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Wishing you….

Wishing you a speedy recovery card.

I made this card a couple weeks ago,  it is a full A4 size, I needed to make it big, because I took it into work for everyone to sign, as  my good friend and work colleague ended up in hospital.

wishing you

  • Stampin Up thinlets dies from the banner set
  • Stampin up heart trio punch
  • clearly besotted heart dies
  • various different 6 x 6 patterned papers
  • ruffle edge ribbon
  • various buttons
  • Thickers self adhesive chipboard letters
  • Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink
  • Prima Sunrise patterned paper
  • red line tape
  • heavyweight white cardstock
  • Wild Orchid crafts Pearls and Rhinestones 3mm

wishing you 3

the thought behind the card was to send lots of love her way from everyone


thanks for popping round

Sarah x

p.s. I have a one layer “production line” christmas card to share in my next post, I made all my neighbours christmas cards yesterday afternoon 😉

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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 :~


other products used :-

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

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Lil’ Puddle Jumper ~ For You

Happy Sunday everyone… its another beautiful hot and sunny day here!

I got up early this morning and headed up to the shed whilst it was nice and cool and made another couple of pillow boxes for this weeks DT Project for Wild Orchid Crafts .. I also recorded me making them over on Ustream  {Click here to view}  The video is also up on Youtube too {click here to view}

The first box I decorated in Amy Tangerine’s 6 x 6 Sketchbook Patterned Paper along with some Citron green acrylic paint…

Supplies Used :-

  • Pillow Box from Hobbycraft (20 pack)
  • Americana Citron Green Acrylic Paint
  • Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Patterned Paper from the 6×6 paper pad
  • Studio G Stamp set
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Laurel Leaf Chalk Ink

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :~

  • BM-00027 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 2.5cm / 1″)
  • BO-00013 MIXED GREEN BUTTONS – 30g (1oz US)

Then I made another box using the distress ink method again …

Supplies used:-

  • Tim Holtz Iced Spruce Distress Ink
  • Echo Park Hello Spring Accent Sticker ” Lil’ Puddle Jumper”
  • Stampin Up Pool Party and Calypso Coral Cardstock

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

  • BM-00027 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 2.5cm / 1″)

I hope you enjoyed this week’s project and i;m looking forward to planning next weeks already 🙂

Thanks for popping in!

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Flowery Memo Pins and the wee Bike

It’s a beautiful sunny day here today.. and after my sunday morning swim, and droviving my son to work, I headed up to my shed to make something…

It is also my DT project for this wee for Wild Orchid Crafts… the main focus is on using pearls, Rhinestones and Flowers 🙂

The idea is that you can use it as a card holder / Memo Holder / Note Holder etc.. etc ..

But before they can be used I will be researching online tonight to find a source for these clips so that I can finish the projects off

I love taking photographs when the sun is shining through the shed window 🙂

Supplies Used :-

  • Wooden Cotton Reel
  • Flower Picks
  • Copper Wire
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Old Book Paper
  • Clear Rhinestones from WOC Product Code SP-00028
  • Purple tone Pearls from WOC Product Code SP-00011
  • Summer Blooms Purple Tones from WOC Product Code BM-00020
  • Violet Sweetheart Blossoms Flowers from WOC Product Code FS-00051
  • Fancy Pants Lilac House Patterned Paper
  • Doodlebug Designs Pineapple Scalloped Velvet Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Hot Glue, Red Line Tape and Scortape

I folded a couple of the butterflies in half for a different look, like they had landed on the branches…

and here is the pink first prototype version I made… this one only has 3 branches

and a cute little pink chipboard heart

also forgot to share this card with you all yesterday…

Supplies used…

  • Kraft Cardstock card base
  • Authentique patterned Paper
  • Hero Arts Cling Stamp
  • Prima Athena Blossoms
  • 2″ Daisy Blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code BM-00076
  • Sewing Machine
  • May Arts Turquoise Ruffle Edge Ribbon
  • Some Ephemera Bits from my collection
  • Scortape, Dimensional Adhesive and Hot glue

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Shabby Chic Pinny

Hope your all having a wonderful Sunday….

I have pottered between the shed and the house today, I have been sorting buttons, dismantling jewellery,  reading books and playing with copper wire..

In one of the books I read there was a great little project where you had to make your own coat hanger from wire and also an apron or “pinny” …. inspired by this I set off to make one and here’s my version…

The book that this delightful wee project came from was called Layered, Tattered and Stitched: A Fabric Art Workshop by Ruth Rae, I bought this book in 2011 from Amazon.

I used the following materials to make it :-

  • Sewing Machine
  • Vintage sheet music paper
  • Muslin Fabric
  • Vintage lace ribbon
  • May Arts Ruffle Edge Pink Ribbon & Velvet Ribbon
  • Vintage Pink Buttons
  • Pink Thread
  • Rose Petal Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Satin Heart
  • White Lace
  • 2 x vintage safety pins (they were out my mums button box ❤ )
  • Copper Wire

This was fun to make and i’m already looking forward to trying something out her book for next weekend

I’m quite proud of my wee corner of blogland, as today we hit 100,0oo visits, I never thought in a million years that I would have so many lovely people popping in for a wee peek .. so to you.. a simple thankyou xx I do appreciate each and every one of you.

I will finish off my post with a wee peek at some vintage jewellery my mother in law gave me a few months ago.. its gorgeous and it came from her old aunty jenny .. its just lovely 🙂

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Shabby Blue Postcard & Teeny Wee Flowers

A wee shabby blue postcard, some seam binding and lace flowers tonight 🙂 … love how the postcard turned out 🙂 and it’s destined for one of my crafty friends in the US

The flowers I think might be a new obsession with me lol… I can feel more a-comin’ 😉

and the shabby flowers made with leftover seam binding and lace 🙂

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Bright and Summery Summer Basket

This is another project I have designed and made for Wild Orchid Crafts, being part of the Wild Bunch Design Team over on Youtube this will be my 5th Project for June out of the June Design Team Box.   Click Here to see the video on Youtube.

The basket is from Tando Creative and when you buy it, its just plain bare chipboard, perfect for you to paint, paper, decorate and embelish as you please, I purchased mine from Angel Crafts

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

FM-00293 Open Roses 25mm

PM-00019 Wild Roses 25mm

BM00020 Mixed Summer Blooms4cm/1.6″

SP00005 60 Mixed Pink Self Adhesive Pearls (Set B) – 5mm

Other Products :-

  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Echo Park Country Drive “Apron Strings” Item #CD16006
  • Echo Park Country Drive “Flutter” Item CD16010
  • Echo Park Country Drive Element Stickers Item #CD16014
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glossy Accents
  • 2 x Flower Brads