Saturday, 22 January 2011


Here is a card that I made for my Auntie who is 60 tomorrow, I know she has opened it already as she phoned to thank me. I borrowed a Bookatrix from my friend Eunice and this is what I created, not everyone's cup of tea but I try to make something that I think the recipient will like, & not just what I like.

I used Bazzil bling (which is why it looks a bit shiny in this photo taken with artificial light) and some other pretty patterned card,not sure who the manufacturer is but bought at The Craft Barn. The roses and leaves were die cut with Marianne dies.

I made a little oval card
using my nesties, stamped the sentiment by HobbyArt and wrote my greeting inside. Two of the layers were edged with border peel-offs (Eeek!) and the finishing touch was the ribbon.

Now I have a question. Does anyone know of any dies that will make bigger roses? These are my set but I'm sure there are larger ones out there somewhere.

Answers on a postcard please........

I'm entering this card into the Winter Wonderland challenge this week where the theme is Pink/Purple. I thought it was a christmas challenge but as one of the DT has made a birthday card, I think it'll be ok.

As usual, TFL.
Fiona x


  1. Hi Fiona, we are a Christmas challenge but not util mid Feb to give everyone a chance to recover making last year's cards. This is lovely and I'm sure much appreciated. You could try blossom Nesties for bigger flowers. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x

  2. oh what gorgeous pinks and purples and a beautiful creation thank you for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. This is gorgeous too Fiona. Love the colours and the roses are beautiful.
    If you're interested, I have the Nesties blossom die and could send you some precut to try before you buy as they're not cheap.
    Just send me an email if you'd like me to do this as it's no trouble.

  4. I was going to suggest Blossom Nesties too but I've been beaten to it!
    Your Bookatrix is beautiful, and a wonderful keepsake for your Anutie,
    Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog recently,
    Love Sarita xx

  5. I really love your blog it's so fresh and full of fab ideas. So thought it was time to share with others, have a little award for you over at mine if you wish to accept it!


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