card making, Mixed Media

Autumn is a second spring

Hi everyone!

It is my turn over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog today, where I have made a lovely autumn card using up all my offcuts and scraps from my brusho backgrounds, I would love for you to pop over and have a wee look πŸ™‚ .. click {{here}} and this will take you right there πŸ˜‰

Here is a sneek peek


As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah x

Art Tag, Arts & Crafts, crafting, Decoupage, Distressing, Embelishments, Handmade, Inking, Paper Crafting, Recycling, Shabby Chic, Tag Making, Uncategorized

Blue … The Tiny Tag Collection

I think I caught the tiny tag bug today… I made some more this afternoon in the workshop, this lot are all blue πŸ˜‰

Oh.. and all made using scrap chipboard and offcuts of patterned paper

  • Prima Madelaine Music Note Paper (scraps)
  • Kaisercraft The Secret Bird Society 6 x 6 patterned Paper
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles
  • Blue Sequins
  • Baby Blue Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Small Silver & White Eyelets
  • Glitter Mod Podge
  • SEI Tiffany Blue Chalk Ink
  • Papermania Flower Punches

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Shabby Chic / Vintage Tags

I love having the day off work, especially when the sun is shining… Β today I decided to make a lots of little bits and bobs in the workshop, days where you just sit down and play using up scraps are just the best Β πŸ™‚

Earlier today I converted these little bare chipboard tags into shabby chic / vintage stylie ones

Here are a list of some of the supplies I used :~

  • Bare Chipboard Tags
  • Reeves Titanium White Acrylic Paint
  • Prima Sparkling Spring Patterned Paper Scraps
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles
  • Circle Pinch
  • One of the shabby chic glittered buttons I made at the weekend
  • Seam Binding Scrap
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 10mm foundation pink rose
  • Glitter Mod Podge
  • 4 x White Eyelets.
Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ™‚
Arts & Crafts, card making, Colouring, crafting, Distressing, Handmade, Inking, Mini Cards, Painting, Paper Crafting, Shabby Chic, stamping

Scrap Paper, that carrot and a Scabby Cat

I signed up last year as a member of YPP, and my attendance record has been shocking lately, so I headed back over there last week.

They have loads of different groups on the go and I joined a couple πŸ™‚

The first one is The Stash Diet Challenge, which is great for me as it’s a video/photo response that’s required, this months challenge is all about creating things or finishing off projects using up all your offcuts and scraps of paper!

So here’s what I made tonight with all the scraps that I had leftover from making cards this weekend.

not this cat tho’ he may be the same colour as the one above, but this wee man is cute and fluffy πŸ˜‰ … meet Jerry

Then I had a couple of offcuts of 12 x 12 so made more of these rosette flowers, with heart centres

Love the shabby look of the second one

If you watch out at the end of this week I’ll have a video up on Youtube showing all the things I created from “that” scrap bag πŸ˜‰

Arts & Crafts, card making, Collage, Colouring, crafting, Inking, Mini Cards, Paper Crafting, Scrap Challenge

. . . Have a Yummy Christmas

Its been one of those nights in the workshop where I have sat and stared out the window thinking about things, and wondering what to make… do you think it’s because my feet were freezing cold?

I did manage to make this wee card tho, I really like the Christmas pud, I just made my own embellishment by copying the pud on the patterend paper πŸ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Cream Textured Cardstock when folded makes a 3 x 4 Card
  • Papermania Festive Frolics 8×8 paper pack 160gsm
  • Papermania 8 x 8 Honey & Hugs Festive Frolics Clear Stamp Set Β ref PMA9071304
  • American Crafts Brown Textured Cardstock
  • Color Box Chalk Ink in Creamy Beige
  • Stampin Up Circle Punch 1 3/4″
  • Micheals Red Gems (part of the word LOVE)
  • ATG 700 by Scotch
  • Corner Chomper
  • Crystal Stickles
  • Memento Dye Ink ~ Bamboo Leaves


Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Gift Cards, Mini Cards

Scraps and Shops

YAY!! I finally got rid of my second cold virus, my daughter and I had been miserable all weekend, sniffing and snottering and generally feeling sorry for ourselves lol…… were back up and running again and rearing to go πŸ˜‰

It’s getting so dark in the evenings now isn’t it!!… So I went up to the workshop tonight and brought down the scraps bag and had a good old sort through, colours, then big bits and wee bits πŸ™‚

The big bits I cut to size for scrapalopes, scored them and cut out the template, just ready to be assembled, the smaller bits of paper and card were run through the big shot with nestabilities labels 1 as address labels if used with patterned papers etc…

I have a long way to go before all my scraps are used up, but I am determined not to break open any new sheets until I have made a substantial dent in the scrap bag!! Β  … I’ll take bets now, that i’m still at it at Christmas lol


I listed a card on my Folksy Shop, My sister reckons I should “get my butt into gear” and get a shop opened up, but you know what it’s like, there are so many people out there selling their cards the market is tough…..

Anyway, I have listed one so far, what have I got to lose?

Here’s the link to my shop of you fancy a wee nosey in πŸ™‚

Arts & Crafts, crafting, Decoupage, Paper Crafting, Paper Piecing, Scrap Challenge

Is that a Pink Bird I See

Yep… I have been paper piecing / decoupaging again this afternoon…I needed some fresh air and a distraction today so I cme up to my workshop…

There is an awful lot going on at the moment, so if my posts are few and far between I’ll apologising now… but will craft and blog as and when I get the chance..

Micki sent me these birds and I LOVE them, this pink one is going to hang in the window of my double doors into my craft workshop..

I Used :-

  • 1 x Bird
  • Scraps of Pink Paper
  • Plaid Royal Coat Decoupage Finish
  • Prima e.line Pink Gem
  • Stickles in Cotton Candy & Fruit Punch
  • Various Pink Fibres and ribbons