Polkadotparadiso

Cardmaking, Planning

What to do if your Silhouette is ripping your paper…

I’ve had my little portrait now for almost two years now and I’m still finding fabulous things to do with it. It’s probably in the past year that I’ve used it the most as I’ve found the little tips and tricks to get it working just right, and discovered all the amazing things like vinyl, stickers and sketch pens. There is also a wealth of support out there for Silhouette users. From inspiration to troubleshooting, it’s all out there. There are a couple of  ...

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Other crafts, Planning

Making a fabric dori without a sewing machine

I have a beautiful blue leather Midori that I bought earlier this year and I love the idea of the Midori system. In my Bruges haul posts I mentioned that I’d bought lots of pretty fabric without a project in mind and realised they’d be ideal for making doris out of. I found a tutorial I liked here and headed down to Hobbycraft to buy the extra bits I needed for a first attempt. Iron on interfacing Iron on adhesive  Elastic – I wanted black elastic but this was literally  ...

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Beauty

My Little Box September

Just a day out of September and I’m here with my review of that month’s My Little Box! Although I get slightly annoyed sometimes with how late in the month this box arrives it’s quite nice actually to get this towards the end of the month as I get my Brimbles Box generally in the first week so my monthly goodies are nicely spaced out. Maybe I need a third subscription box to arrive bang in the middle of the month so I have regular happy mail throughout… yes?? Anyway,  ...

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Personal, Planning

My Personal Original set ups

A couple of weeks ago I shared my new (to me) nude Original but got so distracted moaning about Speedyhen I didn’t share my set up of it. I didn’t want to the post to rattle on for ages so decided upon a separate post showing the set ups of both my new nude and my old fuchsia as that is now my on the go planner. Nude – at home planner I used the cute dividers and dashboard that came with the planner from the seller on Facebook as they were just too lovely to not use! These  ...

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