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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

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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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Remember those Glass Nuggets?…

 

We all bought them, didn’t we?… Why not “Use it Up” and turn them into stunning christmas/holiday ornament/baubles..

I love how they turned out, I noticed a post on Pintrest a while back and have been meaning to try this out for ages.

I just Love…Love…Love these!!! and I have a video tutorial up on youtube showing how I made them, the link to my channel is in the side bar of my blog.

 

I also made some smaller ones and decorated them with rhinestones, they turned out rather cute too 🙂

 

you can pick these small packs of baubles up from Ikea…

 

then I used up some prima flower centres to decorate the final one…

 

Thanks for popping round 🙂

Sarah

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Halloween Treat Bag & Giveaway

Happy Sunday everyone… hope your all having a lovely weekend and the weather is being kind wherever you may be…

The sun is shining here and the sky is blue .. and my wee shed at the top of the garden is toasty warm with the sun streaming in through the window…

Today I have been concentrating on making my October Design Team Challenge for Wild Orchid Crafts..we were challenged to make a halloween treat bag.

 

Supplies used:~

  1. Glassine Bag
  2. Black Textured Cardstock
  3. My Minds Eye 12 x 12  Mischievous Patterned paper collection pack
  4. GT-00027 100 Grit German Glass Glitter from Wild Orchid Crafts
  5. GR-00018 1/2″ Black Gingham Ribbon (WOC)
  6. SP-00041 Deep Red Rhinestones (WOC)
  7. Scor Tape and Hot Glue
  8. Black Chipboard Spider from Deb (think its a Tim Holtz Die)

Here is a wee Photo Step by step for you 🙂

Take a glassine bag and line the edges and centre with Scortape

 

Remove the adhesive backing strips and place the glassine bag face down on the reverse side of the textured cardstock

 

Trim off the excess, then score the top (open end) to create a closure/flap

 

Stick down some spooky halloween paterned paper, pick out some ribbon, choose any embelishments, then stick them all down

 

I already had the spider ready and glossy accented down the glitter glass

 

then all that’s left to do is fill your treat back and tie a bow in the top to close / seal the bag 🙂

 

Giveaway details

Subscribe or already be a subscriber to the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Channel

Leave a comment over the halloween treat bag Video on Youtube telling me what your favourite part of halloween is

 

Thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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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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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)
  • SP-00005 60 MIXED PINK SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS (SET B) – 5mm

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″)
  • SP-00038 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – SEA BLUE

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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Have a Wonderful Day

Week 1 Challenge – Glitz & Glamour

This is the card I made this afternoon for the very first challenge over at the Glitter Geeks Challenge Blog  I thought I would take part in their challenge as it’s a brand new challenge blog plus my friend Crafty Helen is on their Design Team 🙂

For this card I used some of the gorgeous paper Helen sent me with my last Stampin Up! order 🙂

Here are a few of the supplies used to create the card :-

  • Natural Ivory Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Dressform Patterned Paper from CraftyHelen 🙂 ty x
  • Brown Rhinestones, 10mm Cream Rose & Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Brown Lace from my Local Habberdashery Shop
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Labels No. 4 Die from Nestabilities
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Scortape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Chocolate Brown & Green Cardstock for matting & Layers
  • Stampin Up Buttons Embossing Die Cut Folder
  • Hero Arts “Have a Wonderful Day” Sentiment Stamp
  • Zig 2 Way Glue
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Glitter