Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Wednesday’s Blog is Something NEW.

New, new, new. 
This new stencil for example mixed with a new idea. 
All you need is white card
Black Soot Distress ink, or Black Adirondack


Attach the Rose Panel stencil to a tall piece of white card with low-tack masking tape.


Take time to mask off the edges well.


Spread and dab Versamark ink over the whole panel.


Remove the masking tape and the stencil.


Cover the entire inky panel with Detail Gold powder.



Remove excess powder and heat from underneath.


Heat set the whole panel.


Isn’t this lovely?


Very crisp and very elegant.


Now we have a choice. We can either stop right there, 
and leave our Rose Panel gold on white.
Or we can add black...



By rubbing the black Die-based ink pad over the embossed work, the white grooves get stained. You could use any colour! Red  or purple would look lovely, too. 



I wiped it clean once, then went back in and completely coated the white card with black, just to see what would be the result. And guess what? 


Black card!!


You would never know that the card was white underneath!


Of course, you could start out with Black card and arrive at the same place, but that wouldn’t be anywhere near as interesting!



Choices, choices, choices.
That’s what I love about stamping and stencilling. 
You can go in a hundred different directions every time you put your creative hat on!

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Winner will be picked randomly lucky Friday 13th.


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113 comments:

  1. Brilliant Barbara. Another great demo from you. I've done this with gilding flakes ( blogged ) and am planning on doing it with some dreamweaver paste. I will have to try it your way too of course! I love this stencil and it was the first thing I played with when it arrived on Monday. I got it as part of my Comment Candy stash from your good self. Very happy crafter here. Thank you Barbara xx

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  2. Wow! Beautiful stunning and very clever, as always. x x x

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  3. Bought this stencil last week (before you reduced it, drat) :) .. Thanks for the inspiration - will certainly try this one ..

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  4. Absolutely stunning. As you say, crisp and elegant. It needs nothing else. A lovely stencil and a beautiful technique, working on the KISS principle. This goal certainly had a plan. (A goal without a plan is just a wish) xxxx Maggie

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  5. Gorgeous result. Looking forward to playing with mine when it arrives 😊 xx

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  6. This looks lovely Barbara! I think it would look great in gold & royal blue too.

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  7. Morning Barbara. This beautiful stencil is definitely on my Christmas list. I just love it when I get up for early shift and I can read your blog with my first cuppa of the day. Its a little ray of Clarity sunshine on these cold, dark winter mornings x

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  8. I really really liked the end result . Beautiful! Have to get myself a few stencils more I'm thinking. , thanks for the daily blogs I'm really enjoying them x

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  9. This is beautiful it looks like a brass rubbing, you are so clever. Thanks....

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  10. Looks wonderful I dont usually do loads of embossing but got to have a go at this xxx

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  11. Beautiful i am loving all the new stencils. Always look forward to the daily blog xx

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  12. That is just super! So is your blog - thank you.

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  13. This looks so rich and expensive. These stencils are so versatile.
    Lesley

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  14. Wow! Not much more I can say. It looks very classy and I can't wait to try it out. Along with everyone else, this has become my morning ritual and I look forward to seeing what's new each morning. X

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  15. When I open your blogs up its always with a sense of excitement especially the something new…do I, dare I , shall I then follows as I read through the technique - this one?…..bring it on - I do believe I can do this one…just need to get a few stencils in! Am thinking the 'life is a bowl of cherries' would do well here with reds and greens! These are not cards - they are worthy of a frame!
    As ever Barb…you bring us something brilliant xx

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  16. What a lovely piece of art. I really must save some pennies in order to be able to invest in some more Clarity products. Keep up the good work and can't wait to see what the next instalment will be about.

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  17. What a beautiful stencil - I can't believe the detail on it! It looks gorgeous with the gold embossing. I am loving gold at the moment as it seems to be everywhere in blog land :) Thanks for my morning fix of inspiration....I will definitely have a go at this!

