Stampin’ Up! Note Cards….

The challenge over at Late Nite Stampers is to creste a card, 3-D Project, srcapbook page, etc using the colours of –

Aren’t these lovely colours?  I know myself, I can’t get enough of Pink Pirouette & have to stop myself from using it everytime I go to create a card.  Seeing these colours brings so many possibilities to mind, but sat myself down & created a small set of Note Cards.

This challenge come at the right moment as I am out of Note Cards.  I don’t know about anyone else, but I LOVE these little cards.  I would quiet happily sit all day & create sets of these.  They come in so handy too as I use them for everything & always have a stack sitting in my envelope drawer….

I created 6 in all, 2 in Lucky Limeade, 2 in Pink Pirouette & 2 in Rich Razzleberry.  I thought about doing more, but I like to mix them up a bit, so was happy with the 6.  I also brought the 3 colours together with the inks.

Complete Set

Rich Razzleberry

Pink Pirouette

Lucky Limeade
Of course, the easy instructions for you to copy & print to create your own, which
should take you all of about 10m

Summer Solstice Note Cards

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Our challenge this week is to use Black & White only on our cards as well as going by the sketch.  Usually I don’t have a problem with this sort of thing, but for the life of me, hard a hard time.  Thanks Kris!

 

Measurements –
Base Card – Basic Black – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – Basic Black – 5 3/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 13.5cm x 5.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Happiest Birthday Wishes (Retired)
Ink – Basic Black, Versamark
Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP – Neutrals Designer Packs (Basic Black)
Punches – 1″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, Scallop Circle, Scallop Border Trim
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Simply Scoring Tool, Big Shot, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Heat Tool, Embossing Powder – Clear, Bone Folder, Sticky Strip

Technique – Faux Leather

My piece of Whisper White was run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder prior to adhering to the Base Card – Basic Black.

Prior to adhering the piece of Basic Black to the card, I applied the Faux Leather Technique to it, punched along one of the edges with the Scallop Trim Border Punch & adhered to the Card with Tombow Glue.

For my Rosette, I cut a 12″ strip of DSP at 1 1/4″ wide, scored with my Simply Scoring Tool, punched along one edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch & put together with Sticky Strip prior to adhering to the Base Card.

I stamped my sentiment twice onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, punched 1 with the Scallop Circle & the middle of the 2nd one with the 1″ Circle Punch.  I adhered the smaller piece to the large piece with a Stampin’ Dimensional prior to adhering to the Rosette with Tombow Multi Purpose Glue.

A very easy & simple card but a couple of different techniques to complete my card.

Don’t forget to pop over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris, Gwen, Christine & Carole  have created for you.  We would love for you to play along as well.

Have a great week with heaps of stampin’

 

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It seems so long since my last post that I actually had to check out the last card I did….

The challenge this week is to use Old Olive, Chocolate Chip & 1 Netural Colour, as well as the sketch.  It was my turn to create the challenge.

I did create a card for the challenge a couple of days ago, but when I went to post it, suddenly realised all the colours were wrong!  Wouldn’t you think I would check the 2nd part of the challenge first?????  Never mind, I will post that one in a few days.

Measurements –
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Old Olive – 4″ x 5 5/8″ or 10cm x 14.5cm
Layer 2 – Very Vanilla – 5 1/2″ x 1 5/8″ or 4cm x 14cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ or 4cm x 5.5cm
Layer 3 – Old Olive – 3 1/4″ x 2 7/8″ or 8.5cm x 7.5cm
Layer 4 – Chocolate Chip – 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ or 8cm x 7cm
Layer 5 – Very Vanilla – 3″ x 2 5/8″ or 7.5cm x 6.5cm

Close up of Embossing & Distressing…

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Artistic Etchings
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Cardstock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon – Crochet Trim – Victoria
Embossing Folder – Final Press
Accessories – Bigshot, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue, Sponge, Spong Dauber,  Designer Sanding Block, Cutter Tool, Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals, Smooch Spritz – Vanilla Shimmer




Card Inside…

Using Choclate Chip Ink & Sponge, I covered the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock ensuring it was really well covered.  I then run it through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Final Press.  When it comes out, you will notice that some of the raised embossing is showing bits of Vanilla Cardstock.  This is what you want!  Grabbing my Stampin’ Up! Sanding Block, I then rubbed it over the raised areas of the embossed piece.  I was pretty rough with this, as I wanted it to be torn & well worn!

