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Revisiting Roald Dahl...

If you remember, roughly this time last year I bought a Roald Dahl Docrafts Ultimate pack, and I have to admit aside from using it a little occasionally it has mainly been left in a drawer. Today I decided to get it out and make a birthday card.

I used one of the pre-made cards, with the book background, and some sentiment toppers (which make a sentence). some Charlie and the Chocolate factory decoupage, and a bow. 

The envelopes are also premade, but the alphabet stickers come separately. 

These decoupage packs are a good idea for cards like this, but it's also brought home to me that this time last year I was buying things impulsively rather than actually thinking about how I would use things. I bought embossing folders at the same time but have rarely used most and haven't touched others. They are christmas themed so that doesn't help at the moment but I do have the embossing powders I need now. 

Other than this, here are the updates on the cross stitch (another example of buying too much - I have five left to complete, plus plenty of threads and fabric)

The window for this half of the stitch is done now and I'm working on the basket. There's a lot of stuff in this one, which means changing thread colours quite often! Still, I'm finding it easier than the Holiday Village one. 

Happy crafting! 


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