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Christmas Projects 2020 - Cracker/Bon Bons Cards

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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 there are always new ways to look at things. Also, y...

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Christmas Projects 2020 - Ornament Cards Using Members' Template

Posted on December 1, 2020 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Blue handmade paper ornaments


Check the Members' pages for all the free templates for this festive season. Today's template includes some ornament shapes that can make some stunningly easy and clean-lined cards, which is go...

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Christmas Projects 2020 -Mini Envelopes Using Members' Template

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Check the members' pages for a new free template to make some sweet mini-envelopes based on a simple heart shape in 8 different sizes. I have made a few with some wrapping paper which is nice and thin and easy to fold and can co-ordinate with your gifts. You could add a small card, message or use t...

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A Winter Window Scene By Martha!

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (2)


Thanks to Martha who sent me a photo of her lovely winter scene using the window card template. As she was cutting by hand and making 50 cards, she very cleverly decided to use a die-cutter to cut the windows and then use a piece of card to make the bar across the middle. This cut down the work she had to do a lot! ...

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Christmas Projects 2020 - Advent Gift Bags Using Members' Template

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Here is a fun project for you to try if you like making your own advents and have some time. I meant to post this one up a few weeks back but totally forgot, so it might be a bit last minute! Anyway, the template is free on the Members' pages and you can always keep it until next year or use the tem...

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Christmas Projects 2020 - Pink Torn Paper Trees Using Members' Template

Posted on November 29, 2020 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)


As promised in the last post, here is the pink version using the free template on the Members' pages. Super simple but very clean lines, which gives a nice contemporary effect. The torn paper trees are made the same way as the green ones in the previous post. Top tip: get the nicest and softest hand...

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Christmas Projects 2020 - Green Torn Paper Trees Using Members' Template

Posted on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Kicking off the Christmas projects, here is a set of Christmas Tree themed cards using a new free members' template.


Free Members' Template - green torn paper trees

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November Update

Posted on November 6, 2020 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Been away for a while busy with other things as happens. However, I am working on some lovely festive projects which will be posted up on the blog over the next month or so.

 

There will be a rejig of the website as well,with some templates moving into the member's pages. I want to move as much as possible into the free stuff area. This is because although some of the templates ar...

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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 (0)


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 (0)



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...

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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 (0)


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 mos...

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Distress Resist Spray Part 2 - Embossing

Posted on June 13, 2020 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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 cov...

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Distress Resist Spray Part 1 - Stencils

Posted on June 12, 2020 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)


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 fea...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Beauty

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)


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 happy with the results that I wrote a blog about it. Any...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Gratitude

Posted on June 5, 2020 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)


A very simple but really pretty card with a lot of texture today. A simple stamped and embossed background provides the backdrop for a single bloom. The wording is embossed with Hero Arts 'Old French Writing' and embossed in silver embossing powder. The flower stamp is from Stampin Up and was stamped ...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Mosaic

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Today's card is a bit more complicated than usual but I think the four step process of distress oxide background, stencilling, inking and stamping on microscope slides, is worth it to get this interesting, textured and 3D effect. The topic is 'Mosaic' and the techniques are:

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Free Digital Wording - 'BELIEVE','IMAGINE','WISH'

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Just posted three more digital wording stamps in the Member's section of the site. They are in both JPEG and PNG format and you can resize as you wish!

52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Daydreaming

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Today's card features a couple of different techniques. There is also a small story behind how this one came to be about. I have been clearning out my parent's old house and unearthed all kinds of things, one of which was some lovely old music books.

 

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Projects so far

Posted on May 31, 2020 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Here is a round up of the projects we have covered so far! We have been using lots of different techniques and materials. If you have been making your own please do consider sharing by uploading to the Photo Gallery, adding a link underneath this or any of the blog posts or on Facebook. Thanks for...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Fall

Posted on May 31, 2020 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)


I just love the technique used with today's card. As always, the background inspired the topic, with warm reds and browns with some orange and yellow too. This time I used my Distress Stains instead of the Oxides and as always with these products there is rarely a result that you can't ...

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