Mixed Media

Spring is in the Air

Hi Everyone,

Here is my latest design team project for Colourcraft with the theme for February being “spring”.

I made a hand stitched and bound book from scratch and the products incorporated in this project are :-

  • Colourcraft Acrylic Paints – White Greens, Blues and yellows
  • Colourcraft Soft Form Relief Paste in White
  • Colourcraft Acrylic Spray Mists in Blue and yellow.

There is a step by step process over on the Colourcraft Blog, if you wish to go have a peek, link is HERE



Thanks for popping round


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ATC Home

Hi everyone..

I have ATC (Artist Trading Card) number 2 of 4 to share with you all today πŸ™‚


There sure is a lot that goes into making these cute wee cards..


Supplies List :-

  • DecoArt Media White Gesso
  • DecoArt Media Tinting Base
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver, Panes Grey and Black
  • DecoArt Shimmer Mister White
  • Scrapiniec Decorative Chipboard
  • That’s Crafty ATC White/Greyboards
  • Spellbinders Media Mixage Ephemera
  • Maya Road Fibres
  • Large Green Button
  • Stampin Up Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • German Glass Glitter
  • Stencil
  • Imagination Crafts Script Stamp (I bought mine here)
  • Grey Chalk Ink


Hope you like today’s ATC I have another two to share this week plus a card, I decided to get organised and make everything at the weekend and schedule blog posts for each day of the week, so I will see how it works out as I don’t get a chance during the week to get up to my shed much.

As always, thank you for popping round and I will see you again tomorrow πŸ˜€

Take Care

Sarah x

Paper Crafting

“Happy Mail” New Year Stream-a-thon Project

Hi Everyone!


I am excited to share this blog post with you all today… I made the prototype for my project I am making for Jen’s New Year Stream-a-thon!Β If you click the link it will take you straight to the Facebook page that contains all the information to join in the celebrations!

I will be making a wallet and handmade cards on the night similar to the prototype I made today (shown below)… a full supplies list can be found at the bottom of this page.


You can make the wallet with me, on the night, using whatever style you choose πŸ™‚

happy mail 2

I will be making the cards and envelopes on the night ( they will differ from the ones used to display the wallet

happy mail 3

You can decorate the front of the wallet with whatever you have to hand / fancy πŸ™‚

happy mail 4

Oki doki…. here is what you will need…


1 x 9″ x 5.5″ sheet of cardstock or thick double sided patterned paper

We will be scoring this at 4″ and 5″ (on the 9″ side”)

Ribbon (or use what you have, twine, wool, fibres)


2 x 5.75″ x 5″ cardstock + scor-tape or red line tape and patterned paper

We will be scoring each pocket at Β 0.5″ then 1″, 4.75″ + 5.25″ Β  (along the 5.75 side) then

along one of the 5″ sides at 0.5″ and again at 1″


Cardstock : the folded cards will measure 5″ x 3/5″

Patterned paper, stamps, ink and embelishments of your own choice


Paper of your own choice

envelope punch board

I do hope you will head over to the facebook page where the full details of how you can join in and also be eligible to win the fabulous prizes on offer (link above)…

Hope to see you all there on the night

If I don’t see you all beforehand have a wonderful Christmas and wish you health and happiness for 2014!

Sarah xx

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Wishing you….

Wishing you a speedy recovery card.

I made this card a couple weeks ago, Β it is a full A4 size, I needed to make it big, because I took it into work for everyone to sign, as Β my good friend and work colleague ended up in hospital.

wishing you

  • Stampin Up thinlets dies from the banner set
  • Stampin up heart trio punch
  • clearly besotted heart dies
  • various different 6 x 6 patterned papers
  • ruffle edge ribbon
  • various buttons
  • Thickers self adhesive chipboard letters
  • Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink
  • Prima Sunrise patterned paper
  • red line tape
  • heavyweight white cardstock
  • Wild Orchid crafts Pearls and Rhinestones 3mm

wishing you 3

the thought behind the card was to send lots of love her way from everyone


thanks for popping round

Sarah x

p.s. I have a one layer “production line” christmas card to share in my next post, I made all my neighbours christmas cards yesterday afternoon πŸ˜‰

