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Autumn/Winter Pillow Boxes

 

I headed up to my shed tonight to create a project for Wild Orchid Crafts… I had planned to do these yesterday, but I never quite made it up the garden.. something cropped up..

These little pillow boxes are fun to make, a bit of distress ink and some embelishments and off you go πŸ™‚ Β I have a tutorial video up on my Youtube channel for these and also the video showing the projects as my WOC DT Project for this week.

This one is winter themed, the leaves arranged to minic a pine cone of sorts πŸ™‚

 

 

The next one is christmas themed, lovely and bright and red and festive πŸ™‚

 

and finally this one has a very autumnal feel to it.. gorgeous brown tones..

 

and finally a list of the supplies used for the above projects…

CX-00061 24 GOLD GLITTER PLASTIC HOLLY BERRY
CX-00060 24 RED PLASTIC HOLLY BERRY
CX-00068 12 MIXED CHRISTMAS WOODEN SHAPE EMBELLISHMENTS
CX-00071 100 MINITURE SILVER DECORATIVE BELLS
SB-00001 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – WHITE
LL-00002 100 MIXED LARGE SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
LL-00026 50 MIXED BROWN MULBERRY PAPER LEAVES (SET B)
LL-00024 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY ROSE LEAVES – 50mm

  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce
  • Hot Glue and Heat Gun
  • Water Bottle to Spritz ink

Thanks for popping round

Sarah

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Shabby Chic Card Box Set

This weeks project for Wild Orchid Crafts is a repurposed chocolate box, converted into a shabby chic box set which holds some notelets/cards and envelopes… perfect to give as a gift.

Here is a photo step by step for this project and the video will be up on Youtube later today..

I started out with an empty box

Then I took some Daler & Rowney Titanium White Acrylic Paint and gave it a couple of coats inside and out

Here we are with a lovely bright white box…

Next I took some 1/2″ scortape and some Glamour dust

and ran the tape around the inside lip of the base of the box and also the outside edge of the lid

then sprinkled the glamour dust

here are the 2 edges all finished and sparkley

next … more scortape around the top edge of the base of the box

some pretty white lace to cover the bottom of the box

now for some lovely white flat back love hearts πŸ™‚

i’m placing one in between each scallop of the lace and fixing them down with Ranger Glossy Accents

back to the lid, I prepared some 20mm pale pink open roses by chopping the wires from the base and folding the stubby part over..

On the long sides of the box top I have 3 roses x 1 20mm half back pearl x 3 roses and on the shorter side, I put 2 roses x half back pearl x 2 roses… fixed in place with hot glue…

then I ran some 1/8th inch red line tape around the outside edge …

so that I could run some 6mm flat back pearl strings around the edge

and place an applique heart in the centre

a few small white gardenia’s more 20mm pale pink open roses and some 8mm rose buds and we’re finished

Thanks for popping in… i’m going back up to my shed tonight to make the cards for the box, so fingers crossed for another blog post later tonight to show you the inside and the cards

Sarah πŸ™‚

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Sea-cret Notebook

Hi everyone…hope your all having a lovely weekend….

I headed up to my wee shed today as I had received several requests on how I altered my A5 spiral bound notebooks, so if you click here it will take you to my youtube video to explain the process πŸ™‚

This is also this week’s Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts.. there are WOC products used today… Raffia, Skeleton Leaves and a couple of 3mm self adhesive pearls..

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

LL-00002 100 MIXED LARGE SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
AF-00007 5 METRES LT OLIVE GREEN RAFFIA RIBBON (5.5 Yards)
SP-00015 90 MIXED GREEN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS – 3mm

 

Other Products used :-

  • Martha Stewart Limeade Glitter
  • Sizzix Seahorse
  • Shells, Moss, Shells and Seaglass
  • Scortape, Red Line Tape and Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 1 x Beermat
  • Acrylic Paint in Latte and Early Spring Green
  • Crackle Medium
  • Adirondak Gold Dabber
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Broken China and Iced Spruce

 

Thanks for popping in πŸ™‚

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Shabby Chic Altered Notebook

Hi Everyone…

Here is this weekends design team project for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team “The Wild Bunch”… too watch the video click Β here

I created an altered notebook… lots of paint, lots of glitter and lots of flowers πŸ™‚

