Sunny Village Cards

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing with you some mixed media cards using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys. I love the summer feel and the bright colours of these papers. I have also used the fabulous UNIQOLOUR MARKERS to create my backgrounds of these cards.

To create these cards I have used the steps below:

  • For two cards Take the brown and yellow UNIQOLOUR MARKERS and for the other two take the black, deep green and red markers.
  • Colour a line in the same direction of the texture paste in the darkest colour and then a gradient out. Use the water brush to blend the colours and move then as you wish.

I hope I have inspired you to create some cards using the Sunny Village Collection and the UNIQOLOUR MARKERS. Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!


xX Roxanne Xx

Shaker Cards with Fairy Land

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share a set of 3 shaker cards that I have created using the Fairy Land Collection by ScrapBoys. I have created these beautiful cards using the left overs from an album that I also created using this collection plus some glitter and an old Kaisercraft specialty sheet with 4 white frames.

To create these cards I started with three white 11 x 11 cm cards. Then I cut three squares of FAIRY LAND – PAPER 05 with dimensions 10.5 x 10.5 cm and inked the edges with KAISERINK PAD – BLUE HAZE before adhering the the cards.

Next, a cut 3 square frames (from 2 specialty sheets) and adhered some plastic sheet to the back of them and then I adhered thin strips of cardboard also on the back. Then I put about 1 teaspoon of TWINKLE MELANGE – JELLY BEAN, 15ML to the centre of the cards before adhering the frames over the glitter. Now the shaker part of the card was ready!

Lastly, I embellished with fussy cut elements from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 04, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 06 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 05. I also added some RHINESTONES – SILVER and RHINESTONES – ICE BLUE.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with this gorgeous collection.
Stay safe and keep crafting!
Xx Roxii xX

Twist and Pop Cards using The Uniquely Creative Tropical Dreams Collection

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a set of 4 twist and pop cards that I have created using the Tropical Dreams Collection by Uniquely Creative. As soon as I opened the Creative Cuts I knew they were just perfect for clustering on the front of my cards. The VITAMIN SEA paper from this lovely collection is just perfect for the inside of a set of pop and twist cards. Continue reading if you would like to see how I created these beach themed twist and pop cards.

To create these cards, I followed the steps below:


  • Make 4 cards from one piece of Lipstick Cardstock and one piece of Peacock Cardstock (this is a deleted cardstock but could be replaced with Coastal Weave Cardstock)
  • Adhere one stamped Ivory piece to the inside of each card (matching colours)
  • Take SEASHELLS and cut 4x pieces at 14 x 14 cm and adhere to the other side of the inside of each card
  • To create the mechanism, begin with cutting 4 pieces of spare card stock to 20 x 8.5 cm
  • Measure 5.5 cm from each end of the long side and using a scoring board to create diagonal folding lines from these points
  • Turn mechanism strip over and fold lengthways through the centre (this fold should be a valley when compared to diagonal folds as mountains)
  • Fold along all the lines to bring mechanism into a house shape
  • Repeat for all 4 mechanisms
  • Measure 3 cm form the bottom of the right leg of each house and fill with double sided tape as well as the roof of the house
  • Repeat on the other side
  • Take 2x VITAMIN SEA papers and cut horizontally to from 6 strips
  • Select four strips and fold into quarters with the rectangles on the inside
  • Prepare the double sided sticky tape on the “legs” of the houses
  • Slip the folded sections in between the house “legs”, making sure that the rectangles will open to point away from the mechanism
  • Remove the backing from the double sided tape adhered to the “roof” on the back
  • Adhere to the middle of bottom section, inside of the card, about 1 mm down from the fold
  • Repeat steps above for the other side
  • After closing the card, press on the mechanism firmly and open the card to observe the mechanism working
  • The inside of the cards are now complete!

Time to create the front of these cards!

