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Hi everyone… and a very happy Sunday to you all…

I have a LOVE Book to share with you today. ย  I have made one of these before, I’m sure if you search the vaults of the blog you will find it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย  ย  ย  update ย ………….. I searched and found it … it was 2011!! click here for a wee nosey

This book that I made today will be heading along to my Indigoblu demonstrations.

Love book


supplies used :-

  • White Geesoo Good Gesso.
  • Banana Custard Acrylic paint made into a spray
  • Distress Inks : Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
  • Indigoblu Design Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Indigoblu Vintage Flourish Stamp
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Starter Set
  • Indigoblu Megaflake : Lancashire Rose
  • Indigoblu Live Laugh Love Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up Inky Splotches Stamp
  • Sari Silk
  • Indigoblu Diamond Stencil

It all started with a layer of Geesso good

step 1


I added some pink text patterned paper that covered the entire surface of theheart. Then I added some Banana Custard acrylic paint to a bottle to make up a lovely creamy yellow spray.. ย then i tool the diamond stencil and added distress ink randomly over the surface.

step 2

I inked around the edges, then edged in Lancashire Rose megaflakes…added some embelishments, more ink, some more stamping, a wee bit embossing, some cardboard box offcuts… et voila!… although I made add to it later ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย I’m not sure I have finished yet.

step 3


If I made any further changes and additions to the book, I will post an update


Love book


As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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“Party” and “Celebrate” Tags

I made a couple of tags tonight for a wee change, ย the stamps, inks and the copic markers got some action ๐Ÿ™‚

I made these on Ustream too, although didn’t record the show (i keep forgetting!) and Karen and Ellen popped in for a wee visit too ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks ladies

First up was the “Party Tag” made with a Daniel Torrente Stamp..

Supplies Used :~

  • 1 x White Tag from Crafty Individuals
  • 1 x Daniel Torrente Stamp
  • Invoke Arts Floral Background Stamp
  • Copic Markers
  • “Party Stamp”
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Fibres from Creative Fibre Arts

Tag #2 Celebrate

The flower for this tag is made with seam binding

Supplies list :-

  • 1 x White Tag from Crafty Individuals
  • Invoke Arts Floral Background Stamp
  • Glitz Design “Celebrate” Rub On
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Shabby Shutters, Broken China & Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • Seam Binding
  • Olive Green Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Fibres from Creative Fibre Arts

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Painted Love

A tag to celebrate my “Love” of messing around with paint ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Tag (it’s a chipboard page from a mini album) 4″ x 6″
  • Daler & Rowny Gesso
  • Anita’s Country Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Adirondack Lights Cloudy Blue Paint Dauber
  • Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist
  • Folkart Taffy Acrylic Paint
  • Anitas Wedgewood Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Artiste Lagoon Acrylic Paint
  • Stickles – Crystal
  • Scenic Route Chipboard Alpha pieces
  • Decoart Ornamental Snow Tex
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Crackle Accents
  • Classic K Charlotte Patterned Paper (scrap)
  • Heart Punch by Woodware
  • Prima Cardstock Stickers – Glittered Heart
  • Sharpie Opaque White Poster Paint Marker


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Pink Stitched Flower Card

Well… the sewing machine was still set up from yesterdays day of crafting, so I thought i’d make a little pink stitched card, just for a change!

I’m working on the Star project for the challenge over at Your Paper Pantry and made this whilst i’m watching paint dry! ha!!

I’m begining to get into this sewing machine malarky and have to say i’m really enjoying it! Who’d have thought that!! certainly not my sewing teacher from school lol.

p.s. I made this using up the offcuts and scraps from my overflowing bag of scraps ~ I might even post a pic of it later ๐Ÿ˜‰

Supplies List :-

  • Papermania Pink Textured Cardstock Caspule Collection.
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pink Thread
  • Galeria Titanium White Acrylic Paint dry brushed around the edges
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Dry Paint Brush
  • Prima E.Line Pink Pearl
  • Papermania Pink Chalk Ink (Quad)
  • A little swatch of pink material I bought ages ago

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A bit of this and a bit of that…..

Ok…. i’m starting to get a little bit worried here, it’s about me and this whole flower thing that’s going on in my workshop at the moment … I’ve promised myself NOT to make any flowers this week, it’s becoming too much of an obsession….. Flower OCD ๐Ÿ™‚

SO …..yesterday saw me making yet more flowers…… felt flowers!……felt flowers that I had to sew together !!….. and here’s the ironic thing ..I cant sew !! ย  ย Me…, I was the bane of my sewing teachers life at school, I just didn’t get the whole sewing thing… ย so now i’m sewing flowers…OMG! ย Quick someone phone my old sewing teacher, someone let her know I can sew after all…. and it’s only taken me 28 years YAY!!

Here is my flower… I’m so proud of it, I might just do a tutorial on how to make one…. but not this week ๐Ÿ˜‰

I enjoyed making that one so much I made another, this time smaller and all pink and lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I decided to try out my Ranger Glossy Accents on a Making Memories Polka Dot Flower……. It turned out great!!

And finally a sneeky peeek at a tag I made for a mini album that I’m making at the moment… can you guess what colour it’s going to be? ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Butterfly Tag

I had tag to finish off from yesterday, here it is….

Supplies List : –

  • Manilla Tag
  • Embossed with Silver pearl embossing powder the stamp is En Francais from SU.
  • Autumn Leaves Clear Stamp Set – Flower trio
  • American Crafts Butterfly Stamp from the Just Chillin Girl Stamp Set
  • Tim Holts Distress Inks in Shabby Shutter & Broken China
  • Ranger Mini Mister with Interference Blue perfect pearls in it.
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Spring Violet, Lemon Zest & Juniper
  • Adirondak Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pearl
  • s.e.i. accents (Butterfly)
  • SU Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon plus a few fibers from my supplies
  • Prima White Flower dyed with Broken China and Shabby Shutters
  • Prima e-line Pearl
  • Silver flower Charm from my supplies
  • Ranger Stickles in Eucalyptus