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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 c...

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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 a...

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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 sta...

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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...

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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...

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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 u...

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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 t...

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Christmas '16' Wrapping Paper Bags

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Our final project for this year, is to make some lovely gift bags for your presents using either backing papers for smaller bags or a piece of wrapping paper, to make bags of more or less any size.The video below uses a sheet from our Scandinavian Knit themed papers set and will make a small bag for maybe some chocolates or a piece of jewellery but if you use a piece of wrapping paper you can make much bigger bags that co-ordinate with your other gi...

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Quick Video to show how to make the Folded Circle Trees

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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Here is a quick video 'how to' to make the folded trees featured on the cards in our last post!


Making the Folded Heart Short Tutorial

Posted on February 10, 2016 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

As promised, here is a short tutorial showing the folds for the Folded Heart projects which we featured in earlier posts on the blog and which uses the free Member's template.

 

You can use this to make an exploding heart insert inside a card or use it as a standalone pocket which you can slide a notelet inside.



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Short Tutorial - Origami Tree

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)


As promised, a quick video showing the basic folds to create the origami tree using our Member's free template.

Christmas '15' Series Making the 3D Pinecone

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Today I am just posting a couple of notes and photos to show how to make the 3D pine cones used on the decorated pillow boxes and gift bag projects.

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Spectrum Aqua Pens Projects - Direct to Stamp

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Today, we are covering the last in our mini series, using the new Spectrum Aqua pens. These pens are watercolours, so you can blend and use them just like watercolour pencils or crayons but with a much more vibrant colour.

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Spectrum Aqua Pens Project - See How They Run...

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, I did promise another post on the Spectrum Aqua pens, so here is today's ramblings. Actually, I haven't had much time to play around with my crafty things recently but I have forced myself to sit down and do some very quick projects with my new pens.

 

See how they run!

The intention here was to create a background wash t...

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Bubble Wrap Backgrounds - An experiment that worked out well!

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (2)

 

A couple of blog posts back, I mentioned that I am currently up to my ears in packing boxes and bubble wrap! I should be spending my time packing but of course the creative bug hits and you end up getting distracted onto doing something craft...

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All about Resist Embossing Part 6 - Layered Emboss Resist

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (1)


Here we are with Part 6 and the last of this mini-series on Resist Embossing. I hope you have enjoyed following our posts. If you want to read the previous parts, just scroll back through the blog posts, or you can find this...

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All about Resist Embossing Part 5 - Joseph's Coat

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (2)


So here we are on Part 5 of this mini-series on Resist Embossing. Today we are looking at a variation on the Emboss Resist, called Joseph's Coat. No don't worry, you haven't stumbled onto Broadway musical's site, this is jus...

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All about Resist Embossing Part 4 - Glue Resist Again

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

I'm having so much fun with this glue resist thing, I thought I would post another example, this time using a different medium for the background - Twinkling H2Os. Actually, I did mention in a previous post, that I had heaps of these things and I wasn't joking! 

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