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Pink and Yellow and a Green one too

Hi Everyone…

A very happy Sunday .. and also if you are Irish, then a very happy St Patrick’s Day to you all too 🙂

I have 3 cards to share with you all today, these are my Design Team Projects for Wild Orchid Crafts for this week.   Check out my Youtube Channel to see them up close and a run through of products used by clicking {here}

First up is the pink shabby rose card..

shabby rose pink

and a close up

shabby pink 1

Then I made a yellow one…

shabby rose yellow

and a close up of that one.    I used the Prima 6 x 6 Fairy Flora stack to make these, along with recycling the packaging from my Wild Orchid Crafts Box that My DT Package arrived in.

shabby yellow 1

and finally I made a green one… couldn’t not make a green one now could I?, especially with it being St Partrick’s Day!

shabby rose green

I think this one is my fav. out of the trio 😉

shabby green 1

You can find a full list of the wild orchid crafts supplies used for these cards listed below, and it’s also listed over on the  Youtube video too 🙂

Thanks for popping in and enjoy your day 🙂

Sarah x

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You Make My Heart Sing

You Make My Heart Sing….

You Make My Heart Sing 1

 

This is my first DT video for 2013 and I have altered a small gift box, that was plain blue, by adding acrylic paint, patterned paper and some lovely products from http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com

the next picture is what the box used to look like…

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add a few layers of acrylic paint… I used Decoart Antique Linen

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I added some patterned paper from American Crafts, its the Dear Lizzy Cosmopolitan Collection..

You Make My Heart Sing 4

 

Wild Orchid Crafts products used for this project are listed below

FS-00205 50 WHITE COSMOS DAISY STEM FLOWERS (pink currently out of stock)

EM-00058 100 MIXED SMALL IRIDESCENT BUTTERFLIES

LL-00003 100 NATURAL SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS

EX-00032 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 10mm (SET B)

LA-00011 1 METRE WHITE INSERTION AGLAISE LACE

SP-00033 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – AMBER/GOLD

SB-00020 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – SILVER (antique gold out of stock)

a couple of  the products that I had used are currently out of stock, but keep checking as they restock the store frequently

You Make My Heart Sing 2

 

The wooden heart came in a mixed size bag from Hobbycrafts

You Make My Heart Sing 5

 

I used a butterfly punch from Tonic Studio and punched it out of some of the paper line

You Make My Heart SIng 6

 

Thanks for popping round

Sarah

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Haunted Keep Out!

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely day and enjoying the sunshine.. it’s beautiful here today 🙂

I made a little project for Wild Orchid Crafts, this is project #2 for the month, the video will be up later this evening on Youtube, as I see. to be having a few camera issues today!

Here we have the Keep Out Halloween Door Hanger

 

I snapped this picture outside in the garden and hung it on the Cotoneaster, which is looking rather splendid at the moment and is awash with gorgeous crimson berries…

 

the Wild Orchid Supplies used on this project are as follows :-

  • GT-00027 100 GRIT BLACK GERMAN GLASS GLITTER – 30 grams (1.05 oz US)
  • FM-00059 50 ORANGE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 10mm
  • FM-00068 50 PURPLE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 10mm
  • FM-00227 50 JET BLACK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 10mm
  • Sp-00017 90 SILVER/BLACK SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS – 3mm

 

other products used :-

  • Sewing Machine with Orange thread
  • Chipboard Alphas
  • Sizzix Haunted House Diecut
  • Sizzix Ghosty Diecuts
  • Tim Holtz Pummice Stone and Black Soot Distress Ink
  • My Minds Eye Mischievous Patterned Paper Pack
  • Studio G Small Alpha Stamps
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Copic Spica Black Glitter Pen
  • Stampin Up Cardstock in Orange, Yellow and Black (forgive me for not knowing the names 😉 )
  • Ranger Glossy Accents for the windows
  • American Crafts Black Textured Cardstock to line the back of the door hanger
  • Brown Mesh
  • Hot Glue, Demensional Adhesive & Scor-tape

 

Thanks so much for dropping in

Sarah x

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Shabby Chic Card Box Set

This weeks project for Wild Orchid Crafts is a repurposed chocolate box, converted into a shabby chic box set which holds some notelets/cards and envelopes… perfect to give as a gift.

Here is a photo step by step for this project and the video will be up on Youtube later today..

