Mixed Media

Feathers and Fibres

Hi everyone,

It is my turn over on the Colourcraft design team blog today with a fun wooden tag and feather project for you.

Please head over to the blog to see a step by step photo tutorial on how I made it.. click {here} to be taken to the blog post… in the meantime, here is a sneek peek..

feather 10

I shall be back tomorrow to share a workshop project that I attended yesterday 😉

Sarah x

Arts & Crafts, card making

2016 a crafty year in review

Hi everyone!

I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and crafty new year and hope 2017 is just the best year ever..

I pulled together a video showing almost everything I made during 2016, I hope you enjoy it and I shall see you all next Year!

Thanks for watching and being part of my crafty adventures

Sarah xx

Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Paper Crafting, papercrafting

3 Tags

Hi everyone..

A super quick post tonight sharing 3 tags I made over the weekend.

I have spent the entire day in bed feeling poorly so not been up to my shed tonight.

Tag Trio

These tags are fun to make and come together fairly quickly in about 20 mins.

Black Tag

Supplies List :-

  • Waltzing Mouse Stamps Stitched Tag Die
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps Heart Die
  • Stampin Up Botanicals for You Stamp Set
  • Watering Can Archival Ink
  • Simple Stories I amSn@p pack
  • Stampin Up Circle Die 1″
  • Grey/White Bakers Twine
  • Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue
  • Cropodile & Eyelets

Red Tag

As always thanks for popping round and I will see you tomorrow


Altered Items, Art Tag, Arts & Crafts, Beading, crafting, Distressing, Embelishments, Handmade, Inking, Matt & Layer, Mulberry Flowers, Painting, Paper Crafting, Sewing, stamping

Summer Butterfly Tag

Hi Everyone…  I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

It’s our town gala day today and it looks like it might just be a bit of a wash out… the Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning for rain today and I was hoping it would stay off long enough and not spoil the Gala Day procession and festivities… but half an hour ago the heavens opened, and I mean opened and this was the view outside my wee shed!  Great big huge raindrops.. and torrential!

I’m wondering if the gala day is cancelled now… will find out soon as hubby is just popping out in the car to drive our son to work.

Anyway.. enough about horrid weather and onto a lovely summery tag!

This is my June Design Team Challenge for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design team, The Wild Bunch.

The challenge was to use products that you have not used in a while… I chose Venise Lace Applique, Seam Binding and Skeleton Leaves and this is what I came up with… the video is already up on Youtube if you fancy a wee watch, I go through the process of making it.

Wild Orchid Products used :-

FS-00057 50 Ivory Sweetheart Blossom
FS-00045 50 Pink Sweetheart Blossom
FS-00055 50 2 Tone Light Plum Sweetheart Blossom
LL-00004 100 Pink Skeleton Leaves
Venise Lace Butterfly – Currently out of stock
SB-00014 Pink Tulip Seam Binding

other Products used :-

  1. Manilla Tag
  2. Burlap, Peach Felt and wadding
  3. Sewing machine, & thread
  4. Gutterman Rocailles (seed beads) 9/0 in yellow/clear
  5. Tim holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
  6. Dylusions Pomegranite Ink Spray
  7. Stampin Up Ruby Red Stampin write marker
  8. Rose Fabric Scrap (to use it up)
  9. Versa color Ash Rose Chalk Ink
  10. Stampers Best Cherry Blossom Branch Stamp
  11. Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Stockers 373
  12. Hot Glue Gun & Scor Tape

Thanks for Popping in ….. Sarah 🙂


Glassine Bags, Tags ‘n’ Cards

Hi everyone.. hope your having a good start to your week… glad to say i’m feeling a tad better than I did on Sunday with that awful 24hr virus that is doing the rounds.. it leaves you aching from head to toe!!

Here’s what i made yesterday afternoon and also this evening…

I decorated a tiny tag and glassine bag… cute or what 😉

then tonight I decorated some large glassine bags and made cards to go with them.. and it is also in keeping with the Use it Up Pledge, as I used things that were lying around on my desk..


The I started to make a pink one, i got the envelope finished but not the card.. its only half done, I hope to get that finished tomorrow..

in fact now that I’m sitting here looking at the photograph of the glassine bag, i’m going to change the seam binding over for some baby pink, it’ll lok better as the above looks too peachy to me.. what do you think?


Altered Items, Art Tag, Arts & Crafts, Collage, Collange Melange, crafting, Die Cutting, Distressing, Embelishments, Embossing, Handmade, Inking, Matt & Layer, Mixed Media, Mulberry Flowers, Painting, Paper Crafting, Postcards, Recycling, Sewing, Shabby Chic, stamping, Tag Making, Vintage

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


Altered Items, Art Tag, Arts & Crafts, crafting, Distressing, Handmade, Inking, Mulberry Flowers, Paper Crafting, Projects, stamping

Happiness Tag…

“Happiness is the meaning

and the purpose of Life, the

whole aim and end of human

existence” ….. Aristotle.

Supplies List :~

  • 1 x Tag
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen
  • Stampin Up “En Francais” Background Stamp
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Products BM-00006 & EX-00007 & 10mm Foundation Roses Brown Tones
  • Vine Trim from the Ribbon Reel
  • Fancy Pants 12 x 12 Sentiment ATC background
  • Hot Glue Gun