Friday, 16 May 2014

Birthday surprise ....

.... Hello!  I've a birthday card to share with you today for a very special lady.  Many of you know Sandie of London Days, she always leaves such lovely comments on cards.  Today is Sandie's birthday and we are surprising her with a Birthday Linky Party which is being hosted by Nonni.

Happy Birthday Sandie - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - So Very Grateful; Avery Elle - Handwritten Notes
Inks: Memento - London Fog; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Melon Mambo; Copics; Wink of Stella; Sequins; Silver Pen


Sandie always makes the most gorgeous clean and simple cards, so I thought I'd make a CAS birthday card for her.  I used a few challenges to make the card.  The colours are from this week's Colour Throwdown - CTD#292 and the layout is from CAS(E) this Sketch - CTS#76.  I didn't get chance to make a card for Addicted to Stamps and More! - ASM#95 earlier this week, but I realise that in making this card, I've taken inspiration from the flowers and colours.  I stamped the flower spray in grey, coloured it with Copics and added some sparkle to the flowers with my new Wink of Stella pen and then I fussy cut it out.  I cut a panel of white card and drew silver borders on three sides, then adhered it directly to the card.  I stamped the birthday sentiment in black and finished the front with a few sequins.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of pink design paper and on the white panel stamped some more flowers and coloured them with Copics. 

Happy Birthday Sandie inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Not quite sure when Sandie will get this card, but it is on the way!!

I've been busy this week spending time with Mum, which is why I've not been around much.  It was such a lovely Mother's Day weekend for us both.  On Sunday the weather was fabulous and we went out to a local flower and flea market - such fun, this was followed by lunch out and then a lovely drive round the area.  Monday was another day of indulgence with us both having a massage - so relaxing.  We managed to get home before all the bad weather arrived.  Monday afternoon the tornado warning sirens went off - we sheltered in the basement, but fortunately nothing happened in our area. Sadly the weather has been awful for most of the week, but I think we've gotten off lightly compared to some.

Before I go, I must share some fab news about my wonderful husband.  Last night Jonathan attended a presentation event for Canvas Pontiac.  We had all submitted photographs to the competition. and we found out last week that Jonathan had had one of his photos selected to be made into a large canvas and hung on the walls in Pontiac.  As part of our trip on Sunday we drove up to Pontiac to see the large canvas print of Jonathan's photo.  Here's a photo of Jonathan's image on the wall.

Kia Dancing - photograph by Jonathan Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm so proud of Jonathan.  It's a super photo, so full of life and has a great position on the wall by Lafayette Market!

I'll be back soon - taking a bit of a break while Mum is here on holiday!  See you soon.

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23 comments:

sandie said...

Thank you so much Deborah, I am so touched you had time to make this as you are so busy. It is so perfect for me, I can't wait to open it up. And congrats to your hubby, that is an awesome photo x

Sue said...

Hi Deborah, this is gorgeous. I love how you coloured the pretty flowers and the added sparkle and bling. Have a great weekend! Sue x

Cornelia W said...

Lovely card, Deborah! So perfect for Sandie! Great photo of your son - you really can be proud of him!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...such a beauty of a birthday card!

Deepti said...

This is so beautiful Deborah!! I love the colors and sparkle :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Such amazing artistic talent that you and Jonathan share, Deborah!! Your card for Sandie is stunning and so is Jonathan's incredible photo!! Enjoy your sweet and precious time with your Mum!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Deborah.

Donna x

Pauline said...

Such a pretty card Deborah, enjoy your visit with your mum x

Marina said...

Pretty card with an uncluttered design and a lovely touch of sparkle.

Vickie Z said...

Fab card for all these challenges!! Happy your mum was able to come visit and glad you're having a wonderful time! Congrats to Johnathan!! Thxs for playing at CTD!!

Jackie said...

Wonderful card and a beautiful photograph, congratulations to JOnathan :o)
Jackie xx

Jess said...

Stunning card! Love the sparkle!

Pia S said...

Such a pretty flower image and elegant CAS design. The sequins are a fab touch, it so 'Sandie'!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous! That silver "frame" is perfect! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Beverley said...

CAS perfection & SO pretty. Enjoy time with your mum. Hugs Bev x

Broni said...

A lovely birthday card, Deborah! So glad you had a good Mother's Day and congrats to the hubby! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Joan Ervin said...

Your flowers are sooo pretty and I love all the sparkle!!!! Congrats to your hubs, too!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Jane said...

Such a pretty card and I love how you make a matching inside - so special.

Jen W. said...

I love the sparkle on those gorgeous flowers and the subtle silver matting. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!
And big congrats to Jonathan!

Bev said...

A very pretty card, inside and out! and Well Done Hubby on his poster.
Bev x

Asha said...

The flowers are so lovely, Deborah.... and the sequins are a sweet addition. LOVE this card! Have a lovely weekend!
hugs, Asha

Maura R said...

Love your card p the sequins are the perfect detail!!
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