Friday, 18 September 2009

Special Birthday Card




Anne asked me to make a special card for a close friend Beth, who has a milestone birthday coming up next week. Now Beth is elegance personified, so I tried to make a card that would complement this, and used these Martha Stewart papers in shades of a bronzey gold and aqua. The letters were cut using the Storybook cartridge at 2 1/2" and dotted with some glittered prima flowers.
Yes, I have finally finished unpacking and was able to get organised to make this card last night. It's quite disorientating because I have forgotten where everything is kept here, so keep rummaging in drawers to find stuff. I had a minor panic when I couldn't find my nestabilities, they had been tucked into a little side pocket of a case and got overlooked. I have doubles of all the heavy items - cricut, cuttlebug etc, but the nesties, embossing folders, cartridges etc do the journey with me. So now, all my stuff is around me, and all I need to do is to get cracking on some cards.........

28 comments:

Sandi said...

Gorgeous card, Enfys. She is sure to love it. The blue and bronze look so nice together. Very elegant! Glad you're getting settled. Wonderful pix of the grandkids yesterday. I enjoyed seeing them!

eiyiyi said...

This is really beautiful and certainly is elegant. I'm sure Beth will be wowed by it. I have enough trouble remembering where everything is in my one craft room (I reorganize a lot) so having to deal with two would just do me in! hugs, eileen

Jessica said...

He Enfys, I'll bet you can relax more now that you're all unpacked. (except when you can't find somethig!) lol I love the special card. I had my 60th too.(January) I'm sure Beth wll love it.

Lean said...

Love the colours you used and yes its a special card.
have a nice weekend,Lean

Kristina said...

BEAUTIFUL card and very elegant. She'll love it.

Hugs,
Kristina

nessy said...

gorgeous card ~very special ~ love all the detail
vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

Hey there, welcome back to Florida. I just adore this card elegance personified. Joan from Port St. Lucie. Also, loved the latest photos of the children.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Enfys.. that is just beautiful... I love the blue and the bronze together.. very very nice. Glad to hear you are getting organized..

Loopylou!! said...

omg en that is gorgeous xx

Susie Sugar said...

Oh I haven't been over for a while Enfys what with the boys being on school hols etc and going to the beach I have been a bad blogger ....but I'm back and I have missed so much you have made some stunning cards I am having a nice time catching up on everything on your blog
This is stunning darling
Love Susie xx

Allison said...

love the colours En, fab card
Glad you're getting unpacked and organised- enjoy the sun
AllisoNX

Craftyanny said...

oh I do like that Enfys and am sure Beth will too. Very elegant indeed
Anne x

cats whiskers said...

Absolutely stunning just love it, as I am sure Beth will, wow wow wow
love the new look blog as well
Hugs Jacqui x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so very beautiful she will love it!
hugs
kim x

Cheryl said...

totaly gorgeous hun the blue and bronze look stunning,she is sure to love it I know I would love cheryl xxxxxxx

LuLu said...

WOW En this card is stunning. I'm not elegant but I'd love this card if it was my birthday.

Glad your settling back in & take my hat off to you, packing & unpacking!

Lou
x

scrapn_momof2 said...

This card screams elegance. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors they work so well together.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Enfys, what a lovely card, Im sure your friend Beth was delighted with it. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Kellylouj said...

What a beautiful card, I love it!!

kisatrtle said...

Happy birthday, Beth. May your day be as beautiful as your card.

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Gorgeous card Enfys. So elegant, the colours are beautiful and I love that punch, just purchased it myself. Glad to here you are now settled and feeling at home again.

hugs
Kaye x

STAMPMOM9 said...

Oh my Enfys Monte is ADORABLE!!! Love that pic!!! Love the card...the colors, the design so elegant and beautiful!! Wanted to invite you over for a chance at the blog candy. Thanks, Dawn

DonnaMundinger said...

Well this card is elegance personified! So happy you're back in the groove and have found all of your goodies. xxD

Net said...

What an elegant card En.

I wonder what shops you had to rush round....

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hope you've settled in again ok En.stunning creation.I'm starting a new challenge hope you'll join in.I'm sure you'll enjoy it. janex http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/
janex

lisa said...

Wow Enfys, this is stunning. What a gorgeous colour combination and I love the way you have created those letters, very elegant.
What a proud Grandma you must be, your gorgeous Grandchildren are just adorable. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Lisax

Kelly said...

Very elegany. I'm sure Beth will love it.

Karen said...

Gorjus card Enfys. I love those cheeky mices. Beautiful colours.

Love Karen x