Saturday, 27 April 2019


Hello everyone....

Sorry for my absence, it's down to sheer exhaustion, coping with rheumatoid and TB tiredness.  The mind is willing but the body is not!

Here is the winner of Wednesday card:

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:

Jackie T


Your card will be winging its way to you

Last week's winner has not claimed her card so I will offer that one again at a later date

I love the folds on today's card, I first showed you this three weeks ago, plus a video, you can view it here:

 I used another double sided 12" sq paper, and cut it to make a 10"sq paper, so the finished card is a 5"sq.  I 'found' this paper when tidying my stash.  I used the Daisy Patch die set by Heartfelt Creations (HCD 703) to make one medium size and one small flower.  I die cut these from white card and added 'fossilized amber' distress ink to part of the petals and more colour to the centre

I still have stamens, from my cake/flower decorating days, and added the yellow mimosa stamens to both flowers.  Adding stamens really enhances your flowers and I should do this more regularly!

I already had leaves die cut out of green card but I wanted them a deeper green so added 'peeled paint' distress ink to them, cut them apart and glued into place

I also die cut 2 elements from Heartfelt Creations's Arianna Lace Die Set HCD 747, from white card then coloured them with the same 'fossilized amber' ink.  I sat the larger flower on top of these and you can just see the tips popping out

Whilst the gems along the top fold look yellow and green is because I used Glitter Drops in 'yellow bird' by Tonic, and they give a translucent affect, so whatever colour your base card is will, effectively, change the colour of the drops

I made the cutest vellum envelope, you can see the top of it on the second fold, to hold a gift card and tied a ribbon around the envelope

You don't always have to use a gift card as there are many other little gifts you could enclose in your envelope

The sentiment and verse are from Creative Expresstions and I embossed both using WOW Clear Embossing Powder

For the verse, stamped onto white card, I distressed the edges using 'faded jeans' distress ink

 I made this card, same method, for a man, hence the muted colours

For this one I reversed the back of the card to the front, so that it would open as a 'proper' card.  I then wondered what it would look like if I folded the front of the card from corner to corner and liked that idea!  The finished result looks as if it's a three fold card when it's not as you open the card as normal

I added two magnets to keep the card front in place otherwise it would 'waggle' about and I can't be doing with that

A sentiment was stamped onto ivory card and the edges distressed with 'peeled paint' distress ink
I made a slightly larger vellum envelope and used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole and insert an eyelet.  I made the envelope larger in the event I wanted to add money to it 

I used a Martha Stewart punch on the top fold and distressed that with the same 'peeled paint' distress ink

When you open the card there is enough space to write your own personal message

This is the 'Friday Freebie' ladies.  Please leave me a comment by 6pm tonight to have your name entered into the draw and I will announce the winner on tomorrow' blog post

I am having to take a week off from blogging, I need to recharge the batteries, if possible, and  I have some other personal work that I need to address and have in order for about six week's time

Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. Oh June thank you for picking my name. The cards today are gorgeous. I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Really like both of the cards June, see you've used your flowers again, I do wish I could do them like you. I love this style of card, thank you for the introduction to them

  3. Those pocket cards are just beautiful and I especially like the one in blue and white. Love that you can tuck a note or gift card into the pocket!

  4. Hi June, I just noticed that you said last week's card winner did not claim her card but I believe that's me. I emailed you on April 23 but will resend my email just to make sure!

  5. Lovely cards June. Sorry I am late commenting but I don’t get the blog email very early and then Google won’t let me comment. Bit of a nightmare really. Happens on several blogs. Hope you will feel better after a few days rest. Take care.

  6. Both cards are gorgeous!! When time allows- I must give this a go again!

  7. The blue card is stunning June and with the added 'June flowers makes it even more so.
    At first, because of liking the blue one so much, I wasn't that fussed on the green one But, that might be because I'm not a 'green person???? I love the way it opens and only adds to how special it is xxx


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