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Shane & Stacey’s Special Day!

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Hi my friends!

Saturday was a wonderful day of celebrating for us as a family! Our son Shane was married to his gorgeous bride, Stacey. (Yes … We now have TWO Staceys in our immediate family!) We are so thrilled to see Shane & Stacey married and starting their own family and the wedding was an amazingly joyful event with lots of beautiful memories. I don’t have too many photos to share … But will add some more when we have them edited and when the formal ones arrive.

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I wanted to share a little “crafty” project I did for the amazing DONUT WALL that was part of the celebrations! We had an afternoon tea at the church before moving onto the formal reception at the Woolshed at Yallah. This simple idea was a HUGE HIT with the guests!

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Stacey’s dad painted the boards in a metallic rose gold … I did the rest of the decorating with ivy, flowers, candles … And a few handmade items … Please click on photos – you will see them in much better detail!

The donuts were hung to spell L-O-VE and we had some yummy donut holes (cinnamon sugar donut balls) in glass jars too! Shane & Stace were thrilled with the result.

I hand painted all the canvases (30x30cm) … the sentiments were found via Google! The smaller wooden signs were done simply with white chalk markers. Hope your weekend was as happy and as special as ours! Hugs xxx

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Snuggle Bunnies

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Hi Bloggies!

We have another family wedding coming up in only 3 weeks time … so I am a little busy at the moment  —  just popping by to add another card quickly!

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MFT Snuggle Bunnies - May17 GL (1)I had to make a very quick anniversary card for last weekend. (Gav & Mine — #34!!!) And … so I had a quick peek at Instagram and found this gorjuss …. THANKS Amanda, for the beautiful inspiration! I just fell in love with her design. I just added a few hearts to make it more of a LOVE card!!! 😉

I had 3 little dye ink cubes from Hero Arts that came in their most recent card kit … and they were such pretty colours that I decided to try them out. I LOVED how well they blended together. Like butter! Am very impressed! They don’t do the “water drop” effect as well … but this might be improved if I used watercolour card instead of plain white. I will have to experiment a little more!

  • My Favorite Things – Snuggle Bunnies
  • Hero Arts – Deep Blue, Aqua, Amethyst ink

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Here is a photo of our son Shane, and his fiance Stacey. Yes!!! We now have 2 Staceys in our family … it gets VERY confusing … especially as I also have a good friend called Stacey! The wedding is on June 24 and we are very excited and looking forward to the special day. Shane has had a lot of ups and downs along the way … but his Stacey is perfect for him and we are thrilled to see them get to this point! And … yes … I have my dress for the wedding … but am on a crash diet to lose some kgs before the BIG day!!!

71e9351b32c01c76f6148ad5e272086fWell better fly … I need to add my craft packs to Gumtree … I still have 16 more to sell and I need the kitchen bench back … so I have to get rid of them asap! Don’t forget to check out these SUPER GREAT VALUE craft goodies packs at my “A Big Clearance” page!   

See you all soon! Hugs xxx

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BLOGAVERSARY CLEARANCE!

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Hi Bloggies!

71e9351b32c01c76f6148ad5e272086f10th Blogging year!!!

It suddenly occurred to me that I have reached my 10th year of blogging here at “EnchantINK” … wowsers!!! Really???? 😯 That means that I have some friends out in BLOGLAND who have been my friends for almost 10 years! I am soooo thankful for the special friends I have made through blogging about a common interest … card making and papercraft! Thank you so much for your support! I know I have been a bit quiet lately … but I am still passionate about card making … I am just finding it a little difficult at the moment to spend the time blogging. But … I would love to be more active here. I hope to make it happen more.

Some interesting stats for the last 10 years …..

  • 150 followers (currently)
  • 1,614 posts
  • 8,418 comments
  • 374,956 views
  • top post – My twin sister’s 50th birthday (899 views)
  • top commenters – LYNDA!!!, Vicki, Monika, Reva, Jenny H

Anyway, enough reminiscing!

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The view from my kitchen

Some news … I am moving house!!!

