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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Jack & Ginger celebrate a life time!

Hi, Finally something other than christmas, don't get me wrong, I adore the big build up, but there's only so many crimbo cards you can do. Like everyone else - I vow to start early next year.
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This gorgeous stamp is one from Janice at good ole Sir Stampalot
She gave it to me at the beginning of December, but have only just got round to making a sample.
I think they look a lovely couple & just hope that's Darren & Me in the distant future!!!
Saying that we're halfway there - Darren's hair line is very similar as is my bottom LOL
I only hope I have done it justice.
I have also entered this for the cupcake craft challenge which has a celebration theme
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Thanks for looking & hope you all have a very good christmas.
Big Xmas hugs
Fleur
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Monday, 21 December 2009

A special card for Grandma

Here is the card I made for Mackenzie's grandparents.
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I made a easel card using one of my fave pics from last winter and my new Inkadinkado snowflake stamps.
Papers are MME.
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Mackenzie went riding in the snow on Saturday, Which was fun - but very very cold.
Her poor feet were like blocks of ice.
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She did come away with a new rosette to add to her collection.
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Thanks for looking
Big Christmas Hugs Fleur
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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Crimbo card

Just a quick post today,
Here's another christmas card to show.
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Hugs Fleur

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Preparing Rudolph & Create4fun challenge

Hi everyone, here's a very late night/early morning post.
I had a go at making an easel card - it was pretty easy to master.
I have entered this for the easel card challenge over at Create4fun
I got this stamp with Mackenzie in mind - she loves Rudolph! Not sure if I think the finished card is too grown up for her though, she's only 7 but in many ways is quite grown up  herself.  I'm sure she'll love it, cause she's still my "little" girl and loves all the things I make. She's going through a "not too pink" stage too, so I felt more in my comfort zone doing these colours anyway and still loving the distressed look.
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Thanks for looking
Big Xmas Hugs
Fleur
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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

A few christmas cards.

Hello everyone, hope your christmas preperations are well under way!
Haven't been posting lately, because I've been busy making cards in bulk!
Did have a great day at Sir Stampalot demo day on saturday - very inspirational & great to see some good friends.
Here are a few of the cards I've been busy with:
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This is the outside of one of the cards - I borrowed this idea (most sincere form of flattery) from Lou check out her blog it is soooo inspirational.
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this is what the cute little image looks like on the inside.
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Another idea I borrowed from another friend Debbie is to use the gorgeous set "lovely as a tree"  very versatile set from Stampin Up - (hope you don't mind Debbie) Take a look at her blogs, both very inspirational, she is a stampin up demonstrator so pop over and take a look at A few stamps more
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Another couple of quick cards I made for a friends daughters - not too sure if I'm happy with them, hope she likes them though!
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Better get back to doing some more cards - be back soon.

Thanks for looking
Big xmas hugs Fleur
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Thursday, 3 December 2009

A few card samples & mini note book

Just a quick post to show a few more of my samples for Sir Stampalot
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If you're in the Peterborough area on Saturday 5th December
why not call in and see 7 very talented ladies from the design team demonstrating their skills.
10 am - 4pm
Be there!!!
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Thanks for looking
Hugs Fleur
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Monday, 30 November 2009

Magnolia challenge - week 35 - Martine's sketch

This week over at Just Magnolia there is a great sketch by Martine,
I have flipped the sketch as I had a blank corner, so thats where I wanted to put my sentiment tag.
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I have used :
Magnolia stamps -Tilda with arms full of presents, wrapped christmas presents & christmas text background,
sizzix - Hello Kitty "daisies" & "leaves",
Papers - MME "gingerbread lane" & Magnolia "silent Night"
MS Doily punch,
Versa color cubes - Bamboo, Pinecone, Old rose, Olive, Bisque, Scarlet & Umber.
Shoelaces, brads, pompom (on hat) & charm from stash.
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I am also sending this to Sir Stampalot as a sample, all of my items came from this super shop!
Thanks for looking
Hugs Fleur
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Friday, 27 November 2009

An award from Chris!

