Oh Mia,oh my

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Sasayaki Glitter as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Here’s the very chic Mia by Sasayaki Glitter.I decided to ‘dress’ her by paper piecing her clothing including her bag,shoes and hairbow which have also been glittered.The spots on her top have been painted with gesso as I still ,rather annoyingly,can’t find my white gel pen anywhere!Her hair and skin have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.A little shading has been given to her clothing using these pens too.The background papers are glittery too 🙂 Some satin ribbon and pearl brads complete the card.

Supplies :

Image : Mia by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment :  Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust,Maimeri White Gesso

Designer Paper : First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Small,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Glitter n Sparkle : Add Some Metal (brads)

Great Impressions : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge : Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes with an optional twist – Anything But Square

Just Add Ink : Just add P (paper piecing,pearl brads)

PDE Linky Party : Cards ONLY

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts and Me : Anything Goes, optional Autumn

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Doodle Pantry : Anything Digital Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Ribbons

Crafty Gals Corner : Let’s Hear It FOr The Girls

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Use Lace or Pearls (pearl brads)

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Sparkling Angel

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous KennyK Stamps as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

This is the beautiful,if a little daring,Angel Nevaeh by KennyK Stamps.After printing her onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and changing her outline to brown in Microsoft Word she was coloured in a mix of Polychromos,for the skintones,and Spectrum Noir Pencils for the rest.A paper stump dipped in Spectrum Noir Blending Solution was used for smoother effect on her skin.I don’t actually dip the stumps directly into the bottle.I have a teeny jam pot with a piece of the sponge part of a kitchen scourer trimmed to fit inside.That way you don’t get too much on the stump nor does it suck up and waste the solution also.The rest was direct pencil blending.Disappointingly I couldn’t find my normal white Gelly Roll pen so had to opt for my Soufflé pen instead.Oh well, at least she is bright eyed and has a Hollywood smile 😉 You may just about be able to pick out the touches of glitter on her coronet of flowers,wings and dotted onto some of the berries on the wreath on the sentiment.It’s a shame the glittered areas on this pretty paper haven’t shown up…A die cut stitched holly strip adorned with sequins and a length of crochet lace have been used to decorate the card.

Supplies :

Image : Angel Nevaeh by KennyK Stamps

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Sepia Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Silent Night 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Memory Box Poppystamps Stitched Holly Border Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Sequins and Crochet Lace from my craft stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Dies

The Glory of Christmas : Use Kraft Paper/Cardstock

Allsorts : A Touch of Sparkle

Challenge Up Your Life : Christmas in July

Crafting with Dragonflies : Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Anything Christmas Goes

Hiding in my Craft Room : Anything Christmas

Just Us Girls : Let’s Hear It For the Girls

Little Claire’s : Anything Goes

MFP Stamps Challenge : Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin : Christmas in July

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use a Die

PDE Linky Party : Christmas in July

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Lots of Sparkle

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Papers – Well…so many to choose from…but these are my favourite Christmas papers altho’ I do love First Edition in general.They are more like a thin cardstock than paper so good quality,coordinate beautifully throughout each pad and you get a variety of speciality finishes as in glittered,foiled,UV spot and fabric textured depending on the pad.What more could I ask for? 🙂

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes Christmas or Festive

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes

Fab ‘n’ Funky : Christmas

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Christmas In July

Mod Squad Challenge : Christmas In July

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Deep Ocean Challenge : Photo Inspiration  

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Christmas in July

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge : Show us some Sparkle

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Just for you – a blog hop!

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Spring.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

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We also have a Blog Hop over the 3 days of New Releases!Starting from the 1st until the 3rd of March all you have to do to be in the chance of entering the draw for a prize is visit each DT member’s blog and leave a comment,then return to the Inspirational Blog and comment there too 🙂 Don’t forget to check each day of the New Releases!The draw will take place on Saturday with a prize given for each day 😀

If you are following the hop then you should have arrived here from Laurigami.After commenting here you will need to go over to Christy next…

Here’s the list in order in case you get lost :

Anet

Laurigami

Lisa (Me)

Christy

Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog

 

Meet the gorgeous Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I decided to feature her on a flower shaped easel card and layer up her beautiful bloom for extra dimension :

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She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.There’s also Crystal Glamour Dust on the flower centre and 3D Crystal Lacquer on her shoes.I chose a piece of pretty foiled paper to go with her.I found a sentiment that I thought was quite apt!The flowers are actually made by taking the smallest die from the set,snipping between the petals then shaping the flowers.Gems adorn the centres.Finally I hand cut out a mix of glittered and plain leaves from a coordinating sheet of paper.The ribbon is some I had rescued from somewhere but seemed to tone in well with the papers.