It is just a temporary move while the site works for the development around our home are being done.  It has been almost 14 years since this development was first discussed and it has truly been such a long wait for it to happen. We have been living in limbo land for all that time!

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The view from my swing seat

But … the beginning of the end is finally here! We will be in rental accommodation for about 18 months and then we can return to our home and start building our new house on our much reduced land (100 acres down to 2 1/2 acres). Once the new house is finished (about 12 months) we will finally be able to move in and our old home will be demolished. It still feels like it will never be a reality. There have been so many delays and complications (all out of our hands … we are just one of 12 landowners involved). But … there is some light at the end of the tunnel now.

Clearance Sale!!!

Anyway … that was a long involved way of saying … I NEED TO CULL MY CRAFT STASH ... in order to fit my craft stuff in my rental apartment. I CANNOT take it all with me!!!! So … I am hoping my blog buddies will be able to help me pass the word around or purchase some goodies for themselves. I have craft packs for sale … at ridiculously cheap prices. You can find all the details here … (click banner)

Thanks so much for your help! Hugs xxx

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Christmas time

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I have just about finished my Christmas cards for this year. It did help that I had done a heap of COPIC colouring while we were on holidays at Dolphin Point in October.

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I was actually going to add this embossed tree to one of my coloured images but realised it was too fussy and that it could be a stand alone card. In the end I was happy with the decision. The dry embossing is done on vellum card and has been coloured on the back side using gold Wink of Stella and on the front side using clear Wink of Stella. It is pretty hard to see … but it has a lovely shimmer.

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Couture Creations embossing folder – Bauble Tree

And … as promised … here are some photos from Sandy’s yr 12 formal.

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See you again soon! Hugs xx

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Sandy’s graduation day

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Hi blog friends!

Has it really been over a month??? Really??? Life is just far too busy! Since the two girls have gone back to work after babies … and I have been minding kids across 3 days (not full days … 1 full day, 1 half day & before and after school on another) … I am finding blogging has been almost impossible! I am sorry! But … I will stop with the excuses and share a card ………… You may have seen this on instagram … but I finally got around to blogging it! 😀

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I do have plenty of cards to share … even though regular card making has come to a halt recently. But … a couple of stamping days have helped replenish my dwindling card stash.

I hope you stopped for a moment to click on these photos … you will see each one enlarged and better detail of the colouring etc. I just L-O-V-E my Stamping Bella stamps … and am always happy with the result when I use them. Still on my “L” (learner) plates for colouring with Copics … but I am gradually getting there! I did heaps of colouring for some Christmas cards on a recent holiday week away with Sandy while he studied for his exams.

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Sandy’s Yr 12 Graduation Ceremony – Sept 2016

Illawarra Christian School – Tongarra Campus (small country school)

Yes … my baby has his final school exam tomorrow (chemistry) … and his schooling days will be over. It is bitter sweet for me. 26 years of being a school mum coming to an end. I am proud of all that all 5 kids have achieved and the lovely adults they have grown into. But … I am sad that a HUGE stage of my life is now over. Done! What am I going to do with myself??? (grin)

Card Details:

  • Stamping Bella – Uptown Girls – Clarissa and Camille share a coffee
  • Simon Says Stamp – Sunshine Die
  • Copic markers

Take care everyone! Hugs xxx

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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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Cottage Greetings Anniversary

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Hi friends!

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Gav and I are spending a couple of days in Sydney for our anniversary. We haven’t had a break in sooooo long and so have been looking forward to getting away for ages. We are hoping to check out VIVID … always a highlight week in Sydney and it usually happens to coincide with our anniversary so we have been able to see it a few times over the years.

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No … this is not the card I made Gav for our anniversary. It is actually the one I gave Mitch & Skye way back in January! I know … more watercolouring!!! I seem a little obsessed, don’t I!? But … this was another early sample … I was practising a background ‘wash’ and used it as a base for the idea for this card! It is quite pretty IRL!

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Happy Anniversary to me! 😀 No. 33! (This is a scheduled post!) 😀

Hugs xx

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