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The Spy Bureau featuring the Enigma Collection from Ciao Bella Paper

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Quick background ideas using Shady Designs NEW Texture Stamps & stencils

Recently I released two new A6 stamp sets & three new A5 stencils to take you on to the next stage of your stamping journey with Shady Designs.

Take a sketch challenge YouTube hop - Crafting Together with All Brands

Today's post is all about collaborating with a wonderful group of creatives/makers to take one idea and show it in many different ways. We have each made a YouTube video showing our ideas. Here's the project I have made ... Links to YouTube videos are below ...

QUICK ideas using rice paper and colour backgrounds

 I'm a huge fan of rice paper. Today I'm sharing a video about how you can use rice paper with coloured backgrounds plus upcycling card packaging. Link to YouTube video below plus additional inspiration blog posts.

Mixed media ideas with rice papers & paper kits from Ciao Bella Paper

Recently I made a YouTube video showing different way to use rice papers with a range of backgrounds and not just on white. I thought I'd share how I put the ideas in to practice on these beautiful Creativ Wooden House boxes . I have used rice papers and papers from Ciao Bella Sign of The Times Collection . Links to video & other rice paper inspiration blog posts are below.

Spellbinders Bibi's Butterflies - 3 different ways

 Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy did I have great fun getting back in to my die cutting. I had the privilege to be create with the NEW Spellbinders So Many Butterflies Etched Dies from Bibi's Butterflies Collection. Today I am sharing 3 different ways I used the So Many Butterflies layering dies to create 2 cards & a butterfly shaped mini book/junk journal.

Simple layered stamping for cards - featuring Shady Designs stamps & dies

When I designed my different stamp sets, I wanted them to be all about creating quick backgrounds. Also to give the illusion that there had been more complicated stamping involved! Today I'm sharing an idea to create 2 cards, at the same time, following the same design.  Shop all Shady Designs stamps, stencils, dies & paper/card kits at Dolly Dimples Crafts .