Saturday, 24 February 2018

Happy Birthday Lisa!

A birthday card for my crafty friend Lisa, who is not only kind and caring but super talented too, so if you haven't ever visited her blog, My Card Trip, please take the time to do so today. You won't be disappointed.

If you have had a wander around her blog and various other social media sites, you'll notice she loves flowers and Clearly Besotted, so I combined the two - as I did with my card to her last year. 

I fussy cut the flower, which took me a good while, but it's something I really love doing, and then found a card base which I'd stencilled with some embossing paste using a stencil that she bought for me. That's something she's introduced me to recently, stencils and how versatile they are.

I adhered the flower using some tiny foam pads I had, just to give it some dimension. I think sticking those on was more frustrating than the fussy cutting. I left the sentiment off as I tend to do these days with a big image. I'm never sure where to put it.

In addition I also sent her this quirky gift. I hope she's laughing because I asked her for her head circumference ages ago and I don't think she ever worked out why. This goes back to a conversation we had when I first started sewing about her needing an eye mask. I wonder if she remembers, because I did and finally I got round to making one. Not my best work and not something to go into production with, but I had a lot of fun sewing it, and I hope she gets a chance to use it on a sunny day relaxing in her back garden with a glass of vino.

A very very happy birthday Lisa!!

Thanks for taking the time to pop by, see you again soon and happy crafting.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A stunning card Ruth! Just beautiful! And it's about time we saw another sewing project from you my friend . . . after all, it's your fault I am now hooked on sewing as much as card making! LOL! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Lisa T said...

I don’t know where to start with this card and blog post! Firstly, I think this card is beautiful and thank you so much for sending it to me. It combines everything I love, florals, the amazing all time favourite stamp from Clearly Besotted, stencils, paste and colouring!! How well do you know me!! I was looking at your fussy cutting yesterday and wondering how you have the patience, but you do! And this is why I never have it propped up on a card as I wouldn’t dare to cut it out! Your colouring is really gorgeous, and I love the pasted background.

No, I don’t remember saying I needed an eye mask, so well remembered. I love it Ruth, the satin backing is so soft and it fits me perfectly and it will be used very soon as the mornings get brighter and I dont want to get up haha!!! Thank you so much for making my day so special, hugs, Lisa xx

Michelle Short said...

This is stunning, Ruth! I cannot believe you had the patience to not only fussy cut the image but pop it up too! So worth it though! It’s gorgeous with the stencilled background. The eye mask is fabulous! What a wonderful gift! xx

Miriam Leech said...

Simply the best! You and Lisa!!!!!

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