Sunny again here today
Did you know that today (22nd Sept) in 1515 Anne of Cleves was born? She became the 4th wife of King Henry VIII and therefore Queen of England – not just for a day either, but for over 6 months - didn't she do well? 😀😀😀.
Svenja of The Daring Cardmakers was born (a few years later......) in the same town and has chosen to celebrate her illustrious compatriot in her challenge this week
".... I think she’s the only Queen referring to my hometown Kleve and she managed to keep her head on her shoulders! Therefore the theme I chose for you this Friday is…"Queen For a Day"
Let’s all celebrate Anne’s 502nd birthday with some royalty themed cards. (And, yes, of course… fairy queens and frog princes are allowed to the party, too.)
With being away for a few days, I am seriously behind with my crafting - so many things to make, so little time! I was a bit stuck for ideas until I happened across a blog post from my crafting friend Katie Lamb using a Queen of Hearts playing card on her LO. Thank you Katie for the inspiration!
Here's what I made
Black card blank
Gold, black, white and red card
Handmade rolled roses
Playing card printed to size on the PC, Sentiment also pc generated
A couple of pieces of lace
Gold frame and white fancy square are die cuts by Spellbinders
I cut the centre from the gold one to make it into a frame
Rebel Jewels Card Creator Etched Dies Rebel Rose by Stacey Caron
Flourishes are from
Cinch and Go Flowers set one Amazing Paper Grace Shapeabilities Etched Dies
In the end it all came together fairly well - there's nothing like throwing a few flowers at a project, is there?
We won't mention that I finished the card then discovered that in my haste I'd managed to make it with the fold on the right hand side instead of the top.....
Okay, time to get back to my crafting to-do list. Though I may need to grab some lunch first, I think.
Have a great weekend, let me know what you think of my card, won't you? And we'd just love it if you'd join in with us this week, of course.