Friday 6 July 2012


Good Morning everyone hope you are ok and looking forward to the start of the weekend. Here in the UK it is set to be another damp one!! I do hope the weather improves for the Olympics.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days  and the theme for this challenge is Summertime.  Well when I think of summer it is always of heat and flowers in the garden so I made my card with these two things in mind.  However when my husband came home and saw it he said it looked more autumnal!!  I really panicked then as I had literally got out of my sick bed to make it and didn't feel up to making another.  I started to pull other papers out and re-design but I really wasn't up to it so I have had to go with my original card so apologies if you think it is autumnal although I still maintain orange and red makes me think of the heat!!

I have used Flowers 2 which you can purchase here from Jenni and I coloured the image with just my Prismas for a softer look.  The paper is from Doodle Deux by Prima and cardstock from Coredinations.  I have cut and matted the image with my Nesties and used a Tonic punch for the flowers which have a Card Candi coloured with Copics in the centre.  The fern is a Memory Box die and the corner is by MFT Dienamics. Please pop over to Cardmadfairy's Digi Days and see what the rest of the team have been up to.

That's it for me for today, its my birthday so out for lunch with DH and then out for dinner this evening with my daughter, her partner, DH and my sister!  Thanks so much for coming by and I will be back tomorrow - take care xx


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Susan. Well WOW. I just love the colours, and you are right about it reminding you of heat. Its so beautiful and I love the design which shows off the lovely image, and your floral arrangement is perfect.
Have a good weekend.
Love Sandra xxx

Teresa said...

What a beautiful card Susan, so pretty I love that stamp. xxx

Janette said...

Happy Birthday Susan, hope you enjoy, sounds like you will though...

Love the card, very sweet.xx

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan this is beautiful the colours remind me of summer too,the colours set the image off lovely.

Happy Birthday have the most fantastic day.

Hugs Julie x

Sonia said...

Really elegant card Suzie:)
Love all flowers in it:)
Big hug,

catherine said...

beautiful card Suzie and lovely colours. have a very happy birthday and enjoy your day
x catherine

Berry said...

This is gorgeous Susan, hope you have a great birthday hugs Rebekah xx

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Susan, I hope you have a great birthday - sounds like you wont be hungry!

Sue said...

Hello Susan,Happy Birthday,hope you are having a lovely day.
Beautiful card and colours.
Hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Have a fabulous evening Hugs Elaine .
Opps nearly forgot , your card is super the backing paper is so pretty too well done

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Susan, I hope you enjoy the rest of your special day.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the flowers are the colours are so pretty

Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

Happy Birthday Susan, your card is just gorgeous,love the image....fabulous colouring and

Mary J said...

Oh Susan, that's sooo pretty! Gorgeous colours, love that corner and the flowers are sooo sweet!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous flowery card. Love the image and colours.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Susan, hope you've enjoyed your day. Love your card and it's perfect for summer. Carol x

Vicky said...

So very pretty Susan...and I really love the colours too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

so stunning susan.gorgeous flowers and colours.
a very late Happy Birthday from me ;D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

A really pretty card Suzie!

Sarah x

Ally said...

so many flowers are just my cup of tea LOL! It's a wonderful creation, Suzie! Well done!
Have a wonderful weekend, we'll have sunshine today with 25°C, that's much bearable than the 35°C we had last weekend!
Hugs, Alessandra

Sue B said...

Aww it's a perfect Summery Card Susan!! Love the image and pretty papers.. and the flowers… it's really sweet!
Happy Birthday!!!!
sorry I am bit late… but really hope you had a lovely day hun!
Big Hugs
Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Happy birthday to you dear Susan! May you have a fun filled day and many more good years to come!! Your flower card looks gorgeous, such pretty colours!! Enjoy your special day, hugs, Ira xox

Glenda Atkins said...

Happy Birthday Susan, hope you had a wonderful day! Gorgeous flower card!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card Susan, hope you ad a great birthday!
Helen x

chrissy xx said...

JUst Gorgeous. LOving your colours and LOving your stamp.
Bet your garden flowers are getting a bashing Susan with all the rain we have had.