Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Birthday/Anniversary

This is a card I made for hubby Paul. It was for the first anniversary of his bone marrow transplant. When they receive their transplants, the hospital tells the patients that date becomes their 'official birthday' as it symbolises a second chance of life. It's a date you don't forget and we're so thankful that he's been given this opportunity by an unknown donor. I could have done this with autumn colours as I also had papers in that colourway, but I chose green to symbolise Spring as I always think of that time of year when life begins again in the garden.

The papers and topper were a Nancy Watt freebie in a recent magazine.
Ribbon from QVC.
Card Candy coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment printed on computer, cut with Nesties and chalked.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Stamp Man #8 - Cards for Men
Totally Papercrafts #39 - Stick a number on it
One Stitch At A Time #36 - Any Celebration
Lexi's Creations #25 - Happy Birthday
Cards For Men #22 - Anything Goes (as long as it's male)
Top Tip Tuesday #7 - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations #26 - Surprise Me


PepPop said...

What a beautiful card Susan. The colours are gorgeous - and huge congratulations to Mr TomsMom for his 1st birthday!!
Jaqui x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love that image and your papers they are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Ali said...

Gorgeous I love everything on this card the papers & image are beautiful x

Happy Days said...

Simply stunning card. Gorgeous colours and image. Congrats to your hubby for reaching a milestone birthday, hoping that he has many more. x

Leanne said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning!!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck!

Leanne xx

Uma said...

stunning fabulous natural theme

Addams said...

Great card, love the tree.

Rainmac said...

Oh wow, Susan, what a gorgeous card, such beautiful shades. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

Dora said...

Fantastic card, very elegant. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Rusty said...

What a beautiful card!! even more special for what it represents! Congratulations to your hubby!! Here is to many more birthdays in his new lease of life! xx

joey said...

Hiya Susan

what a fabulous reason to give a card! Happy 1st Birthday to your Husband :O)

This is gorgeous, thanks for sharing it with us at tpc


Josephine said...

A lovely card, with an elegant, subtle colourscheme.

Thanks for joining the celebration at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Liz said...

Really wonderful work great detail thanks for playing along with our theme at OSAAT

Maggie's Crafts said...

So lovely. :) Thank you for sharing with us and joining us at TTT at



Lori said...

I love the beautiful matching dp, gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations, hope to see you back again!

Paddington fan said...

What a stylish card! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time for our celebrations challenge and also for joining us at Lexi's creations too. Happy first 'birthday' to your husband too, here's to mamny more!! love Jacky x

Tracey said...

Such an elegant card.

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!


Angie said...

Susan what a gorgeous card - love the colours and pretty papers you have used and that tree is fab. Hope things start to look up for your OH xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the Challenge.

Clarky J said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for joining in the stamp man challenge x Janet