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Hi everyone…

It has been a busy weekend for me, on Saturday I attended a workshop at Stampers Grove where we learned all about Stampendous Fran~tage Products, and if you follow me on Instagram, you will have no doubt seen all my experiments 🙂

When I got home, I headed up to my shed to do my homework for the upcoming Online Card Classes – Watercolor for card makers

I prepared all my colour swatches and did a plaid/checked background… I made mine into a tag!


I used the following supplies:-

  • Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag Die
  • Aquarelle Watercolour Paper
  • Flat Watercolour brush
  • Adirondak Juniper Dye Ink
  • Gorjuss The Fox Stamp Set
  • Distress Markers in Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo
  • Sequins
  • Stampin up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Hemptique Natural Twine

Here are some examples of my colour swatches below…

Distress Markers

Adirondak Dye Inks

Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils

Stampin Up Inks

distress inks

distress inks1

Distress Stains

I think that’s about it from me… I do have one last picture to share with you and it is the gorgeous Fran~tage products that I bought this weekend and one from a couple of weekends ago..


As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂



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Sparkly Blue Art

Good evening everyone…


Hope you all had a a great christmas and you are all looking forward to a sparkly new year!

I have been busy cleaning the house all day today, getting ready for a wee party we are hosting on new years eve/day

So later on this evening I headed up the garden to my shed for a spot of arty crafty fun.

Tonight’s project consisted of me creating some art tiles / paintings to go into a 5 photo frame that I usually have hanging in my downstairs loo… there were pictures of various sail boats in it before and I wanted  something blue and sparkley.. so here is what i made

Lou Blue Photo Frames



I used various distress stains, glitters, seam binding, embossing powders, and Salt!


Here is the first tile/sheet ….. it is embossed with my new embossing folder that I got for xmas and also has the addition of some gilding flakes

Embossed & Gilded


the second is stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder, I also encorporated some lindys stamp gang scintilating silver spray… it makes it lovely and sparkley 🙂

Linen Sparkle


number three is scrunched and embossed with silver embossing powder

Silver Crackle

and number4 has the addition of some rock salt, thanks to Eileen, one of my crafty friends for the suggestion… I love the effect!

and if you look closely, you can see 2 faces!!

Salt Wash

and finally on to number 5… this incorporates seam binding and rock candy distress dry glitter.. love this one too!

SeamBinding Sea


I have a new laptop and new photo editing software, which are taking quite a bit of getting used to !!

Have a great weekend and have a happy new year when it arrives x