Tuesday, 2 September 2014

... none for ages - then two at once !

hi all

yes don't worry, its not  Sunday,  (my usual day for putting digit to keyboard) honest,
but have just finished a card for my  friend to thank her for all she did in the run up to my big '0' day, so thought I would share.

I chose the very popular Hexagon Hive thinlits die as the main focus of the card, with my two must have, go to,  colours of the moment. Namely,  Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey from the current 2014 - 2016 In-colours.

My sentiment came from the 'A Dozen Thoughts' stamp set and a bit of careful inking/masking and Stamp-a-majigging to get the wording where I wanted it - along with some strategically placed flowers,  stamped from the 'Something to Say' set and punched with the matching punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch pack, completed the look.

and here we are -

Something to say

A bit of sponging in Hello Honey to complete the card - and I was really pleased with the finished result.

...and of course being the frugal person  I am - I  just had to find something to do with all those punched hexagons that you end up with after using the Hexgaon Hive thinlit die.

A fellow sewer at my weekly needlework class is also about to reach the same birthday milestone as me -  - well to me, all those little shapes just cried out pieced 'Grandma's flower garden and being as she is a  keen quilter,  I thought this very apt!

With a little bit of arranging of those hexagon offcuts  and a few more of the same punched flowers,   a 'Happy 60th Birthday' sentiment from the Memorable Moments Stamp set, which I die-cut using the 'Chalk Talk' thinlits and I had another card which came together really quickly.  Shame about the slight pink cast which am still puzzling over though!

and with the birthday in mind thought I would link it to the current challenge being run by the lovely ladies over at  Fashionable Stamping Challenges where their Challenge #80 is a Birthday card for someone special

memorable moments

I used the opposite colourway for my sponging this time with Lost Lagoon, and finished it off with the toning ribbon trim.

... simple but effective and so easily done with my Stampin' Up! stamps, punches, and dies

Stampin' Up! supplies for these cards:

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Well, my partner survived today's  'great-niece' invasion and lives to tell the tale.
I understand a rather lengthy trip to the park took up quite a substantial amount of time.
Am not too sure who enjoyed the roundabout more - him or they!

Til next time and have a great week
with best wishes
Jan x


  1. I love the beautiful card you made to thank your friend Jan and how resourceful to use the off-cuts to make another stunning card for your friend's milestone birthday! It's so difficult to photograph whites isn't it - I've noticed that white cards often pick up the reflection of what I'm wearing! Hope your partner has recovered from the roundabout! Vicky x

    1. Dear Vicky - thanks as always for the lovely comments.. I love those 2 news colours, especially together, and the patchwork look was just the thing for both of them.!
      but as to me and photography I always have issues... there's got to be an answer to it somewhere for me..
      many thanks again
      Jan x

  2. Two gorgeous cards - I'm sure they were both much appreciated, lovely colour combination and clever use of the 'left overs' !! Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC...Esther xx

    1. Dear Ester - my apologies for the late reply - thanks so much for taking the time comment - I really do love these 2 colours together - bit it is about time I tried some others am thinking1
      thanks again for the delightful challenge.
      very best wishes
      Jan x


Thanks very much, everyone. I so much appreciate them all.

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