Is there anything more satisfying than thinking up a design and when you stamp it it turns out better than you expected? I wanted a lace-effect for the 'blue nails' prompt of the challenge and toyed with doing the pattern in blue, but decided instead to do a base of Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Blue Grape. If you don't have this in your collection - go get it. It's a dream to apply and the colour is lush.
For the pattern I went for Barry M Cotton - a white colour which is spot on for stamping with. I used the Mandala 3 plate from Moyou London - and to date this is still my favourite plate and my favourite collection.
I loved the design so much I also used it in different colours for a friend's wedding and later for Christmas as a snowflake-type design.