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Carmenta Butterfly card

I love this combination of indigo and saffron. This is one of my favourite papers from the Butterflies beautiful set. The way the borders are laid out on the papers gives you plenty of layout options.  The delightfully detailed die is the Carmenta butterfly die.

I hope it's not too chilly where you's certainly beginning to be soup and stodgy pudding kind of weather don't you think?

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Two different cards with the same sets of dies

Over the next few weeks I'll be adding some cards to my blog/galleries etc showing various ideas using the Tonic Studios Indulgence dies. These were released several weeks ago as Christmas dies with an ornate oval and square outer and a simple tag shape in the centre.They look stunning when used with the 4 Christmas tag dies which were designed to be used with them but they also lend themselves to...
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Dinner party decor

The new butterflies and blooms dies are so useful. I find myself popping those fabulous filigree butterflies all over the place.  Here I have placed one of the butterflies on a pretty cracker made with Tonic's cracker die (and Tonic's butterflies beautiful paper of course).

Wouldn't these look so pretty at a dinner party - one for each guest - filled with after dinner mints. I have a feeling that...
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In the pink..a lovely Lily card

Tonic products:
  • Watch the birdie 8x8 paper pad - 667E.
  • Petal pairs box set 3 - 882E.
  • Petal pairs box set 3 punch pad - 888E.
  • Bouquet boutique oriental lily die - 247E.
  • Bouquet boutique oriental lily die pad - 647E.
  • Butterflies beautiful bumper die & topper set (large tag die) - 666E.
  • Tonic funky glue - 421E.
  • Tonic funky tape runner - 422E. 

For more info pop over to my blog post here. 

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Coming up Roses.....

Roses seem to be coming into bloom everywhere now - why not on my cards too? Sometimes when I have some time to myself I just love to make more paper flowers and save them in boxes for my cards and other projects. I quite often just use up leftover pieces of card and paper much paper does it really take to punch a few petals? Well, I had a look in my "Rose box" and these 3 caught my eye....
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Butterfly twisted easel card

Good morning! I've had a lovely few days with family and friends and was at a wedding on Monday. I'll be sharing some wedding cards later in the week so I'll maybe show you a couple of photos of Monday's wedding too.
This card is one I made for a birthday last week  (I know Brenda has got it now so I can show it to you.!)  
I've made several twisted easel cards lately because I really like the shape...
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