Saturday 28 December 2013

Age is just a Number!

I hope everyone enjoyed the recent festive days and thanks to everyone who sent me messages, cards and prezzies!!!
We had a lovely quiet couple of days in our first Christmas in our new house and am keeping my fingers crossed that the current hailstorm will turn to snow 'cos I can't wait to see the hills and valley at the back all white!! (Yes I am definitely crazy wishing to be snowed in I know!)

My share for today is a commissioned card for a 70th Birthday.

The recipient is someone who can only be described as 'a party gal' and I was asked to reflect that in the card. The lady in question certainly knows how to have a good time and is the life and soul of any celebration and I hope I have captured her personality as asked.

I opted to use a centre step scalloped edge card as a bit of a change from my recent squares and rectangles.
The background is embossed although it doesn't show up very well (light here is not good - aforesaid hailstorm!!), and I matted it onto some red card.
The image is of course from Mo Manning and called 'Veronica' - she makes me smile! I coloured her with a mix of promarkers  and distress inks and decoupaged her onto a fancy oval frame.
I added a few tiny sparklies for a bit of bling and some spotty ribbon and a pearl buckle.
The 'pink martini' was a download, coloured then some stickles added for bubbly bits, and the numbers were also a download.
I finished with a few punched out stars and a sentiment from TLC which I cut out with a fancy tag die and I think is absolutely PERFECT to describe the 'party gal'!!!!!
Mo's DP2 has a challenge called 'Your favourite Mo card of 2013' - I have made many this year and can't choose really - so have opted to link the latest one!
 Challenges -
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Let's Party
Digistamps 4 Joy- Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - More than 1 fold
Whimsy - Party Time
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Pile It On - P is for - (Party, Pearl, Polka Dot ribbon)

Have a great day. x


Desire Fourie said...

This is just so fun and festive for a youthful 70-year old. Love the red and white.
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Mrs A. said...

I bet this card goes down a storm (oops no pun intended ) with its recipient. You have just given me some inspiration as I need to make a blue with thanks themed card and I already have a preformed blue scalloped side stepper card in my stash. hugs Mrs A.

Sarn said...

I think you've nailed it - this will be PERFECT for a 70 year old party gal!

Fab shaped and wonderful embellishments. It'll be the best card she receives, for sure.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Hon.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous and great card Viv.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Sue said...

This is fabulous Viv, such a great image, perfect for the recipient by the sound of it! I love the design and wonderful detailing too.
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card, the image is really one to make you smile and I love the colours and all the embellishments.

Happy New Year to you.

Kath x

Mau xx said...

If she don't like it...keep it till next Dec for me Viv
I Love it! Nothing like a good party.
You will have to show us your new home :o)) it sounds wonderful!
Hope you get some snow to enjoy your view.
Thanks for sharing with us at Mo's.
All good things wished for 2014
Hugs Mau xx

Jackie said...

What a fabulous, happy card :o)
Jackie xx

Unknown said...

brilliant card Viv, just awesome and yes Mo's image is just right for this

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a fantastic card and the title is sooo true x
The birthday girl will love it.

I see you are a Liverpool supporter... As I am typing this the Chelsea/Liverpool game is on ... gotta say "come on you blues" even though you are 1 goal up!, lol.

I do hope you had a great Christmas & 2014 is a healthy & prosperous one x

hugs sally.

Pia S said...

I think this is a fun and cheerful birthday card for a 70 year old! I can just hope I'll have the same young mind as this woman when I reach that age - lol!

Hetty said...

What a fun and happy card, Viv.

Amanda R said...

What a great card, definitely looks like a party card to me and I am sure the recipient will love it! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us over at Mo's Challenge blog!

Cindye Wile said...

What a fabulously FUN card. LOVE the design.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore.
Cindye DT

Tlc Creations said...

Your card is fabulous....I love all the layers.

WeirdCat said...

This is a fab card, lovely design and colours, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week, hope you have a wonderful 2014
Ruth x

♥Gemma♥ said...

FABulous card hunni and what a great image too...

Hope you had a great chrimbo and all the best for 2014!!
hugs and xxx

Shirley said...

Age is certainly just a number Viv but I do wish mine wasn't quite so high. lol

Fabulous colour scheme and adorable image.

Happy New Year and I hope 2014 is a good one for you.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Darnell said...

She is my hero!! I aspire to be "that gal" on my 70th birthday!! Viv, your card is everything that is life-loving and bright and happy and festive! She will adore it!!

I wish you all the best for a crafty, healthy, and happy 2014!! Cheers!! Darnell

Desire Fourie said...

Back with my DT hat on:
This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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coops said...

so stunning viv.i love the card fold and the image is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Viv said...

Happy New Year Viv ! gorgeous card I am sure the lady is it for will just adore it too. Look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations in 2014 :) Viv xx

Maggie said...

Fab card, love the image.

Ellis said...

Fantastic birthday card and great layout! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Unknown said...

wow fabulous card, so much fun & gorgeous colours, now your newest follower
Hugs Debbie xxx

Helen said...

Fabulous 'P' project!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Happy New Year!
Helen x

Pat said...

This is a lovely and quirky image. I love the shaped card and the great colouring, and the oval die shape shows the image off to great effect. The finishing touch with that lovely red polkadot ribbon and pearl embellishment is a real stunner! x