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Recipe Card {Beef}

Hi all…

I’m taking part in the April Recipe Card Swap over at Your Paper Pantry and I needed to have a play around in my workshop tonight, and this is the prototype that I came up with, It can certainly benefit from having a few *tweeks* here and there and hopefully this weekend i’ll perfect my finished recipe cards for the swap ๐Ÿ™‚

I made this tonight over on Ustream and I have had thee most fun ever on there tonight when a whole host of lovely ladies joined me from Twitter, Ustream, and Youtube… Ladies THANK YOU so much your company was most appreciated xx

I used a whole host of materials :-

  • Chipboard
  • K & Company Classic K ~ Bailey Patterned Paper
  • Fiskars Treading Water Punch
  • Gold Glitter Glass
  • Vintage Images (Free ones ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in Matte
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Crackle Medium
  • Seam Binding
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Versa Mark
  • Black Embossing Powder

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Just a Note … For You … & Spring ATC Swap!

Helloooooo .. It’s been a while! and I have been a bad blogger/crafter ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve not been making an awful lot of anything lately, work and home are real busy at the moment and not leaving an awful lot of room for craftiness.. so what did I do? ย I joined a couple of swap’s over at your paper pantry to try and get into the swing of things again ๐Ÿ™‚

I have almost finished the Springtime ATC Swap (picture right at the bottom of this post) and I need to make a start to the Recipe Card Swap that Yolanda is hosting, just need to find out what group I’m in and how many I need to make.

I made a couple of small cards last week trying out one of the new stamps sets I’d bought, if you are interested in the supplies I used on any of the cards just send me a message here and i’ll send you a supplies list ๐Ÿ™‚

Card #1 Just a note

Card #2 Just a note

Card #3 is made using some Design House Piggie Stickers ๐Ÿ™‚

and finally here is my finished ATC for the swap over at YPP.. .. I like how this turned out kinda vintage shabby chic springtime ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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Soups & Salads Recipe Card Swap .. (work in progress)

I’m taking part in the Soups & Salads Recipe Card Swap over at Your Paper Pantry, I have 12 identical recipe cards to make and this was my work in progress up in the workshop tonight…

Here’s what I did tonight, I had Ustream running in the background whilst I was working away… my friend Natasha popped in for a wee visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cut 12 x 4″ x 6″ pieces of chipboard
  • Painted both sides with Gesso
  • Cut 12 x 3.75″ x 5.75″ Patterned Paper
  • Painted on Green Acrylic Paint around the border of the first side

I’ll be spending tomorrow night working on them again.. they have to be shipped to the USA before 25.02.11

 

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YPP 12 x 12 Layout Challenge ~ My Dad…

This is the very first, ย fully completed layout page I have ever done, and it’s a layout of my dad..

This is the sketch given as a guide, it’s the February challenge over at Your Paper Pantry hosted by Cari and sponsored by Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

Here’s what I did with my layout… I went for the vintage shabby look

I chose the Ella Blue Paper Collection from g.c.d. Studios

I incorporated Lindys Stamp Gang Moon Shaddows and Starburst Stains into the Layout…

My Dad is the handsome chap driving

I also hand dyed the flower and the Seam binding with the Van Dyke Sepia

 

and instead of attaching a journalling spot, I just drew some lines and then wrote a wee bit about my dad

More Seam Binding and 3 gold stars.. cause my dad was fab

Special thanks to Cari for hosting this and getting me to think outside the cardmaking box that I bury myself in ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Take Me Away…

WOW! ย I had thee best day ever yesterday!

Last night I took part in a live Ustream virtual crop with Your Paper Pantry, it was the most fun ever, and all the girls over there as just soooo nice, a special thankyou to Roxy for having me and a bigger special thankyou to Natasha for the nudge ๐Ÿ˜‰

Earlier on that Day, I had stuck my Ustream channel on and was just doing a live feed from my workshop, I was pottering around, glittering hearts, mounting my unmounted stamps on cling mount, then Robyn (Injoystampin) and Melissa (Godsmixedmediagirl) & Tina Hales (YPP & Youtube) popped in thank you so much for keeping me company girls, sooo appreciated!

Then Tina disappeared and came back with all the lovely girls from YPP, forgive me if I miss your name out, but ย the 2 i do remember were Nancy (thenikelnook), Christina (cabettsutubeuser).. I made the following card “Take Me Away”…

Supplies List :~

  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Glitz Design Love Nest Patterned Paper
  • Glitz Design Love Nest Cardstock Stickers
  • Seam Binding
  • German Glass Glittered Star
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • ATG Gun
  • Colorbox Cocoa Chalk Ink

Once this card was finished I asked the ladies watching if they had any requests for a card that they would like to see be made kinda “off the cuff” and I forget who requested a Mothers Day Card (might have been Robyn)… ๐Ÿ˜‰ So here it is..

I used the Kaisercraft Devonshire 6″ x 6″ paper stack, which was great because not only does it have gorgeous papers, it also has some die cut sheets at the back, which provided the sentiment layera and a border strip ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Kaisercraft Devonshire 6 x 6 paper Pack
  • Bazzill Craft Cardstock cut to make a card size 5″ x 5″
  • Seam Binding ~ Champagne
  • German Glass Glittered Star in Gold

Apoligies for the extra long post today… I had a lot to cram in and loads of people to thank ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah xoxo

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Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop ~ Saturday 5th February 2011

As you may already be aware I will be hosting a slot over at the YPP UStream Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop this coming Saturday the 5th February 2011 at 9pm GMT or if you are in the USA at 3pm Central Standard Time ๐Ÿ˜€ the link to my Youtube video below explains all

Video : Valentine Sweetie Virtial Crop

I will be on for an hour making various different valentine cards..

