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Happy National Card Making Day!

6 Oct


For those of you who don’t know today is the 7 th Annual National Card Making Day. You can view more information about the event here. To celebrate I have decided to make today’s post a combination of my top 5  favourite handmade card DIY’s as well as my own little project. To get things started here are my favourite 5 projects from across the web. Enjoy!

1. DIY Pop Up Cards from Oh happy Day
2. Spotted Gift Box Card DIY From Homespun with heart
3. Knitted Flower Cards from Ideas For Cards
4. Photo DIY Card by Ceria Design

5. Floral Map Pop Up Cards from Bour3

So there you have it 5 of my favourite card making DIY’s from the web. Inspired from my research and these great DIY”s I decided to create a card for a friend who is moving overseas to start her new career. I choose to use a few significant pieces to make up the card to make it be that little more special. Firstly I used a (fuzzy) Polaroid picture from our Byron Trip earlier this year, a map heart (as seen in my Garland DIY) to represent her travels, a butterfly to signify that she is finally free of her studies and a cute yellow bow to represent our friendship. Sweet or corny? I don’t know, but nevertheless I know she will love it. Here’s the final result;

Happy Card Making Day and be sure to share your creations! Becky, xo

5 Creative things to do with Tea Cups

5 Oct


1. Tea Cup Cake Stands by A Beach Cottage
2. Tea Cup Pin Cushions  by Sincerely Kinsey
3. Tea Cup Candles by Bridal guide
4. Tea Cup Mini Planters by Intimate Weddings
5. Tea Cup bird Feeders by Dear Lizzy

There’s something so cute and feminine about tea cups. I just love them. Recently I was lucky enough to acquire a box full of mismatched tea cups from the sweet little old lady who lives next door to my Grandmother. Her instructions “Make something pretty then bring it around to show me”. Not wanting to disappoint I got straight on it and here a few of the projects I am considering undertaking. I am really liking the pin cushion idea.  What’s your favourite?  Becky xo

Top 5 DIY’s for SPRING

3 Oct


1. Dip Painted Floral Centrepieces from Hey Gorgeous

2. Hibiscus Marshmallows from Not Without Salt
3. Spring Garland from Decor8
4. Spring Art Journal from A Beautiful Mess
5. DIY Peony Centrepieces from Hostess with the Mostess

Spring has hit us here in Australia with full force and what better way to celebrate than by getting creative and attempting some Spring inspired DIY Projects. Here are my top 5 picks for the season. Click on the images to be directed to the original tutorials. Have fun crafting and Happy Spring! Becky, K xo

DIY: Road Map Garland

18 Sep


This super cute road map garland is so easy to make and a great way to make use of old cardboard boxes and maps. All you will need for this sweet little DIY is; an old map, a cardboard box or paper, twine, glue, scissors and a hole punch.


From your cardboard and map cut out the hearts for your garland. I did 12 of each. Ensure that the road map hearts are smaller than the cardboard hearts. Glue the smaller hearts onto of the larger hearts using a glue stick. Ensure that the corners are well pressed down. Now using a hole punch make a hole in the top left hand corner of the heart. Use your thread to join the hearts together by winding it through the hole punch holes and tying it off with a basic knot. Once you have connected all the hearts together you’re done!


DIY Beauty: Strawberry & Brown Sugar Body Polish

14 Sep


What you need to do is simple. In a large bowl combine together 1 cup of brown sugar with 2 Tablespoons of strawberry essence, 3 tablespoons of water and a few drops of almond oil (Any oil works fine but I find almond oil absorbs into the skin the best). Mix until combined and store in an airtight container or jar.

Feel free to switch the strawberry essence for other varieties such as orange, peppermint and even chocolate.

PS. The strawberry is from my own personal garden! If you remember a while back I planted a some strawberries and they actually bore fruit! You can read about it here.


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