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Summer bookmarks

I haven't been posting in awhile: laziness, some days of vacations, drop of creativity (mainly due to the lack of raw materials, hahaha 🤣) and days and days went by...
Today I want to show you some bookmarks I recently made by using a cute digital stamp, some scrap paper and a magazine's paper.
The digital stamp is from the Glimps series. I stamped it on 100% cotton watercolor paper, and I've colored it with ZIG watercolors and Stabilo Swano markers. I added some interest to the little photographers with a fine tip black marker, a white gel pen and glossy accents (on camera's lens and flower-shaped hair pin).
After watching this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d3irNsptSw), I decided to try 3 different color combinations to create these skin tones

I cut and rounded the corners of scrap paper and matching colored card stock.

I punched either flowers or circles in the paper and added some magazine's shiny paper containing text on the back of the holes.

I also stamped with black ink the words 'explore' and 'relax' which I found very appropriate for the holiday time and the little photographer stamp.





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Cardmaking 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…