Thursday, 14 November 2013

Not Too Flashy For A Big Birthday,

My husband had a "Big" birthday last week, struggling with making just the right card, I remembered a card I had "Pinned" some time ago. As luck would have it, I had also received the most perfect die for my birthday a few weeks back, putting them both together and mixing them up a bit, here is what I came up with. A bit of paperpiercing, a bit of fake stitching some die cutting and glittered numbers.

My fave bit in real life is the tiny doodle stitched hearts that are only stuck in the middle so  pop up slightly from the rest.

 I tried taking a decent photo of them up close but it makes it look a bit dodgy :(

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TKJ146, Use any sketch,
CFAS65, Stitching,
FnF193, Anything goes,
CYP188, Doodling,
MIM166, Anything goes,
OLLCB, Stitching.

Thanks for stopping by,


Kathleen said...

This is fabulous, love the design and the colours, must admit only just only just spotted the age.
Thanks for your comment on the S.N's don't think I will bother with them.

Kath x

SaraJ said...

A really lovely card. Can I ask which die you've used?

Zoe said...

Julie this is simply stunning, love the simplicity of it xx

Pia S said...

This is such a beautiful clean design, Julie! It has a great romantic feel to it with the border of hearts. Love the little detail of the stitched heart! I spotted your card on MIM.

shampylou30 said...

Gorgeous card love your new die. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxx

Jackie said...

Oh wow! Looks at what you did with all of these hearts! Amazing work! Thank you so much for joining in on our Birthday Celebration at Fab'n'Funky Challenges! We hope you play along with us again soon. Be sure to check back this weekend and next week too!

Jackie, Fab'n'Funky Challenge DT

Kristi Schurr said...

What a lovely card! I really love the little hearts sprinkled around,what a clever design! Thank you for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!♥ Have a great weekend!

SaraJ said...

Thanks Julie - would you believe I have that die too! I hadn't thought of using like this though! Thank you for the inspiration. It will be for my husbands 50th too! I've been trying to work out a card to give him, and something similar to this will be perfect! Thank you! Hope you have a good weekend. x

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous card, I love the all those little hearts and the subtle colours. I saw it at MIM.
Jean x

Claire said...

Love the simplicity of the card. Hugs, Claire x

Michelle said...

Fantastic this way to make a card. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

coops said...

so gorgeous julie.i love the neutral colours and entwined hearts :D

xx coops xx

TheBlank Papyrus said...

What a simple and beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at MIM.

Rocio, DT

Nancy in Iowa said...

WOW! Understated. Chic. Love it!

Jenny said...

What a great CAS card Julie. Love the colours and the design. hugs x

Mel said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card, love all the hearts and the color scheme. Thanks for playing along at CFAS.
Cindy DT

Rach83 said...

Awesome card, Julie. I really love the elegant design and this would be a great way to use up small pieces of leftover paper.

Thanks for linking up to help celebrate our birthday at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Be sure to check back next week for more.

Rachel x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and stitching, thanks so much for joining our challenge at join us again next challenge...luv aNNie [CFAS DT]

CheerDown said...

I absolutely love the simple elegance of this card. Makes such a change to see a card for a man that doesn't have cars or sport featured. Love the stitched hearts. Thanks for joining in with our stitching challenge at Ooh La La creations.
Alli D xx

Anne said...

What a fab CAS card, so effective and love the stitching.
Thank you for joining the Ooh La La Stitching Challenge, hope you'll join us again tomorrow for a new challenge