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Shabby Sunday #4

Shabby Sunday #4

I can’t believe it has been a month already!! ย 4 Shabby Sunday’s done and dusted, and I’m loving them!

This Sunday, I have some shabby clothes pins for you.

shabby sunday #4 4


supplies list :-

  • Wooden Clothes Pins/Pegs
  • Paper Artsy Opaque Sea Breeze Acrylic Paint
  • Prima Sunrise/Sunset A4 Patterned Paper
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium
  • Silver Glittered Paper
  • Stampin Up Heart Trio Punch (I used the smalled one)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Small Wild Flower Collection

shabby sunday #4 1


I had pondered whether I should make them pink or blue… but decided to go with shabby blue for a wee change

shabbysunday #4 3


I will probably have a masculine birthday card to share with you tomorrow or tuesday, I have been asked to make one for a friend at work.

shabbysunday #4 2


As always, thanks so much for dropping by and joining me for another Shabby Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great week!


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Shabby Sunday #3

Shabby Sunday #3

Hello and welcome to the 3rd blog post in the Shabby Sunday Series ๐Ÿ™‚

This week I altered a small papier mache oval box that I picked up half price in the Hobbycraft sale, I think it only cost ยฃ0.50, so a real bargain!

I started off by painting the box with antique white acrylic paint and distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz Pumice Stone distress ink..

The inspiration for this box came from Pinterest, there was a picture pinned by someone where christmas boxes were made from circle boxes created by Melissa Phillips

My take on the box is valentine themed, perfect for giving as a gift filled with lovely Lindt chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

shabby sunday #31

The paper line that I used is Promise Me by SEI..

shabby sunday #34

for the base I used a wooden spool, painted it in the antique white acrylic paint, edges done in pumice stone, then edged in glossy accents and dipped in clear rock candy distress glitter.

shabby sunday #32

Supplies List :-

  • Decoart Antique white acrylic paint
  • Promise Me 12 x 12 patterned paper collection from SEI
  • Vintage Lace from Etsy Seller Lavish Laces
  • Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Petaloo Pink Darjeeling Flowers
  • Silver Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • WOW Glitttered embossing powder in Clear & Vanilla Opaque
  • Papermania Large Bloom
  • Prima Bark Heart
  • Small Pink Button
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die & Mat Board for the flower at the base.
  • Antique Linen Thread
  • Light Pink Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon
  • Small Pink Pearl Head Pin

shabby sunday #33

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Shabby Sunday… I had so much fun creating this.

Thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shabby Sunday #1

Hi Everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday blog post #1 ย ๐Ÿ™‚

For my very first Shabby Sunday project, I picked something relatively small, to ease me back into it..

shabby tag


Approximate Supplies list :- (I have forgotten where I got some of the items and their names)

  • Tag Base is one of these plain chipboard mini albums from Michaels from a few yrs ago
  • Deco Art Pink Lemonade and Antique White acrylic Paint
  • WOW Clear glittered embossing powder
  • Prima Bark Heart
  • Antique trims from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers ( LOVE these)
  • Pink Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel
  • Vintage Light Pink Seam Binding from Etsy
  • Darker Pink Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Dylusions White Linen Spray
  • Crate Paper Pink Button
  • Strip of Champagne Rhinestones
  • Die Cut Circle (Think Crafty Helen sent me this)
  • Cardstock Sentiment from SEI
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (round the edge of the tag)

shabby tag 2


After making this tag today, I think that next sunday I will concentrate on making shabby chic embelishments to build up a ready made stock for when I start making cards & projects ๐Ÿ™‚

shabby tag 1


Hope you enjoyed the first blog post for Shabby Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚



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Shabby Chic Rose Pins

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you have had a lovely weekend.. .. ..

I popped up to my shed this evening to put some things away, tidy up a wee bit and potter around and make something..

So this evening I have some shabby rose pins to share… easy to make and lovely to look at and also my next design team project for Wild Orchid Crafts, I still have the video to edit and upload, so you are getting a wee sneek peek..

