Thursday, 25 June 2015

Birthday card for a fellow crafter

Hello Everyone
Thank you for coming and a big Hi to Pam, welcome to the dance! I had scheduled this post because I  had a hospital appointment, that knowing how it normally runs could take all afternoon! Well it did and the scheduling didn't work. Hey Ho!

I had some very upsetting news on Tuesday afternoon that a dear friend had unexpectedly and suddenly died. I was devastated. In a later post I will explain who she is and why she means so much to me
A quick explanation of Tuesday's post in that I probably made it sound more complicated than it actually was.  All I did was cut the smaller die in the centre of a piece of card knowing that the decorative die cut (in black) would cover the hole! A die cut or stamped sentiment can be placed on the smaller piece. I just aligned my text to be in the centre first. Apart from the black, it only took a 4.5 inch square of patterned card

Todays card
I made this card for a fellow crafting friend who makes the most exquisite quilts. It is made up of "materials" from Serif. I coloured them all purple. The tape measure is an embellishment from Serif (sorry but I do love my Serif kits). All I did was die cut 1.5" squares and piece them together

6x6" card blank
Spellbinders Large Squares die set
Serif kits including Knitty Gritty
Sue Wilson 3D plain bows
Becca Feakin Filigree Delights die set

I need to make a Birthday card for a fellow Salsa dancer for Friday and sadly a Sympathy card.
I'll be out dancing on Friday night, my daughter is teaching a Rueda class - a type of Salsa that's brilliant fun!

See you all Saturday


  1. Wonderful card Karen. I admire you doing Salsa, good fun I bet, xxx

  2. Hi Karen,
    what a great and fab creation, and just right for a person that makes quilts.
    Lovely colour choice, and design.
    Enjoy your Salsa class it sounds too much work to me. lol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Beautiful card-perfect for your crafting friend.

    Congrats on being a winner on Christine Embersons blog today.


  4. Good morning Karen, love your card. Brilliant idea for a quilter, she will love and treasure it.
    Congratulations on your Blog win
    Patricia x

  5. Your card is just beautiful! Great card for a quilter and I just know it will be a hit! I'm joining your followers this morning and can't wait to see what you do next!

  6. Hi Karen, firstly my condolences on the loss of your dear friend. It must be very upsetting. However, your quilting friend I know will love her card and what you have done here. Enjoy your salsa, best wishes Jackie xx

  7. Hello Karen,
    This is a perfect card for a patchwork quilter.
    Maureen xx

  8. Hi Karen
    So sorry to hear about your friend chuck. Sending you a virtual hug.
    Your quilty look card is sooo pretty. I'm sure that the lady will love it.
    Enjoy your night on the dancefloor.
    Ang x

  9. Sorry to hear about your friend.Love the quilt card,a great idea and great selection of papers,love the added tape measure
    Carol x

  10. Karen what a perfect card for a quilter, I love it. Especially the tape measure, great touch.
    Sorry to hear about your friend. So sad. Sending you big hugs, Erika. x