Saturday, 29 November 2014

Milestone Birthdays



Morning Peeps, a new challenge at Allsorts today and Sarah is inviting us to create something to celebrate 'Milestone Birthdays'. We have Stix2 as our sponsor.

My card is one I made for an order from a friend for her Mum's 90th Birthday, the brief was butterflies, flowers and the word 'Mummy' in the sentiment. So I used Timmy's one the edge butterfly border for the edge of the card and then cut the butterflies again on vellum, which I then over stamped with a script stamp and heat embossed with pink WOW embossing powder. The lilies are Penny Black 4383K First Dance and some more script into the background and a little shading with Pan Pastels.


I also made a acetate topped box and tied some matching ribbon and a rose. I am told 'Mummy' loved the card and she explained that it's many, many years since she called her Mummy but as a child always called her that rather than Mum when she had been told off, so she knew it would make her Mum smile.

As most know I rarely enter challenges but I do try to make an exception for the Butterfly Challenge, although I have not not entered for a while. So am going to enter this into the current Butterfly Challenge which is Paper Pieced ButterfliesNow I am not a 100% certain the way I have used the vellum on the butterflies is strictly paper piecing as it's only stuck in the middle, so apologies if it doesn't quite fit the brief and I will understand if I am not eligible.

Happy weekend all.

46 comments:

NGCARDS said...

I had to pop by and leave a comment, this card is beautiful :) xxx

Craftyfield said...

So beautiful! Love the texture of the linen card coming through the image, the butterflies with their vellum wings... It's a great design, not surprised it was a success with Mummy!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Brenda.
Thank you for letting me know that I'm not only with Mr Blogger being weird.
luv
Debby

OriBella said...

Beautiful card!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Great card, gorgeous image and fabulous design.xx


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ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the big bow.
Gr Elly

Sue said...

A special card for a special occasion. I love the delicate design with the gorgeous image and stunning butterfly border.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Sue xx

Helen said...

what a fabulous card, love those delicate butterflies! the story behind "mummy" for a 90 year old made me smile.

Helene E said...

This is so elegant!!

hellerlittle said...

Brenda I love this Card.... such elegant *WOOOOOOOOOW
Have an amazing 1st Advent
CU hellerlittle

Sammy said...

This is so very beautiful Brenda! Such a lovely delicate design and colours. x

Wendy L said...

This is so gorgeous Brenda, xxxxx

Marianne said...

As much as I like the butterfly border, it's the stamped topper panel that really caught my eye. It's just gorgeous, Brenda!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

scrAPpamondo said...

Very sweet and elegant, I'm sure that the "Mummy" of your friend will apreciate it!

ALI said...

Such a pretty card Brenda, love the soft pink colour combo.

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Brenda! One word - spectacular! Love everything about it! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Brenda, this is breathtaking, wow!! The colours are out of this world dreamy, so soft and inviting! Love the butterfly border, I will be adding that one to my Timmy list! Your friend's Mom will love it, who wouldn't! hugs :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous design, I love the lilies. Have a fantastic weekend, Shirleyxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This card is so pretty and feminine, I love the butterflies and their vellum overlay. A fabulous card.
Lorraine

Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Brenda. Love the butterfly theme and the beautiful soft colours.
Fliss xx

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning hun and it's so beautiful too, Luv Sam x

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda! I love this, of course being pink, and the stamping on the vellum die cut is inspired. I love that border die so another to add to my list! Beautiful, so very beautiful! Hope you are as 'ok' as you can be right now and the meds start to help more and hurt less soon Karen xx

Gerrina said...

What a stunning stamped card! Love all about it; elegant, light and a little bit grungy-vintage; beautiful card! Hope you have a fun weekend, Gerrina

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous card Brenda, so delicate looking, beautiful flowers and colours.

Pat xx

scrappymo! said...

This is so beautiful and just the right touchof sparkle! Love the vellum with the sparkled script. Did not realize you could do that! Will have to give it a try!

Thanks for the good wishes on Rudolph Days...I am a wee bit nervous...I have some prizes bought already and plan to hit the stores here when they do the 75 or 80% off Xmas sales....good for stamps and dies!!! Plan to have all the prizes slim in depth so they post easily for the international journeys.

Judy Corner said...

Another great card Brenda. Love the butterflies. Happy Weekend Judy x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card!
Happy weekend;-))m

SARN said...

Oh that is SUCH a pretty card. Fits the brief perfectly x

Jacee said...

Ohhhh so very pretty Brenda, love the soft, gentleness of the card, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
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Glennis said...

A very beautiful card Brenda - just gorgeous

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. I love the butterfly border.

Ellie said...

A very beautiful card Brenda, love the stamping you have done, and such pretty colors!

Tracy said...

This is so beautiful and delicate. A really pretty creation Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, so pretty. Love it
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Brenda, the flower stamp is so pretty and love the butterflies down the edge too, enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

MaryH said...

A perfect card for this lady's Big Milestone birthday. Love the softness of the flowers & butterflies, and your vellum & script treatment was lovely. That is a gorgeous flower dp & so pretty with the green border color behind those wonderful butterflies. The tiny cameo was just more icing to add additional charm. I know she loved it. TFS & Hugs

Kathleen said...

Just love the delicate shades of pink used on this card, the Butterflies on the light green look fabulous.
Brilliant card.

Kath x

Craftnut said...

Love this card B, so sorry for not visiting life continues to be a bit hectic x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful, delicate and elegant Brenda!!
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

Oh wow Brenda, what a stunning card, so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Playing catchup after a busy weekend. This is so beautiful especially the butterfy edge. They look stunning x

Mrs A. said...

This is such a beautiful card and yes you have used vellum over the top of the cut out edging so that counts. I of course adore the colours Thankyou for fluttering by my Challenge this time. Hugs Mrs A.

Berina RGA said...

wow!! this is stunning!! the butterflies are so beautiful and delicate in vellum.. awesome!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

cebelica said...

Stunning work! I'm sure the lady you made this for loved it!
I love that butterfly border (but then again, I love everything with butterflies lol). I think it adds an elegant and feminine touch to your card.
Hugs! xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow this is an absolute stunningly beautiful card. I love it.
Julie x

 
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