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AmaZenly Things are Happening!

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When Mel Heaton is on Create & Craft TV, whether she demonstrates scrapbooking or papercrafting skills, she always inspires me. You see, Mel has the knack of:
  • connecting with her audience (from the other side of the TV screen)
  • imparting relevant product knowledge without lecturing
  • giving something of herself without being too pally or showy - just honest & relevant
  • amusing as well as musing with her viewers
  • bringing craft ideas to the screen that have maybe been forgotten or only just got going

Let's Catch Up & Party

What can I say to apologise? So many days have passed by, people have had special dates, ordered cards from me, received cards for their own dates from me too. So it is time to party-on and view the cards:

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Danny was 16 last month. A jeans pocket seemed the most apt theme.

I've used a digikit from craftsUprint and created the number topper by word processing it myself. Never forget what you can make on a pc!
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Yesterday, my step-grandson was 15. He has recently taught himself to play guitar so what better theme could I choose?

By combining a Kanban Crafts kit and some papers from the Making Cards for Men 2013 special edition craft magazine, I've come up with a personalised card I hope Ben will treasure.
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The swing card (from La Pashe) reveals a photo to prove the lad can play. I've heard him online so I know it is true!

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At the other end of the scale (pun intentional) a client recently welcomed a new niece into the family. I was asked to make a card for his own parents to give on the occasion of their new Granddaughter's arrival.

The front decoupaged design uses a new baby girl design by Scrappin Doodles - the client wanted a pram image so this was perfect.

Shirley Davis CraftsInside the card, I placed a Nitwits Collections teddy with heart and a sentiment by Card Inserts - a useful resource. I've bought the kits and can now print on photo paper for a luxurious finish.