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Bohemia Festival Fair

Looking forward to it!

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Birthday Scrabble Tiles

A lot of people worry about reaching milestone Birthdays as they sound so old. When I was a teenager I considered people in their 30’s to be ‘proper, grown-up adults’, those in their 40’s & 50’s ‘middle aged’ &  60’s & over, ‘old-age pensioners’, & ‘well past it’. Now, having passed a few of these […]

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Recycled Plastics Necklace – browns

I had bought a new tunic top for a retirement party but the neckline was a bit low for my liking. It needed a nice necklace to set it off. The top was mainly black with shades of brown, so a necklace in these colours would be perfect. I raided my plastics collection to see […]

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Craft Barn 2015 Calendar Challenge – April

The theme for this months challenge was the colour blue & an umbrella. I originally wanted to use my Tim Holtz Umbrella Man, but as I am doing ATC-sized pictures the die-cut was too big. The stamp just fitted but there would have been no room for any words. Instead I opted for the Spellbinders […]

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Wooden typewriter

I was asked to make a 50th birthday card for a secretary who likes shopping. I have made a few cards for secretaries using the Tim Holtz alterations typewriter die, which I love. I recently bought this new, smaller typewriter die from In’spire by Spellbinders, & couldn’t wait to try it out. I also just […]

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Craft Barn 2015 Calendar Challenge – March

This month the Craft Barn calendar challenge must contain RABBITS & the colour YELLOW. Anyone that knows me knows that I am not at all into ‘cute’ & I don’t own any cute fluffy bunny embellishments. I was stumped for a bit as  I have set myself a personal challenge to try & use what […]

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Craft Barn 2015 Calendar Challenge – February

This month the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge must include ‘hearts’ & the colour ‘red’. For this months ATC I cut the base ATC from black card & dabbed red paint over it with a cotton bud. I then stamped & embossed Technique Tuesday’s ‘Love Makes The World Go Round’ steampunk-style heart. I printed the word […]

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Craft Barn 2015 Calendar Challenge – January

I didn’t want to make a spiral calendar as I like to use a lot of embellishments which would make the pages too bulky to lie flat. I have always admired ATCs as, although they are small, they are very effective. So I decided to make my calendar as 12 separate ATCs to be mounted […]

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Christmas 2015

Every year I say I’m going to start making my Christmas cards in July, to avoid the inevitable last minute panic & that ‘I never want to see another Christmas card again’ feeling, & every year I never do it. As usual I vow not to buy any more Christmas stash but I always do […]

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52 week Book Challenge: Week 18 – 8 inch Floppy Disk Notebooks

A few weeks ago I was excited to get hold of some  5 1/2 inch floppy disks to make notebooks. This week I am even more excited to get my hands on some big 8 inch floppies. Like their 5 1/2 inch relatives, they too are truly floppy so I covered a batch of 8 […]

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