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Blended textured background Peony Scroll Card
I haven't used any of my Altenew stamps in a while, so I thought I would do a card using one of the older sets, the Peony Scrolls stamps. I made a background using a stencil and texture paste, and then left it to dry while I made some flowers to go onto the...

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Rainbow butterflies card
I realised when looking back at the recent blogs and all my videos, that I hadn't done a butterfly card in a video, even though butterflies always feature a lot in my cards. So I thought I had better do one.   This one is a clean and simple card, with some ...

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Baby rattle shaker card
I was kindly sent a Cheery Lynn shaker card kit from Fat cats card corner , and I have made a card and video using this kit. The kit comes with everything you need to make the shaker portion.  It has the front and back die parts, the acetate, the foam sheet...

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Flower punch heart Valentine card
For this Valentine's card, I decided to drag out some older products that I haven't used in a while and do something a little different.  I am using an old heart die and some flower punches.  Its been a while using any punches, I tend to go for the dies now...

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Floral Lace Heart Valentine card
Happy New Year to you.  I have been having a break from doing my blog and Youtube channel over the Christmas New Year time.  Well I say a break, I may have had a break from doing the posts, but I worked all the way through, except having 2 days off for each...

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Glitter Snowflake Card
I also couldn't do a Christmas card series without a snowflake card.  I love snowflake cards, there is something very beautiful about the shapes, symmetry and the variety.   This card I have done with non-traditional colours, really it would look good with ...

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Christmas Scene Bauble Card
I couldn't do a series of Christmas cards without doing a shaker card.  This one I have tried to create a winter tree scene for inside the bauble and to have snow for the shaker material.    I started doing my shaker background with a piece of Tim Holtz wat...

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Warm Christmas Wishes
This card is for all the people who live in countries where you have a warm Christmas instead of a winter Christmas.We usually have between 25C - 30C, but today was already 28C, so it may be even warmer than that this year.   This card is using the Warm Chr...

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Christmas Music Book card
This card is part of my Christmas 2016 series by request.  When I first said I was going to do some card videos, I got asked by some friends if I could do a card using this open book die and show how I did the music on it. I traced around the centre part of...

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Emboss resist background with vellum poinsettias card
This card is using the Emboss resist technique once again, I am going to stamp poinsettias and mistletoe stamps on half of a front card panel with White embossing powder and also some of the largest poinsettia flowers onto vellum.  I cut these out with the ...
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