Grabbing a Sponge Dauber, I inked it in Old Olive Ink & rubbed it over the raised areas so that small bits of Old Olive were showing through.  I then sprayed the whole piece with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  Not only did this give a shimmer to  the card, but it also made the Choclate Chip a little softer.  In fact, I had to look at the Ink to check if I had actually used Chocolate Chip, as I thought it was Soft Suede.

Once the piece was dry, I cut it according to the above measurements & went around all the edges with my Distressing Tool.  Again, I was fairly rough, as I wanted it to be torn in places & bits of the Very Vanilla to show around the edges.  This piece was adhered to the Old Olive Cardstock with Multipurpose Glue.

Stamped Images…

I adhered a piece of the Crochet Trim across the middle with Snail Adhesive & tied a knot to the Right Hand Side.

Grabbing the smaller piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, Old Olive Ink & Sponge Dauber, I daubed ink all over the Cardstock, working in circular motions.  I did wipe the Dauber onto a piece of scrap paper prior to daubing onto the Cardstock, as I wanted it to be a little softer.

Images were randomly stamped in Old Olive & Chocolate Chip, stamping off once or twice prior to stamping some of the images in Old Olive.  I should have distressed the edges prior to adhering to the layers, but completely forgot until I had the card completed.  I sprayed Smooch Spritz over the top & let dry prior to adhering firstly to Chocolate Chip & then to Old Olive with Snail Adhesive.

I opted not to add the sentiment, so hope Kris & Gwen will forgive me!

Don’t forget to pop over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris, Gwen & our Guest Designers have created.  While you are there, why not play along?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Crikey, I can’t believe that we are 6 of the big 50!!!!  How time flies when you’re having fun.

Our challenge this week is brought to us by Kris & all it involves is a “Fancy Fold“.

If you google “Fancy Fold“, a whole heap of different instructions & Tutorials will pop up.  The hardest part of this challenge is to decide on what type of “Fancy Fold” you will do. 

I decided to try my hand at the “Free Standing Pop-Up Card”.  This type of card has been around for quiet some time, but will admit it is the first time I have attempted it.  I was really surprised at how easy it is to put together. 

To do all my score lines, I used the new & fantastic Stampin’ Up! “Simply Scoring Tool

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cottage Garden


Back of Card…

Ink – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock – Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – Whisper White
Punches – Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Craft Knife, 2-Way Glue, Simply Scoring Tool

Prior to scoring the long piece of Whisper White Cardstock, I randomly stamped my images using inks of Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi & Daffodil Delight.

For the part that pops up, I stamped 2 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock with Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi & Daffodil Inks.  One piece is for the front which you see when it pops up, while the other piece is for the back to wirte my message.

Front of card…

The flowers for the front were stamped onto scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Melon Mambo Ink, cut out & addplied to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I applied a Pearl in the middle of each flower with 2-Way Glue.

I punched 2 strips of Daffodil Delight Cardstock using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  I have had this punch for sometime, but never used it.  I think I will be using it heaps more now, as it is such a beautiful punch.  When adhering these strips to the Whisper White Cardstock, I ensured that the punched pieces were on opposite sides.  Both pieces were then adhered to a piece of Wild Wasabi Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.

To complete the card, I wrapped a piece of Organza Ribbon around the body & tied bow just off centre.

