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  1. I was recently introduced to a fantastic product 'Removable Glue Dots' from the PhotoGrid_1446209035573
    Glue Dots range that is now available at Go Create Seaton and online. 

    I hadn't worked with them before but was keen to give them a go. The idea is that they can hold things together on a temporay basis and once removed don't leave any marks unlike other glues.

    The idea of adding gifts to the front of cards is something you will see i have done before with bag charms and sweets but i've always ended up having to cut holes or use an adhesive that leaves marks on the gift and the card. My first test for the glue dots was for them to hold a little decorated christmas tree decoration that i had made (wooden stag available online and in store) i added two glue dots to the back of the decoration and fixed to the card. I held my breath and lifted up the card...the decoration stayed attached, brilliant! Next i tested removing the decoration as obviously it would need to be able to be detached and hung on a tree...i carefully peeled off the decoration from the card, no marks were left ont he card and them peeled off the glue dots from the decoration and no marks were on the wooden decoration either! Brilliant! I'm a very happy crafter!

    I am now going to experiment more with the glue dots range and see how the various products perform!

    Other products used:
    Kraft card blank
    Glitter craft tape from the classic decadance range
    Paper from the 'pocket full of posies' range
    Sentiment from the 'Jolly Santa' range
    Ribbon and bell
    Jump ring and keyring

  2. I have been having a look at all the new items due to arrive in store over the GDY 1115
    next few weeks and i have to say i'm rather excited!

    The new deco sheets look beautiful i already have lots of ideas on things i'd like to decorate. The dies coming look great too, i have so many ideas running around in my head now that i can't wait for it all to arrive.

    If you would like to see a sneak peek of what is due to arrive pop over to where i will be sharing photos of the different items arriving.

    Don't forget if you can't find what you are looking for on the website you can order via telephone, email or social media.

  3. As a subscriber i i don't need to worry about missing out on an issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft as it gets delivered to my door! It is one of my favourite papercraft magazines so i certainly don't want to miss out!

    This issue came with a lovely set of festive stamps and an embossing folder. I knew exactly what i wanted to do with one of the stamps as soon as it arrived! As you will know if you follow my creative journey i am loving using inky backgrounds at the moment so the silhouette of santa on his sleigh worked perfectly over the top of a blue sky with glitter snow flakes.

    I was also delighted to see that they added a snap of one of my creations using their digi stamps in this issue (I blogged about my creation here It was a lovely unusual digi stamp to use. This months issue also gave a link to where we could download some more fab FREE digi stamps and there was some samples created my the talented Jo Kill. I loved her use of the stamps to create cute little note cards.

    Thank you for another great issue Amy Gray and the Simply cards and papercraft team!

  4. 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 [email protected]