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Valentines 2021 - Heart Wreath Number 2

Posted on January 27, 2021 at 6:35 AM Comments comments ()


Here is the Valentines' Wreath Number Two, using a smaller heart from the free template. I am using red and white roses made using the Roses and Poinsettia template to decorate the wreath and you can get the roses part free, also on the Members' pag...

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Valentines 2021 - Shrinkie Dink Heart with Confetti

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 6:40 AM Comments comments ()


If you like tactile types of cards, then today's card fits the bill!. A simple aperture card but with a cute hanging heart. I have made the heart from a die cut using some shrink plastic. Make two hearts this way and sandwich some confetti hearts in...

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Valentines 2021 - Heart Wreath Number 1

Posted on January 24, 2021 at 6:15 AM Comments comments ()

I love making projects with paper flowers, so what better way to use them than today's project . I always fancied myself as a bit of a flower arranger so this project lets me pretend I have some of the skills needed! This project takes a while, it is not one of the super quic...

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Valentines 2021 - Balloon Heart

Posted on January 23, 2021 at 5:50 AM Comments comments ()


Today's card is a shaker design with some tiny confetti hearts inside. I had the idea of making it into a balloon with some silver thread and I don't think I have seen one of these anywhere else. The name for this card is "You lift me up" and...

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Valentines 2021 - Three Sweet Hearts Card

Posted on January 22, 2021 at 5:45 AM Comments comments ()




With Valentines' Day rapidly approaching, I thought I had better post up a few card ideas. With almost thirty years of marriage behind me, Valentines' Day tends to be a different thing compared to when I was younger but I still like to stop and think about people who are spe...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - New Year

Posted on December 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM Comments comments ()

52 Shades of Anything But Grey Series (New Year)


To close out the series for this year, here is a festive New Year addition to the '52 Shades of Anything But Grey' projects. I was going to go vi...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Festive Greetings

Posted on December 20, 2020 at 9:50 AM Comments comments ()


This is the last in this mini-series where I have been adding to the '52 Shades of Anything But Grey' collection featured on the blog this year. We are over half way I think but I am enjoying doing these little mini art pieces so much I think there ...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Ho ho ho

Posted on December 19, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments ()


We are going for a super distressed wood effect with today's art card. I used a couple of layers of gesso roughly with broad brush strokes on the playing card before adding the distress sprays. The gesso was still a little wet, which actually create...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Joy

Posted on December 18, 2020 at 9:45 AM Comments comments ()


A change of theme with today's mini art card project. I have changed to blues and silvers which complement the colours in the gorgeous vintage image beautifully. This has been done in exactly the same way as all the previous cards with distress sprays...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Waiting for Santa

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 7:55 PM Comments comments ()


Waiting for Santa


Day 3 - I just love this image of a tiny little girl waiting up for Santa/Father Christmas. I have chosen to match the cuteness of this vintage image with a simple pink,...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Yule

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 6:30 AM Comments comments ()

'Yule'


Day 2 of this mini-series where I have been amusing myself with my distress sprays and a selection of lovely vintage images. You can get these images on the Members' pages and many more...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - T'was the night before Christmas'

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 10:40 AM Comments comments ()

A mixture of tried and tested techniques to create a nice vintage effect


I wanted to return to the series running earlier this year, '52 Shades of Anything But Grey' with some Christmas th...

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Christmas Projects 2020 - Concertina Window Cards

Posted on December 13, 2020 at 6:35 AM Comments comments ()


Village scene with snowy hills and die cut houses


A range of snowy scene cards today with the new adapted Window Card Templa...

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Christmas Projects 2020 - Cracker/Bon Bons Cards

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 5:55 AM Comments comments ()

Gold crepe paper cracker with a layered poinsettia decoration


Today, I am posting up a few card projects using our Cracker Template. I like going back and revisiting older template designs, as I think th...

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Distress Resist Spray Part 5 - Glitter, Foils and Gilding Flakes

Posted on June 18, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments ()


We are continuing on with our adventures with Distress Resist Spray with part 5 in the series. If you would like to read previous parts you can find them here on the blog, just enter Distress Resist in the search bar above.

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Distress Resist Spray Part 4 - Faux Metal Effects

Posted on June 16, 2020 at 5:30 AM Comments comments ()



This was going to be the final part of the mini-series on using Distress Resist Spray. But since playing around with lots of other mediums and papers I have discovered some more ways to use this spray, so the mini-series w...

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Distress Resist Spray Part 3 - Basic Sprayed Backgrounds and Embellishments

Posted on June 14, 2020 at 5:35 AM Comments comments ()


Continuing our mini-series on using Distress Resist Spray, here are a couple more techniques for you. I purposefully shied away from just doing the basic background first, as it seems so obvious but I had better cover it, as it is probably the most ...

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Distress Resist Spray Part 2 - Embossing

Posted on June 13, 2020 at 5:05 AM Comments comments ()

The tiny butterfly will feature in the next post!


Today is part 2 of this mini-series on using Distress Resist Spray. There are many different ways to use this product but I am just cover...

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Distress Resist Spray Part 1 - Stencils

Posted on June 12, 2020 at 4:20 AM Comments comments ()


Today I am taking a break from the '52 Cards' series as we are now almost half way through and instead, I am posting the first part of a mini-series that I have wanted to do for some time. I love the Tim Holtz/Ranger products and they feat...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Beauty

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 8:10 AM Comments comments ()


Today's card features the Crumpled Tissue Distress background featured on the blog a few years ago. You can read up on it on the link below but I have summarised the main steps with photos again below.This was a technique I stumbled upon and was so ...

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