Thursday, 27 November 2014

Laughing at 60

Well its been a couple of weeks since I posted anything but that's not because I haven't been doing anything creative.  I've been working on a special project  which has taken all my spare time and no, I can't say what it is .... yet!

My sister-in-law has been a bit freaked out at the idea of being 60 so I thought I'd better make a really nice birthday card.  I was inspired to do this by the amazing Darcy on the PaperArtsy blog.  Darcy blobbed paint all over a sheet of printer paper and scraped it all over.  Then she stamped and stenciled all over to make a gorgeous backround which she cut into strips and made into a bow.

Here is my backround which was so much fun to do:



And here is the card:


There was plenty of card left over so I made my sister-in-law a bookmark.  I thought these verses from Proverbs about a good wife would be perfect:


I love the idea of laughing at the time to come.  When we know the Lord and trust Him that is what we do.

13 comments:

  1. These are lovely, Susan! I like the idea of making a large background and using the bits in various projects. I think it's called a masterboard? I haven't tried it yet, but I would like to! I can't wait to see your secret project!

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  2. That's a great background Susan, loved the colours and the stamping, both the card and the bookmark was coming out fabulous!

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  3. Beautiful card and bookmark. It was a great background technique, wasn't it?

    Lucy x

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  4. Beautiful card and bookmark Susan...I really like the look it all creates. Your sister-in-law will love them!

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  5. Susan, the card AND bookmark are just gorgeous! I really live the colors! She is surd to love both!!! Can't wait for the reveal!! Blessings!

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  6. Just lovely Susan - what a great technique and I love the verse you chose, very fitting and full of the joy we women are meant to have at any age!

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  7. I soooo love this and it is altogether perfect! hugs, Patty

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  8. Fabulous ! Backgrounds you make yourself are so much nicer than patterned paper !

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  9. That's a gorgeous paper, made into a stunning card and bookmark...well done.

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  10. Such a fabulous paper you've made. Love the layers. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  11. Susan, your paper is beautiful!!! Great job!!! And you created a wonderful card and bookmark with it!!!! Yes, a fabulous verse to use!!!

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  12. What a great job making your own designer paper and love the elegant card you made with it. We are very blessed that you joined us at last week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. A brand new Challenge started today so, would love for you to join us again. Leaving you the assurance of God's Word in 1 John 4:9, "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." Have a great day!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  13. I hope to be laughing at 60 too! It's funny how we get wiser as we get older and appearances become less important. I find that so liberating! Thank you for linking this inspiring quote to Sunday sentiments, Susan!

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