Sunday, 17 October 2010

Centenarian Ladies

I had loads of requests for cards this last week and this one gave me a bit if a headache. It's HUGE!
I had to go out and buy the card specially. It's made from a sheet of A3 card folded in half. For you ladies west of the pond, that equates to a finished size of approximately 8 1/4ins x 11 3/4ins. It was too big for my normal display stand and I had to get out this easel.... used fully extended!
I eventually decided on using a 2 step stamp set from Stampin' Up and a large Alphabet (Hippie Chick) from Cuttlebug. I needed something big to fill the enormous amount of space. The paper is from the Artylicious Essence of Nature CD and the butterflies are from Cuttlebug dies.
This one is smaller, half the size of the last one, but still a large card. For this I used Pink Petticoat papers and Cuttlebug letters and flowers. The leaves are from a Leonie Em punch. I  used a hollow font to print the numbers onto patterned paper and then cut them out and twinkled the edges.
Cards for two remarkable centenarian ladies!
Papertake - 3 of a Kind (3 numbers)... quite an achievement!
Tuesday Throwdown - 3 of Something (3 numbers)
This last one is for a mere youngster of 90!
The flowers were made with a Woodware embossing punch and the butterfly from  a Tonic punch. The leaves are made with another punch from Leonie Em.
Artful Inkables - Embossing & Flowers
Allsorts- Bingo - Pearls, flowers,  punch.


  1. Well done on your three beautiful cards Chrissie. Not easy commissions, but have a feeling you'll be getting more after these are seen.

  2. Beautiful cards, Chrissie
    the ladies will ne thrilled to bits

    mandi xx

  3. gorgeous work, I'm impressed by the huge one, is there an envelope for those? ;)

    Thank you so much for joining the bingo challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

  4. Very special cards for very special ladies there Chrissie - Our Gran lived to be nearly 101!!

  5. Well done Chrissie, working on a size you are not used to is sometimes a headache, but you have done them proud!

  6. WOW - how fab that you made cards for those remarkable ladies... they're all great too and look just appropriate for them.

    Love the look of those woodware emboss and punch flowers too - they're bigger than you think!

    I've done a few A4 cards recently and i actually love doing them... I too have one of those easels - i got it from Dunhelm Mills of all places!!!

    Paula x x x

  7. Such beautiful cards

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx


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