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  1. PhotoGrid_1444128681736Making cards magazine October issue had some fantastic free papers and images in. I was inspired as soon as i saw them to get creative and found myself playing around with ideas for hours.

    One of my favourite cards that came out of my craft session was this white tiger card.

    I used a blue ink pad to create the background by rubbing it straight onto the white card blank. Next i added detail with my white spritz ink, rather than using the spray end though i took off the lid and splashed on some dots of ink. I finished the background with some blue dome dots from the Docrafts Denim range. I love how this made the background work for the image.

    I really enjoyed the October issue and have been inspired by some of the designers work within the issue too. I really loved Wendy Martins use of the floral papers. I don't often work with pastel colours but the samples she created have inspired me to have a go.

    Thank you for another great issue Making Cards!

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    I've been using the 'Pocket full of posies' range recently to create cards and tags. I love the traditional festive
    feel of the papers and die cuts, the sentiments are lovely too.

    The great thing with the 'Ultimate paper and die cut' pack is that you can create simple but beautiful cards or you can go all out and create amazing designs as the papers go togehter so well. They also team up well with the other ranges recently released.

    To create the cards here i used 6x6 Santoro gorjuss cards and envolopes they teamed up really well with the pocket full of posies die cuts.

    If you would like to order the 'ultimate pocket full of posies die cut and paper pack' and cannot find it online please contact

  3. Face painting fun!
    I recently invested in a snazaroo face painting kit for use both personally for my kids and also for work when we have special events and parties. I've done face / body painting for a while now and have used many different products but i have always found snazaroo to be the best. The quality is second to none and it is the safest brand i have found for different types of delicate skin.

    We now stock the smaller kits in store at Go Create Seaton and online too. We do an ultimate party pack and basic face painting set, great for parties and events.



  4. Build a scene diesXCU 503280-original

    I recently decided to purchase some build a scene dies for myself and i'm so glad i did! I have to admit that at first i was unsure how to use them i found myself staring at them and the picture and thinking 'but how do i use them other than for standard cards?'

    I took myself across to to browse the gallery of amazing work by talented crafts in the hope of finding something to inspire me. I wasn't disappointed, there was a range of different samples on there so i got to work cutting with the help of my X-Cut pro and enjoyed an afternoon of arranging different layouts.

    Unfortunately time ran away with me and it was soon time to pick my son up from school so i only managed to completely finish one card using the cuts but i have on my desk everything laid out ready to finish some more projects when i get chance!

    I will upload my finished piece to my own gallery where you also find a selection of my creative projects.

    I would love to know what you think of these dies, have you tried them?