Thursday, March 17

Happy Birthday!

G4531703 I thought I would join in the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week as it is in honour of Lol's Birthday! Lols runs the site ... and I had the pleasure of lunching with her at CHA ... So Happy Birthday Lols! I would sing at this point ... but as you all know ... I am completely tone deaf and sing like a football hooligan ... and it would be just plain cruel to put Lols through that ... especially on her big day!

My card is packed to the rafters with Graphic 45 Curtain Call papers and stamps ... I totally adore their 8 X 8 pad ... which is the perfect size for making cards and all manner of other  things ... but also being far easier to cut into than a pristine sheet of 12 X 12 ... don't ask me why ... that is just the way it is! I have distressed the edges and blended in some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add to the whole aged effect! The Old Orleans badge is indeed a Lord Tim of Holtz Salvage Sticker ... which fitted in rather nicely! You know Tim ... the man that can win the Cricket world cup single handedly while nailing down the Grand Slam ... alone ... with just anG4521703 edge distresser and a philosophy token.

Talking of Birthdays ... it's mine next week :0) I thought I would just mention it :0) Anyways ... I have a whole present worrying thing going on here! John ALWAYS asks me what I want and I ALWAYS give him a humungus list ... do you remember last year? ... he got me the whole set of THE  Wendy Vecchi stamps ... well this year ... he has n't asked! Which means one of two things ... one ... that he has forgotten my birthday completely ... in which case I will kill him ... slowly and painfully ... or two ... he has got me a surprise ... YIKES! Bless him ... he tries ... but the boy ain't great on surprises and I am frantically trying to work out what I may/may not have inferred that I needed! You know like make-up ... underG451703wear ... clothes ... coz to  me ... they are necessities ... and not worthy of the whole surprise present thing ... they are just stuff that I have to buy on non-birthday days ... and to be truthful ... the first year we got together ... he bought me a surprise ... clothes ... and it was very surprising just how awful they were ... OH MY WORD ... he should have a sensor implanted ... you know that like buzzes when he goes in a woman's clothes shop ... his taste is that bad!!

Enough with my waffle already ...

Laters!

16 comments:

Claireliz said...

Stunning card Linda, but then all your stuff is fab :D
C
xx

Helen said...

What a little beauty! I am so with you on cutting into big pieces of paper - the smaller the easier.
Perhaps you should start dropping hints now in case it's not too late!!

Kaz said...

ooooohh this is just gorgeous Linda! I need so many new things (craft things of course!) I need to discover Wendy goodies, now graphic 45, let me know any others and I will add them to my re-morgage!On the birthday front maybe hubby has got you an Ipad, or a vagabond, or a weekend away somewhere really fancy?? Whatever you get hope it is a fantastic suprise....
kazx

Maggie said...

Fabulous card love all the collage, my first thought was that DH has got you the vagabond or maybe a romantic get away!

Linda Cain said...

LOVE this...haven't cut into my paper pad yet, but I'll get there!

~Linda

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

LOL fabby card and hope the prezzie is amazing :D
J xx

fairy thoughts said...

great design as usual.itall 'blends together soooo well. good luck with the birthday, i hope he gets you something wonderfull
janet

Val said...

Love the card Linda. So enjoy my daily visits.

Dylan said...

OOh I hope hes got you a months workshops with me..xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just stuning love the layout and amazing design,hugs cheryl xxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

It's a great card. Maybe it's going to be a big old diamond, and frankly in terms of taste, lets face it, the more grotesquely large, the better!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card, loving all those layers... poor John - he always gets you the best pressies... bless :O))

nessy said...

stunning card ~so much detail ~ love it!
vanessa xx

Karen said...

I love this card! Gorgeous colours. And, by chance I had the 12x12 pack of these papers arrive this morning. Might have to order the 8x8 as well now!

Becky said...

Do you have a Vagabond? If not could that be the surprise? Or, like my hubby, does he not have a clue about what it is or does, regardless of the hours I spend talking about it?

Christine said...

Wow, you have created a beautiful card. I love all of the details!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

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