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When life gives you lemons…

There are two answers to this phrase - one is more 'adult' than the other. I found a card with 'When life gives you lemons grab tequila and salt' in a card shop and it made me giggle, so I bought it on impulse and it has been sitting in my 'store bought' cards pouch… Continue reading When life gives you lemons…

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Fruity card using Altenew Main Squeeze stamp and die set

I don't know why but the second I saw this set debuted on YouTube I knew I HAD to have it - it was love a first sight... So I have been checking the Seven Hills Crafts website daily (sometimes more than daily) until it was in stock and I snapped it up, then set… Continue reading Fruity card using Altenew Main Squeeze stamp and die set

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Dream big card using Hero Arts stamps

I blended Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Neenah classic crest. I sprayed the ink blended panel with clean clear water and blotted it with tissue paper, then used Hero Arts Shimmer Mist in pearlescent white to resemble stars. On a separate… Continue reading Dream big card using Hero Arts stamps

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Wedding stationary and decorations

Firstly, congratulations to Harry and Meghan on their wedding day! Secondly, as this weekend is all about the royal wedding, I thought I would share some handmade wedding stationary and decorations if you are a do-it-yourself kind of person. Something Old Let's be honest, the vast majority of us who have to produce something ourselves… Continue reading Wedding stationary and decorations

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Pinata card using MFT dies

I see a theme emerging! Last week I made cards using the MFT fiesta word die, this week I've made some pinata cards! I feel like I should call this post "When Nuvo drops don't behave!". Initially, I created a card using the pinata dies and the largest 'In and Out Stitched Oval STAX' die… Continue reading Pinata card using MFT dies

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Fiesta card using alcohol inks and stencil

I won't lie - I'm not sure about alcohol inks yet! I saw a video by Michelle Short of The Card Grotto using stencils with alcohol inks and I thought "Wow! That looks amazing! I want to give it a try!" so I gave it a try and I think maybe, I should leave this… Continue reading Fiesta card using alcohol inks and stencil

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Thank you card using alcohol inks

So I'm late to the party, but I got some alcohol inks and Yupo paper and I had a little play! I wanted my card to be on the greener end of the spectrum so I used 'Turqouise', 'Limeade' and gold mixative. I used my flet tool to spread the gold mixative and it all… Continue reading Thank you card using alcohol inks

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Golden anniversary card using emboss resist technique

So, yet another disclaimer - I made these cards and filmed the making of the cards back in September of 2017, but I didn't want to blog about them until I had the corresponding YouTube video created as well. Dear me, this video has taken FOREVER to edit!! When I put all the clips together… Continue reading Golden anniversary card using emboss resist technique

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Birthday card using Art Impressions Old Goat stamp set

I LOVE this stamp set - the images are adorable and the sentiments are soooo punny! I shared this set in a Simon Says Stamp haul video on my YouTube channel from last year that you can see here. This card is for my Step Dad and it's his birthday today. First of all I… Continue reading Birthday card using Art Impressions Old Goat stamp set

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Niece’s birthday card using MFT stamps

Today my youngest niece turns 10 - where does the time go???? Being a big fan of Zoella (my niece that is) I wanted to create a card for her that was inspired by her favourite vlog star. I started with a C6 card base in cream and cut some Stampin' UP! card in Whisper… Continue reading Niece’s birthday card using MFT stamps