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|Posted on August 31, 2017 at 11:30 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 26, 2017 at 2:50 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 23, 2017 at 6:30 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 20, 2017 at 5:50 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 19, 2017 at 10:55 PM||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!
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|Posted on August 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 14, 2017 at 4:55 AM||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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|Posted on August 12, 2017 at 11:20 PM||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.Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 12, 2017 at 1:10 AM||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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|Posted on August 9, 2017 at 11:05 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 8, 2017 at 10:00 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 7, 2017 at 3:35 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 3, 2017 at 5:15 AM||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.
|Posted on June 29, 2017 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
I am loving this new section on the blog where we post recycled, upcycled and money saving ideas to do with crafts. As you know, the site deals mainly with templates but this doesn't mean that I don't like doing heaps of other things and basically, if I like it, I will try it!
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|Posted on June 28, 2017 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
Ok, so today we are using the texture paste made in the last post to create a lovely cover for a book that will be where I want to store my samples for the distress inks and other things that I discover. I am using some precut covers from Zutter and I will be using my Bind it All to make up t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 27, 2017 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
Texture paste is something I have come to love using more and more on my projects. There will be an upcoming post on a technique book that I made using texture paste on the cover and it worked beautifully!
Anyone who buys texture paste regularly knows how expensive it can be, so here is a recipe to make your own on the cheap! Actually, there are several recipes out there circulating on the web but th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 26, 2017 at 3:15 AM||comments (0)|
As you know, if you follow this blog regularly, we like to pick up all kinds of projects, not just papercraft. All things are an adventure to be discovered and today's project is an example of that....when you ask yourself, 'What if I did this, what will happen?'Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 19, 2017 at 8:45 AM||comments (0)|
Our new Teapots template, was designed to be used with the teacup and saucer template and you can now get them both together as a multi buy on the template pages.
|Posted on June 19, 2017 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
I hope all the fathers enjoyed their day yesterday and that they received lovely handmade cards and gifts to celebrate. As far as posting on the blog, it has been just ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 12, 2017 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
Today, I thought I would share another handy tool that I use, which is a cheap and cheerful alternative.
I love coffee and since I got a coffee machine, I have found that the emply capsules are stacking up ...Read Full Post »