Thursday, 23 February 2017

Bloomin Heart

Hello, Crafters.

I had an absolutely fabulous time with my daughter yesterday, shopping for her wedding dress. 

Vicki knew what she was looking but none of the dresses she tried on fuffilled all the requirements. 

But she persevered with the help of a very professional young lady who really knew her business.

Vicki had one more dress to try, and by the time Lauren had finished adding "extras" to the dress, this was the one! 

Vicki looked stunning! The dress needs to be taken in a bit, but nothing major. 
What a fabulous day we had together - to be treasured for ever!

I spent a little time in my studio yesterday evening creating today's card. 

One day last week, I said I was challenging myself to try and use some of the die cuts, stamped images and punched shapes that I have filed in my colour coded Ziploc bags, that have been made previously but not used. 

Today's card is one of those.

I started with a card base of Pool Party Cardstock (CS) with a layer of Shimmery White CS and a top layer of Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack.

The Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper heart had previously been die cut using the Bloomin Hearts Thinlits Dies.

I inked the Happy Anniversary stamp from the So In Love Stamp Set in Versamark, then in Pool Party Ink and stamped it at the bottom of the DSP layer.

I dipped it into Clear Embossing Powder and then heat set it.

I adhered the top two layers together and wrapped a piece of the Pool Party 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon around and tied a bow at the front. 

I slid the ribbon into position and then adhered the layer onto the card front.

I used Tombow to adhere the heart to the top of the card front.

I used some scraps of Whisper White CS with Pool Party ink, and stamped 2 large outline and three small outline stamps from the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set. 

I die cut them using the same set of Thinlits as before and adhered them to the heart using Glue Dots.

Then I adhered Basic Rhinstones in the centre of each paper flower. 

I finished the front of the card off by adding a row of five Rhinestones on either side of the sentiment.

I took a sheet of Shimmery White CS to the inside of the card, and stamped four images of the small bouquet stamp from the same stamp set.

Now I have to get myself organised for the two-day Make It Show that starts in Farnborough tomorrow.

I hope Storm Doris has blown itself out by tomorrow as the Show is held in a very large aircraft hangar, and there has been at least one previous occasion where the organisers have closed the show because of high winds.

Apparently, it was very scary for those inside at the time!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting,



  1. Hello Jan, I love all your cards, boxes etc and spend hours on YouTube getting inspiration.
    I, too, hope that the weather improves for the Make It Show, one I usually attend but knee replacement surgery means I can't go this year. I was there when the show was closed last time due to bad weather. Luckily I had spent all my money! Wishing you all the best, Jennie

    1. Hi, Jennie. We were turned away that last time, just as we were approaching the venue, on the Sunday morning! Apparently it was scary to be inside the previous day! I'm sorry you can't make the show this year, but I wish you a speedy and complete recovery from your knee op! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Beautiful card Jan, sounds like a great Mother and daughter day with a happy outcome, cant wait to see the wedding card you make for them, when is the wedding?

    1. Hi, Kaye. Yes, it was a day to be treasured! The wedding is 29th April 2017...........yes 2017! Just nine weeks to go!☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. beautiful card Jan. what a wonderful day shopping for a wedding dress. i will always remember "our day" with my daughter quite awhile ago now but i remember crying tears of love and pride when i saw her. beautiful memory Jan. good luck at the show.

    1. Hi, Pearl. Yes, I will never forget the look on Vicki's face every time Lauren pulled the curtain back to reveal her in another dress! I felt my heart would explode! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.