Sunday, 15 July 2018

Whimsy Stamps Week 3 and Challenge #108

Hi everyone 💜

Morning, well it's the start of a new Whimsy Stamps Challenge #108, and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes', so it's really easy. So come on, grab your Whimsy stamp, dies or papers and join in with us. We'd so love to see your creations, myself and all the girls will pop by and say hi. There's a fabulous prize as well, a $15 certificate to spend in store. Woo hoo!

Click here to upload your project, and check out my lovely teamies work to inspire you.

Haven't got a Whimsy image......no problems. Whimsy have some freebie images and papers that you can download and play with, here's the link to the digital freebie page. So what are you waiting for?  There are a few do's and don'ts on our Challenge Blog, plus information on where to upload your projects. If you have any problems you can either - leave me a comment here with your email address, or email me, or message me on our facebook page.

Anyhow, I've combined my Challenge card with my normal weekly Whimsy Inspiration card with you, so it's a joint post. :)  All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



Here's What I Did
I covered the front of a top fold 5" x 7"white card blank with some pretty pink patterned paper.

The penguin image and sentiment was printed directly onto colouring card stock, and coloured with Copic pens. The coloured image was trimmed to fit the card front, then one end was die cut using a envelop edger die to create the topper.  A piece of brown card was cut using the same edger die and glued behind the topper and added the card front.

A 'hello gorgeous' sentiment was printed onto card, then trimmed and added to the card front using foam pads. To finish the card, glitter was added to the word 'happy' and enamel dots and gems were glued around the card front.

Here's What I Used 
Digital Stamp:  'Penguin Ice-Cream'
Digital Sentiment: 'Everyday Banner' and 'Say It Big'
Dies: Envelope Edger
 
Other:  5" x 7" Top Fold Card Blank. Brown Card, White Card, Neenah Card,  Copic Pens,  Foam Pads, Enamel Dots, Gems, Crystal Glitter, Secret Garden Paper Pad (Trimcraft),
 
Copic Pens: Penguin - C1, C3, C5, BV29, W0, W1, Y02, Y08, Y17 / Ice-Cream &Cone - R20, R30, R32, R35, E31.E33, E35 / Ground - W0, W1

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a day or two with more crafty inspiration for you.  Byeeeee!
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x Janine x

Craftsulove Design Team - July Card #1

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing my 1st of my July's Craftulove Design Team card with you.

So for this one I'm using some beautiful 12" x 12" double sided papers by BoBunny from their 'Early Bird' collection which is new in store. I have used 'Songbird' to cover the front of my card and a topper cut from the 'Time Flies' paper. The 'Time Flies' paper has 12 beautiful panels on it which you can cut out and use as toppers. These papers are just gorgeous. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.
 


Here's What I Did
To create my card, I covered the front with a trimmed down piece of the 'Songbird' paper, leaving a white boarder around the edge. I cut out topper from the 'Times Flies' sheet and matted this onto a piece of deep orange card, then mounted it onto the card front using foam pads. I added a little glitter to the word 'beautiful'.

Using another of the toppers I cut out 2 of the butterflies and applied glitter to the wings, then glued them in different directions onto the 'beautiful' topper.

To complete the card, I added a 3 orange enamel dots to the bottom right corner.

Available from Craftsulove

12" Paper: Songbird and Times Flies from the Early Bird Collection by BoBunny
Embellishments: 'Girl Assortment' Matt Enamel Stickers from Doodlebug Designs Inc

My Own Stash:
5" x 7"Top Fold Card Blank, Deep Orange Card, Foam Pads, Crystal Glitter,

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on the 30th with a new project/tutorial....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Friday, 6 July 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Week 2

Hi everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing a sweet digital stamp which is simply brilliant for the fishing person in your family. This beautifully drawn image is by the lovely Crissy Armstrong, and it's called 'Penguin Fishing'.
 
All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.




Here's What I Did
The image was resized and printed directly onto colouring cardstock, then coloured with Copic pens and the sky was created using blue ink, sponge and a cloud template.
 
An oval aperture was cut into the centre of a card blank front and into a piece of trimmed down blue card. The blue card was then attached to the card front. A frame was created by cutting a scalloped oval slightly larger than the aperture from white card, then using the same die that cut the card front aperture, cut inside it. Glue the frame around the aperture.
 
