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Valentine Shaker Card

Hi Everyone…

I have two cards to share with you tonight… a valentine shaker and a thank you card.

I used two stamp sets, for the valentine shaker card I used the Tim Holtz small talk set, which is really versatile, lots of different popular sayings in this set.. and for the thank you card I cracked open the the Many thank you’s set from Stampin Up again.

Valentine Shaker Card

Supplies List :

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Papermania Capsule Cardstock – Red Hot Mix (from a few yrs ago)
  • Tim Holtz Small Talk Stamp Set – 2 stamps “you & me” and “Happy Valentines Day”
  • Flamingo Sequins by Little Things from Lucys Cards
  • Scotch Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scor tape
  • Judikins Embossable Acetate
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Thank you Card

  • Black Glossy Cardstock
  • Silver Mirror Card
  • Reverse Confetti Quick Card Panels
  • Lily White Sequins from Little Things from Lucys Cards
  • Scotch Dimensional Adhesive & Scortape & Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Well that’s me for tonight… think the rest of this week I will be cracking open some guilding flakes to prepare for a wee workshop on 28th Feb 😉

As always, thank you for dropping in..




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I Love us ~ Valentine Shaker Card

Hi Everyone…

Valentine Shaker Cards were on the go up in my wee shed tonight… it was a tad windy up there too! … we currently have Storm Henry blowing a hoolie!

I love us 3

I will at Stampers Grove on Saturday 6th February for a wee workshop making Valentine Shaker Cards, this card is just one of the designs we will be making on the day, if you fancy joining us, all the information is detailed below.

I Love Us

Valentine Shaker Card Workshop at Stampers Grove, 92 Grove Street Edinburgh EH3 8AP on Saturday 6th February 2016 from 11am till 1pm where we will be making as many lovely valentine cards as we can in the 2 hour workshop 🙂 all materials included in the price.. the cost of the workshop is £12.00 and you can book your spot by calling James or Emma on 0131 221 9440 🙂

i love us 2

Do you know the great thing about attending the workshops?… you get to go shopping for more crafty stuff in the shop after it 😉

Hope to see you on Saturday

Sarah 🙂



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Hearts & Rabbits

Yesterday was a busy and productive day, I managed to record and 2 videos onto youtube, and get the blog post up for the Use it Up Mini Book.

Once I had cleared up the aftermath from that, I managed to have a chat with my friend Deb on Skype, and catch up with what we’ve both been up to…

After that I sat down and had a wee play around with sticky back canvas I bought when I ordered my gel medium last week, and also make a couple of valentines cards for my Etsy shoppe, seeing as I found my Making Memories valentine paper that I had lost 🙂

So here are the cards I made yesterday …

Valentine Heart

Supplies List…

  • Very Vanilla Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Making Memories Je t’adore patterned paper
  • Baby pink seam binding
  • Doily from Etsy Seller Billyfloss
  • Stampin Up Scallop Circle, Word Window and Modern Label and Heart to Heart Punches
  • 10mm foundation rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Martha Stewart Cherry Pie Glitter
  • Ranger Sticky backed canvas

Easter Rabbit

I had so much fun making this card as I used some sticky back canvas and ran it through my printer with one of the digital collage sheets I bought from Etsy…

Supplies List :-

  • Olive Green Cardstock
  • Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Patterned Paper
  • Gold and Lacey Doily
  • Lace
  • Old Gold Seam Binding
  • Chocolate Brown Cardstock
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Tiny orange Mulberry flowers

Thanks so much for dropping by 🙂



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Vintage Valentine Trio…

I promised yesterday that I would do a Ustream class on making valentines cards, so after I went swimming, I headed up to the workshop at 11am and made 3 cards.. the first two are recorded and you can find the video over at Ustream, link opposite 🙂

Card 1 ~ Vintage Chipboard Easel Card

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard
  • Rose Pink and Titanium White Acrylic Paint
  • Pink Lace
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Dotted Swiss Pink Cardstock
  • Tulip Pink Seam Binding
  • 15mm Pink Tone rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Stampin Up Butterfly Embosslet from Helen my SU Demo (link in the sidebar)
  • Pink Felt
  • Pink Button
  • Linen Thread
  • Vintage Valentine Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy Seller
  • Diamond Stickles
  • K & Company Bailey Patterned Paper Pack
  • Stampin Up En Francais Script Stamp
  • Versamark
  • White Embossing Powder from Stampin Up
  • Tools : Scortape, Hot Glue, Head Gun, Big Shot, Craft Knife, Scissors

