Monday, 20 February 2012

100 Today - Birthday Card

My next door neighbour is 100 today, so I've made her a little card. She's having an open house this afternoon with tea and cake, but it finishes at 6pm and unfortunately I don't think I'll be home from work before then.  :0(

This card is really different for me as it has no image.  I admit that I was a bit stumped for inspiration, but a search on Google unearthed a really pretty card made by Amanda, and it seemed perfect, so I made my own version.  I think mine is a bit of a pale imitation of Amanda's, but not too bad (especially considering I had to make this card in super quick time, because I didn't realise it was her birthday tomorrow until earlier this evening!)

The sentiments are typed, printed straight onto the pretty paper in brown font to match the colour scheme.  Unfortunately I can't remember what the papers are.  They were bits I've had for ages and don't have the front page any more.  I also didn't quite have enough paper to cover the top half of the card either, so I used two strips, and covered the join over with a length of ribbon.  (I actually use this trick quite a lot when I use scraps of paper, but shhhh, don't tell anyone !)

Finally I added a brown flower, some leaf die cuts, and some pretty pink pearls in the corners.

Card Recipe:
  • Sentiments - Typed
  • Papers - Can't remember, can anyone help me with this one?
  • Nesties - Labels 18
  • Cherry Blossom  - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Border punch - Martha Stewart Lace Doily
  • From my stash -  Dark brown ribbon, Marianne leaf die, pink pearls
    I've been inspired by:
    Happy Crafting


    xxxtglxxx said...

    Aww, this sweet card just popped up in my blog feed and I had to pop over and have a look :)

    Your neighbour will be thrilled with this, Im sure it will take pride of place on the mantelpiece :) I love your tip about using ribbon to piece together the scraps. I hardly throw scraps away either! :D

    Hope you have a smashing week hun!



    Christine L said...

    Hi Annette...
    Wonderful card for a 100th birthday... I'm sure she'll love it! And good idea about using ribbon to cover problem areas too!! LOL

    Christine x

    Gerda said...

    I agree, it looks great!! Love the colors you have chosen for this one, very elegant and festive!!

    Keep up the great work, can not wait to see the card for the 101st birthday =)


    Doreen said...

    Your card is gorgeous,love the subtle

    Soul Sanctuary said...

    It is perfect for occasion and the colors also. Beautiful, like the little flover. Hugs! Mojca

    Bernie said...

    Your card is gorgeous, I'm sure she will be delighted with it.
    Blessings Bernie

    danemi1 said...

    your card is lovely! very pretty!

    Cheryl Walker said...

    Awww very pretty, and im sure your neighbor is going to love it!!! beautiful job!!
    thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Pink and Brown with Ribbon challenge!

    Ribbon Girl said...

    Anette yhour card is very pretty - I'm sure your 100 year old neighbour will love it. Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge.Mary G x

    sara said...

    great card very elegant im sure she will love it thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x x

    Maureen said...

    Lovely card, well done.
    You can view my card here.


    Marjo said...

    Wonderful 100 yr Birthday Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

    Choccy said...

    Wow ! 100 what a great age.. A gorgeous card and perfect for the occasion.
    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Digi or dont' challenge.. Hope to see you back with us next week :O)
    Choccy x

    Tracey said...

    Fabulous card Annette, I'm sure the recipient loved it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

    Bente said...

    Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
    Hugs, Bente

    Jan Hennings said...

    WOW! What a beautiful milestone Birthday card! Thanks for playing along with the brown and pink challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

    wahixane77 said...

    Very nicely done and elegant. This is such a great color palette. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia

    Kelly said...

    Simple but stunning, Thank you for playing along at One Stitch At A Time xx

    Larissa said...

    Very nice card! The shape is so perfect to show the age on it.


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