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Buttons and Boxes…

Day 1 of my long 4 day weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ … I had a lovely long lay in bed, a spot of late brekkie then headed up the garden to my shed..

I switched Ustream on and had a lovely afternoon chatting and crafting..

First up, and in keeping with the Use it Up (UIU) Pledge, ย I painted and decorated some cloths pegs that I had been lying on my desk for a long time, so with a lick of paint, some patterned paper and a couple of vintage buttons they were transformed from bare wood, so something quite special…

Then with some of the patterned paper left over I made a small card..

and with the other bits left over from making the card I made a tag

and everything together…

Supplies used:-

  • Tea Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Vintage Pink Lace
  • Basic Grey Patterned Paper
  • Burlap
  • linen thread
  • flower punch
  • diecut pearlescent frame from Helen
  • pink seam binding
  • Claudine hellmuth multi medium in matte
  • scortape

Next up I altered a box… these wee boxes are gorgeous they are leather and suede lined…perfect to alter..

I promised the Ustream girls a giveaway of a box to alter… so I have 2 to give away, both red, one square and one oval, all you need to do to be entered for the giveaway is to leave a message here with the “code” word I gave on the stream today and i’ll pick 2 winners tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck and happy crafting everyone xx

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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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Linen & Lace Tag

Happy Valentines Day to you all… I hope you have all had a wonderful day and spoiled by your loved ones!

I had a lovely evening, a nice dinner with the family, watched a bit of Barb on Ustream and then headed up to my shed and made this tag.

I used some of the lace and flowers that Gina had sent me over from Sweden, a little bit of lace from Marybeth and ย a bit of diecut border strip that Helen send me along with my Stampin Up order this month ๐Ÿ™‚ I love to make crafty things that incorporates things that people send me, saves me hoarding them ๐Ÿ˜‰

supplies used :-

  • 2 x Tags
  • Glitz Design Love Games Patterned Paper
  • Lace and Big Flowers from my friend Gina in Sweden
  • Lace from my wee friend Marybeth in the USA
  • Diecut Border Strip from Helen my lovely Stampin Up Demo
  • Oatmeal Seam Binding from Angel Crafts
  • Vintage Button from my button hoard
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scortape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Thread
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Papermania Urban Script Stamp
  • Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden diecut shape

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Oh What Fun!

Merry Christmas Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  Wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you are having a lovely time over the festive holidays!

I made this tag last night, I needed one last tag for one of my mother in law’s presents ..

Supplies Used :~

  • Sizzix Luggate Tag Die
  • Green and Silver Papermania Textured Cardstock
  • White Opaque marker – Uniball Signo Broad
  • K & Co Christmas Chipboard Sticker
  • May Arts Vine Trim
  • X Cut Embossing Holly Punch
  • Silver Rhinestones
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Brilliance Metallic Silver Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Brayer

Thanks so much for dropping by and supporting my wee blog this year, I really do appreciate each and every one of you ๐Ÿ™‚ Sarah x

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Happiness Tag…

“Happiness is the meaning

and the purpose of Life, the

whole aim and end of human

existence” ….. Aristotle.

Supplies List :~

  • 1 x Tag
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen
  • Stampin Up “En Francais” Background Stamp
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Products BM-00006 & EX-00007 & 10mm Foundation Roses Brown Tones
  • Vine Trim from the Ribbon Reel
  • Fancy Pants 12 x 12 Sentiment ATC background
  • Hot Glue Gun
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Thank You Tag

I received two wonderful boxes packed full to the brim with goodies from my friend Deb in the USA yesterday, and today I showed all my goodies over on UStream.

Once I was finished I made this tag with some of the goodies that I received ๐Ÿ™‚ ย It’s a thank you tag that will be going into Deb’s goodie return Parcel

Supplies Used :-

  • Chipboard Tag, Swirls & Flourish from Deb ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Embossing Powder in Enchanted Gold & Silver Pearl
  • Rose Pink & Taffy Acrylic Paint
  • Crackle Medium
  • Claudine Hillmuth Multi Medium in Matte
  • Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Patterned Paper
  • Seam Binding
  • 10mm 2 tone Foundation Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • V & A Floral Background Stamp
  • Versamark Pad & Heat Gun
  • Thank You Stamp (from Deb)
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan


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Le Chat Blonde….

A wee kitty tag tonight or rather “Le Chat Blonde” ๐Ÿ˜‰

Supplies List…. there’s a few ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sizzix Bigz Scallop Tag Die #2
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot, Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Broken China
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles Newspaper
  • Woodware Heart Punch
  • Light Blue Tuille
  • Prima Bling
  • Stickles ~ Diamond and Stardust & Rock Candy

Supplies List cont/…

  • Invoke Arts Crown Stamp
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Crackle & Glossy Accents
  • Sharpie Poster Paint Marker Pens (Water based)
  • Lace
  • V & A Posy Background Stamp
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Apple Blossom Mulberry Flower
  • Prima Flowers
  • Cat Stickers

I’ll add another picture tomorrow once the crackle accents is dry