When we bought our first house, the garden was full of old fashioned English roses, and this stamp, which I won in a challenge a while ago, reminds me of those roses and the tiny blue butterflies that used to flit among them.
I've combined the image with a die cut and embossed circle, using a Marianne die, and punched leaves made with a Woodware punch. Do any of you have any tips for reviving an old, tired punch? I know about cutting sandpaper to sharpen it, but in the case of this one the mechanism seems to be getting a bit sluggish, and it isn't accessible for me to squirt some WD-40 on to it. The grandchildren love this punch and punch dozens of leaves every time they visit, and I think it's getting old and worn out - a bit like me!
I've finished it with a few pearly flowers and some punched butterflies.
I am sharing this with
The Crafter's Café - Flowers
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - add a Butterfly
Butterfly Challenge - Punches and/or Pink