Need more inspiration?  Pop on over to check out what Gwen, Kris & Leonie have created for their Fancy Folds.

This card is also for my group’s challenge, where we had have to use the colours of Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Wild Wasabi.  We could create a card, scrapbook page, project or any other item as long as we used the above colours.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

 

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Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations proved a lot harder for me than I thought it would.  I had an idea in my mind from the first time I saw the sketch, but when it come to creating it, well that idea went out the window & I ended up just winging this one.

The challenge was brought to us by Kris in the way of the sketch & using current “In Colours

Measurements –
Base Card – Whisper White – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Wisteria Wonder – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 14.5cm x 5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 14.5cm x 5.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Delicate Doilies, Short & Sweet
Ink – Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride
Cardstock – Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
DSP – In Colours
Ribbon – 3/8″ Ruffled – Wisteria Wonder
Punches – Modern Label, 2 1/2″ Circle
Accessories –  Snail Adhesive, Basic Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue

Inside…

I randomly stamped an image from Delicate Doilies using both Wisteria Wonder & Blusing Bride Inks.

I adhered the piece of DSP to the RHS piece of Wisteria Wonder Cardstock & then the stamped piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Snail Adhesive.  This piece overlapped the piece of DSP a little so that I wouldn’t have a space down the middle.

Ribbon was adhered along the bottom part of the Cardstock using Snail Adhesive, tucked the ends under & tied a bow.

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Wisteria Wonder Ink, punched out with the Modern Label Punch, applied 2 small Basic Pearls, one each side, added a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals & adhered to the bottom RHS side of the card.

The whole piece was adhered to the Base Card – Whisper White with Snail Adhesive.

For my centre piece, I stamped the image 3 times onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, and once onto another piece.  The last piece was punched using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I realised that I don’t use this punch nearly enough!  This large punched piece was adhered to the card with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

With the 3 stamped images, I cut around them at different areas of the stamp.  I did confuse myself a little here as I wasn’t too sure where I was going, but the idea had been in my head since seeing this stamp set & finally got to do it!

The 3 images were then layered on top of each other using Stamping Deimensionals.  I applied a Basic Pearl to the centre to finish it off.

I love the Ruffled Ribbon from Stampin’ Up!  Another item I don’t use enough of.

I’m really happy with the card & the soft look it has.  I think this stamp set calls for a soft delicate look.

Now it is your turn to pop over to Sunny Challenges & Creationsto check out what Gwen Kris & Tanya have created, as well as our weekly guest designers.  Create your project using the challenge & link back with Mr Linky.

Until next time, happy stampin’

One for the Boys….

When Shirley first gave us this challenge, I immediately thought of boys!  Yep, you saw my first post for the challenge – a scrapbook page of girls!!!!!!

So, with cardstock & supplies still out on my desk, I decided to make another sample for the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations  It is not too late to join!

Measurements –
Base Card – Night of Navy – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Bashful Blue – 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 10.5cm x 14.5cm
Layer 2 – Basic Gray – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ or 6.5cm x 11.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ or 6cm x 11cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Extreme Elements, Priceless (Retired)
Ink – Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Night of Navy
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval, Small Star (Retired)
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – NIght of Navy
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Method –
Randomly stamp images onto the piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock using Bashful Blue, Night of Navy & Basic Gray Inks
Adhere Ribbon across middle of stamped Bashful Blue, tie a knot to the RHS & tuck ends under
Stamp image from Priceless stamp set twice onto Very Vanilla with Night of Navy Ink
Adhere this piece to Basic Gray piece with Snail Adhesive
Adhere the lot to the stamped Bashful Blue Cardstock & then to the Base Card – Night of Navy
Punch 2 x Basic Gray, 2 x Night of Navy & 1 x Bashful Blue small stars & adhere randomly to top of Very Vanilla
Type greeting on pc, print onto piece of Very Vanilla & punch using Oval Punch
Punch piece of Night of Navy Cardstock with Scallop Oval Punch & adhere greeting to top of this piece
With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere to card

