Thursday, 6 May 2010

Commissioned 90th birthday card

Since I last blogged life has been a bit difficult (again!) - early Tuesday morning John had to be taken to hospital, but, thankfully came back home yesterday afternoon, with further tests to come. So I haven't had much opportunity or inclination to craft, especially as I only had about forty winks Monday night/Tuesday morning.

I was asked to make a large (A4 size when closed) 90th birthday card and was given total freedom regarding colour etc. - and I need it for tomorrow, so I did make a start on this last night and have managed to finish it now.

I used three separate sweet pea decoupage designs and linked them together to form one. The base of the card is purple mirror overlaid with vellum that has the silver birthday wishes all over it. The sentiment was computer generated. The ovals were cut on my cricut using Make the cut. The papers used for the sentiment and ovals is HOTP.

I'm linking for these challenges:

Corrosive 62: 'let's celebrate - birthday'
Stamp dreams 29: 'summer feeling/mood'
Crazy challenge: 'bling bling' (the Prima gems)
Incy wincy 40: 'anything goes'
Kaboodle 30: 'celebrate spring'
Pollycraft 42: 'here comes the sun' - sweet peas make me think of spring and summer sunshine
There she goes 53: colour challenge: 'orchid opulence, regal rose, kiwi kiss'
Crazy amigo: 'birthday'
Creative card crew 49: 'April showers bring May flowers'
Creative craft: 'bloomin' marvellous' - flowers
Creative Belli 90: 'birthday card' - using old and forgotten treasures - the sweet pea decoupage
Inky impressions 34: 'summer creation'
Simon says: 'birthdays/celebrations'
C.R.A.F.T. 49: 'weddings or birthdays'
Lili of the valley 52: 'here comes summer'
Stampin' B 57: 'make a botanical card'
Alota 34: 'flowers'
Cutie 53: 'flowers'
Fussy & fancy 9: 'birthday, with a sweet treat' - is it cheating to use sweet peas
No time to stamp? 137: 'April showers bring May flowers'
By the cute and girly May challenge: 'celebrations'


  1. such a beautiful card,gorgeous decoupage and very pretty colours...stunning:)

    Hope John is soon on the mend :)

    thank you for joining us at pollycraft


  2. Wonderful card,great colors and your decoupage is fantastic.
    Thanks for joining StempelTräume this week!
    Sandy xx

  3. Wow, a wonderful card!
    Thank you for joing with us at StempelTräume.


  4. Hi Hazel

    How lovely, I can almost smell the sweet peas.

    They are one of those flowers that bring back so many childood memories for me as my Dad used to gown them, including some hybrids in such unusual colours.

    Hope your hubby is a little better.

    Thank yo for joining us at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck.

    B x

  5. Great card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at the creative craft challenge. Good luck.
    tracy xx

  6. Beautifully made and such an appropriate card. She will LOVE it!
    Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  7. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with Creative Belli this week. I hope you will join us again. Melisa

  8. This is gorgeous! I'm absolutely drooling over those beautiful tole flowers!

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" 3D Flower challenge!

  9. Very nice I love 3-D cards. Thanks for entering the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge

  10. Gorgeous hun, love your decoupage great idea linking the three together...

    thanks for joining us over on 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

    hugs shell xx

  11. Hi Hazel!! This is so pretty! I love the colors.

  12. What a lovely card. You're a whiz with a pair of scissors! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week.

    Kylie ox

  13. WOW! GOREGOUSNESS!! I loved the close up picture of your layering - really made me appreciate your card even more! WOW! Thanks for playing with the Stampin B's~

  14. This is brilliant I love love love all the intricate cutting and layering, Thanks for playing along at Inky Impressions! Beth

  15. wonderful card. Thanka for taken part at Cutie Stampers.

    Hugs Reni

  16. That's such a pretty card Hazel I'm sure it will be loved.
    ((hugs)) to you both xx

  17. Really pretty Hazel, I'm sure it will go down a storm - happy 90th birthday to the recipient!

  18. Those flowers are exquisite! Love this card :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  19. What a pretty card, I'm sure it will be well appreciated.

  20. Hi Hazel

    beautifulcard and great soft colours, thanks for joining us at pollycraft

  21. Gorgeous card hazel :-) the flowers and layout are just perfect :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  22. Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours and great depth too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

  23. So pretty! Thanks a bunch for playing along with us at Inky Impressions! Hope to see more of your awesome creations!

  24. Wow, that is beautiful. I love the layers. I will need to try that. Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.


  25. Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  26. Great card, love those sweet peas.

    Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy this week.

    Sarah x

  27. Oh my, your sweet peas are gorgeous! What a lucky recipient to get this beauty. Thanks for joining the StampinB's this week.

  28. What a lovely delicate card.
    Thank you for joining in the BTC&G challenge this monthe.

  29. Thanks for joining us at LOTV with such a fabulous card, just perfect for summer
    Hugs Jacqui x

  30. This is a beautiful summery card!! I just love the floral image and the dimension! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

  31. Beautiful card, gorgeous sweet peas and color scheme! I say sweet peas definitely work as a sweet treat--cute! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!


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