Monday, 28 May 2012

Birthday celebrations

 It was a special birthday last week for my Mother-in-law (to be) and I just knew her card had to be something special too. I don't usually make cards this size but this one is A5.
Mum's favourite colour is purple so Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder were the obvious choice. How strange that after 2 years and just as it is about to retire I find myself liking Concord Crush!. I used the flourish from Creative Elements along with Beautiful Wings Embosslits and the numbers are from Timeless Type junior Alphabet.

The photo really doesn't do the card justice but there are pearls and shimmer a plenty!

 I wanted the inside to  have a little decoration too - something I find myself doing more these days. Again the flourish from Creative Elements and a couple of the smaller butterflies from Beautiful Wings Embosslits. Don't you just love how all the work to get those gorgeous butterflies is done with one simple pass through the Bigshot?

I'm happy to say Mum loved her card and had a fabulous birthday to boot. Shame we couldn't be there but we were under quarantine at the time with Caiden's Chicken Pox.

Till next time... Happy Crafting


  1. Glad your Mum-In-Law liked her card and had a good birthday!

    Hope Caiden gets better quickly!

  2. So pretty!!! So much nicer in your photograph, now that I can see the background properly. YOU ROCK!! And she's going to love it!!!

  3. Hi Emily,

    Thanks for your visit today! I came racing over as soon as you mentioned "new kitties" (and they are ADORABLE) - I found them nesting in their favorite spot (your chair - same as in my house - MY chair, lol!) You should take photos of them and share them each week over at my Wordless Wednesday party! :-)

    I thought I'd comment here becaue I love your cards - especially this one (SUCH a lovely design for such a special occasion!) I also host a weekly creative party, Inspire Me Monday (open all week) that I'd love for you to share your creations at! I know the paper crafters would love your work!

    Have a fabulous week & I look forward to getting to know you!

    Create With Joy