Friday 13 February 2015

Happy Birthday Two-Fer

Hi Bloggers.

I have a bit of a two-fer for you today as I made a card for my Mom for her birthday tomorrow and I liked it so much that I made another in a different colourway to keep as a sample card.

I made this White & Blush version for my Mom -

I cut the largest die from Sue's Ornate Pierced Squares Noble Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I cut the largest 2 dies in Sue's Classic Adorned Squares Noble Die Set out of Blush Card.

I cut a smaller die from of the Ornate Pierced Squares Noble Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I cut the 2 middle sized dies from the Classic Adorned Squares Noble Die Set out of Blush Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Typerwriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto Blush Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest 2 dies in the Classic Adorned Squares Noble Die Set. I cut just the largest of those 2 dies out of Coconut White Card.

I originally made the card without the flower - a lovely card as it was (I think you could easily use it for a man if in different colours) but as it was for my Mom, I added a flower.

I cut a couple of swirls out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Splendid Swirls Die Set. I tied knot in a piece of  White Tulle and trimmed it a little. I made the flower out of Blush Card using 2 of Sue's Cornflower Dies, cutting 4 of each size, and added a Small Circle Dazzler.

Here's the same card made with Milk and Sky Blue Card. I mixed the card on the flower on this one and change the colour of the Tulle by misting some White Tulle with Arctic Blue Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mist.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you two beautiful cards,they are equally as nice. Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, WOW what fantastic cards you have given us today, your Mum is going to be over the moon with hers what a lovely keepsake. I so love the colours you have used on both of them, and am looking forward myself to getting the new dies so that I can have a play.

    Have a great Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Hi Julia, your Mum is going to love her card, the peach is such a lovely colour, the cards are beautiful in both colour combos, and I am sure would look lovely in many others too. Glad you added the flower as it is really pretty, and I think finishes the card off perfectly. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Absolutely stunning love them both xxx

  5. Hi Julia
    What beautiful cards love the first card the colour great thanks tracyw x

  6. Morning Julia,

    Looks brilliant in both colour ways but my favourite has to be the peach one. Beautiful.
    Happy Birthday to your Mom for tomorrow.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Morning Julia. Two fab. Cards like both colours but I do like blue
    better but it depends the recipients favourite colours not the makers.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Stunning cards and I am sure your Mum will love it too. Can't wait to get my Noble Square dies xx

  9. Both cards are gorgeous although I prefer the blue, as it's my favourite colour.


  10. Morning Julia
    Stunning card and with just a change of colour you get a totally different effect. Love it.
    Wish me luck going for a job interview today - please cross everything.
    Amanda x

  11. Good luck baconbits Both cards are lovely I really like these noble sets especially as I tend to make square cards

  12. Morning Julia,
    Tow stunners, love them both, the Noble dies are beautiful and are on my wish list, I do have the cornflower dies they are so pretty and easy to cut.
    Hope your mum enjoys her birthday.

  13. Morning Julia, Two gorgeous cards, your Mum shares her birthday with my hubby, it is his birthday tomorrow. I hope your Mum has a lovely day, she will 'adore' this card, from her darling Daughter.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Julia - this card is stunning, absolutely beautiful. The blush card is a fab colour. The Noble dies are my favourite out of Sue's new release. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  15. Hi Julia. I would be so pleased to receive this if I was your Mum. Looks lovely in both colours, My rectangle Noble die arrived yesterday but I was surprised how big they were. Think I'm going to have to buy the square now. SueL x

  16. Wow both cards are beautiful, I am awaiting the delivery of the noble squares so will be interesting to see what I can achieve. Hope your Mum enjoys her birthday.
    Lynne x

  17. Happy birthday Julia's mum, whenever it may be. She'll be thrilled to get this fabulous card, the colour is beautiful and those Nobel dies really give a professional finish to cards. I love the cornflower so that's some more dies for my list! Pat x

  18. Lovely card. I hadn't noticed the celtic knot work on this die before, makes it a great male design.
    Enjoy your time with your Mum
    Janice W

  19. Hi Julia
    Two stunning cards today. I just loved this set of dies, that I went out and bought it. I do hope that you have a lovely day with your mum.

  20. Lovely, Julia. Must get the noble set.

  21. Lovely, Julia. Must get the noble set.

  22. Hello Julia, there is no question as to the dies, but I love you spin on them, and the colours you gave chosen are beautiful. X Ros

  23. I love this card Julia, in both colour ways. The noble dies are top of my wish list and now I have seen the cornflower dies up close, so to speak, they are on my wish list too. Thank you.

  24. Love them both Julia. I have got the noble dies on my wish list and I think I will have to get them next payday! Can't wait any longer. Lucky Mum to have such a lovely birthday card!

  25. Hello Julia and all

    This is such a beautiful card. As you say they are male suitable. I love the noble square dies, I had to buy both, they arrived yesterday, yippeeee. Thanks for sharing.

    I wish your Mum a very Happy Birthday.

    Best wishes

  26. Hi Julia. Two lovely cards. I think I prefer the peach myself but both beautiful I'm sure your mum will be delighted and hope she has a lovely day. My daughter's birthday tomorrow too, so we'll all be celebrating.

  27. A lovely card Julia, I can understand why you did it again in a different colourway.

  28. Hi Julia, wow these cards Julia are so Beautiful. I love the colour on both and to mix the colour for the blue flower, so pretty. Wish you mum a Happy Birthday tomorrow.
    Maria x

  29. Hi Julia a lovely card Julia I bet your mum loved it. Thank you for sharing love June horrocks. Xxxxxxxxxxx

  30. Hi Julia both cards are gorgeous I love both of the colour ways. Your mum will be thrilled I hope she has a fantastic day tomorrow. Hugs Jackie

  31. Hi Julia, I can see why you liked it so much, it is a beautiful card. It also highlights to newer of the crafting community that you don't have to stick to one colour scheme. Love and hugs,
    Alison D x

  32. Lovely cards today Julia, totally different look by changing the colours, I am sure your Mum will be pleased as punch. Linda

  33. Hi Julia
    Seriously Stunning, jaw droppingly perfect. Those dies are on my list as they are all perfect. Bookmarking for future reference.

    One last thing- lucky Mom!


    T x

  34. Hi Julia,
    What fabulous cards today. The colors are spectacular but the blush is my favorite. Your explanations of how you made the cards are very good. Hope that your Mother has a wonderful birthday.

  35. Hi Julia, Hope you are well. Lovely surprise today, two gorgeous cards. I think I live the blue one slightly better. Reminds me of wedge wood china. Have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

  36. Hi Julia. Beautiful card, I'm sure your mum was delighted with it. Have a great weekend. x

  37. Love the card. Just bought all the square dies on Monday so will
    use your version to make up a few of my own. :)
    Not got the cornflower die yet though. Compromise.

  38. Hi Julia
    Beautiful cards & love them in both colour ways, stunning..
    Loving Sue's Noble & cornflower dies & must get them very soon...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx


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