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Shabby Rose Trinket Box

Hi there everyone… I’m back to work after my holiday and straight into the thick of the month end process, which means i;m too tired to craft or make anything in the evenings once I get home from work…. so I thought I would share a project with you that I made at the weekend…

It is a polygon shaped trinket box, I had bought a couple of them at the weekend from my local Hobbycraft store and I plan to paint, paper and embellish the other one this weekend and also record the process on Ustream, then these two projects will become this wee’ks DT projects for Wild Orchid Crafts.

Supplies used :-

  • Polygon Trinket Box from Hobbycraft
  • Echo Park Hello Spring Patterned Paper
  • Decoart Pink Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Versa Color Pink Chalk Ink
  • WD-00026Β 2 Metre Flat Back Ivory Pearl String – 4mm
  • Cream and Green 30mm Rose Leaves Item Code LL-00024
  • Pink Rose (centre) from Wild Orchid Crafts (will post the code soon)
  • Pink Pearls from WOC

Thanks for popping in πŸ™‚

Looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it to my ustream at the weekend, if not, I will record it πŸ™‚

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Lil’ Puddle Jumper ~ For You

Happy Sunday everyone… its another beautiful hot and sunny day here!

I got up early this morning and headed up to the shed whilst it was nice and cool and made another couple of pillow boxes for this weeks DT Project for Wild Orchid Crafts .. I also recorded me making them over on Ustream Β {Click here to view} Β The video is also up on Youtube too {click here to view}

The first box I decorated in Amy Tangerine’s 6 x 6 Sketchbook Patterned Paper along with some Citron green acrylic paint…

Supplies Used :-

  • Pillow Box from Hobbycraft (20 pack)
  • Americana Citron Green Acrylic Paint
  • Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Patterned Paper from the 6×6 paper pad
  • Studio G Stamp set
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Laurel Leaf Chalk Ink

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :~

  • BM-00027 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 2.5cm / 1″)
  • BO-00013 MIXED GREEN BUTTONS – 30g (1oz US)

Then I made another box using the distress ink method again …

Supplies used:-

  • Tim Holtz Iced Spruce Distress Ink
  • Echo Park Hello Spring Accent Sticker ” Lil’ Puddle Jumper”
  • Stampin Up Pool Party and Calypso Coral Cardstock

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

  • BM-00027 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 2.5cm / 1″)

I hope you enjoyed this week’s project and i;m looking forward to planning next weeks already πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping in!

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May Flowers and Summer Sweeties

Hi everyone… i’m back from my holidays, I had a fab time, it was lovely to spend time with my family overseas πŸ™‚

I hit the shops today, I needed to get Chunky a new collar, I wanted a couple of new tops for work and whilst I was there popped into hobbycraft πŸ˜‰

I picked up a packet of pillow boxes from the wedding section of hobbycraft, as its something I’ve never used or worked with before, Β I had to wait until this evening to make something with them as my shed was like an oven in this lovely heatwave we are having πŸ™‚

The first one I made used the Echo Park Hello Spring paper collection, I had a spare piece of the butterfly paper left over from the photo frame project on my previous post, and it made sense to use it up before breaking into another fresh sheet πŸ˜‰

I added lace and machine stitched the edges then embelished it with one of the accent stickers, which I matted and layered before adhering it to the front of the pillow box

Supplies List :-

  • Pillow Boxes from Hobbycraft
  • Echo Park Hello Spring Collection pack
  • White Lace & Sewing Machine
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Scortape
  • Stardust stickles

then I made another one using Wild Honey Distress Ink

I am planning to make another couple of these tomorrow morning and recording the process on Ustream, then I will feature all 4 for on Youtube for my next WOC DT Project …

Supplies Used :-

  • Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Yellow Iridescent Butterflies from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Mulberry Flowers and Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Studio G Stamps from Hobbycraft
  • Sepia Archival Ink from Ranger

Thanks for Popping in… Sarah πŸ™‚




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Butterfly Picture Frame

Hi everyone….

here is my latest Youtube DT Project for Wild Orchid Crafts… a nice wee butterfly picture frame πŸ™‚

It started off as a Papier Mache type frame from my local Hobbycrafts Store… and with a lick of paint, distress crackle medium, flowers and butterflies.. and the lovely new Echo Park Hello Spring Paper collection, here is what I made…

I thought I would do a step by step photo progress of this project and there is also the Youtube Video to have a peek at too πŸ™‚

Take one picture frame…

and some Folkart Lemonade Acrylic Paint

I gave it around 3 coats…

the edges were coated in 4 different colours of chalk ink, I used the Echo Park Hello Spring patterned paper as a backing paper for the frame and a trio of butterfly accent stickers Β and a coat of rock candy distress crackle paint.

