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31 Day Challenge Day 6: Violet

31 Day Challenge Day 6: Violet

Stamping! And cats! And purple! Oh my!

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31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 2: Orange

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31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 2: Orange

Oh boy, editing orange photographs is horrible. I swear it has taken me longer to edit these pictures than it took me to actually paint the design. Ugh. I’m glad today is over!

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From The Vault: Double Half Moons

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From The Vault: Double Half Moons

So in amongst working on the 31 Day Challenge for this year (I realise everyone else did this in September, but life has a way of not giving me a break and I’m still doing it!) I’ve been reorganising my picture folders. It turns out I have a lot of really cool designs I never got around to posting. I’m not in the habit of wasting work so I’ll be sharing them with you anyway! Here is one from last year’s 31 Day Challenge that never made it as far as the blog. The theme was Half Moons.

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Fairytale Pastel Stamping

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Fairytale Pastel Stamping

I’d hoped that when I finally posted back in February I was back but it was not to be – life has just been too hectic! I have something for you today, and it is stamping. My stamping plate collection has exploded over the last several months, as has my stamper collection… but more on that another time. When I picked up a few of the most recent Barry M offerings, the Speedy Dry collection, there was one plate that jumped right out at me and begged to be paired with them:

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Born Pretty Store Stamping

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Born Pretty Store Stamping

I’m on a bit of a stamping kick lately. I’ve bought so many stamping plates over the last several months that I’m not sure how I’ll ever get through them all! One brand I’d never tried before until recently is Born Pretty Store. Their prices are crazy cheap and I was a bit iffy about whether the quality of their plates would be any good. Well this just in: they’re FAB.

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31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 14: Flowers

31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 14: Flowers

Quickie post! I found a great design by Lucy’s Stash and I thought I’d use some nail art pens I was given for my birthday to try and recreate it.

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Going For Gold: Rose Accents from Born Pretty Store

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Going For Gold: Rose Accents from Born Pretty Store

I’ve got another offering from Born Pretty Store to show you today! As a BPS Blogger, I’m allowed to choose a few items to review from their vast collection. Alongside the stickers I showed you last week, I decided to try something a bit different, so I went for these sweet little foil rose accents.

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Rainbow Day: Born Pretty Store Stickers

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Rainbow Day: Born Pretty Store Stickers

As I sit in my office, the rain is hammering down on the roof. It has been glorious sunshine for a few weeks and of course Glastonbury starts today, so we’re due rain. What better a day to break out these gorgeous cheerful stickers from Born Pretty Store and bring the sunshine back!

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Nails on Show: South West Blog Social 2014

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Nails on Show: South West Blog Social 2014

Warning: this post is VERY picture heavy!

When I heard that Jodie and Albertine were organising a blog social for the South West I was thrilled – I really enjoyed the social I went to last year. Alas, I was the only nail blogger at that event, so I contacted Jodie and asked if I could run a Nail Art Station. The idea was to bring along some polish and some bling and show people what our glorious little world is all about. I recruited help from She Sells Seashells, who sent me some fabulous supplies to play with, and Bita from B-Nails gave me a hefty discount on her fabulous wraps, for those less keen on making their own art. I brought along a decent selection of polishes and my own little trinkets and I set up next to deLush Cosmetics Studio, who were already busy doing Jodie’s make up when I arrived.

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All the essentials: polish, brushes, striping tape, nail wheels, nail files, dried flowers…

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Pots of glitter, wheels of studs, gems and a few bags of other bits (Photo courtesy of South West Blog Social facebook page)

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Spring in Hawaii

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Spring in Hawaii

Not sure why I thought this would be an appropriate title. The flower stamp always makes me think of Hawaiian shirts – the bass player in my band certainly has a few!

I have had the Bundle Monster 2012 plate for some time but have really, really struggled to get them to work properly. I now have a squishy stamper for MoYou and I’ve just about got the hang of using it so this is a much better attempt at stamping than I have managed for a long while!

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