15 July 2013

Happy Birthday

Good morning

Firstly, a very warm welcome to my new Friends.  It is great having you here and I so look forward to catching up with you too.  If you haven't taken part in the big Where Bloggers Create 2013 party, you are missing out BIG time!  I have just browsed through a few of the most awesome creative blogs and come across the most interesting hobbies, which I never even knew existed.  So, do take a peek on Karen Valentine's blog **My Desert Cottage** for the list of participants this year.

Gosh... 3 posts in 3 consecutive days... Am I a keen crafter or what?

It is my birthday next month and I have already received a birthday gift from my daughter...  this lovely Red Nikon Coolpix camera.  It's amazing how comfortable and  "used to" your old equipment you become. Since I bought the new computer too, I feel I still need to find my way around these new tools.  It is a bit of a pain in the backside and at times it makes we wish for my old equipment, but I am sure I will get "it" one of these days!!!  I need the practice taking pics, uploading it to the computer, editing it and finally posting it.  A longer process for me, until I get the knack of it...lol

Right... now let me share a card I made earlier this evening.  It's one of my C&S ones and I find that I am still struggling to find a nice "spot" to take my pics, as there are too many shadows falling over them... sigh!

The beautiful paper I purchased from my friend Paola.  I have kept it very simple as the recipient is a no fuss lady.  Methinks the ribbon may be a bit "over the top" for her, but I just could NOT resist putting it on.  Would have loved to add a few pearls, but thought I'd better not.

Here is a pic of the inside, which I have kept just as simple.  I've just taken a Croxley Record Card and cut it to fit inside and stamped a reed image using TH's Vintage Photo distress ink.  Now I can write my message on the inside.

The plain magenta coloured paper were leftovers from another card and I just cut a border using MS's Vintage Doily.  Creates a frame around the paper.  Quite nice don't you think?

Thanks for popping by. Do leave a comment before you go as I so enjoy reading them.  



Marika said...

Hi Sharon

What a lucky girl..... I have the same camera, just purple, they are nice and small and take stunning photos...... once you get the hang of it. Enjoy practicing.

Your card is beautiful. I love the bow, it just add that something special.

Enjoy the week and good luck as it is Monday and the schools have started.


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab design.xxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sharon. ~Gorgeous as always, and such a pretty design and fab colours. LOVE IT.
Love Sandra xxx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what would I give to have a daughter who could give me such great gifts!!
I just love adding bows to a card and I'm sure the receiver of your card will love the bow as it is perfect on your card!! Beautiful!!

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful card Sharon, love the design.

Donna x

Leann said...

Simple but elegant - I'm sure that she'll love it!