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Saturday, 27 June 2015

With Love for a Friend

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

The weekend is here. What have you got planned? Will there be any crafting involved? We are having a quiet weekend I have a lot of card making I need to get caught up with so I should be crafting. Those of you that know me on Facebook will know that I won't be able to resist going out for coffee and maybe cake at some point.

I think I said before that there are a few people leaving work at the end of term. One of the people leaving is my special friend she helped me when I first started working at the school and we have been friends ever since. She has always been supportive about my card making so I wanted to make her something special.


For this card I got my Sue Wilson dies again. I used Carina from the Gemini collection, from the Finishing touches collection Trailing Ivy and from the Austrian collection the Salzburg die set. First I cut all the layers I wanted. On the top purple layer I put two strips of double sided sticky sheet and covered this with CS Iced Diamonds glitter jewels. I cut a white mat to go on top and I cut the sides of it with my Carina die. The middle I embossed with some of the dies from the Salzburg collection. 


I used a Spellbinders die to cut the flowers the edges were coloured with Distress ink before the flower was rolled. The ivy was cut in a bright green card and added to the design.


To make the flag I used a die from Sue Wilson Pierced Flag die cut once in purple and once in white. I trimmed the edges from the white one so that it had a purple border. The sentiment was cut with some Signature dies. 


I hope she likes this card. As it is an 8" x 8" card I will be making a box to put it in at some point. I am also making a smaller version of this card for someone else who is leaving. 

The time just seems to be whizzing by. Enjoy your weekend whatever you get up to.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

31 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Jackie, I love the flowers they are fabulous!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Gorgeous card, i love the flowers and border

    can i ask what size card you use to make a box for an 8x8 card and where you get the card from please

    have a good weekend ..hugs Lorna xx

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    1. I use two sheets of A3 centura pearl card that I get from Crafter's Companion but I have seen it in our local Hobbycraft store. I do all the scoring on my Hougie board. Hugs Jackie

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    2. Thank you Jackie ..... i have seen the A3 card in our Hobbycraft store, i haven't got a Hougie board, looks like a purchase coming on lol

      hugs Lorna x

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    3. Hi Lorna there are other scoring boards available. The Hougie board has 1/2 cm increments on one side and 1/2 inch increments on the other this is very useful. I know Crafter's Companion make a longer board. Hugs xxx

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  3. This is just gorgeous,love the fab design.xxx

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  4. Both beautiful and elegant, Jackie, hugs xxx

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  5. A gorgeous card, love the gorgeous flowers

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  6. A very special card indeed, those roses look wonderful. Lainie xx

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  7. what a fabulous piece of work - just love it!

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  8. This is a fabulous card, Jackie, brilliant flowers x

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  9. She'll love it I really need to get cracking on the infamous dress I'm a bit nervous committing scissors to fabric and keep making excuses! I need to make a new baby card and hopefully a gift bag for the hand knitted cardi to go with it!

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  10. Oh wow Jackie your friend is going to treasure this. Just adore those rolled flowers.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  11. how lovely, the flowers are especially nice

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  12. it's so beautiful and those roses are gorgeous Jackie.

    Gr Karin

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  13. Beautiful card Jackie, gorgeous roses! We went to one of our favourite places this morning, a little town called Tetbury. Did our shop and then had a stroll around the lovely little shops and had a coffee and cake in our favourite coffee shop only to learn that it's closing down! The town is full of independent cafes, so we'll have to find another we like as much...we are like you, enjoy a coffee and a cake on a Saturday morning...we've been in the garden this afternoon, unless there is something I must get done, I rarely craft much at the weekend, hope you are enjoying yours, hugs Carole Z xx

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  14. A beautiful card, love the die and the flowers.

    Hugs Erin xx

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  15. Beautiful card I like the design and the flowers
    Kevin xx

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  16. Your friend is going to be delighted with this card Jackie, it's just gorgeous xx

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  17. Hi from the blog hop :-) Beautiful work, lovely card. Amanda x

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  18. What a beautiful card, so pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

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  19. Fabulous x just love the paper roses xx

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  20. So beautiful - the flowers are gorgeous :-)

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  21. Lovely card with stunning detail Jackie.
    Laine
    xx

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  22. Such a classy card the flowers are stunning ad that green just makes it all pop its fabulous love and hugs Carole x
    PS make sure you get that coffee and cake essential for crafters !! x

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  23. Beautiful card for your friend Jackie, love your rolled flowers.
    Hugs Pam x

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  24. Absolutely stunning card, Jackie and those roses are to die for I love this card...

    Hugs Rhonda xx

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  25. Such gorgeous diecuts and the flowers are just stunning. Great job

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