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  • A galaxy of ideas note book by LOUISE CROSBIE
    December 9, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    A galaxy of ideas note book by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  I’ve altered a basic journal/project book cover to make it a bit more exciting and inspiring to use. I’ve decided it’s for keeping a note of ideas. With space to fit in clippings for mood boards and colour...

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  • Halloween scrapbook layout by LOUISE CROSBIE
    October 13, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Halloween scrapbook layout by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hallowe’en’s coming. Yay. I love autumn and I love Halloween (hallowe’en) as crafting themes, so today I’m sharing a scrapbook layout with you that incorporates both these seasonal themes.  I started with my vintage image as my main inspiration then...

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  • Quick & simple steampunk style cards by LORI WOODS
    September 6, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Quick & simple steampunk style cards by LORI WOODS

    Hello Mad Scrappers! Today I have some steampunk style cards that are quick and simple to make :) I started with some Dusty Attic chipboard pieces, Cogs frame set and Cog Cluster, and gave these a few quick coats of white...

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  • Blueprint for Life by LORI WOODS
    August 16, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Blueprint for Life by LORI WOODS

    Hello Mad Scrapper! Today I have a mixed media piece for you that was inspired by a bottle of distress spray. The colour name of the spray is Blueprint and it made me wonder how I'd go about recreating a...

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  • 3 Tags by LORI WOODS
    July 31, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    3 Tags by LORI WOODS

    Hello Mad Scrappers! Today I have some tags for you made using elements from Stamperia's Voyages Fantastique collection. The Voyages Fantastiques collectables  6x12 papers and  die cuts are ideal for smaller projects like tags as they contain lots of different pieces for...

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  • Altered tin. By Louise Crosbie.
    April 20, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Altered tin. By Louise Crosbie.

    Hi there. I have another altered tin to share with you today.  I am a steampunk but sometimes steampunk and Goth get a little combined and we call that Steamgoth lol. I think that is what this tin is.  I...

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  • Rusty Art Journal: By Louise Crosbie
    March 21, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Rusty Art Journal: By Louise Crosbie

    Hi again. The project I am sharing today is my first art journal. An artist/crafter I subscribe to gave us a wonderful mindfulness project to do over the next month and it looked like one of the best ways for me...

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  • Altered tin project by LOUISE CROSBIE
    February 11, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Altered tin project by LOUISE CROSBIE

    One of my favourite things to alter, is an empty tin. Repurposing them rather than throwing them away. Sometimes I leave them empty so I can store things like brads and safety pins. But sometimes I like the creativity to...

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