Sunday, 5 August 2012

Happy 80th birthday!


CASE Study this week is celebrating their 2nd anniversary. We get to enter a card in our "signature style". Mmmm, I think this card uses my signature style. I usually use more white, but imagine the pale plum is white, and I think it is "me".

This week it is my aunty's 80th birthday. That's quite a milestone. We will be celebrating next week-end. She's grumbling about how big the party is getting, but I think she is in her element - all this attention from her very large, extended family!

I spent a lot of time with my aunty while I was growing up. She was living on a pineapple farm with her husband (my uncle) and her four boys. I learned early how to play rough and tumble with my big boy cousins! :-) Some of my favourite memories involve sitting in the kitchen, having cups of tea, sitting on the wood box in front of the wood-fired stove. They've retired now and moved into town, but I hold fond memories of that farm.

This is the card I came up with. My aunty likes purple, so that set the colour-scheme. The card is 4" x 6", a little different in dimension to my usual 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
I used PTI Lovely Layers, Think Big Favorites #13. Colours are SU! Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Old Olive. The dies were PTI Lovely Layers, Block Alpha Numbers, and Spellbinders Nestabilities (circles).

I used the sketch from My Favorite Things.
And while I am talking purple. I took this photo in my garden this week. It is a purple blue-centred daisy. My garden thinks that spring has arrived, everything is starting to flower!

Thanks for coming to visit!



Maureen said...

aw, your Aunt will love this! I love all the purples :) Thanks so much for playing with us during our CASE Study anniversary celebration!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow, what a beautiful stamping! So unique too, love it! Many thanks for joining us at CASE Study! xxx

Aimes said...

That focal point is sooooooo pretty!
Thanks for sharing your signature style with us at CASE Study! :)

Jen W. said...

Happy belated to y our auntie and I'm sure she loved your gorgeous card!