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by Julie Brooks

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Friday, 20 July 2012

Pretty Little Prints makes

Hello people of Blogland! I hope you're all fit and well?

And how many of you are enjoying a glimmer of sunshine today I wonder? It's rather grey here - again. We had heavy rain early this morning and it's now only just beginning to brighten up a bit. I have to say it's feeling very autumnal these days, and I even heard a robin making the kind of "chit chit" sounds I only normally hear in autumn and winter. So is that it do you think, is summer over (such as it was)? Wasn't much of one was it? Perhaps we'll have a late heatwave to make the school hols pleasant for all the kiddiwinks out there - I really hope it improves so we can all get out and about more.

But less of this prattling on about the weather!

I haven't had much crafty time to myself in the last week or so but I do have a couple of bits to show you.

First up is a Craftwork Cards cupcake shaped mini book which I covered with their latest paper range, Pretty Little Prints. I love the simplicity of this design and think the retro flower is the perfect finishing touch! The flower centre is an upside down Candi with a pearl in the centre. The back is decorated in the same way but I haven't put the flower on the reverse otherwise it wouldn't sit flat when being used. I used some very thin ric rac to represent the edge of the cupcake case and used a matching coloured ring.

Next is a little tag. This was made using an ordinary manilla tag. I cut a strip of the roses paper and fixed this so that some of the manilla tag showed on both sides and the end. I then cut some little butterflies from one of the sheets of embossed cardstock and the flowers from the pearlescent papers which came with one of the Privilege Club kits. I dusted the flowers with a little Pixie Dust Chalk ink to reveal the lovely embossed design. Fixed the butterflies and flowers to the tag and added some little sparkly gems and some tiny ric rac.
So that's all I have to share with you today. Both very simple, but very pretty.

Hope you all have a good weekend and I'll be back soon.

Love from me xx