY PAPER COTTAGE ROSES 25mm
PM-000123 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm
WD-00029 2 METRE FLAT BACK WHITE PEARL STRING – 6mm
Lace currently out of stock

 

Other Products Used :-

  • Papermania Happy Days Patterned Paper & Diecuts
  • American Crafts Vinyl Thickers
  • Hot Glue

 

Thanks so much for popping round 🙂