A Silver Heart

Hello friends,

It is such a long time since I posted a card, time is just running away with me the last couple of weeks. We had a busy time at work and at home but I am glad to be back with a quick wedding card I created for a friend.  As she likes the clean and simple style, I used an embossing folder for the background and added a metal heart, some satin ribbon, a few gemstones and two paper roses. I love how the fleur-de-lis pattern of the embossing folder compliments the metal heart. Well, as a shabby chic and vintage junkie, I just had to add roses somewhere on my card! The sentiment is from JustRite stamps.

I would love to enter my card in the following challenges:


The sentiment


A close-up of the embossed background and metal heart. I love the vintage look of the roses.


A peep at the all-white inside with just a few gemstones


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Elizabeth Crafts Design embossing folder “Fleur de Lis” (109)
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Victorian Nested Frames & Occasions” set (JB-09205)
  • Metal heart
  • Gemstones
  • Satin ribbon
  • Paper roses

Thanks for visiting today, I always appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from a cold winter’s day in South Africa,


Little Birdie …

Hello friends,

I have two clean and simple cards to share with you today.  A few weeks ago I bought my first Elizabeth Crafts dies and embossing folder from a local craft shop and what fun I had to play with these dies. I used the dies with some of my older Spellbinders dies and really like the outcome of this quick cards with a spring feel. It was ages since I last used an embossed background and doing so with these cards inspired me to take my forgotten stuff out of the cupboard and use them again.

I would like to enter my first card in the following challenges:


A close-up of the bird and button flowers


My second card with more shabby elements


A close-up of the distressing, roses and sequins


Project details for both cards:

  • White, blue, green and yellow cardstock
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs dies: 709 – Birds ; 724 – Best Wishes ; 722 – Hello
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folder: 118 – Spring Leaves
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites “Sprigs”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small” (Card 1)
  • Buttons (Card 1)
  • Roses, sequins and wax cord (Card 2)
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Barn Door” (Card 1) and “Peacock Feathers” (Card 2)

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.



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