Friday 10 July 2015

It's a very special day today ......

Happy Friday!

And a very, very Happy BIG birthday to my darling hubby.  I don't think he'll mind me telling you ..... he's 50 today!!! You're catching me up sweetheart!!!  And NO you can't have a motorbike!!!

Before I dash off to start getting ready for the celebrations I have a little reminder for you about this months Craft Stamper challenge.
It's the turn of Take a Stamp this month ........ and its basically Anything Goes!

I love my stamps ...... and I've had the clever idea of starting to catalogue them all ......yeah right!!!
Can't see that getting finished anytime soon!!!
It's fun though going through all the boxes, finding stamps I'd forgotten I had (there's a few of those!) ..... stamps that haven't seen an ink pad since the day they were bought (shame!) and of course all my old go to favourites that get used all the time (like the little guy above in fact!)

The stamp I've used for today's little project is a Stampendous one ...... Rose Branch Border, which I've used very simply, nothing fancy, just stamped onto white card, cut down to size, and then put in a pretty, inexpensive frame to create this beautiful wall hanging ......

It's such a pretty delicate image, I used Vintage Sepia Versafine ink so as not to lose any of the detail

And you can see that I've added a few highlights with a gold gel pen ..... just to the centres of the flowers, to add a bit more interest and also shimmer a little when the light catches them

I also stamped a little vintage script alongside the flowers, just to fill in the open space.  Stamped with the same colour of ink only this time I used the second generation stamp, to get a more faded look

And there you have it .... a pretty, elegant hanging frame, with a real vintage look.

Now it's your turn.  If you haven't entered the challenge yet why not give it a go.  Or ..... even if you have entered, you can enter more than once you know ...... you can have up to 3 entries in fact.  That's 3 chances to get your hands on one of those prizes.

This month our sponsor is ......  the fabulous Art Journey .......
The challenge winner (randomly drawn) will receive 4 ..... yes FOUR fabulous stamp plates.  Check out the Craft Stamper blog for full details of which ones.

Then of course there's our Design Winner, chosen by the DT.  They will have their winning project published in the Craft Stamper Magazine, be a Guest Designer on a future challenge AND have a winners profile on the Craft Stamper Blog!  So ..... get out those stamps and start creating!  Have fun and Happy Stamping!

Thanks for popping by ....... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend.

I've got a busy day ahead ..... house to clean and get ready, and food to prepare.  No, I'm not baking a birthday cake ...... best left to someone else that one!!!   I've just got a birthday buffet to put together. Nothing too big .... just a small gathering of family and a few of hubby's friends/workmates but no doubt it's going to get loud ....... and it's going to get messy! Good job we've mentioned it to the neighbours!!!
It'll probably include a poker game at some point, and a trip to the local cocktail bar.  Well .... you're only 50 once!  Headache it is in the morning then!

Cheerio until next time



Darnell said...

Happy Birthday to your Mister, Linda, and many more!! His card is fantastic and fun!! And your wall hanging, oh my! How lovely that would be hanging in any home! Thank you for the inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

Redanne said...

I love your hubby's card, the crackled 50 looks superb and of course the crazy bird finishes it off beautifully!

Your wall hanging is fabulous, I can see this being commissioned and sold by the likes of John Lewis, it really is high end Linda. I love it! Hope the birthday celebrations go well! Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Bet he'll love this card! I do! Love that sweet wall hanging too! Have fun!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card for Hubby, love the little crazy bird.
Your wall hanging looks gorgeous, and so professional.
Enjoy the birthday celebrations.
Avril xx

Cocofolies said...

I adore your first card, so fun and lovely!!!! :D
And your set of hearts is exquisite too, beautiful stamping Linda!!
Good luck for the cleaninig, should also do the same but I'm not courageous today haha. :)
Coco xxx

Loll said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby, Linda!! I'm so far behind and just getting a bit of a chance to see some of the wonderful things I've missed over the last several days. LOVE the card. Fabulous design and the bird looks like he's a little perturbed about turning 50 :) Hope you had a wonderful celebration with lots of noise and mess! :)

LOVE your soft and delicate stamped heart wall-hanging. So pretty! Love the little touches of gold. xx