Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Birthday Wishes


 Hi bloggers!  I wasn't going to post this card because I didn't notice it until after I took the pics, but it is upside down!  Not the layout, but the hearts on the embossing on the background.  I put the entire card together and never spotted that until I took the pics!  And that is the second time I have done that as I have another card with the same problem!  Then I thought what better card to post for my birthday today (as I am always seem to be upside down, it fits my personality! LOL)  I really liked this one and made another one, not upside down, in custard and grey, but can't find the pics of that one anywhere!  Since Debby did spill the beans yesterday in her comment, though, I'll fess up, I'm 56 today (I swear I was just 29 yesterday, where did the time go!)  My other half is treating me to some retail therapy at the outlet mall in Orlando then an early dinner at my favourite restaurant here called  P F Changs (white chocolate martinis, so much for that diet! LOL)  I can hardly wait!
I want to wish Katie-Louise Sweetlove a Happy Birthday today too as she mentioned in an email a few weeks ago that her birthday was coming up on June 4th!  Katie, I hope you have a lovely day doing exactly what you want!

 As for a quick rundown on the upside down card, I cut four pieces of cardboard, two of each size so they could be stacked for thickness.   I taped them to the outside of my folder in the layout I wanted.  This was because I only wanted two areas on my background to be embossed, leaving an open strip in it.  I placed my blush card in my Heart Lattice folder and ran it through the machine using a special sandwich to adjust for the added thickness of the cardboard.  Wouldn't you know it, I wrote down the sandwich and taped it to my wall in my craft room AT HOME so I don't recall specifically, but I had to leave off the top plate and just add multiple layers of cardstock as I recall.  When you run your embossing folders through your machine like this, it causes every where you have the cardboard to emboss and the areas left without cardboard won't emboss.  The area where I have placed the Celtic Border was left plain.  I used my scoreboard to add some parallel lines around my border for emphasis.  I cut the Celtic border in coconut white card and glued it in the open area.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the Radiant Rectangles.  I used Brushed Pewter Stain on a piece of cut 'n dry foam to stencil through the die.  I made two roses using the method in the tutorial at the top of my blog and "sugared" them with Rock Candy dry glitter.  I added them to the top of my card with some white tulle and scrolly leaves from the Gold Elements One die set.  I finished it with a double white mat with an inner pierced layer.  A clean and simple upside down card if I ever saw one! LOL  I will probably do a tutorial on this technique at some point to add to the top of the blog.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue Happy birthday! I love the card even if it is upside down!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Pam said...

Well I think it is lovely and very pretty. Happy birthday Katie-Louise.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Sue. Have a fab day. Love the card and after a few white chocolate martinis you won't notice the upside down hearts!
JazzaC x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy birthday on your real day. The upside down card is perfect for you. I think 29 is a good age, enjoy the shopping,at the outlet mall... Spend lots of his money. Happy day and cheers... Celebrate... Sending all the love.

Pam said...

OOps me again - Payyb Birthday Sue - still loooking good at 29+.

TDQ Karen said...

Happy Birthday Sue, have a lovely day. I love the card, even with the upside down hearts xx

debbie said...

Hi Sue, this is one of my favourite folders and I have done the same upside down thing sooo many times, Hope you have a fabulous Birthday and plenty of Birthday treats.
Debbie Stevens xx

Pam said...

Im not good at this this morning HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sue

Joanne Page said...

Happy birthday Sue, have a fab day, and I hope you get spoilt rotton.
Love the card, what an inspiration you are.

Joanne x x

Joanne Page said...

Happy birthday Sue, have a fab day, and I hope you get spoilt rotton.
Love the card, what an inspiration you are.

Joanne x x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Happy birthday have a brilliant day, the upside down card is lovely. I love that Celtic embossed border.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

HB Sue - and Katie Louise - hope you both have a great bday. Love the new embossing technique - and never heard of white chocolate martini but I think I might like them - quite alot even - have one thinking of the Wilsonettes - or a couple maybe?.. Do blog us a pic of one to make us all drawl.
Rgs
Clare W

Maria I said...

Happy birthday Sue I still love the card even if it is upside down xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, very pretty and delicate card even with the upside down hearts...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ...Have a great day. Enjoy the shopping.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Anonymous said...

Love the card sue even if it is upside down, hope you have a wonderful birthday also wishing katie louise a happy one too. Pollyx

Rose in Chester said...

Happy Birthday Sue,
Have a great day - love the card even though I don't quite follow the creative process - but that could be due to the time of day....

Have an absolutely fabulous day and forget about any diet!

Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Gosh, Sue, 56? And you hardly look a day over 29!! A very Happy Birthday to you. (It only seems like last year that I was 56 - hah). Time flies.
Hope you have a fabulous day - it sounds as though it will be.
Lovely card, so dainty. Wouldn't have noticed the upside downy and really it doesn't matter. Very much like the flowers and scroll leaves.
Will you report back on Martini consumption?

