Altered Items, Mixed Media

The Wee Gingerbread Man

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday to you all and I hope your weekend is positively wonderful!

It is that time of the month again and my turn over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog

I have been having so much fun playing with Expandit this week and if you head on over to the blog you can see how I made this cute wee man ๐Ÿ™‚ >>>> Link Hereย 

gingerbread man 7

Thanks for popping in

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

Arts & Crafts, card making, photography

Blogmas Day 18

Hi Everyone!

A warm welcome to Blogmas Day 18!

I absolutely LOVE today’s wee project, it is a great idea for a last minute gift or stocking stuffer…


All you need is an inexpensive picture frame, give it a wee lick of paint, add a photo and embelish the front and you have a lovely gift to give just in time for christmas..

I have a few of these wooden frames, I got mine at Stampers Grove, I have a couple left over for future projects… and you don’t even need to paint them you could use a varnish or wood stain and keep it natural


Supplies List:-

  • Wooden Frame
  • Imagination Crafts Starlights White Gold Paint
  • Gold Pine Cones from Hobbycraft
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Photograph of Isla our Springer Spaniel


As always thank you for popping round, and I will see you tomorrow for Day 19!

Sarah x

card making, Decoupage

Winter Reindeer Coat of Arms

Hi Everyone…

Welcome to Blogmas Day 16

Today’s project is a Winter Reindeer Coat of Arms made from a reindeer head I bought in stampers grove and the plaque is cut from a cat food box ๐Ÿ™‚


The reindeer looked like this before I started


I took out some mod podge matte and some Papermania decopatch papers


I painted the whole thing with white gesso as a base coat so that the papers would pop when they were glued once they covered the entire reindeer head.


The base of the head was covered in clear glitter, and I stuck some glittery snowballs on the sides pf the plaque, it was finished off with a wooden snowflake dipped in versamark ink and a coat of white encrusted embossing powder applied and when melted I sprinkled some iridescent glitter over top to make it sparkle..


and finally the reindeer was centred and stuck down onto the plaque and it’s done.


As always, thank you for popping round and I will see you all tomorrow for day 17!

Sarah x

Arts & Crafts, card making

Wee Wooden Snowmen

Hi everyone!

A slight change of plan for tonight’s blog post, instead of a gilded Christmas card I have some wee wooden peg snowmen to share..

These are for an upcoming workshop for Stampers Grove..


They are super easy to make and easy to stick on the tree too, you just slide the pegs on the branches ..


I will have more details ย on the workshop to follow soon.. until then, thanks for popping round and i’ll see you all tomorrow


Arts & Crafts, crafting, Die Cutting, Embelishments, Gift Bags, Handmade, Home Decor, Painting, Paper Crafting, Tag Making

Christmas Trees and Tags

It’s been a bit of a pottering weekend crafty wise in the workshop… i’ve not worked on any projects, but have made a few bits n bobs using the new tim holtz alterations strip dies that arrived this week ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List…

  • Tim Holtz Festive Greenery Strip Die
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Lace Strip Die
  • Sizzix Scalloped Tag Die
  • Daler & Rowney Iridescent Medium
  • Pearls and Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Olive Cardstock
  • Sand it, Tear it, Embossit paper
  • Silvery Blue Embroidery Thread

and then I made a christmas tree hanging…

Supplies used :-

  • Matboard
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Lace Strip Die
  • Gold German Glass Glitter
  • Gold Embroidery thread
  • Muslin (Wild Orchid Crafts)
  • Hessian Ribbonย (Wild Orchid Crafts)
  • Moonstone Bradsย (Wild Orchid Crafts)
  • GCD Studio Christmas paper
  • Clear Rhinestones from hero Arts

Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Decoupage, Paper Crafting, Scrap Challenge

I Spy a Mince Pie!

I made this card last night, but by the time I left the workshop and wandered back down to the house, replied to all the comments over on youtube, I was too tired to do a blog post about this card, so headed off to my wee bed ๐Ÿ™‚

I got a right sore burn on the top of my middle finger last night from the hot glue gun, I’d just put a big blob of glue onto a gardenia flower, put my glue gun down, it fell off the table, I tried to catch it, forgot I was holding a glue covered flower, which resulted in it sticking to my finger…. OUCH!! … I took the flower off quickly, but it left all the hot glue on my finger, which I was blowing at furiously to try and cool it down, needless to say, the lesson has been learned, hope the neighbours were not watching lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway… on to the card, it’s a christmas card, made with the die cut decoupage sheets I’d bought when I got the Poinsettia Papers the other night, I’m still using scraps out my bag, I struck gold with this big pink bit of pink bazzill it must have been hiding at the back ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Pink Bazzill Cardstock 12 x 6, when folded makes a 6 x 6 Card
  • My Minds Eye, My Life Stories Light Pink and Kraft Tartan Paper
  • Papermania Poinsettia Decoupage Sheets
  • Pop Dots
  • Scotch ATG 700

Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Mini Cards, Paper Crafting, stamping

Snowflake Mini’s

I’m making handmade mini cards for all my work colleagues this year, so I headed up to the workshop this afternoon and made these… they are really easy to make, you just have to wait for a bit until the stickles glitter glue dries..

Supplies used :-

  • Pink Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Pink Mirror board from the Paper Mill Shop
  • Nestabilities – Labels 1 set
  • Technique Tuesday small snowflake stamp
  • Memories Chalk Ink Dusky Rose
  • Metal Snowflake and brad
  • Stix2 3D Glue Dots
  • Stickles Crystal Glitter Glue

Supplies used :-

  • Blue Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Silver Mirror board from the Paper Mill Shop
  • Stampin Up Scalloped Edge Circle Punch
  • Technique Tuesday small snowflake stamp
  • Memories Chalk Ink Blue
  • Metal Snowflake and brad
  • Stix2 3D Glue Dots
  • Stickles Crystal Glitter Glue
Arts & Crafts, crafting, Paper Crafting, Projects, stamping

Christmas Gingerbread Notepad

I decided to make another little notepad this afternoon…. must be a glutton for punishment seeing as I made 30 last weekend!

But my new stamp sets arrived this week from 2peasinabucket and they just made me want to make another one ๐Ÿ™‚


Supplies List : –

  • 1 x Notepad 210mm x 75mm
  • Stampin Up textured cardstock from the earth elements range – Garden Green
  • Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Series Paper (Stripey)
  • Red Cardstock from The Paper Mill Shop
  • Fiskars Treading Water Punch
  • Bo Bunny Clear Stamp Set – Merry Christmas Item #SMC320 – I used the “Merry Christmas” from this set.
  • Black Versafine Onyx Black Instant Dry Pigment Ink
  • American Crafts Clear Stamp Set “Shortbread” and I used the Gingerbread people from this set
  • Hero Arts Clear Smooth Gem
  • Double Sided Tape and Stampin up Dimensionals
  • Stampin up Stampin’ write markers in Ruby Red & Chocolate Chip
  • Red Satin 15mm Ribbon.