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Friday, 16 October 2015

Graceful Lilac - Featuring the Bracket Birthday Verse Stamps

Good Morning Everyone,

Another dull day is forecast for Nottingham  :-) so that means another crafting day for me lol

Thank you all once again for your lovely comments on yesterday's blog card.

With Phill having so many lovely products its difficult to know which to use first, but I love the Graceful Lilac so have decided to use that on today's blog card, I hope you like it too.

Listed below are the products I used, all of which  can be found on the Website:-


Products used :- 

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank
Bracket Collection Birthday Verse Stamps A5
Graceful Butterflies & Dragonflies Paper Pad
Graceful Lilac Mister Spray
Graceful Lilac Embossing Powder
Spellbinder Die - Labels 47
Sue Wilson Die - Peony
Sue Wilson Noble Die - Ornate Pierced Rectangles
Hat pins
Creative Expressions Glitter Jewels -  Glacier Ice
Creative Expressions Dazzlers
Seam Binding

This is how I created the card 

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank

Using Cream Card Stock I cut a 7.75 sq and sprayed it with Graceful Lilac Mister Spray and attached flat to the card.

The with a sheet of Lilac paper from the Paper Pad I cut this to 7.5 sq and attached flat to the card.

Using the Pierced Rectangle Die I cut this out in Cream Card Stock and attached to the card using pads to give dimension.

Then again in cream I cut out the Labels 47 die and backed this with Lilac paper from the pad and attached to the card again using pads.

I then cut a square of cream card to fit the centre and used the Bracket Collection Birthday Verse Stamp (but masked the brackets off) and embossed this using Graceful Lilac Embossing Powder, and attached to the card using pads.

Finishing Touches

I used Cosmic Shimmer Glue around the edges of the labels 47 die and then used Glitter Jewels Glacier Ice.

I cut several flowers from the Peony Die and shaped these before attaching to the card. I also added Glacier Ice to the edges of the petals and then added a small dazzler to the centres, and two hat pins.

Finally I made a triple bow and swags using Seam Binding and added a large Dazzler to the centre,

                                                 Happy Crafting



  1. Hi barb
    what a stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

  2. Beautiful Card again Barb and another of my favourite colours, love it x x

  3. Morning Barb and Phill, yes another winner, love the colours, gorgeous.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Wow-beautiful card, so very elegant.


  5. Hi Barb,
    Gorgeous card, the lilac colour is a favourite of mine too.
    Thanks for sharing,

  6. Morning Barb, A gorgeous card, my favourite colour is lilac/purple and your die-cuts are fabulous. A gorgeous card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Beautiful card. The lilac is so delicate a colour.


  8. Lovely card - I like what you have done with the ribbon and dazzler.

  9. Beautiful colours. Crafty hugs

    Pen x

  10. I just love the colours in this card, it is so eye catching....never understand why the bows are upside down! Can someone tell me....luv Ursula xx

  11. Hi Barb
    Yet another beautiful card for us today thanks so much for sharing.


    Linda xx

  12. Hi Barb. A very pretty card indeed. I agree, it's such a lovely colour and Sue's Peony dies are my favourites at the moment. SueL x

  13. Hi Barb, a really beautiful card love the colours, the flowers look pretty an I don't think I will ever get fed up of stick pins in cards they look lovely. Take Care Melody xXx

  14. Pretty card. The flowers are lovely.

  15. Hi bard this card is just beautiful love the colours
    Love June xxxxxx

  16. Hi Barb! Gorgeous gorgeous card x I so love lilac, it's such a calming peaceful colour, a bit like seeing a butterfly. Beautiful dies and love the peonies....and the stick pins that just give it a finishing touch. "Thank you Barb" xx

  17. Ps Barb, this is just a longer version of the comment that I left on facebook xx :)

  18. Hi Barb,
    Beautiful card, lovely colours.
    love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  19. Thank you to everyone for your comments, I'm very pleased that so many of you like the cards I have posted on the blog xx

  20. I love this card. I came across some really 'old' cards of Phill's and I had to smile, they don't look like anything Phill does now lol let's just say "your style has really come on "
    It's such a shame that the blog isn't 'kept up to date' I wonder why, is it just down to time Barb ?
    Carry on your amazing work Phill I adore your stamps the quality has really helped with my stamping confidence, thank you.
    Lancashire Steph xx

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