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Family :

Created on the evening of Friday 23rd August 2013 from my wee blue shed at the top of the garden

This is the first project I have made since retiring from the WOC Design Team, and I this was so much fun to make




supplies list:-

  • papier mache heart from hobbycraft
  • vintage lace frometsy.com seller : Lavish Laces
  • Bella Boulevard buttons
  • Decoart vintage white acrylic paint
  • Colall all purpose glue
  • Prima family die cut



I love add a little spot of bokeh to photographs, it gives is such a magical feel, don’t you think?

bokeh heart



That’s me for tonight, hopefully be back over the weekend with a wee card or two πŸ™‚

thanks for popping in

Sarah πŸ™‚


to Heal your Heart…

Hi everyone πŸ™‚ Β Hope you all settled back into work today after the easter holidays…

I made another card similar to the one I made yesterday.. and boy was this one a marathon! it took me 3 hours to make it

There is a lot of painting, inking, machine stitching and paper cutting in it to be fair lol

So here it is

I used the paper line from Basic Grey “Hello Luscious”

There is also Glitz Design Patterned paper on the card too, mainly on the inside panels

I also used may arts lace ribbon cut in half as the closures for the card

The I added some hearts, tags and buttons to the front of the card to finish it off…

I will come back tomorrow and add a full supplies list, as its well past midnight here and I have work in the morning πŸ™‚

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Vintage Easter Duo

Happy Monday to you all πŸ™‚

It has been another gloriously sunny day here in Scotland.. 20 Degrees C !! warmer than Milan here today!…. long may it continue, infact I have checked out the 5 day forecast and its looking good πŸ˜‰

Here is a wee Easter duo that I made last night after my tidy up..


First up a small card (left) measuring 3.5″ x 4.5″

Supplies Used :-

  • Light Green Pearlescent Cardstock that I bought from the recent Craft Fair
  • Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Easter Bingo Cards Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy Seller iralamijashop
  • Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas
  • Vintage Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and Scortape

and then we have the mini gift card.. it measures 3.5″ x 2.25″

the supplies lift for this mini gift card is the same as above with the exception of Β the stickles and I added a wee flower.

That’s me for the night … retiring down to the house from the garden workshop…

I have been busy uploading a video onto youtube with this week’s DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts, it should be live very soon, plus there is a giveaway on it too… here’s a sneek peek .. I will do the blog post on it tomorrow πŸ™‚

Nite Nite all and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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oh yea?

Hellooooo… long time no see πŸ˜‰

Whilst everyone was still in the land of nod this morning, I sneaked a quick hour up in my shed at the top of the garden…

Supplies used :-

  • Papermania 3″ x 3″ scalloped Edge Cards with matching envelopes
  • A4 Sheet Digital Collage Sheet from Lisa’s Altered Art
  • Sheet Music Paper
  • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6″ x 6″ Patterned Paper Pack
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Lovely Vintage lace from my wee friend Marybeth πŸ™‚
  • Scortape
  • Pool party Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Watercolour Paper (leftover scrap)
  • Neutral Buttons from Wild Orchid Crafts
Thanks so much for popping round πŸ™‚ xx
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Chunky ~ the 8 x 8 Layout

Tonight’s project is the September Challenge Layout for Wild Orchid Crafts…. I made the layout live over on Ustream in the company of all my wee crafty friends πŸ™‚

I managed to combine a wee bit more sewing into this project too πŸ˜‰ seem to be getting the hang of this sewing malarky πŸ˜‰

Supplies Used :-

  • Kraft Cardstock cut to 8″ x 8″
  • Basic Grey Self Adhesive Chipboard Alpha’s
  • Linen Thread
  • Burlap
  • Memento Midnight Black Ink
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-
  • AF-00010 5 Metres Black Raffia Ribbon (5.5 yards)
  • SB-00008 Vintage Seam Binding in Olorosso
  • SB-00009 Vintage Seam Binding in Light Mink
  • SB-00010 Vintage Seam Binding in Walnut
  • SB-00011 Vintage Seam Binding in Mahogany
  • BO-00014 Mixed brown/natural Buttons
  • LL-00016 Mixed Brown Mulberry Leaves