Sunday, 22 July 2012

A Rose Garden Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

I'm still not here ... I'm off on my jaunt to the Yorkshire hills ... so by the wonders of modern technology here is a card I made for my sister-in-law, Margaret, who will be 86 on her birthday next month.

A pretty feminine card for a very feminine lady who is going through a hard time at the moment. Her husband of goodness knows how many years, Cyril, has for the last nine years been ill with Alzheimer's. And, sadly, this year it was decided that his condition had become much worse, so much so that Margaret herself has become too old and too frail to continue looking after him. It wasn't an easy decision for the family - but a necessary one. Nevertheless, and understandably, Margaret, despite accepting that it was necessary, is taking it badly now that Cyril is in a care home, particularly as she has never in all her 85 years lived on her own.

This sentiment is one of Pink Petticoats digital New Simple Sentiments #1.

Materials list:
A4 sheet of white card, folded in half to form A5 size card
Holly Pond Hill Victorian Collection 12"x12" design paper - very pretty little patterns in pastel shades but bought about 15 years ago so probably no longer available.
K & Company Brianna Block Collage 12"x12" design paper
Kanban Rose Garden Topper Collection - just love these overblown peach roses
Tim Holtz Coordinations, Milled Lavender
Birthday greeting - from another Kanban Topper Collection - Weston Park Squares & Sentiments
Pink Petticoat digital sentiments - New Simple Sentiments #1
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die, Labels Nine 
Adirondack ink pad, Peach Bellini
Embellishments: Prima Say It With Pearls flourish, Papermania pearls, peach lace, peach satin ribbon, gold peel-off edging

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and that the weather is being kind to you.

See you all again soon,


  1. A pretty card for a tremendously brave lady.

  2. Oh Elizabeth - this is beautiful Margaret is sure to love it.

  3. Hi Elizabeth, Your card is just so beautiful and your Sister in law will love it ....its so elegant :)x

  4. Hi Elizabeth, love your card, the papers are so lovely and I'm sure she will love it. How sad for your SIL, I can't imagine how she must feel. She will be glad she has you.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. Lovely card for what sounds like a lovely lady.
    Imagine the dedication to look after a partner with Alzeimers for 9 years!

    She must be a gem of a soul!!!

  6. Wonderful, beautiful card Elizabeth.

  7. What a beautiful card, it is so pretty.
    No doubt you are enjoying your time in Yorkshire, I love it up there :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. so beautiful elizabeth.gorgeous pretty roses and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Beautiful Card Elizabeth, Love the papers and the lace border your friend will love it....


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