Wednesday 16 October 2019

Sonmething to brighten your day!

Good Morning Ladies,

Did you all stay dry?  The river has flowed into many more fields and has crept further up the gardens of the very expensive houses who's gardens open onto the Thames, their patio furniture is mostly under water and the poor birds will need scuba gear to use the Bird Bath!

I did manage a few hours in my craft room yesterday, mostly making flowers, to use in a Video about the Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Mold, it is a fantastic tool, especially if you struggle with the usual flower shaping tools, they are quite work.

I used some of the flowers that I made to make today's card, I had used an offcut of Berry Burst card to see if the tool would work with different weights of card, non of the flowers that I have used for this card are a selection of random punches and dies, as I was also wanting to see if the Mold only worked with the dies that came with it, as you can see if works with any flower die cut or punch, The large flower is the Stampin Up Petal Punch, the smaller ones are a combination of the Stampin Up Petite Petal Punch and Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Thinlits.
The card it self is made using Stampin Up Berry Burst card and Matching Designer series paper, that I embossed and then layered up.  I used a Joanna Sheen Lace die and the other side of the DSP for the lace die cut, then I added a Leafy Swirl, die cut in Old Olive, the leaves are die cut from the same colour paper, I coated most things with Wink of Stella Glitter, which gives the leaves a realistic looking sheen, I arranged the flowers with the leaves and some little pink stamens.  To finish the card I stamped the Happy Birthday from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, I used the matching punch to cut the sentiment and added it to the card.
I am quite happy with how it turned out, I hope you like it too!

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-I love your card, the colours are gorgeous-nice & bright.

    We had s lovely dry, sunny day yesterday-not that I actually saw it! Today we have heavy rain again!

    I’m off out to meet a friend tonight for a pub meal. It’s late when I meet my friend due to her work commitments but I’m hoping I won’t be too late home.


    1. Hi Michele, hope you have a nice evening meeting your friend. Thanks ,my die arrived with the post today. Hoping to play with it tomorrow. Take care x

  2. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra that is a beautiful card, so bright & cheerful. Hope you are feeling better
    Café is open, the sun is shining so come & join me & have a lovely piece of chocolate cake & tea or coffee.
    Janet hope the weather continues to be
    Sending hugs to all love

    1. Just had a real chocolate cake slice, there went the diet again, but it is Son's so, Lol
      Hope your day been good. hugs fro you and Pop x

  3. Beautiful card SANDRA I am looking forward to seeing your video as I’m interested in seeing it work with other company’s dies/punches
    Weather was dry yesterday and is again today Had a lovely pub lunch with my friend - a great catch up
    OH is away tonight and so I will be crafting!
    Take care all xx

    1. I hope you enjoyed your lunch Karen. I had a lovely lunch out with friends as well.

  4. Hi Sandra & Ladies
    Lovely card today Sandra love the colour you’ve used.
    Just come in from having lunch with friends near Abingdon. Marion’s grandson was working today in the pub. He’s having a gap year and working part time. He also has a gardening business, does woodworking as well. Selling stuff at craft shows. Not to bad for an 18 year old. Robert ( Marion’s husband ) said he’s got more money than me.
    A lovely day here as well today, suns out as well. Much better than the dreary weather we have been having.

  5. Hi Sandra and all.
    Lovely card Sandra and such pretty flowers, very nice. Looking forward to see how this flower plate is working but love to see you too in the tutorial.
    Hope all you ladies who have been luncheon lately had a nice meal and a good catch up with friends. As I was looking after my neighbours cat for a week, we are meeting up hopefully next Monday for lunch, depending on her work.
    Pat, Marion is lucky to have a grandson who is working hard, well done to him.
    See you all again tomorrow, have a good night. I've been sitting here to about 3am the last nights so waiting for it to catch up. Hugs xx