Monday, 19 December 2011

Birthday Card

OMG I can't believe it's nearly 2 weeks since my last post. It's been mad busy here, Emily came home from Lincoln Uni last Saturday, was home 2 days and then I took her to Lancaster University to stay with her friend Bryony. They both came home yesterday. Then Wednesday I was having new windows fitted, I know, I know, whose stupid idea was that the week before Christmas. NOT MINE, Chris's!!! Well Wednesday is my day off but only one guy turned up, there should have been two so he took all the windows out, then the other guy turned up and took the lounge window out of his van to find a giant crack from top to bottom. It was starting to get dark at this point so they fitted it and said they would be back to finish off all the plastering and outside bits Thursday. I was at work Thursday so had to ask my dad to come around to wait for them. The one guy turned up again and did all the finishing touches and then they had to wait for the new lounge window. IT DIDN'T COME!!! My dad had to come again Friday morning and luckily they came with the window early and it was all finished by 10 am. I am really happy with the finished result but wish it had been finished Wednesday.

My card today is for a work colleague whose birthday is between Christmas and New Year. I will be off on her birthday so have to take it in this week. My craft room doubles up as the dining room so I have cleared most of my stuff away upstairs for Christmas and as we have been having the windows fitted everything has just been dumped in Stewart's bedroom, so for this card I have just used odds and ends that were left over from my Nutcrafters DT card which I will post on Wednesday.

Image - Lili of the Valley 'Rosie with Presents'
coloured with Promarkers
Bunting - Whimsy Banner Pennant - Bunny Zoes
Sentiment - Clare Curd

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Passion For Promarkers - Celebrations
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas card

I'll be back Wednesday with my DT card.  Have a lovely evening.


Debbie said...

Hi Debs.
I have my craft room in my front room, and I cannot have my table up and a table goes away for the holls and tree in it's place. This means only a bit of crafting can be done on a tiny table, so really I don't do much at all.
Like you I have some Birthday's over the festive season (four actually) but I have already made them all. Your card is gorgeous. I have this image and she is so lovely. Have a nice one and no more stress now....just enjoy. Debbiexx

Kathie said...
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Kathie said...

Hi Debs, so glad to see you got your windows sorted out especially in England it's WINTER....Summer here in New Zealand and we had a similar situation last week at our beach house. We were having a new garden shed erected and they had cut the roof too small so had to travel back to the work shop make another and come back and fit it before the rain started. I was there at 8.30am so was up early and should have been home by 2.30pm got home at 8pm that night one very long day. Love your card for your friend it's such a cute image and I just adore your colours and design papers and what a great idea with the flags for embellishments. Take care and have a lovely Christmas. Great job and thanks for sharing your card with us a Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Gemma said...

Absolutely beautiful Debs...
hugs and xxx

Vicky said...

Beautiful Debs....and I'm so pleased your windows are sorted out too...poor you...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I was just thinking about you today & wondering if things were OK. No wonder you've not blogged - I'm well impressed with the Birthday card from scraps etc.... I love those banners. Hope things calm down a bit for Christmas & you time for some relaxation.
Paula (PEP)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the image love the pennants.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jeannie said...

An adorable little gal and the banner is just too fun! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

mulberry station said...

Oh my goodness, nothing ever seems to go the way we want it to. But, I am so glad they finally got your windows in. I know what you mean about crafting in the front room. I end up on my bar in the kitchen. It is almsot a permanent fixture anymore. Your card is adorable and I am sure your friend will love it. I really like the added banners. It is soo cute. Thanks for joining us this week and have a wonderful Christmas.
Nancy SSW-DT

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card.

Squirrel x said...

So glad you eventually got the windows sorted hun - Christmas Dinner would have been interesting to cook wearing mittens! Love your card, so pretty, it will certainly make someone's day very special. Sending you big festive hugs for a very Merry Christmas hun. Sxx

coops said...

gorgeous card debs,i love the fab sweet image and stunning colours and bunting ;D

xx coops xx

downrightcrafty said...

blimey did not feel like that long either Debs, love the bunting and sweet image just a gorgeous creation
Hugs Kate xx

Maya said...

Such a beautiful card!
Love the image and the colors :)
Thank you for joining us at PfP,
hugs from Maya

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh how super adorable!!! Love, love, love your image and the banner!!! Super cute. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Arlana said...

What a sweet birthday card.Hugs Arlana@SSW!!!

Sharon Basel said...

How fun is this! What a great birthday card with those wonderful pennants and your creativity with the sketch. Love this! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our "Anything but a Christmas card" Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x