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Shabby Rose Trinket Box

Hi there everyone… I’m back to work after my holiday and straight into the thick of the month end process, which means i;m too tired to craft or make anything in the evenings once I get home from work…. so I thought I would share a project with you that I made at the weekend…

It is a polygon shaped trinket box, I had bought a couple of them at the weekend from my local Hobbycraft store and I plan to paint, paper and embellish the other one this weekend and also record the process on Ustream, then these two projects will become this wee’ks DT projects for Wild Orchid Crafts.

Supplies used :-

  • Polygon Trinket Box from Hobbycraft
  • Echo Park Hello Spring Patterned Paper
  • Decoart Pink Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Versa Color Pink Chalk Ink
  • WD-00026 2 Metre Flat Back Ivory Pearl String – 4mm
  • Cream and Green 30mm Rose Leaves Item Code LL-00024
  • Pink Rose (centre) from Wild Orchid Crafts (will post the code soon)
  • Pink Pearls from WOC

Thanks for popping in 🙂

Looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it to my ustream at the weekend, if not, I will record it 🙂

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Shabby Chic Stick Pin Display’s

Hi everyone… Happy Monday to you all 🙂 everyone happy to be back to work today?

Tonight up in my shed I needed to make something in order to display my stick pins…

I took a large polystyrene / styrofoam ball and cut it in half, placed a cardstock circle on the base and a layer of felt on top of the cardtock… then I took some more of the felt, some pink lace and some flower trim et voila!  Instant shabby chic stick pin display units 🙂

I made 2… one for ordinary pins and the other one for my flower pins..

and the ordinary decorative pins

and both together ..

I also made some more.. well 8 pink flower pins tonight, and share them tomorrow once they are completely dry 🙂

Thanks so much for dropping by 🙂

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Shabby Birdie Card

Hi everyone… I hope your all basking in this gorgeous sunshine we are getting at the moment … but I do get the feeling this might just well be our summer!!!

Before I start my usual waffling, I just wanted to take time out to congratulate Helen (aka Crafty Helen and also my Stamping up Demo) on her new venture, she is opening up a craft shop!!!! how cool is that!!! …  Helen, I just want to wish you every success with the shop, you will rock at it 🙂  (p.s. put me down for a shelf) 😉

I pottered around in the shed tonight, it as lovely and warm in here tonight and the sun was still shining through the workshop window,  perfect conditions to make a nice wee card.

Tonights card is a chipboard easel card, it measures 4.25″ x 5.5″ .    I painted it blue and edged it with silver and white, then I took some bubble wrap and dipped it into some blue paint to give a nice textured bubble feel to the card..

So here it is..

Supplies List :-

  • Bare Chipboard cut to measure 4.35″ x 5.5″
  • Folkart 320 Jamaican Sea Acrylic Paint
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Martha Stewart Crafts 32128 Sterling Silver Acrylic Metallic Paint
  • Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society 6 x 6 Patterned Paper
  • May Arts White Leaf Trim
  • Danish Blue Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. SB00021
  • Gardenia Mulberry Flower Spray from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. FS-00204
  • Devine Bakers Twine in Aqua Blue from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. WT-00011
  • pastel Green Lily Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. FS-00200
  • Hot Glue Gun, Scortape,  Cropodile & Heat Gun
  • Chipboard Bird from a sheet of shapes I have had for a while
  • Blue Small Button
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Broken China Distress Ink
  • Tim Holyz Kraft Core Distress/tear & Emboss Paper
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder (circles) and sandpaper to distress paper
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

Have a good evening everyone… thanks for popping in 🙂

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Buttons and Boxes…

Day 1 of my long 4 day weekend 🙂 … I had a lovely long lay in bed, a spot of late brekkie then headed up the garden to my shed..

I switched Ustream on and had a lovely afternoon chatting and crafting..

First up, and in keeping with the Use it Up (UIU) Pledge,  I painted and decorated some cloths pegs that I had been lying on my desk for a long time, so with a lick of paint, some patterned paper and a couple of vintage buttons they were transformed from bare wood, so something quite special…

Then with some of the patterned paper left over I made a small card..

and with the other bits left over from making the card I made a tag

and everything together…

Supplies used:-

  • Tea Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Vintage Pink Lace
  • Basic Grey Patterned Paper
  • Burlap
  • linen thread
  • flower punch
  • diecut pearlescent frame from Helen
  • pink seam binding
  • Claudine hellmuth multi medium in matte
  • scortape

Next up I altered a box… these wee boxes are gorgeous they are leather and suede lined…perfect to alter..

I promised the Ustream girls a giveaway of a box to alter… so I have 2 to give away, both red, one square and one oval, all you need to do to be entered for the giveaway is to leave a message here with the “code” word I gave on the stream today and i’ll pick 2 winners tonight 🙂

Good luck and happy crafting everyone xx

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Bunny Tag and Dressform Postcard

Wednesday evening up in the shed was fun… firstly as it marked the start of my 4 day weekend, and boy am I ready for a few days off work, I have earned them 😉

Secondly because I got to spend it with friends, arty crafty lovely online friends 🙂      I switched Ustream on and got down to some crafting,  first up was the easter bunny bingo tag..

Supplies Used :-

  • 1 x Tag
  • Scrunched up Prima Flowers and some pretty pink rhinestones as flower centres
  • Vintage lace
  • Vintage Button
  • Sticky backed canvas from Ranger
  • Easter Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy Seller iralamijashop
  • Cabbage Rose Seam Binding from Etsy Seller Memriemare
  • Sewing Machine
  • Glitz Design Love Games Patterned Paper
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tags Punch and Stamp Set
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Hot Glue Gun.
  • Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone Distress Ink

Then I went on to made a postcard, this was an “off the cuff”  throw it out there kinda put together postcard, however it turned out great and I held a draw once I had finished it and the lovely Joycee won it.. congrats joyce 🙂 .. I was really pleased about it because, as many of you know, joyce has some wierd and wonderful colour choices and she had a huge input when I made this… so thank you Joycee couldnt have done it without you 😉

There’s a lot of “stuff” going on in this postcard… so the supplies list might be a tad on the long side 😉

  • 1 x Matboard Diecut postcard & Dressform shape from deb.
  • Acrylic Paint in Latte, Antique Gold, White, Rose Pink, Tea Rose and Fuschia
  • Antique/vintage tape measure
  • Versamark & Gold Embossing Powder
  • Stampin Up En Francais Script Stamp
  • Brilliance Lightning Black Ink
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Tiny papermania buttons for the “Peeny” // “Pinny”
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hessian
  • Seam Binding
  • Pink Thread
  • Twine
  • Bubble wrap for stamping


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Shabby Chic Notepad

I made this little altered shabby chic notepad in the workshop this evening… still experiencing internet connection problems up there, so i’ll be getting my hubby to try and fix it for me 🙂

There’s a few layers of muslin, music sheet paper, seam binding and laces 🙂

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Shabby Pink Note Card

A little shabby pink note card made this afternoon, ideal if you wanted to add a sentiment at a later date or just keep it as is… I like plain fronted cards to send out to friends.

Supplies List :-

  • Stampin Up Natural Ivory Cardstock
  • Melissa Frances “Lillian” Patterned Paper
  • Light Pink Mulberry Paper
  • Fancy pants Lilac House Patterned Paper
  • Pink Twill
  • Ivory croched lace
  • White Doily
  • Deckled Edge Scissors
  • Handmade Seam Binding Flower with rose pink Swarovski crystal rondelle bead
  • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Chipboard piece
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Tags Die
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tags Stamp set
  • London Fog Memento Ink
  • Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder
  • 4 x Buttons