Sunday, 29 May 2011

A "Fairy" Good Birthday !

I made this card for my friend Louise`s birthday, she`s a fantastic crafter and makes such beautiful cards. I don`t know if I`m alone in this but I find it harder to make cards for other crafters than I do for any non-crafters ! Louise is a stamper like me and it`s difficult to find an image to stamp that she hasn`t already got LOL !
She loved the card though so ... phew !!

The image is a lovely one from LOTV, (I just cannot get enough of their stamps). I`d like to enter this one in the latest LOTV challenge which is " I believe in Fairies "
I have coloured with distress inks and added glitter to the wings and flower heads.
The papers are MME Stella Rose - Mabel "little lady" posies , K&Co classic K Bailey and MME Bloom and Grow. The flowers are from Prima and Carnmeal Cottage and the die cut is Sizzix extended cuts Swirly. The glittery ribbon is from an old Do Crafts pack that I`ve had for ages.
This was my first attempt at stitching on a card, my sewing machine is donkeys years old and I`ve made just about every soft furnishing in my house on it so it doesn`t owe me anything but it is a bit old and cranky now so it complained quite a bit at stitching through paper and cardstock, I need to invest in one of those handy mini sewing machines if I`m going to make a habit of sewing on cards. It seems to be a fashion to do it at the moment and when I see it on other peoples cards it looks fantastic ! Maybe I just need a bit of practice at it LOL !

My first mini class that I hosted last week went really well, it was just 3 friends (I thought I`d cut my teeth with people I know !) they all thoroughly enjoyed the class and want me to do another one and I was pleased with the project I`d designed (I`ll post here soon ) The only trouble is, now I`ve got to come up with another project for next time to top the one we`ve done, it was so well received that I`ve got my work cut out for me now !
I`d best get on and start designing, thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting.


  1. Love this card Sara, the stitching is fab, your colouring is great and the flowers are all gorgeous
    Love Nicola xxx

  2. A beautiful card Sara. The papers/colurs are so pretty. And I love that big flower
    We also have "Thing's with wings" over at ALLSORTS
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. Hi! this is soooo pretty Sara,i can see why Louise loved it so much-gorgeous colours/papers!!
    Amazing colouring too,love all.
    hugs Lou.xx

  4. love this card,Sara,such pretty colours,those l.o.t.v stamps are are lovely and you have coloured it beautifully Dorothy

  5. Hi Sara I totally love it and I have put it away to keep your work is totally fab.
    Hugs Louise xx


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