Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Happy 90th Grandma!

This is a very special card, as it's for my Grandma's 90th birthday. It seems so incredible that someone has seen nine decades of life on this planet. And to think how different life was when she was born. She doesn't know what the Internet is, and it took a lot to get her to use a mobile phone. I wonder what things our grandchildren will use and take for granted that seem completely alien to us?

Today's card is inspired by the great NBUS challenge over at Darnell's blog. NBUS you ask? Never Before Used Schtuff of course! You know all that schtuff that you just had to have, but then never got around to using. This challenge is created for you to get these things out of your cupboards and into use. For this card, I used a NBUS DSP that I ordered a while ago. I also used my NBUS Gingham garden washi tape that I have had for ages. I have bought several rolls of washi tape, but hardly used any of it at all, I clearly am not a washi person. I don't quite know what to do with it. I am also linking up at CASology where the theme is NBUS as well. I was also inspired by this week's RetroSketch, as usual I love their amazing sketch. Last but not least I'm linking up over at Clear It Out where the theme this week is to use something pink from your stash. 

I stamped and washi taped inside the card as well.
Card: Coloured 240 gsm kraft card baby pink, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white 
Stamps: Stampin' Up Bloom With Hope
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Stampin' Up Venetian Romance DSP
Colouring: E34, E39, R20, R43, RV29, Y13, Y15, Y19, YG11, YG13
Other: Stampin' Up Gingham Garden washi tape, Tim Holtz Inside Out Alphabet die


Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card for your Grandma, she is going to love it. gorgeous flower and beautifully coloured.Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Pink challenge

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is gorgeous and I'm sure your Grandma is going to love it! Hazel x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, there you go, Pink, that's a fantastic way to use Washi tape! I love your design outside and in and appreciate the idea, since I succumbed to the Washi Tape Movement, too, and then once it hit the Playhouse, the Movement came to an abrupt halt! Thank you so much for linking your pretty card to our joint CASology and NBUS Challenges!

And now about your Grandma. Bless her heart! Please give her belated birthday wishes from me!! So far I've been able to roll with the technology, but things are moving so fast that I know it won't be long before I'm like "Whatever! That's over my head!" Enjoy those good genes!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynn's Place said...

Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...great take on out challenge

Judy1223 said...

What a great 90th birthday card from your grandmother! It is amazing to think what they have seen in 90 years, isn't it? Your washi tape is beautiful, I love it on both the outside and inside of your card! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous colouring on the flower and I love the washi stripes! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!