Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Distressing, Embelishments, Handmade, Matt & Layer, Mulberry Flowers, Paper Crafting, Vintage

You make me Smile

I popped up to my shed this evening to make a ย card, ย after all ย it is world card making day today ๐Ÿ™‚


when I think about it… making cards does make me smile, so the title of the card fits ๐Ÿ™‚


Supplies list…

  1. Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  2. October Afternoon Patterned Paper
  3. Vintage Lace
  4. Seam Binding
  5. Melissa Francis Chipboard Piece
  6. Wild Orchid Crafts Wild & Open Roses and leaves
  7. Stardust Stickles
  8. Cinnamon chalk ink
  9. Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  10. Hot Glue and Scor tape


I also made a shabby party hat for my saggy old cloth cat Bagpuss, he’s resident in my garden shed where I craft


I used the following to make the hat

  1. Felt
  2. Cardstock
  3. Vintage Lace
  4. Resin Cabochon REZ-01 from Wild Orchid Crafts
  5. 2 x different colours of seam binding
  6. Colall fabric glue


I love the pearly shine that you get from these cabochon’s


You can get these from Wild Orchid Crafts.. the product code is REZ-01 there are loads of fabulous colours, and some halloweeny colours in there too!

Well that’s me for the night, i’m off swimming early doors in the morning, and when I get back, i;m hoping to spend some time in my shed and work on my next design team project ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend!



Arts & Crafts, Beading, card making, crafting, Distressing, Embelishments, Handmade, Inking, Matt & Layer, Mulberry Flowers, Paper Crafting, Shabby Chic, Vintage

i <3 tree's with some shabby chic love.. .. ..

I have a really great time in the workshop tonight… wee Sarah pulled up a chair, got my old craft mat out and crafted along with me ๐Ÿ™‚

I made a layout and a card and she made a card with a painted background, newpaper clippings some flower picks, lace and a stamp.

Below is the 8″ x 8″ Layout I made using a picture of a tree that I snapped whilst walking through the woods with the dogs the other week.. and the layout says it all … I really do {heart} trees ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was wondering why my camera was taking crappy photos tonight and it wouldn’t focus.. turns out my son had been using it today, altered all the settings and left his fingerprints all over the lens!! the lengths some teens wil go to get a ย photo ๐Ÿ˜‰ I suppose i’ll let him off seeing as he “fessed up” to using it lol

Here is a picture of the shabby Chic card I made using some of the leftovers from the Layout

Supplies List :~

  • Bazzill Light Green Textured Cardstock 12″ x 4″ folded to make a 6″ x 4″ Card
  • Light Green Vintage 1930’s Seam Binding
  • Digital Collage Sheets
  • Paper Doillie
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper
  • Mulberry Flowers
  • Matte Green Pearl Bead
  • Ivory Padded Heart

and once I managed to recover my camera .. a nice wee close up ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