Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Happy 90th Birthday

I have never had the pleasure of celebrating someone's 90th birthday before but I gave this to one of our neighbours' this morning and he loved it.He is an absolute gem: Living alone but with regular visitors, he still reads the paper, does the crossword and number puzzles every day, still does the gardening. He said he would take it easier today because he overdid the lawn-mowing yesterday! He was a war hero too: Saved a German boy from drowning in a river when he was working fields there as a prisoner of war, which helped get him released back to France. He then used the German he had learned to save 7 local men here from being shot by a German officer by reasoning that none of them were the man he was looking for. The world needs more like this man! The cockrel and police badges have significance for him so formed the embellishments to the main image.

Not a 'usual' Friday Sketchers card but I used the current sketch for this one, just using a rectangle instead of an oval for the main image.
Used: Papermania Venetian Blue papers plus others from stash, Cuttlebug Slider and Harmony alphabet die-cuts, Anita's gems.


  1. Fantastic card!! Great layout and love the way you created this card! I can see why he loved it!!!

  2. Great card Karen. Louise x

  3. What a great story to your card, he sounds like a right character!!!

  4. That is a lovely card, he is lovely too!