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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Holly wreath

Evening lovelies! Hope everyone is having a fab weekend! Been to a lovely BBQ this pm, Finn's 6th birthday party! 
Tonight's is a very quick and simple card, 6x6 craft card embossed with holly wreath mask, I have used the debossed side for my design, I inked with peeled paint DI, stamped a Creative Ex sentiment in black, added red sticklers glitter glue to the berries, voila! Simples! Thank you for taking a look xxx 

Friday, 29 June 2012

more steampunk!

Hi Lovlies, I'm blogging now as I'm out tonight, girlie night in with take away and chinwag! 
Today's make is one for the guys, hope you like? Would love your comments! 
6x6 craft card, I embossed white card with cogs mask, colour tinted it with vintage photo DI then very quickly dusted bronze mica powder over and sealed with cheap hairspray, I painstakingly cut out the centre to create an apature, I mounted it with mounting foam for dimention, the background I stamped and masked cogs etc creating a collage effect with walnut stain DI directly onto base card, before mounting the apature of course, the train and sentiment are from Creative Ex travel set of stamps as are the cogs and screws etc, the tickets are CE but a different set which were also stamped with walnut stain inked and scrumpled up I edged each topper with black soot DI added a screw top brad, couple of Tim Holtz cogs and voila, thank you for taking the time to stop by xxx I am entering this card into http://alteredelusionsandartitude.blogspot.co.uk/

more steampunk!

Hi Lovlies, I'm blogging now as I'm out tonight, girlie night in with take away and chinwag! 
Today's make is one for the guys, hope you like? Would love your comments! 
6x6 craft card, I embossed white card with cogs mask, colour tinted it with vintage photo DI then very quickly dusted bronze mica powder over and sealed with cheap hairspray, I painstakingly cut out the centre to create an apature, I mounted it with mounting foam for dimention, the background I stamped and masked cogs etc creating a collage effect with walnut stain DI directly onto base card, before mounting the apature of course, the train and sentiment are from Creative Ex travel set of stamps as are the cogs and screws etc, the tickets are CE but a different set which were also stamped with walnut stain inked and scrumpled up I edged each topper with black soot DI added a screw top brad, couple of Tim Holtz cogs and voila, thank you for taking the time to stop by xxx 

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Football

Evening lovlies! Phew! What a hot one it's been today! Little one was in paddling pool :) 
 So hubby came home today with an invite to a 6 year old boys birthday BBQ sat afternoon! Only seen him twice don't know what he's into, so I figured most little boys like football, so tonight's make is a birthday card for Finn! 
Surprise surprise! It's an A5 century pearl card base, I embossed white card with m-bossabilities zigzag pattern, used zigzag edgeabilities with insert, to create a boarder and the waste to just create another layer! Using Barbara Gray's glossy card I brayered with Juniper adirondack, then with versamark inked some bubble wrap and randomly pressed on, then brayered over with cloudy blue adirondack, stamped with Stazon, footballer and sentiment which were from a Kanban set, cut and embossed with the smallest Grande nestie and next size up for mat in brown, cut out a 6 using template and ran it through other side of the zigzag folder, voila! Hope it's not too grown up! What do you think? Thank you for taking time to look xxxx 

A tag for you

Here a tag I made as a special thank you to all you lovely bloggers that visit my blog and leave comments, if I don't thank you personally, I'm very sorry I try to! I made this using Pan Pastels, Hansa yellow, magenta and turquoise I I used two masks and blended through them on top then sprayed with cheap hair spray, I stamped using Kanban stamps sets, flowers from one and butterfly from another, I added a few white dots with a pen, and voila! Thank you for looking xxx

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

2 very quick crimbo cards.

