27 June 2012

A pink rose and big birthday wishes ......

Couldn't resist sharing this photo I took yesterday (notice it is NOT raining!!) but we're back to dull and wet weather today!  This repeat flowering rose by David Austen which we have in a large pot on the back patio is called Gentle Hermione - Dad bought it for Andrea and as well as being gorgeous, it has the best rose scent we have ever had the pleasure to smell - we are very fond of Kath Kidston rose hand wash and hand cream, but this rose is even better!! and this pot of freesia bulbs standing on the patio table smells heavenly -

A clean and simple birthday card for my little brother in law who celebrates the big 50 on Thursday - instead of cutting the numbers out of patterned paper and sticking them on Andrea suggested I cut the numbers out of the middle of white card. added sticky pads to raise it up and placed the patterned paper behind - good job she's there to keep me on track otherwise I'd never try anything new :)

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, and I added a single 5mm crystal

See you soon, Mary G x


Anonymous said...

AWESOME rose and fabulous card too! LOVE this idea! hugs me x

Vicky said...

Fabulous card Mary. I've used that trick on Sunday's Ribbon Girls card.

Beautiful rose - I love your garden it looks so peaceful. :)xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) I love the CAS design of this and a great idea to raise up the whole panel ! :-)

Happy Birthday to your BIL ,, he will love this :-)

Lols x x x

Exclusively by Mel said...

Beautiful rose! I have a David Austin climbing rose constance spry and it's just amazing at the moment.
Your card is beautiful, great idea to cut the numbers out of the middle.
It looks so elegant. And I love the paper!
Love,melly. xxx

Neltine said...

Hi Mary,

Long time no see:) Ohw my, how I love your Rose. It is so pretty, I can almost smell its flavour.

Your card is also verry great:) Love the Paper Tray ink sentiment. It cost me a fortune to order some of it, but they are so worth it:)

Have a great weekend,
and greetz,

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is lovely, thanks for sharing!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is lovely, thanks for sharing!