Saturday, 12 March 2011

Lydia's birthday card using Lili of the Valley

Hello again :)

A little later than anticipated, here is the card I made for Lydia before I went into hospital.  When I was at the NEC in November I bought some Lili of the Valley cute squares - tea & chat.  This is the first time I've used them and I know it definitely won't be the last.  They are so handy for a quick card.  I chose this little image because Lydia is always making me cups of tea and she is mad about making cupcakes - so this was perfect for her.

It was supposed to be a quick card but took a bit longer because when I went looking for lilac paper I realised it's not a colour I use much!  I finally found some in the Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pad and it matched perfectly.  I also found a purple crochet flower I had made months ago during a crocheting phase!  I can't even remember how to make it now as I followed a YouTube video at the time. I think I'll have to look it up again.

The sentiment is computer generated using Arial Narrow and Chopin Script fonts.

I added a little lilac ink to the edges of the paper flower and added sparkle to the tips with Stardust stickles glitter glue.  There is a little papermania pearl in the centre of the crochet flower. The leaves are punched using Woodware grass punches and the little pin is from sugar and spice crafts.  The seam binding ribbon is from creative treasures and the little butterfly is punched using a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for visiting today!
Sarah x

Monday, 7 March 2011

Catching up

Hi everyone

Just a little update and the reason for lack of projects! Any regular readers of my blog will know I've had ongoing health problems for a while. Well, I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago and I'm hoping that's the end of my problems and the beginning of a new me!  You never know, by the summer maybe I'll be taking classes again........!

At the minute though I'm too exhausted (and a bit sore) to be making anything but if I can get Richard to upload some photos from my camera, I'll post some pics of a birthday card I made for Lydia just before I went into hospital.

Finally 'hello' to my new followers! and thank you to everyone else who has stuck by me even though the posts have been so irregular...... sorry!

Hugs (gentle ones only!)