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Friday, 30 September 2016

Upcoming Giveaway - Twelve Tags

Starting tomorrow and then for the first twelve days in October I will be releasing a video a day! These videos will demonstrate how to make Christmas Tags using the Kaisercraft - Frosted Collection.


Now... I basically run this Blog and my You Tube channel for the sweet fun of it. There's no profit .. well apart from the predicted 30c I could of made last month on you tube!! So this giveaway is the leftovers from this collection. Cant afford to buy and post the whole collection sorry.

NOW... before you turn your nose and think that the giveaway is crap I can assure you that there is PLENTY left over including the papers you see me use and frankly most of the embellishments.
All you have to do to be in the draw to try out these products is like the you tube videos and leave a comment on a post (not all...a post) here on the Blog it doesn't even have to be anything more that a smiley face....just to let me know you visited :) even from afar!

In return you could receive this


#I will announce the recipient at the beginning of the 7th Video in the series. Until then happy creating :)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Distress Ink Techniques


I really need to get out my distress inks and try some of these techniques. At the moment they are sitting in a container waiting, some waiting to be refilled.... I have been using them for some watercolouring lately so I am pretty happy about that :)

Monday, 26 September 2016

Stampmaster!!

A little bit peeved that I didn't get to share in the price of this one and had paid considerably more that what is advertised here but that is what you get for having the ol I WANT IT NOW !!! attitude. If you have been in the market for one of these but couldn't afford one at the +$100 price tag  well now it looks like you too can have one and go Na Na Na Na Na at your mates who forked out the $$$ LOL
Found this during my internet browse this morning...great site have used them before and the web address is here : http://www.craftonline.com.au/

Stamp master link : http://www.craftonline.com.au/products/stampmaster-your-precision-stamp-tool

$39.99 Tell em they're dreaming ROFL (sorry old castle reference couldn't resist)


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Musings

Well here it is Saturday again! Don't get me wrong I am so happy its here and I am starting a bit of a break as well ...it just seems that as you get older they come around faster and faster and before you know it you are at another birthday...or another Christmas.
I was soooo slack last year. I had all these Christmas cards in a box ready to be filled and sent and do you think that happened? I didn't send one!! not because I didn't want to I just simply forgot... our school term runs up to a day or two before Christmas day and with everything else going on.. I forgot!! It didn't stop there...look at our hopeless attempt at putting up a tree and I kid you not this is how it stayed over the holiday season with the addition of a bit of tinsel we threw on it last minute!!

So determined am I to put things right again, make and send those cards, get my home decorated like I have in the past and there is a bit of an incentive this year. This cheeky little monkey (and incredibly gorgeous grand daughter)

So expect to see a few videos and posts of xmas ideas. In the meantime here is a little share of a cheap and effective way to store stamps and dies that I came up with.


Until next time :)

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Is Crafting Dead?

I was up early this morning and as I like to do most days grabbed my iPad and began browsing. Interestingly enough today I wasn't looking at videos of cats, dogs or even fail compilations I actually needed a pair of long tweezers so that I don't burn all the skin and hair off my hand as I am embossing... which BTW is my newest favourite thing to be doing.
As I searched for an online store that I could use for this terribly life and death first world problem purchase I was experiencing trouble...there are not a lot around!! a bit like the ol bricks and mortar kind..rare as hens! We only have one store here in Hobart and its quite a journey!
The ones that are online are usually poorly stocked - no fault of their own (I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to look into a crystal ball and determine stock) or worse still in a phase of CLOSING DOWN which begs the question is the papercraft world I love DYING!!
I even found an article on it written in a humorous way but making some good points.
IS SCRAPBOOKING DEAD??

To be honest I haven't scrapbooked for ages.. I thought project life would help but all I have managed to do is stock up on a million journal cards, stickers, pockets and life quotes. Lately I am finding it hard to even have the motivation to create cards. I walk into my spare room..get overwhelmed.. and walk back out again!! ....Probably more to do with the fact it needs a clean up though in all honesty LOL

I  did manage to find a few stores that I visit and purchase from occasionally that remain open and If it really is true that the craft we all love is facing a death March then I might just have to go shopping and support them so that damn well stay open!! It is all about me of course
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Anna's Craft Cupboard They reopened again!
Crafts Online
Fat Cats Card Corner
Scrapbookboutique
Auzztrinkletsnkrafts
Luluart

What do you all think..Is it dead? Are you paper crafting a lot these days? Do you have a fav store you would like to add? Please leave a comment below.

In the meantime here is some inspiration for today.
Ally


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Embossed Framelits

Trying out my new set up for filming today with a simple tip I had not discovered until this week. Focus is still a bit out so will work on that for next time and see if i can correct it.

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