Thursday, 4 April 2013


Hi Blogger friend`s I went out for nearly all day yesterday ,went to Newbury to see my stepson though it was great to get out of Kent it wore me out . I made 5 cards on Tuesday I was on a roll not finishing till late and I only stopped because we was going out for the day Wednesday but my head was still churning over Ideas  so didn`t get much  sleep .

My inspiration for this card was from the talented Jo Channon she showed a card like this on C & C when she did a pick of the week I got some of the things she had used but got the rest in and tried it I have never done anything like this before but was really proud the way it came out ,My sister fell in love with it and asked could she have for a birthday she had coming up on Thursday she collected it Wednesday It was one of my sisters stamps she had which I had borrowed for this challenge, she has now asked me to show her how i did it She has also borrowed some of my dies  .I have F.B Jo and she like my interpretation on her card

well here it is enough of me rambling
Centerual Pearl Dark card made into A4 size card
creative expressions neutral Pack (black card )
New SB 3d folder
SB dies done to make frame
Creative expression stamp, Gilding flakes ,gilding wax gold colour . adesvive paper for flakes
Daily bread Happy birthday stamp

thanks for stopping by


  1. Oh! Wowser!! This is absoluty stunning, so different and very, very effective. I love it.

    Patricia. xxx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Melanie! I love it! Simply stunning. Somebody is going to be thrilled to receive this. Christine xx

  3. Outstanding and a wow factor here Melanie...just so love it.xx

  4. Hi Melanie,
    superb card. Love the embossing and gilding. Fabulous design too.
    I too could not get my head around the braiding technic till Wilma sent me the link. On the link she made it so much easier to follow and pick up when you have to leave the project for any reason.
    I hope you enjoy doing it. It does take a lot of ribbon though.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. amazing card Melanie, love the car and that folder is on my wish list, wonder your sister loved it