Tuesday, March 23

Craft Party for One!

Taga2303

Well ... the day is here ... it's my birthday and I am now 45 years old ... Oh my ... where has the time gone? And cor blimey ... that sounds really old!!!

Well I may be old but I am also very lucky ... as is customary around these here parts I get to do what I want all day ... so I am crafting! Now you know ... and I know ... that I craft most days ... see lucky ... that's me!

Thank you to everyone for all your lovely birthday wishes and emails and cards and phone calls ... and for yesterday's jokes ... you all sure know how to make a girl feel special.

tag2303 Now for the tag ... a real mix on this one ... Distress Inks used were Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Forest Moss and Chipped Sapphire. All the background stamps are by Tim ... the man that can fly an Apache helicopter while rescuing small kittens from precarious positions in tree tops and hand craft a birthday card all at the same time with just a pokey tool and a Mini Mister Stadium!

Talking of which ... I got the Mini Mister stadium for my birthday ... totally cool and not forgetting the new set of Wendy Vecchi stamps ... you know Wendy ... the lovely and very talented and very busy lady that took the time to visit my blog earlier today and wish me a  Happy Birthday ... Bless her!

Right I must away ... I have more Birthday fun to come ... tomorrow I am getting a makeover paid for by my daughter and her chappie ... John said "Just let me know how many days they will need and I will come and get you!" Charming!

Bye peeps and Thank you again *MWAH*

EDIT: OH MY GOD! ... YES I AM SHOUTING AND DANCING AND SQUEALING AND NEARLY WETTING MYSELF ... READ MY COMMENTS TO FIND OUT WHY ... DO YOU KNOW ... MY BIRTHDAY JUST TURNED INTO ONE REALLY REALLY SPECIAL DAY!

63 comments:

tim holtz said...

wanted to wish you the happiest birthday ever linda! thanks for all you share to make our creative lives so much brighter! happy birthday!!!
from tim...the guy that can send wishes from miles away to my biggest fan reminding her how special she truly is to us all...

Debbie Dolphin said...

have a very happy birthday linda.love your tag its fab.Not got those colours yet but think i will tomorrow as they look gorgeous together.
thanks so much for your comments too
love debbie

Debbie Dolphin said...

OMG Think that will be the closest i ever get to tim holtz!!!!lol

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Linda - enjoy your crafting and your pampering xx

Crissi Harvey said...

Beautiful Tag Linda and Happy Birthday,

Linda Ledbetter said...

Happy birthday! I hope all your favorite wishes come true. And, from one Linda to another, 45 is so NOT old! :-)

Hugs,
Linda L3

Sarah said...

happy birthday Linda! (I hope you've stopped wetting yourself, or the carpet cleaning bill will be prohibitive :))

Elaine A said...

WOW! Well what a truly Happy Birthday that was Linda! How cool was that of Tim to leave you a message on your blog?! AWESOME! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUV! Oh and congratulations on your new gig with Lin. Wish I could be there to see you demo at Ally Pally! Have fun.

Elaine Allen

Sue said...

wow I guess SIR Tim has made your day!!! don't s'pose it matters what I say LOL

Happy Birthday

Andrea said...

WOW Linda what a great comment from Tim thats truely a delight for you, Happy Birthday and all the best of love for the rest of your day xx

Lori said...

Yep, doesn't matter what I say at this point, but LOVE this tag, love the colors, and have a Happy Birthday!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Linda.
And another lovely tag

Julia Dunnit said...

snot luck Linda, tis deserved. Many happy returns grown up gal, and..sorry I didn't know. Head in bucket. Have a super extra lovely day.

Angie said...

OMG ....what a pressy ...words ... in black and white ... from Sir T.
....and from THE Wendy too.
I know its not the same but ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...only 45 years young ....I remember back when I was only 45 ...ahh happy days ...I was slimer and had energy lol

Love the mix of colours on your tag xx

Yours Artfully said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Linda, happy birthday to you. I would have sung it down the phone to you but with my singing you would have probably hung up on me!!! Hope John has enough strength to scrape you off the ceiling after getting a comment from Tim.....hav a fab day!

