Friday, 1 February 2013

Craft Stamper Blog Hop

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If you have arrived here from Chris Dark's Blog (the Sketching Stamper), then you're in just the right place!
I have a technique for you today which I discovered a short time ago. 
It involves both heat and dry embossing and can achieve some stunning effects.
This is the card I made and here are the tools and products that you will need to make it
Begin by taking two contrasting Embossing Folders, one with a definite design and the other with a more all-over random pattern.
Ink the inner, de-bossed side of the definite design folder using Versamark. My folder is the Dandelion clocks from Craft Concepts. I removed any stray ink from the centres of the flowers with a Q tip stick.
Place the card inside the folder and run it through the die-cutting machine for the first embossing.
Sprinkle liberally with embossing powder. I used Ranger Distress Embossing powder in Aged Mahogany. For this technique, I love the rough, dull effect which distress powder produces.
Shake off the excess powder and apply heat from a heat gun. The powder does not change as radically as regular embossing powder, so check that it has in fact melted.
Once cooled, place the card into the second embossing folder and run through your machine once more.
I used a Cuttlebug harlequin design.

To get a greater distressed look, I sanded parts of the image, cut it to the size I wanted and distressed and inked the edges before mounting  it on some toning card and punching the edge to add a little interest.
The ribbon and butterfly completed the card.


Here you can see the effect of the sanding on the secondary embossing over the diamond shapes of the folder
Embossing is one of the things which I still find magical in the card making process... it's one of the things which makes it such fun!
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145 comments:

  1. This is cool Chrissie! I never would have thought of using my embossing folders to heat emboss! Thanks for sharing this technique.
    Greetings,Stempelientje

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  2. Nifty project, I just love anything grungy and the effect is certainly that!

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  3. Wow, gotta try this!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wow, I want to try this out.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love the look that this technique gives. Will have to give it a try. Pat x

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  6. fab creation, Chrissie and gorgeous tutorial, thank you for sharing, Miria from Italy

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  7. Wow! I so have to try this. I completely understand what you mean about the Distress Embossing powders. I have the same Aged Mahogany and always think I didn't heat it up enough. :) I am absolutely going to try this technique - thanks!

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  8. I do like this and will have to try it. Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  9. Great technique, I would never have thought of doing this. And the result is fantastic :)

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  10. What a great idea Chrissie, will certainly be giving this technique a go! x

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  11. Thank you for sharing this very clever technique. I intend to give it a go soon.

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  12. Fabulous card, I love the technique!

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  13. This is very clever, thanks for showing us. The card is beautiful :)

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  14. I have enjoyed seeing how you did this lovely technique, definitely one to try! Love the end result.

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  15. Wow- what a fantastic technique to try! Thanks!

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  16. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! xxx

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  17. I've tried this technique before with poor results, but you make it look easy. Think I need to give it another try...... Great card x

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  18. Thanks ! I use my folders and cuttlebug too little. Great reason to get them out. Going to practice, always have troubles with choosing the right side as I'm inking the folder ;-)

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  19. What an incredible technique. I will have a go at that one for sure.

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  20. That is a fabulous effect....gorgeous. Appeals to my grungy side ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  21. What a cool idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Fab project - looks great

    Kathyk

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  23. ooo thank you for showing us such a fabulous technique!!! Gorgeous work x

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  24. amazing work Chrissy - and a new technique for me to give a try! Fab!! Thankyou xx

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  25. Love your step by step... I will be trying this out! Thank you

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  26. Fab technique - one I will be definitely trying - thanks very much. Jean

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  27. One of my favorite techniques! Lovely card!

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  28. Looking forward to trying this! Such a great effect!

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  29. Wow what a fab technique...and a lovely effect it gives...:)

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  30. Wow, what a great idea, thank you for the tutorial too will have to try that out soon xx

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  31. A great effect - very clever. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Hi Chrissie, what a fab technique to highlight those wonderful dandelion clocks!Must have a go at that. Kitchen nearly finished:))
    Val x

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  33. Great technique Chrissie! TFS!
    Alison x

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  34. that's a neat technique and the second I have seen today that makes me think I really should dust off my old embossing folders, I haven't used them in yonks!

