Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Spécialement pour vous, Anita (in France)

Hi everyone.

A blogging friend of a lot of us, Anita (in France), celebrated her birthday on 18 Feb, but nobody knew about it!!  To set the matter right Bev and Darnell organized a surprize birthday party today to celebrate Anita's birthday.  In the short time I have known Anita, I have come to know her as someone with a lovely sense of humour and a great talent for card making!!!  She is a great CAS artist!!  Her blog is always a joy to visit!!
 So, Anita:  ceci est pour vous et vous êtes la star du jour!! 

 I could not make up my mind if I should do a true ‘Petra card’ with lots of layers and patterned papers and flowers, or a CAS card seeing that you are a CAS lady, Anita.  In the end I decided to use the retrosketches#105 sketch and I tried to keep it CAS. 
As all my French stamps were stolen last week  (LOL!!) , I decided to go for an Afrikaans sentiment, as Afrikaans is my home language and I thought that would make it a bit more special!!  The sentiment says:  Juste pour vous!   (By now you have to be impressed with my French, hey!!  LOL!!) 
So this is the card I made specially for you   (…for your 29th(???) birthday (maybe not quite!!??  LOL!!!):

 


 
 
This card comes with warm wishes for a blessed year and for days filled with everything that makes you happy!!    Félicitations!!! 

I won’t keep you any longer, Anita, you probably have a lot more blogs to visit!!

Profitez de la journée 

Salutations et les voeux de l'Afrique du Sud  
Petra
 

P.S.  Luckily we’ve got translators available on the net, hey!!!  (No way I can speak a word of French!!  LOL!!   thank goodness I don’t have to pronounce all of that!!  LOL!!)
 
I don’t think anyone will forget your birthday again, Anita!!  Next year we’ll be on time!!
 
Thanks to the lovely Bev and Darnell for making this a fun day for all of us!!!

21 comments:

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Petra - love the colour scheme too. And I'm impressed with your language skills ;0)

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Lovely card Petra! Love how you used colors, Fantastic :)

Hannelie said...

So mooi Petra. Daai gekleurde blommetjie 'pop' somer van die kaartjie af!
Anita gaan dit LOVE!
Mooi bly!

Cornelia W said...

Such a pretty card - Anita will love it!

I like that background of your photo, too bad its so blurry....

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Petra - Anita will absolutely love it. You have such a distinctive style which I really, really like! Such a shame about all your french stamps being stolen..... hehe!!! lol

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Craftychris said...

Wonderful card! So pretty and unique with the special sentiment - I love it! I am so sorry you had stamps stolen, its such a shame. Thank you for visiting me. xx

Geri said...

Stunning! The deep rich colors are gorgeous! And, I'm so loving that perfectly tied little sproinky twine bow!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today :)

Happy Dance said...

This is a perfect card to celebrate our dear blogging friend. Anita will most certainly love this card!!! Wonderful design, bright and happy colors, and a wonderful post to go along with it. So happy you partied with us today!! Bev

Lindsey said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Love that you were inspired by Anita but kept a bit of you as well! So sorry about your stamps!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ooooh, Petra, this is an elegant and sophisticated card that Anita will be drooling over! I absolutely love it and think you are a natural at a more CAS card, girl!!

Again, I'm sorry for the hiccup getting the button on the post at dark o'clock this morning. Darn military time!! Thanks for joining in the party fun!! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

What a wonderful post, Petra - and your card...wow, wow and wow!! Gorgeous colours, stunning images, eye-catching layout! A mega-watt smile will play across Anita's face when she sees this! She'll love it, as do I! Thank you, too, for your sweet comment on my blog - you've added sparkles to my day!
c

lostinpaper said...

Such a striking design, love your choice of papers and colours and I just know that Anita will love it too!

MaryH said...

How very special indeed for a wonderful birthday card. Not sure I 'know' Anita...Love the bright pops of color against that white. Looks like you met both objectives: your layering style, but again, the CAS with the pristine white at the top of the card. That pretty red flower is just gorgeous. TFS & Hugs.

Joyce said...

So fun to be at this awesome birthday bash with you. I love this card--It's just beautiful--I love that flower and those rows of patterns behind.

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous design Petra ... and a gorgeous card. Love the colors! Loll xx

Maria said...

So very lovely with fab design and gorgeous flower!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is such a fabulous card and a great take on the sketch! Also like your backdrop!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Petra ... so much to say in such a small space! First, your card ... I so adore it ... such a fabulous colour palette, so beautifully layered and such wonderful white space! A fantastic combination of your stunning trademark style and the gorgeousness of CAS! Volgende, jou opdrag van die Franse ... so indrukwekkend! Ten slotte, vir jou wonderlike woorde en wens ... baie dankie ... jy het my verrassing party so spesiaal gemaak! (Ek gebruik vertaal te ... jammer as dit is nie heeltemal perfek!) Anita :)

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card! I am loving your style. Love the colors on this card too. Hugs

Angie said...

What a fun card and super fun blog post!!! I love your red flower and the fun papers!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card Petra. Just love that gorgeous flowers. I am sure Anita will treasure this for sure. Sorry to read about your stamps being stolen! hugs Sharon x