Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Special Card - Auntie's 80th Birthday again...

 Here's the finished product you all saw on a previous WOYWW posting.  I decided on a swing card and just made the measurements myself using the nestie I wanted to use as an idea of the size.  I then cut it and hoped for the best as it was my last piece of pearlised card.  Phew, it worked out OK!
 Here it is flat so you can see what is on the front.  I used a variety of things from my stash, peel offs (must've had a lot of 80th things going on as they've all gone now so you can only have a handmade card from me if you're under 80 or 90 and above now!!!)  I did my usual trick of colouring the brads with nail varnish to suit the colour scheme better.  Some pretty little stick on flowers instead of gems made the butterflies body a bit different to normal.  My one and only flourish die came in useful again!
Here's the verse - this card is for Mum to give to her Sister, so the verse is just right for an 80th I think. 

Hope you all like it and watch out for the next one.  I seem to be making more complicated cards lately, so it takes me longer to do, hope you don't mind waiting!

Enjoy!

Thought I'd add this card into the following challenges:

Bows'n'berries
Critter Challenge
Hippity with Ippity
Heartsong Inspirations
Incy Wincy Designs
Make It Monday
My Craft Spot
Nettie G's Challenge
Oh La La Creations
Stamps + Fun = Creativity
Paper Cupcakes

Fingers crossed!

20 comments:

Di said...

It's lovely Karen! And do I spy the backing paper I sent you recently - you used it brilliantly? I bet your Auntie will be over the moon - fabulous!

Karen said...

You do indeed - quite an unusual backing paper, but my Aunt loves poppies so it just HAD to be used!!! There's quite a few things on there you've sent me at different times - can you spot them all...!?!?! LOL!!!

Ellis said...

Beautiful card! =)
Thanks for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems!
Hugs, Elenor

Merry said...

This is so pretty...lovely embellishing. Saw you on Make it Monday.

Joy said...

Pretty card..love the shape ! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !
Joy

Shannah said...

Wow! What a beautiful card Karen! I love your trick with the nail polish, and you're so clever making this card without a template! Your Aunt is going to love it!
Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week!
Hugs, Shannah xox

Rene said...

Fabulous! What a wonderful layout!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To win, just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Rene :D

Ambreen said...

Waaoooo karen...beautiful card

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I saw you card on MIM and had to stop by and say how cool your card is. I like doing swing cards, but never seen on quite like this. Thanks so much for the idea.

Crystal said...

Wonderful card, love the embossed backgrounds and vibrant pink you used. Thanks for playing along with us over at Critter Sketch :)

Wendi said...

What a beautiful card with an even more beautiful verse
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Bows & Berries.

Dorcas said...

LOve the swing card! I have tried this template and just can't get my mind around it. Its like patting your stomach and rubbing your head...or is it rubbing your stomach and patting your head?? Anyway, great job! I saw your project on MIM and came for another look.
Ps) I have some ‘no strings attached’ blog candy up if you’d like to have a peek.
Hugs,
Dorcas

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is such fun and so pretty! I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love .
Hugs
Bella

Kate said...

What a gorgeous card! The verse inside is wonderful - and just perfect for your mother to give your aunt!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

chilli pip said...

What a wonderful verse . This is really stunning and so much work, but I believe an Aunt turning 80 deserves something special. congrats that it turned out so well , hope you are lucky in one of the challenges, thanks for joining us at ooh-la-la

Aletha J. Williams said...

Stunning artwork! Thanks so much for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity. Hope to see you again.

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Robin said...

Thanks so much for playing with us at Bows and Berries!
Robin

brochure printing said...

Congratulation on your Auntie's 80th birthday! Very nice and beautiful birthday cards, I like your idea. The flowers and the butterfly picture style are very awesome. Thank for sharing with us.