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Cute Little Birdhouse

Oh my word it`s another hot day in Bridgend. I`m working nights this week and trying to sleep in the day is nigh on impossible. So I thought I`d share with you a little birdhouse box I made.

The template for the Birdhose can be found here - Thank you for the template Nicole.
I`ve made a few changes, I wanted a roof that looked like it was tiled, so I used the Tonic Simplicity Scalloped Arc border...
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Gone Fishing...a card for a guy

Here's a great masculine card from Alison...over to you, Alison...

I`ve made a few Men`s cards lately. Here`s another one.
I`ve used the Tonic Simplicity punches again. I find them so easy to use and the designs are beautiful. I`ve used the Celtic Strip behind the image and on the bottom of the easel card. The rosette was made using the Scalloped Diamond Border. The image is a stamp from Forever...
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A steampunk birdy

You may have realised that I am rather partial to Tonic Studio's new birdy themed dies. Just for fun, and to show you how versatile these dies are,  I have made this birdy into a Steampunkesque automaton. The Tonic products I have used in this card are the new bird dies, the birdcage, and the Simplicity geared border punch -scalloped arc, and the greeting is stamped onto one of the dies that came...
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A touch of gold

I like a bit of gold with black every now and then as a change from the pretty stuff..

The big flower in the centre was made with the Carnation, Sweet William, Peony Punch and Stamp set by Tonic Studios. I cut out a big circle and glued the twisted petals around the outside then added some silicone to the centre and set the rest of the petals into that for height. The background was made with 2 Dom...
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Hello !

Here's a quick card to say hello to a friend.
I used the lovely new Clematis/Lily/Poinsettia punchfrom the new punch and stamp sets for this pink flower and it's leaves. I've used corrugated card to add some texture to this card. There are so many different ways to use these punches. It's fun to use your imagination and see what you can come up with - as well as getting ideas from the many examples...
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Black roses

Would you believe it - this is the first time I've done heat embossing! I've never tried it before but decided to get a heat gun last week and give it a go. I really loved the effect of the powder melting before my eyes and, of course couldn't stop. You'll see some of the others soon.
I've coloured so many floral stamps over the past few weeks that I wanted to try a different effect. This is...
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