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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Happy 90th!

Well, I thought it would be too hot in the studio for crafting today but having flung the windows open early and got the fans on it was tolerable if a little sticky but I did manage to get a couple of cards made this afternoon.

Months ago, one of my friends from Church asked if I would make her a 90th birthday card for a friend for August.  Now, I don't know if many of you realise this but my day job is working in a solicitors office in the Probate department (which is basically dealing with peoples money and possessions after death) so whether or not it was the caution of that, or simply not wanting to tempt fate but I left it until now to make the card!!

I am always a bit nervous with order cards but am very pleased with how this turned out
I have stamped the new LOTV Sweet Peas
Painted them with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Used a mixture of papers from Nitwits/LOTV pads Promises and Petal Fresh
A deep lattice border punch from Martha Stewart
and the Happy and Birthday dies from Cheery Lynn
And of course my most used dies from Whimsy for the corners

I have decorated the inside too with another sheet from the Promises pad and a Hero Arts sentiment
that says Wishing You A Day Full Of Sunshine And Smiles

Fingers crossed she will like it!

Hugs, Squirrel xx


Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. The sweet peas look so pretty and i love the colours.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Claire said...

This is a really pretty card, love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Sue - bearhouse said...

So beautiful Squirrel. Sweet Peas are one of my favourite flowers and whenever I see them it reminds me of my dear Grandad. I love the delicate colours and fabulous layout.
Thanks for bringing back happy memories!
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image,fab colours.xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Squirrel, I like the image the soft colours and the punch work.
Kevin xx

Elise said...

Hi Squirrel!!! OoOh goodness gracious, what a most lovely card! She will LOVE it! Such BEAUTIFUL colors, and coloured so FABULOUSLY!!!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend Sweetie!

Big Hugs,

Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty image and lovely colours, fab card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jackie said...

I understand your caution Squirrel. I feel the same about personalising Christmas cards until the last minute!
A very pretty card and colours :o)
Jackie xx

tilly said...

a beautiful card with those papers, your flowers look great, she will love it

Mary J said...

Of course she will love it Squirrel - it is gorgeous!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This so gorgeous sweetie and I am sure the lady will love it too. I know what you mean about being cautious as I live in an apartment block where I am the youngest lady at 61 and my hubby is the youngest man at 70. You can never be too careful.


Annie said...

a beautiful image and I love the soft lilac and green colours you have chosen - gorgeous card.
hugs, annie x

Faith A said...

Beautiful card Love the image and the colours you have used.

Sweetpeas are one of my favourite flowers especially the perfume of them, we have 2 vases of them in the house at the moment.

kay said...

Pretty card x

Chrissy said...

So very pretty Squirrel.Beautiful colours and love the border punch..gorgeous card.


Kat W said...

This is so pretty and I'm sure it will be a huge hit with the recipient :-) The colours are gorgeous and I love the die cut corners and sentiment.

Hugs, Kat xx

Annette said...

Lovely card, and perfect for an older person as it's so classic and elegant.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.

thecraftycavalier said...

Loving this pretty card hun! Fab colours - my faves! I'm seriously considering buying some of the LOTV stamps but I keep spending money elsewhere! Beautiful card. Hugs, Jayne xx

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