'P' in Wales

Anne Gray said...

Best wishes for your birthday

Sonia Jones said...

Happy birthday Sue, I hope you have a great day. The card is great simple but effective. If you hadn't said it was upside down I'd never have noticed. Even with my new glasses lol hugs Sonia x

Cee Bee said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sue, who knew we are the same age!!! I call it 21 with a load more experience. Hope you have a fantastic day out, you deserve to be spoilt rotten.
By the way love the card and love that embossing folder.

Big birthday huigs n stuff

Carol B

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a massive happy birthday x x enjoy your martini's and retail therapy . Hope your other half spoils you rotten. Love the upside down card never would have noticed if you hadn't spilt the beans. Lol Lynne M & fur babies x x x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Happy Birthday Sue. Love the upside down card. I hate to say this but it never sounds like it ment,it nice n simply and ment in the nicest possible way. Enjoy your therapy and have a great day.

Love June
xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Upside down or right way round this card is wonderful. A wonderful concept.
But more importantly Happy Birthday.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

cuilliesocks said...

Another fabulous card Sue, wonderful embossing and design, Kate x

Rachel Taylor said...

Happy birthday to you Sue,i hope you have a lovely day ! Have a chocolate martini on us ! The card is lovely - upside down or not !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

CraftyAnn said...

Have a lovely birthday. I spent yesterday catching up on your blog page, which I've missed viewing for several weeks, and all the cards are stunning, I'm hoping to have a go at a few today in between watching 'sex on legs' (Tsonga) at the French Open Tennis. Have a lovely day.
Take care

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue lovely card, we share the same hobby-spending the other halfs money have great day all the best bye for now kitty

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Sue! This is my first post but I've been checking your blog daily for months since seeing what you do on C and C months ago. Love the fact that you make mistakes too!

margaret mcdonald said...

Happy Birthday Sue. Have a really great day! I don't have the folder so wouldn't have noticed! But this is the kind of card I just love!
Hugs
Maggie

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A Very Happy Birthday to you, and also A Very Happy Birthday to Katie-Louise aswell, I hope you both have a lovely day to remember.
Your card is really pretty, my eyes would never have picked up the fact that the embossing was upside down ha ha. Really pretty and gorgeous roses.
Enjoy your meal and especially your white choccie martinis, and have a lovely time with your retail therapy.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nmty said...

Happy birthday Sue. Hope you have a good one. Love the card too I certainly would never have know it was upside down. Lv norma

nmty said...

Happy birthday Sue. Hope you have a good one. Love the card too I certainly would never have know it was upside down. Lv norma

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Happy Birthday have a great day the card looks great upside down or the right way must try this one Tracy w x

Sue Canty said...

Happy Birthday Sue! Have a wonderful day, enjoy the shopping (and the martinis). Age is just a number it's how you feel inside that counts. Love the card, it's quirky with the upside down hearts.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Happy Birthday! Wishing you a great day shopping and lots of yummy martinis and food tonight. You deserve it! Love the card, so very pretty. I wouldn't have noticed it was upside down either, it is a beautiful folder, so delicate. Take care.

jacqui said...

Happy birthday Sue have a lovely time, the cards great.

englishrose897 said...

Happy Birthday Sue, Katie-Louise and everyone else who has a birthday today.
Love the card and look forward to you tutorial later.
Enjoy you day sally x

Gail said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dearest Sue, happy birthday to you!
Have the best day ever! Just love the card and the Celtic border is fab!
Gail C x

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday, Sue. The card is lovely, especially the border.

maxine said...

I love this one itz so pretty x

Desiree said...

Have a wonderful birthday Sue. Sounds like it will be - especially that chocolate martini -do take a photo of it!xx

Carole Z said...

Happy Birthday Sue, have a wonderful day! I love your card and guess what? I made four card recently, all with the hearts upside down and didn't notice until the photos were taken either..glad I'm in good company! That said, this is a beautiful embossing folder, hugs and happy day, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a really good day. Love today's card & wouldn't have spotted it was upside down unless you'd said. Tutorial on the embossing would be good as I'm struggling to understand what you did but love the result. Many thanks
Beverley W

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the design and colours,you meant to put the hearts upside down to see if we are paying attention.
Wishing you a very happy birthday, hope you have a lovely day.
Have a great day Katie-Louise.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Christine Harrop said...

Happy birthday Sue. How strange that we never see the errors until after the photograph has been taken! I think what happens is our mind tricks us into seeing what we THINK we have done, and only when we come back later does the photo shows us the real thing. Regardless, it is still a gorgeous card. Love from Christine xx

Nanny Jo said...

Happy Birthday, Sue! The card is lovely, even upside down! Have a great day... xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card. Have a great day. You sure don't look 56!! Enjoy your day hope it is special!

Tina Champion said...

