Monday, 28 August 2017


Hello and welcome...
I am at my 'wit's end' with the formatting of this blog!! lol  I can honestly say it has a mind of its own.  When I type a post, to how I want it to be shown when published, there are many times when I preview it it has changed the format etc etc!  Yesterday's post was the last example, before publishing it the format was showing how I wanted it to.  Hit the publish button and there's a huge void before any photo or text! grrrrrrrr.  OK, that's my gripe over and onto today's card that one of  my sister in laws asked me to make for their friends'  pearl wedding anniversary
This is an 8" square white on white card.  I actually made a very similar card to this several years ago, that time without the addition of a few coloured pearls, and thought it would be good to make a similar one.  I'd forgotten how laborious it was adding each individual pearl to the heart outline, worth it in the long run, in my opinion, but you do tend to get a little 'pearl eyed'.  I spent 4 days adding them and actually it is lovely seeing how it takes shape.  Hubby was very good in collecting all the ones that just shoot off the carrier sheet, you crafters know what I mean, they can be found in all sorts of, shall I say, unusual places! lol

I die cut a heart onto white card then drew the outline of it onto another piece of white card then fussy cut that out.  I then glued to two pieces together.  With a collection of various sized pearls, and a few coloured ones, I added the pearls to the heart.  I also put a dab of adhesive to the area to ensure the pearls would not come off.  I kept putting this to one side to continue with the design of the card.

Using two of the double pierced squares die set I added a piece of double sided adhesive to white card and die cut a border.  I removed the  backing from the adhesive sheet and sprinkled glitter jewels 'iced snow' over it.  I wanted the border to be raised but not by adding mounting foam so another four borders were die cut, glued together and the glittered border added to them

On the heart shape die I had used there were several off-cuts of other heart shapes and I chose three of them, added glitter jewels diamond snow to only  the middle one with mounting foam added to all three.  These, along with the sentiment, were put to one side until I assembled the card

I typed the sentiment onto the same white card and added mounting foam to the back.  This now brings me to the close of the front of the card, you would think it to be two different cards, it isn't, it was all the pure white as shown above, no filter etc etc had been used (I would know how to add a filter!) so it is a tad annoying when the images are not clean and crisp, and most importantly, looking as if they all belong to the same card!
close up of the same card!

For the insert I typed a personal message/verse onto a pale grey marl paper and to add to this, in one of the craft magazines last week, the freebie set was of a wine bottle and glass, so I die cut the glass twice and adhered these to the bottom right of the insert.  I added several tiny pearls for the 'champagne bubbles' then half covered the 'inside' of both glasses with Glossy Accents to give the appearance of liquid

Now with all the pearls added to the heart shape I glued the heart in place and glued the border in place so that I could add the sentiment and the hearts and that was the card completed

It really is a shame you are not seeing it in its true colour as it is rather a pretty card and, most importantly, my sister in law thought it to be lovely

Using Name Picker it has chosen



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  • white card ~ Craft UK
  • grey marl paper ~ my stash
  • heart die ~ Crafter's Companion
  • double pierced squares ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions (CE)
  • individual pearls ~ CE and CraftStash
  • double sided adhesive ~ Woodware
  • glitter jewels 'iced snow' ~ CE
  • glossy accents ~ Ranger
  • wine glasses ~ Die-Cutting Essentials Issue 27/freebie gift
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders

Thank you for taking the time to visit, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x


  1. Beautiful card June. You must have a lot of patience. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Thank you Littlelamb, I was on 'a mission' with the pearls!

  2. Thanks June for sharing this work of love !!!I think you are very patient but it is worth it - love the effect.

  3. What a beautiful card. Do you think you could do same one in reds for a ruby wedding? Would love it for my brother and sister in law for their ruby wedding. Wished I knew someone who was celebrating a pearl anniversary it's absolutely stunning!

    1. Thank you Margaret

      Yes of course and how kind of you to ask me to do that

      Please email me your requirements to:

      I look forward to hearing from you



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