Monday, 8 November 2010

Retirement Card for Mums Friend

Mum's Friend, Frances, has finally seen sense & retired from her job in a care home.
She has devoted her life to looking after other people but it's now time to look after herself & we wish her a very long & happy retirement!!!
This is the card I made for her!

Not a typical image for a retirement card but Frances had a Flapper Party to celebrate her big day!
The party was originally arranged for her 60th Birthday but had to be postponed as sadly, she lost her mother that week!

I picked up the shaped card at the Hobbycrafts show in the SECC, Glasgow.
The image is printed onto Super Smooth Decoupage Paper and matted onto some self adhesive Vellum from my stash.

The image is once again Charlston Daisy from Di's Digi Downloads, coloured with my Promarkers!
I think I'm improving but still have a long way to go!
The stopper is made from some card again from my stash which I cut with a scalloped square die then cut in half, added some ribbon & a computer generated sentiment.The paper flower came from the show at the SECC too!

I have scheduled this post so hopefully as you read this I'm at Frances' house for a crafty evening with her, Mum and a friend!
Update:- We had a lovely evening & Frances was delighted with her card! Promarker sales will be well on the up!!!
I promised I would find some challenges to enter so here goes!
Hope it fits the bill, they sure had fun remembering the 20's & 30's at the party!
I Have also entered Our Creative Corner Attitude of Gratitude Challenge. We certainly are grateful for all the care Frances has given to the elderly over the years in her working life. As well as just being a lovely caring person in general!
Have also entered the Raise the Bar Challenge Lets See Those Curves The Card is curved, the corners are rounded and the stopper is scalloped! Hope it fits the bill here too!!!


  1. Another beautiful card Dawn. I adore this image and really love what you've done with it. Hope you are having a great evening ;) Big hugs from Ali x

  2. Another gorgeous card Dawn! Hugs xx

  3. What a Fabulous Fabulous card. Mary x

  4. Lovely card, and I'm sure she'll enjoy receiving it x

  5. Your card is beautiful and coloured to perfection
    Thank you for sharing with us at ooh la la

  6. Ooooh, this is lovely, Dawn. I bet she'll love it.

  7. Oh how pretty! Love it! :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at OLLCB! We hope you'll be back for our next challenge!


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