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    Gorjuss Cards

    I fell in love with the Gorjuss range all over again when creating this card.

    I found this beautiful purple star card in the Gorjuss 6 x 6in card set and it just called out to be used. I browsed through the Gorjuss die cuts and found this lady with purple hair which i thought would go great and decided to use just two of the decoupage layers. I chose to use a strip of textured deep purple card from the core range and use the coordinating Gorjuss purple ribbon behind the die cut image i then added a matching bow on top of the ribbon that i stuck on using my Glue Dots, I've found Glue dots are now a core part of my creating essentials. I finished the card using some of the gems and stars from the papermania adhesive range. I really love this card, it is one of my favourites. What do you think?

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    I have been using my 'Happy Birthday' stamp from my core papermania collection of stamps again this week after the first 3 i made sold within a week of being on display in the shop. I coloured them using my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens again but with a different range of colours, although you cannot see in the photos they look super pretty and glitzy. I finished the cards again with some sequins. Simple but stylish i think and customer must too as they sell so well!

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    I used a digi stamp from 'My Stitch back in twine' that i received as part of the design team for Creative Craft Cottage to create this simple card.
    I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir pens and the use my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen 'Clear overlay' to give it an extra sparkle. Although you can't see it very well in a photo in person it adds a brilliant touch. I finished the card using a stamp from my folk floral collection and some sequins.

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    I was inspired by something i saw online (i cannot for the life of me remember where or what) to use a couple of my Mr. Mister 6x6in cards and add a very simple stamped 'for you' with the negative left from my star palm punching. I have been experimenting a lot recently with palm punches both the shapes and the negatives left behind. It has been really interesting to see the different effects you can create.

    I was not to sure how i felt about these cards, although i normally like simple designs like these i wonder if maybe they would look better with plainer cards behind. I'm still not sure, but these are now on display in the shop so i will await feedback.

    What do you think of the idea of using palm punch negatives in this way?

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    Another male card from me this week. I've been getting so many requests in store for male cards both childrens and adults. It has been a challenge to program my brain into making male cards as for some reason i seem to automatically make neural or female cards.

    I have been working a lot with my palm punches recently having fallen back in love with them. I decided to use the negatives of the punching to create embellishments for this Robot card (of course i saves the punches shapes to use on another card)

    I also used my new embossing folder 'galvanised steel' to create the metal effect that i thought went really well with the Robot theme.

    The Robot image is a Digi stamp i received from A day for daisies when taking part as a design team member for a recent challenge via The Crafty Addicts blog.

    The card is from the 6 x 6in range of cards in the Mr. Mister range, i love these cards as the designs are perfect for making male cards.

    What have you all been creating today?