Good evening lovelies! Hope you've all had a craftastic day! Here are 2 very simple and quick crimbo cards.
The first one is 5x5 I used gilding flakes and Indigoblu Christmas stamps on navy card, matted onto silver Mirri paper, viola! Simples! 
The second one I scored two lines, and embossed using a border E folder, then used stamps from the same set as first one, heat embossed with clear EP and blended in a diagonal direction Pan pastels, magenta tint and magenta, then used small dots mask and blended more magenta. Thank you for taking the time to look xx 

Steampunk

I am entering this card into the Pan Pastels challenge, theme being Anything goes! http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/challenge-24-anything-goes.html
6x6 gate fold white card base, I used Coredinations card stock which I ran through with clock and cogs embossing folder one side the other side i used Tim Holtz paper, cut labels 1 coredinations card stock, ran through crackle embossing folder, sanded and inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink, I cut white paper with another nestie label, and created a collage style background by stamping and masking using a steampunk stamp set from C Expressions in black soot and inked over using faded jean DI, the topper is also from the same set, I stamped with black soot inked with faded jeans DI then glazed with crackle glaze by Ranger, the frame and brads are Tim Holtz thank you for looking have a great day xxx 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

oh snow! another christmas card lol

Good evening my lovely blog friends! Ever have one of those days when you get lovely new goodies, have all these great ideas, and then they don't really work out how you'd hoped? Well yeah that was my evening :( been out there 2 hours with my lovely new Indigoblu Christmas stamp set, had some fab ideas, but just wasn't going my way! Anyway! The easiest and simplest one was the only thing worth blogging! 6x6 square white card blank, I stamped onto dark blue card the snowflakes first with versamark and embossed with white sparkly EP, same with the trees and verse, I created some snow drifts so the trees weren't just floating, with a versamark pen, matted onto some silver Mirri paper, hope you like it! 
Ive also added a twinchie just to promote the Show us your twinchies challenge blog! This was about 2 minute make max! Alternated two different washi tapes that id got free with a mag and added an old brad had lurking around for years and voila! Thank you for stopping by xxx 

Monday, 25 June 2012

gets your shades out!

Good evening my lovely blog friends, hope you've all had a lovely day! The weather here has been fab today!. Here's tonight's makes. The top one is 8x8 scalloped edge cream card I used black then layered with Melody Ross, paper, I cut 6 Sue Wilson lattice edges in black, I cut the melody Ross paper cut, fold and tuck spellbinder dies, and in black I cut all the foliage dies and swirly dies also spellbinders, added a black double bow and added a bobby dazzler of a gem to the bow and black buttons to the I'll call them flowers.
My second make I would say is a male Crimbo card, I used Tim Holtz craft resist Christmas paper inked with barn door, I cut two trees also Tim Holtz bigz dies inked in green and sprayed with CC gold sparkle, the rosette, is also Tim Holtz inked green and added an antique gold button.
My third make I've actually made 4 one silver, one gold one green one red, just posting the silver, A5 fancy shaped card in white mat and layered Miri card with spellbinders nesties, stamped and embossed Clarity stamps Peace, and stamped and embossed a bauble cut out and decoupaged into centre of Peace. Voila, a very quick and simple card, thank you for taking the time to look xxx 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

more crimbo cards

  
  
Hi Lovelies, I've changed my blogging app, so not quite familier yet. So hope you've all had a lovely weekend? We've had rain and sunshine today, I've not stepped outside my front door today, I've done ironing and made a carrot cake, yum yum! Anyway, here's tonight's makes, the top one is 6x6 craft card, I used Tim Holtz resist Christmas card stock and used fired brick dabbler style distress stain, I used spellbinder create a flake two with fawn card and inked while still in situ with 
Antique linen distress ink, stamped labels 1with a sprig stamp also in same ink inked edges and stamped star with galaxy gold brilliance ink and embossed with clear EP added a double bow. 
The second one is 5x5 cream card, I used paper from My minds eye, lost and found, created a frame with labels 1 nesties stamped same as one above and same snowflakes.
The bottom two are 5x5 cream card, I scored two lines and masked either side, I stamped with versamark and ivy stamp from C Ex set and blended Pan Pastels, Hansa yellow, permanent green tint and permanent green, the first one and just the two greens on the bottom one, the sentiment also from the same set embossed with gold sparkle EP. 
Thank you so much for looking, please leave a comment it means a lot xxx 

Saturday, 23 June 2012

1 sheet of double sided 12x12 paper 4 cards and some left over.

