Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cr84FN challenge

It's been positively ages since I entered a challenge at CR84FN ...  due to other commitments I don't always have the time ... but these last few days we have the decorators in, which means someone has to be here and it's always me ... I think my husband was a gipsy in a former life ... he just can't stay indoors. But of course that gives me more time to play ... This is a card for a sweet friend of mine who is now in her 80's and has a birthday very soon ...
The colour combo at CR84FN this week are Blue Orange Yellow and this is the lovely vibrant photo


My card is quite a simple one ...


The little bird is a transparency from a book a bought ages ago ... trouble is everything sticks to it so if you see little marks ... it is bits of glitter from the frame


Those pretty little pearls were a gift from sweet Suzz


and the lovely pin is handmade from my lovely friend June who also sent me these


... a lovely handmade ornament 


... and this adorable tiny decorated cotton reel with beautiful pins

Thank you June ...

Now I have to go make a cup of tea for the workers ... have yourselves a lovely day

~ Ros ~






32 comments:

lauren bergold said...

oh how i ♥LOVE♥ this!!! such a lovely and ethereal card. and as always, i am impressed with how well you use WHITE! it totally inspires me, as do most things you make!!!

btw, i KNOW i will forget to say it tomorrow, so ♥HAPPY BIRTHDAY♥ to you, missus!!!!!!!! i have a little "something" for you, that i'm pretty sure won't arrive on time. in fact, i kinda KNOW THAT since i'm looking at it sitting here on my desk in new jersey!!! but i AM thinking of you and wishing you the happiest of days and the start of your best year yet!!!! ♥♥♥!

kerenbaker said...

That's a beautifully fresh card (iykwim!) the colours are lovely and you still manage to make the card delicate even though it's got such loud shouty colours! You always make me want to join in with these challenges ! I bet the workers have nearly drunk you out of tea and eaten you outta biscuits! X

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet card Ros. I love birds. So glad to see you join us again this week. :)
Hugs~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Darling card Ros! Love the beautiful ornate glittery frame and the sweet gingham bow! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :) What sweet treasures that June sent you! TFS

cnelson said...

Your card could not be more FABULOUS! ! It just makes me happy to look at it!! Beautiful happy mail!!

cbuswell said...

Love this card, the blue gingham is gorgeous and I love that sweet bird!

Jacqueline said...

Love your banner Ros!!
Your card is so fresh and lovely - so gorgeous!

Deb Hickman said...

I love this sweet card, it is so pretty and what wonderful gifts from June, such a lovely lady.xxx

Sylvia said...

Love the fresh spring look of your card, Ros and your gifts are lovely! We are having nice temperatures today and the sun is shining, perfect winter day! Have a lovely evening.

Ira said...

Your use of the right colours is really clever Ros, and I love your bird image, reminds me of those (meanwhile old) childhood books. So very sweet of June to send you such lovely goodies, too. Hugs, Ira

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

I´m always in awe when looking at your cards - always such a gorgeous design and so lovely embellishments!
Did you cut the frame with your silhouette?
Hugs,
Uli

june lanum said...

Ros this is so pretty, it feels like spring not the cold rainy weather we are having right now that is suppose to turn into snow

Stella said...

Enjoy your goodeis sweetie! And your card? So crisp and elegant. i think we are all ready for spring. the days are grey and wet..yikes!

oops off track; I love that bright birdie and your gorgeous bow!
XXXX

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful card Ros and lovely pressies! ;)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Ros,
It is now the 12th here in New Orleans--I want to wish you the Happiest Birthday ever!!! I hope you have a wonderful day--and I hope my card arrived!!!
Love,
Cindy

papertrails leaver said...

Happy Birthday Ros! Your card is so cheery with the little blue bird. I cant help but smile! I hope you have a fabulous day and enjoy it to the fullest! :)

Davi said...

Love what you did with the colors Ros, very cheery and fresh. Wishing you a Wonderful and blessed birthday :)

Linda R. said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend. I hope you have a great day!!! Your card her is so cute. The colors of the bird match the challenge perfectly.. And such lovely gifts from June. She is so sweet!!

Hugs, Linda

lisa said...

Just stopping by from Linda's (My Happy Place) blog to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday Ros! I hope your day has been a good one. I will be back with a card for you later!

Linda B said...

So lovely... and what a cute transparency and gorgeous frame... love June's pin, too!
Happy Birthday, dear friend! Wishing you a simply fabulous day!
Hugs!!!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Happy Birthday Ros!!!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!! xx

Tatanky said...

Happy Birthday Ros ! Feliz cumpleaños !
Hope you have a great day !

I've been away from blogland for more than a year now but I'm trying to be back. Big hug from Mexico and enjoy a wonderful birthday.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a sweet and pretty colors, the combination is just wonderful!

I read Lauren's comment on top and I can't stop laughing, as I was thinking the same thing yesterday, I was on the road for 11 hours straight yesterday and only got your present out this morning, LOL, sorry, no excuse... late is late! : (

Joanne Leddy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROS! I love birds and yours makes my heart sing! What a sweet feathered friend. Beautiful card and as always ... thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Sasha said...

Such a very, very pretty card, Ros. I love the image you used, gorgeous paper, ribbon, and your super embellishing work:)

stephinka said...

Love the card- that's a wonderful transparency, too bad the static is making things stick to it. Those pins are delightful!

Deborah Frings said...

Just gorgeous! I love the splashes of yellow and orange, with the lovely gingham bows and jewels! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Tracy said...

You did a wonderful job with those cheery colors. The frame is gorgeous! Adorable and sweet Ros! Hugs!

Kelly S. said...

Your bluebird card is so adorable, Ros! That transparency sure fit the bill for this week's challenge! Your gingham bow with the buttons and pin is the perfect accent!

Sue Lelli said...

Ros, LOVE the birdie and your bow is just FABULOUS! Such a great birthday card for your friend! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Suzanne C said...

Love the sweet bird in the frame! Lovely card. What a beautiful reel and ornament!

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