Sunday, August 01, 2010

Karen's Mum ...


... is going to celebrate her 80th Birthday this week ... Karen is my friend from high school days and who'd have thought some 40+ years later we'd still be in touch let alone still good friends.... though we don't see each other as often as we should ... 
Her Mum and Dad are just the best! ... as teenagers Karen and I were always together and I spent many days and nights at her house .. her Mum and Dad always treated me just like one of their own ... her siblings were like my siblings ... I finally got to see the whole family together again last year at her Dad's 80th birthday party ( he doesn't look a day over 60 I promise you!) ... It was a beautiful, emotional evening and I can hardly wait for Saturday to meet up again ..



This is the card I made ...



How cute is that little birdie?? He is part of a range of digital images that I have had for years called Flights of Fancy 11 ... but for the life of me I don't remember where I bought them from ... I have googled it but to no avail ... 
For the card I printed a solid colour from Pink Petticoat Flourishes ... a collection of their digital papers can be found Here ... and printed again on top with a "positive" version then added some glitter ... I can't take the credit for this idea ... It comes from Liz Armstrong from Pink Petticoat ... and I must say I love the result ... even without the glitter the effect is stunning. 
I cut some scalloped edges and stitched them on just to make it a bit different .. I see that Bazzil do these shaped cards and they are lovely ...ever
ything else is from my stash.

As a final note ... have you checked out the Jar swap at City Crafters ? check Here you still have time.

Enjoy the day my friends ....
Till soon

Ros



5 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Ros & for such a SPECIAL occasion :) Happy Birthday to your special friend!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Hey Ros....

Wow this card is totally lovely... love the colors...sweet ...Awesome!!!

1st of all thank you so much for dropping by @ my blog and leave sweet comments... I totally appreciate...

And 2nd I can't wait to send off the "jar" swap .... I promise I will send out to you latest is by this Friday.... I'm all excited....

by the way I am your follower now... love your blog to bits... It's very inspiring!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely birdie card, not only the birdie is sweet, and I think you are too, how nice to have a long time gf like Karen. I love the treatment to the edges of this card!
Good to be back on my desk using my Mac!!! And glad to know that you touch base with Lynnda, she is from the same place I am from - Sunny island Singapore!

Heather said...

So sweet Ros! That birdie is adorable and I love the lace and little glittery detail

Nancy said...

Your card is so so sweet. I have those images too. What a great way to use them now that birdies are so popular. They are from PC crafters
if that helps any. Keep up the good work it is so inspiring. :)

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