Saturday, 19 June 2010

Age Is Just A Number

Hello everyone, hope you're having a lovely weekend with some good weather. It's sunny here although rather windy at the moment and I've been suffering with hayfever all week due to wind from the North blowing something off the South Downs.
I'm here today with an entry which fits 3 challenges, the first being Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper with the theme of Numbers as she's just celebrated a milestone birthday. The next is Gingersnap Creations GC56 Colour Theme, Burgundy, Ivory and Black which I've just managed to scrape into as it closes tomorrow. The last one is Hilda's Lots To Do Challenge with a theme of Quotes for which I've used one of my ever useful Penny Black stamps. I think along with Tim Holtz, they do some of the best quotes I've come across.
The card I've made was inspired by my very lively mother in law who is now in her 80s. She had an operation a couple of weeks ago to clear a blocked artiery. This took 3 hours during which time she was conscious and aware of what was happening, and it apparently took a long time because the surgeon said her artieries were looped like a roller coaster!!! She had a rest in bed the next day but I was astounded to hear that the day after this, less than 48 hours after the operation, she went out shopping with my father in law!!! The quote I've used here is perfect to describe her and I have great admiration for her determination to get on with life no matter what it throws at her.
The colour is a little washed out in the photo as my camera always struggles with yellowish tones so the ivory is really a little stronger than you can see here.
The card was quite simple to make. I embossed 2 ivory and 2 burgundy 7cm squares with the Sissix Tim Holtz Bingo folder numbers and rubbed burgundy ink over those on the ivory squares. I stamped Paperbag Studios Laugh PBS-004-1 in black on ivory card and layered it up on burgundy, ivory and black card. I stamped the quote, Penny Black's the Life 2709F in black on ivory card, cut it out and inked the edges with black.
I stuck the squares to a square of black card, stuck this to an ivory textured card blank and then glued on the remaining elements as shown.
All that remains is for me to say thank you to the Gingersnap Team who have been kind enough to give me 2 Ginger Gem awards in the last 2 weeks, a really great surprise and honour for which I can't thank you all enough.

15 comments:

  1. Quelle merveille !!! je garde ce titre et cette mise en page en tĂȘte : j'adore !

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  2. That contrast is excellent. Love the effect of this one.

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  3. Hope your sneezes have subsided hun..it has been chillywilly here today... which means the pollen should be lower...thanks for joiningin with the Sunday Stamper...I am with you on the Penny Black sentiments, I have .. er... a few (coughs) and I looove them, they go with anything don't they? Love your design, that PB Studio's is one of my favest stamps ever so I have to limit the amount of times I use it LOL Hope you is okies and thanks again x *oh ... BTW... Age IS just a number, I am now 40 and still feel like I am 18 LOL) xx

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  4. Love it! Beautiful rich colours and such a lovely image

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  5. Hiya Fliss and what a stunning card you have made for this marvelous lady

    Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

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  6. Hi Fliss

    I adore this, the sepia colours and whole feel of it. And the sentiment is brilliant, I will bear that one in mind when I get out of bed some morning feeling 100.

    B x

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  7. first of all thankyou for your kind blog comments. I love the Age is just a number card. Some days I don't feel it. But your assemblage and colours are Fab.

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  8. oh fliss hun once again this is just brilliant,so love the quote,and the stamps on this,hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  9. Wow, this is wonderful. Love the quote.

    Rosie

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  10. wonderful stamps you used! and this quote is so true!

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  11. Wonderful card Fliss! That quote sounds so true of your MIL! x

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  12. Fantasti Flissy, i love just about everything you make and am always inspired when i drop by here. Hope all is good with you and that you are having a great sunday
    hugs June xxx

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  13. This is a fabulous card - thanks so much for playing the Gingersnaps Color Challenge!

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  14. Hi fliss, i meant to say well done to your mother in law, she certainly is an inspiration to be out and about so quickly after her op

    pop by my blog there is something for you there
    hugs June xxxxx

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  15. Fab quote and what a lovely composition.

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Fliss xx