Monday, 23 May 2016

Happy Birthday!

Happy Monday to you and I hope the sun is shining there too.

Windows 10 has finally got me by default!  It all happened last night.  Just a few minor changes so far so fingers crossed.

I really couldn't come up with a title for this card so "Happy Birthday" to anyone who is celebrating today.

I  used a piece of white card for the square Marianne die and matted onto black card.

The flowers were diecut from a scrap of  thick white paper that had been previously coloured.  I shaped them on the back with an embossing tool and added a touch of  Inca Gold.

The hearts were punched from the same piece and gilded round the edges.  The gems, button and thread are from my stash and the sentiment punched out with an SU punch.

I'm running straight over to the playground with my card to Pixie's Snippets Challenge - Week 230  and would also like to join in with The Allsorts Challenge - Week 364 "Happy 7th Birthday Allsorts"

41 comments:

Angela Radford said...

Nice card Barb. Those colours just work so well together and the die cut is gorgeous. Off now to carry on with the ironing, sadly! xXx

Lia said...

No sun over here, but rain all day long.....
Your stylish card is cheering me up a bit!
Lia x

brenda said...

What a glorious bright and vibrant bloom Barb and it looks so striking against the pretty white panel. And of course it's perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining in with our 7th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts.

B x

Jane Willis said...

Lovely card, the bold, bright colour scheme and that fab die cut background work beautifully together
Jane

Carole said...

Lovely design Barb...super contrast of the flowers on the white. Hope you manage windows 10 OK...we are still on 7 here and quite happy to stay that way so hope the Windows fairies don't visit us...unless they are the window cleaning ones!

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous card and it does just happen to be my Birthday today. I have been repeatedly saying no to windows 10 as son says our PCs are not able to take the upgrade from windows 7. I do hope they don't just go ahead and do it. Will be very annoyed if they do against my day so. Hugs Mrs A.

Liz said...

Just beautiful, Barb. I love the white die cut and the beautiful red flower really 'pops'. xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Yes Happy Birthday works well Barb. So far we still have not had up date for Windows 10 not sure why may be the broadband speed?

Have a good evening. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Pretty card Barb...pretty frame and flower

Anne

Barb said...

Yes the window cleaning ones would be very welcome. xx

Barb said...

Very Special Birthday Wishes Mrs. A. xx

Wendy L said...

This is a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts Birthday Celebrations. xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is lovely. I really like the die cut background that you've used and the red flower really pops against it, it's gorgeous Barb :) X

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
thank you so much for your comment on my blog.
Super Snippets card, and a very pretty flower too.
That doily die cut is so pretty, and makes a wonderful design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Barb, loving your floral centrepiece, great colour combination, Kate x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Very pretty Barb! I love how you have added dimension to the die cut and with it mounted on to black card, it really pops! Have a lovely week my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

KandA said...

It's a gorgeous card Barb and I like the striking colour combo.
I always set Windows to never update and that way I don't get loads of stuff I don't want xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Love the inka Gold on the flower and the black background is brilliant. Beautiful frame too.
Hugs, Lisa

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card Barb.....love the colour of the flower....very eye catching...
I know one day windows 10 will get me.....Im Not looking forward to it!....Joolsx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great dimension in this flower, it is really a catch-eyes on the black & white!

rachel said...

really pretty Barb - lovely make x

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with those delicate die cuts and fabulous color combination! Well done!

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love the frame die you've used!
Valerija xx

Janice said...

Stunning card Barb, I love how you've made the flower too.
Janice x

meg said...

Love the dramatic feel of the black white and red, great die cut and flower

SARN said...

Oh NOOOO! I do sympathise with your computer upgrade Barb! GOOD LUCK!

Loving your pretty birthday card xxx

Di said...

Stunning card Barb! I love red, black and white together - so dramatic. Perfect die cut square topped with the lovely flower - brilliant!

Hugs

Di xx

Veerle said...

Your flower in the middle is absolutely gorgeous Barb, love it.
I just have my new laptop with windows 10 and i am comming from windows 2007 that needs some adaptation aswell I can tell you ;-)
Hugs, Veerle x

Erika said...

Ooo Barb I love the background die, stunning on the black background and your red flower really pops, great combo.
Good luck with the new windows!

Hugs Erika. x

Sylviahobbycards said...

Lovely birthday card,Barb.Love the beautiful flower in the middle.

Hugs,Sylvia x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Barb it's really pretty and I've finally got used to Windows 10 lol well at least I can do what I need to do on it huggles Sue xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Barb, such a lovely die and elegant design.
Pauline
x

Sally H said...

A beautiful and vibrant creation, Barb! Absolutely gorgeous snippet make! I think Miss Di will be cross with me bringing elephants into the playground, lol!

aussie aNNie said...

Super card, love that beautiful flower and your colour combo...pleasant creation.xxx{aNNie}

Helene E said...

So elegant! Thank you for joining in our birthday celebrations at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Greta said...

Beautiful die cut to show off the stunning flower! Great card, Barb!

lilian said...

Barb what a lovely card. Love black and white,

Lilian

Linby said...

What a pretty design Barb, looks lovely.

Cara said...

Love the colours you've used, they really make the card pop! Cara x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That fancy die shows off that bright red flower very nicely.

Donna said...

Love the dimension, Barb :)