Scrapping Favorite Colors

Captured Harvest

Hello Maja fans!  It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest page design using some of my favorite Maja papers.  I don’t know about you but I personally have certain favorite color combinations I like to use and one of them is Plums/Purples/Greens.  That’s why Ska vi ta en Fika? is a collection I go back to again and again when I’m scrapping a page design.

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I used three papers from this collection:  Favoriter (both front and backside), En Kopp Te, and Soders Hojder.  I used Favoriter as the matting/frame paper, cutting out the inside and using the backside for the creamy banner piece I used behind the photo.  I used Soders Hojder for matting the photo and for the circle accents and I used En Kopp Te-bs as the main background paper.

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I used a Dusty Attic chipboard as a corner accent on this page.  I first painted it with Gesso to give it a good base for my color tints.  Then I inked the chipboard with Ingvild Bolme’s Moss Green and Branch Bark inks.

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I made the banner design by using the backside of the ‘Favoriter’ paper, cutting a strip and cutting a ‘V’ grove into the bottom of it.  I like to do a little machine stitching to my cut outs to give them a nice finish.  I also used a circle stamp (a design by Janene Meyerowitz) on the Soders Hojder paper and cut little circle accents for my page design.

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I always like to added a little texture to my page designs, for this one I used a Crafter’s Workshop stencil called ‘Mini North Star’ with some home made texture paste.  I finished the look with some coordinating green adhesive pearls.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post as much as I enjoyed creating it! I made this page using products from a page kit package from The Scrapbook Diaries, you can get your page kit with a video tutorial with step by step instructions on how I made up this page by visiting their store.   Thanks for stopping by the Maja Design blog today!

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Little Princess

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did….

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I used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. The resins are from Prima,& the flowers are Prima & Petaloo. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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Shows some distressed layers,punch work & hand stitching…

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I used picket fence crackle on most of the chipboard….

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Here is my next LO,using Vintage Autumn Basics & Fika Collections

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,I also used Dusty Attic’s sketch for Sept. Here are some closeups of detail…

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Garden 2014

Hello,today I am doing a extra post,to give Heather some well deserved me time. Heather & I both love to Scrapbook, and we also share, the love of gardening. So as I was working on this, I was thinking that Heather must be seeing the first signs of Spring, as I am seeing the first signs of fall.I have a huge yard,so I like to use large foliage plants. My garden colors are in all shades of green,purples oranges & yellow. I asked Heather what her garden colors were, & like me Heather has her greenery,but uses pinks,white & blues for her pops of color…..

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I used the Walking in the Forrest Collection….

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, here are some closeups of detail…..

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I did some ripping,distressing & hand-stitching.I also did some stencil work using TCW confetti (6×6) & Viva  modelling cream…..

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I inked all the edges of the paper, with vintage photo, distress stain. I also used the stain on the fence,& chicken wire……

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I painted the foliage with DA forrest paint,& once that dried, I applied TA lime twist & olive, I used chestnut liquid pearls for the berry’s.Most of the flowers are Petaloo,the orange roses are Prima.

Here are some more close ups….

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The butterflies are from LittleScrapShop….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look…….Rachelle

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My cup of tea… and a bunch of cards

It’s been a long nice summer with lots of scrapping. For some reason I always scrap the most during hot summers. A bit odd maybe, but that’s the way it is. Today I’m going to share  some of my creations that has come to life during the summer. First a new layout with my precious Joel…
I absolutely adore the blues of the Coffee In The Arbour collection. They are lovely. I have used Enjoying The Moment, Butterflies Are Free, Blueberry Cupcake, Lovely Weather, White Daisies, Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee and Delicious Moments for this layout.joel_All chipboard are from Scrap FX. The white lace comes from my mother’s huge 16th century chest filled with fabric. It’s a goldmine! Bird by Tim Holtz, flowers from Petaloo, Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. Bling from Prima, all dies used are from Spellbinders.
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When people ask me how I take my coffee my usual response is “intravenously”. There’s simply no such thing as out of coffee in my house. I can’t even remember that I’ve ever ran out of it since I moved out from my parents house. :) This delightful beverage is not to take lightly…

When the new Coffee In The Arbour collection was released it was a continuation of the beloved Fika series. I discovered that I couldn’t create anything with the new collection without dragging out the old one. So here’s a little tribute card to my favourite brown papers of the Fika collection…kaffe

The card was made as a little funny reminder to a friend who claims he will show up for coffee but never does… :)
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I have used Nestabilities and Sizzix dies for the frame and swirls. Flowers, pearls and leaves by Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. kaffe3And here’s what the inside looks like.

