This beautiful image from magic moonlight inspired me to make a retirement card for a Magistrate colleague of my husband's who has organised the Friday bench for many years. Historically, all Magistrates have to retire at the age of 70, as if they suddenly become old duffers once they reach that age! Nowadays many people lead fulfilling lives into their eighties, but clearly the "youf" of today look upon anyone over the age of thirty as ancient anyway!
I decorated the inside, the back and the envelope too for this very special lady, who will be very much missed. The Friday bench has lots of social occasions too, so I expect she'll be attending most of these in the future! We're to Afternoon Tea now, to celebrate her retirement.
I used my favourite coredinations cardstock in a light teal from A Maze of Memories, and Papermania "Chatsworth" papers from Brushstrokes in Wokingham. The Prima flowers, and the brads and little pearls are all from Jill at The Hobby House. The Waterfall Stickles glitter glue is from Jeannette at the Creative Craft Cabin, and the little branch punch is from Wendy at Stamps and Memories.
Thanks very much for looking at my new cards. Following the show last weekend I'm busy with lots of thank you cards, so I'll put those on my blog as soon as they're finished.