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Friday, 4 June 2010

100th Birthday!

One of my colleagues at work had asked me a while ago if I would make a birthday card for her mum.  I had forgotten all about it until she came to find me late yesterday afternoon - her mum is going to be 100 in ten days time and she had found a lovely photo of her and asked me to do something with it.  She had also written out the words she wanted as the lady is Italian. 

The photo is quite small so it was a teensy bit of a challenge to come up with a card that it didn't look lost on.

She has seen the photo of it today and confirmed that she is very happy with it so all I need to do now is make a box for it.  Papers are a mixture of Wild Rose Studio and Forever Friends and Daisy & Dandelion (she'd already said she'd like pink and lilac).  I used the same pink paper inside.  Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, leaves are a Martha Stewart punch and pearls from stash.  The other criteria was that it mustn't be too fussy as "mum isn't sentimental and she's likely to bin it in a few days"!!!  I didn't need to know that last bit!

Hugs, Squirrel xx

16 comments:

LINDA said...

WOW!!100 years old.. how awesome.. Such a beautiful card.. Im sure she will love it..
Hugs, Linda

Aunty Sue said...

wow think she needs to keep this and ongrats my uncle was 100 a few years ago he is really upset he has to wait a few years for his next telegrame from the queen. Lol.Lovely card and just right

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! I am sure she will love it.

Lisa x

kay said...

this is beautiful,and i hope she doesnt bin it,x

craftymum said...

Beautiful card Squirrel. So elegant, just like the lady in the photo
Love sarah XXX

Mags said...

Lovely card, it frames the lovely photo beautifully. The colours are so subtle and pretty. You certainly didn't need to know the recipient 'might bin it' after allyour hard work!! I bet she keeps it, it's so pretty.

Uma said...

wow its brilliant, it goes so well with that beautiful photo

Delphine said...

Just perfect, Squirrel! And very elegant, with beautiful papers and great layout! I am sure she will love it and won't bin it! Hugs Delphine xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card. Lovely photo and the frames suits it. Love the LO, colours and papers. Well she bins it , hope the daughter saves it.
Kathleen x

Pauline C said...

Fabulous Squirrel - superb layout with the photo and great colour choices ... I'm sure she won't bin this one !!
Hugs
Pauline x

Lizzy xx said...

Awww squirrel this is really beautiful, something I'm sure she will treasure xx Lizzy xx :)

Sharon said...

Oh nooooo, it would be a real shame for this gorgeous card to end up in the bin :o(

Cynthia said...

Hiya hun, card looks just right,the roses and pearls are just the perfect accent to celebrate this ladies 100th.It should definitely be kept and not binned that's for sure.

Cheers
Cynthia

coops said...

fantastic unique card squirrel, beautiful pic and love the colours and roses.this will be treasured.luv coops.xx

Rufus said...

Great job! 100, wow. I doubt she'll bin this one!
R/

Zippy said...

Dont know how anyone could bin any of your cards hun, if it was me receiving that card it would be on my mantlepiece for ever! Beautiful card xxxx

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