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Easter Nest

Hi Everyone,

It is my turn over on the Colourcraft Design Team blog this weekend and I made a cute wee easter nest complete with speckled eggs using their fabulous acrylic paints..

easter 1

If you would like to see the step by step tutorial over on the colourcraft blog, click here and this will take you straight there

Thanks for popping round


Paper Crafting

Easter Treat Holders

Hi Everyone,

Easter is just around the corner, so I have been making easter treat holders with idea’s from Pinterest ๐Ÿ™‚

easter treat holders 3

There are long skinny ones, short milk cartony ones and pillow boxes with bunnies and grass…

easter treat holders 1

easter treat holders 2

easter treat holders 4

I have a list of things to make and do as long as my arm… so I will need to get a move one ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope to blog a lot of it all very soon

Thanks for popping round


Altered Items, Handmade

A Wee Pink Egg House

Hi Everyone!..

Happy Saturday to you all ๐Ÿ˜€

I have a wee pink egg house to share with you today, this is the first of 2 that I have to share, I still have the other one to decorate…

pink egg house

Supplies List..

  • Pink Egg House ยฃ1.00 from Hobbycraft
  • Paperartsy Snowflake and Blush Chalk Paint
  • Double Sided Tape 1/8th Inch
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Platinum Glitter
  • Styrofoam Eggs
  • Dina Wakeley Matte Medium

pink egg house 2

I painted the whole house white first so that it did not alter the colour of the blush paint… left the inside white

pink egg house 3

Hope you liked today’s project.. I also finished my G45 Safari Adventure mini album today too.. I will take photo’s of that tonight and do the blog post tomorrow

As always, thanks for popping round

sarah x


Arts & Crafts, card making

Tiny Milk Carton Easter Treat Holders

Hi Everyone!

I have moved back into my shed today YAY!..

I had problems with moisture in one of the sockets, so I had to wait for a couple of dry days to dry my shed out and today the sockets finally worked without tripping the house lol..

So the heaters have been on all day full blast… so while I was up there I had a good old tidy up and sort out, and it feels good to have a clean work space again..

Today’s wee project is tiny milk cartons that hold tiny chocolate easter eggs.. these are cute, and they are also for an upcoming workshop at Stampers Grove, on April 1st, I’ll leave the details at the bottom of this post if you fancy joining us..


I also made some from my jelly print papers too


There will be a couple more projects to make at the workshop, and I am working on these at the moment ๐Ÿ˜‰



If you are in Edinburgh Saturday 1st April, and fancy some easter treat holders, you can call James or Emma to book a space onย  0131 221 9440 or pop intoย 92 Grove St, Edinburgh EH3 8AF.

As always, thanks for popping in

Sarah x


Arts & Crafts, card making

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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Have a Wonderful Easter…..

Just a wee note to wish everyone that follows, reads and pops in to pay a visit to my blog ย a very Happy Easter.

Remember the eggs I decorated a few weeks back? ..

Take a Kilner Jar, ย some branches from your garden (i tried to get pussy willow, but its all gone here now) , some pretty ribbon and a few decorated styrofoam eggs et voila ๐Ÿ™‚

Easter Everywhere {poem}

Rabbits soft and cuddly
Baby chickens, too.
Easter eggs for baskets
White and pink and blue.
Easter cards of greeting,
Music in the air,
Lilies just to tell us
It’s Easter everywhere.

Have a wonderful time with your families today.

Sarah x

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Easter Bunny Frame

I made this little easter bunny frame from scratch tonight, inspired by the one I bought and decorated a couple of weeks ago.

Using bare chipboard, some tyvek and scortape I managed to get it to look the same, with the exception of the actual photograph window.. instead of a square, I die cut a wee bunny window instead ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  I know it doesnt look like there is a lot of room for a picture, but if you could imagine having a pic of your little one/grand baby / niece / nephew .. or even your hubby inside ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies Used :-

  • Bare Chipboard
  • Tyvek Paper
  • Yellow/Orange Sweetheart Blooms Product Code FS-00047 from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Folkart Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Sizzix Bunny #2 Die 38-0703
  • 2mm Clear Rhinestones
  • Scortape, Hot Glue
  • Burlap
  • Cuttlebug Circles embossing folder
  • Yellow tear it Sand it Emboss it Ranger Distress Paper

and the back

and the depth/dimension.. plenty of room for a photograph

Thanks so much for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a wonderful weekend everyone… tis friday tomorrow, my most fav day of the week ๐Ÿ˜€

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Easter Nest Box

Hi everyone… hope your weekend is going well.

Today I have an Easter Nest Project to share with you that I created for Wild Orchid Crafts ย as part of their Youtube Design Team.

My daughter was throwing out an old mug box, and I managed to get it up to my shed before it hit the bucket! … this is what the box looked like before I altered and decorated it

I peeled off the cellophane skin

Gave the whole box a coat of Gesso inside and out

Then I took some Linen Acyrlic paint by Docrafts Artist and painted the whole box with 2 coats

I then picked some patterned paper .. I chose My Minds Eye Lost and Found Collection

and I covered the lid and base

I had bought some Jungle Moss and Reindeer Moss last week and it was just perfect to make a nest for the top of the box

I used Glossy accents to adhere it to the lid of the box

next I took some englaise lace from wild orchid crafts and fixed a band around the lid and base and decorated the top with flowers and pearls and the bottom with buttons

The flowers were scrunched up into little balls to give them a crinkled effect then I stuck 2 together before adhering them onto the lace and topping with a pearl

I then made a label for the front of the box using the “b” side of the patterned paper, some victorian edge scissors, some skeleton leaved, a button and a flower.. oh and some old sticky letters from Karen Foster Designs

Next up was the egg shell for the centre for the moss nest… ย I used 3 colours of paint for the egg

I love the colour the egg turned out.. all creamy yellowey and greeney

All that was left to do now was to pop the chicks in and take some more photographs of the finished Easter Nest Box

I had a lot of fun making this project… a full supplies list is listed below.. thanks for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚ and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies List:-

  • 1 x Old Mug Box (rescued from the bucket)
  • My Minds Eye Lost and Found Patterned Paper
  • Jungle Moss
  • Reindeer Moss
  • Easter Chicks from the Pound shop
  • Distress Ink : Iced Spruce
  • Scor tape
  • Glossy Accents
  • Acrylic Paint in : Linen, Lemonade and Citron green
  • Half and Egg Shell from local haberdashery
  • Karen Foster Designs Alpha Stickers

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :

  • LL-00003 100 Natural Skeleton Leaves
  • BM-00041 2.2cm Foundation White Blooms
  • SP-00008 60 White, Ivory & Ta ย Self Adhesive Pearls – 5mm
  • BO-00014 Mixed Brown/Natural Buttons – 30g (1oz US) In stock now
  • LA-00042 1 Metre Ivory Insertion Aglaise Lace