Arts & Crafts, card making, Paper Crafting

Snowflake Pillow Box

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all having a good weekend..

I have had a productive day in my shed this afternoon making things for future workshops, blog posts and gifts.

I’ve been glittering snowmen, papering & covering things, recording videos, making cards etc.. and I also make this little pillow box gift holder.


supplies list :-

  • First Edition Christmas Promise Patterned paper
  • Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die
  • Vintage Lace from Etsy Store Lavish Laces
  • Wooden Snowflake from Stampers Grove
  • Versamagic Cloud White Chalk Ink
  • Matte Medium
  • Papermania Clear Rhinestone 2mm

These little boxes are perfect for small gift, chocolates, a gift card or jewelry and would look great peeping out the top of a Christmas stocking.

I have a couple of video’s and photographs to edit and prepare for this coming week, so I best be off and make myself busy again πŸ™‚

As always, Thanks for popping round


Arts & Crafts, card making

The Wee Wooden Tray

Hi everyone!

Something different from cards to share today… I altered a wee wooden tray for an upcoming workshop.. this is the before picture πŸ™‚


If you would like to decorate one with me I will be at Stampers Grove on Saturday 10th December from 11am till 1pm. Β  they are perfect for that last minute Christmas gift, you can paint/embelish , then fill them with a whole host of festive goodies, wrap up in cellophane and you have a perfect tailor made christmas gift!

Here is the one I made today, this would be perfect filled with fruit teabags, coffee, and homemade shortbread biscuits..


There are a lot of different things incorporated in this tray, I gilded the edges in gold leaf, Stamped and heat embossed the sides with embossing powder and lined the inside and sides with a gorgeous patterned paper.. the handles are bound in gorgeous twine


I also took a picture outside, it is amazing how lighter it looks in natural lighting πŸ™‚


To book a space on the workshop telephone 0131 221 9440 or email or pop into the shop at 92 Grove Street Edinburgh EH3 8AP .. Link to the workshop schedule here

Thanks so much for popping round.. I have another tray to prepare as a sample for the workshop, so be sure to check back next week



Altered Items, Arts & Crafts, crafting, Distressing, Embelishments, Handmade, Home Decor, Inking, Painting

Christmas Candy Jars

I bought these 2 jars of Fruit Pastilles a couple of weeks back to put in the kids christmas stocking this year, but they looked rather plain, so I took them up to the shed this afternoon, altered the lids and created matching tags for them πŸ™‚

First up was the jar for my son John… He is 17 so I chose Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Christmas Memories Carstock

I used my fav Tag Die from Sizzix “Tags, scallop combo #2, and some picket fence distress stickles and also some stardust stickles.

I also added a little metal snowflake embelishment from Wild Orchid Crafts to finish the tag.

The I started on the second jar, this one is for my daughter Sarah πŸ™‚ made this one all sparkly, bright and cheery, just like her wee face πŸ™‚

The main feature on the lid is a styrofoam / polystyrene star painted with modpodge and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.. them decorated with glittery picks and berries

Then I made a matching tag, added a little bit of burlap and a gorgeous wooden embelishment from Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks so much for popping in πŸ™‚ Β Sarah x

Arts & Crafts, crafting, Notepads, Paper Crafting

Seaglass & Roses Notepad…

I like to buy the cheap noteboooks from the supermarket and then give them a wee makeover πŸ™‚

They are inexpensive and once altered they make lovely gifts or even great stocking fillers for Christmas!

I made this one this afternoon, plus I have done a video tutorial, but it ran over the 15 minutes, so I need to learn how to edit videos or re-make it again πŸ˜€

Supplies List Used :-

  • Cheap Supermarket Notebook 207mm x 73mm
  • K & Co Seaglass Patterned Paper
  • 3 x Green tone Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Double Sided Tape