3 ideas for using stencils

tool-time-stencilsWhen I was taking photos for weekend stacks a couple of weeks ago, I pulled out some of the stencils I’ve been hoarding got in my stash. From an idea thrown around in our contributors fb group, Tool Time Tuesday was born, and I quickly played with my stencils last week between holding the baby and chatting with Caitlin (how awesome is it to share craft time with someone who gets you?!)

aswc-spray-inkSpray inks are another of those products I’ve purchased in the past, but never really used. This particular bottle needs cleaning, as the kids have played with it and it’s blocked, but as long as you remember to cover surfaces before you spray, the result is good. (I also oversprayed, so the ink ran when I moved the cardstock)

aswc-ink-padSometimes the simplest things are the ones we forget about, but they can have a striking effect. Dabbing an ink pad over a stencil is something I need to remember to do more often.

aswc-versamarkHeat embossing is another trend that comes and goes in scrapbooking.

aswc-embossing-powderBut can result in a stunning background.

aswc-heatgunAnd if you’re like me, you’re bound to have a stash of baby wipes in your craft room, the stencil just wipes clean, ready to pack away for next time.

What tools do you forget to use?

{Reader Tutorial} Layered Crochet Skirt Pattern


Another one for you lucky folk in the northern hemisphere enjoying the weather at the moment- A layered crochet skirt pattern just perfect for warm weather! This yellow mini skirt combines crocheted lace and bright colour to create a fabulous layered design. You can wear it with a light blouse for romantic look or wear […]

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{Reader Tutorial} Free Fiji Sun Suit Sewing Pattern


This one is for those of you in the northern hemisphere! I’m currently in jeans and jumpers at the moment. But this adorable Fiji Sun Suit from DIY Crush for your girls this summer!   This pattern is free and sizes included are 3 months through 6 girls.   Find the pattern over at DIY […]

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{Reader Tutorial}Sew a cover for the Brother 1034d serger


Sew your own cover for the Brother 1034d serger. Quick and simple project, make it lined or unlined. Add your own design elements and decoration.   Find the full tutorial over at So Sew Easy.

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weekend stacks | project life® mini kit


{Weekend stacks is a Sunday feature, where we each take turns to show you a stack-of-something from our craft spaces} I’ve been dabbling in Project Life® for a couple of years now, but I only recently bought my first whole kit. Granted, it was a mini kit, but now that I’ve cracked it open to photograph […]

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Weekly Wrap

weaving almost done

Time for another Weekly Wrap and the week has flown by for me with kids back at school and getting back into our normal routine. Our Contributors have been crafting and writing up a storm so grab a cuppa and click the pictures or notes to read more. We’d love you to leave a comment when […]

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{Reader Recipe}Spaghetti cake w/sundried tomatoes, goat cheese & baby spinach


This vegetarian spaghetti recipe is so easy and fun to make, you’ll want to make this dish a regular on your table. It’s got a very special flavour thanks to the sun-dried tomatoes, flavour enhanced by just a touch of fresh sage. It really is a scrumptious, mouth-watering recipe that also looks pretty fancy and […]

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#aswccrochetalong {wk6}

crochetalong red pink purple blue

  It’s week 6 and I’m still plodding along nicely. I do regret starting with the red,  but it was the only colour that I was going to use that I had on had at the time. I only had greys, whites, blacks and the wrong colour green here so red it was. I’ll get […]

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Planning and Priorities

Planning and Priorities

I’m currently participating in the A-Z challenge over on my blog and I’m finding it an interesting experience writing each week. I’ve never been the best person with keeping organised but it is something that I’m managing to maintain on top of my normal posting and the school holidays. Which has been shocking me. It’s […]

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{Reader Tutorial} Ribbon Poppy Flower Tutorial


A quick and easy ribbon flower to make to decorate a jacket, cushion or hair accessory and perfect timing to get it made before ANZAC Day this Saturday. Find the full tutorial here at Sarah Lauren.      

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