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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part Eight)

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)



Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part Eight)


Things That Shouldn't be Glossed Over!


Today I am continuing our series on Distress Oxides, with ...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 7)

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (1)



Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 7)

 

Being in the Background

I thought I would post a quick demo actually showing the process to get a basic wet backgrou...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 6)

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)



Can't resist Distress Oxides!

 

I hope you are appreciating my bad puns. You guessed it, today we are looking at a few resist techniques, as usual with lots of photos to refer to. This is a standard technique used, I know it is not rocket sc...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 5)

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Today, I am posting some more card projects made with backgrounds that don't look too promising to show almost like a 'before and after'. Some are just simple backgrounds showcasing a stamp and others involve using the background to make an embellishment. I hope you can see that in your adventures with these inks, that there aren't really that many mistakes, as even if you think they look awful, sometimes all you have to do is look at it a different...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 4)

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)



Lets Be Direct About This!

I hope you are enjoying our series examining Distress Oxide inks. We have covered a bit of ground but there is still a lot more to come. When I get around to doing tutorials or ‘how tos’ I like to be thorough and try to cover it a...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 3)

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)



Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 3)


A Lovely Blend of Old and New!

Today’s post continues the series on using Distress Oxide Inks. One of the most used techniques wit...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 2)

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)



Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 2)

As promised for Part 2 of our series on Distress Oxide Inks, here are some projects made using the backgrounds created last time. None of these were planned in any ...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 1)

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Life in a Distressing World (Part 1), Adventures With Oxide Inks

I thought it was about time we ran another series of reviews, or as I prefer to call them ‘make it up as you go along because it is more fun that way’ sessions.

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Teapot Card Template

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)


I've had so much fun with the new Teapot Template that I couldn't stop making demos. Goodness knows what I am going to do with them all - my card box is overflowing with teapots!


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Mother's Day - Remembering Mum

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, we have managed to survive Easter and the kids are long gone back to the place they need to be! With that, I am looking around my craft area and thinking about the next round of projects to be covered.

 



With Mother's Day approaching in the US and o...

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Easter 2017 - Egg Carton Carrier

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)


I love finding different ways to present a gift. This lovely little Egg Carrier is a different idea and is modelled on those coffee carriers you can get. I was carrying my coffee to the car with an extra cup for the beloved husband and realised that it would make a great way to h...

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Easter 2017 -Video Summary

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks for joining us for our Easter craft projects this year. We got there in the end!

 

There is one more post tomorrow but for a summary of the different things we covered, you can watch here is our latest short video. Click the link below.


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Easter 2017 - Twine Covered Easter Eggs

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)


I think Easter lends itself to the natural look really well. Twines, raffias, simple Spring flowers, all make us feel part of the season. Following on from our earlier project where we make some lovely little Easter twine baskets, here is another decorative idea for you to try. T...

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Easter 2017 - Mini Easter Boxes with Member's Template

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)


I absolutely adore making mini boxes, there is something deeply satisfying about making a box for some reason. Easter gifts are usually associated with baskets but boxes can make a nice change and can work well with most of the mini Easter eggs you can buy. These little boxes can be made with or wit...

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Easter 2017 - Gold Stippled Easter Eggs

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Today we have another decorated Easter Egg idea for you to try. I saw some lovely decorated eggs for sale in my local craft store and wanted to have a go and make my own, as I thought it would definitely be cheaper but more importantly, I was interested to see if I could recreate the effect myself.

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Easter 2017 - Flower Decorated Eggs

Posted on April 2, 2017 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Just a quick project idea for this post. If you like me have thousands of paper flowers lying around and want a quick but really satisfying project to use them up, then how about using them to cover a polystyrene egg. I think the effect is absolutely beautiful!


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Easter 2017 - Exploding Easter Egg Box

Posted on April 2, 2017 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)


This little Easter box contains a surprise within!


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Easter 2017 - Egg Shaped Boxes with free Member template

Posted on April 1, 2017 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)


As my mother used to say, you can't go wrong with a gift in a box! Actually, I am not sure she did say that and she isn't here to contradict me anymore but nevermind, I will say it anyway!


So today, we are featuring a...

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Easter 2017 - Super Simple Easter Cards with free Backing Paper

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)




If you need to make some super quick Easter notelets, the easiest way is to simply use a piece of Easter themed paper.

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Easter 2017 - Sauce Pot Mini Easter Baskets

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Today we are making some absolutely gorgeous little mini Easter Baskets, using something very ordinary and giving it a real upcycle!


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