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Scroll down … past this sticky post … to see if I have posted a new creation!🙂

It seems that a lot of stampers now have left blogging and share their ideas via Instagram. Because of extra time constraints of late … I am beginning to lean that way! So I have been sharing creations a bit more regularly on a NEW creative identity on Instagram. If you would like to keep up to date … just ask to follow me … enchantink_aus

I do still want to post my cards here … because I can share more photos with better detail. So I do hope you will continue to pop by!

Perhaps if you see something you like on Instagram … you can check back here on my blog for all the details?

Or … you can check in on my Pinterest Page … to see what I have been creating, also! I always add what I have blogged there … and I have also been adding earlier creations from my blog too! AussieAndrea Click on the “My EnchantINK Creations” board.

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For the New Two

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Hello friends!

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It has been nice to indulge a little lately on some new goodies and I have started following a few new card makers on Instagram and have all sorts of inspiration ideas spinning around in my head. I get excited about stamping … but then … don’t have the time to try out all the ideas that are out there! And … I have very little time for blogging … and definitely no time for blog hopping (VERY SORRY!!!) I am back to minding my grand kids and also am supporting Sandy with his last few weeks of school before he has ‘stuvac’ (study vacation) before his final school exams. But … I plod on … and I try and get here  when I can!

Don’t forget … click on any photo above to see better detail! 🙂

  • Pretty Pink Posh: Stitched Borders 4 die
  • Paper Smooches: “Love” word die
  • Cottage Cutz: Bow and Arrow die
  • Stampin’ Up!: For the New Two

So … posts will be short … but hopefully still happening! I hope you still enjoy what you see and visit often! Hugs xxx

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Cheeky Monkey (io-sss) Jul16 SAaug16  (3)


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Seth turns 3!

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Our cheeky little monkey had is birthday yesterday and I thought I would share the card I made for him. But … before I show you the finished project … I wanted to show you the first attempt …

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The left samples have a watercolouring background wash that ‘pilled’ the paper. So … I started again (right hand samples!!) Sometimes you just have to cut your losses and begin again! ☺😉

I actually sat down about a month ago to make Seth’s card and realised that I was very lacking in stamp sets for kids … especially boys. So … I indulged a little with these two sets …

Left: Clearly Besotted – Cheeky Monkey ………. Right: Simon Says Stamp – Stacking Animals

Both have matching die sets and can be purchased from Simon Says Stamp.

I had to patiently wait for them to arrive … but … this is the finished result …..

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More detail in the photos below … click to view a slide show. (Click on each photo to open individually)

The inside of the card had a little surprise …

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A little spinning monkey … inspired by a recent creation of Jennifer McGuire! (Click link for video tutorial!)

Click to view!

We had a lovely time yesterday sharing Seth’s cake and enjoying his excitement. Hope you have had a lovely weekend too! Hugs xxx

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Bordering on Romance (su!) Jul16  (4)


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Sweet florals

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Hello again!

Sigh … life is back to busy busy busy now that the school holidays are over. I have lots of projects to share … just need the time to get them on my blog! But … I won’t complain. Everyone has busy lives! Mine isn’t that special! 😉

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I know this looks a little like the card I posted recently … but I am much happier with the end result for this one!

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I haven’t used this stamp set in awhile … but whenever I do it works a treat. It is one of those sets that just seems to inspire!😀

Yes … some more COPIC colouring! I managed to order a few more colours in the recent Simon Says Stamp COPIC sale. They are on their way to Australia as I type! I am soooo naughty!! 😎 Hope you have had a lovely weekend. Ours was very special!  Skye’s band “Pockets full of Dust” had a house party launch that was a great success and then we spent Sunday down the coast at our old family favourite holiday cottage at Dolphin Point with Stacey & Jono who were staying for a few days. We sure have been blessed with some wonderful warm winter sunshine lately! Hugs xx

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Happy Heart (YNS) Apr16 (5)


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Happy Heart

Happy Heart (YNS) Apr16 (3)Hello friends!

