Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Yet Another 65th Birthday Card

Hello friends and fellow bloggers.  1949 was obviously a very good year because I have made quite a few 65th cards for other people and my own is coming up later in the year. However, this one is for my very good friend Sue.  She has already received it and was absolutely thrilled with it, thank goodness.

My Card
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It is a 7"x 7" card that I made up from cream card stock that has been in my stash for a very long time.    I think it was from Hobbycraft.  It was matted with some peach card also from my stash and I know I bought this from a place in Stratford which closed down a few years ago.  The beautiful design paper is from Websters Pages and it is so pretty I was loath to use it.  How much paper have we all got in our stash because it is too lovely to use?  The lace, ribbons and pearls are also from my stash.  The computer generated sentiment was diecut with SB Classic Ovals Large and matted onto SB Floral Ovals.  The flowers are all from WOC and the flourishes are Marianne Creatables Swirl Frame, which hasn't seen the light of day for absolutely ages.  I even took the papers to my sewing machine!  I haven't done this for about a year yet I love the look of stitching on cards so I must do it more often.  You can also just get a little sneak peek at the inside. 

Well that's it from me for today.  Hope everybody is well.


Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, this is such a beautiful card - stunning. The recipient is sure to be thrilled, a lovely keepsake card. Have a good day, hugs Carole Z X

cuilliesocks said...

Good Morning Christine, a truly stunning card, no wonder your friend was thrilled with it.
Beautiful colour and design, gorgeous flowers and flourishes, hugs Kate X

Patricia said...

Good morning Christine, not surprised your beautiful card was loved.
Great colours, embellishments and design
Have a fantastic day

Patricia x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Stunning card, I would have thrilled to receive a card as beautiful as this.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Christine
wat een prachtige kaart .Mooi kleur papier heb je gebruikt.
Groetjes Gerrie

Jacquie Jacobs said...

This is stunning Christine, love the design and the colour is so beautiful, not surprised Sue loved it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow this is a stunner. I love the colour and design and am not surprised Sue was thrilled with it. I hear what you are saying about the paper stash, it's silly really, we buy it because we love yet we hold on to it because it's too beautiful to cut in to.

Sue said...

This is stunning Christine. I love the pretty colour scheme and such gorgeous detailing. I am not surprised your friend was thrilled to receive such a special card, I am sure she will treasure it.
hugs Sue xx

Rita said...

Wonderful card Christine. Hugs Rita xxxx

Christine said...


scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! This is so detailed and full of wonderful flowers and embellishments. The peek at the inside looks lovely too.

Your friend must have been pleased to receive such a "keepsake" card! The papers are beauitful so i do know what you mean about holding onto them.

The past couple of years I have tried to balance this feeling by sometimes using some of my lovely pages and sometimes using my older, not quite so nice stash. I find if I can layer the not so nice ones with a bit nicer ones, then I can manage with using them up.
But it is such a treasure to use the beautiful ones like you have done here!

Crafty Lark said...

This card is beautiful Christine, love everything about it. xx Flora

Sue said...

Oooooo this is stunning Christine! I know what you mean about papers lol love this peachy colour its really gorgeous. I'm off to bed now I'm tackling the garden tomorrow so probably won't be walking upright the day after hahaha take care hugglessss Sue xxx

Lia said...

Wow, Christine! This is an amazing card for a 65th birthday. I love the colours and all details.
I understand you will also be 65 this year and so am I. My birthday is on a date which everybody knows since 2001: sept. 11th....
Well this day also was my grandfathers birthday, so I always remember him on this special day.
Enjoy spring!!
Lia xx

MaryH said...

How lucky was Miss Sue to get this lovely card to celebrate a milestone birthday. (sigh, mine is in the past! LOL). Love the soft color palette you selected, and those Webster Papers are simply too beautiful on this card. The flower design in the dp was perfect on this card. I never know quite how to use the larger designs and the papers end up staying in the stash. You used them wonderfully well on this card, and I'm sure Sue will treasure it. TFS & Happy Easter.

Peanut said...

Absolutely stunning, Christine! Look at all those delish details! WOW! Everything is so lovely - the lace, the pearls the flowers... Sue is going to ADORE this!
Have a Blessed Easter, my friend!
hugs, Asha

Karen said...

Beautiful card and very elegant too! Have a very Happy Easter Karen x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Not sure how I missed this as its gorgeous. Im not a peach fan but this is fab. I can't believe for a second that youre 65 this year. Must be something in the water round your way lol!
Ang x

Unknown said...

Fab card for Sue....sure she loves it deeply.xxx