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May Flowers and Summer Sweeties

Hi everyone… i’m back from my holidays, I had a fab time, it was lovely to spend time with my family overseas 🙂

I hit the shops today, I needed to get Chunky a new collar, I wanted a couple of new tops for work and whilst I was there popped into hobbycraft 😉

I picked up a packet of pillow boxes from the wedding section of hobbycraft, as its something I’ve never used or worked with before,  I had to wait until this evening to make something with them as my shed was like an oven in this lovely heatwave we are having 🙂

The first one I made used the Echo Park Hello Spring paper collection, I had a spare piece of the butterfly paper left over from the photo frame project on my previous post, and it made sense to use it up before breaking into another fresh sheet 😉

I added lace and machine stitched the edges then embelished it with one of the accent stickers, which I matted and layered before adhering it to the front of the pillow box

Supplies List :-

  • Pillow Boxes from Hobbycraft
  • Echo Park Hello Spring Collection pack
  • White Lace & Sewing Machine
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scortape
  • Stardust stickles

then I made another one using Wild Honey Distress Ink

I am planning to make another couple of these tomorrow morning and recording the process on Ustream, then I will feature all 4 for on Youtube for my next WOC DT Project …

Supplies Used :-

  • Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Yellow Iridescent Butterflies from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Mulberry Flowers and Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Studio G Stamps from Hobbycraft
  • Sepia Archival Ink from Ranger

Thanks for Popping in… Sarah 🙂




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Tiny Pink Picture Frame

I have had a right old lazy day today… I got up bright and early, made a trip to the post office and mailed out all my packages..

Then took a drive to a local Hobbycraft and picked up a few bits n bobs,.. one of which, was this papier mache bare chipboard hanging photo frame… it looks really easy to make so will try and replicate creating one tomorrow 🙂

I took the frame and gave it a couple of coats of Rose Pink Acrylic Paint..

Supplies List :-

  • Docrafts Artiste Rose Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Tim Holtz Coredinations Kraft Distress Cardstock
  • Prima Botanical Flower
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 20mm Wild Tea Rose
  • One of the many stick pins I have been making lately
  • Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder
  • Scortpe & Hot Glue

There are only a few supplies required to create this lovely wee frame, and you could knock one out just in time for mothers day tomorrow 😉

I distressed the edges of the cardstock to give it a real shabby feel

It’s simple but really pretty .A view of the back…

Thanks for popping round…



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Hearts & Rabbits

Yesterday was a busy and productive day, I managed to record and 2 videos onto youtube, and get the blog post up for the Use it Up Mini Book.

Once I had cleared up the aftermath from that, I managed to have a chat with my friend Deb on Skype, and catch up with what we’ve both been up to…

After that I sat down and had a wee play around with sticky back canvas I bought when I ordered my gel medium last week, and also make a couple of valentines cards for my Etsy shoppe, seeing as I found my Making Memories valentine paper that I had lost 🙂

So here are the cards I made yesterday …

Valentine Heart

Supplies List…

  • Very Vanilla Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Making Memories Je t’adore patterned paper
  • Baby pink seam binding
  • Doily from Etsy Seller Billyfloss
  • Stampin Up Scallop Circle, Word Window and Modern Label and Heart to Heart Punches
  • 10mm foundation rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Martha Stewart Cherry Pie Glitter
  • Ranger Sticky backed canvas

Easter Rabbit

I had so much fun making this card as I used some sticky back canvas and ran it through my printer with one of the digital collage sheets I bought from Etsy…

Supplies List :-

  • Olive Green Cardstock
  • Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Patterned Paper
  • Gold and Lacey Doily
  • Lace
  • Old Gold Seam Binding
  • Chocolate Brown Cardstock
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Tiny orange Mulberry flowers

Thanks so much for dropping by 🙂



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Bright and Summery Summer Basket

This is another project I have designed and made for Wild Orchid Crafts, being part of the Wild Bunch Design Team over on Youtube this will be my 5th Project for June out of the June Design Team Box.   Click Here to see the video on Youtube.

The basket is from Tando Creative and when you buy it, its just plain bare chipboard, perfect for you to paint, paper, decorate and embelish as you please, I purchased mine from Angel Crafts

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

FM-00293 Open Roses 25mm

PM-00019 Wild Roses 25mm

BM00020 Mixed Summer Blooms4cm/1.6″

SP00005 60 Mixed Pink Self Adhesive Pearls (Set B) – 5mm

Other Products :-

  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Echo Park Country Drive “Apron Strings” Item #CD16006
  • Echo Park Country Drive “Flutter” Item CD16010
  • Echo Park Country Drive Element Stickers Item #CD16014
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glossy Accents
  • 2 x Flower Brads
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Vintage Faerie Card

I really enjoyed my time up in my workshop tonight… I cleared, cleaned and polished my desk, watched barb on Ustream painting faces on fabric and making felted beads and balls and felted sheets… I had a blast watching her create, she is very talented 🙂

I also had a wee blether on Skype with my friend Deb across the pond 😉 and once we’d finished chatting I nipped down to the house to get a cuppa before heading back to the workshop to create a wee card.

My order arrived from Wild Orchid Crafts today 🙂 a box filled to the bring with flowery perfection 🙂

So… heres tonights card, it has a bit of a vintage faerie feel to it.. still experimenting with layering ephemera etc.. i’m having a blast !

Supplies List :~

  • Apple Sauce Textured Cardstock by Bazzill
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper
  • Paper Doillie by Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Mulberry Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Vintage Lace from my lovely friend MaryBeth
  • Vintage Ephemera pack No. 88 by Pink Paislee from the Butterfly Garden Range
  • Hot Glue Gun, Scor-tape and Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Chalk Inks in Creamy Beige and Chestnut Roan
  • Martha Stewart Ice Cube Glitter
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Wooden Chip Piece

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Keep your wee chin up…

Tonight’s card is for a friend at work… it’s not a happy place in there at the moment.

I have been busy all week working on my recipe card’s for the swap over at Your paper pantry, I can relax now they have been posted out!

There are a few ingredients went into making this card, all listed below 🙂

  • White Textured Cardstock from The Paper Mill Shop
  • Prima Madeline Patterned Paper 6 x 6 stack
  • Nestabilities Labels 8
  • Papermania 1cm mini Flower Punch
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium
  • Seam Binding
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Tiffanys Blue Starburst Stain (used on the seam binding)
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Blue Flower
  • Prima E.Line Blue Crystal for flower centre
  • Hero Arts Small Pearls for the tiny flower centres
  • Tonic Studios Butterfly Punch
  • Tiffany Blue S.E.I. Chalk Ink
  • Scotch ATG Gun
  • Glue Dot
  • Red Small Crystals for the butterfly body from WHSmith
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Scrap Paper, that carrot and a Scabby Cat

I signed up last year as a member of YPP, and my attendance record has been shocking lately, so I headed back over there last week.

They have loads of different groups on the go and I joined a couple 🙂

The first one is The Stash Diet Challenge, which is great for me as it’s a video/photo response that’s required, this months challenge is all about creating things or finishing off projects using up all your offcuts and scraps of paper!

So here’s what I made tonight with all the scraps that I had leftover from making cards this weekend.

not this cat tho’ he may be the same colour as the one above, but this wee man is cute and fluffy 😉 … meet Jerry

Then I had a couple of offcuts of 12 x 12 so made more of these rosette flowers, with heart centres

Love the shabby look of the second one

If you watch out at the end of this week I’ll have a video up on Youtube showing all the things I created from “that” scrap bag 😉