Hi Everyone!

I have been up in my shed for most of the day with the dogs.. the sun is shining and it’s a lovely day to be sitting crafting outside.

I made a wee card and envelope, which I can share with you now..the other stuff is work in progress and not ready yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have gone for a natural look with this card.. which is 4″ x 4″

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I used following materials:-

  • Daler & Rowney Watercolour Card for the card base & top layer
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Natural Mulberry Paper (with bits in it)
  • Deep Red Stamp “Live,Laugh, Love,Bark,Meow”
  • Hero Arts Cup o’ Joe Shaddow Ink
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Damask Patterned Paper made into a policy style envelope

I think my next post will be on the paper size and scorelines for policy envelopes to fit 4″ x 4″ cards


As always, thanks for popping round



Just for You Card

just for you card

Hi everyone!

Happy Monday to you all… I am using up the table scraps again today for my card and Iย ย received a new Stampin up Stamp Set in the mail last week, and this is the first time I have had a chance to have a play with it… it is the Sale-a-Braition free stamp Botanicals for you.

I stamped the background sentiment first then went around the outside edges with the small floral and foliage stamps to create my own patterned paper.

Supplies used:-

  • Stampin up Botanicals for you stamp set
  • Pink Pirouette cardstock from Stampin up
  • Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock
  • Archival Ink : Tea Rose
  • Hero Arts Shaddow Ink : Soft Vanilla
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Ink : Mint Julep
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Papermania Self adhesive ย Foam Squares
  • Mama Elephant Femme Frames Dies

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

Some Pins and a wee bit Emboss Resisting :-)

In the workshop today I have been having a play around, trying a wee bit of this and a wee bit of that ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are some of the things I’ve made:

A couple of Pins, nothing too fancy, plain and simple, just how I like it ๐Ÿ™‚ , these are the purple beads I got from the charity shop earlier on this year….

Did you notice the background they are resting on? ย  I made that today too ๐Ÿ™‚ a wee bit emboss resist with the holographic embossing powders I got on Thursday night…

I wondered what I could make with it, and came up with an idea, plus to use up scraps, another notepad lol…… but the blank papers inside are cold pressed watercolour papers, with a gorgeous texture… and of course those dinky wee roses are featured again ๐Ÿ™‚

Materials Used :~

  • K & Company Sea Glass Patterned Paper (scrap)
  • Rowney & Daler Cold Pressed Water Colour Paper
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China and Shabby Shutters
  • Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun {{CAUTION Required lol }}
  • 4 x Wild Orchid Crafts 10mm Green Tone Roses
  • Green Fibre for the Binding
  • Cropodile to punch holes out for the binding
  • Stamp is ย a woodblock background Stamp from Hero Arts

Nearly forgot the size is 3.25″ x 3.25″ just a nice size to stick in your handbag/purse ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  … p.s. I am loving all your stories about your favourite christmas decorations, its nice to reminisce is’nt it x

To Have and to Hold Card

Getting back into the swing of things again…. can be hard ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย I’m still on a mission with using up scraps of cardstock and patterned paper from the bottomless pit scrap bag lol

I have no idea where the inspiration came from for this card… well I half do, ย you see…I was looking at the flowers I bought from Wild Orchid Crafts, because Robyn had done a Youtube video on them the other day, and the blue cherry blossom’s caught my eye…. then from the scrap pile I saw some patterned K & Co wedding paper, that I had left over, when I made a wedding card about 2 years ago!!

So without further adoooo here is the card I made this afternoon… “to have and to hold” ย … I might just stick it on my Folksy Shop as I don’t know anyone that’s getting married ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Stampin Up Cardstock for the base (scrap)
  • K & Co. Wedding Paper with the edges roughed up (scrap)
  • American Crafts Textured White Cardstock (scrap)
  • Blue Ribbon, reclaimed off something I bought and saved.
  • Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set
  • Versamagic Agean Blue Chalk Ink
  • Corner Chomper
  • Wild Orchid Crafts – Blue Cherry Blossom
  • Scotch ATG
  • Hot Glue Gun


Thinking of You Card

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Cream Cardstock from The Paper Mill Shop 10″ x 5″ (when folded makes a 5″ x5″ Square Card)
  • American Crafts Beigh Textured Cardstock from the neutrals pack
  • Basic Grey Lemonade Patterned Papers 4 different papers
  • Hero Arts Thinking of You Stamp
  • 2 x Prima E.Line Flowers
  • 1 x Prima Flower Centre
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Fiskars Treading Water Edge Punch
  • Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink
  • Corner Chomper
  • 2 Green Pearls are My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus Range

Handmade Wedding Card

I made this card over the weekend and today it is flying out to Italy to an Italian Wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • White Cardstock A4 from the Paper Mill Shop (folded to make a card size A5)
  • Black, white and Silver mixed fibres from Creative Fibre Arts
  • Hero Arts Wedding Cake Stamp from the Set Cl133 Whimsical Wedding
  • Diamond Dust
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Silver Matt Cardstock
  • Corner Comper
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Sentiment printed out onto white cardstock
  • Memento London Fog Fade Resistant Dye Ink

Stamping & Colouring

I fancied a wee change tonight, so I did a bit of colouring-in … and.. I managed to stay in the lines lol

I loved colouring in as a kid and always had loads of colouring books, crayons, felt tip pens and coloured pencils, used to keep me quiet for hours and hours…

I bought a Hero Arts Stamp Set a while ago because I got it half price and the stamps were cute, I used them tonight, and I have a feeling they will be back out before long ๐Ÿ™‚

You Did It! Card

Supplies List :-

  • Stampin Up Perfect Plum Cardstock, cut to 6″ x 3″ which folded made a 3″ x 3″ Card
  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock in Light Purple
  • Hero Arts School Animals Stamp Set LP120
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Promarkers & Copics to colour the animals in
  • Uniball Signo Broad White Opaque Pen for Faux Stitching
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Versa Color Chalk Ink Hyacynth 135

You Are The Best! Card

Supplies List :-

  • Stampin Up Perfect Plum Cardstock, cut to 6″ x 3″ which folded made a 3″ x 3″ Card
  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock in Light Purple
  • Hero Arts School Animals Stamp Set LP120
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Promarkers & Copics to colour the animals in
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Hero Arts Clear Stamp SetCL342 Everyday Sayings (small flower)