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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3 Ways to Create Vintage Grunge Effects using Lindy's Stamp Gang Products

Today I'm going to look at 3 different ways to create vintage or grunge effects using your Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Now there are WAY more than 3 ways to do this, but I thought I'd share my 'go to' techniques, the ones that always work, are practically fool-proof and are all quick to do - the result, instant vintage grungy goodness for any project. 1. Vintage / Grunge Background Begin by glueing scraps of paper onto a tag (or... Read more →

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What Are Moonshadow Mists & How Do You Use Them?

In today's post I am highlighting a product for Lindy's Stamp Gang - Moonshadow Mists. Moonshadow Mists have been around since almost the beginning of Lindy's Stamp Gang, in fact they (or their predecessor - Moonshadow Inks) are what got me hooked on Lindys in the first place. What is a Moonshadow Mist? Moonshadow Mists are vintage themed sprays - they all have a brown undertone (though the intensity of the brown varies) and a wide variety of subtle shimmer... Read more →

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Monotone Mixed Media Journal Page

Today I'm going to use my Copic products to create a monotone journal page. Working with a limited colour palette was a new thing for me and monotones even more difficult - you know how I love my colour! I used blue so much last year I thought I'd try a different palette and settled on a grungy, vintage colour scheme. After giving the page a bit of thought, I decided to go completely Copic - ALL the colour on... 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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Follow Your Own True North Page for Travel Blog Hop

OK I have to admit I felt a little intimidated when asked to join in on the Basic Grey, Glue Dots and Lindy's Stamp Gang Travel Blog Hop - not only do they have amazing artists on their Design Teams, but I'm so not a scrapbooker (those 12 x 12 double layouts are scary big!). BUT my motto this year has been don't let fear stop you from doing anything - so I said yes and jumped in the deep... 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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Military Legacy using Burnished Brass Moonshadow Mist and Distress inks

This card was inspired by the stamp plate from Oxford Impressions - Heart of Dixie, the main stamped image in particular, the man's eyes - were just speaking to me :) The stamped panel, was the first element of the card I made, everything else sort of grew around it. What I used: Burnished Brass Moonshadow Mist Ranger Distress Inks by Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo and Black Soot Cuttlebug embossing folder: Script Civil war veteran photo stamp from Heart of... Read more →

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Comparison of the 3 Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang

A big hello the the bunch of people who emailed me with questions about the 3 different sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang! Glitz Spritz Moonshadow Mist Starburst Sprays I answered a lot of these enquiries in person and decided it may be easier for you to SEE the difference for yourselves. So I have made a 10min YouTube clip which explains what each spray is best used for and does a product test on both black and white card, so... Read more →

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