Monday, 16 January 2012

Happy Birthday to meeee...

Sorry I've been missing for the last few days, we had a bit of a busy weekend.  It's my birthday today :o)  I must have got used to having the last couple of birthdays at the weekend though, because today feels very strange - hubby's at work, the boys are at school & nursery and I feel a bit lonely!  I must remember this and get hubby to take the day off next year!

Anyway, while it was quiet, I took the opportunity to get a card finished...




This is one of the lovely new Fairy Faye images from Pink Gem Designs - I've printed her onto linen card and coloured her with promarkers and flexmarkers.  The papers are K&Co, with DCWV cardstock.  Pearls, buttons and ribbon are from my stash, the flowers are from Wild Orchid and the sentiment is Craftwork Cards.  I'd intended keeping this one quite simple, but I just can't seem to keep my hands off the flowers at the moment... it's still fairly simple though, I think...

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

I've been so grumpy with hubby this weekend - weeks ago I sent him a link for a tin of Prisma pencils, the only thing I asked him to get for my birthday.  Last Thursday he realised he still hadn't ordered them, tried to do it and they were out of stock.  Grrr!  It's not the first time he's done it either, it's fairly rare that I actually get what I want for my birthday.  So I might have done a little bit of moaning about it...  This morning, there are my pencils - a bigger tin than I asked for... apparently he drove for 3hrs this weekend to get them, when I thought he was on a callout for work.  So I am officially the meanest, grumpiest wife ever and I'll probably never hear the end of it lol!

50 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY xoxox
Poor hubby but hey it got you a bigger tin!! :0)
Love this card - beautiful colour combo and papers and such a cute image.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Hugs
Denise xx

Carol said...

Happy birthday Lisa, had to laugh at the grumpy wife thing - it's the sort of thing I do lol. Love the soft colours of your card, it's a very sweet image. Carol x

Love to Doodle! said...

Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you...xx

Di said...

Great card Lisa - what a hubby too :)) Came up double trumps in the end!! Happy Birthday chick!!!!! Di xx

mixamatoasties said...

Happy birthday Lisa. Hope you have a fab day sweetie xxx

Feebsy said...

Happy Birthday Lisa I hope you have a great day.

I think your card is totally adorable and I love the papers you've used.

Feebs
xx

p.s. I don't think you're grumpy or mean you deserve to get what you want on your b'day especially as it was only one pressie!

Julie Hoffman said...

This card is adorable! Love the pretty papers and fabulous layout! Happy Birthday!!!

Debs M said...

Happy Birthday!!! i don't think you are grumpy i would have been fuming! Shame you are by yourself today but you did create a gorgeous card!! x

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to yoooouuuuu, Happy Birthday to you!

And I'll stop singing now as the cats have run in terror!!!

Always odd to have a birthday at work on your own isn't it. At least you got a bit of peace and quiet tho!

Poor hubby, bet that'll be a story he'll tell for a loooong time!

Sarah

heidy said...

Happy Birthday hun!
What a sweet gorgeous card!
Big hugs Heidy

Sue said...

Hi hun
happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear lisa
happy birthday to youuuuuuuuu.good job you cant hear me!
Totally gorgeous card hun, luv all the layers, awesome colouring, pretty embelies,

Jo Davies said...

Happy Birthday hope you had a good weekend! Love this cute new image and love the colour combo! Jo xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Happy Birthday, hun.
Don't feel lonely - put the kettle on and we'll all pop round for cake :-)
Typical man - leaving it to the last minute - he redeemed himself though, didn't he. ;-)
Beautiful card - love your dots around the image and the cute buttons.
Caroline xxx

Janette said...

Oh Happy Birthday Lisa, many happy returns sweetie....I had to laugh about your hubby though, at least you got them in the end, how much does he love you then...lol...

Your card is gorgeous, hope you have a lovely evening with your family.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lorraine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, LISA! I'd say enjoy the alone time and consider it ME time (which I crave sometimes, lol). Your card is gorgeous! I love your coloring, that adorable image, colors, flowers and those teeny tiny buttons - eek! And one tin of pencils is not too much to ask for on your birthday, lol. I am so glad he came through for you!

Victoria said...

Happy birthday!! What a beautiful card and a funny story about the pencils! Ah well, it shows he listens to you! x

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday Lisa, have fun with your pencils!

Pam x

Tracey T said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! We all know that you deserve and need those pencils, so don't worry about the grumpiness - the message was obviously clearly received! Love your card: a fabulous colour combo and beautiful colouring as usual. xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, and Happy Birthday to you. Sue x

Katina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!
xxxx
A little bit of grumpiness keeps them on their toes, makes them feel guilty and gets us better pressies than we really wanted - fab, lol!!

A gorgeous card again and I'm loving your flowery phase! I wish it would rub off on me a bit as I haven't a clue how to arrange them nicely on a card.
xx

jo said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a fab evening. Gorgeous card, too, love the new image.
Jo x

Annette said...

Happy Birthday Lisa, I'm glad you got your pencils, and a bigger tin too !!! It doesn't hurt to make them feel guilty when they don't do what they're told !!! You can drop hints until you're blue in the face, so a link is always a best option, but you cannot help but grumble if they don't press the order button !!! Glad you got them in the end though. So he should drive 3 hours too!!! LOL Hope you'll get to put them to good use soon !!! *wink wink* Annette xx

Vicky said...

