Thursday, 3 July 2014


Good evening, my lovelies!

I'm just popping by quickly with a card I made using the Starburst technique and some Lili of the Valley papers. (The link is to one of many Youtube videos, this is also known as the 'Sunburst' technique but 'Starburst' is the name of the faster-than-light travel in the tv series 'Farscape' and since I'm a big fan.....)

I made several like this while watching the World Cup last week. Once the papers are cut it's easy to put them together. The sentiment is also LotV and is gold embossed, and the ribbon is from my stash.

The only thing to watch out for in this technique is to make sure that directional patterned papers are cut and glued in the right direction so that eg hearts are all the right way round.

My daughter came over from Ireland because she had her latest blood tests and report on whether she is still clear of her cancer and I'm delighted to say that she is still in remission!

Then tomorrow the Old Man and I go away for a birdwatching weekend in Norfolk, our first holiday in over a year. We aren't proper 'twitchers' as we don't really mind if we don't see rare birds, it's just so lovely to walk along the beautiful Norfolk coast. And we'll be staying in a hotel! Posh, eh? It's to celebrate HIS 60th birthday in February and MINE next week. EEk!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous card Mags. I love the papers and the fabulous design.
So pleased to hear your daughter is in remission.
Have a wonderful break.
Hugs Sharon. x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love those papers together!

Fantastic news about your daughter, really happy to hear she's still in remission hun xxx

You enjoy your hols & if you spot a cormorant send him to me I love them. My favourite ever bird!

Have a great weekend
Hugs Shell xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful design and papers, love it.

So glad about your daughter and now you can RELAX on your holiday. Happy Birthday to you both

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this gorgeous creation, colours are just beautiful...xx
The Journey is the Start

scrappymo! said...

Welcome to the 60 club...I joined this year as well! lol

Your holiday sounds relaxing and delightful. I hope you do see a rare bird though!
Congrats on your daughters wonderful news. We know the vlue of that all clear in our house too! Such a welcome prognosis!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Great card, love the pretty papers and starburst pattern!

so glad to hear Sacha is still in remission! WOOHOO!

Enjoy the birdwatching - i can't wait to see pics!!

Lynne in NI said...

I love this starburst effect!
GREAT news about your daughter - Im sure that will make your break even happier, hope the sun is shining for you! And a Very Happy Birthday for next week too :)

mags said...

A lovely card Mags. This technique looks so effective.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I do like this effect Mags and what gorgeous papers you have used, a super card.
lorraine x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous sunburst card Mags, the colours are very pretty.

I'm so glad to hear that your daughter is still in remission.

Hope you're having a fantastic stay with long walks, Happy Birthday wishes to you!

Warm hugs