Monday, 30 October 2017


Hello and thanks for stopping by....

Yesterday was my niece's birthday and this is the card I made for her

I started with an ivory, 18cm square (7") base card and add a panel of 'primrose' card, then black and then the top panel, in primrose, as you can see this top panel was embossed

For the verse I typed, onto lemon paper, 'To Our Wonderful Niece' then, using 2 different stamps, I stamped 'with love' above the typed line and 'awesome, wonderful.... below it.  When I first saw this particular stamp I bought it to use on our grandson's birthday card when he'll be 10 next year

I die cut 4 circular frames in primrose and glued them together and using the smaller of the two circle dies I die cut one black panel

Foam tape was added to the back of the frame and adhered to the card

The sentiment was stamped with a clear embossing ink pad then covered in white embossing powder, the excess tapped off prior to heat setting it.  This was then adhered into the frame

The flowers were die cut, spritzed with water then scrunched and left to dry

I made a narrow bow using white satin ribbon and used both dies in the die set for the ivy

The flowers were then assembled and stamens glued into place.  I lightly brushed the flower heads and stamens with a black ink pen

To complete the card I added white tulle, a white satin ribbon, the largest and smallest flowers to the right of the card and adhered the medium size flower onto the left of the frame

I snipped the black ivy in a few places and adhered them to the top and bottom of the card

The envelope was stamped with the 'Birthday Mail' and the flower stamped twice, second generation stamping for the lighter flower.  I added a little lemon colouring to the flower and green to the leaves

  • Ivory card ~ CraftUK
  • Primrose and black card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Special Birthday Wishes Stamp ~ CE
  • With Love Stamp ~ my stash
  • Awesome, Wonderful etc Stamp ~ Woodware
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink ~ Tsukineko
  • Versafine Clear Embossing Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • White Embossing Powder ~ Hero Arts
  • Sweet William Flower Die Set ~ CE
  • Stamens ~ Club Green
  • Black ink pen ~ ProMarker
  • Ivy Die Set ~ CE
  • White tulle ~ CE
  • Satin ribbon ~ Club Green
  • Birthday Mail Stamp ~ CE
  • Flower stamp on envelope ~ my stash
And now for Saturday's card winner.................................................

Using Name Picker, it has picked....................................................



Your card and stamp will be posted to you and another congratulations as you're the first to have won 3 weeks in a row.... a  'hat trick' !
(I did have a titter when your name was picked)

I obviously confused some of you, my lovely followers, on Saturday, by adding the extra post explaining I had "technical problems and lost my follow button etc" as two ladies commented on that post, thinking it was part of Saturday's card.  As they are regular followers I also added their names into the mix 

Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. A beautiful card June. I am sure your niece loved it. I do like the Woodware Sentiment inside the card. Must look for that as I would use it a lot. Take carexx

  2. Another beautiful card such effective use of few colours love the design smf


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