Sunday 20 January 2013


Good Morning,

Hope you are all well & keeping warm!
It's snowing at the moment here in Northampton, I'm glad I've got a week off & can stay indoors!
Wonder what I'll find to do!!!!!

Thought I would share a card with you that I made to order.
The brief was 'Happy Birthday Mum' & she likes flowers, I think I have both covered.

The flowers were cut with punches & the rolled roses were cut on the silhouette. The leaves were cut with a memory box die & on the silhouette. A mixture of gems & pearls have been added to the centre of the flowers. The butterflies were also cut on the silhouette, coloured with markers and glittered with glamour dust.

The aperture on this 8" card was cut with a spellbinder die, this obviously wouldn't go through all 3 layers so each layer was cut individually (quite tricky to get all 3 to line up) The top layer was then embossed with spell binders 'dainty dots' A4 embossing folder (couldn't do this before cutting the aperture as embossing flattened).
The sentiment is computer generated, cut with the same die as the aperture and placed on the inside of the card.

Quite liked the effect so thought I would make some 6" cards for my stock box.This time, to make it easier I cut the Sentiment out with a scalloped circle mat and mounted this to the front of the card.

Have a great day & stay warm

I would like to enter:

Totally Papercrafts - It's embossing time
Stampin' for the weekend - Something girlie
ATC's & cards with attitude - Add a tag or sentiment
Charisma cardz challenge - punch it (use a least 2 punches)
Creative Inspirations - One for the girls
Divas by design - Make it girlie
Nutcrafters - Flowers & lots of them


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Three lovely card Carole love those flowers the different sizes really sets the circle off
jacqui x

NGCARDS said...

A very pretty creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Kim. said...

Oh wow these are all so pretty. The rolled rose's look lovely, I will definitely give those ago now. Glad to have another Silhouette user on the MAWTT team, I don't feel so alone now lol.
Kim xXx

Shea said...

What a beautiful card! (All three, actually.) Those flowers look like delicate icing flowers and almost good enough to eat! The layers and textures are so lovely, and I love the mix of flowers with the added softness of the pearl centers. The recipient is sure to love this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Gem of a Challenge!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

beautiful cards!
thanks for joining us at charisma!!!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous and beautiful as always hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Marita said...

Wow stunning cards, so clean and elegant♥.

Hugs, Marita

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these are beautiful Carole! what lovely designs … and those flowers are just stunning… absolutely Love those rolled roses! :-)
Hope you have a good week
Stay warm and snug!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Debbie said...

Really beautiful card.So elegant.Thank you for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Vee said...

Such a beatiful card. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week, hope to see you again.
xx Vee

Claudia said...

Lovely card! Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz Challenge and good luck!



Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Suzette said...

These cards are darling I love them thank you for playing at totally paper crafts


Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at SFTW.