Hmm, I found out that it was a bloggie friend's birthday recently - and a milestone one at that. She makes beautiful cards so I was up against it - added to which I flipping got the date wrong so this should have arrived today....... a bit late. Belated Birthday Wishes Paula! Here's hoping that this year is a really great one for you honey!
This is what I came up with:
It's another 'LOTV Cute Square' from the Party Girls set.....I just love these sooo much!! The card is an easel style using a Craftwork Cards white scalloped card - with a layer of patterned paper from the Papermania Capsule Collection 'Boysenberry' Paper pack. I punched both edges of some co-ordinating card using a Martha Stewart punch and the ribbon was from my stash (Hobbycraft). It was wired but if I love a ribbon I don't let that put me off buying it as it's really easy to slip the wire out of the edging. The circular Magical Birthday sentiment is from the LOTV Dreamy Days stamp set with a couple of little charms from my stash dangling merrily below it. The luscious flower is from the Prima Ballerina Recital set (appropriate 'cos the little cutie is dancing!). I chose the stamped Penny Black message to kinda bring it all together, and it sums up how we should face each day if we're able - especially as Paula had a rotten time last year health wise, and she is still in pain but always so funny in her emails.
Right, ironing is beckoning me - whoop, whoop!! But it's straight from the washing line as it's a gorgeous day here - and the smell of freshly dried ironing is one that brings back a lot of childhood memories. Err, plus it should be craft time on QVC - just looking you understand!! :)