Good evening Lovelies, I hope your all having a lovely weekend? So here are my makes for this evening, hope you like them, the top card is 8x8 scalloped edge white card the other 3 are 5x5, 4very simple very quick cards, all made out of 1 sheet of double sided paper, I've used spellbinder dies, the top card is a technique I learned from Sue Wilson off of C&C, where you score the card and only cut half then emboss the whole thing, it's easy to do but hard to explain. Thank you for stopping by :) xxx











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Friday, 22 June 2012

2more crimbo cards

Evening my lovely friends, tonight I have made 2 very quick cards. 5x5 white card base, the one on the left I cut with 2 spellbinder heirloom bauble die's and whilst still in die embossed with snowflake folder left open, creating an aperture, I backed with some red paper with little glittery diamonds, added a bow and button. The right one I embossed with snowflake folder cut red with smaller of the two baubles, used the frame from the right one, mounted it with double sided foam, the red I placed flat to create some dimension, I used Cosmic shimmer white pearl glue to create random sized pearls onto the bauble and the snowflakes. Hope you like them, thank you for looking xxx


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Thursday, 21 June 2012

2 pages

Evening my lovelies, well scrapbooking is not really my thing, as your probably guess when you look at these 2 pages, I've actually done 6 pages tonight, these 2 being the better ones, as you all know I am a foster carer, and we have to document their time spent with us, so as a crafter I would rather something a little prettier than a photo album. I find it very emotional doing these MEMORY books! As we're not to call them scrapbooks, as it's a reminder that they will be moving on :( I still have another 6 months worth to do as I've been putting it off. The dies are all spellbinders except for the swirly leaves on top page. Thank you for spending the time to look, I really appreciate it xxx





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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Ring of Daisy's

Evening guys! Had a stressful day today, not had the chance to craft tonight, so posting a card I made a couple of months ago, which I really love.
Yep you guessed it 8x8 cream base card, the background is cream which I ran through a spellbinders m-bossability folder, not sure I've spelt that right but ho hum lol! I rounded the corners and matted onto black card, the Daisy's are also spellbinders, I cut and embossed 8 of them and inked whilst still in die with mustard seed and marigold distress inks, I also cut off the edges of the Daisy's, the leaves also from same set I inked with lettuce adirondack ink, the label also from same set I inked with same inks as flowers, added some pearls to centre of flowers and swirly pearls to background, a beautiful chiffon wrinkled edge ribbon in champagne, a pretty button and two hat pins, voila! I gave this card to a very dear friend of mine.
Thank you for visiting my blog today xxx



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Summertime at the beach

8x8 cream card the image is a Micheal Powell seaside scene stamp which I randomly splodged on Pan Pastels roughly where I thought they needed to go, to get a more random effect, then stamped with black Stazon, I wanted a fishing net but only had some rafia lace so that had to do, to add some deffinition, the background, I embossed some cream card with A4 mask that I think looks a bit like clouds, and whilst still in situ I blended Turquoise, Turquoise tint, Hansa yellow and Diarylide yellow to create a sky and sand kind of effect, then tore some Coredinations paper in blue and sand scrumpled it up, sanded the living daylights out of them just to add some more texture.panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Loving Micheal Powell design stamps

