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Sunrise Sunset Gift Bag

Sunrise Sunset Gift Bag


I made a gift bag today using the gorgeous papers from Prima/Finnabair Sunrise~Sunset.

This plus another couple are my DT Projects for Wild Orchid Crafts this week… I am hoping to record the video for Youtube early next week, when I get my voice back, due to me feeling a bit under the weather!

gift bag

Wild Orchid Crafts products used :-

  • FM-00446 40mm 2 tone Roses – currently out of stock
  • Colall Glue – Currently out of stock.

gift bag 1


other products used :-

  • Prima A4 Sunrise Sunset Paper Pad
  • Gift Bag- Hobbycraft
  • Sincerely Yours Stamp Sets : Background Builder & Butterfly Wishes & Butterfly Die
  • Stampin Up Calypso Coral Ink
  • Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Sizzix Tags Scallop Combo#2
  • Stampin Up Linen Thread
  • American Crafts Scallop Edge Punch

Sunrise Sunset Gift Bag


Thanks for popping in


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Parisienne Bureau

Hi everyone… thanks so much for popping in 🙂

I worked my socks off at the weekend to get this project done and ready for this week as my next Design Team project for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Channel, and I have to say I do love the colours 🙂

I repurposed an old writing bureau box that was in my daighters room, she was going to throw it out and I rescued it !

I do have a “Start to Finish” series of videos on it over on my Ustream Channel (think it’s a 4 part-er, mainly due to ustream finishing the recording time of the 3rd video and I didnt notice!

Supplies List :-

  • Latte Acrylic Paint
  • Scortape (lots of it!)
  • Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Design Paper
  • Melissa Frances Chandelier Drop for the Drawer Pull
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Roses (all listed in the section below)
  • Diecut Mattboard Frames from my friend Deb
  • Vintage Lace from my Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Doily Lace Punch
  • Sewing Machine, Hot Glue Gun
  • Lindys Stamp Delphinium Turquoice & Tiffany’s Blue Starburst Spray
  • Tattered Angels Juniper Glimmer Mist
  • Versamagic Chalk Ink in Night Sky ( a perfect match for this beautiful paper)
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin Up Antique Brads

I created a pocked inside the lid to hold some envelopes or postcards for extra storage space

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :~

  • EX-00040 Brown Tone Floral Foundation roses 20mm
  • FM-00144 Taupe Roses 20mm
  • FM-00149 Sepia Roses 25mm
  • FM-00141 Taupe Roses 10mm
  • FM-00146 Sepia Roses 10mm
  • BUD-013 Old Gold Closed Rosebuds 4mm
  • EX-00002 Pink Tone Set A Roses 15mm
  • FM-00527 40mm Trellis Roses

I hope you like this week’s project, and thanks so much for dropping by 🙂

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Crown Wall Hanging

A little Crown Wall hanging project on belalf of Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team “The Wild Bunch”

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :~

  • SB-00001 White Seam Binding
  • EX-00010 10mm Blue Tone Foundation Roses
  • FM-00052 15mm Pastel Green Open roses
  • FM-00166 25mm Pastel Green Open Roses
  • LA-00051 Guipure Lace Trim
  • SP-00028 Clear Rhinestones
Other Products Used :-
  • Blue and Cream Acrylic Paint
  • 2 x Matt Silver Eyelets
  • Background and Crown Die Cut Shapes


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Flower filled Cupcake Box & Giveaway

Hi Everyone… thanks so much for dropping by.. today I made another project for Wild Orchid Crafts, as part of their Youtube Design Team….

This week we have a cupcake box filled full of Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers, Leaves, Flower Stems, Lace and Trim 🙂  and like last week I’m giving this project away

If you would like to participate in this giveaway, please head over to my Youtube Channel HERE and leave a comment on the video, the winner will be picked on Wednesday 10th August 2011.


A special thank you to my friend Deb for sending me a diecut of the cupcake Box which is an Accucut Die. x

Thanks so much for dropping in 🙂

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Dressform Tag

Here’s a tag that I made up in my workshop this morning…. I’ve not been up there for a whole week! work has just been too busy.

As part of the Design Team for Wild Orchid Crafts on Youtube, the DT challenge for the month of August was to create a tag, incorporating as many products as you could 🙂

Here’s the tag I made.. had loads of fun creating this A tutorial on how I made it can be found HERE 🙂

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :~

  • HP-00012 24 Pearlescent Pear Shaped Pins
  • JW-00020 13 Mixed Metal Embelishments
  • JW-00015 10 Antique Bronze Metal Embelishments
  • EX-00013 50 10mm Floral Foundations Brown Tone roses
  • SP-00003 100 Self adhesive Amber/Gold Rhinestones
  • FM-000486 20 Ivory 35mm Trellis Roses
  • LL-00024 50mm Mixed Rose Leaves
  • WT-00008 Divine Bakers Twine Brown
  • SB-00010 Walnut Seam Binding
Other Products Used :~
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Broken China Distress Ink
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Dressform, Cotton Reel & Button  and Flourish from my friend Deb
  • Brilliance Platimun Silver Ink Pad
  • Hot Glue Gun & Heat Gun
  • Ranger Mini Mister
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia
Thanks for visiting 🙂
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Desktop Photo Display

Hiya 🙂

I  had lots of  little bits of  leftover chipboard lying around today and thought i’d make something for my desk in the workshop, it is small at a mere 2″ x 2.5″ and I know i’ll need to scale down the pictures before popping them on, but this is a great way to use up your leftover bits n bobs & chipboard 🙂

I recorded a Ustream Video making this from start to finish, and it took me about an hour to make, this would make a great mothers day pressie 🙂

Materials List :-

  • 4 x pieces of leftover chipboard measuring 2.5″ x 2″
  • Prima Botanicals  Patterned Paper
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte
  • Red Line Tape
  • Nestabilities Labels 8
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 10mm Foundation Roses
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles
  • Paintbrush