Friday, March 16, 2018

93rd Birthday Card

Today my dear mother-in-law celebrates her 93rd birthday! God has blessed her with many talents and many years. She still doesn't have arthritis, which I've had for almost twenty years! She just got her first bout of back trouble three weeks ago. Not many are blessed with her health-she never gets sick. Her physical strength has declined the last couple of years but she still has her cheerful encouraging spirit. Here is the card I made for her today:

Here's the fun Bingo board I used to make my card with the diagonal "Patterned Paper, Stamp, Favorite Color."

I used my favorite spring color - shades of purple/lavender with some contrasting spots of yellow and orange. The inks I stamped with are Pansy, Eggplant, and retired Petal and Gypsy., I used two current stamp sets with matching dies (Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp, Beautiful You),the recently retired stamp of the month for the large sentiment (Sunny Thoughts), pansy dotted paper from the current Make Waves paper pack, very old CTMH lilac plaid paper, and retired Whimsy ribbon. I used Copic markers to color the butterfly and part of the stamped roses.  This card used a total of six dies. Due to the CTMH 25% off sale on dies this month, the Chelsea Garden dies (butterfly) is no longer available.  The white panel was die cut using Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless your cardmaking and those you bless with your cards.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Always Happy Birthday March Challenge - Birthday anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #199 - Bingo plus sentiment
Creatalicious Challenge #135 - anything goes with option: Birthday
Dies R Us Challenge #93 - Frame It
Southern Girls Challenge - Pop it up (all three flowers and butterfly)
Use Your Stuff Challenge #303 - die cuts


Darlene said...

Very very pretty Vickie! I love purple so your creation really spoke to me! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Frame It’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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missgailly said...

Happy birthday to your MIL! She will LOVE this card. It's beautiful. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.

Janis Lewis said...

Adorable birthday card! Thanks for sharing at Always Happy Birthday.

Billie A said...

Your card is so pretty and Happy birthday to your MIL.. Awesome she's in great health. Your card will bring added joy to her. I love this card. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments for our BINGO challenge.
Billie A
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Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Vicky, your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the gold accents. Super duper lovely and so so perfect for our 'Pop It Up' challenge at Southern Girls. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation with us, we hope you'll come and play along again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional birthday” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Stempel-Magie)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…