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PURRFECT Day

I’d seen cards on Pinterest with cats made from fishtail banners turned upside down, which make very good cats. I spottted these ones  using SugarPea designs ‘stitched banners’ dies. These banners are much slimmer than the regular ones, which makes for cuter cats. I managed to find the dies on Ebay, & set about making […]

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Final Xmas Fair of 2017

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Long-Stitching

I know I have been a bit quiet lately as far as posting here goes, but I have definitely not been idle. I have posted a lot more recently on my Facebook page (see link under ‘useful‘). A few months ago I came across an advert for some classes to make a series of long-stitch […]

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Plastic Fantastic

I love plastic bottles. They come in such a wonderful array of colours & are so easy to cut. They are light, bright, & unlike aluminium cans, don’t have sharp edges. They are therefore perfect for making unique, colourful, & easy to wear jewellery.     Old cardboard boxes make the perfect recycled tags

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Valentines 2017

A few new cards for valentines day this year. Spread the love………..

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Junk Mail Whales

The first thing I do when I get junk mail (before putting it in the bin) is look inside the envelope to see what the pattern is. InĀ  the UK there are a few regular patterns that keep cropping up, but occasionally you find a new pattern or a slightly different shade. If the envelope […]

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Most Kind

I have been scouring charity shops for packs of playing cards to make my ’52 Things I Love About You’ notebooks. I am always fascinated by the subtle differences in the patterns on the back & the expressions on the faces of the royals, & even the font of the numbers. I came across this […]

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Bohemia Craft Fair July 16

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Quickutz Wedding

When I am asked to make a card for a special occasion, I must admit that I don’t always know exactly what I am going to do from the start. Most of the time the card evolves as I go along. For this wedding card I decided to use the Quickutz funky cake die. This […]

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Happy Mummies Day

When I first saw this Sizzix ‘mummy with movable limbs’ die I thought it would be great for quirky mothers day cards. When I cut out my first mummy I realised it was a lot bigger than I thought & far too big for my normal size cards, so it was stashed away. This year […]

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