Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Something different….



Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed our little blog hop at the weekend, thank you so much for all your lovely comments and we’ll be announcing tomorrow which blogs had the hidden prizes


I appreciated all your views on the 2 versions of the card - there were mixed opinions from you on the clouds and butterflies and I think it was probably about half half for each version 


I don’t think I’ve ever made a card and not ended up pulling at least 1 bit off that’s been stuck on and end up tearing it. I lay it all out first too before committing to stick but it just never seems to come together until I’ve messed about with it a bit! Those flowers and ribbons hide a multitude of sins lol



This is a bit different for me, unusually I didn’t have anything anything specific to make so was just playing with some lovely papers and didn’t want to cover them up with an image

It is quite hard to fill all the space when you don’t have a main character  …and again I kept adding and taking away bits, just never quite happy with it




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There seemed to be too much white space around the sentiment so I stamped around the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and an inkadinkadoo stamp.

Then the edges were a bit messy so I used 2 different sizes of the labels 1 die and made a frame in a contrasting paper

I might do this again, not sure about the stamping but I do like the effect of the frame


Here’s what else I used;

The gorgeous papers are from a Tilda pad

Swirls - Memory Box die

Flowers cut with a Crealies die

Lace from The Ribbon Girl

Sentiment is a Penny Black stamp

Frame and shapes cut with Spellbinders Labels 1



I appreciate all your feedback so I’d love it if you’d let me know what you think …it’s the first time I’ve done anything like this!



Have a lovely day everyone




  1. This is gorgeous Anne. I love the colours and the design. The sentiment is so beautiful and I think the way you have embellished it looks fabulous.

    hugs Sue

  2. Hi Anne, really beautiful card.I love the softness of it with a hint of shabby chic - so pretty.Great sentiment too.Great job Mrs.Hugs Debbie x

  3. This is really lovely, I love it, you have used such beautiful papers and the layout is superb! Thank you for sharing this idea. xxx

  4. I do understand what you mean about the focal point, but everything you have done is gorgeous. Sometimes, maybe, there just isn't one place to look!

  5. Your card is lovely! Took you a lot of time to do all that! Very nice!

  6. What die did you use for your lovely flowers? So pretty!

  7. Don't know what you're worrying about, it's beautiful! Gorgeous papers and embellies, and the frame is perfect....well done, you!

  8. This is gorgeous Anne. Love the papers and love the sentiment as it is one that Russ sent me on a birthday card. The flower embellishments look lovely.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  9. gorgeous card, love the papers, and the sentiment. Love Gail

  10. This is beautiful Anne, the papers are gorgeous and I really like the layout, you've done such a good job! If I don't have a focal image, I just can't cope lol :P

    Tags xx

  11. Gorgeous Anne. It's a lovely card, and the sentiment is really gorgeous.

  12. Hi Anne,
    Oh I seem to have missed so much, sorry.
    I adore this card, it is so different and the colours and papers are fabulous.
    Hugs Linda xx

  13. It looks Great!! I love the colors!! And the soft Flower patterns!! I think you have filleds the white space perfect!! !! Beautiful decorations and home Madeleine flowers!! :o)

  14. This is just gorgeous hunnie...gorgeous papers and lace..love it!!!


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