Use Paper Scraps to Create a Bargello Card

Today we are looking at a simple way to use some of those beautiful paper scraps we all collect. You know you have them, stashed in a draw, bucket or folder, all those pretty pieces you couldn't throw away because they were too lovely, the paper was expensive or you might use that one day... Well, that day is today - so go and grab those fabulous paper scraps and join me in making a paper Bargello card - Sparkle... Read more →

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Playing With the New Magical Shakers from Lindys

Sparkly hello!!! This week I've had my first look and spent time playing with the new Magical Shakers from Lindy's, released at Creativation 2017 (CHA). There are 10 new colours, and they are a fabulous rainbow of yumminess! Now they are the same formula as normal Magicals (which are a powdered watercolor dye), so you can do all the same things you would normally do, but they are in a fancy new bottle making them easier to use and a... Read more →

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C.A.S. Sparkly Card made with Scraps

Anyone else out there have trouble throwing away scraps of pretty papers or card, or bit's you've cut off other projects that have interesting colours or patterns, or ANYTHING sparkly??? Come on I KNOW you do - who can throw away bits of Lindy's starburst paper gorgeousness. So to help you use some of that stockpiled yumminess I'm going to show you a really simple idea for using scraps to make a fun card suitable for any occasion. TECHNIQUE Gather... Read more →

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Simple Butterfly Tag using Limor Webber Stamps

The LSG Challenge colours for April are just so fresh and vibrant - I was really looking forward to playing with some of these! So to have a little fun! This is the first project I've been able to complete having moved into our new house. ** CONFESSION ** I haven't finished putting everything away just yet and the majority of the room is a hideous mess - but I'm working on it. By necessity I could only work on... Read more →

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DIY Watercolour Washi with Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hello from sunny Queensland! I've recently been bitten by the Washi Bug (no settle down Mum this has nothing to do with laundry!) and have started collecting a few rolls. First thing that struck me though, is that I was going to pretty much need one of every colour if I was going to be able to use it in my very colourful and usually never-the-same-colours-twice projects. Dilemma - because in March (I hope) we will be moving into our... Read more →

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Copics: Inky Petals Christmas Card

Today I'm finding a creative way to use a whole lot of little pieces of leftover blending card, it's too good to just throw out! While I've used Christmas colours to decorate the pieces of card, you could easily use any colour, or even multi-colours. This layering technique is very flexible and you could incorporate previously coloured pieces, re-coloured pieces or even pieces that would have gone in the rubbish. Go crazy creating your very own inky petals to use... Read more →

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Red and Tan Poinsettia Christmas Card using Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Layered Poinsettia

Welcome back Lindy's fans, I hope you all have your holiday plans more under control than I do! This year over Christmas I am moving house, so instead of my usual flurry of card making and house decorating, I'm packing boxes - LOTS of boxes. In spite of the move, I still wanted to make a quick Christmas card for my Mum and Dad, so I seized the opportunity to create something special using this months' Color Challenge pallet -... Read more →

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Create a Beautiful Rainbow Card with Sparkly Sprays and Glitter Washi

Some days you need to make your own rainbows - this card is today's rainbow! Now I feel I should warn you the mix of the Lindy's Starburst sprays, glitter tape and contrasting black actually made me squeal with delight - so I feel there should be a sparkly squeal alert on this! You've been warned - try this at your own risk :) You Will Need: Lindys' Stamp Gang Products Starbursts: Rudolph's' Red Nose Red, Hottie Patottie Hot Pink,... Read more →

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Copic Coloured Feathers for C.A.S. Thankyou Card

Hi, today I thought I'd try something fun, funky and surprisingly fast - colouring feathers with my Copic Markers to create a clean and simple thank you card! As it turns out the most difficult thing about this, was finding the white feathers. Apparently the regional area I live in has a feather shortage, I searched every $2 store in the town and no white feathers to be found anywhere. Every other colour under the sun was available - but... Read more →

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Scenic Layer Card - C.A.S.

Today I'm going to show you a simple but stunning technique using Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang. This process proved so simple, stress-free and downright gorgeous that I'm thinking of using this technique for my Christmas cards - though it could be adapted for any occasion. You won't need many supplies to make this, but is is important to use a smooth watercolour card, a good self-adhesive stencil and a highly pigmented watercolour (you know Magicals are my favourite variety!).... Read more →

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Wintery One Layer Card (Almost)

This week I'm trying my hand at a one layer card - I almost made it too, but couldn't resist adding a touch of black to make the colours pop. I decided to use Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang, but this would look just as gorgeous with watercolours or even Distress Stains! The key to this is the watercolour paper, without The key to this technique is the watercolour paper, without it the colours won't be as nicely blended and... Read more →

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Ombre Embossing with Lindy's Stamp Gang Powders

Today I have two simple techniques to share, use them together or apart to create stunning embellishments for any project. So go and grab your Lindy's embossing power and Magicals and join me in creating something gorgeous! SUPPLIES: Lindy's Stamp Gang Products: Embossing Powder - Candy Cane Red Gold and Razzleberry Plum Magicals - Poinsettia Red Starbursts - Rudolphs' Red Nose & Bougainvillea Fuchsia Flat Fabio - Pink Ladies Pink Other Products: Art Extravagance - Texture Paste Studio Calico -... Read more →

