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Monday, 27 July 2015

Happy Retirement

Hello my crafting friends, another weekend has been and gone, hope you all had plenty of time to craft? I was away visiting my family in Birmingham so we had a fabulous weekend, now I am itching to get crafting lol!

The card I have for you today is one I made for a work colleague who retired last week, I had held it back as I gave it to the gals to sign before adding the flowers, its hard to sign on the back otherwise lol! However, silly me, after adding the flowers I forgot to photograph it so I am afraid you only have the none flower version!!! I had put little Camellia flowers and leaves on the bottom left corner using Blush & White card so I am afraid you will just have to imagine them there!

I had these gorgeous papers from the Flights of Fantasy Collection with Roses all over so I used this as the background. To add some definition and decoration on the front I used Tonics Art Nouveau dies and cut the pieces out of Blush card, layered these on the card as seen.

Out of more of the paper I die cut the background for the sentiment using Oval Majesty, using a smaller die I cut out the sentiment that I had done on the computer, I inked round the die with Victorian Velvet then added a self adhesive pearl at each point. I placed both of these in the center of the card.

Then as I said earlier I added the flowers in the bottom left corner. The inside was left blank for everyone to write their own messages.

The dimension od the card was 7"X7".

Items Used;

White base card
Crafters Companion Flights of fantasy Papers 
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Blush
Tonic Art Nouveau Collectable Die Set
Spellbinders Oval Majesty Die Set
Self Adhesive Pearls
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Victorian Velvet

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Holy stunning Jacquie! Love that paper, and the soft touches of Victorian Velvet was a brilliant addition! So many wonderful die cut layers, you always showcase your die pieces so well!! hugs :)

  2. Beautiful card Jacquie, love the paper and the dies are fabulous. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Looks fabulous as it is so the added flowers must have been terrific. Gorgeous Jacquie. Christine x

  4. Evening Jacquie, great card, I can imagine how the flowers would look and they look soooo pretty lol!!!!. Janice xxx

  5. Hi Jacquie
    Superb card and love the colours and papers.
    Aww, you were only up the road from me at the weekend.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  6. Lovely card I think it is stunning as it is So I expect it looked totally amazing after adding the flowers

  7. So unique Jacquie, lovely card,

  8. This is one fabulous creation Jacque, lovely additions too,..xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  9. Beautiful Jacquie! Love that paper in the background ... and your intricate cut dies are so elegant with the pearls. xx

  10. This is beautiful Jacquie, I love the pretty paper peeping through the gorgeous die cuts.


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