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The theme of this ATC swap was children. I knew I wanted to use a photo of my baby son's hand (who is now four). When I went hunting through all our photos I didn't find the photo I was looking for, but instead found a photo of my son's hand with my Great Nana's hand, which I just love. The photo was taken at my Great Nana's 100th birthday, it is her hand and my, then, 1 month-old boy.

About the month ago I put up a picture of the birthday card that Miss-Nine made for her sister's birthday. At the end of the post I teased you by saying that I had made a card for my daughter but did not want to post it yet as it has a lovely technique that I planned to use for a workshop. Well here is the promised card...

Yep, I have had my Medallion stamp out again! I just can't resist using it as it is a wonderful background. It is really lovely with neutrals and vintage-type colours like Soft Suede. I made these cards to give to everyone who has (and will) place an order during the month of July.

Here is another gorgeous birthday card that I recieved. This gate-fold card came from my friend Rose...

My birthday was on Sunday and I received some really lovely cards. Who would have thought!

I have wanted to enter a Just Add Ink challenge for a while. I have done a few of the challenges, however I usually do them after-the-fact! Well, this morning I was really inspired by the sketch challenge that was posted today...

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday - she turned seven. Miss-Nine made a card for her sister last week, which is really gorgeous, so I wanted to show it off here...

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