Sunday, 1 January 2012

WI Birthday Cards

You might remember that I make the birthday cards for the ladies of my WI - something I really enjoy doing. For this years "theme", I thought that I would make each months different, seasonal, and with flowers from my garden where possible. So for January I picked Helebore's - out earlier this year I think....

Christmas Box - my favourite thing in the garden at this time of year - the blossoms are so fragrant and the berry's so dark purple.....
I arranged them in an old ink bottle on my kitchen window ledge and photographed them......
and then embellished the image with vintage buttons, beads, glitter and ribbons.

21 comments:

two bones and a bagle said...

lovely card Diane Happy New Year

Liz said...

Absolutely lovely!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Kathy said...

So simple, so effective! They're lovely!
xxx

Janet said...

Gorgeous ! you are clever x

Rosie said...

Lovely! What a great idea:)x

Jo said...

Wonderful, I love helebores. Happy New Year, and all the very best for 2012.

greenthumb said...

How lovely I bet they love getting them I know I would.

Rowan said...

That's really beautiful Diane, I envy the lucky recipient and look forward to seeing more of your seasonal cards. Happy New Year!

Sandie said...

These will be warmly received by the WI ladies I'm sure.

Now, I have an 'original' Christmas card too!

Happy New Year!

Hugs,

Sandie xx

topchelseagirl said...

I love helebores too. Wishing you a Belated Happy Anniversary and a happy and healthy New Year. xx

P.S. I agree that a carousel should be compulsory in every town centre.

Amanda said...

Thats gorgeous!

Toffeeapple said...

A very pretty card Diane, well done.

Lisa said...

Very pretty. What a great idea to make them suit each month.
Lisa x

jennyfreckles said...

Somebody will be delighted to receive that - how beautiful.

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Luvverly ... perhaps you can use your new tags on the front of cards you clever girl x

Bayside Rose said...

Gorgeous photography and cards.x

Paula said...

Your card looks amazing. Happy New Year x

Simone said...

You are very creative Diane! I am sure that they are greatfully received. Thanks for popping over to my blog and do come again (tea in the pot and a plate of cakes too)!!!x

Claire said...

Happy New Year Diane.
Thanks for looking in.
Claire.
The card is lovely by the way.

Lynne said...

Happy New Year Diane!
Love the card, so pretty. I see you and I share a special date- 28th December. Happy Anniversary! It was my birthday.
Have a great year.

Carol said...

Lovely card Diane, winter flowers are my favourites, just so welcome on dark and cold days. Snowdrops are on their way up and some hellebores have buds.
Carol xx