Wednesday, 9 March 2011
My middle granddaughter will be 14 this month and after much racking of the old grey matter I came up with this square "broderie anglais" mat. I have threaded pink ribbon through the slots and have cuttlebugged the central square mat. I've then cut a scalloped oval mat onto which I've mounted another oval with the name and the butterfly welded to it. I devised a 6 inch square card with a fancy edge for the mat to sit on. I've glued beads on the centres of the flowers and round the scalloped edge of the central mat. It's pink so I'm sure she will like it!
My eldest granddaughter was 19 in February and I was a bit stumped and a bit short of time to come with anything new. I have stencil cut the text and used a couple of rectangular mats which I have "cuttlebugged". The oval mat with ribbon slots is simply done and I have attached some lace to the underside of it. The font used for Anna is Fontleroy Brown which is a favourite of mine. The mini roses add a nice finishing touch!
I was asked for an 80th birthday card recently and this was the end result. Quite simply done with ribbon slots round a central circular apperture, text and butterfly welded to apperture and a couple of butterflies in the corner. I have used silver mirri paper to back the text and the butterfly bodies and unfortunately the camera shows it as black. The butterfly wings are cut so that they lift up from the card, but are still attached at the side of the body iykwim!