Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Birthday card....

I am back to blogging after having almost a week off, we have been in France for a few days with friends...had a lovely time just a pity the weather wasn't warmer although we did have 3 good days, one day of constant rain and   yesterday the rain did clear up in the afternoon.

The image I have used on my card is an old Kanban one, luckily when I first saw these and others I bought quite a few of them and so pleased I did especially as  Kanban is no longer trading.
Printed backing paper is also Kanban, I've used and embossing folder on the side and popped some Stampin Up pleased ribbon down the edge.
I've used Crafts Too Entwined cutting and embossing die down the side and also used it for the leaves under my flowers and the die Namics Faux Crochet border die on the top and bottom of my image.  Sentiment is from Craftworks cards.

Its now back to the washing and ironing...

Anne

41 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Welcome home Anne, and how quick we go to our craft room....lovely card and dies. Glad to hear you and Andy had a lovely holiday...did you think of me?? luv annie xzxx

Aquarius said...

Very pretty image and the card is lovely with the embossing and die cuts etc. The colours go so well together - like the look of the intertwined leaves die!!

Lynne said...

This is lovely Anne. Love the colours you`ve used and the die cut along the edge is a perfect finishing touch.
Lynne xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous card Anne. I love this image and I have a few too. The border diecut is lovely. Glad you enjoyed your holiday, even though the weather could have been better. Story of our life. Love from Christine xx

Squirrel x said...

Oh she is super elegant hun, love the delicate colours, really pretty. Glad you had a good time in France, shame about the ironing ....! Hugs Sxx

Craftilicious said...

I wondered why you'd been quiet - glad you had a nice time despite the weather.
I had no idea Kanban had ceased trading (I don't get out much obviously!) Lovely card - that embossed border die is stunning.
Tara
x

brenda said...

Pleased to hear you had a good time despite the weather Anne.

Your card is really pretty, I love the colour palette and my eye is drawn to that really delicate border die.

B x

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

So elegant Anne and a fabulous colour combo......Glad you had a wonderful time in France !
hugs
Chris Richards
xxxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Nice to see you back Anne, I am pleased you had a good time in France.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the elegant image and beautiful colours. The embossed panel looks fabulous too
Sue xx

Pauline said...

What a very elegant card Ann, such pretty colours,and I love the pleated ribbon too.

Patricia said...

A stunningly beautiful card Anne I love the colours you have used and all your lovely embellishments.
I loved going to Kanban when we visited Yorkshire, really missing getting their great stuff
Happy Crafting

Patricia. xxx

Sasha said...

It's lovely to have you back, Anne. Pleased to hear you had a lovely time in France.
Your card is beautifully created and I love your elegant lady.
Thanks for your lovely commens on my card. The font I used is called Nokia xx

Viera Obcovičová said...

beautiful card

Sasha said...

Anne, I forgot to say that the Nokia font is one within some Hallmark software. And I don't think it's available to download xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Anne. I forgot I have these too. Beautiful image. Glad you had a nice break. Hugs Rita xxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Anne, I like the image, the embossing the soft coloursd and that die cut border.
Kevin xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Anne love your beautiful colours and layout
jacqui x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Anne. The image is very pretty and I love the colours and embellies.
Glad you had a good time in France.
Lorraine x

Sandra H said...

Hi Anne, Oh this is lovely the layout is beautiful ....so nice to know you enjoyed your time in France xx

fabiola jaques said...

trop jolie, elle est délicate et si élégante, biz

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Anne. Gorgeous card. Love the layout and design. A beautiful, old-fashioned image with beautiful background papers to match. Love the pleated ribbon and rose spray. Loll xx

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Anne. Love this very elegant image with the soft colours. Nice to hear you had a good time in France. Pat K x

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love your image,Have a good day!

happy2craft said...

Hi Anne,
Such a lovely card, the colours are gorgeous. It was a pity Kanban closed down, it was only over the hill from where I live, I liked their card stock. Have a great day. Michelle(happy2craft)

Karen B said...

Great card Anne - love the image. Glad you had a good time bu sounds like the Forrest effect didn't work this time! We had lovely weather until yesterday when it was overcast. Hope you didn't get detoured to Guernsey?

Karen x

Carole Z said...

Hi Anne, a very elegant and feminine card, love it! Glad you had a good time in France, Carole Z X

Jules said...

Hi Anne

Pleased you had a good time away.

Loving your card. Great colours and love the layout with the die border.

Love Jules xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning I love the colour choice too, perfect in every way huggles Pops x x x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Anne, what a lovely image and I love the colour choice to, its a stunning card, and I hopeyou have a wonderful holiday in France. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

WOW, what a stunning card! Love your color choices along with all your embellishments....great card. Ruth Ann

Mary J said...

Oh Anne, this is so very beautiful! Gorgeous soft colours and love the border and layout!

pam said...

hi Anne, this is totally gorgeous, love this image and your fabulous embellishments
pam

May said...

Hi Anne, This is Gorgeous, Beautiful image & papers... It's sad Kanban have closed as they had some beautiful items...So glad you had a nice break in France... Hugs May x x x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Anne,Gorgeous card...just love the image,she is so pretty...Joolsx

Vicky Hayes said...

Welcome back Anne! Shame about the weather but it sounds as if you enjoyed your break. Love the gorgeous colours you've used on this beautiful card. Vicky x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning, perfect in every way huggles Pops x x x

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Anne and such a beautiful image too :) Viv xx

Anneke said...

wow, this is one of my favorites card.
such a beauty and a very elegant look and image.
love the ribbon and the papers you used.
hugs to you.
Ann

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you had a lovely time in France Anne, your card is stunning :)

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,such a lovely image and details.xxx

Sandy said...

She is beautiful Anne with those super colors. Very elegant and lady like. The background paper has the loveliest greens. I love the pretty lavender boarder with the pearls. A lady never goes out without her pearls.
Sandy