Xmas 2015


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Monday 20 April 2015

Challenge 137 Crafty Cardmakers & More–Dots

Sally is hosting for this challenge and she would like you to go DOTTY, so something that has obvious dots on.137 DOTS

I’ve been trying to use up my crafty stash recently – it’s a small effort to counteract the amount I buy!  For my card today, I used a 7 x 5 blank white base, and went through my “bits box” for the other pieces of card. 

I used the swiss dots embossing folder to make the silver base layer, and another folder called daisy and swirls for the pink layer.  My new cut n boss machine really embossed it deeply – this would have been perfect for sanding the top layer down, but I didn’t want the shabby chic look this time round so I left it alone.

I managed to cut out a postage stamp shape out of my magnetic sheet when I cut the white base for the topper – but I guess that happens to everyone sooner or later!  I taped it back in and hope that will hold for a while… *blushes*

I stamped another piece of the scrap pink card with the dotty stamp, and cut out a small butterfly to stick on as an accent, along with a pink gem.  The topper was stuck on with foam pads.

I had this grey dotty ribbon in my stash, which I felt went well with the pink and silver, so used that.  The ribbon was a bit stiffer than I like for bows, but it tied eventually, and I stuck it on with my hot glue gun.

Finally, I stamped the happy birthday greeting in pink and flanked it with two more gems.


  1. Beautiful card Jackie love the layout.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Hi Jackie your card is gorgeous. I absolutely love the silver and pink colour theme and the dots look fabulous embossed onto the silver mirri card. The postage stamp with the butterfly is a wonderful focal point and the ribbon finishes the card beautifully. Sally.x.