I am continuing to try to incorporate ideas I see on various blogs. This time, I attempted to create a shabby bg - which is not showing here (the Happy birthday layer is NOT shiny, but shabby. I sponged through a stencil and lightly stamped with stamps from the Nostalgique (EK Success) set - which includes the clock. Next I embossed the HB folder. The bg layer is embossed with argyle on white core cs. I also sponged the cord with Ranger Distress ink. I have lots of favorite dies - circles are right at the top of the list! The border is a Martha Stewart punch.
I have a question for you - does any one else have MS punches that cause problems? Mine seem to lose the "spring" and fail to punch through each time, and then do not release properly. Major disappointment!
Sketch (limit 4 other challenges): http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
Favorite die: http://lejdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/