Happy Birthday Sue - card is still beautiful even though you had a happy accident! White chocolate martinis sound wonderful, sure they'll taste as good as they sound!

Best Wishes

Nanny Tina x

Tina Champion said...

Happy Birthday Sue - card is still beautiful even though you had a happy accident! White chocolate martinis sound wonderful, sure they'll taste as good as they sound!

Best Wishes

Nanny Tina x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, enjoy your day, just love todays card, it is soooo pretty, liking the white and blush cards.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue Happy Birthday well i love this card even it been up sidedown. It is so simple and elegant looking. Hope you have a great time today you deserve it. Take care xxx

Debs Artliff

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Good Morning Sue,
Happy Birthday, have a fabulous day. Love the upside down card, it's perfect!
Love Faith xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, you cannot even see it is upside down unless you look closely. It is beautiful. Thought yesterday was your Birthday, but happy birthday again and to Katie-Louise. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I didn't see the comment on your birthday but have a super day! The day sounds perfect shopping then eating....brill! I love the card too! Have a great time take care Love Michelle S xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very special Happy Birthday from both Lindsey and I. Like the sound of the day you have planned, you deserve it. The law says there are no calories in anything you have on your birthday!! I couldn't see the upside down bit, so don't worry it is a lovely card.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

lainey said...

love the CAS look to this card Sue!! lainey x

sheila said...

Happy Birthday Sue I have made a card upside down too with this folder.
Yours is lovely as usual Sheila xx

granny p said...

A very happy birthday to a wonderful lady.
I have used this folder many times and have done the same thing but in the end the finished item still looks good so I don't bother to change it lol.

nattyboots said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!!!!

A lovely ,lovely card Sue just send us some of your chocolate martinis over and we wont notice its upside down lol

Have a lovely day out {you deserve it }
then go on the diet tomorrow .

Elaine H X

Julia Watts said...

Happy Birthday. Lots of love, Julia xxxx

sheila said...

Happy Birthday Sue I also have made this mistake with the folder.
Yours is a beautiful card anyway. Love Sheila

Val said...

Happy birthday Sue, another beautiful card. Have a great day. x

moonsea said...

Hi Sue - Have a lovely birthday today.
PS - It doesn't matter if it is upside down - it's still a beautiful card.
Love Lynne xxx

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Birthday to you!
Lovely card today with my favourite Embossing folder.
Please, toast those Mom Genes with your white chocolate martini tonight, they are very special, at least 'Minus Twenty', I would say.
Have a lovely day!
Lis x

karenlotty said...

Happy Birthday Sue Sounds like my kind of perfect day Like the others I'm intrigued by the Martini Please take a picture if u can Wud never have realised card was upside down We're our own worst critic when we see our work The card is lovely What a great technique Can u post the sandwich at some point please

moonsea said...

Happy birthday to you. The card is beautiful - doesn't matter if it is upside down!
Love, Lynne xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a good day and enjoy your retail therapy and dinner out!

Lovely card, love how you have left the blank piece with the embossing folder. I don't think anyone would have noticed the hearts were upside down if you hadn't said! Love Jean xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Upside down or the right way up, this card looks fantastic.
Have a wonderful birthday.
Happy birthday also to Katie-Louise.
Love Val in Spain xxx

dutchess said...


happy Birthday Sue....spend it doing lovely things...nothing better than retail therapy and eating......
love your embossing folder they are all my favourites ...
Birthday hugs.

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue happy birthday have a super day. The card is lovely even thou its upside down. X

Sarah h

sonja_w said...

Once again, I really like the simplicity of this beautiful card, and getting the hearts up side down is just what would happen to me. Happy Birthday Sue , I hope you have THE most fabulous day xx

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Sue, hope you have a great day
Jane x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday. Lots of fun shopping and eating out. If it's the mall I'm thinking of, I'll be with you in spirit.
Lovely card, upside down hearts and all. X

Joanne K said...

Good Morning Sue, a very happy birthday to you. Wishing you a wonderful day. Today's card is very stylish just like you. Have fun. Kind regards Joanne K x

Victoria said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE. Hope it's a good one, enjoy all your treats! The card is simply gorgeous, and so appropriate for today.

Dawn Searle said...

Happy Birthday Sue - wishing you a day full of love and happiness. Love this card with its delicate colours, would never have noticed the upside down hearts!
Hugs
Dawn S. xxxx

Helen said...

Happy Birthday, hope you have a lovely day. Your card is lovely xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Happy birthday Sue, Love we the simplicity of the card. Have a great day.

Floss said...

Hi Sue and a very Happy Birthday to you. I love this card, it would be lovely for a wedding and it uses one of your wonderful A4 embossing folders, which I cannot do without. Enjoy your birthday, spoil yourself.x

Annie said...

