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Content Community • Members Gallery - pg 2 • Featured Member - pg 4

Charity • Combat Cards - pg 6

Tutorial • Captured Fairy - pg 10





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Members Gallery

By Bev Giggins, McCracken, South Australia.

By Bev Giggins, McCracken, South Australia.

Davinia Wood, TOM PRICE, WA.

Davinia Wood, TOM PRICE, WA.

Materials:Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime, Stampendous - embossing powder Pirate gold, Silhouette AmericaVictorian Lace Card, Distress Ink- sage green Bazzill Bling card- String of pearls, Stamps- Loving bridal couple/wedding arch both from Magnolia, EmbelllishmentsKaisercraft wood signs, Prima flowers, Rose Pink rhinestones, Dies- Sugar cookie from Lifestyle crafts

Graphic 45 Once upon a Springtime Collection, Kaisercraft cardstock- olive green, Distress Inks-antique linen, victorian velvet, Stickles- Copper, Kaisercraft- Pearl Flourish, Silhouette America-Artisan Label Shape, Card- Latte- Kaisercraft, Design papers- Konnichiwa collection- Basic Grey, Stamps- Japanese Tilda/Japanese tree of luck (both Magnolia), embellishments- Prima flowers, lace, pom pom trim, BG Konnichiwa, embellishments,

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Gayle Gordon, Brisbane, QLD.

Green Card stock, graphic 45 papers -Once upon a time, chipboard bridge and mushroom from Twiddleybitz, Flower punch, grass cut from green card stock, brown corrugated paper.

Lorraine Thomas, Peregian Springs, Qld.

3 part chipboard configuration tray. papers are various designs of princess themes. the throne and chandelier are cut from cricut cartridges.

Wendy Woodhead, TOUKLEY, New South Wales. Oversized Coffee Cup; Styrofoam Ball; Headband; TWIDDLEYBITZ Chipboard {Cupcake & Fern Leaves}; Handmade Paper Flowers; Dried Flowers; Silk Flowers; Toy China Cup; Mini Glass Bottle; Miniature Plastic Pocket-watch.

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Feature One of our newest members Irene creates eyecatching Artworks out of Old clocks, pocket watches and

“An Altered alarm clock is just the place for fairies to reside� Materials: Once upon a spring time paper - Graphic 45, Antique Flowers, Seam Binding Ribbon, Devivan Crystalina Kindy Glitz used as Highlight on fairy and butterfly wings, Kaiser Rinestones, Swarvoski Crystals. Ranger - Gesso and Tim Holtz distress crackle paint (Picket Fence), Bird Image Etsy, Old Alarm Clock

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Why make Combat Cards?

Overseas deployments are usually in countries very different to Australia and soldiers don’t usually have access to a “corner shop”, so we send them cards for various occasions that they can then send home to their families – partners, children, mothers, fathers, friends. This is our way of supporting our soldiers, not necessarily the deployments but the people involved and their loved ones – it’s our way of saying we care.

Who can make Combat Cards?

Card makers, scrapbookers, crafters in general – just about anybody. It is a great way to use up scraps and leftovers from other crafts.

There are a couple of rules so please read the checklist/guide before creating! When do you make Combat Cards?

You can make cards in the commort of your own home, you may like to organise a group get together to make cards, or if you are a business you may like to organise a time for people to make them at your store. (please send some infomation to your local group leader so if people are interested they can come along.)

What if I’m not a card maker? How else can I help?

So your not a card maker but you still want to help out; you can do so by sending donations of cardstock, envelopes, embellishments or other useful items. (If you aren’t sure what is suitable contact your nearest group leader.)

What sort of cards do we need?

