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Amanda Curtin
New mum and craft addict
New mum and craft addict

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Mum to a 5 year old
Apparently I'm Mum to a 5 year old, although I'm sure it was only a couple of months ago that I posted that I was Mum to a 4 year old . Wasn't it? Considering the prevalence of superhero stuff for 5 year olds, it was quite a surprise when he asked if he cou...

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Layout #12: Sieste
I chose the theme "Holiday" for the August scrapbook challenge on the docrafts Craft Talk site, and this is my layout for it. It features my family having an afternoon nap while on holiday in France. I based the layout on this page that I found on Pinterest...

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5uper Day
Bob's best friend turned 5 this week and, when I asked him what he'd like to put on the card he replied "Superman" without any hesitation. It seemed obvious to straighten out a couple of the lines in the "S" of the Superman logo to make a 5. Bob and I worke...

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Layout #11: Keeping Cool in the Pool
I haven't used a specific sketch for this layout, but I was inspired by a few sketches and layouts that I found on Pinterest. What I used: Paper & Card: Sandylion CK OK 12x12 "Blue Floral Paper", Papermania Colossal 12x12 paper pack (original), Papermania 1...

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Layout #10: Proto Plumber
My first step in making a layout is to gather together all the things I think I might like to use on the page and stick them in a bag (I use empty do crafts goody bags). I generally only get to craft in the evening, but I do my picking during the day, becau...

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Layout #9: 1st garden makeover
I picked these photos to scrap for my March challenge of "Home" and then realised I'd already done a layout for that one :-) I didn't work to a sketch for this one, and there was a lot to fit in, so I chose a simple background. What I used: Papers: Basic Gr...

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Layout #8: July Challenge - "Summer"
Yay! You've read it correctly, this is the July challenge, being published in July,and no it isn't last year's July challenge, I really am on time for once! However, before I pat myself on the back too much, I started tinkering with this page with a view to...

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A pre-schooler no more
Hard though I find it to believe, this week was my little boy's last at nursery and pre-school. He made cards and little gifts for his key workers at both - a lavender pomander for one and a decorated pot for the other. He chose everything himself and, exce...

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Layout #7: May Challenge "Partner"
The challenge I set for May this year was "Partner" and I had a few candidate subjects - Bob and his best friend, our two dogs together, and of course my husband, but in the end I chose a couple of pictures of our dog Molly with her first best friend and ru...

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Layout #6: June challenge "Red"
For June's challenge on Craft Talk I chose the theme "red". I had a few photos I fancied for the page, but for all of them I knew I wanted a single photo page with a lot of white space so that the red subject stood out well. I made my final selection and st...
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