We have had a milestone birthday and a half this week as Paul’s Grandma was 100 on Monday. This is the card I made for her in celebration of this most special of birthdays.
Grandma always hates it when her birthday is on a card but I figured that if your reach 100 there is no way you are going to keep that secret is there?
The image is from Digstamps 4 Joy. In September I was very lucky to have won $10 to spend in their store from a draw of their followers on Facebook and as soon as I saw this I knew it had to go in my shopping basket in preparation for this auspicious occasion.
I selected some papers and flowers from 2 different pads by Craftwork Cards that I got in the recent sale. From this I then coloured the image in Promarkers & Flexmarkers adding lots of glitter with Stickles glue, boy was I happy that it has such a fine nozzle as some of the areas were tiny, even with the large size I printed it out.
I used a sketch from the last challenge at Wags n Whiskers for the layout, fully intending to get this posted on my blog earlier in the week but to be completely honest I was pooped out from running around after 40 oldies, serving drinks and cleaning up for over 5 hours after being at work earlier in the day. It was however completely worthwhile as Grandma had the most wonderful time and was proudly showing off her telegram from the Queen J
I added a doily which was from a magazine freebie and I punched a heart using my favourite Martha Stewart punch. The lattice got lost on the doily so I added it to some gold card and cut around it. A little bit of stickles and a green gem on the large flower and the front was finished.
I don’t normally decorate the inside but felt this occasion called for it. I used some more of the papers adding punched borders by Fiskars and Martha, another lattice heart, some layered flowers and some patterned Candi, lots of Craftwork Cards goodies on this little beauty.
Grandma absolutely loved it. She likes my cards anyway so I wanted to make this more special for her adding lots of flowers and using her favourite colours. We took lots of photos and are working on a special scrapbook style photo album for her which incorporates memorabilia from the 2 day celebration along with lots of the images.
This is the message I put together in her album so we gave it to her and then literally took it back with us. It's a standing joke that in this age of technology she doesn't get to 'hold real photos' anymore as you rarely print out digital photos.
The love Frame is from Daisy’s Digi Doodles and the extra heart is a PNG brush from a set called Aunt Elizabeth which is a current freebie from Scrap n Fonts
Here is a photo of Grandma with the telegram from The Queen,
both ladies look bloody good for their ages!
Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size – 8” Square
Heart Brush - Aunt Elizabeth Freebie from Scrap n Fonts
Papers, Flowers & Candi – Craftwork Cards
Embellishments – Stickles Glitter glue, Paperchase gems, Dovecraft Gems & Pearl
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & FlexmarkersFiskars punch, Martha Stewart punches, god gel pen
Techniques - Punching
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-
613 Avenue Create – #5 Anything Goes (Twist Love)
Addicted To Stamps - #49 Pearls & Swirls
Cards & More - #75 Love or Valentine
Catch The Bug – Affairs of the Heart
Catered Crop – Polka Dots
CDAC Anything Goes – Any Handmade Craft
Corrosive Challenge - #167 Hearts & Flowers
Crafting Café – Anything Goes
Crafty Blogger’s Network - #8 Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge – Hearts
Crazy Challenge - #138 Birthday
Creative Stamp Friends - #70 Hearts or Valentine
Di’s Digi Designs – Valentines/Love
Digistamps 4Joy - #60 Love or Romance ~~ Store Digi ~~
Diva’s By Design – Winged Things
Eureka Stamps – #25 Sweet Hearts
Everybody Art – #222 Hearts
Forever Friends Monthly – Animals/Butterflies/Birds
Freshly Brewed Designs - #2 Hearts & Dots
Gingerloft - #56 Love Is In The Air
Great Impressions Stamps – Include a Heart
Heck of A Challenge – Love & Flowers
Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - #37 Hearts
Incy Wincy Designs – Love is In The Air
Jen’s Digi Stamps – Love
Lady Anne’s Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts – Valentines or Love
Lexi’s Creations - #83 Valentines/Love
Love To Create – #51 Celebrate
Loves Rubber Stamps - #38 Anything Goes
Mema’s Crafts – Hello Doily
Nana Vic’s – Anything Goes
Natalie & Amy’s Challenge - #6 Something Old (punch & digi) & New (flowers & paper)
One Crazy Stamper – Love
One Stop Crafts - #215 Love is In the Air
Order of the Opus Gluei - #149 Bring on the Bling
Paper Playtime - #3 Border Punches
Platypus Creek - #25 Pretty Feminine Birthday card
Sandy’s Crafty Creations – Anything Goes for a Birthday
Scrapper’s Delight – Love With Red & Pink
Scrappy Frogs – Red or Pink
Simon Says Stamp – Have a Heart
Stamp Your Life - #3 Love
Sweet Pea Stampers – Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss – #170 Love
Visible Image - Love
Word Art Wednesday - #66 Anything Goes