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Stencilled roses

I wanted to make something, but I didn't want to have to think about it too hard. I didn't want to have to contemplate colour blends or even basic palettes. So I reached for a handmade background from my stash — a nice mottled blue-green piece — and a flower stencil. Roses are red: grab… Continue reading Stencilled roses

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Candle on blue

I keep mentally referring to the base layer of this card as the blue masterboard. It's actually purple and green, but that just feels a bit long-winded 🙂 So, pretty much the same procedure as for the red card with the fairy lights. Different colour background, different stamp and different patterned border, but otherwise... The… Continue reading Candle on blue

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Christmas: Candles over snow flurry

I had intended to make more cards with this set, but I ended up not needing to. It will definitely get used for some birthday cards though (and there’s always next Christmas)… Last year my mum asked me to make a card for her to give to her brother — he always gets her cards… Continue reading Christmas: Candles over snow flurry

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Embellish!

After winning Create A Smile’s “blue” challenge in with my very blue light-up ocean card, I was asked to be a Guest Designer for October’s challenge. The theme for this month is “embellish”. Now, embellishments are normally the last thing I think about when making a card, usually in a “what else does this card… Continue reading Embellish!

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Christmas: Sequin baubles

I had a load of ideas for different ways to interpret the “circle” theme for this month’s Create A Smile challenge, but in the end I decided to do something a bit different and make a card with no stamping at all. A bit of an odd choice when coming up with a design for… Continue reading Christmas: Sequin baubles

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Deep blue sea (with lights)

Another month, another Create A Smile challenge. This time the codeword is “blue” and, rather than just make the focus of my card blue, I decided to limit my palette to just blues and blue-greens and make the whole card blue. There is a bit of grey in there, but even that is a cool… Continue reading Deep blue sea (with lights)

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Birthday: Crocuses

Create A Smile is celebrating its second birthday and this month’s challenge is, fittingly, to create a birthday card. That gave me a really good reason to finally ink up the crokisses stamp set, which I absolutely love, but haven’t got around to actually using yet… I also decided that a shaker card would work… Continue reading Birthday: Crocuses

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Happy mail: Snails

Create A Smile have just launched their monthly challenge and, being a lover of their stamps (and stencils and embellishments and kits and…), I just had to join in. The theme this month is “favourite” so for this card I went with my favourite colouring medium: Copic markers (though I do love the cute snails… Continue reading Happy mail: Snails