Friday, 19 September 2014

Vintage Birthday

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today. I know some of you are unwell or going through difficult times, so am sending extra huge hugs to you and hope things improve soon.

I thought I would pop by and show you a card that I made a while back for my dear friend Ira's Birthday. I do love these papers which were free with magazine... they are so pretty for vintage cards.

Image: E-Vint
Paper: Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady (freebie in magazine)
Flowers: Bo Bunny
Leaves: Martha Stewart Punch
Feather, Butterfly and Pearls from Stash.

 Thank you for all your lovely comments and best wishes... I'm finally improving after my IBS flare up, although I had a relapse earlier in the week... I thought an omelette would be a nice light meal !!!!!! :-0   Oh my, what a mistake that was!!... Lol - so I'm sticking to my safe foods for a good while longer!

I'm going to do a bit of Christmas Crafting this weekend... bought some Kits to make Christmas Cards as I'm not feeling very motivated this year... so will see how they come out... I'm hoping to tart them up a bit!! ?? ;-)

And of course I'm looking forward to Downton this weekend!! Yay!! it's come around SO quickly... can't believe how quickly this year is flying by. 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Love and hugs


Debs said...

Beautiful card Sue - the flowers are stunning and the image is so gorgeous.
I am so looking forward to Downton this weekend and then Strictly next weekend - bring it on :o)
Take care hun.
Debs xx

Janice said...

Thanks for the hugs - Merlot & I feel the benefit already!

Love your vintage card Sue, you have a way with vintage that I just love and the pearl borders are so pretty.A gorgeous image and a super card.

Hope you are being good diet wise and that the IBS has settled. Have a super weekend and thanks for your support this week. Jx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, beautiful image and love those flowers .
Hope you have a.lovely weekend
Wendy xx

Pia S said...

This is a wonderful card, the colors of the DP and flowers are really eye catching!
Tomorrow I'm going to a craft fair, I'll probably return home with lots of new goodies and inspiration. Can't wait!

chrissy xx said...

BEAutiful! I LOve, LOve, LOve your design Sue..The Butterfly with these diferent sizes of pearls are so pretty, as are the flowers and feather.
Glad to hear you are on the mend. x
I'm looking forward to weekend too..
Downton and the X Factor..

Carole said...

Absolutely stunning Sue.
I agree this year is flying by
Have a great weekend
Carole xXx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous sue. I love the vintage image, beautiful papers and pretty detailing. I bet Ira was thrilled to receive such a special card.
I am pleased you are starting to feel better now.
I hope you have a good weekend and enjoy Downton!
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Superb card, really lovely papers and fabulous flowers they really do the image justice.

Kath x

Tammy said...

WOW this is stunning Sue!! I love that vintage image, the beautiful paper and your gorgeous flowers! I bet Ira loved her card! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Big Hugs, Tammy

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Sue, I hope you well, this is a stunner I love the vintage image, the pearls and the gorgeous flowers.
Kevin xx

Little K Smith said...

Ooohhh this is just beautiful Sue! A gorgeous image, delish purple flowers and I love the feather too!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)

Wendy L said...

Great card Sue, I agree, papers are lovely. Xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue what a gorgeous card for Ira, bet she loved it! Very elegant picture and love the paper and flowers with it. So looking forward to Downton, my husband said George Clooney is supposed to be in it at some point???!!! Susan xx

meg said...

Good morning Sue, hope you are feeling a lot better, nothing worse than Ibs flare ups.

Love the card you do vintage so well it's C&S but it's not, doesn't make sense does it, the layout is clean and your wonderful flowers pearls and butterfly enhance the card keeping the focus on that lovely image, hope that makes sense. Looking forward to Downton tomorrow have also been watching Australian Masterchef it's on every evening except Saturday and is much more fun than the UK version.

Take care hugs Meg xx

Ira Huberts said...

Hi sweetie! Hope you're doing better now? I am still soooooooooooooo enjoying the lovely card you made me! I so love the colours, pretty image and lovely papers, a wonderful keepsake which hopefully allows me to enjoy it for many many years to come! Gosh, thanks for the heads up about Downton, had no idea! Must record it, am barely able to keep up with Our Zoo, which is absolutely brilliant!! Enjoy your Sunday, lots of hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW Sue this is so pretty, what a great card, I love your vintage creations they are always outstanding.

I hope that you are feeling much better now, Sending Happy Weekend Hugs Hazelxx

Jacee said...

So beautiful Sue, the background paper is so pretty and how cool you got it for free! gorgeous work, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Sue, I am sure Ira adored it when she received it. such a lovely image and gorgeous paper and I love the flowers and feather.

I do hope you start to feel better soon sweetie, I am sure it must be sapping all your energy.

I can't wait for Downton tomorrow.

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the pretty papers and gorgeous flowers. Woohoo! nearly Downton time :-)

Donna x

cotnob said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, your flowers are stunning and such a gorgeous vintage image.
I'm sorry to hear that you are still not 100%, take care and enjoy Downton.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the bling & flowers!
Hope you get your mojo back soon hunnie. Enjoy Downton
Hugs Shell xx

Mary J said...

My goodness, that is so beautiful, Sue! You've really brought out the glow in her!

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, such gorgeous colours and image.

Pat xx

Janice said...

No real change with Lotty today, still dribbling and still blind on left side...and now he's taken to sulking! Jx :(

craftinka said...

Love your car. Lovely image, vintage paper and embellishments. Great card Sue. Hugs, Justyna xx

coops said...

so stunning sue.i love your vintage image and your papers, details and colours are really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, so glad you are feeling a bit better. A good dose of Downton is just what the doctor ordered!

Your card is so pretty, love those gorgeous flowers and she is so wistful looking!

Take care, Liz x

Joan Ervin said...

What a vintage the beautiful image and you always use the perfect details!!!! This is such a gorgeous birthday card!!! Good luck witt the Christmas cards...can't wait to see what you create!!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Vintage at it's best, very beautiful Sue and I love those flowers. Looking forward to seeing the Christmas cards.