Monday, 15 April 2013

Card & Wallet & Some Scottish Scenery

Happy Monday folks,

It's a lovely sunny day with us here today, a tad on the windy side but as they say, "great for the washing"!

Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and this fortnight out hostess is Carole.  Carole would like to see a Card or a Tag, with matching Gift Wrap, Bag or Box.

Recently a very good friend celebrated her silver wedding anniversary and so I made a card with a matching gift wallet.

The hearts on the card were cut with my Silhouette machine from thick wrapping paper, which I then matted onto white card and silver miri, then added some bling and a PC generated sentiment.

The money wallet is made from the same paper and I just added a fancy blingy embellishment - cause she's that kind of gal!

Our sponsors for this challenge are:
The Paper Shelter with a $20 gift certificate

and Woodware Craft Collection with a £12 gift voucher

This weekend my husband's boss was over from Houston and so we took him out for the day to visit one of the local Whisky distilleries for a bit of whisky tasting.  (I'm not a whisky drinker so I was the chauffeur!) Then we went to Balmoral Castle (where the Queen likes to have her summer holidays!) 

The Balmoral Estate is situated right by the River Don Dee (oops!) and there has been such heavy rain and a quick thaw of the mountain snow that the river was really high and fast flowing

and this is one of the "Queen's Trees" - thought you would like it Valerie - it's looking at you!

Okay folks, thanks for bearing with me through this long post.  Do pop on over to Crafty Cardmakers and see the lovely cards and gift boxes the ladies have made.

Take good care and see you soon.

Suze xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card and wallet, and gorgeous photos. How nice to visit a distillery and Balmoral! I went there once as a student when I was doing a stint in Aberdeen, but I didn't see that tree! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Hiya fishface ! What a lovely little gift set, love the silver paper and looks gorgeous with those hearts, nice to see the Silhouette get an outing. The money folder is a great idea but did you put anything in it !!!! I bet you didn't ! Thanks for the lovely photo's Scotland is so beautiful at any time of year. Love the spooky tree I bet Valerie will do something with that !

take care


Meggymay said...

A great card and gift pocket, love the soft colours. Loved the photos as well.
Yvonne x

Von said...

Lovely matching combo Suze very sophisticated colour :)
Von ♥

chrissie said...

Thank you for sharing the photographs it looks like the weather was kind to you.

Love the Combo and the addition of the piece of jewellery is inspiring

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Aileen said...

Hi Suze Lovely card and matching gift wallet. Love all those silvery hearts.

Sorry to be a stickler but isn't Balmoral on the Dee? Ooopsies!

Haven't been in myself, it looks gorgeous. x

Josephine said...

Beautiful, Suze. Love the silver tones - so elegant.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Very elegant cards.

Julie Reed said...

Beautiful Suze, very classy, the wallet is a great idea.
Jules x

Mynn xx said...

Suze, these are just stunning! LOVE the gorgeous metallic accents and the overall feel is so elegant! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! :)

Zippy said...

Stunning card and wallet. Thanks for showing the lovely photos xxx