Once the crackle paint dried I rubbed the frame with some Wild Honey Distress Ink

I then took a tando creative wooden butterfly and dipped it in the Wild Honey Distress ink and sprayed it with water a few times, then edged it in green chalk ink and placed some rhinestones up the centre

Added a few gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and its finished πŸ™‚

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used πŸ™‚


Thanks for popping in πŸ™‚


Snazzy’s Challenge Blog Winnings

Hi everyone… hope your all having a lovely weekend…

I just wanted to show off my Snazzy’s Blog Challenge winnings πŸ™‚ they arrived in the mail yesterday…

Thanks so much to everyone at Snazzy’s, the DT girls over at their blog for providing wonderful inspiration and projects and for for picking me out as the winner Β πŸ™‚

I won the EchoPark Hello Spring Collection Pack, Sticker Accents and 4 x chalk Inks!!

I love this paper line it is just soooo lovely and spring like .. so when I get back from my holiday’s I plan to do a couple more projects with this gorgeous kit and then buy some more πŸ™‚

Thank you Snazzy’s πŸ™‚

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New Stamps and a Strawberry Quickie

Happy Thursday everyone…….. guess what?

It’s Friday tomorrow πŸ˜‰

and guess what else?..

I’m on holiday / vacation for the next 2 weeks πŸ˜€ (grinning like a cheshire cat i am) hehe

Sooo…. what have I got to share today… some new stamps from Stampers BestΒ ! they arrived in the mail yesterday, but only got a chance to do a youtube video and make a card tonight with them…

I’ll share the stamps I got first then the strawberry quickie card πŸ™‚

I got the seahorse stamp and I love it… but then again I love anything remotely “horsey”

then I got the strawberries…. and I Looove strawberries.. my fav summer soft fruit to eat!

next up the sock puppet… this would be adorable for kids cards.. or even a funny card for adults..

some chery blossom…which just happens to be my fav springtime flowering tree

a pebble background stamp…. I love a pebbled beach

and a nice grunge flourish background stamp

and finally a thankyou free stamp from Stampers best πŸ™‚

and finally the strawberry with love card I made… I am going to have to invest in either more Promarkers or Copics now that i’m getting into stamping πŸ˜‰ … I muddled through with the colours I had.. but only just πŸ™‚ more required soon

thanks for popping in Β and have a great weekend when it arrives πŸ™‚

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Postman Swap Challenge

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone πŸ™‚

Taking full advantage of an extra day off work I headed up to my shed early doors this morning to create a few bits n pieces.. One of which is this fun little book box below…

A couple of weeks ago I recieved another envelope from the Postman Swap that a few of us crafting gals took part in, and this month’s envelope came from Sam, which was packed with fin things to use…

I managed to use up the sheet music paper, playing cards, admit one ticket, some wire mesh a chipboard gear and a metal key charm!

The stuff I used from my own stash to make this was a little chipboard book box, texture paste and sticky metal tape stuff and some sprays and distress stains and alcohol inks.

This is what the book looked like before.. I picked this up at a recent craft fair from the store

I gave it a coat of linen acrylic paint

then started to stick things down and embelish it ..

I used the wire mesh to create texture on the moulding paste ..

Thanks for the postie swap this month sam… i loved setting myself this wee challenge πŸ™‚

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Taggy Mini and the Teeny Mini Pinny

Happy Saturday everyone πŸ™‚

Today on the shed I had a scheduled Ustream Class booked in for 10am for 3 hours to make the Taggy Mini Book.

Here is the taggy mini I made today.. it was loads of fun to make and I recorded the stream which is in 2 parts…. Part 1 here and Part 2 here.. Β It uses the stack the deck binding technique by Laura DennisonΒ 

Now… I was going to call it “the summer of 2012” Β until I realised I didnt have any number stamps lol Β (note to self order some!)

So in the end I called it “The little-ist Book of Summer”

Supplies List :-

  • Echo Park Summer Drive 12 x 12 Patterned Paper pack (I picked this because of it’s summery feel and to Use it Up!)
  • Tags
  • Wild Orchid Flowers and Pearls
  • Lucky Limeade Ink from Stampin Up to edge everything
  • Bakers Twine
  • Hot Glue, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and Scotch ATG Tape Gun

and then I made myself a wee pincushion with leftover fabric from the hand bound book I made a couple or three weeks ago..

I got the idea for this from one that I had bought in a wee shop a couple of weeks ago

It is teeny only measuring 2″ x 2″ … it was fun to make

  • Supplies List :-
  • Floral Fabric
  • Green Felt
  • Flower Bead
  • Stick Pin
  • May Arts Velvet Ribbon
  • Stuffing
  • sewing machine
  • needle and thread

Thanks for popping in πŸ™‚