Thursday 2 July 2020

My third Texture Background Challenge card

πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’šHappy Birthday LyndaπŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œ

Good Morning Ladies,

Firstly today please join me in wishing out Very Special Friend Lynda, I hope you have an amazing day with your lovely family my lovely XXXXX

It hardly seems possible that we are in July already, these weeks and months are just whizzing by, it's odd to think that we are on the now closer to Christmas than the  beginning of the Year!

Today's card was the result of a bit of a messy play session that I had yesterday afternoon, while having a move around I found some Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish, I have 3 colours, I had a play with a couple, spreading them onto both white and black card, this particular background was a blue Lustre Polish that I spread quite thickly onto black card, I then thought about adding some texture, so I scrunched some Cling Film over the wet paste, I then popped it on top of the Aga where it dried quickly, although I was a little disappointed with the amount of texture, so I thought that I would run it through a embossing folder, it was shiny and blue so I decided to go for a Festive theme.
After embossing I added some touches of Silver Gilding Wax, using the wrong side of the Cut and Dry foam, see below Karen.....

I think the fact that it's a firm surface it helps the wax glide over the surface of the embossing.

I tried to take a photo that showed the texture and shine, I thought that I would keep the embellishments simple and leave the textured background as the main feature.
I used some white Dotted Tulle ribbon (SU) and attached it at the back, I then tied a double bow and found a SU Metal Snowflake Embellishment that worked perfectly for the middle of my bow.
I finished the card with 5 tiny diamantes in the centre of some of the snowflakes.
Not a bad result from a bit of messy play!

I hope that you all have a lovely day, especially Our Lynda 

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Everyone
    Love the beautiful card SANDRA.

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYNDA. Have a lovely day whatever is planned and I just know you will be spoilt just as you should be.

    We have a very wet start to the day here and it's quite cold.At least the wind has dropped.
    I'm not sure what's on my list of 'to do' for today but I'm sure there's something lol.

    The CAFE is oPEN ready and waiting for you to drop in for a cuppa and a chat.
    HUGS are on their way to you all.TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFExxxx

    1. Thank you Janet for your lovely card that Came this mornings
      Love Lynda xxx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Lynda-hope you have a very Happy Birthday today.

    Sandra-love today’s card, it looks great.

    Yesterday was busy but drama free thank goodness. I’m feeling quite tired this morning so hopefully I will be able to have a day where I’m left to just get on with things. Highly unlikely but I can dream!!!


    1. Hi Michele thank you so much for your lovely card
      Love Lynda xx

  3. Beautiful card SANDRA I get yer! Thanks for posting the photo
    The training I had yesterday went well even though I had a bit of a hitch with one aspect yesterday evening but all seems OK now It’s a bit like having a new mobile phone Just a case of getting used to it It’s got some great features which I’m looking forward to utilising a bit further down the line
    It looks very sunny outside and I think the wind has dropped too Hopefully the rain will stay away and I’ll be able to go for a walk
    Take care all xx
    πŸŽ‚HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYNDA Enjoy your day xxxxπŸŽ‚

    1. Hi Karen thank you for my lovely card. Love Lynda xx

  4. Happy Birthday Lynda ! enjoy your day xx

    Lovely card Sandra.

    Off for our walk now, I look in later again.
    Have a good day everyone. Hugs xxx

  5. Hello, wet here again.

    Many Happy Returns of the Day Lynda, hope your birthday is a lovely day.

    Sandra love all these embossing folder backgrounds you are making, today’s card is great.
    Want to sort out my embossing folder, and then try making this weeks card.
    Have a good day , hugs to all Lilian

    Wishing you a lovely day and hope you get spoilt rotten. Love and many hugs from both Mum and me xxxxx

    1. Thank you Sue & Margaret for my lovely birthday card xxx

  7. H Sandra and all in the Cafe today. A lovely card today. I love that shade of blue, just right for a Christmas card. It’s great when you end up with a lovely card from just playing isn’t it xx
    I have to get some ironing done then hope to get on with a cc using some embossing paste backgrounds that I made the other day. Not sure how they are going to turn out but we will see! Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for the birthday girl Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR LOVELY LYNDA hope you are having a great day and Terry is spoiling you rotten, has he made you a birthday cake? Our granddaughter CIARA shares your birthday, she is 14 today. The weather is to wet to go over and sit in there garden so we compromised and had a bit of FaceTime.

    Sandra your card is lovely, what a beautiful shade of blue you have created. Love the embossing folder.

    Hope everyone is having a good day. Love Brenda xxx

  9. Hi Sandra and ladies
    SANDRA thank you for putting my birthday wish on blog Xx I had phiseo again today they have been getting me out the chair by myself. We got a bargain on Sunday with a raise and recliner brand new chair
    From the Market place.
    Thank you all again for the birthday wishes
    Love Lynda xx

    1. Happy Birthday, I hope you’ve had a lovely day xx

  10. Just a tad late ladies.
    Good job I messaged Lynda and wished her a Happy Birthday. I sent her card off and didn’t think I’d signed it. Although I’d put my stamp as usual on the back.
    Lovely card Sandra.

  11. Hi everyone
    Lovely card Sandra, love the blue 😊
    Sorry I’m late popping in today. Had a busy afternoon! Managed to make another birthday card for Luke for tomorrow, aswell as buying a few more bits for him - nothing like leaving it until the last minute πŸ˜‚
    Hope you’ve all had a good day and enjoy your evening. Mine will be spent wrapping presents and putting up banners and balloons πŸ˜‚
    Hugs to all xxx