Wednesday, September 14, 2011


My Nan turns 95 this week.  She’s too frail for a big party like she had for her 90th but she will enjoy receiving lots of cards and recognition of her age.

I had a look in the shops for a 95 card but there are very few and non appealed.  I had the same trouble trying to find a 50th wedding anniversary card earlier this year.  Surely neither event is so rare that the card companies can all but ignore them.

Anyway I decided to make a card instead so gathered some supplies in gold and red – my Nan’s favourite colours.  She likes bling too but I didn’t have any in my stash.  The numbers are sold to put onto wheelie bins – I thought they would make a good stencil and make the number the real star of the card.


I used the gold for the card base; cut the numbers from the red; added gold ink to the flowers.  I used foam tape to attach the numbers.


It’s on its way in the mail now to make sure it is there by Saturday. 

And here’s a photo of my Nan and Gramp with me as a baby – their first grandchild

nan 2

and this one has 4 generations – my Mum is on the left and my Nan’s stepmum is sitting.

nan 1


Alison said...

You made a lovely job of the card, Helena...and love those old photos!
Alison xx

LizzieMade said...

95 years old is quite some achievement - Congratulations to your Nan! Love the card and it's a great idea to use those stickers as a template - I have some wooden letters and number, that I also use for this purpose (they're a bit smaller though!).
The family photos are lovely.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your grandparents. Great colors and so much love.

Jimjams said...

WOW - Congratulations to your Nan - that's a BIG achievement! Super card too - you'll have to buy a whole set of those numbers for templates. The photos are fabulous!

Stampmouse said...

wow 96 that is awesome