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WOC July DT Challenge ~ Patriotic Theme

Hope your all having a great start to a brand new week… I have a days holiday from work today so it’s an even better start to the week for me 😉

I worked on the July Design Team Challenge for Wild Orchid Crafts this afternoon, the theme was patriotic, and although everything is more or less red white and blue (colours of our national flag) I created a 12 x 12 Layout of my son’s prom…

I used the following wild orchid crafts to create the project

WT-00007 10 METRES RED DIVINE BAKERS TWINE (10.93 yards)
PM-00032 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
BM-00041 100 FOUNDATION WHITE BLOOMS (2.2cm / 0.85″)
BM-00044 100 FOUNDATION WHITE BLOOMS (4.5cm / 1.75″)
BM-00032 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 2.2cm / 0.85″)

other products used were :-

  • Papermania Portobello Road 12 x 12 Collection Kit
  • Scor-tape
  • Ranger Black Archival Ink
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Studio G Alphabet Stamps
  • Red Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Scenic Route Chipboard Alphas
  • Blue Acrylic Paint

 

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You & Me Mini Album

This week’s Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts… A lovely lush Pink flowery Mini Album

I kinda max’d out on flowers with this project, but love the effect all the same 🙂  You can see the video over on Youtube for this project Here

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

EM-00002 100 LARGE SILVER HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
LA-00011 1 METRE WHITE INSERTION AGLAISE LACE
PM-00134 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
BUD-061 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm
FS-00057 50 IVORY MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
FS-00198 40 MIXED PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS
PM-00108 50 MEDIUM 2-TONE BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES 30mm
PM-00024 25 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER SMALL CURLY WILD ROSES
WD-00013 12 BABY PINK BABY’S BREATH FLOWERS
FS-00045 50 PINK MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
PM-00121 25 LARGE MIXED PINK MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES
FM-00292 50 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 25mm

I also used the following other products to create it …

  • Echo Park Victorian Gardens 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Kit
  • Pink heavyweight Cardstock from the Paper Mill Shop
  • Medium Weight Chipboard
  • Scor-tape, Hot Glue Gun and scotch quick dry adhesive
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Stapler (to adhere the tabs)
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Sintilating Silver Spray
Thanks so much for popping in 🙂
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Handmade Memory Book

Hi everyone…

Hope your all having a lovely weekend… it’s a bit of a wet weekend here in Scotland, in fact, it’s not stopped raining for 2 weeks!

This afternoon in the shed, I made this memory book, it’s this week’s DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts and also a tutorial for a fellow you tube crafter who had requested a video on how I make these books.

Instead of filling the book with paper, I created glassine bag pockets instead so that keepsake items can be stored.

The Youtube video can be viewed here  towards the end of the video you can see my Glue blooper!

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

BM-00073 100 MIXED GREEN TONE HYDRANGRA BLOOMS 50mm (2″)

FS-00200 40 MIXED GREEN TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS

EX-00004 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” GREEN TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 15mm

EM-00011 100 LARGE ORANGE IRIDESCENT BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS

BUD-064 50 YELLOW MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm

FS-00215 50 WHITE COSMOS DAISY STEM FLOWERS

SP-00002 60 MIXED GREEN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS – 5mm

Other Products used :-

  • K & Company Patterned Paper
  • 6 x 6 Headyweight Chipbaord
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Twine
  • Glass and Pottery Beads
  • Glassine Bags
  • Prima Chip Pieces
  • Storm Cloud Acrylic Paint
  • Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo Distress ink

Thanks so much for popping in 🙂

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“Mini” Bags

Hi everyone…. it’s been a while, but I am still here,  still alive and kicking after a week of being poorly 🙂

A couple of weeks ago I moved a tall bookcase into the shed to give me more storage space, as I was rapidly running out of it!… so whilst I was moving stuff around, I came across a drawer full of the $1 chipboard mini albums from Micheals in all different shapes and sizes.

After 2 weeks of pondering what I could make with them I came up with the idea of turning them into gift bags…

This is my 2nd DT project for the month of June for Wild Orchid Crafts ……

Oh how I love the colour of these strawberry wild roses… they are on special offer at the moment

The paper collection I used is Nantucket by Pink Paislee..

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

  • HP-00020 PEARL HEAD PINS IN A WHEEL (40 PINS)
  • LA-00030 GUIPURE WHITE LACE
  • PM-00114  50 MEDIUM 2-TONE STRAWBERRY RED MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES 30mm
  • WD-00001 100 WHITE PEARL SPRAY
  • WD-00027 2 METRE FLAT BACK WHITE PEARL STRING – 4mm
  • EM-00002 100 LARGE SILVER HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
  • SP-000032 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – PINK
  • BUD-107 50 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SEMI-OPEN ROSES – 8mm
  • LL-00004 100 PINK SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS

other supplies used for the handbag bag:-

  • Pink Paislee Nantucket Paper Line
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Doily Lace Punch by Martha Stewart
  • Hot Glue Gun, Scortape, Red Line Tape & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist

I then decided to make another one, this one was in the shape of an apple, so I thought I would make a teacher’s end of school thank you type gift bag…