Upside down or not, Sue, it's still a lovely card!
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY birthday xxxx
Have a great day
Love Annie

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, a very happy birthday to you!!! Enjoy your day - it should be a lot of fun. I love the card and the cardboard technique is a great idea. I have ended up with a card that opens back to front before now and my solution was to cut it in half and mount it on another one!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Birthday, have a fun day. Must check out that restaurant next time I am there on hols. Fab card, wouldn't have noticed as the hearts are so tiny.

Carol H said...

Happy Birthday Sue, have a fabulous day. Love the card, wouldn't have noticed it was upside down, I'm sure I must have done the same at some stage and not noticed.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Mo said...

Happy Birthday Sue. All I can say is that you take after your Mom and certainly don't look your age! It always reminds me of when we had a house in Florida when you mention going out for dinner, we were always treated so well there. Our house was near Weeki Wachi Springs. As for the upside down card, well I wouldn't have known if you hadn't pointed it out. Have a lovely day.
Luv Mo

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
First a very very Happy Birthday - you are a lady who really deserves the most special day and spending it with 'Mom' is just fantastic.
A very simple but very very elegant gift today - certainly one for my 'must do box' and as for upside down I bet that if you hadn't mentioned very few of us would have notice as the background is so delicate and beautiful whichever way you use it.
The colour scheme is so gentle and beautiful I defy anyone not to love receiving this card.
Enjoy your day with family and friends around you.
Janet x

Jan.moogie said...

Happy Birthday Sue and many more of them. Your upside down card works for me and the different embossing sounds great. Must try it. Have a great day and plenty of retail therapy. xxx

Celina Dee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE!!! Chronologically you may be 56 but you still behave as if you ARE 29.
Celebrate the day as every milestone is important not the number of steps it takes to get there.
I wouldn't have noticed the upside-downness as it doesn't take away form the lovely elegant card
Celina :) :) :)

Bosquie said...

Happy Birthday Sue.Have a great one, you deserve it.Can't beat retail therapy for a birthday pressi!!! Lots of it too.Love the card,and to be honest I can't see the upsidey down bits.Have a great day XX

MRS DUCK said...

Happy Birthday Sue and any fellow Geminis.
Hope you have a lovely birthday wherever you all are.
I love the composition of the card, especially the embossing, whether upside down or not but you know me and blush!
Enjoy the shopping and Martinis. X

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Birthday Girl,

Happy birthday and many of them. I am only 29 - my children are older than me now!!!

Stunning card by the way - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Colleen R said...

Happy Birthday Sue, another wonderful card, hope you have a lovely day xx

snowqueen62 said...

Happy Birthday Sue. Hope you have a great day and enjoy your Martinis tonight sounds delicious.
A simple but lovely card today wouldn't have noticed upside down hearts if you hadn't pointed it out.
Hugs Sue x

Marion said...

Happy Birthday Sue ,you are still a spring chick compared to me.
wouldnt have noticed the mistake if you hadnt pointed it out,it is still lovely.
Marion H

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
First of all, happy birthday - have a fantastic day and do lots of retail therapy and have a great meal.
The card is lovely, very clean lines. It looks very understated and elegant. I love the Celtic Accents dies and really like how you have put the border in the unebossed strip. That is a really good tip as well, so thank you for that too.
Have a great day.

Hanneke said...

Happy birthday! I hope you will have a great day. This card is lovely, the roses are great. Hugs, Hanneke

jane said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, would never have noticed the hearts were upside down.

Have a fab birthday and enjoy your meal in PJ changes, this is one that I have visited when in America and I can see why you love it.

Enjoy

Jane Llewellyn

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Birthday Girl,

Happy birthday and many of them. I am only 29 - my children are older than me now!!!

Stunning card by the way - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jackie S * said...

Happy Birthday Sue and have a great day
Lovely card as always and I think we've all made our fair share of upside downers!
Jackie S*

Mary by the Sea said...

Happy Birthday Sue. What a beautiful card, would not have noticed the hearts were upside down.

OMG white chocolate martinis, sound divine. I'm going to do two exercise classes this morning so I can have a glass of Rose later!!!

Have a great day. Mary

Anonymous said...

First of all, wishing you a very happy birthday Sue, have a lovely day. I know the feeling, where have all the years gone, it only seemed yesterday when I was 21, that was 46 years ago!! I love this card, the celtic border goes perfectly. All the best Edwina

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday I hope you enjoy every minute of your special day. What a beautiful card I love this embossing folder and have used it lots. The flower is super.
Have a great day you deserve it and no mistake.
Margaret

Marion Bull said...

Happy birthday Sue, have a wonderful day and have a chocolate martini for all of us who follow you every day!Perfect card today and I don't care if it is upside don. It is so pretty!
Hugs Maggie B

Pinky said...

Happy Birthday and upside down or not, we wouldn't want you any other way!! Vicki x

scofessex said...

