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Christmas 2017 Series - Distress Oxide Background Cards

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)



Following on from an earlier post where we created some gorgeous Distress Oxide Tissue Paper backgrounds, as promised here are a couple of cards made using them.


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Christmas 2017 Series - Crumpled Tissue Distress Oxide Backgrounds

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Today I wanted to just share a technique that I stumbled across by accident and I think you agree the 'mistake' turned into some pretty stunning backgrounds.I am so in love with this technique that I...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Quick Gift Tags Free Template

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Yesterday, we posted up a free template to make those lovely twine trees. You can use the same template (in the smallest size) to make these quick little gift tags. I hav...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Twine Trees Free Template

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Welcome to Day three of our Christmas 2017 Series!


Today I have a really simple but beautiful project for your that honestly takes minutes to make.You can make these lovely twine trees to hang as a decoration aro...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Toilet Roll Pillow Boxes

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)


I seriously love upcycle and recyclye projects. I guess I have just become a bit meaner in my old age, or maybe I just like to see what I can do with all those things we usually throw out!


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Christmas 2017 Series - Five Ways With Decorated Pegs

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 


I really love making use of things around the home and transforming them into lovely and useful projects. Here is one that just uses simple and very cheap wooden clothes pegs which you can pick up in more or less any store. You can really go to town with decorating here. For my pegs I have painted...

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Been away but now back!

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Just to say that I have been busy with so many things in life generally that the blog has taken a bit of a backseat. Actually, I could write a whole separate blog on the various things that have been stealing my time and I am sure this is true for most people. Anyway,  I have got up today and decided that I had better start posting some projects, with Christmas just a few short months away...panic!!

 

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Baby Wipes Flowers

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Following on from the last post, where we looked at using old baby wipes to make some beautiful card backgrounds, in this blog post, I wanted to show you another way to use up those old rags! I have seen this technique in a number of different places on the web and wanted to give it a go. If you haven't got any us...

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Making a Small Waterlily

Posted on August 26, 2017 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)



In an earlier post, we looked at using baby wipes to create some beautiful backgrounds for cards and other projects. Two of the demo cards had mini waterlilies on them, so I just wanted to do a quick post showing how they were put together. Each one was made slightly differently but the overall effect was more or less the same. What you are going ...

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Well That Has Torn It! How to get different distress effects to paper edges

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Using torn paper edges on your cards instantly creates interest. This is of course an old technique and can really make an ordinary design look really special and far less processed. The torn effect creates the illusion of an aged paper and breaks up the design el...

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Answering a Question on Chalked Backgrounds

Posted on August 20, 2017 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I get quite a few questions sent to me via the contact form and I usually answer them directly to people that do write to me. Mostly, I am able to offer some kind of suggestion, although I am no kind of expert! I thought it might be a good idea to post up some of them here on the blog and show what I answered, so if anyone else had a similar question, it could help, or if any lovely crafters out there who read it and can answer it better or add any useful commen...

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Make beautiful backgrounds with Baby Wipes

Posted on August 19, 2017 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)



If you followed the series on Distress Oxide Ink, you will remember I was complaining about wasting the papers used to wipe up excess ink from the mat. An example of one of my heavily used rags is shown above!

 

Depending on what I am doing...

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All About Gesso and using it with Chipboard

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

All About Gesso

If you are like me and spent a long time wondering what exactly that mysterious thing called Gesso is and what it is used for but were too afraid to ask, then you have come to the right place. Gesso was always most definitely a product that sat firmly in the realms of art and artists but more recently, or certainly over the last five years or so, it has become more and more popular as a stap...

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Chipboard Wheelbarrow Project Mini Terracotta Plant Pots

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Today I am back to one of my fav things, recycling old stuff to use in my craft projects. Those little flower pots in the display photos might look familiar!


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Chipboard Wheelbarrow, creating a rusted effect wheel

Posted on August 12, 2017 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Today I am showing how I made the rusted effect wheel for my display wheelbarrow chipboard projects. This is a really simple technique and the effects are pretty good. There are other ways of achieving a rusted finish but this one is certainly one of the easiest.

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Chipboard Wheelbarrow Creating a Faux Wood Effect

Posted on August 12, 2017 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Today I am going to do a quick post about getting a faux wood effect, which you can use with the Wheelbarrow projects or other papercraft projects.


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Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

In an earlier post, there was a picture of the new Wheelbarrow template filled with autumn flowers in oranges and yellows. There were also some mini pumpkins shown in the photo too. Here is the photo if you haven't seen it.




Actually, there were two lots, some tiny one...

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Chipboard Wheelbarrow Instructions

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are a set of photo instructions to make the Chipboard Wheelbarrow from the template


Carefully cut out all the pieces following the template, as all the pieces have been designed to f...

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Chipboard Template Wheelbarrow

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Autumn Decorative Piece


This latest template has been a long time coming but finally all the bumps have been ironed out and I have had such fun playing with it. This cute wheelbarrow is pretty simple to...

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Decorated Notebook Number 1

Posted on July 3, 2017 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)


A quick project today. I was looking at my notebook and decided to do a quick redecoration. This book is just one I carry about and jot down project ideas, things to blog about or anything else that gets my attention, as my memory is as bad as can be expected at my age.

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