Thursday, 17 June 2010

With A Little Help From My Friends

Hello lovely Bloggers. How are you enjoying this lovely Summer weather? Isn't it glorious to wake up to clear blue skies every morning.

It's my MIL 70th Birthday today, a day she's been dreading for months but I think she's enjoyed herself and it's not been half as bad as she thought.

I have to thank a few of my wonderful Blogging buddies for the help they've given me directly and indirectly in making her Birthday card. Many months ago Lynda made a beautiful Snowdrop card which I admired and she kindly sent me lots of stamped images which is what I've used for the main image. My MIL's favourite flowers are snowdrops. Lynda also sent me the original card she'd made so I could use it for reference to colour it with promarkers, thanks so much Lynda. I hope you don't mind but I also glossed the flowers as well.

I was then stuck with the layout, which brings me to the very talented Brenda. Last year she made a card and I loved her layout and "borrowed" it for a card I was making at the time and I remembered how I'd liked it so I "borrowed it again. Brenda also puts threads across at jaunty angles which looks great. I used a cuttlebugged background which was lightly inked and a Martha Stewart punch on the pearly paper.

I wanted some flowers to tie in with the snowdrops, roses just didn't work and I was inspired by yet another Blog, Mainly Flowers, which has some stunning punched flower tutorials so my flowers are a direct result of this.

I can't express how blown away I am by the inspiration out there and know I couldn't produce anything like this sort of thing without it so a million thanks to you all.

I also made her a word book, which was all my own work for once. I used Papermainia papers and the new Tim Holtz swirls dies and various flowers with card candy.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the sunshine.


Jill said...

Oh my Lisa, what a beautiful card. I think you have surpassed yourself this time! I am glad your MIL had a good day. Jill x

Lynda said...

An absolutely stunning card Lisa - it just goes to show how different ideas can all come together perfectly... and your word book is stunning too - love the papers! Bet MIL was thrilled to bits with them both.

Love Lynda xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

What a fantastic post - you are right - so much inspiration out there in blogland - and how nice to give thanks and acknowledge those that have helped along the way.

A stunningly beautiful card for your MIL .. .. I bet she will treasure it always. It sounds like she enjoyed her special day.

Great wordbook too!

Love Jules xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

gorgeous lisa she will love it and the word book is fab too.Bet it took ages.
Its my f-inlaws 70th too on Sunday!!!lol
love debbie xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lisa your creations are out of this world stunning!
Your MIL must have been bowled over by your gorgeous gifts!
Yes it is so wonderful to wake to this beautiful weather!
kim x

chris said...

Hi Lisa
wow wee! stunning cards, the top one is so special and elegant, and I love that family card, such different projects and so beautiful.


Love both these projects Lisa. The card is stunning and the colours blend together beautifully - the glossy accents really bring the snowdrops to life.
Hope your MIL had a fabulous day!
See you soon,
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Sally H said...

both projects are totally stunning, but that card is my favourite! Lovely colour combination, beautiful flowers and just a hint of Brenda! Stunning!

Hope Jacare said...

Beautiful work Lisa. I adore the snowdrop card - it's just stunning - what a gorgeous image!We are having wonderful weather at the mo...long may it continue! Cheers Claire x

Kay Carley said...

What an absolutely beautiful card - really well thought out and put together.

You must think a lot of your Mother In Law to make the word book as well which looks gorgeous. Believe me I know how long these things take!

Kay xx

Kathy said...

Lisa, your card is beautiful - I bet she was thrilled to bits with it. My MIL will be 70 in December and is much quieter about it than she was about her 60th - well, she is at them moment, anyway hehe
Your wordbook is stunning - I have one half made - not looked at it for weeks and weeks, seeing yours may spur me on to getting it finished!

Michelle said...

A sunningly beautiful card Lisa and I just caught sight of your amazing exploding box too. Such wonderful work.
x Michelle

Linda said...

A really beautiful card - isn't it great to have such inspiration and wonderful people to share their ideas.

brenda said...

Hi Lisa

Another posting I have missed, for some strange reason Blogger is not showing all the new posting of the blogs I follow and am having to trawl round the hard way. SO my apolgies for taking so long to arrive here.

But well worth the visit, beautiful projects for you MIL and the first one I just adore of course.

B x

brenda said...

And very rudly I forgot to say thank you for your kind comments and link.

Again blame blogger, I was so miffer to find I had missed your post I forgot the most important bit.

B x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card with such attention detail. Glad you MIL enjoyed being 70 years young. Your word book is stunning. I really need to have a go at making one of those.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments both on my papercraft blog and my baby blog too. I am so encouraged by them.
Sandra x

Lynne K said...

Hi Lisa, what a beautiful card, your MIL must have loved it. And your word book, which is brilliant. Looks like a lot of work went into it, but well worth it. xx

Anne said...

What a stunning card Lisa

craftimamma said...

I remember both Lynne's and Brenda's cards that you're referring to Lisa but you have put your own 'stamp' on this one. I'm positive your MIL must have loved it and the word book is stunning too.

Lesley Xx