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Seriously Girly Card!

OK - something glam, something girly, something green! I wanted to test out my new Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils, so I started small. I'm still learning about lighting and where to place the highlights and shadows - but even so, I'm very impressed with these pencils - they are just soooo smooth, and my favourite thing is that they blend without pencil lines or streaks. I thought that this may also be a good time to test out the 'Glassy... Read more →

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Making Memories Precision Paper Trimmer: Fixing the squeak & removing rust!

Wow - it's amazing what you can achieve when you have no option. I recently noticed that my much loved Making Memories 12 x 12 Paper Trimmer was making a horrid squeaking noise. When I had a look, not only was it squeaking but the guide blade was totally RUSTY - yes you read that right rusty. I live in rather a hot and humid North Queensland (Australia), but it's not like I took my trimmer outside - this was... Read more →

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Fifth Challenge: Alphabet backgrounds

Find a use for left-over alphabet stickers Not sure about anyone else - but I always end up with half a packet of alphabet stickers/rub ons - no vowels and no way to use the rest of the letters - groan! Well - that's the Fifth Challenge, find a use for left over letters. I decided to play it safe and use the stickers to create my own background, the stickers were grey and black and nice and flat -... Read more →

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Girls Giggle

OK - anyone who has ever been to one of my classes or demos, would have seen me using at least one of the products from Lindy's Stamp Gang: Moonshadow Mists, Starburst Stains or Moonglow Embossing Powders - yes I love the sparkly shimmery rich colours I admit it! Well I was lucky enough to have the lovely Lindy ask me to make some Scrapbook pages for her, this is one of them. I was so upset to learn that... Read more →

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Smooshed Backgrounds

This Alcohol ink technique is heaps of fun, you get to smoosh colours around and be surprised by the results! Materials: Adirondack Alcohol Inks Black Oil Based Ink Pad Adirondack Blending Solution ½ Piece of A5 Glossy Card Tape A5 Coloured Card Glad Bake or other waxed food wrap Rubber Stamps Metallic Mixatives Procedure: Lay the Glad Bake onto a flat work surface and attach with tape. Choose 2-3 colours of Adirondack Alcohol ink and one colour of Metallic Mixative.... Read more →

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Colouring with Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Inks can be applied to colour many clear and opaque non-porous surfaces (plastic, glass, stickers etc.) Try the ideas below.... Materials: Adirondack Alcohol Inks Black Oil Based Ink Pad Adirondack Blending Solution Rubber Stamps Felt Rectangles Tape Glad Bake or other waxed food wrap A5 Coloured Card Applicator Tool Clear Plastic / Glass / Epoxy Stickers Procedure: Choose 3 colours of Adirondack Ink and gently squeeze the nozzle (one bottle at a time) onto the felt of the applicator... Read more →

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