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Springing Back Into Action

Since my last post before Christmas, I’ve had my stem cell transplant and begun my recuperation. I won’t say too much about it, other than that it completely wiped me out. My actual transplant was 10 weeks ago, on January 6th and I was away from my family for 23 days. As the weeks have…… Continue reading Springing Back Into Action

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Tips for using Silhouette sketch pens

The sketch pens have probably been my most used accessory on my Cameo 3, as they allow me to add greetings quickly and simply without using the printer or having to cut and stick fiddly little pieces of lettering (although I have also done that on occasion!) Of course, using a printer is just fine,…… Continue reading Tips for using Silhouette sketch pens

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Things I’ve Learned As A Silhouette Cameo 3 Beginner

I have been the proud owner of one of these awesome machines for 15 whole days now, although I only got it out on Boxing Day evening. Mr C warned me that the reviews online said it had a lot of settings and could be tricky to use, so I braced myself for a learning…… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned As A Silhouette Cameo 3 Beginner

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WIP Wednesday-20th December

I’ve still managed to work on some projects this week as Mr C did all of the present wrapping whilst I was at work one day so I haven’t had to spend every evening making a mess with tape and paper. (He will definitely be on Santa’s good list for doing that job!) Instead, I’ve…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-20th December

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Five Minute Make Camper Van Card

Yes, I have made a card. I still do, occasionally, despite all of my recent posts being about slippers and snowmen! I realised today when I looked at my Garmin that this card should be with it’s recipient today, but I made it this evening so it will get there on Tuesday. I really am…… Continue reading Five Minute Make Camper Van Card

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Top Tips For Making Character Cards

I’ve dithered about this post for a while, because there are obvious copywrite issues surrounding licensed characters. However, children can be a demanding bunch and it is nice to surprise them with a handmade card with their favourite character on. I want to start by saying that I only make these cards as gifts (and…… Continue reading Top Tips For Making Character Cards