Whoopy! I have been sent my very first award from the Chris,
Pop over to her fantastic blog Always about colour to see her beautiful creations!
Thank you so much Chris for thinking of me!
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Once you accept this award you must do the following:

Thank the sender for nominating you.

Make sure you link to the person that nominated you.
Nominate 7 creative bloggers
Copy the logo onto your blog.
List 7 interesting things about yourself.
Post lincs to their blog
Leave a comment for each letting them know of their nomination
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Here's 7 things you may find interesting about me:

I love my family - even more than craft.

I'm absolutely terrified of  moths.

I wear my heart on my sleeve (big time)

I love spending time with my crafting friends.

I hardly ever go to bed before midnight.

I love smelly candles.

Autumn is my very favourite season.
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Here's 7 creative bloggers (in no particular order)









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There are many more Great Bloggers I would've loved to send this award to!
I didn't send it to my friend's who have also received it from Chris!
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Thanks Chris - Big Hugs Fleur
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Thursday, 26 November 2009

TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS - DEBBIE'S SKETCH

This week over at Truly Scrumptious my friend Debbie has created the sketch for the challenge.
I'd be in big trouble if I didn't have a go!!!
The sketch was great & came just at the right time for me as my Mum wanted me to make her crimbo cards, I'd done the reindeer in a circle and just couln't find a suitable sketch, until I saw Debbie's.
Now Debbie is very girly & love sparkles - i'm not very confident with glitter, but I gave it a go!
Not completly sure if it's my style - but it's quite traditional & I am sure will suit my Mum!
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The flourish in the corner is stamped then glittered - picture doesn't show it to well, but there is glitter there - Honest Debbie!
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Hugs Fleur
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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

A couple more for Sir Stampalot

Just another quick post to show you a couple more of the cards I made for Sir Stampalot
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Stamp - Penny Johnson - Bird & Bear,
Sentiment - Rachelle Anne Miller - sentiments 1,
Versacolor,
Sizzix - Hello Kitty - "daisies"
Daisy bucket papers
MS - Valentine Hearts edge punch.
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Stamps - Rachel Anne Miller - "sweet things"  "home sweet home" & sentiments 1,
Versacolor,
Nestabilities - circles,
Sizzix bunting ( scraps of paper placed on ends of penants )
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Thanks for looking
Hugs Fleur xXx


Friday, 20 November 2009

Magnolia & Allsorts challenges

I made this card for sir stampalot & thought it would work with this weeks masking challenge over at Just Magnolia
Also I have entered it for Allsorts challenge which is a christmas song & I have chosen "Little Donkey"

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I have used :
Christmas text background & Buck the straw donkey, I think he's great!
Papers MME gingerbrread lane
Versa color
Ms doily edge punch
Sizzix snowflake & architectural accents
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Thamks for looking Hugs Fleur
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Thursday, 19 November 2009

First DT cards for Sir Stampalot

Good evening all - sorry there have been no posts lately and that this just a short one.
Recently Janice from Sir Stampalot asked me to join their design team.
Of course I accepted - very proud!
Here are my first cards I made for them.
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Thanks for looking
Hugs Fleur
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Monday, 9 November 2009

Wedding Day

A quick post just to show the card I made for my freinds Anne & Richards wedding.
I also did their invitations, favours and table plan - will show these later.
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Her Matron of Honour wore dark purple, so I used this in the colour scheme.
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sorry picture not straight, and a little dark. I didn't finish card until morning of the wedding so it was a quick photo.
Thanks for looking,
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 Hugs Fleur
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Friday, 6 November 2009

Happy Birthday Avril & Magnolia Distressing challenge

Today is another friend's birthday.
Happy Birthday Avril xxx
Here is the card I made for her, I have combined it with the Magnolia challenge which is destressing.

