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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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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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Autumnal Thanks card with Lawn Fawn stitiched leaves dies

It's time for the disclaimer again! I made this card in November, but I've only just blogged about it now, which is why it's a bit out of sync with the seasons!! I was going INSANE having no lab work and not making cards, just concentrating on writiting, day in, day out so one day… Continue reading Autumnal Thanks card with Lawn Fawn stitiched leaves dies

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Hey Foxy birthday card

Disclaimer: I made this card in November 2017, but this is the first chance I've had to blog about it. I made this card for a friend who was writing her Thesis at the same time as me - our friendship has been forged in the fire of PhD hell, so we've seen each other… Continue reading Hey Foxy birthday card

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Honey bee Christmas gift card holders

Disclaimer: I made these gift card holders for book token gift cards I gave to my nieces at Christmas, but I have only had the time to blog about them now... Also, sorry the only photo I took was on my mobile phone so the quality isn't great! I die cut the dies from Neenah… Continue reading Honey bee Christmas gift card holders

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Concord and 9th Christmas card

Disclaimer: I made this card in December (yes, rather obvious given the theme!) but this is the first chance I've had to blog about it because I was writing my Thesis. I made this card for my best friend because I really do feel guilty not giving her a Christmas card because she is my… Continue reading Concord and 9th Christmas card