Wake up and be Awesome

Hi everyone,

I have a mixed media board to share with you today, I went to a class yesterday and we made mixed media boards using DecoArt Media Paints, gesso, matte medium, stamps, etc and had a lot of fun, I also learned how to understand and use the colour wheel, which was great, as I’m not that great at the old mixed media thing πŸ™‚

Here is the board I made, I like how it turned out


We stamped the girl image onto mulberry paper and painted her before fixing her down to the board with matte medium


Once everything was stuck down I added some highlights with a signo uniball white pen and a black pen to touch up the bits I had missed on the “wake up and be awesome”


I had loads of fun down at Helen’s and if you ever get the chance you should pop in and visit πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping round


Flower & Fibre

Hi everyone,

Hope you have had a great weekend.

It was National Card making Day yesterday, it’s actually the 3rd October πŸ˜€ Β and I did make a small 3 x 3 card,but it wasn’t that great, so I plan to chop it up and use it on another card tomorrow πŸ˜€

I liked the card I made today so sharing this instead πŸ™‚


Supplies List:-

  • Card base is Daler Rowney Watercolour paper
  • Mulberry and Gold Paper that I found, I’ve had it for years and no idea where it came from
  • Craft Cardstock with the edges scuffed and inked in white chalk ink
  • White Gel Pen Signo Uniball
  • Imagination Crafts Script Stamp
  • Versamagic White Chalk Ink
  • Fibres from Maya Road
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Collection Flower
  • Swirly Chipboard Shapes from my stash Painted with
  • Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Paint


As always, thank you for popping round

Sarah x

Paper mache Bowl

Hi everyone..

I have had a busy day up in my shed, I made a card, painted a bowl, recorded a video, made a snowflake out of pegs and tons of other wee bits n pieces

Here is the bowl I painted, i made a set of 3 bowls out of paper mache a few weeks back and this was the lone survivor so i gave it a few licks of paint πŸ™‚ .. although this one did split numerous times when I was releasing it off the bowl so it has a few staples holding it together!

I do love the paint job though and quite fancy trying this method out again on something else πŸ™‚


I painted it using the new quinacridone gold & the tinting base by Deco Art Media that I bought when I popped down to Dumfries last weekend to visit Helen’s new shop

Righty-ho that’s me done for the day, hope to make more stuff tomorrow as hubby is off up to the pond.

Thanks for popping round



My First Scrawlrbox

Hi everyone,

Something a little bit different from me today, I signed up recently for an art supplies subscription box and it arrived in the mail this morning πŸ™‚

Ever since I was a wee girl I have loved playing with pens and pencils and I don’t need any encouragement to buy them so this box is perfect for me and you recieve it straight through the letter box no need to sign for it

I recorded a wee video of the un boxing and think this will be a regular feature here on the blog each month πŸ™‚

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

…On your special day

Hi everyone,

I made another card tonight incorporating Maya Road fibres, they are nice tweedy colours perfect for September

I took a piece of chipboard and covered the front and backsides with scortape then placed the fibres over top and pressed them down firmly,wrapping around the sides and fixing to the back.


supplies list :-

  • Daler & Rowney Watercolour Card cut to 10″ x 5″ and scored at 5″
  • Maya Road Fibres
  • Stampin Up …on your special day stamp
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Scortape
  • Green Felt Flower (had this for ages might be papermania)

As always, thank for popping round

See you soon

Sarah x

I’m on the PaperArtsy Blog today

Hi Everyone,

Exciting news today …I made a card for the PaperArtsy blog, and it went live today, if you fancy popping over and having a wee look, it would be most appreciated πŸ˜€ , just click the link >>>>> {click here}

As always, thank you for popping round and I will see you all soon





Hi everyone!

Hope you have had a great weekend!

I traveled down to Dumfries yesterday to visit my friend Helen Anderson who has just opened up a new Arts and Crafts Shop and she also runs workshops too, if you are in the area you should pop in for a wee visit πŸ™‚ Β  Β Whilst I was down there I did a wee class, so much fun and met some lovely people too,well worth a visit and if you are on Facebook you can find her hereΒ and if you are not on Facebook you can find her website here

I madeΒ some cards today, same but different colours πŸ™‚


Supplies List (for both)

  • Daler & Rowney Watercolour Card
  • My Minds Eye 6×6 Stack Happy Days
  • Silver and Rose Pink glitter Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Stampin Up Circle thinlets die
  • Thanks Die (think this is out of a sizzix bird cage die set)
  • Scortape and Zig Two Way Glue Pen


I need to start making more cards for my Etsy Shop again plus more for my to keep on hand for birthdays etc..

So I will be popping back up to my shed tonight to play with my paper and stuff πŸ˜€


As always, thank you for popping round.. see you all soon