Thursday, 7 January 2010

sensational at 70

I made this card for my Mother's 70th Birthday. (An age I'm still trying to get my head around ... LOL!)

The photos aren't that great as I had to take at night ready for mailing out immediately!

The Sketch (which I turned around): The Sweet Stop.

Other challenges:

'Distressing': Creative Card Crew.

'New beginnings': Papertake Weekly. I have interpreted this as a new decade of life.

'Glitter or rhinestones': Creative Belli. I have used glitter.

'Feature metal or metal elements': PaperPlay Challenges. I have gold embossing.

'L is for layering': ABC Challenge. I think I have a few of these.

'New': The Craft Garden. I have used new papers and stamp.

Papers: Prima ~ Wink: Arbor Rose and Baby Blues.

I have done a lot of gold embossing on the edges and layering and a bit of machine stitching.

Punch: Fiskars ~ Antique Elegance Circle Border Punch.

I used shaped scissors for cutting the edges of the frame that Tilda is sitting on.

Image and banner (on which I wrote the sentiment): Magnolia from the new collection.

I coloured Tilda with copics and added stickles to give her some sensational sparkle!

Chipboard numbers: Prima. I embossed the edges with gold.
Happy Birthday!

Thank you for looking.


having a {me} day


♥ Lydia ♥ said... adorable card! I'm sure she will just love it! :0)
...and 'Happy Birthday' to your Mum xx

stephanne said...

Your mom is going to love this!! She is going to have it in her hands and feel so proud!!! It is a stunning card, I love everything you've done with it, the lush papers, the sewing, the gorgeous gold, the stickles!! I love it all!! Will you make one for me just like this one, except of course, it could say sensational at 27 maybe? Lol, it was worth a try, haha. LOVE how you've used that banner stamp, it looks so good in gold. Wowie wow!! I am feeling inspired now!!
Stay warm!!

Cathy said...

Stunnning card.
Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Unknown said...

What a stunning card! Thanks for playing with the Sugar Babies at The Sweet Stop!


Julie M said...

Wow - I have never seen Tilda looking so glamorous!! What a stunning card - your Mum will love it, so much work and detail and love has gone into it.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Beryl said...

This is out of this world. I love love love it. All that gold embossing round the edges makes it so special, the papers, lace and image are gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Lorraine A said...

WOW !! This is just absolutely stunning ! :-) I love this image and the papers and embossing are just perfect ! :-) I love the shabby chic effect you have here ! :-)

Thanks for joining the ABC Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Andrea said...

Wow that card completed so many challenges...impressive! Very all of the accents.

Andrea (Sugar Baby at the Sweet Stop)

Deirdre said...

Beautiful vintage feel to this card - stunning. Your Mum will love it.... thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Sue said...

Your card for your Mom is absolutely stunning! She is going to be thrilled to receive it. What a wonderful job you did with all the detail, papers, and flowers. Alot of work went into this card and it shows!!! Very nice.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Yes, my dog shares your name....but if it makes you feel any better, our last dog's name was Mike!!

Ceal said...

Beautiful card! I love the vintage feel and Tilda looks so grown up. TFS and playing in the Belli challenge

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Jenny Gropp said...

I have never seen Vintage and Tilda done up so beautifully -- love all the gold touches and the special extras! Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge!!

Chrissy D said...

Girl, you put a TON of love into this GORGEOOUS card... Love the embossing and every little detail! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How wonderful! I love the image, and the gold embossing. Adding the glitter just topped it off! thanks for playing the Belli challenge this week, and HB to your mother!

Joan Ervin said...

What an absolutely lovely Vintage design...I just love your little Tilda and all the gold and lace details!!!! Thanks for playing in the belli challenge!!!