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Thursday, 22 February 2018


Hi and thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today . I haven't done much scrapbooking for a few months and spent a day with my good friend and fellow S . U demonstrator , Cheryl O'Bree last week and this wet my appetite for this fun craft again. I had seen a link by Ruth at Artful Stamping which I sent to Cheryl and used her tips to complete the first of a few pages I have had fun creating.
Here is the page I cased from Ruth guided by Cheryl who had already completed her page , she was so excited she couldn't wait !  This is my gorgeous great grand daughter Allira , so super cute ! I have used paste , spritzing and brusho to create this page.

I wanted a page that matched so using Cheryl's page as my inspiration I created this next page . I was also inspired by Lauren Alarid , Crafty Little Peach . This time I used a photo of my granddaughter , Aaliyah sporting her new short hair cut . She had cut it for the greatest shave last year and loved it so much she has kept it fairly short  . I love her new look don't you ?
To begin this page I took a  large paint brush  and my re inkers and painted stripes down the page . I have used gold stickers to add interest to a fairly plain page .

Now I was warmed up there was no stopping me ! I started another page using a photo of Allira . I used paste , brusho and masks again but when I was done with setting out the page I didn't like it . I didn't think it suited the photo I had chosen , so I took a 12 x 12 sheet of Rich Razzleberry and stamped the rose image all around the edge , Then I placed  the layout I had ready onto the page and LOVE !

I took the page I had already created a background on and found a photo of Chelsea , my grand daughter and Allira and tried again ! Ah that was more like it ! This photo  matched the background perfectly . I love that Stampin' Up ! have so many stamps and dies to choose from , it makes it so easy to create a lovely page !If you live in the Kerang and surrounding area and would like to attend my product based class for one of these layouts , contact me for details or check my Facebook page .

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Monday, 12 February 2018


Hi everyone and thank you for joining me today . I am excited to share with you a technique new to me ! I had so much fun with it I couldn't stop finding different stamp sets to try out .
Here are my samples and the first one I an sharing was my last card I created but I have to tell you it is my favourite ! I just love it ! The technique was shared by fellow demonstrator Melissa Kerwan  and I love that Melissa shared this with us all , thank you Melissa . Briefly the technique requires swiping a black archival ink pad down the front of your card front and card base . You need to adhere your piece  to a piece of scrap paper so that it will not slip, because  you will want  straight line , not a wavy one ! do this either end. Allow to dry and stamp your images of choice , dry , then swipe a versa mark pad down the front and cover with clear embossing powder , heat set and you're done ! as you can see I tried it out on every different  foil choice I could lay my hands on ! I also used Copper foil for another sample but I am saving that one for the ESAD blog hop on the 25 th February .
If you live in Kerang or the surrounding areas and would like to join me for a class using this technique contact me or book into my class on line, this class will be held on April 19 th and 21 st .

I have decided to run another little competition , i am so sorry last time it didn't work so well ! I have changed my settings so hopefully this time we will have more success ! Leave me a comment and i will enter you into the draw to win the stamp set Amazing You ! I will draw the winner next Friday at 7.30 pm ! Good luck everyone ! Please note this competition is only open to Australian residents and demonstrators are not eligible to enter .

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Sunday, 11 February 2018


Welcome to the Crazy Crafters blog hop . We are CASE ing any project that has been created byAllison Okamitsu. Allison is joining us today to share more of her fantastic projects .You can checkout her blog for more inspiration .
Whether you are beginning here on my blog or from the previous person be sure to check out all of the lovely projects .
Here is my project I am sharing with you today . I have used the  SAB Happy Wishes stamp set free with a $180 purchase . This card was so simple to create . I simply white het embossed my images then coloured over the white embossed areas using my stampin blends .

This is Allison's card that  cased .

Oops looks like I missed the deadline for the hop so here is a list if you like to jump on in , please note my blog will not be in the line up .

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