Saturday, 15 April 2017

80

A lovely lady I know recently celebrated her 80th birthday. Her friend called me and requested a large card for her that all her friends could sign. We discussed the the various things that should be featured on the card. My customer wanted the WIZO (Women's International Zionist Organisation) logo, as our friend has been a big worker and supporter of the organisation over the years. She is originally from Leeds, a city in the northern English county of Yorkshire, so I added the city's coat of arms. The blue and white flag of Israel also had to appear, since Israel is her home and has been for many years. My customer also specifically asked for some music notes and the Hebrew words Mazal Tov, a phrase used to express congratulations for a happy and significant occasion. I cut out the teeny tiny letters and added them to the card. Finally, a slice of birthday cake, balloons and flowers completed the card.
The birthday girl loved it and, even though the card was in fact not from me, called me to tell me how thrilled she was to receive it. My customer emailed too. "The card is gorgeous and Joan will love it. Many thanks."

8 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

A beautiful card, as always. I enjoy your creativity and your posts always bring a smile.

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Awesome card!

Anonymous said...

You are versatile in your approach to each card, Lisa - I love this style! It must be very special to make a card for a lady who has done historic things! Hope you had a good Passover:) Thank you for sharing this birthday card with All Seasons - and have a great week!

NC Sue said...

Thank you for sharing at this week's link-up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/04/making-dangerous-situation-kid-friendly.html. I always look forward to your comments and your sharing.
Shalom!~

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great details Lisa! How wonderful that you received a thank you from the birthday girl too!

bettyl-NZ said...

Such a great card for a special lady. I can't imagine how much change she has seen in her lifetime.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Such a beautiful, personalized card for Joan. How sweet to make one so big that everyone can sign it. You did a fantastic job of capturing her in the card.

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