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Christine Blain
Outer Eastern Melbourne, Australia
Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator; 1 husband; 2 gorgeous sons!!
Interests: Making cards, spending time with friends (and if it includes stamping, even better!), travelling, reading.
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I WILL NO LONGER BE POSTING ON THIS BLOG - I've moved my blog to a new address: http://christineblain.blogspot.com All content will remain the same, and I look forward to sharing my cards, and snippets of my life, with you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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This week the team at Just Add Ink is encouraging us to use EMBOSSING on our projects. Heat embossing is a really simple technique that can make a card look professionally finished ... it was the first "WOW" moment I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Boy, I come up with some really imaginative titles, don't I? In honour of this month's Stampin' Up! promotion on Two-Step Stampin', I have been giving my "Flower Fancy" stamp set a good work-out. I cannot tell you how much... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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I couldn't help myself with this week's colour challenge at Just Add Ink; just HAD to make another card using this colour combination: I really love Soft Suede, so wanted that to form the basis of my card. I made... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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This month's promotion, from Stampin' Up!, is a sale on eight fabulous Two-Step Stampin' sets. I decided to get out my "Cheep Talk" stamps, and share with you a couple of simple cards that I think are pretty cute and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Another day, another challenge! When I saw this week's colour challenge at Just Add Ink, I was determined to NOT leave it until the very last minute to enter. I'm a sucker for a colour challenge. Sketch challenges, not so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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I got a burst of late-night inspiration, to make a little card for Makeesha's Inkspirations challenge tonight. I think I've panicked because, after 6 days off, I actually have to go to work tomorrow. Amazing how getting off the computer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Today is the last day to enter this week's Just Add Ink challenge. I've been meaning all week to come up with something, but the school holidays seem to have just swallowed my time! I'm loving having time with my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Hi everyone! Being the first Saturday of the month, it's time once again for our "Art With Heart" team blog hop. This month our theme is "Christmas in July". Now is a great time to kick-start your Christmas cards (if,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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This month's special offer (and it's a goody!) from Stampin' Up! is 20% off a number of Two-Step Stampin' sets. Two-step stamping is a very easy technique, and a fun way to layer images, or create scenes. There are EIGHT... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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I have just farewelled four lovely girls who came over for a play in my craft room - what a nice way to start the school holidays, don't you think?! Sally (Andrew's niece) turned 14 last week, and asked if... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Jun 22, 2010
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Even though I'm way past the days of needing baby wipes for, well, the obvious, I always have some on hand in my craft room. I must admit that I've been guilty of cleaning my stamps with them (not recommended... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Today's proving to be a productive one, in my craft room ... AND I'm managing to work my way through the washing pile, and cook tea. I have made a simple card for this week's Inkspirations Colour Challenge #28, using... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is to use the following scrumptious colour combination in a papercraft project: The only challenge, as far as I was concerned, was narrowing it down to one card - I **LOVE** these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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I have been asked by a friend to make two cards for newborn little Eli. I've really enjoyed making them; I don't have cause to make many baby cards these days. Here's my first (and favourite) card, that hubby, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Hi friends Back from a long weekend away, with my darling boys .... and I was longing to get into my craft room, to make some pretty, girly things!! First up, though, check out my cool new watch: Download Dg-sandpiper-chrono... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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I have been a regular stalker of Makeesha Byl's blog for a looong time now, and love the regular challenges she throws down. Finally, I have decided to enter one myself - I do love a challenge with my cardmaking.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Two posts in one day - and both for the Just Add Ink challenge this week! I love the challenge to "add stitching" to cards, so I hope you'll humour me and look at my second entry. I've been having... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to add stitching to a papercraft project. Much to my mother's dismay (actually, I think she resigned herself to the fact many years ago, but, still, I'm a disappointment!), I have NO... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Hi everyone It's time again for the blog hop that my team has on the first Saturday of every month. As my post title suggests, the theme for the blog hop is "Celebrations". Being such a broad theme, I'm sure... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Don't you just LOVE Autumn? Okay, well, we're officially into winter now in Australia, but I am still clutching to the notion that it's Autumn, because I adore all the leaf colours, and the cool (but not too cold) weather.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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All through June, Stampin' Up! is offering select products, from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue, at discounted prices. Each week, new specials will be announced, and each one is current for only one week. I am really excited about... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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There are many things on my stamping "to do" list this week ... one that I'm able to now cross off is my entry for Just Add Ink #19. Take a look at this scrumptious colour combo, to be included... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards
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Now that I'm coming down from the hype of Stampin' Up! Convention, I have a bit of catching up to do with birthday cards. I've already apologised to my much-loved brother for not getting his card in the mail before... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Happy Heart Cards