Friday, 14 March 2014

James Daisy Card

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to show you my latest accordion card, I am so addicted to my new Karen Burniston die and just can't stop making them.This time I have used three pages and the lovely promises paper pad from LOTV.  Their James the bear stamp was my star again but this time I have colored him differently to try and make him look a bit more furry.  I like the result and hope you do too.  The technique I used came from a video tutorial from U Tube and I will post a link at the bottom in case it is of interest to you.

The view from the front

opened out

The back view

Reverse side of card with the center panel showing a greeting

above showing how the card works

I made a coordinating box for the card from centura pearl card using my ultimate Pro

The sentiments stack up on top of each other when it is folded flat 

I used the same scroll die for the box as well as flowers and pearls

 The stamps are a  sentiments set from Lilly of the valley I have stamped them on white card and cut them with a scallop circle die then inked them around the edges with Tim Holtz weathered wood distress ink.  I also used this on the rest of the edges of the papers to bring them  together. The small bears are from LOTV too and called Posy Trio. I coloured the images using my spectrum noir pens useing the technique I mentioned before.  Then I cut them out with a die using the stamping outside a circle techneque (shown on the LOTV website and mounted them on foam pads on top of increasing scalloped circles.

The flowers are from Hobbycraft and the ribbon girl online shop.  I just love the daisy.There is just enough room at the bottom of the die for a flower arrangement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Just love how this card looks so different from every angle, it is such fun to make
 A few swirls from my new memory box dies added to the theme and I used some flat back pearls to give it a little wow factor.  Thank goodness for my quickie glue pen, it is a very intricate die, but if I get any glue on the papers it drys clear.  

This is the view from the back, another bow complements the card, as does the final of the three posy trio stamps  They are so sweet and easy to use.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

LOTV  Monthly challenge bingo Pearls flowers and Ribbon

Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog -Lovely Lilly Animals

Penny Black and More March Challenge so sweet

Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog  #80

Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge Green Grass and flower stems

Papertake weekley Challenge Bingo top line

My mumscraftshop spring challenge

Crafters companion Challenge blog using ultimate pro for box and scoring on card
Crafts and me

Bearly mine challege blog one for the girls

 Happy Crafting everyone!!!!


  1. wow-what a fantastic piece of work, I love it, especially all the detailing.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month, it certainly is a sweet card.
    Lynn x

  2. Such a pretty card Maria and great attention to all the little details and embellishing.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili challenge, your card is lovely xx

  4. What a beautiful creation! So many wonderful details!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More. Good luck!!

  5. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges!

  6. Gorgeous card Maria !! what a stunner !! the images and details are fabulous and a beautiful box too ! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  7. This is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us this month at Crafter's Companion Challenge.
    Laine - DT

  8. Hi Maria.
    Your card is so adorable. I love the little details and the colors.
    It is an absolute work of art. Greetings from Switzerland

  9. Wow! This is GORGEOUS! I love the design of your card and all of your stunning details! Wowwwwweee!

    Big Hugs,

  10. Really pretty card, love it! Thanks for playing with us at Bearly Mine this month x

  11. ooh wow fabulous design looks fab, thanks for sharing with us at BEARLY-MINE this month x carol

  12. This is so fabulous! I love those accordion dies, they always look amazing. I love the gorgeous colours and the box looks fabulous too!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Crafty BINGO' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x