Saturday, July 16, 2011

Card for a milestone birthday

Happy Saturday to my blogging friends.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend whatever you may be doing, mine is a fairly busy one. Tomorrow we are having a family gathering to celebrate the birthday of a wonderful lady, my MIL who turns 99 on Monday 18th. She is still in very good health, takes no medication and up
until 7 months ago, still lived in her own little cottage, doing her cooking and baking herself.

She started suffering from the early stages of dimentia and at times got very confused, so we decided she needed some care, and she moved to a care home, which she shares with 6 other ladies, and whom she still entertains almost on a daily basis with her piano playing.

We had her piano moved there and that is her absolute passion, playing classical pieces. She has a bit of a problem with her eyes, but can still see to read the music. So we will be gathering as a family tomorrow to celebrate and wish her well.

This is the card I made for her.

Paper: pink and purple Bazzil cardstock. I cut out corner and mounted a bird. The bird was cut from a Spellbinders nested set using the middle siz and the smaller size for the wing. I put both through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots and paisley folders. A small pink rhinestone for the eye
The design was made using "Hobby Dots" which are like peeloffs. Got these from the Netherlands.
The 99 was cut with a cuttlebug alphabet and added some stickles to this.
Flower was cut with a Crealies flower die in pink and edged with distress inkpad and a pearl added to the centre.

I think I will enter this into a few challenges.

Outlawz.. Monday greeting... in my garden.. I have birds there
Simon Says....Anything goes
Paper play challenge... Things with wings.....birds

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Riet said...

Wat een prachtige kaart Ursula.
99jaar wat een mooie leeftijd.

Liefs Riet.xx

Sharon Keanly said...

Congratulations to your dear MIL... she looks beautiful Ursula. Enjoy the celebrations. How wonderful to still be able to play piano, chat with friends and to look so healthy at her age. I am sure she is going to love your card, absolutely stunning! hugs Sharon x

LaJanette said...

Oh Ursula; your lovely MIL looks like such a sweet lady; What an acheivement to get to 99 and on such a healthy note! Your card is amazing, loving that cut out corner and the bird hanging a bit out.Your hobby dots are so cool and your flower is perfect!

THERESA said...

WOW, what a super age and she is looking so good, congrats on her b/day monday, hope the family have a lovely day tomorrow!!
Love the card, absolutely stunning!!
PC not up yet, still grabbing minutes on my sons lappie, thanks for visiting....:))
lotsa luv

paola said...

A stunning card for a remarkable person, happy birthday to your mil and i am sure she will love this beautifully elegant ensemble, your work is really looking great these days, seems the holiday was good for your mojo my friend

Cole Meyer said...

Happy Birthday to your MIL. It is so wonderful that she is so vibrant at her age! The vibrant purples of your wonderful card ought to suit her to a "T." I love the creative design of it all!!!

Margaret said...

Not only is your card a beauty, but so is your MIL at 99!! Perhaps we should all take up piano playing as the secret to a long life! Enjoy your visit and please share some pics afterwards.

Birdie said...

Ursula, a beautiful card for a beautiful lady. Wish her a happy birthday from me ;)

Mephisto said...

lovely card.
Thanks for joining us by SimonSaysStamp!


chilli pip said...

What a milestone 99 and the photo shows her as a very stylish lady. I am sure she loved the card as I think it is one of your best. Love the bird and the cut corner ...great card x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous love the little bird and fab colours, WOW at 99, big hugs love Pops x x x x

Monica said...

Wow, 99 and still going so strong... it must be the entertaining and the piano. And what a sweet DIL you are...

Lovely card, that. The bird is so cute.

xxx Monica

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Ursla, so sweet and pretty.
Wow your MIL looks amazing for her age, I hope she had a wonderful birthday
hugs Mandy xx