So much whirling around in my brain! I have all these ideas but no time to do anything about them! In the meantime … I will quickly share this ………

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Sandy gave this one to his girlfriend for her birthday last week. Cute, affectionate … but not too soppy and over the top! 😎

Isn’t this image adorable!? It is a new one for me … and I think I will be using it often!

Your Next Stamp – Happy Heart (from Simon Says Stamp)

Hugs xxx

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Birthday Blossoms

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Hi Bloggies! On the run … so sharing quickly!

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I think this needed something extra … but I do like the colours together!

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Stampin’ Up! – Birthday Blossoms

Paper Smooches – Hello Word die

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend. It has been pretty cold here! Hug xx

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Peyton July16


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Peyton’s 1st Birthday

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Hello friends!

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Peyton Emma @ soccer last Saturay

I have a special card to share today! This is the one I made for our adorable, sweet little grand daughter, Peyton, who turned 1 in June … while we were away on holidays! (Yes … I was so sad to miss her first birthday … but we had an extra celebration with her when we returned.) Isn’t she just the cutest little munchkin???!!! 😀

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This was a stamp I  bought a few years ago from a favourite stamp shop, Whiff of Joy. I hadn’t visited in quite a while so decided to check it out again. Imagine my surprise to find it is now closed. How sad. I have quite a stash of their stamps … and loved their designers! Sigh! But … I do understand that sometimes these hard decisions have to be made. I hope Katerina is doing well!

The sentiment stamp is from another FAV stamp shop … Stamping Bella. The image is coloured with Copics and fussy cut. I have sponged the background of the shaker window and added some pretty sequins and pearls. There is some Wink of Stella glitter on the cake (clear) and on the candle (gold) … but it is so hard to catch it in a photo. It is really pretty, though. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Hugs xx

Whiff of Joy – Henry, Celebrating Mouse

Stamping Bella – How do you spell love?

Stampin’ Up! – Large Numbers Die

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Birthday Blooms SU May16 (2)


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Birthday Blooms two ways

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Hi blog friends!

I am a little taken with the new-ish “Birthday Blooms” stamp set in the recent SU! catty. It is a super versatile little stamp set with a gorgeous flower that I have played with quite a bit lately! I actually think I bought this by mistake … but have definitely had fun with it.

So … I have done 2 identical cards using 2 different techniques.

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One is coloured with Copic markers and the other is done using watercolour paints.

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The Copic sample is stamped with black momento ink and finished with some pretty Clear Wink of Stella glitter.

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For the second card … the image is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder onto SU! shimmer white cardstock. I made sure the card was quite wet to allow the paint to flow into each section of the flower. I also did a bit of a wash around the flower. I have added some Wink of Stella to this one too.

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Now … I was kinda desperate to play along with a challenge. It has been probably close to 2 years since I have done one. (It would be interesting to check back and see!) I do know that this is a bit of a stretch … but I thought the vellum scallop circlet sort of followed the latest Just Add Ink challenge wreath element???? A bit subjective … but I thought I would enter it for a little fun, anyway … cos that is what challenges are about — a bit of fun!!😀

So … I think my favourite of the two is the soft, feminine watercoloured card … but the Copic card is also quite eye-catching and pretty too!

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Hope you are having a great day. Poor Shane is having a bit of drama today after ‘spraining’ his ankle at soccer just over a week ago. It seems now that the original X-rays were ‘crap’ … and what was diagnosed at the hospital as a sprain seems now to be a couple of fractures, bone fragments and a possible dislocation requiring surgery. He has been at the hospital (the one where he works this time) for most of the afternoon and evening today. Let’s hope he gets a proper diagnosis this time and the proper treatment, too! Hugs xxx

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Added 12 Jul: Well … I did check back … and I have done 2 random challenges this year … but apart from those 2 I haven’t done any since October 2014. It has been a while since I have done regular challenges … that’s for sure!😀