Saturday, 27 April 2013

Happy Birthday Mom! The Big 9-0!!!

 Hi bloggers!  No, this isn't the birthday card that I made for my Mom's 90th birthday today, but the sentiment works for the day so I thought I would post this card.  I have struggled with this decision but have decided not to post the card that I made for my Mom for a couple of reasons.  Mostly though, I made it for my Mom and it was tailored to suit her likes and it would hurt my feelings if there were any comments left that they didn't like the card.  I realise that everyone has different tastes and not every card appeals to everyone (rarely in fact!), but the daily cards that I post are not personal (well not at least in the same way) to me so that is fine.  I do hope you understand.  I love today's card, but I did mean to take some better pics of it before I left as you can see some bits in the pics that I did not see the day I photographed it!  Boy is my eyesight getting really bad.  It wasn't until I looked at the close ups that I even noticed them (so just ignore them, okay! LOL)  I started by cutting the Grateful Lattice out of white card and layering it up on a piece of very pale yellow called "custard."  Next I used the Scalloped Borders and put two of the decorative inserts together to form a pretty white border.  I cut one more out of custard card, using the dotted cutting edge from the set.  I layered them up and used mounting foam to attach them to the left side of my card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the Radiant Rectangle set.  I very lightly inked it with Mustard Seed distress ink for a soft highlight.  I matted this on to the rectangle with the delicate corners from the same set.  I mounted this in the centre of the lattice background.  Using the Delicate Aster die set, I cut several of them out out both white and custard card and used two of the smaller sized dies in the set.  I mounted two together to form each flower, slightly offsetting them to give a fuller appearance.  For the centres of the flowers, I used our new large sized micro beads (what an oxymoron, huh!) and dyed them using sunshine yellow alcohol ink, then adding a bit of pearl mixative to give them a more pastel look.  I glued the large beads in the centres of each flower using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.  I cut a few leaves from the set and inked through the die with Forest Moss distress ink.  I arranged the flowers and leaves around a messy bow tied from white seam binding and some white tulle.  I paper pierced the edges to complete the card.  I just love this custard card, so soft and spring-like!  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 7 1/2" in size.  We are having a sort of surprise party this morning for my Mom at the local cafĂ© we go to every morning for breakfast.  She knows that there is a party, but what she doesn't know is that my younger brother is flying in from California for the weekend to be with her!  I do hope she is sitting down when he walks through the door today!  I will post some pics this week of my Mom at her party so you can see how lovely she is!  All for now. Sue x









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Pam said...

This card is absolutely amazing - I love it. Happy 90th Birthday Sue's Mom x

barbiepinkfairy said...

love, love love this card. Clean and fresh but a stunner. Happy birthday to Sue's Mum. Hope you all enjoy the day and cherish the moment!

Phi said...

Happy 90th birthday to your mum Sue. Love this card. Has a sunny feel to it. Love those flowers with the cute centers.

Jan.moogie said...

Happy 90th Birthday Sue's Mum, bet you love your card just as we love this one. It is gorgeous, stunning and beautiful, just like your daughter.xx

Wilma Brown said...

Now spring has finally arrived, your card is just so spirit lifting. The colours are so spring like, love it. A very very very happy 90th birthday to your mom. Hope she enjoys your surprise party.

Wilma x x

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Sue, just love your lovely bright spring card it so cheers us up. Please wish your Mum a very happy 90th Birthday my own darling mum was 85 this year big hugs Jo xxx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fab card, it just is beautiful. I hope the birthday celebration with your mom was fantastic. Give her many greetings from this side of the pond...celebrate.. Love this card and bet the one you made for,her was amazing. Hugs

Hellma said...

Such a wonderful card Sue, Happy Birthday to Mom.

Jane said...

Happy Birthday to Sues Mum, hope you have a nice day with your lovely Daughter, today's card if amazing I love it, I'm sure your Mums card is beautiful but we all need to keep special thing close to ones heart at times.

Jane xx

Rosie said...

What a lovely card. The 'micro' beads look fantastic. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card sue as always, Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Please wish your Mom Very Happy Birthday, I bet she will be thrilled to see your brother. Of course we understand about your Mom's card it's personal to you and your Mom, I bet its fabulous. Well Sue you've done it again now I NEED those larger micro beads lol. Today's card. Is so pretty I love lemon and white it reminds me of Spring. I'm going to have a go of using alcohol ink on my micro beads today, it's something I've never tried.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rachel Taylor said...

Happy birthday to your mom ,hope you all have a great day ! Sue this card is quite simply stunning !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Clai01 said...

Happy Birthday Sue's Mom, hope you all have a wonderful day!
The card is just absolutely stunning x

Eemeli said...

Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum!

Love this cheerful card with such a beautiful flowers. Hugs, Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Sue's Mum; I'm sure your card for her was beautiful. Isn't that the great thing about cardmaking - you can make the card to exactly suit the person!

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Sue and I hope your mum has a wonderful birthday. xx Flora

Carole Z said...

Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum Sue, I hope she- and you all have a wonderful day! As for your card, what a show stopper! I love the fresh colours and the beautiful flowers, in fact, everything about it! Hugs, Carole Z XX

Patricia said...

Hello Sue,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sue`s MOM have a wonderful day.
Loving the "spring" like feel to this stunning card.
I am sure you the card for your mom is a "Work of Art" which be treasured.
Have a wonderful Weekend

Patricia xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card Happy birthday to your mum on her 90 th we understand about not showing your mums birthday card this card I will be trying to make over the week as aim getting over a operation so I have to rest which I can do some light crafting aim getting my mum and dad to cut out the pieces for me thank you Tracy w x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue the card is stunning I love the yellow and white combination. The flower centres are brilliant. You are so full of good ideas. I wish your mum a very Happy Birthday. Enjoy the family time together it is precious. Love Jackie

CraftyAnn said...

I love this card, it's so fresh and spring like. The colours have brightened up my day. I hope your mum has a wonderful, fun filled 90th birthday.
Take care

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue,
This is a stunning card, so delicate, fresh and summery. It's totally understandable what you have said about your mom's card.
Happy 90th Birthday to your mom - I hope she enjoys her day and surprise.
Best wishes.
Mary x

Anonymous said...

"morning JILL, Happy Birthday to ya..Happy Birthday.. Thanks for producing such an amazing daughter as Sue, who brings so much joy to us all and produces many amazing things too!!

Lovely card Sue, Enjoy the day and the rest of the trip.Mabex

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Happy 90th Birthday Sue's Mom. Enjoy your day.
A very fresh and clean card, a lovely Spring feel. Simply stunning.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue before i start about the card wish your mum a very happy birthday hopevshe enjoys her surprise. Well sue this card is amazing i love it and the colour is lovely and fresh and great for a summer birthday shame summers got lost here love the background that you have used. Take care sue and have a great weekend. Xxx

Debs Artliff

Heather said...

Fab-u-lous! What else is there to say? Happy Birthday to your Mum
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

melanie said...

What a beautiful card ,I have just got the Aster die so may try this one ,Happy birthday Mom hope you have a great day and enjoy your surprise .Melanie xx

Kathleen said...

Stunning card Sue. Lovely and fresh fab design. Happy Birthday to your Mum and have a wonderful day.
Kathleen x

Lara B said...

Good norning Sue
Wishing your Mom a wonderful 90th Birthday!
It wouldn't be the same if you shared something so special and personal to you and your Mom, (you as well just go and buy it) I/we don't mind in the least!

Today's card is beautiful... a lovely touch of spring! I love the colour, the flowers...lattice... everything, and of course, the sentiment!
Enjoy today and the rest of your break with your Mom!

Best wishes to you both
Lara xxxx

Michelle said...

Wow Sue this is a stunning card and I'm sure the card you made for your mum is just as (if not more) stunning. Please accept my birthday wishes for your mum and I hope she has a beautiful day.

Big Irish Hugs to you both on this special day, Michelle E xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
STUNNING card, sooooo Pretty. The colours, the flowers, the border and the background, STUNNING.
I wish your Mom a Fantastic birthday today, hope you all have a lovely day with your brother too.
Michelle(happy2craft)

AnneRD said...

Firstly, 'Many Happy Returns' to your mum, I hope you are having a great family party to celebrate.
Today's card is so fresh, lovely colour way and detail, so pretty. Anne x

Nanny Jo said...

absolutely gorgeous, Sue! I love the subtle tones, the border, the flowers, I love it all! Happy Birthday to your Mom!! xx

Anne Crawford said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Although it would be lovely to see the card you made her, I think it's her special card.
Anyway today's card is truly special it's stunning ,love the soft custard and white, it's very innocent and new looking somehow?
And the Delicte Aster dies ,will they be back soon?

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a wonderful card and I think any Mother would be honoured to receive a card like this for any birthday. Happy 90th Birthday Sue's Mum you have an amazing and talented Lady and we all love her as much has you do. Enjoy your 90th surprise breakfast and have a brilliant day all of you.

Love June
xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
And a Very Happy Birthday to your Mom - 90 years WOW!
Don't mind at all that we don't get to see your Mom's birthday card but when I read the caption and saw the absolutely glorious stunner of a card I thought how lucky your mom is to receive a card such as this. And then I read that you've made another one specifically for your mom - she must be over the moon.
I wish you, your mom, brothers and family a very happy day and look forward to seeing the pics.
Apropos pics - my eyesight must be getting very bad, too. I can't see anything wrong with the card.
Hugs, Rose

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. The card is lovely, so fresh and bright, love it. Totally understand about your Moms card. Please wish her a very Happy Birthday and congratulate her on two counts, 1 for reaching 90 and 2 for raising such a kind, thoughtful, and very clever Daughter. She should be very proud. I really hope that you all have a fantastic day. Take care.

