Captivated

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I love green, this would be my favourite colour! I did this layout a while ago. I like it a lot, the black and white photo works well with the greens, the fussy cutting of the vine from Collage Press paper. Prima fabric flowers. Some October Afternoon papers, so many things I like.

an old favourite using MFT Dienamics

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Love this photograph of Lili. I did a class using this layout and we did it in loads of different colour combinations, pink and black, lemon and black, lilac and black, teal and black…. they all worked great. Most things were cut on the cuttlebug using MFT Dienamics.

This was before the Silhouette Cameo made its way into my life. I honestly think that die cutting is superior to the silhouette cameo cutting. The cut is so clean and precise, no tearing or rough edges.

Its just cheaper and easier to use the Cameo. The dies can be expensive and when you want to cut a lot of things, the cuttlebug is time consuming and hard work.

However, I use the Cameo all the time, and I do love the print and cut feature and the ability to resize to whatever you want, its versatile and quick.

I will always keep my Cuttlebug, and my  Bigshot, I love them both too.

Watercolour paint on a layout

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The brushstrokes used with watercolour are quite thick and purposeful, not a lot of water used. It gave me the interesting background for this quick layout. The embellishments are handmade using punched out circles with brads and some punched out hearts. A vintage book page  gives a bit of interest and I added a stamp of the deer as it was Christmas.

back to school

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Heres my school layout. Im not 100% happy with it. The card stock warped a little with the watercolour background….should have used gesso first! I am so not happy with my journalling…I think I need that typewriter from We r memory keepers! I may add some more to this layout…..

my late valentine

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So my Valentine works away…no rush to get a card sorted….but he is home on the weekend, so thought I’d make a card to go with his favourite chocolates…red Lindt balls!

You can’t see well in this photo but the red background is vellum with shiny red hearts all over it. You can sort of see it in the top right corner.

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OMG I would love this pink sewing machine, this is my next big craft purchase. I also have my eye on the typewriter to match…..mmmm….the sewing machine is specially made for use with paper and the typewriter takes a 12×12 page …whats not to like?