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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) 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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Fabric ATC

Last week I brought some ink sprays and muslin fabric down from the workshop to the kitchen table and played around dying some background swatches… Tonight in the workshop I created an ATC with one of the backgrounds..

I’m still practicing with the whole sewing thing, and have loads of ideas in my head what I want things to look like, but it’ll take me a while to get there so just taking baby steps at the moment… I guess it will be like the very first cards I made, I thought they were brilliant, and when I look back now I cringe lol… This fabric ATC is the same, I love it… but a couple of years down the line I may think differently 😉

There are several layers to this ATC..

  • Backing (bottom layer) is non furry hessian with a small weave
  • Middle layer is grey felt
  • Top Layer is ink sprayed Muslin
  • Embelished with Seam binding and satin ribbon offcuts from a project i’m working on at the moment 🙂
  • Its all stitched with Silver Gutterman Thread
  • There’s some Bugle beads in the 4 corners attached to a small square of seam binding.
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Shabby Chic Halloween Card

THE Ribbon Reel ~ Challenge #12 – Autumn Elegance.

I really enjoy participating in the card challenges over a the ribbon reel and the challenge for this fortnight is Autumn Elegance with the picture below as inspiration and the criteria set as “Orange, Neutrals and flowers” …

And here is my take on the challenge… it’s a chipboard side easel card

I painted the chipboard with oatmeal coloured acrylic paint, then layered it with a mixture of Muslin and stitched patterned paper and some raffia ruffles 🙂

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard cut to measure 6″ x 4″
  • Acrylic paint in white and Coffee, blended together
  • Muslin Fabric
  • Oatmeal Raffia Ribbon
  • Paper Doily painted with acrylic paint to match card base
  • Sassafras Lass Sweetly Smitten 6×6 patterned paper
  • Melon Seam Binding and Cream crochet lace from the ribbon reel
  • Mulberry Flowers
  • Chipboard swirl
  • Yellow skeleton leaves
  • Digital Download from Etsy














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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 🙂

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