  • Apply some Ranger Oxide Ink- Faded Jeans to an Inkssentials Craft Sheet, apply some water
  • Dip the blue stamps pieces into the diluted ink and allow to dry
  • Repeat the above steps using Ranger Oxide Ink- Antique Linen onto the pink stamped pieces
  • Cut 2x squares at 14 x 14cm from UNDER THE SEA and adhere to the pink cards
  • Adhere the pink stamped pieces on top of these
  • Repeat the above steps with WAVES, the blue cards and the blue stamped pieces
  • Create clusters of burlap and Creative Cuts, either directly onto the cards or separately and adhere to the cards

I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I created these beach themed twist and pop cards! I definitely recommend creating some fun projects using the Tropical Dreams Collection, especially the Creative Cuts. Keep an eye out for the recycled layout that I have also created this month using this gorgeous collection.
Be safe, stay healthy and keep crafting!
Roxanne xX

Mixed Media Cards using ScrapBoys-Industrial Romance

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a set of three, mixed media cards that I created using the Industrial Romance Collection by the ScrapBoys. I just love the cogs and industrial theme of this collection and thought it would be perfect for a set of heavily clustered, mixed media cards. Many of you would have noticed that I do not usually cluster so heavily in my projects but I thought it was the perfect point in time to push my limits and learn something new. Check out how I went below!

To create these cards, I started with square 3 kraft cards (12.8 x 12.8 cm), 3 squares of Marrekesh Cardstock (12 x 12 cm) and 3 squares of Oatmeal Cardstock (11 x 11 cm). I added the mixed media background to the Oatmeal squares before adhering them to the Marrakesh squares and the kraft cards. Firstly, I stamped the music background stamp in Bark Ink. Secondly, I painted sections with white Gesso with a little bit of orange acrylic paint and Nuvo Crystal Drops- Brown. Next I stamped a mix of the Factory 42 and Time Machine Collections cog stamps in Spiced Marmalade- Ranger Distress Oxide onto the painted sections. Following this, I tinted some Texture Paste with Brown KaiserMist and applied it through the Linear Lines Stencil onto the cards. Lastly, I spray the Brown KaiserMist over the texture paste to finalise the mixed media background.

To begin the clustered sections of the cards, I coloured Cheese Cloth with Black KaiserMist and glued it to the cards. Next I added some fussy cut elements from INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 07, INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 03 and INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 01. Then I added more and more of these elements on top of each other, followed by some yellow and orange Flower Blooms.

To finalise these cards, I added some Wooden Cogs and splattered some extra Brown KaiserMist.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I created these heavily clustered, industrial style, mixed media cards. I also hope I have inspired you to have a go at using this stunning collection and some mixed media techniques in the near future. Stay happy, healthy and crafty!
Best wishes,
Roxanne xX

Cards using Sunkissed

Hello, Karen here with three cards I have made using the remaining ‘fussy cut’ elements from my mammoth fussy cutting session earlier in the month.  I rarely make cards but there are three special people with birthdays in April – Gracia – my daughter, Hannah – her best friend and Denise – my best friend.

I used instructions from Pinterest to make the cards and so, for ease, will link these to this post.

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For the base of this card I used a piece of Lemonade weave Kaisercard and these instructions.  Once I had made my card base I covered it with the sheet of paper with pineapples on from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. I also fussy cut the parrot, sheet with two sprigs of pink and white flowers and some clusters of leaves and flowers from this pad too.

I added a palm tree from the Collectables pack and a Happy Birthday ticket from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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Swing Corner Card

I started by using some 12 x 12 Coal weave Kaisercard for my base.  The instructions are here but I have drawn a template to make it a little easier.

Swing Card Template

Once I had cut and scored my card I then used glue to stick the triangle with the score to the back of the square below the one with the window in. So it would be the bottom left one on the template above.

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I then decorated the front of my card with the square wreath from the Pineapple sour paper and a label from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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To the two inside side pieces I used two pink and white papers, a square of flamingo paper and a tag from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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On the bottom panel I added a piece of pink paper from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and some flowers and leaves from the  Collectables pack.

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Origami Star Card

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For the base of this card I used a piece of Kaisercraft smooth cardstock.  The instructions are here. For the paper on my card I used a sheet of Mojito and one sheet was enough for to cover all the panels.

At the top of my star I added a flower from the Collectables pack and a tag and tab (trimmed to fit)  from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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Another piece from the  Collectables pack fitted perfectly onto the inside triangle along with a couple of pieces from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

So there we have my three cards ready to post off to their recipients.