There are some special days with specific deadlines that we cover, but every month the following are sent: • Birthday cards - for men, women, girls and boys, • Miss You • General cards with non-specific wording that can be used for a variety of occasions • engagement • wedding • new baby • sympathy cards

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There are deadline special occasion cards 2-3 months before the actual occasion, to give us time to check, sort, pack and send them overseas and then the defence personnel to send them home so here are the deadlines for 2013: • • • • •

End of January – Easter End of February – Mother’s Day End of June – Father’s Day End of September – Christmas End of November – Valentine’s Day

The Rules... • Absolutely No Loose Glitter - Kindy glitz and similar products (imbedded glitter) are fine but if you run your hand over the card surface and any glitter comes off on your hand then we can’t use it. Reason - these cards go to places where cleaning facilities are limited, and anything that could attach to personnel or uniforms and make them visible (shiny, sparking glitter!) in any way could put them in danger. • No buttons on cards either as these are bulky and dont go well through the postal sorting machines. • Keep your cards as flat as possible to make sending them easy. • You are more than welcome to leave the cards blank on the inside, that way they can be used for any purpose the person writing it sees fit, and also gives them more room to write in :) • Standard size cards are easier - we have C6 and DL envelopes donated by supporters, so cards that fit these are best. If you do make non-standard cards, please supply a suitable envelope or we may not be able to send the card. Sealing your cards in a cello or poly type bag would also be appreciated as it is very dusty in some areas and this has found to help protect the cards. • Card base 21cm x 15 cm, folded in half so the card face is 10.5cm x 15cm, fits a standard C6 envelope • Card base 20cm x 21cm, folded in half so the card face is 10am x 21cm, fits a standard DL envelope • Liners - if you use dark coloured card stock, please add a white or light single or double liner inside the card. We assume soldiers only have access to pencils and black biros so if you can’t easily see the writing please add a liner. • Handmade cards only - anybody can send store brought cards, this is our gift to those who are defending our freedom and the freedom of those who cannot defend themselves. • If you wish to label your cards on the back Handmade by and your name is the only thing that is allowed. The troops will have my email if they wish to contact us in regards to a particular persons card.

Other Stuff • Multiple cards – we love multiples! 1,2 3,4, 5 or 20 – it doesn’t matter as our cards go to a variety of destinations and a lot of people so multiple cards will be split up, so go forth and multiply to your heart’s content! • Donations – we love donations! If you are not a card maker but wish to help out we love donations! 210gm cardstock we can make into card bases (A4 size is great and can be purchased in packs from stationery suppliers), C6 and DL plain envelopes (no windows please) and all sorts of embellishments and patterned papers, we love it all. Donations can be dropped off at a collection point, clearly label with Combat cards, Kerry Owen and your name or alternatively contact me to organise collection.

Collection Points South Australian Collection Points: Victorian Collection Points: Queensland Collection Points: Western Australia Collection Points:

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Tutorial Captured Fairy Fluttering wings, blooming flowers and Lushous ribbon combine here to make a beautiful and unique captured fairy.

Designed by Erin Applebee

What you'll need: Tools: • Scissors • Glue

Materials: • Fairy Pictures • Various size flowers

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Paper or skeleton leaves for wings Circular piece of chipboard Miniture Cage, Dome or Glass Jar Scrap piece of card or paper Ribbon

Method 1.Take your Flowers with stems and attach in various place over the cage. 2. Cut out your Fairy Image (make sure they are mirroring each other if you are using your own.) 3.Cut Your Leaves to Fit your Fairy. 4.Attach the wings inbetween your the front and back of your fairy. 5.Use a scrap peice of paper and fold it in three to create creases then fold it in half to create a crease in the middle. 6.Now glue to the feet of your fairy as shown in the image and attach to your circle of chipboard. 7.Attach flowers to the top of the chipboard to hide and add a decorative element. 8.Add some glue to the bottom of the chipboard and place in the cage. 9.Add a bow using some Ribbon to the top of the cage.

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Business Directory Scrapbooking and Paper Craft Supplies Kerry’s Crafty Cards and Cuts Littlehampton SA Passion 4 Papercrafting Little Wonders Scrapboooking Scrappy Heart Seaside Scrapping 18 agnes st Kingston S.E South Australia ph 08 876733458 email

Handmade Cards and Papercraft Business Kerry’s Crafty Cards and Cuts Littlehampton SA Paper Heart Designs Ma’s Country Craft n Cards Bessie Designs Bee Divine Designs PinkPossum Designs

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