Arts & Crafts, card making, photography

Blogmas Day 18

Hi Everyone!

A warm welcome to Blogmas Day 18!

I absolutely LOVE today’s wee project, it is a great idea for a last minute gift or stocking stuffer…


All you need is an inexpensive picture frame, give it a wee lick of paint, add a photo and embelish the front and you have a lovely gift to give just in time for christmas..

I have a few of these wooden frames, I got mine at Stampers Grove, I have a couple left over for future projects… and you don’t even need to paint them you could use a varnish or wood stain and keep it natural


Supplies List:-

  • Wooden Frame
  • Imagination Crafts Starlights White Gold Paint
  • Gold Pine Cones from Hobbycraft
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Photograph of Isla our Springer Spaniel


As always thank you for popping round, and I will see you tomorrow for Day 19!

Sarah x

Arts & Crafts, card making

Canvas Bags

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was the all day Imagination Crafts Workshop Day at Stampers Grove, where we used all the lovely products from Imagination Crafts… Stencils, Paints,Sprays and Sparkle Medium..

One of the projects we worked on were canvas bags, using stencils and the Starlights Fabric Paint..

Here are all the wonderful creations by the girls yesterday…. Margaret, Helen, Fiona, Jenny, Lorna, Katrina, Poppy and Robyn, your bags are all amazing!

First up we have Fiona’s

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Next up is Helen’s

bag helen 2bag helen

Next up is Jenny’s

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Next we have Katrina’s

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And Poppy’s

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and Lorna’s

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and Robyn’s

bag robyn

and Margaret’s bag

bag margaret

and finally my bag.. I made one for wee Sarah

bag sarah

Special thank you to Emma at Stampers Grove for the amazing lunch and to Robyn for the gorgeous home baked blueberry and raspberry cake with the lime frosting 😀

I hope you enjoyed seeing everyone’s creations, it was so much fun making these wee bags 🙂

Next week at Stampers Grove we have a Tryptich Workshop, and I hope to have a sample to share with you later today 🙂

As always, Thanks for popping round

Sarah x

Arts & Crafts, card making

Pot o’ Tags

Hi everyone…

Another wee project for you this evening, using Imagination Crafts Starlights Metallic Paints…

I absolutely love the colour I used today.. this one is going to be perfect for Halloween and Autumn.. it is called Zinober Gold (128).. it is so rich in colour and my favourite one so far, I also used Black (131) to paint my wooden letters

pot 4

I dug out the peat pots again, these wee things are so versatile, I am using this one to store my tags in.. when I have a lot of small bits of cardstock leftovers I diecut tags and store them for future projects and workshops.

pot 1

I can’t wait to make more things using this paint it is gorgeous!  If you fancy some you get buy it here

pot 2.jpg

I painted the letters in the metallic black and it is lovely too.. very shimmery, and finished it off with a wee bit twine around the top.

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This was my second project tonight, the other one is hanging up to dry and I hope to get that finished tomorrow night 🙂

Thanks again for popping round and I will see you tomorrow where i will share the hanging up to dry thing with you 😉


Arts & Crafts, card making

Des-Res Bird Box

Hi everyone!

I have a fab little wooden bird box project to share with you tonight 😀

Remember last night I mentioned that I will be doing an all day workshop at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh well.. it is a full day Imagination Crafts workshop, using all the lovely products they have launched recently.. it’s going to be a great if you fancy joining me click here and it will take you to the Workshop List at Stampers Grove and it provides you will all the information you need.

So back to the des-res bird box, I bought this wee wooden bird house on Saturday after the flip book workshop.. with a view to painting it.. and that’s what I did tonight..


Take two colours of Starlights Paints.. I used Mint and Rich Gold


I was going to make a tiled roof from circles of painted cardstock, but my circle punch was too big for the tiny wee roof and it looked I cracked open the Stampendous Shaved Ice and sprinkled it all over the gold painted roof.. it looks really nice as the ice takeson a different colour.


I also switched out the hanging cord, I thought the one that came with it looked too thick to be on such a small box.


I would quite like to paint a full size bird box in these colours and mount it on the side of my wee craft shed, I think it would be a nice addition 🙂


Well that’s me for another night, I am off for an early night, as the pup had me up 3 times last night!


See you tomorrow, and thanks for popping round

Sarah x

p.s.forgot to mention all products I used today can be bought from Stampers Grove 🙂