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Cardmaking

Simple engagement card

Just a quick peek at an engagement card I put together the other night for some friends who surprised us with an announcement on Facebook over the weekend. I didn’t want anything too cutesy as I don’t think they’d like that, so I just went for something simple and pretty. I used my favourite Papermania Vintage Notes papers for the background and inside the heart. I love the heart cutting file from the Silhouette store and seem to use it on most love related cards I do. The  ...

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Planning

December planning buys

I’m fairly certain that for every Christmas present I’ve bought, I’ve bought myself a treat too. I’ve been pretty frugal though, and found some pretty nice bargains on eBay so I’m not feeling too guilty! I just wanted some extra bits to finish my planning and had tried to buy the washi tapes before but things get messy on eBay so I gave up. I found these again on eBay for less than £3 with free shipping. The tapes themselves are small but I wasn’t  ...

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Beauty

December Birchbox

Month two with Birchbox! If I carry on with Birchbox my storage solutions are going to end up verrrry pretty. I may attempt covering some of the boxes I accumulate or something at some point. Stay tuned! Before I digress into re-purposing what the actual products came in, I’ll move onto my items this month. While it certainly looks more than last month’s offerings, I have to say I was rather underwhelmed. Hairspray. I’m not a huge user of hairspray and so I’m not  ...

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Cardmaking

Latest cards

I’ve not been making many cards. I’m having a bit of a break as work is a wee bit crazy at the moment. I had one last set of Christmas cards to make. Money wallets. So the base card design was from the Silhouette store. It was a simple trifold with rounded edges and the snowflake in the bottom right. Aside from snowflakes on the inside too the card was pretty dull. I therefore added a sentiment in the Silhouette program and backed it with red card. I then finished it off with a  ...

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