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Monday, 29 June 2015

Chic Aubergine and,... plain cream cardstock!

Good Morning Everyone

So, I've gone from hardly ever posting on my Blog, to Blog 'mania' ha ha, but I am determined to make use of this Blog to show you all I've been up to, all I'm up to and the occasional sneaky peek into what I have coming for you :-)

With this in mind, and with me having so many things on the go all at once, I have to be realistic,.. I needed help,.. and I knew just who to ask,..

I asked Barb, who is a friend of mine who helps make some of the lovely samples you have seen on my Create & Craft shows and at the Craft shows around the country,.. some of you will have met Barb too, as she helps on my stand at the shows... naturally, she's had amazing teaching (from me ha ha), but she has an incredible eye for detail, colour and a love of all the products I bring to you.

Barb will post on my Blog a couple of times a week, showcasing either one of her samples that she's made for me using my products or one of my cards from my workshops in my shop.

Her first post will be this Wednesday so please be gentle with her :-)

OK,..
Now, are you ready for this,.. I am already giving away the Decadent Denim version of the card I made in 3 colourways on Friday, (remember to go and comment on that post to be in with a chance), but how about this,.. I promised I'd start this Monday with a giveaway card each week and here it is,.. that's two chances this week to win one of my cards,.. as usual, you need to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post and I will notify the winner via the Blog next Monday (when the new giveaway starts) :-)

This is what I used: (with links to the products on my www for you)
Chic Aubergine Ink Mister
Chic Aubergine Twinkles
Chic Aubergine PVA Glue
Sentimentally Yours Baroque Sentiments Stamps
Sentimentally Yours Vintage Sheet Music Background Stamp
Dies by Sue Wilson Camellia Complete Petals
Fine Finials A4 Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Border Dies

This is an 8x8 card, made from lots of plain cream cardstock!

I created two layers for the background of the card, the largest was misted with the Chic Aubergine Ink Mister and the second was stamped with the Vintage Sheet Music stamp in Dusty Concorde distress ink (it's a good match for the aubergine)

The top three layers were cut from cream cardstock, the top one having the die cut border, at an angle and the top edge finished with some Chic Aubergine Twinkles, the next layer was embossed with the beautiful new Fine Finials embossing folder, the third layer was left cream, but the edges were inked with the Dusty Concorde to give it some definition.

These top 3 layers are on foam tape, for dimension, the Vintage Sheet Music stamped layer is also on foam tape for extra height and the edges have been given the Chic Aubergine Twinkles treatment! (this won't be a cheap one to post! ha ha) and the ink misted layer is on flat with cosmic shimmer glue.

The flowers have been cut from the Camellia dies in cream cardstock and I did use a small woodware punch for the 'in between' sizes,.. I stamped the Vintage Sheet Music Stamp onto a couple of the flowers with the Dusty Concorde distress ink.

The two ovals are woodware punches, the largest was ink misted and the top one stamped with the Baroque Sentiments Stamps (one of my favourite sets!)
The two ovals are on foam tape and the flowers stuck with cosmic shimmer glue in (as close as I could get it) opposite formations of each other, all finished of in the centre with the Chic Aubergine Twinkles.

Last, but not least, just two pearls in the bottom corners using the Chic Aubergine PVA glue.



I love the Chic Aubergine range, it's a really beautiful shade and looks amazing on white and cream cardstock alike.

Anyhoo, enough rattling on!

Good Luck!

Happy Crafting!




51 comments:

  1. Like it Like it yes I do, so good I said it twice love these colours phill
    Xx

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  2. Hi Phill
    This is a very beautiful card. I love the aubergine colour and the music background stamp looks great.
    Cathy xxx

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  3. A really beautiful card, as all of your cards always are x

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  4. Really lovely - can't believe how pretty it is !

    Hugs,
    Rose
    xx

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  5. Hi Phill
    This card is lovely, I have lots of your stamps etc. and they come out every time I make a card. What would I do without them!!!
    Love Elaine x

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  6. Hi Phill, another beautiful card. Inspirational as always.
    Hugs Clare

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  7. Hi Phill.

    I really like your layout, layers and colours, In my opinion the flowers are the crowning glory.

    Best wishes.

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  8. Beautiful card and lovely detailed instructions, thanks for sharing.x.

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  9. Hi Phill

    This card is gorgeous, the colour is so beautiful and the layout is very classy - just like you :-) !!

    Love
    Tracey, Hull
    xx

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  10. Lovely card! Wouldn't have thought of turning that die that way, but love it!

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  11. Gorgeous card using gorgeous colours. SueL x

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  12. Gorgeous card using gorgeous colours. SueL x

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  13. Stunning card-love the layers & the details.

    Michele

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  14. Love the card , the colours and also the use of this die! Linda

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  15. Hello Phill, I love your cards, they are so elegant, and this one is no exception, superb layers and colours. Good luck everyone for the draw of that fabulous card. Bx

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  16. Hi Phil, a lovely card with a different flavour to it. They always looks so smart. Linda Kember

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  17. Morning Phill, A stunning card in my favourite of favourites colours, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  18. Hi Phill,
    Fabulous card, love the delicate colours.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  19. The two colours go well together making it a lovely elegant card. Love the flowers too simple but very effective.

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  20. Absolutely beautiful. Loving the aubergine

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  21. Loving the Aubergine, one of my fav colours xxxxxxxxx

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  22. So beautiful and elegant...love the colour!
    Hugs Donna xx

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  23. Hi Phill
    Lovely card,I really like how you have used the border die and the colour is great.
    Love Angela x

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  24. Lovely card as always, and so versatile! Great done in oak! Welcome to the blog Barbara too....look forward to following you as well (if Phill lets you get a word in that is!!!) ha ha ha!

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  25. Beautiful as ever Phill, lovely with the cream card, stunning as ever. Love Alison S x x

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  26. Blooming heck! Another fab card and colour. Will have to add it to my collection!! X

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  27. How stunning these two colours look, a really superb card...luv Ursula xx

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  28. A beautiful card Phill. I love your style and the colour choice is lovely
    X Chris

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  29. Lovely card, really like the background 😊

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  30. Would love to win this as feeling down at the moment as think I will be saying goodbye to my old four legged friend.

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  31. Gorgeous card! Absolutely love the soft colours used, really classy!

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  32. Beautiful card, love the colours!
    Rosemary x

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  33. Absolutely stunning card! All shades of purple are my favourite colours, lol, so this one was guaranteed to be a hit with me. Love and hugs,
    Alison D x

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  34. Stunning card Phill in your Chic Aubergine!
    Sheila

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  35. Gorgeous card Phill as always, just love your cards x

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  36. Never disappointed with your cards

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  37. Love the colours, design and flowers, basically everything about it x

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  38. What a pretty card Phill, I love the colour scheme and the tiny flowers look so dainty. I love it! xx

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  39. I love this card. Stunning c

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  40. Beautiful card elegant as usual live Joy x

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  41. Very elegant and sophisticated - not unlike yourself Phill !!! I love working on cream cardstock as it always looks so classy and sophisticated and the dusty concord ink and chic aubergine misters and twinkles just set it off to T !!! Beautiful x

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  42. very elegant card phil x beautiful x

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