Stay safe and hope you can get some craft time.

Karen xxx

Gorgeous Cards for a Good Cause- Four layered cards using Native Breeze by Kaisercraft

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share with you a set of four cards that I have created using the NATIVE BREEZE Collection by Kaisercraft. This collection features some of the beautiful flora found in Australia and I have focused on these beautiful flowers for this set of cards.

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To create this set of cards I have followed the steps below:

  1. Take 4 pre-cut cards with dimensions of 10.2 x 15.4 cm and ink the edges with an Ink Blending Tool KAISERINK PAD – FLAMINGO. Stamp the CLEAR TEXTURE STAMP – PAINT SPLATTER on the bottom and right side of all four cards in KAISERINK PAD – FLAMINGO.MIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Four Layered Cards Picture 2
  2. Cut four pieces of KAISERCARD INK WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 10.2 x 15.4 cm. Punch the bottom and right side of all four pieces using the Martha Stewart Scallop Lace Corner and Border Punches (or any other one you have will also work perfectly). Adhere punched pieces to the top let corner of each card.MIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Four Layered Cards Picture 3
  3. Cut two pieces of FLAMINGO GLITTER CARDSTOCK and STEEL GLITTER CARDSTOCK to  8.6 x13.3 cm. Ink edges in KAISERINK PAD – FLAMINGO and adhere to the centre of the punched pieces.
  4. Take the black flower sheet and the white flower sheet from the PAPER PAD – NATIVE BREEZE COLLECTION and cut each into 2 pieces with dimensions of 8.2 x 13 cm. ink the edges in KAISERINK PAD – FLAMINGO and adhere using foam tape or spare cardboard to to centre of the glitter cardstock on each card.MIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Four Layered Cards Picture 4
  5. Fussy cut the flowers from BANKSIA BOUQUET – NATIVE BREEZE COLLECTION and layer onto the cards, using a range of foam tapes, focusing on the bottom right corner. Include some of the COLLECTABLES – NATIVE BREEZE COLLECTION and pop out sentiments from the PAPER PAD – NATIVE BREEZE COLLECTION. I have chosen to frame the sentiments with a small piece of left over glitter cardstock. Embellish with matching rhinestones such as RHINESTONES – SMOKERHINESTONES – LIPPY RED and RHINESTONES – SOFT PINK. For the last step I have used the Glossy Accents by Ranger Inkssentails. MIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Four Layered Cards Picture 6 MIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Four Layered Cards Picture 5
  6. Additionally I have packaged these cards into Cellophane Bags so they are ready to sell to raise money for helping Australia recovery from the nasty bushfires that ravaged a lot of the country over summer. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, or visit my Australian Bushfire Recovery- Card Sale Folder on Facebook, if you would like to help out and purchase one of these gorgeous cards with a good cause Xx.MIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Four Layered Cards Picture 7

I hope you enjoyed viewing these cards and reading all about how to recreate them!

Happy Crafting!

Xx Roxii xX

Gorgeous Cards for a Good Cause- Six Beautiful Bird Cards using Native Breeze by Kaisercraft

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share with you a set of six cards that I have created using the NATIVE BREEZE Collection by Kaisercraft. This collection features some of the beautiful birds found in Australia which I have made the focused for this set of cards.MIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Six Bird Cards Picture 1

To create this set of cards I have followed the steps below:

