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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Good Friends, Good Wine - Saturday 27th April

Good Morning Friends,

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my posts, I've had a very productive crafty week and that's been brilliant. As some of you know, my two favourite week days are Wednesday and Friday because are the are the days I get to stay home and craft (most of the time)!

This week I managed to finish some projects and thank you for your lovely comments about them. I have a lot of commissions at the moment, but am working my way through them, including one for 50 small assorted cards without greetings. This is actually quite a nice commission as I like making smaller cards, but it is hard to make them very general and not requiring a greeting..ooh the temptation to add one!

Anyway, most of yesterday I was playing around with a stamp we are going to use for our next workshop. We are using Indigo Blu again next time and I thought that as our ladies liked the gilding flakes so much, I'd play with them again, but in a different way...

I started with a 6x6 card blank and edged it all around with double-sided tape, then I dipped the sticky edges in the gilding flakes, smoothed and rubbed with my scoochie in the same way that I would when using the flitterglu.

This created the border around the edge. I cut black and white card to mat and layer. To the first white layer I stamped a crackle pattern using a stamp from one of the Indigo Blu Alice in Wonderland sets and London  Fog Memento Ink.

I then used another layer of white card, to which I again added double-sided tape around the edges to create a border and repeated with the gilding flakes as before.

The main stamp we are using is the "BFF' set from Indigo Blu. This is the only image stamp, the rest are quotes. I stamped  the image and quote using black archival and heat embossed. To finish I added black ribbon and a brad.

I also decided to add a quote to the inside and stamped the wine bottle again, heat embossed and cut out.

Thanks for stopping by, please do leave a comment - I appreciate them all!

Love and Hugs,
Carole Z XX


  1. A grat way to start the day as I have enjoyed a good wander around your blog Carole, fab projects, cards and photos. xx Flora

  2. Great card Carol, loving those sentiments as well as that great image.
    Good luck with your 50 cards.........I actually like making that kind of card. For one reason I use us lots of "Bits" and everyone is different in its own special way.
    Have Fun and a Great Weekend

    Patricia xxx

  3. Stunning card love those sentiments ,good luck with the 50 cards .Melanie

  4. Just love your card Carole....and love THAT stamp....good look with your commission cards


  5. This really is a stand-out gorgeous card Carole, I love that stamp on the front and the way you have edged the card looks amazing. I love this! Hugs, Anne x

  6. Hi Carole, I love this card! I like how you have used the gilding flakes and the image and sentiments are fabulous, love them and very true!

  7. Hi Carole,
    fabulous card. I too love the gilding flakes edges, the sentiment, and that wine bottle and glass stamp. Lovely design as usual.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. What a great card..... not sure about the sentiment on front about the happy memories..... after one glass I have normally forgotten about the whole event lol.....not to good with my drink :), but what a great card just love the Indigo Blu stamps.
    Good luck with your commission cards 50..... wow your gunna be busy :) x I am off to Spain for a few days on Wednesday so I too are trying to catch up.....I will still be posting though so still drop by my blog.... I have some hush hush news to share, but my lips have to be sealed :( x
    Take care!
    Nikki x

  9. Hi, me again.... that was supposed to say 'Memories Forever'.... the bit about the sentiment on the front of the card.... sorry ! x
    Nikki x

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  11. Hi Carole

    Love how you have used the gilding flakes .. .. great finished look.

    Great image and sentiment too.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful productive week last week .. .. there must be something in the air because I had a good week too. Let's hope we can repeat it this week!

    Love Jules xx