Hope you can join in the Hop!

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Just For You by Crafty Sentiments

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Crystal Glamour Dust,3D Crystal Lacquer

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies Dies no. 1 XXL,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series,Recycled from somewhere

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Colouring Showcase

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image Challenge

Crafty Friends Challenge : Floral

Crazy 4 Challenges : Spring

Di’s Digis Designs : Use 2 or More Dies

Let’s Color Linky Party : Anything Goes with Something Colored

The Pencil Case : New Blooms/ Spring Flowers

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes 

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : For The Ladies

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Ribbon and/or Lace

C.R.A.F.T. : Mother’s Day/Female

Craft Rocket Challenges : Mother’s Day/Female

Cute Card Thursday : Florals

Crafting for all Seasons : Three Of A Kind (3 Flowers)

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters : Think Spring

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

G(u)esso’s Having 20 Winks?

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Rick St. Dennis as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

The gorgeous 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis has been printed onto Desert Storm cardstock and,as I haven’t used them in a while,coloured with soft pastel pencils.Plus I’d never used them on this surface before.A few white gel pen highlights have been added to just the fairy and the caterpillar’s eyes to brighten them as the pastels were too faint.Altho’ they lay down quite chalky and dusty and also cover the lines a little,once they are set with the fixative spray they have more depth and vibrancy.I quite like how they’ve turned out on this cardstock too 🙂 Rest of the card is quiet simple…just a die cut base with freebie paper and a woodgrain embossed panel of sanded back Whitewash card,pInk ribbons and gems to match her dress and a sentiment.The gesso has been daubed and smeared about a bit.First time I’ve used it!So much fun but think I ended up covered in more than the card 😉 Drove the dog crazy too – she seemed to love the smell of it – weird?! It was pretty handy to edge the hessian/burlap die cut flowers as it held them together.Usually dab a little PVA dries clear glue around them.This way it ties everything in 🙂

Supplies :

Image : 20 Winks by Rick St. Dennis

Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends Stamp Plate

Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Maimeri White Gesso,Crystal Glamour Dust

Papers & Card : DP Country Diary freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Core’dinations Whitewash 6 x 6 Cardstock,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities,Marianne Designs Collectables Flower Set,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It Gadget,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Gems  from Trimcraft The London Line,American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Papermania Bare Basics Hessian Squares

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Eclectic Ellapu : PINK – Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Glitter and Sparkle

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with WOMEN (hope a woman fairy counts!)

Pile It On : Use 3 of Something (3 hessian flowers)

Catch The Bug :  Spring into Spring

Crazy 4 Challenges : Bring on the Bling

My Time to Craft : For a Special Lady

Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Shaped Cards

Craft for the Craic : March – Bingo (Flowers,Ribbon,Die Cut or it could even be Flowers,Sentiment,Image too!)

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes with Rick St. Dennis

Fairy Tale : Flower Power

Graph’It Colour Challenge : Spring Colours

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers & Ribbon

Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Wings ‘n Things

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Ready for Spring

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : 3 in A Row (Bingo) (Die,Flowers,Ribbon or Lace)

Crafting for all Seasons : Girly Girls

Fresh Brewed Designs : Flowers

Paper Shelter Challenge : Girly

Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Ribbon and Bows

Scrappers’ Delights : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Things That Fly (altho’ she’s looking decidedly sleepy ATM I’m pretty sure she can once she wakes up!)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Something(s) beginning with G…

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Things that start with G.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Isn’t Molly – Looking Pretty by Crafty Sentiment Designs just the sweetest?!Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and fussy cut.So,I really had fun pulling out forgotten stash,dusting down and using it – for a change 😉 Whilst in the mood to deplete my ever growing stash supplies I took the opportunity to create a patchwork background for Molly with paper scraps leftover from other crafty projects.To make it easy for you here’s the list of the G’s : Girl,Green,Glitter,Gems,Grosgrain,Gromlets (or Wallace& Gromlets as I like to call them) & Greeting.I did use glue as well – but I guess that doesn’t really count LOL 😉

Supplies :

