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A card from the craft room: 1

We all love to make a card or two and now I've got the space to store them I've been making a few myself.  For todays cards I used the July Hero Art card kit and 'The Stampers Friend' by Be Creative.  It's the latest stamp platform to hit the market - thank you Justin and Gordon for mine.  I love the colour, the notched ruler, the non slip base and the four magnets (rather than two), perfect to hold your card in place while stamping.  It has a great price point too which makes it a valued addition to your crafty stash without breaking the bank.  I used Archival black ink to stamp my chosen images onto white 160gsm card, and Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour in the images.  I love these pens and seem to be using them more and more these days. Once my images were coloured in I used the co ordinating dies and my Baby Blue die cutting machine to cut them out.  (Does anyone know where you can get replacement cutting platforms from for this machine? - I so nee…

DIY SOS in minature

Morning my lovelies, I thought I'd share something a little different with you this morning. When Oli and Sophie moved into their new house, this undecorated dolls house arrived in their spare room. It belongs to Sophies mum, was a bit battered and has been waiting for some TLC for about five years. Lorriane wondered, as I'm a bit crafty whether I could do something with it for her.  'Of course' I said, 'what would you like it to look like?' 'A proper roof, and a red door' she said.  We had an interesting couple of hours in our local dolls house shop and the dolls house arrived on my kitchen table.  Stage 1 - the outside As a total newby to the world of minature I did a bit of research and then set about decorating the outside of the house. Apparently most dolls houses come flat packed and you paint the pieces before assembling them.  Not this one.  It took a few days to get to this stage (almost as long as it took to paint my workroom lol!!), - the roof …

I'm back :-)

Hello there everyone, Happy Friday to you.  I'm back after a longer than planned break over the summer, and ready to get designing again. Oli is now settled in his new house with the lovely Sophie and Harry is back down in Cheltenham ready for year two at Uni and sharing a house with five other guys this year.  There's an empty feeling about the house now they've both gone so I've been having a move around and decorating.  Thank you to everyone who messaged me wondering how I was while I've been AWOL.  I'm fine :-). The workroom is now finished all but the odd shelf or two - you can never have enough of those can you.  I'm loving having a dedicated space to create in and one to craft with friends in too.   It took a lot of planning, measuring, remeasuring, oodles of coats of paint to change it from a red room to it's new Duck Egg blue colour and over ten or more trips to Ikea to complete but all the hard work was definitely worth it.  Thank goodness the s…