A friend rang me at 8.30pm on Tuesday evening and said that she had just seen on face book that it was a mutual friends Birthday (whom we were both seeing for a coffee the following day) so could I do a card to give to her then? Nothing for it but to bite the bullet get over the 'C' word and make a card.
It needed to be quick, simple and from my stash. I had these coordinating Nit Wit papers left over from making a tag book for a swap (which is still in transit to USA so can't show yet) and by turning the double sided paper over I had enough patterns to cut out twelve 1" shapes using my Xcut nesties in the 'Ornate Frame' die. My alphabet stamps came into play to spell out the sentiment "Birthday Wish" The card blank was then very roughly stitched into squares using green thread and pink embroidery thread woven through the outside edge and tied at the top in a bow. Paper shapes were then glued in place.
Fluff had asked me what my new theme was going to be for this year( last yr was a butterfly) that I would attach to every craft item I made to give away. Well I can now reveal that it will be a handmade shrink plastic heart button. You can see a pink/green candy stripe one on the front of this card. Some will not be as obvious as this so it will be up to you to spot them ( a bit like Where's Wally!!!). You never know I might even offer a little candy for the eagle eyed amongst you.
A simple verse added inside and bobs your uncle all done and as all the shops were shut I can safely say
So without further ado I am entering into the following challenges:
Dream Valley: Anything Goes.
Gingerloft: Anything Goes.
Aud Sentiments: Any sentiment but use scraps.
Paper Play challenges: In stitches.
The Poodle Parlour: Button up. ( As long as your creation has a button on it somehwere.)