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

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Sew much better :)

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Digital Delights by Louby Loo 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 oh-so-sweet Nurse Nancy by Digital Delights by Louby Loo to give you some TLC…mind you I could do with some myself.How do you manage to get the ‘flu in July?!The weather’s not been that Summery yet,I suppose.Anyway…she’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut.There is strip of real bandage running vertically behind her and I found these cute heart buttons in my stash.The sentiment has been cut from a sheet of paper in the pack.

Supplies :

Image : Nurse Nancy by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Medium : Copic Ciao Markers

Papers & Card : DP Craft Creations 6 x 6 XOXO Creative Paper Pack,American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Memory Box Open Studio Die Stitched Country Borders,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,X-Cut Guillotine,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Heart Buttons and Paper Twine from my stash

 

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I couldn’t resist making a second card featuring Scotty Pan also by Digital Delights by Louby Loo in preparation for my DS2’s birthday in September .He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers and I’ve distressed him (!) with some ink.Just had to use these papers with him and after die cutting some scraps I tore the edges – what a rebel 😉 The greeting has been stamped directly onto the card base and I’ve added some wooden embellishments,which I’ve also inked a little around the edges, for a well…woodsy feel!

Supplies :

Image :  Scotty Pan also by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Sentiment : From Retro Space Stamp Set by Banana Frog (discontinued)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Antique Linen & Bundled Sage Distress Inks

Papers & Card : DP First Edition New Leaf 8 x 8 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 &  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,Big Shot

To Embellish : Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes Mushroom Leaves,Woodware Wooden Ladybirds

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

(I will count these as 2 entries per challenge)

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Always Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Shaking off the rain clouds

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.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.

Isobel – Thinking of Spring looks like she’s deep in a daydream here 🙂 She’s a beautiful New Release at Crafty Sentiments Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers then fussy cut.I decided to make a bit of a stylised scenic card and had the idea of adding a cloud shaker element.It was a bit fiddly as this die cuts a frame of the cloud and I had to line everything up!It was a process that needed thing about,that’s for sure – or maybe it’s just me 😉 But I did get there in the end 😀 I placed the die cut floral piece in the centre and added the ‘grassy’ hillocks (careful!) across the bottom.The carefully planned out sky strip was then added across the top.I chose the sequins partly because they tie in with the colours of the image and papers but also they reminded me of little raindrops waiting to fall from the clouds.As Isobel appears to be so deep in thought I added the sentiment to reflect that feeling 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Thinking of Spring by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 Value Pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,White Textured Card from Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock,Papermania Clear Acetate 12 X 12 pack,White Craft Planet Funky Foam

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies Head In The Clouds,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22,Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Sequins to fill shaker from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Layers

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Stitching – Real or Faux

The Corrosive Challenges : Lots of Layers

A Gem of a Challenge : Weather (pick any season) – Spring

Allsorts : The Great Outdoors

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes 

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge : G for Girlie

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

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

Die Cut Divas : Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Hand Coloured Image

Crafting By Designs : June Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Make It Girly

Little Red Wagon : Fit It In (I’ve inlaid the cloud die frames)

Wonderful Wednesdays : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

It Mouse-t be Your Birthday ;)

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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 adorable Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter.The flowers,fallen petals and heart on the flowerpot have all been paper pieced.The little mouse,soil and flower pot have been coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.I did apply some 3D Crystal Lacquer to his,eyes nose and the heart but it decided to be camera shy!A variety of stitch edged dies have been used to add to the cuteness.The sentiment has been stamped onto the shaped card base.A few flat back pearls and a length of grosgrain ribbon have been added as the finishing touches.Sweet 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Vase Mouse by Sasayaki Glitter

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

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

Papers & Card : DP DP My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline – Dolled Up,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock, Creative Crafting World 5 x 7 Elegant Designer Cards Petal

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Stitched Country Borders,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Grosgrain Ribbon and Flat Back Pearl from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Craft Rocket Challenges : Flower Power

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Hannah & Friends : Stitches

Star Stampz Challenge : Birthday

Inky Impressions : Die-Cuts & Flowers

Crafty Gals Corner : May Flowers

Little Red Wagon : Blooming Fun

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Add A Sentiment

Cuttlebug Mania : May Flowers

Digi Choosday Challenge : Birthday Celebration

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge : F for Furry Friends

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Just Us Girls

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy : Dies and/or Punches

Polkadoodles : Birthday Celebrations

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenges : Spring

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image

A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers

Allsorts : Happy Birthday

Hiding in my Craft Room : Feminine

My Sheri Crafts : Add Pearls or Bling

My Time to Craft : Paper Piecing

Quirky Crafts : April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

Which fairy is witch?

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I had a lovely surprise being asked to be a Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs where the challenge is Good Witch/Bad Witch.

