Sunday, 13 June 2010

A challenging combination

A birthday card for Nan (my husbands grandmother) - she will be 92 this month and is a very classy lady. I designed it with a couple of challenges in mind. The Allsorts Challenge is to use lace and/or buttons. Searching for buttons brought back fond memories of my own Nana, i have her sewing box and would regularly sort through the buttons in it as a child. When i inherited the box it came with all it's contents, including the buttons. So these were hers - some had clearly been snipped from garments, she lived through the war and was always thrifty. These five mother of pearl buttons are all different and have a beautiful pearlescence. (Unfortunately this doesn't really show up in the photo.) They are sewn on with Avec metallic threads, the sparkle has been added with Papermania adhesive stones. There was no lace in the box, so I used a lace stamp - one of a large collection of stamps -mostly bought in craft kits from QVC over the last 15 years. This card is also being entered for;
Aday in the life of Renee - Pink and Crystal
For Fun Challenges - Happy birthday challenge
Thanks so much to Fleur for introducing me to blogging, it really has reignited my love for crafting and got me stamping again.
Lynda x


  1. This is beautiful! Great take on the sketch! I love the soft pink and the flowers!

    Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge, we hope to see you againg next week!


  2. Linda a big warm welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. We hope you will visit us weekly and become a part of our family. Your husband's Nan will love this very soft and feminine card. I just love the pink and all your fabulous embellishments. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you for playing along with us ad the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  3. Hi Lynda, This is really pretty I love it & I'm sure Paul's Nan will too. It's so femine!
    I too have fond memories of my Gran's button tin - unfortunitly it got lost when she died.
    Thanks for taking part in my challenge over at ALLSORTS this week & thanks for the mention I'm happy that your enjoying crafting again.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. Linda, a big welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. So good to see you link to the challenge this week. Your card turned out beautiful and sparkly. Oh, so pretty and soft. Your details are dazzling!!

    I truly hope you will be able to join in on the fun next week too.

    Midnight Madness SC - Guest Designer

  5. Very pretty.. those flowers are beautiful. What a wonderful entry and Great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
    MMSC Hostess

  6. Oh and I forgot to say....BIG WARM WELCOME to our challenges.. We hope you keep coming back to play with us :)

  7. Hi Linda - this is great - I love the way you have postioned the flowers - great take on the sketch! The colours you have used are so pretty too! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to be inspired by your work and look forward to seeing you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  8. Lovely card Linda! I also have my grandmother's sewing box and lots of very old buttons. Your card and post brings back such wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing!
    Great to have you join us at For Fun Challenges this week. We hope to see you back next week.
    "Hugs" Carol

  9. that is a beautiful card. Im glad you shared it with us at FOr Fun this week.

  10. Your color selections are perfect for this soft and feminine birthday card. Love the flowers! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

  11. Great card! Very very nice. I also enjoyed seeing the pics of your family. Thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges.

  12. Lovely card, thanks so much for playing along with us at A Day in the Life of Renee.

  13. Gorgeous card, she will love it! Love the button touch. Thanks for playing with usover at Adayinthelifeofrenee!


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