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Happy Birthday Basil!


Today is my gorgeous neighbour Basil’s 88th birthday. (Remember him from the ANZAC Day parade picture on Sunday?) This dear man was a Warrant Officer in the Air Force in World War II. He was shot down in the North Sea, and spent 4 days in a liferaft waiting for the Royal Navy to come and rescue him – but the German Navy got there first, and he became a prisoner of war. He was marched across Poland into Germany, hundreds of miles, as the allies kept advancing. Fortunately he lived to see the end of the war, and brought an English girl back to be his wife. Now we live next to him and his wife Irene, and have come to know them and their family very well over the last 6 years.

I already knew I wanted to use the ‘Pocket Silhouettes’ stampset to make his card. The colours were  inspired by the Inkspiration Colour Challenge #21:

And I used the Saturday Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411:

I gave it a bit of lift by running the Whisper White layer through the Big Shot, embossing it with Perfect Polka Dots. And I used the Tiny Tags stampset and the medium jewellery tag punch for the tags, tied off with a piece of linen thread.

Happy Birthday, Basil. Just remember – Navy is still the senior service! 🙂

8 Comments leave one →
  1. 27/04/2010 14:13

    Simple and sweet. Love it.

  2. Steph permalink
    27/04/2010 16:02

    Happy Birthday Basil. Love the card Bron.

  3. 27/04/2010 20:40

    that’s a fabulous story & card TFS

  4. 27/04/2010 23:53

    This looks stunning Bron! I bet Basil was tickled with it.

    And, should you be mentioning about there being so many seniors still serving in the Navy?? 😉

  5. 28/04/2010 03:23

    This is just gorgeous! I love the clean and simple look and that stamp set is wonderful!

  6. 29/04/2010 12:54

    Very pretty clean and stylish! Thanks for playing along this week.

  7. 30/04/2010 19:48

    Very nice!! Simple and sweet


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