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • PM-00032 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
  • PM-00134 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
  • LL-00024 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY ROSE LEAVES

other supplies used :-

  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock (for the handle and the inside frame of the bag)
  • Hot glue Gun & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • American Crafts Patterned Paper
  • Scenic Route Chipboard Alphas
  • Folkart Apple Barrel Brown Acrylic Paint
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher & Staples

I cut the cardstock into 3 x 1cm strips and pleated it to give the handle depth.. then glued more of the gorgeous cherry blossom flowers to the handle…

Finally the third bag that I made this afternoon, there is a full tutorial video for this one over on Youtube 🙂 just click here

Wild Orchid Crafts products Used :-

  • LA-00030 GUIPURE WHITE LACE
  • LL-00033 100 DARK BROWN SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
  • SP-00029 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – TAUPE
  • WD-00026 2 METRE FLAT BACK IVORY PEARL STRING – 4mm
  • BUD-064 50 YELLOW MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm
  • FM-00292 50 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 25mm
  • PM-00024 25 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER SMALL CURLY WILD ROSES
  • WD-00001 100 WHITE PEARL SPRAY
  • FM-00013 50 CREAM MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm

other products used :-

  • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Docrafts Artiste Storm Cloud Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Hot Glue, Red Line Tape, Scortape and Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia Moonshaddow Mist
  • Spectrum Noir Brown Alcohol Ink Pen

Hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for popping round 🙂

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Floral Money Box

Two posts in one day! …. this is my 3rd Design Team Project for the month… and there is a tutorial for this over at ustream {here} if you would like to see it being re-purposed and decorated .. took just under an hour.   The DT Video is also up on Youtube {here}

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

WD-00027 2 METRE FLAT BACK WHITE PEARL STRING – 4mm
FS-00200 40 MIXED GREEN TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS
BM-00074 100 MIXED BLUE TONE HYDRANGRA BLOOMS 50mm (2″)
LA-00030 GUIPURE WHITE LACE (substitue.. the lace I used is out of stock)
LL–00024 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY ROSE LEAVES – 50mm

I used the gorgeous Nantucket Patterned Paper from Pink Paislee… I got the collection pack last week for 50% off!!

I also used Tattered Angels Glimmer mist in Pearl for the flowers and Patina for the Rose leaves

thanks so much for popping in …. enjoy the rest of your weekend

Sarah.

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Summer Butterfly Tag

Hi Everyone…  I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

It’s our town gala day today and it looks like it might just be a bit of a wash out… the Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning for rain today and I was hoping it would stay off long enough and not spoil the Gala Day procession and festivities… but half an hour ago the heavens opened, and I mean opened and this was the view outside my wee shed!  Great big huge raindrops.. and torrential!

I’m wondering if the gala day is cancelled now… will find out soon as hubby is just popping out in the car to drive our son to work.

Anyway.. enough about horrid weather and onto a lovely summery tag!

This is my June Design Team Challenge for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design team, The Wild Bunch.

The challenge was to use products that you have not used in a while… I chose Venise Lace Applique, Seam Binding and Skeleton Leaves and this is what I came up with… the video is already up on Youtube if you fancy a wee watch, I go through the process of making it.

Wild Orchid Products used :-

FS-00057 50 Ivory Sweetheart Blossom
FS-00045 50 Pink Sweetheart Blossom
FS-00055 50 2 Tone Light Plum Sweetheart Blossom
LL-00004 100 Pink Skeleton Leaves
Venise Lace Butterfly – Currently out of stock
SB-00014 Pink Tulip Seam Binding

other Products used :-

  1. Manilla Tag
  2. Burlap, Peach Felt and wadding
  3. Sewing machine, & thread
  4. Gutterman Rocailles (seed beads) 9/0 in yellow/clear
  5. Tim holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
  6. Dylusions Pomegranite Ink Spray
  7. Stampin Up Ruby Red Stampin write marker
  8. Rose Fabric Scrap (to use it up)
  9. Versa color Ash Rose Chalk Ink
  10. Stampers Best Cherry Blossom Branch Stamp
  11. Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Stockers 373
  12. Hot Glue Gun & Scor Tape

Thanks for Popping in ….. Sarah 🙂

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DT Challenge : Travel Portfolio

Hi Everyone… 2 posts in one day today 😉

This is my Wild Orchid Crafts Design Team Challenge for May and the theme was “Vacation Planner” and this little travel folio is my take on it 🙂

Wild Orchid Crafts Supplies List :-

FS-00144 10 PURPLE MULBERRY PAPER HEATHER STEM FLOWERS
BLM-020 100 CORAL DECORATIVE MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS
BLM-037 100 MOSS GREEN DECORATIVE MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS
WD-00026 2 METRE FLAT BACK IVORY PEARL STRING – 4mm
BM-00027 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 2.5cm / 1″)

Other Supplies Used :-

  • Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas
  • Maps
  • Chipboard and Mattboard
  • Twill Tape Ribbon from May Arts
  • Crushed Olive Distress Stain
  • Various Sizes of Tags
  • Sepia Archival Ink from Ranger
  • Studio G Stamp Set
  • Tim Holtz Clips
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink