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


Ruth said...

Hi, I'm sure you noticed I'm a new follower! I was pointed here by Christine Davidson and your cards etc are really lovely! I'm sorry to hear you've not been well and I do hope you feel better soon.This is a beautiful card and I'm sure Lydia loved it, Ruth x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous card and I'm sure Lydia loved it! (Tell her that I think she's a lot more capable at making the tea than this young lady looks!) The colours are perfect together and I love all your little details. Hope you're feeling a bit better. Vx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh gorgeous card Sarah, lovin your pretty colour combo and your distressed edges look fab (mine always look rubbish when I try it!) Hope you're feeling a bit better.