Tuesday, 1 November 2011

UKS Blog Hop!

Hi there Everyone!


If you are participating in the UKS blog hop, you may have come here from PaperMaze. After checking out our project, go to ScrapRevolution to see the next project, and see the thread on UKS to see the full list of links and info on prizes!


Welcome to our Teeny Christmas Project :)

We're making cute mini books with Dominoes, Alcohol Inks & Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper.
Would love to have you create with us. 
If you "need" any of the products including the Dominoes we've used,
 you can snag them here (see below for Todays Special Offer!)

So, off we go!

Supply List
Alcohol Inks & Felt Applicator,
Dominoes,
Patterned Paper,
Stamps,
Archival ink,
Baby Wipes,
Twine,
Distress Stain,
Hot Stuff Mat
and a Jingle Bell! 

1. Grab some Alcohol Inks (co-ordinate your colours with the paper) Don't forget you can mix them, we used blue & yellow to create green), a couple of Dominoes and a felt applicator on a hot stuff mat.

2. Apply colours randomly, wipe off before they dry with a baby wipe and keep re-applying until you're happy with the finished result. I dulled mine down quite a lot as my PP has kinda vintage hues ;)

3. Ink up a Stamp with Archival & stamp image on the dry Domino, wipe off with baby wipe and you'll be left with a ghost image (cool!) Then re-apply inked stamp over the ghost. As it's near enough impossible to get the image in the same place, you'll create a shadow making the image pop (don't you love happy accidents lol!)


Repeat on the second Domino


4. Select your PP, I used Graphic 45 Emporium "Special Delivery" which is great as everything I need is on one sheet :)

5. Cut a strip just short of the length of your Domino

6. Decide how may pages you want, then score & fold at a width just short of the width of your Domino. (Measuring "just short" ensure your book will fit neatly inside)

7. Adhere your concertina to the inside of each Domino (normally I'm a life's too short kinda girl, but you could round the corners of the concertina beforehand!)

8. Choose some words from the remaining paper, cut & stick!

9. These cute stamp images were crying out to be used!

10. Ahem - Waste Not Want Not!

11. When you're done decorating you pages, stain some twine in co-ordinating colours

12. Add a couple of words to the front cover (yes, it's the paper strip again coloured with a smidge of Distress Ink) & slather on a good layer of Stickles (well, it is Christmas!) Wrap around your bespoke coloured Twine et Voila!

13. Notice I decided to stamp the edges of the Dominoes right at the end! You could leave them or another cool idea is to cut a length of tissue tape in half and wrap that around as we did in an earlier post with some Halloween Dominoes :)


Many thanks for looking in, please do leave a comment (include your UKS name) then hop on over to the next Blog.
For today only, we're offering a 10% discount on anything in our shop (Please use this code MUKSBLOGHOP) If you're popping in today just mention the UKS Blog Hop to get the same :)


134 comments:

  1. fabulous-going to do one of these for a friends card. Thanks for the idea

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  2. What a brilliant idea !
    this will be on my to do list !
    fuchsia10

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  3. I love this idea. I've decorated dominoes before but never made them into mini books. UKS Sam Mc

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  4. This is soooo fabulous - I have some dominoes, I'm definitely going to have a go :) AliTS on UKS

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  5. I love this can not wait to try it. UKS traceyjp1

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  6. So mny techniques, what a fab project. Thanks for sharing. Yizzard on UKS

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  7. mmm- I must get out my dominoes!!
    uks wombat

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  8. A really fab idea i usually use dominoes for jewelry so nice to find something else. Thank you
    uks roxy52

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  9. Gorgeous, I love the shadow effect you've created.
    I need to get my alcohol inks out.

    uks Beadmad

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  10. Now there's an idea for a swap on uks!
    I so need to make this I shall have
    To go shopping now
    Are you going to do a kit ?
    Uks dusty fairy

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful, a really great project!
    Clairewill on UKS

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  12. A very clever project - alison-lee

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  13. Oh wow ! how cool are they ... my list just keeps getting bigger !! Kitty Crafts UKS

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  14. Wow!! this is so different. UKS Scrappyyo

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  15. Fabulous project Mrs Cheshire

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  16. What a fabulous project
    UKS hopberni

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  17. thats so cute! Need to find some dominos now. lol. UKS gemmasteele

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  18. Wicked little project - love it!
    UKS Leanie

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  19. Wow what a brilliant novel idea - love it!!!
    UKS Minty Magic

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  20. OOoh another technique for my alcohol inks :D Thank you x I am Scattychick on UKS as well

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  21. Really lovely class i usually make earings with dominoes,but this little book is great! so thank you for sharing this great idea. will deffo be trying this one. cockneycrafter uks

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  22. This is just beautiful. I hadn't thought to stain twine before. Will definitely give that a go.