Why not join us over at Sunny Challenges & Creations  All you have to do is create a project using the above colours, post to your blog or online forum, etc link back to Mr Linky.  You could be the next Ray of Sunshine.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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The sketch over at Sunny Challenges & Creations this week brought to us by Kris.  Along with the sketch, we had to use the colours of Black, White plus 1 other colour.  I choose to go with Old Olive.  I wanted to do a colour that you don’t often seen with Black & White, but am still deciding if I like the card yet or not.
Measurements –
Base Card – Old Olive – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 30cm x 10.5cm – scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 4 5/8″ x 4″ or 11.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 4 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ or 11cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 x 2 – Basic Black – 2 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ or 6.5cm x 4cm
Layer 4 x 2 – Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ or 6cm x 3.5cm
Layer 5 – Old Olive – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ or 9cm x 5.5cm
Layer 6 – Basic Black – 3 3/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 8.5cm x 5cm
Layer 7 – Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 2″ or 8cm x 4.5cm
 
Envelope & Inside Card…



On both pieces of the smaller Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped random images using Old Olive & Basic Black Inks.  Both pieces were then adhered to the matching Basic Black pieces using Snail Adhesive.
I stamped the “F” image & the sentiment onto the larger piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Basic Black Ink.  I then stamped the vine image around the outside of the Whisper White with Old Olive Ink.  This piece was adhered to the piece of Basic Black & then to Old Olive using Snail Adhesive.
I adhered the DSP to the largest piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Snail Adhesive & then to the Base Card – Old Olive.  I adhered the randomly stamped images to the base card as per the sketch.  With the larger piece, I adhered this to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish the card & to tie it altogether, I applied 5 Rhinestones into each of the top & bottom corners.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes, Vintage Vogue
Ink – Basic Black, Old Olive
Cardstock – Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP – Neutrals Designers Series
Accessories – Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Don’t forget to head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & check out what both Kris & Shirley have created.  Better still, why not join us?  You have 1 week to create your project & link back to Mr linky.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’ 

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Sunday morning brings the start of a new challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations, so we hope you will join us this week.

It was my turn to bring the challenge this week & boy, did I have a hard time creating my card….  Along with the sketch, we have to use the colours of Pink Pirouette & Early Expresso.

Measurements –
Base Card – Early Expresso – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 10.5cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Pink Pirouette – 4″ x 1 1/2″ or 10cm x 3.5cm
Layer 2 3 4 – Pink Pirouette – 2 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 6cm x 4.8cm

I inked my wheel in Early Expresso Ink & run it down the long strip of Pink Pirouette before adhering to the Base Card – Early Expresso with Snail Adhesive.

I run 2 pieces of Pink Pirouette through the Bigshot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & adhered 1 piece to the bottom & 1 piece to the top of the Base Card.

For the middle piece, I inked another wheel in Early Expresso Ink & run it over the 3rd piece of Pink Pirouette & adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.

I stamped my stentiment onto Whisper White using Early Expresso Ink, run it through the Bigshot using the Ovals Die, sponged Early Expresso around the edge, stamped the flower image over the top before adhering to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I am not sure if I like the effect of the oval edge, but I suppose it will grow on me!

I stamped 1 large flower & 1 small flower onto Whisper White with Early Expresso Ink, cut around both flowers, adhered the small to the large flower with Stampin Dimensionals & then to the Card, again with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I appied a Basic Pearl to the centre of the flower

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted
Ink – Pink Pirouette, Early Expresso
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Early Expresso
Dies – Ovals
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Wheels – Very Vintage, Friendly Words
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearls, Bigshot
Don’t forget to visit Sunny Challenges & Creationsto check out the cards Kris & Shirley have created. 
Until next time, Enjoy!

