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I have been crazy busy working on some scrapbook projects. I will post pictures s soon as I finish them, but in the meanwhile here’s a card.

I wanted to give a friend of mine a thank you card and I realized my stash of cards is pitiful. I really need to start stocking up on cards so I always have a few handy. Anyway, I didn’t mind too much, this gal deserved to have a card made especially for her. 🙂

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I am waiting for some new Magnolia stamps to arrive, but even when I get my hands on them I don’t think I’ll cast aside Tilda with her cupcake, she’s just too damn cute! She is coloured with distress inks and I hope that all my practicing is paying off… lol

There’s also some Liquid Pearls, Stickles, chalks (oh my, haven’t used those in ages!) Primas and lace. The sentiment is from Reprint and the background text is a Swedish stamp called letter from Toscana, but I forget who made it.

Ok, off to work on my scrapbook project. Thanks for visiting!

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I needed a birthday card and decided to do the sketch on Mojo Monday blog. Love their sketches and this was no different. I coloured the stamped flower from Reprint with Distress inks, the paper is from Italian Stamperia, the button is from a sewing shop in Grottaferrata, Italy, that sells all kinds of vintage buttons, lace etc. The sentiments stamp is from Reprint, I think. The flower is cut out and popped up on dimensionals and all edges are distressed.

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Thanks so much for looking!

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My husband’s nephew is a huge football (soccer) fan and I tried to come up with something a little different for him. I find it really hard to think of something fun for 9-year old boys. Well, since we live in Rome it felt only natural to pay tribute to AS Roma and their star player, Totti.

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Here’s the back of the card

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And the inside as well

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I used the new papers from Stamperia I bought recently and the book page is a vintage find in a market place in Rome.

Thanks for looking and ciao for now!

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I’ve had a bit of a break, although it turned out longer than I planned or wanted. Just life getting in the way, I guess. Anyway, yesterday I sat down and made a card that hubby needed to send. I used some new papers I bought the other day, by an Italian company called Stamperia. I have come across their stamps before, but this was the first time I saw any of their papers and I like them a lot.

The sentiment is heat embossed using Egyptian black embossing powder (it shimmers in many colours, it’s kind of cool!), all layers are distressed and inked with Distress inks. The Magnolia stamp is coloured with Distress inks as well. This was my first time trying to colour images with them and I love how it turned out, although I obviously still need a lot of practice! The ribbon matches the green of Tildas dress very well, but it doesn’t show well here.

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The inside of the card is decorated as well. I used a stamp from Prima’s Crenee Paris set.

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The back of the card is decorated with the same patterned paper as the front and the inside, but I don’t have a photo of it.

Thanks for visiting!

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