Lin x

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Linda!
And what a special day its turned out to be for you! :o)
Love the tag too - lovely colours...x

Toucan Scraps said...

enjoy your day

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oi Mrs (just to get your attentions), happy birthday! It couldn't be better could it getting a birthday wish from the man himself wowzer!!!
Absolutely gorgeous artwork hun ;)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oops attentions - that doesn't sound right. It was meant to be attention of course LOL
Anne xxx

Clare said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Linda!
It sounds like you are having a great day; made all the more special by comment number 1!
Clare x

scrappyjacky said...

Happy Birthday....glad Sir Tim made it so special.

Cath Wilson said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you, LInda! Hope you have a fab week - it's always so much better when it lasts...

Love the tag, btw. Amazingly, our birthdays are VERY close - mine is tomorrow, lol!

Kaz said...

Well how can we possibly follow the first comment?! How the bloody hell did you manage that?
Happy Birthday, enjoy the pampering tomorrow xx

craftimamma said...

Oh you lucky, lucky girl! A comment from the man himself and such a nice one too.

Happy, Happy birthday Linda!!!!

The tag is absolutely gorgeous and I'm excited too 'cos I read Linda B's post. See you on the 10th/11th!!!!!!!

Birthday Hugs
Lesley Xx

Bevs3 said...

Just passing by to wish you a very Happy Birthday.Hope its a good one!!!!

voodoo vixen said...

Well... my birthday wishes will be quite balse and bland after the Sir Tim ones... but they are sent most sincerely and 45 is NOT old... I remember being 45!! ;)
Is there someway you can print his comment and make it into a bake tin with roses and some o'wires or something? LOL

Karen Ellis said...

Happy Birthday ... and Tim couldn't have said it better! ...I know you make my day with every post! Have fun!! Enjoy the day!!

voodoo vixen said...

Oops.. that should have read blase with an accent on the e....

karenm said...

OH MY GOD! what a birthday. I don't think I would even want a pressie after that warmest of wishes from the great Lord Tim! Happy, happy Birthday to you!

Alix said...

my oh my...how will you ever top that first comment???? lol
*tim if you're still looking...i love you too!!* ;0)

so glad you're having a happy day!

Helen said...

Happy, happy birthday (if you can get this far down the comments!) I love that Tim is joining in your blog, go girl. AND I just saw on Lin's blog that you're doing Ally Pally - see you then!! I can't wait (shopping list is humungous before I even SEE the stands) so if I greet you like I know you personally already, that's cos I feel I do, through your blog.
Enjoy the rest of the day on the ceiling
xx

Sue said...

You do make me smile - Happy Birthday Linda and from one who has another ten years, plus two, on you, you are a mere child - lol. Oh yes - and I don't believe I know the person in your first comment today !!!!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Happy Birthday Linda......Love the tag today the colours are fab!!!!and the comment off Tim is thoroughly deserved.... Your blog not only inspires us but makes us smile and laugh all at the same time.A.xx
P.S Just a little question - Are you closer to 40 or 50 now????

sarah copeland said...

Oh Linda, how excited must you have been to read Tims message! LOL, Happy Birthday!

TinaB said...

OMG!!! I am so pleased that Tim commented Bless your heart I bet you nearly wet yourself lol!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Effie said...

Happy birthday!

Jennie said...

Happy Brthday HUn, have the bestest day.. well what more could you want... the man who made the comment above has made your day I am guessing! lol
xxx

Lottie said...

Happy birthday dear Linda - been out all day so this is my first chance to leave a comment.

Seems like someone is in lurve with you.

You sure have got a fan - he's even using your style of writing

Glad you are having a momentous day!

Lottie said...

Happy birthday dear Linda - been out all day so this is my first chance to leave a comment.

Seems like someone is in lurve with you.

You sure have got a fan - he's even using your style of writing

Glad you are having a momentous day!

Angelnorth said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Hope you've enjoyed your day of extra special crafting and the tag looks gorgeous!

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Happy Birthday Linda:-) Have been following your blog for some time now, always amazed at your work, so I thought what better time to come out then to wish you the happyiest Brithday wishes :-) I `ve seen that Tim (We Re Deffenetly Not Worthy) Holts have gave a beautiful gift :-)
Happy Happy Birthday X

misteejay said...