Happy birthday Lisa...and reading your post just made me lol...you are soooooo like me...hehehe...and so pleased you got a BIGGER tin too...!

Oh I nearly forgot to say your card is gorgeous as ever sweetie :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

The Stamp Basket said...

...that's got to be true love Lisa! Happy Birthday! Hugs, Janet xx

Little K Smith said...

Many Happy Returns Lisa, hope you've had a lovely day! This is a gorgeous creation, I love the pinky peachy colours and pretty flowers too :)
Kelly.x

p.s. Enjoy your pencils! :D

Kat said...

Lovely card Lisa. I love that colour combo and the flowers are beautiful.

Happy birthday to you.......

Poor hubby being grumped at but I think they are all the same. Mine rarely gets me what I want unless he gets our younger daughter to buy something for him and even that isn't foolproof! I did get a perfume I love for Christmas just not the one I really wanted.

At least Pav found a way to get you what you wanted and a bigger tin too. Don't think he can blame you for being a bit grumpy at the weekend! Hope you've had a lovely day even if you had to spend most of it alone.

Kat xx

Aunty Sue said...

Happy Birthday Lisa glad he got your pencils in the end maybe he will remember next time

Claire said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetie - hope you have had a fabulous day and got loads of cards and pressies. Love your card, really sweet image and love the war, colour tones. Hugs, Claire xxx

Jenny said...

Many happy returns to you Lisa and what a lucky girl you are too :) Enjoy your new pencils!
Such a pretty card, love the little extra embellishments :)
Jenny x

Sue said...

Aww what a sweet card Lisa! I love the image and your colouring is so beautiful !! Gorgeous papers and layout and I love the flowers - it's a real stunner!
Hope you have a good week!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Jules said...

Happy Birthday Lisa .. .. loving your gorgeous card.

What beautiful colours you have worked with.

I think it is worth being the meanest, grumpiest wife ever if you get a bigger box of Prisma pencils out of it!! LOL!!!

Enjoy what is left of your special day!

Love Jules xx

Vicky said...

Awww bless your hubster how fab is he hun & a HUGE MAHOOSIVE HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SWEETIE!!!!

Right in hushed tones now lol your card is gorgeous & divnt keep off those flowers shug you is a natural. More is more my dahling!!!! lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Donna Mosley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!!!! Hope you've had a fab day and how lovely is Pav getting you the pencils. Love this gorgeous card the image is so sweet and the papers and flowers are gorgeous.

Donna x

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this Lisa! love the coloring o the linen paper, looks fab!

I would be the same way about the birthday thing...I give my hubby a ton of options but I get painted umbrella...it's doesn't rain here enough to even use one let alone one with a fancy scene painted all over it:-)LOL!!

Chrissy said...

A very Happy Birthday Lisa...glad you got what you NEEDED in the end...MEN!!

Fabulous card too, love the cute image and gorgeous colouring...have a happy day

Luv CHRISSYxx

Susan Flynn said...

What a gorgeous card love the colours and the colouring is fab! Happy belated birthday for yesterday, what a sweetie your husband is (eventually) x

Jessica said...

Happy birthday for yesterday. Gorgeous card - lovely colours. Hope Hubby has forgiven you!! Jxx

Jackie said...

A delightful card and a belated Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great day :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you got a lovely pressy. Gorgeous card. Love the buttons on her outfit.

coops said...

belated happy birthday hun,glad you got the pressie you really wanted and a bigger tin too :D
your card is gorgeous,a really adorable image and i love your vobrant colours and fantastic colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

and don't worry i would have moaned too, - i now buy my own pressies and give him the bill !!!

Great card hun and am loving the papers and embellishments too, Luv Sam x

Christine L said...

LOL typical husband leaving it till last minute!! But so glad you got them hon.... and hope you had a fab day!! Sorry I'm a bit late commenting..
Hugs
Christine x

Chris said...

lovely coloring, and I adore the pearls. your card is perfect for our challenge, thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up With Katie.

Gaynor said...

Very sweet, love the image and colouring, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Janet said...

Awww love this......the colouring is wonderful and I love the colours you have used on this beautiful card

I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday sweetie xx

Molecraft said...

Happy belated birthday Lisa! Love your card, gorgeous colours and love the little buttons!
Helen x

Craftdee said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Glad you got the pencils you wanted.... in the end! I've done the same ungrateful-grump thing myself (23 years ago, for our 10th Anniversary) I didn't get taken to dinner and kept saying "that's what it had come to after 10 years" then he drove into a hotel he had booked for the weekend; packed a suitcase for me and everything; you get to eat a lot of humble pie after that, and never presume ANYTHING, lol Donna xx

melsanford said...

Happy birthday! Hope you had a lovely day :-) Your card is gorgeous - love the sweet image and gorgeous colour scheme. Hope you enjoy your pencils :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

elsi said...

So sweet :) Thanks for playing with us at WOC♥

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa this is gorgeous I so love that image she is beautiful I also like the wee buttons you have put on her trousers, the papers and flowers are perfect.
Hugs
Lorraine x