Card 2 ~ Red Polkadot Vintage Valentine Card

Supplies List :-

  • Papermania Red Textured Cardstock
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • My Minds Eye Lost & Found Polkadot Paper
  • Burlap
  • Red Seam Binding
  • 25mm Red Foundation Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Beige Knicker Elastic from my supplies
  • Vintage Valentine Image from Etsy Seller
  • Doily Lace Punch

and finally Card #3 ~ Grey Tone Vintage Valentine Card

Supplies List :-

  • American Crafts Textured Cardstock in Dark and Ligh Grey
  • Vintage Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy Seller
  • Steel Grey Seam Binding
  • Stampin Up Embosslit Die from Helen my SU Demo (link in the sidebar)
  • White Lace from my wee Swedish friend Gina
  • Echo Park Grey Polkadot Paper from Angel Crafts
  • Pink 15mm Foundation Rose in Pink tone from Wild Orchid Crafts

Hope your all having a wonderful Sunday.. thanks so much for popping in 🙂


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One’s a Wish… Two’s a Kiss…..

I made the following 2 cards yesterday, whilst chatting online with the girls on Stickam, and by the time I got down to the house, had my bath, sorted out my clothes for work today and downloaded photographs etc.. I just ran out of time 😉

So here are the cards… and they were all made with the UIU challenge in mind 😉 (Fran your a genius)!

I broke the sewing machine out yesterday too.. replaced the needle and stuck some new thread into it, and sorted out the tension 😉

Supplies List:-

  • Medium Weight Chipboard
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Patterned Paper
  • Melon Seam Binding
  • 15mm Light Pink foundation rose from WOC
  • Vintage Digital collage image from Etsy
  • Calico Fabric
  • Pink Cardstock

and onto the second card (well.. I actually made this one first 😉  )

Supplies List :-

  • Medium Weight Chipboard
  • Acrylic Paint, White & Latte
  • Stampin Up Punches .. Word Window and Modern Label
  • K & Company Patterned Paper
  • Lemon and Light Pink Cardstock
  • Digital vintage valentine collage image from Etsy
  • Cream Lace
  • Light Pink Seam Binding
  • Pink Rose 15mm from Wild Orchid Crafts

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Be My Valentine…

Christmas is over and as we move into 2012 crafty minds will start to turn to valentines day, because when you think about it… it’s not that far away to start preparing for it and making cards!

So in the shed tonight I made a matboard valentine card 🙂

Supplies List :~

  • Accucut Scalloped Edge Postcard Die
  • Acrylic Paint in Storm, Latte, Blush and Fuschia Pink
  • Burlap
  • Valentine Digital Collage sheet
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tag Punch
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tag Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up White Embossing Powder & Versamark
  • Cream Seam Binding
  • Versamagic Pink Petunia Chalk Ink
  • MS Doily Lace Punch
  • My Minds Eye Pink Polkadot Paper
  • Fine Glitter
  • Pink and Kraft Cardstock
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp

I’m hoping to get organised and place this card onto my folksy site over the weekend.

Thanks so much for popping in 🙂

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MME Blog Card Challenge #20 ~ loving you more each day…

Something completely different for me tonight, I’ve entered a blog card challenge!

It is Challenge #20 over at  the My Minds Eye Blog.    I follow them on Twitter you see, that’s how I found out about it,  they posted a wee tweet about it last night and I really fancied trying it out….  This is the sketch…

You have to use at least 80% My Minds Eye Products  Here’s the finished card…

I used My Minds Eye Life Stories A Daily Dose Line by Jen Wilson

The flower is made up of 2 mulberry flowers with the petals twisted and adhered to each other with a thick chipboard circle centre with the edges roughed up and topped off with German Glass Glitter.

I also put some hand dyed/crinkled seam binding in too