Happy Birthday Sue,
those chocolate martinis sound divine. Love the card even if the background is upside down just makes it unique.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, Lopve the feminine feel about this card and it doesnt matter that the hearts are upside down.
Hope you enjoy your special day.
Alison B x

TonyR said...

happy birthday sue!!! we were born in the same year!!
I don't often comment as you know but this is a special day for a special lady - no - GODDESS!! :)
I love this card. I love all your cards!!
have a wonderful day,
tony xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Happy Birthday to you. By the way, the fifties are the new thirties so they say so you have a way to go yet lol. I know how quick the time goes and now I have reached my sixties I reckon I can get away with being in my childhood again, ha. Have a wonderful day. Even upside down the card is gorgeous'.
Love Jan x x

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday Sue - have a wonderful day and the meal sounds amazing. What a beautiful card - just love it
Take care ~ Suzanne x

hotpotato said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE, how lovely spending it in the US with your other half, mom etc.

Beryl Treble said...

Happy Birthday Sue! Love the card

gwen70 said...

Happy Birthday Sue, for an upside down card it's lovely

Jackie Calvert said...

Happy Birthday Sue, Hope today is the best ever for you. White chocolate martinis... WOW... perfect.
Lovely card, it wouldn't worry me that the hearts were upside down, I doubt if I would notice it! Specially after martinis, chocolate or otherwise.
Happy Day, Love from Jackie C XXX

granny sue said...

Happy Birthday Sue. I love this and didn't even notice it had hearts on it. I really like the style of this one and the red one you posted on Saturday. Have a lovely day. SueL

Sue Yorkshire said...

Happy Birthday Sue... I am sure that because time is passing so quickly that I am having two birthdays each year!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day and thoroughly spoiled

I love todays card, even upside down, that folder is gorgeous and I still cant get hold of it, hope its not been retired

Sue xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Happy Birthday..have a wonderful day!
Love the blush card and the background, it looks OK to me!
LoveMarg

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue and Happy Birthday! I love the simplicity and elegance of the card, great colours and just my kind of style. I have to say I didn't even notice that it was upside down!

Have a great day!
Margaret

Erica said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE.
love the card.
Have a great day.
Erica x

Hazel said...


Stunning card Sue just love it including the upside down hearts,
Have a lovely Birthday.

Hazel

Dorothy Hart said...

Happy Birthday Sue. Have a great day celebrating your special day. Big hug x

Anonymous said...

upside down or not it's lovely

mol x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Sounds like you are going to have a great day.
I don't think I would have noticed the hearts are upside down, but it does not spoil the card its so pretty, just my cup of tea.
Lydia
X

Patricia said...

Happy Birthday Sue and many of them, hope you have fantastic day. You were 29 yesterday today you are only 28. Once you get 50 you start counting BACK................!!!!
Stunning card as always, I have done the very same with that folder. Once you have done it once you will be more aware the next time. Who cares your card is beautiful which ever way the hearts are.
Hugs for your birthday

Patricia xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

A very Happy Birthday Sue, I hope you´ll have a wonderful day surrounded by your lovely family and having dinner in your favorit place too, so what can be any better?? I hope it turns out to be everything you wished it to be.
And as for the card, then I think, it´s gorgeous even the hearts are upside down, but who says they have to turn that way?? The card looks awesome no matter what, and I love it.

hollyberry said...

Love the card and in the photos it is hard to tell so probably wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't confessed.
Hope that you have a wonderful day.

nannapat said...

Happy Birthday Sue - I hope you enjoy those chocolate martinis! Lovely card, even with the upside down hearts. Pat x

Anonymous said...

have a wonderful bithday

don't worry about the hearts - you can always claim you were head over heels in love when you made it !!!!!

Cornish Emma said...

Happy Birthday to you, have a wonderful day and dinner. Gorgeous card, good to know even the experts make mistakes:) Emma

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Happy birthday, hope you have a wonderful day and get lots and lots of pressies! XXX

Maggie said...

How wonderful. I think having the hearts upside down has to be a good omen. Hope you have a very Happy Birthday and 56 is just as good an age as 29 - trust me, I've been there! xx

Sue E said...

Happy birthday Sue. Wish I was 56 again :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, HAPPY BIRTHDAY hope you have a lovely day, the plans for the day sound great, also a Happy Birthday Katie-Louise enjoy your day.
Todays card is beautiful - WHO said hearts have to be the other way up!!! love the blush card and sugared roses, Love it all, can't wait to try my take on this one.
Thank you, for all your inspiring ideas.
Have a brilliant day, Love
Brenda Lel x x x

Katie Lamb said...

Happy Birthday and such a beautiful card

Delyth said...

Pen-blwydd hapus Sue translation Happy Birthday. I dedicate today's card to you. delyth xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Happy birthday enjoy Orlando, wonderful place. Love this card and wouldn't have noticed the hearts if you hadn't said.
Audrey x

Janice said...

