Arts & Crafts, Paper Crafting

Hold on tight to your dreams…

Hi Everyone..

I altered three wee notebooks today..

I bought these a while back at Stampers Grove, they are great to alter and I also got to use that new kraft and black paper pad that I had bought from the Range last month.

I kept them very simple, they are a great size for sticking in your handbag/purse so didn’t want to embelish them too much

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I cut the paper to size which was 2.5″ x 4″

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then inked all round the edges of the books and the patterned paper in black archival ink

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I applied scortape all round the reverse side of the patterned paper and stuck to the front and back pages of the books

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Then I finished them off with some Tim Holtz small talk stickers

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A nice quick and easy project for a sunday morning πŸ™‚

As always thank you for popping round

Sarah x

 

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Arts & Crafts, card making

G45 Safari Adventure Coffee Sleeve Tag Book

Hi everyone!..

I mentioned the other day that I would share the coffee sleeve tag book that I made using the Graphic 45 Safari Adventure papers..

I used plain kraft coloured coffee sleeves and stenciled over each one with a Dylusions stencil with a triangle pattern and Ground Espresso ink.. I think it made it rather giraffe like πŸ™‚

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I also used one of the pages from the 12 x 12 stack with loads of cut aparts to decorate and embelish the book

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I stuffed the book with tags and belly bands so that you can add even more tags

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and I finished off the book by binding it all with a book ring and a large eyelet from We r Memory Keepers using the Cropodile.

As always, thank you for popping round

See you again soon

Sarah x

Arts & Crafts, card making

Envelope Books

Hi Everyone!

This weekend I have been making mostly …. Envelope Books πŸ™‚

They are samples for a workshop at Stampers Grove this Saturday 11th February from 10.30 till 12.30..

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This is a great way to use up your envelops stash and as you can see they look great in all shapes and sizes πŸ™‚

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Its also a great way for you to use up your jelly plate prints

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and also use up all those patterned papers we hoard πŸ˜‰

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and practice zentangle (which I suck at lol)

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So if you are in Edinburgh next Saturday and fancy making one, you can call James or Emma to book a space onΒ  0131 221 9440 or pop intoΒ 92 Grove St, Edinburgh EH3 8AF

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As always, thank you for popping round

Sarah

 

Arts & Crafts, card making

2016 a crafty year in review

Hi everyone!

I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and crafty new year and hope 2017 is just the best year ever..

I pulled together a video showing almost everything I made during 2016, I hope you enjoy it and I shall see you all next Year!

Thanks for watching and being part of my crafty adventures

Sarah xx

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Uno… Dos… Tress… Cuatro….

Hi everyone and a very happy easter to you all…

I have been busy as a wee worker bee up in my garden shed creating loads of different things for my Secret Sister Swap Partner…. it’s hard work!! lol

SO in between making a box and the things to go inside it.. I have managed to squeeze in a few other crafty creations… handmade books!. Β  This is also this week’s project for Wild Orchid Crafts, I will make a couple more tomorrow in different sizes from those already made and get the video up onto youtube.

Making these hand bound books is also a great way to “Use it Up” ….. remember the Pledge?? πŸ˜‰

This book measures approx 4.5″ x 3.75″

Supplies List:-

  • Leftover scraps of Chipboard / Greyboard
  • Pink Peony Patterned Paper
  • Pink Lace
  • Cameo Beige Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code SB-00003
  • Pink Tone Cherry Blossom Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code EX-00041
  • Moonstone Brads from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code BR-00004
  • Cartridge Paper

Next up this pretty little purple book measuring 2″ x 5″

Supplies used :-

  • Scraps of Chipboard / Greyboard
  • Purple Fibres for the binding
  • Stampin Up Frame Sizzlet
  • Various Purple and red Inks
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Heather Stem from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code No. FS-00190
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium

 

I also made a postcard book too, the back cover being plain chipboard and the front a Sizzix Postcard Diecut..

Supplies List:-

  • Postcard Diecut from Sizzix
  • Sky Blue Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code SB-00019
  • Sweetheart Mulberry Blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code FS-00056
  • Decoart Sky Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Docrafts Artiste Latte Acrylic Paint
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Vintage Ephemera
  • Prima Botanicals Patterned Paper (for the back book cover)

and finally a dinky 3.5″ x 3.5″ .. something completely different colour-wise so put your sunglasses on πŸ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Bright Yellow and White Felt
  • Sewing Machine (minus all the dust bunnies and oose and the imaginary spider) πŸ˜‰
  • Multicoloured Ribbon Fibre
  • Pinking Shears
  • 2″ White Daisy Blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code : BM-00076
  • Cream and Green Edge Rose Leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts product Code : LL-00022
  • Golden Fish Cosmic SHimmer Mist
  • Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist
  • Hot Glue Gun and Red Line Tape
  • Watercolour Paper (offcuts)
  • Scraps of Chipboard / Β Greyboard

Thanks so everyone who kept me company on Ustream today when I was making these.. I appreciate your company πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!!

Sarah x