Tuesday, 8 November 2011

80th Birthday

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A commission for the 80th birthday of a retired headmaster and my 500th post, whoopee :-)

I inked up a page from an old encyclopedia with vintage photo DI and layered it on to BP from For the Record  from Raspberry Road. The words at the bottom right are defintions of words to do with education.




I made a calendar and circled the date. I think the 'book' cover was a freebie from Dover but not sure - I removed the title and digitally replaced with the happy birthday message.


The die cut 80 is on a lovely flourishey frame from the shapeabilities fleur de lis accents set.

Challenges
Whimsey #13 - monochromatic - missed it!!

Creatalicious #27 - distress your edges
Let's Craft & Create #32 - reduce, reuse, recycle
My Partner in Crafting Crime #35 - use a freebie - book cover and used a page from a  book
For Fun Challenges - a very special birthday
CYP #83 - anything goes + brown
Crafty Catz # 107 - anything goes



Thank you for stopping by :-)
Cheers me dears

x

12 comments:

Helen Dooley said...

Wow! 500th post, awesome.
Happy 80th Headmaster!
Thanks for sharing an awesome card with us at FOr Fun.

Kathy D. said...

great collage look to the card.

Thanks for making "someone special" a birthday with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you tomorrow when our new challenge is posted.

Mandy said...

Such a wonderful card Irene. Love how you used the page from an old encyclopedia!

Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Let's Craft and Create.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Irene, I just adore your card, I love vintage style :) thank you for joining us :) x

Diane said...

I love the vintage look you have given this card. Thanks for joining us at LCC.

Curlybear said...

Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week


Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

carol said...

fabulous card, love the effect thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Jenn said...

Love it! Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges and Good Luck!!

~Jenn~

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is a beautiful card I love the image & your colour combo, very fitting for a gentleman. Thank you for joining us at MPCC. Janet

Nicola said...

Wow fabulous card which will be very much appreciated Irene, love the vintage look which is perfect for a retiring headmaster.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Robin said...

Really fab card... love the idea of the calender date circled! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin.

Eileen said...

Love your card Irene, congratulations on winning our challenge prize over at let's Craft and Create.