Saturday 25 February 2012

Happy Birthday to You xx

Well today sees my aunt's 90th birthday so I am sending her  big Happy Birthday wishes for today!! It's quite an achievement to reach 90 and she still lives alone and is as bright as a button although she is troubled badly with arthritis.  There is a big party for her this afternoon and I am looking forward to it as it will be so nice to see relatives I have not seen for years such as my cousin's children and their children whom I have never seen.  So I have scheduled this post which is the first time I have ever done this so fingers crossed it works.  Here is the card I made for her:

I really struggled to think of something I had been thinking about it for weeks but never came up with anything definite.  I saw these pretty images on Diane's blog from Ladybird Crafts Ink and rather liked them so I got the whole set of 9, they are digital so are handy to have in.  Once I printed the image out and chose my cardstock I just made it up as I went along so it was very much a on the go creation so to speak.  The papers are from DCWV called Linen Closet and are very pretty and glittered although you can't pick that up too well.  Here is another shot:

The butterfly is a Marianne die and I have put some pearls on the antennae, I have cut the numbers out with a Dienamics die.  The border is made with a Tonic die and I have used Spellbinders for my image.  The image is coloured with Stickles and I have put some on the flowers and numbers.  Flowers and pin from Wild Orchid crafts and ribbon from stash.  I have computer generated the sentiment.  My aunt always loves the words in cards so I searched on the internet for a verse to go in and found one for Grandma but I just changed this to Aunt and put it in.  Here is a picture of the inside:

I made and decorated a box but I have not taken a picture but I'm sure you tired of looking at pictures by now!!  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - I spy 'B' (Birthday, butterfly, bow)
The Poodles Parlour - Something for a female
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - Birthday
Simply Create Too - Add Sunshine to Your Day
Stampin' for the Weekend - Bingo (Ribbon, Glitter and Flowers)
Aud Sentiments - Use Happy in your Sentiment
Cropstop - Is it Bloomin' Outside
Paper Play Challenge - For a Mother/Female Relative
Whimsy Stamps - Monochromatic
Crafty Sentimental Designs - Use 2 Designer Papers
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Spring is in the Air

Well I shall be chasing around after Harrison my grandson when this goes up - fingers crossed.  Have a lovely weekend, thanks for looking and take care xx


Doreen said...

Your card is beautiful Susan,love the image and butterfly and lovely flower

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous with gorgeous colours, loving this creation :0) hugs Pops x

Jo said...

Beautiful card, love the colours & gorgeous embellies! Happy Birthday to your Aunt & hope you have a lovely time at the party!
Jo x

Minna said...

This is so fine and nice card! Very harmonic! :)

Unknown said...

Fantastic card Susan , even the inside looks great.I like the hat pins , the colour tones you have used are lovely.
Your Aunt will love this, it will be pride of place on her mantle I bet !!.
What a great age she is bless her.
Hugs Elaine

Lizzy said...

What a lovely card, and fantastic your Aunt has reached 90! Wow what a lady.. my sister's birthday today too! Please post your box you made, I would really love to see it. Thanks Suzie xx

Carol said...

Beautiful card Susan, I'm sure your Aunt will love it. Enjoy your afternoon. Carol x

Sue said...

Susan your card is just beautiful,I am sure your Aunt will love it,a very Happy Birthday to her.Have fun this afternoon.
Sue xx

Unknown said...

A stunning and elegant birthday card Susan, which your aunt will treasure, she'll love your gorgeous flower arrangement and fragile butterfly! Hugs, Ira

chrissy xx said...

Just Stunning! Your aunt will be one happy lady with this! Sooo nice to have a card made for you at any age Susan......Enjoy your day.

coops said...

wow this is stunning suzie.really pretty and beautiful :D

xx coops xx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Susan,I love the delicate colour, and the embellishments lovely.

Happy Birthday to your Aunt and have a lovely party.

Hugs Julie x

Sue B said...

WoW!!! this is gorgeous Susan!! what a sweet image and you've coloured it so beautifully! Gorgeous papers and embellishments - those flowers, the lovely bow, and the butterfly are SO scrummy!!!
Your Aunt is going to love this card! I hope you have a wonderful celebration together - sounds like it will be really lovely!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Claire said...

This is a really lovely card hun. Love the soft cream tones and the butterfly and pretty embellies are just gorgeous. Hugs, Claire x

Edwina said...

Every time I visit I see beautiful work. You do a great job. this card is lovely. I love the elegant butterfly on it. The vase of flowers are really pretty. Your Aunt will love it. I have an award for you on my blog. please let me know if you accept it or not. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, love that image and your wonderful design. Your Aunt will treasure it!

Lisa xx said...

Wow, this is stunning, thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Sue Nicholson said...

Fab, beautiful card,lovely flowers. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers sue n x

Craftychris said...

Another lovely card, your Aunt will adore it. I hope you have a fabulous day and that your Aunt enjoyed her party xx

lalkygirl said...

what a gorgeous card ,love the pretty colour and the flowers are fab
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is gorgeous - so pretty . I love those soft muted colours
Thanks fr joining us at LCI this fortnight
Lisa x

Pami said...

This is gorgeous Susan, I love how you have used this new image. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at LCI this fortnight, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Vicki said...

Lovely, elegant card! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Marjo said...

Wonderful Card Susan, thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Suzie: Your card is so very pretty--love your colors and your wonderful image. bet your Aunt will too!

Thanks for entering in Challenge #7 - "Add Sunsine to Your Day" at Simply Create Too. Join our next challenge too?

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Lisa Watson said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterfly!! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!