A friend of mine gave birth to her third child in late July and I made her this card…amandaI’ve used the Coffee In The Arbour collection…amanda2The small alpha pearls were found in a bargain bin on Michael’s a couple of years ago. Flower, ribbon and leaves by Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. The little frame has been cut out from a Melissa Frances package, using a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die. Chipboard by Scrap FX, bowknot and metal heart from LSS.amanda3Here’s a glimpse of the inside. Aren’t these papers to die for? Pure love. I’ve used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch for the border and cut out the heart by hand.

Here’s a very feminine birthday card that I made for my mil…lenaI’ve used the Vintage Summer Basics collection by Maja Design. lena2All flowers, doily and ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts.lena3And a look on the inside…The border is actually made with a paper scrap from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…

I don’t remember creating that many cards in such a short period of time in years. So here comes another one. A bit of a cheerful one, made with the Coffee In The Arbour collection.britt1I’ve used Nestabilities dies for the frame. Flowers are a mixture of Prima, Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. The seam binding has been coloured with Distress Stain Bundled Sage.britt2And a little close up…britt3And a look on the inside.

And finally. A little boy birthday card for cute Anton that turned two this week. antonI’ve used the Vintage Spring Basics collection and some Fika for the front page…anton2Flowers, doily, trim and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. The pearls are from my neverending roll of pearls that I bought on the wedding department at Michael’s a couple of years ago.anton3Ups. Some Vintage Summer Basics and Coffee In The Arbour also found it’s way into this card.

I hope you got inspired. Until next time!

Jenny

Butterfly Kisses

Hello,today I am here to share with a few projects, I did a couple extra,as my son’s wanted me to Scrap for a wedding they were attending. Here is the first one using a photo of my oldest son getting lots of Butterfly Kisses……

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I used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection….

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the Butterflies are from LittleScrapShop & the flowers are Prima & Petaloo

Here are some closeups of detail…..

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Shows distressed,hand stitched layers & a flower cluster using prima roses,petaloo flowers & Angelica’s beautiful butterfly…..

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I used TH Vintage Photo Stain on all the chipboard,then inked the edges using a dark brown ink pad….

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My dogs are Papillon’s (butterflys),so that is where I came up with the title,as you can see that my oldest son is getting lots of butterfly kisses…

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I glued some seed beads in the film strip…

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Here is my next project,a canvas using the Vintage Summer Basics Collection

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I used 1912,1915,&1891. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the flowers are Petaloo & Prima,the metal is from Prima & Websters. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did some distressed hand stitched layers & some stencil work using The Crafter Workshop Art is & Viva Modelling cream….

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I stained all the chipboard with TH distress stain (tea dye & Vintage photo),then applied a coat of rock candy crackle.Once that dried I dried brushed on some white paint,& rubbed it in using my fingers. I used picket fence crackle on the feathers & chestnut liquid pearls on the dangling part of the dream catcher.

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Now for the fun part,embellishing the dream catcher. I did some stencil work behind it,wrapped some prima wire thread around the circle part. I then finished embellishing it using,seed beads,beads,bottle cap,jump rings & flower clusters. I love both of the DA dream catchers,so much fun to work with….

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This is my next project,using the CreaDiem Collection. My middle son was a grooms man,this past weekend & bought a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne,for a gift. He asked me to scrapbook the box,so this is how it turned out…

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,Butterflies,flowers & stick pins are from LittleScrapShop. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I used something old & something new on the box,some of the rub ons,stickers & the hearts used in the cluster have been sitting in my room for years.The box the champagne came in is black,so that is why I decided to use this collection.Here are some closeups of detail….

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Of course,because I did the altered box for DD,I had to make a wedding card for Tandri,as he was attending the same wedding. I used the Fika Collection….