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Hi Sue,
A very Happy 90th Birthday to your very special Mom Sue. Hope she has a fabulous day and you all enjoy yourselves. This card is absolutely gorgeous. It is so delicate and says that Spring has arrived. It's beautiful.
Love and hugs, Faith xx

kimberley said...

What a truly beautiful card.I'm sure your mum's is equally beautiful but you are quite right not to show it off-you share so much with us already.Hope it is a wonderful day for you all today wish your mum a truly happy birthday from this side of the pond and i'm sure i speak for everybody when i say we look forward to seeing the photos,take care,x.

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Frances Lane said...

Happy Birthday Sue's mom, enjoy your day with family and friends. Another beautiful card Sue the colours are just so right together for spring/summer. Going to try this one out. Hugs, Frances x

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
Wow such a beautiful spring like card today, loving the colours. Wishing your Mum the happiest of birthdays on her 90th and hopefully, after the shock of your brother arriving your Mum, you and the rest of the family have a wonderful day. If your Mum and your family are as lovely as you, the day will be a great one to cherish.
Hugs Dawn S.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Firstly a big Happy Birthday to your Mom and I hope you all have a lovely week end and your Mom will enjoy every minute, I'm sure you will all have a wonderful time.
As for the card, it is sunshine and spring all rolled into one, it is beautiful. No one could fail to love it.
Have a great day with all your family, will be thinking of you.
Love Jan x x

Jane said...

Hi Sue, Happy 90th to your dear Mum and I do hope she is sitting down when your brother walks in,what a wonderful suprise to have her children with her. This card is just delightful...I can understand your reasons for not posting the real one but I am sure that it is just perfect, what a lucky Mum she is to have you making her card for her. Have a lovely day x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - HB x90 to your Mom - understand about the card 100% and think this is the right decision - I dont normally 'do' yellow but this custard colour is lovely - hope you all have a great day.
Rgs
Clare W

Annie said...

H Sue and a huge Happy Birthday to your Mom, what a memorable day for you all and how amazing that your brother will be there for a surprise visit. Your card is absolutely fabulous, stunning in fact. Hope you have an awesome family day and looking forward to your pics.
Hugs
Annie x

Granny Ado said...

Lovely

Granny Ado said...

Lovely

mags said...

Love the colours and design of this card. All the elements work well together and the flowers are gorgeous. Happy Birthday to your Mum and hope the surprise goes well. I am sure it will be a special day for her.
Mags
x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this card, it is so clean and fresh looking. Hope you all have a wonderful day and tell your Mom that all your blog follwers, wish her a very happy 90th birthday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

sonja said...

Such a beautiful card, the micro beads make the asters absolutely stunning and so elegant. Happy birthday to your Mum. It's my Dads birthday too. Have a fabulous time with your family xx

cebelica said...

This is my favourite card of you. It's gorgeous!

lainey said...

love those colours Sue!! lainey x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow, I just love this card it is just stunning and love the colours so bright and cheery.
Wishing your Mom a very happy 90th Birthday and hope she has a lovely day, my Mum will be 83 in August so I am starting to plan her card.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Aurora said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, really stunning. Dawn x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum and yes, this card could have been made for her. Love the soft yellow with the white. Can't imagine anyone not loving this gorgeous card

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Happy 90th Birthday, Sue's Mom xx
Sue, this card is magnificent, I love it to bits, love the custard card, love the edge dies, adore the sentiment, and the lattice die and aster flowers are stunning. I really have to get some of the large micro beads, what a brilliant idea for the centres of the flowers, brilliant. I LOVE IT. I have all these dies, so will definitely be trying this one, just need the micro beads now ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

starcyl said...

This is sooo pretty Sue and I love the colours you've used.
Hope your mom has a very happy birthday and she doesn't fall over at the shock of seeing your brother!
Jenny xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum. Love this card, it's crisp fresh look, and I just love the Asters which I did buy when you had them on C & C.
Enjoy your day with our family.
Gail C x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Please wish your Mom a very Happy 90th Birthday have a wonderful day you are one very special Lady and thankyou for your Daughter who brings sunshine to us all each day with her artistic talent and inspiration.

Today's card is just gorgeous so fresh a breath of fresh air so delicate I love it very pretty.

Have a fabulous day with your Mom and all the family.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

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jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue and a very Happy 90th Birthday to your mom! Hope she has a wonderful day, with you being her daughter I know she will!

Absolutely love this card, I can't see anything wrong with it, like you my eyesight is not what it used to be, it is so frustrating after you have spent the time making a card then later find out you have put something on wonky!
Love Jean xxx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue and a very happy 90th birthday to your Mum. I really hope you have a lovely day together and completely agree with you not to post her card. It's personal! We get this one instead which is divine; so cheerful and pretty and definitely springlike. Thank you . xx

PatC said...

Hi Sue hope you have a very special day with your mum - I really like this card makes you feel like spring is here xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - first A VERY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MOM -hope you all have a very special day together.
Second - you don't have to explain re the bday card - you share so much with us of your life and times and therefore you need to have some 'private' time and this is definitely one of those occasions.
Now today's card - what a beautiful beautiful card - I love the colour scheme and the format is just to die for. It really makes me feel that Spring is coming this year although here it doesn't seem to have arrived yet.
You have just lengthened my wish list ie the lattice die and the large micro beads (doesn't makes sense does it).
Janet x xfor Mum

nmty said...