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  23. Wow, great idea. Thanks for sharing UKS Kirsteen

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  24. Wow - so inspirational. No excuse to leave those bottles on the shelf now. Bookmarking for later. Thanks UKS Fae

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  25. Oooooh, that's fabulous!!!! What a great idea, thanks for the great tutorial.

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  26. WOW!!!!! stunning love everything about this little project
    Sandra x

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  27. what a stunning little project, love everything about it

    janen

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  28. Cute little project.
    Caz
    UKS CraftyCaz

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  29. O wow, off to the charity shop to look for suitable dominos, this is lovely! from eClaire on UKS

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  30. Looks fabulous! Us yorkiegirl

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  31. Clever use of dominoes
    Thanks for the tutorial
    UKS -DippyD

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  32. One of my favourites so far! Thanks for sharing.
    Anne88

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  33. Time to play with the dominoes again - great idea which I have no doubt will knock spots off of anything I may do. UKS eleyfa

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  34. What an original project. Loved it, must give it a go. Sure I has some dominoes somewhere..... Thanks. UKS anna_fran

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  35. It's a lovely domino book using those lush papers :)
    xoxo Sioux

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  36. wow this is wonderful I too will be off to look for dominoes
    janet zafira

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  37. What an interesting and clever idea UKS lelly

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  38. Love this idea of using the dominoes for a mini mini book. gwyneth 123 UKS

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  39. GORGEOUS little project - thank you so much. (UKS: J-Bug)

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  40. wow such a unique project never thought of using dominoes for anything other than playing the game lol. thank you for sharing :)
    from boland :)

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  41. Gorgeous, so unusual :-) (Galadriel* on UKS)

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  42. Very pretty! A_M_Y on UKS

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  43. WOW!!!! Just absolutely stunning!!! x

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  44. Love this super tiny domino book uks salamanda

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  45. How cute is this tiny domino book... I can see it hanging from a chain like a necklace... thanks so much for the step by step!!

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  46. What a gorgeous project, its lovely and many thanks for a great tutorial :)

    UKS ~Karen~

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  47. What a great project - I really should get out my unused alcohol inks! Mole / UKS

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  48. will definitely be making one of these UKS tinasue

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  49. Brilliant. Will be trying this as I have most of the stuff.
    UKS Tigerlady

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  50. I was once given one of these, now I really must make one myself. Beautiful, special stocking filler.
    UKS snipper

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  51. I have some dominos, now I know what ia m goingbto be doing with them.
    Thanks for a great tutorial.
    UKS .....Shirley June

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  52. Beautiful creations. *Ü* I have had some dominoes for years! I really must do something with them. You have inspired me. TFS. ArtAngel on UKS.

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  53. Lovely project ideal for crackers. Meg baby UKS

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  54. That's a lovely project! UKS Fizzydrink

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  55. Really cool project, I hope mine turns out as good. lou@papermaker

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  56. Think a gremlin ate my post ... I love what you can do with alcohol inks! Mole from UKS

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  57. Wow that's lovely. UKS Kaydd

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  58. Wow that's awesome and tiny at the same time, gorgeous idea thank you! UKS Celtic Angel

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  59. Great project to attempt
    UKS lojo7868

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  60. Brilliant idea .. thanks for sharing
    LizGinSussex
    UKS

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  61. Wow, wow & wow!!!! Aliscrapper - UKS

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  62. oh wow - this is definitely something I gotta try
    UKS materialgirl197

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  63. I must get some alcohol inks so that I can make amazing things like this one day xx
    UKS stillcrafting

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  64. Love this project....would make ideal Christmas presents. Don't know what happened to my previous comment.....blogger must be playing up again or hungry lol.

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  65. This so cute. I love the idea and how simple it is to make. :) Jackie1h1

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  66. Loving this idea - will be making one of those

    uks - dawntracey

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  67. What a fab idea - thank you for the technique details.
    UKS Sarnj

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  68. I love this teensy weensy book. Thanks for the techniques

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  69. Love love love altered dominoes! Thanks for sharing this project :)

    UKS scrappygayle

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  70. Its years since I've made a domino album - thanks for reminding me of this technique.

    This one is amazing, just wish I could do it justice myself !!!

