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Stash busting

I have plans to do some stash busting these holidays and found this almost-finished Sassafraslass sticker sheet. A little improvising changing clouds into trees and cutting up the brown background of the sticker sheet into the trunks and the sticker sheet is empty!

Guest Design Team

As many of you probably remember, last year we had a competition for guest DT spots. It has been truly wonderful to work alongside so many fabulously talented ladies so thank you all who have filled that role over the past year and a half or so. Today we bid farewell to Jem. Jem, you …

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Distress markers

A new shipment of distress markers arrived at Chooks HQ earlier this week. I already have a rather healthy supply and reach for them often. Here is a card I made earlier this week with a heavy use of Victorian Velvet. I have used the distress marker to draw the lines around the edge but …

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Chook scratchings – January fridge magnets with templates and Washi Tape

I have been scratching around my stash doing a little bit of easy creating. Since we featured the Crafter’s Workshop templates and the Washi Tape last week I have used both of these along with a few other bits and pieces. Now, for this feature, and with the low-stress plans I have for 2013, I …

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New Year’s Challenge

To kick start your creativity in 2013 we would like to challenge you to create an altered “something”… It may be a book, an journal, an notebook… whatever works for you. There is plenty of inspiration out there on the net and one lady who has been really catching my eye since I found her …

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Market Finds

There has been quite a bit of interest in mixed media in the forum and I know Lorraine is mulling over a few different class options for the coming year. For those of you who can’t wait you may want to pop in here New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day for what may or …

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The New Year is almost here

I hope that all of our wonderful Chooks have had a wonderful Christmas and been able to recharge your batteries in preparation for 2013. We asked for your feedback last week about what you would like to see in the new year and we have been busily planning all sorts of changes and challenges. The …

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Looking Ahead

Another year is coming to a close and last night, here in the home of Chooks HQ, we had our annual Christmas Parade / Christmas Pageant. The parade was filled with various dance groups, sporting groups, the various fire fighting units, the Vintage Car Club and various businesses around town. Each year it seems to …

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CCCC # 37

Another quick and simple card today. This is what I have made for you: You will need paper scraps, a Christmas stamp, ink, some twine or thin ribbon and some foam mount. Stamp you stamp onto some subtly patterned paper and colour if needed. I just did the leaves and the baubles. Then cut your …

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CCCC #35

Here is the next installment: It is not a great photo as I took all of these last night… sorry.. Start with a plain card (obviously) some paper scraps, a paper doily, stamps (I used a Hero Arts postcard stamp and some Fancy Pants Christmas stamps but any Christmas stamps will do), some old flowers, …

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