  1. Take 4 pre-cut cards with dimensions of 10.2 x 15.4 cm and ink the edges of half with an Ink Blending Tool and KAISERINK PAD – LICORICE. Ink the other half with KAISERINK PAD – FOREST. Stamp the CLEAR TEXTURE STAMP – PAINT SPLATTER on the top and bottom of all four (horizontal) cards in on the green inked cards, and in KAISERINK PAD – FLAMINGO for the black inked.MIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Six Bird Cards Picture 2
  2. Cut 3 pieces of KAISERCARD INK WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 15.4 x 8.5 cm. Punch the top and bottom sides of all four pieces using the Martha Stewart Scallop Lace Border Punch (or any other one you have will also work perfectly). Adhere punched pieces to the centre of the black inked cards using foam tap or left over card board.
  3. Repeat step 2 with KAISERCARD JUNGLE WEAVE CARDSTOCK and adhere to the green inked cards.
  4. Take the red sheet and the small white flower sheet from the PAPER PAD – NATIVE BREEZE COLLECTION and cut each into 3 pieces with dimensions of 15.3 x 5.5 cm (6 in total). Ink the edges in KAISERINK PAD – FLAMINGO and adhere to the centre of the punched strips, the red pieces onto the black and the flowered pieces onto the green.MIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Six Bird Cards Picture 3
  5. Splatter all cards with KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – YELLOW 50ML.Picture2
  6. Fussy cut the birds and flowers from NATIVE FLOCK – NATIVE BREEZE COLLECTION and layer onto the cards.
  7.  Embellish with COLLECTABLES – NATIVE BREEZE COLLECTION, pop out sentiments from the PAPER PAD – NATIVE BREEZE COLLECTION, FLOURISH PACK – NATIVE BREEZE COLLECTION (and any other Australian theme ones you have available) CHEESECLOTH GAUZE, and small flowers like MINI PAPER BLOOMS – COCONUT and MINI PAPER BLOOMS – FAIRY FLOSSMIDT2020-02 Native Breeze by Kaisercraft - Six Bird Cards Picture 4
  8. Additionally, I have packaged these cards into Cellophane Bags so they are ready to sell to raise money for helping Australia recovery from the nasty bushfires that ravaged a lot of the country over summer. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, or visit my Australian Bushfire Recovery- Card Sale on Facebook, if you would like to help out and purchase one of these gorgeous cards with a good cause Xx.Picture1

I hope you enjoyed viewing these cards and reading all about how to recreate them!

Happy Crafting!

Xx Roxii xX

6 Effective Cards using the Kaisercraft Lily and Moss Collection

Hello fellow crafters,

This month I am working with the lovely pink and green filled LILY AND MOSS Collection by Kaisercraft. The tones of this collection work so well together that it was hard not to use all the papers on one project! I have created at beautiful sextet of cards to share with you this month. Each card has the same basic starting elements and then embellishing the has made each one individual. I have included the instructions below, just incase you are interesting in giving this set of cards a go yourself. Picture 1- Card Sextet Lily and Moss Collection

To create my sextet of greeting cards, I have used the following instructions :

  1. Take or make 6 white cards 10.2 x15.4 cm. Ink the edges using an Ink Blending tool and KAISERINK PAD – FOREST.
  2. Onto 2 of the cards, randomly stamp CLEAR TEXTURE STAMP – GRID in  KAISERINK PAD – FOREST.  Onto 2 other cards, randomly stamp CLEAR STAMP – LATTICE in KAISERINK PAD – LICORICE. To the last two cards apply a TEXTURE PASTE + KAISERCOLOUR PAINT – CANDY 75ML mix through the TINY TRIANGLES 6X6 DESIGNER STENCILPicture 2- Card Sextet Lily and Moss Collection
  3. Take 2x pink, 2x green and 2x black and white sheets from the PAPER PAD – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION. Cut each sheet into 2x squares (7×7 cm) and 2x rectangles (8×4 cm). Turn the rectangles into bunting by cutting triangles from the short side of the rectangles. Ink the edges in  KAISERINK PAD – FOREST.
    NB. I have prepared some extra pieces but did not end up using them.Picture 4- Card Sextet Lily and Moss Collection
  4. Adhere the prepared pieces to the cards so that there is 2x bunting and 2x squares on each card. I have used cardboard from an old pizza box and glue under the top square to give dimension but MOUNTING FOAM TAPE could be used instead.Picture 3- Card Sextet Lily and Moss Collection
  5. For the last step, make each card unique by embellishing using a variety of items. Including but not limited to stickers from the STICKER BOOK – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION, embellishments from the PAPER PAD – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION and COLLECTABLES – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION, wooden flourishes from the FLOURISH PACK – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONCURIOS – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONPAPER BLOOMS – COCONUTPAPER BLOOMS – FAIRY FLOSSRHINESTONES – SOFT PINK, and RHINESTONES – SILVER.Picture 5- Card Sextet Lily and Moss Collection Picture 6- Card Sextet Lily and Moss Collection Picture 7- Card Sextet Lily and Moss Collection Picture 8- Card Sextet Lily and Moss Collection

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post.

