Monday, 6 June 2011


Today I have a very special card to share with you!! I was asked to make a card for a lady's 100th birthday!!!! Wow!! How incredible to reach 100 years of age!! I don't know what happens in other countries when people reach this amazing milestone, but in the UK the birthday lady or gentleman receives a telegram from the Queen!!! This made making this card even more exciting for me - just think it might be sat next to the Queen's telegram on the mantlepiece!!! As I wanted it to be very special I created a criss cross card using gorgeous papers from Prima's Botanical paper pad. I am entering my card into Stampavie and More's challenge which is more than one fold. I distressed the edges and inked them with walnut stain distress ink.

I cut the 100 with Tim Holtz' Vintage Market alphabet die from cream cardstock which I have then inked with walnut stain distress ink. I also added some tiny butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch. The gorgeous frame is one of my new nesties that my lovely hubby treat me to from the show at Lincoln last weekend.

I added a selection of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some beautiful lace from my stash along the edges of the criss cross card.

The ribbon is from my stash and the button and butterfly charm are from The Hobby House.

I stamped the lady's name with some individual letter stamps by Hampton Arts and cut them into little tiles. The cute tabs at the top were cut with another new nestie set :) - I have wanted some tabs for such a long time!!

The pull out card is decorated on the front with the most gorgeous paper from the Botanical pad - I love peacocks don't you!?

On the reverse I used another paper from the same pad and added another of the die cut frames for writing a message. I inked inside the nestie with antique linen distress ink.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


judith@poppy cottage said...

Such a beautiful card Jane, it would look lovely beside the Queen's telegram! I love the soft colours. That Nestie frame looks gorgeous inked in Antique Linen, my favourite DI colour, I think. Judith xx

Jannie said...

This is a gorgeous creation Jane!! I love the papers and the all the details are so beautiful.

Hugs Jannie

♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

O my Goodness
What a age and what a darling beauty card you have made for this lady.
Wonderful Jane!!

Hugs Hugs Sonja

Chrissy said...

Your card is just beautiful. Stunning...
Here in New Zealand we get a letter from the Queen.

Kylie said...

Ohhhh - Jane! This is a stunning card! I am sure Alice will be thrilled when she sees it. Gosh, imagine being 100, what an achievement.
Hugs Kylie

Dragonlady said...

Oh Jane she will absolutely love it - amazing work.

Hugs Ali x

dutchess said...

Hi Jane your card is sure to be treasured as much as the queens and it is soo much nicer!!! my dear old mum is 93 and determined to get to 100.....beautiful creation take care Margaret


Beautiful card! Wow! I can't imagine making it to 100, I creak now!

craftymum said...

beautiful card Jane, She will love it
hugs sarah x

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card for a fantastic age.


Eskimo Frosting said...

Your card is stunning. A beautiful keepsake to be treasured.


Riet said...

What a wonderful card Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Louise said...

Hi hunny :)

WOW! You´re card is amazingly beautiful, it will be perfect for Alices 100 birthday! How cool is that, if you´re well that is :)

Stunning criss cross card with so many gorgoues looking details! Perfect!


Grenouille Greetings said...

Congratulations that you card will have such a perfect position. It's absolutely beautiful! And congratulations to the recipient as well! Hugs, Lesley

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Jane, its stunning.

Sharon xx said...

Hi there Jane, I loved this criss card so much you inspred me have a go at making one myself!! Im enjoying learning about all the differnt styles of cards and this gave me chance to learn another. Off now to take pictures and get it on my blog
Thank you
Sharon xx

Sam Wright said...

Stunning card!! Will defo be on mantle next to the telegraph!!