Arts & Crafts, card making, Paper Crafting

Snowflake Pillow Box

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all having a good weekend..

I have had a productive day in my shed this afternoon making things for future workshops, blog posts and gifts.

I’ve been glittering snowmen, papering & covering things, recording videos, making cards etc.. and I also make this little pillow box gift holder.


supplies list :-

  • First Edition Christmas Promise Patterned paper
  • Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Die
  • Vintage Lace from Etsy Store Lavish Laces
  • Wooden Snowflake from Stampers Grove
  • Versamagic Cloud White Chalk Ink
  • Matte Medium
  • Papermania Clear Rhinestone 2mm

These little boxes are perfect for small gift, chocolates, a gift card or jewelry and would look great peeping out the top of a Christmas stocking.

I have a couple of video’s and photographs to edit and prepare for this coming week, so I best be off and make myself busy again 🙂

As always, Thanks for popping round


card making, Mixed Media

Sweet ATC

Hi Everyone,

It’s Thursday and it is almost the weekend 😀  Hurrah!

Today I have another ATC to share with you, this will be number 3 of a set of 4


Supplies List:-

  • DecoArt Media White Gesso
  • DecoArt Media Tinting Base
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold and Black
  • DecoArt Shimmer Mister White
  • Scrapiniec Decorative Chipboard
  • That’s Crafty ATC White/Greyboard
  • Maya Road Fibres
  • Large Green Button
  • Stampin Up Pink Glitter Cardstock
  • Sequins
  • Paperartsy Coral Paint
  • Stitched circle die and craft cardstock
  • White Cloud Chalk Ink


As always, thank you for popping round and I will see you again tomorrow 🙂


Arts & Crafts, card making, Card Techniques, Clean and Simple Cards, crafting, Handmade, Indigoblu, Inking, Matt & Layer, Paper Crafting, stamping

Indigoblu Challenge #21 Magical Masking

Indigoblu Challenge #21 Magical Masking

Hi Everyone!

It is time for another new challenge at the Indigoblu Challenge Blog, this month the theme is Magical Masking.     Now, I had never heard of it before so i needed to do a bit of researching to find out what i needed to do, then once I had gathered some inspiration, I managed to create this cute wee card using masking tape, ink  and stamps  🙂

This card is fun and easy to make, it comes together quickly and it uses two stamps,  the sentiment,  Inspire from Sarah’s Choice and also the Stylised Flowers Stamp.

magical masking Oct 14

Supplies List:-

  • Cream Cardstock base and panel
  • Teal metallic mirrorboard cardstock
  • Stampin Up Inks : Bermuda Bay, Indigo Island and Coastal Cabana
  • Onyx Black Versafine Ink
  • Dimensional Foam Tape from Woodware

magical masking 2


I look forward to seeing all your entries over at the Indigoblu challenge blog this month 🙂

Thanks for popping round


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Hi everyone… and a very happy Sunday to you all…

I have a LOVE Book to share with you today.   I have made one of these before, I’m sure if you search the vaults of the blog you will find it 😉       update  ………….. I searched and found it … it was 2011!! click here for a wee nosey

This book that I made today will be heading along to my Indigoblu demonstrations.

Love book


supplies used :-

  • White Geesoo Good Gesso.
  • Banana Custard Acrylic paint made into a spray
  • Distress Inks : Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
  • Indigoblu Design Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Indigoblu Vintage Flourish Stamp
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Starter Set
  • Indigoblu Megaflake : Lancashire Rose
  • Indigoblu Live Laugh Love Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up Inky Splotches Stamp
  • Sari Silk
  • Indigoblu Diamond Stencil

It all started with a layer of Geesso good

step 1


I added some pink text patterned paper that covered the entire surface of theheart. Then I added some Banana Custard acrylic paint to a bottle to make up a lovely creamy yellow spray..  then i tool the diamond stencil and added distress ink randomly over the surface.

step 2

I inked around the edges, then edged in Lancashire Rose megaflakes…added some embelishments, more ink, some more stamping, a wee bit embossing, some cardboard box offcuts… et voila!… although I made add to it later 😉  I’m not sure I have finished yet.

step 3


If I made any further changes and additions to the book, I will post an update


Love book


As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah 🙂

Arts & Crafts, card making, Die Cutting, Handmade, Product Review, stamping


Hi everyone .. and a very Happy Monday to you all 🙂

I found a lovely online store at the weekend… it is  packed full of  fab clear stamps and matching die’s, my order arrived today and I have to say they are great quality, value and affordable,  the service is super fast and they arrived well packaged and wrapped in lovely pink tissue paper..

The store is called Clearly Besotted Stamps ——-} click HERE to visit the store



I bought a few sentiment stamp sets and dies for making cards, I really liked the wording and fonts on them.. here are the sets I bought

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and here are some of the stamps with the dies to match

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and finally here is a little birthday card I made with The “Its Your Birthday” set 🙂

happy birthday


Supplies List :-

  • American Crafts White Textured Cardstock
  • Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
  • Stampin Up Inks in Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake and Real Red
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • We r Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Clearly Besotted Its Your Birthday StampSet
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


Thanks for popping in

Sarah 🙂

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“Party” and “Celebrate” Tags

I made a couple of tags tonight for a wee change,  the stamps, inks and the copic markers got some action 🙂

I made these on Ustream too, although didn’t record the show (i keep forgetting!) and Karen and Ellen popped in for a wee visit too 🙂 thanks ladies

First up was the “Party Tag” made with a Daniel Torrente Stamp..

