Wednesday 18 March 2020

Special Birthday Card

I've just realised that I haven't posted on my blog for over a week or done much blog visiting.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had coronavirus on my mind and I seem to have lost my mojo for crafting.  I hope everyone is staying safe and following the advice issued by their government.  Last weekend we spent a lovely couple of days with friends in mid-Wales, but since we've been back the recommendation is 'social distancing'.  On Monday we went for a long walk in a local arboretum where we could get some fresh air away from any crowds and since then we have decided to stay home.   I'm hoping later today that I can motivate myself to make a few cards.

In the meantime I'm sharing a card I made recently for a special lady who was celebrating her 86th birthday, which I can post now that I know it's been received.

The turquoise and pink card is pearlised.  I used the following dies:
Sue Wilson - Ornate Pierced Rectangles
                    Scalloped Lattice Frames 
   Pinwheel Floral

Cherry Lynn - Sunflower

Sizzix - sentiment dies

I inlaid the white leaves and the corners of the frame with the pink pearlised card. 

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  1. What a pretty card, Liz!! I love the intricate die cuts and the colors. I'm sure this lovely card was much appreciated by your special friend.

    My mojo also has disappeared to parts unknown. I was down for awhile with a dental complication and had to travel to get that taken care of (never a fun prospect!!) and since that trip I just have had no creative energy. My craft room is a mess and I don't even have the motivation to get it cleaned up. Ugh. Your walk in the arboretum sounds lovely. I am looking fwd to spring and being in my garden again!!

    Take care and stay safe and healthy!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. You created a beautiful card with these dies Liz a fabulous colour combo too

  3. Very pretty, Liz. Love how you inlaid some of the pink in the corners. So delicate!

  4. Stunning Sue Wilson dies, love the gorgeous colours too Liz.xx

  5. What a beautiful ornate card Liz and love the blue and inlaid areas of pink to match the flower and leaves. Gorgeous! I think we are all feeling unsettled at the moment and not sure what will happen next but I do think we have to keep things in proportion and just be sensible about what we do. Hopefully everyone will have hoarded enough food soon and then we will all be able to buy what we need from the shops Take care. x

  6. What a beautiful shaped card Liz and those dies are fabulous. Take care xx

  7. Good to see you back Liz, I hope Wales was good to you and the rain wasn't too bad in your area. :)
    I'm sure the lady was thrilled with this beautiful card with so much texture and beautiful colours.
    Keep safe
    Faith x

  8. A beautifully designed card Liz, pretty colours and beautiful die cuts.
    I think everyone is struggling with the dea of having to stay indoors without seeing friends or family. Try not to let it get you down too much Liz, hope you get your mojo back soon.

  9. Hello Liz...your card is lovely and love the pretty colour combo....I expect we will all be crafting more now ..take care keep safe


  10. Pretty colours for a pretty card Liz. Like you Covid 19 is with me at bedtime and then in the night and then when I wake....and then you put on the telly for some distraction and what do you get?..Covid -19. too much ! but we can onl be sensible and maybe the crafting will kick in when we have the cleanest houses around!

  11. Beautiful card and I love the dies you used. I know this one will be treasured.

  12. What a beautiful card design and wonderful colors. I bet with that pearl card stock it is really gorgeous! And I am sure that lady loves it too.

  13. These dies are beautiful and you made a great card with them. I love the colors together and the leaves are so pretty.

  14. A lovely birthday card. Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Time Out.

  15. Beautiful dies used to create this gorgeous card, love the colour too..
    Babs x

  16. Some super dies and you've combined them well to make this lovely card. Stay safe and keep on crafting

  17. A beautiful card Liz. I’m sure your crafting mojo will come back soon. We all have to try and stay positive.

  18. Hi Liz,
    this is beautiful and so very gorgeous.
    Love the colours and dies used to make this special card.
    I bet she was over the moon with it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Beautiful card, Liz. Stay safe xoxo

  20. Stunning card Liz. I totally agree it is so worrying. Both my parents are over 70 and don't keep too well. For them having to stay in is depressing and I'm so far away. Sending hugs, Shabneez x

  21. A beautiful card Liz, lovely dies and pretty pastel colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  22. The turquoise and pink look beautiful and what a feminine and fabulous card x. Stay safe and well Liz x.

  23. 86 years young. I'm sure she loved the uniqueness of your shaped card. Thanks for playing along with us again at Simply Create Too, challenge no. 158.

  24. Love the dies you have used Liz. A really pretty card.
    Janice x

  25. Lovely card with a beautiful flower! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  26. What a beautiful card you have made!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  27. what a beautiful card to mark your friend's significant birthday! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (birthday!) STASH with us this fortnight! stay well and keep crafting! ♥

  28. This is lovely Liz!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    DT for AG with Dies
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  29. Just lovely! Your color choices are so pretty.


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