Hello friends! I was surprised by the emotions I felt on hearing of Queen Elizabeth’s death. She was part of my life, even though I never met her. Each week, throughout primary school, we said ‘I honour my God, I serve my Queen, I salute my flag’, we often sang ‘God save the Queen’ and she had a special message for us every Christmas. She was known to start her day with a simple cup of tea and biscuits so I baked these ‘Fat Rascals’ (sort of a plump, fruity scone courtesy of my Yorkshire heritage!) in her honour, and had one with a cup of tea:
A quick stocktake of cards in my shop highlighted the need for birthday cards. I’m wanting to incorporate some of my special papers into these and chose this striped paper. One piece of 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) paper gave me 12 strips when cut 3″ x 1″ (7.6 x 2.5 cm) – perfect for candles! 🙂
I added texture with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (retired) and by flipping the pieces you have 4 different-looking candles!
More embossing for the card fronts with the fun Fiesta pattern (retired too):
And lots of adhesive foam dots for attaching the candles:
The ‘flame’ is a wing from the retired Bird Builder Punch and punched out from gold foil:
Centring the candle was rather fiddly!
I usually include white writing panels inside my cards, but this time I chose pale yellow (So Saffron) and punched out a strip of candles (this Candle Border Punch is retired):
To add sparkle to each ‘flame’ I used a small dab of Derivan Kindyglitz (3D glitter glue):
I’m hoping it will be a versatile birthday card design 🙂
MEANWHILE … I spent a couple of hours at Nurragingy Reserve on Friday afternoon with my lovely daughter – so peaceful and relaxing!
If you haven’t visited my blog before, thank you so much for being here I love to share a little weekly inspiration (sometimes monthly!) and if you have any questions I’d be very happy to answer them! Have a lovely week, Megan xo