Monday, 6 March 2017

My Birthday, and Stamping Bella…

 

 

 

Good evening everyone, a quick post from me while I’m watching (and enjoying) Broadchurch

It’s my Birthday today so Keith took the day off and we went to the seaside with Manny. It was a beautiful day and we had a lovely walk on the beach then a meal on the way home

 

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We usually go to the East Coast but this is Redcar which is North East and a bit further up. It’s about an hour and a half drive for us but I’d love to live nearer the Coast. Manny doesn’t run much now with his poorly legs but he loves going to the beach so we take him a couple of time a year. He races about and burrows in the sand and chases waves. He’ll be limping tomorrow but I’m sure he’d say it was worth it he had such a lovely time

 

Last night we went to the restaurant where Joe works and he treated us to a meal…  and he’d had a special dessert made for me. It was a lovely surprise, he never pays for anything!

 

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Tomorrow Jess is coming for tea with her boyfriend and my Mum is coming too so all in all I’ve had a great Birthday

 

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My card today is for My Mum’s Craft Shop and I’ve used a stamp from one of my favourite companies Stamping Bella. I adore their ‘Tiny Townies’ and don’t use them nearly enough. They have some new ‘Squidgies’ and ‘Creative Girls’ which are a bit different and they just came into stock - I can’t wait to get them!

This is one of the closeups range called ‘In Love’

 

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I made an absolute pigs ear of colouring his hair, I’ve always struggled with hair and the more I tried to correct it the worse it got. I was trying to add strokes with a fine nib but it was so saturated it was just soaking in. Stupidly I did that bit last otherwise I would have redone it all…  just don’t look too closely at that section!

The papers are from a pad called ‘Heart Day’ by Crate Paper which is lovely. The heart border is Memory Box and I printed the sentiment

 

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You can click on the product names to take you to them on the My Mum’s Craft Shop website, there are lots of new arrivals and there is some great stuff. If you want an item that is out of stock just email and Kitty is happy to add it to her next order for you

 

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Thanks so much for all your comments, I love to read them and will return the visit

 

Have a lovely week everyone

 

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26 comments:

  1. Happy, happy birthday, Anne!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! Your card is so gorgeous!! I love the background with those faces!! The image is so sweet!! Beautiful!! Enjoy your day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Happy Birthday for yesterday Anne!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day and that surprise desert looks gorgeous, almost to nice to eat, almost :D.
    Fabulous card! A really lovely card design and the paper is fun. His hair doesn't look too bad to me at all but I know what you mean by trying to add to your colouring and it just getting worse. I've just banned something I've coloured as, of course, it went wrong with the last thing I coloured too >:(. Debra x

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  3. *I put binned but predictive text changed it :D. Debra x

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    1. Haha, I knew what you meant Debra x

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  4. Glad you had a lovely Birthday, coast looks lovely. Fab dessert. Lovely fun card

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  5. Happy Birthday for yesterday! I am so glad you had such a lovely day and more to come by the sounds of it! Loving your dessert and fab photos - I live in Bournemouth and there was a plan for a wind farm off our coast and it was defeated by local opinion. I was gutted as I love them and think they look wonderful along the coastline not to mention the energy! Rant over! Your card is gorgeous! The man's hair looks fine to me. I am really bad at colouring hair, I avoid it whenever possible! Have a nice tea with Jess, her boyfriend and your Mum. xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Chris, lucky you living in Bournemouth. I agree about the wind farm, I they look great and serve a purpose too x

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  6. Happy happy birthday for yesterday, anne!!! Sound that you have had really a lovely day on the beach with your loved!!Yay! :)So happy for you! The surprise dessert has been a sweet tought for you!! And Manny surely have had a happy day, too! :D
    Your card is a delight, the image is wonderful and love your colouring! And like the hairs!! Fabulous design, so sweet!!
    Hugs

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  7. Happy Birthday, Anne :)
    Love your card.
    Hugs,
    Guida

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  8. Happy Birthday for yesterday Anne! looks like you had a fabulous day at the coast.I love the seaside too! Lovely card, different sort of image and your colouring looks fine to me.

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  9. Happy Birthday to You Anne and it sounds like you had a lovely one. Super beach photos and Manny is just so sweet. Your desert looks amazing.
    Fabulous card, love the image and your colours, a blind man running for a bus would never notice the hair. Brilliantly designed, Kate x

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  10. Hope you had a lovely birthday sweetie. The photos look like you had a lovely time at the seaside. I live by the sea and it can be really lovely, beautiful when it's calm and sunny, but also quite energising when it's smashing against the sea wall too. Hubby's originally from Sheffield and he loves living here now! He's a real convert! ;0) Congrats on your new DT role and a fab first card. Hair is always a bit of a 'suck it and see' for me. I think you've done a great job so stop doubting yourself. xx

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    1. Thanks Annette - you're so lucky living at the Coast I love it x

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  11. Aww wonderful photos hope you had a fab birthday! And a really pretty card! Gorgeous design!
    Lucy x

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  12. Happy Birthday Anne, hope you had a wonderful day, look a beautiful place.
    Love this gorgeous card,beautiful image and colouring..
    Hugs Pam x

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  13. Sounds like a great Birthday celebration and you enjoyed Redcar that's not far from me about 20 minutes they have done a lot along the seafront recently .Your card is lovely, hair and skin always the worst and I now do them first I've been there Anne a few times. Love and hugs Carole x

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    1. Thank you Carole. I could see that there had been work done, the town centre was a bit scruffy I thought but the beach is just beautiful x

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I love to read them and will try to return the visit. Anne x