5 Ideas for Decorating Traveler's Notebook Covers

Today we are going to check out 5 simple techniques for decorating notebook covers. So why do you need special techniques for notebook covers? Well most of us are actually using the notebook, so the cover needs to be sturdy, and easy to slip into a bag or a bookshelf with other items. If you have 3d flowers or embellishments that protrude too far these can become ripped off, snagged, damaged or at worst damage other items! So it's best... Read more →

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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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How To Re-Colour Paper Flowers to Make them Glossy & Gorgeous

Just a quick little clip today, I thought I'd share how I change the colour of paper flowers that aren't quite right for the project I want to use them on. This technique is wonderful, as not only is the colour coverage excellent but it also makes the flower more durable - so it's great for projects that may get a bit of wear! Now there isn't a whole lot to this technique so I won't fuss about creating photo... Read more →

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Magical Heidi Swapp Journal Makeover

It's time - time for a little makeover! I picked up a really cute little canvas journal/book cover on sale, gold with white stripes - white and I don't mix all that well, so I decided to give it a little 'Sparkle Tart' treatment and make it over using Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang! Yes Magicals on fabric - a match made in heaven. Now what colour to use, it's summer here in Queensland (Australia) so I'm seeing lots of... 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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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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Make Your Own Custom D.I.Y Ribbon Planner Tassel

Today I'm going to show you how to make your own D.I.Y. Ribbon Planner Tassel using leftover ribbon, bits n bobs and your Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays. Yes that's right, we are using our Starbursts to colour ribbons, the colour takes beautifully since the 'base' of the sprays is fabric dye. So why not make it yours and create something in any colour or style that you like, coordinate it with your planner, or make a bunch of tassels... 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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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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Subway Art Canvas with Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks

Hi All - today I'm creating some cool Subway art with stencil-masks from Hazel and Ruby - I've only just discovered this and there is some truly wonderful Subway Art that has been created using these letters across the web (just Google - Subway Art Hazel & Ruby), so I was eager to try this for myself. BEFORE you begin make sure you choose either a bright (or pale) paper if you are using dark paint or a dark or... Read more →

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Using Common Craft Supplies to Turn Your Embellishments Golden

By now you all probably know I own rather a lot of Prima embellishments - not as many as some, but honestly more than I need. In my defense I am getting better though - I don't buy the multi packs with 5 different colours, I don't buy the wooden charms that ONLY match the one line of paper, now I usually stick to white flowers and embellishments or small packets that will go with a project I have planned.... 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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Colouring your own Shabby Chic Flowers

Today I thought I'd show you a neat little technique for colouring your own shabby flowers. For my regular followers, yes this will look familiar as it bulids on a few posts I did earlier in the year (it uses the same technique). This idea is perfect for those wanting to create shabby chic looks, vintage or even (if you change the colours a little) more realistic effects. I was totally chuffed when asked to share this gorgeous technique with... Read more →

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Copic Bling Flowers - Part 3 of 3 in the Copic Coloured Flowers Series

This is the third flower technique in my Copic Coloured Flowers series, Flower #1 used 2 colours of Copic markers, Flower #2 used 3 colours from differing families and added in a little bling. This technique ramps up the sparkle power and when combined with some creative Copic combinations produces stunning results. Depending on your flower choice (flat or dimensional) will decide how many colours you can use to create the copic colour of your flower. For smaller flowers fewer... Read more →

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Tri-Coloured Flowers - Part 2 of 3 in the Copic Coloured Flowers Series

This is the second flower in my Copic Coloured Flowers series, Flower #1 used 2 colours of Copic markers, this flower uses 3 colours from differing families and adds in a little bling to create a stunning fantasy flower. This technique really works well on flatter flowers like the gardenia I used here, and though I have used a mulberry paper flower you can use this same technique on fabric flowers also - it looks amazing on satin, though your... Read more →

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Bi-Coloured Realistic Flowers - Part 1 of 3 in the Copic Coloured Flowers Series

Let me start this post by saying I take no responsibility for anyone ending up with a Copic flower colouring addiction. I'm warning you all these are fun, soooo easy and give fabulous results every time! This is flower #1 in my Copic Coloured Flower series there are 2 more gorgeous copic coloured flower techniques for you to try coming up next. Please note each technique builds on the one preceding it, so there is some repetition of instructions. Flower... Read more →

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Colour your own glitter

Do you like glitter? For me the answer is a total YES - sadly the budget doesn't stretch to owning one of every colour, but luckily I found a way to get any colour I want using 3 simple ingredients and create an almost endless variety of colours! Interested... then read on. What you will need: Fairy Dust Glitter from ClearSnap and Donna Salazar - I like to use Sugar Shimmer, but you can use any pale glitter you own... Read more →

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Crayon Art Canvas with Magicals Background

Something a little different today - I'm creating an Off-the-page project using my yummy sparkly paints from Lindy's Stamp Gang. Magicals and Color Shots are amazing pots of powder paint, shimmery, intense and oh so versatile. The Magicals in particular are specially formulated to work as a paint when added to water and are suitable for use on paper, wood, canvas - basically most porous surfaces. The thing I love most about these is you can control the shimmer intensity... Read more →

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Custom Stationary Holder

Wow - I love Col's work - I mentioned him and his online business 'ColCraft' before when I had my wall mounted spray storage created and here I am again with another ColCraft creation. Now this one isn't entirely finished as I'm still mulling over it all - but couldn't wait to show you how it looks and what I'm doing with it. I've learned a great deal from this Craft Room Cleanse and one of the most important things... Read more →

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Hutch Style Storage for Craft Room

OK I have this amazing space and gorgeous looking desk - I was determined to create something equally useful and gorgeous to go with it. I had been speaking in a previous post about buying a hutch - I looked high and low and couldn't find anything 'just right' for me, what I did find was too small, too big, too expensive, cost too much to ship and most of it would not make very good use of the space... Read more →

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Revamping Laminex Craft Desk

On my list of things to do in my craft room clean up, was altering my old brown craft desk. Don't get me wrong this desk has served me well for over 15 years now, I rescued it from a closing down office for $80 and have been using it ever since. The desk is nice and big, sturdy and has 4 drawers on one side which are nice and roomy, I like my desk - I just dislike the... Read more →

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Day 30: Decorating and making it pretty

I thought I'd plan a little decorating today. Now I cant really paint a feature wall, most of it would be covered by furniture, so when I saw these wall decalsit was perfect (I bought a few different kinds - velvet and vinyl). I bought a solid black orchid, a bird & tree and a velvet hanging vinyard bloom. They are supposed to be really easy to apply to the wall and to customise the pattern so you can fit... Read more →

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