2016 a crafty year in review

Hi everyone!

I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and crafty new year and hope 2017 is just the best year ever..

I pulled together a video showing almost everything I made during 2016, I hope you enjoy it and I shall see you all next Year!

Thanks for watching and being part of my crafty adventures

Sarah xx

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Merry Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone!

The thought run through my head today that I don’t make enough cards, and it is true.. I had a look back through my blog and it is sparse in the card department, so I intend to get back to my roots and make more of them…. starting today!

I got stuck into making Christmas cards, and I made a trio (all the same)

I want to make more in the coming weeks, then decide which one I like the best, ย so I will hang off mass producing them until I choose my favourite ๐Ÿ™‚

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I did record a youtube video of this card being made too, which I will upload shortly

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I used 3 x lovely distress inks for this card… Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood and Broken China

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The leaf die and the sentiment stamp are from Clearly Besotted Stamps, I also used some bazzill textured cardstock in a lovely blue colour as a mat between my layers

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card, and I hope to be back with more cards very soon

Thanks for popping round

Sarah

A Little Kindness goes a long way…

Hi Everyone..

It is a beautiful sunny spring day here today, and I have been out and about… I went to a craft fair,and bought loads of yummy new cardstock, ย then to a lovely wee farm shop with lambs, chicks and piglets ๐Ÿ™‚

Last week my friend Clare (Gotpaintinmyhair) threw down a challenge kick start me back into crafting again, as many of you may have noticed, I have not been around that much of late. ย  ย  So I accepted her challenge and also threw it right back over to her to do exactly the same ๐Ÿ˜‰ …. that’s only fair …… right?

So Clare’s challenge to me was to make a card for the Mojo Monday Challenge Blog, so that’s exactly what my blog post is about today ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  It is challenge 393 and the link to their blog is {{here}}

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My card is based on their sketch 393 for this week… shown below

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I also recorded a video over on my Youtube channel showing how I made and assembled the card today {{click here to view video}}.

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supplies used :-

  • White Cardstock
  • Cardboard Box (recycled)
  • Paperartsy Snowflake Opaque Paint
  • Vintage buttons
  • My Minds Eye Miss Caroline 6 x 6 paper pack
  • DCWV Self Adhesive Cork Sheets 6 x 6
  • Stampin Up Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles in Lily White
  • SimonSays Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock
  • Memento Luxe Ink Gray Flannel
  • Petaloo Flower
  • Zots Glue Dots
  • Red Line Tape
  • Dimensional Foam Tape
  • Stencil

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So here you go Clare…. challenge complete and its over to you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย … Linkto Clare’s Youtube Channel is {{Here}}

As always, thanks so much for popping round everyone, and I hope to see you all very soon with some interesting news

Sarah x

Shabby Chic Container for my Paint Brushes

Happy Friday everyone… hope you had a great day today and are looking forward to a nice long bank holiday weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Today in my workshop I made this cute little project a) as a project for Wild Orchid Crafts and b) to take part in Mitzi’s challenge (make something with a plastic bottle) ๐Ÿ™‚

I have scheduled a Live Ustream Class ย for tomorrow morning at 11am showing me make this from start to finish … I will also be recording the show and having a giveaway of a kit containing everything you will need to make one of these for yourself (apart from the empty bottle). ย  ย The link is HERE for my Ustream Show.

To be in with a chance of winning the kit, please leave a comment below, Hiya will do lol ๐Ÿ™‚

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • FS-00014 50 2-tone pink calla lily flowers
  • FM-00446 10 2 tone champagne pink classic sweet mulberry paper roses 40mm
  • FM-00383 10 2-tone champagne pink mulberry paper curly wild roses
  • EX-00032 50 Floral foundations pink tine mulberry paper roses 10mm (set B)

Other Products used :-
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Pink Button Twine
  • Vine Leaf Trim
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper
  • Lace
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Wooden Waxing Spatulas (popsicle / Ice Lolly Sticks)
  • 2 Litre Pepsi Bottle (recycled)

Wild Orchid Crafts Rolodex Challenge

Last week Natasha (YT: Enastasia) set all the design team members a June Challenge and it was to create and embelish a set of 7 Rolodex Dies using the goodies we received in our June Team Kit..

I created mine this morning and gave them a pale pink shabby chic feel and I’m really happy with how they turned out ๐Ÿ™‚

Click here to watch the Youtube Video on how I created them… and also below for a full supplies list.

Wild Orchid Crafts Products :~

  • EX-00019 25mm Floral Foundations Pink Tone Mulberry Roses
  • EX-00008 15mm Floral Foundations Pink Tone Muberry Roses
  • FS-00245 White Sweetheart Blooms 1.5cm
  • LA-00019 1.5cm White Cotton Lace
  • LL-00024 50mm Mixed Tone Mulberry Leaves
  • SA-00002 White Stamens
  • FM-00473 Pink Rosebuds 0.8-1.0cm

Other Products Supplies List :~

  • Sizzix Rolodex Die 655762 Card Telephone and Address Die
  • Melissa Frances Lillian Patterned Paper #PA119
  • Docrafts Artiste Rose Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun

Take Me Away…

WOW! ย I had thee best day ever yesterday!

Last night I took part in a live Ustream virtual crop with Your Paper Pantry, it was the most fun ever, and all the girls over there as just soooo nice, a special thankyou to Roxy for having me and a bigger special thankyou to Natasha for the nudge ๐Ÿ˜‰

Earlier on that Day, I had stuck my Ustream channel on and was just doing a live feed from my workshop, I was pottering around, glittering hearts, mounting my unmounted stamps on cling mount, then Robyn (Injoystampin) and Melissa (Godsmixedmediagirl) & Tina Hales (YPP & Youtube) popped in thank you so much for keeping me company girls, sooo appreciated!

Then Tina disappeared and came back with all the lovely girls from YPP, forgive me if I miss your name out, but ย the 2 i do remember were Nancy (thenikelnook), Christina (cabettsutubeuser).. I made the following card “Take Me Away”…

Supplies List :~

  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Glitz Design Love Nest Patterned Paper
  • Glitz Design Love Nest Cardstock Stickers
  • Seam Binding
  • German Glass Glittered Star
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • ATG Gun
  • Colorbox Cocoa Chalk Ink

Once this card was finished I asked the ladies watching if they had any requests for a card that they would like to see be made kinda “off the cuff” and I forget who requested a Mothers Day Card (might have been Robyn)… ๐Ÿ˜‰ So here it is..

I used the Kaisercraft Devonshire 6″ x 6″ paper stack, which was great because not only does it have gorgeous papers, it also has some die cut sheets at the back, which provided the sentiment layera and a border strip ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Kaisercraft Devonshire 6 x 6 paper Pack
  • Bazzill Craft Cardstock cut to make a card size 5″ x 5″
  • Seam Binding ~ Champagne
  • German Glass Glittered Star in Gold

Apoligies for the extra long post today… I had a lot to cram in and loads of people to thank ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah xoxo