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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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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Shabby Sunday #5

Hi everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday #5, and this week I have made a shabby chic tag book.

If you popped into my blog on Friday, I had mentioned that I was attending a book making workshop over in Edinburgh, at a craft shop called Stampers Grove. Β  It was a really good class, Β a great tutor called Yvonne, I had a lot of fun! and I enjoyed craftingwith a lovely group of Β ladies Β πŸ™‚

My project today is a Tag Book, using my newly learned techniques from yesterday’s class.

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I have a video that I will be editing after I complete this blog post, It should be up on Youtube later on today and I will also post it here on my blog.

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you can use whatever paper you have, I used patterned paper, you might fancy watercolour paper, ordinary copier paper, or scrap paper to use up your “bits”

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I also used some vintage pink buttons to embelish the front of the tag book/

Supplies list :-

  • Ranger No. 10 Manilla Tag
  • Glitz Design Patterned Paper 12 x 12
  • K & Co 12 x 12 lattice cut paper painted in antique white acrylic paint
  • Vintage Pink Buttons
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses 5mm 10mm and 15mm
  • Dylusions White Spray Ink
  • Vintage cream ric rac ribbon (from MaryBeth)
  • White Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Shop
  • Ranger Glossy Accents, Collage Glue Stick and Hot Glue Gun
  • Linen Thread and a book binding needle

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There are various different sizes of roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I painted them with Dylusions white ink

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Thanks for popping round πŸ™‚


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Hi everyone…

I made another card folder today.. this one has a crisp clean feel about it, with a slight bit of vintage cotton lace thrown in for good measure πŸ˜‰

cards folder 1


I used Crate Paper’s DIY Shoppe paper line for the cover and the envelopes which I made with the Stampin up diagonal scoreboard attachment.

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I also used vintage cotton lace from Etsy Store Lavish Laces.

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supplies list:-

  • Heavyweight White Cardstock for the wallet, pockets and card bases
  • Crate Paper DIY Shoppe 12 x 12 patterned paper
  • Vintage cotton lace from Etsy Seller Lavish Laces
  • Light Green Paper Doily
  • Blue Button
  • Burlap Daisy flower
  • Hot Glue Gun, Red Line Tape, Scor-tape

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there are 4 x cards and 4 x envelopes in the wallet, each card different, birthday, thank you etc… which I used various different stamp sets from Clearly Besotted Stamps .. I {heart} their stamp and die sets!!

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A quick reminder that it’s week #3 of Shabby Sunday tomorrow, I have a nice little project lined up and really looking forward to making it πŸ™‚

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Hope to see you all tomorrow and thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚


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Shabby Sunday #1

Hi Everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday blog post #1 Β πŸ™‚

For my very first Shabby Sunday project, I picked something relatively small, to ease me back into it..

shabby tag


Approximate Supplies list :- (I have forgotten where I got some of the items and their names)

  • Tag Base is one of these plain chipboard mini albums from Michaels from a few yrs ago
  • Deco Art Pink Lemonade and Antique White acrylic Paint
  • WOW Clear glittered embossing powder
  • Prima Bark Heart
  • Antique trims from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers ( LOVE these)
  • Pink Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel
  • Vintage Light Pink Seam Binding from Etsy
  • Darker Pink Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Dylusions White Linen Spray
  • Crate Paper Pink Button
  • Strip of Champagne Rhinestones
  • Die Cut Circle (Think Crafty Helen sent me this)
  • Cardstock Sentiment from SEI
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (round the edge of the tag)

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After making this tag today, I think that next sunday I will concentrate on making shabby chic embelishments to build up a ready made stock for when I start making cards & projects πŸ™‚

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Hope you enjoyed the first blog post for Shabby Sunday πŸ™‚



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Vintage Christmas Star

Christmas Star Decoration

I have a vintage Christmas decoration to share with you today..

I made it by cutting some 3 x 3 vintage Christmas sheet music then glued them down into cone shapes and formed them into a wreath shape.

christmas decoration 2

Supplies used :-

  • Vintage Christmas Sheet Music
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Crate Paper Button
  • Gold Snowflake
  • Circle Punch
  • Silver Glittered Card
  • Natural Hemp Craft Cord 20lb

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If you would like a wee video tutorial on how I pulled this together, i’ll Β see what I can do for you πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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A quick little project that I rustled up just before dinner this evening πŸ™‚

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Supplies list :-

  • Pillow Box fromHobbycraft
  • Papermania 12 days of Christmas Patterned Paper
  • Stampin Up Banner Punch
  • Silver Glittered Cardstock
  • Foof-a-la Cotton Twill Tae
  • Stampin Up Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
  • Stampin Up Linen Thread (through the button)
  • Lime Green Felt
  • Natural Hemp Craft Cord (to tie the twill tape)
  • Blue Button
  • Clearly Besotted In Stitches Die Set (Star)
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 5mm Pearls
  • Green Crushed Silk Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts

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I think I might make some more of these tonight πŸ™‚



thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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Winter Wonderland Cracker

Happy Monday everyone!

It has been a productive day in the shed!

Two video tutorials uploaded onto Youtube, 1 x christmas cards and 1 x christmas reindeer tags πŸ™‚

This evening I made a winter wonderland christmas cracker, featuring some gorgeous red cardinal patterned paper from SEI as part of the Silver Valley collection..

I got the tutorial for this cracker from Docrafts Channel over on Youtube, please find the link >>> hereΒ 



I really struggled to get a decent photograph this evening, the cracker is actually quite big, If it is a nice day tomorrow, I will try and get a better snap..


  • Smooth Dark Red Cardstock from American
  • SEI Silver Valley Patterned Paper& winter wonderland cardstock piece
  • Rosette Trim in Creak
  • Silver Glitter Paper
  • Lifestyle Crafts Snowflakes die set
  • American Crafts Edge Punch
  • Silver Metal corner embelishments from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Red Line Tape

cracker 2

I think tomorrow I might try and record a video for these and try and scale them down a bit into fun sized crackers πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping round

Sarah x