Happy Crafting!

Xx Roxii xX

Birthday Cards and Holder with Oh Happy Day

When Chrissy sent me the Oh Happy Day collection I knew, immediately, that I wanted to make some Birthday cards with it.  I like to make a quick holder if I make a set of cards to keep them together or, along with the set of cards, for a readily available present if I need one in a hurry.

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Cut a piece of Lemonade Kaisercard to measure 7.5ins x 12 ins and score at 5.5 ins and 6.5 ins.
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Cut two pieces of Bright Bursts measuring 5ins x 7in and one piece .75 ins x 7 ins.  Also, cut two pieces of Yey measuring 5 ins x 7 ins.

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Adhere the Bright Bursts pieces to the front, back and spine of the folder.

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Cut two pieces of ribbon (this was from my own supplies) and add to the left and right of the inside and on top of these glue the pieces of Yey .

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From the remaining piece of Lemonade Kaisercard, cut two pieces 4 x 6.  Score at .25in, .75inm 5.25in and 5.75 ins, then score at .25 and .75 from the bottom.

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Trim away the bottom corners and fold the bottom and sides to form pockets.  Adhere one to each side of the card holder approx .25in from the bottom.

Cut two pieces of Yay  2.75 x 4in and glue to the front of each pocket.

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To decorate my cover I cut a rectangular piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard and an offset frame, also from Snow Weave Kaisercard.

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I covered  these with some paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. To finish the front of the card holder I decorated it  Collectables, stickers from the sticker bookCurios and ‘pop outs’ from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad

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For the cards I used six 4 x 6 cards from my own supplies and a combination of papers and pop outs, from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, stickers from the sticker book, Collectables, and fussy cut elements, also from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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Card 3

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Card 4

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Card 5

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Card 6

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All six cards and envelopes fitted perfectly into the pockets in my card folder.

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I think you will agree that the Oh Happy Day collection is perfect for making beautiful cards.  I did think I would give these ones away as a little gift for a friend but now am in two minds about that as I like them too much.

Karen x

Easy Gift Card Cards using Unchartered Waters

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share with you some easy cards that double to hold both your message and a pre-purchased gift card! These have been made with the lovely UNCHARTED WATERS collection by Kaisercraft. I just love this collection with all the shells, beach creatures and boat related items! Since blue is my favourite colour, I love this collection for its colours too and because it is very suitable to co-ordinate in those mixed media effects. Although, for these simple cards I have focused on using the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION and the STICKER BOOK – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION. With just these items and some plain cards you could make so many of these useful cards that you would never run out!

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To create this layout I followed the steps below:

  1. Take 4 pre-made cards with dimensions of 10.5 x 14.7 cm and use a PAPER DISTRESSER to distress the edges. Take 4 sheets from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION and cut down to 9.8 x 14.2 cm. Distress the edges and attach to cards, each one towards a different corner of the card, like shown in the picture below. Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 1
  2. Take 4 sheets from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION, and 2 sheets from FOIL PAPER PAD – FROST. Cut down to 8.4 x 12.3 cm and distress edges. Attached a foil sheet to each, in the middle of the 10.5 x 14.7 cm sheet.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 2
  3. Take the paper pad sheets and a plastic gift card and trace the gift card in the middle of the sheet. Measure a line ~1 cm down from the top of the card and the use a CRAFT KNIFE to cut along this line.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 3
  4. Put strips  KAISERCRAFT 6MM DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE closely on the top of the cut line, ~5 mm from the outside edges of traced plastic card lines. Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 4
  5. Adhere to the focus corner of each card.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 5
  6. Draw small arrows in pencil above the slit, this is to indicate “insert gift card here”. Decorate card with stickers from the STICKER BOOK – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 6
  7. Take some of the “pop-out” embellishments from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION and attach to the cards with MOUNTING FOAM TAPE. For the middle element I have popped a little bit of CHEESECLOTH GAUZE underneath for a little bit more dimension.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 7

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate these cards.

Happy Scrapbooking!

Xx Roxii xX