craft workshop, crafting workshop, crafting workshops, workshops

New Workshop Dates

Hi Everyone!

The new workshop dates have been releasedย  for Stampers Grove YAY!..

If you fancy booking in for a workshop we would love to see you there, both Lorna and I have some great workshops booked .. there is also two full days in November dedicated to all things Colourcraft.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the link to Stampers Grove Workshop page .. spaces are already filling up fast I would recommend booking early to avoid missing out on these craft packed workshops, plus you can subscribe to their newsletter to be the first to find out all the news from the Grove ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for popping in

Sarah x

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, christmas, crafting

Shiny Star Trio

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Day 12 of Blogmas and another Christmassy Crafty Project


I was at Stampers Grove Craft Shop on Saturday and got some of these fab papermache stars to paint…

bare stars.jpg

I have had a lot of fun painting stuff for christmas this year, and I used some of the Imagination Crafts Starlights Paints to give these stars a lovely shiny new coat..


The three colours I chose to paint them were Apple Green, Chartruese and Jade.. I love how they turned out and they will look great on the tree ๐Ÿ™‚


As always, thank you for popping round and I will see you tomorrow for Day 13 of Blogmas

Sarah ๐Ÿ˜€

Arts & Crafts, card making

Sparkly Votive Holder

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Blogmas Day 4

I have a little sparkly votive holder to share with you today, I bought this yesterday when I was through at Stampers Grove teaching a workshop…

Here is the before picture


and here is the finished project, I gave it a couple of coats of Imagination Crafts Starlights Paint in a gorgeous purple Lilac Mist, now purple is not a go to colour for me, but at the class yesterday one of the lovely ladies Robyn used a purple on her project and it was lovely, so this was my inspiration for today’s project ๐Ÿ™‚


I shall see you tomorrow for more crafty fun, as always thanks for popping round



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


Altered Items, Arts & Crafts, card making

Halloween Pumpkin

Hi Everyone!

You know the other day how I said I was done with Halloween? ย ….well…..I forgot that I bought a paper mache pumpkin when I was in Hobbycraft and seeing as it is Halloween tomorrow, I thought I better paint it ๐Ÿ˜€

I actually got a bargain it was reduced to ยฃ4.00 ! So here is my naked pumpkin, it is fairly big and about the size of a medium real one ๐Ÿ˜‰


I gave it an initial coat of Paperartsy Butternut Opaque chalk finish paint I didnt have any opaque orange paints so had to improvise


then I added a dollop of Deco Art Media Tinting Base and some quinacridone gold which gave me a pale orange colour


then i mixed in more quinacridone gold to the base dollop on my desk and we are getting there..


and even more ….


then i dry brushed neat quinacrodone gold all over the top.. and happy with the result


Happy Halloween everyone!!


Arts & Crafts, card making

The Wee Wooden Tray

Hi everyone!

Something different from cards to share today… I altered a wee wooden tray for an upcoming workshop.. this is the before picture ๐Ÿ™‚


If you would like to decorate one with me I will be at Stampers Grove on Saturday 10th December from 11am till 1pm. ย  they are perfect for that last minute Christmas gift, you can paint/embelish , then fill them with a whole host of festive goodies, wrap up in cellophane and you have a perfect tailor made christmas gift!

Here is the one I made today, this would be perfect filled with fruit teabags, coffee, and homemade shortbread biscuits..


There are a lot of different things incorporated in this tray, I gilded the edges in gold leaf, Stamped and heat embossed the sides with embossing powder and lined the inside and sides with a gorgeous patterned paper.. the handles are bound in gorgeous twine


I also took a picture outside, it is amazing how lighter it looks in natural lighting ๐Ÿ™‚


To book a space on the workshop telephone 0131 221 9440 or email or pop into the shop at 92 Grove Street Edinburgh EH3 8AP .. Link to the workshop schedule here

Thanks so much for popping round.. I have another tray to prepare as a sample for the workshop, so be sure to check back next week



card making, Mixed Media

Sweet ATC

Hi Everyone,

It’s Thursday and it is almost the weekend ๐Ÿ˜€ ย 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
  • Thatโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚


card making, Mixed Media

ATC Home

Hi everyone..

I have ATC (Artist Trading Card) number 2 of 4 to share with you all today ๐Ÿ™‚


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
  • Thatโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Take Care

Sarah x

ATC's, card making, Mixed Media

Smile ATC

Hi everyone,

I can’t remember the last time I made an ATC (artist trading card) so I thought I would made some more. ย  This will be number 1 of a set of 4 that I am sharing with you today, the remaining 3 will be featured very soon.


Supplies List :-

  • DecoArt Media White Gesso
  • DecoArt Media Texture Paste
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver, Phthalo Turquoise, ย Cobalt Teal Hue
  • DecoArt Shimmer Mister White
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ; Patina
  • Scrapiniec Decorative Chipboard
  • That’s Crafty ATC White/Greyboards
  • Matte Silver Sequins
  • Petaloo Darjeeling Tiny Flwoers
  • Cotton Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Spellbinders Media Mixage Ephemera
  • Darice Hemp

smile 2.jpg


Thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