Supplies Used :~

  • 1 x White Tag from Crafty Individuals
  • 1 x Daniel Torrente Stamp
  • Invoke Arts Floral Background Stamp
  • Copic Markers
  • “Party Stamp”
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Fibres from Creative Fibre Arts

Tag #2 Celebrate

The flower for this tag is made with seam binding

Supplies list :-

  • 1 x White Tag from Crafty Individuals
  • Invoke Arts Floral Background Stamp
  • Glitz Design “Celebrate” Rub On
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Shabby Shutters, Broken China & Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • Seam Binding
  • Olive Green Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Fibres from Creative Fibre Arts

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

Just Saying Hello!

I have the day off work today to make it a nice long weekend break, so I headed up to my workshop and started creating 🙂

I love the butterfly on this card, it was part of a multi-pack from the Papermania Henbury Lane Range, which I am really loving at the moment.

Supplies List :-

  • Turquoise Cardstock from the paper Mill Shop cut to 8″ x 4″ to make a 4″ x 4″ Card
  • Uniball Signo Opaque White Pen for the Faux Stitching around the perimeter of the card
  • Papermania Henbury Lane Patterned paper Light Blue Polka Dots (I distressed the edges)
  • Memories Chalk Ink in Misty teal around the distressed paper edges
  • Papermania Henbury Lane Felt Butterfly (you get 12 in a pack)
  • Stickles : Stardust all over the wings of the butterfly
  • Glossy Accents by Ranger to adhere the butterfly to the patterned paper
  • Basic Grey “Just Saying Hello” Clear Stamp Set
  • Stazon Baby Blue Opaque Ink Pad.
  • Double Sided Tape to adhere the patterened paper to the cardstock.

Arts & Crafts, crafting, Distressing, Inking, Paper Crafting, Projects, stamping, Tag Making

Moulin Mauve Love Tag ;-)

I made this tag tonight…. and wow I love it 🙂  It gives me the feel that it’s from the Moulin Rouge Era

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Manilla Tag
  • Bottom Lace is dyed with cinnamon and violet  & Oriental Poppy Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
  • Top lace dyed with Purple Violet Cosmic Shimmer Mist
  • 1 x Prima Flower dyed with Purple Violet Cosmic Shimmer Mist
  • 1 x Prima Flower centre
  • Tag dyed with Purple Violet Cosmic Shimmer Mist & Tattered Angels Cinnamon and then edged with shabby shutters distress ink
  • 1 x My Minds Eye Stamp from the Bloom & Grow range
  • Silver Pearl Embossing Powder
  • Various ribbons, fibres, wool and Peacock Herl.

Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Distressing, Inking, Mini Album, Mini Cards, Paper Crafting, Product Review, Projects, stamping, Tag Making

A bit of this and a bit of that…..

Ok…. i’m starting to get a little bit worried here, it’s about me and this whole flower thing that’s going on in my workshop at the moment … I’ve promised myself NOT to make any flowers this week, it’s becoming too much of an obsession….. Flower OCD 🙂

SO …..yesterday saw me making yet more flowers…… felt flowers!……felt flowers that I had to sew together !!….. and here’s the ironic thing ..I cant sew !!    Me…, I was the bane of my sewing teachers life at school, I just didn’t get the whole sewing thing…  so now i’m sewing flowers…OMG!  Quick someone phone my old sewing teacher, someone let her know I can sew after all…. and it’s only taken me 28 years YAY!!

Here is my flower… I’m so proud of it, I might just do a tutorial on how to make one…. but not this week 😉

I enjoyed making that one so much I made another, this time smaller and all pink and lovely 🙂

Then I decided to try out my Ranger Glossy Accents on a Making Memories Polka Dot Flower……. It turned out great!!

And finally a sneeky peeek at a tag I made for a mini album that I’m making at the moment… can you guess what colour it’s going to be? 😉


Arts & Crafts, crafting, Distressing, Inking, Paper Crafting, Projects, Tag Making

Butterfly Tag

I had tag to finish off from yesterday, here it is….

Supplies List : –

  • Manilla Tag
  • Embossed with Silver pearl embossing powder the stamp is En Francais from SU.
  • Autumn Leaves Clear Stamp Set – Flower trio
  • American Crafts Butterfly Stamp from the Just Chillin Girl Stamp Set
  • Tim Holts Distress Inks in Shabby Shutter & Broken China
  • Ranger Mini Mister with Interference Blue perfect pearls in it.
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Spring Violet, Lemon Zest & Juniper
  • Adirondak Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pearl
  • s.e.i. accents (Butterfly)
  • SU Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon plus a few fibers from my supplies
  • Prima White Flower dyed with Broken China and Shabby Shutters
  • Prima e-line Pearl
  • Silver flower Charm from my supplies
  • Ranger Stickles in Eucalyptus