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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Happy 80th Birthday to my MIL

We had a very special birthday here last weekend, my Mother-in-Law, Renee, was 80!  She's amazing too- totally active and out and about! I made this book card for her, as she is a real fan of vintage and books!
For my card, I followed a wonderful tutorial here by the fabulous Tina - I've been blown away by her awesome book cards and have totally cased her work for my first attempt at one.
I made a pocket inside the card for some gift tags bearing some days out to some of London's most beautiful palaces.

Of course, Vintage is not complete without a generous helping of Frantage which you can see here on a Tim Holtz mirror die cut and some chipboard letters.
The papers are a mix of Basic Grey and Prima Fairy Belle.
The sideboard die is a Marianne die and the little bag and mirror are from my stash.  Renee is also a huge Bronte fan, and I think the little cabochon of Charlotte Bronte was from Renee!
A pic above of the back and then below, a picture of the card in a box that I had to make because of course, no envelopes were quite going to fit!

Lots of the bits and pieces I used are from Live and Love Crafts including the beautiful pink poppy flowers and some of the stringed pearls and the pink lace around the picture. Live and Love Crafts have some wonderful vintage goodies and my parcel came beautifully  wrapped in tissue -I love little touches like that!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes with Swirls and Pearls
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by and getting to the bottom of my picture-heavy post!!

15 comments:

Elborgi said...

Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage
Elma

Sue said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning Julie. A very special card for a special occasion. I really love the design and all your detailing looks amazing. I bet your Mother-in-Law was thrilled with this and will treasure it forever.
hugs Sue xx

debby4000 said...

WOW Julie what an amazing vintage book card, beautiful details.
luv
Debby

cardsbyleona said...

Wow, what a beautiful composition! This is a very special make. Well done, and thanks for sharing your creation at Creative Moments. Leona x

Scrapcat 1 said...

wow this is fabulous love all the extra detail you have added just stunning

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is stunning Julie and as ever, you have done wonderful things with the colours you've put together xx

Chrissie said...

Julie, I'm in love with this!!!
What a stunning book card and I'm sure your MIL was thrilled to get such a unique piece of artwork from you.
Those little tags and your use of dies and embellishments make this such a beautiful treasure.
Chrissie xx

Chrissy said...

Simply STUNNING Julie..just beautiful..brilliant.

luv CHRISSYxx

MinnaL said...

OMG, this is totally stunning ! Your MIL is sooooo lucky ! You have so amazing, elegant details and the pocket with the gift tags is just perfect (I love English history and historical places ;D) I have to check that tutorial myself too. Thanks for joining at Vintage and Beauty -challenge :D

Meggis-Card-Art said...

oh, what a wonderful box-card!

thanks vor jonining it´s all about the vintage, and good luck.

lg.meggi

Marge said...

Amazing! Thank you for joining Its all about the vintage and beauty challenge and hope see you again=)

alex said...

WOW, this is stunning thank you for playing at Creative Moments
Alex x

coops said...

oh my word this is amazing julie.gorgeous vintage image and i love all your pretty details and fabulous design :D

xx coops xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

so beautiful Bookcard !! I love it !!
big Hugs
Tina46 ;o)))

Grenouille Greetings said...

Would Rene let you borrow this to show me on Saturday. I would love to see it IRL! It looks soooo pretty! Love, Lesley