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Friday, 3 January 2014

Birthday Banners - Friday 3rd January 2014

Good Morning Friends!

First of all I'd like to welcome my latest follower Patti, thank you for choosing to visit and follow  me Patti! 

I discovered her blog just last week and really like her style - do take a look -

Today's card is my first card of this year: I made it yesterday to send to a friend who's birthday is this month. Of course, after the break for the Holidays and spending the time tidying my craft room, I sat down and Mr Mojo was still off somewhere  - celebrating New Year no doubt, or may be I just didn't want to mess up my nice tidy desk (I'm joking of course!)....

Anyway I started to look through some of my 'Paper Crafts' magazines  for inspiration. I get this magazine from the USA and have done for quite some years and it's style suits the type of card I wanted to make - not too fussy.

I was inspired by a particular layout and this is what I came up with:

I inked the top of the card with embossing ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then inked over the design with Peacock Feathers distress ink and wiped away the excess, just leaving a slight ombre effect beneath the design.

I punched the paper ribbon used across the top of the card and made banners from paper. I adhered this to the card together with some blue ribbon tied in a bow.

Finally I die cut and made three paper roses to finish and added a greeting. I didn't photograph the inside, but I added a strip of the polka dot paper across the centre of the card, before adding the greeting.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. The actual dies and papers I used are listed below.

Love and Hugs,
              Carole X

Materials used to make this card:

Stamp: Crafty Individuals CI -171
Peacock Feathers distress ink
Stamps Away Clear embossing powder
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Britannia dies - rose
Papers: Teresa Collins, Graphic 45 and other pieces from 'bit box'
Ribbon from stash
Greeting from stash
Martha Stewart Border punch


  1. Great card, I love the flowers!

  2. Morning Carole,
    Lovely card, simple clean lines but very effective. Love your polar bears from yesterday.

  3. Really like the simplicity of this beautiful card Carole,
    Your mojo I'd probably keeping mine company somewhere warm and sunny!!!!!!!

    Patricia xxx

  4. I too, love the clean lines and simplicity of the card, if only I could train my mind to think that less is more....... off to check out Patti's blog. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Carole, I might say that maybe your Mr. MoJo and mine are out celebrating together, except that your card does not look like Mr. MoJo is missing at all. I really think this card is beautiful. The colors are so very pretty and the flowers look amazing in those papers. Have a wonderful day.

  6. Beautiful simple card. Carole
    Hazel x

  7. So colourful. Love the mix of design papers.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. Hi Carole

    I don't think Mr Mojo is very far away if you have created something as beautiful as this! Love the design and colours.

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you a very happy and healthy 2014.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Hi Carole! What sweetie you are!! thank you for giving me a "shout-out" that is so kind of you. : )

    I've been busy the past couple of days - no time for paper crafting but I see you have been busy and productive. I really love your card! Your little flowers are wonderful!!

    Have a great week.


  10. Lovely card Carole, the colours match perfectly!x