Shabby Rose Pins

To make these lovely wee pins you will need:-

  • Stick Pins Product Codes: HP000016 Pink, ย HP00017 White ย & HP00018 Ivory
  • Seam Binding Product Codes : SB00014 Pink Tulip, SB00002 Light Beige & SB00033 Aquarelle
  • Flower Bead Caps Product Codes : JW00027 & JW00028
  • Ripped fabric scraps
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Mulberry Rose Leaves 15mm ย LL00015
  • Rock Candy distress glitter & glossy accents (optional)

Shabby Rose Pin 1


Here is an underneath shot, where you can see the flower bead caps that keeps everything in place

shabby rose pin 2

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Shabby Chic Love Canvas



A shabby chic love canvas created for Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team…

I took a blank canvas and layered it with flowers, skeleton leaves, rhinestones, lace, seam binding and a ton of rock candy distress glitter..

Here is a link to the video over on youtube {click here}




Wild Orchid Crafts products used:-

REZ-025 50 Cream Flower shape Flat Back Pearl 12mm
REZ-032 20 White flower Embelishments



other products used :-

Pearl Lace Trim

Vintage Cream Acrylic Paint

Wooden Hearts

Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Spun Sugar Distress Stain

Golden Fluid Matt Medium



Thanks for popping round

Sarah x


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Shabby Chic Photograph Book

I headed up to my shed late morning to make something shabby… it feels like an age since I made anything shabby…

I was supposed to be working today, but I worked my butt off for 10 hours straight yesterday, so that I didn’t have to go into work today.

So shabby chic it was and as it turned out, very much a recycling project..

here is what i made:-

Shabby Chic Photo Book 1


it started off ย it life looking like this



then I chopped the sides off



and made it into a bookcover..



I added some watered down acrylic paint..



and painted the cover back and front with several coats, until it looked how I wanted it



I took a second & third piece of corrugated cardboard, ran it through an embossing folder, and gave it the same paint treatment, all the edges were inked with pumice stone distress ink..



the picture above is the piece that I added to the outer spine of the photograph book. ย I then added some burlap strands and a piece of junk jewels from my local charity shop and it looks like this…

shabby Chic Photograph Book


The inside pages are just a heavy weight textured cardstock that I stitched together, then stitched them into the book, I used Ozegran (Jen’s) binding technique, a link to her blog is on my sidebar.

Shabby Chic Photograph Book 5


I roughed up all the edges of the book pages..

Shabby Chic Photograph Book 2


the front of the book features another one of the wooden hearts that I picked up from Hobbycraft at christmas.

there are also some vintage flowers, a padlock and a heart stick pin.. and I also incorporated some of my own handmade paper that I made last year from pulping down old letters and envelopes

Shabby Chic Photograph Book 3


As I mentioned at the start of my post, I have done a lot of recyling and “using it up” in this project..

  • The cover was from an old cardboard box
  • the spine gem came from the charity shop
  • the cardstock I had for 4 yrs (using it up)
  • the handmade paper on the front I made from old letters and envelopes

you can see the handmade paper just peeking out from behind the wooden heart..

Shabby Chic Photograph Book 4


Thanks for popping round.. hope you have had a great weekend!


Shabby Chic Photo Book 1

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Shabby Tag ‘n’ Bag









Happy Saturday everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely day wherever you may be..

Today is my son’s 18th birthday and I have been busy making his birthday card early this morning in the shed, then back down to the house to make his birthday breakfast..

I’m making lasagne for dinner tonight and the kitchen smells amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ … I managed to sneek a cheeky wee hour up in my shed this afternoon to make something “shabby” and this is what I came up with..

I decorated a glassine bag to make it into a little tag bag ๐Ÿ™‚ the tag that fits inside this is a little bit larger than Tim’s No. 8’s … I got mine from Natasha and I love the size of them!



Supplies used :-

  • Glassine Bag bought off ebay (I’ve got about 750 left so I better get cracking making more lol)
  • Pink Lace
  • Velvet forget me not flowers
  • Tag
  • Patterned Paper
  • Cosmo Cricket Stickers from the Clementine Range
  • Vintage buttons
  • Silver Holographic Butterfly from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
  • White Paint
  • Small Tag painted with antique white acrylic paint
  • diamond stickles
  • Scortape, Scotch Quick Dry, Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Tim Holtz Border Strip Dies & Big Shot
  • Paper Doily from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Papermania Large White Daisy Flower
  • Cinnamon Chalk Ink from Versa Color
  • Glossy Accents and Hot Glue Gun
  • Papermania Vintage 6 x 6 paper stack
  • Pink Pearlised Cardstock




Hope you have a wonderful weekend…. i’m looking forward to some chocolate birthday cake later thisย evening ๐Ÿ˜‰