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Christmas Keepsake Box

Hello there everyone..

It is Tuesday and that means it is my turn over on the Indigoblu DT Blog. ย  ย  My project this week is a heart shaped keepsake box..

Xmas Trinket #1

I used a paper mache heart shaped box with lid, and applied a couple of layers of White Gee-soo Good Gesso, and gave all the edges a touch of distress ink…

Xmas Trinket #2

Along the bottom edge of the box I ran some 1/8″ double sided tape then gave it a little dusting with Eton Mess Megaflake.. the gorgeous crochet lace trim around the top is available from the Indigoblu Shop, I picked up a some when I visited HQ in August, it was wrapped around a lovely wooden cotton reel.

Xmas Trinket #3

I decorated the top with a felt snowflake, then layered a couple of paper flower blooms together, these were spritzed with Vodka Martini Acrylic paint made up into a little spray bottle, the edges of the flower petals were dabbed with flitterglu and sprinkled with some vintage mica flakes.

Xmas Trinket #4

The wooden cotton reel base was covered with flitterglu applied directly with the phat foam, and smothered with Eton Mess Megaflake, the above picture is a side view of the trinket box

Xmas Trinket #5

This is the back of the box, or the top of the heart ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how the megaflake shines in contrast with the matte finish of the white gee-soo good Gesso

Supplies used :-

White Gee=Soo Good Gesso
Flitterglu Starter Kit
Eton Mess Megaflake
Vodka Martini Metallic Paint
Spray Bottle
Cottom Trim
Pinflair Gel Glue

Xmas Trinket #6

And the front view… these little trinket boxes would made gorgeous gifts for your guests around the dinner table filled with yummy mints in shiny wrappers ๐Ÿ™‚

Xmas Trinket #7

I hope you liked this week’s project for Indigoblu and I will see you all soon with more crafty goodness

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah x

 

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Sea-cret Notebook

Hi everyone…hope your all having a lovely weekend….

I headed up to my wee shed today as I had received several requests on how I altered my A5 spiral bound notebooks, so if you click here it will take you to my youtube video to explain the process ๐Ÿ™‚

This is also this week’s Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts.. there are WOC products used today… Raffia, Skeleton Leaves and a couple of 3mm self adhesive pearls..

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

LL-00002 100 MIXED LARGE SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
AF-00007 5 METRES LT OLIVE GREEN RAFFIA RIBBON (5.5 Yards)
SP-00015 90 MIXED GREEN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS – 3mm

 

Other Products used :-

  • Martha Stewart Limeade Glitter
  • Sizzix Seahorse
  • Shells, Moss, Shells and Seaglass
  • Scortape, Red Line Tape and Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 1 x Beermat
  • Acrylic Paint in Latte and Early Spring Green
  • Crackle Medium
  • Adirondak Gold Dabber
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Broken China and Iced Spruce

 

Thanks for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

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“Mini” Bags

Hi everyone…. it’s been a while, but I am still here, ย still alive and kicking after a week of being poorly ๐Ÿ™‚

A couple of weeks ago I moved a tall bookcase into the shed to give me more storage space, as I was rapidly running out of it!… so whilst I was moving stuff around, I came across a drawer full of the $1 chipboard mini albums from Micheals in all different shapes and sizes.

After 2 weeks of pondering what I could make with them I came up with the idea of turning them into gift bags…

This is my 2nd DT project for the month of June for Wild Orchid Crafts ……

Oh how I love the colour of these strawberry wild roses… they are on special offer at the moment

The paper collection I used is Nantucket by Pink Paislee..

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

  • HP-00020ย PEARL HEAD PINS IN A WHEEL (40 PINS)
  • LA-00030ย GUIPURE WHITE LACE
  • PM-00114ย ย 50 MEDIUM 2-TONE STRAWBERRY RED MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES 30mm
  • WD-00001 100 WHITE PEARL SPRAY
  • WD-00027ย 2 METRE FLAT BACK WHITE PEARL STRING – 4mm
  • EM-00002ย 100 LARGE SILVER HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
  • SP-000032ย 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – PINK
  • BUD-107ย 50 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SEMI-OPEN ROSES – 8mm
  • LL-00004ย 100 PINK SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS

other supplies used for the handbag bag:-

  • Pink Paislee Nantucket Paper Line
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Doily Lace Punch by Martha Stewart
  • Hot Glue Gun, Scortape, Red Line Tape & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist

