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Sunday, 11 May 2014

White & Cream (with a hint of distress ink) :-)

Good Afternoon Everyone

Forgive me Bloggers,.. it's been 3 days since my last post :-)

I've been busy with ordering extras for the Great British Craft Festival North in Bolton... it's only a couple of weeks away!
I will be doing the VIP workshops on the Friday (30th May) and will be having a stand with my Sentimentally Yours Stamps (and other goodies) on the Saturday and Sunday (31st May and 1st June)

I'm really looking forward to this show,.. it will be the first one I've done with my own range of products so be sure to come and say hello if you're there :-) (and buy my stamps, of course ha ha)

My sister and Aunty Sue have been down to the shop today, to help me with getting everything ready, although it seems there's more to do than we thought!

Anyway, this is another one of my sample cards from my shows on Create & Craft....

This is what I used:
White 8x8 Card Blank
Cream Card
White Card
Sentimentally Yours Circle Frame & Flourish Collection A5 Stamp Set
Creative Expressions A4 Quilted Flower Embossing Folder
White Seam Binding Ribbon
Self Adhesive White Pearls
Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circle Dies
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Small Dazzlers
Flower Embellishments 

This is what I did:
I won't rattle on about matting and layering as you can see what I did from the photo...
The second layer is cream card, with just the corners and centres pierced using my pokey tool.
The third layer is white card, this has been embossed using the Quilted Flower embossing folder through my Grand Calibur.
I then, very lightly, applied the antique linen distress ink over the embossed areas, using a piece of cut n dry foam.
The centre topper was creating using the Gold Majesty Circles dies, the bottom layer is plain cream card, the second layer is white card and this has (surprisingly) been distressed around the edges using the same distress ink.
The  bottom circle has been die cut in cream card.
I stamped the smaller of the 2 circle stamps from my Sentimentally Yours Circle Frame & Flourish Collection stamp set in the same distress ink, cut this out and stamped the sentiment within the guidelines that are on the circle stamp,.. remember, there are lot's of sentiments in the set to choose from, but on this card, I chose the Happy Anniversary for a change.
The circle was given the edge inking treatment using the distress ink and then glittered :-)
I've used foam pads to create different levels of height within the topper.
I finished off with my signature upside down triple bow in white seam binding ribbon, with e small dazzler in the centre.
2 small dazzlers either side of the sentiment circle add a touch of sparkle :-)
The 3 flowers at the bottom are bought ones (I know, I cheated!) lol, but the colour was perfect to go with the card so I couldn't resist!
You'll notice that I haven't glittered the flowers, just left them plain,.. this was intentional as there is glitter on every point on the embossed background... no OTT here ;-)
I love this card, it's a clean (ish), elegant card and the colours are lovely,.. 
TOP TIP - Try this card in other colour ways, but keep them light, like lilac or sky blue... the products are doing all the work and I just put it all together... easy peasy :-)

You'll find most of the products I used on my show on my website here.. 

You'll find the full range of Polished Silk Glitters here..

Hope you like it :-)


  1. Hi phil the card is beautiful I can't believe I will get a chance to meet you at Bolton. It's my birthday on June 1st soy daughter and I will be there on sat 31st it will be great to see you love June xxx

  2. Hello Phill
    Love the card and the colours are beautiful!
    Good Luck at the Festival ( not that you'll need) everyone will love your work!
    Take Care
    Love Marg

  3. Lovely card I like the colours Actually I like all of it

  4. Hi phill I love it and the colours are so pretty if you dont mind I would love have ago at it. Debs xx

  5. I love it. It brings a smile. It's the colours I think. I am booked on the coach from inspirations on the Saturday so will definitely pop by for a buy or two. Definitely want some of the black jewel glitter. Love the sparkles. Love what you're doing. Still not received my winning card from C&C. Really disappointed. Anyway see you in a couple of weeks. Take care til them, Jo x

  6. Hi Phil. Love the card, it is so pretty in these colours and like you say it would work well in other colours too : ) Take care.

  7. So excited to be coming to the workshops in Bolton. Don't get big headed but you and your stamps are my main reason for coming!!!
    Can't wait to play,
    See you soon,

  8. Hi Phill such a regal and opulent looking card, really beautiful. Well done on the success of your stamps, long overdue, you are so talented.
    Margaret corgi owner

  9. Stunning creation Phil I have been looking for your blog for ages, just seen a link from you on FB so now following and signed up for your Newsletter. Janet x