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Monday, 11 March 2013

Mother's Day Card - Marianne dies

Good morning and welcome to my new followers.... hmmmm my last day in my 50's.... I keep telling the girls at work I am going to drive them mad saying 'If the government hadn't moved the goal posts I would have been retired now'... but I suppose it also means I can't call myself a pensioner :) Another 3 years to that day....

I nearly wasn't with you again, :), this time not because of an accident but because I got a new DVD drive for my PC and when we fitted it yesterday my computer wouldn't boot up. Tried all ways but nothing :(
I thought oh my another thing to add to the list of expenses for this year :(   Then I disconnected the new drive and  had to do a start up that checked everything. 2 hours later it finally booted again phewwwwwwwwwww.

So today I will get round your blogs and catch up with my commenting and DT work.
This is another one of my commissioned cards. It was to send to Spain so couldn't be too thick.

It's a really simple one just using Marianne Anja square, Nitwit paper and flowers, pears and ribbon from my stash.  I added distress ink while it was still in the die and voila... done. The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.

I am entering the following challenges :-

Thank's for taking the time to look.  I will be drawing my candy tomorrow


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Eileen, super colour and layout.
Yes I know what you mean I was in the same position in November and still have over two years to wait for my state pension :-)
Happy birthday for tomorrow
jacqui xx

Doreen said...

Love this card, fab

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful colour and love the embellishing. Glad you managed to get your PC working again. xx Flora

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, I love this die, lovely colours too. xxx

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Eileen. I do love that die and the shades of blue are gorgeous.
Glad you got your PC sorted in the end!


Janine said...

Gorgeous card Eileen. Love the papers and the colour.
Hugs, Janine xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Eileen this is beautiful! Thank you for your kind words on my Blog too and the heads up on the Joanna Sheen Challenge. I had not seen that one. Judy x

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Eileen. I love...need... that Marianne die!! lol
The colours look great and your design is fab. Love it!
Lorraine x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Eileen, fantastic colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Eileen this is stunning! I love love love that die and I'm sure I need it!! Gorgeous colour and beautiful layout! I was one of the lucky ones my pension was only delayed 3 months! You will love being retired!! Hugs Susan x

pinky said...

Crikey glad you got it all sorted in the end Eileen, they can be such a pain at times. Loving your gorgeous card. That die is so beautiful, it is definitely on my list and how you have used it is the real seller!!

andree said...

A gorgeous card Eileen-have a fab day tomorrow xx

Pat K said...

Another gorgeous card Eileen. Great job on adding the ink to the paper in the die...I can never get that right! Oh and I had to have this die too...just haven't used it yet..sooo bad! Happy Birthday tomorrow, hugs, Pat K x

Judy said...

What a lovely card for Mother's Day. Just beautiful!


Shelby said...

Ooooh look at this lush and amazing card! I love the colors and the die cut is awesome.


Karen said...

Eileen, you brought such a smile to me tonight! Thank you for the sweet comment. I've been a silent follower of yours for a while.. and just last week I was scrolling through your blog (again) because your work brings me such joy. :o) This card is a perfect example! Despite the lack of bulk, it is exquisite. The colors, design, incredible die, and sweet sentiment make this so beautiful.

I pray that your special day is filled with love, sparkles, and all things wonderful! :o) Happy Birthday! Hugs and blessings!

karen said...

So beautiful Eileen, a really gorgeous design! Oh and Happy Birthday, hugs, Karenx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

coops said...

so beautiful eileen.really pretty diecuts and design and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Liz Miller said...

What a gorgeous card Eileen. I must remember to highlight the embossing like you have done. I love this set of dies and it was Susan who pointed me in your direction to see this posting. Lovely colour scheme too.
Liz xx

Joey said...

Eileen this looks so detailed and so delicate its gorgeous! Joey x

Louise said...

Beautiful card,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
Louise xx

Laura Bradley said...

Oh wow, this is stunning Eileen and I love the colours!! Thanks for sharing with us at Joanna Sheen! Laura xx