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Up-cycled Photo Frame Corners

Posted on April 1, 2020 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I love repurposing things that I find lying around or waiting to be thrown out. Clearly my parent's house, I found a large picture frame with those plastic corner thingies on it. They got put in the bin and then picked out again as I thought of a use for them. Really pleased out this turned out!


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Easter 2018 - Marbled Paper

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)


A quick follow up to yesterdays post. As you know I hate throwing things away, so all that foam left in the tray had to be used for something. I have simply placed some paper on top to pick up the ...

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Easter 2018 - Marbled Easter Eggs

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Hi everyone and welcome to the Easter 2018 series of projects. You still have a couple of weeks to get going on some projects and we have some ideas with some free templates for you to use as well! The theme this year is definitely eggs, as you will see and I hope you enjoy looking at the photos and trying som...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Alcohol Ink Foiled Bauble

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Today I wanted to share a project that I stumbled upon while I was messing about doing something else and in fact it turned out really well, so I was excited to post it up here on the blog.

 

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Christmas 2017 Series - Tissue Baubles or Ornaments 2

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (2)


Gotta love these upcycle projects! I'm back to my tree decorations again today. That same box or baubles/ornaments bought last year in the sales is getting some use this year. I am so pleased with the twig tree covered in all these creations and if you like doing these kind of projects ...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Distress Oxide Tissue Baubles

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (1)


As promised, we are continuing with the Distress Oxide Crumpled Tissue Technique, this time using it to decorate some cheap, nasty Christmas baubles/ornaments.

 

I love upcycling things to make som...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Toilet Roll Pillow Boxes

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (2)


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 (3)

 


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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Baby Wipes Flowers

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (1)



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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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 (1)

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 (1)


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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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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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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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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