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All that flowers and glitters

Happy Friday everyone!

All that flowers and glitters today is a lovely wee notebook cover, which I made it this afternoon..



The cover was constructed using medium weight chipboard, covered with patterned paper and i covered the spine with gorgeous vintage lace



supplies list :-

  • Medium weight chipboard
  • fancy pants patterned paper 12 x 12
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium
  • Claudine Hellmuth Blank Canvas and Traditional Tan
  • Vintage lace from Etsy Store Lavish Laces
  • Vintage Buttons from my button box
  • Colall all purpuse Glue *great for fabric
  • lined notepad
  • Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Red LineTape



thanks for popping round


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the note card series… day 3

Happy Tuesday!!  It’s day #3 of the same but different note card Series

If you missed day #1 & 2 .. click {{ here}} to see what i’ve been creating and also what’s to come in the coming 4 days ;-)

Day # 3 – Fabulous Friend



Supplies used :-

  • Heavyweight white card stock for the card base and the front panel
  • Fancy Pants Patterned Paper from the Hopscotch 4 x 6 Brag Pad
  • Vintage buttons including the thread from my old school shirts from many moons ago
  • Fabulous Friend stamp is from Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Shaddow Ink in Raspberry Jam
  • Stampin Up 1″ Square punch
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Glossy accents to fix the buttons down
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium to glue the paper down to the card stock panel



Thanks for popping round 🙂

See you all tomorrow for Day 4!


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Shabby Chic Pinny

Hope your all having a wonderful Sunday….

I have pottered between the shed and the house today, I have been sorting buttons, dismantling jewellery,  reading books and playing with copper wire..

In one of the books I read there was a great little project where you had to make your own coat hanger from wire and also an apron or “pinny” …. inspired by this I set off to make one and here’s my version…

The book that this delightful wee project came from was called Layered, Tattered and Stitched: A Fabric Art Workshop by Ruth Rae, I bought this book in 2011 from Amazon.

I used the following materials to make it :-

  • Sewing Machine
  • Vintage sheet music paper
  • Muslin Fabric
  • Vintage lace ribbon
  • May Arts Ruffle Edge Pink Ribbon & Velvet Ribbon
  • Vintage Pink Buttons
  • Pink Thread
  • Rose Petal Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Satin Heart
  • White Lace
  • 2 x vintage safety pins (they were out my mums button box ❤ )
  • Copper Wire

This was fun to make and i’m already looking forward to trying something out her book for next weekend

I’m quite proud of my wee corner of blogland, as today we hit 100,0oo visits, I never thought in a million years that I would have so many lovely people popping in for a wee peek .. so to you.. a simple thankyou xx I do appreciate each and every one of you.

I will finish off my post with a wee peek at some vintage jewellery my mother in law gave me a few months ago.. its gorgeous and it came from her old aunty jenny .. its just lovely 🙂

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Chicks ‘n’ Buttons

Life is busy….. but I did manage to squeeze a wee card in last night in the shed..

Whilst tidying I came across some download sheets that I had printed out onto photo paper of some cute easter images, kept one out and made a wee card 😉

Supplies Used :-

  • Coral Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Baby Pink Felt
  • Basic Grey Patterned paper
  • Light Pink Cardstock
  • Scortape

a nice quick and easy card.. just layers and no embellies..

I had ordered some vintage buttons from Etsy at the weekend and they arrived yesterday… I love them and the colours!

and some green {{i heart green}}

I can hardly believe it’s Thursday tomorrow… roll on the weekend is all I can say 🙂

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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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Flowers and Vintage Buttons

I’ve not made any cards this evening… I did record 3 videos tho’ and made some flowers 🙂

The first flower was made using the following : –

  • Stampin Up Scalloped Edge Punch, I punched out 4 layers
  • Ranger Mini Mister filled with plain water
  • Prima E.line Pearl
  • Diamond Dust
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Heat gun

Punch out 4 flowers with the punch and spritz each piece well with the mini mister, then screw them up into little tight balls, take the heat gun and heat set them, then unfold each one carefully and heat again until dry.

Fix each layer together with Glossy Accents and allow to set, place a pearl or gem in  the centre, then take the glossy accents again and apply it to the top layer of the flower, sprinkle with diamond dust, shake off the excess and allow to dry completely.

For the next 3 flowers …

  • 3 x White Prima Flowers
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in petina
  • Snooch Sprtiz Spray in Vanila Pearl
  • Diamond Dust
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 1 x Black Stone Bead
  • 1 x Green Glass Bead

The next flower was just sprayed with the following :-

  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Candy Pink
  • Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Pearl

I thought I would share my vintage button box with you all, my mother-in-law gave these to me recently, and there are a lot of really pretty buttons in the tin… I think the next lot of cards I make, might just have a button theme 😉

These gorgeous buttons were in the box too, they are battered and well worn, but I love them 🙂