Friday, 3 March 2017

Simply Topping

Hi Crafty Friends
Things are going from bad to worse at Serendipity Towers. The flood damage is still not sorted and yesterday my car broke down 155 miles from home on a massively busy and horrible stretch of merging motorways around Birmingham and it was the rush hour (5pm) Finally got home on the transporter that brought my car at ten past two this morning. Had a very tiresome morning sorting out getting my car taken to the garage, sorting out a replacement, dealing with the entirely useless insurance etc etc.
Sorry to whinge. One good thing is I've been let off attending the work meeting I was going to, so most unexpectedly I get to have my birthday at home.
Here is a card we made a few weeks ago, somehow I've got them out of order. It features some more of my cha cha cha dies (doncha just love a bargain?) As soon as I saw this lovely corner die, I knew I wanted to make a fancy topped card with it. It cut really well, and when embossed is really pretty. The ovals and the borders are also new dies. The border is the exact size for DL cards, so I think I might be making a few more of these.
The image is coloured with alcohol markers- definitely NOT my forte, but luckily there wasn't much to do. The flowers are blush coloured pearlescent paper, inked to add variety but still tone together. The pearlescence still shows through the ink.

It was a simple little card, but I enjoyed making it, and I'm pleased it has inspired some people to look again at their dies and make some fancy topped cards.

happy crafting


  1. Hi Jan, poor you! what a horrible day you had, glad I cannot drive!.
    Love this gorgeous card design, beautiful cutting dies and pretty image.
    Pam x

  2. FAB card this morning, well done on getting to spend your birthday at home - have a great day. Sorry about the car and hope you get it sorted without too much more aggro


  3. Glad you're okay Jan, must have been scary at the time. Lovely card as usual, really like that corner die.

  4. This is absolutely beautiful Jan, you have inspired me in more than one way ( now addicted to cha cha cha dies - thankyou !) and my most recent of which is quite narrow but I am thinking it could be the perfect size for DL ( of which size I have ended up with a bazillion envelopes !) Hope you are ready with a christmas card, my first one is going up tomorrow, wink wink) xxx

  5. Love this Jan, I have some of those dies too....
    ... mm, sounds like a dump of rain at your place, hope it's all settled.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

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