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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Graceful Lilac - Birthday Wishes

Good Morning Everyone,

Its been a busy time these last few days, Phill's Craftathon was  a great success, many thanks to all who attended, judging by the comments on the day, you all enjoyed yourselves.

Today's card 8 x 8

Products Used:- ( which are also links to Phill's Website) :-)

8 x 8 Card Blank
Graceful Butterflies and Dragonflies Paper Pad
Dragonfly Days Background Stamp
Sentimentally Yours Baroque Sentiments 2 Collection Stamps
Lilac Card Stock
White Card Stock
Graceful Lilac Mister Spray
Graceful Lilac Mica Powder
Graceful Lilac P.V.A
Graceful Lilac Twinkles
Seam Binding
Medium Dazzlers
Spell Binder Dragon Delight Dies
Sue Wilson French Collection Provence Dies

The first thing I did before cutting out was to colour the Seam Binding with Graceful Lilac Mister Spray. ( needs time to dry)

1st Layer Lilac Paper from Paper pad cut to 7.75 square.
I then cut a strip of the coloured Seam Binding and attached it to the 7.75 square before attaching to the main card.

Next I cut the layers:-

2 pieces of plain white card stock

1st layer - 7 x 4.25
2nd layer - 7 x 2.25

I then inked the edges and attached flat to the main card.

Using the Lilac Card Stock I cut 2 pieces

1st - 6.75 x 4"
2nd - 6.75 x 2"
and attached to the card using pads.

I then cut 2 more pieces of white card

1st - 6.5 x 3.75
2nd - 6.5 x 1.75

Using a small amount of Mica Powder and Mister Spray I blended these together to use as ink, then using the Dragonfly Days Background Stamp I randomly stamped. Once dried I attached to the card using pads to give dimension.


I cut out the centre feature using white and lilac card stock, and the Provence Die.

I chose a Sentiment from the Baroque Collection and then attached to to the card.

Finishing Touches
Using White and Lilac Card I cut out the Dragonflies and attached to the card. I then added the P.V.A. and Glamour Dust.

I added Graceful Lilac Twinkles around the edge of the sentiment.

Finally with the remaining Seam Binding I made a double bow and swags, then finished  off with a Whie  medium size Dazzler.

                                  Happy Crafting



  1. Thanks for this Barb. Lovely to see you again Sunday, I had a great time and made 4 beautiful cards. SueL x

  2. Beautiful card Barb as always..Glad sunday went of well...xxx

  3. Hi Barb,
    Lovely card and colours, love the little dragonflies!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  4. Wish I was there for the Craftathon, too far away for me....this card is beautiful, love the little dragonflies....luv Ursula x

  5. Stunning, love that colour so much! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  6. Hi Barb,
    As promised on Sunday, a comment. I love the layout and the colours in the card as well as the background stamping! It is so nice to not do Christmas for a bit. I had a great time on Sunday and will definitely try to come again.
    Best wishes from Eva

  7. Hi Barb, wow this is so pretty! I love how you have used the dragonfly stamp and just randomly stamped the white card. It looked like patterned paper and was wondering where I could find some! Gorgeous, just gorgeous xx So glad everyone had a great time on Sunday xx Love Karen xx

  8. Oooo ps, thank you for the exact measurements of the card used xx

  9. Hi Barb, really pretty card love the colours. Take Care Melody xxx

  10. I love this card the colour is gorgeous xx

  11. Hi Barb And Phill,
    "WOW" I Just So Love The Fabulous Colour Palette You've Chosen, I Just Love The Sentiment From Phill's Collection Also Using Sue's Provence Die From The French Collection All Your Stunning Embellishments It Makes A Truly Very Beautiful Card.
    Thanks For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam xxx