    Thanks for sharing - Hysteri-cal

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  71. I made one of these last year and had forgotten how cute they are. Thank you for sharing UKS _ Slewis

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  72. tee hee hee ... I love projects where I can get nice and messy ... mrsmcf

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  73. Fabulous project - love the idea of also using the branding strip off the papers!
    UKS Alibri

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  74. fabulous ideas

    badrill118 uks

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  75. What a great little project - would make a lovely gift card :) UKS Julesaroony

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  76. Fab-u-lous idea! I have a tin of dominoes waiting to be used. Thanks for this project! UKS eluned

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  77. Another inky project to go on my to do list. Thanks
    UKs ambermouse

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  78. Very cute project- will be giving it a go thanks, suescopes on uks

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  79. What a beautiful project, that box is just lovely. TFS

    Toni xx
    UKS - misteejay

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  80. I have to try this - such a wonderful special project
    UKS Scrapdolly

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  81. aww that's just so cute, i'll definitely be giving that a go

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  82. Oh wow - I'm all inspired to get my inks out and give this a try. thank you for sharing the tutorial.

    UKS Rollingpin

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  83. how unusual thank you for sharing and nice to see how to use the leterset inks
    juliwan

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  84. This is absolutely beautiful, a really great project! uks fluffyness

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  85. The inks are brilliant, love this project, I will try this out. Katj (UKS)

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  86. Looks really good. Thanks
    UKS Simplepleasures

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  87. Amazing - never seen dominoes used before. I will be investigating this further. I love my alcohol inks so this is right up my street (and the glitter and prettiness!!)Thanks for a great project idea xx
    UKS Scrappynewbie33

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  88. so cute!! Haven't altered any dominos for a while, must look them out
    shazzapat UKS

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  89. I want to move to Kent so that I can come and do your classes every week. Off to find my dominoes!
    UKS joyaitman

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  90. What a fantastic project! I'm always struggling for projects that don't cost too much to send to my sister in Australia, so this is perfect!
    Yorkshirelass

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  91. These are lovely- must get some inks to have a go! UKS Kim

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  92. Kate these are gorgeous. I have to try some.
    Thanks for sharing with everyone

    Uks julesmichellle

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  93. Oh my I didn't know you had a blog page (you are now bookmarked). Lovely project thanks so much.

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  94. What a stunning little project! So cool and now I need dominoes!! Thanks for sharing
    UKS ID: mafswife

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  95. wow!!!! I have some domino's to use, going to bookmark this and have a go when my crafty bits are sorted - oooo I just love it.
    UKS Bluffy78

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  96. How gorgeous ... and how tiny! BeckyG1

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  97. Just stunning! Thank you.
    Sue x
    (aka MiniOwner)

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  98. beautiful little book. JAYEM

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  99. What a great idea.

    UKS CyprusCath

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  100. So so clever! UKS Jencrafts

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  101. Wow, that is amazing. UKS Wonky

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  102. That is so cute! Would be a great Christmas tree decoration that people could look at. Thanks for the inspiration. x
    UKS: jennifergrace

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  103. I like those dominoes! Lovely.

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  104. I have never tried this but will definitely be back. UKS Anagram

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  105. What a unique idea, I never would have thought of it! UKS name: Crafty Kacy

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  106. That is sooo cute, I just love how you have decorated the little box! UKS 2angels

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  107. what a great idea love it uks sue1952

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  108. When I first saw the pic I thought it was a tiny box then when I read domino I was blown away. Thanks so much for this. Morgana123 (UKS)

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  109. An absolutely lovely idea. Amazing what you can do with a domino.
    UKS Judi

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  110. Love those papers! UKS janie

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  111. Never need much of an excuse to shop at Pickleberry. This is defintely a project to make in the near future!Charmayne aka Marmalade

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  112. Such a lovely unique idea.

    UKS Jolene

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  113. what a cool idea uks howejam

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  114. LOL I have so many of those things- now I know what to do with them!!! will make lovely stocking fillers! UKS culpepper

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  115. Now I know what to do with those dominoes! Lovely project, thank you :) UKS papoosue.

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  116. What a brilliant project! Love the ideas of using alcohol inks on dominos and of making a domino book.. Definitely on my to do list. :) - Alipeeps

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  117. I love this idea, I've not played with dominoes before. Another project to add to the list!

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  118. I think this is my favorite so far something so different to do, thanks for sharing Jules5526 UKS

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  119. Love that Graphic 45 paper. UKS:Angelfish

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  120. Lovely project. Great blog hop.
    Sonja (UKS name : wrightboysmum)

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  121. Really cute, what a great idea! Uks countrycrafter

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  122. Now I know I need domino's - what a great little book!

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  123. I would never have thought of this - but I really love the end result. How clever of you!

    UKS - Andern06

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  124. Who on earth thought of using a domino in this way - inspired. UKS Susie.A

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  125. unique project that I really want to try now! Thanks for all the ideas

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  126. Sooooo Cute! Simply stunning work!
    UKS Jimjams

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  127. Thanks so much for all your kind comments, I hope you get time to make one :)

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  128. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Going to find time to make one, hopefully soon...! x

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