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Saturday 9 February 2013

Grandma's 100th Birthday

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
Image/Sentiment – 100 Years Old by Digistamps For Joy

Papers, Flowers & Candi – Craftwork Cards
Embellishments – Stickles Glitter glue, Paperchase gems, Dovecraft Gems & Pearl
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Fiskars 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 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
Incy Wincy Designs – Love is In The Air
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 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 DelightLove 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
Word Art Wednesday - #66 Anything Goes


Tammy said...

Wow, wow, wow, Happy Birthday to your grandmother, God Bless Her! Wonderful card for such an awesome occasion!

Jane said...

WoW! Grandma certainly doesn't look 100. What a fabulous achievement...Happy Birthday xx

Chrissy said...

AWESOME Mandy...Happy Birthday look fantastic..gorgeous card Mandy, love the verse and details.
Hope you all had a fabulous celebration..


Rosemary said...

Of course you have to make a big thing of a 100th birthday and the birthday girl looks absolutely terrific! Yes, she and the Queen do not look their ages!

Your card honors her wonderfully, not only from a composition standpoint but that you used touches just for her - like her favorite colors and sweet touches.

Thank you so much for having fun with out Opus Gluei theme, it has been great seeing what you've made!

My Creative Therapy said...

Wow 100th Birthday! And she looks absolutely wonderful and not her age! :) Beautiful card, love the die cuts, design and the coloring around the sentiment is great. Thanks for sharing with us and for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!


My Creative Therapy

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Mandy. This is truly such a special occasion and your grandma looks so younf for 100. Such a special card and I totally agree the ds4j sentiment is just perfect for this celebration.
Here's to the next century.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

HopkinsStudio said...

Fantastic!!! If I look as good as grandmama I would be proud. I know she will enjoy your card. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

KarinsArtScrap said...

This card is beautiful.
And congratulations with your grandma's 100 birthday.
Thanks fot join us at DigiStamps4Joy.
Hope you join us next time.

Greetings karin DT member

Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this is really a great card for an amazing occasion! And she does look stunning for her age!!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Pretty in purple! And, of course...Happy 100th to your beautiful Gramie. May God bless the rest of her days with happiness, health and love.
Thanks for sharing this at Catered Crop.

Karen Letchworth said...

I'm back, Amanda! Thank you for sharing this delightful card in our Sweet Hearts Challenge.
Hope you will stop back by Word Art Wednesday to share with us there again as well.
Eureka Stamps

Word Art Wednesday

Laine said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card for a fabulous occassion. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
Laine xx

julie said...

Wow 100 !!! Happy Birthday !!
Pretty card !
Thanks for joinning us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !

Margaret said...

Mandy, what a fabulous card for such a special person!!!! Would love to see a photo of her with her card as well!
Margy (owner Digistamps4Joy)

Stine said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at creatve stamp friends.
Hugs stine

Athina said...

How amazing, 100? That is awesome! Such a beautiful card I am sure she will enjoy! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

ursula Uphof said...

What a great card and congratulations to the Centenarian. I used the same image for my MIL last year July, and she is still with us.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

Lin said...

What a beautiful lady! Thank you so much for sharing this very special card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card!!! I love it!! Happy Birthday to your Grandma! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

The card for Grandma turned out beautiful Mandy. Such a special gift for her as well.


Miss Emerald said...

Happy birthday to your grandmother! Her card is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge!

Angie Bächi said...

Super cute Creation! Therefore it's so sad to tell you you're not eligible for the price at Cards Und More, as our rules asks for a max. of 5 Challenges... So sorry. Hope to see you back next time matching our rules so you won't miss the chance of winning. Thanks & Hugs,

Stempelomi said...

wow...happy birthday to grandma!
ANd what a lovely card!
Thank you for joining us this week at cards and more.

Your work can't be in for the prize because you have linked to much challenges...sorry!


Priscilla said...

Great anything goes entry. Love the pictures on your post too. What a pleasure to visit your blog .Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

Mema's Crafts said...
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Mema's Crafts said...

ow Mandy, what a beautiful tribute to your grandma, and to have reached 100! Your card says it all. Thank you for taking the time to participate in our challenge at Mema's Crafts and good luck in the draw.


Kjersti said...

A beautiful card!
Thanks for joining in the Pearls & Swirls challenge at ATSC!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Dawn said...

Wowsers! Cogratulations & Happy Birthday Grandma! You look fantastic indeed! Mandy, you did a great job on the card my lovely!Thanks for playing in the first ever challenge at The Crafting Cafe!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Min said...

Congrats and Happy birthday to Grandma! She looks FABULOUS darling! =) Adorable card too!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “Affairs of the Heart” Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our NEWEST challenge today!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Jo said...

A gorgeous card.....and Grandma looks fab!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Mandy. A really gorgeous design with such a beautiful verse.
Big congrats to your Grandma, that is such a lovely photo too.
Thank you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month.
Sue xx

Teresa said...

Superb cards Mandy and lovely photo of your Grandma too, Thanks for joining in the Pearls & Swirls challenge at Addicted to Stamps.
Teresa x

Sue said...

A wonderful card and a Happy Birthday to your Grandmother. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Sylvia said...

An amazing card for an amazing lady, love it.

Crafty Bloggers Network DT

Lozzy said...

A beautiful card...Happy Birthday Grandma, your are looking well and all the best..
thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month..
Lozzy x

Sharon said...

Beautiful card for such a wonderful event. Loved your coloring and the verse you add. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

Rose said...

stunning card and happy birthday to your gram :)
Thanks so much for joining us on Stamp Your Life.

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Oh Mandy what an incredible lady your Grandmother in law is, she looks amazing. You have really done her proud with the fabulous card you have created for her. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Karen said...

What an awesome card for your grandma. 100 years old, amazing. She'll love it. Thanks for sharing this with us at Scrappy Frogs Challenge.

Sandy Trefger said...

Oh my! Your grandmother is beautiful and does not look 100! How lucky you are to still have her! Wish her a fabulously wonderful birthday from me. I love your card! So pretty and I'm sure she loves it too! Thanks for sharing this with my Happy Birthday challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations.
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “use a digi” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Cheryl said...

Wow! That is a fabulous milestone! Your card is beautiful. I love the sentiment and the lovely inside too.

Thank you for joining our challenge at Great Impressions Stamps .


Pattie G said...

This is really pretty! Thank you for joining us at CDAC “Anything Goes Challenge”.

Claire said...

Beautiful card! I'm glad your Grandma loved it and I hope she had a great birthday! Thanks for playing along with our first challenge over at the crafting cafe, Claire x

cbee said...

wow, 100th birthday! Congratulations! and such a great card! thank you very much for taking part in our challenge at Visible Image