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Believe in the Magic

One thing I’ve started doing to help me use more of my stamps and dies is to pull one set out and stare at it until inspiration strikes. Sometimes this doesn’t take very long; sometimes it takes ages, and I need to use bits from another set as well. The set I used for this… Continue reading Believe in the Magic

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Card of the Week: The Red Christmas Card

It does make a difference, knowing what you’re doing, to how long it takes to make a card. After spending several days on last week’s Green Christmas Card, the red version took me barely any time at all. And I actually finished it (mostly; I’m sure there are finishing touches, like gems, I will add… Continue reading Card of the Week: The Red Christmas Card

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(Incomplete) Card of the Week: The Green Christmas Card

I gave myself a challenge this week. Well, it became two, in the end, and I haven’t quite managed to complete the card yet but I think I know how it will end. Firstly, I was trying to use one of the harder embossing folders. At least for unimaginative me. And then it became a… Continue reading (Incomplete) Card of the Week: The Green Christmas Card

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Cards of the Week: Season’s Squeakings and Cocoa Dreams

In these dark winter days of gloom, it’s good to have a little light relief. Something to brighten the spirit, even if it’s grey outside and the papers are full of doom. When it comes to cheery cards, naturally I turn to House Mouse stamps from Stampendous, but I also have a few cute Margaret… Continue reading Cards of the Week: Season’s Squeakings and Cocoa Dreams

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Card of the Week: Sparkle All the Way

Following from last week’s Peace on Earth card, using the Crafter’s Companion Nature’s Garden Nativity stamp set, this week’s card uses stamps from the Crafter’s Companion Enchanted Christmas stamp set. Like I said last time: a good stamp set. It covers all bases, from religious to cute (there’s a quarter with snowmen and penguins, which… Continue reading Card of the Week: Sparkle All the Way

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Card of the Week: Peace on Earth

So far this year, I’ve only bolstered my festive stamps by a couple of kits. Partly because I still love the ones I collected last year, and partly because of the variety provided by the Crafter’s Companion double set which came with Creative Stamping 100. I was particularly pleased for the religious-themed quarter of stamps,… Continue reading Card of the Week: Peace on Earth