Friday, 28 November 2014

Fabulous Forty!

Well, I must apologise for being abscent for a little while.
 But I think I have good reason, I've been celebrating my 40th birthday!. 
I've had a few days away here & there over the last week or so with family & friends & have been treated to some yummy meals out & gorgeous gifts. 
My best friend from school also celebrated her 40th birthday & my card today is the one that I made for her.

I cut the 40 with my cricut machine out of pale blue card. I then colour washed the numbers with some Lilac heaven & Blueberry ice Inkadinks that I received in the post along with lots of other gorgeous goodies from Imagination Crafts.
I've really enjoyed working with these inks & I'm looking forward to sharing some more projects that I've made using them as part of my new Design Team role for Imagination Crafts.

I also created my background with the two colours of inks & then spritzed the numbers & background with watered down mica powders to add shimmer. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't pick this up very well.
I then used Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls stamps & stamped it randomly over the background with Dusty Concorde distress ink. Once dry,  I removed some of the colour from the centre of the flowers by brushing with water & then blotting with kitchen paper.

After trimming the background to fit my card blank, I stamped & cut more flowers from the offcuts, shaped them & added some turquoise micro beads to the centres.
My sentiment is also from Imagination Crafts.

I used all the same colours for the inside of the card plus a Phill Martin sentiment stamp to finish.

I hope you like the finished card.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back again soon.

Amy x 


  1. Hi Amy this is a gorgeous card I love the colours and the flowers. I wish you a belated Happy Birthday. Hugs Jackie

  2. A stunning card Amy. Gorgeous colo

  3. Gorgeous card Amy. Sounds like you've enjoyed your celebration. Carol x

  4. This is gorgeous and my favourite colour too. It sounds like you have had a totally amazing time celebrating.
    Linda xxx

  5. Absolutely beautiful - love the colour, great design!

  6. Beautiful card. Fabulous colours.

  7. Happy Birthday Amy!! Good to hear that you got some time away too. I love the gorgeous card you made for your friend, it is beautiful. Anne xx

  8. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Beryl.xx

  9. Anonymous30/11/14

    Hello Amy, wow what a stunning card. Love those beautiful colours and those flowers are lush. Happy belated 40th Birthday to.


  10. Happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a lovely time, it's great to hear that you've had lots of treats. Your card is so stunning, I adore the colour scheme and your pretty flowers.