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Thursday 19 February 2015

Shades of Blue

Good morning all.

Another gorgeous sunny day yesterday which turned nasty after dark and blew a right hoolie overnight! After a very lazy morning I did manage to make a pan of soup and some gluten free muffins.

A simple birthday card to share today...could be male or female and would suit any age I think and of course you could customize the colours too.

Die from Poppy Stamps cut with black card and stuck to teal card. I've used snippets of various shades of blue to cut out the circles and these were then inlaid in the black outline. The largest circle has been die cut in white three times and layered up so it stands proud of the card. Sentiment is from LOTV. Topper is attached to the base card with foam tape. A few gems finish the card off.
These dies are a great way to use up your scrap mountains!

Challenges entered:
Creative Card Crew - birthday card with sentiment
Cuttin and Stampin - anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes with a die
Sweet Stamps - happy birthday
ABC Challenge - d is for die cuts
Amusing - die cuts
Come and Get It - birthdays
Die Cut Divas - words, quotes and sentiments
Moo-Mania - circles
Whimsy Inspiration - use a sentiment


  1. This is fabulous Carol, lovely colours and great design - another die for my list!

  2. That's a fabulous die and you have created a gorgeous card with it Carol. The colours are lovely.

  3. An amazing deaig Carol!
    Great card - thank you very much for sharing with us over at
    Moo Mania & More Challenge !

  4. Beautiful and elegant card - thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, hugs, Valerie

  5. A wonderful birthday design. Love the blues and retro feel of the circles.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. A fantastic design Carol. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  7. What a fantastic card, love the brilliant design.
    Perfect for a male or female depending which colour way you go for.

    Patricia x

  8. Love the design and colours, will definitely do male or female too.
    Linda xxx

  9. A lovely CAS design Carol. Love your colour combination.

    Hugs Erika. x

  10. This is really fab Carol and I love the design huggles Sue xx

  11. Wow great card Carol,loving all those circles and the colour combo too ;) Viv xx

  12. Gorgeous card Carol and the different shades of blue are gorgeous too!

  13. This is gorgeous, I love the stylish design and beautiful colours.
    Sue xx

  14. A super card Carol, I like the simplicity of your design, very effective! Like the addition of the gemstones too! Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Hugs \Jennifer xx

  15. Love your design! Thanks for joining the Cuttin and Stampin challenge.

  16. A marvelous snippet card with loads of color appeal, and it's gender friendly. WTGo with such a fun & interesting design that is quite bold - yet has the delicacy of the tiny jewels. I like it...LOTS! TFS & Hugs

  17. Fab card Carol, perfect masculine make too! Susan x

  18. a card well done, love the shades of blue. thanks for sharing in the Cuttin' & Stampin' challenge
    Cathy Dt

  19. Love the layout of this card! Fabulous male card in these colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

  20. A wonderful card, Carol

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE.

    Have a nice weekend

  21. A lovely birthday card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Birthday” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  22. I love inlaying. Great work. You're right, change the colors out and you've got something for a gal or a real guy card or a really wild card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  23. Oh it is so gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! Mojca


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