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OCC Watercolour Intermediate Day 2 Card 4

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Hero Arts Background Stamp, Various Watercolours (Royal and Langnickle), Canson Watercolour Paper,Stamp it Australia Friendship Quotes, Scented Embossing Powder

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12 Tags of 2014 – September

I was so excited when I saw this Months tag Tim Holtz is really bringing some colour and fun into the tag this month with what is a huge symbol in my life Butterflies. And better yet I actually had all the right product to do my own take on this months tag.

I am super happy with how it turned out, the only thing being that the pic does not show up the Alcohol Ink background technique,

When I saw the original tag I knew I had to have a play, making fluttering butterflies has been a staple of my crafting since I first began my tentative steps into the wonderful world of papercrafting. In fact I was heartbroken last year when my favorite butterfly punch (I own very few punches as I really do not use them much but this one I used a lot) died it was only $2 and I got a good 8 years out of it so not to bad at all anyway The New Butterfly frenzy die makes me very happy as it is much easier to use than a punch and gives loads of shapes and sizes.

So here is my Tag, I decided I wanted to use my New French Flight Framelits and Stamp Set and so below is my take on this Months tag ๐Ÿ™‚

Eiffle Butterfly 1

Denim Mini Album

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For about a year or so now I have been totally enchanted by Donna Salazars work with reclaimed denim from her headbands and hand made flowers and embellishments.

Recently I found a 50c clothing section in one of my local op shops and scored 3 pairs of jeans. One was so lovely with embroidered pockets when I discovered they would fit a friend I told her they were hers until they fell appart then they were mine lol. It was a bit of a wrench to part with them because there is the most adorable little embroidered pocket on the front.

Anyway I have pulled appart and cut up one of the pairs and when I got my New Big Shot this week (thanks to an amazing and generous friend) I did some cutting out of the denim and played a bit with some embossing and Inking.

What I have learned is that Denim is a great canvas for ink, it embosses like a dream and is quite a versatile medium.

Steel rule dies are the best to cut through the fabric however as long as you do not mind having to do a little cutting, the thin metal dies work pretty well.

I used a combination of Quickutz and M Press Dies for this album as well as one of the reclaimed denim pockets:

I decorated the pocket to match the Album cover with an M-Press Heart that had been embossed with a Cuttlebug Script folder.

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The album is cut from the Quickutz Santa’s Workshop Die Set, I used part of the elastic stretch section of the Jeans as a sort of Handle, all the pages are embossed with an M Press Butterflies embossing folder and then inked over.

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and from the back:

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The Inside Pages: have spaces added for small photos with more quickutz dies, and random stickers and rub ons from my stash.(not sure of the stickers but the rub ons are from Kaiser Sweet Nothings and bon jour)

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I also cut out two pieces of denim for each page though honestly it was quite a sturdy denim and would have been fine as indavidual pages. I used OK to wash it glue to stick it all together, MM Crystal brads to hold it all together

and thats it one Denim Mini Album stored in a Denim Pocket. I may end up cutting out a word from Denim and adding it to the pocket just to tie it all together a little better.

ATC Swap: Little Houses

Recently at Jellybeans we had an ATC swap with the theme little houses. How perfect I thought as I had gotten a wee quickutz die of a little house.

So I decided to cut all the elements of the little houses out of double sided jac paper and glitter my houses after all who else would do sparkle houses?

I also used my distress stains to create the background and a franchville glitter buttony thing to create my moon.

The pic are not very good sorry but anyone who has tried to take photos of glitter knows how hard it can be so forgive the poor quality of the pic ๐Ÿ™‚

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It does look a lot better in person but I thought they turned out rather cute ๐Ÿ™‚

A little bit of Fairy Amanda Magic

In the form of my new 3 wishes teeny paper bags on etsy.

These small hand made Paper bags contain ย special mix of spices, symbols and sparkly wishing glitter to help your wishes come true.

The washi tape in the background is to show you how small these wee bags are the paper bag is 1″square.(click on the photo to buy your own wishes)

Spices to aid in protection, prosperity, spirituality, success, and healing.
Symbols to represent love, music/creativity, luck, and abundance.

These are truly unique.

They are very simple to use simply open your little bag pour the contents on the palm of your hand on a starry night. Close your eyes Make a wish and blow the dust to the stars.

To win your own 3 wishes click here.

A bit of Shabby Chic

Recently I participated in Two swaps (though was lucky enough to get the same partner for both which was a great blessing to my budget),

The theme for both was Shabby Chic, one was a card box filled with 5 cards in set themes. The other was a box swap (I tried everywhere to find a box the right size but just could not find one so I added in another small box and a small tag album to make up for the size as well as a few extra goodies for my swap partner)

So now that they have arrived I can share the pics with you all.

Here is the card box and cards:

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and here is the two boxes and matching mini Tag Album

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I of course had to gold leaf a little, and one of the cards is also on Jellybean Scrappers for a monthly Inspiration Challenge.