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  35. Great technique, thanks for sharing.

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  36. Love the dandelion embossing, must look for that folder!

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  37. This is beautiful - great technique!

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  38. A really great technique , lovethe idea and musty try this! Trace x

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  39. What a great idea, very effective! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Hi Chrissie. What a great effect. Thank you for the pictorial tutorial too.
    Tine :)

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  42. OH! how gorgeous! thank you for the tips and techniques. I love the look of the distress embossing powder. Wonderful card. Cheers from Montreal.

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  43. I get a real feel of Deja Vu with this blog hop....

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  44. Fabulous technique Chrissie and I love the aged Mahogany EP, may need to find some of that ! Sue C x

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  45. Fab technique - will have to try it!
    Thanks. x

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  46. love what you have done combining different embossing techniques, thank you for doing a step by step on the project xxx

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  47. Wow! what a great technique. I will have to try this.

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  48. Looking great - what a splendid idea! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this (at least for me) new technique!

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  49. Great technique, I've used embossing folders with ink and embossing powders before but it never occurred to me to emboss and sand another layer over it, must give this a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. What a great technique! Thanks for the clear explanation, I'm certainly going to give this a try, - your card looks fantastic!!

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  51. Great tips and fab project Chrissie love the dandelion folder....need it...added to list!! lol

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  52. Thank you for showing us that technique, I have never tried it before and I love it.
    Hugs Kelly

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  53. What a fabulous technique! Thank you so much for sharing. I love distress embossing powders and your card is beautiful! Hugs, Sem x

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  54. Oooow I like the embossing and embossing, will have a go at this for sure! Elizabeth x

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  55. This technique is so cool Chrissie. Love the really distressed look to the project, and fab colour choice too xx

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  56. A beautiful card and a great technique I didn't know, thank you !! Coco x

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  57. What a great idea, and how fabulous is that AM distress powder! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. What a cool technique - would never have thought of running it through again! Thanks for sharing...
    Alison x

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  59. Amazing. Would never have thought of that. Thanks so much for sharing. You've inspired me to have a go at this technique now!!

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  60. Brilliant technique, need to give it a try

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  61. You are such a source of inspiration. I will definitely be trying this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Stunning effect I Must have a go at this

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  63. Wow, lovely. Thanks for the fab tutorial. I love my embossing folders but hadn't thought about using embossing powder like that

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  64. Brilliant effect - I need to try this!

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  65. Interesting technique! I must try it sometime.

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  66. Wow the results of your embossing techniques are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your directions!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  67. What a cool technique...now where are my embossing folders? Thanks for the tutorial!

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  68. I've never seen this tecnique before Chrissie - thank you so much for sharing! Heat embossing is still my favourite technique - to me it's a form of alchemy lol! hugs Karen

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  69. Thank-you for a new technique - this looks fab. Nicola x

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  70. great idea- have often inked my embossing folders, but never thought of using versamark and EP!

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  71. Would never of thought of this, thanks for sharing x

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  72. Will definitely be giving this a go - thanks for the ace tutorial.

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  73. Great technique Chrissie - love your card!

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  74. Oh wow I am your 500th follower! X

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  75. wonderful technique and tips. great choises on color and folders. thank you for inspiring me to get out my older embossing folders and make something new.

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  76. That is a very interesting technique, I think I like the first part alone too, so will be having a play with this very soon. Your finished card is gorgeous!

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  77. Nice card and a great tutorial, i've never seen before. Sure i'm going to try it. (:o)

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  78. Gosh what a clever technique x

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  79. Great new technique that I've never seen before - thanks for sharing it :)

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  80. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing such a cool technique.
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  81. Awesome technique, thanks for sharing x

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  82. awesome technique. I think I will have to try this one! Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Great technique, and your finished project is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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  84. What a fabulous technique, I'm learning so much today xx

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  85. Hi Chrissie, love this technique, never seen Distress embossing powder used in this way and I love the look! Hugs Frea

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  86. Fascinating! I don't have any die machines so can't try this - sooo wish I could :0) Mo

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  87. So great to see how this works - fabulous end result, must try this!

