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2016 a crafty year in review

Hi everyone!

I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and crafty new year and hope 2017 is just the best year ever..

I pulled together a video showing almost everything I made during 2016, I hope you enjoy it and I shall see you all next Year!

Thanks for watching and being part of my crafty adventures

Sarah xx

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Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having a lovely Saturday…

I have little mixed media book, number three, to share with you today… I decided to go au-naturale with this one, I hope you like it

Love Book

We have a variety of different materials being used … Sheet music paper, waxing stripe, braided twine, cork and wooden letters

love book 3

I used craft cardstock for the pages inside this book, where as I used water colour paper in the two previous books

love book 2

If you missed my two previous books you can find them here and here, and you can make these with me at next Saturday’s workshop at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh details on the link here.

As always, thank you for popping round

Sarah 🙂


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Happy Anniversary Card

My final blog post for today 🙂

This is my card for the Online Card Classes Summer Camp 2 challenge #2 – here is the layout



and here is my take on the card layout.



supplies list :-

  • Woodgrain cardstock from Simon Says Stamp
  • Stampin Up Heart Punch
  • Basic Grey Hispter 6 x 6 patterned paper pack
  • Uniball Signo Broad White Opaque Gel Pen
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • Stampin Up White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set Paired Up



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Butterfly Love



Supplies List :-

  • Double Sided Pearlescent Pink Cardstock (bought from craft fair at weekend)
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers and Pink Rhinestones
  • Vintage Butterfly& Love scrabble Ephemera Pack from Hobbycraft
  • Pink & White Lace from stash
  • Scortape
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesives
  • Pink Polkadot Patterned Paper from First Edition




I also made a smaller card with the leftover cardstock and patterned paper..


I US 1


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Love Gift Box

Hi everyone.. I hope you are all having a great week and are looking forward to a craft filled weekend 🙂

Tonight up in my workshop I thought I would make this little project and participate in a Love/Romance challenge over at Snazzy’s Design Team Blog 🙂

So for this challenge I created a Little Love Gift Box, which is perfect for Valentines day, you could fill this with a multitude of different gifts, for example put in a pair of frilly undies, or some sweet treats or your other half’s favourite chocolates..

I used the following products :-

  • Tim Holts Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Barn Door, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany.
  • Stampin Up En Francais French Script Stamp
  • Stampin Up Heart Trio Punch
  • Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish Frame
  • 15mm and 20mm Deep Red Roses
  • Metal Heart with Wings Metal Embelishment
  • Glitz Design Love Games Patterned Paper
  • Heart Doily
  • Dylusions Fuschia Ink
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Studio G Wooden Letter Stamps
  • Accucut Cardboard Box die from my friend Deb.

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Love Book

I have spent the last 2 days working on this Love Book.. loving how it turned out, the inspiration for it came from a book called Handmade Decorative Books by Sue Roddis.

I used My Minds Eye Lost and Found Paper Collection

Lots of Vintage Photo Distress Ink

I made this handmade charm tonight just to finish it off and it also acts as the closure..

3 Rings to bind the book and inside there is heavyweight cold pressed water colour paper

The large decorative heart and crown stamps are from the Papermania Confetti Collection

I’ll be back later in the week with a peek inside the Love Book.. I need to work some more on the content 😉

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Much Love

Just a quick card I made last night after we had re-organised my workshop to accommodate the new desk 🙂

There is a Ustream video showing me making this one 🙂  I used some of my new Stampin Up Cardstock that I got from Crafty Helen

Supplies Used :-

  • Stampin Up Cardstock used from the Neutrals & Subtles paper packs
  • Crafty Individuals Blackbird Stamp
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Papermania Stamp set “Tweet” ref PMA 9074003 “much Love” & Border
  • Versamagic Pumpkin Spice Chalk Ink
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Hydrangea Petals & Seam Binding
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays
  • My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus Pearls
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive