card making, Paper Crafting

If you Love Life…

Hi Everyone,

As promised, here is my second blog post..

A small 4″ x 4″ card with a rather nice sentiment on the front.

I have found that if you love life, LIFE will love you right back arthur reubenstien


Supplies List;-

  • Daler & Rowney Watercolour Card 140lb
  • Kaiser Craft Pickled Pear Patterned Paper & Sentiment
  • Scotch Double Sided Tape
  • Papermania Self Adhesive Gems
  • Mama Elephant Dotted Circle Die
  • Pretty Lace from my stash

That’s all for now, and I will be back soon with more crafty goodness

Thanks for popping round

Sarah x

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Shabby Chic Stick Pin Display’s

Hi everyone… Happy Monday to you all ๐Ÿ™‚ everyone happy to be back to work today?

Tonight up in my shed I needed to make something in order to display my stick pins…

I took a large polystyrene / styrofoam ball and cut it in half, placed a cardstock circle on the base and a layer of felt on top of the cardtock… then I took some more of the felt, some pink lace and some flower trim et voila! ย Instant shabby chic stick pin display units ๐Ÿ™‚

I made 2… one for ordinary pins and the other one for my flower pins..

and the ordinary decorative pins

and both together ..

I also made some more.. well 8 pink flower pins tonight, and share them tomorrow once they are completely dry ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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I Love You Vintage Style

I headed up to my shed ย this afternoon with not one single crafty idea in my head… absolutely blank and not a clue what I wanted to make….

So I turned to my books for some inspiration… I chose “Delight in the Details” by Lisa M Pace – ISBN 13: 978-1-59963-085-4 and on page 67 I saw a lace flower and fancied making one for myself.. and also take some nice pictures along the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I took some lace and some vintage pearly buttons that I had bought from Etsy and made my own wee flower…

Then I sat looking around my desk wondering what else I could use to make “something”, found a couple of bits of chipboard from last week and a piece of 7 Gypsies Patterned Paper from the week before…

The butterfly punch I used last weekend was also still out on my desk, so I punched some butterflies out of an old vintage book, where the paper was lovely and aged..

then I sat and pondered looking at all the stuff on my desk and wondered what to do with it…, I had thought about making a hanging frame.. or maybe another mini book… but then thought I would do just a nice wee wall hanging.. and this is what I ended up with..

I stuck the paper down on the chipboard, then stuck down 3 butterflies with matte medium, sprinkled with glitter then dried..

Next I blended in some acrylic linen paint around the edges of the butterflies and dried that off… stitched some seam binding and more of the same lace the flower was make down onto the chipboard and adhered the flower, stamped the words “I Love You” , made a wee charm and a hanger for it et voila!

Here is a close up of the charm

Supplies List :-

  • UIU (Use it Up) ย Chipboard Scrap
  • 7 Gypsies Secret Bird Society Patterned Paper
  • Docrafts Artiste Linen Acrylic Paint
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Lace, Needle & Thread
  • Seam Binding
  • Sewing Machine
  • Studio G Alphabet Stamps
  • Archival jet Black Ink
  • Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink
  • Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

and that’s my wee project for this afternoon, thanks for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah x


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Tea for 2 tags

It has been a glorious spring day here in Scotland today… fingers crossed it stays like this for a long time ๐Ÿ™‚

I finally got my laptop fixed, been lost without it… and whilst it was going through the fixing process, I had a tidy up in my shed, put a lot of things away and also had a good old spring clean!

When I was having a sort through and putting things away I came across some lovely stampin up papers that Crafty Helen had sent me with one of my orders last year…. I kept them out and made a couple of tags with them late this afternoon.

Tag #1 Teas

supplies list:-

  • Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
  • Gorgeous lacey ribbon from Laurel
  • Fabric Verbena flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Scortape
  • Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
  • Cameo Beige Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Antique Brass Eyelet & Cropodile
  • Vintage Ephemera from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden
  • Chipboard Shape from Stash

Tag #2 Sweet, Kind & Wonderful

Supplies List :-

  • Patterned Paper from Stampin Up
  • Gorgeous White & Blue Lace from Laurel
  • Fabric Verbena flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Scortape
  • Blue Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Silver Brass Eyelet & Cropodile
  • Vintage Ephemera from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden

Then I popped them into a couple of lovely wee glassine pockets that Natasha send me in a package yesterday with my Redline tape order

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Blue Valentine {no matter what}

I escaped up the the shed again tonight as hubby was on phase II of his shredding campaign.. dont think my ears could take another evening of the rattling and groaning of that machine {why did I buy him one} !!

Blue Valentine… made with UIU (use it up) in mind and colours I dont normally go for

Supplies Used :-

  • Blue Cardstock
  • Melissa Frances Patterned paper
  • Pearly Lace from The Ribbon Reel
  • Blue Cherry Blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Gold Doily from Crafty Helen ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy
  • Stardust Stickles

Although there is not a lot of product in this card it took me aaaages to finish because it was using a colour i;d not normally grab and also blue is not usually a colour you can get a valentine card in (thats my excuse) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Card 2 {no matter what}

Another card using up scraps and leftovers from the cards I made earlier today and also using up the digital images from the collage sheet I printed out this morning…

Supplies List :-

  • Pink Cardstock
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Stampin Up Modern Label and Word Window Punch
  • Stampin Up Pairs Stamp Set
  • Frilly Lace
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Ranger Black Archival Ink

Thanks for popping round… I promise this is my last post for the day lol…. I;ve had a great crafty weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vintage Valentine Concertina Frame

This is my latest project for Wild Orchid Crafts as part of their Youtube Design Team “The Wild Bunch”…

It is a vintage Valentine Concertina Frame which is pretty in pink and perfect for framing your loved ones photographs….

In keeping with my Use It Up pledge, for all the non Wild Orchid Craft Products, I went shopping in my own workshop ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  ย I used beer mats sent to me from the Lovely Gina.

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-


Other Products Used :-

  • Rose Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Beer Mats (thanks Gina)
  • Patterned Paper
  • Silver Thread, Cream Thread & Sewing Machine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scortape
  • Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Bird Cage and Bird
  • Versamark and Holographic Embossing Powder
  • Candy Pink Textured Cardstock
  • Digital Vintage Valentine Images bought from Etsy
  • Buttons
  • Silver Elasticated Cord
  • Silver Eyelets & Cropodile
  • French Script Stamp from Stampin up

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Shabby Chic Notepad

I made this little altered shabby chic notepad in the workshop this evening… still experiencing internet connection problems up there, so i’ll be getting my hubby to try and fix it for me ๐Ÿ™‚

There’s a few layers of muslin, music sheet paper, seam binding and laces ๐Ÿ™‚