I then decided to make another one, this one was in the shape of an apple, so I thought I would make a teacher’s end of school thank you type gift bag…

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • PM-00032ย 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
  • PM-00134ย 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
  • LL-00024ย 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY ROSE LEAVES

other supplies used :-

  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock (for the handle and the inside frame of the bag)
  • Hot glue Gun & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • American Crafts Patterned Paper
  • Scenic Route Chipboard Alphas
  • Folkart Apple Barrel Brown Acrylic Paint
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher & Staples

I cut the cardstock into 3 x 1cm strips and pleated it to give the handle depth.. then glued more of the gorgeous cherry blossom flowers to the handle…

Finally the third bag that I made this afternoon, there is a full tutorial video for this one over on Youtube ๐Ÿ™‚ just click here

Wild Orchid Crafts products Used :-

  • LA-00030 GUIPURE WHITE LACE
  • LL-00033 100 DARK BROWN SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
  • SP-00029ย 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – TAUPE
  • WD-00026ย 2 METRE FLAT BACK IVORY PEARL STRING – 4mm
  • BUD-064ย 50 YELLOW MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm
  • FM-00292ย 50 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 25mm
  • PM-00024ย 25 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER SMALL CURLY WILD ROSES
  • WD-00001 100 WHITE PEARL SPRAY
  • FM-00013ย 50 CREAM MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm

other products used :-

  • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Docrafts Artiste Storm Cloud Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Hot Glue, Red Line Tape, Scortape and Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia Moonshaddow Mist
  • Spectrum Noir Brown Alcohol Ink Pen

Hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for popping round ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shabby Wooden Photo Frame

Hi Everyone…

I have a lovely little wooden photo frame project for you this week as part of the Wild Bunch Youtube DT for Wild Orchid Crafts.

The Youtube Video can be found here andย The Ustream Tutorial here

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :

CAM-001 5 x SMALL RESIN BEAUTIFUL LADY OVAL CAMEO
BLM-020 100 CORAL DECORATIVE MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS
LA-00011 1 METRE WHITE INSERTION AGLAISE LACE
PM-00106 Peach 2 tone Wild Open Roses 30mm
PM-00123 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm
BO-00012 MIXED PINK BUTTONS – 30g (1oz US)
FS-00198 40 MIXED PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS
BUD-088 50 DEEP PINK MULBERRY PAPER SEMI-OPEN ROSES – 8mm

other Products Used:-

  • Wooden Photo |Frame from http://www.indigoblu.com
  • Docrafts Artiste Linen Acrylic Paint
  • My Minds Eye Patterned Paper “be happy”
  • Red Line Tape and Hot Glue

Thanks so much for Popping over

Sarah

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Shabby Chic Flower Chest

I made this project last weekend on Sunday!!… oh my goodness what a quick and busy week it has been.

This is last weeks DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts ๐Ÿ™‚

This project started off ย its wee life looking a bit like this

I then cut out some chipboard pieces.. with a view to making a little mini to fit inside the box..

I then made the binding for the mini … see Laura Dennison Stack the Deck for the tutorial and cut and punched the edges

I picked some nice shabby chic patterned papers and covered the chipboard

I gave the box a coat of Gesso and rose pink acrylic paint, a generous helping of lovely flowers and hey presto!

I have already posted this project over on Youtube if you fancied a wee peek ๐Ÿ™‚

Wild Orchid Craft Supply List :-

FM-00336 25 2-TONE BABY PINK/IVORY HYBRID MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm
LL00027 50 2-TONE PINK/GREEN MULBERRY PAPER ROSE LEAVES 25mm
JW-0003 10 FILIGREE SILVER CORNERS
WD-00025 1 METRE OFF-WHITE PEARL DROP TRIM
LA-00062 2 PCS VENISE APPLIQUE HEART – 5 x5cm (2″ x 2″)
WD-00022 6 BABY PINK ORGANZA BEEHIVE BLOSSOM FLOWERS
EX-00041 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM FLOWERS
FS-00041 5 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SMALL GARDENIA FLOWERS
PM-00122 (new)
PM-00120 (new)
PM-00123 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm

other supplies used :-

  • Daler & Rowney White Gesso
  • Docrafts Artiste Rose Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Hot Glue
  • Grace Taylor Vintage Patterned Paper
  • Scortape