Hello lovelies hope your all good! Mummy won bingo at weekend and treated me so I bought another Micheal Powell seaside themed stamp, just loving his style at present,
A5 shaped card, stamped with black Stazon, coloured in with various Pan Pastels, and no they are not smudges they are meant to be grey clouds lol! Mat and layered onto black then orange then black again nice and simple, took bloody ages to colour in though lol.
Another crimbo card, this is a Sue Wilson style, I've been meaning to try for a while, it's quite complicated but it's worked! 8x8 scalloped edge white card base, I used my minds eye, I believe! Paper pad the die is ironwork motifs spellbinders. Another simple design! Thank you for looking my lovelies xxx





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Monday, 18 June 2012

Summertime at the beach

Evening all! I have made this card for the Pan pastels challenge theme being Summertime!
Not one of my prettier cards I know, but I was aiming for a more male orientated one for my brother who's birthday is in Aug!
8x8 cream base card layered with black, the background I embossed cream card with A4 mask which is I think looks like clouds! Whilst still in situ I blended Turquoise tint, turquoise, Hansa yellow and Hansa yellow shade, to create a sky and beach effect, and sprayed with cheap hairspray, I ripped and tore coredinations Vintage collection, flower power papers in blue and sandy colours, scrumpled up and sanded like hell to again create beach scenario and texture, I wanted to have fishing net but only had some Rafia lace lying around so it had to do. The topper, I wanted a more random effect so splodged colours on roughly where design would be and sprayed with cheap hairspray then stamped with black stazon, a Micheal Powell beach hut stamp, then just touched up bunting and trim on boat with a tool and pan pastels, the colours I used on the topper are; Hansa yellow, turquoise tint, turquoise, turquoise shade, orange shade, orange, yellow ochre tint, permanent red and phthalo blue. Then just added some beach themed buttons I had in my button box, I cut the thread holes off the backs. And voila! Please tell me what you think and thank you for stopping by xxx


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Sunday, 17 June 2012

A Tag and a Crimbo card

Well it's been beautiful sunny weather down here in the South East, hope you've all had good weather too.
The tag was to answer a ? I'd asked earlier about whether a certain technique would work with Pan Pastels, and yes it does! Don't know the name of the technique? But it's where you lay colour down then stamp over it with versamark and lift the colour! So I made a tag with black card and masked a thin edge with some low tack tape, and splodged on yellow hansa, diarylide yellow, permanent red and white pan pastels, lightly blended, then stamped with versamark, using two Kanban stamp that came as a set with an elegant ladies head, sprayed with some very cheap hairspray, added 3 black gems, punched a hole added a gold star shaped eyelet and some orangey yellow ribbon and viola. Was an experiment but think it came out ok? What ya think?
Xmas card, 8x8 scalloped edge white card base, I used paper from the Holly jolly 12x12 paper set, I used the reverse side to make the poinsettia's, spellbinders die, used two ribbons to make a bow and added a button and two hat pins, a bit of bling by way of swirly black gems, and a white glittery peel off, I don't like using peel offs but sometimes they are just the job. Thank you for taking the time to look. Xxx





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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Quickies

Evening my lovelies, I said they would be simple!
The bottom one, I used 5x5 cream base card, redline tape and used gold Guilding flakes, I blended permanent red shade and permanent red Pan pastels, stamped using coffee bean archival ink a vintage holly sprig from some clear stamps can't remember the make, added some Ranger Glossy accents to the berries, embossed top and bottom with border embossing folder.
Again 5x5 cream base card scored two lines, low tack taped either side of score and blended Hansa yellow, Diarylide yellow, Permanent red and Orange shade pan pastels, sealed with some cheap hairspray and stamped with a Kanban flower stamp, the main image and sentiment are wood mounted stamps I've had for ages, the little butterfly is from a Marion Emerson set, all stamped with black stazon, added three black pearls and voila, simples ;) thank you for looking xxx