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic & the roses are from LittleScrapShop…

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The inside of the top part of the card,with a pocket to insert a gift of cash…

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The bottom part of the inside of the card,I left space for Tandri to write…

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The back of the card,I also used lots of old rub on’s on this card. Thank you so much for taking the time to look…Rachelle

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Rich and Colorful Envelope and TAG

Hello all you wonderful followers of Maja Design. A very very warm welcome here to our blog .Today I have created an envelope and a tag to show you .  The envelope is simply made from paper, cut and glued to hold the shape, with a matching TAG to pop inside the envelope .

WISHING YOU lots of everything WONDERFUL  xoxTag and envelope by Heather Jacob      I embellished the tag with chipboard , ribbon, blooms and leaves . This envelope and tag is for some friends of ours who have just moved into their new home. Their children are now all adults and married so they decided to down size .  Their new home has a very pretty established garden with deep blue and white blooms  …  Tag in an envelope by Heather Jacob …. number 15  …..Envelope and Tag by Heather Jacob Their new house number is ….15 ….. We  Bought a beautiful large Fern in a ceramic pot for them and popped this tag and envelope with it as a gift to celebrate their new Home . They were very happy, and received it with love and joy .Tag by Heather Jacob    Full front view of my embellished tag . Tag details back view by Heather Jacob      I always love to embellish the back of my tags and leave room to write a message for my friends …  tag details by Heather Jacob    Tag details by Heather Jacob     I added  this little cluster of embellies on the envelope to add interest and contrast to the gingham paper … I truly love the richness of this collection and the feel of nature it gives … Maja Design collection used ……. FIKA  … Bjornbarskakar, bs, Babarssylt – bs, Vaffia m bjornbarssylt, bjornarsrvtor, Hemma hos mig . thanks so much for looking at my work and for taking time to leave me some words to breathe into my soul  . Big hugz to each of you .1 my signature

Enjoy

Hello,here is a card I made using the June Mood Board & the new Collection “Coffee in Arbour ”

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From the Mood Board I used: the Coffee in the Arbour Collection,coffee,fresh colors,flourish,summer,checked,here & now,eyelets,paint,flowers,Enjoy this moment,homemade,recipe,sweet,water color & the quote.Coffe-in-the-Arbour-P

From the Coffee in the Arbour Collection,I used:butterflies are free-BS,blueberry cupcake,blueberry cupcake-BS,lovely weather,lovely weather-BS,delicious moments,Grandma’s old porcelain & a BS of a label. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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Shows distressed layers,using some corrugated paper & burlap in my layers. I used TA chalkboard decadence on the wordlet,then inked the edges using a brown ink pad…..

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I used decadence TA on the frame part of the frame,& a dark brown marker for the vine part. On the leaves I used DA forrest acrylic paint, then DA crackle varnish & once the crackle dried,I dry painted on some DA crushed olive acrylic paint….( I dip my brush into the paint, then brush onto a piece of paper,then onto the leaves)..2bcfd795-2cb8-41a6-9181-4c746fd56875_zpsf66ba626

 The flowers used are from Petaloo & the burlap is prima….

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Shows some punch work & hand stitching….

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I covered the pot & cups with grandma’s old porcelain paper,then applied a coat of clear varnish….

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I used the frayed pieces of burlap in my flower cluster….Enjoying the Moment from one of the BS’s of the labels…Here is the inside of the card….

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On this side I used here & now…

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A close up of framed diecut & pot & cup….

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This is where I used the quote,making it look like a recipe. I love this quote, & with Erlendur getting in his snow mobile accident,& recovering from a brain injury, I realize that I can not go back & wish this did not happen,nor can I wonder what his future will be. I am so lucky that I have both my scrapbooking & gardening, to keep me busy every day,making some thing beautiful!!!

Here is a fun LO I did using the Vintage Spring Collection

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From the Vintage Spring Basics I used,1st of March,3rd of April,3rd of April BS,6th of March,2nd of April,5th of April,5th of April-BS & a BS of a Label…The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic.

 Here are some close ups of detail….

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lI left some of the chipboard raw,except for inking the edges using a brown ink pad,to bring out the brown in the paper….