Happy Birthday Sue, I wish you great time tonight, and hope you get thoroughly spoiled. Love the card, and wouldn't have noticed the error if you hadn't of pointed it out. Janice x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card even upside down. Hope you have a fantastic birthday, enjoy your white chocolate martinis :)

Clare x

hazel young said...

Happy Birthday Sue hope you have a good one. Beautiful card, i'm sure most of us wouldn't have notice the upside down background if you had not have told us. xx hazel

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Happy Birthday and have a wonderful time you deserve it. Just love the card so clean looking and easy to make you don't notice it's upside down love Jean Zelei xxx

Carol S. said...

Happy Birthday Sue. Enjoy your special day. It would have been interesting and a bit of fun, to not say what was wrong with the card. Just ask if we could spot the deliberate mistake! It's a lovely card, very pretty. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pauline A said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sue; hope you have a fantastic day. I love white chocolate; I love martinis so this cocktail sounds delicious. How about getting the recipe for us? Remember that age is just a number and you're as old as you feel. (Some days, however I feel about 90 but I must admit that I don't look as good as your mum) A very pretty card too. Enjoy your day.
Pauline A (recycled teenager) xx

kimberley said...

Upside down or not Sue I think this is a beautiful card.Hope you have a wonderful birthday and screw the diet for a day.It's not as though you need it anyway! take care,x.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a very happy birthday to you, you are only as old as you feel, and if you feel 29 then you are 29! Today's card is lovely, would not have spotted the upside down bit had it not been pointed out. Have a great day shopping, eating and drinking! Take care, Jess x

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Wishing you a wonderful day to remember,and to coin a phrase,"You don`t look a day over fabulous". Happy Birthday.The card is lovely,who cares if it`s upside down? Jackie. x

Izzwizz said...

Happy birthday to you, a fellow Gemini! It's mine next week :-) those white chocolate martinis sound lethal! I'm seeing the queen musical for mine. Can't wait!

Love your card as always. You should have kept quiet about the hearts being upside down, we never would have noticed :-) that's a good tip about leaving a gap in the embossing. I've just got a cutting plate with a slot, but of course you are limited to where you can fit the slot on the sandwich iyswim. Have a great day Sue, will raise a glass to you later on. Love maddy x

Kiraneries said...

Sue Happy Birthday and have a great day celebrating. The card is gorgeous and I would not have noticed the upside down hearts unless you had said.about it. When I used the folder on a card the hearts were sideways. I emboss my base card and fold in half

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. Enjoy your celebrations. Card is great. Would never know about the hearts until you pointed it out. Good wishes
Phil D

nancyd said...

Morning Sue and A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
todays card is absolutely beautiful
even with upside down hearts wouldn't have
noticed if not pointed out, would make a lovely wedding card as already pointed
out. You have a lovely day and enjoy
your meal and day out at the mall you
deserve pampering as you are always so
busy for other people.
Nancyd xx

Disco Queen said...

Happy Birthday Sue. Love the card, even if it is upside down ;-) Lovely to know this happens to the best of us & not just us amateurs.

yorkielass said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sue, enjoy your day surrounded by family and friends. The retail therapy and food sounds good as does the whit chocolate martini, yummy!!!!!
The card is soft and gentle, love the blush card and the flowers are gorgeous. Would not have noticed the upside down hearts, they are so cute.
Happy Birthday wishes to Katie-Louise.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue Happy Birthday, Im sure you will have a lovely day. Love the card, I cant see it's upside down it looks great. I'd do all mine upside down if they looked this good !!! Best wishes.

sue said...

Hi HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!
I love the simplicity? of todays card the whole thing is beautiful,you would never know it is upside down.
have a good day buy something nice and enjoy your meal
Hugs
Sue

Alison Ward-Davies said...

Upside down it may be but it is still guite stunning, Go girl have a great day. Alison WD

utilitygirl said...

A lovely card Sue, upside down or not!
Happy Birthday, have a great day x

Viv said...

Oh I so understand the 'upside down' there's no one worse than me but what a pretty card anyway
Happy Birthday Sue and hope you have a great one I won't ever forget it as my granddaughter is 18 today hope it is fantastic for you both!
Viv x

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVE THIS CARD SUE. THE COLOUR STUNNING LOVELY X HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAVE A NICE DAY

loftylass said...

Happy birthday Sue - have a wonderful day. Upside down or not the card is beautiful and one that can be for female or male(without the flowers) love it and one that's definitely on my 'to do' list. tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Jacquie said...

Wow! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE & KATIE LOUISE. Hope you both have a fab day, those Martinis sound so lush Sue lucky you. So good you have such a thoughtful partner.

At first glance I would not have noticed the card was upside down its only because you mentioned it lol! Beautiful set out though and I love the Celtic boarder.
Thanks again Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Michelle said...

Many happy returns Sue, you do not look 56!! As for dieting, why? You definitely do not need to diet so go out and enjoy your meal and drinks.

