Arts & Crafts, card making

Shine like the whole universe is yours

Hi Everyone…

I have been missing in action for the last two days, but back again rearing to craft ๐Ÿ™‚

We have had a family birthday celebration, so i have not been able to get up to my shed to make anything until tonight.

Remember the shabby chic stars i made the other day..i have made one a focal point on tonight’s card.


This is another clean and simple super easy card to make…

Supplies list :-

  • Daler & Rowney watercolour cardstock for the card base
  • Pink Sequins
  • Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
  • Sizzix Primitive Stars Die
  • Patterned Paper
  • Stampendous Shaved Ice


That’s us for the night then… see you tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚


Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting

Make your own… Day 2

Hi everyone!..

Day 2 of making my own embelishments and it’s Shabby Rosettes..

I love them .. they make projects and cards so pretty…


I used various different mediums again..

  • Stickles
  • Rock Candy Distress Glitter
  • SU Champagne Glass Glitter
  • Distress Inks
  • and just left some plain.

Here they are…

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rosette stickles

rosettes plain


Once again thanks for popping round and joining me on my crafty journey.. see you all tomorrow!

One last photo to share… with Isla springer doing a nose bomb on my photo lol


I think she liked them haha…oh and nearly forgot, there will be a video up for these on Youtube later tonight

See ya





Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Paper Crafting

Make Your Own .. Day 1

Hi there and a warm welcome to you all..

Can you believe it has been 3 weeks today since I challenged myself to make something every day for a year without buying any new crafty things (except adhesives)

I have to say it is fun and also a challenge!

Starting today I have the Make your Own series… my thoughts behind it were to create my own embelishments to give me a box of go to things that I can use on cards and things..

So today for Day 1 we have Make Your Own Shabby Chic Primitive Stars ๐Ÿ™‚ I also have a tutorial video on my youtube channel.. just click on the video below to watch

Primitive Stars

They were so much fun to make, I think this series is going to be so much fun in the making!

I used various different sparklies for the edges..all shown and listed below ๐Ÿ™‚

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Martha crystal

glass glitter

I hope you enjoy the video and I will see you tomorrow for Day 2!

Have a great weekend

Sarah x

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Shabby Sunday #11 – Happy Mother’s Day

Shabby Sunday #11 – Happy Mothers Day

On this week’s shabby Sunday I made a card for my mother in law…. I asked my hubby “what do you want on the card?” his reply “Pink, Cream, Gilding and a rabbit!!” ย pfft.. remind me next time not to ask lol

Just as well I attended a workshop on gilding yesterday in Edinburgh at Stampers Grove!

So armed with my new techniques .. I trotted off up to my shed to make the card..

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It’s pink, there is cream, and gilding, but the rabbit is nowhere to be seen… he got a butterfy instead!

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Supplies list :-

  • White heavyweight 320 gsm cardstock for the card base (when scored is 5×5)
  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock as a layer (the bubblegum pink)
  • Papermania Spots & Stripes 12 x 12 patterned paper
  • US Artquest Silver Gilding flakes
  • Double Sided Adhesive sheet
  • Stazon Black Ink
  • Doily
  • Vintage Lace
  • Hessian painted with Paper Artsy Snowflake Chalk Acrylic Paint
  • Pink Sequins
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scortape
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Woodware Heart Punch
  • Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies Stamp and Die Set
  • Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuschias Stamp Set
  • Clearly Besotted Lovely Labels Stamp Set (Happy Mothers Day)
  • Small Doily under the butterfly from a stampin up kit
  • Acetate

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Love how the silver leaf shines through the butterfly that was stamped on acetate…

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I did a spot of stamping inside.. using Hero Arts Mint Julep, a couple of stampin up pink inks, and also done some 2nd stamping…

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As always.. thanks for popping round




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Shabby Sunday #10

Happy Sunday everyone!

Shabby Sunday #10 – a wee shabby egg

I have had a very busy morning up in my wee shed, I have recorded a video with all the goodies I have been buying lately, then I made my shabby sunday project below, and I have also made a couple of cards!

I will share the video & cards later … I have a one other thing I really want to make , that I think will look rather cool

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supplies list:-

  • Polystyrene / Styrafoam Medium sized Egg from Hobbycraft
  • Aleene’s tacky glue
  • Muslin fabric cut into strips and patches
  • Vintage lace trim &polkadot flower from Etsy Lavish Laces
  • Flower Sequins
  • Small pearl pins from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Rose Pin (I made this a while ago)

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I hope to see you later with a couple more blog posts..

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As always thanks so much for your support and for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shabby Sunday #6

Shabby Sunday #6

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As promised last week, I have another handmade book to share with you ๐Ÿ™‚

It has a kinda shabby beach hut polaroid book ย feel to it… lol

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I used a lot of Dylusions white linen spray ink on this little book and put in a lot of polaroid frames, it is now just ready and waiting for some photographs to go into it!

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Supplies list :-

  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Linen Thread & Awl (or pokey tool)
  • My Minds Eye Miss Caroline 6 x 6 paper pad
  • Uniball Signo Broad OpaqueWhite Pen
  • Pink Paislee Portfolio Stamp Set
  • Sizzix Polaroid FramesDie Set
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Shaddow Inks (various different colours)
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set – A little sentimental
  • Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive
  • SEI Corrugated card alphas
  • Prima Birch Wood Hearts
  • Glossy accents

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I’m off to edit the video tutorial for this little book and it should be up on Youtube later this evening ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shabby Sunday #5

Hi everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday #5, and this week I have made a shabby chic tag book.

If you popped into my blog on Friday, I had mentioned that I was attending a book making workshop over in Edinburgh, at a craft shop called Stampers Grove. ย  It was a really good class, ย a great tutor called Yvonne, I had a lot of fun! and I enjoyed craftingwith a lovely group of ย ladies ย ๐Ÿ™‚

My project today is a Tag Book, using my newly learned techniques from yesterday’s class.

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I have a video that I will be editing after I complete this blog post, It should be up on Youtube later on today and I will also post it here on my blog.

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you can use whatever paper you have, I used patterned paper, you might fancy watercolour paper, ordinary copier paper, or scrap paper to use up your “bits”

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I also used some vintage pink buttons to embelish the front of the tag book/

Supplies list :-

  • Ranger No. 10 Manilla Tag
  • Glitz Design Patterned Paper 12 x 12
  • K & Co 12 x 12 lattice cut paper painted in antique white acrylic paint
  • Vintage Pink Buttons
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses 5mm 10mm and 15mm
  • Dylusions White Spray Ink
  • Vintage cream ric rac ribbon (from MaryBeth)
  • White Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Shop
  • Ranger Glossy Accents, Collage Glue Stick and Hot Glue Gun
  • Linen Thread and a book binding needle

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There are various different sizes of roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I painted them with Dylusions white ink

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Thanks for popping round ๐Ÿ™‚