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80th Birthday Wishes Book

Hi Everyone ….

A very happy sunny Saturday to you all!

I have been a busy wee ted in my shed today … I woke early this morning, had a bowl of porridge drizzled with ginger syrup, then headed up to my shed to get stuck in.

I finished off the 80th Birthday Wishes Book for a friend at work,  the best way to describe what this is…  It’s a bit like an autograph book, except instead of a birthday card, you get this wee book filled with lovely birthday wishes from friends and family 😉

80th Birthday Book

supplies list :-

  • Chipboard
  • 12 x 12 Patterned Paper – Recollections the sweetest thing stack
  • 1/2 ” ‘O’ Wire for the Bind it All
  • Prima Say it in Crystals Swirls & Hydrangea Flowers
  • Filigree wooden Butterfly from Strikes Garden Centre
  • Metal Key from Indigoblu
  • Various trims, lace, tuille, and mesh & a Coffee Filter
  • Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade & Ripe Persimmon
  • Memorybox numers dies
  • Cardstock
  • Indigoblu Royal peacock Megaflake
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Kit
  • Indigoblu Cottage Acrylic Paint Pink Iced Gems and Post Box Red (mixed together)
  • Sheets of Cream Challenge writing paper for the inside of the book

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I cut and layered up 5 pieces of cardstock to provide a sturdy 80 for the front of the book

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As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Altered Indigoblu Mannequin

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Hellooooo……

It has been a while since my last blog post, too long, i think, but I have been busy 🙂

Today I have an altered Indigoblu mannequin /dressform to share with you…. this will be coming along to all the Indigoblu demonstrations I will be doing in the coming months.

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There is a cool technique used on the mannequin, whereby you stamp tissue in the ink and stamps of your choice, then apply it to the mannequin with slap it on matte..

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I have also used the large butterfly stamp with megaflake stamped onto vellum twice and attached them back to back to give it wings that look good from both sides..

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I also added various trims and embelishments from my wee craft shed to finish her off..

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I hope you like today’s project, now I have tackled doing one, I quite fancy making more 🙂

There will be a full supply list at the bottom of this post if you fancy having a go at making one for yourself 🙂

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Supplies List :-

As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Shabby Sunday #12 ~ Shabby Egg Embelishments

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Shabby Sunday this week is an old egg carton up-cycled and turned into a shabby chic embelishment box!

Now the blog post today is picture heavy, I took lots of pictures of the process along the way 🙂

I took an egg carton, carefully peeled off the label to use as a template..

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I love the texture of this egg carton it looks a bit like fabric!

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I took a pencil, drew around the outline of the label and then cut it out

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then I took a distress tool to rough up the edges…

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Once the edges are roughed up, the patterned paper is set aside till later…

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next we are ready to paint the egg carton.. I am using Paperartsy Snowflake Chalk Paint..

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I am painting the whole of the box, inside and out…

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then once the box is completely dry, I’m measuring up the inside, to place some patterned paper in there..

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I’m using a Stampin up patterned paper on this project, I think it is called Tea Time..

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This piece of paper had the edges roughed up too.. then fixed down inside the lid of the box..

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I have 2 x double row’s of shabby white trim going in next and I also have a little spring flowers panel, with the edges roughed up too..

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I popped a couple of pink Petaloo flowers either side of the spring flower panel..

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The outer edge (inside) of the egg carton also got a coat of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste… to give it a lovely shabby shimmer

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lovely & sparkly…  now on to the front/top of the carton…. Now its time to add the patterned paper to the top of the box, i’m using 1/8th inch scortape

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for the top I cut this “wish” sentiment out from a journal card on a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper..

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then I embelished the top with mulberry flowers, buttons, butterflies and pearls.. and added some trinkets to the inside and it’s done!

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I had loads of fun making this project today!

As always., thank you for popping round

Sarah 🙂

 

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Shabby Sunday #2

Shabby Sunday #2

Hello everyone!

Well… another week has passed without much crafting going on… but I managed to get up to my shed tonight to create something for shabby sunday.

I know I said last week that I would make some shabby embelishments, but a change of plan was in order, given the lack of time I had, and made a card instead 🙂

I also challenged myself to use the colour purple, now although I love the colour, I do struggle to make stuff with it.. so here is my wee shabby purple card

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  • White Heavyweight Cardstock
  • We r Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (Scallop/cloud)
  • Papermania Blue Lacey Card
  • Vintage Lacefrom Lavish Laces
  • My Little Shoebox Pom Pom Trim
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Clearly Besotted Autumn Flowers Stamp & Die Set
  • Glossy Accents
  • Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter
  • Vintage Lace made into a flower
  • Cheesecloth fabric on the inside of the flower
  • Purple 35mm Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Hot Glue Gun

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I love the effect the rock candy gives the leaves..they look frosted

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

 

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Shabby Sunday #1

Hi Everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday blog post #1  🙂

For my very first Shabby Sunday project, I picked something relatively small, to ease me back into it..

