One benefit is that I have something original to use, the artwork may be something lots of crafters have on Craft CD Collections, however, I can put a personal touch to them by combining the designs in a collage.
I have made my own toppers for years, and still finding it a relaxing and creative activity
I used a recent acquired holly embossing folder on this card, good keep pattern on that, works really well in my Bigshot
The embellishment is a combination of two cutting dies, one holly and the other is a lovely detailed boot. A bit larger that die than I normally use, but I love the pattern
The Rococo Boot die is a recent one to my collection, so I will be looking for inspiration to use it
Tonic Rococo Boot
Marianne D Creatables Holly Branches