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Thursday, 4 February 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma

It's Paul's Grandma's birthday today. She's very guarded about her age but she is either 97 or 98 and still quite sprightly..... we're definitely holding out for the telegram for the Queen when she reaches 100 but she's not that bothered, she says she's been around long enough now!

She loves my cards and says they are getting better all the time. I wanted to make something a bit more unusual for her and decided on an easel card.

The staring pint was a great sketch from Friday Sketchers and I knew I wanted to put some Forever friends into it. Paul chose the decoupage and I had one of the already glittered 3D element stickers so decided to use that. The flower papers are from a FF QVC TSV and the coloured cards are from Sizzix DCWV pads which I have had for ages and never used.

After seeing some smashing examples I bought a pack of the Nellie Snellen frame dies and love the result. It is so pretty for a central panel and I can see me needing to buy loads of them. They are a good price and I think they will get a lot of use.

And for another first, please note that my flower ensemble features my very 1st crocheted flower!!! I had a go at making some and found it difficult to follow a pattern so kind of made them up as I went along. I'm sure I'll get better with practice but I'm really pleased with my 1st attempts.

Blog Challenges incorporated into this card are as follows :-

18 comments:

Wishcraft said...

Oh so pretty - love the papers and sweet FF bear. I think I NEED the Nellie square dies next :o) Lisa x

Sarn loves choc said...

Great card Mandy . . . she's sure to love it. Congrats on the crochet flower. I kinda gave up with mine!

Julie said...

Happy birthday to Grandma, she's bound the love the card, it's beautiful. I love the Nellie frames too and want them all, lol. xxx

Danni said...

Very adorable card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

sugar n spice said...

This is so pretty and feminine, I'm sure Grandma will love it. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi xx

Emma said...

Adorable card, sure Grandma will love it. So pretty...
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Jeanette said...

A lovely card. I love your colors.
Thanks for visiting Flutter By.

Chrissie said...

I can see why Grandma likes your cards, I like them too. This is a real sweetie!
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at OSCC this week!
Chrissie

Sue said...

very beautiful card mandy and such pretty colours,thanks for joining us at pollycraft

sue
xx

gina g said...

Beautiful card Mandy love the pretty papers and the bear is so cute. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Looby said...

beautiful card Mandy, love it all. Think I may have to look at those frames - see what you've started now!!

Nicola said...

Ooh your card is so pretty Mandy and Grandma is going to treasure this.
Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Rose said...

oh mandy this is super cute! thanks for joining us on crafty creations
this week :)

Clare said...

It's gorgeous Mandy xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning easel card!! Love your colors and design!! So cute!! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.
Hugs,

Nancy said...

This is so adorable!! I love the easel card!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!!

Hope Jacare said...

Wonderful wings project - thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

Crafting Joanne said...

What a gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.

Hugs

Joanne xx