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  18. Will have to give this technique a go. It was nice to read yesterday's blog and to know you are still enjoying the journey. JuliaT x

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  19. Look gorgeous! How lovely to have another crafting technique to try out.

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  20. Hi Barb, looks gorgeous, love that stencil, it has just gone on my wish list. I think you are right that it would look good with red or purple and I think my favourite would be with purple - very Royal. Thank you for another dose of inspiration, always gets me going in the morning. Bx

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  21. First time been on your blog Barb love it this is great will have to try it xx

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  23. First time been on your blog Barb love it this is great will have to try it xx

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  24. First time been on your blog Barb love it this is great will have to try it xx

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  25. Lovely stencil and nice idea to colour a card if we haven't got the colour we want to hand. xx

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  26. Love it Barbara - got it ordered and can't wait to try it out. Thanks for yet another crafty idea :)

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  27. Absolutely stunning effect, Barb. Great technique!

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  28. absolutely fabulous lve the way its done and how xxx

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  29. Barbara this looks so elegant
    Will have a go later today.
    Have 2 friends called Rose and this would make a lovely birthday card for them. Look forward to trying it.

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  30. So easy but stunning effect. Must try this xx

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  31. Lovely ideas every day thankyou x

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  32. Wow Barbara. You never disappoint with your tutorials hun. Sometimes I think I don't like a particular stamp - then I see what you've done with it and usually changed my mind!! Thank you
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  33. I protest. You will make me bankrupt with all these truly lovely things. I love all the stencils and this is a brilliant technique. Crivens! Santa where are you?

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  34. Oh NIIIICCCEE one I likey this a lot. xx

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  35. Morning Barbara,

    Lovely!..... Such a good idea. X

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  36. Stunning Barbara. So opulent. A sculpted black rose on top is all that's needed for a special card. Xx

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  37. I really like the elegance of this, would be great for a special occasion card x

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  38. Beautiful card, I love the stencil. My most fav. era for decorative elegance is Art Nouveau and I know I am a bit out of step as most seem to prefer the Deco.

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    1. I love Art Nouveau also Lesley, its very decorative. XX

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  39. Wow that is impressive and good to try with other stencils. You are a great mentor, thanks.

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  40. Gorgeous and so suitable for many occasions. Another wonderful product.

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  41. This has all the wow factors Barbara, thanks for showing us how

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  42. That looks so luxurious. Love the white and the black - think I'll have to try both.
    Beryl xx

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  43. Fabulous Tutorial Barbara. It's a really beautiful stencil. I wonder would it work the other way - versamark the stencil and use it like a stamp. Will have to invest me thinks.

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  44. Gorgeous card Barbara. Need to try more of these techniques.

    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    xx

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  45. Hi Barb,
    Beautiful stencil, it's a must have that unfortunately I haven't got - yet! Love the technique and the finished look is fabulous. Will have to give it a go with another stencil.

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  46. What a fab idea. I think I will have to have a play today. Lovely stencil, it may pop in my basket later....... x

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  47. This is a beautiful stencil Barb, definitely on the must have list x

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  48. Another lovely stencil and inspiration for a new technique. I have got some sparkle medium which I think would also be lovely. I must try it out. Lx

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  49. Morning Barbara....lovely stencil and a great technique (looks like a brass rubbing) I must try this. Thanks for the 'nudge'.
    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs
    Heather
    x

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  50. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous
    I will have to get some of this fine detail embossing powder as mine does not show such detail.
    I will have to send Santa another letter to add more to my original list. I have been good so I am expecting a huge stocking full!!

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  51. Hi, really love this stencil, it looks stunning in gold. My xmas list is getting longer everyday. Am really enjoying your blog. Aileen xx

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  52. what a great technique.Another to add to my long list of to tries. Thank you for sharing. Have a good day. Christine in Darcy..xx

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  53. Such a simple idea with such stunning results. Love the versatility of stencils & thank you for inspiring us. Love it!

