Tag: creative

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Precious Metal Clay

About 2 years ago I bought some metal clay and after procrastinating for some time, this week I finally used it. Not guna lie, I was nervous. Not only is the clay is very expensive, but the blow torch my husband bought me was way bigger than the ones used in all the youtube videos. I was worried about catching my face on fire. … Read More Precious Metal Clay

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Creative Process

Today I’m showing you a behind the scenes look at what happens when I create something that doesn’t go to plan. This is what happens most of the time, but you wouldn’t know, because I only share the pretty things. Lets keep it real. Here’s my creative process, warts and all.. Over a year ago I started a painting, and just this week I … Read More Creative Process

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Announcement!

I have some very big news to share with you all! But first, a little background.. As some of you may already know, earlier this year I began studying small business. The opportunity came up and I found myself having a ‘why the hell have I not thought of this earlier?’ moment. The stars aligned, there was magic in the air.. THIS is what … Read More Announcement!

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Magical Rainbow Unicorn Chocolate

It’s magical.. it’s rainbow.. it’s unicorn chocolate. Yeah, you read that right. Oh my goddess this stuff is super easy to make and you can totally twist the recipe to create anything you wish. Choose your own colours, flavours, sprinkles, dried fruit, nuts, go crazy! I found this recipe by the delightfuly creative and quirky Katherine Sabbath on her instagram account. She’s the Queen … Read More Magical Rainbow Unicorn Chocolate

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Portrait Photography – My Top 5 Tips

Firstly I should just be clear that I’m not exactly a famous photographer, in fact I’m the complete opposite.. not famous. I haven’t taken any lessons or completed any courses, I’m all self taught. However, I’m not that bad.. or at least you can judge for yourself. If you like what you see then please read on..   I want to share with you … Read More Portrait Photography – My Top 5 Tips

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DIY Upcycled Drawers for Baby

My husband was going to get rid of this little chest of drawers. I could see they had the potential to be.. better. So I claimed them. A coat of paint and some new knobs is about all I needed, and as we have baby #2 on the way they’d be perfect to use in the nursery. I gave the drawers a clean and … Read More DIY Upcycled Drawers for Baby

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DIY: Upcycled coloured glass jars

One of the many DIY projects I worked on for our wedding included making coloured glass jars. I used these as vases and put (fake) tealight candles inside them. I had everything I needed so they cost me nothing! It was a great way to recycle glass jars too. You’ll need: Glass jars and/or bottles (The bottles in the picture were already coloured) Mod … Read More DIY: Upcycled coloured glass jars

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Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks

The other night I was looking through my old sketch books and it was crazy to see how far I’ve come with my art. Especially when I could remember doing the old work and how I felt about it at the time or what inspired me. I took a few photos on my trusty mobile phone (so not the best photos I’m afraid) and … Read More Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks

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A Guide to Making Bath Tea

  A few years back I handmade all my Christmas gifts and for my sister I made some bath tea. It’s a sweet little idea that I’d been meaning to write about in detail and I’ve finally remembered to actually do it. These little bags of goodness are made to soak in the bath with you to infuse the lovely scents while preventing little … Read More A Guide to Making Bath Tea

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2016 Mad Tea Party!

Welcome! This is my very first online Mad Tea Party Blog Hop, hosted by the ever so delightful Vanessa at ‘A Fancilful Twist’. I’m not entirely sure what to expect, and I believe I’m half a day in front of everyone else, but here it goes.. ‘Have I gone Mad? I’m afraid so.. you’re entirely bonkers. But let me tell you a secret, all … Read More 2016 Mad Tea Party!

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Mad Tea Party Event – A Fanciful Twist

You’re invited.. Just now, I stumbled upon this Mad Tea Party event happening tomorrow! TOMORROW! (July 23rd 2016 – and possibly for a few days over) It’s an annual ‘Blog Hop’ with the delightful Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist. I admit I have never attended one of these before, let alone even heard of one of these until this very moment. So what in … Read More Mad Tea Party Event – A Fanciful Twist

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DIY: Medieval Chandelier

When we decided to have a Viking inspired wedding (which you can read all about here) I had this brilliant idea to make a couple of medieval chandeliers. I’d seen some online retailing for around $400 +postage. Screw that, that’s half our wedding budget! Ha! I could so make them myself anyway. How sweet would that be!? The only catch was.. I had absolutely … Read More DIY: Medieval Chandelier

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Magical Fairy Gift Box

I absolutely love custom jobs that spark new ideas. This job was one of those. The ideas were endless and they just kept coming, and evolving.. I freakin love that! I had to stop myself from going overboard, and instead the inspiration began to pour out onto other projects I’m working on.. like the interactive dead faery sculpture that is now going to have a mystery to … Read More Magical Fairy Gift Box

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Reflecting on 2015

Well, that went fast. 2015 was jam packed full of artsy goodness, but I didn’t realise just how much until I looked back on everything I’d achieved. I guess the biggest thing to happen this year, art-related, was winning 2nd place in Canon’s Light Awards Competition! That was early on in January, for the month’s brief ‘freedom’. Not a bad start. I completed thirteen paintings including … Read More Reflecting on 2015

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Making Dream Catchers Tutorial

I was recently asked by a friend to make a dream catcher for her son, who has been having bad dreams. I was so glad she asked! Of course I would. Dream catchers have been on my ‘to do’ list for a long time so I was excited to get started. Not long after, I had another request from my sister in law to … Read More Making Dream Catchers Tutorial

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Where Magic Happens

I love the opportunity to sticky beak into other artist’s work spaces, to peek inside the room or space where all the magic happens, see what inspires, how their studio reflects them and their art and how they manage work flow. There’s 2 main types of studios I have noticed. The neat spaces that are minimal and incredibly organised, and the overcrowded ones. Mine is definitely … Read More Where Magic Happens

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4 Simple Ideas for Christmas Craftyness

Hello, my name is Becky and I’m a craftaholic. So when it comes to things like Christmas I always get me craft on. Last year I hand made everyone’s presents which you can read about here. There was no way in hell I was going to be doing that again, but of course I wasn’t going to go without completely. Here’s what I whipped together for … Read More 4 Simple Ideas for Christmas Craftyness

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Give Away!! (Ended)

You may have read previous posts about my ‘craft fail’ incident, involving my over enthusiastic confidence to cook like a MasterChef and a recipe for macaroons. Long story short I created ‘craparoons’ which were a complete disaster. Or so I thought. I knew of a hilarious blog called Craft Fail where you can submit your failure and have a good ol’ laugh about it. So I did just … Read More Give Away!! (Ended)

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365 Project Completed

  On the 2nd of July 2013, a friend of mine posted a comment on facebook that said she was going to write a poem everyday for a whole month. It got me thinking. I have read about photographers who have attempted the 365 photography project, where they take a photo a day for a whole year. So I challenged my friend to stretch her goal to … Read More 365 Project Completed