This is a beautiful card, I would never have noticed the hearts were upside down and I love the Celtic border.

Have a fab day.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy birthday, sounds like you're going to have a great day. Love the card and wouldn't have noticed the upside down hearts if you hadn't said
Best wishes, Pat

Loraine said...

Happy Birthday Sue, have a great day, you deserve it!
Just remember, you're only as young as you feel, so cop a load of the young waiter tonight!! Ha ha. Only joking, enjoy your day xxx

darcydaydream said...

Happy 29+ Birthday Sue
Love from Christine in Darcy....xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy birthday, sounds like you're going to have a great day. Love the card and wouldn't have noticed the upside down hearts if you hadn't said
Best wishes, Pat

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, very many Happy Returns for a super birthday. Age doesn't matter, I've been 25 for nearly 40 years! I hope you have a lovely day and get lots of crafty treats.
Oh, and yes, the upside down card is lovely and if you hadn't said, I doubt many would have noticed.
Happy Birthday.

Frances

Nubiene Peltier said...

Happy Birthday Sue
Love the card the lattice design and Celtic looking border
Nice and simple effect peachy design x

Butterfly-Crafts: Handmade Cards & Gifts said...

Wishing you a very very happy birthday, I hope you have a lovely day celebrating and as for dieting, thats ridiculous, you look fantastic!

Joanne2403 said...

Happy Birthday Sue!!!!!!

Love the card, upside down hearts n all, very pretty. Hope you have a wonderful day and that all your wishes come true!

Hugs & xx

lindyloo12 said...

Happy Birthday Sue, 56 is not old - so stop worrying and just enjoy. I loved this card even if the embossing was upside down, I could not find the fault until you mentioned it, and I am sure no-one else could either. I hope you have a great day.

Aileen said...

Happy Happy Birthday, hope it is fab and you are deservedly spoilt!!
Lovely card really like the colours.
Wouldn't have even noticed it was upside down if you hadn't pointed it out Aileen xx

Yvonne (seom) said...

Wishing you a very very happy birthday Sue, I too love PF changs, you lucky thing it's months till I will visit it again. I think the card relates to most of us these days, upside down and inside out whilst juggling balls. Hehe. Have a great day.

Laura O said...

great card love the layout ,Happy birthday .Enjoy.Laura O

CraftyJo said...

Happy Birthday Sue, sounds like you've a fun day ahead :)

I wonder if anyone would have noticed the upside-down hearts if you hadn't mentioned it? It looks great anyway.

Nicky Chamallow said...

Bon Anniversaire Sue, je me disais bien qu'avec votre talent artistique vous deviez être gémeaux. Grâce à vous vous porte-monnaie pleure mais
au moins je rentabilise les dies que je convoite quand je vois votre travail. Nous sommes au plus bel âge je crois, pour ma part ce sera la 6ème dizaine le 6/6, mais quelque part elle me perturbe un peu ! je crois que je vais compter à l'envers à l'avenir pour rajeunir ! mais l'essentiel est dans notre coeur ! Puissiez-vous être comblée comme vous le méritez, et apprécier chaque instant que la vie vous réserve! En toute amitié de France, Nicky

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Many Happy Returns to you today Sue. There's nothing like a lot (not little) retail therapy to make one's day really happy, and to be wined and dined as well..what a happy day you are going to have.

The card today is very pretty and I love the flowers and colour, also like everyone else I would not have noticed the hearts were upside down. Thank goodness for photo glue as I do upside down a lot. :-)

Happy birthday to Katie-Louise.

Kind regards

Tina X

SusieB said...

Happy birthday Sue. Have a great shopping trip and love the sound of the chocolate martinis. Must try them!! Wonder if i can get them in Philadelphia next week when i go to the USA Open. Was also wondering if i would be near any craft places. One can hope but dont think hubby would be too pleased. But hey! the golf is for him isnt it? lol

Happy days

Sue B

hazel said...

Happy Birthday Sue have a wonderful day. What's your secret as you Dont Look 56 you look much younger. But then so does your Mum so it must run in the family...You lucky lady
I would not of noticed that the hearts were upside down .It's still a stunning card though
Have a lovely day
Hazel G

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue happy birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get spoilt rotten! Lol I have to say you look good great for your age. The card today is lovely and I have to admit I have done the same thing with this folder and I don't think anyone even noticed!Z, love Lesley x

Covgal said...

Happy Birthday Sue,enjoy your day. The card is beautiful, I love the delicate and pale look.

Janice Wallace said...

Happy Birthday Sue. Enjoy your day with your family. White Chocolate martini...??? Sounds yummy. The card is beautiful, and I would never have noticed the hearts. This is the card I would love to get for my birthday.
Have a great day
Janice

Jean Johnston said...