I still have the mini to decorate… but I will get it finished over this weekend

The pink tone flowers are so delicate and pretty dont you think?

thanks so much for popping round ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jungle Book

Yesterday was a busy old day … I did a power of walking (3 1/2 miles), and from friday i’d been on 3 different trains (i’m never on a train)

I popped up to my shed late afternoon to make a tyvek ted for chunky our springer spaniel, which actually turned out to be a flat rabbit instead. I had thought that, if I made him a toy out of tyvek, it would last him and would be the answer to all his teddy woes (he destroys all toys).. but sadly my master plan failed and he wrecked flat rabbit in less than 5 mins.. I recorded the making and destroying process on Ustream, so if you fancy a nosey.. the link is in the side bar ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also made this DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts last night, the video is already up on Youtube, if you fancy a peek.

Its an altered book box that I had picked up from Hobbycraft a few weekends ago, I gave it a coat of Gesso then a layer of citron green acyrlic paint, followed by a linen and lemonade colourwash to help and dull down the vibrant green ๐Ÿ™‚

I also incorporated hessian/burlap fabric, lace and silk ribbon into the project…

and lots of Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers and blooms ๐Ÿ™‚

WOC Supplies List :-

SK-00008 1 METRE GREEN SILK RIBBON (1.09 Yards)

SK-00009 1 METRE OLIVE SILK RIBBON (1.09 Yards)

BM-00006 100 MIXED BROWN/CREAM TONE BLOOM SET

BLM-021 100 MOSS GREEN DECORATIVE MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS

GL-00002 COLALL ALL PURPOSE GLUE

Other supplies used :-

  • Book Box from Hobbycraft
  • Americana Citron Green Acrylic Paint
  • Folkart Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Docrafts Artiste Linen Acrylic Paint
  • Reindeer Moss from Hobbycraft
  • Rayner Champagne Gold Patina Acrylic Paint
  • Waltzing Mouse Stamps
  • Adirondak Sepia Brown Archival Ink
  • Sticks from Calico Crafts
  • Burlap/Hessian
  • Lace
  • Hot glue Gun
  • Iced sprice distress ink
  • papermania urban stamp set

I think I might made a mini book to go along with this wee project ๐Ÿ™‚

thanks so much for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚ and enjoy the rest of your weekend

 

 

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Parisienne Bureau

Hi everyone… thanks so much for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

I worked my socks off at the weekend to get this project done and ready for this week as my next Design Team project for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Channel, and I have to say I do love the colours ๐Ÿ™‚

I repurposed an old writing bureau box that was in my daighters room, she was going to throw it out and I rescued it !

I do have a “Start to Finish” series of videos on it over on my Ustream Channel (think it’s a 4 part-er, mainly due to ustream finishing the recording time of the 3rd video and I didnt notice!

Supplies List :-

  • Latte Acrylic Paint
  • Scortape (lots of it!)
  • Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Design Paper
  • Melissa Frances Chandelier Drop for the Drawer Pull
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Roses (all listed in the section below)
  • Diecut Mattboard Frames from my friend Deb
  • Vintage Lace from my Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Doily Lace Punch
  • Sewing Machine, Hot Glue Gun
  • Lindys Stamp Delphinium Turquoice & Tiffany’s Blue Starburst Spray
  • Tattered Angels Juniper Glimmer Mist
  • Versamagic Chalk Ink in Night Sky ( a perfect match for this beautiful paper)
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin Up Antique Brads

I created a pocked inside the lid to hold some envelopes or postcards for extra storage space

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :~

  • EX-00040 Brown Tone Floral Foundation roses 20mm
  • FM-00144 Taupe Roses 20mm
  • FM-00149 Sepia Roses 25mm
  • FM-00141 Taupe Roses 10mm
  • FM-00146 Sepia Roses 10mm
  • BUD-013 Old Gold Closed Rosebuds 4mm
  • EX-00002 Pink Tone Set A Roses 15mm
  • FM-00527 40mm Trellis Roses

I hope you like this week’s project, and thanks so much for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