Saturday, 9 August 2008

Happy 40th Birthday



Hi what a miserable day who would ever believe it is August.. this weekend is the balloon fiesta in Bristol and in the 30yrs is has been going we hardly ever get good weather!!!!

I went to the cinema last night and just before we went in they had a mass assent of balloons at Ashton Court where it is held and they were all blowing across where we were .

Sadly I didn't have my camera with me not something you normally take to the cinema with you but it was a sight to behold. I get a little bit blase about seeing them because it is something we see a lot in Bristol.

Back to the card my neighbour is 40 today and several of us (neighbours that is) are going to a party tonight and I was asked to make a card. It is quite a bit bigger than my normal size cards and I found it quite difficult to make... but I am quite pleased with how it has turned out.
Heather has some gorgeous Rakle stamps on offer and I have based this card on her sketch.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

19 comments:

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous card for the 40 birthday lady! hope you have a fabulous party. like the new look dotty blog too! to answer your question about the scallop Quickutz die - I got it from Crafts U Love here
http://www.craftsulove.co.uk/quickutz_shapes.htm

have a great weekend. annie x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous card Sue.. your neighbour is just gonna love it. Such a cute image and I just love the gorgeous papers and flowers, Such a shame about the weather and such a shame as the kids are in and out all the time between the rain showers, Hugs, Nikki x

Glitter Monkey said...

Your gorgeous card matches your new blog Sue! You must be in a Black and White Mood! I love that hint of pink -just right. Have a fabby party tonight - your neighbour will love her card. Lol Lynn x

NattyK said...

Love the card Sue, your neighbour will love it. The black and white really sets it off. Enjoy the party. x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Sue, love the image and the sparkles on the glass look fab. Jill x

Crafty Sarah said...

Such a stunning card! I bet your neighbour loves it. I might be off to see the balloons in Bristol tomorrow if I get enough done today so hope there are lots of balloons there and the weather improves! xx

MichelleO said...

Fabulous fun card! Love the black and white and it matches the new background! Have fun at the party!
HUGS
MichelleO

Manna said...

Fabby card, Sue! Love the B&W and the little tint of pink! Great job!

Wendy said...

Ooooohh....love what you did with your blog! It matches the card perfectly!!! HA Love anything black and white, and your card is no exception!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Heather said...

It looks great!! Thanks for joining my challenge. I've added you to my list.

Katie said...

I love this one Suzanne. The black and white is super. The pink flower is just perfect! Hope you had a great time with no bad head this morning!!
It is a shame about the weather for the balloon festival, we usually get a few balloons going past us but the weather yesterday was so bad I would be surprised if any got off the ground!

Katie
x

Bev said...

It;s fab-u-lous Suzanne! Love it!!

Beth said...

This is wonderful, I love the image in her sparkly cocktail!

Deb said...

the balloon fiesta sounds amazing! Love your card, such a great design for a 40th and love the bit of bling!

Diane.W. said...

Hope you had a good time at the party & I'm sure your neighbour will have luved the card,it's fab :o)x

Ila said...

Fun and Fabulous!!...I love this card!!....Hugs, Ila

Michelle said...

Great card, I love the B&W with the added touches of pink, great iamge x

Maureen said...

LOVE this card! I like the whole entire thing from image to colors to layout! WEll done!!!
((()))reen

ps wish you had better weather for your ballooning...ever been up in one?

maria's cards said...

Great card again SueLove the image it's great .x