Thursday, 2 May 2013

Happy birthday Karen....

 Its my friend Karen's birthday today and this is the card I made for her (sorry about the wonky photopragh).
I used Indigo Blu Elizabeth Bennett image which I coloured lightly on her flesh parts and added a soft green background, and a touch of colour on the butterfly... I just 3D the flowers and the little bird.
Papers I used were from LOTV Nitwit Country Lady collection, Stampin UP embossing folder along the centre although you cant see much of it, Spellbinders Lattice frame, sentiment was also LOTV and flowers from Wild Orchid crafts.

Hope you have all been enjoying this glorious weather its certainly far too nice to be in the craft room so just popped up to post Karen's card.

My bread turned out really well but didn't last long...there's nothing like the taste of warm bread, so I will be baking again at the  weekend....

Anne

39 comments:

Valerie said...

Gorgeous card for Karen Anne, I love that stamp! We should be with her this weekend but the building work is not finished and Tony didn't want to share a bed:)
Val x

Christine Harrop said...

What a gorgeous stamp Anne, and the card is great. Enjoy the sunshine - I know I am. Christine x

Rita said...

Fabulous card Anne. I love the image you have chosen too. Hugs Rita xxx

Pauline said...

What a beautiful card for your friend Anne, the image is gorgeous, and I love the fab design!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Anne, I like the vintage image,the design the flowers and the bow.
Kevin xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely adorable Anne love your stamp great layout to your card
jacqui x

Sasha said...

Looks like Karen got some lovely cards. Love your beautiful image and lovely soft colouring, Anne. Gorgeous card! x

fabiola jaques said...

très belle et élégante et si féminine, biz

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the colours and fab image.xxx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card..I really love this stamp.I've only made a couple of cards with it so far, but it is really beautiful, Carole Z X

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Anne. I love the image, beautiful papers and wonderful detailing.
I bet your friend was thrilled to receive such a special card.
Sue xx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Anne
Your friend is certainly going to enjoy looking at this card, the many layers of your papers is a perfect backdrop to the beautiful image. There is interest and texture with your added elements, which combined together create a beautiful flow. It is just beautiful.
Smiles :-)
Sue

Wilma Brown said...

What a lovely stamp so beautifully coloured making a gorgeous card for your friend. North/south divide again with the weather cold up here and sunny down there. Oh how we long for some warm air to drift north.

Enjoy it while yo can.

Wilma x x

Jill said...

Lovely card Anne that I know Karen will appreciate all the effort in it. Lovely backing paper that goes perfectly with your stamping and all the embellishments.

Sandy said...

Anne this is really gorgeous - how many ways can one say great design work and coloring with beautiful papers and embellishments. Karen is going to love this card Anne.
Sandy

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love that image. Great card below too, I have some of those little cards from a cracker, haven't used them for a while, best cracker prize ever.

Marie-Louise said...

Just gorgeous Anne. I do love this stamp.

pam said...

adore this image Anne, gorgeous card design
pam

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Anne such a beautiful card!Love your image,great coloring!!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Anne. Gorgeous image ... love you've showcased this beautiful stamp by adding subtle coloring - fabulous design! Loll xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Anne. Love the stamp and your beautiful design. I'm sure your friend will love it. xx

Jose said...

Beautiful card Anne, the lovely lattice really makes the rest of the card stand out.
Jose

Karen B said...

Certainly is a gorgeous card Anne - thank you so much.

Karen x

brenda said...

I am sure your friend will love this card Anne, I certainly do, this is one of my current favourite IB images.

B x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, have a great weekend hugs Pops x x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

That's ever so pretty Anne. LOVELY card. xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is very pretty Anne and I'm sure Karen will love it. Sounds like you enjoyed the bread - nothing like freshly-baked bread! Vicky x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Anne....gorgeous image.....Pretty papers...Joolsx

aussie aNNie said...

This is gorgeous and I am sure Karen is going to adore the card especially made by you.xx

Sandy said...

I just had to come back one more time -- the colors, the embossing - wow, every time I look at this I see something new. Beautiful!
Sandy

Aquarius said...

Lovely card using a beautiful image - great papers and die cuts etc too.

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

A lovely card Anne.......
The colours and texture are fabulous !
hugs
Chris Richards
xxxxx

Anneke said...

what a lovely card Anne
the stamp is so beautiful and i like the texture and color combination.
you have a good feeling for details.
have a nice weekend and hugs to you.
Ann

May said...

Hi Anne, Your friend Karen will adore this I do!! Love the image so beautifully coloured.. Great papers.. Love all the detail... Have a great weekend.. Hugs May x x x

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card as always xx

Mary J said...

How elegant, Anne! Gorgeous paper with that image - she will love it!

Patricia said...

Fantastic card your friend will love it, I know I certainly do

Patricia xxx

Jenny said...

Beautiful card Anne, love how you've layered those blooms and die cuts :o)
Jenny x

Evie said...

A Beautiful card Anne. Love your design and all the details.

Hugs,
Evie