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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Leap Year Birthdays

I have two very special birthdays to cater for this month.  My DH has his birthday on 29th February, so he only gets one official birthday every four years (mind you, he does celebrate on 28th February and 1st March on the intervening years).  Not only that but his niece also has her birthday on 29th February, and this card is for her, for her official 8th birthday.

You may remember this card but in a slightly different configuration in an earlier post.  I did it for the Less is More Aqua Challenge., but when I came to actually use the card, I wasn't totally satisfied.  So I managed to peel off the butterfly and replaced it with an "Elizabeth" flower, finished off with an aqua gem in the centre, and a few more gems in suitable places.  I like it much better now. For those who saw it on the previous post, the flourish on the front is die cut, using the Silhouette Cameo.  In fact, it is three flourishes placed together.

For the insert, I used a flourish from My Craft Studio, and coloured that and the writing to match the front of the card.

I am much happier with the card as it is.  It is still clean and unfussy, but has just that little more of what I was aiming at.  Hope you all have a great week, doing what you want with plenty of input from Mr Mojo.


Karen said...

A gorgeous card Maggie, I especially love the flourish stamp, its really pretty, Luv Karen xx

BetteK said...

I LoVe that card Maggie ... one of my favourite colours and I love the simplicity of it. Strange how I love two extremes ... either totally OTT in true Tim Holtz style or clean and simple. Oh and I LOVE the confetti drifting down your blog! D x

Emma said...

What a lovely card and so elegant. I'm sure your niece will love this. :)
Hope you are well and thank you for all your lovely comments on my creations ~ I really do appreciate them all.
Love Emma xxx

Linda said...

Another stunner of a card Maggie. Love the colours and I am sure your niece will love it.

Linda xxx

~Tammy~ said...

Just think how young your husband is...:-) Your card is a CAS beauty!

RosC said...

I really like this card - the flourishes are in my favourite tones of blue. I also like having some interest inside the card, just something simple that doesn't detract from the main part. These flourishes are just right.
Ros (103)