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Where does the time go – the weeks just seem to fly by & before we know it – another week, another new challenge.  Yep, Sunny Challenges & Creations has a new sketch, so head on over to check it & the other entries.

This week, the sketch has been set by Kris & of course, the 2nd part of the challenge is to use the colours of – Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise & Daffodil Delight.  I will admit that I had a hard time using Tempting Turquoise, so I played it safe & added just a touch.  I think I may have pulled it off!

Measurements –
Base Card – Whisper White – 5 7/8″ x 8 1/4″ or 15cm x 21cm – scored & folded in half
Layer 1 – Melon Mambo – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ or 14cm x 5.5cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 3/8″ x 1 3/4″ or 13.5cm x 4.45cm
Layer 3 – Daffodil Delight – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ or 6.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 6cm x 6cm

With my Eyelet Border Punch, I punched along one long edge of Melon Mambo & adhered this to the Base Card using Snail Adhesive.  I stamped my sentiment onto the piece of Whisper White using Tempting Turquoise Ink prior to running it through the Bigshot with the Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots.

I adhered to 2 flowers together & punched 2 holes in the middle of the smallest with my Handheld 1/16″ Circle Punch.  I threaded 2 pieces of Taffeta Ribbon threw both holes, adhered across the Embossed Whisper White, tucked ends under, tied a bow on top of the flowers & adhered to the piece of Melon Mambo.

I stamped my images onto the smaller piece of Whisper White using Melon Mambo Ink, run through the Bigshot, again using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots & adhered to the piece of Daffodil Delight.  This piece was adhered to the Base Card using SU Dimensionals, as I wanted it to stand away from the card a little. 

I again adhered 2 different size flowers together & placed a Tempting Turquoise Brad in the middle & placed on the card with a SU Dimensional.

All in all a very simple card, but a clean & simple one (CAS). 

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Pocket Silhouettes
Ink – Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock – Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Eyelet Border, 1/16″ Handheld Circle
Ribbon – 1/8″ Taffeta – Daffodil Delight
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Tombow Glue, SU Dimensionals,
Brights Brads – Tempting Turquoise, Flowers

Now, head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & check out what Kris & Gwen have created, go create your entry, come back & link to Mr Linky.  You could be the next Ray of Sunshine.
Until next time, Enjoy!

Ol’ Favourite…

I was so happy to see that “Circle Circus” didn’t retire when the new Catalogue came out!  It is such a wonderful stamp set which can be used for any occasion – male or female.  This time I have choosen to showcase it for a male & to use it for the current challenge over at Sunny Challenges  There is still time to play along.
Base Card – Marina Mist – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – once scored & folded in half
Layer 1 – Crumb Cake – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Cajun Craze -1″ x 4″ or 2.5cm x 10cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 2cm x 9.5cm

Using Cajun Craze & Marina Mist Inks, I randomly stamped different images onto Crumb Cake Cardstock & adhered to the Base Card – Marina Mist.

I again stamped random images onto the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Cajun Craze & Marina Mist Inks & adhered to the piece of Cajun Craze.  This was then adhered to the Base Card.

Inking my image with Cajun Craze, I stamped the image direct onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock, punched it out using the Scallop Circle Punch & adhered using SU Dimensionals to a piece of Marina Mist Cardstock which had been punched using the Large Scallop Circle Punch.  I again stamped a piece of scrap Very Vanilla Cardstock with a smaller image using Marina Mist Ink & punched using the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  I adhered this to the centre of the Cajun Craze circle using SU Dimensionals.

To finish the card off, I applied white dots to the piece of Marina Mist using my White Gel Pen & adhered the whole piece to the centre of the card, overlapping the strip across the card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Circle Circus
Ink – Marina Mist, Cajun Craze
Cardstock – Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Punches – Large Scallop Circle, Scallop Circle, 3/4″ Circle
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, White Gel Pen
Head on over to Sunny Challenges & link your card with Mr Linky.  We love seeing all the different creations
Until next time, Enjoy!