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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!. ย  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?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Bright Yellow and White Felt
  • Sewing Machine (minus all the dust bunnies and oose and the imaginary spider) ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • 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 / ย Greyboard

Thanks so everyone who kept me company on Ustream today when I was making these.. I appreciate your company ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend!!

Sarah x

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Parisienne Bureau

Hi everyone… thanks so much for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

I worked my socks off at the weekend to get this project done and ready for this week as my next Design Team project for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Channel, and I have to say I do love the colours ๐Ÿ™‚

I repurposed an old writing bureau box that was in my daighters room, she was going to throw it out and I rescued it !

I do have a “Start to Finish” series of videos on it over on my Ustream Channel (think it’s a 4 part-er, mainly due to ustream finishing the recording time of the 3rd video and I didnt notice!

Supplies List :-

  • Latte Acrylic Paint
  • Scortape (lots of it!)
  • Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Design Paper
  • Melissa Frances Chandelier Drop for the Drawer Pull
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Roses (all listed in the section below)
  • Diecut Mattboard Frames from my friend Deb
  • Vintage Lace from my Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Doily Lace Punch
  • Sewing Machine, Hot Glue Gun
  • Lindys Stamp Delphinium Turquoice & Tiffany’s Blue Starburst Spray
  • Tattered Angels Juniper Glimmer Mist
  • Versamagic Chalk Ink in Night Sky ( a perfect match for this beautiful paper)
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin Up Antique Brads

I created a pocked inside the lid to hold some envelopes or postcards for extra storage space

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :~

  • EX-00040 Brown Tone Floral Foundation roses 20mm
  • FM-00144 Taupe Roses 20mm
  • FM-00149 Sepia Roses 25mm
  • FM-00141 Taupe Roses 10mm
  • FM-00146 Sepia Roses 10mm
  • BUD-013 Old Gold Closed Rosebuds 4mm
  • EX-00002 Pink Tone Set A Roses 15mm
  • FM-00527 40mm Trellis Roses

I hope you like this week’s project, and thanks so much for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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Snowman Soup 2011 Stylie

In the shed tonight I made a dozen Snowman Soup Packages, I give these out at work instead of Christmas Cards ๐Ÿ™‚

They are really easy to make and come together quite quickly once all the prep has been done… to make them you will need …

  • Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate Sachets
  • Candy Canes
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Christmas Cardstock
  • Scalloped Circle Punch from Stampin Up
  • 1.5″ Circle Punch
  • 2.5″ Circle Punch
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Scortape
  • Tiny Attacher Stapler
  • Small Self Seal Cello Bags
  • Snowman Stamp
  • Copic Markers (or promarkers or colouring pencils)
  • Labels 8 from Nestabilities
  • Alphabet Stamp Set by Studio G
  • Archival Ink

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Christmas Card, Envie and Tag..

Another lovely warm evening crafting my wee heart out in the shed tonight… it is bitter cold and frosty outside too!

I made an envelope first out of sheet music paper, it is machine stitched around the outside edge (the stitching is a bit wonky, but plan to fix it tomorrow night, after some sound advice from the lovely Mitzi and Susan) ๐Ÿ™‚

then I made a card using Tim Holtz Festive resist kraft cardstock.. I also used the seasonal distress ink pads to colour the berries and holly. ย  There is a watered down white acrylic wash painted over the kraft paper to give it an old feel ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh…. and i covered the berries in glossy accents, to accent them..

Next I made a tag using a No. 8 Inkssentials Tag, distress inks and tested out my new heat gun ๐Ÿ˜‰

The little felt flower is the one I made the other night, made from felt and edged in german glass glitter..

If you have any questions just give me a shout and Thanks so much for dropping in ๐Ÿ™‚

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Loving Life ATC’s

On the menu tonight in the workshop … ATC’s again ๐Ÿ™‚ incorporating rub-ons!

I only tend to buy rub-ons when they are on clearance, then I stick them in a drawer and forget I’ve got them {hands head in shame}, so tonight they got a bit of an airing ๐Ÿ˜‰

A set of 3 ATC’s and a bonus pink one thrown in for good measure ๐Ÿ™‚

#1 Loving Life

#2 Best Friends

#3 Sisters

#4 Life is Pretty Wonderful

Supplies :-

  • Chipboard offcuts
  • K & Company Charlotte/Bailey Patterned Paper
  • Crate Paper Rub-ons : Mia, Prudence and Lemongrass collections
  • Crate Paper Rub-on & Patterned Paper from the Sweet Plum Collection
  • Rhinestones
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte
  • Basic Grey Rub on Roller Tool
  • Memories Chalk Ink Cubes (red/pink 4 pack)
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With Love

A wee card and some stick pins that I made up in the workshop tonight, I used the new stamps that arrived today from Docrafts ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :=

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
  • Prima Reflections Patterned Paper
  • Seam Binding and Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Papermania Joyeaux Noel Stamp set “With Love”
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scotch ATG Gun

Here are the 2 pins I made tonight…

and a close up ๐Ÿ™‚

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Desktop Photo Display

Hiya ๐Ÿ™‚

I ย had lots of ย little bits of ย leftover chipboard lying around today and thought i’d make something for my desk in the workshop, it is small at a mere 2″ x 2.5″ and I know i’ll need to scale down the pictures before popping them on, but this is a great way to use up your leftover bits n bobs & chipboard ๐Ÿ™‚

I recorded a Ustream Video making this from start to finish, and it took me about an hour to make, this would make a great mothers day pressie ๐Ÿ™‚

Materials List :-

  • 4 x pieces of leftover chipboard measuring 2.5″ x 2″
  • Prima Botanicals ย Patterned Paper
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte
  • Red Line Tape
  • Nestabilities Labels 8
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 10mm Foundation Roses
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles
  • Paintbrush