Saturday, 29 June 2013

Royal splendor. 100th Anniversary Birthday Card.

My bf's nan, called by us Mom-mom, is 100 years old today! What an astounding age! What a fabulous anniversary to celebrate! I felt  truly honoured to be able to participate in this family event. For the 1st time in my life I was to make a card for a 100th birthday I knew it would have to be a special one. It was also an opportunity of a lifetime which might never repeat itself. I was very excited about this project. Bf's nan is English so I thought the Union Jack theme (I love it!) would fit in here well as well as some regal features. At the end of day, she has been the Queen today and deserved some extra special treatment.  :) 
Here's the card I made yesterday. It's all about being coordinated in theme and style. Notice the navy backing paper with the crown pattern on it to agree with the crown charm and royal theme in general. The white lacy hearts from Martha Stewart punch co-ordinate with the red-white stripes of Panduro paper. 



This card required a great deal of cutting, measuring and trimming. Never thought constructing a Union Jack flag could be so complicated ha ha! It was my first one! Now I feel inspired to create some more cards!



Inside, I placed a jokey picture with Mom-mom being a queen :) She giggled when she saw that. I used A Muse Studio stamps for the heat-embossed crown and wording. 


More on the royal frontline, as it is the custom in the UK, Mom-mom has received today a birthday telegram from the Queen herself. I participated in the letter delivery (special mail service) and opening all the letters from the gov people. Very exciting to be able to see the congratulating post from Buckingham Palace. 





It's not the first telegram from the Queen Mom-mom has received. A while back ago she and Pop-pop received their 1st telegram from Buckingham Palace congratulation on their 70th wedding anniversary. 
Anyway, it was a great day full of guests, visits, flowers and photos. I will treasure it in my memory and so will Mom-mom.

Tonight I'd love to share this post with other crafters from the blog hop at Hand-made Harbour. Do join in :)

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post! Happy Birthday, Mom-mom! What a beautiful and stylish lady you are. Gives me hope for my second half century. Martha...Your card is perfection+ inside and out. How exciting about the card from the Queen! What a lovely tradition. Makes me want to immigrate. Perhaps I'll add that to my bucket list in my 90's.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy Birthday to Mom-mom, what an achievement, hope she had a fantastic day! Thanks for popping over to my blog! :) x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gosh this is lovely! How did you make the white lacey trim for the Union Jack? It's gorgeous! x

    ReplyDelete
  4. A gorgeous card and absolutely perfect for such a momentous birthday. Many congratulations to her.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a lovely photo of your Mom-mom I love the crown perched on her head. Congrats to her she would have seen some changes and inventions over the years. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  6. How special. your card certainly fits your self made requirements. The Union flag is a lot harder than it looks to recreate in any way so you have my sympathies!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful! A lovely card and a wonderful celebration to be part of x

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a lovely post (I mean that in both ways). The card you made is very special, and lovely to see the one from the Queen.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your card is really special and so lovely. It's so heartwarming to read about the special card your Mom received from the Queen. I wish we had these long time traditions in the US. My best wishes to her on this wonderful milestone.

    ReplyDelete
  10. awww what a lovely post! your card is amazing! i love the lace trim and the crown just finishes it off perfectly :) how exciting to see the telegram too! i wonder how many of those she sends out every year... probably not that many! thank you for sharing your special family day with us :) x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Happy Birthday to Mom-Mom! Gorgeous card!! I love the crown!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    ReplyDelete
  12. Definitely a special card for a special day :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. What an amazing and truly unique card for her, it really looks amazing, and no doubt as treasured as the card from the Queen.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is such a lovely card for a special birthday.

    ReplyDelete

Share Your Love, leave a comment :)
Thank you for your time x x x