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Oh the joy of missing out, When the world begins to shout; And rush towards the shining thing; The latest bit of mental bling – Trying to have it, see it, do it, You simply know you won’t go through it; The anxious clamouring and need This restless hungry…

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Sometimes I forget to use the gorgeous designer papers that I have. I get caught up in the stamping and matching dies, and it is only when I am finished that I realise my huge stash of gorgeous paper is still intact.  This weekend I set about changing…

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I really enjoyed these paper packs from Meg’s Garden, which are specifically designed for Card Makers.  They come in packs of 12 (2 of each design) 6″ x 6″ papers. Each one is truly pretty. This is a card from the Rose Quartz collection: Finished card is…

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This stamp is called “The Crafter” so of course I had to have it. I can see more possibilities with this character.  The bottles and tins etc are a separate Stampotique stamp but I think they work well together. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of ‘fun’…

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I couldn’t resist using this sentiment and stamp together.   I created the look of a bag by joining some of the lines on the outside of the stamp with a micron pen. Then using a fairly hefty CTMH twine and my 1/16″ hole punch I threaded a ‘make believe’…

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I’ve had in my stash for some time a Stampotique stamp  that my husband picked up on one of our trips to a large craft store.  I liked it too,  but it wasn’t really my thing at the time, or so I thought.  Also in my stash was a collection of Dyan Reaveley…

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  Hi All, for those who are interested in the results of my little survey into your favourite, and go to items for card making.  Here are the results.  It was a fairly small sample but the results were really interesting and I thank everyone for taking…

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Several months ago I booked myself into a painting retreat weekend to coincide with my birthday.  The venue was quite close to where I live so travelling to and fro’ each day Friday, Saturday and Sunday for full days of painting was easy. Now I am no…
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