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Valentines 2021 - Heart Wreath Number 2

Posted on January 25, 2021 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Here is the Valentines' Wreath Number Two, using a smaller heart from the free template. I am using red and white roses made using the Roses and Poinsettia template to decorate the wreath and you can get the roses part free, also on the Members' pages. If you would like to read the proje...

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Valentines 2021 - Heart Wreath Number 1

Posted on January 24, 2021 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I love making projects with paper flowers, so what better way to use them than today's project . I always fancied myself as a bit of a flower arranger so this project lets me pretend I have some of the skills needed! This project takes a while, it is not one of the super quick ones you can make in twenty minutes. ...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - New Year

Posted on December 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

52 Shades of Anything But Grey Series (New Year)


To close out the series for this year, here is a festive New Year addition to the '52 Shades of Anything But Grey' projects. I was going to go vintage again, as the Christmas images were so lovely...

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Hats, hats, hats!

Posted on December 22, 2020 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (1)


I just love these mini hats and had to post up a couple of photos. Thanks for Tegan for sending me this project she saw on Tiktok (@sarahliw). Apparently they are very easy to make using some wool scraps, a cotton wool ball and a piece cut from a kitchen roll tube. They can even fit on top of an egg as a v...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Festive Greetings

Posted on December 20, 2020 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


This is the last in this mini-series where I have been adding to the '52 Shades of Anything But Grey' collection featured on the blog this year. We are over half way I think but I am enjoying doing these little mini art pieces so much I think there will be another series. The idea was to demonst...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Ho ho ho

Posted on December 19, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)


We are going for a super distressed wood effect with today's art card. I used a couple of layers of gesso roughly with broad brush strokes on the playing card before adding the distress sprays. The gesso was still a little wet, which actually created a great cracked/distressed effect without nee...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Joy

Posted on December 18, 2020 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


A change of theme with today's mini art card project. I have changed to blues and silvers which complement the colours in the gorgeous vintage image beautifully. This has been done in exactly the same way as all the previous cards with distress sprays to create the background. I decided not to sta...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Waiting for Santa

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Waiting for Santa


Day 3 - I just love this image of a tiny little girl waiting up for Santa/Father Christmas. I have chosen to match the cuteness of this vintage image with a simple pink, gold and cream theme.


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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Yule

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

'Yule'


Day 2 of this mini-series where I have been amusing myself with my distress sprays and a selection of lovely vintage images. You can get these images on the Members' pages and many more from rawpixel.com. I love these images, they j...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - T'was the night before Christmas'

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A mixture of tried and tested techniques to create a nice vintage effect


I wanted to return to the series running earlier this year, '52 Shades of Anything But Grey' with some Christmas themed mini art pieces. Much as I love designing ...

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Christmas Projects 2020 -Mini Envelopes Using Members' Template

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Check the members' pages for a new free template to make some sweet mini-envelopes based on a simple heart shape in 8 different sizes. I have made a few with some wrapping paper which is nice and thin and easy to fold and can co-ordinate with your gifts. You could add a small card, message or use t...

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Decorated Chipboard Album 1

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)



The Corona Virus thing has had one good thing come out of it for me. Basically, the website I had abandoned over the last few years  has suddenly become of great interest again. I guess the boredom of being faced with endless weeks stuck in the house, a uni assignment to do, a house to sell, amongst many...

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Easter 2018 - Free Stacked Egg Template

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)


I love making decorative items for my twig tree and for my fireplace mantel and Easter is no exception. I have heaps of things I have made in previous years that I bring out, just like I do with Christmas to dress my living space.

 

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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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Valentines Day Projects 2018 - Love Letters free printables

Posted on February 10, 2018 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Today's project is a simple message banner, which you can make to say anything you like! I would suggest you keep it clean, especially if you are displaying your message in a public place!

 

I have just cut out my letters...

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Valentines Day Projects 2018 - Mini Heart Flower Pot

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Todays project idea is to make a cute little plant pot filled with hearts and love. It was really quick to do and a nice little gift for someone special. Again, I think Valentine's Day is about telling those you love how you appreciate them as much as for lovers, so you could make this for a friend or fami...

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Valentines Day Projects 2018 - Decorated Pegs and Love Notes

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)


If you followed the Christmas projects posted on the blog, you will have seen that decorated pegs featured in a few of them. I love the effect from simply painting the pegs white and stamping on them. For this project, I have stamped individual letters and used them to keep my decorated money wal...

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Valentines Day Projects 2018 - Valentines Mini Canvas

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Welcome to the second project idea in this year's Valentines Day Series of projects. This sweet little mini canvas was so simple to make but I love how it turned out. I am inspired to make lots more of these little art pieces, so once I have got finished with all the other things I have planned, I will be l...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Chipboard Screen Template Display Card

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)


At last I have got around to putting up some Christmas decorations! Actually, this year was the first year ever that I really didn't want to get involved in it all. For some reason, maybe age, maybe generally being a humbug, I just didn't want to go in the loft and pull down the...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Paper Strip Ornaments

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Hello and welcome back!

 

Today, we have another easy project for you as part of our ongoing Christmas 2017 Series.

 

There is a free ...

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