The coloured topper was attached to the inside front of the card blank using foam pads, then the back of card blank was glued shut. A stand was attached to the back of the card blank to enable it to stand upright
 
Here's What I Used 
Digital Stamp:  'Penguin Fishing'
 
Other:  5" x 7" Top Fold Card Blank. Blue Card, White Card, Orange Card, Neenah Card,  Oval and Scalloped Oval Layering Dies (Tonic), Embellishment Dies (Tattered Lace), Copic Pens,  Foam Pads, Colour Cloud Ink (Cosmic Shimmer - Summer Sky), Cloud Template (MFT), White Pen, Black Fineliner Pen, White Enamel Dots, Mini Heart Die (XCut)
 
Copic Pens: Penguin - C1, C3, C5, BV29, W0, W1, Y02, Y08, Y17 / Hat & Fly - RO5, R29, R32, R59, YO2, Y08, YR04, R05  / River - G000, G12, BG11, BG34 / Grass Bank - YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 / Rod & Float -E33, B000, B01, B05, C1, R29, R59 

Our new challenge #107 started on the 15th June, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

I'll see you next week with more Whimsy magic ----- TTFN!

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Whimsy Stamps - July New Release #2

Hi guys 💜

I'm here again with another digital release from Whimsy Stamps, this time I'm highlighting this little cutie. The digi stamp is called 'West Highland Terrier' and again it is drawn by my lovely friend Crissy Armstrong. Dog lovers, especially West Highland Terrier owners will love this one. it could even be used to make cards to help raise money for dog charities etc.

I coloured this little pup in with Copic pens, and kept the rest of the card clean and simply (CAS) to shown him off.

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



Here's What I Did
First I matted a 6" x 6" white card blank with a piece of 5¾" x 5¾" dark brown card. The dog and sentiment were resized and printed onto Neenah cardstock, then coloured with Copic pens. The completed image was die cut into a circle and glued to a fancy edged circle cut from bronze coloured glitter card, this was then added to the card front using foam pads.

 I added three banner tails in brown, kraft and bronze glitter card along with a few gems. To finish the card I added dots to the dog's scarf using a white pen.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp and sentiment: West Highland Terrier

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank,  Brown Card, Copic Pens, Neenah Colouring Card, Bronze Glitter Card, Kraft Card, PowerPoint; Printer, Foam Pads, Pearl Circle (Tattered Lace), XXL Double Stitched Circle Dies (Crealies), Banner Dies (MFT), Tacky Glue, Gems, White Galaxy Marker

Copics: Dog - W0, W1, E31, E33, R20, R30 / Scarf - R20, R22, R30 / Ground - W1

Our new challenge #107 started on the 15th June, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with more new release digi stamps....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Whimsy Stamps - July New Release #1

Afternoon peeps 💜

Oh wow, where has this year gone....it's seems to be be going by so quickly! On a good note it's the 1st of July....and it's new release day at Whimsy Stamps. So today I'm here to share one of the fabulous new digital stamps that's available in store - so for my card I've used Penguin Campfire drawn by one of my lovely friends, Crissy Armstrong. Isn't he the cutest penguin ever! I've team the stamp up with a digital sentiment and paper from a previous release, then everything was coloured up with Copics.

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I trimmed a piece of green card to 6½" x 6½" and a piece of navy card to 6¼" x 6¼" and attached them to the card front. Using my graphics software (I used MS PowerPoint) I imported my digital paper, then the sentiment which was recoloured white. The penguin stamp was imported over the top and resized accordingly. This was printed straight onto colouring card and trimmed to 6" x 6".

The penguin stamp was coloured using Copic pens, and then the completed topper was attached to the card front.

