Saturday 31 May 2014

Birthday Card for Val

Good morning to all my lovely friends and great followers I hope you have all had a great week. Before I start my post I want to give a special welcome to my latest follower Annie thank you so much for joining my blog and  I hope you continue to enjoy my blog posts.
The card I'm posting today was one I made a little while ago its a 65th birthday card for my friend Val. She celebrated her birthday last Thursday. The card is a bit of a different colour scheme for me but I liked the finished result See what you think.

This is the matching box


Card Recipe

Blank 8x8 scalloped card from Craftwork Cards
Navy Card Tim Holtz
Die cut corners from ebay
Spellbinder Floral oval dies
Marianne die
Sentiment computer generated
Flowers WOC and  my stash.
The cream flat flowers are from The Hobby House at GNPE a while ago and the centres are coverd in pink seed beads
Viva pearl pen pink
Pink pearl string from my stash. I wish I could remember were I bought it as its very fine and I love it on cards.
White gesso on flowers
I cut the bottom floral oval die in half to extend it and make a bigger oval design a technique I saw on the Create and  Craft.
I spoke to my friend on her birthday an know she loved the card I was just relieved it arrived safely and not damaged.
 I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend. I've got some workmen here cleaning all our block paving so hope to do some shopping when they finish. I'm also doing appeals all next week so lots of reading still to do but I'm getting there.
Thank you all for the lovely comments you have left recently I really appreciate them especially on my first design post as its quite a big thing doing your first project. Enjoy whatever you have planned and I hope it involves some crafting If I get any time it will be wedding invites for me.




  1. This is just beautiful and love the die corner cuts, outstanding card for Val.....wonder if this is the Val I know as my cyber buddy....anyway this is simply gorgeous. Thanks for the welcome and I will be just over the ocean to view your wonders of

  2. This is stunning Carole. I love all the dies and the embellishments are gorgeous. Beautiful work.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  3. This is simply stunning Carole! I love it all LOL and I'm so glad you have the lovely Annie following you on your blog:) huggles Sue xxx

  4. Beautiful card Carole! Lovely combination of die cuts and the embellishments are so pretty. I especially like the seed beads on the flowers, great idea. Debra x

  5. So many pretty details! A really lovely card Carole :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  6. hi Carole, beautiful card and box for your friend, love the colour combo, gorgeous flowers and die cuts.

  7. Oh Carole! (Neil Sedaka) What an absolutely beautiful card ad box. I love all your attention to detail and think that the blue card shows off the lacy corners so well. I bet your friend loved this and will treasure it for all the love that has gone in to it. xx

  8. This is so beautiful Carole, I like the sentiment, the flowers and all the gorgeous die cuts.
    Kevin xx

  9. OMG Carole, both card and box are absolutely gorgeous, I am not surprised that your friend loved it :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Stunning Carole, beautiful card and box for your friend, wow what wonderful embellishments and details.

    Hugs Diane

  11. Carole, my goodness, how could Val not love and cherish this beautiful work of art! Complete with a stunning box, the card alone is better than any gift!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. This is so gorgeous, I absolutely love the colour scheme! Fabulous use of die-cuts and the flowers are beautiful.

  13. This is a really stunning card! I can see why your friend loved this card...and with a box to match...I'm sure that it will become a keepsake.

  14. Hi Carole,
    Stunning card and box, beautiful design!! Val is a lucky friend to get such a stunning card.
    Mel. xx

  15. Stunning Carole, I love every intricate detail of this ...your friend Val is a lucky lady!

    Anne xx

  16. Wow! just beautiful Carole. Hugs Leila


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