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I have used:
Magnolia - Jam Tilda,
K&Co papers,
X-cut Punch - Pop up butterfly,
MS punch - Doily edge,
Stampin up punch - Boho Blossoms,
Stampin up sentiment - circle of friends,
Brads from stash.
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I've got to do a wedding card for tomorrow
(Why I leave things until the last minute, I don't know. Especially when I am so particular about being places early, I consider myself late if I'm not 10 minutes early - if that makes sense)
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Thanks for looking
Hugs Fleur
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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Happy Birthday Nicola

Today is my Friend Nicola's birthday.
Happy Birthday Nicola xxx
Here is her card.

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I have used:
Sarah Kay stamp - Time for apple pie,
K&Co  paper,
My NEW Martha Stewart - Flourish edge (boy, was that difficult to get hold of)
Brads & twill from stash
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Thanks for looking!
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Hugs Fleur
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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Sarah Kay - Celebrations!!!

I had a bit of a challenge set for me this week,
a friend's mother asked me to make her a card, the criteria was, it needed to include -
Happy 65th, Sister, Retirement & Gardenenig.
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I was a little unsure of what image would be most suitable, but when I saw "Elodie in her garden" stamp I thought she looked perfect.
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I hope that she's happy with the card & that it covers all the celebrations!
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I have used:
Sarah Kay stamp - Elodie in her garden,
Daisy bucket papers - Playful petals,
Sizzix - Architectural accents,
Inkadinkado - Dot flourishes,
Tim Holtz distress ink - Old paper (I love it)
Stampin up punch - Boho blossoms,
X-cut punch - Flower,
Stampin up congrats sentiment - "let the relaxation begin"
Stampin up yummy sentiment - "with love"
Other sentiments - computer
Brads, charm & button from stash!
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Thanks for looking

Hugs Fleur
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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Tilda candle

Hi everyone, tonight Mackenzie and I have had a go at decorating a candle.
Here's my first ever attempt! Hopefully with practice they will get better.
It's really easy and would make great gifts at xmas for teachers etc.
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The candle went a bit bumpy, where the wax melted too much.
But I'm still fairly impressed with my first attempt!!!
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To view Mackenzie's candle click here she would love any comments!
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Thanks for looking
Hugs Fleur
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Baby Girl - sugar bowl challenge week 22 - Kathy's sketch + lace

The challenge over at THE SUGAR BOWL is a great sketch by Kathy,
you must include lace.
I have used a sweet stamp that has been in my stash for ages and not been used,
so I thought I'd get it inked up!
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I have used:
Sugar nellie stamp - Tiny the baby bunny,
paper - PM,
stampin up - sentiment "circle of friendship"
SU punches - word window, three flowers & 1" circle
Woodware - border punch,
lace, brads, flowers & charm from stash
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Thanks for looking & happy crafting
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Hugs Fleur
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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Magnolia challenge, week 28 - Martine's sketch

My second post of the day!!!
This weeks challenge is a great sketch by Martine
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I have used:
Magnolia - Horse riding Tilda,
Paper - PM secret garden,
Stampin up - border punch & sentiment (short & sweet set)
flower punch.
Brads and twill from stash.
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Thanks for looking.
Hugs Fleur
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Birthday Boy

Happy Sunday everyone.
Mackenzie had a party to go to for one of her school "boy" friends.
As always (& like many crafters) I find it difficult to make cards for boys.
But also feel a bit of a cheat if I buy one instead.
So here goes!
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It's a bit plain, but I get stuck when it comes to embelishing a card for a boy!
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I have used:
Magnolia - Edwin with bicycle (kindly on loan from Avril)
paper - PM
Sentiment - Stampin up, circle of friendship
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Hope he likes it!
Hugs Fleur
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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Autumn leaves - Truly scrumptious challenge

The challenge over at
is a great sketch by Mina.
The theme is Autumn - my absolute fave season!
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I have used :
Magnolia stamp - So spooky Tilda with wooden broom,
Those gorge cosmo cricket papers - Mr Campy,
leaf punch
coloured in with aqua pen and versacolor cubes.
The strips of paper have been scrunched up & inked (love the look this creates)
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Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Fleur xXx

Monday, 19 October 2009

Happy Birthday Crafty Lou.

