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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

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Sunday, 14 August 2011

MIL's Birthday

I'm dead lucky as I have a smashing mother-in-law and in keeping with her firm statement that she would never speak to me again if I ever sent her shop card, I've made her birthday card.   I wanted to do something totally different, no LOTV on this one.  I love the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles and this striking image came from Debbie Moore's CD '100 Art Nouveau and Art Deco Images'  I've used a paper from Pink Petticoat's Tiny Little Leopardskin kit in mocha. I've mounted the image onto some SU brown card stock called Cake Crumb.  Flowers and ribbon really didn't work for this image so I've used a piece of bronze colour foil from Hunkydory I've had for ages.  The flourish is one of Marianne  Designs and I haven't  stuck it right down as I wanted it to float, sort of thing.  The sentiment is computer generated and glued onto a die cut from Spellbinders Parisien Accents.
I've decorated the inside with another piece of the Tiny Little Leopardskin kit and computer generated a birthday verse.  The font is called Parisien.







I'd like to enter this card into the following:

 A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 162 ~ Happy Birthday
OSAAT Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #61  ~ Birthday

9 comments:

Marg said...

Wowser Jennie that's so elegant!

Sarah said...

Stunning card, love the image and papers x

dragonllew said...

Great card love those papers

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous, I love this, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Gemma said...

such a classy creation Jennie :) x

Deedee Anderson said...

What a fun birthday card -- so very chic! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Chocolate Orange said...

Such an adorable card Jennie. A nice MIL ? Is there such a thing ? Lol ;0)
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'anything goes' challenge . Good Luck !
Choccy xxx

Mad-Frog said...

Gorgeous card, love that backing paper

Sweet Fairy said...

This is so cute. Stunning card. I have worked for the plastic business cards and this card inspire me so much. I appreciate this.