Monday, 1 February 2010

happy birthday jan

here is the card i made for my best friend janice, she loves purple. i hope she does not think it is self indulgent to have a picture of me on the front, as i am smiling it fits in well with the greeting. i made the stamp so i guess i should use it!!

the back ground was a rather uninspiring swirly pattern so i sprayed it with perfect purl mists i made myself, it is the first time i have used these like this. my picture is stamped and embossed with a copper stewart gill powder, i smudged it with ink to make it look old  (much like me). the wording is embossed in the same colour. the corners are randomly stamped with a free stamp from craft stamper magazine. i finished the card off with a few gems from papermania, every girl likes a bit of bling.

i also made her a domino

 we both love beads, so it is really hard to make something different that she has not seen.
vicky from work makes lovely dominoes so i thought i would make her one.

first i embossed the sides with silver cosmic shimmer utee, but just once as i wanted some of the white to show and look spotty!
 i stamped the swirl with perfect medium amd then 2 coats of blue cosmic shimmer utee. then 2 coats of clear ranger utee. before the 3rd coat i added a few sprinkles of silver and then pressed the stamp in again where the blue showed through.
 the domino has a very stoney almost marble look to it , i was very pleased with it, i hope she likes it too. the cord is made from purple cotton using my lucet, a fabulously simple cord maker brought at the knitting and stitching show from a guy called ziggy, check him out! at

 i also made her a box to put it in, but didn't check the size until after i had finished it and yup it didnt fit, so i had to make another one. both boxes were from a pack by kay&co.
very pretty, just push them out and add the embellishments
 well everyone is allowed to cheat sometimes.
were are off to stitch n craft for some retail therapy tomorrow, yay
spend! spend! spend! . . .  well maybe not


  1. Blimey, you were busy last week with all your projects! The necklace is even more beautiful in real life. In exchange for some more dominoes, perhaps Les would drill some holes in a couple for me, as I feel quite inspired to do some more!!

  2. hi Janet thanks for visiting my blog, thought I would return the favour, love the card and the domino is lush will be back to steal that idea. ps my bday is March 17, LOL


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