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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A Special Lady

A midweek hello to all my crafty friends,

Just popped on to show you a birthday card that I made for a very special lady  - I'm sure she won't mind me showing you all.  My biggest decision was whether to make it using her own products, or something completely different! Well, I took the 'completely different' option and used one of my own favourites instead.  Here's what I made ...

I began with my usual 8x8" scalloped card blank in cream and covered it with a selection of gorgeous papers from Pion Designs, which have all been inked with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  The main image is one of my favourite Magnolia stamps - 'Tilda and her Bunny' from the Butterfly Dreams collection and is partly coloured with my Promarkers (the hat and top are paper-pieced with scraps from the backing papers to match).  I also added a piece of ivory lace which I threaded with some pink organza ribbon and made a double bow using ivory seam binding and some more ogranza ribbon (can you spot the little silver metal heart charm?)  I used a LOTV sentiment and embellished the card with pretty flowers, some die-cut leaves, a lace doily, a little stamped postcard, a couple of hearts, a TH 'Wish' ticket and some flat back pearl accents.

I love the shabby chic look that the card has - hope my friend enjoyed it as much as I loved making it.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Inky Chicks - Bingo (Flowers, Lace and Pearls)
Magnolia Down Under - Recipe (Pink, Lace and Metal)
Midweek Magnolias - In the Pink with Ribbons and Pearls
Sugar Creek Hollow - Tic Tac Toe (Lace, Ribbon and Pearls)

Bye for now,
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the colours! Thanks for visiting my was a treat to find your blog!

  2. Lovely card, Jan. Perfect for the pink ribbon and pearls challenge. Thank you for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias.
    Cathy Lee

  3. A lovely card with lots of gorgeous layers x

  4. Beautiful card and image - so much detail - love it!!

  5. Beautiful the

  6. This is so pretty, i love all the layers x

  7. Another lovely card with loads of detail :)

  8. Aw this is just beautiful and I am sure your friend loved it. Gorgeous colours and loving the flowers.

    Linda xxx

  9. WOW, just so pretty. Gorgeous image and I love all the layers. Stunning!! x

  10. So pretty, love that image and all the wonderful details. Helen xx

  11. This is a beautiful shabby card, Jan! Love your layout, distressing, image and the way you layered the doily and die cuts. Thanks so much for joining the Sugar Creek Hollow Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge this week.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  12. This is gorgeous Jan... I love the colours,layers and the embellishments you've used and the Magnolia image is so cute too hun.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  13. Wow its gorgeous love all the layers and colours. Chris xx

  14. So gorgeous and perfect for our challenge xx
    Thankyou so much for playing along with us this week at MDUC
    Debbie xx


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