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Thursday 7 March 2013

A not so shabby, chic(ish) patriotic card.

Good afternoon all!
I hope I find you well. One of the cards I was asked to make by my daughters friend was one for her daughters 17th birthday.
I really struggled with this one as at 17 they are usually to cool for cutsie cards but so not ready for bunches of flowers. So after much browsing on the web and nosying at other peoples creations I decided on this card.
I wasn`t even sure I could pull it off as my measuring skills are pretty rubbish but I thought I`d give it a go and I`m so glad I did. This is, in my opinion, one of the best cards I have ever made. Not that I`m blowing my own trumpet as regular readers will know I`m rarely that happy with the finished result. Let me know what you think.

Most of the papers are snippets from Papermania Blueberry Hill.
The heart is cutout with a Sizzix die and surrounded with clear gems for some bling.
The `17` is from Poundland.
The flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the butterfly is punched with a MS punch.

As most of the papers are snippets, I`m entering this one into Pixies Crafty Snippets Challenge # 62

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. I agree Lynne - it's stunning! The measuring on the Union Jack is spot on perfection too - well worth trumpeting ;-)

  2. Oh YESSSS Lynne, trumpet away - it's absolutely stunning as Tara says. To think you MADE that flag so perfectly - you have every right to be thrilled with such a lovely card.

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. Lynne what a stunning card and perfect for a 17 year old...love the idea of the union jack design....


  4. It's gorgeous Lynne and very shabby chic!
    Lynn x

  5. It's just fabulous Lynne, love everything on it :) Viv xx

  6. This is gorgeous Lynne and very well done too. Love the shabby chicness of it all.

  7. I think this is absolutely super! Great papers and I do like the way you've framed the numbers! It's super!

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  9. Hi Lynne

    This is absolutely fabulous!!!!

    I love it to pieces.

    Just perfect for a 17 year old.

    Sorry for being a stranger here Lynne .. .. life is well busy at the moment and my blogland visit are getting fewer and fewer :-(

    No problem in you CASing the card you liked. Pleased I can provide a little inspiration.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

    p.s Sorry had to delete my last comment. Would help if I spelt my words correctly!!! LOL!!!


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