Hope the Queen likes her card!

A woman from Godmanchester has made a birthday card fit for a queen. Sue Clarke s card will presented to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday on behalf of the 215,000 members of the Women s Institute. The card has been made for Her Majesty s 81st

A woman from Godmanchester has made a birthday card fit for a queen.

Sue Clarke's card will presented to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday on behalf of the 215,000 members of the Women's Institute.

The card has been made for Her Majesty's 81st birthday by quilling, a process where paper is curled into shapes.

The design chosen is of a bird on a twig by Jane Jenkins of JJ Quilling, a company in Yorkshire.

Mrs Clarke, 59, who has been quilling for 20 years, told The Hunts Post: "It is a real honour being asked to make the birthday card for The Queen.

"I offered headquarters two designs, a flower design of mine and the blue tit designed by Jane.

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"We understand that the Queen likes birds and we all hope that she has a very happy birthday."

Mrs Clarke, who lives in Tudor Road and sells her cards at St Ives Country Market, first learned quilling when she went to what she thought was going to be a quilting course.

"I went prepared with my scissors, needles and cottons, ready to learn quilting and I took home a gift tag decorated with a small flower."

Mrs Clarke, who is a volunteer driver for Papworth Hospital and a member of Huntingdon WI, went on to join the Quilling Guild and now teaches the craft.

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