Hello and . . . Happy Thursday! I like Thursdays – they always had great lessons in school on a Thursday and I think that’s why (even now, a gazillion years later) I still like Thursdays. There’s something friendly about a Thursday. I always (mostly) seem to find that people are in a good mood on a Thursday. Why is that? I wonder.
Aw, – enough of me blathering on ….
I’m here with a gentle looking, pretty card ‘offering’ today. This is one of those great cards which could be a birthday card, a ‘hello’ card, a card for a daughter, for mom, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, partner (in life or crime! lol) … or it could even be a Valentines Day card! And .. what’s even better … it has a matching box!
I decorated the outside of the box (shown above) so that it pretty much matched the card inside it. I used the same soft pink and white striped backing paper on the box lid as I did on the card, along with the same colour of my favourite rayon ribbon, – and the flowers and little bird, although in different shades of pink, are the same as on the card. The little bird is bringing a tiny red love heart in its beak – so bringing the love to … the card? The bird’s nest? To you?
The little birds nest with the ‘eggs’ inside it; I made by simply winding string round and round (and the use of glue to keep it in place), and I used three pearls from an old broken necklace as eggs. The die cut ‘Lots of Love’ was made using a die made by Tattered Lace. (I’m very much a bunting kinda girl – so these little bunting style word dies were right up my street!)
I love to make boxed cards as they always feel more like a gift than just a simple card, and so I like to decorate the boxes – inside and out. The inside of the box was lined (top and bottom) in 6×6″ vintage style sheet music, and into the centre of the inside lid I fixed a beautiful topper – from DoCrafts as part of a selection of die cut toppers.
The little girl sat on the step and snuggling up to her cat is from a book of toppers made by Lili of the Valley. I have a few of these books and love them for the delightful colours which LOTV use in their production. I highly recommend them. They’re brilliant quality. The sentiment banner is one I made myself on the computer and printed it out. If you can’t quite read it, it says: ‘You’re my kind of Purr fect!’.
Top and bottom of the front of the card is some lovely white, cotton, crocheted lace. The bird(s) are resin, and the flowers are paper flowers, from a selection I have.
All the photographs here will re-size as if by magic if you click on them and you’ll be able to get a better view then. (but don’t forget to click ‘back’ so that you can come back to the post!)
I would like to enter my card into these fabulous challenges:
- http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/include-heart-challenge.html – Crafty Sentiments Design – Include a heart
- http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/anything-goes.html – Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
- http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/animal-magic-challenge.html – Thats Crafty Challenge – Animal Magic
- http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/february-challenge-imagination-crafts.html – Imagination Crafts – Anything Goes
- http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/2015/02/party-time-tuesday-195-and-our-january.html – Party Time Tuesday
Thank you so much for coming and sharing a few moments with me and taking a peep at my card. I really hope you like it.