Indigoblu Demonstration Day : Carlisle 30th August 2014

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Join me for an Indigoblu demonstration day on Saturday 30th August 2014 from 10am till 4pm in Carlisle at the Craft Shop in the Strikes Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Houghton, Carlisle CA6 4JB

I will be demonstrating the new Christmas release stamps, Flitterglu, Megaflakes, English garden cottage paint. Slap it on starter kit with mannequin and much more.

Look forward to meeting everyone who can make it along.

Sarah

Etsy Seller Review : Lavish Laces

Happy Saturday everyone!

In today’s blog post, I thought I would share an order that I placed and received from a lovely seller on http://www.Etsy.com

I ordered some extra special vintage lace, and I love it so much, I have just placed another order this morning… this lace is so gorgeous, I just want to sit and look at it all day…

I will provide the details for Jaizella’s Etsy Store at the bottom of the  post.

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Oh I absolutely love the cream lace with the light green floral cotton running through the centre

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Keep an eye out for a video which will be up on my youtube channel later today.

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and finally a close up of the beautiful vintage laces

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Shop information:-

Owner : Jaizella Lynn

Etsy Shop : Lavish Laces  {{click on the lavish laces to go direct to the shop}}

Elegant laces and trims at affordable prices, quick shipping from USA, well packaged, and gorgeous products!

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Let the Fun Begin……..

Let the Fun Begin…..

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and the fun commenced yesterday at 12:00 Australia time with Jen and the start of the Ustream Stream-A-Thon, that scanned the globe covering all continents in a 24hr crafting extravaganza!! and organised by the lovely Lily … full details of the individual streams can be found here you can watch them all even if you missed the live event yesterday.

My time slot was 5:30pm GMT London time and I made a party chest hamper which was filled with gorgeous flowers and party balloons, tooters, poppers etc… and this was my giveaway prize for the end of my stream…

The winner was the lovely Jaen in Canada, which also coincided with her wedding anniversary!!

So here are a few pictures of the finished box…

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Love how the rock candy distress crackled glittered heart turned out

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a close up of the layered flowers

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the flower filled box

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It was an honor and a lot of fun to take part in the stream-a-thon..

It just leaves me to send you my very best wishes for the New Year and I hope you all have a wonderful time

Sarah x

We 3 Tags of Orient are….

Hi everyone….

I’ve been busy in my shed this afternoon/evening.   First of all I made another christmas tree, I had been asked to provide another tutorial, so I made one from scratch on Ustream, you can find the video here

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then I made a trio of tags, they all the same bases, but done in different styles…  I recorded a video for these and you can see it over here on Youtube

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Supplies Used:-

  • Sizzix #2 Scallop Tag Die
  • Old Book Paper
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Red Poinsettia Flowers
  • Amber Rhinestones
  • Prima Lade
  • Vintage Postcard
  • Gold Bow & Red Satin Ribbon

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Tag #2 Rustic Deer

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Supplies Used :-

  • Sizzix #2 Scallop Tag Die
  • Old Book Paper
  • Lichen
  • Distress Stains Iced Spruce & Evergreen Bough
  • WOC Wooden Deer Embelishment
  • WOC Seam Binding
  • WOC Snowflakes
  • Stampin Up Antique Brad
  • Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint
  • Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter

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Tag #3 Shabby Heart

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Supplies used :

  • Sizzix #2 Tag Die
  • Old Book Paper
  • Distress Stain in Spun Sugar
  • WOC Snowflakes
  • WOC Seam Binding
  • Pink Gingham Ribbon
  • WOC Wooden Embelishment
  • WOC Clear Rhinestones
  • Vintage White Acrylic Paint

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Thanks for popping round and enjoy your weekend 🙂

Sarah

Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Trio

In my post yesterday I promised a video tutorial/run through of me making a more of the shabby chic paper cone Christmas trees…

I headed up to my wee craft shed at 8.30 am this morning, cranked the heaters up full blast (it’s minus 5 degrees outside) and set to work making more of these gorgeous shabby shiny trees…

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The first one I made was the blue tree , above, this is 6.5″ tall and love how it turned out… there is a video over on youtube detailing all the products that I used for all 3 trees plus a video of all the above 🙂 … click here to watch.

I went outside and braved the sub zero temperatures to take a picture in the sunlight, and love the effect it gave, sitting on the frosty logs 🙂

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a close up of the shiney blue tree in the sunshine

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then I made a tiny silver shabby tree..

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I’m loving getting back into my craft shed… and plan to make more time for myself and get up here more often 🙂

After making these trees, i’m finally getting into the christmas spirit!

My next project is going to be more festive gift tags incorporating vintage images and wild orchid crafts flowers… watch this space

Thanks so much for popping round
Sarah x

Recycled Embellishment Jar..

Life at the moment can be summed up with one word…………………………Busy… with a capital “B”..

I’m so behind with projects, my poor wee craft shed is being neglected big time..

This evening I had some time to myself, the troops went to the movie’s to see the new James Bond 007 Skyfall so I had a couple of hours to play, which let me catch up with my Design Team commitments.

First on the agenda was a tutorial video for the poinsettia Christmas ornament I made a week and a half ago, this time I made a red one.. for the tutorial click here

 

Products used for this were :-

SP-00039 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – RED
BM-00078 50 LARGE RED POINSETTIA BLOOMS (60mm)
WT-00007 10 METRES RED DIVINE BAKERS TWINE (10.93 yards)

 

then I altered a small jar I had saved for recycling into something else…. in this case I cleaned it up and decorated and it now houses my cream pearl rose embelishments

 

 

products used for this were :-

SB-00008 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – OLOROSO
BM-00003 100 MIXED GREEN/WHITE TONE BLOOM SET
BM-00020 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 3.8cm / 1.5″)
SP-00007 60 WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS – 5mm

 

Hopefully i’ll be able to get more crafting in next week 🙂 .. until the next time have a great weekend

Sarah