Please note - I did remove the white background from the digital stamp in a graphics program first.  However, you could achieve the same look by printing and cutting out the image, then layering it over the top of the printed out paper.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Penguin Campfire
Digital Paper: Starry Night
Sentiment: Say Cheese

Other: 7" x 7" White Card Blank, Navy Blue Card, Green Card, Copic Pens, Neenah Colouring Card, PowerPoint; Printer, Serif CraftArtist

Copics: Penguin - C1, C3, C5, BV29, W0, W1, Y02, Y08, Y17 / Penguin Glow - Y00, YR00 /  Fire - Y000, Y00, YR07, YR15 / Jacket - YG01, YG03, YG17 / Logs - E31, E33, E35, E37, Y00, Y08, YR00 / Stones - W1, W3, W5, Y00, Y02, YR00 / Marshmallow - RV10, RV28, Y00 / Stick - E33, E37, Y00, Y02

Our new challenge #107 started on the 15th June, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - June #2 Magic Slider Card Tutorial

Hi there 💜

Today I'm sharing a tutorial I created for the Craftulove Design Team. I was lucky enough to receive a brilliant Magic Stamping Card Die Set by Nellie Snellen to create a magic card. It was a bit of a learning curve for myself as I've never made one of these cards before.  I apologies for the length of the tutorial but I have included photos and a little video too. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful.  If you have any question please leave a comment and your email address, alternatively I will reply on here. 

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.

Product available from Craftsulove
Die: Magic Stamping Card Die Set - Heart from Nellie Snellen
Stamp: Wild For You from Lawn Fawn 
Paper Pad: Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Pastel Paper Pad from My Favorite Thing (MFT)
Embellishments: 'Girl Assortment' Matt Enamel Stickers from Doodlebug Designs Inc
Ink: 'Tuxedo Black' Memento, Black Versafine, Tea Dye Distressing Ink, Stazon Black Ink
Tools: Misti Stamping Tool
Orange Card
White Card
Acetate
15cm x 15cm Card Blank
Alcohol Pens
Narrow Double Sided Tape (NDST)
Red Liner Tape
Black Fineliner Pen


Tutorial
1. Trim a piece of white card to 26cm x 10.5cm and mark at 13cm on both sides. Place the long thin cutting die across the centre of the card at the 13cm point. Run through a die cutting machine to create the slider mount card. Remove the die and fold the card in half.
2. Using the ‘U’ shape die and ‘T’ shaped divider die, cut the shapes from the same white card.
3. Turn your slider mount card horizontally, and mark the front of the card at 6.5cm top and bottom and lightly draw a pencil line. Line the top and bottom of the heart die in the centre of the drawn line, and then run it through a die cutting machine.
4. Using NDST adhere the ‘U’ shape die cut to the inside back of the slider mount card (you may need to trim a little of each leg).

5. Place the slider mount card closed inside the Misti. Position the lion and butterfly stamp within the centre of the heart aperture. Close and press down the lid so that the stamps stick to it. Remove the slider mount card and replace it with white card. Ink up the stamps with Memento ink and stamp (do not remove the stamps from the Misti).

6. Without removing the stamps from the Misti, place a piece of acetate 9cm x 11cm inside, and stamp the images again using Stazon ink. Take care not to smudge the images. 


 7. Open the slider mount card flat and place a piece of patterned paper 10cm x 12.5cm face down on the aperture and centre it. Carefully close the card and turn it over. Insert the heart die in the aperture and trace around the inside of the heart with a pencil. Remove the die and the paper. Line up the heart shaped die with the pencil mark on the patterned paper, and run it through the die cutting machine.
8. Colour the stamped images and when finished stick the card inside the ‘U’ shaped die cut on the inside of the slider mount card.

9. Insert the T’ divider die cut through the slit in the centre of the slider mount card, then pull it all the way to the end to reveal the image. Add NDST to the 3 sides the ‘U shaped die cut and adhere the card front to it. Next add NDST around the card front of the slider mount card and marry up the coloured in image with the acetate image, and stick it down.

10. Stamp a sentiment onto the patterned paper and attach it to the front of the slider card so that both heart apertures line up. Attach a thin piece of ribbon to the pull slot in the divider card.
11. Cut a piece of orange card to 15cm x 15cm and randomly stamp the animals with distressing ink to create a background. When everything is dry adhere this to the front of a 15cm x 15cm card base. Attach the completed slider mount card using red liner tape or strong glue along with. To finish the card add 3 enamel stickers to the card front.
 
Here's a little video to show you how it works - you can just about spot me in the background :)
If the video will not play, you can view it on Youtube here.
 
Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) I'll be back next month with more fabulous products....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Whimsy Inspiration - June Week 5

Afternoon everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing an absolutely gorgeous rubber stamp called 'Mazarine  Butterfly Fairy'. The stamp is deeply etched rubber mounted on cling cushion foam, and it's available from the Whimsy Store.

I coloured this cutie using my Copic pens and kept the palette to 2 colours - lilac and aqua to tie in with the pretty patterned paper from my own stash. I hope you like it. x

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.


 
Here's What I Did
First I trimmed a piece of pretty patterned paper to fit my 6" x 6" scalloped card blank, but before sticking it to my card I added a piece of vellum 6½" x 4" to the card front. To attach the vellum I scored ¼" at both end and folded it over the patterned paper and secured it. The paper was then added to the card front. To ensure the vellum would lay flat again the card front I added a few dots of glue underneath where I knew the topper would sit.

The fairy was stamped onto colouring card, and coloured using alcohol pens then die cut into an oval. The topper was added to a slightly larger oval cut from lilac card. I added glitter to the fairy's wing and hairband, when everything was dry the topper was attached to the card front using foam pads.

To completed my card I added die cut flowers and leaves plus a sentiment cut from purple glitter card.

Here's What I Used 
Rubber Stamp: Mazarine Butterfly Fairy

Other:  6" x 6" Scalloped Card Blank. Lilac Card, Aqua Card, Neenah Card, Purple Glitter Card, Home Sweet Home Dies (Tonic), Petal Posy Dies (XCut), Branches Dies (The Works), Flower & Leaf Trio (MFT), Gerber Daisy (MFT), Embellishment Dies (Tattered Lace), Copic Pens,  Crystal Glitter, Foam Pads, Colour Cloud Ink (Cosmic Shimmer - Violet Haze), Frosty Sparkle Kiss (Creative Expressions), Promises Paper Pad (LOTV)

Our new challenge #107 started on the 15th June, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

I'll see you next week with more Whimsy magic ----- TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Whimsy Inspiration - June Week 4

Hi everyone 💜

Today I'd love to share this gorgeous little kitty drawn by the Crissy Armstrong. It's a digital stamp and is available in the digital section of the Whimsy Store.

The stamp is called 'Kitty Ballerina' and I coloured it using my Copic pens, I added a little sparkle to her tutu with some crystal glitter. I hope you like it. x

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.




Here's What I Did
First I trimmed a piece of pretty patterned paper to fit the card front, then die cut a large star into the centre of the paper. I glue a piece of pale complimentary pink paper in the centre of the card front and then attached the die cut star paper directly over the top.

I die cut another heart from pink card using the large die again, next I die cut inside the heart using a slightly smaller heart die to create a frame. The frame was glued inside the star aperture on the card front.

The Kitty Ballerina image was resized to 3.5" high (using PowerPoint software), and printed onto colouring card. The image was coloured using Copic pens and fussy cut out. Glitter was added to the kitty's tutu and then added to the centre of the star using foam pads.

The complete the card I added a die cut sentiment and a few enamel dots to the front of the card..

Here's What I Used 
Digital Stamp: Kitty Ballerina

Other: 6" x 6" White Scalloped Card Blank, Pink Card, Neenah Card, Copic Pens, Heart Dies (Sizzix), 'Make a Wish' Die (Make & Cut), Crystal Glitter, Foam Pads,  'Romance & Roses' Paper Pad (LOTV), Enamel Dots, Gem

Copics: Kitty - E31, E33, E51 / Tutu - RV000, RV02, RV10, RV13

Our new challenge #107 started on the 15th June, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

I'll see you next week with more Whimsy magic ----- TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Friday, 15 June 2018

Whimsy Inspiration Wk 3 and Challenge Post

Hi everyone 💜

Morning, well it's the start of a new Whimsy Stamps Challenge #107, and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes', so it's really easy. So come on, grab your Whimsy stamp, dies or papers and get joining. We'd so love to see your creations and all the girls will pop by and say hi...plus you there's the opportunity to win a $15 certificate to spend in store. As of next month I will be the new Whimsy Challenge Blog co-ordinator - how exciting is that. I've never done anything like it before, but in my professional life I used to work as a Secretary and as an Office Administrator, so hopefully those skills will help make me super organised. Well hopefully :p

Click here to upload your project, and check out my lovely teamies work to inspire you.

