Monday, 2 January 2017

102 Years Young

Followers of my blog may remember that two years ago I made a 100th birthday card for an amazing lady I've known for about 30 years.  Last year I made her a card for her 101st birthday. is Kitty's 102nd birthday and I still see her regularly, watching our favourite football team.  I usually make her a football themed card, however this year I thought I'd have a change, but still keep the theme of blue and white, the team colours.  As usual, I've added lots of texture as unfortunately her eyesight is not what it was.

I used this beautiful blue, textured, pearlised card which looks even better IRL. The background is a Creative Expressions die cut from the Belgium collection.  The flower is made from white snippets using Creative Expressions 'Faux Quilled Blooms' dies.  The centre of the flower is a 'pearl' made with Nuvo Midnight Blue Crystal Drops.  These must be my favourite discovery of 2016 - they make a perfect dome shape every time, in whatever size is needed and so much easier than sticking on pearls. I used  Memory Box 'Pippi Butterfly' and 'Isabella Butterfly' die cuts, using up a couple more snippets.   A little of the Nuvo Crystal drops was added to the tip of the antennae.  The butterfly is attached just in the middle with glue and the wings raised up on foam pads.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 262 ~ Use snippets
Memory Box Challenge #20- Winter Blues
Dies R Us Challenge #64 ~ Anything Goes Using Dies
Butterfly Challenge #69 ~ Butterflies +Z is for Zero and/or Zucchini (Just the butterfly and zero on this card)
Allsorts Challenge Week 396 ~ Something New (used two new sets of Creative Expressions dies)
Country View Challenges ~ Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous card Liz.
    Hugs Veerle x

  2. Lovely card Liz and what an amazing age to reach


  3. Wow, 102 Happy Birthday to Kitty. A fantastic card Liz, I love the look of the gorgeous blue card stock you've used. Beautiful flowers and butterfly too.

    Sue xx

  4. A fabulous card for an amazing birthday! I'm sure Kitty will love the bright colours.
    Kath x

  5. Beautiful card Liz, lovely colour blue and a fabulous age to reach. Well done to Kitty!
    Janice x

  6. What an amazing age! Happy birthday Kitty! Such a beautiful card, and very thoughtful of you to include so much texture.

  7. Utterly fabulous card Liz - and so thoughtful to add lots of texture for Kitty.


    Di xx

  8. Hi Liz,
    oh my word what a great age.
    A very Happy Birthday to Kitty.
    Love your wonderful card and the super design.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. WOW 102! God Bless Her! I'm sure her birthday will be extra special with this gorgeous creation Liz! She'll be looking forward to your homemade card and this is a stunner! Just Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  10. A 102 .. .. gosh not many of us will ever make one of those! How super special.

    I hope you had a good Christmas Liz and wish you all the best for 2017.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Hi Liz. How wonderful that Kitty is now 102 and still enjoys going to see the football, and what a beautiful blue and white card using the Creative Expressions Belgium collection dies which are really pretty as are the added flowers and butterfly which finish it perfectly. x

  12. Kitty sounds like a very special lady. I hope she wraps up nice and warm to watch the matches. The card you've made for her birthday is beautiful Liz and the colours have special meaning for you both. I think I may need some Nuvo crystal drops! Barbxx

  13. Happy New Year, Liz!! What a gorgeous card for Kitty!! I love the dies you used and the pretty papers!! I hope Kitty has a wonderful birthday and I hope that 2017 is a fabulous one for you my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. How amazing and I'm sure she'll love her card. I do like the background die cut, it's quite mesmerising.

  15. Awwww.... This is just gorgous!! Amazing card!Love very much the blue tones and the fabulous dies used!!! Great card for that old lady!
    Happy New Year!

  16. Great card, love the blue paper used with the gorgeous die.

    Kath x

  17. Beautiful birthday card for Kitty Liz! what a great age to be.
    Hugs Pam x

  18. Dad is 92yrs and The Doc's Aunt has just turned 90yrs so they have a way to go yet. Congratulations on Kitty reaching 102yrs. I love the card you have made with all the texture. Those two butterflies are always my favourite go to when making a card with die cut butterflies. Thankyou for fluttering by my latest challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  19. Gorgeous card Liz! 102 - Wow! Love the beautiful die and the butterfly and flower details. Agreed, those Nuvo drops are amazing! Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year.

  20. wow, Happy Birthday to Kitty!
    I love your card with this colour combination, it is just perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at the Butterfly Challenge.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year.

  21. Lovely card and WOW 102 Happy Birthday.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Something New' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  22. That is one special lady!!
    And great that you use texture to let her enjoy the card more! Looks good!

  23. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  24. This is a gorgeous CAS style card! And wow, God bless Kitty!!!! What a beautiful life!
    Thank you so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dies R Us!
    We hope to see you in our next one too! Happy New Year!
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  25. What a beautiful card, and in her footie colours too! I am sure that she will be delighted. Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Crafts.


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