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  88. Wonderful technique Chrissie, will be trying that soon enough. Michelle x

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  89. Wonderful technique - what beautiful results - thanks for sharing!!
    sandy

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  90. This is a really cool technique! I am going to have to try it!

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  91. wow love the idea of sanding afterwards... love your project.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  92. A must try technique. Tfs.
    Gill x

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  93. This looks amazing. Going to have to try this technique. Thanks for the inspiration

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  94. Thank you for taking the time to work through the steps. I am definitely going to give this a go - my embossing folders have been feeling a little neglected lately.

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  95. Gorgeous project & a great technique, definitely have to try.

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  96. What an interesting technique. Thanks for such a detailed explanation.

    Lin xx

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  97. Great card and thanks for the tutorial.
    Linbyx

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  98. Another great inspirational project...thanks for the tutorial as well.

    Sylvia x

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  99. What a great technique, thanks for sharing!
    Ellen

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  100. so simple and effective, cant wait to have a go, many thanks x

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  101. Thank you for all the inspiration and techniques
    Carol E

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  102. This is pretty. I have always wondered how distressed embossing powders differ. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Hopping along;
    Janette

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  103. thanks for sharing this technique. I would never have thought about embossing twice and am eager to give it a go and see what I can come up with!!!

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  104. Thank you for the great tutorial, I will definately have a try. Love Helen

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  105. That looks like a fun technique to try. Thanks for the inspiration. Maddy x

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  106. Hi Chrissie,

    this technique is very interesting. Your card is lovely!

    Thank you so much!

    Gerd

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  107. This technique is absolutely amazing! Genius! I own a few Ranger powders but was unsure how to use them with their dull finish. I love how your card has an elegant look and there was no bling required. Great work!:)

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  108. Oh wow I have not tried that before. I have embossed the raised area of a dry embossed piece but not places it back into the a embossing folder to create such a nice piece of distressing. TFS need to try this now!

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  109. I think I'll have to read those instructions a couple of times (can't quite get my head round it!) but I like the effect.

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  110. Hi Chrissie. Love your card......Really must give this technique a go...Love using my embossing powders. S.x

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  111. what a great idea - new tried this so its another to add to the list of techniques to try.

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  112. A really beautiful card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  113. What a fantastic technique, I have never seen this before, and I can't wait to try it!

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  114. Gorgeous Chrissie and fabulous tutorial
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  115. Fabulous! I will be trying this technique its so cool! xx

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  116. Hiya...I love this technique think i will be giving this a whirl, thanks for sharing
    Elx

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  117. Wonderful to visit your blog. Enough inspration! Thanks for it!

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  118. Never tried this before, stunning effects must give it a go x

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  119. Gorgeous! I love this technique and will definitely have a go. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

    Ali

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  120. HI Paula,
    LOVELY heat embossing!! ... and this is a wonderful blog hop!

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  121. I meant Chrissie of course , LOL

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  122. Never thought about using the embossing folders for embossing powder, will definately give this a go. Thank you x

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  123. Thank you for showing us this technique. I will certainly be trying it.

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  124. Wow stunning and thanks for the tutorial. Kezzy xx

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  125. Well that is different, I never thought of running card thru twice to get an effect. Will certainly try.

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  126. Great technique! Thanks for sharing!
    Maggie

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  127. Great technique! Thanks for sharing!
    Maggie

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  128. WOW, cool! this is a totally new technique for me. Love the effect. xxD

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  129. Lovely! I haven't seen this done before... looks like fun!
    DeniseB

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  130. This is a new technique for me, will need to get some distress embossing powders !

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  131. thank you so much for sharing your technique I loved the way that it turned out. xox

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  132. Fabulous tutorial Chrissie and just love that shabby chic look, a real favourite of mine.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Fliss x

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  133. Chrissie - this is lovely! I really like the rich colour and the distressed look. I see what you mean about the diamonds and dandelions!

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Thanks,
Chrissie