Friday 22 July 2011

50th birthday

Hi everyone. Not been able to craft much this past couple of weeks, 
due to being so popular with friends and family ! LOL
I'm not complaining though, I'm lucky in that my boys live close enough to be able to come by at almost a moment's notice. I must admit also, that the medication for the Lymphoma is causing a side effect or two as well and I've not felt 100% on a few occasions. Not complaining! I count myself as lucky, I can live with it...literally! Ha Ha!
Anyway, I digress, as usual...
here's the card I made for the nephew of a great pal of mine down in Hampshire.

I CASED THIS amazing card by Theresa Mumba. 
I loved creating that scene and hope to do more now I know I can achieve a credible result.
I wish now I had chosen a different stamp set for the foreground. I think it's an overdose, but as it's done and dusted, I'll just have to bear it in mind for future reference.
I cut the '50' with my fabulous Expression (which I'm still scared of, but getting braver, lol). 
It's 90% Kraft card and Memento Rich Cocoa for the sponging and stamping.
The lovely sentiment is a stamp by Inkylicious and describes the recipient perfectly.

I'll be back soon with a 40th card I'm in the process of making for my eldest son, who will be 40 on Saturday. OMG!! Where HAVE those years gone!!!
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your visit!


Marisa said...

Happy Birthday, Viv!!! I'm just a short six months behind you LOL! Break in the 50s for me, okay :) Glad you are able to celebrate up a storm - enjoy! Great card! Can see why you wanted to case it.

Glora said...

Oh viv, this is just gorgeous! He will LOVE it!!! It is so professional looking. You are amazing. I hope you enjoy the time with your family and I hope you start to feel better too. Hugs- Glora

Unknown said...

Hi Viv, hope you are well, fab card hun, your friend will love it. Have to tell you, your blog music had my parrot Honey confused, she thought there was another bird in the room! LOL!! She sat on her perch with her head cocked from side to side, it was so funny!

Hugs, Barbara xx

Beth Norman said...

I hope you are feeling better. You are such a sweetie and deserve the best of health.

Your card is jaw-dropping gorgeous. I love the monochromatic look. You rock at this style of card.

Jackie said...

Credible result, are ya daft wumman, this is magnificent and I'll bet Alan loved it.
Roll on the 7th :o)
Jackie xx

Kim. said...

I hope your feeling now. Gorgeous card, love the muted tone and the layout.
Kim xXx

Monica Gale said...

FABULOUS card Viv!! Thank you so much for taking time to comment on my blog and feel better soon, big hugs M xx
ps. I am keeping a window to your blog open so that I can hear your soothing music in the background xx

Janice W. said...

Viv this card is stunning! I LOVE it!

Lorie said...

Viv, this card is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I've been on the go so much that I haven't stopped by in a while, but what a treat to see all these beautiful works of art!! I just LOVE this card, and I know what you mean about that Expression. My "E" and I are slowly becoming friends. Lovely work, my friend!

Love ya,