Monday, 6 January 2020


Good morning crafters

I hope you all have a good weekend.  I did visit the Metro Centre yesterday, I was 'on a mission' to purchase a handbag I'd recently seen, in fact I bought two, different designs plus a purse.  My current Radley purse is about 15 years old and was looking rather tired.  I will pop that in the charity box as I'm sure someone will want to give it a new home

One of my closets friends will be celebrating a 'special' birthday tomorrow and this is the card I've made for her, you may notice that I've not added her age, just a 'cheeky' sentiment inside the card

On many occasions I have said that when you use a good, pretty paper you don't need to do, or add,  much more and I haven't on this card

With this 8"square card I added a smaller white panel to the black base card, then trimmed a little of the paper to adhere to the white card

I also cut a thin strip of black card to lie diagonally, added gems and two peel-off strips

I also coloured the rose and leaves under the sentiment  then added a little 'Wink Of Stella, on the rose bud and flower

For the inside of the card I used the same paper and adhered that to the white card then onto the black 

I die cut the filigree piece then black card and finally white

I don't think the camera has picked up the 'Wink Of Stella' that I added to the 'o' in older then the 'ps' and the 'd', it shows lovely on the card and that is the main thing

I am pleased with the finished result

  • paper - Crafter's Companion
  • sentiment - CC
  • all die cuts - Card Making Magic
  • verse - Live, Laugh, Love/Creative Expressions
  • gems - CE
June x


  1. You've used very beautiful paper for this fab card!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Agree with your comment about paper - often a shame to cover good paper!
    Beautiful card June - it's that 'less is more' style!

  3. It is so gorgeous June, I love the vintage paper,xxxx

  4. Hi June this is a stunning card you have made for your friend. She will love it. Sounds like you had a great shopping trip. Have a good week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. This is a less is more card June and I think it's wonderful,very pretty

  6. gorgeous paper and very beautiful card June
    Gr Karin

  7. Hi June,
    such a very pretty card and that paper is so wonderful.
    Great designing as well.
    Sounds like you had a fab time choosing you puchases.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. I am sure your friend will be thrilled with this, June. Shabby chic and girly too !!!

  9. Gorgeous card and paper June. Glad you enjoyed shopping for a handbag and ended up with two and a purse. Enjoy the rest of the week. Take carex

  10. Beautiful card June, with a lovely vintage look. Sounds like you had a successful shopping trip. xx


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