Hi sue a very happy birthday to your mom. I hope you all have a lovely day. Stunning card again today. Lv norma

Marianna Hammer said...

Congratulations on your mother's birthday. 90! wauuu. You are lucky to get to keep her for so long. All the best to her and to you.
Today's card is one of the prettiest you have ever made. So fitting for the day. A delicate and beautiful card. One that I am going to try to copy.
All the best from here <3

nmty said...

Hi sue a very happy birthday to your mom. I hope you all have a lovely day. Stunning card again today. Lv norma

bluebell said...

hello sue i like your card today,i love the aster die to. hope all gose well for your family party,i am sure you will have lots of nice memories from the day. and meet up with your family. love bluebell-flowerwood.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I looked and saw the Lattice I have ordered... so pleased to see your take on it!
The Asters are still difficult to get hold of, but that's because you showed us how beautiful they can be.
Glad that you are having such a lovely time with your Mom!
Treasure the moments Sue!
LoveMarg

Hilary said...

A beautiful sunny card to cheer us up! Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum.
Have a wonderful time. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

karenlotty said...

Happy Birthday Sue's mum Enjoy your surprise I totally agree with yo bout not showing ur mum's card All ur cards are special but this one is extra special and too personal to share Love the colours in this card Custard describes the colour brilliantly I can see how I can adapt it for the dies/punches that I have Have a great day sue & family

jane said...

Hi Sue.
Please wish your mom a very happy 90th birthday, I would imagine the card you made is beautiful I don't blame you for not going public with such a personal event.
I just love love love today's card the colour is lovely. I have used the Aster dies and they are lovely.
Have a lovely family party.
Take care

Jane Llewellyn

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning so summery. The flowers and bows are beautiful.
Give Mum a birthday hug from all her friends in the UK and wish her a Very Happy Birthday from us all, I hope she likes her surprise.
Hugs
Carol xx

Margaret said...

Morning Sue
Wishing your Mom a wonderful 90th birthday, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, one to treasure always.
The card is fantastic I love everything about it and the colours, so bright and beautiful.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! I'm sure your Mum's is equally as lovely. Have a great time.
Sylvia W

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, wow what a fabulous card, I love everything about it, a real stunner. Hope you mum has a lovely birthday.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, wow what a fabulous card, I love everything about it, a real stunner. Hope you mum has a lovely birthday.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Helen said...

This is beautiful. I hope your mum has a lovely birthday xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Sue. Happy birthday to your Mum.
God bless
JanNxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue and may I wish a very Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum. As for your card today, it's beautiful, both in colour and content. Lovely for this time of year. SueL

rachel said...

such a stunning card Sue - I hope your mum has a wonderful day! xx

Anonymous said...

Sue this is such a pretty card - just love the colour combination as it is so fresh and springlike. I saw you demonstrate these flowers at Ally Pally and they are so easy and effective and I really will have to get the die. What a lovely surprise you have in store for your mum - how exciting for you all. Wish her a very happy 90th birthday from us all over here and have a great day. YvonneMayxx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful spring fresh card. Have a wonderful day with you Mom. Elaine xx

maxine said...

This is so pretty, I love the spring colours x

Maryann said...

An absolut gorgeous card here Sue. It is just awesome and really really beautiful work all the way through.
A very Happy 90th Birthday to your mum, and I hope, you´re all having a wonderful day and celebration together all of you. Looking forward to see the pictures later. Now please just enjoy the day together as a family.

Hayley Johnson said...

Hi Sue, I really love this card and love the combo of yellow and white. It may not be sunny outside but you've just added sunshine to my day (as usual). I hope you have a fantastic day with your Mum and she enjoys her birthday. Thanks again for showing me another die that I need to get my crafty hands on - Loving the flowers!
Much love
Hayley x x

Alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Well I wish your mam a very happy 90th birthday and hope that you all have a brilliant day. It will be a fabulous surprise for her to see your brother. Today's card is so fresh it just says Spring to me. It is gorgeous.

gwen70 said...

Happy Birthday Mom, just love this card an absolute stunner

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love it. Have a great time today at the party
Audrey x

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card as the others have said clean and fresh looking and the flowers are beautiful.happy birthday to your mom ,hope she has a lovely day.
Marion H

fame01 said...

Happy 90th Birthday firstly to your mum sue .. As for the card WOW what a spring feel it as to it very fresh looking and delicate stunning . hope you have a great day with your mum enjoy .. hugs sarah xx

Carole said...

This is so gorgeous Sue. Love the colours it's so pretty and cheery. Happy Birthday to your Mum. I wish my Mumwas alive so I could make her gorgeous cards like this. Your Mum will love it, and she must be so proud of her talented daughter. xx

Oksana said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Such fresh colours! Happy Birthday to your mother, hope she has a wonderful day!xx

Christine linnett said...

