Good Morning Friends. It's a very gray drizzly one here in Upstate SC, and we may be getting some sleet later today (even heard the other "S" word bandied about). We're planning to go to the fitness center in a bit, so I'll do this post and be off to get dressed.

This card will be a birthday card for a cousin who belongs to the Red Hat Ladies*. I did the card, then decided to use a new Elizabeth Craft Die for the sentiment. Not sure if I like the sentiment on the front of the card. I'll show you both pics and see what you think.

- image is from a Hero Arts set of 4 small stamps, Women in Hats (snippet of Copic Xpress paper used to stamp
- colored with copics, background airbrushed with V01, V04. Used colorless blender & piece of chenille to texturize
- S/Binder classic circle, classic scallop to diecut & mat
- red pieces were snippets left from another project. Both rectangle & circle were cutouts from where I try to avoid layers underneath top pieces. Rectangle was embossed with the SU mesh folder (and sorry, it has another name, but it looks like mesh to me!)
- Purple Bazzill textured cardbase - the good quality kind of Bazzill
- Happy Birthday is diecut with Elizabeth Craft Die on a snippet
- lavendar trim on the red rectangle is from a S/Binder small Moroccan Motif and was also a snippet
just large enough for this particular die to fit

Hope you like the card, hope my cousin will like it too! I'm off to see what those crazy girls are doing at the Playground. It's Friday, so I'm sure they will no doubt be up to something I don't want to miss! (I heard something about kissing boys? Come along...we'll check it out!). Have a grand day, do something fun or relaxing, and get ready for a wonderful weekend. As always, thanks for stopping to visit. I love seeing all the places my visitors are located. Hugs

* Here is part of a poem, about the Red Hat Ladies. I can't find a complete copy of the poem - uh, one has to buy that!
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens . . .

The ending of the poem pleases its readers when the woman says . . .

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


  1. Beautiful card Mary, I must admit I prefer it with the sentiment as the colour matches perfectly... Just my opinion though..... Hugs, anne x

  2. Beautiful, I like the colours and the image. It looks good both ways ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

  3. Lovely card Mary - and I like it both ways! Who are the Red Hat Ladies then? I think I've heard of the over 50's Red Hat Society - same thing?

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. Very nicely done sweetie. Great vibrant colors and lovely design.


  5. Love your card Mary! I have that stamp set and must play with it now! I do like the Happpy Birthday on it too! Hugs Lori (Your SC buddy).
    P.S. Hope you get #100 soon!

  6. Neat dersign - love the colors!

  7. Oh!!!! I forgot to say I prefer it with the sentiment too!

  8. Er . . . I think WITH the sentiment! But it looks nice either way. And I love that poem!

    Sarn xxx

  9. Great Red Hat cards. My girlfriend belongs to a rEd Hat Ladies Club. They travel all over and go out for lovely meals. She lost her husband on a camping trip when he was 39. The REd Hat ladies have given her a social outlet that fills a void from his death!

  10. Hi, Mary! I am very glad I found your blog.
    Both cards are gorgeous. For specific occasion I prefer this to the sentiment.
    Thanks a lot for the poem - it is wonderful. I fell in love directly text.
    Thanks a lot for the comment on my blog!
    Wish you success!

  11. Oh I do love this card Mary! The ladies is just gorgeous and you have colored her so beautiful! I happen to love the sentiment on the front of the card but both are equally beautiful! I loved the poem too, I've never heard that poem before so it was cool reading it! Hugs!!