Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Happy Birthday to Me

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

Today is actually my birthday. So far I have been taken out to lunch by a couple of friends and this evening my husband is taking me out for a meal. So apart from having to work this morning quite a nice day.

I am sharing my first try with Foamiran. I have been seeing all the beautiful flowers on Facebook and other peoples blogs so I ordered some and it came yesterday. I still have a lot to learn.

I did start with the flowers. They took a while to make. I watched some YouTube videos to see what to do, but being me I did my own thing a bit.  I wanted to use a lattice so I found my Stitched Lattice frames set by Sue Wilson. 

These flowers are my second attempt. I have thrown away my first attempt. I know they aren't like other peoples I have quite a bit to learn. The centres were made with Babies Breath silk flowers that I bought for the wedding but didn't need. That is where the leaves came from too. Part of the reason I wanted to make this type of flower is the bits and bobs I bought for the wedding but ended up not needing. Plans have evolved and changed over time. 

I made a flag with the Stitched Flag dies by Sue Wilson and I used some Britannia dies to make the sentiment. 

I was quite pleased with how this card turned out. I will be having another go with the foam. I got better as I went along so I want another play. 

Enjoy the rest of the day. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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ALI said...

Stunning card, I have some foamiran and I have a long way to go as
Happy Birthday.

Mrs A. said...

Firstly happy Bithday wishes to you . Enjoy your meal out tonight. Love your foam flowers. I have seen a tutorial for these and they look very elegant. Hugs Mrs A.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Many happy returns Jackie. It sounds like a lovely day.
Beautiful card. The flowers are gorgeous.
Crafty hugs

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Jackie
Gr Karin

Shabneez said...

Happy Birthday Jackie! Those foamiran flowers are gorgeous and go really well with the card - lucky friend! Shabneez x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Happy Birthday Jackie....Enjoy your day....Beautiful the flowers...and the colours together....Joolsx

pam said...

Happy Birthday Jackie, hope you have a wonderful meal with your husband.
Beautiful card, love the colours, Mine arrived today (foamiran) not had a play yet..
Pam x

Jenny L said...

Hi Jackie,
Happy Birthday yet again.
oh this card is gorgeous and your flowers are so pretty.
Love your wonderful design, and the lattice looks super.
I have been smitten by all the flowers being produced with the foamiran, and never new it exsisted till I did the flower challenge on the blog.
That's one of my next challenges to try out.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jan Ltc said...

This is lovely jackie xx Jan

So Nice Cards said...

That's lovely Jackie and Happy Birthday.x

Laine said...

Happy Birthday wishes again Jackie. Sweet card. Love the colour palette.

Nataliascraft said...

Happy birthday Jackie! Hope you having a wonderful birthday!
Such a gorgeous card and love pretty flowers x

Di said...

Hope you've had a lovely day Jackie! Love this card - and that Foamiran is on my list of things to try as well. You did great!


Di xx

Andree said...

A lovely card Jackie. Your flowers look fabulous. I hope you enjoyed your birthday xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

stunning birthday card with beautiful flowers! Great work

Unknown said...

Hope you had a great birthday, lots of spoiling!! Beautiful flowers you did a great job with the new stuff. Hugs xx

Emma Goddard said...

Beautiful card Jackie, hope you had a delightful birthday hun xx

Alison59 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JACKIE Have a lovely day xxx

Love your card - so pretty :-)

Tracy Welham said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Gorgeous card, I love purples. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Belated birthday wishes, Jackie. The card is beautiful.
Em xoxox

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Jackie and I hope you had a wonderful birthday too.
Linda xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty with your handmade flowers. Bet it felt great to be able to use up someof your bits and bobs from the wedding.

The colours here are lovely and I like the way the flowers and the sentiment share center stage!

karenlotty said...

Another Happy Birthday 🎉 from me This card is gorgeous Never heard of foam-a-whatsit So I'm off to investigate!

dbscraftpassion said...

Great card Jackie and i hope you had a lovely birthday

Donna xx

Unknown said...

Wow Jackie you have done a brilliant job on this card and the flowers look gorgeous. I also have purchased some Foamiran and have made a card and added one the flowers. will add to my blog later. Its great stuff but still lots of practice needed by me. Hugs Jennifer xx

Lori Kobular said...

Happy Birthday Jackie!! Your card is so lovely! Those flowers are beautiful and look great with the white lattice!

Unknown said...

Stunning card Jackie, beautiful design and the flowers are lovely. Glad you had a nice birthday. Cathy x

Carole J said...

Beautiful card - love the lattice and flowers - very feminine and elegant. x