Happy birthday to your mom x I know you will make it special for her x what life changes she must have witnessed through the decades. Love the card as I do all of your cards I can now I can stand up and confess to being a particraft junkie x lol x hugs for you and momma bear x chris

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely Spring Looking Card. Sue. Have a nice weekend.
Sues MUM Happy 90th Birthday

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a really bright and summery card. I just love it. Have a wonderful day with your Mum and wish her Happy Birthday from us all. Kind regards Joanne K x

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
This card is gorgeous, such fresh colours, it makes you feel good to look at it.
Please wish your Mom a Wonderful
90th Birthday, I hope you all have a great day. What a lovely surprise for your Mom for her son to arrive as a surprise.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Claire said...

Hi Sue

Happy Birthday Sue's Mum

I don't always comment but I do come and read the blog everyday and your cards are always beautiful.

I hope your Mum has a wonderful party and enjoys her very special day.

Take care

Claire

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Simply stunning - best card yet. Happy Birthday Sue's mum.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mum, i hope she has a lovely day. I totally understand about the card as when you make them for a person to what they like and you put alot of thought into it, it is upsetting if someone says they don't like it - been there!!
Todays card is beautiful, really summery with all the flowers and colours. Emma

Victoria said...

What a lovely fresh card. I have the Aster dies and they really are beautiful. Must now get hold of the large microbeads!! Hope you have a lovely day today and Many Happy Returns to your Mom. xx

Alice G said...

What a beautiful sunny card, it just sings! Good call Sue to keep your moms card private. Please wish her a happy birthday, I'm sure she will have a very special day.


Hugs
Alice xx

Sandra F said...

Back online after a week. Wow this card is stunning Sue. A Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum. Hope you all have a lovely day. xx

Anonymous said...

I previously thought that I didn't "need" the aster dies - this card shows how wrong I was!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend together - special days to treasure.

ruth gwh

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, happy birthday to your mom, I know her card will be stunning and you are right to keep it private and personal. Today's card is so spring like and fresh I love the borders die and need to add them to my ever growing wish list. Take care have a great time on your mom's birthday! Jess x

Anonymous said...

Super card. Birthday wishes to your. Mom. Have a wonderful time. Phil

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, totally understand your need to keep the birthday card you made for your mom private. It's personal between you both and meant only for you . Today's card is a masterpiece, a lovely fresh card to brighten up a chilly Saturday . LOL & BIRTHDAY HUGS TO YOUR MOM x x x Lol Lynne M xxx

sued99 said...

This card is stunning. Happy Birthday your Mum.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your Mom on her 90th birthday. She must be an amazing person, if her Daughter is anything to go by! Hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating.

The card today is very appropriate for the special occasion and I'm loving everything about it. As always thank you for sharing.

JazzaC x

shirl said...

Happy Birthday Sue's mum x. This is a beautiful fresh summer card love it.
Hope you all have a wonderful party xx

margaret mcdonald said...

Hi Sue What a beautiful card!!! I love the colours - so light and fresh and airy. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration
hugs Maggie
ps. got the dies i asked you about!!!!!

margaret mcdonald said...

Sue - sorry HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SUE'S MOM we're so glad you gave us this wonderful lady!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mum, you will treasure the memories of the day.
Fantastic card, love it all.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mum, you will treasure the memories of the day.
Fantastic card, love it all.
Lydia
X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, 'Happy Birthday Mum' - enjoy all the celebrations. I totally understand your reasons for not posting 'the actual card', but I'm sure that noone would have been so mean!! (I hope not anyway) and I always like anything that you have made!! We all appreciate everything you share with us and would never want to hurt your feelings. Well...today's card is perfect, love everything about it - just love those flowers....might have to try and get hold of those dies!! Love Sam xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
First of all I'd like to wish your Mum A VERY HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY and how lovely that she will have her family all around her. Wishing you all a wonderful time.
Now to your card Sue....what a stunning elegant card! I love the lemon and the white and the pretty asters at the bottom. It's a sunshine card and has certainly brightened my day! You never cease to amaze me.

Love Sheila xx

Jayne S said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue, I love everything about it. Happy Birthday to your mom.

Jean Z said...

This card is fantastic i love it i have most of these dies so will have a go, Happy 90th to your Mom i send her lots of love and happiness love Jean Z xx

Marion Bull said...

Happy 90th birthday to your Mum Sue and I hope you all have a marvellous day. Thank you for sharing today's celebrations with us. Today's card is really beautiful, love the colours, love the look, stuning as always.
Marion x

Clarissa said...

Well, I'm lost for words (which is a first!!)This card is FANTASTIC.
Clarissa. X

nattyboots said...

Happy Birthday !!!! to you , Sues Mom ...


Hi Sue

What a beautiful card ,i shy away from yellows ,dont know why i just cant seem to make it sing to me ,however your card certainly sings of sunshine, freshness and summer i love it

Elaine H X

Bean said...

