Monday, 22 October 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, they are very appreciated.  Thankfully, yesterday morning I felt much better and managed to have a meal without any pain.  Hubby said later that day he knew I was feeling much better because I'd started to talk again LOL, of course I don't have any idea as to what he means!  I hope that when I do receive the endoscopy appointment (not that I'm looking forward to having the procedure) it will highlight the cause of this ongoing pain

So enough about my woes and onto today's card

For the main design I used a paper that I'd put away in one of my 'to finish later' boxes.  I'm sure I've previously made a card with the stamped image.... for a lady, it's like the non-Christmas paper for a Christmas card I made and vice versa

I'd previously stamped the image, second generation stamping, twice, on copy paper (shown below) and put it  away, in 'the box'

I distressed it by adding 'vintage photo' distress oxide around the edges then 'black soot' distress oxide

I diluted a 'dollop' of black Gesso and created the splatters

The three tags also come from one of the papers in the 12" paper pad by Heartfelt Creations called Arianna Blooms.  I fussy cut them and distressed the edges and used my crop-o-dile to insert the eyelets.  As these small eyelets were red I used a black marker to tone them down 

I stamped the 'happy birthday' then die cut two cogs from kraft paper and added bronze metallic wax to them prior to adhering them onto the paper

From my 'brown box' of card left overs I picked a piece of very dark brown, kraft and the lighter brown cardstock and adhered them onto a 7" ivory card base

To complete the card front I stamped Happy Birthday to the bottom left and top right of the base card

I will decorate the inside of the card at a later date 
The stamp used for the focal point

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Until tomorrow....



  1. They look great June.
    Lets hope you get the pain sorted, once you know whats causing it, xxxx

  2. Hi June this is a stunning card. I am so sorry that you are in so much pain. I do hope you find out what is going on soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Lovely card and like everyone else I hope you find out soon what is causing your pain. Take care.

  4. Lovely card June!So versatile!!echoing everyones thoughts regarding your discomfort


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