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Created on the evening of Friday 23rd August 2013 from my wee blue shed at the top of the garden

This is the first project I have made since retiring from the WOC Design Team, and I this was so much fun to make




supplies list:-

  • papier mache heart from hobbycraft
  • vintage lace seller : Lavish Laces
  • Bella Boulevard buttons
  • Decoart vintage white acrylic paint
  • Colall all purpose glue
  • Prima family die cut



I love add a little spot of bokeh to photographs, it gives is such a magical feel, don’t you think?

bokeh heart



That’s me for tonight, hopefully be back over the weekend with a wee card or two ๐Ÿ™‚

thanks for popping in

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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vintage lace tag

Hi everyone…

It has been another glorious weekend here, I have done very little on the crafting front this weekend, it has been too hot to think!

I did make this tag tonight once the sun had disappeared behind the trees..




  • White Tag
  • Lawn Fawn Natural Trimmings
  • Vintage lace and trims from Etsy Store “Lavish Laces”
  • Colall Fabric Glue
  • Stampin Up Rose
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 3mm White Self Adhesive Pearls
  • Ranger Glossy Accents



Thanks for popping round


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Note Card Series Day 4

Hi everyone…

Happy Wednesday to you all, I hope you are all enjoying this glorious weather we are getting at the moment!

Here is card 4 in the current series of ย Note Card blog posts, and I think this one is my fav. so far lots of fabric, vintage lace, buttons and sea glass.


  • Heavy weight white cardstock for the card base and panel
  • Stampin Up 1″ square punch
  • Sea Glass from my local beach
  • Lumiere Halo Blue Gold Acrylic Paint
  • Stazon Black Ink
  • Natural Fabric
  • Colall Fabric Glue, Glossy Accents, Scor-tape and Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Vintage Lace from Etsy Store Lavish Laces
  • Silver Embroidery Thread
  • Vintage school shirt button ๐Ÿ™‚ (one of mine)
  • Just Because Stamp from Clearly Besotted stamp set : A Little Sentimental
  • Pale Blue Versamagic Chalk ink


Thanks for joining me with Day 4 of the note card series ๐Ÿ™‚


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Vintage Tags

Hi everyone…

It’s a bank holiday here in Scotland, and what better way to spend it after the cleaning was done, than a spot of crafting… so up to my wee shed i went!

I’m busy finishing off a fabric journal that I started last year.. I think another couple of days and it’ll be done.

I made some fabric tags for it today, using some of the gorgeous vintage lace that I bought from store Lavish Laces.



Supplies used :-

  • Ranger Tags
  • Stampin Up Box Template kit
  • Fabric
  • Vintage Laces from Etsy Store Lavish Laces
  • Burlap
  • Seam Binding
  • Crafty Secrets Stamp Set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Heart Punch
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Self Adhesive Pearls
  • Colall Glue from Wild Orchid Crafts



You can get the kit for the boxes from Stampin Up, it comes with Diecut doilies,feathers, etc plus buttons, twine and gift cards.. if you are in UK and fancy one, my Stampin Up Demo Helen Anderson’s link is in my side bar.



Love how the burlap transforms an ordinary tag into something quite different…





thanks for popping in

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

Arts & Crafts, card making, Rustic, stamping, Vintage

Wooden Hearts, Lace and Strips of Paper

Hi everyone!

Well the snow has gone, and i’m 2 birthday cards down and another two still to create:-)

Here is the birthday card I made this evening..

Happy Birthday


Supplies used:-

  • 1 x Kraft 6.75″ x 6.75″ Square Card Base (from a big pack I bought at a craft fair last year)
  • AmericanCrafts Cream and Chocolate Brown Textured Cardstock
  • Vintage Lace and Cotton Trim from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Wooden Heart from Hobbycraft
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink for all the edges
  • 3 x Brown 3mm Self Adhesive Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Hero Arts Happy Birthday Stamp
  • Various different 1/2″ strips of Patterned Paper
  • Scortape
  • Stampin up Dimensional Adhesives
  • Colorbox Cream Chalk Ink
  • Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black and Sepia
  • Glossy Accents

Happy Birthday 2


Thanks for popping round ๐Ÿ™‚


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Vintage meets Distress

Hi everyone.. It’s Monday and another new and uber busy week at work for me…

I have quite a few birthdays this month, and I want to try and be organised and actually make and send out birthday cards to my friends and family, so after dinner, I headed up the garden to make a birthday card.. I reckon If I make one every night this week I’ll be organised ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a Happy Birthday Card


Supplies List :-

  • Pearlescent Pink Cardstock for the Base cut and scored to a standard size card
  • American Crafts Textured Cream Cardstock for the middle layer
  • Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
  • Vintage Lace from Etsy Shop Lavish Laces
  • 2mm Silver ย Self Adhesive Rhinestones
  • Scortape
  • Sewing Machine with pink thread
  • Mattboard Heart cut out from a heart template that I have
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick
  • Ranger rock candy crackle medium
  • Ranger Rock Candy Stickles Dry Glitter
  • Heat Gun
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Small Birthday Stamp
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink

Have a happy birthday card 2


Thanks for popping in…

I’ll be back tomorrow night with another birthday card

Sarah x

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Shabby Chic Ornament

Hi everyone… and a happy Sunday to you all!

The weather here today is a mixture of sunshine and rain.. .. ย so what better way to spend a lazy sunday than in your craft space ๐Ÿ™‚ and that’s exactly where I headed this morning.

I read through some books when I got up there whilst I was drinking a nice hot cup ot tea.. one of which was a book called Pretty Little Felts by Julie Collings the ISBN number for it is ISBN-13: 978-1-60061-090-5. ย  ย On page 22 was a lovely little “Window Ornament” project, and this is the project I have to share with you all today.


The picture, is my Golden Retriever, Sam, he had the pleasure of owning me many years ago, and sadly passed away not long after my son was born from liver cancer. ย  He was the most handsome, loyal, disobedient barking hound lol.


Supplies used :-

  • Sizzix ornament shape die
  • old book paper
  • vintage lace
  • pink velvet ric rac ribbon from May arts
  • Light pink felt
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Glitter
  • Collal fabric adhesive
  • Versa Colour Cinnamon Chalk Ink
  • 1mm Rhinestones
  • Prima E-Line Rhinestones (using it up again) had these for ages!
  • Antique white acrylic paint
  • Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Old brown twine and a metal hook



Thanks for dropping in