Hi Sue,
We have so much in common.
Love of crafting.
I'm a Wilson.
And its my birthday today too.....

I know your mum will love her card as my 8 year old daughter made me a stunning card today for my birthday as she does every year. They are so special and mean so much more as they are heartfelt and have had time and love put into making them.You were so right not to share as that was a special card with meaning between you and your mum.Don't feel bad for not sharing as we are the lucky ones to be part of your daily blog and all those fabulous cards you share with us every day.
I'll be thinking of you as I enjoy my party later on.
Birthday wishes to your mum.xxx
Gillian Wilson

Marion Bull said...

Happy 90th birthday to your Mum Sue and I hope you all have a marvellous day. Thank you for sharing today's celebrations with us. Today's card is really beautiful, love the colours, love the look, stuning as always.
Marion x

Sue Parish said...

Warm Wishes for a Very Happy 90th Birthday to your Mom. I hope you all have a wonderful day together.
Today's card is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it. I haven't checked yet but think I might have most of the things to make something like it too - except the new large micro beads of course. Definitely need those. I do use beads for flower centres but mine are the ordinary kind with holes in.
Have a lovely day,
Sue xx

Michelle Lock said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is beautiful as always. Not showing your Mum's card is the right thing to do. You made it especially for her and that's the way it should stay. Hope your Mum, you, and your family enjoy her milestone birthday.
ps. no one would ever criticise the work of a person who shares as much as you do!x

dutchess said...

Just sublime Sue.....please give Mom a birthday hugs for me.....hope you all have a wonderful time and we need to see photos when she sees your brother!....hugs

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone and a very Happy Birthday to your Mum.
This card is beautiful and so fresh.
Im sure that the card for your Mum would not have attracted any negative comments but either way, I think you made the right decision as it should remain personal to you and your Mum.
Hope you all have a wonderful day. Its precious moments like this that will have stay with you forever. X

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue, Happy Birthday to your Mum.
This card really works, lovely and sunny colours, and the aster die is just the icing on the cake.
Love Jackie C XXX

Izzwizz said...

I believe that if you can't say something nice, better to say nothing at all! Don't understand how some people can be so critical of your beautiful cards, so you have made the right decision but it's a shame, I'd love to see your mums card. She is going to be so thrilled to have all her family about her. Can't imagine what it must be like to get to 90!! The changes she must have seen in her life!

Anyway, I love today's card Sue, the flowers are so beautiful, and the lace edges very pretty. I struggle making cards with this colour scheme, but yours always seem to work. Love that particular lemon shade you've used. Have a wonderful day. Maddy x

Jackie Meechan said...

This card is so spring like. The colours are gorgeous even though there is only slight colour. Happy 90th Birthday to your mum. Hope you all have a wonderful day being together as a family and have great day!!!
Love
Craftjacq XX

TOB said...

This is definitely my kind of card. I just love everything about it. Happy Birthday Sue's Mom. Hope you have a great day. xx

ellyscard creatief said...

This is really beautiful Sue.
Gr Elly

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is lovely and summery for a very dull day in England. Happy 90th Sue's Mom, hope you all have a fab day celebrating. Bx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Happy Birthday to your Mum.

The sun is shining here today just like your card. Beautiful and spring-like.

Wishing you a wonderful day with your family. Xx

Hilary Smith said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely summery feel this card has, love it.Hope your Mom has a brilliant birthday and that you and your family enjoy the day with her.
Hugs
Hilary x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, 'Happy Birthday Mum' I totally understand why you didn't want to post the 'actual card' but I don't think anybody would want to insult you by being nasty about your card - we all love what you do and appreciate that you share so much with us!! Today's card is just perfect, I love everything about it - have just been online and ordered the delicate aster die set!!! You encourage me to be so naughty... I blame you!! Enjoy all of your celebrations!! Love Sam xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very happy 90th birthday to your Mom. I strongly agree with you that you should not post your Mom's card. That is a private and very personal thing, and I am sure it was a brilliant card and your Mom will love and treasure it. Have a wonderful day.

Today's card is beautiful, very spring like.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,
What a cheery card with the yellow and white. I do hope your mum has a lovely day with you and your brother and enjoys all her birthday surprises. My very best wishes to her and all the family, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Sending happy 90th birthday wishes to your mam,will raise a glass or two to mark her grand age not till later though ha ha. CARD very pretty nice and fresh so spring looking. Love from christine c xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue
What a delightful sunny card, love it. Hope you and your mum enjoy your time together. Its so special enjoying treasured moments with each other.
Alison x

cats said...

Morning Sue,this is a wonderful and very *happy* looking card.
Happy birthday Sue's mum !!!! Have a fantastic day :))).....Christine xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Happy Birthday Sue's Mum I bet you have a fabulous time

This card is stunning Sue I love everything about it

xxx

Steve rawles said...

Absolutely beautiful. Truly wonderful use of subtle colour combination and the level of detail to enhance the flowers is exquisite Thank you for all your ideas and posts which you share.

Anonymous said...

