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to Heal your Heart…

Hi everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Hope you all settled back into work today after the easter holidays…

I made another card similar to the one I made yesterday.. and boy was this one a marathon! it took me 3 hours to make it

There is a lot of painting, inking, machine stitching and paper cutting in it to be fair lol

So here it is

I used the paper line from Basic Grey “Hello Luscious”

There is also Glitz Design Patterned paper on the card too, mainly on the inside panels

I also used may arts lace ribbon cut in half as the closures for the card

The I added some hearts, tags and buttons to the front of the card to finish it off…

I will come back tomorrow and add a full supplies list, as its well past midnight here and I have work in the morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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Easter Nest Box

Hi everyone… hope your weekend is going well.

Today I have an Easter Nest Project to share with you that I created for Wild Orchid Crafts ย as part of their Youtube Design Team.

My daughter was throwing out an old mug box, and I managed to get it up to my shed before it hit the bucket! … this is what the box looked like before I altered and decorated it

I peeled off the cellophane skin

Gave the whole box a coat of Gesso inside and out

Then I took some Linen Acyrlic paint by Docrafts Artist and painted the whole box with 2 coats

I then picked some patterned paper .. I chose My Minds Eye Lost and Found Collection

and I covered the lid and base

I had bought some Jungle Moss and Reindeer Moss last week and it was just perfect to make a nest for the top of the box

I used Glossy accents to adhere it to the lid of the box

next I took some englaise lace from wild orchid crafts and fixed a band around the lid and base and decorated the top with flowers and pearls and the bottom with buttons

The flowers were scrunched up into little balls to give them a crinkled effect then I stuck 2 together before adhering them onto the lace and topping with a pearl

I then made a label for the front of the box using the “b” side of the patterned paper, some victorian edge scissors, some skeleton leaved, a button and a flower.. oh and some old sticky letters from Karen Foster Designs

Next up was the egg shell for the centre for the moss nest… ย I used 3 colours of paint for the egg

I love the colour the egg turned out.. all creamy yellowey and greeney

All that was left to do now was to pop the chicks in and take some more photographs of the finished Easter Nest Box

I had a lot of fun making this project… a full supplies list is listed below.. thanks for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚ and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies List:-

  • 1 x Old Mug Box (rescued from the bucket)
  • My Minds Eye Lost and Found Patterned Paper
  • Jungle Moss
  • Reindeer Moss
  • Easter Chicks from the Pound shop
  • Distress Ink : Iced Spruce
  • Scor tape
  • Glossy Accents
  • Acrylic Paint in : Linen, Lemonade and Citron green
  • Half and Egg Shell from local haberdashery
  • Karen Foster Designs Alpha Stickers

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :

  • LL-00003 100 Natural Skeleton Leaves
  • BM-00041 2.2cm Foundation White Blooms
  • SP-00008 60 White, Ivory & Ta ย Self Adhesive Pearls – 5mm
  • BO-00014 Mixed Brown/Natural Buttons – 30g (1oz US) In stock now
  • LA-00042 1 Metre Ivory Insertion Aglaise Lace

 

 

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Valentine’s Cake Boxes

Hi Everyone!! hope your all having a great weekend!

For my Wild Orchid Crafts DT Project this week I made a couple of these cake boxes, the first one was made on Friday night, ย I had so much fun.. they are dead easy to make! ย  This is the Masculine box.

I used Glitz Design Love Games Patterned Papers, they are absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

  • WD-00024 1 METRE IVORY PEARL DROP TRIM
  • FM-00278 50 JET BLACK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm
  • FM-00277 50 JET BLACK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 10MM
  • FM-00209 DOVE GREY MULBERRY PAPER TRELLIS ROSES 35mm
  • FM-00118ย 25 DOVE GREY MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 25mm
  • BUD-054 ย 50 OLD GOLD MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSEBUDS 5mm
  • FM-00141ย 50 TAUPE MULBERRY PAPPER ROSES 10mm
  • FM-00144ย 25 TAUPE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 20mm
  • FM-00279ย 25 JET BLACK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 25MM
  • LL-00003ย 100 NATURAL SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
This cake box would be perfect for a wee slice of Death by Chocolate Cake ๐Ÿ˜‰
Then tonight I decided to make a feminine version with pinks and creams ๐Ÿ™‚
I used some K & Company patterned paper to cover this cake box it’s from the “Very Best of K & Company too” stack
Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-
  • PM-00117ย 100 BABY PINK WITH PINK CENTRE MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
  • FS-00063ย 50 2-TONE BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
  • BM-00041ย 100 FOUNDATION WHITE BLOOMS (2.2cm / 0.85″)
  • LA-00073ย 2 METRE LENGTH RASCHEL LACE (13mm / ยฝ width)
  • FS-000132ย 5 2-TONE BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER LARGE GARDENIA FLOWERS
  • EX-0008ย 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 15mm – (SET B)
  • FM-000183ย 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 20MM
  • SP-00032ย 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – PINK
  • SP-00001ย 60 MIXED PINK SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS (SET A) – 5mm
  • RB-00158ย 10 HOT PINK SATIN ROSEBUD BOWS
I’ve also been busy working away on the Use It Up Mini Book and I finally finished it tonight ๐Ÿ™‚ ย So.. tomorrow once the light is better i’ll take some pics and put a video up on youtube etc…
Thanks for stopping by … Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚
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Vintage Lace Birthday Card

I have spent most of today up in my shed… crafting away whilst keeping in mind the UIU Pledge (Use It Up) ๐Ÿ™‚

I bought sheets of chipboard months and months ago and i’ve not been using it as much as I should, so I cut up one of the big sheets today to a standard size card proportion and gave them all a coat of white acrylic paint, with a view to making the easel type cards that I love so much ๐Ÿ™‚

I made 2 valentines cards, then my hubby asked me to make him a card for his mum’s birthday, which is tomorrow..

This is what I came up with… I had been previously working on the material panel, so I used this up and adhered it to the front of the card..

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Chipboard Heart
  • Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Gun
  • 15mm Foundation Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Light Pink Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Purple Trim
  • 10mm Pink Rose Leaves

Thanks so much for dropping in ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shabby Chic Notepad

I made this little altered shabby chic notepad in the workshop this evening… still experiencing internet connection problems up there, so i’ll be getting my hubby to try and fix it for me ๐Ÿ™‚

There’s a few layers of muslin, music sheet paper, seam binding and laces ๐Ÿ™‚

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Love Card

A little love card made this morning in the workshop incorporating some of the goodies that I bought on my shopping trip yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

Muslin, silver thread, seed beads, embroidery threads and sheet music paper…

Materials Used :~

  • Stampin Up Natural Ivory Cardstock
  • Muslin
  • Sheet Music Paper
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Gutterman Silver thread & Blue Merle Thread
  • Gutterman Blue Seed Beads
  • Technique Tuesday Love Stamp
  • Sizzix Heart Die
  • French Script Background Stamp
  • Scrap of Lace and Seam binding
  • White Gesso
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Linen and Lace Altered Notebook

I’m practicing my stitching and sewing machine skills tonight in the workshop and… i’m having so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚ My mother in law gave me a lovely wee desktop sewing machine at the weekend

I am taking part in a mixed media material mini book swap, and I really fancied having a practice on something small before going the whole hog ๐Ÿ˜‰

Supplies List :~

  • 1 x Hardboard Notebook 5″ x 7″
  • Acrylic Paint in Brown, Cream and Blue and White
  • Snowtex Paste
  • Seam Binding
  • Lace
  • Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Swarovski Rose Rondelle Bead
  • Linen Material
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp
  • Watercolour Paper