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Cardmaking, Planning

Bordeaux Craft & Stationery Shopping

One of my most popular posts is the one about the shopping delights of Hamburg. With this in mind, I thought I’d write a bit of a follow up post, this time about the fantastic craft shopping in France, specifically Bordeaux. For my summer holiday this year Ed and I went camping in a beautiful place called Montalivet. It was hot, sunny, had a beautiful beach and was a lovely quiet place to spend a week. Naturally, we ended up spending a couple of days in the local city, Bordeaux.  ...

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Cardmaking

Lawn Fawn stamps and the best cardstock for stamping

I’ve definitely caught the stamping bug now! If you caught my post from earlier in the month about using stamps on my cards, you’ll know I’m a lot more confident with stamping now. While I’ve been falling in love with stamping, I’ve also stumbled across a fantastic cardstock for stamping onto. Before I was just finding random cardstock and stamping onto that. This is a mixed media pad I picked up in an amazing art supply store in France for just €4. Sadly  ...

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The importance of using the right stamping inks

I’m finally getting the hang of using stamps in my cardmaking I fancied getting my stamping on when cardmaking recently. I love all the Stampin’ Up cards with the ink splodge stamps but never fancied stumping up the cash for their stamps. After finding something similar recently I pulled together a quick card to try it out. I loved the concept for this card, it was simple and cute. The sentiment stamp and dashed heart (which came from a different stamp set) went together well.  ...

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Cardmaking, Planning

Planner Society April Review

This was the month that seemed to divide opinion! When Christy posted the first sneak peek on her Instagram lots of people didn’t seem to like it? I had no idea why because the designs were gorgeous! I love the bold colours in this box! Cardmaking I like to call these the cardmaking goodies from the box, as that’s largely what I’ll use them for. Some of the die cuts this month aren’t really to my taste and I’m not sure how I’d use them. But the rest are  ...

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