Image :  Molly – Looking Pretty by Crafty Sentiment Designs
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust,Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen
Greeting : We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Designer Eyelet 
Paper & Card :  DP Papermania Chelsea Green 12 x 12 Capsule Paper Pack,Kraft Card from Every Crafts A Pound
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Ditresser,Decoupage Scissors,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Big Bite 
To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (glitter flowers with gems in the middle),We R Memory Keepers Gromlets,Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : All that Glitters
My Craft Creations :  Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Whoopsi Daisy : Distressing
Addicted to Stamps : Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping : Anything Goes
Anything Goes with a Twist : Anything Goes
Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination : AnythingGoes
Scrappers’ Delights : Anything Goes/Monochrome 
Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes
Country View Crafts’ Challenge :Sparkle and Shine
Creatalicious Challenges : Flower Power
Eclectic Ellapu : Flowers
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Feeling ‘Vine’ :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is a Colour Inspiration (bit of a clue).We have the fabulous The East Wind as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Meet the beautiful Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and,if you look carefully,there are touches of Glamour Dust on the roses in her hair,eye shadow,gloves and shoes.I created a shaped card to accommodate this beauty made up ,mostly,of pastel card with a lovely spotty paper.The lilac card has been embossed.Some ribbon and a baker’s twine threaded flower button have been added along with some rolled roses to compliment the ones in her hair.I’ve sat these on die cut flowers with an arrangement of die cut leaves.Once these were in place I fussy cut the lovely gal including the landlocked areas cut with a craft knife.Just don’t scrutinise my knife skills – lack of them…lol 😀 I popped her up on some foam pads for extra dimension.

Supplies :

Image : Aurora ‘Vine’ by The East Wind
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : Spotty DP First Edition Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : Grand Calibur,Go Kreate Half XXL Frames Frilly Square #5,Marianne Design Round Flower,Open Flower from Marianne Creatables Circle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1 & 2,Crafts Too Solid Rose 140mm x 140 mm Embossing Folder,1″ & 1½” Woodware Circle Punches,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Craft Knife
To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack  Satin,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Bakers Twine,Flower Button from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations : Use a Bow
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Make It Girly
Stamp and Create : Circles or Dots
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers : Flowers/Ribbon
Glitter n Sparkle : Use Some Flowers
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with a Flower
Crazy 4 Challenges : Leaves or a Leaf
Di’s Digis Designs : GIRLY!
A Creative Need : Textures and / or Patterns
Brown Sugar : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons :  Anything Goes with Buttons and Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday : Dies and Punches
DRS Designs : Leaf it to Me
Crafter’s Cafe : Shaped Cards
Hobbybook Designer Challenge : Embossing
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : Lots of Layers
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

The colours of Autumn :)

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Autumn Colours.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super surprise prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Here’s my interpretation featuring the delightful Primrose – Butterfly Girl  by Crafty Sentiments all coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Her wings have also be given a sparkly covering of Glamour Dust 🙂 A few touches of white gel pen have given her eyes and teeth,along with the spots on the fly agaric style mushroom,some extra pop.A couple of dots also create a little shine to her shoes.The lovely papers are First Edition with top one being glittered.They’ve been teamed with some kraft card,wooden embellishments and one of my faves,jute twine,for a rustic feel.I chose some Prima Flowers following the Autumnal colours theme and just had to sneak in a hedgehog 😀 He’s so cute.I bought him a while ago on sale,which adds even more appeal 😉 Being a die I can make as many of these little guys as I like too 😀

Supplies :

Image :  Primrose – Butterfly Girl by Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment : Computer Generated by me!
Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Coffee Archival Ink,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Crystal Glamour Dust
Papers & Card : First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Colour Vision A4 Kraft Board (for layering and die cutting),American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock (on the hedgehog)
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Cottage Cutz Hedgehog Mini,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Just The Ticket,Big Shot
To Embellishments : Prima Flowers,Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,Wooden Flower Button and Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Little Bit Crafty : Distress It!!!
Card and Scrap : Everything is allowed
Cards Galore Encore : Make A Card! 
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog : Time for Anything
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges : Flower Power
Dies R Us Challenge : Fall Festival
Ladybug Crafts : Anything Goes!!
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Things With Wings!
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Things with Wings
The East Wind Challenge : Feel the Fall
The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Fall
Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Autumn Colours
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet : Tag You’re It!
Ppinkydolls : Anything Goes or Add Flowers
Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes with Glitter,Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Whoopsi Daisy : Colours of Autumn
Amusing : Tags
Lacy Sunshine : Use Something With Wings
The Corrosive Challenges : Autumn or Fall
Totally Gorjuss : String
A Creative Romance : Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge : P for Pretty Petals
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Amazing Hair
Polkadoodles : Tag, you’re it!
Simply Create Too : Fall/ Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Girl Power
Wags ‘n Whiskers : For The Girls
Cute Card Thursday : Too Cute
Eclectic Paperie : Fall
MilkCoffee Challenge : Colors of Autumn
Creative Moments : Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Digistamps 4 Joy : Celebration
Stampavie and More : Autumn Colours

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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