Sunday, 7 August 2011

70th Birthday Greetings for my Friend


Sweet Sketch Wednesday #113 - errr...sketch lol
Papertake - anything goes
CYDA #26 - birthday celebrations
Charisma #31 - bingo - flowers, gems, circles (will an oval do?)
CYP #69 - anything goes 
Dream Valley #13 - distressing
Fab'n' Funky #84 - friendship  
Raise the Bar #69 -  anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow #9 - gems
Sentimental Sundays # 67 - flowers

I am at my DD's again, 'minding the store' and the pup and I have done a lot of finger crossing that I am able to post this from her if  you are reading this....yipppeee :-)

My dear friend Barb will be celebrating her 70th birthday on Tues.
This is a 200mm sq card with matching box.

For such a special birthday I wanted to do something special so I hope she likes this. 

I made an 'enamelled' flower with the old dipping in Uttee technique - it is 50mm across and once again as my 'tools' do not include a punch or die of this size I made me own template. I cut the flowers from some paper with music notes but after all the utteeing no one would guess.

Once again a homegrown sentiment, this time stretched to an oval to fit the challenge sketch. Of course it needed bling :-)

Flowered paper from TLC
Monogram added digitally.
Seam binding ribbon
Homemade stick pin
Netting from one of those shower scrunchie thingamabobs - 29p from Home bargains :-)

A closer look at my flower

Thank you for stopping by and for all the much appreciated comments on previous postings
Cheers me dears :-)



Doreen said...

Your card is beautiful Irene,I love the enamelled flower,I am sure Barb will love

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Irene, your friend will be over the moon with this. Love your new blog too
Beryl x

Jeannie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and Barb is going to love, love, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Kathie said...

Hi Irene, this is a very pretty card for your friend 70th Birthday. Great colours and love your pretty rose embellishment. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my Irene, your card and all it's details is simply Stunning!! WOW! I am just amazed with your talent!! Absolutely gorgeous with all your lovely touches. Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

mulberry station said...

What an absolutely gorgeous birthday card for yuor friend. I am sure she will treasure it. I love your embellishments and beautiful sentiment. Thanks for sharing your card with us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Gram's Treasures said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazing flower! I never realized that could be done. I'm sure your friend will be very pleased. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cards this week.
Joyce xx

Emma H said...

This is beautiful, your friend is going to love it! (love that flower, must try that!) Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at RRC this time, hope you will join us again xx

Livert said...

Amazing card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs Liv.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So pretty! Love the blue and those pretty flowers! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so pretty! Love the blue and the pretty flowers too! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

laney said...

Beautiful card and amazing flower!!
thanks for joining us at Charisma this time would love to see you next time too

Debs said...

Beautiful card - the flower is stunning!
Thanks for playing 'Bingo' with us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

melsanford said...

Beautiful card. love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anonymous said...

How beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

heidy said...

Wow your friend will love this ,it's gorgeous!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
Hugs Heidy

crazyribbonlady said...

Such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! Emma x

Mags said...

Wow, the flower is beautiful, it looks like porcelain! I love your soft, dreamy colours, too! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

luv, Mags x

Patti P. said...

I love that this is such a personalized card for your friend...what a wonderful sentiment you have created.
Thanks for joining in at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT

Sprytebyrd said...

Lovely card! Such a beautiful flower!
Thanks for joining the fun at Sentimental Sundays this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Arlana said...

Such a pretty card. Love your fun colors and detail. Arlana@SSW!!!

Shelley said...

Fab card, thanks for joining in our 1st birthday challenge at Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx

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