** Huge apologies.I wrote my post a while back then forgot to schedule it.Silly me – :S **

Given the nature of the challenge I chose to  interpret this as a fairy – and a Christmas one at that!!Sadly Bildmalarna have stopped making these gorgeous stamps but I managed to pick quite a few up at Dies to Die For in their retirement sale and at Bunny Zoe’s.Unfortunately it looks like they have now sold out of this image, Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift.I’ve coloured this beauty up with Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils onto their  Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.This is what I’ve also formed the base card with and die cut the stitched holly border and sentiment from.She’s been teamed with a patchwork style piece of Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes paper.A few sequins have been sprinkled along the border and in keeping with the stitching theme stretched a length stitch edge ribbon across the bottom of the paper.The sentiment has been dotted here and there with a Sakura Stardust pen for a touch of sparkle.

Supplies :

Image : Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift by Bildmalarna

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Red Star Pen

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no.21 XXL ,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,Memory Box Poppystamps Stitched Holly Border Die,Big Shot, X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board

To Embellish : Sequins and Stich Edge Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Use your favourite stamp company carried at Bunny Zoe’s (Bilmalarna)

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge : So Fairy Cute

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Add Stitching (Hope faux given by dies counts?)

Pile It On : Stitching (Hope faux given by dies counts?)

Robyn`s Fetish : Square or Rectangle Cards

The Ribbon Girls : Any Image Challenge

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas :  Cute or Anything Goes Christmas

Hiding in my Craft Room : Blending 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use Ribbon 

Fussy and Fancy : Things With Wings

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Wings

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Bingo (Ribbon,Stitching Real or Faux,Die Cut)

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Cute Christmas

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Flowers for Mum with love

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Let’s Get Sentimental.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.

I’ve coloured up the super sweet I Love Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs  with Copic Ciao ans Sketch Markers.I dug out these fabulous papers and lots of dies along with some distressing for extra detail.The tag sentiment I stamped out and hand cut.Flat backed pearls,frilled ribbon and a little jute twine have been added to embellish.I thought this darling image would be perfect for a Mother’s Day card for my M-I-L (We celebrate in March in the UK,so I was being good and getting ahead!).But I could see this little beauty being used for so many more occasions 🙂

Supplies :

Image : I Love Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Teresa Collins Fabrications 8 x 8 Pad and past freebie Teresa Collins 6 x 6 Paper Stack from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Distress Collection 12×12 Tumbled Glass & Dried Marigold

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles,Memory Box Fringe Border Die,Marianne Design Circles,Swirl from Marianne Design Ribbon Flower 3,Impression Obsession Dies Spiral Flowers DIE042-I,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Beautiful Butterflies,Big Shot

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls & Jute Twine from stash,Pebbles Orange Ribbon

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Coloring Without Boundaries : Anything Goes

Pile It On : Homemade Embellishments (Rolled roses and butterfly)

Stamping Sensations : February  Anything Goes

Just Us Girls : Add a Tag 

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : More Than One  (3 roses and 3 pearls)

Alphabet Challenge : Y for You Choose

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Add Flowers

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz : Fantastic Florals

C.R.A.F.T. : Make Your Own Embellishments (Rolled roses and butterfly)

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Stamp

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

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Let sleeping dogs lie

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!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.

Here’s the adorable Sleeping Puppy by The East Wind.She’s been coloured with pencils for a furry effect with the obligatory shine added to her nose with a spot of white gel pen 😉 The bed and blanket have been paper pieced with extra shading and details added with more pencil colouring.I’ve made a shaped tent card by only die cutting up to the fold then embossing the rest using some stitch effect dies.The papers and stitch effect dies were chosen for that cosy home feeling and very much in keeping with that sweet snuggly pup 🙂 The ric rac fits with the soft theme and the tag is (supposed) to emulate that found dangling from many a dog’s collar.The twine tied buttons tie in with the sewing undercurrent running through the card.

Now for another drowsy pup :

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World’s Most Realistic Pyjama Case goes to…

Socks,my naughty,but sweet, Whiffie (my preferred name for my staffie x whippet!) had managed to sneak onto my bed again for a snooze on my pillows.Usually I fold my pyjamas and lay them there but as someone had already taken their place I decided to plonk them on top of her.She briefly opened a lazy eye then carried on snoring!Really,I ask you?!

Supplies :

Image : Sleeping Puppy by The East Wind

Sentiment : Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine Past Freebie Stamp Set

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution

Papers & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels,Kraft Card from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Memory Box Open Studio Die Country Stitches,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Crop-a-Dile,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Ric Rac from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine,Heart Shaped Buttons from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Pink Team ~ Love Actually

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Crafting with Dragonflies : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights  : Always Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : More Than One (3 Heart shaped buttons,2 paper pieced parts of image – not sure if that counts tho’)

Just Us Girls : Add a Tag 

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie… : Photo Inspiration 

Crafts Galore Encore : Use a Digi or Stamp

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

Imagine That’s Creative Playground  : Show Us Your Heart

Our Creative Corner : Sew and Sew

Crafting By Designs : Hearts

Crafty Creations : Hearts

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Cute/Cuddly

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 

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