Let’s celebrate

Dear crafty friends, good morning! Let’s celebrate a new day, life and enjoy living it in the present, the best we can!
The card I’ll show you today is part of another 5 card set I made and gave to a beyond great person. What made me happy and all teary was the reaction of joy and eagerness to open the envelope box to see what’s inside. It literally filled my eyes with tears!





Back to the card, I used cream cardstock for the card base and rounded the bottom corners using my 1-2-3 Punch Board. Then, I die-cut some leaves out of kraft and green cardstock – 2 of each. In my stash, there are many other die cut pieces like the one I used for this card’s centre. This is a kraft card oval frame, die cut using WPlus9′ s Anastasia Tag dies. I stamped ‘celebrate’ as a sentiment onto it using Tsukineko’s Brilliance fast-drying pigment ink in Graphite Black. Next step was to adhere the leaves onto the front card base. In order to give more dimension, I pierced the centre frame on the sides, thread some red twine and tied it in a bow on the right.



IMG8339After that, I chose some sequins from Neat&Tangled Spring Mix set (bought from Seven Hills Crafts), 2 of each colour. It looked a bit incomplete, so, I thought adding some tiny dots with my Stabilo fineliner in red would do the trick. And that was all. My card was ready.

Wishing you a lovely day and sending you big hugs,

Petals and Leaves for a Special Day

Petals and leaves say good morning to you today!
The handmade card was created for a dear friend of mine to share on March special days. Yet, I am not sure if she’s kept it for herself or not. 🙂 It is one of the 5 card set prepared for her and there was a mini box to accompany it.



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Soft felt flowers card

Good morning! The card I share with you today has some soft felt flowers on it. Also, it is part of a special set of cards I made for a dear friend of mine.

Hoping you’ve started the day with a positive vibe and having planned for a relaxing weekend, feel free to have a read at the short story of this handmade card.
So, I thought I give it a try and see if using a different material, other than paper on the card would give it dimension and a bit of a sophisticate look.



As I had die cut a lot of felt flowers and petals for the flower brooches project, it’s been easy to choose some soft violet felt flowers to use on the front cover of this card. You can see that I actually CASEd the card I made last year for Women’s Day.


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Now, what’s different? The adhesive crochet border lace is Papermania Capsule Collection in Wild Rose not French Lavender; the felt flowers are adhered on a bigger pink soft flower as a base; the card is cream and patterned; the sentiment stayed the same as for the previous card, the flowers’ central disks are actually adhesive stones in pale lilac and not white adhesive pearls. Hope you like this approach too.

Wishing you a lovely day and a great weekend,