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Modern art and crazy daisy cards!

I have been amazed by this video on partial die cutting posted by Jennifer McGuire Ink!
The first time I gave it a try with something very simple, but this time I decided to put a bit more efforts (and patience) and try something more complex (still very far away from Jennifer’s works though)

The card with brown/golden nuances has been created by using one of the dies from the Scribbles and Splat Sizzix set. 

The squares on the front of the card have been cut out from Oxygen Marble Prune paper with a die of the 657565 Framelits Pack.

For the card in green-ish tones I’ve partial die cut the front by using the Enchanting blossom die cut from Sizzix and used some Polka dots scrapbooking tape to decorate the top and bottom of the window.

I’ve then used the left over flowers from die cutting to embellish the upper stripe and some rhinestones for the centre of the flowers.  


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Card making and papercraft magazines

Last month I had the chance to get, for the first time, a couple of Cardmaking & papercraft magazines: Papercraft Inspirations and Make Christmas card magazine.
Papercraft Inspiration December issue had a Christmas window build-a-scene embossingfolder and stamp free gift, as well as free festive papers. Make Christmas cards was offering: 2 embossing folder borders, 13 stylish stamps, 32 Christmas papers, 12 découpagesheets, 117 toppers & motifs and 73 festive greetings.
Here you have some of the cards and tags I've made with the magazines' gifts

All cards have been donated to hospitals 

A quick guide to candle making 🕯️

Finally, temperature lowered and I managed to prepare a set of candles for this fall.
Candles are great for any occasion!
Halloween🎃, Xmas🎄, B-days🎂, romantic dinners🥂 or relaxing nights🌃. You can keep 'em for yourself or give them to family and friends as gifts!
If you've never made candles before, but you're eager to try, here you have 10 basic steps to follow.

This is not a comprehensive guide and does not pretend to be a candle-making course.

1) weigh the wax  Do you want to know more about waxes? Follow this LINK
2) Melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie). Stir every now and then...    ⚠ Do not boil the wax ⚠ Neverever place the container with the wax directly on the stove!
3)  At this point, you can add some color HERE, you have a post on candle dyes.

Remember: the final color of your candle depends on the wax too! For example, soy wax iswhite at room temperature and for this reason, it gives back pastel-like colors. A trick to check the final color: drip some melted wax on a…