Saturday 27 April 2013

Happy Birthday Dear Friend

Today is a dear friend's birthday.  Caz ( is celebrating by going to the Festival of Quilts at Uttoxeter Race Course.  If you haven't seen Caz' fabulous sewing and quilting skills you must nip over to her site to have a look.

I treated Caz to some yummy papers for her birthday and wanted to make something special for her.

Here is the card:

I started by colouring a card with worn lipstick distress ink.  I then stamped a script stamp directly to the card stock using worn lipstick ink and edged it with walnut stain and black soot.

I edged a doily in walnut stain ink and stamped my most favourite quote in archival ink.

The dress form was cut in card stock and again in canvas.  I coloured the canvas in antique linen distress stain then edged it using tea dye distress ink.  I cut the dress part away and attached it to the card stock cutting. 

I coloured some white seam binding using worn lipstick distress stain then tied it around the dress form.

I added some lace and ribbon and finished with a button and some craft pins.

Caz is a keen sewer and quilter so I wanted to make her something linked to her love.  This is what I created:
This started out as a Tando printers tray.  I painted this using Paper Artsy fresco finish paints and  stamped a crackle background using paint.

I chose some gorgeous Prima papers and trimmed them to size and embossed some of them before gluing into the inserts.

That's when the fun started.  I gathered lots of gorgeous embellishments - buttons, flowers, twine, cotton reels, lace, rulers and much more.  I played around with them for ages before deciding exactly what I wanted and where. 

I added tiny buttons to a cork vial and I added distress glitter to the top of a flower to give a bit of distressed sparkle.

I really enjoyed this project and put alot of love into it....  I hope Caz loves it to and is having an amazing birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Caz


  1. How beautiful Miriam. I love the colours and the sketch. Hugs Rita xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, I am sure Caz will love it.

  3. Love it loads!!! Thank you so much Mim - this was a lovely surprise and I will treasure it - it is so 'me' !!!! Card was beautiful too!!!!
    You are such a talented lady!!!
    I had a great day and am still trying to catch up with everyone. The Quilt day was brilliant - I so need to retire as I've got too much I want to make to have time to go to work!!!

  4. Anonymous30.4.13

    Wow! Such a beautiful card & gift Miriam! No wonder Caz loved them! xx