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Papergang October Review

I’m still loving this subscription! I almost forget about it each month and so when I get home to find it on my doormat, it’s like Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, this isn’t as festive as you might expect. While I do like the colour scheme, I’m in two minds as to whether I’m disappointed that it doesn’t reflect the season. As it’s the box that contains the December calendar card I would have liked something a little more wintery. In terms of the  ...

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Cardmaking

Super cute balloon birthday cards done two ways

Back to cardmaking today with some simple children’s cards I say childrens, but actually with the right colour combination, they’d be just as nice for adults too. This design was inspired by something I found over on Pinterest a while ago. I love balloon cards generally but I liked the idea of not seeing the full balloon. I also though this would be a fantastic opportunity to bring out the brightly coloured cardstock. To make these cards you can do one of two things: Use die  ...

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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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