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Monday, 2 November 2015

A Special Birthday Wish in Chic Aubergine (and a Giveaway Card)

Good Afternoon Everyone

Fog,.. perfect excuse to stay in my craft room all day! :-)
So, I'm taking the time to add a few more posts to the Blog, featuring some of the cards from my last shows on Hochanda and this is one of my favourites!
I absolutely love Chic Aubergine,.. it's a beautiful, rich, elegant colour that works so well on both white and cream cardstock...
You can be in with a chance of winning the card I made on air in Chic Magenta, over on my Facebook Page,.. you have until Friday :-)

Now, I did notice a few of you leave comments on my Blog that you're not on Facebook, so I will do a little giveaway card on here for you too :-) (details at the bottom of this post)


Here's what I used:
Foundations Milk Cardstock
Chic Aubergine Ink Mister, Twinkles and Pearl PVA Glue
Dies by Sue Wilson, Portuguese Collection, Lisbon and Corner, Border, Tag Set
Dies by Sue Wilson Camellia Complete Petals
Dies by Sue Wilson Curled Vines
Cosmic Shimmer Glacier Ice (shocked you that didn't it ha ha)
Sentimentally Yours Scribbled Sentiments Stamps
Creative Expressions Crystal Corner Embellishments
Creative Expressions Wild Roses A4 Embossing Folder

Here's what I did:
I cut all my layers from the Milk Cardstock, these were, 23.5 x 17.5cm, 23 x 17cm, 22.5 x 16.5cm and a 2.5 x 18cm strip for the sentiment.
I then did all the die cutting, which was the base layer, base and largest lacy layer of the Lisbon dies, the tag from the Corner, Border & Tag set, 7 Camellia flowers and two Curled Vines.
The base layer of the card was ink misted with the Chic Aubergine Ink Mister, as were the Camellia flowers and the base layer of the Lisbon dies. These were then set to one side to dry properly (only takes about 5 minutes, depends how heavy handed you are with the ink mister)

The smallest of the card layers was then embossed with the beautiful Wild Roses embossing folder (love this one, so pretty!)
Now the ink misted pieces were dry, I stuck the lacy part of the Lisbon die to the ink misted base with CS Glue, then went around the edges with my Chic Aubergine Twinkles and dunked it in my Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels. I then did the same to the tag die cut and stuck that on with foam tape, finishing by adding two drops of the Chic Aubergine Pearl PVA Glue to create two faux pearls in the perfect colour!

I then added a big blob of  Chic Aubergine Twinkles to the centre of the Camellia flowers and also dunked these into the Glacier Ice (note that I haven't shaped the petals of these flowers, just bent them up,.. this gives more dimension, particularly when you stick them to your card with CS Glue as it dries quicker)

I then stamped my Scribbled Sentiment and, as always, I used my Black Soot distress ink pad, I then shaped the end to create the tag effect, then applied Chic Aubergine Twinkles all the way around and dunked it into my Glacier Ice (so love this effect!)

Once everything was dry, I stuck all the base layers together with CS Glue, then added the Lisbon topper with foam tape, the sentiment was shaped, to create a curve, this was stuck with CS Glue, but just on the two points that make contact with the card, I finished off by adding the flowers and leaves as shown, then added the lovely Crystal Corners to 'frame' the whole card.. simple!

And here's the finished card :-)

As always, everything I have used is available on my website at www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk, but I do know the Scribbled Sentiments Stamps and Crystal Corners (and indeed the pearl ones) are very low in stock..

Anyhoo, as promised, here's the card I created on air on one of my Hochanda shows and this one is for my Bloggers to win,.. to be in with a chance of winning, simply leave a comment on this post and make sure you are following my Blog (you must be a follower to be able to win) (you can also share my blog address all over t'internet too if you want :-)
I will select a name, randomly, from the comments list this Friday (6th November)... Good Luck!

Until tomorrow,... Happy Crafting!


  1. Lovely card and the shows were great! X

  2. Hi Phill this is a gorgeous card. Have fun in your craft room. Hugs Jackie

  3. Beautiful, thanks so much for sharing with is all the versatility of the dies and all the lovely stash we have. Keep it coming.

  4. Hi Phill
    Gorgeous card,love the flowers, All the shows were great,I love watching your demo's, and you never fail to entertain me!
    Love Angela X

  5. Thanks for thinking of use who don't facebook. Lovely card.

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous. And thank you for the revised order and stamp. They arrived this morning. Hope the ones I returned have got back to you as well. x

  7. Lovely card Phill. I enjoyed watching you last week. Jean

  8. Lovely card again Phill. Happy sunny day here no fog at all.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  9. Hi Phill, I am not being greedy, I just wanted to comment on these beautiful cards, I want to be a fly on your wall for just one day, I would be in 7th heaven.

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

  10. Great Shows and beautiful cards as always.

  11. Fab card Phill. Loved your shows.

  12. Lovely card Phill. Thanks for giving us the chance to win it. I have one of Julia's and Sue's. Just need one from you and John now to complete the set, Fingers crossed. SueL Derby x

  13. Gorgeous card, quite stunning. Would love to win this.


  14. Hi phill two stunning cards I love your work thank you tracyw

  15. Lovely cards. Your products are great. Just been using some of your scribble stamps this evening.

  16. Hi Phil, gorgeous card love the colours an of course the dies are fab an loving the scribble stamps. Take Care Melody xXx

  17. Gorgeous card, loving the colouring and the scribble stamps on the corners 😀

  18. Both cards are lovely, Phil. Thank you for thinking of those of us who do not use Facebook.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Good morning Phill, love the scribble corners!!! Watched all the shows!!! Your instructions are so clear!!! Thanks for the chance to win one of your cards I too am not on face book!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  20. Morning Phill, Stunning, stunning, card, purple/lilac etc are my favourite colours, so this card 'sings to me'. I love everything about it, your attention to detail is fabulous.
    Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful card, every project you create gives me inspiration, and thank you for that too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Morning Phill, yet another wounderful card. You inspire me with my own crafting. Love Gillian xx

  22. Morning Phill, yet another wounderful card. You inspire me with my own crafting. Love Gillian xx

  23. Morning Phill what a lovely card. Love the scribble stamp and the colours are one of my favourites,

  24. Morning Phill another beautiful card, love the colour. I love your scribbled stamps too, what can I say you oooze inspiration keep up the good work love Wendy xx

  25. Hi Phill, fab card, just love the scribble stamps I know what is on my Christmas list.
    Hugs Clare xx

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  27. Another lovely card. Loved your Hochanda shows - it's great that you now have more time for your great demos!

  28. Hi Phill,
    Gorgeous, gorgeous card, loved all your shows full of tips and inspirational always.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  29. Absolutely gorgeous cards Phill. Just fab as usual x

  30. Hi Phill,

    WOW simply stunning. Ordered the Scribbled Corner stamps from your Hochanda show - gorgeous.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  31. Really love this card Phill, very lacy and delicate.xx

  32. Very elegant looking. Love it.

  33. very elegant card ,lovely design

  34. I too late for the card phill but just to say it's beautiful thanks for thinking about the bloggers xxxxxxxx