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  54. The stencil is stunning and you have given it the wow factor. [Don't take life to seriously you'll never escape it alive anyway]. Have a happy day. Joan x

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  55. Simply stunning, I love the way the black lifts the gold.

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  56. Such a great idea and what a sublim card it makes. Simple and so class. thanks for sharing that tip with us.
    Laurence xx

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  57. Oh, I love this. Great idea how to turn a White Card into a black Card :-) really nice ! Have a good day, dear Barbara.
    BTW ich lasse jetzt die Großbuchstaben wie sie sind, mein Computer macht das automatisch !

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  58. Love this technique Barbara. Ohh ill have to try some Christmas cards using this :-)

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  59. Luv this idea will be giving it a go asap. Thanks for sharing Barbara

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  60. I really think that stencils are the best new idea for this year there is no end to what can be done with them and especially all the ideas you come up with. I love using them and they are now the first thing I think about using when I start my paper crafting. It's so great that you share all these ideas with other crafters. Thank you
    Maggie J x

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  61. Another great idea and a must have stencil! I've already, by mistake, orderded two of the rise and shine kits this weekend plus two lots of stencil brushes from Clarity (forgetting I'd orered the first ones and was waiting for them to come in!). Your addling my brain with all these lovely things. I'm going to need therapy if you keep coming up with all these lovely ideas.....where shall I book in? xx

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  62. A lovely technique Barbara - the new stencil is just beautiful and I love what you have done with it. I've been busy this week doing a scrapbook for my niece's 30th birthday at the end of this month, and have had so many great memories come flooding back as a result. They say friends are the family you would choose for yourself, but I wouldn't change my family - those of us who have a close and happy family are truly blessed.

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  63. Loving the stencil, definitely one to get! :) x

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  64. Absolutely stunning! Reminds me of Rennie Mackintosh glass panels. Both look stunning but I love the clean fresh look of the gold and white, thanks for sharing x

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  65. fabby idea Barabara - the panel reminds me of charles rennie mackintosh - in a way - love it to pieces - fab xx

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  66. This is a lovely stencil Barb, had my eye on it when I recently renewed my design club membership but somehow, I know not quite how, I managed to resist the temptation of it-THEN!- think now tho having seen your project I'm just gonna have to have it!!
    I have to say I am really enjoying your blog and reading some of your history; I do so admire you for the things you have achieved. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.
    Best wishes to you all at Clarity HQ, Theresa xx

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  67. What a fantastic stencil it's one that would be really useful. I love the card you have made the gold embossing looks stunning especially against that black background. Thank you for sharing

    Jackie x

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  68. That is truly awesome- it's always amazing to see what a bit of experimentation can produce!
    I'd love to try that in silver & black!

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    1. Knowing you, Shaz, I would have thought you would have gone for burgundy and black. My stencil is on order, so that is down for some experimenting with different colours, as is the idea of using the stencil to print and then emboss those lines. xx Maggie

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  69. What an inspiration you are Barbara. You do all the hard work to allow us all to get creative. Keep up the good work !

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  70. Cor blimey, these stencils have got your creative juices overflowing. This is absolutely gorgeous Barbara. Thanks for sharing xx AnnieP

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  71. Love it, love it! On my way up to my craft room to have a go right now. Thank you, as always a great blog. X

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  72. fabulous!! Uplifting thoughts.....I met a very inspirational lady last night at a fundraiser for Maggies. I was admiring her hair, thinking I would like mine styled like that while waiting for an Indian head massage. Then she revealed she was going to have to remove her hair for the massage....could not believe it was a wig, she was amazing!
    x

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  73. Barbara your work inspires !


