My Pinterest Picks

July 28, 2014

As I am a confirmed lover of Paper Crafts, I thought it was highly appropriate that my latest choices for my Pinterest Picks series encouraged this passion.

So please ‘click’ and enjoy.

`Pinterest Picks - July

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1. Robin’s board: Paper Crafts
2. Ghyslaine’s board: Fleur en Papier
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. Lia’s board: I Heart Paper
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. Gee Cecil’s board: Paper Crafts

And there’s always my Paper Crafts board for inspiration, too.

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Ribbon & Fabric Flowers

May 21, 2014

Cruising the inter web recently,
I came across the following gorgeous tutorial
by the talented Flax & Twine.

Although the techniques and tutorial are originally from Martha Stewart,
I just love how Flax & Twine has laid out the post.
It makes it so easy to follow.

Aren't they gorgeous?

Aren’t they gorgeous?

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Now, I myself, have made these flowers in the past,
and I though it was high time that I showed you my versions,
and my tutorial.

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Now,
as when a new technique is learnt
it means that one must become completely obsessed,
so . . . . . .

3 easy shapes + sizes

3 easy shapes + sizes

I created quite a few.

Spotty ribbon

Spotty ribbon

Blue ribbon

Blue ribbon

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And then I made a whole canvas with it.

Heart Canvas

Heart Canvas

You like?

 

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What do you think you will do with your creations?

  • Decorate a mirror
  • Make a wreath
  • A hairclip?

I’d love to see what you create.
Truly :)

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Craft Storage – DIY Of Course ;)

April 6, 2014

I’m holding a new craft class this month.

Something I have a distinct passion for . . . . cool storage ideas.
Best yet – it’s DIY, so you can alter and adjust them to suit your own needs.

I LOVE having the ability and opportunity
to modify something to make it perfect for my place.

So cool!

I’ll post some pictures of my own choice as soon as I have finished :)

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 `DIY Storage Class Poster

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Other Blogger: Graphic’s Fairy

March 25, 2014

For a number of years – at least three – I have been a fan of the Graphics Fairy blog.

A massive fan!

Karen (aka The Graphics Fairy) is INCREDIBLY generous with her
digital work and image editing.

The Graphics Fairy

The Graphics Fairy

I’ve used one of her images here.

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Do you think I put it to good use?

Today I just had to share one of her latest blog posts:
10 DIY Pillow Ideas“.
So absolutely cool!

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Do you love these designs as much as I do?

Aren’t they amazing?

How would you use one of Karen’s designs
to create a designer cushion?

I’d love to see a photo if you give it a try :)

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Calligraphy Letters? No Probs Baby

March 22, 2014

Have you ever wanted to have crack-a-lack at doing calligraphy?

I know that you can get kits and books and heaps of online tutorials.

How would you like a really simple version,
that will get you writing
– yep you read that correctly WRITING –
your own place cards (wedding)
door sign (bedroom door)
or even a title page (homemade recipes)?

Here’s a couple of tutes,
that will show you how just doing it
is all the skills you require.

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Here’s my attempts.

Attempt #1

Attempt #1

Attempt #2

Attempt #2

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Not so appalling is it?

I panicked,
when trying to think of words to write!

I suppose if I practice a bit
I could actually get good at it.

Will you have a crack?
I’d love to know if you do :D

Sorry just had to share this – it’s just a tad funny!

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Pinning Well – Is Difficult

March 21, 2014

I know that this title sounds grammatically spastic – but it’s not.

You see I am referring to ‘pinning’ on Pinterest.
and I am also trying to convey, how difficult it is to ‘pin’ succinctly
to make my business grow (and make $$$).

It’s all such a juggling act.

So what am I doing to try to make things betterer?!?

This . . .

  1. I did a webinar with Melanie Duncan – it was fantastic.
    Melanie is insightful and knowledgable. I was impressed with her data and links.
    And it was FREE!
    `M Duncan
  2. I have converted my Perfect DIY Wedding Pinterest page to the ‘Business‘ setting.
    This will entitle me to statistics and other ‘goodies’ that a regular Pinterest user does not have access to.
    `Bus Covt
  3. I have been researching different methods to include the ‘Pin It’ button onto my blogs
  4. I have created and been using watermarks on my uploaded photos/images – check out my cool tutorial here.
    PDIYW Watermark - Medium

So, it’s all part of the journey to
give myself
a business and life that I love.

How is your journey going?

Have you started making your dreams come true?
I’d love to know :D

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International Day Of Happiness

March 20, 2014

Today is officially the
International Day Of Happiness
as afforded but the United Nations.

It is the day to make the determined effort
to giving yourself a moment of happiness.

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Something that makes you smile,
or laugh,
or sing
or dance.

And it is the prefect day for me to launch
the small beginnings of my new business.

Today I release my first “Ban the Black Dog” kits.

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Today on FB,
then on Monday they will be uploaded to my Etsy shop.

I believe SO strongly,
that being creative is the key to battling Mental Illness ***

If you are struggling with any sort of Mental Illness,
please know that you are not alone.

Call Lifeline
to receive the support you may need RIGHT NOW.

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*** With the care of a GP, psychologist and or psychiatrist,
and along with medication and peer support.

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