Gosh!!! What a fab bithday present - a visit AND a comment from Sir Tim of Holtz. Hope you had a really fabby day.

Toni :o)

Daniele said...

ohhh Sir Tims left a message for you.Does this make you royalty now Linda.....wishing you happy birthday 45 isn't old wait till you skin resembles crackle glaze and you need terra to fill the cracks.....have fun hugs from Daniele x

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Your tag is gorgeous as usual!!!! Hope your day is incredible (although by the looks of your comments I'm sure it already is!).

Kay said...

Happy Birthday Linda xx Sir t!m is, of course, right, you are truly special and you do make our creativity brighter by sharing your inspiration style with us all, thank you.

Kay said...

Me again! Just done the rest of my blog hopping and realised you will be demoing at Ally Pally! WooHoo! It will be great to get to say hello in person :)

Hels Sheridan said...

O~M~G...I just did a little weewee with excitement for you...I saw a certain person had left you a birthday comment...and.. how cool is that!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY OLD FRIEND *ducks to avoid low flying Distress Stickles* .. hope you have had the best day...and that John, he is a cheeky beggar...tell him from me that he should be slaving away making you lots of food and drinks and stuff....oh, he does that anyway though ROFL

Hugs hun...and enjoy the rest of your day...sorry I am late posting..as you know, I have been held hostage in Faversham all day long..and that blinking train was late again!!!!! xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Happy birthday Linda, and the comment from Sir T!m, well, you deserve it. Enjoy the pampering. xx

Burnice said...

Happy birthday Linda - I nearly pee'd myself too when I saw the comment. Who needs a "stadium" when you can have a few words from Sir T!m. Enjoy tomorrow.
Love Burnice xx

Anonymous said...

Love following your blog,and feel very honoured that i'm in the same company as the VERY great man himself!!!!!hope you've had a cracking birthday,
luv from IreneXXXXXXX

IsaNorris said...

Happy birthday Linda !! hope you had a fantastic day... well I know you have now... ;)
hugs,
isax

Glennis said...

well that clever chap sent you a lovely message - lucky you!
and a happy birthday from me as well

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy Linda! Have a great day and relish your greeting from the man who can do something with anything! Your art, as usual, is really brill. Love your blog every day and am inspired by all you do.

Loulabelle said...

Happy Birthday Linda,
Hope you had a wonderful day. :o)

Debi said...

Happy Happy Birthday Linda! Looks like you had a very special day!!! HOpe it was all you wanted and dreamed it would be!!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Happy birthday Linda - I hope you had a fantastic day! Annie

Carmen said...

Blimey and blimey again! First post an all, think he might be a secret Linda stalker! What fun!

Now I KNOW you were on cloud 9 yesterday, hope the rest of the day was just as amazing Linda *inky, painty hugs*

Rosie said...

45 ain't NUTHEN sweetheart, its 55 you need to worry about .... love this tag and its underwater greeny blue colours!

JAN said...

HAPPY CREATIVE BIRTHDAY wishes Linda..and many moreeeee..hugs janet

nessy said...

....how can any of us follow the first comment linda??? hope you are going to frame it!!
so sorry i missed your birthday (been bit busy in this house lately) ~so you have caught me up in years for a while, will be 46 this birthday ~ seems only yesterday i was 18!!
hope you had a wonderful day!
vanessa xx
ps fab tag too

denizehalfpenny@blueyonder.co.uk said...

Triple WOWS!!! The man himself!!!!!?!?!? He was waiting for this day and was obviously determined to be first to comment!!! :-))))) d x

The Inky Minx said...

Sorry i didn't make it to say happy birthday on the day but doesn't look like you needed my comment.. think the first one would of been all you needed for the whole year lol *belated squishie*

Paula Gale said...

OMG on several counts - i didn't know it was your birthday - so am sorry but now wishing you many falicitations (think its a bit spanish) - but you certainly won't have missed my birthday wishes to you when the man himself got in there - like FIRST!!!!!

I'm sure that what ever you did was a ball. Me, I was on the operating table that day!!

lots of love and hugs

Paula x x x

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