Here is a supplies list of what you will require if you fancy crafting along with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Below is the Essential Basic’s List you will need for all cards, then below that I have listed the exact items I have used and will be required to make each card (these are not set in stone ~ please feel free to replace supplies with whatever you have to hand) ๐Ÿ™‚

BASICS

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Brown Ink (suitable for stamping) I used Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Double Sided Adhesive or ATG
  • Glossy Accents
  • 1 x “Valentine Sentiment Stamp” of your choice (whatever you have available)
  • Patterned Paper (Pink/Red tones)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Cuttlebug/Bigshot
  • Punches : 2 1/2″ ย & 1 3/4″ Circle Punches, small heart punch
  • Sizzix Hello Kitty Nested Heart Die (or punches or use your cricut)
  • Glue Dots

SUPPLIES:~

Card #1 ~ The Sweetie Valentine Card (mini Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • 1 x 2 1/2″ Circle cut out of Pattered Paper
  • 1 3/4″ Circle cut our of Pink Metallic / Mirriboard Cardstock
  • 1 x Medium Heart from the Hello Kitty Sizzix Nested Hearts Die
  • Pink Sequins
  • Glossy Accents
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • Pink Raffia
  • Copic Spica Glitter Pen in Pink
  • Burgundy Gossamer Floss Silk
  • “Be My Valentine Stamp”
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Card #2 ~ Just Stamping Valentine Card (Mini ย Square Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ when folded
  • 1 x Background Stamp – I used Hero ArtsCountry Hearts Ref: S5161
  • 1 x Large Heart from the hello kitty nested hearts sizzix die (for masking)
  • 1 x Stampin Up Stampin Write Marker in Chocolate Chip
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • “Be My valentine” Stamp
  • Stickles in Fruit Punch
  • 1 x Heart Button
  • 1 x Glue Dot
  • Red Floss Silk

Card #3 ย Masculine Valentine ~ Using up Scraps! (Long Thin Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card with the following dimensions 8 1/4″ x 3″
  • American Crafts Textured Cardstock Scraps in Chocolate brown, Light Brown & Creamy Brown
  • Red Textured cardstock scrap
  • 3 x Dark Brown 1″ squares (from above scraps)
  • 3 x Medium Brown 1/2″ Squares (from above scraps)
  • 2 x Creamy Brown Hearts punched with a small heart punch or from the HK Sizzix nested heart die or cricut
  • 1 x Red cardstock Heart
  • 1 x Glossy Accents to glaze the red heart
  • Be My Valentine Sentiment Stamp
  • Small Outline Heart Stamp
  • Dimensional Adhesive for the centre panel

Card #4 ย Shabby Chic Valentine ~ Matting and Layering (Normal Square Card)

  • Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 5″ x 5″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4″ x 4″ (edges distressed)
  • Nestabilities labels 8 2nd Smallest die (edges Distressed)
  • 4″ x 1″ Strip of very light pink Pink bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • 4″ thin strip of Patterned Paper
  • Fiskars Treading Water Edge Punch
  • 1 x 4″ Strip of Lace
  • Extra Tacky Tape
  • 4″ Strip of Light Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Champagne Seam Binding crinkled up and enough to tie a double bow around a 4″ piece of cardstock
  • 1 x German Glass Glittered Star
  • By My Valentine Stamp
  • Cream Mulberry Paper
  • Lace for either side of the nestabilities die once cut
  • White Acrylic Paint and a dry brush for distressing the edges
  • 2 x Light Pink very small gems
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • ATG or double sided tape

Card #5 ~ The Cutesey Kissing Mice Valentine

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 6″ x 4″
  • Papermania Red Textured Cardstock
  • Country Companions Lovers Lane Rose Floral Patterned Paper
  • A Cute Valentine Picture of your choice, I have used 2 mice kissing from the Country Companions Lovers Lane Pack
  • Seam Binding – White
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist in lava Red (to dye the seam binding ribbon)
  • ATG Gun
  • Small Jewellery Tag
  • Dark Pink Chalk Ink
  • Newspaper letters cut out to spell “I Love You”
  • Gel Medium (i’m using Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Small iridescent sequin Leave and Flower
  • Mini Mister (to wet seam binding before glimmering)

And if I get all of the above done in an hour and have time left, I will just wing it with an altered valentine Notepad ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really hope that you will join us over on Ustream, for what will be a fabulous day to get those creative juices flowing ๐Ÿ™‚

Kits will be available for the above shortly, if you are interested please email me at sarahjaneallan@aol.com ย thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tiny Tags and a Big Heart

I spent the rest of this evening faffing around in my workshop, I just fancied making wee things, something quick~ish that wouldn’t take too long to make, but still leave me feeling like i’d made “something” if you know what Imean ๐Ÿ˜‰

I will eventually use these as an embelishment to a card or a mini album or…. something or other ๐Ÿ™‚

These are the tiny tags i bought off ebay the other week, love the size of them

This next little gift tag measures 2″ x 2″ ย I like the size and it would look great attached to a small gift.. I think I might just make some more of these tomorrow, they are great for using up scraps of card and paper too ๐Ÿ™‚

All 3 together

I also forgot to show this in my video earlier today, I bought this big metal hanging heart for ยฃ1.00 out the Pound Shop, and it’s now hanging in the window of my workshop in front of my desk ย ๐Ÿ™‚