Sue
A breath-taking card today. I just love every bit of it from the delicate colours to the beautiful flowers (another one for my wish list). I agree with your decision not to post your Mum's birthday card because it unique to her and by sharing with everyone you would destroy that. My daughter (11yrs) never wants me to replicate any card I make for her because she says "It's my card Mum and I don't want anyone else to have the same card because it would spoil it for me." - so there you go as they say - out of the mouth of babes -
Enjoy your party and best wishes to your Mum on her 90th birthday.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very pretty. Happy Birthday to your Mum, hope you all have a lovely day together :)

Clare x

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, xxx

hazel young said...

Happy birthday Sue's Mum, hope you have a great day together. Beautiful card Sue love everything about it and totally understand about posting personal cards. xx hazel

salem said...

wow card love colour and flowers

salem said...

wow card love colour and flowers

kimmie_35 said...

WOW! This card is stunning... those flowers are just so delicate... Off to look for the die set... blimey! I am totally blown away! Thank you so much for sharing...
Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum.
Hugs
Kim M
x

Lacelady said...

This is a beautiful card, and even if it isn't the one you made for Mum, I'm sure she would have liked it, I think it's super. Happy Birthday Sue's Mum!

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue and how lucky you are to still have your Mum around at that age :) Unfortunately, neither of my parents made it past 63 and I've been 'orphan' for a long time now. I so wish I could be making special cards for them myself, enjoy your time with your family.

Ann said...

Happy Birthday to your mum, my husband's birthday is today too- just 48 yrs old.The pale yellow is gorgeous, not the easiest colour to find.

loftylass said...

This card is stunning Sue and I know I will be making this for my DIL - you do keep me inspired and focused thank you very much....
Have a wonderful day with your mom and family and I'm sure her card is beautiful too...tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

trish from Wolverhampton xxx said...

What's not to like. This card is so fresh and pretty and reminds me spring is on the way.sending crafty hugs.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Such a beautiful card and verse. I love it!

A very big 'Happy 90th Birthday' to mom too

June x

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
As soon as I saw this card Spring sprung for me (so to speak)! I'm not a lover of yellow usually, but this is beautiful, stunning, GORGEOUS! I'm converted to custard - delicious. The dies you've used here work so wonderfully together. I missed out on the Aster dies and the Grateful Lattice when they were on tv, but will now seek them out. Oh, and I did laugh out loud when I read your oxymoron comment! I hope you're having a lovely time Stateside and send Best Wishes to your Mum on her special birthday.
Sue

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous

Simply stunning and I for one would love to receive a card as beautiful as this.

Diana

fynecrafts said...

lovely card..and great spring like colours

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Morning Sue, Happy Birthday to your Mum.
this card is stunning i dont usually use yellw but perhaps i should break my comfort zone Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
As far as I'm concerned Mary G and Mrs B have said it all.Have a lovely day and make sure you enjoy yourself too.
Beverley W

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Sensational card. Happy 90th Birthday to your Mom. Hope you have a wonderful party.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday Sue's Mommy. happy 90th birthday too you!!! xxx
Fab card too!!

Gail said...

what a simply delightful card and luv the summery colours xx luving the look of the 'large micro' beads and the fact that they can be coloured (don't know what the pearl mixative is!! but would like to try this technique xx have a fab party breakfast and look forward to seeing the pics of you all xx Gail T xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Happy birthday to your Mom.
Stunning card, love the border and colours.
Donna Jones

Howdy said...

I think this may be my favourite of all time ( so far!)

raineysheep said...

A beautiful card Sue !
Thanks as ever for the inspiration
Raineysheep x

Malou said...

How gorgeous! Your mom will treasure this. Ilove it. Happy birthday to your mom! x

Erica said...

GM Sue,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE'S MOM.
Just love this bright, sunny card.
Erica x

snowqueen62 said...

Happy Birthday to your mum Sue. Hope you all have a great time. Another beautiful card Sue. Love the colours and the flowers look fabulous.
Hugs Sue x

Jean Cockburn said...

Hi Sue, wishing a very Happy 90th Birthday to your Mum, I hope you all have a fantastic day and that your brother arrives safely. Today's card is beautiful, so bright and cheerful makes you think of spring and summer(if it ever arrives)lol..I love the flowers I also think it would make a lovely card for a wedding. xxxx Jean

nancyd said...

Morning Sue and Mom have a great 90th
I'm sure her card is beautiful like
her daughter, and todays card is gorgeous
love it just got the delicate Aster
dies and love them and got these
borders but not used them yet.
Enjoy you celebration breakfast.
Nancyd xx

Delyth said...

A beautiful card, the colours give you the feeling that spring has arrived and its a beautiful sunny day to celebrate your mom's special birthday 90 wow. I hope you all have a great time best wishes from Delyth, looking forward to see the pics xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Please wish your Mum a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY on this special day - It will be a wonderful suprise for her when you brother walks in.
As others have said I totally agree with you not showing the actual card you made for your Mum it is a very personal and that how it should be.
Thank you for showing this fantastic card it is SO SO gorgeous .... I just love all of it.
Enjoy the birthday party, Love and big hugs to Mum. Brenda Lel

CandJCardsand Invitations said...

