Tips and Tricks

I am convinced that there are little spy cameras all over our house, 'cos every time I get what I think is a good idea, I see it instantly somewhere else. It all goes to prove that there is nothing really new anywhere, just adjustments of old ideas.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Using your own photos

There are lots of ways of using your own photos, whether they are old family portraits or modern snaps.

If you fancy making use of your old photos and transferring them to your cards or scrapbooks, try Barbara Grey's tip, get some nail varnish remover (from Sainsbury's - apparently that works where others may not), a make up sponge.  Do a copy (black and white) using your inkjet printer / scanner (you may need to flip it horizontally to get the final image the correct way round), lay that image on your desired media face down, dampen with nail varnish remover on the make up sponge, rub over with the back of a spoon, carefully lift the paper to see if the image has taken.  If not continue rubbing until it does, then remove the paper from the top and allow to dry.  Again, I have not yet tried this, but it is next on my list, although I did something similar as a centrepiece for an anniversary cross stitch, but that was done using a special kit.


  1. Bridget #28 interesting blog, I must come back and get more tips

  2. Hi, I will give this a go it sounds very intriguing. Laura

  3. That sounds like a fab idea, Maggie.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog too!

    Good luck and you never know... you might get lucky with my draw on Tuesday night. I'll post the results on Wednesday so don't forget to pop back then!

  4. I have got to try this! Love your blog and thanks for the visit!

    Hugs Robin