May 01, 2016

Birthday Blue ...

Hi Everybody,

This pretty blue card is created in the Shabby Chic Style and is full of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts  I have added white Gesso to the petals to make them appear more shabby and then added the Dries Clear glue and sprinkled it with Glitter.
The card is 5x7 and the base is a 255 gsm White Hammered Card from the Papermill Direct
They are a UK company and as buying card is so heavy you will need to check for yourself if they ship to your part of the world.

The papers are digital ones that I have printed from my PC and I have had them for a long time and use them often. The sentiment is the same and I have added that with foam tape behind to raise it up.

The flourish is from Spellbinders and is the Foliage Flourish it makes a really pretty addition to any of your floral displays

The Honeycomb die is also one that I have had a long time ... and it is one of those that have been sat at the back of a drawer and not used ... so I had to dig it out and make it work again. But I cant remember where it is from 

The little polystyrene balls are from AnnaMarie Design   and if you have watched Anna Marie on Create and Craft then you will know the wonderful work she creates and you will be pleased to know that she has started her own YouTube channel to show you what she does.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina, absolutely gorgeous love the honeycomb die must check it out.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Loving the shabby chic cards! Beautiful!

  3. Lovely card, very pretty.


  4. Beautiful card, Congrats to your lucky winner, have a lovely Holiday .
    Elaine H X

  5. A really beautiful card that would make any one's day if they received this card.

  6. Morning Christina what a beautiful card and your design is wonderful as always.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  7. A beautiful card today Christina love the shabby chic look, have a fabulous holiday.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  8. Hi, Christina,
    What a beautiful card! I think I'm in love with the tiny 'snowballs' and am going to check out AnnaMarie's site and look for her on YouTube.
    Bejay xx

  9. Beautiful card and I love the color...well done Christina

  10. very pretty. Have a nice vaction with your family.

  11. Someone asked me todo a blue birthday card. Yours is prettier and now I know how I can fix what is not working withmine.
    You have such great taste in choosing the proper colors
    Thank You
    From Ontario Canada

  12. Hi Christina Happy 1st of May Day. A beautiful card, with those lovely Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which I use too, thanks to you. I love the blue and white,. Thank you for sharing
    Dorothy xxx

  13. Lovely card Christina. I really love the UK card and do so enjoy visiting all the sites there. I do wish however they would put their prices in US dollars as well as the UKs. Hunkydory has a thing on their site that converts the prices. I think, even with the shipping cost, they would have many more customers from the US. Just a thought. Maybe you could pass a suggesstion on for us here.

  14. Pretty, pretty, pretty.

  15. Stunning, love the shabby chic effect. Hugs Jennifer xx

  16. A very lovely birthday card!

  17. I'm goinna steal that styrofoam idea and put them on my winter cards as I adore snowmen and snow scenes! I never, ever would have thought to put them on a floral card as you have... amazing! Thank you for the idea. angel kisses and unicorn

  18. Very pretty. Not shure what digital papers are though.

  19. Hi Christina. Lovely shabby chic card today. Those flowers are fabulous and the little snowballs great fun! Have a great holiday. X

  20. Hi Christina
    Beautiful card as always. Hope you hace a lovely holiday
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  21. Such a pretty card, Christina, and in my fav colour too! As ever, I am in awe of your flower arrangement! TFS!
    Karen xx


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