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  • Christmas Star by LOUISE CROSBIE
    October 9, 2023 Janine O'Rourke

    Christmas Star by LOUISE CROSBIE

    I’m thinking ahead to winter, Yule, Christmas etc and planning what class I could run at The Mad Scrapper for November/December.  And I’ve come up with this decorative little star decoration.  It’s a nice size. Not too huge so it...

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  • Folio Mini Album by LOUISE CROSBIE
    February 24, 2023 Janine O'Rourke

    Folio Mini Album by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hello there folks. I wanted to use one of the 49 and Market folio sets to make a mini album for today’s project. Mostly because I’m really awful at making albums from scratch and if I buy a ready made...

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  • Woodland fairy plaque by LOUSIE CROSBIE
    October 17, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Woodland fairy plaque by LOUSIE CROSBIE

    Hi there. I’m sharing this woodland fairy wooden plaque with you today. It’s actually the inspiration for a class I will be teaching this month at the shop.  I’ve used a bit of old wooden plank left over from getting...

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  • EMBRACE YOUR JOURNEY by LOUISE CROSBIE
    August 30, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    EMBRACE YOUR JOURNEY by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there. Today I’m sharing this simple little card with you. It features some 49 and Market rub on transfers. They are so pretty and very easy to apply.  I made my background with distress oxides, a stencil, a little...

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  • Fantasy Layout by LOUISE CROSBIE
    August 8, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Fantasy Layout by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  Todays project is a dark fantasy style layout inspired by this lovely photograph by Alice Alinari. I wanted to use the frame from  Finnabairs “locks and keys” mould but I've not made the most of it due to...

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  • Suffragette tag BY LOUISE CROSBIE
    June 7, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Suffragette tag BY LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  Today I’m sharing this giant tag with you.  I’ve used the card packaging from my Finnabair metal flowers as my base and layered some beautiful 49 and market paper over it.  I wanted something soft and feminine to...

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  • Bits & Pieces mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS
    March 25, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Bits & Pieces mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Today I have a mixed media project for you that was created from random bits and pieces lying on my desk from previous projects! I started by placing the embellishments on the background until I was happy...

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  • Junk Journal Cover by LOUISE CROSBIE
    March 2, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Junk Journal Cover by LOUISE CROSBIE

    I’m sharing my junk journal cover with you today. I’ve used the cover of an old hard back book and removed all the pages (I’ll use those for journalling and backgrounds for mixed media etc).  I replaced the book pages...

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  • Welcome Winter by LOUISE CROSBIE
    January 31, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Welcome Winter by LOUISE CROSBIE

    I'm here with my third project using this years December kit.  It’s a layout using up some of the coloured card and some strips off of one of the sheets of scrapbook paper. I’ve also utilised the cut off strip...

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