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Friday, 15 June 2012

Your special

Evening lovelies! Well I had ideas to do more Xmas cards but my Xmas mojo has gone! So thought I'd have a play. I used K & Company Speciality paper which I covered with double sided adhesive sheet, I cut with the largest grande spellbinder nestie, then dipped it in micro beads, the bottom picture shows this up close, it gives it an ethereal look I think! Mounted onto 8x8 scalloped edge white card base, using white card I cut all 6 grande flowers and the 3 leaves plus Sue Wilsons design lattice dies, inked them all with Juniper Adirondack, added some old fabric Laura Ashley brads I've had knocking around for years, sentiment in dark grey stazon, then finished with pearly dots around the bottom right corner, hope you like it? Thank you for spending the time to look, would love your comments. Xxx :)





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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Christmas 2012 cards

Good evening my lovelies, here's 4 cards I've made this evening for Xmas, all pretty simple ones 5x5 the 2 bottom ones I used Guilding flakes for the images (pine cones and ivy) both from Creative expressions stamps, the night sky one I have to confess I pinched this idea and layout from the very talented Eileen! Sorry Eileen! And thank you xxxx I used pan pastels, the white on white 2 thirds embossed with snowflake folder and bejewelled the other third little round Xmas theme stamped and heat embossed with silver, not very clear in photo but top is snow flake middle, merry Christmas and bottom a pair of mits, thanks for looking xxx


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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Teal and cream

Evening all! Been a beautiful day down here by the sea :) hope you've all had some nice weather. A simple one tonight, been busy working on my DT twinchies entry, ;) so come and follow us and have some fun http://twinchie-twinchiehotmaillive.blogspot.co.uk/.
A5 shaped card, some papers from stash, used cream pearlescent card, and my trusty spellbinder dies, the frame, frame centre and base to the frame I cut then embossed with small dots and large dot masks whilst still in the dies so I still had a nice embossed edge. The sentiment is a clarity stamp, added some teal ribbon and a bow a couple of hat pins voila, not one of my better designs but hay ho! Thank you for looking my lovelies xxx ;)


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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Pink

I used boofels paper pad, embossed, white card with buttons folder all the colours are from pan pastels magenta tint and magenta the stamp is CE wedding shape and the sentiment was from a butterfly set I stamped with light grey stazon hope you like it? Thanks for looking, I'm hoping I'm in time to post this for the pink challenge


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Monday, 11 June 2012

I said I'd try bold!

Hi everyone hope your all ok? And not getting any flooding. Here's my makes for tonight, note I said "makes" not one but two! thought I'd go a bit bolder with the pan pastels, must admit their quite addictive, very quick and easy cards, the bottom one is 8x8 cream card base, I used orange shade, permanent red and diarylide yellow, I used Marion Emerson stamps, creating a shadow effect doing first and second generation stamping in black, mounted onto embossed with m-bossability folder. Top one is 5x5 same colours pans stamped with Kanban stamps mat and layered with black and white, the topper is on mounting foam for some dimension. Hope you like them my lovelies xxx





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Sunday, 10 June 2012

My first pan pastels card

Hello Lovelies! Here's my first proper go with pan pastels, a little safe, I know! I used Magenta tint, Phthalo blue tint and Magenta ex dark, sprayed with cheap hairspray then stamped in black, added a few dots and bits in white gel pen to butterflies, just to add a bit more dimension, the background is just the two light shades and embossed using a leaf and vine mask, the base is a yes you guessed it! 8x8 scalloped card, which I embossed some white card using a filigree A4 spellbinders impressability and rounded the corners, added a mother of a bow, bit of bling and sentiment cut with spellbinder label, voila. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking ;)


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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Happy fathers day

Hi guys! Here is a very quick and simple card, using Portobello Road papers, I created a frame with my trusty nesties, heat embossed the sentiment, its 6x6 craft card base. I know it's pretty naff really but I wanted to blog every day. I also have to explain about the blanked out face, this card is for my little foster girls dad! Yes I make them cards from her, that's why it's so simple, anyway I can't show her face electronically! Shame she's a beautiful little girl. Not sure it's worthy of a comment? But you can if you want, be honest. Thank you my lovelies xxx :)


