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I'm a retired primary school teacher, who started paper crafting in 2008, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. I have been lucky enough to be on blog teams and large design teams and to do a bit of freelance demonstrating - and I love the challenge of working with different products. My crafting style is very varied - from junk journaling and art journaling, bookbinding and journal making, to quilting and patchwork - and of course I still make cards. This variety keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday 4 April 2016

Day 95 - Diamond Press!!

An earlier post today as I am going out in a bit and may not have time later. Having another day today where I'm not feeling on top form. Spent part of this afternoon snoozing - not really what I wanted to do as I have lots to get sorted - but just didn't have the energy to fight it.

Anyway, I have a new toy - not yet played with it - but it's here now, ready for when I do have a minute.

Sunday 3 April 2016

Day 94 - Blog Post 500!!

Wow - 500 blog posts - nearly 100 of which have been just this year!! Been out and about today, so not much time to craft. 
But this is what has been sitting on my craft desk all day. Hopefully will do something with it tomorrow.

Saturday 2 April 2016

Day 93 - Aquatints!

Evening. Not much to share tonight. Just a couple of Aquatint backgrounds in preparation for a particular project.
Both use Perfect Primaries 12, Pretty Pastels 55 and Bright and Beautiful 15. The one on the left is using the clingfilm technique, and the one on right is the salt technique. 

Friday 1 April 2016

Day 92 - Glittery Sewing!

Evening!! Today has not been quite so busy. Managed to get out for some paddleboarding, but also had time for a little crafting.

So, I managed to put the card together from the pieces shown below, that I shared on Day 89 (click on the link for all the details of colours etc). 
I added some Bazzil cardstock to match the green and the blue, and cut the image out with a Spellbinders Oval die. I cut the scalloped oval in both colours, the cut the green one before sticking it on top of the blue.
The flower is Sheena A Rosy Outlook Perfect Partners die, and I used the Fancy Flourishes die from Sara Davies' Butterfly Lullaby Signature collection.
Back tomorrow,