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Cards, Tags, Pins and Postcards…

A Pinch and a Punch for the first of the month ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย .. Happy April Everyone!!

Sooooo… as many of you all know, my son kindly woke me up this morning running a bath.. at 7am!!!! so much for my long lay in!!

Seeing as I was wide awake, I let the rabbit and dogs out and fed the cats, then headed up to my shed for a spot of early morning crafting… which lasted until 3pm in the afternoon.. but it was fun and I managed to make loads of nice things ๐Ÿ™‚

First I made some more decorative frosted flower pins… i’m addicted, they are fun to make and look good too!

Greens and yellows..

Pinks

Blacks!

and blues

and a fuschia pink ๐Ÿ˜‰

then I made a shabby chic stylie card and used one of the stick pins on it

Supplies List :-

  • Peach Pearlescent Cardstock
  • Prima Botanicals Patterned Paper
  • Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Patterned Paper
  • Paper Doily from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Cream Lace
  • Blue and Cream herringbone Ribbon (folded ruffle stylie and sewn up the middle)
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers
  • Handmade Frosted Flower Pin
  • 2mm Clear Rhinestones
  • Stampin Up dimensional adhesive

then I made another couple of cards… same but different with matching tags and glassine tag pockets (if you know what I mean ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย )

and

Supplies List:-

  • Pearl pearlescent Cardstock
  • Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society Patterned Paper 6×6
  • Glassine Bags
  • Tags
  • Seam Binding
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Skeleton Leaves, Rose Leaves and Lily Flowers
  • Papermania Dark Grey Textured Cardstock
  • Lace
  • Fibres
  • 2mm Clear Rhinestones
  • Eyelets
  • Homemade Stick Pins

and finally I made some postcards, one finished and 3 starter cards ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard
  • Plain white paper
  • Distress inks : Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters and Iced Spruce
  • Heather Stems from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Chipboard Diecut Shape coloured with Wisteria Wonder Stampin Up Ink
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Small Alphabet Stamp Set from Studio G

Phew! … that’s me done for the day… a productive one at that ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for popping in !

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Bunny Tag and Dressform Postcard

Wednesday evening up in the shed was fun… firstly as it marked the start of my 4 day weekend, and boy am I ready for a few days off work, I have earned them ๐Ÿ˜‰

Secondly because I got to spend it with friends, arty crafty lovely online friends ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  ย  ย I switched Ustream on and got down to some crafting, ย first up was the easter bunny bingo tag..

Supplies Used :-

  • 1 x Tag
  • Scrunched up Prima Flowers and some pretty pink rhinestones as flower centres
  • Vintage lace
  • Vintage Button
  • Sticky backed canvas from Ranger
  • Easter Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy Sellerย iralamijashop
  • Cabbage Rose Seam Binding from Etsy Seller Memriemare
  • Sewing Machine
  • Glitz Design Love Games Patterned Paper
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tags Punch and Stamp Set
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Hot Glue Gun.
  • Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone Distress Ink

Then I went on to made a postcard, this was an “off the cuff” ย throw it out there kinda put together postcard, however it turned out great and I held a draw once I had finished it and the lovely Joycee won it.. congrats joyce ๐Ÿ™‚ .. I was really pleased about it because, as many of you know, joyce has some wierd and wonderful colour choices and she had a huge input when I made this… so thank you Joycee couldnt have done it without you ๐Ÿ˜‰

There’s a lot of “stuff” going on in this postcard… so the supplies list might be a tad on the long side ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 1 x Matboard Diecut postcard & Dressform shape from deb.
  • Acrylic Paint in Latte, Antique Gold, White, Rose Pink, Tea Rose and Fuschia
  • Antique/vintage tape measure
  • Versamark & Gold Embossing Powder
  • Stampin Up En Francais Script Stamp
  • Brilliance Lightning Black Ink
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Tiny papermania buttons for the “Peeny” // “Pinny”
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hessian
  • Seam Binding
  • Pink Thread
  • Twine
  • Bubble wrap for stamping

 

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Vintage Chicks Everywhere!

I’m maybe getting a wee bit ahead of myself here working on Easter already, but I had a yellow urge in the workshop tonight and chicks and easter were the first things that popped into my head ๐Ÿ˜‰

First up I made an Easter Easel Card, painted chipboard, seam binding, layers and a lovely easter chick digital collage printed out on photo paper..

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard
  • Docrafts Artiste Acrylic Paint in Buttercup and Storm Cloud
  • Forsythia Seam Binding
  • 15mm Yellow Foundation Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Yellow Rhinestone
  • White Bloom
  • Digital Collage Image from Etsy
  • Burlap
  • Glitz Design Vintage Blue Patterned Paper
  • Nestabilities Labels 8 Dies
  • Yellow Textured Cardstock
  • Hot Glue Gun, Cropodile, Scortape
  • Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink
  • Chipboard Star
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Doily Diecut from my wee friend Ellen in the Netherlands ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I made an Easter Postcard.. this has to be without a doubt my most favourite die-cut shape in the whole wide world… I {{heart}} it !

Supplies List :-

  • Accucut Die cut in matboard from my friend Deb ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Docrafts Artiste Latte Acrylic Paint
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Digital collage image from Etsy
  • K & Company patterned paper
  • Lace
  • Aged Mahogany Distress Ink

Thanks for popping round ๐Ÿ™‚

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You Made Me Love You .. .. .

Yesterday in my workshop I made a DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts, I’ll have the video up on Youtube later today, and the blog post on here too, by the time i’d finished the project last night the lighting was a bit dull to take decent pics .. I took one to give you a sneek peek, but i’ll take better ones soon ๐Ÿ™‚

I made the project live on Ustream and did record it from start to finish if you fancy a bigger sneek peek you can head over to my Ustream Channel ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also last night I made a little postcard, I love combining paper and fabric into the things I make ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Scalloped Rectangle from Accucut cut from Matboard (thanks Deb x)
  • Seafoam Green, Silver Pearlescent and Taffy (cream) Acrylic Paint
  • Fine Burlap and Muslin Material
  • Calico Material
  • Chipboard Key Dabbed with silver Brilliance Ink
  • Some watch pieces, cogs etc
  • Silver and Blue Grey Embroidery thread french knots
  • French scrip stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Various Lindys Stamp Gang and Tattered Angels Sprays to dye the muslin
  • Silver thread
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Bird Postcard

I’m a couple of days late getting this post up, it’s here at last! …. it’s been an extremely busy week at work and i’m glad its the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Scalloped Square diecut Mat Board
  • Acrylic Paint in Taffy (cream) Buttercup Yellow and Rose Pink
  • K & Company Patterned Paper (background)
  • Paper Doily
  • Burlap
  • Chipboard Swirl and Bird from my friend Deb ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Fancy Pants Lilac House Patterned Paper (Bird)
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo (Edges) and Shabby Shutters & Victorian Velvet (Doily)
  • Diamond Stickles (birds wing)
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Like a Quilt Postcard

It’s been a few days since i’ve been up to my workshop… so I headed up there tonight to make a wee postcard, I do like making these, they’re fun to do ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Die Cut Mat Board Piece, Star and Heart from Deb (thanks Deb)
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Versamagic Hint of Pesto Chalk Ink
  • Echo Park Polka dot Green and white Patterned Paper
  • Melissa Frances Polka Dot Cream & Black Patterned Paper
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Lace and Clear Rhinestones
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Melissa Frances Green & Cream ย Gingham Patterned Paper
  • Crafty Secrets Sentiment Stamp
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Olive Pastel
  • Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder