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The Wee Tree

The Wee Tree.

First of all… Happy National Card making Day!

Secondly, apologies for the awful lighting in my photographs this evening, still waiting on my hubby installing extra lighting! I am throwing hints daily now lol

So I have been making projects all day today, Β you will be able to see them on Tuesday and Wednesday next week over on the Indigoblu Blog πŸ˜‰ so not too long to wait.

Sooo … What to do with all my scraps… They are just too good to throw out! Β  Β Especially when they contain the new Indigoblu Chocolate Box Megaflake..



I kept all my scraps from earlier and used them to make this pretty wee card…

wee tree

How cute is this wee tree, Β super easy to put together, Β and all you need is thin strips from your scrap pile, I cut the little star at the top freehand… can you see the little gilded heart, unintentional but glad I spied it and incorporated it into the tree..

wee tree 1


Well that it me done for the day… looking forward to spending tomorrow crafting again πŸ™‚

As always, thanks so much for popping round.

Sarah πŸ™‚

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Postman Swap Challenge

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone πŸ™‚

Taking full advantage of an extra day off work I headed up to my shed early doors this morning to create a few bits n pieces.. One of which is this fun little book box below…

A couple of weeks ago I recieved another envelope from the Postman Swap that a few of us crafting gals took part in, and this month’s envelope came from Sam, which was packed with fin things to use…

I managed to use up the sheet music paper, playing cards, admit one ticket, some wire mesh a chipboard gear and a metal key charm!

The stuff I used from my own stash to make this was a little chipboard book box, texture paste and sticky metal tape stuff and some sprays and distress stains and alcohol inks.

This is what the book looked like before.. I picked this up at a recent craft fair from the store

I gave it a coat of linen acrylic paint

then started to stick things down and embelish it ..

I used the wire mesh to create texture on the moulding paste ..

Thanks for the postie swap this month sam… i loved setting myself this wee challenge πŸ™‚

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Spatula’s, Pot’s and Cinnamon Stick’s

A lovely day of crafting today, commenced this morning by doing the tutorial over on Ustream for the Paint Pot Holder that I made on yesterday’s post.

If you would like to watch the Ustream tutorial on how to make this, please click HERE it’s in two parts, unfortunately due to a Ustream glitch, the middle part of the tutorial has disappeared!!!! i’m so sorry… but if you would like me to re-record just give me a shout

Supplies List :-

  • Wooden Waxing Spatula’s / Popsicle / Lollipop Sticks
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Echo Park Victorian Garden Patterned Paper
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Roses, Cala Lillies & Raffia
  • Butterfly Metal Embelishment from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Vine Trim
  • Hot Glue
Then this afternoon… I made another project for Wild Orchid Crafts, incorporating Holly berries and christmas charms…. and cinnamon sticks πŸ˜‰
More on this next week tho’ I’ll do a youtube tutorial and list everything that you will need to make this gorgeous cinnamon candle!





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Easter Skinny Mini

I made an Easter Skinny Mini in the workshop this afternoon whilst the rain battered down on my workshop roof and windows πŸ™‚

The supplies used to make it were mainly scraps and offcuts (leftovers) πŸ˜‰

Here’s the supplies list :-

  • Chipboard offcuts cut to measure 5.5″ x 2.5″
  • Spring themed Patterned Papers
  • Bazzill Textured cardstock offcuts and leftovers
  • Prima Botanicals Mulberry flowers
  • Prima flowers (from the big tube)
  • Prima Flower Centres
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Rhinestones and Crystals
  • Papermania Lemon Sorbet Bow
  • American Crafts Remarks Journalling Stickers
  • Nestabilities Labels 8
  • Stampin Up Stampin Write Markers
  • Various Fibres
  • Basic Grey Two Scoops Chipboard Letters
  • Acrylic Paint : Taffy, Seafoam Greem & Buttercup
  • Plaid Crackle Medium
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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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Skinny Mini Ustream

I’d like to invite all my blogging/Youtube friends to a Ustream this Friday Night where I will be making a “Skinny Mini” mini album from scratch and I hope to see you there if you can make it πŸ™‚

At the end of the show everyone who attended will be put into a draw to win a kit to make your very own Prima Botanicals Skinny mini πŸ™‚

Below is the show info and if you click here it will take you to my channel, you can attend the upcoming event Β if you scroll down to the bottom of that page, hope i’m doing this correctly tis my first upcoming planned event πŸ˜‰

Thankyou πŸ™‚

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The Skinny Mini

I made this mini tonight in my workshop, it’s made from all the leftover bits of chipboard that I had after making the recipe cards for the swap over at Your Paper Pantry..

The mini size is 6″ x 2″ and the pages inside are stepped and from 2″ to 5″. Β  I used the Prima Botanicals patterned paper range, this paper is really really nice πŸ™‚

If you have any questions just give me a shout, i’d be happy to help πŸ™‚