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I have been a crafter all my life, my Dad taught me to knit, my grandmother taught me to crotchet, my Mum taught me embroidery and I took myself off to classes to learn to make bobbin lace.  All of these are wonderful outlets for my creativity but all of them take time to come up with a completed project…………  SO that is when I added card crafting to my life – I can create and finish a project in as little as 10 minutes or maybe as long as 30 or 40 mins depending on the complexity especially if it is a scrapbook page.

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Cheers to the New Year

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Gosh, the last day of the year and the decade! Cannot believe that tomorrow we will be in the Twenties ~ will they be roaring like the last century’s were? Today’s card is perfect for a New Years celebration but it would also be great for an anniversary, graduation, engagement, wedding … lots of possibilites!

So to all my readers, customers, friends and family, near and far. I wish you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. Let’s ring in the new decade with hope and an open heart. Wish each other well and mean it. Help those who need it and accept help when offered. Let’s make it an amazing 2020!!!

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Botanical Bliss Birthday

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Today’s card showcases all three of the purples in the Stampin’ UP! family of colors, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy – it also gave me the chance to show off the 3/8 Tricolor Ribbon which also has the same three colors.

I chose to use a simple Z fold for my base and the Highland Heather ink for all my stamping which was done with the Botanical Bliss Stamp set.

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Come to Gather Pocket Card

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I hope you all had a peaceful Christmas, we spent some time ‘Face-timing’ with family in the UK with the grandchildren excitedly sharing what Father Christmas (Santa Claus) bought them for Christmas –  technology and the internet is a wonderful thing, especially at this time of year.

Today I have a fun fold to share – I used the Come to Gather Suite of products but change out the greetings and you could have a perfect birthday or thank you card. I have added video to show you how all the pieces go together…… so enjoy!

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Merry Christmas and A Peaceful Holiday

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Merry Christmas to all my lovely family, readers and followers,  wherever you are in the world I wish you a peaceful holiday season.

Since it is Christmas I have given myself a little treat with this card – lots of gold and 3, yes 3 different stamp sets to create it! The leaves come from the  Tidings All Around  stamp set, the dotty circles from Artisan Textures and the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set!

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Christmas Gleaming ‘Merry Christmas’

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Today’s card has very  traditional Christmas colors and uses some of the products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.

I have used the ornaments from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set with one of the coordinating punches from the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack in my design making a simple but very effective card for the holiday season.

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Christmas Countdown Cardinal

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The 2019 Holiday Catalog has the most beautiful Advent Calendar Kit – it has all the pieces you need to create a calendar that will last for many years.  Check out my post here. 

There is a coordinating stamp set that goes along with the advent calendar kit – Christmas Countdown, that I have used to create today’s Christmas Card.  It has a little watercoloring and I used  Wink of Stella to give the cheeky little cardinal a little shine, although sadly it does not really show in the photograph!

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Beautiful Friendship Thank You

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Thought I would take a little break from Christmas today and share a nice, bright, sunny Daffodil Delight card featuring the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set.  The stamps in this set are known as DistINKtive  ~ they have been specially made to enable you to get different depths of color by just stamping each image once.

The stamp I used today reminds me very much of a hydrangea and it is a nice big stamp that fills my space perfectly!

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Perfectly Plaid Magic Slider Card ~ Video Tutorial

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A little bit of Christmas magic for today’s card, a fun fold slider card that reveals its little secret when you pull the tab on the top.  This has a regular card base for writing your message and will fit into a regular envelope, the slider is the embellishment on the front.

I used the Christmas Gleaming and Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Sets, then used Gold Foil and Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to pick out the gold foil in the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.  As is often the case with fancy fold cards the supply list is quite long but oh so worth it! 🙂

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