    Thank you for giving me so many ideas- love your blog
    XRuth

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  74. Another amazing technique - now I really do need to get that stencil! :-) Thanks for such an inspiring blog, I love reading it and appreciate the time you take sharing this with us all. x

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  75. Another good idea for using this stencil. I just had to buy it when you used the fibres to make a panel. Going to be great to use to make my sister in law a fantastic 70th Birthday card. Thanks Barbara your blog is great love reading it.x

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  76. Beautiful card Barbara and the technique is simple but oh so effective !! Thanks again for this wonderful step by step ...... xx

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  77. Thank you for sharing all your wisdom on line Barbara. I'm really enjoying reading your blog

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  78. What an elegant design, classy and opulent. Thank you for the great inspiration. x

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  79. How beautiful! Once again, a new technique learned. I'm not sure how many more of your great ideas I can fit in my brain, think I shall have to resort to writing them all down!
    Thanks for sharing :).

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  80. Another great technique from queen Barb!

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  81. looks so lush and opulent gold embossed. will have to give this a go xx

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  82. More fantastic tips. Love this idea. Would look fab in red. ( colour of my wedding next year & roses are the theme ) looks stunning x

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  83. Wonderful technique works beautifully. Have not yet got the rose stencil but tried it with 2 other new Clarity flower stencils - stunning, Cant wait for tomorrow and I shall try embossing them too. Thanks Barbara.

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  84. Great technique, looks amazing, thanks for sharing

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  85. Your ideas are legend, I am working through the very early stages of your DVDs as and when I have time and money for new kit. There is so much to learn and do I have to learn patience as I could just sit down and learn all day.
    Thanks for your brilliant blog

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  86. Hi Barbara, where do you get your ideas from? Your techniques are just fabulous. It's so good of you to share your ideas with us. I for one will be trying this out.
    I love your stamps and DVD! I have them all,(just wish I could buy all your stamps) thank you so much for sharing your blog with us,I wait every week to read the next installment of your build up to clarity xx

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  87. Well one day when you have a good few hours to spare you might actually see this comment because there are about 100 above it. Actually I just checked, there are 96 Oh more comments that I have followers!!!! Its lovely to see that you Blog is so popular as you put so much time into it. So back to the Card and that Gorgeous Mask, I often go off on a tangent I would like to try this technique with a blend of colour starting light and going dark without a join in sight - sometimes Black in stands out more than black card I think the black edges look lovely and deep. Sam xx

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  88. I wish Blogs would let us correct our Typos!!!

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  89. Lovely stencil and what an effect. I was thinking why not start with black card? But I suppose it's not nearly as messy and we do like dirty fingers, don't we!

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  90. Just catching up with your blog as I missed it yesterday! This looks stunning! Thanks for sharing it! XX

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  91. You always make me look at the stencils in a new way ,thank you Barbara xx

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  92. This is a wonderful technique Barbara and it looks amazing - especially with the black background. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  93. Really lovely effect. And I never have black card when I need it so now I know what to do!

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  94. Beautiful card Barbara I love the black and gold.

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  95. Wow fantastic idea, another one to try!!

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  96. Wow I love this and can't wait to try it

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  97. Oh wow this is gorgeous, definitely ordering this stencil, this would make a fabulous gift framed andmounted nicely, xx

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  98. I am quite new to cardmaking and your blog provides a steady learning curve. Thank you so much for such wonderful ideas that run from your fingers !

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  99. I just love the simplicity of this and the black and gold is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Hugs xnx

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  100. Wow how cool have got my stencil but haven't played with this one yet .
    Big crafting hugs
    Sheila x

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  101. Fabulous idea with a gorgeous result xx

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  102. such a beautiful and elegant stencil which can be used for many occasions. have put it on my christmas present list, fingers crossed. hope you are enjoying your time away having some R&R to refresh the crafting juices. love Yvonne xx ps please don't stop coming to Stamperama xx

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  103. Yes another brilliant idea! I was also delighted to see you are planning to have stencil storage available. It is urgently needed for what I hope will be my growing collection.

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x