Monday, 3 June 2013

Thank you ....

.... Hi, it's a lovely morning here in Northville - quite a bit cooler than last week, but much more pleasant!  I've had a fabulous weekend, but more of that later.  First, I'd like to share a card I made yesterday.  I used a couple of challenges to make it:

Stamps: My Favourite Things - LJD Pretty Poppies; Stampin' Up! - Best of Flowers
Inks: SU - Daffodil Delight, Real Red; Memento - London Fog
Dies: Spellbinders - Rectangles Sm (S4-130) #4, Scalloped Rectangles Sm (S4-131) #4
Accessories:  White Lustre Card; Aqua Card - from stash


This card came together really quickly.  I used the lovely text stamp from Pretty Poppies for the thin panel in grey.  I used my Spellbinders to cut a white panel and the soft aqua mat panel (most of which is hidden) as I cut off most of the scalloped edges (being totally faithful to the sketch).  I masked off the edges of the white panel and stamped the daisies in vibrant yellow and finished off with a bold thank you in red!  This card is already in the post.

I said earlier that I'd had a super weekend - well I did.  I got the gardening done which is a huge achievement for me as I'm not a gardening fan.  I love pretty gardens, just don't like doing the work to make them that way!!! 

And yesterday was my birthday.  It was such a great day.  After my morning walk, Jonathan and Kathryn made me breakfast and then I opened all my lovely cards.  I got a huge envelope of cards from my crafting group in Wales (I miss them all so much) as well as that envelope I had lots from other family and friends.  Here are a few photos of my cards - they WILL be staying on display for at least a week!


All the cards - on top of our bookshelf.


 A close up - you might recognise a couple of them - thanks Tara and Sue - love them!


And yet more!!  The card that opens at the front with the "for you" and butterfly was made by Kathryn - so pleased with it.

Well that's all for now - I've got a lot of preparation to do - only 10 days until Kathryn and I fly back to the UK for a whole month!!!  It's going to be so, so busy and we are both really looking forward to it.  See you soon!

13 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Happy Birthday, Deborah! We're practically twins! A lovely display of cards - you have lots of friends who make them for you, I see! I also love your minimal use of the colours for the challenge - lovely white card with bright pops of colour - very, very pretty!

Craftilicious said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday - I totally forgot to log on and say that on the day doh! So glad my card arrived on time though and that you had a wonderful birthday weekend. It certainly looks as though Kathryn has inherited her Mum's creative fingertips ;-)
Hope to catch you when you're back in the UK.
Tara
x

Marlena M. said...

Oh, what a blessing to have so many friends Deborah! Happy Belated birthday~
Your card is beautiful!

Cindy Hall said...

I love your card. It's the epitomy of clean and simple. Beautifully done! Your birthday card display is lovely, too! You are obviously very loved! Happy belated birthday! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Beeson said...

The yellow flowers are so pretty!

Renee said...

One...
this card is gorgeous!!
Perfect in every way!
And Two...
HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!! :)
I can tell you had a great day...
and look at all the love!
I know you had to have been in tears opening and reading each of them...
but so happy for you that you'll soon be able to see everyone! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So very pretty Deb!

Paula (PEP) said...

Belated birthday wishes from me too. I love your interpretation of the sketch with your use of London Fog for the script. Shall have to go & investigate that challenge.........
Paula (PEP)

Jackie said...

A very pretty card, and indeed lots of beautiful cards since I last paid a visit. Lots of gorgeous birthday cards too, I hope you had a lovely day :o)
Jackie xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous card you've made with these beautiful daisies Deborah - they're my current obsession! The little ric-rac embellishment you made with the scalloped rectangle is very effective and I love the colours you used too. Happy birthday for Sunday (in fact, you and Ardyth and I are practically triplets!) Hope you had a wonderful day, I know Jonathan and Kathryn will have spoiled you! Your gorgeous array of cards makes a lovely display. Vicky x

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday Deborah, what a lot of wonderful friends you have, I know you miss them! Your card is lovely, the background script in blue is fabulous! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

Sue Lelli said...

Looks like you received a lot of LOVE for your birthday! So nice of you to take photos like that!

Kelly S. said...

Ohhh I love your crisp card in those colors, what beautiful flowers! Loving the red sentiment over the yellow. It looks like you had a wonderful birthday! Belated birthday hugs to you, Deborah :)!

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