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Snow through a window… Another Scene Card sample today and I haver to admit that although one of the simplest cards I have made tis is one of my absolute favourite! I think its the colour and the simplicity that appeals to me!I started by lightly inking the Crafts Too Snowdrops embossing folder with Sky Blue izink pigment ink pad.

How to Make Worry Dolls with Pegs These worry dolls will help! Worry Dolls are traditional little dolls originally made in Guatemala - the idea is simple - if at night you find yourself worrying about things, you tell your worries to these little dolls and place them under your pillow.

Mod Podge Uses: Advice From Our Expert! This month, we asked our resident crafter, Maz, to share her top tips and expert advice on all things Mod Podge!

3 Easy Spring Roll Sauces I LOVE fresh spring rolls. It is one of my very favorite ways to eat raw vegetables. Yes, they are a little bit of work to make as you have to roll up your prepped veggies in the spring roll wrappers, but I have NEVER been upset or felt like it was a waste of time when I've made them at home.

FREE Printable Universal Housekeeping Envelopes So if you're heading to Orlando, Florida and staying at a Universal Orlando Resort Hotel, then these free printable Universal Housekeeping Envelopes are for you! Now, I know I've left a ton of characters out, but I had to draw the line somewhere!

The Parable of The Accessory Plant I've recently become obsessed with plants. That's not to say that I haven't always really liked plants, but a conversation this summer changed the way I saw them. A few months ago I had my friend Shane from Moss and Timber come by the Merc and check out the window lighting.

How to Build a Slat Wood Pergola When we began our patio makeover, I knew I wanted to make a slat wood privacy fence, but I was a little stuck about how to provide some shade. We love dining al fresco, but the sun shone so strongly onto our dining area, dinner often was served with a side of sunburn.

Organize Your Craft Tools With This DIY Pegboard During our Instagram Live last week, we revealed our new craft room and showed you how we organized the space using products from Stamp-n-Storage and IKEA. We also said we'd show you how to make our DIY pegboard, so here it is-as promised! While a pegboard is really handy for hanging your craft tools, I don't love the look of them.

Style Files: 6 Ways to Style a Silk Scarf A while back, I shared 6 ways to style a square bandana and it quickly became one of my most pinned fashion DIYs. So, today I'm sharing 6 more ways to style a scarf with brand new ideas and a longer scarf shape to keep things versatile. Click through for all six ideas!

All The Good Things Baby Wipe Cards Demonstrator Pootles - All The Good Things Baby Wipe Cards. Well this is my first foray into the Baby Wipe technique and I'm really rather happy with the result! This stamp set wasn't on my radar at first, but one of my team had earned recognition from me, and chose this set as her reward.

Easy Dill Pickle Recipe from Fresh Cucumbers This pickled cucumber recipe is super easy. Because these are lacto-fermented dill pickles, you don't need any fancy canning equipment to make them. Another positive of this cold brine method of making dill pickles with fresh cucumbers, is that your pickles stay nice and crisp.

Stag in the Sky… I thought after yesterdays white on white I would share a complete opposite today made using the same basic die but sighing a difference when using more dramatic colours. For the background I wet a piece of watercolour card and then dropped the Izink Pigment dropper inks over this.

Totoro Corner Bookmark If you are Ghibli Studio movie's fan and love My Neighbour Totoro, this is the cutest Back to School Bookmark to make today!!! We love DIY School Supplies. If you don't know what I am talking about. then you have seriously missed out. and it is hight time you get a copy of this marvellous movie.

Getting Started In Quilling: What Will I Need? Check out our low-down on quilling supplies below, and if you're looking for the perfect place to start, we've a magical step-by-step project you'll love! Quilling is an art form which has been around for centuries. In its early days, people would use quills to coil the strips of paper before moulding them into elaborate designs.

Meet The Place for Your Perfect Antique Door Knobs Finding cool door hardware isn't hard, especially if you like clean modern designs, but what if you want something that is positively vintage? Finding antique door knobs is something that can be tricky. Most of your normal door hardware companies don't hit the vintage door knob out of the park, but I found one that totally does!

Double-Sided Crepe Paper Fern Have you ever turned your favorite plant into a paper craft? I personally love ferns and moss! Fun fact: The Pacific Northwest is home to about 40 species of fern. We've made paper fern wreaths, some felt ferns, and these potted paper ferns.

Vegan; Gluten-Free; Keto; Low Carb Afternoon Tea Recipes I'm back with some more delicious afternoon tea recipes, specifically ones for those with special dietary requirements. So today I'm sharing vegan, gluten-free, keto and low carb afternoon tea recipes.

Cute DIY Pencil Holder from a Jar Turn a recycled jar into a cute DIY pencil holder in just a few steps! This pencil cup is easy and you probably have the supplies on hand. Skills Required: Beginner. You'll be using paint on glass and then Mod Podging scrapbook paper onto it. Anyone can do this project, including children.

Weekday Weekend Cookbook Anniversary! This week marks the one-year anniversary of our cookbook, Weekday Weekend. And we are gonna celebrate all week long with a bunch of really good giveaways, most of them on Instagram, so be sure to follow us there if you don't already.

Cherry Pom-Pom Keychains These cherry pom-pom keychains are a great end-of-summer craft and perfect for back to school. Since a lot of kids' backpacks look the same, we think these keychains are a simple way to add some style and make them stand out.

Building A Home: How To Save Your Sanity No matter what type of property you envision, these 10 tips will help make that blueprint into reality. Careful planning, an eye to your budget and a fleet of experienced workers will help you get there - all there's left to do is start building.

Who wants a free copy of the New Autumn Winter Stampin' Up! Catalogue? Demonstrator Pootles - Who wants a free copy of the New Autumn Winter Stampin' Up! Catalogue? I automatically send out a catalogue to everyone who has shopped with me in the last 6 months, so don't worry about completing the contact form below if that's you.

How to Make Embroidered Felt Letter Decorations When we went to Sayulita last year, I brought back wayyyy too many handmade felt and yarn souvenirs. The pompoms and tassels were just too good to pass up. A couple of shops had these beautiful embroidered felt letters, so I tried to snag one for each member of our family, but we couldn't find an R anywhere for Ryan.

Mandala Monday 69 - Free Design To Download And Colour In Time for a little mindfulness? Break out the pens or pencils and make yourself a brew to enjoy with this week's Mandala Monday free download to print and colour in. To get this design, simply right-click on the image below and choose 'Save Image As…' and save it to your special colouring designs folder.

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