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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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Alcohol Ink Penny Washer Pendants

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 3:25 AM Comments 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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Technique Book Project using Homemade Texture Paste

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 6:10 AM Comments 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...

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Make Your Own Texture Paste

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 1:50 AM Comments 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...

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Alcohol Ink Decorated Bottles

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments 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?'

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Time for Tea, Teapots and Teacups Multi Template

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 8:45 AM Comments 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.

 

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Make Your Own Distress Ink Mini Ink Pads

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 1:45 AM Comments 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 ...

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Finding a Craft Use for Coffee Capsules

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 11:40 PM Comments 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 ...

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A Quick Tip - Using a Dog Hair Roller for Clearing Up Your Craft Area!

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

In the spirit of encouraging a sustainable world, I've decided to add a new category to the blog, entitiled Recycle, Upcycle and Frugal. I'll be posting any ideas or thoughts I have on reusing, or reycling household objects for use in your crafts, as well as any everyday things I come across that might be useful, which don't necessarily save money or the planet.

 

We have already featured lots of ideas ...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks Roundup

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)



In case you missed the series, here is a full list of the parts and what we covered with links. I hope you enjoyed this review and can try some of these techniques yourself!


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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 14)

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 14)


Distress Oxides - It Will All Come Out In the' Wash' plus one more technique and a wind up review of these inks


I think we are there at last, well, unless I start fiddling again and in that case I will pos...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 13)

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 13)


See the World In Black And White - Playing Around With Gesso!


Right back at the start of this series, we had a look at different card stocks that you could use Distress Oxides on. Oxides can be used on black card as we found but the colour is not highly vibrant. T...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 12) Seven Ways To Use Distress Oxide Inks With Stencils Part Two

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 12)

 

'Stencil' It In Part Two


Today we have part two of the Stencil Techniques we covered last time, split into two posts as the first part was quite long. Last time we covered Parts 1 to 6 and today we will cover techniques using Texture Pastes.


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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 11) Seven Ways To Use Distress Oxide Inks With Stencils

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 11)


'Stencil' It In Part One


Today we are looking at a few techniques using stencils with our Distress Oxide Inks. I had a lot of fun with these, so if you have the kit, then why not join in! As this is a long post, I will split it into two parts to make it ea...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 10)

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)



Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 10)


'Woodn't' it Be Nice!


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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 9)

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 9)


Stamp and Repeat Technique


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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part Eight)

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (1)



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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