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FAKE IT: Beautiful Lettering for Journals, Cards or Scrapbooks

Today I'm going to let you in on a little secret (just don't tell anyone!) My lettering isn't always what I'd like it to be, so I CHEAT. What? Shocking I know!!! In an effort to help all those other typography challenged people out there, I'm going to share my secret formula for creating beautiful lettering on your cards, journals or scrapbook pages. Two reliable ways to CHEAT when it comes to lettering: Use Word (or similar program) to create... Read more →

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LSG Christmas Cards - One Technique Three Cards

Today I'm sharing a little Lindy's Stamp Gang love and showing off one of the new products Purely White Embossing Powder. I'm also hoping to inspire you with 3 different cards all using the same basic technique. I don't know about you, but Christmas cards always cause me a little bit of panic: how will I get them all done, how can I keep the costs down, what can I make that is a bit different? Well, using this technique,... Read more →

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Lindy's Sprays over Recycled or Kraft Colour Card or 'Beautiful Garbage'

I don't know about you all, but finances are a little tight at my place about now, so I'm looking at my craft stash in a new light and trying to use some of those things I have been collecting. Today I'm going to use some recycled/kraft coloured card that I've saved, and use a budget saving material to create a stunning pastel card. Now this may be the inside of a cardboard cereal box, the backing from a paper... Read more →

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Steampunk Inspired Abstract Father's Day Card

I took one look at this month's Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge and knew exactly what I was going to create! Does that happen to you sometimes? Without being conscious of it, I've been thinking about something like this for a while - it's funky, it's abstract and depending on your colour choices it could be a perfect masculine Birthday or Father's Day card! If you don't have the wire you could substitute with string or twine - the important... Read more →

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Stendoodling with Copics

Today I have a little GIVEAWAY and a new project using my much loved Copic products and some simple doodles. Now this is a wonderful place to begin for anyone who is new to doodling or colouring with Copics, all you need are a few stencils, your favourite colours and a little time. The reason that this is so great for beginners, is that this project uses a technique called Stendoodling. What is Stendoodling? Well to create a Stendoodle you... Read more →

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White on White Christmas Card

The Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge for July is full of bright summery colours, but I just wasn't feeling bright or summery (it's winter here in Australia), so the palette was proving to be quite a struggle! I had a look back over my last few projects for the color challenges and realised all of them were vibrant and had bags of colour - so I decided to change it up a bit and try something on the other end... Read more →

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Make Your Own Resist Designer Cardstock

You may have noticed that I LOVE to use beautiful resist card stock designs in my art, I may be a tiny bit addicted! The reason that I love this is because it looks simply stunning when used in combination with Starburst Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang! The last time I posted a resist card I had quite a few people ask me about the paper I used - which happened to be discontinued :( This can be a bit... Read more →

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Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

This will be a little unusual for me in that this is a simple idea and it's not just that I think it's a simple idea, but it's actually really easy. Now the reason I've done this is because several times a year we all need to make bulk cards - I don't know about you all but I dread this! So today I will show you how to make a gorgeous background that I've chosen to use on a... Read more →

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Halloween Witch Card using Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils

I know it's nowhere near Halloween - but this card has been waiting in the wings for a while and I just had to post it :) Even if you don't like Halloween - you will have to LOVE the Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils from Faber Castell - just watch the clip - they are amazing! Why do I like these delicious pencils so much? Well firstly you can use them as a pencil to get a huge variety of... Read more →

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Magical Glitter Bird Card

Hi everyone! Today I’d like to share a few ideas which combine to produce a super sparkly , magically stunning card a little like this..... SUPPLIES Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals from the Mad Hatter Set - Cheeky Cherry and Curiouser Chartreuse Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio - Curiouser Chartreuse Lindy’s Stamp Gang Glitters - Brocade and Chartreuse Double sided sticky shapes (I made mine using dies from Memory Box and a double sided adhesive sheet - I used a sheet... Read more →

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April Color Challenge using Dina Wakley Scribbly Bird

The colour palette for the April Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge is very fresh and reminds me of spring, so what better theme than blue birds! While I sometimes find these challenge palettes, well challenging! - this time I had a ball and I used the entire colour palette on this one card and I do love how it looks - let me know what you think about it! This card turned out pretty darn cute if I say so... Read more →

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10 min Thank You Cards

When I post little things off to people I'd often like to include a simple Thank you or Thinking of You card - but for the most part all I have are elaborate birthday cards made with friends or family in mind. I just don't make that many simple cards suitable for a Thankyou. So my challenge today was to make some clean and simple and FAST cards (a real challenge for me!) that I could use as needed. Well... Read more →

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Quilt Card using Scraps

This is my Rose Quilt card using scraps and offcuts from other projects. I decided to use the March Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge as inspiration for this one and have chosen the soft rose pink and the dark champagne as my base palette with green as an accent. Now when I say I made this card from scraps I'm serious, I constantly have a little pile of scraps I can't seem to throw out, the end of ribbon rolls,... Read more →

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