Friday, 8 October 2010

Mum's Birthday Card

It's my mum's 70th birthday next week and I've made her an easel card. It's kind of busy I know, but I've tried to make the kind of card I know she'll like. I used two embossing folders although in the end only one is visible lol same with my MS border punch. The flowers are cut using the large scallop nestabilities and the leaves are a Crealise die. The letters and numbers are cut on the Cricut using fonts on my computer, Harrington for the numbers and Kendric for the letters. (Kendric was not a good choice as the curly bits on the letters were so thin they could not be removed from the mat without tearing. If I weren't so stubborn I'd have given up!). Anyway I was quite pleased with the end result and I'm sure mum'll like it.

Now this will make you laugh. I got myself in such a tizz thinking about how to package this up so that it would make it's journey to Jamaica without getting flattened that I actually posted it without writing anything in it! How's that for DOH?

31 comments:

mckinkle said...

Oh this is a beautiful card Julie, Im sure your Mum will treasure it!

Keryn x

airing cupboard crafts said...

WOW I am speechless your mums card is absoloutley stunning!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing x

Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous Julie! I have just finished making my Mom-in-law's 70th birthday card... have to say, whsih I was sending her this little beauty instead! Hope she has a wonderful day and I'm sure she'll treasure your wonderful card! Jo x

Teri said...

Just ...... beautiful! xxx

Lindsey said...

Those flowers are amazing! I'm sure your Mum will love this.
Linds x

Jackie said...

What a stunning card, your flowers are superb :o)
Jackie xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning, Julie. Hard to believe you made those blooms with a scalloped nestie - they are just so gorgeous. I'm sure your Mum will treasure this.
Caroline xxx

Julie said...

Oh Julie,this is stunning,how clever are you to tackle all things technical,I wish I was that way inclined,the fonts look amazing! I have a very similar design card sat on my diningroom table ready to be assembled please dont think I pinched from you when I post it next week! Have a great weekend,Julie

Jane said...

Simply beautiful, love the colours. Jane x

Claire x said...

Its gorgeous hun .... your Mum will love it! Hugs, Claire x

Mags said...

How beautiful this is! I hope it gets to Jamaica safely, and your Mum is bound to love it! Congrats to her on her 70th birthday!

luv, Mags x

Vixx handmade cards said...

Ohh Julie this is gorgeous hun and the flowers are amazing!
I'm sure your mum with love it even though you forgot to write lol!
hugs Vicky xx

Debs said...

Wow this is stunning Julie your mum will love it. Lol at forgetting to write in it but I am sure your mum wont mind. You'll have to post a letter and hope it gets there at the same time. Debs xx

Jane said...

Sometimes you don't need words in a card!! xx

Lizzy xx said...

WOW Julie this is absolutely stunning xx Lizzy xx :)

helen ... said...

beatiful card, I love those flowers, they look terrific , well done =)
hugsss
have a great weekend
helen

coops said...

wow!! this is so beautiful and delicate.your flowers are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi julie
this is a stunner your Mum will love it
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Tammy - That's me on the left! said...

Its beautiful Hun - she will adore it greatly as I am sure she does with all your cards. Your hand made flowers are great too...its not too busy, its perfect. Hugs Tammy x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Julie. Your mum will love it!!
Clairex

Jennifer said...

Hi Julie. I am sure your Mum will be over the moon when she receives this! I am in awe of your gorgeous handmade flowers xx Jenny xx

Sue said...

I did exactly the same as you Julie - a few years ago I forgot to write in my mom's Christmas card. It's the sort of thing she expects from me though so she knew exactly who sent it.

Your card is gorgeous and you mom is sure to love it.x

Julie said...

Hi Julie, Awesome!! Fabulous lettering and the flowers too!! Sure your Mum loved it and hope she had a Happy Birthday!! Juliexx

jenny said...

Stunning, stunning card Julie! I love it all!!
Your mum will love it :)

Jenny xx

Zoe said...

Wow, this is really beautiful, I'm sure your mum absolutely loved it x

Elaine Stark said...

beautiful card. Your Mum will treasure it. Elaine

Janet said...

Wow this is gorgeous.....your Mum will love it! x

Tammi said...

Well at least it says Mum and her age on it! ;) I can see myself doing the same thing, lol. I love how you make your flowers, all so pretty...gorgeous card Julie!

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card Julie, beautiful layout and amazing flowers. He He I have forgotten to write in a card or two lol! Take CareX:)

Katina said...

I'm speechless!! Truly amazing!! xxx

Crealan said...

Whow!

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