Alter and Up-cycle Prima Paper Flowers

In keeping with this month's theme of RECYCLING we are going to use a few unloved supplies and left-over scraps in today's post, which is a little bit of fun and a cool way to use all those odd flowers you have collected over the years! You guessed it - we are going to alter and Up-cycle some paper flowers, because no-one likes to have random flowers hanging about that you can't use! Keep reading and we will take a... 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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Altering Christmas Baubles: Which Glitter Works Best?

I hope I'm not the only one who can't resist adding their own little DIY spin on store bought Christmas decorations - please tell me I'm not alone! Well this year I have partnered with a fabulous Aussie store Christmas Kingdom to indulge in my little decoration DIY love and create a table centerpiece using some of their fabulous products and some very special altered baubles. You may have noticed that I love to make things a little more sparkly... 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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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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Magazine Christmas Tree with Lindy's Stamp Gang

If you have children it's likely you've seen these come home from school around the Christmas season, magazine Christmas trees are a favourite of teachers the world over! Now I've never made one of these before, but I wanted to give a magazine Christmas tree a try, with a little Lindy's twist. SUPPLIES Lindy's Stamp Gang Products Starburst Sprays: Silent Night Silver & Steel Shimmer Glitter: Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal, Steel Shimmer and Gag Me With A Spoon... 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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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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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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Low Stress Christmas Card using Moonshadow Mist

OK - I kind of have a love/hate relationship with handmade Christmas cards. I LOVE the idea of sending my crafty friends (and my Mum and Dad!) a handmade card to show how much I appreciate them, the handmade touch really adds something special. I HATE (read here loathe with a burning passion) making to exact same thing, 20-30 or 40 times - over and over and over and over. So when you have to make the same thing over... Read more →

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Decorate Your Own Christmas Baubles using Copic Markers

Merry Christmas and a Happy Festive Season to all. I thought I'd share this cute idea, a stunning custom Christmas bauble. This really isn't as difficult as you may think - just don't drop it! Guess what I did right after photographing this - go ahead guess - it made a sound like shattering glass..... I Used: Copic Sketch Markers in coordinating colours (I used: B79, RV66 & BG57) Copic Air Brush System Snowflake Die Mask It - masking film... Read more →

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A Little Copic Christmas Wrapping Paper

Hi Kate here and today I'll be showing you a quick and simple Christmas project that you can complete in under 30 minutes - yes that's under 30 mins with the help of a Copic ABS (Air Brush System). I'm going to create some personalised Copic decorated wrapping paper, this is a wonderful way to re-use the brown or plain paper that you receive during the year, wrapped around other items. The same technique will work on paper, tissue and... Read more →

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Neon Pink and Navy Non-Traditional Christmas Card

The crew over at Lindy's Stamp Gang are really excited to introduce the August color challenge! It is our hope that we encourage you to try new color combinations, and introduce you to new Lindy’s Stamp Gang colors! So the rules: Help us spread the word! Share our color challenge graphic in your blog post and link to the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog http://lindystampgang.wordpress.com , where the challenge can be found. For every 50 people that enter, we’ll have one... Read more →

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Sweet Pea Suprise Christmas Blog Hop - Poinsettia Card

Now I have to admit I've done some double dipping here and used the same background that I was playing with for some of my Christmas cards (stay tuned for the video clip coming very soon!), I couldn't resist I LOVE the background and honestly I adore this card with the Sweet Pea image, it's even better than my Christmas cards!!!!! What I used: Sweet Pea Stamp: 'Lilly' from Ching-chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection sheet 14 Paper Inspirations: Art Brush... Read more →

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Dear Santa - Define Naughty - LaBlanche Stamped Card

This has to be one of my favourite Christmas cards that I have made - sorry but I only made the one and it went to my Mum. This one is a combination of - 'I wonder what would happen if' and 'wow I love that stamp' the result is a somewhat vintage Christmas card with a little bit of cheeky mixed in. What I used: Distress Ink Pads: Festive Berries and Black Soot (on Santa), Walnut Stain and Brushed... Read more →

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Naughty but Nice - Ornament Kitty Card

This was soooooo much fun to make – there was no way I could resist this super cute little stamp when I saw it – it reminded me way too much of my own kittens. The very first Christmas that we had our new kitties I put out our small table Christmas tree (as I have done for years) – it did not occur to me that this might be seen as romping good fun until far too late! We... Read more →

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