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

EM-00002 100 LARGE SILVER HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
SXX-011 50 2-TONE PINK CALLA LILY FLOWERS
FM-00183 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 20MM
CAM-001 5 x SMALL RESIN BEAUTIFUL LADY OVAL CAMEO
REZ-030 100 WHITE HEART SHAPE FLAT BACK PEARL 8 mm
CX-00039 25 MINITURE SILVER RINGING BELLS
BUD-107 50 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SEMI-OPEN ROSES – 8mm
FM-00011 50 GOLDEN YELLOW MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm
WD-00013 12 BABY PINK BABY’S BREATH FLOWERS
FS-00057 50 IVORY MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
EX-00041 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM FLOWERS
PM-000134 ** NEW ** 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
SB-00014 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – PINK TULIP
CR-00018 6 GOLD CRYSTAL HEART (Chandeliers) ON GOLD STEMS

 

other products used:-

  • Decoart Pink Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Windsor & Newton Iridescent Medium
  • Scor-tape
  • Stampin up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Calico Fabric
  • Muslin Fabric
  • Gutterman Silver Thread
  • Chipboard Frame
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Glossy Accents

 

 

 

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WOC July DT Challenge ~ Patriotic Theme

Hope your all having a great start to a brand new week… I have a days holiday from work today so it’s an even better start to the week for me πŸ˜‰

I worked on the July Design Team Challenge for Wild Orchid Crafts this afternoon, the theme was patriotic, and although everything is more or less red white and blue (colours of our national flag) I created a 12 x 12 Layout of my son’s prom…

I used the following wild orchid crafts to create the project

WT-00007 10 METRES RED DIVINE BAKERS TWINE (10.93 yards)
PM-00032 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
BM-00041 100 FOUNDATION WHITE BLOOMS (2.2cm / 0.85″)
BM-00044 100 FOUNDATION WHITE BLOOMS (4.5cm / 1.75″)
BM-00032 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 2.2cm / 0.85″)

other products used were :-

  • Papermania Portobello Road 12 x 12 Collection Kit
  • Scor-tape
  • Ranger Black Archival Ink
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Studio G Alphabet Stamps
  • Red Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Scenic Route Chipboard Alphas
  • Blue Acrylic Paint

 

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Floral Money Box

Two posts in one day! …. this is my 3rd Design Team Project for the month… and there is a tutorial for this over at ustream {here} if you would like to see it being re-purposed and decorated .. took just under an hour. Β  The DT Video is also up on Youtube {here}

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

WD-00027 2 METRE FLAT BACK WHITE PEARL STRING – 4mm
FS-00200 40 MIXED GREEN TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS
BM-00074 100 MIXED BLUE TONE HYDRANGRA BLOOMS 50mm (2″)
LA-00030 GUIPURE WHITE LACE (substitue.. the lace I used is out of stock)
LL–00024 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY ROSE LEAVES – 50mm

I used the gorgeous Nantucket Patterned Paper from Pink Paislee… I got the collection pack last week for 50% off!!

I also used Tattered Angels Glimmer mist in Pearl for the flowers and Patina for the Rose leaves

thanks so much for popping in …. enjoy the rest of your weekend

Sarah.

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Summer Butterfly Tag

Hi Everyone… Β I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

It’s our town gala day today and it looks like it might just be a bit of a wash out… the Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning for rain today and I was hoping it would stay off long enough and not spoil the Gala Day procession and festivities… but half an hour ago the heavens opened, and I mean opened and this was the view outside my wee shed! Β Great big huge raindrops.. and torrential!

I’m wondering if the gala day is cancelled now… will find out soon as hubby is just popping out in the car to drive our son to work.

Anyway.. enough about horrid weather and onto a lovely summery tag!

This is my June Design Team Challenge for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design team, The Wild Bunch.

The challenge was to use products that you have not used in a while… I chose Venise Lace Applique, Seam Binding and Skeleton Leaves and this is what I came up with… the video is already up on Youtube if you fancy a wee watch, I go through the process of making it.

Wild Orchid Products used :-

FS-00057 50 Ivory Sweetheart Blossom
FS-00045 50 Pink Sweetheart Blossom
FS-00055 50 2 Tone Light Plum Sweetheart Blossom
LL-00004 100 Pink Skeleton Leaves
Venise Lace Butterfly – Currently out of stock
SB-00014 Pink Tulip Seam Binding

other Products used :-

  1. Manilla Tag
  2. Burlap, Peach Felt and wadding
  3. Sewing machine, & thread
  4. Gutterman Rocailles (seed beads) 9/0 in yellow/clear
  5. Tim holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
  6. Dylusions Pomegranite Ink Spray
  7. Stampin Up Ruby Red Stampin write marker
  8. Rose Fabric Scrap (to use it up)
  9. Versa color Ash Rose Chalk Ink
  10. Stampers Best Cherry Blossom Branch Stamp
  11. Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Stockers 373
  12. Hot Glue Gun & Scor Tape

Thanks for Popping in ….. Sarah πŸ™‚