Today it's Crafty Lou's (little) birthday
Hope you have a great day!
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I have used:
Belles and Whistles - Tania Baking,
Great Immpressions - Cooking Background,
Nestabilites - Blossom,
Branch punch.
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Thanks for looking!
Hugs Fleur
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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Just Magnolia - Bright & Zingy / Cupcakes craft challenge - Buttons & Stitching

I have combined 2 challenges this week
They want bright & zingy, luckily I'd just got some gorgeous "colourful christmas" paper by MME
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http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2009/10/week-61buttons-stitching.html
They want Buttons & Stitching, I have hand-stitched Tilda's mittens & bootlaces - I hope this counts!!!
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I have used:
MME double sided paper - Colourful christmas (I really have to get the full pad)
Stampin up - circle of friendship (very versatile set)
Matte button - pumpkin
Magnolia - Waiting Tilda
white pom poms from stash.
Coloured in with aqua pen using versacolor.
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Thanks to Rach for pointing me in the right direction of her "outside nestie's" tutorial
Thanks for looking
Hugs Fleur
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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Sir Stampalot Challenge

Hi everyone,  Janice from http://www.sirstampalot.co.uk/ has given me a challenge.
She gave me a Tina Wenke stamp - "thinking of you" and asked me to have a go at some samples.
There's only so many colours you can use for a raccoon so I hope I have done him/her justice!!!
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I have used:
 mainly versacolor & twinkling h2o's to colour,
bazzill basics paper,
MME - laundry line,
Daisy Bucket paper,
Sentiments - Hero Arts - "thoughtful,
Nestabilites,
Magnolia - goblin branch,
Inkadinkado - dot flourishes.
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Sorry not brilliant pics!!!

Hope Janice likes them.
Thanks for looking
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Saturday, 10 October 2009

Just Magnolia - Mina's sketch

Afternoon all. I hope everyone's having fun.
This week the challenge over at Just Magnolia is a great sketch by Mina,
I loved using this sketch and I'm sure I will use it lots more.
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I have used;
Magnolia stamp - Tilda with broom (again kindly on loan from crafty Lou),
MME papers - wild asparagus,
MS border punch - doily,
Leaf punch,
coloured in using aqua pen & versacolor cubes,
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Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Fleur
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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Just Magnolia challenge week 25 - handmade flower

This weeks Magnolia challenge is to use handmade flowers.
I have used 8 daisies Layered up to make 1 flower
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I have used:
Martha Stewart - doily punch
Dovecraft 2" daisy punch
Papers - stampin up
Branch - Sizzix
Sentiment - Hero arts "it's your day"
Magnolia stamp - Jam Tilda
Magnolia sideboard - kindly loaned from Crafty Lou -Thanks tons.
check out her blog
her creations are amazing!
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Thanks for looking
Hugs Fleur
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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today Darren and I have been married 15 happy years.
Here is the card I made for him!
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I have used:
Sarah Kay - first kiss,
papers, cosmo cricket - mr campy
(I love this paper and had palpations when it came to cutting it, but I decided it was staying in the family and that Darren was worth it. LOL)
sentiment - hero arts clear stamps.
punches - stampin up.
nestabilities - circle.
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Thanks for looking!
Hugs Fleur
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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

A little extra

Hi everyone.
Here is a simple gift I made as an extra, for a friend's birthday.

I have used:
stampin up - papers and tree stamp.
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Friday, 25 September 2009

Magnolia challenge - week 24 grey, pink & optional black

This week JUST MAGNOLIA have a great challenge.
Use Grey & Pink and an option to use Black
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I have used:
Magnolia - cooking Tilda with wooden spoon (my new favourite)
Grey stripe paper - MME wild asparagus
Pink paper - PM basic pastel
Black paper - PM classic christmas
Sentiment - Stampin up Short & sweet
MS doily punch
woodware flower punch
&
branch punch
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Thanks for looking
Fleur
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