Sunday, 6 May 2012

90th Birthday

I made this card for my great aunt Nan who's just turned ninety.  It'll be a bit belated as I didn't know it was her birthday let alone such a big milestone but I know she'll appreciate a handmade card.
I was a bit naughty and bought a fair bit of new stash when the new Docrafts stuff came out last week, including these gorgeous Lucy Cromwell papers.  I also went halfers on the Lucy Cromwell collector's pack with a friend so this project is an explosion of pretty pastels.

I saw this style of card being demonstrated on Create and Craft and was keen to have a go.  It's made with two 6x6 card blanks and was really fun to do.
The numbers were cut on my Cricut and the bunting was made with a Stampin' Up punch, decorated with tiny flowers made with an Xcut punch.
The butterflies were made with a Martha Stewart punch lent to me my my lovely, crafty friend Alison.
Some wide lace and more than a hint of Glamour Dust finish it off.

I added a die cut sentiment and some ribbon to the inside of the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Creatalicious - #33 - butterflies and flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #47 - feminine
Shopping Our Stash - #50 - Mother's Day or feminine


  1. Oh what a beautiful card. I haven't seen this type before, its amazing and one I will need to try. Elaine

  2. Just lovely Wendy and such and unusual design.

    Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.

    B x

  3. This is so nice - lucky great aunt nan

  4. Beautiful design... Fabulous card love all the detail... Hugs May x x x

  5. Beautiful card Wendy the design is fab xx

  6. Gorgeous card Wendy love the design and the colours used are gorgeous what a lucky Auntie xx

  7. gorgeous card she love it..pam

  8. oh lucky you to have someone in your life celebrating a ♥90th♥ birthday! and luck aunt nan to be getting such a beautiful and thoughtful card! thank you for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  9. Just beautiful Wendy...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  10. This is so gorgeous Wendy - I'm sure she'll adore it! Hugs Rachel xx

  11. Pretty card Wendy, lovely design.Tinaxx

  12. So beautiful Wendy, love the design.
    Wendy xx

  13. wow this is stunning wendy.really beautiful and pretty design :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Wow! So beautiful Wendy, Love this design (might have to give it go!) X
    wendy x

  15. lovely color! great project.. Thank you for participating in RRR challenge.

  16. Fantastic Card! Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us over at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
    And Happy Mother's Day!


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