02 September 2015

So blue without you

Hi there!

Before I start with today's card, I just want to take a moment and thank each and everyone out there who made my birthday (Sunday) a very special day.

Thanks to those who popped in to wish me well, thanks to those who posted a card on line, thanks for the cards I received in my mailbox (and for those still on its way) and thanks for the on-line birthday party Bev !

Wow, it really made me feel so special! I treasure it in my heart!

My card for today was inspired by 2 challenges { and not necessarily by my mood - although there's always a small blue spot in my heart because I live so far away from my loved ones ; }

So blue without you geometric heart

A close up :

So blue without you geometric heart

I used a stencil I have cut with my Silhouette and sponged the heart in faded jeans and tumbled glass distress inks.

The sentiment is my own. Partially digital and partially Silhouette cut. The cut part was also treated with above mentioned inks. A few sequins to finish off the card.

I  created a similar digital sentiment for you to use:

The challenges:

Addicted to Cas  ~ Blue

Virginia 's view challenge ~ Geometric patterns


Thanks for visiting me today!


Leigh Penner said...

This is so fun & pretty, Hannelie! I love it!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Hannelie!
That soft background is dreamy!!

Geri said...

I'm so glad that we helped to make your birthday a fun day!

I totally get the "Blue" thing...it's so hard when the kids are far away and the visits are few & far between!

Beautifully inked and gorgeously clean & graphic! Thanks for another fabulous sentiment - a great collaboration between your Silhouette and your computer savvy!

Loll said...

Happy belated birthday Hannelie. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

LOVE this design with the graphic sponged heart. The black sentiment strip really adds a WOW to the design. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

Ruby N said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Beautiful card :)

Happy Dance said...

A lovely 'blue' card, Hannelie, and I completely understand being far away from loved ones. That stencil is gorgeous. And I'm glad that we, as your bloggy friends could add a little happy to your birthday. You most certainly deserve some!! : ) You are a treasure! Bev

Sue said...

Belated Birthday Wishes! So sorry I missed your special day (things have been very hectic here). It sounds like you had a good time!
Your card is stunning, I love your design and beautiful colours.
Thank you for the fab sentiment too!
Sue xx

Cheryl W. said...

Even though the sentiment makes me feel a little sad, your card is still fabulous. We all need these types of cards from time to time. I love the idea of the stenciled heart. It has almost a 3-D look to it. I wanted to let you know that I will be traveling (Germany and Italy) beginning Sunday September 6 and lasting until the end of the first week in October. I will not be able to comment most of that time (won't have internet access), so please don't think I've abandoned you! I will certainly visit your blog and comment when I can. Have a super September, Cheryl

Karren said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Hannelie! The blues are wonderful and I especially love the word against the black - so powerful!

Bellule said...

Joyeux anniversaire ♫♪♫ Happy Birthday !!

Your card is beautiful, i love it !!


lostinpaper said...

I have loved all of these hearts I've seen in blogland created in gold etc, but this one really has taken the cake! Your placement of the blue shading is perfect and it is the best version of this heart that I have seen. As usual your card shines Hannelie, Glad to hear that you had a wonderful birthday xx!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the 'dreamy' feel of the blue inside your faceted heart, and your ombre effect on the die cut sentiment is perfect! Thank you, once again for sharing your sentiment with us...you're a real wizard with the Silhouette, for sure!
I'm so glad you had such a great birthday...you certainly deserve it!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, and I meant to add...Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your creations in our gallery!

Gerrina said...

Wat een mooie kaart weer! Oogt zo fijntjes in die vorm! Groetjes, Gerrina

Anita in France said...

So pleased you had such a wonderful day, Hannelie ... it was a lovely party! Beautiful blue heart ... there's a lovely light, airy feel to it ... gorgeous with the bold sentiment strip! Hugs, Anita :)

Ceal said...

Love your beautiful card, it's perfect for our Blue challenge! thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Dreamy, classy and so perfect Hannelie.
Super CAS and just fabulous. Love it.
Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATCAS challenge.
Sarah x

Petra Swart said...

Wat 'n pragtige hart so in blou, vrou!!! Jou sponging is so lieflik gedoen!!! En die sentiment is net eenvoudig perfek gedone!!! Ai, dit bly darem maar lekker om jou werk te bewonder, vrou!!! Jy is net eenvoudig ongelooflik kreatief!!!!

Jaydee said...

gelukkige verjaardag late! Your card is fabulous. I love the way you tied the blue color to the blue sentiment. The touch of black is the perfect finishing touch. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week

Emma Day said...

really cute card love it.