Friday, 11 January 2013


Each year, one of my  golfing friends asks me to make 6 special cards for her special friends.
This is the first one that I have made for her.
I have cased a card that I received for my birthday from my friend Cheryl,
 I just changed the colours around but kept the layout (you can see some of her cards HERE)

This is only the second time that I have used this stamp set - it was one that we received  at
Convention last year - Affection Collection and I really should have used it more.
If you fancy this set, then it is only available until the end of the month
when the Seasonal Autumn/Winter Catalogue finishes!
I have used a colour Combo of Pink Pirouette, Pool Party and Soft Suede
on a Very Vanilla base card.
The flower is made by stamping the flourish from Creative Elements in Soft Suede onto Pink Pirouette card, then punching the set of petals out 6 times,using the Blossom Petals Builder punch.
These are then assembled and stuck together to form the large flower.
The Little Leaves Sizzlets die was used for the leaves, and I stamped the Friend sentiment then punched this out using the Modern Label punch.
I used the Fancy Fan Folder to emboss the Pool Party Coredinations card, then sanded the top
(look out for this in the new Seasonal ) catty.
I used a Vintage brad on top of the 3 stamped Pool Party pennants and voila!
I love this - thanks for the inspiration Cheryl!


  1. A gorgeous card, love the layout and the emblem around the friend sentiment

  2. Beautiful card,love the flower and fab

  3. What a good friend you are to make those special cards for her! This card is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Gorgeous card. Really love the flower. Helen x

  5. Lovely card Kate (but I would say that, wouldnt I ?)
    C x

  6. Really gorgeous card Kate, love the layout and the flower (and the whole feel of the card) is very elegant.

    (Crafty Bloggers Network DT)

  7. This is stunning Kate! Absolutely love that flower and the colours you've used.

  8. This is just stunning Kate! I love the gorgeous flower and the papers.

    Linda xxx

  9. Love this card Kate it's so pretty xx Jan

  10. oooh I love this! I wish I could afford the punch and stamp for this flower, it' s really lovely. Sam xxx

    1. You don't really need the stamp, you can use any stamp that will give you a good pattern on plain card/paper.
      (But I love the flourish from Creative Elements!)

  11. This is gorgeous Kate, I love the flourish design stamped onto the beautiful flower and the blue is so striking. Great Card! xx

  12. Ooooh, my mouth fell open from the amazing beauty of this card. It's absolutely lovely, dear Kate!


  13. WOW WOW WOW GORGEOUS I love the flower stamp, it is beautiful, love the design and the lay out and the colour combo is fabulous, Love it Kate xxxxx

  14. Very good, the friends will happy.

  15. Great card - love the colours, fab design :)

  16. So beautiful, the flower is gorgeous and the layout is fab
    Lindsay xx


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