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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

My First Post on Phill's Blog

Hello Crafters

I'm Barbara Sherwood known to my friends as Barb. Phill has asked if I would help out with keeping his blog up to date, as you all know he struggles with time, so I'll be sharing some of the cards I have made for his TV shows.

This will allow Phill more time to design and produce lots of new and exciting products for us all to enjoy, but he will still be posting on his Blog as often as he can.

I go to Phills' workshops in his shop every Thursday and have learned so much from him, you'll probably recognise some of his style in my own work :-)

Some of you will have hopefully seen my card samples on his Create & Craft shows, and many of you will also have seen me on his stand at Craft Shows.

I hope you will all join me on my new crafting journey (blogging is all new to me)

Well that's enough about me ..........
The card for today is one of my favourites..........

Products used (which are links to the items on Phills' website too) :-)

White Cardstock
Cosmic Shimmer Ink Mister  Chic Grey-Blue
Cosmic Shimmer P.V.A. glue Chic Grey-Blue
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles Chic Grey-Blue 
Creative Expressions Snakeskin Embossing Folder
Sue Wilson Californian Collection Decorative Frames Set B
Sue Wilson Fern Trio Dies
Spellbinder Blooms 4 Dies
Creative Expression Dazzlers & Pins
Sentimentally Yours Chic Floral Paper Pad
Sentimentally Yours Chic Floral Birthday Verses Stamps A5
Distress Ink Pad

This is an A4 card
I started by cutting 2 layers for the base. The first layer being plain white card stock which I sprayed lightly with Mister Spray. The second layer is Chic Floral Paper, the top half floral with the bottom half reversed and embossed. I then put a divider by using a strip of Crochet Ribbon across the join.

Next I cut the dies, I used the two largest dies from Set B and the 2 largest  dies from Set A

Taking the largest die from Set B I used P.V.A.around the edges. The largest die from Set A I decorated with Twinkles.
The next layer which is the second largest from Set B I left plain. The top layer is the second size down from Set A which I stamped with the Birthday Verse.

I cut several flowers out using off cuts of plain card and off cuts from the paper pad. (nothing goes to waste) I then moulded these until I was happy with the shape, then added a gem to the centre, and leaves either side.
Finally I added a couple of stick pins to the top of the sentiment.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Lovely barb, well done on your first post for phill. Is great.

    Caz xx

  2. Lovely to see your beautiful card Barb and thank you for sharing with us !

    (from Portugal)

  3. Well done Barb, lovely card and excellent description, looks like you are a natural. Alison x x

  4. Morning Barb, Well done on your first posting for Phill, a gorgeous card and great write-up.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Lovely blog and card, you and Phil give me so much inspiration, can't wait for the Christmas designs to be shown. xx

  6. Good morning Barb, have really enjoyed your first post, your card is lovely, good luck, Linda

  7. A beautiful card Barb and super blog post. Welcome to the world of blogging! Tracey xx

  8. Absolutely beautiful. Love the papers and die cuts

  9. Beautiful card and beautifully explained.
    Everything about it is stunning x

  10. What a gorgeous card. I will be following the blog from now on...Barbs gave me the web address this morning. Great to see all the items listed that you have used.

  11. Great work Barb, love the card and colours!! Look forward to seeing more of the same and Phill's blog being used at last, lol xxx

  12. Congrats on your first post for Phill, It's a fabulous card Barb....Love everything about it!! ... I don't normally like blue but of late that's the colour I've been using!! :)
    Hugs Donna xx

  13. Beautiful card-love those flowers.


  14. Great first blog and great card. I especially like your flowers and fern arrangement. SueL x

  15. Hi Barb,
    Lovely card and excellent first post...keep them coming!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  16. Morning Barb
    A Huge Welcome, I Just Love The Tremendous Car You've Made For Your First Card To Show On Phill's Blog I'm So Looking Forward To Seeing Many More Thank You For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam x

  17. Absolutely beautiful card barb, I never tire of seeing you beautiful cards blog is fab and I look forward to visiting you often hugs victoria xxx

  18. Hi Barb
    Lovely card and in my favourite colour! Like how you have done the flowers.
    Love Angela x

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  20. Hi Everyone,

    Thank you all so much for taking the time to look at my posting. I am overwhelmed by your lovely comments.
    I am sorry I am unable to reply to you all individually xx

  21. Hi Barb
    What a lovely card! I love this collection of matching goodies. Any one would love to receive this card, how special would they feel!
    Many Thanks
    Love Elaine X

  22. Oh I do love this idea, what a lovely card....so well colour matched...luv Ursula xx