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    Inspired hearts

    Hi crafters. The current Paper Smooches Challenge is to be inspired by one of the design team. I chose this card by Jill Hawkins. I like the design, the stitching and the colours. I don’t have that die so I used the Paper Smooches Tiny hearts dies. I drew a spiral on some white cardstock and then die cut the hearts along that. I decided to use the arrow as well and have that point toward the ‘you’. The hearts were coloured with alcohol markers. I stitched the panel to an orange cardbase with orange thread. My machine plays up if I stitch through any adhesive, but I wanted to…

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    Stitched pineapple

    Hi crafters. I saw the new challenge at Paper Smooches and I couldn’t get this fabulous photo out of my head. Pink and yellow is a particularly happy combination. I decided to stitch a pineapple. I couldn’t find a pattern which was right so I used the Paper Smooches cross stitch die and cut an area that would fit on a 5×7 card, then drew a pineapple shape and just made up the rest. I used mainly crotchet cotton and a bit of floss. I was going to stitch the pink areas of the pineapple but I thought it looked more modern and fitted with photo better to leave them…

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