Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Happy Birthday!

Hi, I've not posted for a while as I have had a flair up of stomach problem but I am feeling a lot better now.  I have made a card for my mum who is 80 at the end of the month. I can't believe she is 80, she certainly doesn't look her age and she is very young at heart!  So Happy Birthday, mum! (will show her this on her birthday after I have given her the card).  The stamp is a lovely one called "Winter Millie" by Wild Rose Studio's Milton & Co. range available from Handy Hippo website.

My mum doesn't like overly fussy cards, so I decided to keep it quite simple. I think (hope) she will love Millie and I know she loves purple.  The background paper is from Wild Rose Studio Floral. I  Used Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch and made Happy Birthday and 80 banners on computer. The leaves were xcut punches, maple and beech, using silver paper and some green from 'floral' stack.

Winter Millie (close up)

Colouring for Millie:

Dress, Hat, Mittens, Bow and Flowers:  Copics V12, V15 
Skin/Fur:  Copics E31, E33 and E35.
Plantpot: Promarkers Cool Grey 2 and 4
Fur Trims: Diamond Stickle

Challenges entered:

Lili of The Valley - Challenge  No. 73 (blog hop) - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge No 138 - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenge No.  90 - Clean & Simple

I had a look at a lot of different cards on the challenges over the weekend with my family and was surprised how we all liked different ones.  What one person loved, another wasn't keen on, vice versa etc. Also last month I made a card and didn't like it and was about to throw it in the bin. My daughter was flabbergasted and said she absolutely loved it! It made me think - beauty really is in the eye of the beholder LOL. 

Final word goes to my mum: - below is a lovely photo of her aged about six, with her mother at the seaside. It would have been about 1936. I love that she looks so happy!!!

Happy 80th Birthday Mum!!!


Julie said...

Super cute card! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Your mum is gonna love it and the image is super sweet.
Lovely photo of your mum as well!
Hugs xx

Sue said...

Thanks Pat and Julie!!

Sue xx

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creation love the image and fab papers, big hugs love Pops x

Dorcas said...

Such a cute bear card and I love that old photograph too, its so special to have. Thanks for playing with us at DDCC!

Dena said...

Awe, I love the lavendar with this bear!!! Very cute card and I love your family photo!
Thanks for joining the LOTV Challenge this week and good luck on the candy!
Hugs, Dena

Sue said...

Thanks Pops

Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Dorcas!

Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Dena!

Hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

lovely card, sweet bear!


laney said...

Hi Sue thanks for the lovely comment!!
I think you have a great blog and make wonderful cards too
I am a follower! hope you dont mind

Sue said...

Hi Laney, thanks for visiting and your lovely comments also. Glad to have you following!

Cheers Sue xx