A very warm welcome to my blog, which is mostly about card-making, a bit about work and family, and a few odds and ends. I am fairly new to this blogging lark, so please bear with me if I make some glaring errors.

I'll be delighted if you would like to become a follower, so please leave me details of your blog, as I'd love to visit.

xx Jill

Sunday, 26 June 2011

vintage card for 60th birthday

It's been a bit of a while since I blogged, but you'll have to forgive me as I've been very busy making costumes for Louise's upcoming show mid-July.

This is a vintage-style birthday card for one of our dearest friends, Cathy, who was 60 on Wednesday.
We spent a wonderful day yesterday in London for lunch and then top seats at the Victoria Palace Theatre to see Billy Elliot.  One of my studentswas taking the part of a ballet girl, and she was brilliant.  An ex-student, whose parents are close friends of ours,  was also performing as one of the miners.  He's been in the show for six years and is Dance captain, and although he has his own dance school now and a family, he still looks (and dances) the same - if rather less hair!!  Like his dad he's follically challenged!  Another ex-student is Assisstant choreographer, and a former student of my daughter was also performing, so it was quite nostalgic for me.  We ended the day with a lovely meal; and absolutely shattered.  I can't keep up the pace like I used to - I get tired quickly, and I need to go to bed !

The card uses First Edition papers "Summer Breeze" which are truly scrummy, and an image from the Marianne decoupage "Nostalgia" set of prints. The lace and flowers are from my stash (some from Hobbycraft and others from WOC), and the little butterflies are from a Martha Stewart PATP corner punch from Wendy at Stamps and Memories.  For the "neglected tool" part of the shopping our stash challenge, I'm ashamed to say that not only had I never used the MS butterfly corner; it's also a very long time since I got out the MS edge lace punch too. (Sorry!)
You can see greater details of top and bottom in the second and third photos. The sentiment is computer generated.   How nice to have a bit of sun to take better photos!

I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/ - vintage
http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ - your own style
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - flowers
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ - using a neglected tool
http://theangelcompany.typepad.com/digi_design_house/ - pearls and lace

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and if you'd like to leave a comment I'd really appreciate this, and will come to visit your blog too.

xx Jill


McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely beautiful card Jill, I like everything about it.
Kevin xx

Heather said...

stunning card Jill, love the vintage look mine never seem to work out but this is gorgeous xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jill,love all the beautiful details,the flowers are stunning.
Wendy xx

Debra Miller said...

Pretty - thanks for playing along at DDH

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card thank you for joining us at CYDA this time hope you will join us again & good luck xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, gorgeous image and details..
Thanks for joining us at the Everbody Art Challenge this week.

Doreen said...

A stunning vintage card.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

pickle said...

Aww Jill this is beautiful! sooo very pretty x

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Jill, this is lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Kathleen said...

this is beautiful! bet you were more at home making this one!!!
kathleen mc x

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous vintage card. Thanks for joining in our vintage challenge at Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx