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Thursday 23 February 2012

A Very Special '0' Birthday

Hi everyone,

What an amazing day today. It was so warm this afternoon, I even got out in the garden for an hour and planted 24 pots of flowers!

On Sunday it is our neighbour's 90th Birthday. He is such a lovely guy, who is the main carer for his wife. He does all the cleaning, washing and cooking. On top of this, he also does the garden, in which he grows all their vegetables!

I made a card for his wife to give him and this is the one I chose to do for us. He was a 'Forester', which was quite a dangerous job in his day. He also looked after the landowners pheasants. I chose to do this tree card for him, as like him, it is tall and straight.

The stamp is one of the latest from Sheena Douglas, in her 'Little bit Sketchy' range. I firstly sprayed a piece of white card with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, colours Yellow Daisy and Pink Ink. Then added Cosmic Shimmer Mist, colour Golden Fish. I stamped the tree with Versamark Watermark ink and used Disco Black embossing powder, just to add a little sparkle.
On the sentiment on the front, I added 'You've Broken the record', as he is the first member of his family to reach 90 years. Sadly all his brothers and sisters are no longer here to see it.

I hope he will like his card. For a present we are getting him Garden Vouchers, as they are always useful for a gardener.
Hope you all have a good weekend. Thanks for stopping by.
Carol S.xx


Louise said...

This is stunning Carol, I'm sure your neighbour will love it! I love the background & the silhouette tree x

Jessica said...

Fantastic card Carol - love the misting technique - it looks great with the black embossing. Jx