Monday, 15 July 2013

A summery birthday card

Hi everyone, and a big hello from sunny Aberdeen. It seems we are actually going to have a 'real' summer this year and I am not going to complain that it's too hot. No, no, no I'm not, the winter's are very long here in Scotland and I am going to lap up every warm ray of sunshine!

Onto my card which is for the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers, hosted by Lin who has chosen a nice easy theme of BIRTHDAY.

The leaves and butterflies are cut from DP using Tim Holtz mini floral die. The doily is Stampin Up DP and the red background was cut with an SU framelit.  The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is also SU, cut with a Spellbinders fancy tag die.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Di's Digistamps and Hobby Art.

It's been such a looooong time since I was at a wedding but last Thursday my husband's niece got married at a beautiful Charles Rennie Mackintosh venue in Glasgow.  It's been a long time since I've had an occasion to 'glam up' too and although I don't really like looking at photos of myself, I do quite like this one my husband took of my gorgeous daughter and myself.  Just wanted to share (lol) - ignore the tuft of hair that's waving at you!

Okay, that's me for today, I'm away to have a little potter outside.  

Hope the sun is shining down on you too!

Take care and thanks for popping in.

Suze xx



A fabulous card Suze - love the colour choice and all that yummy SU stash!!
The photo is fabulous - you both look so elegant.
How lovely to have a warm sunny day for the occasion - let's hope that Summer continues for a while!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Viv said...

beautiful pic of you both - and not a Doc Marten in sight!! LOL
Lovely card too!

Valerie-Jael said...

Great card and a fab photo of those two glam girls! Valerie

Kim x said...

You scrub up very nicely girl :O)
Glad you are enjoying the sunshine, me, I'm hiding indoors but I don't begrudge everyone else their rays.
Lovely card by the way.
hugs Kimx

Jenni's Jems said...

I just love this card... so different for you though! and aren't you a pair of smashers and I do like that dress and Ems looks sooo grown up! x

Von said...

A beautifully laid out card Suzie :) and super photo :)
Von ♥

Aileen said...

Lovely layers Suz on your card and lots of pretty details. Beautiful photo of Dot and Mum too. x

Vic said...

an absolutely gorgeous card! just love those colours and that shaped die... thanks for your comment on my card recently x

G Peplow said...

I missed this little beauty Suze, what a stunning pair you make :D I love your card too, glorious colours and the flowers tone so beautifully, XX