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Made with a digital stamp.  I've created the background with the Xcut circle nesting diesand the sentimentwith a black pigment ink and a mix of white and transparent embossing powders.
I water colored the stamp with the following ZIG Clear Color Real Brush colors: 222, 070,029,260, 031, 010, 043 and 052. 
Headband has been colored with a red STABILO point 88 Mini marker and a gold gel pen.

My guest post about water discounting in soap making on the American blog 'Lovin Soap'

I have been recently writing a guest post about water discounting in soap making for the American blogLovin soap.
CLICK HERE to read the full storyand to find the recipe of my Cobblestone soap.
You will also find two videos (courtesy of my husband 😄) with the techniques I used for this soap (in-the-pot swirl and piping).
I want to thank again Amanda for hosting me on her wonderful blog.

Everyday is Funday card

A simple slider card made with a digital stamp. 

I've created the background with clear stamps from the Lawn Fawn "Plan On It Calendar" set and Memento dew drop ink pads. 
I water colored the stamp with the following ZIG Clear Color Real Brush colors: 303, 038, 050, 052, 062 and 010. 
Headband has been colored with a turquoise STABILO point 88 Mini marker and a white gel pen.

Crunchy Peach soap

In my recent Review of the Aroma Zone (AZ) soap making workshop I've been complaining about a peachy fragrance I bought on the day of the workshop. Before buying it, I've asked if the fragrance was going to work well in Cold Process and the alleged expert said "YES, sure!"  When I got back home, I read on the AZ's website that this fragrance is not great for CP and got quite p****d off. Needless to say, that there's no explanation concerning this statement (does it fade over time? does it affect soap color? Does it ACCELERATE trace?!?) and therefore I had to find out myself...

I didn't have much choice in terms of raw materials and I didn't want to invest in new stocks in case something went wrong.
Few precautions: 1) I scaled down the amount of total oils in the recipe (325 gr instead of 800 gr) 2) I used silicon moulds (didn't want to spend time lining the wooden mould) 3) I added the fragrance at the very last moment, just before pouring


Homemade enamel dots....

I really love enamel dots for card making, but they are INSANELY expensive! Some months ago, I bought a small Glossy Accents bottle (a glossy medium used to accent and brighten distinct areas of cards, albums, scrapbook pages etc.) This medium is semi-liquid and opaque when it comes out of the bottle's tip, but in few hours it becomes solid and transparent .
While I was using the Glossy Accents for my cards, I realized that the consistency of the dry medium reminded me of transparent enamel dots, which made think it would be possible to use this medium to make my own enamel dots...
I bought a set of mini nail polishes for a reasonable price,

dripped some Glossy Accents medium onto an acetate sheet,
waited for few hours,
and 'painted' the drops with the nail polish...
Ok, I haven't been very accurate with the painting 🤣🤣🤣
Once the nail polish dried, I tried to carefully remove the drops from the acetate sheet....nonetheless, I ended up with most of the dots broken..…