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Monday, 23 February 2015

Speedy Recovery

Morning my crafting friends hope this Monday morning finds you all safe and well? Lots of hugs to those who may not be well.

Today's post is in fact a card I made for my MIL as she had a operation on Friday so she will be in hospital for a few days, so hopefully she will soon be on the mend.

I started with my basic 6" X 6"White card and matted this up with more White card that I had pierced around the edge.

I searched through my stash to find a piece of pretty paper when I came across this one, its one of my favourites and that is why it has not been used before lol! Don't we all keep things we don't want to use? Silly really as I am sure this came off one of my CD Roms though which one I haven't a clue!!! I cut it to size and covered it with an adhesive sheet then coated it with Micro beads, I have not used these for what seems like ages, I remember Sue Wilson's early shows she always used them before she bought out the Diamond Snow etc.! I liked the texture and coverage this gave to the paper, I then attached this to the front of my card.

For my topper I die cut one of the dies from Captivating Squares four times and matted and layered them up turning each one round until it almost made a circle, I loved the look of this. Using the smaller of the dies I die cut my sentiment out of Blush card and arranged it in the center, I thought the Blush card would pick up some of the Pink flowers from the paper. I then added some White PVA glue dots around the fancy corners of the die cuts, letting it dry before attaching it to the front of my card.

I did not feel the front needed anything else so on the inside I placed a piece of Pink Pearlescent card on the right hand side with my printed verse on top, on the left hand side I attached the off cut from the piece of paper that had not been micro beaded. 
The last photo shows the card at an angle to try and pick up the light on the micro beads

Items Used:

Spellbinders Captivating Squares
Basic White Card base
White Card
Patterned Paper (Sorry cannot remember what CD Rom)
Crafters Companion Pink Pearlescent Card
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Blush
Creative Expressions Micro Beads
Creative Expressions Unmounted Stamps Friends Sentiments
Creative Expressions PVA Glue White 
Ranger Archival Ink Black

 Thank You for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Morning Jacquie, I too, am beginning to use my stash of papers that I have and not wanted to use because they were too nice!. I wish your MIL a speedy recovery and I am sure that receiving this lovely card will help. Janice xxx

  2. A lovely card for your mother in law. Hope she is well soon. We all do it don't we? Buy something because we love it - then love it too much to use it!! I tend to think - I won't use it for this project because I might need it for something more special!!!! So silly. Have a good day. Christine xx

  3. This is gorgeous Jacquie, I love the design and such beautiful paper.
    Wishing your MIL a speedy recovery.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Lovely card Jacqie, I,m sure she loved it and I hope she is well.
    Selling afew more pins too, I couldn,t believe the price of them on TV, xxx

  5. Love the design ,this is

  6. Beautiful card, love that paper you have used and the little due cuts. Hope your MIL is on the road to recovery. Hazel x

  7. Gorgeous card Jacquie! Love that rich floral background, such a beautiful contrast with the crisp white die cuts! I'm sure your MIL will love it! hugs :)

  8. A beautiful card Jacquie, such gorgeous papers and lovely die cuts.

  9. Beautiful card Jacquie. Hope you MIL is feeling better.

  10. good afternoon Jacquie,
    Hope your MIL gets over her operation and is home soon.
    Your card is beautiful, she will absolutely love it.
    The paper you have used is so rich, I love it, great design.

    Patricia x

  11. Beautiful card Jacquie. I love the inside too!

  12. Hi Jacquie
    Hope MiL is doing well. I'm sure this superb card will cheer her spirits.
    Love Thx paper. I'm going to Creative Expressions on Thursday and micro beads are on my list. Have never used them but have always wanted to lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  13. Love your creation looks fabulous and the colours are perfect......♥ aNNie

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