I started out with an empty box

Then I took some Daler & Rowney Titanium White Acrylic Paint and gave it a couple of coats inside and out

Here we are with a lovely bright white box…

Next I took some 1/2″ scortape and some Glamour dust

and ran the tape around the inside lip of the base of the box and also the outside edge of the lid

then sprinkled the glamour dust

here are the 2 edges all finished and sparkley

next … more scortape around the top edge of the base of the box

some pretty white lace to cover the bottom of the box

now for some lovely white flat back love hearts 🙂

i’m placing one in between each scallop of the lace and fixing them down with Ranger Glossy Accents

back to the lid, I prepared some 20mm pale pink open roses by chopping the wires from the base and folding the stubby part over..

On the long sides of the box top I have 3 roses x 1 20mm half back pearl x 3 roses and on the shorter side, I put 2 roses x half back pearl x 2 roses… fixed in place with hot glue…

then I ran some 1/8th inch red line tape around the outside edge …

so that I could run some 6mm flat back pearl strings around the edge

and place an applique heart in the centre

a few small white gardenia’s more 20mm pale pink open roses and some 8mm rose buds and we’re finished

Thanks for popping in… i’m going back up to my shed tonight to make the cards for the box, so fingers crossed for another blog post later tonight to show you the inside and the cards

Sarah 🙂

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Ivory Floral Wedding Cupcake Favour

Hello everyone…

Here is my Wild Orchid Crafts Design Team Challenge for the month of August, the theme this month is “Organic”

I altered one of the cupcake papier mache boxes that you can pick up at your local Hobbycraft store, I had a lot of fun making this project, the video to accompany the project can be found here 

This lovely little project would be perfect as a wedding favour..

 

I loved the theme of this month’s challenge, I kept everything natural and ivory, incorporating natural cotton lace and skeleton leaves..

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Supplies used :~

LL-00002 100 MIXED LARGE SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
FM-00399 25 DEEP IVORY HYBRID MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm
WD-00026 2 METRE FLAT BACK IVORY PEARL STRING – 4mm
LA-00009 NATURAL COTTON LACE

other products used :-

  • Docrafts Artiste Latte Acrylic Paint
  • Scortape 1/2″
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Red Line Tape 1/8th”

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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,  I had so much fun.. they are dead easy to make!   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-00118 25 DOVE GREY MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 25mm
  • BUD-054  50 OLD GOLD MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSEBUDS 5mm
  • FM-00141 50 TAUPE MULBERRY PAPPER ROSES 10mm
  • FM-00144 25 TAUPE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 20mm
  • FM-00279 25 JET BLACK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 25MM
  • LL-00003 100 NATURAL SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
This cake box would be perfect for a wee slice of Death by Chocolate Cake 😉
Then tonight I decided to make a feminine version with pinks and creams 🙂
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-00117 100 BABY PINK WITH PINK CENTRE MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
  • FS-00063 50 2-TONE BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
  • BM-00041 100 FOUNDATION WHITE BLOOMS (2.2cm / 0.85″)
  • LA-00073 2 METRE LENGTH RASCHEL LACE (13mm / ½ width)
  • FS-000132 5 2-TONE BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER LARGE GARDENIA FLOWERS
  • EX-0008 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 15mm – (SET B)
  • FM-000183 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 20MM
  • SP-00032 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – PINK
  • SP-00001 60 MIXED PINK SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS (SET A) – 5mm
  • RB-00158 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 🙂  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 🙂
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Never be too proud to serve Frozen Peas…. with flowers

I’ts been a good day today, my January Design Team Package arrived from Wild Orchid Crafts, so I headed up to my workshop and recorded a video of what I received.. you can view it over on Youtube here

I also ran past the sorting office on the way home tonight and picked up a couple of packages that arrived yesterday, but I wasnt in… I ordered some Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in Matte as I had completely ran out!    I also ordered some Glitz Design patterned papers which were 50% off … I love using their papers on projects and took full advantage of the fact that they were on sale over at http://www.scrapbookgarden.co.uk

Soo… whilst the video I recorded was uploading onto youtube, and whilst I was watching Nicky / inkyminxy crafting away on Ustream I thought I would try my hand at making a fridge magnet… so here’s what I came up with…

Never to too proud to serve frozen peas… for no one!

Materials Used:-

  • Chipboard
  • Patterned Paper
  • Seam Binding
  • Dylusions Stamp Set
  • Ranger Archival Sepia Ink
  • Green Felt
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Glassine ATC Baggies
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Flower Punch & Needle and Thread
  • Frayed Burlap & Shabby Shutters Distress Ink