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Approximate Supplies list :- (I have forgotten where I got some of the items and their names)

  • Tag Base is one of these plain chipboard mini albums from Michaels from a few yrs ago
  • Deco Art Pink Lemonade and Antique White acrylic Paint
  • WOW Clear glittered embossing powder
  • Prima Bark Heart
  • Antique trims from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers ( LOVE these)
  • Pink Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel
  • Vintage Light Pink Seam Binding from Etsy
  • Darker Pink Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Dylusions White Linen Spray
  • Crate Paper Pink Button
  • Strip of Champagne Rhinestones
  • Die Cut Circle (Think Crafty Helen sent me this)
  • Cardstock Sentiment from SEI
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (round the edge of the tag)

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After making this tag today, I think that next sunday I will concentrate on making shabby chic embelishments to build up a ready made stock for when I start making cards & projects 🙂

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Hope you enjoyed the first blog post for Shabby Sunday 🙂

Sarah

 

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Hey Pumpkin!

Hey Pumpkin!….

Are these cute or what!!

This morning I was catching up on video’s on you tube,  I subscribe to the Graphic 45 channel,   there is a fantasic tutorial there today on how to make these pumpkins.. click here to watch the tutorial..

After watching it, I headed up to my shed and made a couple..

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  • My Minds Eye Mischeivious Patterned Paper
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • 5 x assorted brads
  • Prima Flowers in assorted autumn colours
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Leaves

then I made this one…

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  • SEI Field Notes Patterned Paper Collection (this is gorgeous! my TK Maxx find from last week)
  • Prima Flowers (from a huge canister i bought ages ago)
  • 5 x Brads
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black soot distress ink
  • Butterfly from the SEI Field Notes collection kit

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this has been a great little project, as it has enabled me to use up brads that i bought ages ago and never used, the good thing is, the brads that hold the pumpkin together don’t need to match because you don’t see them!

also,  it enabled me to start using up the huge canister of prima flowers i have been hoarding!

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Plus.. this project has given me an idea .. remember the frosted leaves I made last night?  … I think they would be perfect on a pumpkin..

off to have a spot of breakfast, then I’m heading back up to my shed 🙂

Thanks for popping round

Sarah x

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Note Card Series Day 6

Happy Thursday!  and Day 6 of the note card series… I can’t believe how quickly this week has gone by!

Still loving making these little note cards tho 😉

String and twine are the main feature’s of today’s card.

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Supplies List :-

  • Heavyweight white Cardstock for the base and front panel
  • Stampin Up 1″ Square Punch
  • Basic Grey Mint Julep 6 x 6 patterned paper pad
  • Pink Paislee City Sidewalk Embelishment kit (number Banner)
  • Lawn Fawn Twine
  • American Crafts Olive, Blue, Yellow and Cream Twine
  • Studio Calico Wooden Heart
  • Natural Sunflower
  • Double Sided thick foam tape
  • Scortape and glossy accents

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thanks so much for popping over and joining me this week..

final card tomorrow…what kinda card would you like to see…  …  ….  any special requests??

Sarah 🙂

 

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Trendsetter Mini Album

Hi everyone….Hope you are all well ….

I managed to finish the trendsetter mini that I started a few weeks ago, feels good to get this project finished.

It’s my next Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts.

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The dimensions are 4.5″ x 4″ with 2″ allowance for the spine/binding.

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I used the Fancy Pants Trendsetter Collection pack from www.angelcrafts.biz 

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Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

BM-00027 100 mixed 1″ Summer Blooms
BM-00030 100 mixed 1.06″ Summer Blooms
SP-00010 60 Spice Colour Self Adhesive Pearls

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other products used :-

  • White & Manilla Tags
  • Stampin Up Pool Party and Calypso Coral Cardstock (to make tags)
  • Pool Party Bakers Twine
  • My Minds Eye Enamel Dots
  • Scortape & Hot Glue Gun
  • kraft cardstock
  • American Crafts Pink Twine

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there is a video showcasing the mini over on my youtube channel.. just click {{here}} to go straight there..

 

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I nearly forgot to mention that the cover for this mini album is made from corrugated cardboard packaging that I Recycled.

 

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and also the binding technique used is by Ozegran on Youtube, which is a mix between the stack the deck and the hidden hinge binding systems.   Ozegran (Jen;s) channel can be found {{here}}

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Thanks so much for popping in

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Sarah x

 

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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!

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Wild Orchid Crafts products used :-

  • LA-00046 1 METRE LENGTH NATURAL NET LACE
  • FM-00446 40mm 2 tone Roses – currently out of stock
  • RB-00044 100 MEDIUM SATIN BOWS – PINK
  • FS-00152 50 PALE PINK CHERRY BLOSSOM MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS
  • SP-00037 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – DEEP PINK
  • Colall Glue – Currently out of stock.

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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

Sarah

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Pink and Yellow and a Green one too

Hi Everyone…

A very happy Sunday .. and also if you are Irish, then a very happy St Patrick’s Day to you all too 🙂

I have 3 cards to share with you all today, these are my Design Team Projects for Wild Orchid Crafts for this week.   Check out my Youtube Channel to see them up close and a run through of products used by clicking {here}

First up is the pink shabby rose card..

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and a close up

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Then I made a yellow one…

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and a close up of that one.    I used the Prima 6 x 6 Fairy Flora stack to make these, along with recycling the packaging from my Wild Orchid Crafts Box that My DT Package arrived in.

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and finally I made a green one… couldn’t not make a green one now could I?, especially with it being St Partrick’s Day!

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I think this one is my fav. out of the trio 😉

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You can find a full list of the wild orchid crafts supplies used for these cards listed below, and it’s also listed over on the  Youtube video too 🙂

Thanks for popping in and enjoy your day 🙂

Sarah x