Haven't got a Whimsy image......no problems. Whimsy have a few freebie images and papers that you can download and play with, here's the link to the digital freebie page. So what are you waiting for? 

Anyhow, I've combined my Challenge card with my weekly Whimsy Inspiration card with you, so it's a joint post. :)  All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.


 
 

Here's What I Did
I covered the front and base of a pre-scored easel card with black and white striped paper to reflect the gorgeous zebra by Crissy Armstrong.  Next I re-sized the image then printed it onto colouring card and die cut it into a circle. I printed the zebra, bird and flower again on to scrap paper and cut them out, I used this to create a mask. Using the mask I covered all the main features and added the cloud using ink and a cloud template (my favourite thing to do). When the sky was dry I coloured the image with Copic pens and added it to a die cut black circle which was then glued on the front of the easel card.

The word 'hello' was printed onto white card and die cut with a label die, this was matted onto a slightly larger label cut from black card - this was used as the easel card stopper.

To echo the red flower in the image, red die cut flowers with gems in the centre were added to the card base  To finish the card glitter was added to the flower centre.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamps: 'Spring Zebra'
Digital Sentiment: 'Say It Big'

Other:  Pre-Scored Easel Card Blank, Copics, Black Card, White Card, Red Card, Neenah, Monochrome Paper Pad (Hunkydory), PowerPoint; Printer, Pearl Circle Dies (Tattered Lace), XXL Stitched Circle Die (Crealies), Camellia - Complete Petals (Creative Expressions), Gem, Label Dies (The Works), Mini Butterfly Punch, Colour Cloud Ink - Summer Sky (Cosmic Shimmer), Mini Cloud Stencil (MFT), Crystal Glitter

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a day or two with more crafty inspiration for you.  Byeeeee!
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x Janine x

Craftsulove Design Team - June Card #1

Morning guy 💜

For this post I'm wearing my Craftulove Design Team Hat on...and yes, it's my first post for them ever. How excited am I!!

So for today's card I've used 'Wild For You' stamps from Lawn Fawn, 6" x 6" 'Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Pastel' Paper Pad from My Favorite Thing (MFT), 'Girl Assortment' matt enamel dots from Doodlebug Designs Inc, and finally Scalloped Circle Layering Dies from Tonic Studios.  The rest of the products I used are from my own stash, unless mentioned below..

I loved working with this stamp set; all the little animals are so cute and they stamp brilliantly. Once stamped they were so easy to colour as there's lots of open space. I teamed the completed scene with some bright green dotty paper from the pad, which have the most gorgeous colours inside. 

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
To create my card I covered the front of a scalloped card base with green dotty paper, leaving a white boarder around the edge.

To create the scene - a circle was die cut from colouring card and I worked out how I wanted my layout to be. Next the crocodile was stamped low down in the centre of the circle. The crocodile was then stamped onto scrap paper to create a mask, this was used to cover the croc up on the colouring card. The rest of the characters were then stamped over the top along with the sentiment with the help of my stamping tool. 

I created masks for the rest of the animals and covered everything up, I added blue ink around the characters and along the edge. When all the ink was dry, the masks were removed. Using alcohol pens all the characters were coloured in.

To complete the picture I stamped, coloured and cut out 2 party hats and glued them on the heads of both elephants. The completed topper was attached to a die cut green scalloped circle and added to the card front using foam pads. To finish the card 3 bright pink matt enamel stickers and a little glitter were added to the card front.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp: Wild For You from Lawn Fawn 
Paper Pad: Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Pastel Paper Pad from My Favorite Thing (MFT)
Embellishments: 'Girl Assortment' Matt Enamel Stickers from Doodlebug Designs Inc
Dies: Scalloped Circle Layering Dies from Tonic Studios
Ink: 'Tuxedo Black' Memento 
Tools: Misti Stamping Tool

My Own Stash:
6" x 6" Scalloped Card Blank, Green Card, Alcohol Pens, Neenah Colouring Card, Foam Pads,  Circle Die, Crystal Glitter,

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on the 30th with a new project/tutorial....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x