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'