Paper Crafting

Easter Treat Holders

Hi Everyone,

Easter is just around the corner, so I have been making easter treat holders with idea’s from Pinterest 🙂

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There are long skinny ones, short milk cartony ones and pillow boxes with bunnies and grass…

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easter treat holders 2

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I have a list of things to make and do as long as my arm… so I will need to get a move one 🙂

Hope to blog a lot of it all very soon

Thanks for popping round


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Wee Pillie Boxes

Hi everyone!

It has been another busy night… working late, made the tea, went to vote at local election, walked the dogs, then up to my shed to make something for the blog..

I was at the chiropractor earlier today, i have the sorest neck and back, hopefully they can straighten me out soon! but tonight I’m a tad sore, so once the blog post is done I’m off to bed for an early night.

Tonight’s project… wee pillie boxes or if you are not familiar with scottish dialect .. small pillow boxes 😀

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they are super easy to make, I used the Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die and it fits perfectly with a bit of 6 x 6 patterned paper, so you can make loads of different ones depending on what paper you have to hand and what you fancy…

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I used stampin up dies for the tags.. they are sizzix sizzlet type ones I bought a very long time ago and never used, shame on me.. they are lovely and I should have used them! pillow box 1

I used this grey and white bakers twine the other day and it was still lying on my desk so it came in handy for this one.

I also stuck some star sequins onto the glitter cardstock that I cut the tags out of.. love how this looks and fancy making some more soon.

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As always, thanks for popping round to my wee blog and I will see you tomorrow 🙂 it’s almost the weekend yipeeeee!

Take care


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The Bird, The Box and The Bauble.

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all well .. can you believe December is here already!

I have a few Christmas sparkles to share with you today, and to say that I won’t be around on my blog much between now and the new year, I have a lot of stuff happening.

My husband broke his leg in two places the other week, and will be off his work for the next 6 weeks, which means, my workload has increased… Hospital appointment with the consultant to see if they are going to operate/pin/plate the bones to stabilize tomorrow.

I was at the dentist on Monday… I’m on antibiotics for a week as I have an infection in my jaw from a broken crown (just my luck!) and I go to the dentist on Monday to have the root removed (not looking forward to it one bit!)

I will be busy between now and the end of December preparing samples for Indigoblu for their CHA releases, which unfortunately I can’t share.    However there will be a blog post from me every Tuesday over on the Indigoblu Blog and another card share on the challenge blog around the 19th December.

My Indigoblu Demonstrations have now finished for the year and I have one final workshop to do this Saturday over in Edinburgh for Stampers Grove,  there are still a few spaces left if you fancy joining me making Christmas shaker cards, money wallets, gift card holders and Christmas tags!

Phew!.. and did I mention in amongst all the December mayhem, I still have to make my own  Christmas cards for friends and family and do all of my Christmas gift shopping  eek!

Now onto my sparklies…

A christmas pillow box

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The Bird, The Box and The Bauble

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Gift Box



Glass Bauble


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As always, thank you so much for popping round and for all your support this year.

Sarah x

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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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May Flowers and Summer Sweeties

Hi everyone… i’m back from my holidays, I had a fab time, it was lovely to spend time with my family overseas 🙂

I hit the shops today, I needed to get Chunky a new collar, I wanted a couple of new tops for work and whilst I was there popped into hobbycraft 😉

I picked up a packet of pillow boxes from the wedding section of hobbycraft, as its something I’ve never used or worked with before,  I had to wait until this evening to make something with them as my shed was like an oven in this lovely heatwave we are having 🙂

The first one I made used the Echo Park Hello Spring paper collection, I had a spare piece of the butterfly paper left over from the photo frame project on my previous post, and it made sense to use it up before breaking into another fresh sheet 😉

I added lace and machine stitched the edges then embelished it with one of the accent stickers, which I matted and layered before adhering it to the front of the pillow box

Supplies List :-

  • Pillow Boxes from Hobbycraft
  • Echo Park Hello Spring Collection pack
  • White Lace & Sewing Machine
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scortape
  • Stardust stickles

then I made another one using Wild Honey Distress Ink

I am planning to make another couple of these tomorrow morning and recording the process on Ustream, then I will feature all 4 for on Youtube for my next WOC DT Project …

Supplies Used :-

  • Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Yellow Iridescent Butterflies from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Mulberry Flowers and Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Studio G Stamps from Hobbycraft
  • Sepia Archival Ink from Ranger

Thanks for Popping in… Sarah 🙂