Friday, 30 July 2010


Evening Everyone, I hope you've had a good. I can't believe that it's Friday again.
I was asked to make this card by a friend who wanted it to send to a couple celebrating the news of a pregnancy after years of trying.
It has also proved to be an amazingly well timed post as my youngest daughter Becki got the fabulous news yesterday that she has been successful in her application to Kingston University to study Nursing. Yeahhhhhhh!!!!!!!
So I am using this to send congratulations to her, I am very proud of her and look forward to my seat at her graduation in a few years time lol.
The card is an easel card - what a surprise :) - and has been made using a Penny Black stamp Congrats 3850E.
 I have just spent the best part of an hour trying to find out the details of the clear alphabet stamp set that I have used, but to no avail.
I can tell you that it has SSC088 STM 2006 on it, but I can't find it on any of the websites for the major stamp companies. Sorry I did try!!. The letters for Sarah and Robbie have been stamped on to shrink plastic with Sazon using this stamp set.
Best of Luck is from another clear stamp set, this time by Inkadinkadoo, but I'm afraid I failed you there too as I don't have the details.
I do so wish that companies would follow Woodwares example and add the details to the carrier sheet for the stamps. It would make life so much easier for those of us that who just throw away all the packaging as soon as we get the stamps home lol.
I have used background papers from my stash and have tapped an ink pad around the punched shapes before I have made the Shabby Chic flowers. I have added small punched leaves and the scrolls from the punched border to floral layout.
The pale green card has been embossed using a cuttlebug folder. I have rubbed Stardust pen on to this panel but it doesn't show in the photograph I'm afraid. Scribble the pen onto your finger tip and then rub it over the embossed panel - it leaves a very subtle trace of bling.
I drew stitched and dotted lines onto the panels using a white Gelly Roll pen.
For extra bling I have added some crystals. I hope that you approve Gilly.
I am entering this card in to a couple of Challenges
I was too late for Anything Goes at The Stampman so I shall have to work on something else for the next one there.
Sorry Vix my turn to stalk you now. I don't get the time to look around all of the blogs so I tend to see challenges off the back of people that I follow. But then I suppose that's how this challenge thing works right.
Hope you like the card, I certainly had a great time making it.
Must go now, I have to go back to work to do a stock count on the cigarettes - long story which I won't bore you with lol.
Have a great evening and weekend.
Love and hugs


  1. Lovely! The flowers are especially spiffing!

    Congrats to your daughter for getting into Uni, I hope she enjoys it!

    luv, Mags x

  2. You can never have enough bling in my book and you've done me proud. Lovely card Kim. Making a box for it? x x

  3. Already made Dear!!!!!
    It did have to be rather deep though just to accomodate all the flowers. Good job it is being hand delivered lol.
    Thanks for the congrats Mags, at least she knows what to expect as she did 1 year at City Uni but thats another story!!!
    Love Kimx

  4. This is a beautiful card.The flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  5. Gorgeous card and the flowers are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for my Flower challenge. luv gina xx

  6. What a super awesome easle card. I love the flower arrangements and all the work of stamping the letters and cutting them out! Uh! Good for you!! Love the colors as well .Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers spotlight challenge. Good luck,

  7. Gorgeous card. The flowers and the paper are lovely :-)
    Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious

  8. Gorgeous card, love the flower arrangement and all the added extra embellies. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.

    Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

  9. I luuuuuuurve your flower arrangement Kim its stunning!

    Thank You for playing Crafty Cardmakers spotlight easels challenge x
    (Sorry I'm so late blogger has been a pain lately!)


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