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Pink Daisy's

Hi everyone! Out last night and awake early, thought I'd blog before little one gets up. I am entering this into the Cards Galore Challenge, colour inspirations.
Now I have to admit, I copied this design from the wonderful Sue Wilson, I've used different colours, but the composition is the same near enough. 8x8 scalloped edge card base, embossed white card with spellbinder daisy design m-bossibilities, only just realised I'd been spelling that wrong lol and inked edges with pink lemonade adirondack ink, also pierced around the edge on the base card, cut 6 of the Daisy's and leaves and the label all from the same set of spellbinders, their the ones that come with a rose also, I inked mine with pink lemonade, wild plum and raspberry adirondack inks and the leaves with lettuce. Hope you like it and thank you for looking xxx




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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Christmas cards

Hi everyone hope your all well?
So I've finally started my Xmas cards, here's my first 3, no I'm not going to post every Xmas card I make lol, would just like some feedback not sure about the Christmas tree one, what do you think?
I used Tim Holtz Kraft resist Christmas papers, inked over with dabber type distress inks, spellbinder nesting trees the fat ones and one of my favourites the poinsettia dies, the trees I left in the die and embossed using masks and inked. Thanks for looking my lovelies xxx :)








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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Here's that lighthouse again

Hi everyone! Another wet day! Hello! This is June :@
So here's another one for the men, 6x6 square card base, just used some brown papers from my stash and a brown grograin ribbon to cover the join, then used spellbinder label die on watercolour card matted onto cream Coredinations paper. I used Kanban stamp in walnut stain distress ink, and water brushed to get a distressed watercolour effect, the anchor and bird are from the same set, and voila, very plain and simple, not even any bling. Thanks for looking my lovelies xxx


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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Red and white

Hello everyone! Hope your all having a lovely jubilee? I did post this on FB before I set up my blog, but as its raining hard and my craft room is out in the garden and I don't want to go out there tonight, I thought I'd put it onto my blog, sorry if you've already seen it, but thank you for looking xxxx
I started with an 8x8 scalloped edge card, mat and layered with red paper then red dotty foundations paper, I used embossabilities folder both sides on 2 bits of white card and cut in half, alternated the quarters, used spellbinders rose design dies and inked through with barn door distress ink on the roses and green on the leaves, I used number templates then embossed with folder and inked with the red, added bling by way of swirly pearls, red bow, rose style button and 2 white hat pins the tag was in this die set. It's rather bold, but my friends favourite colour is red. Hope you like it ;) xxx


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Monday, 4 June 2012

Green and pink

Hi there my blog friends, here's today's blog! 8x8 square, what else! Lol I used papers from K & company pad and embossed some Coredinations paper, used Sue Wilson design spellbinder lattice dies which I cut with double sided adhesive and dipped in micro beads, sound familiar? Cut some foliage spellbinders and roses are pink felt marianne design dies, double bow in pink and green. Thanks for taking the time to look xxx :)


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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Daisy and butterfly colour inspirations

Good evening, what a trooper our wonderful Queen is bless her! I don't know many people of her age that would stand for that long in wind and rain.
Well this card I am entering into the cards galore challenge for this month the theme being colour inspirations. I used 8x8 scalloped edge card base, mat and layered with coredinations which I had used Martha Stewart edge punch to create a lace effect, white paper I used embossabilities folder which I inked with Adirondack pale pink creating a letterpress effect. I used a rose pink vintage ribbon and ruffled along using redline tape, I used daisy spellbinder die which I inked with the pale pink, raspberry, and plum adirondack inks, the butterfly I colour tinted white paper with the 3 inks in stripes cut with double sided adhesive with a Marianne design die then I dipped in micro beads, you can see better in the lower picture, and added a swirly pearl butterfly trail. hope you like :) thank you for stopping by xxx





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