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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A Special Card for a Special Person



Hello blogland, friends and followers old and new.  This year my mum is 90, she doesn't want a fuss just a nice meal with the family which means I will not be organising a surprise party for her, this is a shame because she has so many friends who would love to celebrate her birthday with her. 

I have been working on a card for her this week,  she is not a fussy person and likes plain and simple with no frills, so I thought  a card in the same style as the naming day card I did recently would fit the bill.   This is what I came up with using a lovely Lavinia flower stamp,  I thought this elegant flower stamp fitted the card perfectly.  The stamped image was dusted with a little Glamour Dust, I had to put a little sparkle on there I didn't want it to be too plain.


As The Lavinia challenge this month is anything goes, I am entering this card, it is very CAS but I think the Lavinia flower stamps lend themselves to this style of card, they are gorgeous for cards like this, but also look fabulous on the more colourful and complex cards like the design team samples on the Lavinia Challenge Blog site.

Playing about with my stamp and the cream and kraft, which I love at the moment, I came up with a second card which I also like, choices, choices, at least I have a little while to make my mind up!!
 

I didn't notice the tiny fly that landed on the flower stamp, must have thought it was real LOL.

25 comments:

Pauline Wheeler said...

So elegantly understated cards, truly lovely
Happy birthday to you mom
P x

Lexie said...

This is gorgeous, Sylv! So pretty and elegant. Love it.
xx

Karen Brinton said...

Simply beautiful. Just browsed your blog ad you are very creative. Karen xxx

Karen Brinton said...

Simply beautiful. Just browsed your blog and your so creative. Love Karen xxx

Taniaj Scott said...

This is Stunning, so beautiful. Hugs Txx Crafty Bloggers Network DT :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards Sylv and very elegant.

greetings karin

Jan Ltc said...

I love this Sylv it's so elegant.
xx Jan

Reusing with Quilling said...

Such a elegant card Sylv !

Chris said...

Beautiful elegant card. Chris xx

Linda Simpson said...

Such an elegant card and love the beautiful sentiment too!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Simply beautiful - your mum will love it!!
xx

Craftyfield said...

Both are clean, stylish and gorgeous, couldn't choose which one to give!

Trudi said...

Beautiful, very classy x

Melissa Latchem said...

This is a really beautiful card! Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

Kelly L said...

This is beautiful.
The colours IS so striking. Thank you for sharing with us on the Crafty Bloggers Network Facebook page.

Kelly x

Liz said...

Just beautiful!

Liz x

janet Fletcher said...

Beautiful cards ! Happy birthday to your mumxx

Pauline Butcher said...

Both are beautiful cards, and whichever one you choose to give to your Mum, I am sure she will love. Thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck Sylv. Hugs Pauline, DT member xxxx

Julie said...

Goodness gracious, I wouldn't think to stamp on this textured card, I sure am now though! I'm so glad you shared it, I've just bought some myself! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps, Julie.x

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful card, Sylv, and I am sure you mum will love it, I am with your Mum on the fuss though, I disappointed my family at my 50th in december by saying I did not want a party, would have hated that, LOL...

Nicky Wilcox said...

Beautiful simple and so elegant xxx

GinaA said...

This card has a lovely airy feel, I so like the soft colours and the bow with just the right amount of sparkle on the flowers.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Simply beautiful. Great work. Cheers, Holley

Barbara said...

Aww Sylv, both of these creations are beautiful......although I enjoy getting inky and messy, I always seem to revert back to CAS, I love it! Congratulations to your mum on her 90th birthday, I'm sure she'll treasure either one you choose.
Thanks for sharing in our August challenge at Lavinia Stamps.....good luck.
Barbara xx

ionabunny said...

How lovely. Congrats to mum on reaching such a milestone. Have a great party. I am sure the friends will be dropping around to but it's a lot at that age to have so many people together at the same time. Anyway I think it's always nice to spread the celebrations over a few days, or weeks!! hee hee