Olloclip - Perfect for Artists and Crafters!

OK you may not have noticed, but for a while now I've been attempting to improve my photography of my projects so you all get a better view of what I'm doing. It's baby steps and a slow process as I figure out what works for my shaky hands and my not so fancy camera. A lot of what I do is detailed work - but you've all been missing out on that - so I've been looking at ways... Read more →

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Hinge Tape

Oh dear - it's only day 2 and I found something I MUST HAVE - have you seen the Stampo's Steampunk Hinge Tape tape available from VivaLasVegaStamps Online - no - then look below. My brain just boggles at all the things I could use this on! Rusty Hinge Tape Variety of available tapes Resist Kate - resist! Read more →

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Letraset Aqua Markers - yum yum!

OK - the lovely Jane Davenport introduced me to these, I couldn't resist after seeing the amazing journal art she produced with them - so being me, I ordered ahem... a few. When they arrived I stared at them and wondered what I was going to use them for - I'm not quite in Jane's league so drawing directly into my journal with these was a little intimidating. So ...... I stamped on some of my normal card and started... Read more →

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Art Classes I'm taking in 2012

Oh dear, I'm so glad I'm sitting down - beginning to hyperventilate a little here - I think I may have caught the class bug and perhaps bitten off more than I can chew in 2012 - no that doesn't sound like me at all! Luckily most of these are self paced classes and I can complete them at my leisure (breathe small sigh of relief) some you can even download and complete whenever you like (feeling a bit better).... Read more →

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Fiorentina Medieval Leather Journal

OK I've been itching to get my hands on one of these little beauties for about 12 months now, but some of the finer things in life you need to save up for! So, when I received a little extra cash for having a few projects published in a magazine I knew just what I was going to spend the money on - a red leather Fiorentina Medieval style journal. OK this soft buttery feeling leather journal had me drooling... Read more →

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Copic Colouring Guide released - yippee!

Hi Guys – I just thought I would mention that the new book: Copic Colouring Guide by Colleen Schaan & Marianne Walker, was just released – you can buy it as a digital download or hard copy from Annie's Attic (no affiliation just a happy customer!). I just bought a copy myself and would say this is the PERFECT book for copic beginners to intermediate, who are looking for clear, step by step information on how to use their markers... 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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Transfer Ink

MATERIALS Ink Jet Printed Images on plain paper Scrap Paper (to cover work space) Plain Watercolour Card or Plain Thick Cardstock Paper Trimmer or Scissors Cotton Wool Balls (use for rubbing) Transfer Fluid Removable Tape PROCEDURE Print image on plain paper using an ink jet printer, resize using graphics software as required. Epson printers using Durabright water-proof ink will not work. Cut watercolour card or thick cardstock to size required for project, this may be the size of the printed... 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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Basic Stamping Kit for Cardmaking Beginners

When you first start card making it can be a little overwhelming. There are just so many supplies, options and styles these days that knowing where to begin and what to buy can be a little daunting. So I've created a list of items any stamper should have in their basic stamping kit - these items allow you to have a go at most techniques and achieve a wide range of stamping 'looks'. As you try more things you will... Read more →

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