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On the rest of the chipboard I altered,by painting one # denim,then the next yellow.I then stamped them using the opposite colour. Once that dried I applied a coat of crackle, I let the crackle dry,then rubbed in some white paint,using my finger to tone down the color. I then inked all the edges of the chipboard,using a brown ink pad…

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The flowers used are from Petaloo…

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Here is a canvas I did using the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection & the Fika Collection…

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From the Vintage Autumn Basics I used:No.VIII-BS, No.XII-BS, No XIV-BS,No.XI, &No.XV

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From the Fika Collection I used: Soders hojder-BS, Mandelka-BS….The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some close ups of detail…

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A close up showing,the seahorse (I did a simple tut at the end of this post). I cut holes in the paper,distressed the edges,then glued the fish net in between 2 pieces of paper. I then hand stitched,the piece together. Once I completed my hand stitching I weaved the tread through the stitches,then added some beads.I painted on some Viva Modeling Cream (Champagne) onto the fish net & glued on some more seed beads..

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I painted the frame,trim,flourish,foliage,& mini words with a coat of clear rock candy crackle & once that dried I applied a coat of LuminArte’ Stargazer….I used the Stargazer on all the chipboard,but on the Seahorse I applied the LuminArte’ then the crackle,I am amazed how the color changed so much, by doing the opposite!!

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The netting used is from some old Halloween decorations….

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Shows distressed layers of paper & layers of chipboard….

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The mauve flowers are prima & the blue are Kaiser Craft…

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Peek

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s . The first one I used the Beautiful Fika Collection.

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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The flowers & berries are Petaloo…

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Here is my next LO using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection…..

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. I also used Nadia’s June Sketch for Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Berry Delight

welcome and thanks so much for popping in to Maja Design Blog. Today I have a layout showcasing the Fika collection.   These bold, rich and velvety colors are perfect for my photograph of berries. The richness in color and the flavour of berries makes my mouth water .       Berry Delight Heather Jacob - Berry delight          I decided to use white cardstock as my foundation and splash some rich purple ink on two corners and layer it with a circle mask using moulding paste . Again I have built up my layers with tags , chipboard and brads .I wanted to leave this quite simple in design as my desire was to keep the main focus on the photograph and allow the eye to scale the rich color in the papers, and drink in the richness of the berries . I rarely do purple in my work but since I discovered FIKA , I just love to use these colors.heather Jacob - Delight      I love the rich and juicy berries in season at the moment here in Australia. I delight in the sensation as they burst into an explosion of juicy flavor in my mouth.  My husband and I make healthy Berry smoothies. We use Almond milk, all types of berries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries,  whatever we have in the fridge, and a tiny scoop of Protein powder. Totally yummo and refreshing. !!!! Nature provides us with pure perfection. Heather Jacob - Delight        as usual here are my layers showcasing the magical way Fika blends and harmonises with all the elements.heather Jacob - Delight        I dribbled some of my left over thread from my stitching and random stamping over my kraft tag ….. Maja Design collection used. FIKA Collection … Mandelkaka m Plommon, bs, Hemgjord Saft , Sockerkaka, bs,   Havrerutor – bs…..

Until we meet again take care and happy scrapping . Bye for now xHeather-signature

 

 

Bits and Pieces

Hello Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

If you’re a paper freak like me, you won’t just throw away even a small scrap of paper even if you have a thousand sheets (and you know I have, you’ve seen my room ;) ). Today I’d like to show you my favourite way of using up those bits to create fun cards – the patchwork background! :)

All you need are punches or dies – I use mostly squares, rectangles and triangles – and bits of papers :)

mdpatch10Then take a piece of cardstock trimmed to the size you need and arrange your pieces – I always start from the middle and go sidewards, glueing them down as I go, then turn the paper over and cut off all the ends that stand out.

mdpatch11You can go very simple:

mdpatch6…just take your pieces of papers and arrange them on a larger piece:

mdpatch7Or you can go a little more complicated:

mdpatch1…arranging your rectangular pieces into a floor-like design:

mdpatch2You can use large or small pieces…

mdpatch4…arranging them just any way you like! Here I put them diagonally:

mdpatch5If you like, you can also sew the pieces through to get a really nice fabric-like look:

mdpatch8mdpatch9Patchwork gives you so much opportunities and so much fun! And you can use really tiny scraps, combine patterns from many collections and create your own custom patterned background :)

mdpatch0Supplies:

Maja Design papers: scraps of various sheets from the Vintage Frost Basics, Vintage Summer Basics, Ska Vi Ta En Fika? and Life by the Sea collections.

Other: punches: Woodware; stamps: Lemonade; badge: 3rd Eye; flowers, lace, ribbon – from my stash.

See you later! :)

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