Thursday, 4 October 2018

My Global Design Project #158

💖Happy Birthday Lilian💖

Good Morning Ladies,

Please join me in welcoming our lovely friend Lilian a very Happy Birthday, with many happy returns, I hope you have a lovely relaxing day, sending you love and hugs. xxxx

Today's card is both my entry into this weeks Global Design Project weekly competition
GDP#158 and another TicTacToe Challenge card.
The categories used for this card are :  Trees/Christmas/Silver

I used the Stampin'Up! Stamp set 'Winter Woods' and its matching thinlits to make this card.
I cut a piece of 'Night Of Navy' card to 4 in X 5 1/4 , a piece of 'Galvanised' (matt silver metallic) card 1/4 inch bigger and then a 'Night Of Navy' Card base measuring 4 1/2 X 5 3/4 inches.
I used the 'twiggy tree' stamp from the Winter Woods set to create the background for my card, I stamped it twice across the card using Whisper White Ink and my Stamperatus Stamping tool, that way I could position the trees in the middle of the card and just move the plate down, which means the stamp is perfectly lined up everytime you stamp it, taking the guess work out and saving your precious cardstock.
I then took a white marker pen, pumped it a couple of times to get ink flowing and then held it above my stamped trees and tapped the end with a pokey tool, which sends a fine mist of ink down over your card, that looks like snow, I love this effect, as it's totally random just like snow fall would be.
Now, before I mounted my Night of Navy topper onto my 'Galvanised' matt I die cut my three twiggy trees from the middle of the card, so as not to waste that piece of card that wouldn't be seen anyway. I then cut three more trees and layered them up to make them 'pop' out from the background.
I then adhered the two layers together and wrapped a piece of Silver Ribbon around the card and added Dimensionals (foam pads) to the back of the Galvanised layer and stuck it to my card base.

My sentiment is from the 'Merry Christmas To All' stamp set and die cut with the matching 'Merry Christmas' thinlets.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark  onto Night of Navy card and added silver embossing powder and heat set. I die cut this with the label die from this set and cut it down and then placed this on Galvanised Label die cut, to die in with the background of the card.
I placed this over the ribbon border, I decided not to add a Bow to this card, it just didn't need one.
I hope you like my card.

Merry Christmas to all Bundle

Winter Woods Bundle

Above are the two sets that I used to make this card, both available, if you are interested just let me know. xx

Pat, I know that Pete starts his treatment today, you will both be in my thoughts, I hope that all goes well and Pete doesn't feel too poorly afterwards. Sending love and hugs to you both xxxx

Have a lovely day ladies,

Love and Hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies from a very sunny Dubai

    Happy Birthday Lilian-I hope you have a fantastic day.

    Sandra-gorgeous Card, it’s beautiful.

    Quick visit as we’re going to head out to the Dubai Mall & Aquarium, we might also see the fountains.


    1. Enjoy your trip Even though it is just a shopping centre it ain’t no shopping centre It is amazing and stay to see the fireworks if you can I can thoroughly recommend the ice cream parlour close by

  2. Moring Everyone
    for the second time of asking. I've just lost my comment so here we go again.

    LILIAN A VERY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Have a lovely day whatever you have planned.

    It's a busy morning here packing (crafty stuff of course) and then hopefully a little play crafting this afternoon while I'm on my own.

    It's definitely an Autumn morning here as it's still quite dark and cold.

    PAT- I'm sending loads of hugs to you both today. Hope everything goes well.

    The CAFE is OPEN as usual. Thank you MARGARET for volunteering to look after things while I'm away. I hope you all will be on best behaviour for

    HUGS are winging their way to you all. Have a good day xxxx

  3. Morning all,
    Beautiful card Sandra .Have a nice day everyone whatever you are doing today.
    Pat- thinking of you today. Hope all goes ok. Things not going according to plans here so not sure about time for cc,sorry. Off shopping now, see you later. many hugs to you all, Maria xxx

  4. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Lilian wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY & hope you have healthier
    Sandra what a beautiful card, I love everything about it, I will have to have this stamp I have resisted so
    Pat hope all goes well today thinking of you
    I have embroidery this afternoon, think I will sit with legs up for a while, they feel very achy this morning.
    Sending hugs to all who need them, hope you are easier today Sue love

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILIAN I hope you’re able to celebrate
    I hope you’re feeling better SUE
    I love your card SANDRA I really need to get a wriggle on and get more Christmas cards made I have every intention and then I’ll get an order to make a different card that won’t fit the challenge!
    Off to hospital in a mo for a new device to help monitor my blood sugars
    Then craft club tonight
    I will pop back later
    Take care all xx

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the Café today.
    💐HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILIAN💐 I hope you are having a lovely day and evening X
    Sandra, I love love love today's card. Every part of it is beautiful but must say in particular that the snow looks fantastic, so natural, which is hard to do. I will definitely be getting a white pen like yours to try and get the same effect xx
    Mum, sorry your achey today, hope you managed to rest your legs!Love you xxxx
    Pat, thinking if Pete and you of course X
    Karen, I hope your new device is helpful and that you enjoy craft club X
    Maria, I hope things aren't too bad for you x
    Janet, hopefully you have got the packing sorted. Of course we will all be good for Mum in the Café while you are away....believe that and you will believe anything 😙 x
    Michele, I hope you and Phil are having a lovely time. What is the temperature there at the moment. Must admit it has been just over 20 degrees here today so can't complain really, just would rather be there if course X
    Brenda, hoping you are ok and having a good day whatever you are up to x
    Lynda, sending love and hugs to you and CU and hope everything is ok xx
    Val, I hope you and your friend are enjoying yourselves X
    I am a lot better today than no was yesterday thank goodness!!! Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  7. Hello Sandra& everyone
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILIAN 🎂🎁🎉🍧have a lovely day.xx
    SANDRA your card is lovely nice tree stamp & Die.
    Sorry late Lillian but did comment this morning but it's vanished.
    Hope everyone had a good day
    Love Lynda xx