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Halloween Treat Bag & Giveaway

Happy Sunday everyone… hope your all having a lovely weekend and the weather is being kind wherever you may be…

The sun is shining here and the sky is blue .. and my wee shed at the top of the garden is toasty warm with the sun streaming in through the window…

Today I have been concentrating on making my October Design Team Challenge for Wild Orchid Crafts..we were challenged to make a halloween treat bag.


Supplies used:~

  1. Glassine Bag
  2. Black Textured Cardstock
  3. My Minds Eye 12 x 12 ย Mischievous Patterned paper collection pack
  4. GT-00027 100 Grit German Glass Glitter from Wild Orchid Crafts
  5. GR-00018 1/2″ Black Gingham Ribbon (WOC)
  6. SP-00041 Deep Red Rhinestones (WOC)
  7. Scor Tape and Hot Glue
  8. Black Chipboard Spider from Deb (think its a Tim Holtz Die)

Here is a wee Photo Step by step for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Take a glassine bag and line the edges and centre with Scortape


Remove the adhesive backing strips and place the glassine bag face down on the reverse side of the textured cardstock


Trim off the excess, then score the top (open end) to create a closure/flap


Stick down some spooky halloween paterned paper, pick out some ribbon, choose any embelishments, then stick them all down


I already had the spider ready and glossy accented down the glitter glass


then all that’s left to do is fill your treat back and tie a bow in the top to close / seal the bag ๐Ÿ™‚


Giveaway details

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Leave a comment over the halloween treat bag Video on Youtube telling me what your favourite part of halloween is


Thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shabby Chic Container for my Paint Brushes

Happy Friday everyone… hope you had a great day today and are looking forward to a nice long bank holiday weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Today in my workshop I made this cute little project a) as a project for Wild Orchid Crafts and b) to take part in Mitzi’s challenge (make something with a plastic bottle) ๐Ÿ™‚

I have scheduled a Live Ustream Class ย for tomorrow morning at 11am showing me make this from start to finish … I will also be recording the show and having a giveaway of a kit containing everything you will need to make one of these for yourself (apart from the empty bottle). ย  ย The link is HERE for my Ustream Show.

To be in with a chance of winning the kit, please leave a comment below, Hiya will do lol ๐Ÿ™‚

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • FS-00014 50 2-tone pink calla lily flowers
  • FM-00446 10 2 tone champagne pink classic sweet mulberry paper roses 40mm
  • FM-00383 10 2-tone champagne pink mulberry paper curly wild roses
  • EX-00032 50 Floral foundations pink tine mulberry paper roses 10mm (set B)

Other Products used :-
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Pink Button Twine
  • Vine Leaf Trim
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper
  • Lace
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Wooden Waxing Spatulas (popsicle / Ice Lolly Sticks)
  • 2 Litre Pepsi Bottle (recycled)
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Flower filled Cupcake Box & Giveaway

Hi Everyone… thanks so much for dropping by.. today I made another project for Wild Orchid Crafts, as part of their Youtube Design Team….

This week we have a cupcake box filled full of Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers, Leaves, Flower Stems, Lace and Trim ๐Ÿ™‚ ย and like last week I’m giving this project away

If you would like to participate in this giveaway, please head over to my Youtube Channel HERE and leave a comment on the video, the winner will be picked on Wednesday 10th August 2011.


A special thank you to my friend Deb for sending me a diecut of the cupcake Box which is an Accucut Die. x

Thanks so much for dropping in ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wild Orchid Crafts Rolodex Challenge

Last week Natasha (YT: Enastasia) set all the design team members a June Challenge and it was to create and embelish a set of 7 Rolodex Dies using the goodies we received in our June Team Kit..

I created mine this morning and gave them a pale pink shabby chic feel and I’m really happy with how they turned out ๐Ÿ™‚

Click here to watch the Youtube Video on how I created them… and also below for a full supplies list.

Wild Orchid Crafts Products :~

  • EX-00019 25mm Floral Foundations Pink Tone Mulberry Roses
  • EX-00008 15mm Floral Foundations Pink Tone Muberry Roses
  • FS-00245 White Sweetheart Blooms 1.5cm
  • LA-00019 1.5cm White Cotton Lace
  • LL-00024 50mm Mixed Tone Mulberry Leaves
  • SA-00002 White Stamens
  • FM-00473 Pink Rosebuds 0.8-1.0cm

Other Products Supplies List :~

  • Sizzix Rolodex Die 655762 Card Telephone and Address Die
  • Melissa Frances Lillian Patterned Paper #PA119
  • Docrafts Artiste Rose Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun
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Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team ~ Project # 1

First of all thank you so much for popping over to visit my blog and also welcome to my very first Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts ๐Ÿ™‚

My first project is a Copic / Promarker Storage Unit.

Here is the link to the Youtube Video showcasing my project

To make this lovely wee project you will need the following :-

Wild Orchid Crafts Products :-

  • Clear Crystal Drops CR-00010
  • Wild Roses 25mm PM-00019
  • 5mm Self Adhesive Pearls SP-00007
  • Trellis Roses 40mm Cream FM-00519
  • Sweetheart Blossom Flowers 1.5cm FS-00247
  • Mixed Colour Mulberry Rose Leaves 50mm
Box Dimensions
  • Heavyweight Chipboard cut to the following specifications
  • 2 x Sides 6 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • 1 x Top and 1 x Bottom 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • 1 x Back 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • 1 x Shelf 4 1/4″ x 3 3/8″
  • 2″ wide Cardstock Hinges to support the joins
I also used the following products to complete the project :-
  • My Minds Eye La Paperie Patterned Paper (thank you Helen x)
  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
  • Scrap / Offcuts of Cardstock (any colour) for the hinges and joins
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Prima Patterned Paper from the Madeline Collection (Music Notes)
  • Scot Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ranger Cloudy Blue Acrylic Paint Dabber