Thursday, 24 November 2011

A commissioned birthday card for my mum

A friend asked me if I would make a card for her and her husband to give to my mum for her 90th birthday next Tuesday. She requested that I put a photo of mum as a child, so I've used one of the ones that I included in the scrapbook I made for mum.

I used the sketch for Technostamper's Monday lunchtime 201:

I used Basic Grey papers from three different collections for Basic Grey challenge 57: mix 'n' match. The background paper is BG cappelia, as are the scalloped strips that I cut to go across the card (these don't show up too well here though). The blue paper that has been die cut with a Nellie shape is BG sugar rush - I distressed the edges with brushed corduroy DI. The flowered paper behind the photo is also BG sugar rush. This was then matted on to a piece of dark brown paper from BG infuse.

The greeting and the numerals are gold foiled - shame I had to take a flash photo as it's now dark and the card needs to be given to my friend tomorrow morning. The rhinestones are habico and the flowers with the pearl centres were from the 99p store.

This is also for:

Birthday sundaes 36: old neglected stash (I've had these BG papers for quite a long time)
Crafting when we can: female birthday
Take time for you 54: events - birthday
Crafts and me 62: shabby chic/vintage
Crafty purple frog 29: for someone special
Hooked on craft 12: something punched or die cut
Your next stamp 56: use die cuts


  1. Really pretty, love the papers you have used
    Lindsay xx

  2. Great vintage Bday card, I am sure your mom will love it!

    thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

    xoxo Marjo

  3. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

    P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

  4. what a striking and beautiful card!

    thanx a lot for playing along with us at TTFY!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo (GD)

  5. Gorgeous card Hazel lovely image and beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us a Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  6. A gorgeous card Hazel, I'm sure your Mum will love it.

    Thank you for joining us at CWWC

  7. I'm sure your mum will LOVE this!! Happy Birthday to her.....90- what a milestone!!! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

  8. Wow, I bet she will love it. What a beautiful card and how fun to have her picture on it. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

  9. Great layout. Love the vintage style and your layout. Thank you so much for joining us at Take Time for You this time. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  10. Great card! Love those flowers! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

  11. WOW! that's soooo very beautiful! thanks for joining us at fbd :)

  12. i adore vintage so it was a delight to stop by your blog today and see this make

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  13. Beautiful vintage creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona


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