A colleague asked me to make a card for another colleague who was retiring. I've used kaizercraft papers and the card itself is from the silhouette store. Both colleagues were very pleased with it.
The second card is a simple one made for a friend. When I turned 50 earlier this year my aunt sent me a very big sparkly card in which she had written 'it's big and it's blingy but 50 is really a big thingy'. Although my card is small, I've definitely taken on board her blingy inspiration:-)