Thursday, 3 December 2015

Sunnier Climes.....

Hi... thought I'd share the Birthday Card that I made for my Mum. It was her 85th Birthday last Sunday. She likes to look at nice scenery in the dull winter and so I chose this lovely pre-coloured image from LOTV.  She also loves a bit of sparkle hence the glittery flower. 

Papers: Freebie with 'Making Cards' Magazine
Flower: Prima

Sorry I've not been the best of bloggers lately.... life is getting in the way again.... seems to be one thing after another at the moment with things going wrong in the house.

At least my Christmas shopping is sorted and the presents are all wrapped. I got a few bargains in the Black Friday Sales online... my mum wanted a bigger tv as it was difficult to see anything on her 19 inch one. So I found a 24 inch one for her at fab price. Really pleased with it and it means I can watch Strictly with her on Saturday... and I will be able to actually see the dancers! :-))

Thank you for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate them! 
Hope you all have a good weekend!
Big Hugs


Christine Harrop said...

I'm sure your mum absolutely loved this card Sue. Such a lovely scene and the elements you have added make it perfect. Looking out of the window on this damp gloomy day I would love to be able to swap the view for this one ... lol! Gosh, my Christmas shopping is barely begun, let alone finished and wrapped. But good for you. I am generally more organised so I'll have to get my skates on now. Hugs Christine xx

meg said...

A beautiful card for mum Sue it's a beautiful tranquil image in lovely hues with great backing paper. A fantastic milestone birthday for her. Sorry to read that things aren't going so well, I hope everything improves soon. Take care Meg xx

Sue said...

A very beautiful card Sue,Love the scene.
Well done on your bargain,hope thing start going right soon,hugs xx

Pia S said...

I haven't seen images from this LOTV collection before, or at least not that I can recall. How beautiful! It makes me want to travel to somewhere warmer....
It's a lovely card. What a nice thing of you to get a bigger tv for your mom, enjoy the show together!

Chrissy said...

So pretty Sue..I could sit there quite happily to stare at that view for the sparkle on the flower, your Mum will just love it..and what a wonderful gift for you Son did the same thing for me a couple of years ago..and I'm done and dusted for Christmas I just have to stay away from the shops as with G/kids,I just keep buying.


Pat said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely pastel colours and super image. Happy Belated Birthday to you Mum hope she had a great day.

Pat xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I do like this image and the colours, so uplifting in this damp dark weather
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sue, such a beautiful image and pretty papers - I'm sure your Mum loved her card.
Sorry to hear things keep going wrong at the moment, I hope they improve for you very soon.
Take care.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous scene, just like looking out of my craft room window, I wish.
Fabulous colours and design, bet Mum was well pleased.

Kath x

KraftyKoolKat said...

So pretty Sue. Love the view and the gorgeous colours. I can't wait for it to be sunny and warm again. Lol!!!
Enjoy your weekend.

Jacee said...

So very pretty sue, a lovely design, gorgeous scene and what a lovely color! Happy birthday to Sue's Mum too!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Sue!! I love that beautiful image and your fab layout, the added sparkly looks fabulous! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Big hugs, Tammy

chrissy xx said...

Oh! Such a Wonderful scene Sue..It feels a place to sit and dream and take us away from the wind and rain we are having at the moment! I can smell the flowers just thinking about it..LOve your papers and the pretty die..Your flower is so delicate too and lots of glitter which is pretty.
I LOve Strictly. Enjoy your weekend..
Sending Birthday Wishes too xx xx

Janice said...

Great card Sue, love the colours on the image and I'm a huge fan of the stitched borders! Jx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, this is so pretty, bet she loved it. Hope things improve for you soon but well done on getting a bargain.

Liz x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A beautiful scenery and lovely soft colours, Sue, I'm sure she loved it. Glad to hear that you found a great gift for her and that you have all the Christmas pressies sorted. I hope that things improves for you sweetie.

Love and hugs

Amelia Thorneycroft said...

Hey Sue!
Just popping over to let you know I have a website all up and running. If you could spread the message that would be great! Lots of love xx

MagsB said...

Sue, this is beautiful! I love how you've taken the colours of the LotV image and used them for your fab embellies. I bet your mum loves it! And many happy returns to her, too, what an achievement to reach 85! :)

love Maggie x

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful card Sue. I bet your Mum will be blown over with it. What a bonus those lovely pre-coloured images are from LOTV. They are so useful! Judy x

chrissy xx said...

Hi Sue
Just calling in to Thank You so much for my lovely Christmas card..
Hope you are all well.