Monday, 10 October 2011

Happy Birthday Rose - 100 today!

A friend asked me to make a card for a lady she goes to visit in a Nursing home who is 100 years old today! This card was such a joy to make. Every minute I was making it I kept thinking about what it would have been like to have been born 100 years ago, when Lloyd George was Prime Minister and there were hardly any cars on the roads.

"Box for Rose's card"

I thought I'd start by showing you the finished box. It is made from cream card decorated in shabby chic style with resist roses, distress inks and Perfect Pearls and finished off with lots of organza ribbon.

"Box for Rose's card with ribbon removed"

Just to add a little suspense, here's the box without the ribbon. The central bunch of roses is stamped in barndoor distress ink and coloured with promarkers.

"Box detail showing stamped roses"

Here's a detail from the box lid showing the resist roses and coloured roses - the stamps are from an old Papermania set. OK, time to open the box...

"Rose's 100th birthday card - front"

It's funny, but I had the design all worked out and the card half-made before I found out Rose's name. Serendipity!

"Rose's 100th birthday card - inside"

Well, there had to be a big "100" in there somewhere.

Happy 100th birthday Rose! What changes you have seen in your lifetime. I wonder what the world will be like in another 100 years.


  1. This is beautiful! I'm sure she loved it! Wow - 100!!

  2. I can only imagine what she could feel in her 100 years... anyway i'm shure she will be happy to have so lovely box with beautiful roses!

  3. Wow, the box is as beautiful as the card. What a milestone eh? 100 years old, my goodness but the world has changed so much in a relatively small space in time. Im sure Rose has a story or two to tell. Lee xx

  4. beautiful card,rose will love it,bet its the best card rose has recieved in her 100 years. sue

  5. Wow a card for a 100th birthday, you don't see many of those. It's beautiful. Debs xx

  6. What a fabulous card for a special lady!

  7. Absolutely stunning :-) Elaine-xxx-

  8. Wow, what a card, Gorgeous box, brilliant card. I love these cards of you, you never fail to inspire when I hop along to your blog. Brilliant xx

  9. This is beautiful,bet she will love it.
    Wendy xx

  10. Lovely card, and such a beautiful box too. WEll done! xx Jill B


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