Stunning x

Ita said...

Good morning Sue,
A big Happy Birthday greetings to your wonderful Mom from Ireland I am sure she will have a fantastic day and will be happy to see your brother,
Stunning card today ,love the lemon card,the asters are fantastic,.
You made the right call about your Moms Card.
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

A beautiful fresh card, Sue, really lovely. Suitable for any occasion.
Hope you have a great time today with your Mom and brother and warm wishes to her on her 90th. It will be great to see your pics of the celebrations.

'P' in Wales

P.S. As it was me who asked if it was possible to see your Mom's card from you, I am really sorry to have put you in that position as it is such a personal thing and I should have had more sense. Written message sent before engaging brain, I'm afraid.
Bet it's a humdinger of a card, though!!

hollyberry said...

This card is stunning as I'm sure your card to your Mom is.No need to apologize for not showing it-it is private between you as it should be.Happy Birthday to your Mom and hope she has a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
First off Sue I must wish your Mom a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY I'm sure you will all have a fantastic day. I agree that you should keep your own card to her private. Now, I have only just read yesterdays blog and you again have produced two WOW, WOW, WOW, cards. Love the use of the gilding flakes, and today's colour scheme is so soft with the lemon and white, bothe the background die and asters are stunning! Your ideas are never ending. and I wondered if your mom sees all your creations.
Val C xx

Wendy Bennett said...

The card is beautiful Sue and even more so as it was for your mum. Lovely soft colours and fabulous design. Cant understand anyone not loving it. Belated birthday wishes to your mum too.

Margaret Lycett said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. It is stunning.
Happy 90th Birthday to your Mom.
Margaret L

yorkielass said...

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY SUE'S MOM, thank you for raising such a caring, giving and talented Daughter and sharing her with us.

Hello Sue, You made the right decision to not show your Mom's card, it is personal and private.
Todays card is like breath of fresh air, so clean and fresh, love the custard colour and the way you have used the large micro beads.
Enjoy the surprise party, your Mom's face will be a picture when she sees your Brother, bless her.
Hugs June xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful delicate card card and I love it. Happy 90th Birthday wishes to your mum.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and the colours you have chosen to make it. I have the lattice die, bought it when it was the 3 pack deal on CnC, I was really after the triangle die in the set but I have to say I love all 3 of the set.

Hope your journey to the U.S.A went well, here's wishing your MOM a HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY and a lovely time at her surprise party, enjoy the get together with all the family and friends.
Take care.
Regards Liz T.

Helen VoG said...

A beautiful early summer look to the card today. A very Happy Birthday to your mom.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card! Love the flowers and everything else.It reminds me of Summer. Hopefully we may get some sun this year. lol. Have a great time with your mum. Families are so precious. xxxx

darcydaydream said...

such a lovely summery card. love it all. Happy birthday to your Mum.
Best Wishes
Christine in Darcy....xx

Cee Bee said...

Happy 90th Birthday to Sue's mum. I do hope she gets to see all the well wishes from us. Its a shame we can't see the actual card but i understand, nothing hurts more than spending time personalising something for someone and then someone tells you they don't like it. Its too personal. Anyway hope you have a fab day with your mom I bet she is very proud of you.
Love the card by the way very pretty.
Hugs n stuff

Carol B

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a beautiful and fresh looking card today, especially for your Mom's birthday. I hope you all have a wonderful time and give your Mom hug from all your crafting friends. Have a great day and take care Love Michelle S xxx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. So fresh! Happy birthdat to your mum. I hope the day goes well.
Anne O

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, I'm sure your Mum's actual card is just as beautiful

Mol x

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card Sue, Happy birthday to your mom, happy birthday to your mom, happy birthday to your dear mom, happy birthday to your mom. Sally x

Helen Barker said...

Amazing card.Love how crisp and fresh looking it is.Happy 90th Birthday Sue's mum hope you enjoy your surprises.
Helen Bx

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card and like some other comments on here, it really did lift my spirits up, especially as where I live we had yet more snow yesterday and last night! The sun is out today though and has meltedmost of it away today. Hope your mum has a lovely birthday.

joy said...

Hi Sue
I hope your mom is having a lovely day.
Now this card is good for my eyes.lol
I just love it.
I only leave comments if I like the card and have some thing nice to say.
I am a great beliver in if you have nothing nice to say better say nothing at all.

Christine D said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning card and has inspired me to get on with a 70th birthday card I've been asked to make. Have a wonderful time with your Mom x

Sue C said...

This is a very spring-like card, definately one for the older generation, which is very apt for today. Hope your mum really enjoys her suprise xx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow this is such a lovely card and the custard card is lovely and maybe could be another colour added to the creative expressions list PLEASE!! Lol wish your mom a very happy birthday and hope you have a wonderful family day today. Love Lesley x

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