Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having a lovely Saturday…

I have little mixed media book, number three, to share with you today… I decided to go au-naturale with this one, I hope you like it

Love Book

We have a variety of different materials being used … Sheet music paper, waxing stripe, braided twine, cork and wooden letters

love book 3

I used craft cardstock for the pages inside this book, where as I used water colour paper in the two previous books

love book 2

If you missed my two previous books you can find them here and here, and you can make these with me at next Saturday’s workshop at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh details on the link here.

As always, thank you for popping round



Do what you love and love what you do.

Hi Everyone,

Tonight I made a start with book number two, I was late getting up to my shed, after 9pm but i managed to get the book finished:)

mixed media book a

I used Diamond Starlight paint on tonight’s book along with tissue tape, fibres, and a wooden heart, if you missed last night’s blog post you can catch up here as these wee books are for a workshop at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh.

mixed media book d

I love how shimmery these starlight paints are!

mixed media book b

I love the mixed fibres and think they look nice against the shimmery background of the book cover..

mixed media book c

As always, thanks for popping round, and I will be back in the next couple of days with book number three


p.s. if you have any special requests for a theme or colour way leave me a message in the comments below and I will see what i can doūüėČ


Mixed Media Book Workshop

Hi Everyone!

I have a lovely little mixed media book to share with you all today, this is a sample for a workshop that I will be teaching at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh on Saturday 30th January 2016 from 11am till 1pm.    If you would like to join us, I will leave all the contact/booking information at the bottom of this page:)

mixed media book 5

We will be using lots of lovely products including Paperartsy stamps Grunge Paste, Greyboard,  Fresco Finish Chalk Paint and Treasure gold,  Stencils, Starlights Paints, sprays, stamps, embossing powders and much more..

mixed media book 3

I have another couple of samples to make for the workshop this week, I like make different kinds to add a bit of variety… ¬†so be sure to pop back this week to see them, or you could hit the subscribe button at the top of my blog to be notified of any new blog posts:)

mixed media book 2

Here is the information for the Workshop below, as promised.

Stampers Grove, 92 Grove Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8AP

You can telephone 0131 221 9440 to book a place or pop in to the shop

The cost of the workshop is £12.00 and includes all materials for the class

The classes are friendly and fun and I am sure you would love it:)

mixed media book 5

As always, thanks for popping round




50th Guest Book

Hi everyone!

A happy soggy wet Sunday to you all:)

The rain here has not stopped all day, or yesterday for that matter, and last night I had problems with the electrics in my wee shed.. moisture in a socket i think,  so glad hubby is an electrician, so fired him up there today to fix it lol:) and all is well again, thankfully!

I have a book to share with you today, I was working on this last week and it is finished now, well the ice resin has cured and dried:)


It’s a guest book for my friend who is 50 next month, she is having a party, and I thought it would be nice to make a week book for her to pass around at her party so everyone can sign and leave a nice wee message for her

50 3

I did a double layer with the ice resin so that it gave the effect of floating stars.. hopefully the next picture shows this off a wee bitty.

50 d

I used the bind it all for the book’s binding, using black 3/4″ O Wires.

50 c

I also added some nice sparkly sequins to the inside of the book along with a few photo’s and sealed it all in with my fuse tool.

I hope you enjoyed the project this week.. I will be back next week with a regular stream, either Ustream or Youtube, but will notify via social media to let you all know

50 a

As always, thanks for popping round,

Sarah x


Instax Photo Book

Hi Everyone,

photo wallet c

Happy New Year to you all!

I have been working on a couple  of new projects this year, one I can share now and the other later in the week once it has had time to dry.

I made this photo book/wallet today live on UstreamTV. ¬† I wanted something to display my Instax Polaroid Photo’s in and this little wallet is just the ticket. ¬† I have uploaded the content onto my Youtube Channel.

photo wallet a

It is a great way to store some of the photo’s that I have taken last year, I want to make another one for this year or maybe I can do one a monthūüėČ

poto wallet b

If you are organised and have all your pictures printed out, and your patterned paper picked out, these little booklets should take no time at all to put together:)

Measurements :-


  • 2 pieces of chipboard cut to 4 1/4″ x 1″
  • 2 pieces of chipboard cut to 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • 1 piece of chipboard cut to 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″

Inside Cover

  • 1 piece of patterned paper cut to 9 1/2″ x 4″

Inside Pages

  • You will need ¬†approx 8 pieces of patterned paper 5 5/8″ x 4″
  • These should be scored at 2 3/4″ and again at 2 7/8″

You can also follow along with the video on Youtube, but it is lengthy and I chat quite a bit with my crafty friends on Ustream as it recorded live, just in case you think I have lost the plot lol!

photo wallet c

I also added some of the Tim Holtz Chit chat and Small Talk self adhesive words once the Instax Polaroid Photos had been fixed into the book.

Here is the link to my Youtube video below

I hope you enjoyed this week’s project, I will see you all next week.

Just a reminder that I am planning to get back to doing regular Ustream shows on a sunday morning:)

As always, thanks so much for your support and for popping round, have a great week!


2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 51,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.