Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Sew happy birthday!

It was my lovely friend Caroline's birthday at the weekend. She is the most talented needlewoman and makes the most wonderful gifts using fabric and free motion embroidery - you can check out her Etsy and Folksy shops here. Naturally her card had to reflect her talents so, after a bit of thought, this is what I came up with:


I used a striped paper from the Patterns designer stack, added some cotton reels in fondant colours, wrapped them in linen thread and added a little label.


I've used a sentiment from my favourite sentiment stamp set of the moment - Happiest Birthday Wishes. This is a hostess set so it's available exclusively to those placing orders of £150 or more. This applies to group orders too and also to members of my Stampers 6 club which is definitely worth checking out if you love Stampin' Up products. It's also worth mentioning that if you do place an order for £150 during the current Sale-a-bration promotion, you'll get three extra stamp sets or paper packs ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!


Here's a closer look at my cotton reel embellishments - they're cut out of Naturals Ivory card stock and the thread added with markers. Isn't the little label just gorgeous?! It's from the Tiny Tags stamp set and has been cut out with the Jewellery Tag punch.
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Tiny Tags, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
Other: Markers, Neutrals Patterns designer paper, Jewellery tag punch, linen thread, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Click here to see all the free Sale-a-bration sets and don't forget to let me know which ones you'd like - remember, you get one free item for EVERY £45 spent!

A group of us went out for a meal to celebrate Caroline's birthday. There's always lots of laughter when we get together but the biggest laugh of the evening was when one of our group, who is always beautifully turned out, told us that she'd turned up at an important meeting that week, taken her jacket off in the warm conference room and conducted the meeting in her usual professional way. Later she'd gone to the ladies and, glancing in the mirror, saw to her horror that she'd been wearing her blouse inside out - labels flapping, seams on display and buttons on the inside! Well, we've all been there at one time or another...

I'd like to say a big welcome to my new followers - it means a lot to me that you've chosen to follow my blog and I hope you enjoy your visits here. Do leave a comment or contact me by email if you'd like to - it's always great to hear from you. I shall be back tomorrow with something delicious for Three Minute Thursday so do join me then if you have a minute.

Hugs,

23 comments:

  1. Vicky, this is so fabulous! LOVE those thread spools--and I also have that set and LOVE using all the different birthday wishes! :)

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  2. Fab card Vicky! Im sure your friend will love it, so personal! I too love the Happiest Birthday Wishes set!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  3. Brilliant card Vicky and absolutely perfect for your friend
    M x

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  4. Ah......lovely! I have a few sewing friends who would love this card!

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  5. Great to be able to personalise a card for a friend isn't it? It's lovely Vicky xxx

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  6. Super card Vicky....your friend will love it

    Anne

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  7. Love how you've reflected your friends interests in her card. The cotton reels are just fab. x

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  8. One thing about cardmaking that I really like, is that we are able to create something unique to suit each and every person. Really nice card, bet she loved it. Helen (Sydney)

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  9. Love the card Vicky, I'm a big fan of anything haberdashery ;) I'm laughing reading the bit about your friend and the blouse, that could only happen to such a well turned out person, just as well she didn't realise until she'd finished...lol

    Vicki x

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  10. Vicky your card is brilliant, I love the idea to use paper on the cotton reels. I am sure your friend will be delighted.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. A super card for someone who loves to sew...your friend will really appreciate it, I'm sure:)

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  12. Too sweet. I love coming here to see what you come up with - you'r very creative.

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  13. Sweet card Vicky! I love the addition of that little tag.
    Cheers, Karen

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  14. My 2 SIL are needlewomen and produce wonderful work, they would love a card like this, just great

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  15. What a brilliant way to use those papers in the reels. The little tag is sweet.

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  16. Your friend must have been delighted with such a personal card Vicky! I love the cotton reels they look so real. Sounds as if you had a lovely get together:)
    Val x

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  17. What a fabulous idea for a card Vicky, I bet your friend was touched by such a personal card.

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  18. What crafty spools of thread and a perfect card for a needlecrafter!

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  19. What a fab card Vicky - love, love, love how you have crated the cotton reels! I MUST get the Tiny Tags set, especially as I've got the jewellery tag punch! Thanks (???!!) for enabling LOL! Nx

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  20. This card is sew FAB, I love it

    Bev.x

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  21. Great card Vicky, I love the shadow effect you've done.

    MMMMmmmmmmmm Cup cakes!!! I hope you and your children enjoyed sharing them?

    Bev.x

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  22. Hi Vicky, Your card is brilliant and perfect for Caroline (must pop over to her blog again).
    Had to laugh at your little story....I'm sure I did something like that at school!!!
    Jenny x

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  23. I actually went all the way across London to work with odd shoes on !!!!Fantastic card the cotton reels are so perfectly crafted, you are a real star !!

    Marie

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x