Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

70th birthday

I was asked to make a card for a special 70th birthday and this is what I came up with.....

  On cream hammer card, I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with a silver pearl powder.  The leaf dies are Marianne, the butterfly is from NS and the sentiment was PC generated and then cut out with a Nestie Label 4. 

I like to use a heavyweight textured card and have found that to add more texture and interest I can use stamps - Glenda's in particular are good because of their large swirly nature which can be twisted this way and that and end up looking like you've used a number of different ones instead of one!  

I thought you would like to see the insert of the card.  The verse is lovely and really useful - feel free to use it.

Sorry I have been such a bad blogger - life, pc problems and internet connections are causing me somewhat of a headache!


Cheryl W. said...

So glad to see your post. Your card is beautiful and as I need to make a 70th birthday card soon, the inside verse will work great and is most appreciated. Hope life is easier, internet is tamed and headache is gone very, very soon! Sending you warm wishes and good vibes. Cheryl

Anonymous said...

wow!!! amazing how beautifull


Aquarius said...

Love this card and I'm sure it will be much appreciated. The verse is lovely too. Hope your internet problems get sorted soon - we're missing you.

mamapez5 said...

Hi Ikki.
We all seem to be struggling with internet connections and especially blogger connections at the minute. maybe there are just too many of us clogging up the system!
Your card is lovely. Being in my sixties, and the youngest of eight, I have had to make quite a few of this sort of card, and it is not always easy to think of something new. I think your card is perfect for the occasion and very beautiful. The verse is excellent and I may well make use of it (perhaps with 80 in place of 70!), so thanks for that. Kate x

Sue said...

So beautiful Ikky, I'm sure the recipient will love it. Sue x

Linda said...

Such a lovely card- I'm inspired to have a go at doing some flowers tonight for a 30th anniversary card I am making. Just getting the hang of my Cuttlebug and starting to build up my die stash! Linda H x

craftimamma said...

What a beautiful card Ikki. I'm positive the recipient will be thrilled and the giver will be so proud to be handing it over knowing there won't be another like it.

Beautiful use of Chocolate Baroque stamp in the background and soooo effective.

Lesley Xx

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely beautiful Ikki, I might have to borrow your verse as I have a 70th birthday card aswell. This has really inspired me.

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

An inspirational card Ikky, just love it
Jenni xx

XxJULESxX said...

oh Ikki this is just beautiful!!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Oh Ikki this is really gorgeous and love the verse in the card too would love some of that hammer card too has super texture to it!! love Shaz in oz.x

Judith said...

Beautiful card, and a lovely verse too. Thank you so much for sharing.

Lynne K said...

Oh, what a lovely card! The pearl embossing is beautiful, and the flowers are gorgeous. Certain to be treasured by the recipient.

Lynne x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

This is so beautiful Ikki - very elegant and love all the gorgeous textures you have created.

Hope your internet problems will be sorted soon - I know how frustrating it can be - great timewasters!!


Jackie said...

What a beautiful card both inside and out, and a lovely verse too :o)
Jackie xx

Merry said...

This is so lovely...the cream embossed background is perfect and love those die cut leaves.

Judy Inukai said...

What a beautiful card and poem. As my friends and I approach that milestone birthday the poem will get a lot of use. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Unknown said...

Hi Eileen

Sorry I haven't been around in a while, I hope you are OK.

I love this verse - thank you for sharing it - I know that it will come in very handy for those special people in my life.

I'm going to have a little look round the blog to see what I've been missing recently.

Big hugs - hope to catch up soon

Paula x x x