Happy birthday Sue, and happy shopping at the mall.
I would never have seen the upside down hearts if you hadn't pointed it out, and the card is beautiful. I have just cleared out my craft room and have a huge pile of 'oddments' to use up and will be using a simplified version of this to whittle it down. I am such a hoarder I can't bring myself to throw them away!

Jean Johnston said...

Happy birthday Sue, and happy shopping at the mall.
I would never have seen the upside down hearts if you hadn't pointed it out, and the card is beautiful. I have just cleared out my craft room and have a huge pile of 'oddments' to use up and will be using a simplified version of this to whittle it down. I am such a hoarder I can't bring myself to throw them away!

Gail said...

First of all I would like to wish you A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY xx I luv the card and the tutorial would be brilliant - the card would be fine if you were in OZ!!! anyhows I don't think most people would have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out but it is still a really luvly card and a fab way to use your EB in a different way xx have a fab day and a fab meal and martini(s) xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wishing you a fabulous day. Sounds like a perfect plan, shopping and good food and drink! I would never have noticed the upside down hearts unless you had pointed it out, but there are no mistakes in crafting as you know ;-)
Take care,
Caroline H

Lindsay Martin said...

Happy Birthday Sue, and as for diet, you really dont need to, wish I was your size!!! The main shot of the card doesn't show the hearts upside down so I am sure that if it was made like this no one would notice and think it correct, fantastic tip on how to get the blank strip too on the embossing. Happy Birthday also to Katie Louise, hope both of you have lovely days x

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, Happy birthday hope you have a lovely day. You deserve to be pampered as you work so hard. Have a day to yourself and relax. Love this card and, as others have said, I wouldn't have noticed the upside down hearts if you hadn't have said. Must have a go at what you've described but a tutorial would be good.
Love Teresa (Nottingham) xxx

WendyC said...

Happy Birthday Sue - sounds as though you'll be having the most wonderful day and thoroughly deserved too!

No need to diet - you always look sensational :)

Probably wouldn't have noticed the upside-down hearts either. They're not upside down - they're soaring upwards with love...

Have a fabulous day.
Happy Birthday to Katie-Louise too :)

AdrienneQ said...

Happy birthday

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

many happy returns for your birthday. Hope you have a great time. Love todays card, so simple but so lovely. as I've been away I have a week's cards to catch up on.

iggy said...

a very happy birthday sue......why didnt you ask for who can spot the mistake.....i know i wouldnt have done.lol......lovely card anyway & i think it would work the whole thing turning upside down IUSWIM .....have a lovely day & no doubt silly to say no crafting & take it easy. x

lynda said...

Beautiful card love the colours also the embossing folder even though its upside down lol.A very pretty card love it.
WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE HAVE A LOVELY DAY XX
Crafty hugs Lynda Brock xx

Sandra said...

Wishing a very special lady a very special birthday! Sue you are only as old as you feel! So Happy 29th Birthday Sue !!! Believe me you look fantastic for your age, but then when you look at your Mum Sue there is no way that she looks 90!!!
I hope you have an amazing day. You deserve the best! Nobody would have noticed the upside down hearts if you hadn't been so honest!
Enjoy your day and have plenty of those Martinis!
Huge birthday hugs
Sandra Riley xxxxxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful. Happy Birthday Sue hope you have a wonderful day and get lots of lovely pressies.

Love this card, very delicate.

Hugs
CraftJacq
xx

Jill Liddle said...

Very clean and crisp the card today.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Wishing you a very happy birthday today. It sounds as though you have a wonderful day planned !! You can't get much better than retail therapy a gorgeous meal out and white chocolate Martini 's. I hope you have a really great day with all your family. You are very lucky because you certainly don't look your age !! Happy birthday to Katie-Louise too. Sue I really love your card today. I have been trying to get hold of this embossing folder for ages but still have not managed to do so. I love this Celtic border too. It is on my list. Great colours and flowers too !! Have a lovely time. Lots of love Tres x x x

Glass Daisy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE.
Hope you have a lovely day Sue. The card is lovely, so are you.
Sonia x

Glass Daisy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE.
Hope you have a lovely day Sue. The card is lovely, so are you.
Sonia x

Sandybee said...

Have a great day Sue, oh to be 56 again

Love the card

xx Sandra

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, lots of love and hugs on your birthday, you certainly don't look your age, but you know what they say, you are only as old as you feel.

Hope you have a great day.

Oh and by the way the card again is splendid.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

SHARICA said...

Card still looks Awesome.. Mega Happy Birthday .. xx

CaronP28 said...

Enjoy your birthday Sue! Love the upside down card - I wonder if we would have noticed had you not mentioned them... xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Ohh Happy Birthday Sue you and the blog having a birthday in the same week. lol
I love today's card would not have noticed the upside down heart the flowers are beautiful
Any way have a fantastic day and I hope you got everything you wanted and wanted everything you got
Take Care
Theresa.xxxxx

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